The LaGrange County Council on Aging (COA) received a $500 donation from the Meridian Sun Lodge to help with the Aging in Place Ramp Project.
The wheelchair ramp program was established in 2007 by the LaGrange County COA. They recognized that in order for senior citizens and those with disabilities to remain in their home, certain home modifications may be necessary. They established the program to assist to those in need with an opportunity to have the use of a wheelchair ramp at their home. The wheelchair ramp can be used not only for the homeowner, but for friends and family members who are visiting. The ramps can be removed when they are no longer needed.
The funding of this program depends in part upon the income level of the client who is requesting a ramp. This is a project where the need is increasing, so donations are always welcome.
Anyone in need of a ramp or who would like to donate to assist with the program should contact the LaGrange County Council on Aging at 260-463-4161.
If you have a ramp that is no longer being used, volunteers can come remove the ramp at no cost. The ramps are made of reusable materials and can be redone to fit the individual needs of each client.
Thanks to this program, the COA has helped over 20 families within the county. The labor is all volunteer and is supervised by Dave Clark, a certified Aging in Place specialist.