@TOURETTE TIC, Wow!! I have been where you are, alone. I have no partner nor anyone else to help me. It is quite debilitating and frustrating. Thank God for my children. I don’t believe they really understand fully what it is that I am experiencing but they do help out. I have also signed up for churches, but since I don’t have a car that’s almost out of the question. I have received Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners from the Salvation Army. There are many services out there, but you just must find them. I am a senior and I live in DC, so a lot of things are here and readily available, just for the asking. Since I paid taxes for over 40 years, and I’ve contributed to organizations in the past, I don’t mind asking for help… when I need it!! I joined a local senior network that provided Mom’s Meals, a free ($6.99/meal) service to me. I was ecstatic, and received a large box every other week. Fresh fruit, milk, the full nine yards. BUT, it was very difficult to eat the food, even when I seasoned it. I tried to give it away; I fed it to my rather large, pre-teen-aged grandson. All of a sudden, no one was eating and I was stockpiling meals in the freezer, so I did the next best thing, I called the agency, thanked them and requested they stop sending them. I don’t want to waste anybody’s money.
As a senior who wanted to stay in her home, I applied for and received a reverse mortgage. Had I not done so, I would not have been able to stay in my home though the note with a home equity loan was only $670/month!! I also bought my house with no money down. I am blessed. Thinking about applying for a grant to install a chair lift I have three floors, and my body is wracked by osteoarthritis (one knee replacement already). I don’t mind living alone, and I’ve done everything I can to make it comfortable, including installing solar panels. My middle daughter sees everything as a waste of money because the house is not mine anymore, but the bank’s. But, as long as they say I can stay here, according to the contract, I will be here. In fact, I am working towards one day, paying off the reverse mortgage and moving even though I am 73!! I am going to continue to live my best life!! Yesterday, was the 16th anniversary of my successful breast cancer surgery!! Praise God!!
Now, if I could just figure out how to get that new car. Actually, I have a plan, just got to give away a few free websites and voila!! A new car!!
So, seek out any and all services located in your municipality. Apply for them. Nothing beats a failure but a try. I am here pulling for you. If you need me I am as close as your email. Who knows!?