‘Tis the season – to worry and ask for help!
December and January are usually the busiest for Senior Link’s caseworkers as they follow the two major holidays where children come home to visit their aging parents. During those times, they realize things have changed and ‘suddenly’ help is needed!
And we are glad to assist! Frequently these ‘calls’ come in the form of an email as well, seeking advice and guidance in providing ideas for a parent needing something to do outside their home (check out our two senior centers, the RSVP volunteer opportunities at 60 locations across Midland or if they qualify, the Foster Grandparent or Senior Companion programs. And there are always volunteer needs here with Meals on Wheels!).
Other requests are for more in-depth needs requiring in-home care and similar resources. Our caseworkers are glad to help family members begin the process of accessing those programs and providing help for ‘our greatest generation’. Many times, Senior Link is the first step in getting the elderly the care they need to remain in the comfort and security of their own homes for as long as possible.
Improving the quality of life for senior citizens in Midland is our vision. Senior Link’s mission is to address the challenges related to aging and develop efficient, flexible and compassionate ways to meet the needs of our community. The programs we offer are the means to achieve these goals resulting in a healthy, independent and dignified way of life for the elderly.
Families do not have to go it alone, especially when they are separated by miles. We are here, working side by side with you and your parents and loved ones down this road of life. The journey, as it has been said, is the better part, and we are grateful for the company we get to keep!