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Fall Homecoming

Fall Homecoming

    We are thrilled with our classes for this Fall Session of Lifespan Academy, as well as all of the other fun things going on at Lifespan!  I decided to use this front article to give you some of the highlights. At Lifespan Resources we never, ever stop looking...

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Find Joy

Find Joy

We would like to invite you to our summer program and ask you to have some fun and spread a little joy. We are living in a time of great upheaval, often resulting in feelings of anxiety, anger or withdrawal. For some of us it makes the personal challenges we might be...

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To Be Remembered and Cherished

To Be Remembered and Cherished

A story on CBS Sunday Morning recently caught my attention.  An 11 year old girl named Ruby accompanied her Mom, a nurse, on her rounds at several nursing homes in Northwest Arkansas.  One day, Ruby decided to take a survey of the nursing home residents.  She asked...

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Lifespan Blooms

Lifespan Blooms

I got this cactus at our Lifespan volunteer recognition lunch in 2016. Last year I learned about putting it in 12 hours of dark and 12 hours of light to encourage it to bloom. It was gorgeous. This year it has enjoyed being outside on my porch in the spring, summer...

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Living Gratitude

Living Gratitude

I have come to the conclusion that there are no accidents or coincidences in life.  I believe we are exactly where we are supposed to be doing exactly what we are supposed to do—even if the path is not always totally clear in the moment.  So when I started noticing...

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Reclaiming Old Age

Reclaiming Old Age

When you read my front page article on the Spotlight, you might wonder how and why I took that path and where all of that came from.  I felt like I should give you a little background here.  As the article says, I participated in a group at the  Atlanta Regional...

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Starting a New Session

Starting a New Session

Spring is the time of year when we experience the blooming of flowers and the warming of the sun.  It is also the time of year when we speak of beginnings.  As we celebrate Easter or Passover we talk often about new beginnings, either from liberation or resurrection. ...

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Holiday Spotlight on Lifespan!

Holiday Spotlight on Lifespan!

This time of year we spend a great deal of time with “family.” We hear a lot about the changes in family throughout our culture and our nation. Each of us experiences these changes personally. They are bound by our particular histories, but overlaid with the realities...

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Fall will be FABULOUS!  Here’s why.

Fall will be FABULOUS! Here’s why.

Most of you know that I  spent my week's vacation in Michigan, letting my brain rest and my soul enjoy the sound of Lake Michigan waves.  While I was there visiting friends, I wrote a small piece that was due to one of our congregational newsletters about the upcoming...

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Lifespan Academy Summer Tour

Lifespan Academy Summer Tour

In keeping with our discussion about summer being a calmer time of year, we decided it’s also a good chance for us take Lifespan Academy on tour. This tour includes information about academy, examples of our classes, FOOD, and a chance to take away one tip. What more...

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The Summer Ask!

The Summer Ask!

   Ah, summer….slower days, trips and fun, sun and sea!  I was thinking about how nice it is to have a slightly quieter, calmer time of year.  And as I thought about that, it seemed like this is a good time to reach out to all of you who...

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The Spirit of Welcoming

The Spirit of Welcoming

  Winter 2017 was a time of challenge and opportunity.  While we enjoyed time together, took trips and visited family around the country, we also spent time holding up members who were ill and standing with the families of members who left us.  I have watched...

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Did you notice?  Did you see it at the very top of the Spotlight?  We have used a number of phrases to describe Lifespan’s mission, but we believe we have found one that describes our work today! Lifespan has been building community since it first began in 1981.  All...

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