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Brandon Facon has lived a life full of doctors appointments, hospital stays, countless blood draws and thousands of pills and through it all he has been my hero. He has always said, “I don’t know why I was given this challenge in life, but I will make the most of it.” That is why, after being diagnosed with Auto-Immune Hepatitis, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and Crohns at the age of eight, he became an advocate for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.  He wanted to help people and their families living with Crohns and Colitis. He became the “Face of Crohns” for the Rolf Benirschke Legacy Golf Tournament and was a speaker at their annual fundraiser for over ten years.  After eight years, Brandon’s liver deteriorated to a point where he needed a liver transplant. He was jaundice, tired and slept all the time. He had to finish high school on home hospital.   We sold our house, moved into an apartment and after graduation, he and my mom moved to Indiana because the wait time there was only weeks compared to years in California. That is when we learned that Indiana is an “opt out” state, which means that you are automatically a donor unless you “opt out.”

After waiting only seven and a half weeks, Brandon received the “perfect” liver!   We now celebrate 8-10-12 as his 2nd birthday!  Brandon and my mom returned home in November, just in time for Thanksgiving. We had so much to be thankful for!

While he was home recuperating from the transplant, he added Donate Life to his personal causes and began speaking to high school students about the importance of being a donor. He wants to change California to an “opt out” state, so that it will shorten the wait time for patients on the transplant waiting list.

After taking the year off to recuperate from the transplant, he started college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo studying Engineering.  Managing his health while attending school proved to be difficult. For the last three years, he has suffered with daily nausea, jaundice and extreme fatigue. His disease of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis is back and has resulted in chronic Intrahepatic Ductopenic Rejection and Cirrhosis of the liver. Brandon needs to have a 2nd Liver Transplant.  His case will be presented April 27th  in order to get on the Transplant list.  Because it still takes about 3+ years in California, the plan is to let Brandon finish college in June and then Brandon and my mom will move to Indiana and wait for his 2nd “perfect” liver.

Brandon needs our help!  He is humble and would never ask for himself, but as his sister and as a long-time admirer of his courage, his spirit and his downright perseverance, I’m saying it.   There’s no way of sugar-coating this: Brandon needs this transplant!   It’s obviously a very serious surgery, and one that I know he is not looking forward to enduring, but he perseveres by staying focused on the hope of feeling better and regaining his strength and energy.  Thankfully our health insurance will cover the transplant, but there are aspects of care and recovery (including the high deductible, copays, medication, living expenses in Indiana, and much more), which are not covered by insurance.

For the first year after a transplant, a patient remains at high risk for rejection, and there are many costs associated with monitoring and guarding against this, as well as with recuperation. After-care is crucial, and it’s expensive. That’s where we can help.

Brandon’s transplant team has advised that he should have a large contingency fund in place, which can be put towards these costs. The sums are enormous, so I’m setting up this fundraising campaign. Please give what you can and spread the word.

Brandon Facon is an amazing brother and person. He is facing a very tough time ahead and we can help make it a little easier and less stressful.

Thank you for reading Brandon’s story and for considering a donation. Here’s a brief note from Brandon: 

I am proud that I have been able to make a positive contribution with my life so far and hope I have been worthy of it.  Living with chronic health issues is a challenge, but living at all can be a challenge. I have been lucky to have a mission and to know it from a very young age. People work their whole lives to leave their mark on this world with the desire to make a difference, to be remembered, to be someone’s hero. They go to school to gain knowledge so that they will achieve success, some develop their talents in athletics, music, or theater to be in the spotlight, while others choose to get married and raise families. The paths may be different, yet the desire is the same. People want to make a difference, to be remembered, to be someone’s hero.

My first liver donor, Erica, didn’t know at the time, but she would become my hero just six years after she made that selfless decision and I am forever grateful. I pray now for my next liver donor and am thankful for their decision to be a donor.

