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CEC Coffee Chat, Alexandria

October 31, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Relax and connect with other caregivers in your community and enjoy a cup of coffee on us! Questions? Please email [email protected]

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#MyDeploymentStory: A Pink Warrior Angel for Breast Cancer

October 28, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

  Story by Julie Moser, Military Spouse, Breast Cancer Survivor & Co-Founder of Pink Warrior Angels DIAGNOSIS: 3 DAYS PRE-DEPLOYMENT October 28, 2013 is a date that I will always remember without needing to think about it, like a birthdate or wedding anniversary.  October 28, 2013 is the day the words “you have cancer” escaped my doctor’s lips. October 28, 2013 […]

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Blue Star Cares Caregiver Virtual Training

October 20, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

The caregiving team at Blue Star Families is evaluating how well an avatar-based training program can help military-connected caregivers improve their overall health and well being and provide better care to their wounded warrior. If you’re a military-connected caregiver who is caring for a wounded warrior and over the age of 18, you’re invited to […]

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Blue Star Cares Caregiver Virtual Training

October 20, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

The caregiving team at Blue Star Families is evaluating how well an avatar-based training program can help military-connected caregivers improve their overall health and well being and provide better care to their wounded warrior. If you’re a military-connected caregiver who is caring for a wounded warrior and over the age of 18, you’re invited to […]

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Salute to Distinction Award Winner: Robin Johnson

October 11, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Blue Star Families is an organization built on the strength of its volunteer network. These volunteers, who provide vital links to local military communities, give selflessly of their time, talent and resources. The Blue Star Families Salute to Distinction Award Program recognizes our outstanding volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to military families and further the […]

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Caregivers Coffee Chat, San Antonio

October 11, 2017 by Katherine Clark

Blue Star Families presents caregivers coffee hour. Come relax with other caregivers and enjoy a cup of coffee on us!

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Caregivers Crafting Together, DC/VA

October 3, 2017 by Katherine Clark

Caregivers- Let’s make stuff together! Whether you’re looking to start an in home business or just looking for new crafty outlets – come have fun and learn how to create with a Cricut. Lunch and childcare will be provided.

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Blue Star Cares Caregiver Training, Virtual

October 3, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

The caregiving team at Blue Star Families is evaluating how well an avatar-based training program can help military-connected caregivers improve their overall health and well being and provide better care to their wounded warrior. If you’re a military-connected caregiver who is caring for a wounded warrior and over the age of 18, you’re invited to […]

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Caregivers Instant Pot Event, San Antonio

September 26, 2017 by Katherine Clark

Caregivers, come learn how to save time nourishing your mind, body, and soul using the Instant Pot. Lunch, Instant Pot recipes, and taste demonstrations will be provided.

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The Healing Power of Horses

September 22, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

The Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center Hosts Military Families For A Day Of Health, Wellness, Fun & Togetherness! “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Winston Churchill No truer words have possibly been spoken and, if you choose to argue that point, there are nearly […]

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