Elizabeth Grant

19 Feb 19
Quodcumque - Serious Christianity

Sodality Evening for Ordinands Eucharist Preacher Fr Richard Readings Genesis 6:5-8; 7:1-5,10 Noah, God was sorry that he had made humankind Mark 8:14-21 We have no bread / Do you not yet understand? ** “Do you not yet understand?” I was baptised 52 years ago, Confirmed 44 years ago, came to adult faith with an […]

19 Feb 19
State Militia Intelligence

On Jan. 10, 1963, Congressman Albert S. Herlong Jr. of Florida read a list of 45 Communist goals into the Congressional Record. The list was derived from researcher Cleon Skousen’s book “The Naked Communist.” These principles are well worth revisiting today in order to gain insights into the thinking and strategies of much of our […]

19 Feb 19
Gal's Guide

As of 2019, there have been 44 different men serve as President of the United States. If you’re wondering why that number seems to be off by one, remember that Grover Cleveland served twice and was the 22nd & 24th President of the United States. But as Abigal Adams wrote to John when he was […]

19 Feb 19
The Avocado

For the second week of this column’s celebration of Black History Month, I considered two topics.  The first would be in honor of yesterday’s President’s Day and honor all the Black actors who have been called on to play that role in film, but even in fiction, that list is depressingly short and leaning towards poor […]

19 Feb 19
Meghan Griffin

Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and was taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. This week’s theme is Books that I LOVED, but have less than 2,000 reviews on Goodreads! I somehow squeaked out exactly 10 5 starred books that have less than 2,000 reviews, and I […]

19 Feb 19
Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania

by Sandy Masayko Six staff members from Easterseals of SEPA traveled to Orlando to attend the Assistive Technology Industry Association meeting, January 30-February 2, 2019. For Laurie Spencer, Laura Slotkoff and Jo Booth, it was their first ATIA meeting; Marcia Leinweber, Laurie McGowan and Sandy Masayko were returning participants. This stimulating conference offered a wide […]

19 Feb 19
ONAFHANKLIK

Britse Statebond – Commonwealth The Queen, the family of the actress Nicole Kidman, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and the media tyco ……Here is an article Who owns the world? It says on it: The world’s primary feudal landowner is Queen Elizabeth II. She is Queen of 32 countries, head of a Commonwealth of 54 countries in which […]

19 Feb 19
Walter FitzGilbert de Hamilton

1. Ivar. 1.1. Guthfrith Ivarsson – alias Godfried, “Duke of Frisia” and ruler in Dublin (883). , vassal of the Emperor Charles III., after that ruler sued for peace, giving Godfrey most of Frisia to rule. Charles also gave him Gisela (865-908), illegitimate dau. of King Lothair II. (839-869), as his wife. The exploits of […]

19 Feb 19
From the Backstretch by Reuben Frank

The girls Easterns started in 1980 in Boston before eventually merging with the boys meet at the Armory. As promised … the all-time Easterns girls top-10! Some great names on here too! For the boys list, click here! GIRLS 55-METER DASH 6.5+ … Michelle Glover (Willingboro), 1980 6.84 … Myasia Jacobs (Paramus Catholic), 2011 6.91 […]

