Meet Marlena

“After the fall [in the shower], I was in so much pain,” says Marlena, 81. “I was only eating soup because it was the quickest thing to prepare.” As a retired nurse, Marlena knew she needed better nutrition than soup alone could provide, but she was [...]

Our Time To Serve Veterans in Need

“It was a good life,” says Edward, reflecting on 22 years of Army service, a career at the post office, and the raising of two sons followed by retirement with his wife. But when Edward’s wife of 58 years passed away, their Los Alamitos home was suddenly [...]

The Proof Is in the Pudding

Joan’s younger years were dedicated to sharing the comforts of her home with many children, most of who were not her own. In addition to raising a family and spending time with her grandchildren, Joan dedicated 15 years of her life to fostering children who benefited [...]

A Helping Hand – John’s Story

When John made the decision to bring his wife Mary home from the care facility, he knew his role as full-time caregiver would be challenging, but as Mary’s health declined and John experienced his own health challenges, life became more difficult than he imagined. When shopping [...]

From Hungry To Hopeful

After moving into an apartment complex for disabled seniors, Julie, 69, quickly discovered that her increased living expenses were more than her fixed income could cover. Healthy food and a balanced diet were too expensive for Julie’s budget. As a result, her nutrition suffered immensely. “I [...]

Together, We’re Stronger

Maureen and Kat Kat and her 87-year-old mother Maureen have both experienced health challenges over the years. For years, they have supported each other by pooling their resources and sharing a home together. When their health conditions worsened and money was in short supply, the pair [...]

When Everything Changes

Maggie has always been independent, persistent, kind, and lovable. After retiring as a preschool teacher’s aide, she was missed so much, that she returned to work as a substitute teacher and continued working until she was 84 years old! At 85, Maggie was still going strong. [...]