I am 67 but I have MS and am in a wheelchair. Three years ago, my husband, who was also my caregiver, passed away with cancer. I had to sell my home, have an estate sale and find homes for our three dogs. Our daughters were grown, but one had become a heroin addict and was on the streets. We didn't know where she was. Amidst all this, I found an assisted living facility and moved in. I was shell shocked for several months until, with prayer and encouragement from friends and family, I pulled myself together, made new friends, became an officer in the Resident's Council and took a deep breath. Now this is home. By the way, my daughter went through rehab and is doing very well now. Very proud of her. The point of all this is that there are so many of us who come to assisted living with stories like mine. They've given up homes, neighbors, said goodbye to spouses. When they come here, I'm not kidding, their eyes reflect sadness like a soldier who has just been through combat. I want to start a support group for people who are in transition, like I was. A friend from church who has a lot of experience with support groups is going to facilitate it. We have been given the go ahead from the director here, and provided a room. I think I can advertise it. But what I need help with is - what do I say to these people to help them feel that they belong to a new community? That their lives are not over. That new friends and experiences are waiting for them. And, most of all, there are people here who care.