Local Non-Profit Spoke to Women’s Group About Aging in Place
Wellington Cares Addressed Council Of Catholic Women About Serving Aging Population
Wellington, FL, March 31, 2015 – Wellington Cares board members were invited to speak at the Council of Catholic Women’s monthly meeting at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Church in March. Kathy Foster, Executive Director of Wellington Cares, and board member Daniel Terner spoke to the ladies about the organization that helps seniors living in Wellington age in place.
The monthly meeting began with a welcome of guests and new members followed by a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Gayle Paul, President of Council of Catholic Women at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Church, introduced Kathy Foster by telling her personal experience with Wellington Cares. “My mom was in an accident and couldn’t drive. Although I was able to do most things for her I needed help. Wellington Cares was able to help my mom when I couldn’t be there,” said Paul.
Ms. Foster spoke about the services and care the organization provides so seniors are able to remain living in their homes. “I needed help with my aging parents when they moved here. After researching various options I came across a NORC.” Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORC), provide a means of empowering persons 65 years of age and older to be in control of their own lives by offering short-term services when a little extra help is needed to maintain independence. “After recruiting several friends and community leaders, we formed Wellington Cares and a NORC in Wellington,” said Foster. “We provide nonmedical services like picking up medication, driving residents to appointments, religious services, shopping, etc. Two volunteers go together so the participant is never left alone.”
Mr. Terner, an elder law attorney and board member of Wellington Cares, spoke about how anyone can become a volunteer or recommend a Wellington resident for services. “Our volunteers range from high school students needing community service hours to individuals in their 80’s looking for a way to give back or companionship,” said Terner.
For more information about Wellington Cares, or to have a board member speak to your group, please call 561-568-8818 or visit www.WellingtonCaresOrg.com.
Wellington Cares is a community-based, not-for-profit organization committed to coordinating volunteers of all ages to assist in enabling persons over the age of 65 to remain in their home with the support of the Wellington community residents and local organizations. They are committed to responding to the various needs of our senior residents. Their goal is to build, within the community of Wellington, a better place for people to grow old and remain in their homes. Please visit www.WellingtonCaresOrg.com for more information.