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Meet WALH Blogger and Caregiver: Sarel Rowe

June 27th, 2014

Sarel 6-16-14 - CopySarel was drawn to With A Little Help (WALH) in 2002 because of her interest in helping others. She enjoys the wisdom, sharing and continual learning in her work as a caregiver. Her care experience spans Dementia, ALS, Parkinson’s, MSA, and Cancer. Outside of professional caregiving she’s currently a long distance family caregiver for her mother who lives with advancing memory loss. She’s an amateur photographer and writer who began blogging in 2008. As well as blogging for WALH she contributes to 2 other blogs and maintains 4 Facebook pages on the subjects of poverty and aging. She loves to meet new people and to find time for gardening, cooking, walking, music, and her two cats.

Meet Linda Patrick, Artist and Caregiver

June 23rd, 2014

Linda at her first art exhibit

Linda at her first art exhibit

Linda’s interest in working with elders grew from experiences in family caregiving first with her courageous, lonely, loving grandmother and later her parents. During the five years that she’s shared her skills through With A Little Help she says she most enjoys “being a support to families.” Her own experience caring for parents helps her interact with client families. “I am able to offer a calm, neutral, and supportive influence,” she explained. “It is very heart opening to see families connect and support each other in times of need. I believe our families are the main way we can work through our karma/life lessons and if we don’t heal our relationships with them, we have really missed a great opportunity. I encourage everyone to do this difficult work of healing relationships with their own families. How else can we have peace on earth?” Read the rest of this entry »

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