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Featured this month:

Here at Lotsa we always have a lot of people on our minds. Over 65 million caregivers, to be exact. Our free service addresses many of the needs of these caregivers who are organizing help for loved ones. While statistically more women than men are caregivers (an estimated 66% of caregivers are female), more and more men are finding themselves in this role than ever before. And with Father’s Day approaching, we want to celebrate male caregivers this month.

According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, the number of male caregivers is increasing. In fact, it was one male caregiver that came up with the idea for Lotsa. My friend and co-founder Barry Katz found his world quickly turned upside down when his wife Carole was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. For four years, Barry, their two daughters — aged 12 and 9 — and many friends and family devoted endless energy and support during Carole’s multiple surgeries, chemotherapies, doctor visits, and ovarian cancer fundraisers. When she lost her battle, Barry reflected on the challenges he faced as a caregiver, managing the overwhelming offers of help, keeping up with the endless phone tag, sharing updates, and staying organized.

Barry knew that there had to be a better way to support others who were coping with caregiving. Lotsa Helping Hands was the answer. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you’re a dad, mom, sister, son, friend or neighbor. Caregivers need help, and through Lotsa, you can offer yours. It only takes a minute to create a free community, so let those you love know about Lotsa Helping Hands, or create one yourself, and offer your help today.

     From our Community to yours,

          Hal Chapel, Co-Founder & CEO


Share Your Story

This Father’s Day, share a story of an amazing dad in your Lotsa community. Maybe you are using Lotsa to organize help for a well-loved Dad, or perhaps you know a stellar dad who is a fantastic volunteer. Share your story with us. We will be featuring stories of communities in June and we’d love to feature yours.


Caregivers in the Workplace – Take Our Brief Survey!

We are always looking for ways to provide additional help and support to caregivers, in particular those who are working while caregiving. Please consider taking our brief survey so that we may provide additional support and resources for you in your journey.


Lotsa Tips — Download our New Mobile App

Have you downloaded our new Mobile App yet? Now helping is easier than ever. Read on for tips on how to get started using the Mobile App. And if you’re looking for more help using your Lotsa community, visit our How it Works Page for additional tips and ideas, or contact our Member Support Center to get your questions answered!

Tip 1 – Share a Thought on the Message Board — Leave a note on the Message Board in your community. It’s a great opportunity to give thanks, or suggest a new way to help in your community. Using the Mobile App, select the Message Board from the menu and simply add a post.

Tip 2 – Get Caught Up — It’s easy to receive updates on the go using the Mobile App. Tap the Updates icon on the bottom of your screen and you can view a summary of all the updates in your community.

Tip 3 – Sign Up to Help — When viewing the calendar in your community, you can sign up for an activity right from your phone. It’s simple: click to view the details of the activity and sign up. And if you’re out and about and can’t jot down a reminder, no worries, we’ll email you to remind you as usual.


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