We are so proud of the incredible job our caregivers have done providing continuous service to our clients throughout the last few weeks with the difficulties of dealing with the Thomas Fire. We know that the emergency situation has affected our seniors, for whom interruptions and changes to routines and location cause added stress and worry. As evacuations have been lifted and families have returned home, many of us are feeling very grateful for all that we have.
Gratitude can help us find ways to give back, and share what we can. We realize that our community’s small businesses are hurting, due to closures and loss of sales during what is normally the busiest shopping time of the year. We encourage you to shop local and support your neighborhood venues this month. This is one way that we can show solidarity within our local community.
Another option is to donate time, unneeded belongings, or financial support to efforts to help those in need. Some people have lost everything. For these families, pulling together a holiday celebration in the midst of trying to rebuild their lives will not be easy. Helping others in a time of need may make us more aware of our own blessings and bring us closer to people in our community.
While living through a crisis can be a reminder to enjoy each moment we have with our loved ones, and to put aside our differences, this holiday season will not be without difficulties. Helping Hands is here to serve our community’s families and seniors through thick and thin, and we are incredibly proud of our care team for the support and service they have provided throughout this difficult time. Having a caregiver as part of your family means having someone there to help relieve the stress of the holidays and focus on caring for your loved one so that you can tackle holiday tasks and participate fully in your family’s celebrations.
Wishing a joyful holiday to all!
-The Helping Hands Team