Archive for May 1, 2014

    Support Our Troops Without Leaving Home

    Written by Family Video Coupon on May 1, 2014. Posted in Charity pick up, Donating clothing to charity, Organizations that pick up donations

    Clothing donations

    Even children are taking time out of their day to support our troops. Parents and teachers alike are encouraging young kids to write heartfelt — and often accidentally hilarious — letters to active military members and veterans. “Thanks for protecting our country. [You] must be very brave joining the military. They say a man looks handsome in uniform. My favorite food is chicken wings, and I like to hang out with my friends,” one letter, written by a young girl, begins.

    Believe it or not, parents — and other adults — can learn from kids’ letters. The letters teach adults an invaluable lesson: giving back to our troops and helping military families does not have to be time-consuming or expensive. Here are some simple ways you can help:

    Don’t Wait For People To Ask

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    Four Facts and Statistics that Prove the Advantages of Retirement Communities

    Written by Family Video Coupon on May 1, 2014. Posted in Assisted living programs, Senior care services, What is a continuing care retirement community

    Senior care services

    If you’re approaching retirement age, you are probably thinking about what comes next. Do you stay in the house you’ve lived in for decades — or is living in retirement in a senior living community the best choice for you?

    Here are the top four most interesting facts and statistics about living in retirement communities that you might not have known:

    1. Retirement living communities are good for your mental health: Research conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health has shown that seniors who have an active social life have a slower rate of memory decline and loss. One of the biggest benefits of living in a retirement home or community is the highly social atmosphere it fosters. The

    How to Save the Troops Once They Return Home From Combat

    Written by Family Video Coupon on May 1, 2014. Posted in Clothes donations, Clothing donations for veterans, What are the best charities to donate to

    Veterans donations

    In March 2013, the estimated 200,000 U.S. Armed Forces veterans who had recently returned home were greeted not by hometown celebrations but by stark unemployment. If that wasn’t bad enough, the level of deteriorating mental health among Iraq and Afghanistan vets has reportedly reached epidemic proportions, with a combined 31% of vets affected with PTSD — and that’s not even taking into account the thousands of Vietnam vets who still deal with their struggles every day.

    With all these troubling statistics in mind, is it any wonder that tens of thousands of vets are currently without a home? Medical bills add up. Years of substance abuse problems begin to take their toll. Credit card debt suddenly becomes a tsunami of foreclosures and court dates. And yet through all the suffering of our vets’ post-co

    Three Things Every Couple Should Know About Wedding Planning

    Written by Family Video Coupon on May 1, 2014. Posted in Beautiful wedding places, Learning to play golf, Outdoor wedding places

    Golf news

    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue — and something you found on Amazon that we thought would look cute on the tables. According to the latest numbers, a very plump 93% of modern brides use the web to plan their weddings, and why shouldn’t they? From booking the most accommodating places for wedding receptions to scoping out prospective entertainment choices and reviewing food options, the internet has made the entire wedding experience completely painless.

    You can even hire organizers through websites that specialize in covering every single aspect of the planning. MyWedding.com, TheKnot.com and WeddingWire.com are just a handful of the popular choices, but then again, doing everything