(I had to publish this as a post in order to add it as a link to my Testamonial page ! It is just such a lovely letter of endorsement of my work at Caron Cares and in support of my application for Rotary funding to help support the elderly and orphans in Kenya)

Professor Jason L. Powell BA (Hons), PGCert, MA, Ph.D, FHEA, FRSA,

Professor of Social Gerontology,

Associate Dean, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences

Coventry University,


Priory Street,

CV1 5FB,


Tel: 02476 795803


22nd January 2014



Mr J Wokersien

Exmouth Rotary Club

℅ The Manor Hotel



I am writing this letter in support of the application that Caron Sprake has submitted for Rotary Club funding. I have not met Caron personally yet however her work became known to me via the social network website Linkedin.

She has a very strong reputation for promoting and meeting every need of older people.

I was extremely impressed with Caron’s considerate and empathetic nature regarding older people and her relentless effort and sheer hard  work she put in to help the elderly she has never met in Kenya.

I am quite a respected world renowned Gerontologist and author on human ageing and it is rare in my experience to meet someone with the passion, compassion and determination to help and empower older people that Caron has consistently shown.

She works hard both in her day job and also online writing her blog that I have also agreed to contribute to as and when I am able with my demanding schedule as Professor and Associate Dean at Coventry University.

This also indicates the degree to which I appreciate what Caron is working to achieve to facilitate and meet older people’s every need.

I very strongly support Caron’s work and application for Rotary funding.

Do get back to me if you require further information.

Yours Sincerely,

Professor Jason L. Powell

BA (Hons), PGCert, MA, Ph.D., FHEA, FRSA


Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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