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Focusing On The Child: EveryStep's Play and Learn Program

During the summer, the Play and Learn program heads outside. You'll find chidden and their caregivers playing and interacting at a different park each day of the week for eight weeks in Des Moines or West Des Moines.

"I Want to Go Home" - 3 Ways to Respond As A Caregiver

Hearing your loved one say "I want to go home" over and over again is something dementia caregivers often deal with. It's especially frustrating to hear when they're already home. The challenge is how to respond in a way that calms them down and helps them let go of the idea.

Honoring Our Veterans: EveryStep Flag Stands

EveryStep volunteers Jim Donlan and Chuck Jennisch donated their time, materials and talents to craft 100 flag pedestals. The woodworkers created oak flag pedestals affixed with small "We Honor Veterans" placards provided by the EveryStep Foundation.

A Generous Donation: Mary Alice & Neil Hansen

Mary Alice Hansen had passion - passion for her family, for water, for fishing, and for helping others. Whether she was baking for her family or volunteering her time with hospice patients, Mary Alice's generosity knew no bounds. That giving nature continues to shine today, thanks in part to Mary Alice's husband, Neil, and her 10 children.