I want to thank you in advance for your donations, for you are making a difference in my life.  I know my health will be restored!  I have so much to accomplish and need to get busy living my life to the fullest and cherishing each and every day!  And yes, like Erica, I have that pink dot on my license too, do you?

Suze Diaz — There definitely is no age limit when it comes to having dreams, as aging does not erase hopes and dreams. When the community comes together to share the joy in making a dream come true, magic happens for there is power in numbers. Recently, three community organizations partnered together to give loving care to a local senior caregiver.

According to a report from AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Alliance for Caregiving, the majority of caregivers (approximately 60%) are women who care for one other adult in their family: a spouse, a parent or another relative. Out of this percentage, about 55% are most often caring for a male spouse. The role of caregiver can be daunting at times and opportunities for self-care are greatly needed to give balance. The ways in which we can help support them are many.

Vista Village Senior Living is an award-winning assisted living and memory care community in Vista. With specially designed accommodations offered to make each resident feel at home, their industry-leading activities program is committed to empower their residents to live a happy and full quality life. One of their innovative programs, Vibrant Life, promotes life filled with joyful experiences, meaningful endeavors and abundant opportunities through “Livin’ the Dream”, an element of the program that is designed to make residents’ wishes come true. Vibrant Life Director Ashley Cole is heartfelt and deeply committed in her quest to fulfill her residents’ desires.

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Suze Diaz …Every sports fan may have at one time or another secretly dreamt wondering what it would be like to be an athlete. No matter what age you are, the curiosity sneaks up and you find yourself pondering the question, “Could I be able to do that?” For one Vista Village Senior Living community resident, that question was answered on a beautiful sunny day on top of a magnificent lush green hill.

Vista Village Senior Living is an award-winning assisted living and memory care community whose main focus is providing the structure for a full, independent, best quality of life by giving their residents opportunities for extraordinary experiences. One of the industry-leading programs that residents are able to participate is the “Vibrant Life®” program. “Livin’ the Dream” is one element of the program designed to make residents’ wishes come true. Vibrant Life Director Ashley Cole compassionately goes the extra mile to bring each heart-filled desire of her residents come to life. On this particularly spectacular Groundhog Day morning, Director Cole again delivered a day worth repeating over and over that her resident will never forget.

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We’re Looking to Hire a New Chef!

Vista Village Senior Community, Vista’s premier assisted living community for seniors, seeks a Chef to run its food service program. We are seeking a chef with creative menu cycles, exquisite food preparation and a restaurant flair to lead our Food Services team. Our ideal candidate will have 5+ years’ experience in event planning, kitchen operations, and managing a budget and staff. Vista Village Senior Community offers top pay and an excellent working environment. If interested, please submit your resume and salary requirements.

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Suze Diaz…Every sports fan may have at one time or another secretly dreamt wondering what it would be like to be an athlete. No matter what age you are, the curiosity sneaks up and you find yourself pondering the question, “Could I be able to do that?” For one Vista Village Senior Living community resident, that question was answered on a beautiful sunny day on top of a magnificent lush green hill.

Vista Village Senior Living is an award-winning assisted living and memory care community whose main focus is providing the structure for a full, independent, best quality of life by giving their residents opportunities for extraordinary experiences. One of the industry-leading programs that residents are able to participate is the “Vibrant Life®” program. “Livin’ the Dream” is one element of the program designed to make residents’ wishes come true. Vibrant Life Director Ashley Cole compassionately goes the extra mile to bring each heart-filled desire of her residents come to life. On this particularly spectacular Groundhog Day morning, Director Cole again delivered a day worth repeating over and over that her resident will never forget.

