Why Leonie Batkin volunteers for the Villages
December 10, 2022 App Interview

Leonie volunteers for the Villages of San Mateo County to give back after her experience caring for her mother.

Linda Ingram & Scott Acord

Linda talks about taking care of her parents. As an only child the caretaking is mostly left to her, but she does have some help from a childhood friend. There are rewards to taking care of your parents, knowing they...

Abebech Mergia and Charlie Shin

Abebeck, a caregiver with PACE, talks with coworker Charlie about Fasika (Ethiopian Easter) and explains this special time in her culture. Also talks about the importance of neighbors, coworkers and participants.

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Pamela Gore Meade and Louise Lashley

Pamela Gore Meade (59) shares a conversation with her mother, Louise Lashley (85), about Louise’s childhood, her parents, art, music, and raising her children.

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Sherrie Floyd and Jonnie Clasen

Sherrie Floyd (67) interviews her friend Jonnie Clasen (75) about her life, her father's military career, and her 2021 induction to the Army Ranger Hall of Fame.

Jacqueline Smith and Alison Leras

Jacqueline and Alison discuss Jacqueline's journey to becoming a Home Health Social worker, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted her patients and herself.

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Marlene Ceragno and Gerald Schweibel

Marlene Ceragno (66) and her friend Gerald "Jerry" Schweibel (89) share how they are involved at the Kaplen Jewish Community Center, where they serve seniors and young children, respectively. They also discuss their family histories, being involved in their community,...

"Caring is my inheritance. I know I have purpose and this fortifies my resilience."

In celebration of National Caregivers Day, we sat down to learn understand the client/caregiver connection and how it nurtures resilience. We learn that while each of each of us struggles with setbacks, together we pull eachother through to elevate life...

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Katie Koepke and Amanda Edwards

Coworkers and friends Katie Koepke (43) and Amanda Edwards (40) discuss their work as a nurse and social worker, their experiences with dying patients, and the healthcare system in the United States.