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Caregiver Stress: Signs, Causes, and Relief

Being the primary caregiver for sick or elderly loved ones can take a toll on you. If you are so focused on providing care, you may not be aware that you are neglecting your own needs. As a result, that can lead to caregiver stress. Signs of Caregiver Stress This

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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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Self-Care Awareness Month

Caring for aging parents or ailing relatives is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs. So often, the position is unrecognized and unappreciated. September is National Self-Care Awareness Month, and FSL would like to remind caregivers to take care of themselves. Self-care is often neglected, but it is an

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Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 7

Who would have thought that Craigslist Cassie would actually be of some assistance? Please be clear, that I am placing emphasis on some. However, the place we are at with my parents allots for assistance from any source we can get it. Believe it or not, Cassie was extremely instrumental

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A Better Life – Connected

How you helped Emma find the missing pieces of her life. Despite the promises of social media and the like, people need time with people. Sharing stories and news with friends in an intimate setting has no real substitute, though there are plenty of distractions available to try and fill

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A Legacy that Lives On

It’s a popular plot in the TV world. A non-profit is in trouble. Without significant financial help, it will be forced to close its doors forever – leaving the people it serves helpless. But then, right before all is lost, a humble, yet generous, donor writes a check and saves

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19 Electricity Saving Tips for the Summer

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average monthly electricity bill in Arizona is $120.51. It certainly doesn’t need to be that high. There are multiple methods you and your family can incorporate to save electricity this summer. Here are 19 tips how. Have your air conditioner serviced yearly

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Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 6

I would love to start today off with some the details about the awesome weather and breathtaking scenery, however, there’s more pressing news to get to. Surprisingly, it’s not another horror story about my parent’s incompetent housekeeper, Craigslist Cassie.  It’s not even another account of how my siblings continuously toss

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Tips for Managing Medications

Managing medications can be complicated, but it’s incredibly important. Use these tips to safeguard your health when taking prescription (and over-the-counter) medications: Take medication at the same time daily. Take medicines before/after another memorable activity. For instance, always take your medicine after brushing your teeth in the morning, or take

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Guide to Life Care Planning

No matter who you are and no matter what age, there could come a time when you are incapacitated and unable to make medical decisions for yourself that would be a matter of life or death. If this were to happen, these decisions would be deferred to your loved ones,

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How to Receive Payment for Family Caregiving

Being a family caregiver might be the most important job you have in your lifetime. It is also a job that family caregivers do on a voluntary basis, receiving very little pay or no pay at all. This can add to the financial stress you might already have as a

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Ending Homelessness for Arizona Veterans

Military veterans have made extreme sacrifices to protect the best interests of our country. In Arizona, as in many other parts of the United States, there is a high rate of homelessness among veterans. Five years ago, through the combined efforts of government and community organizations, including FSL, the Arizona

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