Feb 22, 2023
As the president of the Point Roberts Circle of Care board, Galen Wood has a unique task in a unique place – providing services and supports for elders in one of the most secluded spots in the United States.
The town of Point Roberts, Wash. is what geographers call a pene-exclave. Located at the end of a peninsula, Point Roberts is surrounded by water on three sides and Canada to the north, meaning all land traffic has to come across an international border. In normal times, this presents a series of challenges, but during the pandemic and after, it’s made life even more difficult for the locals – especially elders who rely on services and supports on both sides of the border.
Wood joins “Elevate Eldercare” to talk about her organization’s work advocating for older residents, including the Circle of Care’s five-year plan to bring Green House homes to Point Roberts, as well as her long career as a successful consultant and leader in the corporate world.
Learn more about the Point Roberts Circle of Care: https://www.prcircleofcare.com/
Read about pene-exclaves, including Point Roberts: https://www.uh.edu/engines/epi2993.htm
Stay informed about the Center for Innovation conference, July 23-26 in Pittsburgh: https://thegreenhouseproject.org/2023-conference/