How Much is it Worth to You?

I am considering putting an ad for my services in the newspaper, asking folks to tell me what they want to pay for my services, rather than me setting the prices. Since I have to earn money, I may not be able to accept all offers, but I am wondering:

How much is good, timely, honest, caring help worth to you?

Let me know what price you think is fair for home cleaning and errands for you or your loved one!

Take care,

Patricia

Spiritual Life

Often the most involved folks in a church or community are those over 60. In the Christian tradition, followers are called to pass on their learning to others. Titus 2:3-5 states:

      Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.  Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children,  to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. 

(NIV)

 

Are you involved with passing on knowledge to the younger generations? Do you regularly attend church services?

How does your spirituality help you with end-of-life issues?

Take care,

Patricia

Allergy or Cold? Or something else?

The symptoms of seasonal allergic reactions to airborne particle can sometimes mimic that of a cold. Below is a link to an information brochure that Walgreens has made available online, to give you more information about seasonal allergies.

In determining whether you have a cold or allergy, the gist of the matter is that if you have aches and pains, you may have a cold. Aches and pains aren’t common airborne allergy symptoms. However, the brochure also notes that a fever is NOT common for either ailment. If you have a fever, you may have the flu or other infection and should make an appointment with your doctor or, if you can’t be seen that day, go to one of the clinics located inside Walgreens or CVS stores.

http://www.walgreens.com/images/allergy/Answers_Brochure_Allergy.pdf

 

Take care,

Patricia

Interesting Uses for Household Items

An article on the Veterans United website lists all sorts of uses for ordinary household items, like olive oil, baking soda, and lemons.

Click here for the article—->http://www.veteransunited.com/spouse/the-5-essential-everyday-super-items/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=status&utm_term=vun&utm_content=blog&utm_campaign=a

I like the idea for using lemon juice to kill weeds. Must try that!

Take care and Happy Easter,

Patricia

 

Weather and Shopping

Cold, cool, hot, warm, back to cold, hot again…..Orlando weather is crazy! But, it sure beats shoveling snow!

“Weather” sunny and warm, or rainy and cold, let me take care of your shopping for you. I make regular shopping trips, several times a week, to Publix and Walgreens. I can take your list over the phone, buy the goods myself, and be reimbursed when I deliver them to your door. Or, you can give me your list first in person, however you prefer to handle things.

After delivering your shopping, how about a cleaning? I do that too and bring my own supplies and equipment! Give me a call or send me a message here to find out about my services and rates.

By the way, I can set all your clocks back while I’m there 🙂

Take care,

Patricia

Home Cleaning and Errands for Orlando Seniors

Now looking to fill the 8am to 11am time slot!

Schedule is almost full, so if you are needing home cleaning and errands help, please contact me today. Currently, I can fill any service needs on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Fridays anytime from 8:00am until 11:00am. You can reserve service for as little as two hours.

Take care,

Patricia

 

Senior Centers

Here are some links to some senior centers in Central Florida.  Some provide meals, but all provide a chance to interact with other seniors in your community.

Groveland Senior Center – 142 Mills St, Groveland, FL

Mayor William Beardall Senior Center  – 800 South Delaney Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801

L. Claudia Allen Senior Center – 1840 Mable Butler Avenue, Orlando, FL 32805

Renaissance Senior Center – 3800 S Econlockhatchee Rd, Orlando, FL 32829

 

Please comment with any others that you know about or let me know about your experiences at any area senior center.

 

 

Family Caregivers

Whether you live with family members, or have family close by, they aren’t always available when you need them. Also, clients often tell me that they do not want to overburden family caretakers and that my service enables them to rely on family a little less.

You may  experience some difficulty adjusting to needing help, and not being the one to give help. You may have raised children, managed a business, and played an active role in society, but now find that it’s difficult to do the things you used to do.

It is difficult to change from giving care to receiving care. You may have always been the one to take care of other family members. Perhaps, you were the one to care for your own parent.

Let me be a part of this time of transition in your life. By completing some household cleaning and errands for you, your time is freed  to pursue hobbies or make new goals. I can even assist you with enjoying hobbies.

Clients often tell me that by using my services, they can now visit with family again, sharing memories and laughter, rather than needing to ask for help with a task that had been left undone.

Maybe you live with family, or receive some help from a son or daughter, but need more assistance than they can regularly offer.

Senior citizens  have done decades of care giving  laboring, parenting, and building in our community and deserve respect. I want to be part of maintaining dignity and respect for central Florida seniors. Let me help you make a pleasant transition into retirement.

-Patricia

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