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Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 5/28/2013 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

The baby boom generation has defined life in the U.S. since just past World War II. If we are not part of it ourselves, we’ve likely come directly before or after. And since the boomers began to arrive, they have dominated in numbers that far surpass any other generation. The first wave of boomers now reaching age 65 represents the trickle before the deluge. The numbers of the aging population across the country are staggering.
Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 5/20/2013 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

Avid sailor Jack Shaw knows the value of marshaling key elements— nature, skill, effort and teamwork—to navigate turbulent waters. And in life, as with sailing, the more prepared you are, the more likely it is that you will prevail.  This spirit...prepared Shaw for his self-described “second career”—saving the world, one community at a time.

Posted by: Rusty Kennedy on 5/15/2013 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

When Kelly Thomas, a severely mentally ill homeless man, lay dying in the street after an encounter with police, it was a wake-up call that we need to set aside some of our fears, let go of some of our suspicions, and come together to do a better job of protecting this vulnerable population.  
Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 5/13/2013 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

As a first-time father said, “There is a reason babies take nine months to arrive; you need that long to prepare.”  Expectant moms are supposed to have nine months to nourish the growing life inside them. However; this ideal is not the reality for much of the world, where premature birth rates continues to rise.

Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 5/6/2013 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

We’ve heard the statistics, perhaps to the point where we can’t process the information anymore. Childhood obesity is a soaring health challenge across the nation, and right here in Orange County. Children who are overweight or obese don’t just face physical and psychological hurdles today-- they are signing on for a lifetime of serious health issues.