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Right at Home Dayton Keeps the Loves of a Lifetime Together

DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With Valentine’s Day approaching, our thoughts turn to lovers, yet no love is more enduring than the love that has lasted a lifetime. After spending a lifetime together, couples that have been separated by the chasm of the nursing home suffer the serious medical consequences of a literal broken heart. For nearly a decade, Right at Home – Dayton In-Home Care and Assistance has been keeping these loves together in their homes, supporting each other and spending time together, sometimes the last precious moments of their lives.

American Families Rescue Teens from ‘Powder Keg’ Ukraine – ‘Orphan’ Music Video Raises Awareness of the Plight of Orphaned Kids

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., Feb. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Adoptions of older children and teens are often called ‘rescues’ because kids ‘age out’ at 16 Years-old. These children usually wind up homeless, with bleak futures. Many become addicted to drugs. Project One Forty Three, Inc., a non-profit organization presently working with orphanages in Ukraine, Latvia and China, pairs these forgotten, hard-to-adopt kids with ‘host families’ in the United States for 4-6 weeks each summer and winter.

Magnet schools to celebrate educational excellence and equality during National Magnet Schools Month this February

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 29, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, Magnet Schools of America announced this February magnet schools across the nation will join together to celebrate National Magnet Schools Month. In honor of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education, this year’s theme is ‘Creating Opportunities for All.’

Children Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Song

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On February 14, Valentines Day, most people think of romance, flowers, candy, and candlelit dinners. But children also celebrate by sending and receiving valentines, dreaming up DIY projects for their parents, siblings, and teachers — and they are definitely pleased about the candy! Ruth Roberts Music also brings something sweet for the occasion.

Dinner Discussions, a New Website Aimed at Improving Family Communication at Mealtimes, Launches Today

HIGHLAND, Utah, Jan. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Founder of Living Tree software, Mr. Oak Norton, today announced the formal launch of Dinner Discussions, a new web portal that provides families with fun and intellectually stimulating topics to be discussed at the dinner table.

New Book Reveals Real Life of Public School Teacher in ‘IGNITION’

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 7, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Ignition’ (ISBN: 978-1-4772-6828-5), authored by Michelle Arrose, is an interactive book that is based on the true trials and tribulations of a public school teacher. And, the reader decides her fate.

Sir Licksalot and The Arctic Fools Receives Best Of The Year, 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Children’s Chapter Book, ‘Sir Licksalot and The Arctic Fools’ (ISBN-13: 978-1629076713), by author D.L. Carroll, officially releases with honors, awards, and 5 Star Reviews! This fast-paced epic adventure will melt your heart, make you sweat, and give you goose bumps.

Four Seasons CEO Shares Five Common Ways Families Know When it’s Time to Ask for Care Assistance for Aging Loved Ones

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Jan. 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the holiday season draws to a close and families return home to resume work and school, the days following Christmas are frequently a time when the question of how to cope with an aging loved one’s long term illness is no longer a concern for the future. ‘January is often the time when family members reassess the amount and quality of care they can give, versus what Grandma or Grandpa needs,’ says Chris Comeaux, Four Seasons Compassion for Life.

LegacyGRAM Helps to Save Your Life’s Stories and Share Them with Loved Ones, Even After You’re Gone

OLDSMAR, Fla., Dec. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LegacyGRAM allows users to record their most-treasured family stories, share them with their loved ones, and set them to be released now, or even after they’ve passed away. The website prompts users with intuitive questions that jog your memory about the important events in your life.

New Book, ‘Miracle of Survival: A Childhood Without Amenities’ by Myrna Lovett

ALAMOGORDO, N.M., Dec. 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, the new book ‘A Childhood Without Amenities: The Will To Survive’ (ISBN: 978-1478710127) by Myrna Lovett, was announced. The author’s most recent book to date is a 5.5 x 8.5 paperback in the motivational and inspirational self-help category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

New Children’s Book Visualizes How People View the World

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Connie Tamaddon, author of ‘Surprising Silhouettes’ (ISBN: 978-0977801831) announces release of ‘Surprising Silhouettes 2’ for Apple iPad. Tamaddon, a respected photographer, has a repeat performance with her unique use of light properties and shadows to create a clever read-out-loud guessing game that illustrates that not everything is as it first seems.

Mountain Home Care's 'Caregiver Leadership Award' Honors Everyday Heroes, Dual Roles

ARDEN, N.C., Nov. 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In celebration of Mountain Home Care’s 10th anniversary observance of November’s National Family Caregiver Awareness Month, Lana Wilde found it difficult, if not impossible, to choose only one dual role caregiver to receive the company’s ‘Caregiver Leadership Award.’ That’s why, in an informal, family-style reception themed ‘Caregivers are Everyday Heroes,’ Friday, November 22, from 2-4 p.m., the company’s owner and founder awarded each caregiver with a commemorative pin, a warm smile, and a grateful hug.

