Friday, February 5, 2010

Help wanted

Do you know of someone who might be available to help care for Bandar, up to five days a week for a few hours a day? Read on.
Bandar Wants You!
They say it takes a village. Somehow, I became the daytime mayor of the village responsible for taking care of Bandar, my dear mother-in-law. (Sophie gets the job every night and weekend, lucky woman!)

Now it looks as though the other villagers and I will need some assistance -- if a certain job prospect comes my way, sometime in the next two to six weeks. (Stay tuned for details. I can't say publicly what it is just yet.)
Bandar needs someone to come into the house a couple or more hours a day during the week to prepare food, serve and clean up and drive Bandar to one or more appointments each week, e.g., to physical therapy, doctor, dentist, etc. We anticipate this will require a commitment of 10 to 20 hours a week.
Maybe you are that someone. Or maybe you know that someone. You might live in the Mill Creek community, or know someone who lives nearby. Let us know.

Contact me via email, Or call, (216) 374-0856.

We want to put the word out now, because we believe that somewhere in our network of friends is someone who is the perfect person for this assignment. While we may need to go to a professional service, we are hopeful that someone we know, or someone we will get to know, will be a good fit for our needs.

We are blessed in so many ways. In the last several months, Bandar's health and mobility have improved immensely. The amount of time necessary to take care of Bandar day to day has decreased dramatically. These factors have allowed me to get back into the work world again, where I hope to make meaningful contributions to a new set of people and institutions, in new ways.

Besides Sophie, her siblings and me, we have a host of other villagers, treasured family members, friends and neighbors, near and far, who have been able to assist with "Bandar duties" from time to time. But now we need someone who can be there daily.

If you can help, let us know.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Steve,

    I'm in Boston, so I can't help you in this situation. I suggest that you offer the person helping you his or her own "Everyday with Bandar" franchise. I'm a sap (as Humphrey Bogart used to say) for old people's stories. I bet Bandar tells some good ones.

    Peace and serenity. The solution to this situation will come to you all in God's time. Good luck with the job search. Barbara in Boston but a Cleveland girl all the same