A new collaboration between AARP and home improvement chain Lowe’s, called the Lowe’s Livable Home initiative, aims to provide strategies and information to help make living spaces more accessible for everyone and allow older adults to stay in their homes safely and comfortably as they age.
The two-year collaboration offers information and guidance, including blog articles and videos, around home improvement and design techniques to support older adults and family caregivers as they reimagine their homes for the next stage of life.
The Lowe’s Livable Home initiative offers helpful tips and how-to information and provides solutions and inspiration through a library of articles and videos featuring ideas around smart home technology, lighting, kitchen and bath design, and topics such as caregiving, preventing falls and promoting independence.
In addition, AARP 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 with long-term living in mind. Trained associates will wear AARP-branded badges so customers know they can assist with age-friendly options. AARP and Lowe’s will also develop a “livable home” resource guide for distribution in stores. These efforts are underway in nearly 500 stores and nearly 50 metro areas, with expansion expected, according to Lowe’s.