As the month of November comes to an end, so too comes the end of National Family Caregivers Month. The first National Family Caregivers Week was celebrated in 2004 by The National Family Caregivers Association, and in 2007, President Clinton signed the first presidential proclamation designating the entire month of November National Family Caregivers Month. Every president since 2004 has continued signing the proclamation recognizing the attributes of caregivers.
In reality, most family caregivers will not even get a day off from their duties. Many caregivers are not able to get even a few hours a month away from fulfilling . . . → Read More: 215 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Family Caregivers Resources
As fall arrives in South Florida we have the pleasure of saying “welcome back” to the thriving citrus business near our Sebastian home, just as our delicious citrus comes into season and our local Hale Groves Retail Store reopens. We miss them when they are closed for the summer, while they await the arrival of those vibrant shades of orange and yellow to fill the groves. We love to go to Hales to buy fresh orange juice, fruit and vegetables on the weekends. It is especially great when you have just finished a walk on the beach on a warm . . . → Read More: 216 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Welcome Back Hale Groves
One of my annual Thanksgiving weekend traditions in Sebastian always involves making a visit to the local Grant Antique Mall. It is just up the road from where we live in Sebastian and it is generally the place I hear the first Christmas music of the season. Today I found the Antique Mall all tidied up for the holidays and in keeping with tradition, I heard my first Christmas music. As I drove home I actually caught myself whistling a Christmas tune.
There is just something about Antique stores that I love, yet something that makes me incredibly sad while I am walking through them. . . . → Read More: 217 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Turkey Pot Pie – A New Twist On An Old Tradition
We awoke to a sunny Saturday in Sebastian with temperatures in the mid-70′s this morning. It was a balmy warm morning with thick salty air and a pretty strong head wind blowing during our bicycle ride along Indian River Drive. This was the first day on the bicycles since late September so it was a bit of work. Wow, where does time go? This is our first weekend in Sebastian since September and it is the end of November. I tried to recall why we had not been here in two months, then I remembered that we did spend a few days in the Berkshires in September when we climbed Mt. Greylock.
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Tonight’s post is a reprint of an article written by Attorney Larri Tonelli Parker that appeared on her professional website at Parker Mediation. Larri is not only a well respected attorney and family mediator, she is a tremendous mother, wife, and sister.
Larri’s enthusiasm since joining Parker’s Climb to help raise awareness and funding for Parkinson’s disease can be quite contagious and extremely motivational. Geoffrey and I are so excited that she is a part of the team and I know she will play a huge role in getting the entire Parker Family up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Larri has this zest for life . . . → Read More: 219 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Meet Larri Tonelli Parker
In October of 1621, the first Thanksgiving dinner was attended by about fifty English colonist and about ninety Wampanoag American Indians in what is now known as Massachusetts. It is said that the Thanksgiving feast lasted for three days and included deer, wild foul, which would have included geese, ducks and turkey. Historians believe that the feast also included fish, lobster, clams, nuts and fresh vegetables like pumpkin, squash, carrots and peas.
The first Thanksgiving lasted three days!
Sweet potatoes had not yet become a staple of the English diet. Cranberry sauce probably did not exist because sugar . . . → Read More: 220 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Happy Thanksgiving From Parker’s Climb
Today, when many are traveling to meet up with friends and family, and others are baking pies and starting to prepare a Thanksgiving feast, one friend of mine has spent the day much differently.
Kay Mixson-Jenkins, author of Who Is Pee Dee?, is in a hospital having her second Deep Brain Stimulation surgery. You may remember my earlier post on Kay, and the introduction to Pee Dee, (258 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro, October 18, 2010), along with the amazing book she created to help young children understand what Parkinson’s disease does to parents and grandparents when they are stricken with . . . → Read More: 221 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Honor Those Who Have Suffered With Parkinson’s
On the eve of the busiest travel day of the year, I can honestly say that I am very happy that Geoffrey and I are not traveling for Thanksgiving this year. It is estimated that 42.1 million people will travel over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and we have chosen not to participate in the madness this year.
The Busiest Air Travel Day Of The Year!!
If we were flying this year, I would not be happy about the hub-bub occurring in the airports. Frankly, body scanners have not been proven safe as of yet, so it is a little . . . → Read More: 222 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Thanksgiving Travel – TSA & Turkeys
You can help urge Congress to support the building of a national data base of information on neurological diseases that ultimately assist researchers who are trying to find the cure for Muscular Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease and other brain disorders. All you have to do is make 3 phone calls:
1. Call your two state senators – ask them to help persuade Senator Coburn, (R)Oklahoma, not to stop this bill from passing on the Senate floor. This link will take you to a page to give you the phone numbers for your Senators.
2. Call Senator Coburn’s office to voice your . . . → Read More: 223 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Your Help Is Needed to Pass National MS & Parkinson’s Disease Registries Act
When you are writing a daily blog and preparing to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain for Parkinson’s research, and to raise funds to help cure the disease, you have to set goals and continue to monitor and shift those goals as needed. Overall, the ultimate goal of Parker’s Climb is to gather as many readers as possible – to spread the word about the need to cure this disease – and most important, to drive much needed donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation so they can continue to spearhead research that can end this disease. Parker’s Climb is doing just that.
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