CHORE

The Chore Program for Seniors assists residents of Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties “age in place,” with a variety of in-home services and home to needed destination services.

GETTING STARTED WITH CHORE

The Chore Program for Seniors assists residents of Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties “age in place,” with a variety of in-home services and home to needed destination services:

1. Yard maintenance all year-long with summer lawn mowing, fall leaf raking, winter snow removal and spring clean-up activities. House cleaning; deep, routine, and one-time de-cluttering. Minor Home Repair & other special projects.

2. Homemaker Services include laundry, grocery shopping and small meal preparation.

3. Assisted Transportation with rides to grocery store, doctor appointments and other rides from senior’s home to location with return trip.

4. Home Modification which would include wheelchair ramp construction, shower grab bars installation and other projects.

All work is done by carefully screened volunteers or independent contractors. Seniors pay on a sliding fee scale based on their stated monthly income. No one is denied service due to inability to pay. A senior may request services for themselves, or a family member may refer someone who they think could benefit from Chore services. To start to be screened to see if Chore is the right fit, contact Terry Hassan, Community Outreach Coordinator, at: 612-999-3939 or [email protected].

Using a holistic approach, clients are also screened for other CAP Agency programs and community services that may benefit them. All information is kept strictly confidential.

Chore is funded by:

· Trellis (formally known as Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging) for those age 60+

· Community Partners and client cost share donations

· Agency funding

SUPPORT CHORE

Volunteer and Independent Contactor Positions Open

Opportunities are available for volunteers and independent contractors to assist seniors staying in their home.  We offer free training support, and all volunteers have the option of providing a one-time task or provide ongoing help to a senior.

Contact Terry Hassan for further information about open positions. 612-999-3939

Donate

CHORE is funded through a combination of grants and individual donations and could not operate without community support from community partners and individual gifts. Please click here to donate.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The Minnesota Board on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging offers a A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors :

Scott County Human Services – www.co.scott.mn.us
Carver County Human Services – www.co.carver.mn.us
Dakota County Human Services – www.co.dakota.mn.us

Other Aging in Place resources – www.aginginplace.org

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