Jun 11 Care Mission

Help with Yardwork

The Facts: According to an AARP study, 90 percent of people age 65 and over would prefer to stay in their own homes, or “age in place,” as they get older. For some seniors, especially those living alone, the maintenance can be overwhelming. Yardwork can pose unique challenges because it may require strength, endurance, or working when it’s hot outside. Lending a helping hand can go a long way to help some seniors keep up.

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Help with Yardwork

Grass is green. Flowers are blooming. And yardwork is waiting! Pitch in to help a senior keep up their curb appeal. Send over your kids to help pick up sticks. Or lend a hand yourself with planting, mulching, or mowing. If you live in a neighborhood with sidewalks, you can even be a secret helper. Homeowners are often responsible for maintaining the sidewalk that adjoins their property. If you’re out for a walk and notice weeds growing through the cracks, simply pick them!

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  1. Karol

    10 Missions Completed

    2

    I sweep my clients garage and walkway at least once a week. The rest of the outside is done by the landscaping people.

  2. Diane

    3 Missions Completed

    2

    Helped neighbour Don by cutting his lawn. Nephew was away.

  3. Brandy

    3 Missions Completed

    1

    I watered some plants for my client she can’t do these kind of things herself so I offered to water her plants and picked some dead leaves off of some of her plants as well.

  4. Karol

    10 Missions Completed

    1

    I taught my client how to do 4 pics 1 word puzzle and she enjoyed it.

  5. Gloria

    31 Missions Completed

    1

    My son helped me complete the yard work during the day.

  6. Memuna Jawaneh

    1 Mission Completed

    0

    Helping people

  7. Brooke

    8 Missions Completed

    0

    I have made it my personal mission each week to clean the retirement home bird bath my grandmother lives in. Its one of those things that gets miased, but the residents so appreciate it. Birds love clean water they recite to me each week.

  8. Loni

    9 Missions Completed

    0

    I help my neighbor (who is on disability) by mowing his lawn.

  9. Loni

    9 Missions Completed

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    I help my neighbor (who is on disability) by doing yard work.

  10. Loni

    9 Missions Completed

    0

    I help my neighbor (who is on disability) by doing outside work.

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