Thursday, March 21, 2013
Older Adults Need Spring Cleaning Help, Get It From Interfaith & YOU
Thankfully, there is an organization that runs a volunteer program to assist older adults in getting things done whether Spring cleaning, winter snow removal, or summer lawn care. Interfaith Older Adult Programs has established many programs focusing on quality services, social opportunities, and valuable resources to enhance the welfare of older adults and family caregivers who support them. Their volunteer program makes it very easy for people to provide assistance with opportunities located throughout Milwaukee County suitable to adults of any age. There are numerous positions uniquely matched to personal interests & talents and flexible commitment. More information on volunteering can be found here.
This really is a great opportunity for men who want to find an outlet to give their energy and talent to help others in a well-organized simple way. Whether on your own or with a group of friends, you can sign up to help one or more older adults with some chores around their homes. A perfect example of this is a recent Community Story by RadioMilwaukee about a UWM Ultimate Frisbee team signing up to do it together. This winter they worked together to help keep one woman's sidewalks clear of snow the entire season. This model could be easily followed by your group of drinking buddies, fantasy sports league, gaming group, i.e. your friends.
This Spring Interfaith is putting out a call for help to assist our older neighbors in doing the clean-up to make their yards ready for the warmer months, then stay on to mow the lawn in Summer, and shovel in Winter. Are you ready to help? If so, call Mary Steinke at (414) 220-8648 or fill out a volunteer application here.