When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.
When Life Hands You Lemons…

Contributed by Barry Katz, Co-Founder at Lotsa Helping Hands

We have all heard, at some point in our lives, the age-old adage that ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.’  I’ll guess that most of us first heard this from either our mothers or grandmothers.  I also suspect that most of us, while remembering hearing it, did not really internalize it or even begin to understand it until faced with a big basket of sour lemons. When life hands you lemons, you have two choices: to give in to the lemony bitterness or sweeten the juice to bring new perspective, renewed strength and the opportunity to share the newly made lemonade.

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National Volunteer Week – Let’s Celebrate!

Contributed by Brooks Kenny, Chief Marketing Officer and part of the Founding Team of Lotsa Helping Hands

It’s National Volunteer Week, and as the nation celebrates people helping one another, we are excited, inspired, and proud to be a part of it. National Volunteer Week, created by our friends at Points of Light and the HandsOn Network, is a celebration dedicated to recognizing and encouraging community members to take action and make a difference.

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Caregiver stress is no joke.
Caregiver Stress is No Joke

Contributed by Sherri Snelling

While some people will start the month by playing a funny joke on a friend or co-worker, the beginning of April, which marks National Stress Awareness Month, makes me think about the stress that plagues those who are caring for an older loved one. And, believe me, caregiver stress is no joking matter.

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With this group of people below a sunset, you can feel the power of community.
Caregiving and the Power of Community

Contributed by Hal Chapel, CEO and Co-Founder of Lotsa Helping Hands

At Lotsa Helping Hands, we are committed to shedding light on the needs of caregivers across our country. At some point in our lives, most of us will become caregivers. But the truth is, most of those who care for a loved one do not even consider themselves caregivers.


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