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Reasons To Choose The Manse On Marsh

Assisted living facilities around the country are going through a major readjustment. In the past, these facilities were designed to cope with health problems among residents. Today, they are equipped better to handle any situation that would arise in the lives of seniors. People are living longer and are often living for many years with the need for assistance in their daily routine.

The Manse on Marsh is one such assisted living facility located in San Luis Obispo that caters to the needs of seniors in and around this town. The success of this facility means that many are relying on it for their day to day requirements. In addition, the modern lifestyles of seniors make it too easy for them to be physically inactive and this assisted living facility makes sure that the residents are overall healthy and well.  They’ve actually just won another award for their commitment to care.

When seniors need accommodation, food and other necessities, these are provided in a timely manner at the Manse on Marsh. There are staff members to take care of the residents’ daily needs, such as food, transportation, entertainment, education, exercise and much else. Then there are physicians, nurses and private caretakers who make sure these residents are free of physical and mental illnesses. All these physicians are focused in treating problems and providing appropriate long-term support for people living at the facility. There are programs designed to uplift the mood and activeness of the Manse on Mash residents. Self-management programs do exactly that. If residents are bored and want to involve in activities, it is worth joining one of these programs. Usually in the form of short courses residents are also taught yoga lessons and other workouts.  Something the blog has highlighted many times.

The Manse on Marsh is not like other conventional facilities, in the sense, when it comes to quality, this facility wouldn’t compromise it for any reason. It will take very little time to find all about this facility where there are lots of option to choose from. Another thing they do here is pay close attention to every resident. The welfare of these residents are as important as everything else to the management staff working at this facility. Such a close attention to details has been shown to help improve seniors’ well-being and control of their symptoms if any, and in some cases, to prevent their health condition getting worse. Making changes to lifestyle can help reduce seniors’ risk of developing health problems and other issues. It is also vital that they make physical and social activity part of their daily routine and the Manse on Marsh is the best place for that to happen. This way seniors can cope better in their lives. In essence, this facility is perfect for seniors looking to lead a comfortable life after retirement.

Dick DeVos Makes Headlines By Giving

Dick DeVos ran Amway, a company his father created, at one time. Dick also worked hard to become the governor of Michigan, but he lost that particular race. DeVos even worked hard as the team owner for the Orlando Magic. These are all very big tasks that he may have chosen, but I have never known him for any of those things. Many people may not be familiar with his name, but there are time when became know more so for their giving. The substantial contributions to various charities has made him someone that has become the talk of the town in Michigan.

I don’t believe that there’s anything on earth that he really has a need for, so it makes sense for someone like Dick to play it forward and give to others. I am very impressed with the foundation that he has with his wife, and it is exciting to see a couple give so much to others through this foundation. He seems to be very passionate about helping others, particularly children, so it warms my heart to see that he is now making headlines for the tremendous amount of money that he has given. He may not want this type of recognition, but I have always felt that he certainly deserved it. 

I am incredibly grateful to my parents for initiating and encouraging by example the tradition of philanthropy within our family. We are happy to be a part of this great community!

Posted by Dick DeVos on Monday, January 4, 2016

Over the years the DeVos family has given more than $1 billion to various charities and organizations that sponsor those that are in need. This is something that should be written about in the newspapers and magazines. People are interested in this type of philanthropy, and the Devos Family still has a whole lot more to give. They seem to have been reared this way, and it is there great faith that allows them to continue giving even more.

I think Dick DeVos is extending some of his blessings along to others. I believe that his faith in God plays a big factors in the way that he chooses to give to others. I also believe that Dick, along with his wife Betsy, are working hard to establish the same type of values that have been instilled in him through his father. Everyone doesn’t get the chance to grow up in a family where one of the parents is the president of a company. I believe that this hard work ethic was passed down, and Dick is passing down the message of philanthropy.

