Chore Services

The Chore Services Department at 50 North supports the independence of older adults by providing safe, high quality services. Chore Services are available to all Hancock County homeowners, age 50+, regardless of income. Homeowners pay for all supplies or building materials needed for service and are billed at an hourly rate for labor.

Scholarships are available for chore services and are determined by a sliding fee scale based on family size and income. Scholarship applications can be picked up at the reception desk or downloaded here. For more information regarding scholarships contact the Outreach Department.

Services are on a first come first serve basis and as scheduling allows with the exception of lawn mowing or snow removal. “50 North reserves the right to inspect and/or assess potential chore services. If it is determined that the work is beyond the scope of what the 50 North staff can complete, you will be given options for assistance.”

50 North offers snow removal which is a paid service and uses a lottery system. If you desire to have your name placed in the lottery, fill out this form and submit it to 50 North before October 26th. You can also find the  application on page 5 in the Q4 Navigator. On October 29th at 9:00am, a public drawing will be held at 50 North. Anyone wishing to attend the lottery drawing is invited to do so. After the drawing, all seniors who placed their name in the lottery will be notified by letter. Be sure to turn in your entry form before October 26 to ensure that you are considered for service for 2018-2019!

The following is a general list of chores that can be performed for homeowners:

To view information on each topic, click on the title on the right.


Fixing leaking pipes, faucets, clearing clogged drains

Replacing broken toilets and sinks


Replacing broken switches, sockets and fixtures

Installing smoke detectors, lights and ceiling fans


Rebuilding broken steps

Repairing rotted and unsafe porches

Replacing broken doors and window panes

Installing locks and deadbolts

Disability Access

Installing grab bars and handrails

Constructing wheelchair ramps (according to State of Ohio ramp guidlelines)


Carpet cleaning

Woodwork cleaning/repairing

Interior painting

Winterizing doors and windows

Removing and storing items

Seasonal Services

Cleaning debris around the house

Maintaining foliage around the house

Washing windows inside/outside (single story only)

Cleaning gutters

Maintaining windows (paint and caulk)

Maintaining front/rear entryways (paint and caulk)