Marites ‘Mari’ Strong is originally from the Philippines. Mari comes from a society that places a strong cultural value on respect for age and seniors. She works hard as a CAREGiver and loves her client as if he were her father. According to Mari, “it makes a difference when you put your heart in it.” She loves baking and enjoys trips to the grocery store. Mari is married to her husband who is a nurse and has a 7-year-old daughter. She plans to further her education and study radiography at Forsyth Tech Community College. Mari is part of a large group of CAREGivers that are passionate about helping clients and their families meet the challenges of aging with dignity, pride, love, and compassion. Congratulations Mari!