Meet Our Family

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“As a convert to Catholicism in 2003, I became interested in all of the charitable work of the Church. The love and care that the Little Sisters Of The Poor show to the elderly caught my attention and I began to volunteer there. At the urging of my friend Sr. Dora I joined the Association Jeanne Jugan and currently serve as their Coordinator. This lay organization shares the work and spirituality of the Little Sisters. I take great joy in working with the Sisters and Residents and am grateful to God for His great grace allowing me the privilege of serving the Elderly through the Little Sisters!”

- Velma Nystrom, Volunteer, AJJ Coordinator

“When your family is left with the realization that your mother or father needs care beyond what you can provide, you are left with the most profound sense of heartache and confusion.  Since my mother has been living at the Little Sisters of the Poor, my siblings and I can better enjoy the time  we are able to spend with her, knowing that she is being cared for when we cannot be by her side.  The loving and professional staff at the Little Sisters of the Poor spend each day helping my mother and the other Residents live happily, while their families, like my own, can rest assured that their loved ones are safe.”

- Cammie Wayne, Family Member

“I have been working for the Little Sisters for more than 30 years, for which I am very thankful.  I couldn’t do my job as a Scheduler without prayers and the help of the Sisters and my co-workers.  And, most of all, I love ‘Making the Residents Happy!’”

- Barbara Girtley, Scheduler

“I have been a C.N.A. for many years.  I love what I do.  I love to see the faces of our Residents light up when I walk into their rooms.  I learned many years ago that C.N.A. work is not a job, but a ministry.  Being a C.N.A. is not about the money, but more about the feeling that I make a difference in someone’s life.  Working with the Little Sisters of the Poor is more like a family than a job!”

- Patrice Drinkard, C.N.A., Nursing Staff