Office for the Aging gets $10K for home repair

HUDSON—The Columbia County Office for the Aging has received a $10,000 grant to provide home maintenance, repair, and outside chores for low-income senior homeowners.
Senator Steve Saland (R-41st) secured the grant for the program, which is designed to help those without available family supports and sufficient resources to complete important tasks associated with home ownership.
The kind of jobs that can be done, include repair or replacement of outdoor steps and porches to ensure safety; minor electrical and plumbing work; patching leaky roofs; fixing broken windows; replacing rotted wood components such as soffits and railings; lawn work and yard clean-up; and routine septic tank maintenance.
In a press release, Senator Saland said he is glad he was able to secure this grant to help low income seniors remain independent and make needed repairs so their homes will be safe and livable.
“Helping older residents remain in their own homes is at the heart of our mission. Senator Saland once again demonstrates his commitment to our community in an important and meaningful way,” OFA Administrator Kary Jablonka said in a press release announcing the grant.
OFA will publicize the service, recruit and screen contractors to perform the work, provide materials, schedule and oversee individual repairs through to completion and evaluate homeowner satisfaction.
Interested households should contact the Columbia County Office for the Aging at (518) 828-4258.

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