Senior Community Set for SAGECare Certification
The Lodge at Truitt Homestead is in the process of becoming the first senior living community in Delaware to achieve LGBTQ Cultural Competency Certification. It’s on its way to becoming Platinum-certified by SAGECare, an LGBTQ senior advocacy group and part of the nation’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ older adults.
Management at the community and corporate level recently took the first step toward becoming SAGECare certified by attending online and virtual cultural competency training, provided by one of SAGECare’s expert trainers.
For more information on The Lodge at Truitt Homestead visit truittlodge.com or call 302-232-6372. The community is located at 36233 Farm Lane in Rehoboth. ▼
BVSPCA to Help Families with Pets in Need
Cotton was the first pet to receive assistance from a $60,000 grant received by the Brandywine Valley SPCA to help families in need to care for their pets. The grant was awarded to BVSPCA by Petco Love (formerly the Petco Foundation) to help families with financial difficulties keep the pets they love rather than bring them to a shelter. Cotton’s person lost her job due to a life-changing injury and couldn’t afford her beloved senior pup’s dental extractions. ▼
Gov. Carney, BVSPCA Honor Champ
Governor John Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long issued a proclamation memorializing President Biden’s German shepherd, Champ, who died on June 19. The proclamation was requested by the Brandywine Valley SPCA on behalf of Delaware’s animal welfare community. ▼
Pie Ladies 2021
Continuing the long-held tradition, the Pie Ladies returned on the Fourth of July to deliver over 100 pies along multiple stops in Rehoboth Beach. Coming out of quarantine, the drag queens commemorated this year’s visit with favorite lockdown companions, read: our TV characters and personalities. The festivities include skits, performances, and many laughs.
With Magnolia Applebottom hosting, the characters from left to right are: Erika Jayne from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Daphne from Bridgerton, Beth Harmon from The Queen’s Gambit, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Moira Rose from Schitt’s Creek, Carol Baskin from Tiger King, and Rose from Golden Girls. ▼