BIG NEWS from Seniors Helping Seniors

We've had a lot going on in the background of Seniors Helping Seniors, and we're ready to share our big news with you! Drumroll please... We are expanding! Seniors Helping Seniors Chesterfield is changing its name to Seniors Helping Seniors … Read More

Tom's Story

Tom and his wife were in good health and doing well until a stroke changed everything for them. With a loss in Tom's speech and mobility and no family in the area, his wife faced the task of caring for … Read More

Roberta's Story

Relationships are at the core of everything we do here at Seniors Helping Seniors. Here's a story from Roberta, a family member of a gentleman we helped. In her own words: Roberta's Dad My father, Bob, had lived in Chesterfield … Read More

Elaine's Story

Two and a half years ago, Elaine Todd knew that the Chesterfield area would be where she retired so she could be closer to her daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren. A pleasant change from the small community where she lived before, … Read More

Michael's Story

About Michael Michael Boykin, a native of Chesterfield County, went to school in Midlothian and college at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has worked in news journalism and human services. He joined Seniors Helping Seniors in 2014 after having been his … Read More

Sandra's Story

Sandra Okleasky moved to Chesterfield 27 years ago to escape the cold of New England. With her son in the Police Academy here, it seemed like a natural choice. She loves the nature and beauty in the part of the … Read More

2018: A Look Back for SHS Chesterfield

As we embark on a new year, it's normal to be reflective about the old one. Things here at Seniors Helping Seniors have been humming along, and we wanted to share a "year in review" with you. Here's what our … Read More

Caring for Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease progresses over time. Some signs of early stage Alzheimer’s are: memory loss, difficulty learning new things, difficulty handling problems and difficulty following conversations. A person in the early stages of the disease is generally able to function somewhat … Read More

5 Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Over 5 million Americans are believed to have some form of Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. The disease gets progressively worse over time, and that often means a loved one is providing care. The responsibility of a caregiver … Read More

How to Spot the Early Signs of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s is a growing problem in the United States. According to Centers for Disease Control, deaths associated with the disease grew 55% between 1999 and 2014. Over five million people above the age of 65 have been diagnosed with the … Read More