WBZ – TV (evening show): Non-Profit Helps Keep Senior Citizens At Home With Visits From Volunteers
BOSTON (CBS) – We all know the American population is aging, and for some people that can bring problems like health concerns, loneliness and isolation.
But a group of goodhearted volunteers is working together to change that, and their work is making an enormous difference.
Once a week, every week, Shana Weaver visits Elizabeth Neale in her Roslindale apartment, while Imelda Auron takes Jennie shopping in West Roxbury.
Shana and Imelda are two of about 500 volunteers working with Ethos, an non-profit organization that helps seniors keep living in their own homes, on their own terms.
“I don’t have any family near me and if I didn’t have Imelda, I don’t know what I would do,” says Jennie.