It is my honor to be a GEM Patron for the DuPage Care Center. Giving every month is a small way I can help those who need and deserve high quality care the most.

My grandmother, Nana, is a resident and she is my hero. There is not a memory I have from childhood that does not include her. The Center is the best place Nana can be right now, and I am so grateful for that. I have great faith in the fantastic staff, volunteers, and other health care professionals who ensure that Nana is well taken care of and happy. The Care Center does a phenomenal job at providing engaging programming for their residents, allowing for interaction, stimulation, and socialization that does not commonly occur in other care facilities.

Even through a pandemic, and all the obstacles presented by COVID19, the workers The Care Center have gone beyond to ensure that the residents are safe and cared for. I cannot adequately express how appreciative my family and I are for the video calls we have with Nana. While it is not the same as hugging her, I look forward to seeing her face through a screen every time I can. I give to The Care Center because my Nana always took care of me, and now I can be a part of taking care of her. I am proud to be a GEM and I am inspired by the work done by all at The Center.

Cassandra Bocchiere and Nana and Papa