NEWTON— Frank Leone, of Newton, is a retired pastor who works with United Methodist Communities HomeWorks and who has stepped as much as assist the residents there through the coronavirus pandemic.
In his common function as a companion for the residents on the Newton location, he assists United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen’s impartial dwelling residents with on a regular basis duties reminiscent of procuring, meal preparation and companionship.
His background and coaching lend for reassurance and luxury through the pandemic. HomeWorks has provided his providers, freed from cost, to residents who can’t get out to the shop and want provides.
Residents create procuring lists and on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Leone makes grocery runs for people who find themselves both unable or reluctant to exit. Like everybody else, he’s discovering cleansing provides to be essentially the most tough to seek out.
“It’s actually been a pleasure to see their wants met they usually have been so appreciative,” mentioned Leone, who mentioned the procuring expeditions have additionally given him the chance to get to know extra of the residents.
Whereas sustaining social distancing protocols, he personally delivers wholesome contemporary vegetables and fruit, together with different groceries. Even the pets, vital and therapeutic companions, respect his labor of affection to maintain them stocked up.
Residents look ahead to Leone’s brief visits to maintain their spirits up throughout these unsure occasions. Not solely are they appreciative of this free service, it offers them an opportunity to see a cheery face and to work together socially.
Leone is just not a stranger to serving to these in want or to mission work. He has traveled to the Caribbean to assist varied communities following pure disasters.
The employees feels proud to name him certainly one of HomeWorks’ heroes, doing no matter he can to help and to brighten the lives of Bristol Glen’s residents.
Submitted by United Methodist Communities at Bristol Glen
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