Month: July 2015

The Home Depot Foundation

Over the course of 2014 and 2015, the Quality of Life Foundation has teamed with The Home Depot Foundation to help six wounded veterans and their families. The Home Depot Foundation provides financial assistance in the form of grants to military families and veterans in order to improve their homes and lives. The grants can …

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Diet Coke, Chocolate Cake and their Inevitable Kettlebell Consequences

  Research tells us that caregivers are more likely to have negative health outcomes than their non-caregiving peers.  But what does that mean exactly?  The answer, like each injury and resulting caregiving situation, is going to be different from family to family.  For some it’s hypertension.  Others, depression.  Still others, dental health needs are most …

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Caregivers and Friends

We recently had the opportunity to assist the parent/caregivers of two wounded veterans travel to visit each other. Shirley shared the story of how she and Nancy became friends and we want to share this glimpse into the lives of two caregiving families who have provided mutual support through the years. “We would like to say thanks to everyone who …

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Super FSC Traci Via

Congratulations to our July FSC of the month – Traci Via, who recently rejoined Quality of Life Foundation after taking a leave of absence.  We are thrilled to have Traci back on the team! Traci has been working with a Marine veteran and his family, who found the Quality of Life Foundation when searching for …

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A Fresh Start

  A fresh start, a new beginning, an investment. As a caregiver we invest so much of ourselves into our loved ones that we often forget to invest in our own needs, health, hopes and dreams. There are trying times with little respite where we feel like we are living one minute, one day, one …

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and the pursuit of happiness

Today we celebrate the beginning of a new nation. 239 years ago, 1337 words and 56 signatures changed the world. From coast to coast, small towns and big cities alike will host parades and pyrotechnics to mark the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The one constant across all the backyard barbeques and park picnics? …

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