Homebound: The Importance of Ramps for Seniors

Aged African American woman in a wheelchair from behind.

Trapped in a chair

Getting older and losing your mobility is tough. When you can't get out and about like you used to, it's easy to feel trapped. Now the doctor tells you that you need a wheelchair...

Trapped in a House

Imagine being confined to a wheelchair if your home doesn't have ramps. Without ramps, you may find yourself trapped in your home, unable to get out and enjoy life like you used to. Aging in place can be incredibly challenging if you don't have the necessary accommodations in place

The Need for Ramps

There are over 35000 people over the age of 70 in Beaufort County. Of those, over 35% have mobility issues that make it difficult to get around. With a potential 10-20% poverty level in certain communities, that's more than 1500 households in Beaufort County who could benefit from having a ramp. Luckily, there is Under One Roof that builds ramps for seniors, so they can age in place with grace.

Being able to stay in your home is important for so many reasons. It allows seniors to maintain their independence and dignity, while also providing them with a sense of security and comfort in their own space. Unfortunately, without simple accommodations like ramps, many seniors find themselves prisoners of circumstance in their own homes.

Under One Roof is committed to changing that by building ramps for seniors in need. But we can't do it without the help of our community.

How You Can Help

We rely solely on donations and volunteers to build our ramps. We are always in need of funds to purchase materials, as well as volunteers to help with construction and demolition. If you're interested in donating or volunteering, please visit our website or give us a call today.

 Together, we can make sure that no senior has to feel isolated and alone. They deserve to age with dignity and respect, just like everyone else.


Ramps may seem like a small thing, but they can make a world of difference for seniors who want to age in place. If you're interested in helping us build ramps for seniors in need, please visit our website or give us a call today. Thank you for your support!

"Under One Roof" is a CAPS certified business. We help aging and disabled Beaufort County residents by providing no-cost home modifications and ramps. Get more information about "Under One Roof" Aging-in-Place Specialists by visiting our website or clicking the link below!

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