Rebuilding Together…OT students + home modification
A fellow OT student and blogger, Mama Chill, left the comment below on my Aging in Place Post. I want to share it. I had never heard of this organization, but it does sound like a great way for an OT student to gain some awareness and learning, while also helping others – a win-win! 🙂
Glad to see the posts again 🙂 Hope classes are going well; mine starts tomorrow (just when I started getting relaxed too, I guess break is never long enough). Anyway, you may already be aware of this organization Rebuilding Together. Their focus is low-income, elderly, disabled and to help them stay in their homes by making home modifications and also ensuring homes are safe. Their website does a much better job explaining it; go check it out!
One of our professors is on the board for the local chapter and last semester we helped two families clean up/modify their homes. It was a great experience and gives great perspective that every OTS would benefit from. I know I learned quite a bit.