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Resource ID: #17934
Subject: Elderly
Source: Westword (Denver)
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Date: May 31-June 6

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When Peggy Quinn founded Anam Chara, a personal-care boarding home for the elderly, she had only the best intentions of "making the last moments of life more meaningful for 'elders'." But her mission came "without a solid fund-raising plan or a realistic budget." Over the course of nine years, Anam Chara's boardmembers eventually turned against Quinn, who did not follow the budget guidelines, and shutdown the home. Julie Jargon reports on Colorado hospices and how Quinn's high hopes "made life hard on everyone else."

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