About Age Well at Home
Driven to provide solutions
Close to 95% of homes in the Twin Cities are not age friendly – forcing homeowners with even moderate mobility issues (like arthritis, knee/hip issues or weakness due to illness) struggle. Bathrooms, stairs, and dark, narrow hallways present hazards that can lead to falls, one of the main factors causing older adults to spend months in a rehab facility or even leave their home permanently.
Avoid falls or other injuries by making small upgrades to your home.
Maintain confidence and comfort in your place and within your community.
Avoid the cost of rehab and retain your home equity.
Feel safe and secure doing everyday activities.
We put homeowners first
Services provided by Age Well at Home are critically important to enable homeowners to stay in their home as long as possible.
“Without this program I couldn’t have regained my ability to function more independently.”
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Shoreé Ingram, President
Managing Director of Employer Services and Consulting, Center for Economic Inclusion
Prior to her current role, Shoreé spent the majority of her career as a leader in racial equity, strategic planning and organizational development in both government and non-profit, developing organizational change strategies for diversity, equity, inclusion, community engagement and anti-racism. With a data driven approach to inequity, she has years of applied knowledge in closing gaps in outcomes through root cause analysis, policy evaluation, program design/redesign, results-based accountability and community-based evaluation. She graduated from the University of Minnesota twice, with undergraduate studies in Journalism, Mass Communications and African and African American Studies, and graduate studies in Human Resources, Organization Development and Adult Education.
Erin Jordan, Secretary
Director of Marketing and Communications, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
Erin Jordan is an award-winning marketing and communications expert, visual storyteller and organizational development practitioner. For over 20 years, Erin has leveraged her multi-disciplinary knowledge in the field, in addition to being the founder of EJDesign Firm. Academically, Erin has received a Bachelors of Science degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institutes International Minnesota, Masters of Science degree in Education Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University and attended Grand Canyon University to pursue a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Development with an Emphasis in Organizational Leadership (ABD).
Dr. Manka Nkimbeng
Nurse Researcher and Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health
She is also, Affiliate Assistant Professor in the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. Prior to that, she was a Robert L. Kane Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She received her PhD in nursing from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, her MPH from Boston University School of Public Health and Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She works with minoritized communities to develop and test culturally appropriate interventions that can be translated into health policies and clinical practice to improve health and eliminate health inequities for older adults.
Dave Hill, Treasurer
Financial Analyst, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
During the past five years, providing analysis on various financial projects such as strategic planning, budgeting, reporting and analysis, and New Market Tax Credits. Prior to joining Twin Cities Habitat, Dave worked as the interest rate risk manager at US Bank. Dave has a BA degree in Business Administration from Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
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Pat Lund, Executive Director
Pat created and leads Age Well at Home. He is committed to the organization’s person-centered relationally focused approach to assist older homeowners stay safer, healthier and longer in the homes and communities they love. He leads an organization where home modifications are important aspect of their work but critical to its success is helping community elders stay connected to their loved ones and community by checking up on them to see how their home is working for them. Pat worked for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity and Habitat International for over 20 years and created a nationwide home renovation program called A Brush with Kindness that assisted struggling homeowners fix up their homes so they could preserve their homeownership.
Pam Johnson, Director of Family Relations
Pam is a licensed independent social work. She has extensive experience working and advocating for the needs of older adults. For Age Well at Home, Pam works with the family to get then connected and through the application process with our home modification program. She listens to homeowners and helps them create the modification and safety repair services they want to live safer, healthier and longer in their homes. After the services are provided, Pam follows up to make sure they have been served well and Age Well at Home learns how effective our modifications are for each homeowner. Pam has worked for CAP agencies, Habitat affiliates and other non-profits to help adults and children live and thrive in safe, healthy housing.
Ashley Realbanas, Director of Construction
Ashley is a licensed contractor who conducts most of the in-home modification work. She works closely with homeowners to help them assess their situation and together they come up with a work plan to stay safer in their homes. She has an MA in Nonprofit Management from Hamline University and is a NARI certified Lead Carpenter. She was the Construction Training Project Manager for Goodwill Easter Seals MN and ran her own remodeling business.