Gourmet Pet Food Sales on the Rise

Man’s best friend seems to be getting extra care in recent years according to a Daily Herald news article that indicated premium dog food sales are up 45 percent since 2009. New companies like Freshpet and Blue Buffaloe Co. have come onto the scene offering food that tastes and looks like human food as well as healthy grain-free options. Big names are also coming up with innovative pet food such as Purina offering a create-your-own-blend section of the website where pet owners can make a special blend just for their dogs. Mars’ Cesar Home Delights has always marketed pet food as more like human food using the tag line “he’ll have what your having,” and offering recipes such as lasagna and beef stroganoff. However, one of the first companies to ever market pet food as human-like was Beneful in 2001 with the highest grossing commercial in Nestle history up until that point. The food was marketed as looking like stew and tasting better than other dog food. Today, Beneful offers several varieties of wet and dry dog food as well as treats. All food has the freshest ingredients and has real meat as one of the main ingredients. In 2005, the Healthy Harvest line came along making soy the main protein instead of meat. In 2006, Beneful introduced prepared meals in re-sealable packaging. Beneful has always been dedicated to the highest quality ingredients. All vendors are subject to Beneful’s stringent safety standards, and are audited regularly to ensure they adhere to the standards. Beneful meets or exceeds all safety regulations, which are some of the most stringent safety regulations in any industry. Safety is ensured by quality control labs, which are located in every plant. They test for aflatoxins, mycotoxins, lead, arsenic and many other toxins that could hurt pets. Beneful employs experts in the fields of safety and pet nutrition to ensure only the highest quality pet foods are produced at each plant.

Shaygan Kheradpir Is A Man On The Cutting Edge

Shaygan Kheradpir is the CEO of the company Coriant. Coriant is a technology company that specializes in network solutions for cloud-enabled businesses. Coriant is an independent company that was formed in 2013. The technology came from Nokia Siemens Networks. A few month later they partnered with Marlin Equity. Coriant and Sycamore, a company that was purchased by Marlin Equity merged and became Coriant America Inc., which also plans to merge Coriant with Tellabs.

Shaygan Kheradpir was born in London, England and was raised in Iran. Shagygan moved to the United States to attend Cornell University and obtained a doctoral degree in engineering. He was able to land a job as a network routing, management, and control specialist for GTE laboratories in 1987. His team at Verizon was able to created iobi which manages caller id and address books as well as other applications on electronic devices. His expertise enabled the company to redefined their current systems and operate on a more profitable and efficient budget.

In 2011 Kheradpir joined Barclays as their COO. He helped the company develop their Pinit mobile application. In 2013 he was promoted to Chief of Operations and Technology and was the first in the technology field to sit on the Barclays executive team. In 2014 Kheradpir became the CEO of Juniper and created their Integrated Operating Plan. This was a restructuring effort and a cost saving move to settle activist from Elliot Management. Kheradpir also served as a board member for The National Institute Of Standards And Technology from 2010 until 2013. He also served on the Greater New York YMCA board.

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Secrets To Investing With CCMP Capital

Stocks, bonds, real estate and many other investment venues on Wall Street can yield significant gains that are impossible to find in fixed deposits. They have also proven to be among the most attractive investments for many reasons. Information and ideas about how to successfully invest in these areas have been hard to find until now. CCMP Capital is an investment banking firm that specializes in a wide range of financial services for individuals and companies alike.

CCMP Capital, founded by Stephen “Steve” Murray is dedicated to helping investors find great investment strategies at a bargain price before anyone else catches on. As the Chief Executive Officer of this company, Steve Murray has many years of experience in finance field and has guided countless people in their quest to invest successfully. Now, with his demise, the company has lost one of the most valuable assets responsible for its growth and development. Throughout his career, Steve outlined and advised his proven investment process to his clients. He took the time to explain the necessary criteria in picking the right type of investment depending on his clients’ individual needs and budget. He identified growth trends around his company and positioned marketing according to those trends. He discovered secretes of investment before they were embraced by the financial media and big-time investors. In essence, Steve Murray is one person that understood the fundamentals of a given potential investment and made it a mainstream through his company’s products as services.

Along the way, CCMP Capital has earned a great reputation among its clients. The professionals here not only show you how to find winning strategies but also address how to avoid mistakes. This is especially important for investors who have experienced losses before and are looking for safe place to invest their hard earned money. Many of today’s strategies that are advised at CCMP Capital all started out small and grew to become the foundation and dominant forces in the company. Many clients who have sought these advice have profited to a great extent as well.

As noted earlier, Steve Murray was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of CCMP Capital until 2015. He was the driving force behind the growth of his entire establishment. He was a well-known figure in his community and a great philanthropist too. He also played major roles in the investment research activities of the company and was well-regarded as an expert in various financial trade such as mergers, acquisitions, underwriting, public equity and so on. He has been awarded many times, interviewed or cited in numerous publications and magazines including Forbes.com. For more insights into this company, its products and services as well as Steve’s notable achievements, visit its official website.

