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Macomb Community Action
Health and Community Services
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 10, Clinton Township, MI 48036
(586) 469-6999

Handy Helpers

 

The Handy Helper Program provides assistance with household maintenance tasks.

This includes:

  • Replacing light bulbs
  • Replacing door locks and window catches
  • Replacing faucet washers or faucets
  • Installing screens and storm windows
  • Installing weather stripping around doors
  • Caulking windows
  • Repairing furniture
  • Installing window shades and curtain rods
  • Heavy-duty cleaning, limited to:
    • cleaning appliances 
    • cleaning carpets and rugs
    • scrubbing floors
    • washing walls
    • cleaning interior windows (that do not require a ladder to reach)
  • Pest control - general (does not include bed bugs)
  • Pest control - rodent (rats and mice)
  • Installing safety devices – to increase home safety for seniors with memory issues

Seasonal services available include:

  • Spring yard clean up: 
    • washing exterior windows
    • leaf raking
    • cleaning flowers beds
    • trimming overhanging tree branches (that can be reached safely from the ground)
  • Fall yard clean up:
    • washing exterior windows
    • leaf raking

Availability of seasonal services are weather dependent. 

  • Spring yard clean up will be available April – August
  • Fall yard clean up will be available September - November

Seasonal services utilize volunteer assistance; service will be dependent on volunteer availability.

Application for service must be returned to complete request for service.

Yard Clean Up Application

Eligibility:

  • The person must be at least 60 years of age
  • A Macomb County resident

Call the Office of Senior Services to request assistance.

(586)469-5228

Donations Welcome! Checks can be made out to “Office of Senior Services” and notate “Handy Helpers” on the memo line. Send checks to: 21885 Dunham Rd., Suite 6, Clinton Township, MI 48036.