May 15, 2016

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“Our downfall is our need to dominate."

 

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Events

CNIB Technology and Information Fair
Mon May 16 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Are you or someone you know experiencing vision loss? Come learn about CNIB programs and services, various eye conditions and check out the latest technology for people who are blind or partially sighted at the CNIB York Region Technology and Inform...

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The Reel Thing Movie Series
Mon May 16 / 7:00pm

In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country's best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lin...

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Feeding of the 500,000: King Edward VII's Coronation Dinner for the Poor. Historical Society Meeting
Mon May 16 / 7:30pm

The Richmond Hill Historical Society has been having their May meetings focus on the Royalty. Their members Kevin Dark & Norman McMullen will present some stories and artifacts from the McMullen/Dark Collection of Royal Commemoratives. The them...

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Start the Week Right With a Zumba Weekly Class
Mon May 16 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join a weekly Zumba® classes, weekly Latin-inspired dance-fitness party. Dance to a variety of Latin and International rhythms. Athletic wear, indoor running shoes with white, non-marking soles, and enthusiasm required. Bring a sealable bottl...

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Connecting the Community. With a short talk by Godwin Chan on the subway extension.
Tue May 17 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Our community has many very good people involved with many very worthwhile things. Connecting the Community meets weekly to foster "cross sector collaboration". The meeting is facilitated by Marj Andre, Director of OnRichmondhill.com. A diverse g...

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Elevate - Become the person you have always been deserving of being. A free talk by Randy Taylor
Tue May 17 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Elevate is hosted by Randy Taylor, one of Canada’s top motivational speakers and thinkers.   These regular public gatherings began with a question. “Where can people go to believe in themselves more and overcome self-limiting d...

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You Are Never Given A Problem You Can't Solve By Dr. Paul Meschino
Tue May 17 / 6:45pm - 9:00pm

According to ancient prophecies, there are four major trials everyone must face. Join Dr. Paul Meschino as he shares the wisdom hidden in these ancient writings, and learn how to pass the trials and tribulations of life. It is the newest understandin...

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The Launch of the 2016-17 Season at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Tue May 17 / 7:00pm

You are invited for a first look! Come see what shows will appear on stage at RHCPA. Lobby doors open - 7:00 pm 2016-17 Season Launch - 7:30 pm Dessert Reception: 8:15 pm All invited.  Please RSVP to marketing@rhcentre.ca...

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York Region Parrot Club Monthly Meeting - Chop Night
Tue May 17 / 7:00pm

Back by popular demand, the Parrot Club members will be making chop again! Bring your cutting boards, a knife and be prepared to have a fun filled night making tasty food for our birds! For more information please see their web site www.yorkregionp...

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Free Introductory Tai Chi Class and Open House
Tue May 17 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Regain your healthy, energetic, peaceful self through the ancient moves of Tai Chi. Positive, non-competitive environment. No fitness level required, all ages welcome. The Canadian Tai Chi Academy is a Registered Charitable Organization, No. 85630...

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Social Skills for Children with Autism, a program at the Central Library
Tue May 17 / 7:00pm - 7:45pm

The Richmond Hill Library is hosting a new social skills program for children with autism in which a customized program will be created and implemented for each child. In partnership with Connecting Stars, a Senior Therapist will prepare an individu...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Wed May 18 / 9:00am - 4:00pm

The Farmer's Market has now started back at Hillcrest Mall. Many local farmers and other vendors will set up their stalls on Wednesday and Sunday. They will start the season near Carrville Road...

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Health and Wellness Fair-2016 "A Passport on TIPS for Healthy Living"
Wed May 18 / 12:00pm - 3:00pm

St. Matthew's United Church presents a fun filled event that provides an opportunity for participants in the community to improve their individual health of mind, body, & spirit, through new learning that is: Experiential Informative Life Ch...

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Reading & Signing with Her Excellency Sharon Johnston
Wed May 18 / 6:00pm

Her Excellency Sharon Johnston will be reading from her Globe and Mail bestselling book Matrons and Madams followed by a question and answer period and book signing. His Excellency David Johnston will be on hand during the Q&A portion of the prog...

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Speaker Box - a poetry & open mic night. At Falcon & Firkin
Wed Jun 15 / 6:30pm

What is a Poetry Slam? It's a spoken word competition in which poets recite original work to garner the highest score from the randomly chosen audience judges. Each round you are given 3 minutes to deliver your best performance. Highest scoring poet...

