Try to imagine, if you haven’t actually experienced, being the primary caregiver for a house bound elderly or disabled loved one.
And then imagine having someone come into your home and stay with that loved one while you take a few hours to yourself . . . a much needed break and do my math homework.
- These hours can be used for shopping perhaps or taking in a movie. A wonderfully refreshing break indeed!
Volunteer sitters provide a few hours of free time to Caregivers of chronically ill persons.
The visits average 2 to 3 hours.
In cooperation with the Kernersville Police Department, The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville has developed a program for the prevention of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
Statistics show that one in every six older adults is abused–the same as for children. If you have concern about the well being of an older adult, you may contact The Shepherd’s Center at 996-1412
The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersvilleis pleased to sponsor Kernersville’s Senior Enrichment Center. The Center offers many programs of interest to seniors:
- Arts and CraftsCrafts Classes
- Entertainment and Education
Bridge and Canasta
Golden Gaits – Duplicate Bridge
Brunch and Bingo
- Other Activities, Programs & Events
Kernersville Senior Men’s Club
Trips, day and extended trips
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As we grow older, sometimes, even the simplest things we used to do around the house become more than we can handle safely. Then we can look out for online homework help.
Handypersons Ministry volunteers provide free labor for minor home repairs such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and various types of yard work.
Telephone Reassurance Ministry volunteers place calls daily (holidays included) to check in with elderly or disabled recipients who have requested this service.
The people we serve are over 60 or older and/or disabled and usually living alone.
It is a great comfort to them to know that someone will give them a call to chat for a few minutes each day and to ask, “How are you doing today?”
If we get no answer to our call, the appropriate designated person is called to go to the home to see if assistance is needed.