I Want to Help Her, but How?

Many of us know a cherished senior friend or neighbor. Sadly, Richmond area seniors face greater challenges – to their physical and emotional health and their finances – than ever during these uncertain times. So many of us want to help, but how? Consider this example of a concerned neighbor wondering how to help a dear friend who is living alone and struggling:

There are hundreds of seniors like Lena struggling around us. Many have been lifelong caregivers for others and have faithfully served their neighbors for years. They may be living on a fixed income at a time when prices are rising. They need our help but would never ask. Their health and safety could be at risk each day. How can you help?

Each year, hundreds of generous donors to Westminster Canterbury Foundation’s Fellowship Program provide a home and so much more to nearly 100 seniors-in-need like Lena. Since 1975, more than more than 570 lives have been changed. Please join us. Your gift provides:

“I worry about my neighbor. Lena is a humble and self-sufficient woman. She has helped us all countless times over the years. She never asks for anything, just gives to others day after day for nearly 90 years. Now, I know she needs us. I see her limping, and she seems to be getting thinner. Her home is falling into disrepair. I know her family helps as they can, but they are scattered across the country and financially stretched, too. We check on her, but I know that’s not enough. Lena is scared to move out of her home, especially in these times.”

• A safe, secure home at Westminster Canterbury Richmond
• Life-saving medical care
• Three meals per day
• Guaranteed access to assisted living, memory support and nursing care if needed
• Protection from social isolation

YOU support seniors’ critical needs so they are empowered to thrive!

Please help us change lives. Every gift makes a difference!

For more information or to give, please contact Westminster Canterbury Foundation at (804) 264-6066 or visit www.WCRICHMOND.org/foundation. Thank you for your inspiring generosity!

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