Can I stay with you? A turnaround – “stay with” a loved one

Now, don’t be scared away.

In October, there is a beginning to community traditions that carry all generations through the holidays together. I do believe these interactions generate more uplift than any other span of time within the year.  This year, of course, we have to plan ahead.

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Think about the next day — it doesn’t need to be perfect

What a paradise we share, living in Santa Barbara County! Yes, even with what 2020 has brought to our doorsteps, I hope some reading this have been able to keep a pocketful of optimism. For now, let’s prepare to “turn the corner.” Just as many unhealthful, tense or uncertain days have come to us, the days of beauty are still here, and will continue.

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Few of us, before this unique year, faced undefined days, questioning when we could next see a doctor in person, or were concerned over receiving needed medication via mail – for the majority of us, it just all worked fine. Our biggest takeaway from the lessons of this pandemic; successful living takes a community.

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Volunteers Needed to Support the Elderly

Santa Barbara County, CA, August 20, 2020 – In an effort to support dependent seniors through the pandemic, Community Partners in Caring has launched a county-wide effort to recruit and match volunteers with dependent older adults. The campaign began shortly after the shelter in place order was given, but because more and more older adults are coming forward, the need for volunteers continues to grow.

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STAY CONNECTED to Combat Loneliness and Social Isolation

Feeling lonely and being isolated is bad for your health. Loneliness and social isolation are associated with higher rates of depression, a weakened immune system, heart disease, dementia, and early death.*

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Annual Appeal

This holiday season, give the gift of independence

Happy Holidays! Thanks to community support, we will be celebrating 22 years of helping seniors and mildly disabled individuals access basic needs, such as the need for medical care, food, and human connection. (To view PDF version of Annual Appeal, please click here.)

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EXPAND YOUR CIRCLES Prevent Isolation and Loneliness As You Age

As we age, circumstances in our lives often change. We
retire from a job, friends move away, or health issues
convince us to eliminate or restrict driving.

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