Helping others

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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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Conditions and Illnesses That Can Lead to Falls

When you understand these medical risk factors, you can support your older loved one avoid an injury.

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Angels

Her Faith was Restored While Waiting at the Drive Thru

How an unexpected act of kindness at McDonald’s assured her that God’s good neighbors were everywhere.

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Raylene Nickel and her farmer friends, Sam and Tony; photo by Kristine Rau
Stories of Hope

A Farmer Mentors the Next Generation

Amid the struggles of rural America, a lifelong farmer sees signs of renewal.

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People Helping People

Someone Cares: Magic Makers

The Magic Yarn Project has created more than 30,000 wigs for children battling cancer in 51 countries.

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People Helping People

Someone Cares: Paperless for Good

Her thoughtful response helps our planet by minimizing paper waste in the long run.

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People Helping People

Someone Cares: A Box of Love

Her friend's thoughtful gift helped feed her children and reduced her stress.

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Friends

She Learned to Appreciate Her Partner More During Quarantine

She was high energy; he was more relaxed. But spending time apart during the pandemic highlighted her boyfriend’s special qualities.

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Finding Life Purpose

Building Bridges Within the Communities They Serve

Building Community, a nationwide program—created by a Connecticut police chaplain—brings neighborhoods together through police-led projects and events.

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Advice for Caregivers

How Helping Others Can Be Its Own Reward

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to give more for those who need it.

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