Safety net...
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Most of us citizens of Moab are aware of the Canyonlands Care Center’s financial difficulties, but perhaps have only an abstract idea of what’s at stake. Recently, I have been in a position that gives me a first-hand perspective, and I’d like to share this with my fellow Moabites.

I broke several bones in a car wreck in early February, and after two weeks of surgery in Grand Junction, I arranged to be sent for a few weeks to CCC to convalesce. I’m only 54 and at first the idea of staying in an “old folks home” for rehab filled me with dismay. But it didn’t take long to realize that this is a truly exceptional place. 

Most of us have dealt with these places sometime in our lives, finding care for our aging loved ones; I did a few years ago with my mother back East, and if you have experienced a little of what my mother did, you know most of these institutions, even the best, most expensive ones, are often over-crowded, smelly and have an over-worked, apathetic staff. 

CCC is nothing like this. It is exceptionally clean, well run, and the staff could not be more compassionate and involved, from the cleaners to the administrators to the nurses (don’t cut their wages!). The food is good! And the price of the care is an amazing value.

One never knows when a place like this – a safety net – in our community will be needed. I certainly could not have predicted how important such a place would be for me. 

I think we should do everything we can to help CCC out of its financial difficulties. It should continue to be an important asset to our outstanding community. Moab deserves the best, and the CCC is the best of its kind. And the life it helps may well be your own.

—Alan Hunt


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