The Daybreak board met at 11:30 today for its lunch meeting. A part of the Department on Aging, Daybreak provides adult day care for people with dementia or memory loss. The director Tammy is a skilled administrator, a compassionate caregiver, and a good cook. Lunch was baked spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread.
The board meets every other month and consists mostly of running through the numbers: budget, census, etc. There is a lot of comradery among the board members, who include professionals in health care and elder care, along with a woman from the local newspaper. And me. I say little at board meetings and have never figured out what my usefulness is to the board. I listen a lot, and daydream a little. On the wall of the board room is a copy of a painting at the Toledo Museum of Art called The Country Gallants: two boys and two girls crossing a river in the woods. Two of my parishioners are among the clients at Daybreak. It was good to see them today. Once a month I lead a men’s group, often playing Jeopardy on the Wii with the men.
This afternoon Linda and I went to see Trouble With the Curve, a baseball movie with Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. It’s a film about elder care, among other themes. It was a bit predictable till the end when the plot throws a curve ball at you. Life does that.