Our 50+ HIV program is named after Joseph Romero, who lost his battle with AIDS in 1997. Joseph worked as a CNA in nursing homes for most of his career. Before his passing, he was working as a Personal Care Aide in the homes of his elderly clients.
Joseph not only cared for their physical health, but he was able to be a consistent figure in their lives. He provided companionship when most had no one else.
In memory of Joseph’s kind, caring, and compassionate heart, and seeing the need for ourselves, we are inspired to start the Joseph Romero 50+ program.
This program will focus on HIV positive individuals, 50 years and older. It will:
Offer a safe and comfortable space for social events and educational dinners.
Create support plans based on the care needs of the individual.
Offer resources, food delivery, basic necessities, transportation, companionship etc.