Name: Barbara Browning
Cares For: Seniors in her neighborhood as a volunteer for WISE Connections.
Your Turn to Care Episode: "The Talk"
Her Story: Barbara is a retired nurse and a veteran volunteer. She was looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of the elderly. Barbara was drawn to the WISE Connections program because it helps to keep seniors independent and living in their homes as long as possible. She says she gets back more than she gives when it comes to helping her community.
Reflections: "We've lost that neighborly thing because of the kind of living that we do. We work long hours, we live in apartments. We often don't see our neighbors. But with the village movement we're trying to create a feeling of knowing who your neighbor is and knowing how you can help each other."