Archive for Personal Growth

  • Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

    Support Groups and Informational Seminars Quad Cities Alzheimer’s Association – Are you or someone you know a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s? Free educational classes are being offered for people with dementia, their families, and those who professionally serve them. Get support from ...

  • The Art of Gardening The Art of Gardening

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling “We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden.” Every spring, our suburban yard would come alive with color. The tulips and jonquils would push through the soil and explode in vibrant colors.  The buds on the forsythia bushes at the cor...

  • Benefits of Staying Active Benefits of Staying Active

    By Mary Huebbe Marketing Director Ridgecrest Village The Geese are flying back to town. Our skies are filling with the sound of song.  Flowers are springing up everywhere and the sweet smells of lilacs and peonies are around every corner.  This is my favorite time of the year. What isn’t to ...

  • Elder Abuse –  Awareness, awareness, awareness Elder Abuse – Awareness, awareness, awareness

    By Alyssa Dominacki Alternatives for the Older Adult Business Development Coordinator According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), each year, an estimated 5 million (or 1 in 10) older adults in America fall victim to abuse, neglect or financial exploitation. Now more than ever is the t...

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Eloise Graham The Tapestry of your Life Have you ever thought about your life being a tapestry, weaving in and out of the lives of others around you? Through the magic of social media, I have reconnected with many of my grade school and high school friends.   After high school graduation, ...

  • June 2017 Calendar of Events June 2017 Calendar of Events

    Support Groups and Informational Seminars Quad Cities Alzheimer’s Association – Are you or someone you know a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s? Free educational classes are being offered for people with dementia, their families, and those who professionally serve them. Get support from ...

  • RSVP | Lead with Experience RSVP | Lead with Experience

    By Bill Sedlacek Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Eastern Iowa and Western Illnois Phyllis Kenney ~ Leading the Way from Her Own Home “I’ve met many wonderfully unique RSVP members since Dave Layton first asked me to tell their stories here. Phyllis Kenney, this month’s spotlighte...

  • Benefits of Prayer Benefits of Prayer

    By Karen McCoy Marketing Consultant Ridgecrest Village Over half of Americans believe that prayer is an important part of daily life. They say that even some atheists and religiously unaffiliated individuals admit that they sometimes pray. People have probably been praying for as long as we ha...