May 13, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Welcome to a Sunday series about neighbors across Washington County who take a moment to give thanks for something in their lives that affected them this past week.
Florence and Kathy have become fast friends after being introduced through Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County
Florence has declining vision but she has great faith and a green thumb. “One ice cube every week is all I give my orchids,” said Florence. She has a marvelous collection in her dining room and on her porch.
Florence is getting ready for the rain to end so she can soon be planting seeds preparing her summer garden of tomatoes and peppers.
Kathy helps Florence get to doctor appointments and the grocery; both need each other and both are thankful for the experience they receive at Interfaith Caregivers.
Remember the first Friday of the month 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)
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.”