Community Update Luncheon brings news and support

Caring House is a project by our community, for our community. More than 100 caring people from across the South Bay came together on May 22 for an update on Caring House. Well fed in a comfortable and enjoyable setting, attendees also received:

  • A keynote presentation by Claire Tehan, nationally recognized leader on end-of-life care. Encouraging us all to continue our work to make Caring House a reality for the South Bay, Claire described the peace, dignity and support that are key ingredients in Caring House-like homes in other parts of the U.S. View the Keynote video.
  • A project update by Ed Long, Caring House volunteer and president, who emphasized that Caring House is a project “by our community, for our community.” Ed summarized progress to date, detailed the current focus (raising pledges to fund the purchase of a home, renovation costs and start-up reserves), and outlined the last steps to completing the project. View the Update video.

More than $490,000 had already been received or pledged, and more pledges were received at the luncheon.

In-kind support for the luncheon came from Toyota USA Automobile Museum, Malaga Cove Ranch Market, CeeJay’s Flowers and West Basin Water District. An all-volunteer team from PVE-CARES (Norma Burns, Jo Chiles, Mary Curtin, John Eberhard, Marcelle McCullough, Annette Thompson and Adriana Whitney) handled all the lunch details. View the Introduction and Thank Yous video.

Attendees were free to tour the Exhibit Hall both before and after the program.