Handyman-How is the best way to find a handyman for a senior citizen?

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  • Peggy Stanford Dodd Peggy Stanford Dodd on Jul 30, 2017
    I always look on Angie's List. There are reviews to help you pick one that is fair and honest and much of the time they will give what they paid for the work to help you know a reasonable price.
  • Jill Tomasini Moore Jill Tomasini Moore on Jul 30, 2017
    ask a senior citizen
  • Brenda Brenda on Jul 30, 2017
    If you have a senior center in your area they may have a list of handymen
    • Mar24787706 Mar24787706 on Jul 30, 2017
      TU Brenda.......I feel like a daaaaaa person ...I go to the senior center to play bridge all the time...why didn't I think to ask them TU again
  • Claire Amirault Claire Amirault on Jul 30, 2017
    In our town, which has a wonderful community center, we offer some types of services for elderly people who need assistance. We offer snow shoveling, etc. many times there are also retired people who are looking for an odd job for a minimal amount of money. I would suggest contacting your local Senior Center.
  • Dockerdooley Dockerdooley on Jul 30, 2017
    ask at your local community office for a list of recommended tradesmen
  • Mul28503289 Mul28503289 on Jul 30, 2017
    dial 211…several agencys r charities in ur area shld be able to assist & most wrk is free
  • Sta28486009 Sta28486009 on Jul 30, 2017
    ask your hairstylist they know lots of good (tradesmen) people
  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Jul 30, 2017
    Ask at your church. They usually have a list of people that can help
  • Google! That is how I find everything I need. In my area we receive all sorts of junk mail magazines with local services - I have found some decent help there too.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jul 30, 2017
    I don't know where you live, but we have an elder network that has volunteers to help elderly with chores, etc. that they have problems doing, even rides to appointments. Check United Way to see if they also have contacts for you, Senior Centers may have lists, there are a lot of different people you can contact. You may even have a person who lives nearby that can do whatever it is you need, check with your neighbors. That was how we found a neighbor who is a plumber and will do jobs very cheap after hours or on weekends for a little extra cash(he flips houses in his spare time).
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 30, 2017
    Ask friends for recommendations, Ask at your Church or Community Centre
  • Kim Kim on Jul 31, 2017
    "Nextdoor"is great for finding people right in your area.
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Mar 24, 2021

    Hi! Ask your neighbors. Facebook often has groups for your local area where you can ask for recommendations, also. A neighbor used a popular online service that is supposed to be vetted and got ripped off by a con posing as a licensed contractor. The guy is in jail on other fraud charges right now after being caught, but, the neighbor is out $6000. So I would talk to people for recommendations. Good luck!

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