Aging In Place
About 1 in 4 seniors living in the Rio Grande Valley are unable to afford home modifications to aid independent living.
Habitat for Humanity of the Rio Grande Valley partners with the community to make home modifications for seniors living in poverty.
Without the ability to reduce physical barriers, many seniors must relocate to care facilities in their later stages of life. By providing ramps, rails, doorway extensions, and bathroom modifications, we help this community maintain the dignity of home ownership.
Each project averages around $1,000, but every dollar helps!!!
A one-time donation of $15 equals 1 square foot for someone's new wheelchair ramp.
A $50 monthly donation will build one ramp a year for an elderly person.
For $600 you can make sure three families have air conditioning during the hot summer months.
How to Volunteer as a Senior
Ramona Griego, an 81-year-old retiree, had recently lost her husband and, according to the AARP, her diabetes wasn’t getting any better. She soon developed depression and was looking for a way to improve her situation. After looking at different available options, Griego soon turned to volunteering.