February 4, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Bringing Together Orphans and Seniors Without Family Under One Roof

When one hears the word “orphan,” it’s easy to conjure up images of characters from Charles Dickens’s “Oliver Twist” or the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” All children living “the hard-knock life.”
But what about senior citizens who have no family?
Stacy Shewey has come up with the idea of having both groups live in an assisted community together, where the old can impart their wisdom to the young.
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Shewey was an executive director for an assisted living facility in Jacksonville, Florida. “Hated that job. It was the worst job,” she told The Epoch Times.
“They were all about the bottom line.”…
Source: The Epoch Times