The crowd at the Arcadia Chamber April Rise & Shine breakfast stood unphased by the surprising gloomy Spring weather. In one of Courtyard Marriott’s banquet rooms sat a cheery group of 80+ chamber members ready to discuss their upcoming events and new business. Members were given the opportunity this morning to get insight to the specifics of hospice care by Tejon Woods of Woods Medical.
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3 Minute Speaker
Although many have heard of Hospice care, most don’t have an understanding of what it entails. Tejon Woods of Woods Medical used his 3 minutes to educate our Rise & Shine crowd on what people should expect when they look into hospice care. To start off Tejon illustrated how hospice is focused on care not curing, hospice care helps towards improving the quality of life of the patient. Tejon shed light on the fact that there exists a discrepancy in the fact that although 70 percent of people say that they wish to die at home, only 25 percent of Americans actually die at home. Much of this discrepency is the result of myths over hospice care which have caused people to not consider it as an option. Some of these myths are hospice care equates to giving up and/or hospice is only an option for the last few days. Tejon mention that its worth considering hospice care once any of the following conditions are met; disease is life threatening, treatment is no longer effective and/or the quality of life has diminished. Closing out his presentation was a slide that simply stated, “Caring for our seniors.”
Terri Cleveland of Areum Apartments thanked Loretta Vigil of Chefelle, John Villa of Dance Syndicate and Scott May of May Catering for their service during the Areum Grand Opening
Connie Aguilar of Options for Learning thanked Brooke Perez of Longo Toyota, Merlin Froyd of Thorson Motors, Naomi Briones of Embassy Suites by Hilton and Sylvia Lee of Rose Hills Memorial Park and Morutary for their sponsorship and making an investment in the community.
John Sun of Budget Blinds thanked Denise Williams-Jones of Temple City Dental for friendly dental service and great denstists.
Vicki Knight of Century Rooter thanked Merlin Froyd of Thorson Motors for a great pair of vans
Carol Libby of the Arcadia Historical Society thanked MJ Finstrom of HUTdogs for being a great go to source for help with constant contact
Denise Williams-Jones of Temple City Dental thanked to Martin Ramos of Nicomite Termite Control for supporting Smiles for Life. She also thanked Vicki Knight of Century Rooter for fixing an emergency plumbing issue in under 15 minutes.
Rochelle Chappelle of Healthy Hair Bar thanked Annie Perez of Cruise Planners for saving a bunch of money on her Hawaii trip
Merlin Froyd of Thorson Motors thanked Connie Aguilar of Options for being such a great source in the community.
Diane Sexton of WFG thanked Loretta Vigil of Chefelle for doing personal meals and saving her marriage by cooking. She also thanked Tejon Woods of Woods Medical for emotional and physical care for a family member of hers.
MJ Finstrom of HUTdogs thanked Teri Muse of Waste Management for presenting such an informational tour of their facilities.
Francine Chiu of Mass Mutual Financial Group donated a bottle of Cabernet which was won by Scott May of May Catering.
Terri Cleveland of Areum Apartments donated a coffee mug and Starbucks gift card which was won by Daniel Ortega of Blue Cactus
David Lamb of ACTNOW CPR and First Aid doanted a bottle of La Marca which was won by Frank Yik of Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary
Landon Paulson of Bolton Company donated a 25 dollar Starbucks gift card which was won by Jim Boyd of Banner Bank.
Sylvia Rosenberger of the LA County Arboretum and Botanical Garden donated a French Chardonnay which was won by Joanne Bockian of STARS Athletics
Tracy Wilke of G.H. Wilke and Co. donated a set of Sterling Silver and Moonstone Earrings which were won by Seth Mittleman of Chiropractic Health Center
Tara Gadsby of Courtyard Marriott donated a Courtyard Umbrella and two Portfolios which were won by John Villa of Dance Syndicate and Christina Heller of Healthcare Partners.
Bev Street of Arcadia Historical Society donated an invitation to tea in Carol Libby’s Garden which was won by MJ Finstrom of HUTdogs
Danielle Johnson of the DoubleTree donated a Tin of The DoubleTree Cookie which was won by Bev Street of Arcadia Historical Society.
Annette Ousterhout donated an insulated bag which was won by Jerry Robin of Tyent Water
Teri Muse of Waste Mangament donated a collectible Waste Managment Flash Drive which was won by Donna Lee of Lifewave
Rosa Jaime of Four Seasons Tea Room donated Two Afternoon Teas which were won by John Sun
Martha Laos of the DoubleTree donated a Tin of the DoubleTree Cookie which was won by Burton Brink of Arcadia
Naomi Briones of Embassy Suites by Hilton donated an Embassy Suites Blanket which was won by Rochelle Chappelle.
Joe Concialdi of Right at Home donated a bottle of Pinot Noir which was won by Karen Kropp of the BookRack
Jerry Robin of Tyent Water donated a 1/2 gallon of Hydrogen Rich Water which was won by Landon Paulson of Bolton Company
Manny Cabrera of Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine donated a $20 gift card to Cabrera’s Mexican Cuisine which was won by Paul Arreola of Off Beach Tanning
Sophia Chan of Monrovia Gardens donated a T shirt and Teddy Bear which was won by Paul de le O of Compliance Poster Company
Vicki Knight of Century Rooter donated a cup, sunglasses and Starbuck gift card which was won by Terri Cleveland.
The three minute speaker for May will be Donna Lee of Lifewave.