Every now and then my husband asks me to trim the scraggly hairline at the base of his neck. I’ve also done the same for my mom, who has always helped my dad.
Sometimes I forget to acknowledge the blessing of having someone around to help do things that I have trouble doing for myself, like sticking bandaids on hard-to-reach places or working free from a back zipper tangled up in my dress.
For elderly persons who live alone it’s harder to overcome some of these challenges. Even something as simple as cutting toenails is rife with obstacles. So whenever someone volunteers to provide some kind of service for our Senior Center participants, we gratefully welcome their help.
Recently a licensed beautician offered to come to the center once a week to give free trims and haircuts to our participants. In a phone call to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, which governs all of the state’s cosmetology activities, I was assured that a volunteer hairdresser at a non-profit center could do anything she wanted on our premises as long as no money was exchanged. So every Tuesday our folks have been lining up for free trims. For people who live on low, fixed incomes, even something as simple as a free haircut can make a huge difference in their lives. We are thankful to Brittany Ahern for the help she has provided.
We never take for granted any support we receive from our community. This year the residents and businesses of this area have rallied to help us with our upcoming Taste of Palo Pinto County fundraiser. Our entire staff and Board of Directors are extremely grateful to those who are sponsoring the event. Our top-level 5-Star sponsors this year are: Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home, First Financial Bank, Tim Gary, Diamond Pharmacy and Upham Gas & Oil.