April 24, 2014

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Free Hour of In-Home Assistance for Senior Citizens

PHOTO PROVIDED. Seniors Helping Seniors Provider Anita McKenna of Elyria shares information about in-home services at the Lorain County Fair.

PHOTO PROVIDED. Seniors Helping Seniors Provider Anita McKenna of Elyria shares information about in-home services at the Lorain County Fair.

Elyria, OH -Seniors Helping Seniors® In-Home Services is cel­ebrating their one-year anniver­sary in Lorain County with two new opportunities to help seniors. ‘Because it is our one-year anniversary this month we are offering one free hour of service,’ states Janet McGarvey, who, along with her friend Alice Iseminger, launched the Seniors Helping Seniors Center one year ago because of their desire to provide assistance to seniors and their families in the community.

‘If you have been hesitant to try our in-home services, now it the time to call,’ adds McGarvey.

‘When you call for services during the month of September you will receive one free hour when a min­imum of two hours consecutive hours are scheduled. We will care­fully match you with a senior Provider who will you help you with cleaning, running errands, personal care and so much more.’ Working closely with senior citi­zens in the community has inspired McGarvey and Iseminger to begin Extended Family Tree, a special call-in service that pro­vides contact, comfort and secu­rity for families. Extended Family Tree provides a simple phone call to the home of a loved one to make sure they are alright. ‘We are privileged to be the ones to come along side a family in need and be their rock,’ states McGar­vey. ‘Each day I feel blessed to work with seniors and their fami­lies.’ Seniors Helping Seniors in­home services (www.SeniorsHelp­ingSeniors. com) offer loving, car­ing, compassionate non-medical services for seniors by seniors to help them live with dignity and respect and remain independent.

Seniors Helping Seniors Providers are matched with senior Receivers. Our services include transporta­tion, meal preparation, compan­ionship, yard work, and handy­man projects. We also support families with personal care needs, overnight stays, and even 24-hour care as well as Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and respite assis­tance.

‘Seniors Helping Seniors believes that seniors help each other age better,’ explains Iseminger. A special bond devel­ops between the seniors that need help and those that are able to help. ‘The goal of Seniors Helping Seniors is to be the resource that our community can depend on for honesty, dependability, superior service, fair pricing and a real friend,’ Iseminger adds.

Philip Yocom and his wife Kiran co-founded Seniors Helping Seniors In-home Services, which began as a non-profit organization serving Berks County, Pennsylva­nia over twelve years ago. The original Seniors Helping Seniors center continues that tradition, providing over 1,000 hours of serv­ice every month. ‘We want Seniors Helping Seniors to be the first place that seniors call; for those who are in need of non-medical services and for those seeking extra income, explains Yocom.’ For free information, contact Janet McGarvey at (440) 935-3848, or email her at CaringSeniors@yahoo.com.

Visit the website at www.senior­shelpingseniors. com/NELorain­NWCuyahogaCounties.