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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are nearly 5.7 million Americans of all ages living with Alzheimer’s dementia. An estimated 5.5 million of those are older than 65 years old; approximately 200,000 under the age of 65 have younger-onset Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia which leads to

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Calculating Your State Tax Liability

Do you take advantage of the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Program?  If not, you’re missing out on the opportunity to tell your state tax dollars HOW to impact your community!  Donations to qualified charitable organizations qualify for a dollar-for-dollar credit on your state taxes.  People often ask “how do I know

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Know Each Tax Credit’s Limit!

Tax season is almost upon us, but you still have time to take advantage of Arizona’s Charitable Tax Credit Program! If you file Arizona state taxes, you can make donations to qualifying organizations in five different categories and get your gift back, dollar-for-dollar, on your return! You can take advantage

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Arizona’s Charitable Tax Credit

Did you know that less than 10% of Arizona tax filers claimed the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit in 2017?  Don’t unknowingly forfeit your opportunity to support our mission for FREE. You still have time! Check out a quick video for a brief breakdown of the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.  If

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8 Programs Your #GivingTuesday Donation Supports

Now in its seventh year, #Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that happens on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The goal of this day is to make donations and/or volunteer time to organizations that help people in need. This giving event is fueled through social media and collaboration. Here

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Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 10

When I was a girl, my younger sister, Kitty, and I would wait eagerly at our playtime tea set table for my mother to deliver our afternoon tea. I remember the deliciousness of the tea almost as vividly as the tea parties themselves. My mother, she’d always drop a cherry

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How Do Family Caregivers Reduce Stress?

Friends or family who take care of sick or elderly loved ones often experience high levels of stress. If you’ve taken on this role, you’re likely suffering from caregiver stress. Here are some helpful tips to reduce stress and why sometimes hiring the services of family caregivers is the better

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A Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving … but no food. Can you even imagine it? The truth is, there are plenty of seniors, right here in Arizona – way too many, in fact – who are hungry. After a lifetime of hard work, raising their children and contributing to society as best they could, now

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Turn your Passion into a Career!

FSL is looking for passionate, professional and service-minded providers to join our Adult Behavioral Health Therapeutic Program (ABHTH). Positions are open for those who have: Experience in the field of behavioral health Interest in opening their home to those needing support The ABHTH Program provides Home Care Training to the

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Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 9

Since last we spoke, we finally got my mother in to see a neurologist! Whoo hoo!!! They were able to perform the primary mental assessment to determine if we are officially dealing with Dementia. And therein ends the end of the celebratory news. The not so good news is that

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Home Away from Home

How your support helps give families peace-of-mind There is a question that haunts every family struggling with a case of mental illness – who will take care of that family member when parents/current caretakers no longer can? Lynn struggled with that question for a long time, ever since her sister,

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Giving Adm-IRA-bly!

Anyone with an IRA knows that at age 70-and-a-half, you are required to begin taking distributions that count as taxable income, every year. It’s called a Required Minimum Distribution or RMD. But did you know that instead of incurring income tax with your RMD, you can use your RMD to

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Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 8

When I was a little girl my father was always the quiet, recluse type. My mother was the outspoken, take charge piece to their unit. I remember this one occasion hearing my parents making a fuss. This was one of the only two times my father ever raised his voice

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