Ruby’s Resilience: Finding Community and Support with FSL

Client - Ruby Steck 2

Ruby, an inspiring 88-year-old woman, woke up one morning in excruciating pain, her abdomen gripped by a sharp ache. A night ago, she felt perfectly fine, but now she was doubled over, desperately seeking help. As older adults like Ruby face unexpected health challenges, they rely on the kindness and support of people like you to navigate these difficult times.

Upon seeking medical attention, Ruby learned that she had suffered a muscle tear in her pelvis. The prescribed treatment meant staying off her feet for several weeks, a daunting task for someone who values their independence as much as Ruby. With relatives living out of state and two late husbands, Ruby was accustomed to relying on her own strength.

However, circumstances took a turn for the better due to the caring assistance provided by the FSL Wickenburg Senior Center. This compassionate organization swiftly stepped in, demonstrating the invaluable support they offer to seniors like Ruby. The center’s team lovingly prepared and delivered hot meals to Ruby’s doorstep every day, ensuring she had nourishment during her recovery. Moreover, Ruby’s friends from the center, where she had been an active member for the past 18 years, made regular check-ins to keep her company and stave off any feelings of loneliness.

“This is my family now, and they take care of family.”
Client - Ruby Steck 2
Ruby Steck
Wickenburg Senior Center Attendee
FSL Senior Centers provide care to hundreds of Arizonans each year

A Personal Touch: Bridging Generations 

Ruby’s story is a testament to the power of community and support, especially for older adults facing challenges and navigating life alone. The FSL Wickenburg Senior Center has become Ruby’s extended family, a sanctuary of care, compassion, and friendship. Ruby’s resilience, combined with the unwavering support she receives, paints a vivid picture of the impact that generosity and community can have on a person’s life, particularly in their golden years.

You can support seniors like Ruby with a generous gift today!

About FSL

For more information on how to join us in reducing hospital readmissions, we encourage you to explore our ACTIVATE program further and get involved in the effort to foster healthier communities. You can also call us at 602-406-2374 to learn more about ACTIVATE! Together, we can tackle the issue of hospital readmissions and make a difference in the lives of our fellow citizens.

Established in 1974, the Foundation for Senior Living is dedicated to providing integrated, customized care for those who need it in the Phoenix area. We offer a wide range of home- and community-based services, including:

All of these are designed to enable Arizonans of all ages to live happier, healthier, more independent lives. If you or someone you know is struggling to have their needs met, don’t hesitate to contact us to find out how we can help you. And if you’re able, consider donating or volunteering your time to our mission. We can’t wait to work with you!

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