Create The Good is about helping others—whether you have five minutes or five hours. Search ways to help others in your community or post opportunities. There are many online tool kits that you can easily down load and put to good use by helping a neighbor, friend or family member. Each tool kit spotlights important issues including AARP’s Rx Snap Shot, home weatherization tips, and emergency preparation. Take a minute and down load a tool kit and help someone today.
This month the featured tool kits focuses on home and community projects. For some older people, a simple home repair or a simple “fixer upper” project can not be accomplished alone. Many of the ideas in the tool kit can also help individuals conserve energy and save some money.
With time, the homes of your friends and neighbors need updates for safety and comfort. Helping your neighbors to use a simple checklist of no-cost and low-cost changes is something you can do in just an hour or so. Actually doing the updates can be as quick as installing a higher-watt light bulb—and that simple change can help someone maintain his or her independence at home.
“Home Safety Tips & Tools” lets you help friends, neighbors, and community members make their homes safer and more comfortable. By following the checklists, which contain simple improvements, you’ll make your neighbors’ everyday lives easier. Lend a hand around a neighbor’s home today.