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Helping Our Almost Forgotten Seniors

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 19:47 (206 days ago)

Though I'm a godless heathen married to a saint of a woman, whenever I see elderly folks down on their luck I am always reminded of the saying "there but for the grace of god go I." It's one thing to live to be elderly, another to have all your plans work out as you'd hoped.

These are wonderful people doing unbelievably marvelous things! But they urgently need our help. Please, anything you can do or donate is appreciated. See the contact info in the article. Thank you for this, Elizabeth Ashe.

Seniors homes poles apart in Zihuatanejo - Elizabeth Ashe

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Helping Our Almost Forgotten Seniors

by CountryDancer @, Vancouver, Washington, Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 23:15 (206 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Rob,
Thank you for sharing that article.

I learned of the needs at Casa Maria Asilo back in November. There has been so much accomplished since then as far as cleaning/repairing/improving the conditions for the Seniors.

They do still need size Extra Small and Small clothing for men and women. Size Small and Medium adult diapers and/or briefs (incontinence supplies). My understanding is that it has been difficult to find the small sizes down there.

I'm sending a suitcase down with a friends next month, and I'm headed back down in April with more donations and a plan to volunteer while I'm there. A couple of friends who are very experienced in the field of Senior Care will be joining me.

The updated needs list I received yesterday includes Elastic Wasted Shorts (Men's & Womens size small and medium), T-Shirts, Tops, face cloths, bath towels, terry rags (for scrubbing). They do not need any more soap/shampoo etc at this time (though anything that they get too much of, will be shared with Bet Shalom.)

I think it would be nice if someone could find/donate a TV and DVD player.... so there would be some visual stimulation.

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~ ~ Country Dancer