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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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November is #NationalFamilyCaregiversMonth

In honor of #NationalFamilyCaregiversMonth we’d like to start off by thanking family caregivers for the dedication they put into caring for their loved ones day-in and day-out. Currently, there are more than 40 million caregivers across the country caring for their aging parents, ill spouses, children and other loved ones.

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Tips for Uneasy Conversations with Aging Parents

It can be hard to discuss sensitive topics with your aging parents, especially when it involves changing their lifestyle or living environment. Whether the discussion involves relocating, giving up driving, or hiring in-home assistance, knowing how to bring up the conversation is half of the battle. Often times, aging parents

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7 Tips for When Aging Parents Won’t Listen

Growing up, our parents always instilled in us that we should listen to everything they tell us, but what happens when the roles are reversed and they refuse to listen to us? Being a family caregiver to your aging parents can be overwhelming and challenging. 77% of adult children believe

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Alan & Donna’s Thanksgiving Gift

You work hard … You prepare well … You plan to spend your golden years in a place you love…. But it doesn’t always turn out exactly as you dreamed. Alan and Donna can tell you what it’s like. They lived and worked in the tumult of Las Vegas, but

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Jamboree of Joy Was a Success!

On September 23, 2019, FSL presented Jamboree of Joy, an event for family caregivers to focus on their emotional health and well-being. Sponsored by AARP Arizona, twenty-two participants were treated to a half-day of attention to help them on their caregiving journey. The event started with a check-in where all

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Incontinence Care Tips

Incontinence can be stressful for older adults and their caregivers. Studies have shown that 50% of Americans have some form of incontinence. The most common types of incontinence are stress and urge. Stress incontinence occurs when pressure is exerted on the bladder; urge incontinence is the sudden urge to urinate

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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 21

So the Alzheimer’s walk was a great success! Everyone showed up and it was actually a great opportunity for my family to bond. I must be honest…it was also nice for other family members to see just how much of a toll this disease is taking on my parents, my

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