Meet Carole

Meet Carole

A Resident Portrait of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington

Carole B., Fixed 2

Meet Carole: World Travelor

"Travel is my avocation," says Carole as she reminisces about trips that have taken her through 30 European countries, the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Today, memories and mementos of these journeys still stir her soul.

Thanks to a favorite uncle’s generous inheritance, Carole indulged a life-long passion for exploring the world. In terms of sheer beauty, Italy and France top her list of favorite destinations; in terms of friendly people, her vote goes to England and Scotland. She recalls instances of exceptional kindness displayed by British waitresses, railway conductors, and shop attendants who rescued her from the kind of crises that can easily wreck a perfect trip.

With the same enthusiasm that characterized her approach to travel, Carole takes advantage of the many opportunities for personal growth afforded to her at the Hebrew Home. She participates in enrichment classes and activities and feels that she has blossomed in ways never expected, particularly in the realm of art. “I’ve become an artiste,” boasts Carole with a grin. She prefers abstract painting, and a number of her pieces are included in display cases in the Smith-Kogod Residence.

Rabbi James Michaels, Director of Pastoral Care at the Home, has provided special comfort and inspiration for Carole. Not only does she enjoy his religious services and the classes he conducts that analyze the weekly Torah portion, she also has found Michaels to be a source of strength, sympathy, wisdom, and understanding, particularly when her mother passed away.

A long-time resident of Washington, a 1968 graduate of the University of Maryland, and retired employee of the U.S. Department of Labor, Carole looks back on a full life and forward to the years ahead at the Hebrew Home during which she knows she will receive the physical care she requires, the intellectual stimulation she covets, and the comfort of a souvenir-filled room in which she feels truly at home.

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