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Consider Senior Housing Options Before a Crisis

Having an older loved one living on their own can create a lot of anxiety. Questions often run through your mind—what if they fall? What if they forget to take their medicine? What if they have a heart attack or stroke? Many choose housing options for seniors to ensure proper

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Helpful Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers

In the U.S. an estimated 11 percent of caregivers live at least an hour away from their loved one in need of care. Along with the everyday stress of managing their own busy schedule, comes the agony of being far away from their family member in case an emergency were

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Sleepless In Sun City

Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 13

No one told me caring for my parents would be a full-time job. Would it be wrong to say that I am tired? Would it be wrong to say that this is unfair? Unfair only because I have two siblings that check out whenever they want and I don’t have

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A Veteran’s Miracle – Manuel’s Story

In the U.S., currently thousands of veterans are being declined from receiving services from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in response to their health issues or injuries while being on duty. Many are told their diagnoses are not severe enough to receive treatment in a prompt manner, or at

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A Typical Day for Caregivers

Taking care of aging or sick elderly loved ones takes a toll on you. Finding out more about what a typical day for caregivers is like can help you determine what kind of help and assistance is right for your loved ones. Nothing is “Typical” The first thing you will

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Mental Health Services for Seniors

There is an unfortunate stigma associated with receiving mental health services in our society. Perhaps nowhere is this stigma stronger than in the senior community, since the generations that make up this community were some of the first to truly experience mental health care as it is known today –

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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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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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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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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. You have until December 31st to take advantage of this amazing opportunity to give back, for FREE! This allows you to tell the state of Arizona where you

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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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