“Elijah” is a senior citizen in Johnston county suffering from diabetes, musculoskeletal disease, heart disease and arthritis. His shower was becoming unsafe for him to use, so the Healthy Homes Initiative program bought and installed a handicap accessible shower for him. He was so excited about his new shower. “I can now shower twice a day and don’t have to worry about getting stuck in the bathroom.”
Andre and Kelley's Story
"Anthony”, a Johnston county resident, is a senior citizen who suffers from COPD, asthma, heart disease and suffered a stroke. He was living in a home where his front porch had fallen off and he no longer could enter his home using his motorized wheelchair. The Healthy Homes Initiative funds provided a wheelchair accessible ramp. work. We would have never been able to replace our carpet without the help from the Healthy Homes Initiative program.”
"Anthony”, a Johnston county resident, is a senior citizen who suffers from COPD, asthma, heart disease and suffered a stroke. He was living in a home where his front porch had fallen off and he no longer could enter his home using his motorized wheelchair. The Healthy Home Initiative funds provided a wheelchair accessible ramp.
“Gladys” is a senior citizen living in Johnston county who suffers from bone disease. Her condition resulted in a broken bone in her leg. Gladys was placed in an assisted living facility because she was unable to safely get in and out of her home. Healthy Homes Initiative funds were used to construct a handicapped ramp allowing her to move back in her home and age in place with assistance from home health aides.
We are grateful to have a sponsor like BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina who invests in our communities, and so proud to have Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action as part of our network! We couldn’t do this important work without them and their dedicated staff!
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