WELCOME TO LOTSA COMMUNITY WORKS
Featured this month:
Much of the story this winter has been the extreme weather, yet it’s the stories about community that have been warming our hearts here at Lotsa.
Have you read the story of how Lotsa was started?
Whether reading about the first family that inspired the creation of Lotsa or the millions of individual lives that follow, stories both connect us all together as well as remind us about the power of giving and receiving help through community. Read about a community that organized sending care packages to a platoon of soldiers in Afghanistan, or how one woman described her community as an extra large blanket surrounding her family with love.
For more inspiring and heart-warming stories, visit our Story Project.
With a network of caregivers and volunteers more than one million strong, the story of Lotsa Helping Hands is best told by the caregivers who benefit and the volunteers who support them. We are adding to our Story Project this week. Have you shared yours? If you share your story this week, shoot us an email and we’ll enter the first 100 people who share their story into a drawing to win a $50 gift card to Amazon!
From our Community to yours,
Hal Chapel, Co-Founder & CEO
Need some inspiration? Watch a Lotsa Webinar
From tips to get the most out of your Lotsa community to stories of support for spousal caregiving, Alzheimer’s resources and helping loved ones in pain, our Webinars cover almost every topic! Watch a webinar today and learn something new that will help you along your journey.
Lotsa Tips — Get the Most out of your Community
Read our tips below to learn how you can get the most out of Lotsa Helping Hands. And if you’re looking for more ideas for your Lotsa Community, head over to our How it Works Page, or contact our Member Support Center to get your questions answered!
1. Share Lotsa around Town — Not in a Community right now? Share Lotsa with your local town, in your religious group, post a flyer on your Facebook page, or send this newsletter to someone you love today. If Lotsa made it easy for you to volunteer, pass it on! Good help helps everybody.
2. Create a Heart Healthy Recipes ‘Community Section’ — You can Create a New ‘Community Section’ that will appear at the top of your Community web site just like the Message Board, Photo Gallery, or Resources Section. At the top right of your home page you’ll see a link to ‘Add a Section’. Use this to add a list of heart healthy recipes that people can use when signing up to deliver a meal in your Community.
3. Update your Vital Information — When managing help for a loved one, their personal information is really important. Our Vital Information feature helps keep everything organized. It allows for the safe and secure storage of everything from allergies and health insurance information to favorite foods, music, and television programs. Use this feature to make sure nothing falls through the cracks and to ensure that everyone providing support has everything they need to help. It is also really easy to customize the permissions of this section. Do you want to keep a vital information sub-section private to immediate family members? Create a Group for your immediate family and update the section’s permissions to provide them exclusive access.
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