Resident Dorothy Buchner is a sweet, sassy and spirited 94-year old dedicated sports fan. In high school, she played baseball and had a fondness for basketball. In the 1950s, Dorothy moved from Muncie, Indiana to California and found a passion for the game of golf. She remembers the exciting rivalry between Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus in the 1960s and has watched almost every event that the golf channels have to offer: PGA Tour, Senior PGA Tour, Masters, U.S. Open, and LPGA to name a few. Her favorite golfers are Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. Not only does Dorothy enjoy rooting for the competing players, she’s intrigued by the size of the winning purse money that each tour offers! Her brother, an avid golfer himself, lives in Florida and shares her philosophy of “Older doesn’t mean you can’t!” Dorothy continues her fondness for basketball as an ardent fan of West Virginia Coach Bob Huggins and the Mountaineers.

San Clemente is one of Southern California’s popular beach communities and the rolling hills are home to Bella Collina Golf Course. Named Best Private Golf Course in the Spring 2017 issue of Orange County Magazine, the 230-acre, Tuscan-inspired landscaped course boasts three different 18-hole combinations for endless game variety and is a favorite location for weddings and grand social events. Founded in 1988 with tees designed by golfing pro Gary Player in the tradition of Scottish seaside links, Bella Collina’s acres of beautiful greens and fairways blends in with the natural rugged environment. Surrounding a top-notch terraced clubhouse offering additional distinctive services and amenities, the private course provides each club member an unforgettable venue to share with their family and friends. 2018 marks their 30th Anniversary with special plans for a one-of-a-kind celebration!

Dorothy’s wish was to have a private lesson with a professional golf instructor and play on a professional golf course. Through the caring collaborative efforts of the “Livin’ The Dream” program and Bella Collina, Dorothy was able to fulfill her lifelong dream.

After a lovely drive from Vista to San Clemente, we made our way down the hills on the lush two-lane road that leads to the parking area near the clubhouse and was met by Krisno Bridge, the Assistant Golf Professional at Bella Collina. Krisno had our golf-carts at the ready with a special cart decorated: A personalized sign marker just for Dorothy and gifted with a pink Bella Collina golf cap. Dorothy’s son, Fred, also joined us, delighted to be there for his mother’s momentous day.

Krisno led us to the practice area first to have Dorothy try a few practice swings. Ashley Landsman, Bella Collina’s Membership Director, and Natasha Darling, Bella Collina’s Marketing Coordinator, accompanied us to watch Dorothy ‘give it a go’ and swing the club; hitting the balls like a natural, they flew superbly through the air. Krisno was impeccable in his instructions to Dorothy and soon it was time for her to tee off on a hole. As we drove our carts to the hole, we noticed other members enjoying their own time on other greens on the course. Happy smiles and enthusiastic energy was felt as we passed by. Everyone was in good spirits and made quite a positive atmosphere for our day.

It was a wonderful treat to see Krisno take one of the clubs to show Dorothy his style as he hit the ball onto the green, then it was Dorothy’s turn to match Krisno’s shot! Dorothy was having a blast as she and Krisno dominated the hole and made their way to the green for the final putt. With a strategic eye, Dorothy putted and the ball officially rolled its way into the cup in one shot!

After an exhilarating time on the course, we headed for lunch on the clubhouse terraces. Wonderfully set on the south side of the clubhouse, the terraces was the ideal spot for viewing the dramatic panorama of the hills as well as relax, rest and reflect on the day’s fun. During a delicious meal served by our friendly waiter, many conversations regarding the golfing industry, about golf players, of family (Dorothy has 6 great-grandchildren) and funny stories had everyone happy and content.

A beautiful day for a tee time dream wish to be granted and what better way to share the experience than with people filled with warmth, compassion, admiration and respect. It was a pleasure spending time with Dorothy Buchner, her son Fred, Director Ashley Cole, Krisno Bridge, Ashley Landsman and Natasha Darling. Community is about helping each other to live the best life and with Vista Village Senior Living and Bella Collina, you will find that they know how to accomplish the mission with style.

To learn more about the Vibrant Life® program and Vista Village Senior Living community, please call 760-662-7421.

