Umbrella
Seniors Helping Seniors

We help you live the life you want in your own home.

By providing services like indoor and outdoor home maintenance, errand assistance and transportation, we give you fewer things to worry about.

Seniors for seniors. Umbrella's helpers are often recent retirees who want to help out their neighbors. We carefully screen, reference, and provide liability insurance for all workers.

Affordable. Umbrella charges an annual membership, based on your income and ability to pay, plus a low hourly rate for tasks.

One place for all your tasks. Use Umbrella for all of your home tasks, including cleaning, transportation, gardening, cooking, companionship, and more. For larger jobs, we’ll find you a trusted vendor, often at a 20%+ discount. 

Senior man in garden
Retired woman aging in place

Handyman for seniors

What we help with

 • Unclogging drains  / fixing leaky faucets

 • Installing air conditioners

 • Gardening and lawn work

     • Changing lightbulbs

     • Housekeeping 

     • Laundry 

     • Meal prep

     • Computer help

     • Painting 

     • Driving you to appointments

    Don't see something? Just ask!


    How it works

    Members pay an annual fee based on their income. The average fee is less than a cup of coffee a day.

    Book Umbrella workers for a low hourly rate, based on your geography. The Umbrella worker keeps most of the money, and Umbrella uses the remaining amount to keep you safe (paying for background checks, worker reviews, our Happiness Pledge, and scheduling.)

    Trusted Service Providers. Umbrella does not do larger jobs like re-roofing or extensive plumbing. But we’ll help you find a trusted professional, often negotiating a discount on your behalf.

    Learn more about getting Umbrella in Brooklyn or Nassau County.