01/09/19

Newsletter January 2019

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for a fresh start and new journey in 2019! One of my favorite quotes is from Albert Einstein and it beautifully sums up my New Year's sentiment: "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." 
Happy New Year!

Changing of the Guard on County Board

It's the end of an era on the County Board of Supervisors. On December 12th Supervisors Bill Horn and Ron Roberts attended their final Board meetings as elected officials. Both men made incredible contributions to the County and leave a remarkable legacy of service. I wish both men much happiness in their new chapters! I would also like to welcome the two new Supervisors elected to replace them; Nathan Fletcher is now representing District 4 and Jim Desmond represents District 5. I am really looking forward to their ideas and the experience they bring to the County.

Holiday Wreaths for Our Military Heroes

“Remember, Honor, Teach.” A mission carried out so beautifully every year, around the country, on December 15th by Wreaths Across America. My daughter Addie, and I felt so grateful to the men and women whose graves we laid wreaths on, for their bravery and sacrifice. It was wonderful to see so many other volunteers taking time out of their day to make sure every grave had a wreath. The weather couldn't have been more beautiful for this ceremony!

Sending Heroes Home for the Holidays

This is such a wonderful holiday tradition and I am so happy I was invited to participate! KFMB News Channel 8, 760 AM and the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station hold a radio-a-thon every year to raise money in order to send 300 injured members of the military home for the holidays. On the air with radio host Mark Larson, we talked about how much our men and women in the military sacrifice for us every day and how important it was for all of us to help them make it home to their families during the holidays. Mission accomplished! This year's campaign raised more than $1 million dollars! Congratulations to all involved in this effort! 

Time Travel for Those With Dementia

I feel like I stepped back into the 1950’s during my visit to the George G. Glenner
Alzheimer's Family Centers in Chula Vista. It has created an incredible experience for its adult daycare members. Reminiscing can be powerful for those with dementia because it takes them back to a time where memories are the strongest. The mechanically inclined can work on the center's classic Thunderbird’s engine, the dining room has a jukebox filled with songs that inspire spontaneous dancing, and their theatre plays movies from the ‘50’s. Glenner’s CEO told me more of these unique adult daycare centers are on the way around the country.