April 22 , 2018 – Washington Co., WI – A couple of special guests attended the April ‘Percolate’ gathering at Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County
The West-Bend based nonprofit helps seniors in the community get to appointments on time. Volunteers also help with grocery shopping, house cleaning, snow shoveling and yard work and there’s even an opportunity for students to learn how to give back to seniors.
Assembly Rep. Rick Gundrum spent over an hour chatting with Interfaith volunteers and getting to know a bit more about the organization and how it fills a need across West Bend and Washington County.
Dist. 8 alderman Roger Kist also spent a good hour talking to volunteers and staff. Kist is a strong supporter of Interfaith Caregivers and even sits on the board of directors.
Remember Friday, May 4 is Percolate. A chance to meet new friends, share some coffee and sweets and find out a little bit about what Interfaith Caregivers does for people in the community.
Come join us at 8 a.m. at 2374A Washington Avenue. (In the strip mall that used to be Pick ‘N Save)
On a side note, at the May 4 Percolate, Interfaith will be presented with a “Purple Angel” for its Purple Angel Dementia Awareness training of all staff and volunteers.
“We are now an official Dementia Friendly Business,” said Interfaith executive director Janean Brudvig. “It was a great training and hopefully more will consider doing it.”
Giving time to Interfaith Caregivers is a rewarding experience.
Whether it’s driving a senior to the doctor, getting a group together to clean up an elderly neighbor’s yard or simply folding a fresh load of laundry, your time makes a real difference! In the end, don’t be surprised if you forget who’s helping who.
h.e.l.p. Corner Accepting Donations of Durable Medical Equipment
Do you have gently used medical equipment you no longer need taking up space in the garage or basement? Want to spring “clean it out” and help a neighbor at the same time? The h.e.l.p. Corner is currently accepting donations and would love to hear from you! H.el.p. Corner has been busy and sometimes find ourselves short on equipment like wheelchairs, seated walkers, and knee scooters.
The h.e.l.p. Corner is a community health equipment-lending program, designed to provide Washington County residents with access to gently used durable medical equipment. Equipment available for use during a short-term illness or injury; it may also be loaned on a longer-term basis for individuals living with a disability. There is a small $10 or $20 deposit required, depending on the item. Your deposit is refunded when equipment is returned in clean working order.
The h.e.l.p. Corner is a community partnership of the Aging and Disability Resource Center, The Threshold, Inc. and is operated by Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County. It is located at 2354 A W. Washington St. on the south side of the LVS Center. Please call 262-339-4147 for current hours or to set up an appointment. H.e.l.p. Corner is staffed by volunteers and hours are subject to change.
For more information you may also visit our website: www.helpcorner.org or our Facebook page “Help Corner of Washington County.”