The Caregivers

The Banker Bent on Changing the World

Though his parents are from the Bronx, George Leis spent a good chunk of his wonder years growing up in Deer Park, a town on Long Island where folks go to Jones Beach, not the Hamptons. Leis’ father worked as an electrician for the Otis Elevator company and George, who would later be the first in his family to attend college, learned to swim at the local YMCA. His modest middle-class roots are evident in both Leis’ humble demeanor and in an accent that refuses to surrender its outer-borough brogue, despite Leis having spent most of his life in Southern [...more...]

Celebrating the Generation Before Us Friendship Center

At 27, Heidi Holly already knew that the elder community “was her tribe.” In the 35 years since, Heidi has […more…]

Easy Lift Easy Lift Transportation

Several years ago, my elderly neighbor gave up driving due to recurring hip injuries and a debilitating autoimmune disease. Sometimes […more…]

How Beautiful Death Can Be Sarah House Santa Barbara

While in her late 20s – some 17 years ago – Paloma Espino witnessed death for the first time.  She […more…]

Angels at the Wheel Easy Lift Transportation

Slight and sinewy, Al Falcone clocks into his job as a driver with Easy Lift at 4:30 am. Over the […more…]