Enhancing Accessibility for All: A Conversation with Habitat for Humanity and AARP

At Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King and Kittitas Counties, we believe that everyone deserves a safe and comfortable place to call home. Our commitment to creating accessible living spaces doesn’t just stop at building houses; it extends to ensuring that these homes cater to the diverse needs of all residents, including our older community members.

Recently, our mission to enhance accessibility got a spotlight on New Day NW. AARP’s Marguerite Ro and Habitat for Humanity’s Cliff Cawthon engaged in a thought-provoking conversation about innovative ways to make homes and apartments more accessible for older residents. The insightful discussion highlighted our shared dedication to creating environments that promote comfort, independence, and inclusivity.

Watch the conversation here

Marguerite Ro, representing AARP, brought a wealth of knowledge to the table. With AARP’s focus on empowering older adults to live their best lives, Marguerite delved into strategies and ideas to adapt living spaces to evolving needs. Cliff Cawthon, representing Habitat for Humanity, shed light on our organization’s efforts to integrate accessibility features seamlessly into our home construction process.

From ramps and widened doorways to thoughtful interior designs that consider mobility challenges, the discussion touched on a myriad of ways we can create spaces that are not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. Both AARP and Habitat for Humanity emphasized the significance of community collaboration and education to foster a deeper understanding of accessibility needs.

As we celebrate the strides we’ve made in building homes, this conversation reminds us that our work doesn’t end with construction. It’s about building a sense of belonging, dignity, and independence for all. We’re grateful for the opportunity to engage with AARP and explore the transformative power of accessibility in homes.

At Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King and Kittitas Counties, we’re committed to continuously learning and evolving to better serve our community. This enlightening conversation with AARP reinforces our dedication to creating spaces that embrace diversity, empower individuals, and promote a higher quality of life for everyone.

Join us in this journey of making homes accessible and welcoming for all members of our community. Together, we can create a world where everyone has a place to call home.