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Runette’s Story

Runette has had her fair share of struggles throughout her lifetime. Often times, she’s felt as though her back was up against the wall with not many options to choose from or places to run for help. That is until she learned about FSL’s Care by Design program. “FSL has

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Considerations Before a Parent Moves In

Change is inevitable; it occurs throughout our lives whether we embrace the changes or not. For most people life is about gaining independence and stability, but as we age we start to suffer the loss of both. At this stage, an adult child may consider the possibility of moving a

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Sleepless in Sun City: The FINAL Issue

Folks, I think I can finally rest easy. My mom is faring incredibly well in the assisted-living we placed her in. She is in their memory care unit and although this has been a difficult change, it has also been relief for our entire family. The care and accommodations are

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Memory Loss Prevention

Nearly 40 percent of people aged 65 or older have age associated memory loss – in the U.S., about 16 million people. Mild memory problems are common amongst people of all ages, but as you get older they tend to worsen and happen more often. Research suggests that staying active

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A Transitional Care Miracle – Ekpevi’s Story

Life doesn’t always give you the break you need when you need it – the rule is to always keep pushing forward no matter what obstacles are thrown your way. A tough lesson Ekpevi was taught while going through a rough patch in his life, which many times left him

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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 are different ways 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 occurring during

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Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 22

Today is the day. I can honestly say…I have no regrets. My mother will be placed in a dementia unit in an assisted living facility and believe it or not, I am OK. I’ll be the first to admit that the road has not been easy but I know this

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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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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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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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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. In 2019, YOUR tax Credit donations allowed FSL to provide safe, affordable housing for 1,023 Arizonans each night; 515,910 nutritious meals; community-based healthcare to 5,555 Arizonans; and provide

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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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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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Ray’s Story: An Unusual Christmas Story

“Home” … One of the loveliest, warmest words in the world. But for some of our neighbors, “home” is more than a pleasant idea: It’s a place of refuge. A place of independence. It’s the only place where you can truly be yourself. Ray Paris can tell you all about

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