Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24Molly is something else. At 82-years-old she is incredibly active. She takes classes five days per week, other than in the summer, when she tends to an amazing, eclectic garden featuring eye catching yard art. She plays bridge whenever she can find partners and she loves to host backyard parties for her many friends. She is funny, interesting, vibrant and active. Molly has a great sense of humor and loves a good laugh. Recently, Molly told us that she was trying to contact the Democratic National Committee. Why? She wanted the biggest Hillary sign they had available so that she could put it in her yard. “Oh, are you a Hillary supporter?” “Not really - I just want to annoy the neighbors,” she reported with a huge smile and a mischievous glint in her eye. When her kids took away her car keys they knew they had to do something. Someone like Molly could not be locked in her house - the isolation would kill her and so would a facility. Her home is indescribable - whimsical art from around the world and sculptures throughout the front and backyards. Her coffee table is a sculpture of a magician’s assistant being cut in half in a magic box with the assistant’s head sticking out of one end, hair hanging down, and her legs sticking out of the other. Who wouldn’t want to stay in this cozy, unique home forever? We asked Molly if she feels that her caregivers have made a difference in her life. “Oh yes,” she says, beaming at her caregiver Beonca. She and Beonca have been together three years now. “Without Beonca I could not stay in my home and I don’t want to leave my home.” Beonca and Debbie ensure that Molly’s dog is well cared for and that she gets to her classes (at a participant led program which Molly, herself, founded over ten years ago) and to bridge games. They also help her plan and prepare for parties so that she can continue to live a full, vibrant and social life. There is no question that the care provided through Home Care Assistance has changed the way that Molly is able to age....and she is aging well, indeed! Molly, The Party Planner with a Good Sense of Humor 16