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Songwriters Open Mic at Yogi's Bar and Grill
Wed May 18 / 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Looking for a regular gathering place to share original compositions, try new material, and hang out, network with other local songwriters, as well as enjoy live songwriters in performance? The format is low key, “unplugged”, acoustic ba...

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Knowledge Makes ₵ents - Financial Literacy Workshop for Parents - Me, a Chief Financial Parent? #2
Thu May 19 / 10:45am - 11:45am

Me, a Chief Financial Parent? - Part 2 For parents. Offered on Thursday May 19 @ 10:45AM-11:45AM Part 2 is a continuation of discussions and tips on how to be the best Chief Financial Parent from Me, a Chief Financial Parent? - Part 1. REGIST...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Thu May 19 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Secrets to HappinessHappiness is a state of mind and something we can train in. Learn profound methods to transform all problems into the very means for experiencing love, joy, compassion and wisdom. Through ancient practices we can increase our...

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Burr House Spinners and Weavers guild presents "Lyrical Threads Show & Sale"
Fri May 20 - Sun May 22

This exhibition is both a celebration of textiles and a celebration of poetry. The task for the artist was to create a textile inspired by their favourite poem. Show runs April 2 – May 29 April – Saturday and Sundays 12:30 -4:30 May...

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ClutterBugs Charity Garage Sale, supporting We Can Change the World Day & Cystic Fibrosis
Sat May 21 / 8:00am - 12:00pm

Come out to find some real bargains at this Charity Garage Sale organized by this Richmond Hill based business, ClutterBugs, a professional declutters.• Proceeds going to We can Change the World Day and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.• Enjoy so...

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Saturday Morning at the Village Market. A good thing to do this holiday weekend!
Sat May 21 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

As well as local organic produce, meats and eggs there are other products that support a healthy lifestyle. There is an excellent selection of gluten free products. Non-food items sold by small local vendors are also to be found. You can stop fo...

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Computer Information/Assistance Session, at McConaghy
Sat May 21 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Town of Richmond Hill Adults 55+ membership offers numerous benefits to members including a Computer Information/Assistance Session on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at the McConaghy Centre. The Richmond Hill Computer Technology Volunte...

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Spring Fling at the Mill Pond Gallery
Sat May 21 / 11:00am - Mon May 23 / 5:00pm

The Richmond Hill Group of Artists are celebrating the return of Spring with a member group show and sale. We are filling our gallery walls with a riot of colour. Artwork will include a variety of medium, theme and style. A feature wall of Florals w...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Sun May 22 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Farmer's Market has now started back at Hillcrest Mall. Many local farmers and other vendors will set up their stalls on Wednesday and Sunday. They will start the season near Carrville Road...

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Essential Oils Introductory Experience with Sandra Corrado ~ "Essential Oils and Greening Your Home"
Sun May 22 / 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Come out for an Essential Oils Introductory Experience! Energize, relax, rejuvenate, refresh, invigorate, clean, empower, and more. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for many applications. Explore Young Living’s Everyday Es...

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Hillcrest Mall is open on Victoria Day
Mon May 23 / 11:00am - 6:00pm

Hillcrest Mall is open on Victoria Day, May 23rd, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Hillcrest’s $125-million renovation is currently underway with the Hudson’s Bay now open. Construction on Sporting Life’s new anchor store has begu...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue May 24 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Our community has many very good people involved with many very worthwhile things. Connecting the Community meets weekly to foster "cross sector collaboration". The meeting is facilitated by Marj Andre, Director of OnRichmondhill.com. A diverse g...

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Women In The Know ~ Walking the Trails of Richmond Hill
Tue May 24 / 6:45pm

This new women's walking group will be walking the trails off Carreville Rd. These are some of Richmond Hill's most scenic trails.• Please wear long pants and jacket since there may be bugs.• Wear comfortable walking shoes.• Bring a wa...

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Quilting – 9 Patch Pizzazz. Two Day Course at the Burr House
Tue May 24 / 7:00pm - 10:00pm

  Create a quilt adapted from the book 9-Patch Pizzazz by Judy Sisneros. Using a simple nine-patch block built from strata, you can create a unique lap quilt. Choose an interesting main print (i.e. floral, Asian, nature) and two to three compl...

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Social Skills for Children with Autism, a program at the Central Library
Tue May 24 / 7:00pm - 7:45pm

The Richmond Hill Library is hosting a new social skills program for children with autism in which a customized program will be created and implemented for each child. In partnership with Connecting Stars, a Senior Therapist will prepare an individu...

