Woodsfield Native Benefits from Home Accessibility Program

In the house that her father Charles E. Weber built in 1905, at nearly 92 years of age, Betty Weber is still comfortable at home there. Surrounded by the things she loves, her collections of bells, antique glassware, and even Betty Boop, Betty enjoys her hobby of crocheting and the support of her friends and extended family.

But, with age, often come limitations in mobility. The five steps to her front entrance became too much after two knees and a hip were replaced. With help from her family and the Buckeye Hills Area Agency on Aging 8 (AAA8), Weber can now more easily remain safely in her Woodsfield home with a new wheelchair ramp and bathroom modifications provided through the Housing program.

“The ramp helps me get out to church, to my meetings with the Senior Center and with the American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries, and the Pythian Sisters,” smiled Betty. “I go to as many things as I can as long as I can get a ride to things, but now I can more easily get in and out with the new ramp.” On a referral from Betty, her niece, who lives next door, was also able to take advantage of the AAA8 Housing program for a new ramp as well.

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