My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Umbrella of the Capital District, Inc., Schenectady, NY, USA
To readers - I have been a handyperson for Umbrella since June 2019, and in this short period of time have seen firsthand the value of this organization to our senior population and am very proud to be part of it. Ron and the staff in the office are very supportive, caring people whose clear objective is to assist seniors to remain in their home, providing necessary domestic services as needed. I share this view totally, as having worked in a nursing home for over 12 years (and still do), have sat with countless incoming and existing residents (especially ladies) who not only suffer the loss of their loved one, but now must face entering a nursing home and vacating their home as well. While all isn't necessarily bleak about this (there are some advantages), most would agree they'd do almost anything to remain in their home in lieu of this. We all know most family members try to assist as they can, but many are part of the sandwich generation, who still have young people at home, and trying to care for an aging parent is nearly impossible-regardless of their intentions. Enter groups like Umbrella, who do their best to make up the difference. As a retired senior myself and still working p/t, I am once again, very proud to be part of this organization and will continue to be a handyperson for them for as long as I'm physically able.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Mike Hurley