Four Seasons Chaplain and Grief Counselor Michael Lee Shares 10 Ways to Cope with Loss During the Holidays

HIGHLANDS, N.C., Nov. 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Individuals who have recently lost a loved one may find Thursday’s ritual of Thanksgiving and the onslaught of the holiday season to be constant reminders of their loss. ‘In order to cope, it’s important to meet grief where it is,’ says expert Michael Lee, a chaplain and grief counselor with the western North Carolina offices of Four Seasons Compassion for Life.

First-generation College Students Win Scholarship and Share Their Remarkable College Journeys

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 5, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eight first-year college students who beat the odds to become the first in their family to attend college have been awarded Center for Student Opportunity’s I’m First Scholarship, a $2,000, four-year, renewable award. Along with 25 previous winners, these students share their personal stories, chronicle their college experiences, and offer advice to aspiring first-generation college students on the I’m First blog.

TeamSnap Partners with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children to Launch Health and Fitness Advisory Board

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 9, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TeamSnap, the world’s number one web and mobile team management service, today announced the formation of the TeamSnap Health and Fitness Advisory Board in cooperation with HealthONE’s Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC).

The BellyBra – the original Maternity Support Tank with Back Support for Pregnant Women, now available online

DENVER, Colo., Oct. 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Well beyond what common maternity support belts provide, the BellyBra(R) by T & J Designs Inc., provides all-over maternity support and relief for your breasts, back and abdomen. Many women have commented on the ‘snug and safe’ feeling the BellyBra maternity support belt provides with its gentle, always-there assistance. The maternity belly-band incorporated into the BellyBra is to fit snug and comfortable, not tight or binding.

Four Seasons to Sponsor ‘Healing with Horses’ A Teen Grief Support Camp

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Oct. 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A unique opportunity for grieving teenagers, using the assistance of horses in group therapy, will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, October 19 and October 26, 2013. The camp, hosted at Cantrell Farm in Mills River, N.C. is offered by the Heart Songs Program at Four Seasons Compassion for Life.

I’m First Project Launches to Celebrate and Support First-Generation College Students

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nonprofit Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) thinks it’s time to celebrate first-generation college students and help build the next generation students who will be the first in their families to attend and graduate from college. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan agrees and will help launch CSO’s I’m First campaign on October 2 with his own video message.

Four Seasons Receives HRSA Grant Expanding Hospice and Palliative Care in Eight WNC Counties

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Sept. 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rural and medically underserved populations of eight western North Carolina counties will now have improved end of life care, thanks to a model education and training program of Four Seasons Compassion for Life.

Sacramento’s First Walk of Hope Supports Local Couples Struggling with Infertility

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To help raise awareness and community for infertile couples, California IVF Fertility Center and RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, are sponsoring Sacramento’s first Walk of Hope. The Walk of Hope aims to build connections and offer encouragement for the 7.3 million Americans struggling with infertility. The Walk of Hope is being held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

VLP Law Group LLP Receives Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition Award for Excellence in Maternal Health and Equity

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group is pleased to announce that it has received an Award for Excellence in Maternal Health and Equity from the Healthy Mothers Workplace Coalition. VLP was honored at the September 9, 2013 awards ceremony in San Francisco for promoting a mother-friendly workplace.

Whilly Bermudez Publishes First in a Series of Positive and Inspirational Children’s Books: ‘WB and The 10 Good Things’

MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 5, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Many people think it is about time that a children’s book was published that has the ability to skillfully instill positive and inspirational values. Whilly Bermudez has stepped-up to the plate with his latest book entitled, ‘WB and The 10 Good Things’ (ISBN: 978-0985579500). Whilly has authored a brilliantly conceived illustrated book for children ages 5-8. This is a ‘feel-good’ book that parents will enjoy sharing with their kids.

UK Marriage Visa Process: New Income Threshold Requirement Causes Extreme Hardship to British Citizens and Their Families

LONDON, U.K., July 11, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — UKmarriageVisa, a full service immigration consultancy specializing in U.K. family immigration with an emphasis on U.K. fiancee, partner and spousal visas, today announced that the new financial requirements introduced by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) are creating misery for thousands of couples seeking to reunite in the U.K.

With Dementia Cases and Care Costs Set to Double by 2040, LTC Financial Partners Offers Long-Term Care ‘Solution Set’ for Affected Families

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), announces a five-part ‘solution set’ for Americans facing a growing problem: how to cope when Mom, Dad or another family member succumbs to dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s disease.

Bear Buddies Offer Comfort to Grieving Buncombe County Children, Teens

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If helping a grieving child makes one’s heart sing, then tune into this opportunity to help children and teens. Join the Heart Songs program of Four Seasons Compassion for Life as its Asheville Checkpoint kicks off its first Bear Buddy drive to benefit Buncombe families June 1-30.

The National Inclusion Project celebrates 10 years at upcoming Champions Gala

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Inclusion Project and Co-founders Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel are proud to announce the 10th Anniversary Champions Gala celebrating the Power of Inclusion on October 12. The Gala honors organizations and individuals for their outstanding commitment to inclusion in their families, communities and society.

