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EXCERPT: “After an overnight stay in the hospital, Don Larsen arrived home to the sound of drills and saws. On both sides of his rural Douglas County home, a small crew was making improvements intended to help Larsen, 87, stay in his home longer. They were putting in a platform and wheelchair ramp by his front door while in back, they were rebuilding the sagging deck where Larsen feeds birds. ‘I’ve been here alone after my wife passed away,’ said Larsen, who lives on a part of the farm where he grew up between Nelson and Osakis. He still walks, but stairs have become a challenge for him, he admits. ‘I’m not so limber as I used to be.’ In 2017, Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County launched a program to help seniors like Larsen live in their own homes instead of landing in nursing homes or assisted living centers. Called Aging in Place, it installs railings, non-slip stair treads and ramps and even widens doorways, among other improvements.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2yW8gsr