Archive for March, 2011

LifeStation donates to Meals on Wheels

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Recently, we ran a promotion in which we committed to donating $25 to Meals On Wheels for each new customer that was referred by an existing LifeStation customer. This was on top of our usual referral bonus of $25 to both the referrer and referred. Thanks to the enthusiastic response from our customers, we were very pleased to be able to donate $3,075 to Meals on Wheels of America (MOWAA).

Like LifeStation, Meals on Wheels works to help seniors continue to live independently at home. The organization delivers over one million nutritious meals to homebound seniors each day. Enid Borden, MOWAA’s president and CEO, wrote us a very nice handwritten note, “Thank you so much for your belief in and support of our mission to end senior hunger.”

Thank you to everyone who helped us help Meals on Wheels.

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Sites Help Caregivers Coordinate and Cope

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Recently, the Wall Street Journal ran an excellent article about how more and more caregivers are turning to social networking sites to organize and recruit friends and relatives to ease the burden and hopefully also save money in the process. Some of the sites just offer a place for discussion while others provide a place to coordinate care schedules, get help with finances and so forth. Here are some of the sites mentioned:

eCareDiary: Offers a free online calendar and a place for caregivers to store medical records, as well as a private blog to communicate with friends and family.

CareCentral: Create a private space for friends and family to communicate, share information and provide support.

Lotsa Helping Hands: Make a community of friends, family and other supporters, list tasks that need to be done, and even post photos to help everyone stay connected.

Several other sites are mentioned and readers contributed some good sites of their own in the comments section.

Omhu helps caregivers show their love with style

Monday, March 7th, 2011

There’s no question that it’s hard getting old and accepting new limitations. To make matters worse, many of the tools that are created to help elderly people get around better are designed completely for function with no thought to form and style. A new company, Omhu, is aiming to change that. Founded by three former luxury-brand executives, Omhu is creating attractive, functional products for the elderly and disabled. (more…)

Heart disease: Myths versus facts

Friday, March 4th, 2011