Many thanks to those of you that supported our year end campaign. With your help, we were able to raise over $28,000 to help solve the puzzle of aging. We cannot possibly do what we do without
your support – you are truly an essential piece of AgingNext!
AgingNext is more than a non-profit organization. It is a community built by donors and volunteers who believe in the mission to help older adults age well at home. One such individual is Homer “Butch” Henderson, Pastor Emeritus at Claremont United Church of Christ. Butch served on the Board of AgingNext from 2013 – 2019 and was inspired to serve because of the personal relationships he had with both agency staff as well as other Board members. It was a natural fit, and he knew that together they could impact change.
Butch contributes because he believes in AgingNext and the cutting edge services created to help seniors live at home. As a Pastor in the community, often visiting with those in need, he recognized the work and its impact on others, and feels the options the agency provides will become more and more obvious as people age.
To Butch, the most important thing AgingNext does is provide socialization opportunities for seniors. Whether through the Village, or the Memory Care Center, or simply providing transportation or companionship for someone in need, each offers the chance to engage with others and develop friendships. His financial support will allow AgingNext to continue to offer such essential services, including the relationship piece that is so vital to a long and healthy life.
Staying involved and giving back are very important to Butch. He has always believed in helping
others, and feels strongly that you can’t retire from being active! Having a sense of community is
huge – people around you, caring about you and supporting you make all the difference. When his wife Rosemary was sick, his “community” called him regularly to check in and offer support. He needed the help then, and as he’s always done, will pay it forward and continue to help others for as long as he can. He recognizes that AgingNext provides a sense of community for so many and thus feels it’s important to support the non-profit.
Finally, when asked what kind of legacy he’d like to leave, his answer was simple…” Butch gave a damn, Butch really cared”. It’s all about the relationships, the people and love that really matter.
Thank you Butch, for being an essential piece of the puzzle of aging and for believing in AgingNext. With you, we can make a difference in the lives of seniors and make aging in place the wave of the future!