Sanjay Shah: Founder of Autism Rocks

For the great majority of people, life is something that simply happens to them. Instead of going against the grain, they simply throw up their hands and give up. However, the term “giving up” is not something that is in British Millionaire Sanjay Shah’s vocabulary. When one of his sons was diagnosed with autism, he could have simply given up. However, as the innovative professional that he is he chose to do something about it instead. He could have given up in other areas prior to this as well. Before he started his own business, he was a broker. However, once he found himself downsized in 2009 he decided that the last thing he wanted to do was look for another job. He started Solo Capital, his own brokerage business, later that same year. For a number of years, life went really well for Shah and his wife. In 2011, Shah and his wife Usha had to take their son to the doctor, and there it was discovered that he was autistic. Shah did not give up on his son, and that is how his activism in the field of autism research began. He is the founder of the charity Autism Rocks and currently is administering a GoFundMe campaign to help his efforts.

As an individual with a net worth of over $280 million, Shah is in a great position to influence individuals and make some great societal changes for people like his son who are also afflicted with autism. Shah used his immense clout to start the charity Autism Rocks. The main idea with this charity is that they attempt to raise funds utilizing rock stars. Shah said that he got the inspiration to start this type of charity through a chance meeting with a world famous rapper, that of Snoop Dogg. It was a cordial meeting, and after the rapper left, Shah had an epiphany: what if he were to start a charity where he would stage concerts and pay the artist directly, all in an effort to raise funds for autism research? This is how the charity “Autism Rocks” was born.

Sanjay Shah says that he has been very successful so far, having persuaded such well-known names as Prince and Lenny Kravitz to play for the charity. He recently began a GoFundMe campaign in order to assist him in raising funds for this effort. This campaign, which is simply called Autism Rocks, was established last month and all the funds raised will go to worthwhile endeavors such as the autism research trust and the autism research centre. This page can be viewed here.

Gourmet And Healthier Dog Food Manufacturing Is On The Rise

The Daily Herald just came out with an article about new innovations in the manufacturing of dog food. What I found interesting about the article is there was nothing mentioned about new machines or changes in the assembly line. This article was all about innovations in the manufacturing of healthy dog food. Dog Food companies have always boasted having healthy food, but there are new, smaller companies manufacturing foods with high quality meat, organic ingredients and very little chemical preservatives. Companies are now doing their best to make sure there is very little shelf time between when the food is processed and canned versus how long it sits on the shelf. This new wave of gourmet, organic dog food is designed in the hopes the owner will buy it and quickly serve it to the dog. The limited shelf life helps make sure the food is full of flavor for our dogs when we serve it to them. This trend started off with smaller companies selling expensive gourmet style food, but now, there are more manufacturers getting behind the trend. For example, Purina, the creator of the popular Beneful brand, is now offering the option of creating custom food for our dogs. Other trends have been popping up too. A variety of larger manufacturers are creating different formulas of dog food to cater to certain breeds, ages and sizes of dogs. There are even brands of food designer to help dogs lose weight with great tasting foods, which are full or organic ingredients and high quality animal protein. I feed my dog Beneful. Beneful is made by Purina, and Purina has always had a stellar reputation for providing great food for all animals. Purina foods have always been supported by veterinarians. When Purina released its Beneful brand it was praised by the vet community for being one best healthy options on the market. My dog is very healthy and active, and his activity picked up quite a bit after I started feeding him the Playful Life dry dog food by Beneful. It’s filled with real beef and eggs, and it has all of the daily nutritional requirements too.

Nicki Minaj Turns Back the Clock on Human Rights in Africa

Every man, woman and child inhabiting planet earth has an unsophisticated but innate sense of what is right and wrong. That sense will be modified over the course of a lifetime by experiences unique to the individual. Knowing the difference between what is right and what is wrong and doing what is right is the trademark of an honest person. Such people should be admired by other members of society. A famous Greek philosopher of antiquity, Diogenes, was always looking for an honest man. If children had honest parents to emulate, they were much better off.
Someone out walking in his neighborhood discovers a wallet lying in the street. Most people, first, look for identification, and then check to see how much money is inside the wallet. Some people know the difference between right and wrong, but do whatever benefits them. The phrase stealing candy from babies could be applied here.
What low level of human would steal Christmas presents intended for children, or steal the tools of a worker. A man or boy stealing the innocence of a unwilling girl or woman commits the most heinous and unforgivable of crimes. On the other hand, there are crimes which are close to forgivable; stealing food for a starving family and stealing money to be used for medicines, food or shelter.
Nicki Minaj was, recently, asked to cancel a planned concert in Angola. The reason was that Unitel, the sponsor of the event, is owned and operated by the family of the president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who is a dictator responsible for harassing, imprisoning or killing anyone opposed to his authoritarian regime. The plea was made by Thor Halvorssen an activist and film producer, a man committed to justice. He founded the Human Rights Foundation in 2005 and has been an advocate for children’s rights and education, and was influential in the fight against apartheid in Africa.
Nicki Minaj is a very successful singer and has made a fortune. She is able to make a statement in an effort to combat some of the many wrongs perpetrated in the name of slavery and injustice, but she turned her back on the plea from Thor Halvorssen, and in so doing allowed a despot the opportunity to further enrich himself and his family at the expense of the people of Angola.

