Getting old is tough
~ Loss of independence, can no longer drive????
~Loss of spouse or S/O
~Loss of close friends / family
~ Family is far away
Without Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey is a unique organization which helps the elderly, homebound and veterans with medical transportation, grocery shopping, friendly phone call or visits. Living a wonderful motto " Caring for People by who Care"
Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey gives the voiceless population, the elderly and homebound a voice. They give the elderly hope and dignity. This organization does so much on a shoestring budget. The elderly population is not one many think of.
Check out our website & donate to make a difference in a seniors life www.caregivervolunteers.org
Imagine: age 23 marry the love of your life, Harry
age 26 welcome your 1st child , then age 28 your 2nd child
You have a good life, nice home, good income.
your kids grow up, get married and move away.
You and Harry decide to down size and move into a adult community, you want to enjoy your "golden years". Life is still good though you move a little slower, go to the doctor(s) more often as now high blood pressure, arthritis and diabetes have decided to hop on your health, ugh but hey you and Harry still go to the stores and take some trips. You love seeing the kids and grandkids when they visit, but the visits are never long enough. Harry gets ill and passes away. This event is devastating, but your faith is strong and you carry on. The kids encourage you to join the senior center to "get involved" ! Your vision is starting to diminish, you really don't like driving because your afraid. At a doctor's visit he tells you "it is time to hang up the keys " Now at the age of 84, you live alone and can't drive anymore ? How am I going to get to the doctor's or get groceries ? Your kids live 2 states away they call to check on you, tell you to look into cabs for appointments and to get meals on wheels. Your at the senior center one day and there is a speaker from Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey giving a presentation on their services. Wow~ they offer medical transportation to doctor's, grocery shopping, friendly visits, pet visits.... Their services are free ! They are a nonprofit, interfaith organization whose mission to help the elderly and homebound remain in their home independently with dignity.