Reinforcing stairs, decks and handrails. Installing grab bars, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Fixing siding and clearing rain gutters. Painting homes, clearing gardens and keeping pathways around homes safer.
These were just some of the many home improvement projects recently completed by over 80 volunteers on June 4 and 18 as part of ' Home Rehab Days. Forty-two seniors from LaHonda to Montara were served (42 homes total), along with 16 residential gardens, according to Vicki Cormack, Senior Coastsiders Program Manager.
Now in its 21st year, the event has become something of a tradition for the Half Moon Bay organization that works to help seniors live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
"The focus is on making their homes safer and more accessible," said Cormack of the day of service.
Volunteers from age 10 to 75 pitched in to help as individuals, as a family, as a group or as a workplace team, according to Cormack.
"Some have volunteered every year the program has been in existence," she said.