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I Created ‘Call Your Elders Day’ to Lift Up My Loved Ones

This weekly practice of care comes with valuable lessons

Elderly Black woman smiling while on a video call at home.
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The voice on the other end of the phone is creaky, and the words are slow. But the warmth and gratitude are such a comfort, despite the distance between us. This year, I decided to make intentional, regular time to catch up with older relatives and family friends. I call it…




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