I started with Life Eldercare about 13 years ago as a Friendly Visitor and am now on my 6th senior, losing them is heart breaking but we must think of them as a great gift for only a short time. I was asked to join the Board and was deeply honored. I is our job to make sure Life Eldercare survives into the future. It is our goal to keep seniors in their own homes for as long as possible.
I am a 72 year old woman who has driven Meals on Wheels on Friday mornings for 12 years, driven VIP rides clients to appointments and served on the organization's Board of Directors. Frequently, I am the only visitor my MOW clients get for the day. Although our visits are short, I know that the daily driver visits give both the client and their family the security of knowing someone will be making a visit each morning to check on their well-being as well as providing a healthy meal. I believe the benefits to the volunteer are equally as beneficial. We are given the opportunity to personally interact with clients who are not as healthy as we are. This kind of service brings a satisfaction to the volunteer's life that can only be appreciated by those who have experienced the joys of hands-on service and personal interaction. There is a light in the eyes of our volunteers and a joy of living I do not meet in most of my other pursuits! Even more interaction and friendship occurs with our Friendly Visitor or VIP Rides programs.