Every Sunrise and Sunset is a Gift

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For three years now, my family has taken our neighbor, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, to church with us, fostering a deep and cherished friendship. Time and again, I have been blown away by his fearless spirit. Despite the health issues and challenges that come with growing older, I have never once seen him … Read moreEvery Sunrise and Sunset is a Gift

Close the Technology Gap for Seniors

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I began playing piano at senior centers in San Jose with other children when I was nine. When I started high school, I took a leap of faith and began performing solo piano concerts at the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living. Each visit consists of two hour-long recitals in the assisted-living and skilled-nursing centers. With … Read moreClose the Technology Gap for Seniors

Working to Bridge the Age Gap

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When I first started playing violin, I began by learning the names and functions of each part of the delicate instrument. As a second-grader, the memorization was a daunting task; the only part of the instrument I could consistently recall was the bridge: a small, curved piece of wood whose function is to hold the … Read moreWorking to Bridge the Age Gap

Protecting Elders from Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, and Maltreatment

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Protecting Elders from abuse, neglect, exploitation, and maltreatment is a concern that must be addressed by all. As our elder population increases so do the concerns of how to treat them with respect and courtesy. I will introduce my clans in the Navajo Way. Yá’át’ééh (It is good; welcome; hello) shik’éí dóó shidine’é (my family … Read moreProtecting Elders from Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, and Maltreatment

Announcing Spring 2020 Scholarship Winners

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We are excited to announce the top 10 winners and 10 honorable mention winners in our 2020 Spring Essay Scholarship Contest. UCA created this scholarship contest for the purpose of encouraging the next generation to think about how to create more caring in the world. The association is excited to award students for promoting a … Read moreAnnouncing Spring 2020 Scholarship Winners

Safely Networking in Local Communities

At this difficult time during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important that we all stay connected.   Reaching out to our family, neighbors and loved-ones means finding new ways to connect and discovering resources we need to help one another. Some of us are living alone — single parents, seniors and elderly – where it is important … Read moreSafely Networking in Local Communities

Staying Healthy and Caring- UCA Member Benefits That Help Right Now

Staying healthy and caring during this pandemic time is a must to emerge strong. At Unified Caring Association (UCA), we care about you.  We care about your health, safety and well-being., UCA has a broad set of benefits that can help you and others during this time. We want to put a spotlight on three … Read moreStaying Healthy and Caring- UCA Member Benefits That Help Right Now

Hit The REFRESH Button-CARE

We’ve always been an observer of life, and these days, there is certainly a lot to observe.  As our usual routines dissolve into shoulds and should-nots, we are scrambling to redefine the orchestration of our lives.  Our physical survival now depends on the script of the Greater Good.    We are on Pause and have this … Read moreHit The REFRESH Button-CARE

UCA C.A.R.E.S.

We at Unified Caring Association (UCA) are all about caring: caring acts, self-care, sharing caring, caring research and more! With all of the ways we celebrate caring, we want to give a grand shout out about where we came from and who we are and how UCA C.A.R.E.S. In the Beginning… We were founded in … Read moreUCA C.A.R.E.S.