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 at Home Repair Resource Center, 2520 Noble Road, Cleveland Heights.

Aging in Place

Wednesday, October 22nd

It’s important for seniors to plan ahead. We’ll talk about modifications that might allow you to remain in your present home, despite the physical and mental changes that can come with aging.

Safe at Home

Wednesday, November 5th

Seniors can feel especially vulnerable in their homes. 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.

Dodging Scams

Wednesday, November 19th

Seniors can be “hot targets” for scammers, especially during the holiday season. Come and learn how to protect yourself – and your wallet – from schemes designed to separate you from your money.

Contracting Repairs

Wednesday, December 3rd

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 $20. (Also available in certain other communities; call for details.)