Caregiver Spotlight


Marilyn Krage

Marilyn is a caring, compassionate, and loving caregiver who always goes above and beyond. Her hobbies include doing mission trips and helping others as much as she can. She loves her kids and grandkids and of course her Our Family Friend clients.

Marilyn krage, our family friend caregiver

Caregiver Spotlight
April 2018

Michelle Sanford

Our Family Friend would like to spotlight one of our exceptional caregivers—Michelle Sanford. Michelle has been with Our Family Friend for one year. She is greatly appreciated and highly valued for her hard work, her kindness, and her commitment to her clients.

Michelle works full time caring for a lovely couple at Countryside Retirement Community in Jackson, MI. Michelle says, “I love spending time with them and I care about them so much.” She helps them with whatever they need—running errands, providing transportation, giving emotional support, going on walks, household help, etc.

Michelle says her clients are funny, very kind, and easy to be around. They don’t have a lot of family in the area, so she wants to support them any way she can.

Michelle lives in Michigan Center and has four sons, ages 7, 10, 20, and 21. “When I’m not working, my life is all about my kids,” says Michelle. “But I love my work, I love the company. They are all great people and they understand the importance of family. They have supported me in every way.”

We can’t overemphasize our thankfulness for our caregivers like Michelle. They are the hands and feet of our company!

Michelle sanford

Caregiver Spotlight
March 2018



Mara Valdmanis

My name is Mara.  With degrees from the University of Alabama and Michigan, I have spent almost three decades working in the health and wellness field in various capacities.  My emphasis in the last 10 years has been on the senior community.  It is my mission to provide excellent care and build strong and trusting relationships with the seniors I work with. I have experience working with folks requiring extra assistance physically and cognitively.  It is my privilege to enhance the life of an individual navigating this challenging, yet beautiful season of life.

I have been blessed with a strong marriage for the last 31 years.  Our three adult kids have moved out, but our two dads still share our home with us.  In my spare time I love to hike with my dog Grace.  A daily reminder that all is grace.

Mara Valdmanis

New Website
February 2018

Our Family Friend unveils our new website designed to integrate easy navigation, beautiful design, and helpful information.

Because of our continued growth, we needed to expand our team and social communication. We provide home care in the following areas: Ann Arbor and surrounding areas, Jackson, Hillsdale, Adrian, Milan, Plymouth, Canton, Novi, West Bloomfield, and more.

This new website has been designed with you in mind. Simple navigation, beautiful layout, soothing colors, and the information you need most have been incorporated in our design.

We welcome your feedback. Let us know if there are other resources that would be helpful for you.