Over the past several weeks, 26 yards were prepped for winter. Three fraternities from the University and 8 individuals worked hard raking and filling bags with leaves. The connection between the University of MN and Southeast Seniors is growing stronger. Two of the three fraternities helped last year and are eager to continue the relationship. People are so grateful for this work as it is one more area they don't have to worry about. Raking leaves is hard work. When one has a bad leg or arthritis, getting those leaves picked up in the yard is difficult. It sure makes life easier to rely on the young people. They enjoy being able to do meaningful service and get to know people in the community.
Author: Lydia McAnerney, Volunteer Coordinator and Marji Miller, Executive Director. Margie's been a part of Southeast Seniors for over fourteen years and has a wealth of experience. Lydia joined Southeast Seniors in 2015 but has worked with volunteers for over 30 years.