A remarkably normal life
When asked a question, Brandon buries his head behind mommy in expected bashfulness. A few minutes later he’s rolling a ball as big as he is to everyone in the room. Before long he grabs mommy’s hand, tugging her up from the couch to show her something in the next room, then sits on her lap for comfort as he rests from his long day of play.
A day in the life of Miss Margaret
As the American population ages, caretakers face difficult choices.
Five years ago, Mary faced one of the toughest decisions of her life. Her mother Margaret was showing signs of memory loss, and Mary could no longer leave her alone in the house they shared when she left for work each day. So, like many facing this decision, Mary began asking friends and family for advice. One relative suggested that Mary contact Adult Day Services, a Catholic Charities program funded in part by United Way.
Maria reaches for the STAR
A middle school student discovers that she, too, can succeed.
Many of us wish we were young again, but more than likely most of us wouldn’t want to relive the seventh grade. Middle school can be rough, especially if you are the new kid.
Walking in Water
Arthritis sufferer finds relief in the warm waters of a swimming pool.
When Claudine heard about the Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program, she was skeptical at first. Claudine’s mother had suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, and Claudine herself battled five different types of arthritis. She was hesitant to try something new like water exercise, but changed her mind when a friend told her, "Claudine, you can’t afford not to go."