Original article at thevistapress.com

 

Suze Diaz…Vista Village Senior Living asks for your help for donated items to create and send Gratitude Boxes to show loving thanks to our military! Help give our soldiers little comfort reminders of home as they are out in the field. It’s just one of many ways we can say “Thank You” and let them know that we are thinking of them.

Senior Vibrant Life Director Ashley Cole is in partnership with one of the many senior communities that are committed to the “Operation Gratitude” project. The idea is to send items our current troops have requested through letters that they have sent home. The wives of these soldiers have shared with the senior communities what would make the soldiers’ surroundings more comfortable. This project gives residents and others in the communities the opportunity to let soldiers know we thank them for their service and also send our love, our thoughts and our gratitude.

Some of the items listed are (but not limited to): body wash, Vicks Vapor rub, lip balm, Icy Hot, eyeglass lens cleaning cloths, small bottles of glass cleaner, baby wipes, sunscreen, hot sauce, Taco Bell sauce packets, water flavoring packets (Crystal Light, etc.), beef jerky, sunflower seeds, hard candy, peanut butter packets, tooth paste and tooth brushes, books, stationary, DVDs, music CDs, and gift cards.

Vista Village Senior Living will be collecting items between January 2nd and January 31st. Will you please join us in a display of “Attitude of Gratitude”? There is no donation too small or too big to spread love to our troops. Let’s make this project a huge success and start the New Year off in a loving and caring way!

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Suze Diaz…  Do you have dreams on your wish list that still need to be realized? No matter how old you are or where you are in life, it’s never too late to have them fulfilled. Teresa Carnes, a resident of the Vista Village Senior Living community, was a lucky lady this past weekend as one of her dream wishes came true.

Resident Teresa Carnes & Owner Kage Hart

Vista Village Senior Living is a premiere assisted living and memory care community that focuses on giving their residents the experiences to have the best care and embrace a full, independent, quality of life. One of the opportunity programs that residents are able to participate in is the “Vibrant Life®” program. One component of this program is “Livin’ the Dream”; designed to take a resident’s dream and make it come alive.  Ashley Cole, Vista Village’s Senior Vibrant Life Director, loves the challenge of bringing the heart-filled dreams of her residents come to fruition and makes special efforts to create the best day.

Teresa Carnes is a retired ER Nurse’s Aide who worked for many years at the Outpatient Surgery Department at TriCity Hospital. Music has always been part of her life. Wherever there is music, she shines! Teresa used to go dancing back in the day with her husband at the many dances around town and her dream was to have a lesson with a professional dancer. Ashley and the Vista Village Senior Living staff decided to make it happen with a little help from the dynamic instructors at the Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Oceanside.

I went to the dance studio a little early before Teresa and her entourage arrived and was received warmly by owner Kage Hart, who showed me around during a small break before he finished a lesson with one of his students. There were nice, wide areas for dancing with a perfect balance of sound and volume through the speakers strategically placed around the dance floor. A “Dance Like No One is Watching” sign greets you at the front desk. A beautifully painted script “It’s Always Time to Dance” decorates the arch as you enter the dance floor. As I witnessed the lesson in progress, I enjoyed the interaction between teacher and student. The music was highly spirited, the teacher was encouraging, the student was immensely happy. Sitting in the lounge area, I met the other instructors as they came through the studio: warm, friendly, fun, cheerfully energetic and enthusiastic. As they talked about their background in dance, you couldn’t help but want to take a lesson with them right at that moment. I was also able to speak to a few students who were happy to discuss how they came to be a part of the studio family, each one receiving a welcoming embrace by the instructors. Each student shined with smiles as they explained their dance story. I was excited for Teresa and even though I had not met her yet, I felt she would be experiencing her dream at the right place.

