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Lorraine Godwin

“My mother looks forward to going to Wartburg every day. I love how they keep her engaged. It gives me incredible peace of mind.

“She started going to the Adult Day program about eight years ago. She broke her leg in a taxi accident and couldn’t volunteer at the school program she loved. I knew she needed something to do, so as soon as she could get around using a wheelchair, I took her to Wartburg. She loves it.

“Mom has some memory issues. She’s been diagnosed with mild to moderate dementia. I think coming here has slowed the process a bit. She is still able to do most things for herself.

“If she didn’t go to the Adult program, I would probably be tied down to the house. I couldn’t work. I couldn’t leave her alone every day. I feel very comfortable and relaxed with the staff at Wartburg. One time, I was taking my mom to her neurologist appointment, so I asked the program director if there was anything she noticed.

“Knowing that they’re watching out for her, too, gives me incredible peace of mind.”

Lorraine Godwin is the primary caregiver for her mother, Margarita, 92 (pictured). They live together in Mt. Vernon. Margarita attends Adult Day Care at Wartburg in Westchester, NY, every weekday.

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