Like so many young Americans, when David was called to serve his country during the Vietnam War, he went. He left that Southeast Asian nation in 1972, but the war never really left him. David returned home with memories of death and other horrors so troubling that even today, this 71-year-old American hero is tormented by nightmares, night sweats and frequent bouts of deliberating depression.
David’s story is particularly poignant for me. As an active member of the military, I feel a strong connection to those who have served before me.
As chairman of Ursuline Support Services’ board of directors, I am proud to volunteer for an organization helping David and others like him live as normal a life as possible, a life of independence and dignity.
Lt. Col. Adam Zihar
Chairman of the Board, Ursuline Support Services
There’s no question we are in one of the most unusual election cycles in recent memory, due in large part to the race for the presidency this fall. In fact, this might be the first time that the next leader of the free world is chosen not because of how well liked he or she is but, rather, but how badly voters want to keep the other candidate out of the White House!
If the news media can be believed (I know—not necessary a valid assumption!), a growing segment of the electorate might choose to stay home on Election Day out of discouragement or disgust. Believe me, I feel their pain.
Learn more about Ursuline’s name change and new direction in the Summer 2014 newsletter.
Responding both to a growing need and its increase in services brought primarily by its merger with the Good Grief Center in 2011, Ursuline Senior Services has adopted a new mission, vision, core values statement and strategic plan, as well as a new name: Ursuline Support Services.
In the Summer 2014 newsletter you can learn about Ursuline Support Services’ new mission, vision and core values, as well as keep up on other Ursuline news. Learn more.
Whether you have come to know our organization through Ursuline Senior Services or the Good Grief Center for Bereavement Support, you likely are aware that ever since we merged our two agencies in 2011, we have been in a state of transition as we seek to determine how we might work together to better serve those who come to us for help.