Convalescent Aid Society Party at Castle Green Oct. 29

Photo by Larissa Althouse / OUTLOOK Convalescent Aid Society Executive Director Mark Waterson and Hermina and Don Allen enjoyed last year’s Gourmet Garden Party. This year’s event will take place on Oct. 29 from 4-7 p.m. at the Castle Green.
Photo by Larissa Althouse / OUTLOOK
Convalescent Aid Society Executive Director Mark Waterson and Hermina and Don Allen enjoyed last year’s Gourmet Garden Party. This year’s event will take place on Oct. 29 from 4-7 p.m. at the Castle Green.

The annual Gourmet Garden Party to benefit the Convalescent Aid Society will take place on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 4-7 p.m. at Castle Green. The event will include delicious food donated from top restaurants in Pasadena as well as an opportunity drawing with some wonderful prizes including Tournament of Roses parade and game seats and a table at the Pasadena Pops.
Guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy the Moorish, Spanish and Victorian elements of the grounds and portions of the interior of the iconic Castle Green.
The Convalescent Aid Society began in 1923 and continues to provide the free loan of durable medical equipment for in-home use by clients.
For further information about the Gourmet Garden Party, call Deborah Lewis at (626) 796-1696.

Convalescent Aid Society Gives New Life, Independence

OUTLOOK photo Convalescent Aid Society’s program manager Rex Asucan prepares a wheelchair for one of the group’s 27,000 current clients. Asucan has worked at CAS for 15 years and helps facilitate the daily operations and deliveries of the free, loaned medical equipment.
OUTLOOK photo
Convalescent Aid Society’s program manager Rex Asucan prepares a wheelchair for one of the group’s 27,000 current clients. Asucan has worked at CAS for 15 years and helps facilitate the daily operations and deliveries of the free, loaned medical equipment.

Sylvia Macias and her son, Miguel, struggled since the day the young boy began battling a rare muscle disorder at just 1 year old. Not falling into any known medical condition, the mom fought for her son’s care, battling insurance red tape, countless appointments, misdiagnosis, unhelpful treatments, gaps in health care coverage and Miguel’s ever-changing physical disabilities and needs.
Then she met Convalescent Aid Society. It was the one bright spot during a dark time, she said, recalling the nonprofit as the easiest stop on the healthcare circuit.
“They had us like a ball, bouncing back and forth, seeing so many different specialists, one after another after another without any diagnosis,” the single mom of five recalls. Her nearly adolescent son could no longer squeeze into his childhood wheelchair, which was hurting his brittle bones and fragile frame on a daily basis.
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