For over 30 years, Project Mend-A-House volunteers have assisted seniors, veterans, the disabled, and low-income residents of Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park. Our volunteers have built dozens of wheelchair accessible ramps, modified doorways, secured flooring, repaired leaky faucets, restored electricity and made numerous basic home repairs.
OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE JUST LIKE YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS
Our volunteers serve an average of 143 clients annually and donate 6,600 hours each year to the community. Some volunteers are former construction professionals, however, most are just willing workers who find satisfaction in service to others.
WE CARE ABOUT OUR CLIENTS.
We focus on making our clients independent in their own homes by making their residences safe, secure, and sanitary. We also provide adaptive daily living aids such as motorized chairlifts (stair climbers), hospital beds, portable ramps, raised toilet seats, walkers, and scooters.
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Free Fall Risk Prevention Screenings will be held Saturday May 17, 2014 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Interested seniors must register before attending by calling Melody Cherry at 703-792-6402 or by email at email@example.com. The screenings will be held at the Gainesville Health and Rehab center, 7501 Heritage Village Plaza, Gainesville. The assessment will include checks of vision, hearing, gait and balance, and a review of your medications by a pharmacist.
Project Mend-A-House is helping implement the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) “Preventing Falls” program. According to the CDC one in every three adults 65 and older fall. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as lacerations, hip fractures, and head trauma.. Fortunately, many falls are preventable.
The Fall Risk Prevention Screenings are funded by a grant from the Potomac Health Foundation. PMAH is a member of the Northern Virginia Fall Prevention Coalition and Jennifer Schock-Bolles, PMAH Executive Director is committed to enhancing the safety of seniors in the community. “Our Fall Risk Screenings are a key component of our mission to help seniors live safely and independently in their homes. Through the screenings we help educate county residents about the common fall risks and help identify areas they may be at risk personally.”