Category: Volunteering

When Marilyn Traugott took an early retirement in 2007 from her job as manager of Mercy Hospice, she left behind her comfortable lifestyle in Redding, Calif. to travel 10,000 miles and spend part of the year living with some of…

Across the country today, millions will mark the Martin Luther King Day of Service by showing up to help others. Throughout the month, others will mark National Mentoring Month by thanking those who mentored them and considering how to become…

Saying no might be one of the healthiest decisions you can make in your fifties and sixties. That’s because your physical and mental health is directly correlated to the activities and tasks you sign up for. All of us are…

Parks are the places where our memories are made, honored and stored; green spaces for all ages and all walks of life, from the impoverished to the wealthy. We can count on parks as welcoming places for anyone to enjoy…

During the holiday season, grandparents may be tempted to send their grandkids gift cards, write checks or ask the grandchildren’s parents to shop on their behalf. But this can be a missed opportunity to choose a gift or discover an…

You can’t predict the day. You can’t predict the hour. But you can predict one thing: If your kid is away at college, there’s a mighty good chance that an urgent phone call, email or text from him or her…

Everyone of a certain age remembers Sally Struthers’ Save the Children TV commercials, encouraging viewers to improve the life of an impoverished child in a developing nation by sponsoring him or her for the price of a cup of coffee…

  At Grace Living Center in Jenks, Okla., children are literally at the center of their operations. Each day, Pre-K and Kindergarten students of Jenks West Elementary School pass through the bright atrium into two classrooms at the center of…

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