Upcycling to Age in Place Successfully

Aging is expensive! Over 25 million Americans age 60 and older are living at or below 250% of the poverty level. We are firm believers in giving back and paying it forward. That's why we're so excited to announce our new UPCYCLE program! Many older adults may have excess items that another older adult needs from something as simple as excess grocery bags that another individual may reuse as trash bags.

According to the New York Times, nearly three- fifths of all clothing ends up in incinerators or landfills. The average American throws away 70 lbs of clothing and other textiles each year. Furoshiki is just one of the ways we can repurpose old fabric. Furoshiki is the traditional Japanese way to wrap presents in fabric, giving them a unique, glamorous look.

Our staff, along with local artists, will put use to items that may appear to no longer have use for art projects re-engaging older adults. NorthShore Home Care isn't just a home care company we create meaningful purpose in each of our client's lives to help them achieve the highest quality of life possible. Cleaning and organizing the home as we age not only simplifies living but clears unnecessary clutter that may be hazardous.

If you would like to participate in the program, please email us at info@nshomecare.org. We look forward to giving new life to old items to benefit the community.

Melody Lynch