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Helping out in your community

You hear of volunteer work more and more these days. PILR would not be able to run as efficiently as we do without our Volunteers. They do so many jobs around our offices and we are very grateful for them. More people are getting out, making a difference and helping in our communities. Whether it [...]

By | February 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Helping out in your community

Stumbling block or stepping stone?

We’ve all been there, you made a plan, you were following it to the letter and everything is going great. Then it happens. Something unforeseen pops up, smacks you in the face and changes everything. Maybe it didn’t even happen to you. Maybe it happened to your mom or spouse or family member. Whatever the [...]

By | January 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stumbling block or stepping stone?

Introducing: Chore Busters

By now you have probably seen this logo on Facebook and in our newsletter. We are very excited to start a new service available to anyone, Chore Busters. This is a by the hour, home maintenance and cleaning service. We have hired, back ground checked, trained and insured professionals that will come to your home [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Introducing: Chore Busters

Turning “I”llness to “We”llness

Most times when we talk about disabilities we think physical and often leave out cognitive or intellectual disabilities. In a time where we are constantly talking about over stimulation and anxiety, it is important that we look at these disabilities as well. The National Institute of Mental Health has estimated that roughly 18.1% of Americans [...]

By | January 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Turning “I”llness to “We”llness

What’s in a name?

Language is ever evolving. At one time things were “Groovy” then “Radical” then “Bodacious” then “Rockin” then “Cool” then “lit” and now possibly “turnt”. All of which are ways to show that you like something. Names change too, I was born Rachael, my family called me Rach, my cousins called me Ratchett (before it was [...]

By | January 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What’s in a name?

Keep the good feelings going.

Most of us love the winter time and Holiday season for various reasons. Some love the cold air and snow, others the magic that fills the air and still others love that beautiful feeling you get with giving the perfect present or donating to a company that does good works. The time between Christmas and [...]

By | December 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Keep the good feelings going.

Happy Holidays from PILR

As Christmas nears there is an almost magical feeling in the air. Most people are filled with the spirit of giving and love. We at PILR would like to thank everyone who so generously donated to us in 2018. Your support and generous contribution made all the work we did possible. We would not be [...]

By | December 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy Holidays from PILR

Holiday Stress, Who needs it?

Do you get stressed-out around the holidays? The shopping and crowds, the back-to-back diet-busting parties. The exhausting chats with the in-laws and extended families. We understand how easy it is to feel not so wonderful at this most wonderful time of the year. There is an actual diagnosis called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.  SAD [...]

By | December 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Holiday Stress, Who needs it?

Who are you really helping?

I grew up with an aunt who is a person with a disability. She is beautiful and wonderful and when I was little I couldn’t spend enough time with her. In her mind she is about 9 years old. To a 9 year old this is amazing. We played dolls and dress up. We spent [...]

By | December 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Who are you really helping?

What are you thankful for?

November 22nd is Thanksgiving day.  It's a day when each of us can reflect on all of the reasons we have to be thankful. I am thankful for my husband, children and grandchildren. They are my joy. I am thankful for my siblings and their families. It is a wonderful feeling being part of a [...]

By | November 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What are you thankful for?