As the autumn leaves begin to fall, many seniors may struggle to keep up with the piles of leaves and other physically-demanding tasks to get their …
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As the autumn leaves begin to fall, many seniors may struggle to
keep up with the piles of leaves and other physically-demanding
tasks to get their homes ready for the winter. Arapahoe County's
Chore Services program can help eligible seniors by tackling their
autumn yard work and other non-routine, heavy-duty chores at no
Chore Services are available to county residents, age 60 or
older, who have limited financial resources and are unable to
perform chores due to health reasons: Services can include:
• Fall and spring yard work, such as raking leaves and picking up
• Washing outdoor first-floor windows and any inside windows;
• Major cleaning, organizing or de-cluttering projects in a home or
• Assistance with unpacking after a move to subsidized housing;
• Help in preparing for Housing and Urban Development
"Seniors in our communities regularly identify yard and home
work as key areas where they need assistance," said Arapahoe County
Commissioner Frank Weddig. "Chore Services can help seniors to
continue living independently in their own homes, enjoy a safer
environment and meet HOA guidelines for their home's
Chore Services visits are scheduled in three- to four-hour blocks
every few months, as needed. Residents who need ongoing support may
benefit from the County's Homemakers Program, which provides free,
light housekeeping on a regular basis. These programs are not able
to provide pet, personal or health care.
Last year, Chore Services helped more than 235 seniors with
one-time projects to maintain their homes. The program is funded by
Older American's Act Funds through the Denver Regional Council of
Governments. While there are no fees for these services, donations
are welcome as they help the County to serve more people.
For more information or to learn if you are eligible, contact
Pamela Dean in the Arapahoe County Senior Resources Division at
303-738-8080 or email@example.com.
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