Non-profit spreads holiday joy to the community

The holiday season is supposed to be filled with joy but not everyone has people around them to share it.  Our Bill Anderson continues to spend his days with people bringing light to others and today those people were visiting the elderly and spreading holiday joy.  For Goodness Sake

For most people during the holiday season they’re celebrating, enjoying family and friends.  But unfortunately for some, particularly our seniors, it can be a really sad and lonely time if they don’t have anyone to come and visit them. So FOX 29's Bill Anderson was out today with a non-profit that’s stopping by bringing gifts and making sure everybody knows during the holiday season that they’re not alone.

It started a week ago with 6th graders from St. Eugene School in Clifton Heights who donated their weekend to make gift baskets and today the team from JEVS at home, home care company spread the joy.

"We can’t forget about some of the older adults who live at home. They’re alone. We have to remember them as much as we remember children or other folks," said Aurora Kripa.

First stop was to see 92-year-old, World War II veteran Irvin and his 90- year-old wife, Mary

Irvin struggles to get around these days and even though their family still comes to see them, they appreciated the visit.

In the brief period of time FOX 29's Bill Anderson was there he learned that Irvin’s keys to a long life are unusual to say the least.  He really likes potato chips. And if his doctor and wife haven’t been able to stop him from smoking, Bill had no chance.

One energetic visit down

And back on the road with the JEVS team to meet Alfred and Harriet. Alfred and Harriet were equally spiritet and equally appreciative.

JEVS at Home is a non-profit that provides home care every day but today was about remembering the seniors who have always been there for us and take a moment to be there for them…for goodness sake.

 

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