June is National Home Safety Month and FSL wants caregivers to ensure homes are safe for their loved ones. Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home, making falls the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. Falls often occur due to avoidable hazards that are easy to overlook and fix.

Below are a few tips to ensure your home is safe for your aging loved one:

  • Remove rugs or use non-slip backing to ensure rugs don't move
  • Keep walkways clear of baskets, blankets, books, etc.
  • Coil cords from a lamp or telephone, so you don't trip over...
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The Community Action Network is made up of public and private agencies that work to alleviate poverty and empower low-income families in communities throughout Arizona. Most of the agencies are Community Action Agencies (CAAs), created through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. CAAs provide services to more than 232,000 people annually.

Over 80 percent of the Arizona families served were in poverty, based on Federal guidelines, and 36 percent were in severe poverty.

FSL helps individuals and families out of crisis and offers programs to help people solve...


Foundation for Senior Living (FSL), NW Valley Community Action Program is hosting a special utility assistance day on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peoria Community Center, located at 8335 W. Jefferson St., Peoria, Ariz. 85345. Residents of Peoria, Sun Cities, Waddell and Youngtown are eligible to apply. Assistance will be granted on a first come, first serve basis and persons in line as of 8:30 a.m. will be given a number in order of their place in line.

If your household has received utility assistance from a...


An adult foster care home (AFC) is a type of assisted living facility licensed by the AZ Department of Health Services. These private homes for older adults and adults with disabilities provide assistance in activities of daily living. Adult foster care homes offer different levels of care, based on the individual's care needs.

The AFC Living Environment

AFC care is not as intensive as that of assisted living homes or skilled nursing homes. Adult foster care home services vary according to the home's capabilities.

Adult foster care home owners reside in...

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Life can take an unexpected turn and when it does, the things that we tend to take for granted, our health, living arrangements, personal relationships and confidence can become tenuous at best.

Brain starting playing music at the age of twelve and his connection to music carried him into his adult life, sharing his passion with others as a piano instructor, recording music in studios and performing rock and jazz music with bands across California. Brian was right where he was meant to be in life and things were going wonderfully. He and his girlfriend made the decision to relocate...


The role of caregiver comes with some daunting responsibilities and challenges, including becoming an advocate during appointments with your loved one’s care team. Being able to communicate changes in health and understand care plans can help ensure that good care is delivered promptly. Unfortunately, there can be a breakdown in communication between caregivers and healthcare providers, but there are six simple tips you can implement to take the stress out of doctor’s appointments.


People who have been smoking their whole lives may think that there's no point in quitting smoking. Even if they understand the harm that smoking causes, many believe that the harm is already done and stopping now wouldn't make that much of a difference. However, a recent study has revealed that this line of thinking is wrong - it's never too late to quit smoking.


It’s not every day that you get to celebrate a milestone like a 100th birthday, but one of our residents spent hers in style alongside her family, neighbors, and FSL staff!

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The weather is warming up and spring brings with it some great opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy spending time with your loved one! Here are some great ways to take advantage of the weather.


Seniors everywhere face challenges. Aging isn’t easy! Health issues pop up, financial concerns arise, and bodies change. But there are two issues seniors should never have to face - hunger and substandard housing. This statistic from the Association of Arizona Foodbanks, however, is alarming: