Meet your neighbor – Cyndee Begeran |

Meet your neighbor – Cyndee Begeran

How long I’ve lived in Nevada County: Since 1997. I moved here to care for my mother.

Do I like living here? Yes, I love the spring and the summer here. I love it when it’s green.

What I do in my spare time: I like to go to the ocean. I also like to go to old Sacramento and walk around.

My family: My mother Ruth lives with me. I’m also a caregiver and friend for my neighbor across the street, Teri.

Pets: Not anymore, but I love cats.

Favorite food: Seafood.

Job: I’m the activity director for Adult Day Services, where anyone who is over 18 and can’t medically be left alone can come. Our main activity is socialization.

What I like about my job: The people. I love the people, I’m so lucky to have a job I love so much.

What would I change about my job: The days go by too fast.

The best job I ever had: My current job.

If I won a million: I’d move to Hawaii.

My favorite vacation: A trip to Maui.

My dream vacation: Maui, easy. Anywhere with a beach.

My greatest accomplishment: This job. I went back to school and I’ve been in this business for seven years.

What I’d change about the world: I wish everyone would “do unto others” and be respectful.

The most important lesson I’ve learned: To forgive and accept.

The people who have made the biggest difference in my life: My best friend is my mother. We’re complete opposites. I’m very outgoing and huggy. She’s very reserved. She taught me the gift of listening.

My hero: Gandhi.

The best book I’ve read recently: “Eragon” by Christopher Paolini. I like science fiction.

Favorite TV Show: Animal Planet.

My favorite music: I love jazz.

A movie I’d recommend: “Meet Joe Black”

What everyone should know about me: “Cyndee is just about the most giving person I know,” interjected Cyndee’s friend Wendy Wright. “She’s a lifesaver. You’d be honored to be her friend.”

Why I moved to Nevada County: My brother and his family moved here in ’72 because he wanted to raise his kids in a non-city atmosphere. I came to care for my mom.


Who are your neighbors? If you know of a western Nevada County resident to be spotlighted in this feature, contact Becky Trout at or 477-4234.

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