We have all heard the saying, “it takes a village.” While the old adage originally referred to children, in 2020 it takes on a different meaning as we think about people in our community who need help. In the last few months, we have heard countless stories of struggle, gratitude, and connection between the people we serve, their families, and our volunteers- Peggy and Olivia, who now have tea times; Jenny, who is relieved someone will be able to shop for her mom; or Mary, who can get a much needed rest knowing that her husband, who has Alzheimer’s, is in good hands with John. The need for connection and the support network of a “village” has never been more real, devastating so, for the elderly and frail in our community.
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I can’t say enough great things about [Caregivers] and their wonderful volunteers. I tell everyone I see that [Caregivers] is wonderful, things are a lot different since the pandemic, but even with the added safety precautions, like wearing masks and staying in the volunteer’s car instead of waiting in the doctor’s office, the wonderful care and compassion that the volunteers provide is exactly the same!
Being on the Board of Directors gives me an inside look at what this amazing organization does on a day to day basis and how they are able to provide seniors with the support services that they need. Whether they are looking for volunteers or seniors who are in need, we are proud to be able to work together in harmony for the good of our community.
Grace has been a Volunteer with Caregivers for the past 12 years providing transportation and food shopping to countless seniors in our community. She has also been a Whiting Coordinator connecting our volunteers & receivers. Grace says, “Volunteering with Caregivers has been a blessing to me, being able to help people in various ways means so much. I will continue to spread the word about your great services.