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Lilacs & Greensleeves: Scams and Fraud

  • Posted On June 15, 2016
  • Categorized In Awareness
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Scams and Fraud

There seems to never be a day when we don’t hear about, or someone doesn’t experience, a scam or fraud in one way or another. From the young to the elderly, these crimes can have a devastating affect on all of us!

See the different ways we all have to remain on alert for this ever growing problem:

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Darrell G. Brooke

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Care4You is very honored to have Darrell G. Brooke as our Professional in the Spotlight!

“Darrell G. Brooke, Esq., a well known, community-involved estate planning attorney with over 30 years’ experience in estate planning law. Attorney Darrell Brooke is the only Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, located in Old Town Monrovia.

Prior to founding the firm, Darrell worked for three of the largest law firms in Los Angeles, specializing in estate planning and probate. Mr. Brooke received the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell AV – Rating by his peers: 5.0/5.0 (out of 5.0).

(A) Very High to Pre-eminent Legal Ability and,
(V) Very High for General Ethical Standards.

Darrell serves the legal industry in two major capacities: On the State Bar of California, he is a member of the Probate Committee and the Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section. He is also a member of the American Bar Association’s The Real Property, Probate and Trust Section; Lifetime and Testamentary Charitable Gift Planning Committee; and Lifetime Transfer: Transfer Tax Issues Committee.”

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Lilacs & Greensleeves: Monrovia Trust

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Care4You is very proud to have Monrovia Trust as our Community Partner!

“The Brooke Law Group. PC is headed by Darrell G. Brooke, Esq., a well known, community-involved estate planning attorney with over 30 years’ experience in estate planning law.

The Brooke Law Group provides estate planning and legal services to individuals and families with its client relationships spanning several generations. The firm provides a wealth of estate planning services for individuals and families including: probate, trust administration, elder law, conservatorships, tax and business planning.

Focused on building and preserving long-term relationships over time, The Brooke Law Group offers each and every client a commitment to carry on a lifelong advisory role, addressing any legal and tax issue that arises as they go through life. As these needs change, The Brooke Law Group ensures that all legal documents address those changes or modifications, so that its clients can count on peace of mind and that their needs are always being met.”

Lilacs & Greensleeves: National Stroke Awareness Month

  • Posted On May 9, 2016
  • Categorized In Awareness
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The mission of the National Stroke Association is “to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.”

  • They promote life-saving stroke information
  • They provide objective and credible information
  • They impact survivor empowerment and stroke community quality of life
  • They give voice to those denied their rights because of stroke

“May marks National Stroke Awareness Month and National Stroke Association took to the streets of Denver to ask passersby what they know about stroke.”

The findings can be seen here.

 

Lilacs & Greensleeves: La Fetra Center

  • Posted On May 9, 2016
  • Categorized In Support
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Care4You is proud to have La Fetra Center in Glendora, CA as our Community Partner!

Under the oversight of the Community Services Department, the Human Services Division and the La Fetra Center provide programs, services, and activities for seniors, their families, and the community at large. While the focus of the Center is on mature adults aged 55+, most activities are open to adult residents and non-residents alike. Some programs, such as the Senior Café and Meals on Wheels programs, require a minimum age of 60 years old.

The Human Services Division strives to maximize the quality of life for older adults by providing programs that:

  • Promote dignity and self esteem
  • Foster independence
  • Facilitate social interaction
  • Dispel negative stereotypes about aging

Come take a look at La Fetra Center, here!

 

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Glendora After Stroke Program

  • Posted On May 9, 2016
  • Categorized In Support
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GLENDORA AFTER STROKE PROGRAM

Care4You is honored to have Sonia Schupbach in our Professional Spotlight! Thank you Sonia for your wonderful dedication and service to the community!

The after stroke support program is a warm and welcoming place that provides weekly programs and services for stroke survivors and their families. This no fee program has been meeting on Wednesdays for over 30 years!

They provide the stroke survivors and their families an opportunity to share their concerns with other group members who are facing similar issues.

They encourage stroke survivors and their families to discover and develop skills that allow them to cope with their new roles in the family and community.

They provide information to the stroke survivors, and their families about current stroke innovations and available resources.

They provide support groups, education, entertainment and field trips.