Ashley Cole and her assistant, Med Tech Rowena Michelangelo, arrived first with three of Teresa’s friends from Vista Village Senior Living: Isla, Marie, and Jim. Not only was Teresa going to experience her dream come true, she was going to be having quite the dance party and sharing the experience with her friends! Then Teresa arrived looking wonderful in a plush royal purple dress matched with a purple and white flowered jacket. Her hair beautifully styled and wearing a lovely two-strand pearl necklace with a matching three-strand pearl bracelet. As she walked through the door of the studio, you could feel her excitement building as she walked across the dance floor to where her friends were eagerly waiting with anticipation. Her daughter, Barbara, was also there to share in the momentous fun and was delighted to see her mother and her friends ready for the afternoon’s festivities.

Instructors Joseph Currington, JD Cantrell and Ashley Quibilan started the dance party by leading the group onto the dance floor to teach the first practice steps to the waltz. The air was filled with joy as Isla, Teresa and Jim were in the hands of the professionals with Marie on the side, smiling and giving her two thumbs up in approval. There were plenty of smiles and a lot of laughter between the instructors and the resident students. After a few songs into the lesson, it was time to take a little break to relax and replenish with refreshments. During the break, Ashley Quibilan and Joseph Currington treated the group to a spectacular performance. Between the tunes of Michael Bolton’s “Missing You Now”, Toni Basil’s “Mickey” and Santana’s “Smooth” (featuring Rob Thomas), we were mesmerized by the fluid partnership between the two instructors as they executed the different dance styles from the waltz to the Argentinean tango. Then Owner Kage Hart and Ashley Quibilan took to the floor to give us a beautiful introduction to the international ballroom style of dancing. Then Joseph took a moment to take Ashley Cole for a spin around the dance floor to teach her the merengue.

Seeing such beautiful exhibits of the different techniques encouraged the group to come back to the dance floor and show the instructors their moves. Switching back to the music of their era, I caught glimpses of each one of the resident’s faces and it seemed as if they were transported back in time and remembering fond memories of their younger days. There was a sense of nostalgia in the air as each one danced more intently and with such confidence showing in their body. The rest of the group was thrilled in seeing these beautiful moments unfold. It was truly a lovely sight to see. As we neared the last dance of the lesson, Teresa and Kage took to the floor and gracefully waltzed to Michael Buble’s “At This Moment”.

There was yet one more surprise waiting for Teresa: She was awarded with the “Living The Dream” certificate to commemorate her big day. Signed by all of the instructors and Ashley Cole, it is sure to be a treasured memento of an outstanding day.

I have much love and admiration for Teresa Carnes for allowing me to be a part of her Vibrant Life experience. She is a sweet, dynamic and caring lady and I am thrilled her dream came true. I have much love and appreciation to Isla, Marie, Jim, Barbara, Ashley Cole and Rowena Michelangelo for such a fantastically fun time. Huge love, admiration and respect to Kage Hart, Joseph Currington, Ashley Quibilan, and JD Cantrell for their warmth and compassion in working with Ashley Cole and Vista Village Senior Living community to make Teresa’s dream a reality.

Vista Village and Rollerentertainment showed our residents how to Roll with it! Literally, this skating team goes to different venues (Vista Village was their first senior community) thanks to the help of our Vibrant Life Director.  Ashley Cole met Jerry Beck through her wedding industry background as he is a DJ and did the music for a lot of her former clients. His motto is “I am more than just a DJ. I massage the internal musical chords that make people tick”. And this is what he did on his skates, he made our residents smile from ear to ear when they rolled into our living room to perform.  A lot of questions circled our residents heads when they came in but by the beginning of the event, those questions were replaced with smiles–A lot of them!

A major part of a parrot’s day in the sanctuary is spent interacting with the people who visit. On an average day, about 50 people of all ages spend time walking among the birds, talking with them and offering the food we provide to feed them. It is through this daily routine that the birds become re-socialized. We had a great time interacting with these birds. Some of us wanted to take them home.

With a collection of unique and amazing people, we are lucky enough to stand beside them and serve their needs. They say, each day is a different day and when the sun rises, a new person evolves. When the sun settles for the day, that person rests and on repeat the person starts their day again the next day. Sometimes this comes in another way by out bursting communication that a person is trying to say but just does not know how to say it. While others, sit quietly waiting to show the real pearl they have inside of them. None the less, these unique and amazing people allow us to live, learn and communicate in a way that is special for each person. Thank you Alzheimer’s Association for coordinating this special event!

