For many decades there has been a dire need to preserve neighborhoods and home ownership. Rebuilding Macon helps low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners meet challenges by installing grab bars, wheelchair ramps, installing roll-in shower stalls, and creating easier access to rooms. Rebuilding Macon partners with community volunteers to revitalize neighborhoods, assuring that low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly and disabled, may continue to live in warmth, safety, and independence.
As Macon tries to bring in more industry and create pathways to alleviate poverty, families are struggling to meet the daily challenges of life. Rebuilding Macon is set to help meet a number of those challenges.
For older adults, good health ensures independence, security, and productivity as they age. Yet millions struggle every day with health challenges such as chronic disease and falls—all of which can severely impact quality of life. Approximately 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 50% have at least two.