It takes a village to support our seniors.
This from Laurie Harris with the Better at Home program, who is seeking volunteers to help seniors with yard work Saturday.
Harris expects about 50 volunteers to take part, including a team from the Connect Church.
“That can include lawn mowing, weed whacking, sorting out a garden shed, maybe some hedges trimmed,” “We can’t guarantee that everything is going to be done. It depends entirely on how many volunteers materialize and the size of the jobs. At least if we know about it, we can take a crack at it.”
Harris says keeping the elderly living in their homes as opposed to senior care is good for their health and their mental well being.
“Bodies start to be a little less cooperative and our seniors have helped us to build our communities and shape our own lives,” Harris says. “Its really worthwhile for us to give back and to support them to stay in their own homes.”
The Spring yard blitz goes from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday.
Any senior who needs support is asked to call the Better at Home service at (250) 426-2943. You can also leave a Facebook message on the group’s Facebook page.
– Cranbrook Better at Home coordinator, Laurie Harris