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At 106, Still At Home and Going Strong with Porchlight

106-year-old Joe PIechowoski with Porchlight Home Care's Elaine Keane, HHA

106-year-old Joe PIechowoski with Porchlight Home Care’s Elaine Keane, HHA

At 106, Joe Piechowski, of Chicopee, says one of his simple secrets to longevity is walking everyday. It became part of his routine in his early childhood in Poland during World War I. He built his life in Chicopee with his late wife, Viola, raising his daughter, Barbara, in the home where he still lives today. As he has aged and needs more assistance Porchlight Home Care has been there to keep him at home – which is exactly where he wants to be.

Late last year, Mr. Piechowski began having much more trouble with normal household tasks and it became apparent that he would need assistance to stay home. While Barbara and her husband took turns providing help for him, it was clear that it was becoming too much of a challenge. Porchlight was the perfect solution for their family.

Porchlight’s Home Care Services

Porchlight’s Home Health Aide provides services six days per week, two 90 minute sessions in morning and evening:

•Assistance showering, grooming and dressing in the morning.
•Meal preparation, including a full breakfast and snacks.
•Evening assistance, dinner preparation and bedtime grooming.
•Household tasks, including laundry and light housekeeping.