REPAIR HELP FOR SENIORS ... Palo Alto senior center Avenidas connects seniors with below-market-rate handyman services throughout the Midpeninsula. Cities served are: Atherton, East Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Portola Valley, Stanford, Redwood City and Woodside. For repairs, please call 650-289-5426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The handyman program provides services for a wide range of jobs, including the installation of smoke detectors, grab bars and wheelchair ramps; carpentry; computer-system repairs; electrical work; plumbing; security; and general yard work and gutter cleaning. The labor charge is $50 per hour with a one-hour minimum. Clients pay for the cost of materials and a one-time travel fee per job. Workers are primarily retired individuals who use their skills to help older adults keep their homes in good condition.
HOME COMPUTER HELP FOR SENIORS ... Senior center Avenidas, offers in-home computer support for local seniors through its "Generations Lab" progream. The Lab can assist seniors with everything from computers to televisions and smart devices, at a drastically lower rate than many commercially available services. Avenidas will charge $65 per hour plus a $15 travel fee. The service area covered is Palo Alto, Stanford, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Woodside and Mountain View. To schedule an appointment, call 650-289-5409.
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