May 2016 program events:

  • May 4:  GASC Walk to City Hall
  • May 11: Diego Gavela, Physical Therapist
  • May 18: Stroke Awareness Day with Jason D. Hinman, M.D., Ph.D.
  • May 25: Magician Trissia Baughman

See the details of the May 2016 events here.

Glendora After Stroke Center website.

 

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Care4You 2016 Best In-Home Care Award

Care4You wins 2016 Best of In-Home Care Award from SeniorAdvisor.com

Care4You is proud to announce their selection as 2016 Best of In-Home Care Award from SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings review site for senior care and services in North America.

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“Winners of this award represent the top tier of in-home care, assisted living, and other senior providers, based on the online reviews written by seniors and their families. This exclusive designation places the winners in the top 1% of senior care providers according to those who matter most — the consumers.

The annual SeniorAdvisor.com best of awards celebrates the “Best of the Best” in Senior Living and In-Home Care across the United States and Canada. Of the nearly 100,000 providers currently listed on SeniorAdvisor.com, only a little over 1,000 are recognized with this award.

Care4You is one of the only winners in San Dimas, California and regularly receives highly positive reviews from their families.  The director and owner of Care4You, Donna Hoover, said, “This award is dedicated to all of the caregivers and staff because they work tirelessly and are dedicated to their job and that is the reason for this award.”

“Families are increasingly looking to online reviews to find out who truly delivers great care for our seniors, not just who claims to deliver great care,” said Eric Siefert, President of SeniorAdvisor.com. “Our SeniorAdvisor.com awards program is all about celebrating the exceptional people who do just that. We are honored to spread the word about these organizations whose families can entrust with the care of their senior loved ones.”

To qualify for inclusion in the best of 2016 awards, providers must have maintained an average overall rating of at least 4.5 out of 5 stars while receiving three or more new reviews last year. Additional details and a complete list of award winners can be found on SeniorAdvisor.com.”

Lilacs & Greensleeves: Professional Spotlight; Sharon Sparks

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SHARON SPARKS Founder of ElderBridge SoCal
Care4You is honored to have Sharon Sparks in the Professional Spotlight! Thank you Sharon for all that you do for the elderly!

“When elderly seniors attend doctor appointments alone, important information can fall through the gaps, and they can end up being unnecessarily hospitalized. That’s the fact on which ElderBridge SoCal is based. But to be honest, I started this service mid-2014 for me. I was the one who needed it most. I realized my mom died when she was just 11 years older than me, and I only had five to ten more productive years left to give back to the world. I wanted to make them the best they could be.

Not that life has been so bad. I’m still with my High School sweetheart and have two grown sons who make my heart swell with pride. My father is hearing-impaired, but at 89 is still living by himself on the farm I grew up on in the Central Valley of California. Life has been an interesting journey. Over the years I have been: a fruit packer, a Clerk in the Assessor’s office, a Legal Process Clerk at the Reedley-Dunlap Justice (now Superior) Court, a Certified Nursing Assistant, an RN, a Pastor and an RN again. But all of these were “jobs” that only used part of the skills that make me unique. They were hard work, and not all so rewarding.

What I’ve learned from my business coach Marianne Emma Jeff, is that there is almost nothing more rewarding than looking back at your week and remembering the moments where you felt totally, 100% you; when you engaged what you do well naturally, to make a real difference in someone’s life. That’s what I’ve done with ElderBridge SoCal. Rather than being a job, it’s a joy!

What drives and delights me is using my calm presence, compassion and adventurous spirit in combination with the active listening skills I’ve developed working as a nurse, pastor and even a Court Clerk, to encourage elders to be active decision-makers in their healthcare, and to challenge the healthcare system to treat elders as whole human beings. And I’m developing a team of Partners in Care who use their unique skills so together we can do even greater things.

Every client I’ve worked with has also been unique, and my services have been tailored to their needs. Hopefully my brochure says pretty well what ElderBridge SoCal is about: with thorough communication, patient advocacy and safe transportation, we are bridging gaps between seniors, their healthcare teams and their families, so seniors are empowered to live independently and families are gifted with peace of mind.”

For the Vibrant Health of our Elders,

Sharon Sparks, Retired R.N.

www.ElderBridgeSoCal.com