illness

Helping Chronically Ill People Made Simple

Posted on 08/15/2013 by |Best Life | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeSimple is better, many people say. Sarah LaFave certainly took a simple idea and transformed it into something that makes life better for lots of folks. She connects energetic college students with people who are chronically ill and need help with everyday chores. Discussion: Where do you go to get some extra help? Genius, huh? LaFave launched her program, Lori’s Hands, while a nursing student at the University of Delaware in Newark in 2009. “There’s no trick to it, nothing complicated about …

Happy Anniversary, Medicare!

Posted on 07/30/2012 by |Chief Volunteer | Comments

Personal HealthPresident Johnson didn’t hold back when he signed Medicare into law 47 years ago. He said: No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of modern medicine. No longer will illness crush and destroy the savings that they have so carefully put away over a lifetime so that they might enjoy dignity in their later years. Everywhere I go as chief volunteer spokesperson for AARP, I run into people who tell me how important Medicare is in real …

Joan Rivers Addresses Matters of the Heart in NYC

Posted on 02/12/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

VolunteeringCheck out My Generation’s recent program on matters of the heart that will give you warm fuzzies, but it’s no Valentine’s Day special! It’s actually about a volunteer-run food kitchen in Soho, New York that cooks and delivers heart-healthy dishes to New Yorkers with life-altering medical conditions. And Joan Rivers is the mastermind behind it.