Louisville Senior Day Out Was a Free Day of Education and Fun
More than 2,500 seniors attended the free Louisville Senior Day Out event in which exhibitors and health screeners provided resources and services. It was a day of learning and fun for the seniors who were provided a free lunch and who played bingo for door prizes and some even provided dancing for entertainment.
HUD was an exhibitor and provided information on local low-income rental assistance resources for elderly and disabled individuals, fair housing information, and FHA Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs), which is also known as reverse mortgages, and lenders. More than 500 people gathered at the booth during the 4 hour senior session. Thereafter, caregivers visited booths and shared information among each other.
"I am so excited that HUD had an opportunity to provide information to a population that was so grateful to receive it," said Deborah Knight, HUD Kentucky Office Senior Management Analyst. "We feel even more prepared to serve this population in the future."
"Thank you so much for this information on reverse mortgages," said one booth visitor who was so happy to receive the information. "I thought I might have to leave my house because I am no longer able to pay my property taxes and do repairs. Now I know I have a way to do both without paying out any money from my pocket."
The Louisville Metro TRIAD, a partnership among local law enforcement agencies and senior groups and their service providers, sponsored the 14th annual event, with the help of 30 other organizations and about 70 exhibitors.
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