National Inclusion Project Receives 2013 Neotrope Non-Profit PR Grant

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The National Inclusion Project, co-founded by entertainer Clay Aiken, is pleased to announce it is one of 10 recipients for 2013 of Neotrope’s annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations (PR) and cause-marketing support to the National Inclusion Project over the next year to raise awareness around its programs and accomplishments.

UK Spouse Visa Process: UK Border Agency (UKBA) Changes Affecting Settlement Applications

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MarriageVisaHelp, a global visa consultancy specializing in family immigration, today announced that two important changes have recently been made by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) which will affect those applying for a UK spouse visa, UK fiancee visa, UK unmarried (de facto) partner visa and other family visas under the settlement category.

Center for Student Opportunity Announces I’m First Scholarship for First-Generation College Students

BETHESDA, Md., April 1, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Center for Student Opportunity (CSO), a national nonprofit, is now accepting applications for the ‘I’m First’ Scholarship, a $2,000 four-year renewable scholarship for matriculating first-generation college students.

Ruth Roberts – Children’s Music Songwriter for All Seasons

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whatever holiday pops up on your calendar, two things are always true: kids are happy about it and the late Ruth Roberts wrote kids’ music to help you celebrate it. ‘Children’s music was the special province of Ruth Roberts,’ says Susan Nicoletti, Director of Operations for Goldenrod Music.

May 4 Run for the Children Stays the Course for Runners and Child Advocates

FAIRFAX, Va., March 21, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Preparations are underway for the third annual Run for the Children, hosted by Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Made possible through a generous partnership grant from the Verizon Foundation and other local corporations, the run takes place on May 4 in historic Fairfax City.

SafeToSleep Announces Their Innovative Sleep and Breathing Baby Monitor is Now Available for Purchase to Consumers and Retailers

DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SafeToSleep(TM), the maker of the breakthrough Sleep and Breathing Baby Monitor capable of monitoring the breathing of a sleeping baby, announced today that consumers can now order the product at the company’s website www.safetosleep.com. The long-awaited SafeToSleep system uses advanced fiber optic technology to monitor baby breathing with hospital accuracy and stream the information to a smartphone.

2013 Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship Now Accepting Applicants

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Maple Conservatory of Dance is now accepting male and female applicants ages 7-17 for the 2013 Charles A. Maple, Sr. Scholarship. Auditions are scheduled on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1824 Kaiser Avenue in Irvine, CA.

DesignWise Medical and Cnicus LLC Awarded $25,000 Grant to Develop Pediatric Feeding Tube Locating Device

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pediatric non-profit, DesignWise Medical, Inc., in conjunction with Cnicus LLC (Chicago, Ill.) has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Atlanta Pediatric Device Consortium to continue the development of a medical device used to confirm the correct placement of feeding tubes in infants and children.

For Parents and Families: Winter is the Time to Plan for Summer Camp

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It may be hard to believe, but the time to think about summer camp is now – especially for parents of children with special needs. Camps open registration in the winter, and space and financial assistance is limited. By March, many camps are already full. Parents can meet experts from over 70 summer programs serving children and teens with special needs at the FREE 28th Annual RCSN Special Camp Fair.

Healthy Hannah’s Picture Book Joins in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Dec. 18, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new book, ‘Healthy Hannah’s Fitness Fables: A Promise to Yourself’ (ISBN: 978-0-9852773-0-7) published by KidsProsper Publishing, pairs father-daughter authors in the fight against childhood obesity.

Derrick Jones, a Former MMA Fighter, is Helping Kids Avoid Gang Violence Through a Junior MMA Tournament

CULVER CITY, Calif., Dec. 7, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Derrick Jones, a former MMA fighter, is helping kids avoid gang violence through a Junior MMA tournament. The tournament will be held on December 9, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Focus Self Defense, 9000 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90231.

‘Isn’t It Possible?’ is December’s Catchphrase for Support of My Stuff Bags Foundation

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Writer Arnold Rudnick and publisher Paraphrase, LLC, have donated 100 copies of new children’s book ‘Little Green’ (ISBN: 9780981587974) to the My Stuff Bags Foundation and have pledged all net profits from book sales for the month of December 2012.

Local Charity, Surfers Healing, a Foundation for Autism, Needs Local Support to Receive $1 Million from Chase

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Surfers Healing, a non-profit working to enrich the lives of children with autism by exposing them to the unique experience of surfing, is competing for grants ranging from $125,000 to $1 Million through the American Giving Awards, presented by Chase. Residents can help ensure their favorite charity’s success by simply voting for Surfers Healing through the American Giving Awards program on Facebook.

Four Seasons Named A Top North Carolina Hospice Provider

FLAT ROCK, N.C., Nov. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons, Compassion for Life (fourseasonscfl.org) has received recognition as a top hospice care provider in the state for its significant percentage of patients served for almost a decade.