Jan 28 Care Mission
Shovel Snow for a Senior this Season
Lend a hand and help a neighbor, friend, or relative that may have a hard time shoveling this season.
The Facts: After a snowfall, do kids in your neighborhood still offer to shovel driveways and sidewalks for a few dollars? This backbreaking work is strenuous, and may be particularly dangerous for older adults, those who are typically sedentary, or people living with heart conditions. Sadly, every year, people die shoveling snow.
If you’re heathy, consider helping a senior dig out this winter – whether by shovel or snow blower. Here are four ways to help when Old Man Winter throws a storm your way:
After it snows, make a point to also shovel out senior neighbors and friends.
Check in on a senior before it snows and let them know you’ll help clear.
Help clear a car covered in snow or ice.
If you have senior loved ones that live further away or you can’t help shovel, look into a shoveling service that can help them this winter.
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