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4 Ways to Ease the Financial Strain of Caregiving

Being a family caregiver might be the most important job you have in your lifetime. It is also a job that family caregivers do on a voluntary basis, receiving very little pay or no pay at all. This can add to the financial stress you might already have as a

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Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 5

Court is now in session. Well, that was the vibe that shrouded today’s family meeting, otherwise dubbed “The Intervention” by my siblings and me. We have had our fill of Craigslist Cassie mincing around our parents’ home doing the bare minimum and taking advantage of their kindness. Yes, we finally sat

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Rose’s Story

Rose was struggling with simple tasks like bathing and grooming. She was beginning to isolate herself as she noticed her ability to remember was deteriorating more and more. Even getting around her house with her walker was becoming difficult; her current roommate was hoarding and the house was getting out

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5 Ways to Deal with Insomnia

Insomnia. If you have dealt with it you know how insidious this pesky little problem can be. However the key to taking hold of Insomnia is to not take it too seriously. The more you stress and think about it the more you feed it. Well that sounds easier said

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The Benefits of Equine Therapy

Chances are if you own a pet you know the benefits of having a furry companion. They keep you company, are always happy to see you and know very well when you are down. Horses have long been admired for their ability to move people from one place to another

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Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 4

Craigslist Cassie has got to go! Yes, Cassie is still here and she is a thorn in my side! Apparently, my parents now have a fourth bundle of joy. Not even their golden child, Kitty, can hold a flame to this new addition to the family. My concern isn’t particularly

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Realistic Resolution: The Power of Mindfulness

We are all busy individuals and in this day and age we are busier than ever. If you happen to be a caregiver, caring for loved ones or your own children, or both, you most likely have no time for yourself.  At the beginning of a new year it is

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Highland Square: Home for the Holidays

Maya Angelou once said, “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” Many of the low-income seniors of Cottonwood, AZ were in pursuit of a safe place to call home when they found Highland Square.

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Hope in Motion: Roy’s Story

Roy is a Veteran and a neighbor of yours, right here in the Valley.  It has been a hard year for him and his wife, Mary. Medical problems took one of his legs and due to insurance policies he was faced with a grim choice: prosthesis or electric wheelchair. At

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3 Tips for 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. Up to $4,777!  People often ask

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Top 5 Tips for the Weary Caregiver

Being a caregiver to a loved one is no easy task and oftentimes, caregivers find themselves putting their own needs aside. This leads to a situation known as burnout, wherein the stress and demands of caring for a family member build to a breaking point. Below are a list of

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Sleepless in Sun City: Chapter 3

“Affordable housekeeping Valley-wide. Best prices in town!”   I don’t know about you, but that line doesn’t necessarily scream trustworthy source. Especially since that was the tagline on a Craigslist ad. Yet for some reason my mother and my younger sister, Kitty, thought it sounded like a deal worth taking.

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2 Good Reasons to Volunteer: Physical & Mental Health

Aristotle knew what he was speaking of when he said that the essence of life was: “to serve others and do good”. The more it is researched the more we learn that volunteerism, or donating your time to a cause, brings about not only mental wellness but physical as well.

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Tax Credit–Charitable Giving for Free!

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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