Bringing Generations Together

Soon after Heart’s In Motion opened our Children’s home in Gualan, Guatemala we realized children weren’t the only age group that needs help and attention, there were plenty of seniors. In Guatemala agriculture is the main source of income, so when age slows you down or physical ailments hold you back there is no work.  In a country with few living with benefits or any type of government assistance, if you don’t work you don’t eat.

In 2015 we opened our own Senior Center in which a group of 39 seniors gathers for a meal, crafts and outside activities. Having our Senior Center on the same property as our Reese House for children has been beneficial to both our seniors and children. Our senior men are excited to help our teenage boys learn all they can about gardening and grow enough vegetables to feed both houses. Our senior women are eager to help all our young girls learn the art of knitting and artisan work. It’s a win, win for all involved and our seniors; some without any families are able to take an important role in these children’s lives. They can become the grandparent they never had.

We here at Heart’s In Motion are proud of how we are serving internationally and right here in our own communities. But we need help. Help to continue all the programs. To help us fund our programs, Hearts In Motion opened a resale shop at 2210 US Hwy. 41, Schererville, IN 46375

Come in and volunteer with Hearts In Motion and think about us as you downsize or move into your next home. Your donation of furniture or household items can help us change the lives of people in need. Submitted by Kimberly T Berryman, Community Relations Director and Volunteer Recruitment. You may contact Kim at kimberryman@heartsinmotion.org or visit our website at www.heartsinmotion.org