One of my relatives is making a long distance move sometime this fall from about a 10 hour drive away now to closer to us, for career purposes. My father and I both want to help, within our limitations.
We would meet the family at the new home and help with unpacking, sorting, putting things away, etc.
I can lift and move some things but am more concerned about finding ways in which my father can participate.
He can lift things (clothing, etc.), could help watching the children while the family is unpacking, but his skill is in woodworking, mechanical, etc. I'm going to have him help me disassemble furniture which I'll be donating, and he can supervise reassembly at the new abode.
He has an innate instinct for knowing how to disassemble and put things together (designed and built a beautiful free standing butcher block kitchen cupboard arrangement) so he would excel if I can think of other unpacking and assembly projects along that line.
He uses a walker sometimes (when I nag him) but can walk without one although he can't carry anything heavy.
It's very important to me, and I know to him, to be able to feel useful in helping our relatives.
Any suggestions on how he can help, w/i his limitations?