Home Repair Resource Center offers workshops that focus on the special needs of seniors:

HOME MAINTENANCE FOR SENIORS:

Classes will help seniors become more knowledgeable about their homes and better prepared to carry out needed maintenance and/or make their homes more sustainable. All classes will be held from 11 am to 12:30 pm (unless otherwise specified) at Home Repair Resource Center, 2520 Noble Road, Cleveland Heights.

Comparing Estimates

Wednesday, April 29th

When contracting a repair, one of the most challenging steps can be comparing the estimates you have obtained. We’ll talk about how to ensure that the bids are for the same work, how to determine comparable costs, and what to look for in the “fine print.”

When the Job Goes Wrong: How to Resolve Problems with Contractors

Wednesday, May 13th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm — Part of Celebrate Seniors Day

Even after you’ve done your “homework” in selecting a contractor’s bid, things can go wrong. We’ll talk about steps you can take to get things back on track — and what to do if problems persist.

Safe at Home

Wednesday, May 27th

We’ll discuss ways to improve home security (from low-cost measures you can implement yourself to commercial monitoring systems) and steps you can take to prepare for any emergency situation that might develop.

Free. Reservations are required; call HRRC’s Senior Repair Specialist Wesley Walker at (216) 381-6100, ext. 22 or email wwalker@hrrc-ch.org. 90-minute in-home repair consultations are also available to residents of Cleveland Heights, University Heights, and South Euclid for $25. (Also available in certain other communities; call for details.)