Retirement Community of Care

View original article by Sally Abrahms, AARP Bulletin, November 2016 New England’s intergenerational Treehouse provides residents with a sense of purpose IT’S ONLY MIDMORNING and already Mary Steele has given rides to one teen who missed the school bus and to another who needed to get to work at a nearby mall. Later, Steele, 82, plays trucks […]

Tampa nuns say it’s a miracle kidney donation fit

View original article By Michelle Bearden | Tribune Staff Published: June 30, 2011 TAMPA – Sister Claire LeBoeuf needed a kidney. Without it, she would have to go on three-times-a-week dialysis, and her lifelong ministry as a children’s advocate would come to a sudden halt. The waiting list for a donated kidney was at least three years. LeBoeuf, 67, […]

An old-fashioned, cross-generation village

View original article By Terry Galvin Business Editor Posted Apr 10, 2017 at 12:01 AM For a community with a mission to help children, it must be difficult to tell who benefits the most from New Life Village. Just listen to Luanne Panacek, the executive director of the cross-generation community of 31 townhomes west of […]

When one foster community loses power, another takes in its 30 children

After Hurricane Irma knocked out power to Everyday Blessings, a foster home in Thonotosassa, the nearly 30 children who live there were left with no air conditioning and spoiling food in the refrigerators. The operators first took them to a hurricane shelter, but it closed after one night of the storm, said Sister Claire LeBoeuf, […]