Seniors Home Maintenance Program

The Seniors Association of St. Margaret’s Bay is partnering with several other community organizations to assist local seniors with finding solutions to home maintenance needs.

The Seniors Home Maintenance Program is an all volunteer effort consisting of 3 phases to be developed through 2021 and 2022.
 

Phase 1 – Village Self Help – Beginning in December 2021
The Seniors Association will ask Members who are interested in offering and receiving help for do-it-yourself small home maintenance projects with other Members in their local area. The list of interested self-help participants will be shared with others in their local area. (We have to find a way for self-help participants to communicate with each other when someone has a project where they wish to have some help.)

Phase 2 – Home repair assistance for those in financial need – Coming in early 2022
The Seniors Association is partnering with Helping Hands St. Margaret’s Bay, a community group who have a number of skilled trades people as volunteers. Senior residents who require necessary repairs to maintain a safe home can be considered for assistance with accessing government assistance programs, labour assistance from Helping Hands volunteers and/or assistance with the purchase of home repair materials. Eligibility qualifications will apply.

Phase 3 – A local services directory – Coming in 2022

Volunteers at the Community Enterprise Centre (CEC) and the Seniors Association will collect a directory of local services and companies who perform home maintenance and yard care services. Companies offering a discount and/or free estimates for seniors will be featured.

If you are interested in helping get the Seniors Home Maintenance Program up and running please contact HomeMaintenance@bayseniors.ca or call the Seniors Info Centre at 902-820-3334 and mention “Home Maintenance”.

For insurance purposes all participants in the Seniors Home Maintenance Program must be Members of the Seniors Association of St. Margaret’s Bay. Membership application can be made through the Seniors Info Centre office at centre@bayseniors.ca tel. 902-820-3334.

November Newsletter

Our November newsletter is now available! Click the cover image below to view or download.

IN THIS ISSUE:
  • Veteran recalls horror of war-time convoys
  • Make a date for our Mini-Expo
  • Searching for a Santa: can you help?
  • Wrestling ref gets to grips with pickleball
  • Upcoming events, local info and much more!