Eager to Serve Those Seniors in Our Community in Crisis?
We Want Those People Who Have a Heart for Seniors to Join Our Call
Often there are seniors in our community who are in crisis. FreshStart’s Elderly Care and Assistance Program – called Senior Services – seeks to provide companion-based assistance to seniors in our community. Our services include providing friendship, housekeeping, meal preparation and shopping or running errands. Our goal is to help seniors remain an essential, valued and well-cared-for part of our community.
HOME CLEANING & REPAIRS
Housekeeping can literally be a lifesaver. You can help make it possible for our seniors to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a clean, functional and uncluttered home.
MEAL PLANNING & PREPERATION
Studies show more than half of all seniors living at home are undernourished or malnourished. You can help assist with meal planning and preparation to help ensure healthy nutrition
ERRANDS & TRANSPORTATION
Transportation and errand assistance means our seniors can complete their tasks, go to appointments and visit friends and family—all without getting behind the wheel.
CONVERSATION & COMPANIONSHIP
For many seniors, the social gap created by growing older is worse than failing health. As a senior companion you can provide much-needed community interaction.
Servicing our Seniors
Our seniors are facing many challenges such as a decline in their health and functionality, prolonged isolation and depression, their homes are in need of repair, their inability to manage today’s technology, and much more. Actually, in 2014, Seminole County reported that 13.2% of its population was 65 years of age or more and of the population age 60 or more, 49% are eligible for and utilize food stamps and 20.7% live alone. When coupled with other statistics about low income individuals and families, there are indications that our seniors are suffering and are in need of supportive services.
FreshStart’s Board and team members believe the need for our seniors is clear and present. And while we may not be able to solve every problem, we are compelled to try. However, we need assistance and resources. Therefore, if you’re called to serve those seniors in our community who are in crisis; in need of housecleaning, meal preparation or companionship then our Senior Services program wants you.
Together, We Can Make A Difference
Learn How You Can Get Involved with FreshStart
The needs are many but “the workers are few.” Contact us to learn more about our programs, services, initiatives (‘our activities”) as well as, opportunities to donate, fund raise, host events, campaign, or give gifts. Then come join us and use your time, talent and treasure to help those of us who are in need. Involve your school or company too!