NEWBURYPORT — Kelly Crotty, Occupational Therapist and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist will be speaking at the Newburyport Senior Center on August 17 from noon to 1:00. Kelly, who has 30 years’ experience as an Occupational Therapist, has worked with hundreds of seniors and has developed numerous tips and techniques that can improve home safety. Kelly will speak about the hidden risks in the home and suggest options and resources available, with the goal of supporting lives of independence.
Additionally, Kelly has been providing in-home Occupational Therapy services to the senior Newburyport community for the past 8 years. This experience opened her eyes to the lack of options available to them, their families and their caregivers. Having a strong desire and passion to support this growing population, and provide in-home solutions, inspired her to start her own consulting practice.
Kelly says, “There are so many small things that people can do to make their home safer. One fall can take the enjoyment out of life. I help people build a personalized plan to stay active and pursue what matters most to them.”
The talk is free and a complimentary box lunch is available courtesy of the Friends of the Council on Aging and the Greater Newburyport Village. Call the Senior Center at 978-462-0430 to reserve your lunch.
Village Talks are offered by the Greater Newburyport Village for the enrichment of the community; they occur every third Wednesday of the month.
For more information about Village Talks, check the event calendar at www.greaternewburyportvillage.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 978 206-1821.