91°F
weather icon Clear

Lend A Hand continues to serve area seniors

Lend A Hand of Boulder City continues to provide services to the community despite closing its office to the public while working through the state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The nonprofit organization helps senior citizens and disabled residents remain independent in their homes by providing services such as transportation to medical appointments and local errands, in-home care including light housekeeping and minor repairs, help coordinating appointments, companionship, respite for caregivers and medical equipment loans.

Board member and past president Phyllis Bachhuber said they are providing transportation for essential medical appointments.

Additionally, Lend A Hand is working with Michael Mays, the city’s community development director, to ensure that volunteers call residents to check on their well-being as well as providing help, as needed, for necessary grocery shopping and errands.

The organization also has arranged to have adult personal hygiene items (adult diapers) delivered to The Homestead at Boulder City, Boulder City Hospital’s long-term care center and the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home, Bachhuber said. A limited supply remains at the office and can be delivered upon request.

Bachhuber also commended Superb Maid, which sanitized the Lend A Hand office to ensure the safety of staff members at no cost to the organization.

Each year, Lend A Hand’s volunteers serve more than 400 clients, most of whom are low income. For services, call the office at 702-294-2363.

Hali Bernstein Saylor is editor of the Boulder City Review. She can be reached at hsaylor@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9523. Follow @HalisComment on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Lunch resumes at senior center

The Senior Center of Boulder City will resume serving lunches on-site Oct. 1.

Peak season vegetables inspire hearty lasagna

What do you do when you’re craving something gooey and cheesy, but your scale rudely reminds you that you should consider eating some vegetables? I suggest you tell your scale to mind its own business because you are fabulous. Promise yourself you’ll have two salads tomorrow and make a colorful roast vegetable lasagna tonight. Problem solved. That’s a compromise that totally works in my world.

Chamber recognizes achievements, installs officers

Not even a global pandemic could keep the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce from celebrating the achievements of its members as it gathered virtually Sept. 10 for its annual installation and awards event.

Army seeks DNA to aid in identification of remains

The remains of military combatants whose lives were lost while serving in the military are saved and documented as much as possible for future identification. It’s only in recent years that identification has been made possible by the use of deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA for short. A chemical made up of two long molecules, arranged in a spiral that carries genetic information, it has all the instructions that a living organism needs to grow, reproduce and function. And it codes genetic information for the transmission of inherited traits.

 
Heroes recognized: Church collects cards for first responders

A local church wanted to thank public safety and medical personnel so its members organized a thank-you card drive to show their appreciation.

Wind storm readiness key for when ‘dry’ monsoons hit

This North American monsoon season has been an unusually dry one. Also called summer or desert monsoon, this seasonal shift in wind is normally accompanied by heavy rainfall.

Give ramen noodles healthy upgrade

Confession time: At the grocery store, I always look at what other people have in their carts. Not a casual glance, either, I really look. I learn a great deal about the family behind the cart. Besides what’s for dinner, I can usually tell how many people are in the household, whether the family has children and what age. I can also gauge how much money they spend and how committed they are to eating healthy foods.

Turkey venture became lucrative plan

Nevada miners in the 1800s lived largely on beef, bacon and beans. Maybe they might get to a larger community or town once in a while for a nice restaurant-style meal, but mostly it was beef, bacon, beans and a little salt pork.