Grannies Taking Care Of Grannies Is Good For Everyone

Grannies Taking Care Of Grannies Is Good For Everyone

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

If you’re an older resident of a low-income area outside Cape Town, it might be Gloria Gxebeka. She’s a 63-year-old grandmother and retired cook who used to spend her days at home alone and glued to the TV, especially the American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. But now she’s got a new job. She goes door-to-door, checking on the health of other older folks in her neighborhood.

Gxebeka works for the program AgeWell Global, directed by Dr. Mitch Besser, an American physician. Besser also founded mothers2mothers, an organization that trains HIV-positive women to mentor other HIV-positive women when they’re pregnant.

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