It’s about yardwork and a whole lot more.
As seniors themselves, our providers understand what aging is about. They are loving, caring, compassionate people who want to help others in the world.
After my own mother died, I wanted to continue to help others. I started to do some yard work for the seniors who are the Seniors Helping Seniors clients.
One of the women I've been helping out lost her husband, who had been wheelchair-bound for some time, just like my mom. I understand how hard it is to lose someone you've been helping out like that. There's the loss of the death and there's also just that sense of not knowing what to do with yourself.
So while I'm planting the new bulbs, we're also talking about life, love, mourning and the next steps. It's a lot more than just the yard work that's getting done in that garden.