Rachel spent a tremendous amount of time during her childhood with her paternal grandmother. “Manou”, as she used to call her … When Manou passed away last year, she left a big hole in Rachel’s life. Soon afterward, Rachel met two terrific women, Kate Clark and Lauren Ring, both working at the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, who are also leading the development and activities of GenPhilly … Rachel decided to volunteer because she saw this as an opportunity to remain connected to her grandmother, better understand and connect to elderly’s issues, and participate in the promotion of Philadelphia as a place where growing older doesn’t have to be alienating. read full article>>
“Behind the Scenes At Azavea” – Rachel Cheetham-Richard discusses GenPhilly, its mission and why she joined.
July 28, 2010