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Dear Friend,


Featured this month:

Can you hear the ring of school bells in the distance? Can you feel just a nip of cooler weather as the sun sets?

With just a few more weeks left of summer, the warm season is winding down and busy fall schedules are just around the corner. Here at Lotsa Helping Hands, we dread packing away our suitcases and swimsuits, but we are always happy to welcome everyone back from vacations and settle into more regular routines.

If you are caring for a loved one, your responsibilities may not change much from season to season. Perhaps with some help from your community, you can get an extra hand, take an extra moment to relax or simply soak up a little extra sunshine and you-time. We hope these ideas can help you enjoy the last few weeks of summer. Check out our five tips on making the most out of the last few weeks of summer, over on our blog!

     From our Community to yours,

Hal Chapel, Co-Founder & CEO


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Happy Birthday Mrs. Carter

This August 18th is First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s 87th Birthday! It’s a phenomenal reminder of her devotion to helping military caregivers. This spring she teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama and Senator Elizabeth Dole to strengthen our country’s support to caregivers of wounded warriors and veterans. Thanks for all that you do, and Happy Birthday!

How Can Technology Help Family Caregivers?

Forbes contributor Howard Gleckman talks about the growing number of family caregivers, and how the booming tech scene might be able to help.



Lotsa Tips — Get the Most out of your Community


Read our tips below to learn more 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. Easily Switch Between Multiple Lotsa Communities! More than 30% of our Members are in more than one Community, whether it’s helping a neighbor with breast cancer or organizing volunteers in their child’s classroom at school. When joining, creating or accessing a 2nd (or 3rd, or 4th!) Community, you’ll always use the same email address and password. When you are a Member of multiple Communities, the orange ‘Sign In’ menu at the top of the page will give you the option to ‘Switch to Another Community’. Simply click this and you’ll be able to easily navigate between every Community you are participating in.

2. Organize Groups! Did you know you can organize your Community into smaller sub-groups for even easier organization? Community Leaders can use the ‘Add Groups’ and ‘Manage Groups’ links in the Administration tab to segment their helpers into smaller groups who can be contacted directly and organized to participate in select Activities. You can have a rides group or a group dedicated to delivering meals or coordinating child care. You can even turn Community Sections and Activities on or off for certain groups by editing the Permissions of each. There are so many ways to use this feature. Let us know if you need ideas.



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