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Jo Anna Gregory
· January 12, 2018
You never know how difficult it can be to age until you care for your parents or are a caretaker .. What a lonely place it can be.. Without those that can love them.. And us if we do get there.. God bless !!
Lukas Allen
· February 8, 2018
Redflag #1 This "nonprofit's" mission statement is, compassion at its finest is free, yet this company is the opposite of that. After signing up you have to pay a $10 fee to volunteer. They say its op...tional but its not. Redflag #2 In the email I received from them, they actually say we are also asking people in need of help to participate to the costs. THEY PRAY ON PEOPLE NEEDING HELP. They charge the elderly $50, just to see the volunteers contact info. Redflag #3 Look up the physical address for this nonprofit. Its a shady building in a back alley with no signs. Redflag #4 I found their tax info and it looks like straight fraud. The records and books for this company are kept in Manila, Philippines! Google, 26-2945586 The Campaign for Aging Research, and look under the nonprofit explorer link. They've scammed nearly 2 million the past 5 years and only have bad reviews to show for it. See More
Cristy Howell Hayes
· December 18, 2017
This is a very questionable "service." A preliminary search indicates many volunteers in my area to assist with needs for an elderly couple I am helping, but before anything is truly revealed (contac...t info for these volunteers, etc.) I am required to make a donation (undisclosed at the time and turned out to be $50) - and then told the next day via email that they couldn't help me....................... No other explanation. This is, in my opinion, a SHAMELESS SCAM for those desperate for assistance. SEEK HELP ELSEWHERE!!!!!! See More
Michelle Cloutier
· January 23, 2018
I'm beginning to think this is a scam! They took my $50 'donation' 1 week ago and I have not heard anything from them since. Meanwhile, my aging mother who is need of immediate help continues to nee...d it. Don't fall for this scam! See More
Lynn Clark-Geiner
· January 18, 2018
I’m so offended that I took the time to fill out the application and write a bio and when I clicked submit on my application a screen came up with a mandatory 10.00 per month donation! Seriously? What a scam!
Laurie B Gendron
· August 22, 2016
I am currently a board member for this org and we meet regularly, per the IRS, to ensure our vision and mission for EH continues to grow as do our needs and feedback we get from our elders and volunte...ers. We want to best serve them both and make our volunteers' experience meaningful as we understand their time is valuable. I am proud to have contributed to this org since 2010 and I think our service is needed and offers an unmatched value. It strives to be a model of efficiency. Our customer service reps are patient and kind and we welcome suggestions to better serve. We are a small nonprofit and are always seeking more volunteers to continue helping the elder population live happy and healthy! See More
Melonie Britton Perry
· November 25, 2016
This may be a great organization but it is misleading. I understand needing money to run but to require a credit card in which a $50 "donation " is taken out every month is not free help for the elder...ly, my mom or I cannot afford this at all but we could use someone just to set with her occasionally when my sister and I can't be there. This is disappointing. See More
Alfredo Fragoso Berumen
· August 11, 2017
A great way to connect volunteers willing to help with the ones who need it the most
Sheila West
· January 2, 2017
I'm the Activities Director at the local Senior Center in my town. I publish a free monthly newsletter and distribute roughly 600 copies each month. We are a small rural community and we are non-profi...t. I would like to use some of your articles in the newsletter. May I have your permission? See More
Janice Jenkins
· January 18, 2017
Elder Helpers is a great organization. No matter where you live or how much of yourself you can give you really need to check Elder Helpers out. I have spent a lifetime working with seniors and so man...y times after dedicating their lives to Family & Country they find themselves alone, lonely and in need of help with the smallest of task. You can make a differance. See More
Billy Anderson
· July 27, 2017
COMPLETE FAILURE. Not one person they claim to be "Helpers" responded with help. I called 19 people on their list within 10 miles of my zip code. I have done everything I could do to cancel their "NON...PROFIT" CHARGING ME $50 per month. See More
Lynn Jobe Sikes
· October 26, 2016
I called today to sign up for meals on wheels ,Sandy took so much patience with me thank you maam ! I speak with a mechanical voice to due cancer ,I am very hard to understand especially with some num...bers and several letters ! She was so helpful she went above and be on helping me to assentence in my application for Elder Source ! Ha'ts off to Sandy ! Sincerly
Deborah Lynn Sikes
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Mathai Kuriakose
· August 1, 2017
I want to replicate this movement in India. In Kerala .in ernakulam to start with. Can you help
Pedro Ramonetti
· July 25, 2017
Very helpful organization. Lots of volunteers available to help. Proud to be part of this task helping those who need it.
Rowen Plummer O'Dell
· November 28, 2016
I saw this for help and I read on and it said 50 bucks a month?. Like um If I had 50 bucks I wouldn't be asking for someone to do one little one time thing for me for free.
Pepa Hogan
· August 14, 2016
you have to pay 50 dollars a month. the whole point is my mom can't pay that.
Rhonda Brande
· August 10, 2016
I never been there but it seems to be helping the real needs of people. You don't know what it's going to be like getting older and the world changes against your accomplishments
Christina Pusel Koenig
· July 2, 2017
Total scam. Makes elders pay for 'services' that volunteers are giving away for free!
Diego Moreno Herrera
· August 16, 2016
This company's customer service cares about their elders in need and in their volunteers. They are dedicated and compassionate.
Chava Pollack Krutulewski
· August 30, 2016
This is the first time that I heard of this organization. I live in Montreal, Canada. Does this organization here?
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As there are so many of us online, sadly, trying to cope with elderly parents with Alzheimer's, we thought we would share a poem we recently came across... it was apparently written by a man whose wife had dementia, he had been married to her for 40 years. Carry this poem with you always as although it might make you cry every time you read it, it will help you cope with your loved one on the particularly bad days....

