Books and Publishing, Entertainment, Free News Articles, General Editorial

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing releases comedic memoir about mother-daughter relationships by Bonnie Lorber Habyan

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- How can you honor a lifetime of quirky, funny and off-color perspectives from your beloved but aging mom? If you're Bonnie Lorber Habyan, you gather all those moments, write them into a hilarious book and launch it on her 91st birthday. Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is proud to be releasing "The World According to Bess: A Funny, Unfiltered Memoir of Life Lessons from My 90-Year-Old Mom" (ISBN: 978-1-956955-31-6 (ebook); 978-1-956955-32-3, 978-1-956955-33-0 (paperback)), a treasure trove of motherly insights and Habyan's "love letter" to her mother.

In "The World According to Bess," Habyan traces Bess's humble beginnings and early life experiences, including her romance with Bonnie's father and various mischievous adventures in her hometown when she was a young girl. Reflecting on their mother-daughter bond, Habyan details the hilarious and insightful things her mother has said and done over the years. In the latter chapters, she also examines how their relationship has been shifting as Bess battles with dementia.

Habyan is a speaker and a chief marketing officer working in real estate in finance, and has had rich life experiences that include earning her MBA as well as being a corporate spokesperson, a news reporter, and a radio DJ for a call-in love songs program.

"Bonnie Habyan is as colorful a person as Bess," says publisher Anna David. "I can only hope her next book will be "The World According to Bonnie"."

Habyan's memoir is full of anecdotes that are alternately side-splitting and heart-warming, combining the dry humor of "Sh*t My Dad Says" with the warm spirit of the "Chicken Soup" series. In addition to giving readers a way to laugh about generational differences, "The World According to Bess" is also a guide for anyone navigating a relationship with an aging parent-or learning how to take care of the people who once took care of them.

"The World According to Bess" is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among many other outlets.

About Legacy Launch Pad Publishing:

A boutique publishing company primarily for entrepreneurs who are the leaders in their field, Legacy Launch Pad has published authors from the entertainment and entrepreneurial worlds, as well as sports agents, coaches, non-profit founders and more. https://www.legacylaunchpadpub.com/

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, NonProfit and Charities

Dispatch Media Group Names Westerwood a Winner of the Columbus Top Workplaces Award for the 7th Year in a Row

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Westerwood has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

"We are honored and thrilled to be named a winner of the "Top Workplaces 2022" award by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine," said Lisa Burkhart, Executive Director. "This is the 7th year in a row Westerwood has received this recognition and it is so meaningful to us because the list is based solely on employee feedback."

"During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations and a sign of resiliency and strong business performance," said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. "When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization to make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business."

About Westerwood:

Westerwood, formerly Friendship Village Columbus, is a 23-acre, scenic retirement community just off the beaten path and minutes from downtown Westerville and Otterbein University. The active resident community loves lifelong learning, artistic pursuits, exercising, giving back, and connecting with nature. Westerwood is the only true nonprofit Life Care community near Westerville and offers a top-rated, full continuum of care, including a Life Care Contract to provide predictable monthly living expenses regardless of care levels needed.

Rooted in the northeast side of Columbus since 1978, this wooded oasis offers restaurant-quality dining cooked from scratch, wellness classes with a personal trainer, an art studio, a woodshop, and gardens in a friendly atmosphere where ageless spirits can indulge their curiosity. Westerwood is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit community. It is ranked as a 2020 Choice community by the Holleran Group in recognition of an exemplary culture of resident engagement. Visit: https://www.liveatwesterwood.org/

About Energage:

Making the world a better place to work together.(tm)

Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 14 years of culture research and the results from 23 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations, Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit energage.com or topworkplaces.com.

Related link: https://www.liveatwesterwood.org/

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Aldersgate Life Plan Community Participates in Welcoming America Conference

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Aldersgate Life Plan Community announced today that they will be participating with their community of residents, staff as well as their overarching community in the Welcoming America Conference being held in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 18-20, 2022.

"At Aldersgate, we are committed to growing diversity throughout our community and believe that aging has the power to unite the world," said Brooks Shelley, Chief Branding & Community Engagement Officer. "We look forward to sharing our experiences in serving our elders and expanding diversity awareness and inclusion to include the one '-ism' that affects us all - ageism."

