Senior Minor Home Repair Program to re-start June 1

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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

www.enfield-ct.gov/429/Social-Services

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.

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