"Do not ask me to remember
Don't try to make me understand...
Let me rest and know you're with me
Kiss my cheek and hold my hand
I'm confused beyond your concept
I am sad and sick and lost
All I know is that I need you
To be with me at all costs
Please do not lose your patience with me
Do not scold me or curse or cry
I can't help the way I'm acting
I can't be different though I try
Just remember that I need you
And that the best of me is gone
Please don't fail to stand beside me
And love me 'til my life is done"

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Blessed are they…

Blessed are they who understand
My faltering step and shaking hand.

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Blessed are they who know my ears today
Must strain to hear the things they say.

Blessed are they who seem to know
My eyes are dim and my answers slow.

Blessed are they who look away
When my tea was spilled at the table today.

Blessed are they who with a cheery smile
Will stop to chat for a little while.

Blessed are they who never say
“You’ve told that story twice today.”

Blessed are they who know my ways
And bring back memories of yesterdays.

Blessed are they who ease the days
And care for me in loving ways.

Blessed are they who make it known
I’m loved, respected and not alone.

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One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said:

"My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.

...

One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson though about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather:

"Which wolf wins?..."

The old Cherokee simply replied,
"the one that you feed"

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"A couple can overcome any struggle if they will choose to fight for each other and not against each other."

Please SHARE THIS WORD OF WISDOM from our senior community with your friends and family!

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A sweet lesson on patience.
A NYC Taxi driver wrote:
I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked.. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.
After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood be...

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this is what we do, and we are so proud of it.
Currently elderhelpers.org counts over 30,000 actively registered volunteers all across U.S.A. and Canada. Help us spread the word by sharing this post with your friends and family. Our volunteers are screened, trained and standing by for you.

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The charity Campaign to End Loneliness says that one million of us are already suffering from acute loneliness, while two and a half million over 60s fear th...
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Things I've Learned . . . .
I've learned....
that the best classroom in the world
is at the feet of an elderly person.
I've learned.......
that when you're in love, it shows.
I've learned....
that just one person saying to me,
"You've made my day!" makes my day.
I've learned....
that I feel better about myself when
I make others feel better about themselves.
I've learned....
that having a child fall asleep in your
arms is one of the most peaceful
feelings in the world.
I've learned....
that what we have done for ourselves
alone dies with us. What we have done
for others and the world remains and
is immortal.
I've learned....
that one sincere apology is worth more
than all the roses money can buy.
I've learned....
that words harshly spoken are as difficult
to retrieve as feathers in a gale.
I've learned....
that being kind is more important than
being right.
I've learned....
that you should never say no to a
gift from a child.
I've learned....
that I can always pray for someone when
I don't have the strength to help him
in some other way.
I've learned....
that no matter how serious your life
requires you to be, everyone needs a
friend to act goofy with.
I've learned....
that sometimes all a person needs is a
hand to hold and a heart to understand.
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Happy 4th elders and volunteers!

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"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." Mark Twain

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As there are so many of us online, sadly, trying to cope with elderly parents with Alzheimer's, we thought we would share a poem we recently came across... it was apparently written by a man whose wife had dementia, he had been married to her for 40 years. Carry this poem with you always as although it might make you cry every time you read it, it will help you cope with your loved one on the particularly bad days....

"Do not ask me to remember
Don't try to make me understand...
Let me rest and know you're with me
Kiss my cheek and hold my hand
I'm confused beyond your concept
I am sad and sick and lost
All I know is that I need you
To be with me at all costs
Please do not lose your patience with me
Do not scold me or curse or cry
I can't help the way I'm acting
I can't be different though I try
Just remember that I need you
And that the best of me is gone
Please don't fail to stand beside me
And love me 'til my life is done"

PLEASE SHARE THIS POEM WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!!!

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A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. - John Barrymore

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Fencing never gets old with www.elderhelpers.org!

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One evening, an elderly
Cherokee brave told his
grandson about a battle that
goes on inside people.

...

He said "my son, the battle is
between two 'wolves' inside us all.
One is evil. It is anger,
envy, jealousy, sorrow,
regret, greed, arrogance,
self-pity, guilt, resentment,
inferiority, lies, false pride,
superiority, and ego.

The other is good.
It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity,
humility, kindness, benevolence,
empathy, generosity,
truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson though about
it for a minute and then asked
his grandfather:

"Which wolf wins?..."

The old Cherokee simply replied,
"the one that you feed"

PLEASE SHARE THIS STORY WITH YOUR PACK

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