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The Hidden Heroes who Help us Age at Home in Comfort

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The words were difficult to understand as the speaker sobbed. Eventually, I grasped the horror of her words. John, our handyman, had died suddenly of a heart attack.

He tackled all the work we couldn’t do with enthusiasm and good humor. I conspired with him to get rid of lots of different materials my husband could no longer use. This cleared the clutter in the yard and…




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Verbieann Hardy

Verbieann Hardy

Trying hard to be a Jesus follower. I write about life, spirituality, and relationships as I age with grateful grit. More about me at

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