While this winter has been "mild" compared to the snow that fell in 2015, the snow that has fallen is enough to prevent elderly neighbors, those who have access or functional needs, or those who are dependent on a wheelchair from getting places they need to go.
Imagine not being able to get to work, to the food store or pharmacy, to a doctor's appointment or to the bank to deposit your social security check. For many, when it snows these scenarios become their reality.
If you need help or would like to help, you can ask for or offer assistance to your neighbors by posting on Nextdoor.
If you are not yet familiar with Nextdoor, Nextdoor is the trusted communications platform for your neighborhood that connects every neighbor to what matters most to them locally. Nearly 170,000 or 85% of US neighborhoods are using Nextdoor. In MA, over 90% of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor. You'll also receive updates from local government agencies and the MA State Police and Emergency Management agency.
While you are out shoveling, please remember to clear a 42-inch-wide pathway on sidewalks, shovel out fire hydrants and handicap parking spots, and please also #ClearCurbCuts.
Here are some other tips:
- Dress appropriately (layers are good)
- Shovel slowly
- Take it one scoop at a time
- Keep your scoops to three inches or less of snow
- Take breaks
- Drink plenty of water
- Shovel with neighbors (it's much more fun)
Stay warm and thank you for being kind to your neighbors!
Professional Neighbor at Nextdoor