Category Archive: Personal Stories

A Volunteer’s Perspective!

Join Today to be a Respite Companion!

Join Today to be a Respite Companion!

Many of us give in different ways. Some make a difference through donations. But others are looking for a way to be more engaged on a more personal level. Respite Companion volunteers are not only engaged into the lives of the families they are impacting, but their own lives are enriched as well. The experiences as a Respite Companion are unique to every individual client.

Following are a few Respite Companion anecdotes of their time volunteering:

Kathy, a Companion for over a year, tells of an experience she had with Don.

“Joan had CNN on TV when I arrived…the return of our ambassador and the three marines all in flag draped coffins…where a very respectful service occurred…Watching that Don stood up from his chair and saluted… honoring those lost men. What an honorable man he is. Disease may be taking away some things from him but his core is intact and he lived it with this action that day. What an honor it is to spend the time I do with Don.”

 

Glenda, another Companion to a few families, expresses the joy and gratitude she has towards Mary and Esther.

“Mary gave me a bouquet of flowers…Esther told me numerous times “I love you,” and “You’re so pretty,” without any prompting. I was moved to tears! That was the best gift.”

These are just a few stories and occurrences that Respite Companions are able to experience. If you or someone you know is looking for a way to positively impact the community, contact HELP Adult Services.  A family caregiver is waiting. Become a Respite Companion today and reap the benefits for many days to come!

Contact Chelsea at: 402-341-6559 x102

 

4th Annual Caregiver Recognition Event

caregiver recognitionThere may be someone in your life that you admire because of the compassion and love he/she shows their loved one while providing caregiving. You know he/she is a caregiver because it is what he/she does. But, shouldn’t this person know how much you admire him/her because of what he/she does every day with such grace?

Consider recognizing this person who is an uncompensated caregiver by giving him/her an evening of entertainment at the Caregiver of the Year event hosted by HELP Adult Services.

4th Annual Caregiver of the Year
Tuesday, October 15th
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Scott Conference Center
Entertainment:  Dancing Grannies
Appetizers, wine & other refreshments
Caregiver and their family and friends attend at no cost.

Help us recognize the selfless caregivers in our community by completing a Caregiver Recognition form:
2013 Caregiver of the Year Nom Form

Every caregiver submitted is invited to the event at no cost and will receive a gift and an evening of entertainment.

 

Chuck the Walker from Texas

Picture3Chuck the Walker” from Texas.

Born on March 4th 2013, Chuck hails from the loving home of two Texas Rangers named Sheryll and Bob.

Chuck has joined the team at HELP Adult Services and goes on many adventures with the staff! Chuck finds himself wandering all around Omaha. Don’t be surprised if he shows up somewhere near you! Keep up with the excitement by following The Adventures of Chuck the Walker on HELP Adult Services’ Facebook page!

www.facebook.com/HELPAdultServices