Kudos for Oak Tree Home
I just wanted to say how happy I was to see the recent article about the 10th anniversary of Maria Pecavar's "Oak Tree Home" in Sonoma. Although the accompanying photograph was very obviously posed, I know first-hand that it conveyed something absolutely real about the quality of care that Maria, her family, and staff lavish on the six frail people who live there.
My mother is one of those frail people, and though she was once an extremely vibrant, adventurous and creative woman, she now suffers from advanced Alzheimer's. It's never easy to see someone you love in such a state, and there is a part of me that always dreads going to see her. Yet every time I return from visiting her at Maria's, my heart feels lighter and brighter.
Just yesterday when I went, we all sat in the sun, eating fresh figs from the garden and pawing through a giant basket of nail polish to see what color we each wanted to paint our fingers and toes.
Thank you so much for such a fitting tribute to such a wonderful woman and the gift she is to our community.