After residing in the San Francisco Bay Area for 86 years, I finally convinced my mom, Gladys Pash, that it was time to move to Reno to live closer to me. In July of 2009 she did just that. After thorough searching and talking to several friends and acquaintances I made the decision that Cascades of the Sierra was to be mom’s new home. And am I glad I did.
My mother had finally settled in to her new assisted- living arrangement and was beginning to enjoy her new surroundings. Needless to say, moving from the only area she had ever known for 86 years to the much smaller, desert city of Reno was quite traumatic, but as she did with everything else she adjusted. My mom had outlived two husbands and suffered with breast cancer twice, but it was always her positive outlook that carried her through each new chapter of her life. Mom thoroughly enjoyed all of the staff at the Cascades, but one member, Carolina Urizar, quickly became her favorite.