By Nina Fine 

The Jewish Pavilion's Adopted Grandparent Program is fulfilling lives of seniors

 

Shown here (l-r): Rebekah and Lauren McNarney with adopted grandmother, Isa Vogel.

On a hot morning in early June, I met with Grandparent Program participants Isa Vogel and Rebekah McNarney, age 9, as Isa was hosting a lovely brunch for her adopted 'granddaughter,' Rebekah and her mother, Lauren.

Sitting together at Isa's table was a newly freeing experience after the isolation of COVID and a complete lack of visitors. Delicious homemade food was served by Isa, and the conversation flowed easily. The isolation felt by Isa and many of our seniors was intensified by the death of Isa's beloved husband, Sandy, during the pandemic. But having a special relationship with Rebeka...



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