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Maria Olague places a firm, supportive hand on the shoulder of Warchell Green after he finishes his lunch at the Adult Day Health Care Center of the nonprofit Health For All.
Though he cannot see, he can tell that she cares for him and he prefers her company above others during lunch.
He cannot speak, but when she feeds him, he smiles and turns in her direction.
Olague volunteers for 25 hours a week at the center.
She socializes and helps with activities and mealtime.
"Treat them with love and respect and decency," she says about the participants, who are disabled and mostly elderly. "We treat them right and they are very appreciative."
She thinks about her own parents, who died when she was 7.
"I want to treat them the way I'd treat my parents if they were alive," she says.
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