It’s been a tough winter for most New Brunswickers – especially seniors who may not have the mobility that many of us take for granted.
Reverend Aaron Billard is the minister of St. John’s United Church in downtown Moncton.
Billard says a lot of people including the elderly have been telling him that the seemingly never-ending winter is affecting their mental health.
He says seniors find the snow isolating and somewhat scary, especially when there isn’t someone always ready to help you when it’s needed. They wonder what to do if the power goes out, or if the walks aren’t cleared or your driveway is not cleared or if you need groceries or medications.
Billard adds it’s always a good idea to check on elderly neighbours to see if they may need help – whether it be doing some shovelling or even running an errand.