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Seniors Helping Seniors doing its part

October 20, 2011
Times Leader

WHEELING - Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services is opening its doors to help older seniors stay self-sufficient in the Upper Ohio Valley area. The non-medical home care organization provides companionship, transportation, meal preparation, overnight stays and home maintenance services, all by seniors who get paid for their work.

"With many of the younger generation leaving the Upper Ohio Valley to find work, there is a great need for support for our senior community members," said Jim McGlumphy of Wheeling, a franchise partner, along with his brothers, Joe and Jerry, with the Seniors Helping Seniors organization.

"My brothers and I feel that Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services can provide a solution with compassionate, loving, care offered to seniors by seniors."

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From left, brothers Jerry, Joe and Jim McGlumphy have opened a senior companion and other nonmedical care program in the Ohio Valley called Seniors Helping Seniors.

The brothers see Seniors Helping Seniors services as a way for older community members to remain active and get paid for a valuable service only they can provide. "Nothing compares to care provided by a senior peer member," said Joe McGlumphy. "Seniors who need a little help can trust and relate to their senior care providers because they've have so much in common."

"Our parents taught us the importance of unconditional love. This has become the backbone of Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services," said Jerry McGlumphy.

"They have inspired us to help other families receive loving, compassionate and quality care they truly deserve."

Namrata Yocom-Jan, Seniors Helping Seniors vice president, welcomed the McGlumphys to the Seniors Helping Seniors community.

"I am confident they will fulfill our mission providing the best possible care and companionship for seniors in the Upper Ohio Valley," she said.

Philip Yocom and his wife, Kiran Yocom, co-founded Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services, which began as a nonprofit organization serving Berks County, Pa., more than 10 years ago.

The original Seniors Helping Seniors center continues that tradition, providing more than 1,000 hours of service every month.

The Seniors Helping Seniors organization has grown to more than 150 franchises in more than 35 states including Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

"We support all of our franchises with the expertise we have gained in running the Seniors Helping Seniors Berks County office," said Philip Yocom.

"We also provide marketing, sales, management and technology support. We believe we have found a practical, cost-effective way to help seniors remain independent and to continue contributing to their community."



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