Seniors Helping Seniors

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

July 2011 Newsletter

Seniors Helping Seniors® July 2011 Newsletter
 Elaine has been working with Eleanor as a Seniors Helping Seniors Provider for just over a year now.  It was wonderful to have the opportunity to visit with Eleanor and Elaine while taking this picture. Eleanor has some aches and pains but still is able to share her beautiful smile. It is so heartwarming to hear her talk about Elaine. Eleanor says that she does not know what she would do without Elaine and that she is like a second daughter. Thank you Elaine for the wonderful care and companionship that you provide to Eleanor.
Elaine and Eleanor.


Well, this title may be a little misleading…but Seniors Helping Seniors wants to wish a very happy birthday to one of our Receivers, Marjorie T., who will be turning 100 on July 3rd.  You all know that we are a faith based organization who feels passionately about what we do and also that there is a bigger reason our family is involved with Seniors Helping Seniors.

We see signs all the time that reinforce our belief in what we are doing. One of those little signs is that Amanda Thrush who runs our franchise actually shares a birthday with Marjorie! Marjorie is blessed to be living with her grandchildren and one of our providers, Rita C., has been able to provide some respite for the family and spend some wonderful time with Marjorie. We hope you have a spectacular birthday Marjorie!

Centenarian Facts

Current estimates put the figure of total centenarians worldwide at about 450,000.

In total numbers the US has the most centenarians with current estimates as high as 72,000 (up to 100,000 in some articles). 

 If the population of centenarians continues to increase at its current rate of expansion there could be close to 1 million people of 100 years of age or more by 2050 residing in the US.

What is the single fastest growing segment of the United States population: people over a hundred years old.

One in four 16-year-olds predicted to become centenarians.

Seniors Helping Seniors 2nd anniversary celebration

We do not have all the details worked out yet, but look for more information about a big summer celebration.  We will celebrate our 2nd anniversary as well as thank all of our providers for the work they do and our receivers for believing in what we do and allowing us to serve them. Save the date Wednesday August 17th.

We hope to have all of our providers and receivers attend this wonderful event.  We are in the early stages of planning but wanted to make everyone aware that it is coming!  We hope to see you all there!

If you know anyone who wants to learn more about becoming an SHS provider or receiver invite them to attend.