FRESNO, Calif. (PRWEB) January 12, 2015
Karen McCaffrey, Vice President of McCaffrey Homes, a leading homebuilder based in Fresno, Calif., has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the board of trustees of the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF).
Founded in 1978, the California Homebuilding Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and a nonprofit affiliate of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA).
“As the current Chair of The California Homebuilding Foundation, it is my pleasure to welcome Karen McCaffrey to our board of trustees,” said Michael Cortney.
“A third generation builder,” Cortney added, “Karen brings a unique and proven knowledge of our industry. Her dedication to charitable organizations will bring added value to our scholarship program and her long term understanding of homebuilding will be perfect for our research projects.”
Based in Sacramento, the California Building Industry Association represents thousands of companies across California. Member firms include homebuilders, trade contractors, architects, engineers, designers, suppliers and other industry professionals.
As the non-profit arm of CBIA, the California Homebuilding Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the long-term growth of the building industry. CHF provides networking events, research and statistics, academic assistance, grant-funding and job training for high school students.
The CHF is also the presenter of California’s top home building industry award, the Hall of Fame, which recognizes industry leaders and offers their career examples as an inspiration to others. Karen McCaffrey, and her husband Robert McCaffrey, founders of McCaffrey Homes, were inducted into the CHF Hall of Fame in June 2014.
“I’m proud to serve an organization that invests in the future of the homebuilding industry by helping students, empowering lives, and building futures,” Karen McCaffrey said. “The Foundation serves both members and the public as an educational and informational resource for all things related to homebuilding. CHF makes a difference in our community and across the state. I look forward to assisting that good work.”
An industry and community leader, Karen McCaffrey grew up in the homebuilding industry. Her father, John Bonadelle, was a long-time developer and leading builder in California.
Karen has served on the Board of Trustees for charitable organizations including Valley Children’s Hospital and the Advisory Council of the Craig School of Business at CSU Fresno. She currently serves on the Board of Councilors for the University of Southern California, Andrus School of Gerontology and the Advisory Council of the Gazarian Center of Real Estate at CSU Fresno.
Building in California’s Central San Joaquin Valley for more than 35 years and three generations, McCaffrey Homes has provided homebuyers with the American Dream.
Having constructed more than 8,000 homes, McCaffrey is now building in four communities in the Fresno and Clovis, Calif., area: The Gallery in Fresno, The Heights at Loma Vista, The Gallery in Clovis and The Heights on Copper. The company has begun planning the first Village of Tesoro Viejo, a 1,600 acre master planned community in Madera County, with groundbreaking planned for 2016.
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Los Angeles CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2014
According to the statistics from the CDC, the marriage rate is 68 per 1000 individuals, whereas the divorce rate is 36. It is commonly said that in the US, 50% of all marriages end up with divorce.
Are Americans not taking their marriage vows seriously — saying “I do” and then saying “I don’t”?
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As such, when separation or divorce occurs, it is this family unit that is most disrupted, and it destabilizes society.
“The impact of failed relationships is much more serious than most people want to admit. Failed marriages affect the individuals themselves, the younger generation and ultimately our culture.” Chen said.
The marriage consultant is also responsible for bringing together in marriage many singles, who were previously skeptical about getting married. With the help of the persistent relationship master, many have married and stayed married. Chen has shared some of these real-life stories in her book “The Matchmaker of the Century”, which became a #1 bestseller on Barnes & Noble’s website following its release.
Chen has also written more than 20 books on different topics including marriage, family and individual responsibilities.
“In my travels to many countries and meeting people from all cultures, I see having a lasting relationship is at the top of the wish list of most people. Yet there are very little education aimed at helping men and women to understand how to have lasting relationships,” she said.
According to Chen, the most a young person can hope for in terms of “marriage education” is some advice from well-meaning members of the family, from colleagues, from the internet, or drawing from one’s own experiences.
“It is easy to walk away from our problems rather than face them. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t like your parents, ignore them. If you don’t like your spouse, divorce. I want to challenge people to adopt a different approach to relationships. Instead of saying, “Who cares?” why not say, “What can I learn from the problem and how can I improve myself?”” said Chen.
In her efforts to increase marriage education and help singles and married individuals to experience a deeper love relationship, Chen began a series of workshops in Los Angeles, Taiwan, Singapore and Dubai. The next Love Seminar will be held in Los Angeles on December 27 at the Hilton Hotel.
