At Foothills Caring Corps, we believe that those who are aging in place in our community should never face their journey alone. The Neighbors we serve are like our family; we learn together, we celebrate together, we grieve together, and we support each other.
Imagine the challenges of living in an isolated part of town without a way to connect with the community. The comfort and familiarity of things you once were physically and mentally able to do on your own now require assistance. Without a car, how are you supposed to get to medical appointments? How can you get to the grocery store or out to run errands? These are the questions that many of our Neighbors ask themselves. One of our Neighbors, Candace, found herself asking these questions and searching for support during a season of change in her life.
Thankfully and because of your support, Neighbors like Candace have someone to call for help. Your generosity shows Neighbors that even if their family lives elsewhere or is unable to help, the Foothills Caring Corps family will be there for them. You remind Neighbors that they are loved and cared for.
Right now, people in our community are aging in place and need your help. Every day, Foothills Caring Corps receives calls from Neighbors who need meals, transportation, mobility equipment, and, most importantly, your support. Your gift of $150 helps fill the gas tank on one of our 8 vans that provide safe and reliable transportation to critical medical appointments, outings for shopping, or opportunities for socialization.
Will you donate today to ensure Neighbors in need can thrive, connect with a caring community, and never feel alone?
Before becoming a Foothills Caring Corps Neighbor, Candace felt disconnected from the life she once knew. While grieving her husband’s death, her daughter was going through a difficult divorce and moved back in with her two young children. Her once quiet home quickly became chaotic with two grandchildren to watch while her daughter worked.
Then, Candace suffered a stroke. Emotionally and physically drained, she was nearly bedridden. Though she had spent years as a loving caretaker, she was now the one who needed care. Her daughter helped when she could, but Candace needed additional support. Thankfully, she learned about the free supportive services offered by Foothills Caring Corps (FCC) and enrolled in our Mobile Meals program. Beyond meals, Candace was thrilled to learn that FCC also provided transportation services to medical appointments and loaned mobility equipment, including a walker or wheelchair, if needed!
Seeing the friendly faces of FCC Volunteers is the highlight of my week!
With FCC’s handicap-accessible vehicles, Candace could regularly attend physical therapy appointments. She progressed in her recovery from relying on a walker for assistance to walking independently! She felt empowered and took small daily steps to build a new, healthy life for herself.
I’m so thankful to be a part of the Van Program! I’m having fun again and enjoying the terrific people that I meet at outings.
Candace began to see a life of hope and excitement, embracing new opportunities with open arms. Through FCC’s Recreational Van Program, Candace started to attend local exercise classes such as Silver Sneakers and Chair Yoga. Each activity introduced her to new Volunteers and Neighbors who would become her cherished friends. Today, because of FCC, she has close-knit community of people with caring and compassionate hearts, something she was missing in her life before joining the Foothills Caring Corps family.
Bless your organization for being there, I don’t know what I’d have done if we hadn’t found you! You really make a difference; you’ve made it so much easier to get going again.