Recently I had a Boogie Wipe party with neighbors and used the opportunity to build our community by neighbors assisting neighbors.
Elderly people have always been a part of my life. When I was a little girl I had two elderly women I visited every day and would help them with chores if needed. I found their stories fascinating and loved the time I spent with them. Little did I know at the time I was their bright light in their lonely days.
I still have older people in my life as an adult and I still visit them and help out in what ever way I can. I notice that some older people from a certain era are reluctant or refuse to ask for help from neighbors. However it is these elderly people who won’t ask for help that so often rise to the occasion to help a neighbor in need without being asked.
One of my neighbors I visit were in need of help from neighbors in regards to rides to get groceries, trips to doctors, or occasionally dropping off a meal. I knew they would not be pleased if I made their needs known to our other neighbors. I devised a plan to spare their pride yet get them the neighborly help that would benefit their lives. I knew our neighbors and was sure that they would offer assistant if they knew the situation.
I planned my Boogie Wipe party in two-fold. One to introduce the neighbors to the product and to causally chat with them and enlighten them to the needs of their neighbors.
My guests arrived. I had them take samples of boogie wipes and they took a number as well for the Boogie Wipe products I’d selected as door prizes. Knowing that all had grandchildren I laid out color sheets and coupons for them too.
During our refreshments our conversation turned to reflections of how fortunate we were that we knew our neighbors and were willing to give each other a helping hand in time of needs. I had each person suggest an area of their life that they could assist or needed help. It seemed in no time we had wonderful ideas established on working as a team for grocery trips, errands and sharing favorite cooked recipes.
Everyone had a great time, learned about Boogie Wipes and we became closer as friends by extending a helping hand to those that needed our help.