The news is out and most of you know that Interfaith Caregivers will be moving this summer from the Little House which has been the home of the organization for many years. We have been very fortunate to find space at 20 Chestnut Street. We are so grateful to all of you who have been providing support and assistance as we navigate leaving our current space. Like all changes in life, it can be a little scary and exciting, but our community of supporters has rallied around us and we know that we are not alone.
The changes in our location made me think about the changes our client’s experience when they can no longer drive. It is a lot scarier than a move. The ability to drive equals freedom and the loss of that is understandably devastating. I am the parent of 2 teens. There are days when the kids are using the cars. Of course, teens don’t typically plan the way we do, so when it happens, I must plan what my day will look like and what errands can I do without having access to my car. I am fortunate and can easily walk to the grocery store, the pharmacy, and the library but I know some of our community members can’t do so.
The volunteers who join us in this work preserve our client’s dignity and independence. Because of the services we provide, our clients don’t need to cobble together a tenuous network of getting to and from places that I take for granted. If you have an hour to share with a neighbor in need, please join us at our next volunteer orientation on July 10 at 7:00 at Stanfill Manor in Haddon Heights.