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Our Family Is Crazy
President's Message

2.21.19
By: Mary Kofstad
Date: February 21, 2019

“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run. then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”  Martin Luther King Jr.

As many are aware, February is Black History Month: a time when we celebrate equality, diversity, and service. No one embodied these principles and a life dedicated to seeing them in our society more than Martin Luther King Jr.

He spent years leading, moving forward, and persisting, leading people, society, marches, rallies, and legislative efforts. He faced attacks, persecution, was arrested over 20 times, beaten, and ultimately was assassinated in 1968 based on his relentless conviction to keep moving us forward.

King was a tireless advocate for equality. He preached to embrace diversity and seek out service in all we do.

When King left this world, his impact stayed, and his words are even more powerful today. So like Dr. King we too can be advocates everyday for equality, for autonomy, and service in our care settings.

In our Signature family of companies, the average age of patients that we serve in the home is 78. We find that often our patients and families are struggling with the natural physical changes of an aging body. But it is the aging process with social, societal, and psychological changes that are having profound impact on their overall health and wellbeing.

In our line of work, the simplest gesture, interaction of time, or of service can mean so much. It’s important for us to seek opportunities to help or advocate for a patient, family, coworker, or anyone who is struggling to complete a task. As Dr. King said, “Labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”

This month while we serve every day, I challenge you to take an extra moment to do something kind for another or advocate for these principles of service, diversity, and equality. Honor Dr. King, the values that transcend space and time, and advocate together to make this world a better place.


President's Message 2.21.19

By: Mary Kofstad
Date: February 21, 2019


“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run. then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”  Martin Luther King Jr.

As many are aware, February is Black History Month: a time when we celebrate equality, diversity, and service. No one embodied these principles and a life dedicated to seeing them in our society more than Martin Luther King Jr.

He spent years leading, moving forward, and persisting, leading people, society, marches, rallies, and legislative efforts. He faced attacks, persecution, was arrested over 20 times, beaten, and ultimately was assassinated in 1968 based on his relentless conviction to keep moving us forward.

King was a tireless advocate for equality. He preached to embrace diversity and seek out service in all we do.

When King left this world, his impact stayed, and his words are even more powerful today. So like Dr. King we too can be advocates everyday for equality, for autonomy, and service in our care settings.

In our Signature family of companies, the average age of patients that we serve in the home is 78. We find that often our patients and families are struggling with the natural physical changes of an aging body. But it is the aging process with social, societal, and psychological changes that are having profound impact on their overall health and wellbeing.

In our line of work, the simplest gesture, interaction of time, or of service can mean so much. It’s important for us to seek opportunities to help or advocate for a patient, family, coworker, or anyone who is struggling to complete a task. As Dr. King said, “Labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”

This month while we serve every day, I challenge you to take an extra moment to do something kind for another or advocate for these principles of service, diversity, and equality. Honor Dr. King, the values that transcend space and time, and advocate together to make this world a better place.

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