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Benefits of Volunteering: 5 Ways Volunteering Your Time Helps Others and Yourself

5 Benefits of Volunteering Volunteering is beneficial for both you and others, since it offers physical and mental benefits for both the person helping and the person being helped. Research has shown that volunteering improves mental health and builds confidence while also providing opportunities to meet others who share like-minded goals and hobbies - the perfect chance to meet friends and significant others who also enjoy giving back to their community and to those in need. Need... Read More
Posted by Meredith Hale at Friday, April 5, 2019

Processing Grief: Finding Your New Normal After Someone You Care for Dies

The loss of a loved one can be a very difficult time. In addition to wading through legal documents and getting arrangements in order, feelings of depression, loneliness, anger, and other emotions can be difficult to process. How do you heal from the loss of a loved one? Grieving is different for everyone, but here a few ways to help you feel like there is a sense of order during a stressful and sometimes chaotic time.. The 5 Stages of Grief The five stages of grief are a set of... Read More
Posted by Meredith Hale at Monday, January 14, 2019

Elder Care Matters

I was somewhere in my middle school years, visiting family in Asheville, North Carolina, when my aunt told me we were going to deliver meals to older people. She had a friend who volunteered with Meals on Wheels but was unable that day, so my aunt said she would. Those moments spent delivering lunch to men and women unable to prepare a meal themselves was just the beginning of the route I would take to CareLink. But before we dive into my story, let me introduce myself. My name is Meredith... Read More
at Thursday, January 3, 2019

New Year, New Volunteers: 5 Ways to Help CareLink Today

For many of us, a new year offers many opportunities to start fresh. Finding ways to feel good, give back, and create good habits fill our resolution to-do lists, and we look forward to diving into new goals and projects. If one of your resolutions for 2018 includes helping others, there’s no better place to invest your time and energy than with CareLink! As the leading provider of services for seniors throughout central Arkansas, CareLink has a variety of volunteer needs and tasks... Read More
at Friday, January 5, 2018