Letter to the Editor

Oct. 26, 2012 @ 05:55 AM

A great acknowledgment


Dear Editor:

My letter is written to acknowledge and to thank Mack McKeithan. Mack sponsored at his own expense yesterday's free seminar for dementia and Parkinson's caregivers.  

Deserving and often forgotten family caregivers in Rutherford County were given a huge amount of helpful information from speakers, who volunteered their time as well. A free gourmet lunch and snacks were provided.  

Free adult day care was given so family caregivers could take the day to learn what resources we have right here in Rutherford County to help them in their time of need.

Participants left that seminar with glowing comments about how it had helped them. Some had tears in their eyes and some expressed how it was an answer to their prayers. Some said they just could not write fast enough to get down all the new and helpful information they had needed to know. All left with a notebook full of materials pointing them to assistance and ways to contact folks in our community who could make a difference in their lives.

People like Mack McKeithan do not come along every day. This community is blessed to have him and his wife Pam.  They are the quiet givers who make a huge difference for many. I feel blessed to know them and call them my friend.


Pat Snyder

Forest City