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Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 13

No one told me caring for my parents would be a full-time job. Would it be wrong to say that I am tired? Would it be wrong to say that this is unfair? Unfair only because I have two siblings that check out whenever they want and I don’t have

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What Home Care Provides

Are you considering home care services for your loved one? If so, you may be wondering what to expect. Here are a few things that your local providers can do for you and your family: Respite for Caregivers Giving care to someone you love is something that can take a

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A Typical Day for Caregivers

Taking care of aging or sick elderly loved ones takes a toll on you. Finding out more about what a typical day for caregivers is like can help you determine what kind of help and assistance is right for your loved ones. Nothing is “Typical” The first thing you will

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A Veteran’s Miracle – Manuel’s Story

In the U.S., currently thousands of veterans are being declined from receiving services from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in response to their health issues or injuries while being on duty. Many are told their diagnoses are not severe enough to receive treatment in a prompt manner, or at

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Mental Health Services for Seniors

There is an unfortunate stigma associated with receiving mental health services in our society. Perhaps nowhere is this stigma stronger than in the senior community, since the generations that make up this community were some of the first to truly experience mental health care as it is known today –

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Helpful Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

In the U.S. an estimated 11 percent of caregivers live at least an hour away from their loved one in need of care. Along with the everyday stress of managing their own busy schedule, comes the agony of being far away from their family member in case an emergency were

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Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 12

So let’s see…where to start? Oh yeah, I know! So, as you guys may know, I had a grandbaby on the way…well, she’s here and she’s a delight! I won’t deny that caring for my own husband and son, along with my parents while trying to get acquainted with our

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Rachelle’s Story

Imagine the joy. Imagine the undeniable joy in your mother’s face as her life takes an unexpected turn… for the better. Going from the difficulties of being diagnosed with a life-threatening disease to being re-introduced to the happiness of what life has to offer; Dana got to experience that firsthand,

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Last Chance for the Tax Credit!

Through the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, you have the ability to greatly reduce your state taxes, dollar-for-dollar, and change lives in Arizona at the same time. FSL is able to provide safe homes in the form of affordable housing, nutritious meals through our food pantries, custom home health care and a

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December is National Car Donation Month

December is National Car Donation Month – a friendly reminder to those in the giving spirit that there is more than one way to donate to their favorite charitable organizations, without having to open their checkbooks. In the U.S., nearly 800,000 vehicles are donated each year, with the most donations

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Tax Credit Impacts on FSL Programs

No matter the dollar amount, all donations to FSL qualify for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, a dollar-for-dollar credit on your taxes. You have until December 31st to take advantage of this amazing opportunity to give back, for FREE! This allows you to tell the state of Arizona where you

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Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 11

Imagine this…. The sun, freshly risen, pours a gentle stream of light through the partially open kitchen bay window. The birds outside are squabbling amongst themselves, floating musical notes indoors. The 82 year old woman of the house pads down the hallway and enters the kitchen. She takes in the beauty of

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Why Food Pantries Matter

Have you ever woken up with an empty stomach, wondering whether you’ll be able to eat that day? As a child, did you ever sit through a school day, hoping that there would be food at home when you arrived? Have you ever had to choose between eating and paying

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