TOWN OF LISLE – A program that’s part of the Rural Health Network spent the summer repairing houses.

Northern Broome Cares is a 5 year grant program that focuses on the 60 plus community in the towns of Lisle, Triangle, Barker, Nanticoke and the Village of Whitney Point.

These areas are considered a NORC, a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, which is a residential area that was not originally built for older adults, but is now home to a significant proportion.

It is in year 2 of this 5 year grant and Mindy Alexander, the crew leader for this program says most of these houses she repaired were her clients already.

“To be able to go an extra step and provide some safety measures and make sure their homes are actually safe for them on the exterior. It’s been really nice to be able to give back, it’s been a really hard year for all of us, especially for our senior folks, they’ve been home for a very long time so it’s really nice just to give them something to look forward to,” says Alexander.

Alexander and members from AmeriCorp worked on 16 houses this summer.

They did everything from staining decks, replacing boards or steps, building fences, whatever the homeowner needed, they did.

To learn more about what Northern Broome Cares does, call 352-4681.