As a social worker one of my major roles is to remove barriers for people I work with. It is hard for most of us to imagine not being able to replace a bed with exposed coils or pay a co-pay for medication. With the help of SOAR those barriers were removed quickly and the gratitude of those served will be something I will not likely forget. SOAR is quick to respond to referrals and goes above and beyond to help, even with the most complex situations. Frederick County is a better place because of the impact SOAR has had on seniors in our community.