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Restoring the missing dimensions of care

Brenda Krause Eheart
February 10, 2015

If we would not want a specific policy, practice, or program applied to our children or our parents, why would we want it for any other child or adult, especially those who are most vulnerable? Intentional neighboring cultivates new dimensions of care, enhancing the natural web of respect, trust, belonging, and encouragement provided by family and friends.

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The recovery of neighboring

Brenda Krause Eheart
December 17, 2014

The simplest acts of neighboring can be powerful, giving meaning and fulfillment to lives while simultaneously healing the invisible wounds carried by those who are most vulnerable.

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A child hitches a ride with a disabled veteran "grandparent" at Hope Meadows.

The Perception Factor: A Personal Journey

Brenda Krause Eheart
September 24, 2014

I no longer ask, “What can we do to make a positive difference in the lives of those we perceive to be needier than we are?”
I now ask, “How can we enrich each others’ lives and in so doing, make people’s lives have real significance?

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Bill biederman at Hope Meadows

Staying connected as we age

Brenda Krause Eheart
July 18, 2014

Social connectedness and community involvement are two of the most powerful determinants of health and well-being, but what does staying connected really look like for older adults living in a Generations of Hope Community (GHC)?

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