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Collaboration between a local foundation, Habitat for Humanity & AARP

A "Conversations with GIA" webinar

This webinar looked at ways to assist older adults to age in place (AIP) by providing critical home renovations. It also reviewed the $3.9 million Plough Foundation AIP project funded in Memphis, Tennessee, an example of successful funding of a collaborative effort to create a comprehensive aging in place (AIP) project among nonprofits. Local philanthropy, the Greater Memphis affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, the local municipal utility company, and a faith-based urban ministry program have worked together to build agreement around community goals and results-based accountability to install wheelchair ramps, improve access and safety through renovations, as well as provide energy savings to elderly homeowners. Presenters: Rebecca S. Hix, Neighborhood Revitalization Director, Habitat for Humanity International; Katie Midgley, Director of Research and Evaluation, Plough Foundation; and Dwayne Spencer, Executive Director, Greater Memphis Habitat for Humanity. Moderator: John Feather, CEO, Grantmakers In Aging. Webinar date: July 15, 2015. Check out the slides from this webinar for more information. View it at http://www.screencast.com/t/pa1kcl4DEgeA. Note: The Screencast format plays best in browsers other than Chrome.)

 

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