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Organization: Good Companions (The) - Handy Helpers Program  
Phone Numbers: 613-236-0428
Fax: 613-230-2095
670 Albert St
Ottawa, ON
K1R 6L2
Intersection: Albert St and Empress Ave
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Administration Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Contacts: Brenda Packer - Community Support Services Coordinator
613-236-0428 ext 2250 *
Service Description: Assistance with one-time tasks or odd-jobs * volunteers visit periodically, seasonally, or annually * task assistance subject to volunteer availability and skill level
  • fitting / checking smoke detectors (batteries)
  • tightening doorknobs, locks, adjusting hinges
  • replacing light bulbs
  • fitting door chains / spy holes, replacement locks
  • putting up shelves and pictures (reasonable safe height)
  • assembling flat pack furniture (reasonable safe height)
  • undertaking small gardening jobs (on a one-off basis, no hedges)
  • securing loose carpet / vinyl
  • taking down / putting up curtains and curtain rails (reasonable ceiling height only)
  • replacing tap washers and repairing dripping taps
  • seasonal clothes flipping
  • basic computer help, including set up and some technical support
  • organizing paperwork
  • decorating for Christmas or helping to make the house / apartment festive
  • connecting new TV/DVD/VCR/answering machines
  • minor appliance repair
  • covering windows for new tenants
  • unpacking or packing
  • shelf paper lining

Fees: None
Application: Call * no referral required * in-home assessment required for service
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Older adults 55 years and older and adults with disabilities
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Home Maintenance and Repair

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