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Mayor's Prayer Breakfast ~ A Christian Celebration of Prayer for the Community Leaders
Wed May 25 / 7:00am - 9:00am

The purpose of the breakfast is to have a Christian celebration of prayer for the community leaders that serve Richmond Hill. This year’s keynote speaker, Peter Duraisami, CEO of The Scott Mission and founder of the Church on the Rock Internati...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Wed May 25 / 9:00am - 4:00pm

The Farmer's Market has now started back at Hillcrest Mall. Many local farmers and other vendors will set up their stalls on Wednesday and Sunday. They will start the season near Carrville Road...

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Explore Europe's Waterways ~ a talk about River Cruising at Richmond Hill Retirement Residence
Wed May 25 / 2:00pm

Lina Lococo-Beja, Travelpoint would cordially like to invite you to an Intimate afternoon with Globus family of Brands to introduce you to  Avalon Waterways.You will be guided through Europe’s historical rivers, revealing why River Cruisin...

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Tall Tales Festival, a Toastmaster event!
Wed May 25 / 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Be prepared to be entertained and engaged by the best humorous speakers from Toastmasters Division A and beyond who will regale you with tall tales, outrageous stories and unabashed fabrications. Delicious delicacies will top off this must-see! Cos...

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Songwriters Open Mic at Yogi's Bar and Grill
Wed May 25 / 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Looking for a regular gathering place to share original compositions, try new material, and hang out, network with other local songwriters, as well as enjoy live songwriters in performance? The format is low key, “unplugged”, acoustic ba...

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Knowledge Makes ₵ents - Financial Literacy Workshop for Parents - AllowanceMatters
Thu May 26 / 9:30am - 10:30am

AllowanceMatters For parents. Offered on Thursday May 26 @ 9:30AM-10:30AM Learn why allowances are important for your children.  This workshop will explain Knowledge Makes Cents’ effective AllowanceMatters system. No worries if you...

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Big Screen Thursday - At the Central Library. Free.
Thu May 26 / 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Come out, meet new friends and enjoy a lazy afternoon watching Alfred Hitchcock’s themed movies. Today's Screeing:  “Vertigo”June 23rd “Strangers on a Train” Admission: Free. No registration is needed. Go to the 2...

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Partagez le Francais! Free French Conversation Group
Thu May 26 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Enjoy free French language conversation. This group is for people (francophones to beginners) looking to exercise their French language conversation skills. The meetings are unstructured and depend on the initiative of the participants. Francophone...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Thu May 26 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Secrets to HappinessHappiness is a state of mind and something we can train in. Learn profound methods to transform all problems into the very means for experiencing love, joy, compassion and wisdom. Through ancient practices we can increase our...

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So you are a spiritual being, now what?
Thu May 26 / 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Explore the fundamentals of spirituality and learn how you can start living in alignment with your true spiritual essence. - What is Spirit?- What is a spiritual being?- Proof that we are spiritual beings.- As spiritual beings, how are we to live?...

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Foot Reflexology for Beginners
Fri May 27 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

In this 4-hour, hands-on workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of Foot Reflexology and how to begin using it to address their common health concerns. Foot reflexology can be used to help relieve aches and pains, coughs and colds, fevers...

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Burr House Spinners and Weavers guild presents "Lyrical Threads Show & Sale"
Fri May 27 - Sun May 29

This exhibition is both a celebration of textiles and a celebration of poetry. The task for the artist was to create a textile inspired by their favourite poem. Show runs April 2 – May 29 April – Saturday and Sundays 12:30 -4:30 May...

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Community Indoor Garage Sale
Sat May 28 / 8:00am - 1:00pm

Come see what you can buy or consider having your own table to sell you stuff. To secure a table call 905-884-0855, ext. 22 or email community@richmondhill.ca...

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The Village Market - Saturday mornings only
Sat May 28 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

As well as local organic produce, meats and eggs there are other products that support a healthy lifestyle. There is an excellent selection of gluten free products. Non-food items sold by small local vendors are also to be found. You can stop...

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The Science and Faith of Brain Health
Sat May 28 / 8:30am - 12:30pm

The Richmond Hill Christian Community Church has organized their 14th Annual Wellness Conference. Keynote Lecture: Concussions, by Dr. Michael Cusimano Neurosurgeon, St. Michael’s Hospital Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto Schedule:...

