Lowe’s and AARP partner to support aging in place.
Home materials and improvement chain Lowe’s and AARP (an AgeWise Colorado Provider) have continued their partnership begun in late 2021 in a program titled Livable Home, designed to offer products, services and do-it-yourself expertise to help seniors in Colorado and elsewhere stay in their homes. The program reportedly includes specially trained Lowe’s staff, who may be wearing AARP-branded badges, who are available to help customers with information on such things as installing bathroom grab bars, walk-in bathtubs, non-slip flooring, wheelchair ramps, kitchen design, lighting, and other home adaptations. AARP says the collaboration offers information and guidance around home improvements to support older adults and family caregivers as they reimagine their homes for the next stage of life. AARP cites survey statistics showing that 75% of people 50 and older want to remain in their current homes as they age, but the majority of homes do not have the features needed to support that option. In addition, AARP says it will provide Lowe’s associates with training to better understand the needs of consumers age 50 and above when it comes to home fixes, upgrades and renovations and will also develop a “livable home” resource guide for distribution in stores.