Senior Center to offer home repair program

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By Max Bowen-max.bowen@northstarreporter.com

Have a leaking faucet, electrical job, or safety project that needs to be done? For North Attleborough seniors, a returning program will help at a fraction of the cost.

Pam Hunt, executive director of the Council on Aging, announced the return of the Minor Home Repair Program on Thursday, March 17. This program is paid for in part by a grant from Bristol Elder Services through contacts with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs. This program offers reasonably priced, minor home repairs for senior homeowners aged 60 years and older, the announcement read.

Projects considered a health, safety or security hazard will be given priority,” read the statement.

The program covers the cost of labor for an electrician, plumber or handyman, and the homeowner is responsible for the cost of materials. The repair cannot be an emergency and must be minor in nature.

Jobs that will be considered for this program include—but are not limited to—include railings and leaky faucets, along with plumbing and electrical jobs.

 

In the past, the program helped seniors install new doorknobs and locks, get gutters replaced, or repair holes in walls and floors.

All work needs to be approved by Hunt or Senior Center Outreach Worker Julia Wheatley. For additional information, contact Wheatley at 508-699-0121, Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.-noon.