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Nordic Pole Walking - Free Clinic
Sat May 28 / 10:00am - 11:30am

If you like walking, you’ll love Nordic Pole Walking!!  In this clinic, you will be introduced to a new pair of Nordic Walking Poles and you will learn: How to adjust the poles for your height About the unique hand strap, how it fits,...

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(Not Quite) Spring Floral Collage with Sharon Kirsh
Sat May 28 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

Get a taste of Spring, in this playful and fun workshop with artist Sharon Kirsh. Participants will create their own lovely abstracted floral compositions using papers they create themselves, other collage materials as well as acrylic paints. Worki...

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Rummage Sale at Emmanuel Anglican Church
Sat May 28 / 10:00am - 2:00pm

All are invited to drop by. Tons of great stuff at low, low prices! Household Items Clothes Books Toys Treasures CDs/DVDs Jewelry Collectibles Something for everyone!...

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Spring Fling at the Mill Pond Gallery
Sat May 28 / 11:00am - Sun May 29 / 5:00pm

The Richmond Hill Group of Artists are celebrating the return of Spring with a member group show and sale. We are filling our gallery walls with a riot of colour. Artwork will include a variety of medium, theme and style. A feature wall of Florals w...

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From Page to Screen: A visit with movie producer & author Anne Tait
Sat May 28 / 2:00pm - 4:30pm

The perfect end to Asian Heritage Month, you won’t want to miss this screening of Iron Road followed by a visit and book signing from author Anne Tait. Globe & Mail’s John Doyle calls the film “massive and magnificent” wh...

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Richmond Hill Community Spaghetti Dinner
Sat May 28 / 3:45pm - 5:15pm

Everyone is invited for a delicious meal where neighbours can get to know each other without cost being a limiting factor. Menu SpaghettiSaladBreadTea/Coffee/JuiceTreats   Cost:  $1 suggested donation For more information please email...

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Spring Concert: "Pastoral Images – Celebrating Spring in Song"
Sat May 28 / 7:30pm

Soprano Beth Evans and bass-baritone Stephen Cockle, with accompanist and music director Carolynne Davy and guest clarinettist Jessica Tse, present an evening of songs and duets celebrating spring through a pastoral and rural lens – from Purcel...

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Farmer's Market at Hillcrest
Sun May 29 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Farmer's Market has now started back at Hillcrest Mall. Many local farmers and other vendors will set up their stalls on Wednesday and Sunday. They will start the season near Carrville Road...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Sun May 29 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Finding Stillness Within | 4-week series In this series we we explore ancient wisdom for the modern world by looking at the teachings on the Four Noble Truths. Buddha’s very first teaching is as relevant, vibrant, and alive today as it was whe...

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Richmond Hill United Church is saying good-bye to their long time ministers
Sun May 29 / 10:30am

Please join the congregation of Richmond Hill United Church as they celebrate the retirement of Linda Butler and Warren McDougall. After 70 combined years of ministry, Linda and Warren will be retiring. On Sunday, May 29th we will be hosting a spec...

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York Symphony Orchestra ~ Night at the Movies
Sun May 29 / 7:30pm

A selection of classical music from the movies along with blockbuster film scores. Featuring Mozart Piano Concerto from 'Elvira Madigan', Gabriel's Oboe from 'The Mission', Schindler's List, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, Raiders March and many...

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Good Information to Know

A Kid's Run for Nature - new to Richmond Hill!

Come out to "Run for Fun” and support endangered species at the Kids’ Run for Nature on Sunday, June 5th at Mill Pond Park. This is an event created by two 10-year old girls who wanted to get kids and their families involved in our great...

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OnRichmondhill.com's Connecting the Community riding Big Bike to support Heart & Stroke Foundation

OnRichmondhill.com supports the Heart & Stroke Foundation - the money for research, the great advice for those living with heart disease, the lobbying of the government to amend policies to support a healthier community. OnRichmondhill.com does...

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Richmond Hill has it's own rose!!!

The Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society is very pleased to announce "Garden Sunshine!" their very own centennial rose. It was commissioned to celebrate their 100th year in 2014. Nancy Andrews, member of the 'Hort ' (the affectionate name...

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Unleash Your Inner Composer! York Region Chamber Music searches for new melodies

York Region Chamber Music’s upcoming concert promises to be a fresh musical experience. So fresh, the music hasn’t been written yet and they need your help!York Region Chamber Music is collecting 4 to 8 measure melodies from the York Regi...

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Care for the Caregiver

"There are only four kinds of people in this world, those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, who will be caregivers, those who will need caregivers.”  ~ Rosalynn Carter. The role of a caregiver is very demanding...

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