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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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Join FSL and our Community Partners at the Time Out Workshop, held on Monday, March 20th, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at Ability 360 located at 5025 E Washington, Phoenix, AZ.

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Wickenburg Community Hospital presented FSL’s Wickenburg Freedom Express (WFE) with the Community Service Award for Outstanding Customer Service and Commitment to Community Health and Wellness in 2016 at their annual volunteer luncheon on Friday, February 20, 2017.

The Freedom Express is a community collaboration between FSL, Salvation Army, the Town of Wickenburg, Wickenburg Community Services Corporation, and many volunteers. Its mission is to provide seniors over the age of 60 who do not have transportation with trained volunteer transit around Wickenburg so that they can remain...

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Remaining active and healthy becomes more important than ever as you grow older. As you may have learned, fitness also becomes more difficult as you grow older, whether you've remained consistently active or not. Exercise programs designed for low impact while still engaging your muscles and heart are perfect for seniors. Read on for some great options for staying active:

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About 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the last 12 months. February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day and we thought there's no better time to celebrate the caregiver in your life. Whether your caregiver is a family member, friend or a professional, they are providing valuable services and care to your loved one.

Below are 5 simple ways to thank your caregiver:

1. Publicly recognize them. Whether it's at a family gathering or a simple as including them in your daily prayers or discussions at the dinner...

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