What makes your home special to you?
There are as many answers to that question as there are Store To Door clients. But they all agree on one thing: there’s no place like home.
And there’s no service like Store To Door, delivering the food that seniors need to remain in their own homes. Just ask Shirley, Michael and Margaret, who were featured in our fall newsletter (pdf).
Shirley Loves the Neighborhood
Shirley doesn’t drive and can’t get out for groceries. For 15 years, she has looked forward to bi-weekly visits from her friendly Store To Door delivery person.
“My friends are here, my church is here, and it’s such a nice, quiet neighborhood,” she says. Plus, Shirley’s home is extra special to her because it’s the only house she’s ever owned, and her cat, Bailey, can be by her side.
Michael Cherishes the View
Not all Store To Door clients live in single-family houses. For many aging adults, condos and apartments are their homes.
Michael lives in an apartment in a tall, non-descript concrete building near his medical care. But inside, you can see one of the many things he cherishes about his home – his “killer view” of the Mississippi River.
“He selected that apartment and neighborhood to call home because it’s where he wants to stay,” says delivery person Lee. “I’m glad we can help Michael live in the home that he chooses.”
Margaret’s House is Her Whole Life
Lee also visits Margaret every other week. She is in her late eighties and lives in the house where she’s always lived. “She grew up there, she lived there with her husband, and now she lives all alone there. And she wouldn’t have it any other way,” he says.
“Margaret is very kind and appreciative. She’s curious about the world, and wants to talk about the news and her neighborhood,” he adds. Dependent on oxygen and unable to go up the stairs, Margaret is grateful to Lee and the volunteers who give her the chance to live life as she wants.
Give Others the Choice of Home
If you, an aging relative or a neighbor needs extra help with groceries in order to remain in your home, check out all the benefits of our services, including the easy sign-up process. Then give us a call at 651-642-1892.
For more about Store To Door clients and volunteers, check out some of our recent newsletters. To help clients like Shirley, Michael or Margaret to maintain their independence, become a volunteer or donor today. Or register now for our upcoming “There’s No Place Like Home” Bingo Bash event on November 15 — you’ll enjoy a fun evening and support a great cause.