To Participate:

Residents who need help with fall clean-up chores may request an application to be considered for the project. The deadline for senior citizens to apply is October 18. Contact Cori Mapp in the Office of Retention at 505-566-3120 or email for an application. Community members interested in volunteering for the clean-up should contact Lucy Haber at 505-566-3690 or email

FARMINGTON — San Juan College will hold its annual Fall Clean-Up project on November 1 and 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

College students, faculty and employees and community volunteers will gather to help local senior citizens who need help with general yard cleaning chores. Volunteers team up to rake leaves, trim bushes and branches, pull weeds, and complete any other basic outdoor chores that seniors are unable to do on their own.

The project reaches homes in the Farmington, Aztec and Bloomfield area, but welcomes applications from any surrounding areas.

"This is the perfect opportunity to help senior citizens and provide a needed service in the community," said Lucy Haber, assistant director of the Community Learning Center, in a press release. "A few hours can make a huge difference, and it's a great project for individuals as well as for entire families."

San Juan College School of Business Principles of Management students will organize the event. The project is also co-coordinated by the Office of Retention and the Volunteer Center.

Leigh Black Irvin covers health for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4610 and Follow her @irvindailytimes on Twitter.