Leigh Guidry Lafayette Daily Advertiser Published 4:22 PM EDT Oct 29, 2018 An event at work last week combined some of my favorite things — crafting and meeting new friends. We invited subscribers to a $10 wreath-making workshop at The Daily Advertiser. Now I have five new friends, and we all have new wreaths. Kathy Mills signed up not long after she moved here from Atlanta. She's not a crafter, but wanted to try something new and meet new people in her new place. I love all of that. Jan and Jennifer Hiatt had an impromptu mother-daughter crafting night with us. To celebrate their son (and grandson), who is wrapping up boot camp for the Marine Corps, they brought a few of their own items and paired them with red and black ribbon we had ready for Christmas wreaths. Gaylen Delcambre and Priscilla Deville made fall wreaths using a lot of the same materials, but each looked unique. Casey Ardoin covered hers with green Mardi Gras beads that give the impression of … [Read more...] about Making wreaths was cool. Making new friends was cooler.
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Harriet Howard Heithaus Naples Daily News Published 12:00 PM EDT Oct 3, 2018 Even without the first note of music, 40 kids are seeing themselves in new ways through a new Collier County elementary school choir collaboration. "Let's think of ourselves as having little knobs in us. Now we're going to turn those knobs halfway up," Todd Peterson coaxed the group as they looked up from the pages of Andy Beck's "Riversong." It was the second melody they'd been rehearsing for their inaugural concert at noon Saturday , Oct. 6, (see information box) — and the one that would install volume knobs inside their psyches. Other songs, which ranged from African to Israeli to American and English tunes, would bring other concepts. To keep energized, youngsters engaged they were tasked with incorporating movements, such as rising every time the word "river" was sung. On their way to singing those melodies in concert at North Naples Church this … [Read more...] about Naples students meet new friends, new concepts in choir
“MEET JULIA” DEBUTS APRIL 10 ON HBO As an extension of Sesame Workshop’s ongoing autism initiative, Julia, a new SESAME STREET Muppet with autism, makes her first appearance during Autism Awareness Month in the episode entitled “Meet Julia,” debuting MONDAY, APRIL 10 (8:00-8:30 a.m. ET/PT) on HBO and HBO Family, and in Spanish on HBO Latino. “Meet Julia” will also be available to non-HBO subscribers, who will be able to view the full episode on hbo.com, HBO Kids’ YouTube channel, participating television and streaming partners’ platforms and free oon-demandchannels, as well as PBS KIDS. “F” is the letter of the day and friends are celebrated in “Meet Julia.” In the episode, Big Bird finds Elmo and Abby playing with Julia, a new friend on Sesame Street. He does not think … [Read more...] about There is a new friend on Sesame Street
COURTESY KRISTIN BURTON Donn Trenner’s formula for making friends is music, laughter and staying active. Lucille Simmons fills her days by splitting time between relatives and friends. Donn Trenner, 91, estimates that two-thirds of his friends are dead. “That’s a hard one for me,” he said. “I’ve lost a lot of people.” As baby boomers age, more and more folks will reach their 80s, 90s — and beyond. They will not only lose friends but face the daunting task of making new friends at an advanced age. Friendship in old age plays a critical role in health and well-being, according to recent findings from the Stanford Center on Longevity’s Sightlines Project. Socially isolated individuals face health risks comparable to those of smokers, and their mortality risk is twice that of obese individuals, the study notes. Baby boomers are more disengaged with their neighbors and even their loved ones than any other generation, said … [Read more...] about How to cultivate new friends as you age
Donn Trenner, 91, estimates that two-thirds of his friends are dead. “That’s a hard one for me,” he said. “I’ve lost a lot of people.” As we age, we not only lose friends, but face the daunting task of making new friends. And it turns out that friendship plays a critical role in health and well-being, according to recent findings from the Stanford Center on Longevity Sightlines Project. Socially isolated elders face health risks comparable to those of smokers, and their mortality risk is twice that of obese individuals, according to the study. Being disengaged from friends, family members and neighbors can make building new friendships even harder, said Laura Carstensen, director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. “If we’re disengaged, it’s going to be harder to make new friends,” she said. “Friendship is not to be taken for granted,” said Trenner, a pianist. “You have to invest in friendship.” Even … [Read more...] about How to make new friends as you lose the old