Press Release: Safety Assessment Program for Local Seniors

Safety Assessment Program Offered to Local Seniors
The University District Community Development Association and The Occupation Therapy Geriatric Association of the University at Buffalo Partner to Bring the Safety Assessment Program to Area Senior Citizens.

The University District Community Development Association
3242 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14214
(716) 832-1010

Contact: Gloria J. Bryant, Housing Receptionist
(716) 832-1010 ext. 207

Starting February, 29th, 2012 and Ending April 1st, 2012 — In the United States one in every three seniors over the age of 65 years falls each year, and accidental falls are the leading cause of injury, disability, nursing home placement, and death in seniors. In order to prevent falls at home, the Occupational Therapy Geriatric Group at the University at Buffalo in partnership with the University District Community Development Association will provide a safety assessment Program for 32 households in the 14214, 14215, and 14216 zip codes.
Graduate Students from U.B. working with the homeowners will evaluate Senior Citizens homes for potential fall/safety hazards utilizing the Home Safety Self-Assessment Tool developed by U.B. After the assessment, University District C.D.A, Inc. will work with the students and the homeowners to provide subsidies up to $500.00 to the homeowner to have a qualified contractor come in and correct some of the more serious safety hazards discovered during the evaluation.
Visit for more details on how to apply, or call 832-1010 ext. 207

The University District Community Development Association
The University District Community Development Association, Inc. is a non-profit corporation concerned with housing & human services to improve the quality of life in the University District and surrounding neighborhoods. We offer a comprehensive variety of services and programs to identify and resolve issues and empower residents in improving community needs. We accomplish this through the actions of a partnership of stakeholders: volunteers, government, private funders and community organizations. These actions are undertaken for the benefit of the residents, businesses and property owners of the entire University District Community.

The Executive Director of UDCDA, Roseann Scibilia, is available for interviews regarding the program.
Contact: Gloria J. Bryant, Housing Secretary
(716) 832-1010 ext 207