The Welcoming Network is composed of more than 300 non-profits and local governments working to build more inclusive and welcoming communities for immigrants. Like Aldersgate, they are driven by the conviction that communities make better decisions when residents of all backgrounds, identities and perspectives are meaningfully engaged.

"Our mission is to honor elders and we are committed to creating and fostering diverse, caring communities where everyone has a voice and value," added Shelley. "We strive to give elders their best day possible by creating fulfilling life experiences while partnering with others to create vibrant senior communities."

Aldersgate was the first Life Plan Community in the country to onboard a Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Officer to help lead the community to live their mission. The community is a proud resident of East Charlotte and is committed to giving back to its neighbors. Over the holidays they brought their neighborhood together with their annual Festival of Lights celebration that welcomed more than 600 driving tour attendees and collected over 1,000 lbs of nonperishable food items to benefit Loaves & Fishes and Friendship Trays. Residents of Aldersgate take part in volunteer opportunities on an ongoing basis, including reading mentorship at the Summer Literacy Camp at ourBRIDGE for KIDS.

Aldersgate is a non-profit Life Plan Community that has been an integral part of Charlotte, North Carolina for more than 70 years. Aldersgate is actively involved in redefining and shaping the future of senior living. Located on one of the largest green spaces in Mecklenburg County, the wooded campus is abundant in natural beauty. The community offers premier lifestyle options for older adults regardless of age, color, gender or sexual orientation.

Aldersgate provides an At Home care service that is available to help Charlotte residents with grocery shopping, housekeeping and health assistance. The community has earned numerous accreditations, such as CARF and SAGE Platinum. The Asbury Health & Rehabilitation Center at Aldersgate was honored by U.S. News & World Report: "Best Nursing Homes"; the local community voted Aldersgate "Best Retirement Living"; and The Charlotte Observer honored it with "Best Assisted Living." Aldersgate is committed to helping residents thrive during this challenging and unprecedented time.

For more information, visit https://aldersgateliving.org/.

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, General Editorial

Aldersgate Life Plan Community Wins Charlotte Magazine’s BOB Award

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Aldersgate Life Plan Community announced today that they won Charlotte Magazine's Best of the Best award for 2022, recognizing them as the best senior living community in town by the voters in Charlotte. "We are proud and honored to be a Charlotte Magazine BOB winner," said Brooks Shelley, Chief Branding & Community Engagement Officer. "We would like to extend our thanks to the readership of Charlotte Magazine for this wonderful recognition."

Aldersgate is a proud resident of East Charlotte. They are committed to getting involved in the greater community and giving back to their neighbors. Over the holidays they brought the community together with their annual Festival of Lights celebration that welcomed more than 600 driving tour attendees and collected over 1,000 lbs. of nonperishable food items to benefit Loaves & Fishes and Friendship Trays. Residents of Aldersgate actively take part in volunteer opportunities, including reading mentorship at the Summer Literacy Camp at ourBRIDGE for KIDS.

"Our mission is to honor elders and we are committed to creating and fostering diverse, caring communities where everyone has a voice and value," added Shelley. "We strive to give elders their best day possible by creating fulfilling life experiences while partnering with others to create vibrant senior communities. Being recognized for living our mission and vision is extremely rewarding."

About Aldersgate:

Aldersgate is a non-profit Life Plan Community that has been an integral part of Charlotte, North Carolina for more than 70 years. Aldersgate is actively involved in redefining and shaping the future of senior living. Located on one of the largest green spaces in Mecklenburg County, our wooded campus is abundant in natural beauty. The community offers premier lifestyle options for older adults regardless of age, color, gender or sexual orientation. Aldersgate provides an At Home care service that is available to help Charlotte residents with grocery shopping, housekeeping and health assistance.

The community has earned numerous accreditations, such as CARF and SAGE Platinum. The Asbury Health & Rehabilitation Center at Aldersgate was honored by U.S. News & World Report: "Best Nursing Homes"; the local community voted Aldersgate "Best Retirement Living"; and The Charlotte Observer honored it with "Best Assisted Living." Aldersgate is committed to helping residents thrive during this challenging and unprecedented time.

For more information, visit: https://aldersgateliving.org/.

