Elderly neighbors may need an extra helping hand during the wintry weather, like the kind the storm named Nemo is expected to bring.
With expectations of snow pelting down and piling up over the next day or so, a deliberate act of kindness could be invaluable in helping to keep an older adult safe over the next few days. Here’s a short list of ways to offer a bit of help to an aging neighbor who might be in need of some support: Even if you don't know your neighbor by name, chances are he or she would welcome your friendly “check in” and assistance. So don’t be shy, commit a act of neighborly kindness. Tell us: How are you helping your neighbors or family members during this storm? Is our list missing a tip or suggestion. Add it in the comments!
With life increasingly busy sometimes we forget that a good neighbor can make life much easier
Growing up in a town very similar to Lexington for close to 20 years, I got to know my neighbors very well. I recall many times when a neighbor picked me up from school, ballet class or kept me from being locked out of the house. Some neighbors became lifelong friends celebrating holidays and vacations together. As a child I learned a lot from these friendships but also from the friendships I saw my parents having with our neighbors. When you are young you don’t always think of your parents as people with friends. Parents work, help with homework and play catch, but kids often forget that parents have social needs too and those needs include close friends. Now that I am settled into my home in my neighborhood, it is very important for me …