CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 25, 1976
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(Studio) Report on meeting of people who need people.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Lincoln, Nebraska) City hires retired painters, carpenters and trademen to work on homes of those over 60. Workers get $4 hour and customers billed according to incomes. City pays some or all of bills. [Carpenter Chauncey MILLER, 81 - says would rather work than lie around.] [Daisy RANDALL, 86 - can use help.] Joe Massick, 68, cleans out her gutters. Maintenance service allows elderly to stay in their own homes rather than nursing homes. [REPAIRER - trying to help elderly stay in their own homes.] 4 other states adopt similar programs. 60 communities interested.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley
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