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Business, Free News Articles

Great Speech Inc. Strengthens Its Presence Nationwide with Medicare Enrollment

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Great Speech Inc., a national virtual speech therapy company committed to improving health equity for America's underserved seniors, today announced its affiliated clinical group Great Therapy Group LLC, has significantly increased the breadth and depth of its provider network nationwide by receiving its own Medicare number.

"With over 10,000 people turning 65 each day, this expansion will align Great Speech's therapists to support the senior population from the convenience of their home and on their schedule. No need to weather the storm, ask for favors or try to figure out how to get a ride to your nearby clinic," says Avivit Ben-Aharon, Founder and Clinical Director of Great Speech.

Our goal is to assist with social determinants of health since numerous studies indicate that communication skills of older adults are strong predictors of their mental health. Poor communication skills can not only evoke anxiety, depression, and stress in older adults but also predispose them to social isolation and loneliness (*citation).

Individuals eligible for Medicare Part B in 41 states can request a free screening today to determine eligibility and start services immediately.

Great Speech commonly treats: Alzheimer's & Dementia, Articulation disorders, Autism Spectrum disorder, Cognitive Communication Disorder, Head & Neck Cancer, Hearing loss, Language disorder, Parkinson's disorder, post-Covid complications, Stuttering, Stroke & Aphasia rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury, Voice Disorder & More

About Great Speech, Inc.

Since 2014, Great Speech, Inc. has been the pioneer in virtual speech therapy, delivering convenient and specialized services virtually. Its innovative approach leverages technology to match highly qualified therapists with clients who are serious about their communication goals. Great Speech believes that everyone deserves the chance to communicate with ease and confidence. Great Speech is a proud recipient of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certification.

Learn more at: https://greatspeech.com/

CITATION:

(1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4915212/

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Business, Free News Articles, General Editorial, Ophthalmology and Vision

Steps to Improve Independence When Living with Visual Impairment

DENVER, Colo. -- The Colorado Optometric Association (COA) and 2020 Eyes Colorado are speaking out about how to improve independence and quality of life when experiencing permanent vision loss. 2020 Eyes Colorado is the COA's eye health public awareness initiative to promote healthy eyes and vision across the state throughout the year.

Visual impairment (low vision) may be defined as insufficient vision to do the things a person wants and needs to do. The loss of vision cannot be corrected by regular glasses, medical treatment, or surgery and can be congenital or the result of disease, and injury.

Common eye diseases that cause low vision may include macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and inherited retinal disease. These conditions can cause a permanent loss of central (detailed) vision, as well as a loss of peripheral (side) vision. People may have difficulty reading the newspaper, paying bills (even with reading glasses), recognizing faces, crossing streets, and seeing small print on their television.

Low vision care (also referred to as Vision Rehabilitation) helps people with low vision function as fully and independently as possible by providing devices, information, and technology.

Step 1: Get an Eye Exam by your Eye Care Professional

A thorough eye examination is imperative to diagnose the reason for your decrease in vision. The eye doctor will ensure that the patient is:

* evaluated for ocular and systemic disease

* receives proper medical treatment for any eye disease

* has the best eye glass prescription possible

Due to the underlying eye disease, new glasses cannot restore vision to a level that allows you see detail (small & fine print, faces, etc.) like you did before. The eye care professional may refer out to an optometrist specializing in low vision care. Also, requesting a referral for low vision rehabilitation is an option, if there is difficulty performing daily activities.

Step 2: The Low Vision Evaluation

A low vision exam with an optometrist specializing in low vision care, takes about one to two hours and is different than a typical eye exam. The low vision evaluation will focus on how the patient functions with the remaining vision and find strategies to maximize any remaining vision.

Patients can use the time during their low vision exam to discuss and understand their own specific vision goals and challenges. For example, improving facial recognition, writing, reading, color identification, and more. Bring any current glasses, magnifiers, or other low vision devices currently used, whether they are helpful or not.

Step 3: Discuss How to Make Reading Easier

A conversation about how to make reading with low vision easier can produce great results. A low vision specialist can make suggestions to address specific needs. For instance, a student might require a way to read notes on a whiteboard while in class and they can troubleshoot the challenges around this together.

Basic Modifications for Reading:

* Improve overhead & task lighting.

* Use of increased magnification such as stronger reading glasses, hand-held and stand magnifiers, hand-held and spectacle mounted telescopes, and electronic video magnifiers.

* Use of auditory and large print accessibility features on your smartphone, tablet, and desk-top computers.

