SCF employees assist Elders during the annual SCF Elder Day of Caring on May 18.
Southcentral Foundation employees are passionate about caring for Elders! Each year employees from across SCF commit a part or all of their workday to assist Elders in taking care of household tasks. SCF employees sweep, dust, wash dishes, rake and clean yards — just a few of the many ways the SCF employees honor and care for Elders.
The Elder Day of Caring was held on May 18. Fifteen Elders who live in Anchorage received help with household cleaning and organizing tasks. Sixty-four employees participated in the annual event and if next year is anything like this year, many of those employees will return to help again.
Worker Riley Stewman shared, “I really enjoy day of caring. Getting the opportunity to give the elders a helping hand for a day makes my day because by the time we are done, you get to see how happy and grateful they are for the help you gave them!”
“Doing outdoor work like raking, bagging leaves and branches for an Elder who has trouble moving is something I feel great about doing,” said SCF employee Jake Johnson. “This is one of the many ways we as SCF employees do to give back to the Native Community; we are here for each other.”
For more information about how you can make a donation to or volunteer at the Elder Program, call (907) 729-6335.