Thank you for your interest in the CHOREs Program!

The CHOREs Program is coordinated by AHM Youth & Family Services and is funded by a grant from the NCAAA (North Central Area Agency on Aging) along with donations from Church of the Holy Family, Marlborough Congregational Church and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Special thanks this year to Hebron’s Greater Together Community Fund, and Marlborough’s Greater Together Community Fund for helping to support this program.

The purpose of the CHOREs Program is for teenagers to help senior citizens with chores within their home and on their property such as raking, stacking wood, weeding, dusting and vacuuming. Senior citizens 60+ years of age who are residents in the towns Andover, Hebron and Marlborough are welcome to contact their town’s senior center for the application forms.

The benefits are great for both senior citizens and teenagers! Senior citizens have chores completed at no charge around their home* and yard! And, teenagers age 14-18 earn the minimum wage per billable hour for contract work up to two hours per job, earn a letter of recommendation for active involvement in the program, and learn communication, scheduling and time-management skills! A win-win!

COVID, safety protocol will be followed until further notice; no indoor jobs are being scheduled and no contact between students and seniors during outdoor jobs.

If you would like more information or have questions, please contact Kristina Smith, AHM’S Youth Employment Coordinator by calling 860-324-1820 or email KristinaH@ahmyouth.org.

Information for Seniors & Teens

SENIOR RESOURCES

Town of Andover
Cathy Palazzi
Andover Senior Coordinator
Phone: (860) 916-6122
Email: nanasworld@comcast.net

Town of Hebron
Sharon Garrard
Hebron Senior Services Director
Phone: (860) 228-1700
Email: sgarrard@hebronct.com

Town of Marlborough
Vi Schwarzmann
Marlborough Senior & Human Services Director
Phone: (860) 295-6209
Email: socialservices@marlboroughct.net

STEPS FOR TEENS TO ENROLL IN THE PROGRAM:

  1. Download & save the Student Application Form, Teen Agreement, Health Rules and W-9 form.
  2. Print out forms and add signatures where indicated
  3. Return to AHM for processing via email: KristinaH@ahmyouth.org, or drop off at our offices/mail to:
    AHM Youth & Family Services | 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron, CT 06248  |  Attention: Kristina Smith, CHOREs Coordinator

Thank you for your interest in the TASKs Program!

The AHM TASKs Program is a partnership with the town of Columbia to assist the Seniors within the community.  The TASKs Program works with the Columbia Senior Services to help improve the quality of life for senior citizens age 60 and older, by providing them with the assistance and support of a youth TASKs worker.

Teens, ages 14 through 18 years old, are asked to complete chores for Seniors such as light household cleaning, raking leaves, and mowing lawns. Teens are paid for their time through grant funding. Teens must reside in the towns of Andover, Hebron, Marlborough or Columbia to be eligible to participate.

If you are interested in registering for the TASKs Program, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bernadette Derring, the Columbia Senior Services Director at 860-228-0759 or at bderring@columbiact.org.  You may also contact AHM’s TASKs Coordinator, Kristina Smith, at 860-324-1820 or email  KristinaH@ahmyouth.org.

SENIOR RESOURCES

Columbia Senior Services Director
Bernadette Derring
Phone: 860-228-0759
Email: bderring@columbiact.org

STEPS FOR TEENS TO ENROLL IN THE PROGRAM:

  1. Download & save the Student Application Form, Teen Agreement, Health Rules and W-9 form.
  2. Print out forms and add signatures where indicated
  3. Return to AHM for processing via email:  KristinaH@ahmyouth.org, or drop off at our offices/mail to:
    AHM Youth & Family Services | 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron, CT 06248  |  Attention: Kristina Smith, TASKs Coordinator

Special thanks to Hebron’s Greater Together Community Fund, and Marlborough’s Greater Together Community Fund, for helping to support this program.

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