May 8—ENFIELD — The Department of Social Services and Commission on Aging are re-starting of the volunteer Senior Minor Repair Program after a yearlong shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Right now Enfield residents age 60 and up are eligible to schedule an appointment for service by calling 860-253-6396.
Services will begin Tuesday, June 1 and continue weekly on Tuesdays through Nov. 2. Appointments will be made on a first-come, first-served 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, visit the social services website at
The COA volunteers will exercise all proper COVID precautions such as wearing masks and gloves and maintaining social distance as much as is feasible in doing a job. Likewise, all residents having work done are asked to wear masks and/or remain socially distanced while the volunteers are working.
A safety pre-screen phone call will be made by the coordinator of the program the day before the scheduled service.