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The Importance of Animals and Pets

Animals and pets play a crucial role in the lives of older adults and even more so in Kendal communities. They are not only a source of great joy and…

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The Power of Pictures to Make Meaning of Life

“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” — Paul Caponigro ∾ In early 2020,…

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Life Enrichment and Engagement Landing Page

Reintroducing the Life Enrichment and Engagement Webpage and Blog

When it all began: COVID-19 and physical distancing In March 2020, work began in earnest to pull together ideas, links, activities, and resources to assist affiliates and surrounding community members…

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Reconnecting can provide comfort and well-being

Marion Darbyshire, 91, and Winnie Shaw, 94, were good friends 73 years ago. The two ladies initially became friends in their twenties when they worked as sewing apprentices at a…

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Smiles from the Heart

Do you have construction paper or card stock, crayons, markers, glue, glitter, scissors, a little creativity, some Uplifting, FUN and entertaining thoughts? Kids and seniors who are in need of…

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Sharing family recipes with others leaves a legacy

Food can be such a central and important part of our culture, history, and relationships. Who says family recipes should only be kept within “the family?” We all have cherished…

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Virtual Volunteering: Find Ways to Help from Home

Do you miss being able to volunteer, engage with and help others? There are many organizations out there that still need your help and are eager to have you volunteer…

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Here's some Good News

Some Good News

In an earlier post you were offered the opportunity to share some good news stories – something uplifting, something positive, something encouraging, something meaningful to you, no matter how big…

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Stories Matter

Stories Matter

John Krasinski made “Some Good News” a sensation during a time when every time you turned on the tv, it seemed to be some bad news. And while good news…

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