Here’s to the everyday heroes,
The volunteers who do what they can,
To ease the suffering of others,
And be of service to their fellow man.
May they know the true satisfaction
That comes from helping others
Less fortunate than themselves,
But no less their sisters and brothers.
May they feel the gratitude in our hearts
For all of the good that they’ve done.
Here’s to the everyday heroes,
The past few weeks have proven to be a battle for home care, as a unprecedented string of severe weekend snowstorms waged a ware with home care’s ability to protect its elder in need.
Home Care won the battle.
As we all watched an endless loop of snowplows on television and heard countless stories of public transportation […]
The Images Program at South Shore Elder Services provides a social opportunity for individuals with visual impairments to interact with others who may have experienced a change or loss in their vision as a result of macular degeneration or other health complications. In addition to social opportunities; participation in the group provides many other advantages […]
When I was asked if I could talk about the Veterans at our annual meeting, I was a little hesitant. I felt because I was lucky enough not to be in harms way that I wasn’t qualified.
Then I saw the wall of Veterans Stars at South Shore Elder Services and saw that my name […]
November is National Family Caregiver Month. The commitment and dedication caregivers show throughout the year to their loved ones is remarkable, and it is always valuable to stop and appreciate the good things in our lives. Take a moment this month to acknowledge the caregivers in your life.
Caregiving offers a challenge and brings great […]
Hello my name is Eleanor O’Neil. I have worked with elders and their families for the past thirty eight years. I have a wonderful career and have worked in many venues of elder service. I am writing my story to you as a daughter who cared for her aged Mother.
I thought that I knew what […]
One day a gift arrived.
I did not notice.
I was not looking.
This is a story about acquiring my divine vision and the little boy who ignited the torch that became the guiding light to the doorway of my very best self.
The story begins with a violent act, mine to her, “her” being my teenage daughter.
The comfort […]
The 4th of July is dedicated to honoring the freedom we fought for and continue to uphold throughout our history. This year we take a moment to reflect on this holiday and express gratitude for the efforts of our members of the Armed Forces in protecting our freedom.
As a retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel and […]
This month’s reflection highlights new partnerships in the community and the desire to bring preparation and planning for the realities of life to everyone.
What Does It Mean?
In 1985 The Fifteenth General Synod of the United Church of Christ adopted the Resolution now titled “Calling On UCC Congregations to Covenant As Open and Affirming.”
In 1985 I […]
Caregivers often find themselves unable to voice their needs and communicate with family members. Many sensitive issues are always popping up. How do I talk to mom about long term care options? When do you discuss with your dad that it might be time to give up the car keys? What happens when other siblings […]