Household & Yard Help

Sometimes we just need a little help to thrive at home.

A person’s home is an important part of who they are. Home is often seen as an extension and expression of ourselves. By empowering members to stay in their homes, A Little Help helps our elders continue to take pride in their homes and yards. They are surrounded by evidence of past experiences and events that have helped shape their self-image. We want our neighbors to maintain their daily routines and activities as much as they are able, but sometimes those tasks around the home and in the yard just become unmanageable. We understand that many household and yard chores can become difficult with age, illness, or injury. Volunteers can help with the tasks listed below, or may serve in a consultant capacity, by providing information and advice. 

Gardening and Yard Work

  • Watering indoor & outdoor plants
  • Weeding and planting
  • Spring and fall yard maintenance
  • Raking leaves
  • Shoveling snow (all requests to A Little Help by October of current year. See our section on Snow Shoveling)

Handy Help/In-Home Assistance

  • Changing light bulbs
  • Light cleaning, including sweeping, vacuuming, and dusting (on a monthly basis)
  • Making simple repairs