Graylen Goff

Graylen attends Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine.  She is employed by the Pepperdine University Student Health Center and enjoys hiking, hunting, and exploring the beautiful Colorado outdoors.  The first time Graylen interacted with Norma as her caregiver, Norma’s beautiful, blue eyes and her heartwarming smile…

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Lexi Butler

Lexi is an aspiring nursing student who got her start as a CNA for Norma Smiles.  She interacted with Norma both as a CNA and a companion, helping her with activities of daily living and spending time talking and laughing with her.  Through Norma Smiles, she was able to complete training in dementia care to…

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Norma

The color blue, vanilla ice cream, and her amazing smile. Those are three things that everyone who met my mom remembers about her. Especially her amazing smile. That smile made an instant impact on everyone. My mother’s smile was her passport into the hearts of others. As old age and dementia robbed her of her…

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Grateful

Words from my devotional today hit me like a ton of bricks: Thankfulness lifts you up above your circumstances. ~ Jesus Calling Morning and Evening Devotional Woah. Stop. Right. There.  Forget my to-do list, forget my petty thoughts and complaints, forget my plans for today. Let me  slow down and sit in wonder and be…

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Have you hugged a Caregiver today?

Ideas on how to help your friend or family member who is caregiving for a loved one:   1. Instead of saying “You should…“, say something like “You are doing an amazing job.  If you need to weigh the pros and cons of your decisions by talking them thru with someone, I will be glad…

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