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Sleepless In Sun City

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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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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Sleepless In Sun City

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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A Christmas Gift Beyond Care – Care by Design

He walked in through our front door. But it wasn’t easy for him. Daniel had lost both of his legs in a recent surgery. He was still learning to navigate on two prostheses. As cheerful as he tried to be, this big-hearted grandfather was still struggling. He had always been

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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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Sleepless In Sun City

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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October is Health Literacy Month

October is Health Literacy Month; a time to bring awareness to the importance of understanding overall health and making sure you understand the health care system. Founded in 1999 by Helen Osborne, Health Literacy Month is promoted by government agencies, universities, health care coalitions, and literacy programs; typically by hosting

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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

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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