Living at home is usually the route most seniors would rather take, instead of going to an assisted living facility to live out their later years. Living in your own home has been shown to improve your mood by making you feel more relaxed and more dependent, even though you might not be able to do all the things you used to do.
There's nothing wrong with needing a little help as we get older, and that's where organizations like A Little Help come in. It's also been proven that people who remain living at home have been able to stay healthier. This all comes down to how happy you are, because stress is very damaging to the body!
This wonderful non-profit organization through Connecting Neighbors right here in Denver CO is dedicated to providing home services to seniors in our community. Volunteers in our community get together and do lawn work, minor home repairs and provide transportation when you need it. The volunteers have been tested and background checked, and won't be sent to your home if they don't know what they are doing! For example, the volunteers who might come to fix the hand rails in your home are handy and might already have a job in home repairs.
Service Saturdays are held twice a year in South Central Denver, specifically to help out seniors in the area with home repairs. Churches, families and knowledgeable individuals come together on these days to help all senior members of A Little Help with things like hand rails, cleaning up the leaves in your lawn, and the spring cleaning and organizing.
If you have boxes in your basement that need to be sorted, they can even do that too. You can rest assured that you are in good hands with this program! You might have a bunch of cobwebs in your home, your basement might need a cleaning badly, and you most likely have an old piece of furniture that you've been meaning to donate. The volunteers use their resources, as well as things like rakes and lawn mowers that have been donated to ALH from other members of the community, who might not have been able to come out and help in person.
This is a great example of how our community tries to look out for its senior members, to make sure they have what they need. You have a right to live where you want to live, and the younger people in our community show their respect and show that they care about those who came before them. A Little Help makes it a point to involve people of all ages to enrich your life, as well as their own by giving a little of their time and energy to others.