What You Should Know About Popular Apps For Your Teen

Using discernment when it comes to keeping up the latest social media apps that teens are using now days, is the right thing to do. Trends vary so it may be hard to keep up, but it’s worth it to stay abreast with what’s going on in the world.

Maintaining an open line of communication is important – you don’t want to be missing in action if something that could possibly be life changing is happening to your child. Letting them know that you’ll be there for them regardless of any mishaps that come along, will assure them that they can talk to you about anything.

As a parent you can’t afford to be technologically challenged. In order to enter their world, you should insist that they download apps from your app store only and open accounts using your email address, not their own. That way you’ll receive notifications every time they download material.

Here’s a list of some apps you may not be aware of. Each app differs; certain ones that allow pictures, snapshots, or photos, and ones that are more-so text centered.

1. Omegle – which is definitely not for teen use. This app has does not require registration of any kind and is of particular interest to teens because they like the idea of maintaining anonymity. Users of this app are able to either text only or chat via video. The app is primarily used for sexual interactions.

2. Skout – allows both adults and teenagers to join. This forum gives participants the ability to post, comment on other posts, submit photos, and text. Skout can be advantageous if your kid is trying to date because it’s got a section designated for teens alone. However, ages are not verified.

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3. Tinder – basically this app has text ability as well as for sharing pictures. Members are able to match up with people who are closer to them. They use a system of swiping as a way to show that they like or pass on someone.

4. ooVoo – users of this app can communicate through voice, text, or video. Typically it’s kept open during homework time and can therefore be distracting. One of its advantages is that only those pre-approved on the teens list of persons who are permitted to contact them, have access.

5. WhatsApp – allows messaging via audio, visual, and text. You do have to meet the 16 years of age requirement in order to participate. There’s also an address book where you can connect with friends who have a WhatApp account.

There are many ways for your teen to get into social communities, but as long as you communicate everything will be fine.

Freedom Pop’s Holiday Deals Couldn’t Be Beat

Black Friday is a time of sales and celebrating the upcoming holiday season. FreedomPop Wireless, home of the free cell phone service, didn’t disappoint when it came to offering great deals. Customers got to purchase a phone valued at almost $200 for only $40 during their promotional offerings. The phone, a Motorola E Smartphone, was just perfect for those budget minded individuals who wanted a great deal for the holidays. It has all the bells and whistles that most internet smart phones have, and yet the price couldn’t be beaten.

FreedomPop wireless had one goal in mind, to hit 1 million customers by the end of this year. That was the goal that was set by the company upon its inception back in 2012. When Intel Capital donated money for the expansion of their company, Freedom Pop thought that it was quite possible that they would reach that goal they set nearly 24 months ago.

Offering customers things like 500 free minutes, 500 free texts and up to 500 megabits of data has put them on the map. Gone are the days where cell phone companies use contracts with lengthy terms to keep their customers. Many are getting out of contracts and going for phone carriers like Freedom Pop that offer no credit checks and no contracts. That means even someone with the poorest of credit can get and maintain a phone because they won’t be hit with a $400 bill for going over their minutes.

Many big name companies wanted a slice of the pie when they saw how this company was stealing their business. People are tired of being charged way too much for the same service they can get for pennies elsewhere. If a person can keep their minutes under the 500 mark, they won’t have to pay a dime for their service. However, if someone wants to add additional minutes, Freedom Pop also has packages that are sure to please. Their inexpensive packages can accommodate any budget. While they don’t offer the large business bundles that some of the mega carriers do, do the math and see who comes up more cost efficient.

With $30 million in funding this year, branching out into Europe, it looks like Freedom Pop will meet or exceed their goals. They will continue to branch out into other areas; it’s just a matter of time and funding till they do.