* Use of audiobooks through the National Library of Congress Talking Book program.

Step 4: Discuss How to Improve Quality of Life at Home & Work

The eye doctor may refer a low vision patient to a:

* Certified Vision Rehabilitation Teacher

* Occupational Therapist who specializes in working with the visually impaired

* Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist

These professionals work with the patient in their home, community, and workplace to ensure safety and independence.

Obtaining additional strategies and modifications are critical for maintaining independence. Adjustments and organizational practices can make a huge difference. The following techniques are commonly offered, but this is also the patient's chance to troubleshoot any current issues arising at home or work:

* Improve over-head and task lighting. Consistent lighting at home can reduce the risk of falls and disorganization.

* Use contrasting colors to help identity steps, railings, knobs, switches, and anything else that is difficult to detect visually.

* Remove hazards like rugs, cords, bulky furniture, or anything that could cause a fall or injury.

* Use large print labels and tactile dots to help identify objects, numbers on the oven or microwave, telephone, remote control, and computer keyboard.

* Create an organizational system to keep track of personal items.

* Label medications or use a color code system for identifying prescription and over the counter medications.

* Troubleshoot any challenges that prevent access to a healthy diet high in nutrient dense foods like leafy greens, berries, fish, nuts, and more.

For many people dealing with permanent vision loss, they feel they "CAN'T" do the things they want and need to do. With proper vision rehabilitation services, people will have many options to improve their quality of life and independence. Talk with an eye care professional today and ask for a referral to an optometrist specializing in low vision care.

Colorado's low vision specialists are listed below. Or find a Colorado optometrist here -- https://colorado.aoa.org/doctor-locator-search

COLORADO'S LOW VISION SPECIALISTS

Kara Hanson, OD, FAAO
UCH-Sue Anschutz Rodgers Eye Center 1675 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2020

David Lewerenz, OD, FAAO, Clinical Diplomate in Low Vision, American Academy of Optometry
UCH-Sue Anschutz Rodgers Eye Center 1675 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2020

Dr. David Simpson
UCH-Sue Anschutz Rodgers Eye Center 1675 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2020

Shannon Kessler, OD, FAAO
VA Eastern CO Healthcare System
14400 E Jewell Ave
Denver, CO 80012
303-283-5386

Brian Meier, OD
49 W. Mill Street
Bayfield, CO 81122
970-884-2020

George Hertneky, OD
212 Cameron St
Brush, CO 80723
970-842-5166

Eddy Najjar, OD
7500 South University
Blvd., Unit 104
Centennial, CO 80122
720-389-8023

Craig Eckroth, OD
450 Pershing St., Suite 100
Craig, CO 81625
970-824-3488

Dr. Gregg Pusateri
5614 N Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
719-471-3200

Margaret "Molly" Dixon, OD, FAAO
320 E. Fontanero, #201
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
719-599-2020

Deanna Alexander, OD, FAAO
702 W Drake Rd, Bldg B
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
970-221-4811

Jennifer Zwelling, OD, FAAO
Valley Vision
904 Pitkin Ave
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970-945-2020

Dale Lervick, OD, FAAO
7586 W Jewell Ave # 104
Lakewood, CO 80232
303-233-7575

Kirk Matoba, OD
200 N. Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80228
303-988-2777

Neuro-Sight Vision Care - Drs. Jarvis, Politzer, and Chonka
333 S Allison Pkwy # 120
Lakewood, CO 802226
303-989-2020

Dr. Alex Zemke
2290 Kipling St Unit 1
Lakewood, CO 80215
303-238-9900

Craig Eckroth, OD
365 Anglers Dr Suite A
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
970-879-2020

MEDIA QUERIES:

For any media inquiries, please contact: Kelli Catlin kcatlin@visioncare.org

About the Colorado Optometric Association (COA):

The Colorado Optometric Association (COA) is the professional organization of optometrists in Colorado. Over 600 Colorado Doctors of Optometry are voluntary members of the Association.

Since 1892, the COA has assisted its members in providing the highest standard of professional care to their patients by sponsoring continuing education programs for doctors, advocating in local and state governments for programs and laws that represent patients' best interests, and providing information for the public. For more information, please visit http://www.visioncare.org/ or call 303-863-9778.

