Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Blog Guelph: Everyone Is Aging

Happy Tuesday everyone!

On Sunday, my Grandmother celebrated her 88th birthday. Celebrate might be a bit overboard, becasue she feels at her age, we are just rubbing it in. I didn't have a chance to visit her, because she lives out of town, but we did talk for a while.

Although she does have some small issues with her health, she is very fortunate. She still lives on her own, in her home. She still has her driver's licence, and although she limits her time on the roads, is still a very safe driver. She is very smart and sharp, and is always looking to learn something new.

Where she struggles though, is being alone. It is something I struggle with as well, because being in another city limits what I am able to do to help her out. There are days when it breaks my heart to know she has spent another lonely day at home with no one to talk to. Those are the days when a five minute phone call from me makes her day. I always wish that there was more I could do, but like everyone else, I too am busy with work and family.

I've added some links below for some organizations here in Guelph that help seniors like my Grandmother. They all need volunteers like you, to help their programs run.

Seniors for Seniors

Guelph Wellington Seniors Association

Friends of The Family Senior Care

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

Have a safe and happy week!


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