Silver Sands

“I am domesticated, broken, tamed,” Arun Pancholi said. But as he speaks, his cheeks break into playful dimples. With a baseball hat stylishly cocked on his head, he looks like a mischievous middle-schooler. “I am on the inside,” he says with a twinkle in his eye, “I am done for.”
The power of a tiny rural town is that a spark of an idea can ignite into a large triumph in just a few weeks, without much fuss or formality. That’s what happened in Republic, Wash., where dwindling membership at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer jeopardized the historic building.Volunteer Nancy Morris hatched a plan to turn the hand-cut stone building into a senior center.
His hands match the bark on the homestead apple tree. Old. Rugged. Dying, yet so alive. Bob Faller touches the tree like a lover, caressing and hopeful. He beams, like he’s plugged into the very nature he relies on to guide his life. Now that cancer has invaded him like blight, he’s relying on nature to guide his death.
Social Security serves a person for life — from birth, to death, and even beyond, by helping to care for surviving dependents.When a parent becomes disabled or dies, Social Security benefits help to stabilize the family’s financial future in an otherwise turbulent time. And we pay benefits to adults and children.
Since your parents have done a lot for you over your lifetime, this is the perfect time of year to return the favour by helping them find their “Someday” at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. In May, we honored mothers on Mother’s Day and, in June, we thanked our fathers on Father’s Day. In July, we get to show our appreciation for both. Parents’ Day, celebrated on July 27, is a great time to make sure your parents take the necessary steps to have a bright and comfortable “Someday” in retirement.
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