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Business, Free News Articles, Insurance

Alliance Group and Living Benefits Awareness Month

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Alliance Group launched their fifth annual Living Benefits Awareness Month, or LBAM, to be observed throughout the month of January 2022.

The industry-wide campaign, which takes place each January, aims to educate consumers on the importance of owning Living Benefits life insurance and the role it plays in protecting families' financial security.

Living Benefits are features built into life insurance policies (term and permanent) that allow the policyholder access to their death benefit while they're still alive if they get sick or injured. Cancer, heart attack, stroke, major organ transplant, blindness, paralysis, and chronic illness are some of the triggering events that would allow for acceleration of the policy's death benefit.

"Getting sick no longer means certain death," says Samuel Howe, CMO of Alliance Group. "People are surviving longer, which is great news, but survival requires treatment, and treatment requires money. Having emergency access to your life insurance policy's death benefit while you're still alive is a hugely valuable option to have."

He adds, "More people should know about that option. That's why we created Living Benefits Awareness Month five years ago, and we're so excited about building on that success in 2022."

According to Howe, consumers can get a better idea of what LBAM is all about by visiting the website geared towards educating the general public on Living Benefits.

The address for the site is: https://www.alliancegrouplife.com/site/lbam.

MEDIA CONTACT: Peter Goldfine, Dir. Of Digital Innovation | 678.969.9000 | info@alliancegrouplife.com

MULTIMEDIA:

VIDEO (Vimeo): https://vimeo.com/491677929

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Aldersgate Kicks Off Their Guardian Angel Fund Campaign to Provide Residents with Confidence for Life’s Unexpected Turns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Aldersgate announces the celebration of its Annual Guardian Angel Tree offering, which lets donors dedicate a wooden angel ornament in honor of someone special. The Angel Tree is one way the community raises funds for the Guardian Angel Fund, which was created to give residents confidence through life's unexpected turns.

"If there's one thing Aldersgate residents are known for, it's bringing people together to celebrate friendship and make the world a better place," said Karen Gipson, Chief Mission Advancement Officer. "The Guardian Angel Fund is just another expression of what happens when the community puts their energy behind a cause."

Residents will celebrate the giving season on December 1, 2021 at the Aldersgate tree lighting ceremony. Angels can be dedicated in your own name, the name of a loved one, or anyone special who embodies the spirit of the Guardian Angel Fund.

When a minimum $25 contribution is made, a wooden angel is decorated with the dedicatee's name, and is placed on the grand Wintergarden lobby tree. A designated team of resident artists decorates each ornament by hand, taking great care in each angel's design. The Angel Tree is a symbol of hope and friendship in the community, and a reminder of Aldersgate's commitment to supporting its residents.

With donor help, the Guardian Angel Fund will continue to support residents who need a little help making ends meet while living at Aldersgate. Aldersgate's status as a nonprofit Life Plan Community places resident well-being at the center of their work. Aldersgate residents enjoy peace of mind knowing that they can remain at Aldersgate if they, through no fault of their own, outlive their resources. Supporting this fund allows you to be a "Guardian Angel" for residents who experience financial hardship-allowing Aldersgate residents to live with peace of mind and dignity.

Community members can donate by making a gift by check payable to Aldersgate Guardian Angel Fund, by donating online at https://aldersgateliving.org/guardian-angel-fund/, or by calling (704) 318-2009.

Aldersgate is a nonprofit Life Plan Community that has been an integral part of Charlotte NC for more than 70 years. Aldersgate is actively involved in redefining and shaping the future of senior living. Located on one of the largest green spaces in Mecklenburg County, our wooded campus is abundant in natural beauty. The community offers high quality life enrichment and a working environment for older adults and society at large, regardless of age, color, gender or sexual orientation. Aldersgate provides an At Home service that is available to help Charlotte residents with grocery shopping, housekeeping and care, if needed.

The community has earned numerous accreditations, such as CARF and SAGE Platinum. The Asbury Health & Rehabilitation Center at Aldersgate was honored by U.S. News & World Report: "Best Nursing Homes"; the local community voted Aldersgate "Best Retirement Living"; and The Charlotte Observer honored it with "Best Assisted Living." Aldersgate is committed to helping residents thrive during this challenging and unprecedented time.

