Helping others

An illustration of a woman with three loaves of bread; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Baking a Difference

Her project donates freshly baked bread to food pantries and created bonds with loved ones through the pandemic.

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Actor William Gargan
Stories of Hope

Guideposts Classics: William Gargan on the Blessings of Acceptance

In this story from May 1963, actor William Gargan, who amassed over 100 film credits over 30 years, shares how a cancer diagnosis ended his career but gave him a new purpose.

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A senior man taking a look at a medication label; Getty Images
Advice for Caregivers

What to Know About Managing Your Loved One’s Medications

Vigilance and organization are key to ensuring that prescriptions are taken safely and effectively.

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Craig (left) tells the whole story of this Maine State Prison program
Angels

Training Service Dogs Gave Them a Second Chance at Life

As a prison guard he looked down on the veteran inmates. But then he learned how working with the dogs had changed them—and him.

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Illustrations of various acts of kindness; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Adventures in Kindness

Helping others through random acts of kindness became the best way to heal her heartache.

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Illustration of seed sprouts in an egg carrton; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Seeds of Happiness

Planting seeds became a source of happiness in the community during the pandemic.

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Illustration of a dog taking a break at the pit stop; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: A Puppy Pit Stop

Their pet friendly break area became a great way to connect with neighbors and other furry friends alike.

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Anthony Zhou, Allen Zhou and Aditi Merchant, founders of Big & Mini; Credit: Big & Mini
People Helping People

Everyday Greatness: Helping Young People and Seniors Connect

Big & Mini, a new social connection platform created by college students, bridges the generational divide.

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WWII military war veteran father and daughter walking; Getty Images
Advice for Caregivers

How to Make Memorial Day Meaningful for an Older Veteran

If you’re a caregiver to a loved one who served in the military, this day of remembrance offers a special opportunity to connect.

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Senior woman is celebrating a joyful Mother's day moment with her daughter; Getty Images
Aging Parents

Meeting Your Mom’s Needs on Mother’s Day When She Has Memory Loss

A geriatric doctor, who cared for her mother with Alzheimer’s, shares tips to keep your celebration simple and flexible.

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