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Taking Care of Caregivers

Bari Faye Siegel has created a special event to honor those who take care of elderly people with memory related illnesses. Her project that she created in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program is the 25th Hour, an event taking place Saturday,  June 23 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at Brandywine Senior Living in Howell, New Jersey. The event isn’t limited to professional caregivers – it’s meant for family and friends who take care of loved ones as well.

“I wanted to create an event that was one hour for caregivers to not be thinking about caregiving. This is a time for them to be thinking about themselves, caring for themselves,” said Siegel, who was a caregiver for her own grandmother, who had Alzheimer’s disease. “The one telltale sign of being a caregiver is when you put yourself last.”

Comedian Matt Bridgestone will perform at the event, while Patty Lang will be the keynote speaker. To find out more information or to participate, email extrahourforyou@gmail.com. Hat tip for the story to Tri-Town News.

My Liver Loves Me

Draeyk van der Hørn from London created a project in Landmark Education’s SELP called My Liver Loves Me as part of the Self-Expression and Leadership Programme he took at Landmark Education.  Draeyk is raising awareness aboutliver disease and the project includes a booklet based on “10 GREAT PLACES TO TAKE YOUR LIVER”, a “WOW My Liver Loves Me ” T-shirt and an event to include a liver spa, and activities that promote liver awareness and empowerment leaving people inspired and fulfilled. He is also working to raise at least £1000 towards charities that help those with liver disease. See more at his ‘My Liver Loves Me’ website.

Renton Group Builds Soft Surface Trails

The town of Renton, Washington, has a plan for building soft surface trails in its open areas, but budget constraints are making the plan move very slowly. Rudy Case created a project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression Program to make this vision a reality.

The project titled Renton Trails, and featured in an article in RentonPatch, is taking on fundraising to new trails, having volunteers use GPS devices to map new trails, taking on cleaning up open areas, habitat restoration and more. While the town will have the final say on where the new trails go, Case sees plenty of opportunity for individuals to demonstrate leadership and make a difference.

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Service Dog Awareness Day

According to a variety of local newspapers in northern Virginia, Vicky Singh created an awareness day for service dogs as her project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program. Singh was inspired by her son Saij, who has been afflicted by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) since the age of six. Now wheelchair bound, Saij’s life has drastically improved since obtaining a qualified service dog through an organization named Canine Assistants. Vicky hopes to raise awareness about the value of service dogs, especially for children, as well as raise money through a raffle and donations for service dog organizations.

Date Auction Benefits Kenyan Children

As her project in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program, Victoria Tangata has created Date to Educate, a date auction being held February 9th in Seattle, to benefit the education of Kenyan children.

The event will take place from 7-11pm downtown at the Pink Ultra Lounge on 6th and Pine. Dates with ten men and ten women will be auctioned, with the package including a complete date experience such as a romantic dinner, a movie night, dancing or even rock climbing.

The event is intended to raise $10,000 for children’s scholarships and provoke awareness about what it will take for Kenyan children to get real opportunities.

Tickets cost $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. For more information visit the Date to Educate event page.

Creating a Grandparents Day

LSD - grandparentsThe following article was written by Agnes Ginestet in August 25th Cook Strait News in New Zealand – it’s about the project Charlotte Clark created in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme to appreciate grandparents by having a Grandparents Day established in New Zealand.

Appreciating Grandparents

A 24-year old Thorndon resident is hoping to gather 50,000 signatures on a petition to create a National New Zealand Grandparents’ day. Continue reading