<h1>Are you a senior or do you know a senior who sometimes needs help with simple home repairs?<\/h1>\r\nThe Shepherd\u2019s Center of Greenbrier Valley is starting up a \u201cHandy Helper\u201d program designed to assist seniors with basic home projects. Local volunteers will be able to install grab bars, hand rails, light fixtures, switches, do basic plumbing, or install hardware or smoke detectors to mention a few possibilities. Recipients will provide materials. There is no charge for labor but donations will be appreciated.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe realize that there are adults in our area who live alone and require help with simple chores.\u00a0 We are starting the \u2018Handy Helper\u2019 program to address this real need in our community,\u201d said Teresa Bostic, executive director of the Shepherd\u2019s Center.\r\n\r\nPat Izzo\u00a0 is organizing the program and volunteers. \u201cWe will be looking for more people with home repair skills - you don\u2019t need to be retired to participate, we appreciate volunteers of all ages,\u201d said Izzo, who along with his wife, recently received the 2017 Community Service Award from the local Shepherd\u2019s Center.\r\n\r\nThe Shepherd\u2019s Center also sponsors Gwen\u2019s Meals, delivering meals once a week to 80 recipients in Greenbrier County, a transportation program for elders needing rides to local appointments or shopping, and\u00a0 friendly visits and phone calls to the homebound, all provided by volunteers. An adult series of classes, Adventures in Learning, happens twice yearly.\r\n\r\nThe Shepherd\u2019s Center participates in the West Virginia Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP) which provides tax credits for donations made to Shepherd\u2019s Center. They have NIP credits available until the end of June.\r\n\r\nTo join the \u201cHandy Helper\u201d program, volunteer for one of the other services they offer, or for information, call 304-645-4196.\r\n\r\nThe Shepherd\u2019s Center is an interfaith ministry dedicated to serving older adults in the community.