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  • Getting senior assistance for your electricity and heating bill

    Aug 15, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    There are many creative—and easy—ways to get senior assistance in reducing electric and heating bills. From simply adding insulation and weather stripping to your home to purchasing Energy Star certified appliances, you can ensure that the utility bills which come each month like clockwork are less alarming to open. When you save energy in your senior home you not only put extra money in your pocket each month, you also help reduce America’s reliance on fossil fuels. Remember, however, that to get senior assistance and reduce your monthly outlay you really don’t have to do without. Consumers today have a wide array of choices for energy alternative lights and fixtures—it only requires taking advantage of them.

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  • Are there community home maintenance programs for seniors?

    Aug 15, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    Senior communities often offer a wide variety of home maintenance programs specifically for seniors. Some of the services offered in senior communities include inside work such as cleaning, dusting, vacuuming and taking care of the laundry chores. Outdoor maintenance can include such seasonal work as lawn mowing, shoveling snow, raking leaves or any other outdoor chores needed. Senior communities can also offer more extensive maintenance such as interior or exterior painting, installing safety aids such as grab-bars and railings, or making minor plumbing repairs and other general handyman tasks.

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  • 5 easy ways to make your home more accessible

    Aug 15, 2018 | Posted by the Editor, SeniorInsider

    Elderly home accessibility can be fairly basic, or it can be complex enough to require hiring a contractor or handyman. When you are considering elderly home accessibility, you must remember to think about not only what’s inside your home, but the exterior and the entrance to your home as well. Take a careful look at your home, and consider not only your current accessibility needs, but any future ones as well, and think about having a professional do a home accessibility inspection and give you tips on how to make elderly home accessibility a breeze.

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