Applications for the senior citizen Handyman program are available at Fanwood Municipal Building. This program is funded through a Community Block Grant It is designed to aid Fanwood seniors, in making minor, non emergency repairs to help keep their homes in good condition so they may live safely in their own homes.
- Some of the repairs are but not limited too:
- Windows and screens, repair.
- Shelves and railing repair, replacement of locks and door handles Installation of fixtures and switches
- Help with moving heavy objects
- Install/check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Minor painting, electrical and plumbing
Eligible seniors pay only for the cost of the materials needed. The program covers the cost of labor.
The income guidelines are up to $46,100 for a single household and $52,650.00 for a 2 person household.
To apply for this program or you would like more information please contact Paulette Drogon, Senior Coordinator at 908-322-8236 ext.147.
There is a blood pressure screening the second Monday of every month except July and August at Forrest Ave Park from 10 to 11 a.m.
Senior citizen bus service is available for food shopping, some medical transportation and other limited trips. Seniors who live in Fanwood must be 55 years or older and self-reliant or accompanied by an aide. Transportation is provided from the Scotch Plains Parks and Recreation Department through shared services. If you need information or an application for bus services please call the Scotch Plains bus service at 908-322-5151. There is additional medical transportation available by calling UC Para-transit to make a reservation at 908-241-8300.
Fanwood Senior Blub meets September through November and January through June on the second and fourth Monday of the month. Meetings start at 10:00a.m. and are held at Forest Ave.
Park on Forest Ave. There are many fun activities planed providing all with socialization and information. If interested contact the president Joe Bruno at 908-889-7262.