Tuesday, February 15, 2011


We received our  prize money of $250 and will be making our FIRST shipment of non-intrusive medical equipment to the Dominican Republic this summer!
  • This means that at least 20 seniors will receive a wheel chair, walker, cane, or shower chair.
  • This also means that an additional 20 seniors (hopefully more) will receive eye glasses, diapers, towels, and  toiletries.
We are presently collecting medical equipment  from established partners. We are also incredibly lucky to have the support of our family and friends. The Camelia Institue would like to give thanks to Eugenio Hernandez and Rafael Cabral for our first donations!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Shame on us!

It has been a brutal winter here in the East Coast. We have been plagued with continuous snow since the end of 2010. Still, shame on us for not posting on important matters related to the aging community.

Thought for the day...

As I sat in a crowded NYC train, I noticed a very frail elderly man who was certainly no younger than 80. Although I gave him my seat, as any healthy person should, for a moment I hesitated. This hesitation has left me disappointed, and lost in thought.

I guess, some days we are more selfish than others. Today was my day...