A free workshop for senior citizens on “How to Keep Yourself and Your Home Safe” will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3rd, at the Venice Public Library, 501 S. Venice Blvd., Venice.

The workshop will introduce senior citizens to tips, techniques and products that helps raise awareness of how to improve balance and confidence in a safer, more accessible home.

There will also be information about programs that provide free home repairs and improvements for seniors, reverse mortgages and how seniors can do more with their homes and afford those actions.

There will be a raffle for prizes at the end of the workshop.

Linda Cantrell, a certified fall prevention specialist, will discuss how seniors can reduce the risk of falling, have improved performance of daily life activities and be aware of risk factors and circumstances.

Representatives from the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification will present information on aging in a permanent residence and independent living for persons of all ages and abilities.

Terry Simons, from the City of Los Angeles-funded Venice Community Housing Corporation, presents the Handyworker Program.

This program provides senior homeowners with free home repairs, accessibility improvements such as ramps and handrails, security improvements, ceiling, electrical and plumbing repairs and more.

Brad Dela Cruz, of the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Senior Products Group, will discuss how to use reverse mortgages to improve quality of life, secure a home, and new lower rates and higher spending limits on reverse mortgages.

Information, (310) 920-7610.

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