The Time is Now to Help
Senior worker close to eviction
May 26, 2010 | 07:49 AM
I have fallen behind in my rent and I am about to be evicted. I live with my adult daughter that has some physical disabilities. She has applied for assistance but has been waiting for over a year. She had to move in with me because she could no longer live on her own. Due to her disability getting worse and loss of her job she has fallen on hard times as well.
I am a senior citizen living in a one bedroom apartment and it has been hard for me due to a surgery that laid me up for longer than I had thought. I still have my job but was not paid for the time off. I just need enough help to bring my rent up to date. I am confident that I can make ends meet going forward. I just have to keep my faith and my health.
Working Senior Mom
This is another one of our working poor senior citizens. So many seniors can no longer retire; it seems the American dream is out of reach for many. This woman did not mind working. Other than her surgery that took longer to recover from than was expected, she claims and appears to be healthy. Unfortunately her daughter is not. She has been diagnosed with Lupus and it has become progressively harder for her to live and care for herself on her own. She has applied for assistance.
The mother can manage to get by if she keeps working and does not take any days off. She is not able to retire and live off of Social Security, not many can. Once her daughter's disability assistance begins, she hopes to be able to move to a two bedroom apartment on the ground floor. For now they share the small one bedroom apartment. When I first met the mother and daughter they both were anxious and nervous over their financial position. They felt ashamed to be asking for assistance. They were embarrassed over their impending homelessness. All of these negative emotions were causing depression and anxiety.
Together, we removed their intense fear of becoming homeless and brought their rent up to date. Their social worker gave them good news that the daughter's disability was approved. Going forward, this will make their budget successful. This will also remove the stress from the daughter that was not good for her health condition. We have helped to improve their lives both mentally and physically.
Thank you and God Bless You. Together we can make a big difference helping our fellow creations of God.
Health & Happiness,
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