Solutions That Make Staying In Your Home Easier
Keeping up our homes as we age can become can be an increasingly challenging task — but it doesn’t have to be. There are solutions for in-home design and ways to modify a home that help you through various accommodation journeys and phases, whether a simple adjustment or a major redesign.
Home Maintenance Referral Solutions
How do you hire a plumber? Or a contractor to install better lighting in your kitchen? Interested in finding a landscaper or housecleaning service? There are some helpful online resources that will assist your decision-making in choosing a contractor, whether it’s a handyman for small jobs or contractors who may handle more complex projects
The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission offers assistance to low and moderate-income Franklin County homeowners (who are NOT in the City of Columbus limits) for home repair programs.
More information and qualifications can be found HERE or by calling 614-233-4171
Franklin County Senior Options has a Minor Home Repair Program for Franklin County residents for minor projects such as handrails, grab bars, concrete repair and more. For qualifications and to find out more, call 614-252-6200.
This program is open to all military veterans, provided they have received an honorable or general discharge, and is not restricted to any specific veteran groups. While the primary focus of the program is on critical home repairs for veterans, the foundation has expressed their readiness to fund standard repairs on the homes of qualified veterans provided homes with critical needs take precedence.
Learn more here.
Yard Care and Upkeep
Ohio’s variety of seasonal weather brings plenty of beauty and enjoyment, but it also requires ongoing upkeep. When the responsibility of preserving and maintaining your outdoor environment involves more work than you’re physically able to tackle, there are solutions in the area.
This is Dublin’s spring clean up day for area senior citizens’ homes and nonprofit organizations. On the first Saturday of every May, a group of volunteers will come the residences of seniors who can’t clean up their yards after winter to tackle projects such as mulching, weeding, trimming, minor outdoor repair and moving.
Learn more here.
Sometimes, all you need is a connection. Neighbors are willing to help their neighbors when they know there’s an issue. If you are in serious need because life’s thrown you a curve ball for lawn care or snow removal, let us know and we’ll see if we can find a match. Volunteer@dublin.oh.us.
Sometimes, a local Boy or Girl Scout troop in the area may be willing to lend a helping hand for outdoor projects. Connect with your local scout troop to inquire.
Dublin is abundant with active neighborhoods and caring families. Reach out to a neighbor during the winter months to see if they would be willing to help with snow shoveling from time to time, or even a mow during the growing season.