Planned Giving Quote – Franc

Planned Giving Quote – Franc

WHY I GIVE And keep on giving ... For about two years before my husband, Len, died, I would tell his sons and his sisters that he was suffering with some dementia. That he forgot simple things, like how to adjust the thermostat or navigate the remote control on the television. But when we would travel to New Jersey to visit family, Len had just enough mental capacity left to function normally for those few days. So, family did not understand what was going on. The staff at MemoryCare knew differently. They saw his slow deterioration over those two years. They had anticipated it. It was knowing that others had traveled this path ahead of me that made it easier for me to function as Len’s caregiver and as Len’s advocate. It was the support of the physicians and the support staff at MemoryCare that helped me negotiate those difficult months and make those heartbreaking decisions about Len’s care. MemoryCare gave me guideposts. They also made no assumptions. The MemoryCare staff made sure that I knew to get appropriate legal advice, and that I took care of myself as best I could. They taught me that there is no weakness in asking for help. It is more than a decade since my husband died. I have consistently supported MemoryCare with an annual donation as best I can, and I have also left part of my estate to MemoryCare so that others who travel this same road may find the support and guidance I did when I needed it most.

Peggy Franc

Memory Care
2021-03-03T13:08:18-05:00

Peggy Franc

WHY I GIVE And keep on giving ... For about two years before my husband, Len, died, I would tell his sons and his sisters that he was suffering with some dementia. That he forgot simple things, like how to adjust the thermostat or navigate the remote control on the television. But when we would travel to New Jersey to visit family, Len had just enough mental capacity left to function normally for those few days. So, family did not understand what was going on. The staff at MemoryCare knew differently. They saw his slow deterioration over those two years. They had anticipated it. It was knowing that others had traveled this path ahead of me that made it easier for me to function as Len’s caregiver and as Len’s advocate. It was the support of the physicians and the support staff at MemoryCare that helped me negotiate those difficult months and make those heartbreaking decisions about Len’s care. MemoryCare gave me guideposts. They also made no assumptions. The MemoryCare staff made sure that I knew to get appropriate legal advice, and that I took care of myself as best I could. They taught me that there is no weakness in asking for help. It is more than a decade since my husband died. I have consistently supported MemoryCare with an annual donation as best I can, and I have also left part of my estate to MemoryCare so that others who travel this same road may find the support and guidance I did when I needed it most.
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