Dolitah Mpofu

Photo courtesy of  Dolitah Mpofu

Choosing a place for senior loved ones when they can no longer reside at home safely can be tricky. I know firsthand how that can go, and when it came time to help my parents find a safe and loving place, I was a rookie. I was lucky to find wonderful people to help me, which enables me now to share information with others.

In 2013, I had the privilege of meeting a wonderful lady named Dolitah Mpofu who was working at The Commons in Antioch. Within moments, I was drawn to her outgoing and enthusiastic personality coupled with her genuine adoration of seniors. Her role on that job was more of an activities director but she did everything to ensure the safety and happiness of the residents living there.

Her story begins in her native South Africa where most of the country ranched for a living. She patiently explained to me that the culture she grew up in prepared her for the career path that she chose. In Africa, there are tribes that are like families. Your responsibility is to everyone in that tribe, and no one is left behind to fend for themselves.


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