October 29, 2012

THS of Kannapolis, NC will be hosting a “Senior Prom.” We hope you join us for a night of great food, dancing, fellowship and fun!

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THS of Kannapolis will be hosting a “Senior Prom.”  We hope you join us for a night of great food, buy dancing, pilule fellowship and fun!

Tickets will be sold for $2 in advance or $3 at the door.  All proceeds for this event will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

When: Thursday, November 29, 2012
6-8 P.M.

Where:  THS of Kannapolis
1810 Concord Lake Road
Kannapolis, NC 28083

If you, your clients or your residents would like to attend this event please contact Ashley Blanton at 704-816-9211 by Friday, November 23, 2012.




Easter Seals South Florida Presents – 24th Annual Festival of Chefs “Where Culinary and Fine Arts Meet”

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Easter Seals Festival of Chefs is one of South Florida’s longest running premiere charity events, best described as an extravaganza  “Where Culinary and Fine Arts Meet.”

Join us this year at the newly renovated Rusty Pelican Restaurant with amazing skyline views of Miami. Twenty of South Florida’s hottest chefs will be presenting a tantalizing array of exquisite menu items accompanied by a fabulous selection of fine wines. Our incredible silent auction features works by some of Miami’s most popular and talented visual artists, combined with vacation packages with airfare, hotel getaways, pieces of work by popular Miami-based artist MANO and other eagerly sought after items.

Proceeds will benefit the programs and services of Easter Seals South Florida.

24th Annual Festival of Chefs
“Where Culinary and Fine Arts Meet”

When: Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Rusty Pelican Restaurant
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Key Biscayne, Florida
How: Tickets are $100 per person and are selling fast!
Purchase yours today!

For sponsorship and ticket information, contact Marilyn March at mmarch@sfl.easterseals.com or phone 305-547-4758.

We hope to see you there and thank you for your continued support.

Easter Seals South Florida

P.S. Share this fun and delicious event with your friends and colleagues and invite them to participate with you!


October 24, 2012

Morningside of Concord offers 15% or $5,000 Off for Lease Term on Assisted Living

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Move in before the holiday rush and save!


October 23, 2012

You’re invited to attend the Grand Celebration of our new Clare Bridge® Place in Concord, NC

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You’re invited to attend the Grand Celebration of our new Clare Bridge® Place, sickness providing Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care at Horizon Bay Concord. Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony, live entertainment and appetizers. You’ll learn about our enhanced programming and see some of the unique features that our residents enjoy each day, including brand new Life Skills stations. Don’t miss this special grand event.

Thursday, November 8 • 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
R.S.V.P. to Jessica at 1-888-720-8720 or
Jessica.Lopez@brookdaleliving.com by November 5


October 15, 2012

Annual Professional Networking Luncheon – Charlotte, NC

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Carriage Club of Charlotte Assisted Living Coach House
5800 Old Providence Rd.
Charlotte, sovaldi sale NC 28226

Tuesday, find October 23, patient 2012
Drop in from 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Please RSVP by October 17, 2012 at 704-366-4960


October 9, 2012

The Respite Hosts Day of Nurturing for Family and Professional Caregivers

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Charlotte, N.C. –  Charlotte, N.C. based charity, The Respite: A Centre for Grief & Hope, will present Wind Beneath Your Wings, Heart-Centered Support for Family and Professional Caregivers on Friday, November 2, 2012, 8:30am-4:30pm, at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church (2701 Park Road). This workshop will feature 5 top-notch speakers – Author and Former Caregiver, Joyce Sheldon; Licensed Professional Therapist, Mandy Eppley; Gerontologist, Lyndall Hare; SoulCollage Facilitator, Cindy Ballaro and Respite Co-Founder, Elizabeth Berrien. Participants can register on The Respite’s website (www.TheRespite.org). The fee for the day-long event, including lunch, is $45 if registering by Oct. 19 and $55 after that date.

More than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or an ageing family member/friend during any given year, and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one. Family caregivers are the foundation of long-term care nationwide exceeding Medicaid long-term care spending in all states. 83% of self-identified family caregivers believe their self-awareness led to increased confidence when talking to healthcare professionals about their loved one’s care. (Source: National Family Caregivers Association, Survey of Self-Identified Family Caregivers, 2001.) For the professional caregiver (doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, etc.), encouraging this self-awareness can result in the entire family having a positive caregiving experience.

“Caregivers are so often overlooked and not thought of as the ones needing the nurturing, after-all they are caring for ill or aging individuals. But in truth, if our caregivers are not nurtured they themselves may become dangerously exhausted. Seeing the need for a day of nurturing and self-awareness for the caregiver themselves led us to create this workshop,” stated Mandy Eppley, Director of Services & Programs at The Respite.

Speakers for this day are:

Joyce Sheldon, national speaker and author of From Fear to Faith, A Caregiver’s Journey, has been endorsed by many Hospice organizations including Hospice International. Her personal experiences as a caregiver of her late husband gave her first-hand knowledge of the different phases, or as she calls it “cities,” the caregiver goes through in their journey. She will speak about these “cities” offering compassion and inspiration.

