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Wedding Anniversary Random Acts of Kindness

One of our members started a tradition in Widowed Village that you're invited to participate in. Join eliana in marking your wedding anniversary by performing Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs).

If you're inspired to participate, please RSVP on the event page with the number of acts you will complete in honor of your special day.  

Here's a  link to the event:  Wedding Anniversary RAKs

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Please add your special dates to our new Forum discussions to honor and recognize your wedding anniversaries, birthdays, dates of your loss. We currently have them posted for July, August & September and will add the following months as they approach.  Click month to go to that page:     JULY    AUGUST    SEPTEMBER

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We welcome your feedback and are happy to answer any questions you may have.  You can reach us by email at or by posting a comment in the Help Forum here in Widowed Village.

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BergenJC replied to Doug02122014's discussion What to do with spouses personal effects and when?
"I found that having other people enjoy this stuff helps the healing.  I use Freecycle a lot ( Easier than waiting for people to need stuff.  :-)"
54 minutes ago
Heath replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion AUGUST Anniversaries, Birthdays and Other Special Day
"August 13th will be my first birthday without my wife in 10 years. I dread seeing that day come. She made such big deals out of birthdays. Now it's just gonna be a really quite & lonly birthday."
1 hour ago
Heath replied to Soaring Spirits's discussion Introduce yourselves, please!
"Thank you so very much for the kind words & encouragement Susan & k2k9"
1 hour ago
laurajay commented on Soaring Spirits's group Born in the 40s or Earlier
"Learning through the months and years of grief to accept the changes in life without our spouse is a challenge.  But for the over 65+ folks like us the added dimension of the reality of an aging body  on top of the grief is so very much…"
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