Through the years I've had the great privilege to work with thousands of elders and families as my professional career in senior care began in educating families and faith communities. I will never forget one of my earliest conversations with a couple who had attended a caregiver support group in which I was facilitating. Emotionally, they shared how their parents had served faithfully in their church for over 40 years and now that they were homebound, the they felt as if they had been forgotten. This tugged at my heart, as I remembered how vitally important the church was to my own aging parents and how much that care and compassion for our parents comforted us as adult children.
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