I live in a senior apartment complex. We are like any other apartment except you must be 55 years or older to live here or your spouse must be 55 or older.
A while back I started offering rides to my neighbors (for a small fee) who did not have rides to the doctor, the grocery store, and things like that. Not too long ago I gave ride to a new neighbor to the doctor and it took 6 hours until we got back. She failed to tell me that she was having a procedure, and I would have to sign as the responsible party and wait in the waiting room until surgery was over. After that I decided I would not be driving anymore. I let it be known in my apartment complex.
I still drive my friends to appointments, but not just anyone. I also started checking on an elderly neighbor for a small fee, so her daughter did not have to come every day. I basically visit twice a day to make sure she has taken her meds. I also still take friends to the doctor.
Well, yesterday a friend called for an appointment for next week for me to take to have her broken foot checked out. A short time later, she called me again to ask if I would come up to her apartment. The door would be unlocked and just come in. She needed help.
Long story short, I now drive people, I make sure some neighbors take their meds. And if you have a very overweight person sitting on your couch who cannot get up, just call Peggy to help. Yes, we have a resident here who is very, very heavy and could not get up from my neighbor’s couch. My neighbor could not pull her up since she was in a wheelchair for her broken foot. So, they called me.
We got her up and she left. Just call Peggy of all trades, i.e., skills.