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A Season for Full Community Participation


It was once said that, “Aging is not ‘lost youth,’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” The wisdom of this statement is demonstrated well by those seniors who, upon entering this new life stage, actively contribute to their community. Unfortunately, people of all ages often view seniors primarily...


You Have the Time and Talent to Volunteer


Whether crafting, visiting or lending a hand, VITAS volunteers receive more than they give. By Cathy Carlson, VITAS Healthcare General Manager Do you keep something in your house, apartment or condo that reminds you of someone special? A favorite item from your childhood, a keepsake that belonged...


You Have the Time and Talent to Volunteer


Do you keep something in your house, apartment or condo that reminds you of someone special? A favorite item from your childhood, a keepsake that belonged to a parent or a memento of someone who has died? Many people treasure special items because they bring comfort, stir positive memories and sustain...


Food Insecurity: A Growing Concern for Older Adults


The USDA defines food insecurity as a state in which “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.” Other ways to think of this can include being hungry, faced by the threat of hunger or struggling to avoid hunger. In the span of 1...


Legacy Corps is now available in southwest Idaho!


Legacy Corps is now available in southwest Idaho! Legacy Corps is an award-winning national service project that provides volunteer-powered caregiver support for veterans and military families. A growing and specialized need for caregiver support exists among veterans and military families. Research...


Angel Flight West – Angel in the Cockpit


A small child, ravaged by cancer, needs specialized treatment at a hospital 300 miles away. A senior citizen needs to travel to medical treatment not available at home. A father, separated from his family during a disaster, wants desperately to be reunited. A domestic violence survivor longs to...


The Healing Power of Service


Volunteering has long helped to rebuild communities and solve serious social problems.  Often it is money or other items that are needed – and at other times it is simply our time that is requested.  Did you know that giving of your time and talents can also improve your physical and mental health? ...


Family Advocates


Motivated by heart-breaking stories her own mother told about growing up in foster homes and determined to protect children in that situation now, Elaine Ellis became a Guardian ad Litem volunteer six years ago. “Mom wasn’t abused like many were back then, but she wasn’t loved either,” Elaine recalls....


Legacy Corps is now available in southwest Idaho!


Legacy Corps is now available in southwest Idaho! Legacy Corps is an award-winning national service project that provides volunteer-powered caregiver support for veterans and military families. A growing and specialized need for caregiver support exists among veterans and military families. Research...


Angel Flight West – Angel in the Cockpit


A small child, ravaged by cancer, needs specialized treatment at a hospital 300 miles away. A senior citizen needs to travel to medical treatment not available at home. A father, separated from his family during a disaster, wants desperately to be reunited. A domestic violence survivor longs to start...

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