She doesn’t drink and is “painfully shy,” as Joanne puts it, so bars weren’t really an option for her.
Joanne, being the good sister that she is, posted a thread on Yelp asking for ideas on meeting people and received numerous responses within a day.
In stepped Kyle, a 39-year-old Interfaith volunteer.
Each week, Kyle, an IT professional at Miller Coors, stops by Elaine’s house on the way home from work for a visit.
Personal Care Plus is looking for conscientious individuals that would like to join our team of personal care workers. Taking care of your lawn and garden can be a time consuming and physically exhausting chore for anyone. Once enrolled, you’ll be assigned a specialized team who will work with you to create a comprehensive care plan, identify providers and resources, and coordinate necessary services on your behalf.
Thankfully, we have volunteers that may be able to help seniors with mowing the grass, pulling weeds, raking leaves, and even shoveling snow. It’s their job to provide support for your overall wellness so you get the greatest independence and satisfaction out of life.
Note: We do our very best to have volunteer drivers available for all areas, but sometimes certain areas may be low on volunteers. Just because you live alone doesn’t mean you have to feel lonely.
When Joanne B.’s sister moved to Milwaukee, she knew absolutely no one.
When you, or someone you know, needs a little help around the house, Interfaith’s trained and reliable Personal Care Plus personal care workers may be the solution.
This value-priced service is a great option for seniors who can use some in-place supports to stay living comfortably and safely where they are.
The visits make all the difference in the world to Elaine.
“I wanted somebody I could just sit and talk with,” she says. Kyle’s a really good guy.” Nearly 36% of Milwaukee County residents age 65 or older live alone.* Hearing the voice of a friendly, caring person over the phone can provide the reassurance you or someone you love needs to feel safe, secure and independent. Through our free Telephone Reassurance service, a volunteer will call you (or your loved one) every single day to check in and verify your well-being.