Residential Repair

Minor Repair Program for the Elderly

Are you a Smithtown Resident? Are you 60 years of age or older? Can you use the assistance of a "handyman"? The Smithtown Senior Citizens Department can help you!

We employ a crew of experienced maintenance personnel who provide a variety of minor home repair services to our senior citizen residents. For example, they can:

  • repair leaky faucets and running toilets
  • install locks and make adjustments on doors
  • replace light fixtures
  • change hard-to-reach light bulbs
  • install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • install bathroom grab bars and indoor railings
  • clean 1st floor gutters

All requests are handled on a first come, first served basis with preference given to safety related jobs. Emergency services are not provided and "cosmetic" work is not part of our programs.

Program Director Doreen Perrino explains, "The primary objective of this program is to assist our senior citizen residents with the everyday maintenance of their homes with a focus on the elements that keep them safe and secure."

Our Residential Repair Program assists seniors age 60 and older. While there is no charge for labor, participants pay for, or provide, all materials. Funding for this program is provided by the New York State Office for the Aging, the Suffolk County Office for the Aging and the Town of Smithtown.

Additional Information

For more information regarding the Residential Repair Program, download this program overview guide (PDF) or call (631) 360-7616.