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Category: Celebration

National Volunteer Month (2021)

Apr 9, 2021 April is National Volunteer Month. This began as a celebration to honor the contribution women made on the home front during World War II. After the war, interest resurged in the late 1960s and early 1970s and April became National Volunteer Month as part of President George H.W. Bush’s 1000 Points of…
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March for Meals

Mar 19, 2021 Hunger is a very real problem in the United States.  In 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that 10.5% of all U.S. households are “food insecure.”  Food insecure is defined as uncertain of having, or unable to acquire, enough food to meet the needs of all the members of a household…
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March For Meals 2021

SeniorCare’s annual celebration of March for Meals– acknowledging the importance of the Meals on Wheels program and the many people who make it possible. In 2021, this celebration looks a little different, but the importance of Meals on Wheels is greater than ever– ensuring that home bound elders receive a nutritious meal and a friendly…
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Valentines Day (2021)

Feb 5, 2021 Valentine’s Day is an interesting holiday.  For children, it is a fun day to bring cute cards and treats to friends at school.  For young lovers, it can be a day to celebrate romance.  For many of us, it’s a day to find a silly card in the mail or a surprise…
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Civil Rights in 2021

Jan 15, 2021 This weekend, we remember and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.  I recently read the full text of Dr. King’s memorable “I Have a Dream” speech, which he gave in August 1963 in Washington D.C. As I think back on the past twelve months, I realize that Dr. King’s words…
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New Years Resolutions 2021

Jan 1, 2021 Now that we have bid a fond farewell to 2020, many of us are considering what changes we might want to make for 2021.  It’s time to make our New Year’s Resolutions.  But, as most of us have discovered, it’s easier to make a resolution than to keep it.  Many experts on…
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Holiday (Pandemic) Blues

Dec 18, 2020 We are in the middle of what Andy Williams told us years ago is “the most wonderful time of the year.”  For many of us, the holiday season is fun and joy filled.   For some, however, the holidays bring stress and sadness. This year in particular, some of us may find it…
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Thankfulness in a Pandemic

Nov 27, 2020 My refrigerator should now be packed full of turkey and leftovers. As in many households this year, there wasn’t a Thanksgiving feast at my house. Despite the cancellation this year of my family gathering, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  To me, it’s the perfect holiday.  I love when we go…
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Giving Thanks During a Pandemic

Nov 20, 2020 Each week, as I write this column, I often have a seasonal theme.  The theme on the Friday before Thanksgiving is usually based around how to prepare for the holidays and attempt to not overindulge in seasonal treats at celebrations in the coming six weeks. Early this week, I pulled up last…
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Don’t Miss This Chance!

Aug 14, 2020 When I was in my early twenties, my Mother worked at a nursing home in northern Arizona.  One day, I was visiting her at work and met the most fascinating woman. Ellie was in her nineties when I met her.  She was born and grew up in the Arizona territory, and remembered…
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