We wanted to share our positive message to those who are battling cancer.  #kisscancergoodbye

Our residents have battled through cancer and some still fighting but our hearts and prayers are sent to those in our community and we wanted to share our powerful messages #vistavillageinspires

It’s a dog’s life over at Vista Village when we get to have Love on a Leash visit.  The 4thSunday of every month, our residents are spoiled with these furry friends to make them laugh and share some smiles.   Love on a Leah (LOAL) is a nonprofit dedicated to providing an avenue for volunteer pet therapy teams to engage in meaningful and productive animal assisted therapy. We provide a framework for therapy teams to obtain the necessary training and certification in order to provide joy, warmth and emotional support to others through pet therapy.

Come on over and meet these amazing friends of Vista Village.

August – Under the sea, under the sea, darlin it’s better life where it’s wetter, under the sea. Our sweet mermaid asked and she received. On August 23rd, SeaWorld granted Vista Village, with the help of the Vibrant Life Director, tickets; so that our residents could go see marine life. Darlene, has always wanted to see dolphins and whales and has not been to Sea World in a very long time–so why not go see them up close.  One thing she loved is how clean the park was and the well-attended attractions.  She enjoyed a day with her friend, Dennis, as they soaked up the entertainment of whales, sharks, dolphins and Turtles.

August 9, 2017–Residents were discussing how sweets always make someone happy. It brings people together and pie makes memories. We decided that it was time to drive to get some pie. The VLD told the story about how there was a nursery that share a space with a bakery/restaurant. The residents did not believe it. A coastal drive and a trip to Betty’s Pie Whole was encouraged. When the residents came home lots of smiles and pie boxes came through the door.

August – These jeans were made for wearing and that is what we are going to do! Thank you to our generous donors for giving us jeans that allowed us to help someone who is going through tough times. Poetry in your Pocket was a charity event that allowed our residents to inspire others with their uplifting poetry. These pants will be donated to the Women’s Resource Center. Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is dedicated to providing the highest quality supportive services, counseling, shelter and education to North San Diego County women, children and men involved in or threatened by domestic violence or sexual assault. We hope that our poetry can empower these women and children!

August – Under the sea, under the sea, darlin it’s better life where it’s wetter, under the sea. Our sweet mermaid asked and she received. On August 26th SeaWorld granted Vista Village with the help of the Vibrant Life Director tickets so that our residents could go see marine life. Shirley, has always wanted to see dolphins and whales so why not go see them up close.

July – Lions, Tigers, and Bears…OH MY! What a sight to see when the San Diego Educational team brought in animals that one of our residents has been wanting to see forever! Her dream came true when they came in and told her she could actually touch the animals. With goose bumps and perked ears our resident was going wild for this opportunity.

July – Vista Village Inspires in so many ways. One particular way was participating in our local parade. We were invited by the Director as we were lucly enough to have his mother in our community. Wearing our red, white and blue, making our bus look like a firework and singing national anthem, we drove through the parade route with smiles and flags!

June – Take me out to the Ball game, take me out to the crowd, having fun with our residents who have never been to a baseball or seen a baseball (one of our residents had a wish to just watch a Padres game where they actually win!   Craig, James, Frank and Buddy had a ball! We were able to check off their Living the Dream wish all of them.  It was a guy’s only adventure and smiles from ear to ear touring downtown San Diego, entering a historic ball park and of course, enjoying a famous (hot)dog!

Go Purple with a Purpose for Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month. President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million.  Get involved this month, and help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.

·        More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease

·        Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S.

·        One-third of people age 85 or older have Alzheimer’s or another dementia

·        Middle-aged individuals can develop Alzheimer’s as well; approximately 200,000 Americans younger than 65 have Alzheimer’s disease.

