An integral part of the Council on Aging’s mission is its goal to promote and safeguard the independence and well-being of seniors. Chore and Home Repair Workers are part of our team dedicated to making that happen.

The Chore workers handle the larger cleaning jobs around the home. They do carpet shampooing, wall and window washing, replace storms and screens, as well as basement and garage clean-ups, lawn mowing, and snow shoveling. A nominal fee may apply for materials such as carpet shampoo.

The Home Repair service does minor electrical, plumbing and carpentry repairs around a senior’s home. They can install safety devices such as smoke detectors and carbon monoxide monitors and replace batteries. They also construct wheelchair ramps. Unfortunately, Home Repair workers cannot do work that requires a licensed contractor, but they can help repair leaking faucets, repair broken steps, install grab bars in the bathroom, and check over a faulty light switch.