NeighborWorks NEPA Aging in Place Program Highlighted in National Publication

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NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Aging in Place program was recently the subject of a feature article published by Resolve Magazine.

Since being launched in 2018, the Aging in Place program has seen more than 350 older adults assisted with both physical modifications to their homes to allow for safer living, as well as outreach services that help to combat senior isolation through the Friendly Visitor initiative.

To highlight this work, staff from Resolve Magazine recently paid a visit to Scranton to profile James Kuchwara, a city resident and Vietnam veteran who has been assisted in continuing to live in his home through physical modifications made by the Aging in Place program. James and his wife, Linda, were visited at their home and interviewed by staff from Resolve Magazine, who produced both a written article and video interview highlighting the improvements in quality of life made for James by our Aging in Place staff.

“We were delighted that Resolve Magazine highlighted our Aging in Place program and offered an in-depth look at the positive impact this work has had on so many older adults in our community,” NeighborWorks President and CEO Jesse Ergott said of the visit. “The story shared by James is emblematic of the difference that has been made in the lives of hundreds of residents, allowing them to remain safely in their homes as they grow older and to continue contributing to the vibrancy of life in our neighborhoods.”

Established in 2019 as an extension of the mission of Aunt Bertha, a public benefit corporation which hosts the largest free network of social services in the country, Resolve Magazine is a national publication that highlights people and organizations that make positive change happen in their communities.

NeighborWorks partners with Aunt Bertha and Geisinger to help older adults access our Aging in Place services. To read the story, and to access a highlight video from the interview with James, please visit the Resolve Magazine website. The video can also be viewed separately on the Aunt Bertha Youtube page.