Africa
A new home for the elderly is now open in Africa, thanks to an effort in Elk River. The first four people were scheduled to move into the Elder House on Dec. 6, according to the Rev. Sonja Dixon. Dixon and her husband, Dan, were among the nine people who traveled from Elk River to Tanzania [...]...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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 resu...Read More
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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 [...]...Read More
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