A program of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation

Home Maintenance for Needy Seniors

Schenectady, New York

Our Progress
$27,516.00 $10,000.00

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Please help us make essential home repairs for low income seniors.

Description of project

Senior homeowners on fixed lower incomes often find themselves juggling daily living costs, medical, and other expenses, like taxes, utilities and home maintenance. In many cases they are forced to defer maintenance on their homes so that other bills can be paid. This has an impact not only on their self-esteem and quality of life, but can sometimes be dangerous and almost always leads to much more costly problems as time goes on.

We are mounting this campaign so that we will be able to subsidize a portion of the cost of home maintenance and essential repairs for seniors who could not otherwise afford them.

In addition, we will be investing in a portable modular ramp system that can be loaned to homeowners recovering from disabling conditions that prevent them from ambulating safely and independently. We have an agreement with the manufacturer that will allow us to transport, install, uninstall and reuse the metal ramps as need arises.

More about us

Using the "seniors helping seniors" model, Umbrella provides home maintenance and other non-healthcare services to senior and disabled homeowners in four counties of upstate New York. We ...read more

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We provide home maintenance and other services that enable seniors and people with disabilities to live safely and independently in their own homes and remain involved in their communities....read more

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