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Be a Good Neighbor to Senior Citizens

From all indications, we seem to be experiencing one of the snowiest winters in several years. This amount of snow can be overwhelming for the average citizen, but this year, Southwest 8 Senior Services asks you to think about your elderly family members, friends and neighbors. If you have a neighbor who is a frail senior, please consider taking some extra time to shovel or snow-blow their driveway, sidewalks and / or porch. This gesture can make a huge difference to a homebound senior who will appreciate your extra efforts when they retrieve their mail or newspaper, or when they have Meals on Wheels delivered. Inclement weather also makes it difficult even for active seniors get out and about to run errands, so if you are making a routine trip to the grocery store, check with your elderly neighbor to see if they are in need of a few necessary items. The amount and frequency of this winter’s snow makes it impossible to provide volunteers for all of the seniors who need assistance with snow removal. So Southwest 8 asks that we all “Be a Good Neighbor to a Senior” and assist those seniors in your neighborhood who need help. Also, if you are interested in volunteering to provide snow removal for frail seniors in your community, please call Southwest 8 Senior Services and speak directly with our volunteer manager at 712-328-2540 or 800-432-9209, extension 21.