Ms. Martha K. is an independent 91-year-old still living in the home she purchased for herself 45 years ago. Martha says she has spent her entire life working and raising her kids. This retired waitress, who raised four children as a single mother, has been hit hard by age. Ms. K is hearing impaired and blind in one eye. She has also suffered from a heart attack and diabetes. Though she faces difficulties with health, Ms. K. is determined to age in place. She uses a walking stick to get around her two bedroom home, which is in need of weatherization, as well as new doors and windows.
Martha isn’t able to reach light fixtures or change light bulbs. Her doctor recommends she not use ladders or step stools. This limits her in the repairs she can make on her own. Her son and daughter-in-law help Martha when they can, providing minor repairs to the home. Rebuilding Together OKC, with the help of Lowe’s, would like to meet the major repair needs of Ms. K.’s home. Rebuilding Together OKC has replaced Mrs. K.’s roof and bathroom floor and has many more projects planned this fall!