RIVIERA BEACH | A child in the womb is totally at the mercy of other people. At the same time, an elderly person with diminished mental capacity due to a dementia-related illness can be just as vulnerable to negative consequences. That’s where the Elder Affairs program of Catholic Charities can help.
For 44 years, the Elder Affairs program has been a Catholic option for courts in Palm Beach County to appoint a legal guardian for older people in need. Since the program began, it hasn’t had to reinvent itself, said Amy Hansen, Elder Affairs program administrator for Catholic Charities.