Delco Senior Games Track & Field
In collaboration with the Delaware County Council, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA.), Home Helpers teamed up to sponsor the 2014 Senior Games. The mission of the Games is to engage adults, 50+, in a week-long event that promotes a healthy, social and active lifestyle. On Friday, June 20, Home Helpers handed out water, pretzels and giveaways during the Track & Field event.
Home Helpers was a proud sponsor of the Older American Celebration at Grace Courts. During this year's event, Mayor Hepkins of Yeadon was the guest speaker, followed by a talent show put on by the residents of Grace Courts, McHenry Dance Center students, and students from Lower Merion school.
Home Helpers Reading office and Home Helpers Drexel Hill office participated in several events last week. Michelle Mann and Cathy Willoughby handed out information about Home Helpers' services for aging in place as well as advice to caregivers. The events they attended included:
- Vision Expo in Wyomissing
- Keystone Villa Fleetwood Senior Wellness day
- Phoenixville Senior Circle Women's Pampering day at Phoenixville Hospital
- Senator Rafferty's Veterans' Expo in Pottstown
- Centenarian Luncheon at Drexelbrook
Congratulations to caregiver Bridget Pryor of the Media, Pa., office. She received the PRIDE Award for outstanding caregiving today from the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter!
In the photo from left to right: Tom Carroll (Owner of the Media, PA office); Bridget Pryor; Kimberly Carroll, RN, BSN (Director of Client Services in the Media, PA office)
Every year since 1963, May has been a month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions to our communities. During the Delaware County Council meeting, local agencies came together to kick off the 2014 Older American's Month. The theme this year is; Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow. Pictured (on right) from the Home Helpers Media office is Janet Squires and Tom Carroll, and from the Home Helpers Drexel Hill office is Michelle Brown and Cathy Willoughby.
Home Helpers and Crossroads Hospice have partnered together to bring caregivers a free in-service seminar on Communication and Hospice 101. All classes will be held at the Drexel Hill Office.
Join Home Helpers tonight at Residences at Chestnut Ridge for a free seminar on Understanding and Coping with Dementia and Alzheimer's. Tom Carroll, Owner of the Home Helpers Media office will be the facilitator. Light refreshments will be served.
CBS3 paid a visit to the Home Helpers Drexel Hill office to discuss with Dianna Costa, a RN with Home Helpers, the effects of the bitter cold on the elderly. "Unfortunately as we get older, our body temperature doesn't have the same reaction time to the cold", said Costa. "Our primary goal is to make sure our clients remain safe and warm in their homes when temperatures get this low."
Home Helpers is forming a team for the MDA Muscle Walk on April 6, 2014 at SteelStacks at Arts Quest, in Bethlehem, PA.
The Muscle Walk is a fun, meaningful way to help make a significant difference in the lives of families served by MDA, long after the event is over. MDA makes it so easy and turn-key to raise money through a personal online fundraising page. Bring your spouse, children, and friends!
To join our team "Home Helpers' Heroes", please click here: http://www2.mda.org/site/TR?fr_id=8051&pg=team&team_id=24456
The money we raise will help support MDA outpatient clinics, repairs of medical equipment, support groups, MDA summer camp and hope through research.
If you can’t join our team, please do anything you can — register as an individual or make a donation on our behalf.
We look forward to seeing you on our team at the Greater Lehigh Valley Muscle Walk 2014.
For more information, please contact Team Captain Lauren Everett at 610-838-7494.