Mandy Eppley, M.A., LPC, has been in private practice for 20 years and is Co-Founder and Director of Services and Programs at The Respite. She will be presenting from The Model of Heart-Centered Grief, a unique model of moving through the grief process that she and Chris Saade have developed. Ms. Eppley has led numerous workshops and classes, and is an expert in helping individuals transform their grief to find the hidden gifts that are there.

Lyndall Hare, PhD Gerontologist, has worked in the field of aging for twenty-five years, both in Charlotte and South Africa. She serves as the Midlife Transitions & Aging Specialist for The Respite. Dr. Hare’s presentation will introduce caregivers to the concept of heart-centered and compassionate eldercare coaching, which is a partnership and an approach that creatively and respectfully involves family caregivers in choosing the best care scenarios for their loved ones.

Cindy Ballaro, Co-Founder and Director of Awareness & Outreach for the Respite will lead the group in making a SoulCollage® card that will focus on the theme of “nurturing and personal empowerment.” SoulCollage® is a creative, fun, and meaningful process using magazine images to create a collage. Attendees will leave with a card that will provide inspiration for them on a daily basis. Ms. Ballaro has been a SoulCollage® facilitator for 2 ½ years and leads monthly classes at The Respite.

Elizabeth Berrien, Co-Founder and Director of Marketing & Development of The Respite, is also the founder of Soul Widows, an organization that provides support for widows 60 and younger. By the age of 27, Elizabeth had already experienced the loss of a child and life as a widow. Ms. Berrien will speak about her own grief journey and the gifts that have been born from her losses.

For a schedule of the day’s events as well as information about registering please visit www.therespite.org/caregiver.asp.

In 2011, three women in Charlotte, N.C., Mandy Eppley, Elizabeth Berrien, and Cindy Ballaro, came together using their separate journeys through grief to start The Respite, A Centre for Grief and Hope, a place providing a holistic approach to confronting grief and loss. The Respite, located at 4919 Monroe Road in Charlotte, offers workshops, support groups, therapy, yoga, massage, healing arts and personal and nutritional training for a variety of losses and life transitions. The mission is to help people, regardless of socio-economic status, who have suffered a significant loss in any form to reclaim healthy and productive lives. The philosophy at The Respite encourages individuals to view their grief as a powerful creative force and a rich resource to cultivate.


Morningside of Concord (NC) to host Veterans Benefit Event

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Enjoy a fabulous pork BBQ with all the fixings, pills baked beans, search chips, brownies, drinks and live entertainment by Jeff Whittington, all while supporting a great cause!


October 4, 2012


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Charlotte, buy viagra NC (October 2012) –Dreams of gently falling puffs of snow; beautiful, glassy icicles on frost-tinged tree branches; button-eyed and carrot-nosed snowmen; and the outlines of tiny snow angels on front lawns all bring to mind the earliest signs of Christmas coming.     So, too, does the announcement of the 45th annual SOUTHERN CHRISTMAS SHOW ~ November 8th through November 18th at The Park Expo & Conference Center ~ with a charming Olde Towne Village; a gorgeous New York City window scene featuring ice skaters from days gone by; the sounds of carolers heard throughout the show … church choirs and school choruses … all singing holiday favorites; Christmas Tree Lane with its stunning decorated doors, mantels, wreaths and trees; and hundreds and hundreds of vendors selling ornaments, decorations, toys, jewelry, clothing, artwork and eclectic décor … gifts perfect for family, friends, teachers, bosses, and perhaps just for YOU!


And we’ll have Snow!


Three enormous buildings filled to the brim with over 500 artisans and vendors nestled among the vibrant Christmas decor.  Ten wineries with tastes and hues for any palate.  Designer rooms to give you ideas for holiday entertaining and all-year-round décor.  Entertainment throughout the show for kids and kids-at-heart.  Santa and his reindeer waiting to hear the children’s wishes.  Foods to die for and, yes, the famous Helmut’s Strudel is back!


Bring your camera to snap pictures of ideas to make your own.  Take photos of your family in front of  breath-taking trimmed trees, in the model train pavilion, or beside beautifully wreathed doors … to make your own Christmas cards and decorated holiday letters.


Put a visit to the largest Christmas Show in the country at the top of your Christmas list!


Preview Night this year ~ Wednesday, November 7th ~ 5:30-9:30 p.m.~ at the Southern Christmas Show ~ benefitting the GFWC-NC Junior Women’s Club of Charlotte.  Preview tickets available online in advance via www.southernchristmasshow.com or at the Southern Shows, Inc. office: 810 Baxter St., Charlotte, NC 28204 during regular weekday business hours.



  • Show runs from November 8 – 18, 2012
  • Show Hours:

Tuesday and Sundays – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Monday, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.



  • $10.00 at the door
  • $3 for children ages 6-12
  • Ages six and under free
  • Advance tickets $9 for adults; $3 for children:  online www.SouthernChristmasShow.com
  • Discounted advance tickets available at participating Harris Teeter locations for $8.50 beginning Oct. 24
  • On-site ticket office closes thirty minutes prior to show closing
  • Group tickets are $8.50 for orders of 20 or more (available only in advance)


The Southern Christmas Show is proud to present

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