Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cross-Country Walk Highlights Caregiving Message

Teri Swezey began her cross country last April--a 3,000 mile walk from the East to West Coast to bring attention to the needs of America's senior citizens.  Swezey formed SOAR 12 (Seniors Obtaining Assistance and Resource)  "... to help meet the needs of vulnerable elderly and caregivers," as noted in an earlier post.

Swezey announced today that her cross-country walk has ended in Flagstaff, AZ   "I've traveled 2,255 miles so far, but try as I might, I couldn't figure out a way to continue walking n rolling the last 800 miles to Cambria without a support person," Sweezy explained about the loss of her support team because of their family circumstances.

The Daily Prism believes that Swezey and her support team met their goal of raising awareness about the condition of our senior citizens and their caregivers when a debilitating health condition has taken control.  The team talked with thousands of people across the continent,  both personally and with curious news media. 

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