January 12, 2015

Lend A Helping Hand

susanA Helping Hand is a nonprofit companion care provider committed to assisting seniors and individuals with disabilities maintain self-sufficiency, quality of life, and the highest level of independence.

For two decades, A Helping Hand has enabled adults to age in place, providing customized, person-centered care to meet both short-term and long-term needs. Read this companion profile and consider volunteering with A Helping Hand. You can become one of 8 new volunteers with A Helping Hand by the end of January!

Susan Salzberg has worked as a companion with A Helping Hand for a little over a year and a half. Susan is an outstanding companion. When Susan is out of town or unavailable, her clients would rather go without service than have someone else in her place.

She is a retired occupational therapist, with more than 40 years of experience, primarily in adult rehab in acute care settings.

“Many people when they retire, don’t have an anchor. This is my anchor,” Susan said. “Working in eldercare was an easy transition for me after working with an adult population that included many older adults. I also cared for my father toward the end of his life and am currently caring for my mother. I am an older adult myself.”

Susan cites the combination of her clinical work, her caregiving experience and her own physical limitations as what has most informed her decision to become a companion.

Join Susan and other companions as they work alongside A Helping Hand to impact Durham’s seniors. Be a part of Durham’s success and consider becoming a volunteer companion. Click here to get started.



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