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Posted on: May 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Senior Minor Home Repair Program to Re-Start June 1st

The Enfield Department of Social Services and the Commission on Aging are pleased to announce the re-opening of the volunteer Senior Minor Repair Program after a year-long shut-down due to the pandemic.

Beginning May 3rd Enfield residents ages 60 and over are eligible to schedule an appointment for service by calling 860-253-6396. Services will begin Tuesday June 1st and continue weekly on Tuesdays through November 2, 2021. Appointments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis until slots are filled.

Types of service include installation of window air conditioning units, gutter cleaning, grab bars and handrails installation, hanging of curtains/blinds, replacement of thermostats and installation of smoke detectors. 

Some of the services NOT provided include repairs that require a permit or license, painting, tree/bush trimming, furniture moving, or roof repairs. For a more comprehensive list please visit the Social Services website

The volunteers will exercise present CDC and state guidelines for the use of masks and gloves while indoors as much as possible. Residents are free to request the volunteers wear a mask and/or use gloves as much as is reasonably feasible when performing requested tasks. Residents are asked to maintain social distancing as much as possible, whenever possible.

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