Life Must Go On: A Guest Blog By Lou Valerio
Dad went to heaven since my last blog post. Mom has had a very hard two months, losing her spouse of 66 years followed with continued illness and struggle. She has been moved to a new facility and is trying to adjust.
A few weeks ago, I got word that a new GlamourGals chapter had been established in Jersey and was ready to do their first makeover at Brighton Gardens where mom and dad lived for years. The ground work I had laid two years ago had come to be! Of course, everyone at GlamourGas foundation invited me to attend. I just wasn't sure I could handle it all.
The week of the makeover, another one of those Brighton Gardens angels called and asked me to please come. I knew it was the right thing to do and I got back on the New Jersey turnpike for one last time.
I've attended many makeovers but this was different. Every senior who got a makeover was a lady I knew and had met before, and yet, for the first time, I saw them so engaged, happy, and laughing.
I once wrote that angels were everywhere at Brighton Gardens, but I never realized I could help bring more young incredible angels to care for these wonderful seniors!
Thank you Angels!!!!