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Chore Services Program

Elderbridge on Aging Chore Services Program
Seniors, age 60 and over, can apply for the Chore Program at the County Family Development Centers in Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Greene, Guthrie and Sac Counties. (This service is not available in Dallas County.) Income guidelines may apply.

The Chore Program makes two payments each program year to approved clients to help them be able to pay someone of their choosing for yard work and snow shoveling. The amount of each payment is dependent upon the funding that New Opportunities receives from the Elderbridge Agency on Aging.

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Elderly Waiver Chore Program
Seniors need to apply for the Elderly Waiver at their local County Department of Human Services (DHS) office. Approved applicants are assigned to a Case Manager, who notifies New Opportunities, Inc., that they are qualified for Elderly Waiver Chore services. Clients are assigned a monthly budget for each service they will receive through the Waiver.

When a client is approved for the Elderly Waiver Chore Program, New Opportunities, Inc., receives a Notice of Decision document that tells us how many hours of service are allowed for that client. The Elderly Waiver Chore Program covers lawn mowing and snow removal, up to the budgeted limit of hours. New Opportunities, Inc., pays the chore provider and bills the Federal Government for the service.