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Social Worker Sari Greene Helps Washington, D.C.’s Oldest Resident

Social worker Sari Greene visits Eddye Williams, reportedly Washington, D.C.'s oldest resident. Photo courtesy of the Washington Post.

Cheers to the Washington Post for this article about Eddye Williams, who at age 110 is reportedly the oldest resident of Washington, D.C., and her 85-year-old daughter Edythe Simmons.

Simmons was hospitalized for a long time but became part of a Washington Hospital Center program to care for very sick elderly people in their homes. As a result she was recently reunited with her mother in a home they shared after living in a nursing home for three years.

The article said the home health care program also provided a social worker for Simmons and Williams. Social worker Sari Greene makes regular visits and coordinated Simmons move back to the residence.

The article is a good example of how social workers are an important part of the American health care system and provide valuable services to our nation’s rapidly growing elder population.

To learn more about how social workers such as Greene help the elderly visit the National Association of Social Workers’ “Help Starts Here” Seniors & Aging Web page by clicking here.

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  1. An African proverb says, “The death of an old person is like the loss of a library.” May our libraries continue on!

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