chore services

Definition & Purpose

Chore Service is a program that provides assistance with certain household repairs, seasonal cleaning, and other chores and errands.  The purpose of the program is to help older people continue independent living. 


Mercer County residents age 60 and over who are unable to do the work themselves may be eligible.  The MCCoA outreach worker visits the client and completes an individual assessment which helps determine eligibility. Service is ordinarily not offered if an able body person lives with the client. MCCoA reserves the right to inspect potential chore service to determine if it is within the scope of what MCCoA staff can complete. 


During spring, summer, and fall the waiting time is usually two to four weeks.  The waiting time is shortest during the winter months.  Clients are required to stay home while the chore work is being done