For several years the CHORE program has provided assistance for Rockland County residents with a disability and anyone over the age of 60. People who may need light handy-work and simple maintenance in their home benefit from CHORE volunteers coming to do the labor. The program is supported through a combination of volunteers, a grant from the Rockland County Office for the Aging, and the generosity of local businesses and residents.
CHORE had operated for the past five (5) years through Home Aides of Rockland. The program was at risk when that agency announced its closing in March 2017. Thanks to the leadership of Rockland County Executive Ed Day, the future of CHORE was secured through a transfer to BRiDGES.
“CHORE fits the mission of BRiDGES,” states Dr. David Jacobsen, Executive Director. “CHORE volunteers install grab bars and change light bulbs – these activities help people be able to continue to live at home independently. It’s a great program. We are thankful to the County for the opportunity to continue to provide this service.”
Tom Ternquist, who has managed the program for several years, continues to oversee CHORE. For more information about CHORE, or to schedule an appointment, contact Tom at 845-215-1010.