Rotary

Through tragedy, ‘Christian’s Legacy’ was born

Rotary Club of Crowley Program Organizer Georgie Petitjean, far left, and President Mary Zaunbrecher, right, welcomed, from left, Hans and Jenn Nelson (holding a photo of the late Christian Nelson) Tuesday. The Nelsons created Christian’s Legacy, to promote organ donation following their son’s death and subsequent donation process.

Two years ago Hans and Jenn Nelson received the worst news a parent can think of receiving, their son, Christian, 19 at the time, had been brought

Opening the dialogue on long term placement

From left, Rotary Club of Crowley President Mary Zaunbrecher, left, thanks Angelique Credeur (guest speaker) and Rotarian Bertha Mire (program organizer) for Tuesday’s program on long-term and short-term admissions to nursing homes.

There may not be a more difficult and/or awkward conversation to have with a loved one as the one that concerns nursing homes.
Often times, that conversation comes late in the game, when a loved has started changing as a person or has been admitted to a hospital and the need for long-term care has become obvious.
It’s perhaps what makes the discussion so difficult as the needs now outweigh the particular wants of the individual in question.

Bertrand talks planning, preparing for ‘Semester at Sea’

Shea Bertrand, second from left, was welcomed to the Rotary Club of Crowley’s meeting Tuesday by Rotarians, from left, Mary Zaunbrecher (president), Peggy Sandidge and Kirk Schexnider. Bertrand spoke about his plans to partake in the Semester at Sea program.

Shea Bertrand has spent a good chunk of his young life helping others.

Rotary gets acquainted with ‘the long goodbye’

Michele Veillon, center, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday about Alzheimer’s Disease. Welcoming her were, from left, President Mary Zaunbrecher, and Rotarian Jill Signorelli.

There’s a reason people call Alzheimer’s Disease "the long goodbye."

For colorectal cancer, early detection is key

Stephen Broussard, left, a colorectal cancer survivor, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday, promoting awareness of the disease. He was welcomed by Club President Mary Zaunbrecher, center, and program organizer Trey Signorelli, right.

In life, timing is everything.
For Stephen Broussard, unanswered health questions came to a head in December, 2012.

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