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

Safe at Home

Wednesday, August 5th

Seniors can feel vulnerable in their homes, especially when winter weather isolates you from friends and relatives. We’ll discuss ways to improve home security, ranging from low-cost measures you can implement yourself to the pros and cons of commercial monitoring systems.

Energy Efficiency

Wednesday, August 19th

Tightening up your home and eliminating hidden heat leaks can save you money. We’ll talk about various ways to insulate and winterize your home and how to identify the measures that will give you the most “bang for your buck.”

Heating System Maintenance

Wednesday, September 9th

Learn how your heating system can be made more efficient — and how to tell when it’s time to replace your furnace or boiler.

Contracting Repairs

Wednesday, September 23rd

Learn how to work with contractors. We’ll talk about how to get estimates for home repairs, choose the one that provides the most benefit for the cost, manage the repair process, and make sure the work has been done correctly before releasing your funds.

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.)

SAVE THE DATE: HRRC’s Senior Expo will be held on Tuesday, September 1st at the Cleveland Heights Senior Center. Click here for more information.