The Chore Service is a dual impact program. First, it keeps active seniors meaningfully engaged in community service. Secondly, by installing grab bars and railings and performing other minor, safety repairs, the Chore Service ensures that senior citizens and the disabled remain independent and safe in their homes.
The Chore Service installed 1,376 grab bars in 2014 and served nearly 1,500 unduplicated clients in all 70 municipalities of Bergen County. As importantly, Chore keeps 45-50 senior citizen volunteers active, engaged and making a difference. Through Chore, we are Redefining Retirement.
All Chore Service labor is performed for free by our volunteers; clients only cover the cost of materials.
WHAT CHORE CAN DO FOR YOU
To learn more about volunteering with Chore, click here or
to request a service, call 201-489-7790.
Repair leaking faucets
Repair leaking toilets
Replace washer hoses
Replace light switches and plugs
Replace or repair door bells
Replace light bulbs
Replace existing light fixture (if appropriate)
Repair or Replace
Door locks, handles, springs and closers
Filters and batteries
Carbon monoxide alarms
Grab bars in bath area
Air conditioners (also remove)
Storm windows/screens (also remove)
WHAT CHORE CANNOT DO FOR YOU
No emergency calls.
No outdoor work, painting, tiling, door or window replacements, heavy lifting, new wiring, appliance repairs or work requiring high ladders.
No cosmetic repairs or interior decorating services.
No referrals for a licensed plumber, electrician or other skilled worker.
CHORE SERVICE VOLUNTEER
Must be available one day a week for 4-5 service calls.
Must be physically able to perform minor household repairs.
Must be willing to work as part of a crew