Make Small Home Repairs for a Senior

Whether it’s hanging a bedroom shelf or just mowing the yard, there are countless small repairs or upkeep needed around the house you can help a senior with. Find ways you can help this week.
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You don’t need to be Bob Villa to be someone’s handyman hero. Many seniors who have limited mobility and strength often can’t make light repairs or continually keep up with general household maintenance.

While trimming the hedges or screwing in a new light bulb may not seem like much, but for a senior in need, an hour of two of your time helping around the house can make all the difference in the world. Consider reaching out to someone in need this week and putting a smile on a face.

Need some inspiration?

Check out these Austin, Texas musicians who made a difference in their community by putting their spare time into making repairs for seniors.

Let us know what household task or repair you helped with in the comments.

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Amy
1 Kind Act Completed

I have volunteered to take a class at healthy aging to be certified to be the fitness instructor at our apartment complex which is for seniors and disabled to get our residents healthier and stronger and give them a time to socialize. I have been so worried our seniors have been staying home and feeling lonely

rose marie
1 Kind Act Completed

I take care of my older brother
take out trash can.. laundry
feed him

Stephanie
10 Kind Acts Completed

I take seniors from church or former work colleagues shopping when they feel up to it or shop for them when they are not up for an outing. I take them to medical appts or for out pt procedures like colonoscopies or vaccinations or tests. One senior friend lent me their knowledge, drill & even some of the screws needed for me to repair my fence. I knew what needed to be done to secure the boards but didn’t have the proper working equipment to do it. He coached me to get started & once my confidence was up, I was able to finish it. Total about 2 hours & I couldn’t find anyone to come do what they considered to be too small a job to be worthwhile but we helped each other. Awesome feeling to help another & even better when they had a way to reciprocate since neither of us have extra $ but we have generosity & willing to help others in need.

Joyce
20 Kind Acts Completed

I took air blower & cleaned carport of my senior friend. Much protesting lol, but was appreciated!

Jennifer
0 Kind Acts Completed

I don’t know any seniors. You don’t know any names do you? That would be helpful.

Tania
0 Kind Acts Completed

I didn’t do any home repairs for anyone but I did go shopping for a senior that needed a few essential items. I was so happy to do so & so was she. Just the little things done with great love can make a world of difference in someone’s day/life.

Rhiannon
0 Kind Acts Completed

I help with mowing the grass pulling weeds feeding and training the horse and 5 dogs, changing and physical therapy with the one couple, the other older lady with breathing issues my husband and I have been helping her upgrade her home

Wilford
2 Kind Acts Completed

I tell them about Jesus in Roman10 KJV bible

Wilford
2 Kind Acts Completed

My favorite story is telling seniors and people in wheel chairs and women and children about Jesus and Saying God bless you and I Wittness about Jesus and show the Jesus in me

Wilford
2 Kind Acts Completed

ALL READ JOHN 3 VERSE 16 AND ROMANS 10 VERSES 8 TO 17 GOD BLESS MY FATHER iS WiTH THE SAViOUR BUT i GOT ANOTHER iN HEAVEN ABBA OUR CREATOR HALLOWED BE HiS NAME THE LiViNG GOD HE PARTED THE WATER FOR MOSES. i COULD OF BEEN DEAD YEARS AGO iF iT WASN’T FOR JESUS AND THE FATHER iN JOHN 3 VERSE 16 OUR FATHER iN HEAVEN GAVE US HiS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON JESUS . JESUS iS MY HEART AND STRENGTH AND THE HOLY SPiRiT AND i THANK JESUS CHRiST FOR HiS BLOOD ! THAT COVERED ME TOO GOD BLESS

Wanda
5 Kind Acts Completed

I keep my son’s great grandmother’s porch and steps sweeped