Beverly and Catholic Charities client Cesar.

Beverly and Catholic Charities client Cesar.

Mia is a client at Catholic Charities OMI Senior Center. She immigrated to the United States from Japan 30 years ago and has lived alone in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco for 30 years. In 2012, she was diagnosed with a stroke which led to increased permanent fatigue. Soon after the diagnosis, she was hospitalized, which was particularly difficult because she did not have a family support system nearby. Her friend, Edna, was worried about her and thought she might need some help. Edna talked with the social worker at Catholic Charities, Diane, who scheduled a home visit and enrolled her in a caregiver program. Because of Catholic Charities, Mia has a caregiver who takes care of her and daily meal delivery through Meals on Wheels. 

 
In her senior years, my mother received care at Catholic Charities. I was so grateful for the program’s activities and events which kept my mother alert, busy and interactive. Now I volunteer at Adult Day Services. I love interacting with clients’ families to help them understand that they made a great decision for their loved one.
— Beverly Strada Bushley, volunteer
 

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