Related link: https://aldersgateliving.org/

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Aldersgate Annual Festival of Lights brings Joy, Caroling and Cheer to Charlotte Community

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Aldersgate is thrilled to host their Annual Festival of Lights driving tour on their campus on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. This free event showcases thousands of twinkling lights, and visitors are encouraged to roll the windows down, wave at residents and listen to local musicians.

"This amazing event was created last year as a way to bring the community together during Covid, in a safe way and for a much-needed cause," said Brooks Shelley, Chief Branding & Community Engagement Officer. "Aldersgate welcomed more than 600 driving tour attendees and collected 1,400 lbs. of nonperishable food items for the Second Harvest Food Bank. The holiday celebration brought such joy to visitors, residents, and team members alike, that we wanted to bring it back again to spread holiday cheer."

Aldersgate is grateful to both local and national sponsors for their assistance in making this event possible. See the list of sponsors at https://aldersgateliving.org/Lights/.

Donations of nonperishable food items are requested at entry to benefit Loaves & Fishes and Friendship Trays. Learn more about Loaves & Fishes and Friendship Trays at https://loavesandfishes.org/.

Entertainment along the drive will include the beloved Latin band, "Furia Tropikal," as well as Impromptu Acapella (a division of Carolina Voices) and the Youth Group of the Ethiopian Community Association of Charlotte & Surrounding Areas. In keeping with Aldersgate's commitment to fostering diversity, the featured bands and entertainment cross multiple cultures and traditions. Attendees will receive coffee mugs with hot chocolate packets and individually-wrapped cookies from Manolo's Latin Bakery. Manolo's Latin Bakery shares Aldersgate's commitment to philanthropy and was the winner of the Tiptree World Bread Awards Heroes USA 2021 by the International Bakery Industry Exposition.

About Aldersgate:

Aldersgate is a nonprofit Life Plan Community that has been an integral part of Charlotte, NC for more than 70 years. Aldersgate is actively involved in redefining and shaping the future of senior living. Located on one of the largest green spaces in Mecklenburg County, our wooded campus is abundant in natural beauty. The community offers high quality life enrichment and a working environment for older adults and society at large, regardless of age, color, gender or sexual orientation.

Aldersgate provides an At Home service that is available to help Charlotte residents with grocery shopping, housekeeping and care, if needed. The community has earned numerous accreditations, such as CARF and SAGE Platinum. The Asbury Health & Rehabilitation Center at Aldersgate was honored by U.S. News & World Report: "Best Nursing Homes"; the local community voted Aldersgate "Best Retirement Living"; and The Charlotte Observer honored it with "Best Assisted Living." Aldersgate is committed to helping residents thrive during this challenging and unprecedented time.

Learn more at: https://aldersgateliving.org/

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Books and Publishing, Business, Entertainment, Free News Articles, Holistic and Spiritual, Product Launches

New book, ‘True Joy for the Retired’ reveals major breakthrough in unleashing the power of appreciation, love and inclusion between generations

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Paulina Kay has released a new book entitled “True Joy for the Retired, A Holistic Approach to Spreading the Love to Our Forgotten Elderly” (ISBN: 978-1773710075). It shows the young and old how to overcome: the deeply rooted disconnection between generations; the often heartbreaking loneliness and hopelessness of the elderly; and the fear about getting older.

This book reveals practical strategies designed to help readers:

* Strengthen the bond between youth and elders

* Experience again the emotions of appreciation, connection and love.

* Discover the beauty of getting older.

“My hope for a happy, respected and connected old age for myself and for other others is what inspired me to create this book by the telling of my own experiences with the grace and beauty of older people. I believe I owe it to them,” says Kay.

For a limited time, the author is offering a limited number of FREE copies of the book. People interested should go to https://www.truejoyfortheretiredbook.com/.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paulina Kay loves sharing the stories of the virtues in old age. Growing up in Mexico with an older father and being very close to her grandmother, she experienced firsthand the active role the elderly play in providing wisdom and support to the younger generation and their communities.

Today, older generations are no longer considered essential to their families and communities. She uncovered the core reason why many older people can’t connect with young adults. Her hope for a happy, respected, and connected old age for herself and others is what inspired her to create this book. By the telling of her own experiences with the grace and beauty of older people, she inspires us to listen intently to the wisdom in our conversations with them. Paulina believes it is her mission to bring these stories forward because she owes it to her beloved elders. Learn more at: https://authorpaulinakay.com/.

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