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Learn more about the Homes with Heart initiative through blogs related to aging in place and the impact this initiative will make in people’s lives.

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The People Behind the Project

How Mimi found a loving, accessible, safe home

Mary Ellen “Mimi” Dundon’s needs began to change. After becoming ill, she began using a wheelchair. The home she was living in at the time couldn’t accommodate her needs so she was moved into a nursing home. The family began looking for other options when a friend recommended Heritage Christian Services. Mimi now lives in a one-story, fully accessible home operated by Heritage Christian Services where she can age-in-place with peace of mind. There she can do all of the things that she enjoys, including painting. Mimi’s family finds tremendous comfort in knowing that she is well cared for and will be for the rest of her life.

Watch the video to learn more about Mimi and how she found a loving, accessible, safe home with Heritage Christian Services.

More Than a Coat of Paint

Safe and accessible long-term housing

More than half of those we support in neighborhood homes are living with medical complexities and over 60% are age 50 or older. And while we’re encouraged by the medical advances that have contributed to extended life expectancies, we are facing an imminent challenge: many of the homes that were once considered state-of-the-art are no longer adequate as people age.

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Homes with Heart

Environments where people can thrive

To make it possible for people to remain in their homes through every stage of life, we plan to build four, fully accessible homes and significantly remodel eight existing homes. Heritage Christian is calling this vital initiative our Homes with Heart campaign. Make no mistake, this is not merely a campaign to update and build residential homes. This is about ensuring that those we support may be afforded the same high-quality options to age in place and receive the end-of-life care at home that you and I want for ourselves and our loved ones. This is about ensuring that Mimi, Andy and others like them continue to be surrounded by loved ones in their cherished homes – homes designed to support the highest level of caregiving when it’s need most.

This is about creating homes with heart. Can you help?

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Join our campaign to build and renovate homes to create safe and accessible long-term housing in the Rochester and Buffalo areas.

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Homes with Heart Blog

Learn about the impact of Homes with Heart

Check out the blog. Enjoy stories of people who live in homes affected by Homes with Heart, the work and conceptualization behind it, generous supporters, grateful loved ones and more.

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Read our Latest Blogs

Moving In – Alicia’s Story (March 2024)

The program on Five Mile Line Road in Penfield is a testament to the transformative power of our Homes with …

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Setting Standards for Safety (Feb. 2024)

The people and families who choose the Heritage Christian Services certified residential program must have homes that are as safe …

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A Home That Endures (Jan. 2024)

One of the most treasured things about home is the sense of privacy and space it can instill. During the …

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A Staff Member’s Perspective from State Road (Dec. 2023)

Homes with Heart work, in addition to empowering the people we support, empowers the staff as well. Read more about …

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