Make the choice to serve in a cause larger than your wants, larger than yourself – and in your days you will add not just to the wealth of our country, but to its character.
About me: I worked on behalf of Senior Citizens for just under 20 years. I’m not yet in that category but that doesn’t mean I can’t relate. The main focus of my adult work life has been as an advocate for vulnerable adults in long-term care (LTC) facilities. Additionally, having been the primary caregiver for my father who died from Alzheimer’s in 2007, I cherished my role as an Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group Facilitator where I guided families through the difficult process of caring for their loved ones with dementia.
Since 2013, I have written three novels, one of which, REQUIEM FOR THE STATUS QUO was published July of 2017. My page Irene the Novelist will provide greater detail about all three of my novels. I serve as the Global Outreach Coordinator for the author group, AlzAuthors, comprised of over 160 authors who have written fiction and non-fiction about their personal family Alzheimer’s experiences.
This blog’s nitty gritty: This blog first started out with an emphasis on the Baby Boomer generation (1946-1964) but has morphed into a blog for everyone, as I explained on my first post of 2017. Let’s face it, the struggles or victories you face now, or will some day face, aren’t all that different from those experienced by those younger or older than you. Your experiences may look a bit different from those of others, but their foundation is the same.
Wouldn’t you rather face life with the beneficial wisdom that others have gleaned from their complementary life experiences than be alone on your journey?
That is my hope. That is why I’m here. I hope you’ll follow my blog and contribute to its content by posting comments from which all of us can benefit. Your viewpoints and experiences matter to me. I’m looking forward to getting to know you. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.