how to help the community

As leaves fall during Autumn, we all feel the new beginning as the school year starts.
September: The New Beginning for Helping Our Community

As the days of summer draw to a close, adults and children alike begin to feel the anticipation of September’s arrival. September has always been a time of transition and change. For most, it is the actual ‘start of a new year’.  We all remember those feelings of anticipation wondering, who will be in my new class; nervousness about what will 6th grade be like; apprehension as I can’t believe I’m going to middle school; excitement about meeting up with old friends at church/synagogue; and the joy of picking out clothes after a summer of growth spurts.

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As two men take a walk, they chat about use Lotsa Helping Hands to provide help for caregivers.
It Takes a Community to Provide Help for Caregivers

At some point in our lives, most people become caregivers. Some will care for an elderly parent, others a sick child or a friend. They will give their time and their care for days, months or years. And while they help their loved one, they will continue to work, raise their family, do laundry, pay bills, cook dinner, help with homework, mow the lawn, and maintain friendships. They will need a break – a few moments to catch their breath. They will need a way to organize, coordinate and keep their loved ones informed. Eventually, they will need to ask for help and have a way to manage that help. Help for caregivers is not always easy to ask for, but is completely necessary.

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