Many seniors who put an emphasis on active living during their golden years still require some aid when it comes to day-to-day tasks. This was the inspiration for Charlee Borg's Here to Help service, according to River Falls Journal.
The college junior, who attends the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, was inspired to start the network of volunteers after talking with seniors while working at Walgreen's.
She was especially affected by one older woman who said that she could barely open her pill bottles and also had bruises from when she had tried to change the sheets on her bed.
"I had wanted to do something," Borg told the news provider. "I just didn't know what."
Borg began her free, all-volunteer homecare service in the local area. Seniors who need help with tasks such as shoveling can now call Here to Help to request a volunteer.
She's not the only college student who has taken to helping seniors - in Ohio, Caitlin Lynch and Mary Vanhoozer provide older adults with concerts and live alongside them at Judson Manor, an assisted living facility, The Plain Dealer reports.