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Shorewood Village Board OK's initiative designed to assist seniors

Feb. 22, 2012

The Shorewood Village Board on Tuesday approved a program designed to assist senior citizens.

With backing by the village's Elder Services Advisory Board, elected officials approved an initiative known as Home Sweet Home. Administered by the Shorewood Senior Resource Center, the program will give seniors the ability to stay in a home as they age.

The SRC will pilot the program initially and could make tweaks over time. As proposed, Home Sweet Home will give residents the opportunity to have a volunteer survey the home and assist in obtaining adaptive equipment, including chair lifts and other related accessories throughout a home.

The goal, according to SRC officials, is for elderly residents to remain independent as long as possible in the residence of their choice.

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