Broken steps and wobbly handrails aren’t just minor household repair nuisances. For seniors, these and other repair needs could be accidents that are waiting to happen.
The Senior Helping Hands program through Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) in Sandusky County can fix these and other health and safety related home repair needs for county seniors to ensure they are safe and secure in their homes. The program is looking for local contractors and repairpersons who would like to partner with the program to provide these repairs.
“Funds are available for contractors or repairmen who want to help make homes safer for seniors in our county,” Senior Helping Hands Chore Specialist Bryan Adams said. “These are not often major repairs, but they could make a big difference in the lives and homes of seniors.”
The program addresses common health and safety related household repairs such as:
- Fixing or replacing leaking faucets
- Installation of grab bars and handrails
- Ramp repair
- Stair repair
- Other repairs as needed
Those who are partnering with the Senior Helping Hands program must carry at least $1 million in liability insurance and be able to provide three references regarding past work.
The Senior Helping Hands program is supported through the Sandusky County Senior Levy.
For more information, visit www.glcap.org/seniorhelpinghands or call 419-332-8499.