For many senior citizens everyday upkeep is not as easy as it once was. Mowing the grass. Raking leaves. Planting flowers. These activities are no longer things they are capable of doing alone. As we all grow older we will have to ask for help- however it is important to remember that not everyone has family or friends they can call on in this time of need. That is why because I said I would Denver, decided to be that helping hand to three local seniors.
Three groups of volunteers, totaling 20 overall, split into groups to clean up the yards of three senior homes. Together each group raked and cleaned the yard, per the home owner’s requests. Volunteers also planted flowers, fixed windows, and gave each yard their very own because I said I would yard sign!
However it was much more than a yard clean, as members got the chance to talk and get to know their seniors. Our homeowners, Joanna, Kathleen and Don were amazing individuals who were so appreciative of our help. They shared stories with us and made this experience so worthwhile.
After the event, a quote from one of the seniors was shared with us by Senior Hub, the organization that helped connect us with our senior home owners. They shared:
“That was the greatest group of people. They went above and beyond. Wow. They were just incredible. I’ve never had a group like that before. Thank you!”
We are so happy to have been able to get to know these individuals and give them a yard to be proud of. A big thank you to Senior Hub and to our volunteers for showing up and making a difference in these seniors’ lives.
See all of the photos below.