Notes from the Senior Housing Forum

On November 4, SOMA Two Towns for All Ages hosted  a Senior Housing Forum.  We'd like to thank our speakers -  community members and residents who are also experts in their fields -  for sharing their time and advice.  Speakers and their topics were:

Transitions: Preparing for Next Steps in Housing Needs
Janet Crane, Client Relations Coordinator, Synergy Home Care

All Things Green: The NJ Clean Energy Program Comfort Partners, Energy Efficiency for Low-Income  Residents, New Recycling Rules & More
Tracey Woods, Maplewood Green Team

Getting Ready to Sell and Options for Downsizing in SOMA
Michael Auer, Coldwell Banker Realty
To view Michael's presentation, click here: overview and Staging presentation 2018.pdf

South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race Home Maintenance Loan Program
Audrey Rowe, Program Director

See Audrey Rowe's presentation here: Home Loan Program

For information and the application and forms for the Home Maintenance Loan Program, go to:

What is Home Care, Home Health Care and How to Pay for It
Larry Aronson, Owner,  Homewatch Caregivers of South Orange

For Larry's true-to-life presentation on home care services, click here: Home Care

Decluttering & Organizing for a Safe Home
Diane Malloy, Weichert Realty  - The Victoria Carter Team
Read Diane's article here: Spring Cleaning- House & Mind!

Homefit: Safety & Technology in Your Home
Bethany Joseph, LSW, MPH, Owner - Bethany Joseph Elder Care Consulting, LLC
To take the Home Fit Quiz or to order a free Home Fit guide from AARP, click here: AARP Home Fit Questionnaire

Options in Senior Housing - Senior Apartments, Assisted Living - What is the Difference?
Harold Colton Max, CEO, Jewish Community Housing Corporation

Age-Friendly Renovations
Tom Conway, Partner, Rosen Kelly Conway Architect & Design

To read the Matters Magazine article about Tom's age-friendly renovation on his own home, click here: "This is Home"