About Me

February 22nd, 2016

Why Help Elderly, Why Not

Know someone to help, start a campaign. Want to help anyway, find a campaign to support.
Do something meaningful to help someone in need

About

I remember my first visit to a nursing home.
The unpleasant odor as you first walk in. In one hallway to my right is the shuffling of feet of an old man with his caregiver.
In a room I find three elderly people crammed together as they lay there lifeless.
It’s easy to forget our elderly…
The next minute I head to another room where I see an old lady staring out the window. The sun penetrates through the tree branches outside her window illuminating her face.
Her pale, wrinkly skin and her eyes in a deep gaze. I wondered, “What she is thinking?”
Is she reflecting on the past during her most vibrant years? Is she thinking about her family who no longer visits her?
I’m interrupted by the sound of an alarm from an elderly man in the next room.
As I rush over there I asked the nurse what happened? She tells me that he fell trying to get to the bathroom.
He was just put in the nursing home and was struggling to come to grips with no longer being independent.
When I left that afternoon, I wasn’t filled with the joy or happiness that I had hoped I would have experienced from volunteering that day.
Instead, I was filled with a sort of emptiness and sadness that the people and place had impressed upon me.
It was as if, so many lives that were once filled with joy and hope had been taken away, leaving only a shell of the people they once were.
The worse part about it, we are contributors to this growing problem.
Amidst our busy lives, we neglect the very people who we love, who helped us or our parents or grandparents. Who made sacrifices for our family and made valuable contributions to our society.
Unfortunately, there are very few people standing up for our elderly.
This is where you come in.

[icon_text box_type=”normal” icon=”fa-heart” icon_type=”circle” icon_position=”top” icon_size=”fa-5x” use_custom_icon_size=”yes” custom_icon_size_inner=”100″ title=”1. DECIDE TO HELP AN ELDERLY LOVED ONE OR ELDERLY CAUSE”]
[icon_text box_type=”normal” icon=”fa-share” icon_type=”circle” icon_position=”top” icon_size=”fa-5x” use_custom_icon_size=”yes” custom_icon_size_inner=”100″ title=”2. Raise public awareness by sharing our page”]
[icon_text box_type=”normal” icon=”fa-user” icon_type=”circle” icon_position=”top” icon_size=”fa-5x” use_custom_icon_size=”yes” custom_icon_size_inner=”100″ title=”3. Create a campaign to raise funds for an elderly person”]
[icon_text box_type=”normal” icon=”fa-users” icon_type=”circle” icon_position=”top” icon_size=”fa-5x” use_custom_icon_size=”yes” custom_icon_size_inner=”100″ title=”4. Fight for elderly by wearing awesome gear that gets the message out there”]

KINDNESS IS POWERFUL

Discover new crowdfunding campaigns or start your own campaign to raise funds.

[portfolio_slider lightbox=”no” title_tag=”h4″ separator=”yes” image_size=”portfolio_slider” enable_navigation=”enable_navigation”]