I refuse to forget you, Brent.

I refuse to forget you, Brent.

Tomorrow, we say goodbye to my good friend Brent, who passed away on Saturday night. Brent was one of the first clients I built a friendship with when I came to Rauch a little more than five years ago. Our acquaintance was inevitable, seeing as he was stopping across the hall each day to speak to Lindsey. He would ask her with great enthusiasm, "Are you taking care of it?" The question was about the pocket day planner he wanted for Christmas -- and yes, I started my position in January. 

Soon, I became a part of the routine, too. 

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A Very "Lucky" Day

A Very "Lucky" Day

 

Each year, our ADA and ACCESS programs gather to celebrate the holidays with a pot luck lunch, a visit from Santa, some carols, and a few gifts. Loved ones of those we serve graciously make this special day possible with contributions to purchase food and gifts, and many bring a dish to share. 

This year, ADA & ACCESS Director Sandy Braunbeck kicked the festivities off by introducing all the Rauch program participants in attendance. Everyone was celebrated with their own round of applause, and the family and friends in attendance got some special waves and smiles in return. 

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