AskSAMIE Launches Community Project Grant Program to Enhance Accessibility for Seniors


AskSAMIE Launches Community Project Grant Program to Enhance Accessibility for Seniors

Kansas City, MO – March 6, 2024, AskSAMIE, in collaboration with Health Forward Foundation, JFS Help at Home, and Community Capital Fund, is excited to announce the launch of the AskSAMIE Community Project Grant Program. This innovative initiative is designed to provide critical home modifications and support services for older adults in the Kansas City metro area, enabling them to live safely and independently in their homes.

The AskSAMIE Community Project Grant Program is a testament to the power of collaboration between organizations committed to improving the quality of life for seniors. By pooling resources, research and expertise, the program aims to address the urgent need for accessible living environments for older adults on a fixed income.

Empowering Seniors Through Home Modifications

With a generous grant from the Health Forward Foundation, the program is set to make significant strides in bridging the gap in home accessibility. The AskSAMIE platform will serve as the cornerstone of the initiative, offering a seamless application process for seniors and their families. Eligible applicants can receive up to $1,500 per person for equipment and services, tailored to meet their unique needs.

"Our mission has always been to create accessibility everywhere," said Dr. Brandy Archie, OTD, OTR/L, CLIPP, Founder, and CEO of AskSAMIE. "With the support of our partners including the Health Forward Foundation, we are thrilled to launch this grant program that builds on research that shows simple safety modifications combined with occupational therapy and education can decrease rehospitalization rates and improve quality of life."

A Collaborative Effort for Community Well-being

JFS Help at Home and Community Capital Fund bring invaluable expertise and resources to the project, ensuring a comprehensive approach to home accessibility. From occupational therapy assessments to the installation of adaptive equipment, every aspect of the program is designed to promote safety, mobility, and independence.

How to Apply

Applications for the AskSAMIE Community Project Grant Program are now open. Adults 55 years and older residing in the Kansas City metro area and with an income that's no greater than 350% of the federal poverty line are encouraged to apply. It's a short online application process that you can find at on the Get Help! page. Applicants will hear back within 24 hours if they have been accepted into the program and given next steps to get the modifications completed.


About AskSAMIE

AskSAMIE (Solving Accessibility with Mobile, Innovative Equipment) is a pioneering platform offering comprehensive resources and support for families helping older adults stay living in their homes safely. Founded by occupational therapy practitioners, AskSAMIE is dedicated to enhancing the independence and quality of life for older adults by giving on demand access to personalized recommendations for the right adaptive equipment, senior services and resources.

Contact Information
Phone: 1-800-644-3612

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Brandy Archie, OTD, OTR/L, CLIPP

Dr. Archie received her doctorate in occupational therapy from Creighton University. She is a certified Living in Place Professional with past certifications in low vision therapy, brain injury and driving rehabilitation.  Dr. Archie has over 15 years of experience in home health and elder focused practice settings which led her to start AskSAMIE, a curated marketplace to make aging in place possible for anyone, anywhere! Answer some questions about the problems the person is having and then a personalized cart of adaptive equipment and resources is provided.

She's a wife, mother of 3 and a die-hard Kansas City Chiefs fan! Connect with her on Linked In or by email anytime.

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