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Fix-it program for seniors, disabled

The Union Staff

The Fix-It Program is available for people over 60 and people with disabilities of all ages.

The aim is to do health and safety-related repairs and modifications which are necessary to help people remain in their homes.

If you have a request for service or want more information about this program, call FREED at 272-1732 and ask for The Fix-It Program.

Modifications include installation of grab bars in bathrooms and other places they’re needed for stability and assistance with building ramps. The health and safety repairs include things like faulty light switches, wobbly railings, and leaking toilets.

Usually the consumer pays for materials. For very low-income seniors, there is help for materials and for simple maintenance repairs.

The program does not assign volunteers to projects which require a ladder or work done under the house. No cosmetic work, such as painting, is done.

Almost all of the service is provided by unpaid volunteers, local citizens who want to share their skills with their community.

The Fix-It Program also provides a free list of local contractors and handypersons who are willing to offer lower prices for seniors and people with disabilities.


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