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Mathews residents seek PATH to age in their own homes

A plan to help people stay in their homes as they age is brewing in Mathews County and could come to fruition soon.

Mathews PATH (People Aging in Their Homes) would create a community of support to help people with a variety of tasks that can become a challenge to them as they age. It is being organized by a small group of older Mathews residents.

“I did this because I feel like I’m really getting old and hadn’t considered in a serious manner ‘what the heck am I going to do?’” said Art Miller, one of the spokesmen for the group. “There are a lot of things around the house I can’t do.”

Miller said the idea is to form a co-op with other residents on a dues-paying basis. Not only would people contribute anywhere from $200 to $300 a year, depending on their marital status and the number of members, but they would also provide whatever volunteer services they could handle for others.

“It’s a very, very affordable program,...

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