Africa

by Joni Astrup Associate Editor A trip to South Sudan in 2012 has forged a deep connection to Africa for a Nowthen couple and revitalized their retirement years in the process. Dennis and Lynda Blake initially traveled to South Sudan in 2012. Dennis has returned to Africa three times since then and they both will […]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor  A delegation visiting Elk River from Tanzania, Africa, has returned home with a check to begin construction of an Elder House. The house, in Tanzania, will be a place where up to 14 elderly people at a time can receive care in the last days of their lives. The cost […]

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Click here to learn more about the friendship that has led to the Elder House plan. by Joni Astrup Associate Editor In Tanzania, Africa, the AIDS epidemic and a flight to the city for economic reasons have resulted in the disappearance of much of the middle generation of family caregivers. As a result, healthy elders […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Jessica Reckard walks but a few feet each morning to turn on the water for a shower. To grab a drink of water in the kitchen would only add seconds to her trip. Millions of people in Africa walk miles and miles to fetch their water. This and other stark differences […]

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