Home Bound Residents Helped to Senior Center Event through Compassion

Some of Anderson County’s home bound senior residents were able to get out for a day of fun and entertainment as part of an amazing bout of compassion.

Through the Anderson County Senior Center, a number of home bound senior residents are helped every week to fulfill their basic needs.  According to Opal Phillips, volunteer coordinator at the center, home care aids from the center travel to home bound residents every week to assist with things like house cleaning, hygiene, and transportation.

However, Opal explained that these residents never get the chance to attend the various programs at the center.  So, Beverly Webb, one of the home care aids, decided to put together a program just for the home bound residents.

Beverly and other aids at the center were able to coordinate the preparation and special requirements to transport them to the center so they could enjoy entertainment, home cooked meal, and even receive a gift bag.

“[We just wanted] to get them out and let them enjoy and let them know how much we appreciate them,” Beverly explained.  “They are a big part of this place.”

And the residents were thrilled to be able to get out to the event.  Betty Flowers, who is 91 years old, was extremely happy: “It feels like I’m out of jail.” Opal also added, “They’re just having a ball.”

Opal also explained that they would like to help more home bound residents through the home care program, and if anyone is interested, they can contact the center at (502) 839-7520.

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