The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are here to help.

•   The Alzheimer’s Association has local chapters across the nation, providing services within each community. Find a chapter near you.

•   The Alzheimer’s Association professionally staffed 24/7 Helpline (1.800.272.3900) offers information and advice to more than 300,000 callers each year and provides translation services in more than 200 languages.

•   The Alzheimer’s Association host face-to-face support groups and educational sessions in communities nationwide.

•   The Alzheimer’s Association connect people across the globe through our online message boards, ALZConnected®. Our online community is ready to answer your questions and give you support.

•   The Alzheimer’s Association provide caregivers and families with comprehensive online resources and information through our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center, which features sections on early-stage, middle-stage and late-stage caregiving.

•   The Alzheimer’s Association helps people find clinical studies through our free, easy-to-use matching service  Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch®. TrialMatch connects individuals with Alzheimer’s, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies.

•   The Alzheimer’s Associations free online tool, Alzheimer’s Navigator®, helps those facing the disease to determine their needs and develop an action plan, and our online Community Resource Finder is a comprehensive database of programs and service, housing and care services, and legal experts.

•   The Alzheimer’s Association houses the Alzheimer’s Association Green-Field Library, the nation’s largest library and resource center devoted to increasing knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Its Alzheimer’s Month- check out this link to learn about signs and symptoms to watch out for http://www.alzinfo.org/about-alzheimers/signs-and-symptoms

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dr-mary-cuevaDr. Mary Cueva is board certified in Family Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco in 1975 and completed her residency at San Francisco General Hospital in 1978. Dr. Cueva is a former member of the North County Coastal Women Physicians and the California Hispanic-American Medical Association. She is a past president and acting board member of the Academy of Family Practice in San Diego County. Dr. Cueva has practiced in the Tri-City area for more than 25 years and speaks fluent Spanish.

Dr. Mary Cueva is board certified in Family Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco in 1975 and completed her residency at San Francisco General Hospital in 1978. Dr. Cueva is a former member of the North County Coastal Women Physicians and the California Hispanic-American Medical Association. She is a past president and acting board member of the Academy of Family Practice in San Diego County. Dr. Cueva has practiced in the Tri-City area for more than 25 years and speaks fluent Spanish.

New Name, Same Mission!

We are so pleased with how this program has started off. In the interest of keeping you involved and informed, we wanted to let you know about a minor adjustment we’re making. Starting with the new year, this wonderful program will be called POQ – Physician Of the Quarter, and awards will be presented every 3 months. This adjustment allows us the time in between to brainstorm and develop new and exciting ways to continue showing our appreciation for all that our local Doctors do for our wonderful community. In addition, it keeps things exciting for you – we wouldn’t want you to get bored now, would we? Thank you for your eager participation in this new and exciting program! We look forward to announcing our next POQ!

Jackie Frieden, SMA

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EAT WELL American – Join the American Diabetes Association® to put good food and good health on the table during American Diabetes Month® this November. Whether you are one of the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes or the 86 million Americans with prediabetes, or you simply want to live a healthier lifestyle, the Eat Well, America!sm campaign will show you how easy and joyful healthy eating can be for everyone. Visit diabetesforecast.org/adm or call 1-800-DIABETES for meal planning, shopping tips, grocery lists, chef’s preparation secrets, delicious recipes and more.

There is no doubt that care costs, no matter what facet of the health industry, are almost always higher than what we maybe had anticipated. And in most cases, the care your loved one really needs isn’t even covered by most insurances, including Medicare. That is where planning for Long-Term Care becomes so important. Vista Village strongly encourages families to explore long-term care planning options starting now – before you need to use it. Visit Integral Senior Living for more information.

to learn what long term care is, how it can help you and why you should start planning now – even before you are ready to consider Assisted Living as an option for yourself or your loved ones.

“To be prepared is half the victory” – Miguel De Cervantes, Spanish Author

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