EMPTY STOCKING FUND: Woman gets by with help from Silver Key

by Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette -by ellie cole Special to The Gazette - Updated: December 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm • Published: December 27, 2013 | 1:50 pm 0

This is one of a series of stories about the nonprofit agencies that receive money from The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking campaign that runs through the holidays.

 

Marjorie Hosea did volunteer work for Silver Key Senior Services before she had to have knee surgery and her asthma became serious. Now, she is able to use their services to aid her in her life.

"When I get better, I am going back to volunteer for them," Hosea said. "They are so good to me and to everyone."

Silver Key Senior Services is dedicated to respecting the lives, safety and dignity of the elderly, says the website. It helps seniors with medical, housing and personal care through assistance and transportation.

Hosea, 73, described it as an organization that is always there to help, no matter what you need - for instance, if you are disabled, need transportation, a walker or a wheelchair.

The agency helps Hosea with her groceries each month, and also has assisted with utilities.

"I really appreciate Silver Key," she said.

Hosea moved to Colorado Springs with her husband years ago when he was in the military. They divorced and she didn't receive any of his retirement money so she had to figure things out on her own.

She worked up until 2000, but, then, she said she just got too old to keep working. She lives on Social Security and some assistance from Silver Key.

She is thankful to have Silver Key in her life.

"They are out there to help," she said.

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