19 Feb 19
Daily Democrat
On Thursday, Friends of Adult Day Health Care are scheduled to host a reenactment of opening day at Yolo Adult Day Health Center to celebrate the Center’s 35th Anniversary. Along with staff and board members, guests include physicians, Dignity Health and Yolo County administrators, elected officials and longtime program supporters who toasted to the Center’s commitment to health, independence and dignity. Back in the early 1970’s, the idea for the Center was born when a small group of six Davisites came together with concerns about the quality of care for older adults in Yolo County. They were concerned about the quality of care in some skilled nursing facilities and the fact that many residents were in a higher level of care than needed which was impacting the quality of patients’ lives. Also discovered was a lack of community-based options to support frail and disabled adults at home. Determined, they decided to research community-based options for older adults. Dair Rausch, one of three surviving members along with Myra Gable, and Elizabeth Gustafson, vividly remembers those early days and the goal to “improve the overall quality of life for elders by helping people age in place and prevent premature placement in a nursing homes.” Other members that have since passed included Phoebe McGowan and Pat Scarlett. Under the leadership of then County Health Director Phil Walker, the Health Council recognized the significance of the vision and the Yolo County Elder Care Committee was formed to champion the process. The subsequent work by this small group over a 10-year span, is an impressive story to tell. Work commenced with a needs assessment, followed by research into best practices to identify the most appropriate course of action. After it was verified that many seniors in nursing homes did not need 24 hour nursing care, site visits were arranged to explore what other communities were doing. The program that caught their attention was On Lok Senior Health Services in San Francisco where very frail elders in Chinatown were getting nursing home-like support while still living at home in small apartments; many with no elevators. On Lok, which opened in 1970 under the direction of Marie-Louise Ansak, adopted the geriatric day hospital model of care created in the United Kingdom in the 1950s. At the heart of On Lok was a program being piloted in California entitled adult day health care. Adult day health care or ADHC, was exactly what the team was hoping to discover and California was just beginning to roll out the programs. Immediate work began to partner with the California Department of Aging to begin the licensing process. The timing was perfect as the first round of State start-up grants was about to be released. The need for a new facility to house the community-based day program was readily clear and a major capital campaign commenced. During the planning, it was discovered that the community lacked knowledge around aging and long-term care support which was proving to be a barrier to fundraising success. As such, the vision was expanded to include promoting awareness of geriatric services and describing the poor living conditions and isolation being experienced by many seniors in Yolo County. An extensive educational campaign was created targeting the medical and nursing home, service organizations, local legislators, various county councils as well as the community at large. To further educate Yolo County residents a series of articles and letters to the editor were published and an informational video was filmed and widely disseminated. The group even developed a teacher training curriculum to ensure children had the opportunity to learn about aging. Physician champions were particularly helpful, including Dr. Philip Weiler who was a strong proponent of adult day health care; first at the California Department of Health and then at UC Davis Medical Center. It was his assistant, Robin Fine, who was the first director of the Center and key in developing the initial ADHC staff. It was a time of new awareness for aging services; a local church offered to host an ongoing series of classes for the community, physicians were encouraged to increase the number of senior patients into their practices, medical assistants were educated regarding their crucial roles as patient advocates, podiatrists donated services to those who could not pay, and volunteers were trained to visit persons in nursing homes. It was during this time that Rausch officially established Citizens Who Care in her living room. Center construction was well underway in 1983 when the six original visionaries decided to organize a separate nonprofit corporation to see the project to its completion and continue to support its efforts going forward through education, advocacy and fundraising. The new organization was named Friends of Adult Day Health Care. They successfully raised over $30,000 to furnish, equip and landscape the Center. In the meantime, while Yolo County would own the building and maintain the program license, Eskaton, a known provider of senior housing in Sacramento, was brought in to manage the program. This innovative three way partnership remained in place until 1998 at which time Woodland Healthcare, now known as Dignity Health, replaced Eskaton. After over 10 years of hard work and perseverance, in February of 1984, Yolo Adult Day Health Center opened its doors for the first time and would always be known as the first built-to-purpose adult day health center in California. Now in its 35th year, the Center continues to provide a day program for frail and disabled adults that includes nursing, rehabilitative therapies, and social services as well as a nutritious meal, socialization, activities, caregiver support and transportation to and from the center. The space has been expanded three times over the years and specialized programs have been develop to better serve individuals with dementia, traumatic brain injury and psychiatric diagnoses. And, true to its mission, Friends continues to generously support the Center via a monthly donation, purchasing accessible vans, buses and therapy equipment and funding innovative pilot programming. Ten years ago, Friends spearheaded a major remodel to brighten up the 1980’s décor. In a multitude of big and little ways, the work that started so many years ago continues today. The spirit of innovation remains a strong component of the Center but the staggering aging demographics has the Center operating at capacity with a current waiting list of over 60 individuals. As a response, the three way partnership that built the Center three decades ago, Friends of Adult Day Health Care, Yolo County and Dignity Health, has come back together to find a new space; a space large enough to address the community needs for the next 35 years. Friends of Adult Day Health Care is proud of its history and the success of the program. The board remains motivated by a strong commitment to holistic, person-centered, high quality community-based support for elders and individuals with disabilities. Their work is made possible by the support and interest of the community; it’s what built the Center 35 years ago and it will be what leads us to next opening day in the near future. Deborah Francis is a board member of the Friends of Adult Day Health Care. Dawn Myers is executive director of Yolo Adult Day Health Center. She can be reached at 666-8828. A more complete guest opinion can be read online at dailydemocrat.com
19 Feb 19
Variety

At 5 p.m. Tuesday on the west coast it’ll be pencils down for Oscar voters, so to speak. Or maybe in an era of online voting, it’s more like laptops closed. Either way, polling for the 91st annual Academy Awards officially concludes in a few short hours. Five days from now, we’ll find out which […]

19 Feb 19
LevittownNow.com

Pennsylvania college students counting on grants from the state’s Higher Education Assistance Agency to help fund their education may see the dollar amounts of those grants reduced in the 2019-20 academic year.

19 Feb 19
Noordeloos Christian Ref. Church

Please keep these payer requests in mind as you come before God in prayer today: Update:  Please pray for Minard Visser, Doug Visser’s father, as he was admitted to the hospital and is being treated for sepsis, which is an infection in the bloodstream.  Pray for God’s healing grace to be with Minard and for the […]