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New handyman service helps seniors age in place

Original post made on Aug 4, 2023

If a normally handy person can age out of working on their home, what about other people?

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 1, 2023, 12:53 PM

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Posted by just sayin'
a resident of another community
on Aug 4, 2023 at 10:49 am

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Great that Eric & family remain community-minded. Hope they are able to succeed at this endeavor. It's not easy to balance quality work, affordable prices, and honest, skilled workers.

Posted by lawman
a resident of Menlo Park
on Aug 4, 2023 at 11:15 am

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"Hassett Ace charges $140 an hour. In some cases, there is a $75 service fee." "Hassett said he considers it “a honor” to be able to help the community this way.” Gee, thanks.

Posted by Consider Your Options.
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 4, 2023 at 6:22 pm

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"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Thanks for this story.

Posted by Ann G.
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 5, 2023 at 11:05 am

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I have an issue with this being a benefit for seniors. I recently called Hassett's handyman service to have someone replace the mechanism inside my toilet tank. I had done it years ago but didn't want to figure out how to do it again. I was quoted a FEE of $350 plus parts (2 hours at $140/hour + a $75 service + the cost of the part). I was shocked. Instead, I went to the store, bought the part, and replaced it myself. I reported to the clerk who helped me find the part that I thought the quoted fee was outrageous, and he agreed with me and said others felt the same. $140 per hour is a service to seniors? I guess. Maybe in this affluent community.

Posted by Green Gables
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 7, 2023 at 1:10 pm

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There are indeed wealthy people in Palo Alto. I worked for 32 years and have a monthly income of $2300. I cannot and will not pay that outrageous amount of money for a handyman especially the ones who are from Agendas (which they are). They are not good; the good one retired and the other one moved to Maine.

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