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Coping with the Fog of Grief

You forgot to pay your water bill, lost your car keys (again!), and now the toast is burnt. When mourning the loss of a loved one, your mind may wander or shut down in ways that...
By VGFS
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Friday, January 17, 2020

Five Tips for Dealing with Grief in the New Year

“Some people may not understand why the grieving are reluctant to move into the new year. For them, they see a fresh year, a new season. But for the bereaved, it’s moving into a new ...
By VGFS
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Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Amazing Ways a Bucket List can Transform Your Life

“If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and every day you have the opportunity to write a new page.” - Mark Houlahan  At any age, a b...
By VGFS
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Sunday, December 29, 2019

How to Write a Meaningful Condolence Message

When someone you know is grieving, it can be difficult to know exactly what to say to them. You may be afraid of writing too much or too little or getting your messaging wrong altogether. Th...
By VGFS
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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Helpful Tips for Seniors When Talking to the Doctor

Do you get as much face-to-face time with your physician as you’d like? If the answer is no, you aren’t alone. In a 2017 national survey commissioned by The Physicians Foundation, just 11% o...
By VGFS
In News & Events
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Ten Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving More Meaningful

Although Thanksgiving is often reduced to food and football, there’s much more to consider at this special time of year. Gratitude has so much to offer—not just you, but also to everyone ...
By VGFS
In News & Events
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thanksgiving at the Pavilion

An event dedicated to serving families in need in and around Baltimore County. Please see details below:  
By VGFS
In News & Events
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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