Chores & More Program

The Chores & More Program assists seniors with housekeeping, minor home repairs and seasonal chores. For some people, Chores & More is a solution to a temporary situation such as an illness, injury, or a recent hospital stay. For others, this program becomes an essential service to help people remain living safely and independently in their own homes.

The work is completed by screened  independent contractors (who have completed thorough background checks and interviews), as well as volunteers from local community schools, churches and organizations. For income-eligible clients, our Chores & More services are available on a  sliding fee scale rate (or suggested donation). If you or someone you know is interested in our services, please contact our Chores & More staff at (763) 783-4767.

Who is Eligible for Chores & More Services?

Clients are referred to the Chores & More Program via public health agencies, social service agencies, family members and friends. Clients are also welcome to refer themselves for services.  Below is the criteria for receiving services:

  • Must be 60 years of age or older
  • Must be a resident of Anoka County

What Services Are Provided?

  • Minor Home Repairs
    • Changing light bulbs
    • Installing grab-bars for handicap accessibility
    • Checking carbon monoxide & smoke detectors
    • Fixing/replacing faucets & light fixtures
    • Hang mirrors/wall decor
  • Routine Housekeeping
    • Dusting
    • Vacuum/Sweep/Mop Floors
    • Cleaning Kitchen
    • Cleaning Bathrooms
    • Changing Bed Linens
  • Seasonal Chores
    • Mowing
    • Raking
    • Snow removal

*Call for details regarding project exclusions*

How Long Is Your Waiting List?

Please note that some areas do have waiting lists for specific services. Waiting lists are dependent upon available independent contractors in the chore category and/or the community you are seeking help in.  Priority is given to low income households. Please call for current details.

Criteria for Becoming a Chores & More Contractor:

  • Have a desire to give back to the community and further ACCAP’s mission
  • Complete Chores & More Application
    • On the ACCAP website, under Careers look for “Homemaker Private Contractor” or “Snow/Lawn Maintenance Private Contractor” open positions; click on position to access application
    • Submit application to Nancy Shaw, Chores & Homemaker Coordinator, at nshaw@accap.org
    • For answers to questions, call our line (763) 783-4767
  • Pass required background check & interview

Criteria for Becoming a Chores & More Volunteer:

  • Have a desire to give back to the community and further ACCAP’s mission
  • Complete Chores & More Volunteer Application
    • Click here to access the volunteer application
    • Submit application to Nancy Shaw, Chores & Homemaker Coordinator, at nshaw@accap.org
    • For answers to questions, call our line (763) 783-4767

Video Explanation of Chores and more

Resource Guide-Senior Section

Metropolitan Area Agency On Aging