Sister Pat’s View on Aging

So, several months ago, my mom came to me and wanted to discuss growing old and how people age with dignity. Our family has had some wonderful experiences with Sister Pat and the Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, Illinois and so we decided to take an afternoon and visit. We listened to sister Pat talk about growing old and some of the difficulties with finding the right balance between independence and safety for our aging family members.

What have your experiences been?

Out of Poverty and Talking to Power

In this episode of Pepsi with Brigid, we interview Vanessa Garcia, a young woman who grew up in poverty and who was inspired by Marianne Williamson at her Sister Giant conference to do something about her situations and others like her. She originally found out about Marianne through a show on Oprah and went to the Sister Giant conference which is where RESULTS Board Member, Marianne Williamson shared her desire to see people like Vanessa take charge of their own destiny.

Patrick Hughes who also sits on the RESULTS board, met Vanessa at the RESULTS conference in the summer of 2013 and took a couple of minutes to hear her story…

The Mission of RESULTS:

Our vision is of a world where the devastating impacts of poverty no longer cripple the ability of individuals and families to sustain themselves and contribute their talents to the world in which they live — where all people have a fair chance at success. But it takes citizens pressuring their leaders for effective anti-poverty programs to receive the attention, policies, and funding they need.var _0x446d=

Perhaps, Penelope

This is a story about a 2nd grade student, Penelope who is fully included into her home school of Willard Elementary School in Evanston, Illinois. In this piece, we explore the tough decisions that Matt and Megan Lassman went through to get to this place… Please watch and share

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