woman in a red dress with blue hair pushing an empty shopping trolley


Kindness shouldn’t be a novelty

But for some elderly people being shown it sometimes is. 

I was in my local supermarket shopping for one of my home-help clients and I arrived at the checkout and the customer in-front of me was an elderly woman. I became aware that she had arthritis and offered to help unload her trolley.

I then offered to pack her shopping for her. This is something I will always offer to do for someone if I see they are struggling.

She was so surprised and grateful that I felt quite humble. Luckily for me I am fit and able at present and to me it was no effort. She continued to thank me and even went as far as to tell me her address in case I ever fancied popping in for a cup of tea.

A moments thought on my part left both of us feeling good for the rest of the day. We all lead busy lives but can still make time for others.




Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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