Author | Eleanor Gaccetta in Colorado

Eleanor is a Colorado native who grew up in a small farming community outside Denver.  Her career in state and local government spanned almost 40 years during which time she earned both a Bachelor and Master’s degree from Regis University.  She retired to provide full-time care to her mother after she broke her hip at age 93.  Armed with faith, humor and love she navigated being a sole caregiver until her mother’s death at age 102 in 2017.  One Caregiver’s Journey, a memoir of her caregiving experience, was published in 2019.  In 2021 she published Generations of Good Food, a collection of 200 recipes which span six generations of family.  Today she lives in a western suburb of Denver and enjoys an active lifestyle that includes baking, cooking, gardening, physical activities and spending time with family and friends.

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