When Harpswell Aging at Home was created seven years ago, one of the biggest concerns expressed by survey respondents was the ability to get routine repair and maintenance done on their homes. In response, one of HAH’s foundational offerings was the Home Repairs Team, a collection of about two dozen people (of which I am one) committed to helping Harpswell’s neighbors stay in their homes for as long as possible.
A complete list of projects the team has worked on would be too long for this letter, but the list would include building ramps, installing handrails and grab bars, improving insulation, and weatherproofing windows and doors. These safety-first improvements have the added benefit of reducing water use and lowering heating costs. Our motto is “safer, warmer, dryer.”