mentioned before, An Older Silvers' Loss of Independence due to infirmities is gradual. Loan or Lending Closets answer the
physical needs when coping with the gradual effects of aging.
Various groups serving seniors have set up loan
closets by collecting donated items from magnifiers, to wireless headphones for watching TV, to canes, walkers, wheelchairs
elevated toilet seats, etc., etc. The groups include: Church Outreach program, Nurses' Clubs, Community Outreach Programs
or Senior Centers. In many instances they have limited inventory and might just serve members.
The result is a
person has to make many calls to find an item. SiA's goal is to create a NETWORK of local lending closets to reduce the time
and effort for a Senior or Caregiver to find the right item.