A passion for hospice and elder care has taken one Tulsan around the world and back.
It is rare to find a young person so passionate about hospice care. A recent article in Tulsa People highlighted RoseRock’s very own Rupal Parekh’s career which has taken her around the world and into our lives. Her work with RoseRock in hospice care has meant so much to so many.
“Long before she graduated from Union High School and the University of Oklahoma, the foundation of Rupal Parekh’s career was in place. Growing up in a south Asian home, respect for the elderly was part of her cultural upbringing. Her father arranged for Parekh to volunteer in a nursing home when she was 13.
“School is important,” she recalls him saying, “but real life is learning peoples’ stories.”
In 1999, Parekh spent 11 months working at Mother Teresa’s Home for the Destitute and Dying in Calcutta, India. She went on to work in west Africa and Vietnam before earning two master’s degrees in public health and social work from Columbia University.” Read more at Tulsa People.