Chore Program

Chore is a service provided to improve, restore, or maintain a clean, sanitary, and safe living environment. The service is designed to assist with minor household repairs and maintenance (only) for individuals age 60 and over.

Examples of activities the Chore Worker may assist with are:


  • Minor furniture repairs.
  • Window & screen repairs (ground level).
  • Tighten railings & doors (interior & exterior).
  • Safety rail/ramp repair.
  • Minor frayed electrical cords.
  • Loose porch step repair.
  • Faucet repair/replacement.
  • Under sink trap repair.



  • Smoke detector installation & changing batteries.
  • Storm window & screen removal/ replacement.
  • Window washing (ground level, outside).
  • Spouting cleaning/repair (not beyond 12’ and at Chore Worker discretion).
  • Furnace filter changes.
  • Mattress turning.
  • Loose carpet repair.


Materials must be supplied by the customer. Household repairs cannot be made to permanent structures in a rental property or to appliances owned by a landlord. The customer receiving services, or their representatives, agree at all times to save harmless Marion County Job & Family Services, the Chore Worker, Board of Marion County Commissioners and Ohio Department of Job & Family Services against any and all liability, loss, damage and/or related expenses incurred during the provision or result of the Chore services.


Please Note: Because of demand and capacity, services may be limited. Chore requests will be completed as the schedule permits; The Chore Worker will contact the customer within a week of the request to schedule the work as soon as possible, pending customer availability and weather (if the service requested is outside).


Chore work is scheduled and performed Monday through Thursday, from approximately Noon to 4:00 p.m. The Chore Worker contacts customers to schedule work as well as performs the work within this time frame. If the Chore Worker is unable to reach the customer within three weeks of the initial request (after at least three attempts are made), request will be returned to the Chore Coordinator.


Exceptions may be approved by the Chore Coordinator and/or program supervisor.

Please contact the Chore Coordinator for additional assistance or questions: (740) 223-1924.