Thursday, June 25, 2020

Day of Joy

Caregivers surprise senior clients
with flowers in celebration event 
Comfort Keepers client Mike Yockey was surprised
with the gift of flowers from caregiver Lee St Clair
during the Day of Joy celebration. 
Photo by Jill Young
The National Day of Joy was celebrated in Plymouth yesterday when 65 individuals were surprised with flowers from their caretakers.
Comfort Keepers founded the National Day of Joy to help individuals find joy in everyday moments. Too often, officials said, the pursuit of joy is relegated to the background of people's lives as they tackle their day-to-day responsibilities, said Joanne Darga, community liaison at Comfort Keepers in Plymouth.

Doreen Lawton enjoyed the flowers presented
to her by Comfort Keepers caregiver Juli Cicirelli
during the Day of Joy event.
Photo by Jill Young
Finding joy, she said, no matter your age is important for maintaining physical and mental health and overall well being.
Comfort Keepers® of Plymouth is a provider of in-home care for seniors and other adults. Caregivers have continued to care for clients and provide support to seniors and their families through the Coronavirus pandemic. They serve Plymouth, Canton, Belleville, Westland, Garden City, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Livonia and Redford.
Comfort Keepers caregivers have been deemed essential workers during the pandemic when more seniors find they are in need of assistance at home. Comfort Keepers caregivers run errands, shop for groceries, provide companionship and personal care, and complete other tasks that help seniors stay at home to avoid illness.
In addition, caregivers help seniors stay connected to their loved ones and keep seniors engaged and active physically, mentally and socially, Darga said.
“For seniors looking for help during this time, an in-home caregiver can be an amazing resource,” said Darga.
“At Comfort Keepers, we believe that there is no higher calling than bringing joy, purpose and independence to seniors that want to stay safe at home. While some businesses have had to close due to the pandemic, caregivers provide an essential health function. We are excited to talk to anyone that thinks they or their senior loved one could benefit from uplifting in-home care,” she added.
Comfort Keepers caregivers complete extensive training to provide the best care for families, according to Darga. More information is available at (734)397-1111, or offices/michigan/plymouth.