Visit, call or send a cheerful note to someone who is elderly, disabled, lonely, chronically ill or dying.

Support and assist families and other caregivers experiencing compassion fatigue.

Volunteer at a day care or respite care program to allow family members to work or recreate while their loved one is cared for.

Reject the vocabulary of the euthanasia lobby. Read critically and listen to what they say. Become better informed so you can better inform others.

Be a voice for the vulnerable. Watch for pro-death efforts in your state and speak out in defense of life through letters to newspapers and policy makers.

Barb Ernster