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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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Home Away from Home

How your support helps give families peace-of-mind There is a question that haunts every family struggling with a case of mental illness – who will take care of that family member when parents/current caretakers no longer can? Lynn struggled with that question for a long time, ever since her sister,

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Giving Adm-IRA-bly!

Anyone with an IRA knows that at age 70-and-a-half, you are required to begin taking distributions that count as taxable income, every year. It’s called a Required Minimum Distribution or RMD. But did you know that instead of incurring income tax with your RMD, you can use your RMD to

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Sleepless In Sun City

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

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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