Author Lorene Cary talks about
Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century
Sunday, November 3 at 2 pm
The Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd
3820 The Oak Road
Lorene Cary and her husband, the Rev. Robert Smith, lived in East Falls from 2005 to 2012 when he was the rector of the Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd.
Ladysitting is the account of how Lorene and her family took her 100-year-old Nana “into the rectory” in the spring of 2007. Everything changed for them after she moved in: day-to-day life, family relationships – and even the Nana they knew. Much of their experiences will be familiar to families who have suddenly been thrust into caregiving. She writes about the problem of finding the right caregivers, about a long and frustrating struggle with Medicare, and about the blessings of hospice. Nana died in the winter of 2008.
Other books by Lorene Cary include Black Ice, about her experiences as one of the first females and African Americans at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, and The Price of a Child, the first One Book, One Philadelphia selection.
This free program is presented by East Falls Village and the Church.
The talk will be held in the church sanctuary, followed by a book signing and light refreshments. Books will be available for sale (cash or checks only) and the proceeds will benefit the church.
For Handicapped Access –
There is a ramp into the church, accessible from the driveway beside the church; however, all cars must be parked on The Oak Road.