Chen’s work has been featured in over 200 media publications in 20 countries.
For more info on Hellen’s work and Love Seminars, please visit http://MatchmakerOfTheCentury.com/
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London, UK (PRWEB) November 24, 2014
Stress is a part of everyday life for teens and youth. The feelings range from average feelings of being tired all the time to feeling overwhelmed and can have devastating long term effects on their mental and physical health. NoBullying examines, in an article released today, the reasons and effects of teen stress.
Tests, papers, extracurricular activities, sports, friends, and family all play a part in how to deal with stress from school. Some factors put teens at risk of stress overload. Family conflicts, bullying, problems with schoolwork, disability, poor living conditions are hard to manage over the long term.
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With all the stress parents have to be able to talk with their children and help them find ways to cope better with daily teen stress. Stress can cause health problems both physical and mental so learning ways to cope is important for teens. The issues that stress teens the most are parents, homework, relationships, friends, and siblings.
Many teens tend not to know how to deal with stress at school but find ways to distract themselves from it. A clear sign of teens trying to ignore or play down their stress is the rise of the abbreviation “YOLO” among teens. An acronym for “You Only Live Once”, this is a wave of teens living in the moment and trying hard to ignore all aspects of their present and their futures.
One of the best ways to help teens with stress is to talking to children. Knowing what they are doing and dealing with their problems gives them some place to vent feelings and discuss solutions. It is more than essential for parents to use their own previous experience to tell teens that it all passes and not to let them feel overwhelmed by the stress of daily life.
Ciaran Connolly, Co Founder of NoBullying says “From everyday bullying to college and career choices as well as family issues, today’s teens are going through very stressful times and parents and teachers neglect to address the epidemic of teen stress.”
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Riverside, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2014
More than 3 million Americans spent at least part of 2013 in a skilled nursing facility, or nursing home and similar numbers are expected for 2014. Individuals and their families often encounter difficulty in choosing the right nursing home. Frequently asked questions including, “Where will I receive the highest quality care?” “Where will I be treated like a resident, not just a patient?” and “Where is the cleanest nursing home with the best food?” weigh heavily on their minds.
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Residents are highly complimentary. “Everything is of such high standards that I do not worry about my mother when I leave here. I know she will be safe and well cared for, day or night”; “Physical Therapy was the best part of my stay here. Thanks so much for your great care”; and “Thank you for the wonderful care of my grandmother. She felt very ‘at home’ in your facility” are some of the more recent testimonials that speak to the high-quality care given at Grand Terrace Health Care Center.
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Newport News, Va. (PRWEB) October 14, 2014
Point 2 Running Company and Still Easier Than Chemo’s 2nd annual 24-Hour Cancer Hater Challenge will take place Friday, October 17 starting at 4:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18. The Challenge, which Tidewater Physical Therapy and Tidewater Performance are honored to sponsor again this year, features prizes for the top fundraiser, hourly raffle drawings, food provided by Chick-Fil-A, and much more.
“Our generous sponsors have made possible a ton of really awesome perks,” says Andrea Lehmkuhler, manager of Point 2. “Each participant will receive a technical shirt and swag bag. Plus, the more money you raise the more raffle tickets you get!”
By stepping up to the challenge (and onto a treadmill) cancer haters help support local cancer research at VCU Massey Cancer Center and honor those who have battled cancer.
“Participants have a unique opportunity to support local cancer research,” says Briana Kirby, founder of Still Easier Than Chemo. “Our goal is to raise $ 10,000 to save lives and find a cure right here in Virginia.”
To register, visit http://support.vcu.edu/event/24hourchallenge. There are 48 slots to fill — 2 runners/walkers per hour. It’s first come, first serve so be sure to register early!
“We can’t wait to put cancer on the run with you!” says Lehmkuhler.
For more information, please visit http://www.stilleasierthanchemo.com/events
Still Easier Than Chemo began with a vision of carrying a mother’s memory through 12 half marathons in 12 months to raise money for cancer research. In August of 2012, Briana Kirby began her journey and StillEasierThanChemo.com to prove we are all capable of achieving extraordinary things even in desperate times. Little by little, SETC grew into a grassroots fundraising campaign, ultimately raising more than $ 25,500 for colon cancer research at VCU Massey Cancer Center.
Point 2 Running Company’s mission is to provide exceptional products and world class support to help our customers reach their running, walking and fitness goals.
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