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DHSS Press Release



Molly Magarik, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@delaware.gov

Date: May 18, 2022
DHSS-05-2022





MEDIA ADVISORY: KICKOFF EVENT FOR HEALTHY HOMES PROGRAM PILOT PARTNERSHIP IN ROUTE 9 CORRIDOR


WHAT: DHSS Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) Melissa Smith will host state Senator Darius Brown, state Representative Franklin Cooke, and Kevin L. Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County as they announce a pilot partnership to support older Delawareans in the Route 9 Corridor to age safely and with dignity in their own homes.
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 19
WHERE: Rose Hill Community Center (senior center), 19 Lambsons Lane, New Castle
WHO: Melissa Smith, Director, Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD)
State Senator Darius Brown
State Representative Franklin Cooke
Kevin L. Smith, CEO, Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County
DETAILS: During Older Americans Month, DSAAPD will announce a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County to provide funding to the nonprofit to expand its Healthy Homes Program. The pilot program in the Route 9 Corridor will support eligible Delawareans age 60 or older who own their homes or have the permission of landlords and who need minor home repairs such as sidewalk or step repair, wheelchair ramps or mold remediation.


Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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