Hello NHE, unfortunately my neighbors have made it clear that they don't want any obligation to possibly have to help me! I moved here 4 years ago and didn't even use a cane then, so I met my neighbors on their occasional drive bys. 1 little girl put a flyer in my mailbox looking for summer employment walking my dog or garden work, which i took her up on. They have all seen this disease progress from no-aid to struggling with my walker now, and now the only contact I've had with them is a call from the girl (now teenager) looking for a job reference! I've called 2 of them in the past for help but never got an answer even when I leave a message? This new life of disability has opened my eyes to the "reality of humanity". I've always been independant, so asking for any type of help is a huge deal for me, so when I actually do ask and get no response, it is very disheartening!
I was thinking more along the lines of inviting them over for some tea and maybe a game of cards just to talk without any obligations.