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Through the Generations

Through the GenerationsCoping with Grief During the Holidays

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time. While everyone around you is busy .. celebrating the holidays, you can’t wait for them to be over. Here are a few recommendations to help ease the pain: Don’t expect that you’ll Read more…

Through the GenerationsTrips for Kids Coachella Valley Teaches Nature, Exercise and Healthy Fun

Trips for Kids budding riders and the TFKCV team at their October kickoff event

Many young people grow up in the Coachella Valley without experiencing the abundance of nature and healthy fun that the local hills have to offer. Trips for Kids Coachella Valley’s (TFKCV) goals are to identify these kids (ages 10-17), bring them outdoors, and teach lessons in personal responsibility, achievement and Read more…

Through the GenerationsStudent Army-Defending Against Cooties

It’s that time of year, when kids are excited to sport their new backpacks, don their school clothes and see their friends after a long summer…it’s back to school! Along with all of these exciting things, is the not-so-exciting prospect of exposure to all new types of “cooties.” We want Read more…

Through the GenerationsLocal Health Care Internships

Interns Tour Desert Regional Medical Center

  Over the past two summers, health care leaders and organizations from the Coachella Valley have stepped up efforts to  ‘Mentor the Future’ by providing local college students with job shadow opportunities and paid internships to support their passion to becoming health care professionals. Through two innovative programs, more than Read more…

Through the GenerationsDEAR SAFEline™

S.A.F.E.™ (Support And Family Education) is a resource program established in 1980 to bring programs, education, coaching and counseling to schools and families. SAFEline addresses family life and relationship issues and the SAFEline column is a compilation of many letters and calls to the SAFEline Coach. DEAR SAFEline COACH, We Read more…

Through the GenerationsExercise Is Important for Parkinson’s Patients

More than 1.5 Million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative brain disorder causing a decrease in the brain chemical dopamine. Dopamine is responsible for relaying messages that control movement from the brain to the body. The cause of Parkinson’s disease is unknown and there is currently no cure. According Read more…

Through the GenerationsWhat are the Differences Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

There is often confusion and misunderstanding with the terms Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia. Here are the facts: The term dementia is described by the American Psychiatric Association as a group of disorders, or “dementias”. Each of these dementias has a number of symptoms or ‘chief complaints.’ Unfortunately, when it Read more…

Through the GenerationsBrain Boogie Tap Dancing Let Your Heart Move Your Feet!

Tap dancing is regaining popularity as a healthy approach to creating wellness for the heart, mind and body. For older adults, tap dancing is an example of how art programming can positively effect one’s physical being, mental health, and social functioning, regardless of ability. Providing interactive rhythm, tap dancing is Read more…

Through the GenerationsRecapture Childhood: Practice Enchantment

Thomas Moore wrote a book called “The Re-enchantment of Everyday Life.” In it he talks about enchantment, the kind most of us experienced as young children. It is important for us as adults to bring enchantment back into our lives as it is a quality or way of experiencing life Read more…

Through the GenerationsPicture Me Happy

A Creative Outlet for Seriously Ill Children Imagine what it would be like if you couldn’t go outside–ever. Or even leave your room? Anyone who has been sick with a serious illness knows that it is an awful experience. The days drag on, optimism shrinks, and boredom and depression set Read more…

Through the GenerationsProbiotics for Babies: A Mom’s Perspective

Have you ever wondered which mother actually uses the disinfectant wipes at the grocery store to clean their shopping cart and spreads out the cushy seat cover before placing her little bundle of joy in it? Well, that mother is me. Since giving birth just over a year ago, I Read more…

Through the GenerationsTeaching Your Children to Achieve Excellence

Brent Cooper

I often hear that kids aren’t living up to their full potential. With all the distractions – video games, internet, TV, smart phones, texting, email, etc. – how do we motivate our children to excel in all they do? In one of his many books, Dr. Wayne Dyer recounts his Read more…

Through the GenerationsLocal Hospitals Help Prepare Students for Future in Health Care

Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD) is collaborating with Valley hospitals allowing hundreds of students to experience what a career in health care might feel like. Through a unique program called “Career Explorations”, Eisenhower Medical Center (EMC) and Desert Regional Medical Center (DRMC) are making connections with students and helping Read more…

Through the GenerationsWhen Should I Hire A Caregiver?

Fear of losing their independence is the primary concern of older adults. Take Mrs. Weeks, who fell and lay on the ground for three hours before being found by the gardener. She was given an ultimatum by her family, either go to a nursing home or hire an in-home caregiver. Read more…

Through the GenerationsFit After 50 Keeps Seniors Mobile

Seniors nationwide claim their independence as a “most valued possession.” For many, remaining independent means staying physically fit in order to take care of themselves, maintain their mobility and live a healthy active life. With this in mind, Riverside County developed Fit After 50, a free fitness program for seniors, Read more…

Through the GenerationsAlzheimer’s and the Brain

Keep Your Brain Healthy to Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease When we think about staying fit, we generally think from the neck down. However, brain health plays a critical role in almost everything we do–thinking, feeling, reasoning, working, playing–even sleeping. The good news is we now know there are Read more…