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Clearwater program aims to help senior citizens stay in homes


Program aims to help seniors stay in homes

The city's Aging Well Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, is partnering with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs to host a program called SAFEhome on ways older adults can remain in their homes as long as they choose. The presentation begins at 1 p.m. March 19. It will cover home-related safety tips, design and sizing features, products to enhance safety and accessibility at home, and how to locate qualified consultants and vendors who can help with home modifications. The program name is an acronym: SAFEhome, which stands for Safe, Accessible, Functional Environment. It supports the premise of a recent AARP survey showing that 90 percent of respondents would like to remain in their homes as they age. Pre-registration is recommended. For more information, go to or call (727) 724-3070. The program is open to non-Clearwater residents as well.

Library to host program on Ireland

The Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., will host "Echoes o' the Emerald Isle," at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The free program is open to the public and will be led by storyteller and Irishman Batt Burns. He will read traditional Irish stories and poetry by W.B. Yeats, Brendan Kennelly, Patrick Kavanagh and Oscar Wilde and will include snippets of Irish history and folklore. He will close the program with traditional songs on the concertina. Burns, an Irish primary school teacher by trade, launched his storytelling career after he won the All-Ireland Teachers Talent Competition in Dublin in 1983. Since then, he has relocated to America and has won storytelling competitions in several states. He has made appearances on radio and television including Good Morning America and England's The Late Late Show. For more information, visit Burns' website at


Learn to capitalize on those coupons

Are you looking for ways to save money on your grocery bills without having to buy what you don't need? Ever wonder how you can become a coupon saver? Meet Christi the Coupon Coach, author of Couponing Made Simple, and learn about real couponing for real people, at 7 p.m. March 19 at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. This event is free and open to the public. Call (727) 943-4922 for more information.

Clearwater program aims to help senior citizens stay in homes 03/09/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 9, 2013 11:39am]
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