I want to share with all of an email I received from Sue Bobby at the Henderson Senior Center. These folks are just the best, they don’t talk about caring, they do the caring. And It’s a lot of work. I salute all of you, and you in particular Sue. I can’t thank you enough for all you have done for me and for Adopt A Caregiver. This email made me cry.
“Of course you will be missed by the new friends you made here in Henderson, and yes, we will definitely keep in touch. I believe that you were meant to be here in Henderson for the time you have been here…to educate and inspire all of us to do more for caregivers.
Judy continues to tell me how she feels so blessed to have been brought together with her new caregiving friend Rhetta. They are tentatively planning on getting together to do some art work projects.
And one man, who is our patron, who has the young son who is the caregiver, has told us, by reading your book, he has gained some insight into what a difficult task his son has being his caregiver. This man has been able to be more independent and give his son more respite time lately. The man, who used to stay at home and not socialize using his near-blindness and deafness as an excuse not to socialize, now comes to the Center and volunteers his time with the Kids to Kids program and plays chess with others, and uses our magnifying machine to read books (like yours) and has a hot lunch every Tuesday. Tuesdays are now his son’s respite day to do activities with friends his own age.”
Adopt A Caregiver does work. Give the gift that lasts forever and costs nothing. Adopt A Caregiver and tell them your friend Helene sent you.
Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene