1147 Minnesota Avenue San Jose, CA. 95125 Nonprofit Organization U.S. Postage Paid Permit No. 16 Los Gatos, Ca. 95030 Address Service Requested ♦ Executive Director Colleen Hudgen Tel: (408) 971-9363 e-mail: [email protected] www.liveoakadultdaycare.org Willow Glen Center Program Director Ana Jones Assistant Program Director Marques Ransom 1147 Minnesota Avenue San Jose, CA. 95125 Tel: (408) 971-9363 Fax: (408) 971-9079 [email protected] Our Wish List Los Gatos Center Program Director Kelly Mitchell Assistant Program Director Ilona Richmond 111 Church Street Los Gatos, CA. 95030 Tel: (408) 354-4782 Fax: (408) 354-6648 [email protected] We are always in need of things to help our clients have a fun and interesting day. We are incorporating a wish list. If you have any of these items you would like to share with us, we would appreciate it. All centers benefit from donations of tissues, paper towels, office supplies ( especially paper and dry erase markers) and art supplies. Gilroy I-Pad, glue sticks, mild salsa, sugar-free jam and sugar-free hot chocolate, scotch tape and copy paper. Donation of holiday items that we can sell to raise funds, ornaments, table decorations, etc., for our December fundraiser. Los Gatos Digital Camera, paper towels, Kleenex, paper plates, napkins, puzzles and magazines. Cupertino Planter box, stable outdoor chairs with high backs. Willow Glen Water color paint, water color paper, Elmer’s glue and colored Sharpies. LIVE OAK ADULT DAY SERVICES Gilroy Center Program Director Cheryl Huguenor Assistant Program Director Gloria Martinez-King 651 W. Sixth Street, Ste. 2 Gilroy, CA. 95020 Tel: (408) 847-5491 Fax: (408) 847-2041 [email protected] Cupertino Center Program Director Charlie Niemeyer Assistant Program Director Gayle Bloom 20920 McClellan Road Cupertino, CA. 95014 Tel: (408) 973-0905 Fax: (408) 973-0952 [email protected] SPRING 2015 ♦ Every caregiving relationship is different… A couple of years ago, I shared with you my own experience of needing others to help me when I was going through my diagnoses and treatment for Breast Cancer. I shared that it was very difficult for me to accept help from others, even after spending a life-time “caring” for others, both in my personal life for family and friends and professionally for over 35 years. Colleen Hudgen, Well in this newsletter I want to share with you that I have recently been going Executive Director through a new caregiving experience as the primary caregiver for my husband who is even more reluctant to accept help from others, including me. It is amazing how I understand him so well but get so frustrated because I feel that with all that we have been through together, (he was certainly there for me) he should willingly accept my help. He has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Disease and Cancer and we have been back and forth to four specialist (Nephrologist, Oncologist, Urologist, and Hematologist, as well as appointments in Vascular Medicine & consultation with a Vascular Surgeon, etc.) and countless trips to the lab to do follow-up tests for each, as they all try to figure out together the best treatment plan, all things considered. In addition to all of the medical appointments, I have been overwhelmingly busy dealing with the ongoing responsibilities of managing LIVE OAK as we move to the next level, as described by our Board Chair in his article. And yet, I am truly sustained and renewed each day when I come into the office and get a chance to spend time in the program room visiting with clients or chatting with caregivers about their challenges, sharing my own. It suddenly dawned on me that each caregiving experience is different based upon the relationship that you have with the individual that you are caring for. My parents were easy and very cooperative with me taking care of them. I loved caring for them and giving back to them a small portion of what they had given to me and they knew it! Our relationship of parent and child was reversed but well received. My siblings were very grateful and vocal about how just hearing my voice made them feel better. We always ended the visit or call with “I love you”. Friends were very similar in their gratefulness for my time and attention to them, even when there was nothing I could do but listen. My husband on the other hand is very silent and does not want to feel like he is a “burden on me or anyone else”. His words not mine. His initial response was that he did not want any treatment at all. Since all of this started to unfold we have had many long conversations about what is going on, what our options are and even sat down with our kids to complete a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare in or der that we could get a handle on what his wishes ar e should he become incapacitated. As a result of this and subsequent conversations, he now is ready to accept the help he needs as well as undergo any treatments prescribed by the doctors! Another thing that really helped is that we called all of his family and friends to tell them what was going on and he received such an out-pouring of love that also helped to give him such renewed hope. I did likewise with my family and friends, as I knew that I needed support as well. Through all of the love and prayers, I know that we will make it. One more time, my heart and best wishes goes out to all of you who are giving so unselfishly of yourselves to care for someone you love! Please do not hesitate to call us with any assistance that you may need to make help you take care of yourself and loved one! In fact check out our web site and browse our resource links that cover a multitude of healthcare and other community resources. WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU CARE! LIVE OAK ADULT DAY SERVICES WILLOW GLEN (S.J.) - LOS GATOS - GILROY - CUPERTINO LIVE OAK ADULT DAY SERVICES WILLOW GLEN (S.J.) - LOS GATOS - GILROY - CUPERTINO BOARD OF DIRECTORS REV. TOM SRAMEK JR. CHAIR OF BOARD * DENISE MORRIS SECRETARY * RICHARD HAAS TREASURER * KAREN GARCIA CHERYL HARVEY MAYRA A. MARQUEZ MICHAEL MILLER PAUL STEELE HANNAH TOLOUI LISA JACKSON Live Oak 2.0 By Tom Sramek, Jr., Board Chairperson Tom Sramek Jr. Board Chair As we move from winter—albeit a California winter with warm days and cool nights—into spring, a number of things are being planted and others growing in the Live Oak organization. As Board Chairperson, It is my pleasure to highlight several: From Small Business to $1 Million Nonprofit Corporation One might well ask how an organization with a budget over one million dollars and four branches can be a “small business,” but for much of our first 35 years we have been operating as one. Up until a couple of years ago, we were doing our own bookkeeping, largely by hand with a little help from Excel spreadsheets. Now we are in our second year with Health Trust who handles all of that bookkeeping for us. We spent many of the last several years dealing with outdated computer equipment and piecemeal reporting procedures that ranged from hand-modified Excel spreadsheets to faxed reports. Now, all of our centers and the main office have modern computers and we are in the process of streamlining our reporting processes so that they are more accurate and take less time. Finally, we have hired an Operations Director and Vice President, as well as a new Administrative Assistant. Both these positions are to succeed Tiburcia, to take some of the load off Colleen, and to move us to a more sustainable administrative structure. You can tell how much Tiburcia meant to Live Oak when two people are needed to replace her! Welcome Toni Ensusa and Martha Montenegro to Live Oak WWW. LIVEOAKADULTDAYCARE.ORG YAHOO.COM /GROUP/CAREGIVERSLIVEOAK Last December we welcomed Toni Ensunsa to our staff as Operations Director and VicePresident of Live Oak, reporting to Colleen as Executive Director and President. Toni comes to us from over 23 years at United Way and is eager to help our organization move to the next level in our capability to serve seniors and caregivers. We also recently welcomed Martha Montenegro to our staff as our new Administrative Assistant to both Toni and Colleen. Colleen will give you more information about them elsewhere in this newsletter, but we are very happy to have them on board and working with us to make Live Oak Adult Day Services all it can be. Board Changes and Development ADVISORY COUNCIL JANET HILL CHAIR OF COUNCIL NANCY FRANKLIN LETA FRIEDLANDER BEVERLY HAUGHTON ROBERT HERSCH, MD DALE HILL KIM KENNEDY KAY KVENVOLD IAN LAMDIN MARY JANE PATTIE CHARLES “BUD” STUMP Your Board of Directors has been busy keeping up with changes on the Board itself, at Live Oak, and in the senior care world in general. Late last year we said goodbye to another Board member, Janet Kraemer, who has served on the Board for over four years but who is now very busy with her own small business. In March we welcomed Lisa Jackson, of Bateman Senior Meals, as our newest Board member. We continue to look for Board members who are both passionate about our mission and will add new skills and viewpoints to our board. We have two board slots open at this time. In addition to board changes and staff changes, we are currently wrestling with the inevitable challenges and opportunities that the Affordable Care Act will bring to adult day care. Fundraising and Resource Development At our December board meeting we also decided to postpone our Annual Fundraiser until Spring of 2016 in favor of an “un-fundraiser” this year. We are partnering with Silicon Valley Gives on May 5th as they raise money for many nonprofit organizations via their giving portal. It is a way to spotlight the generosity of the people of this area while also helping people donate to the nonprofit organizations they care about—including Live Oak. So, mark your calendars and join the fun! ( See page 3 for further details.) Finally, a new web site! If you have not already done so, please go to www.liveoakadultdaycare.org and check out our new web site! There are information pages about each of our centers, videos, calendars, and much more. We’re very happy with the new site and hope you will be, too. ( PAGE 2 ) Toni A. Ensunsa – Chief Operations Officer As we celebrate Tiburcia N. Irving’s Retirement, we also would like to ask you to join us in welcoming Ms. Toni Ensunsa to LIVE OAK. Ms. Ensunsa comes to us after having worked 23 years at United Way Silicon Valley as the Director, Investments & Impact Programs. As such, Ms. Ensunsa was responsible for the development and implementation of investment strategies designed to focus limited resources on services that provide maximum impact. Over the years she developed relationships with key stakeholders, including corporations, government, foundations and agency leaders. She also represented United Way in various human service collaborations, committees, and activities. Prior to United Way Ms. Ensunsa was the Program Manager at the Montefiore Senior Center in San Francisco for three years. While there she developed and managed weekly programmatic activities for over 200 seniors. She was part of an interdisciplinary staff, creatively working to improve the well-being of the seniors who attended the program. Ms. Ensunsa has a Bachelor’s degree in sociology and a Certificate in Gerontology from San Jose State University. We certainly look forward to Ms. Ensunsa utilizing her skills and real “passion for helping seniors” as she assumes her new position at LIVE OAK. Live Oak’s Lisa Jackson is currently the General Manager for Bateman Senior Meals, Santa Clara. In this position she oversees a multi-unit contracted Food Service Organization which provides Senior Nutrition Meals for the County of Santa Clara, City of San Jose and others. Lisa has worked in a variety of capacities in the Food Service Industry for more than 15 years. She specializes in Event Planning as well a Catering for both the Business and Private Sector. Prior to serving as General Manager, she worked as Director of Dietary for Cambridge Healthcare in Southern California. Lisa has a passion for Senior Citizens and their overall quality of life. She has volunteered for Organizations who specialize in Alzheimer’s research and helped coordinate Fundraising Events for Senior Citizens. She is excited about joining the Board of Director’s for Live Oak and looking forward to assisting in all areas as needed. Lisa is a Graduate of California State Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in Food Service Hospitality. She is also a Certified Dietary Manager, ServSafe Trainer/Proctor and holds a DSS certification. (continued from page 8) LIVE OPS LM Employee’s Foundation Lockheed Martin Employees’ Foundation Los Gatos Brewing Company Los Gatos Lions Charities Inc. Los Gatos Rotary Charities Foundation Los Gatos Community “Foundation” Los Gatos Morning Rotary Charitable Trust Los Gatos United Methodist Church May & Stanley Smith Charitable Foundation MEDNAX Services for Don Nesseth Mission City Community Fund National Semiconductor Employees Opera San Jose Pavicich Companies Pavicich Family Rotary Club of Cupertino Rotary Club of Gilroy Rotary Club of Los Gatos - District 5170 Safeway Stores San Jose Open Bible Church Second Harvest Food Bank Silicon Valley Community Foundation Smart & Final St. Edward’s Episcopal Church St. Jude's Episcopal Church St. Vincent De Paul Society Starbuck Stores Star One Credit Union Sunnyvale Rotary Club The American Legion Post No. 669 The Health Trust The History Club of Los Gatos The Nelson Fund The New Orient Restaurant Union Church of Cupertino Vanguard Charitable Endowment Wal-Mart Stores Wells Fargo Bank William H. Cilker Family Foundation Women In Touch Chapter II City of Campbell ( PAGE 9 ) City of Cupertino City of Gilroy City of Milpitas City of Santa Clara City of Sunnyvale Town of Los Gatos California Department of Education City of San Jose CDBG Council On Aging Silicon Valley County of Santa Clara United Way Silicon Valley Thank You, For Your Support! LIVE OAK ADULT DAY SERVICES WILLOW GLEN (S.J.) - LOS GATOS - GILROY - CUPERTINO One of my favorite lines of poetry comes from the pen of William Wordsworth, who wrote, “The best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.” It is heartening to reflect on times in one’s life when a kind word or act done for one or by one made all the difference. I think back to when my mom suddenly passed away in 2001. She had been working, living alone, traveling with friends, so her death came as a shock. I returned to work several days later, feeling unsure of my ability to make it through the day without sobbing. My co-worker, Gloria, saw me walk in, said, “Cheryl,” in the most gentle, sympathetic way, and enveloped me in a hug that let me know that I was safe and supported. She may never know how much that small act of kindness helped me, and also Program Director, Gilroy revealed much about her own generous character. Another co-worker had a challenging time this past December. She had a houseful of relatives staying with her, not just for the holiday season, but also to participate in a memorial service for a beloved family member. She was feeling such stress and sadness, when a package arrived in the mail, addressed to “The one and only Patsy.” She had no clue what it might be, and opened it to find a beautiful handmade afghan. It turned out to be from a former boss she hadn’t worked with in four years. Patsy wasn’t sure her boss even remembered her, but Patsy has a big heart and is always doing small acts of kindness for our seniors here at Live Oak. Her boss’ gift arrived at a time when a cozy afghan symbolized all the warmth and comfort she needed right at that moment. Our volunteers at Live Oak share their talents and interests with us each day, and many also volunteer with the homeless, scrub graffiti in the neighborhoods, read to kids in local schools, and do all they can to improve the community, often anonymously and to little fanfare. They all fit Wordsworth’s idea of a “good man’s life.” Our Live Oak seniors have stories to share, as well. Barry tells me that he’s trying to turn over a new leaf and be a better person but, “the Lord is still working on me.” Each day, though, I see him cheerfully greet all the other seniors and staff here, and he loves to walk up to new people who are visiting the center to offer his hand and try to make them feel welcome. He doesn’t realize how much that eases the anxiety of a new member, but it is a true act of kindness from a good man. Mary is in her late nineties now and fondly remembers the kindness of her fourth-grade teacher, Miss Dailey. Mary had to walk through snow drifts on cold winter walks to her Idaho schoolhouse. Her galoshes would fill with snow and ice, chilling her to the bone by the time she arrived. Miss Dailey would let her stand by the radiator to tame her chattering teeth and goosebumps, while her socks and galoshes dried nearby. Mary says she will never forget that teacher’s kindness to a sensitive child, easily recalling Miss Dailey’s name after eighty-five years. Wordsworth may say that many acts of kindness are nameless and unremembered, but I think we do well to remember and appreciate those who gave us an encouraging word on a dark day, a hug when needed most, an act of love and gen- erosity that we hopefully pass on to the next person we meet. Join us in our “Spirit of Giving.” LIVE OPS LM Employee’s Foundation Lockheed Martin Employees’ Foundation Los Gatos Brewing Company Los Gatos Lions Charities Inc. Los Gatos Rotary Charities Foundation Los Gatos Community “Foundation” Los Gatos Morning Rotary Charitable Trust Los Gatos United Methodist Church May & Stanley Smith Charitable Foundation MEDNAX Services for Don Nesseth Mission City Community Fund National Semiconductor Employees Opera San Jose Pavicich Companies Pavicich Family Rotary Club of Cupertino Rotary Club of Gilroy Rotary Club of Los Gatos - District 5170 Safeway Stores San Jose Open Bible Church Second Harvest Food Bank Silicon Valley Community Foundation Smart & Final St. Edward’s Episcopal Church St. Jude's Episcopal Church St. Vincent De Paul Society Starbuck Stores Star One Credit Union Sunnyvale Rotary Club The American Legion Post No. 669 The Health Trust The History Club of Los Gatos The Nelson Fund ( PAGE 8 ) The New Orient Restaurant Union Church of Cupertino Vanguard Charitable Endowment Wal-Mart Stores Wells Fargo Bank William H. Cilker Family Foundation Women In Touch Chapter II City of Campbell City of Cupertino City of Gilroy City of Milpitas City of Santa Clara City of Sunnyvale Town of Los Gatos California Department of Education City of San Jose CDBG Council On Aging Silicon Valley LIVE OAK ADULT DAY SERVICES! WILLOW GLEN (S.J.) - LOS GATOS - GILROY - CUPERTINO On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Live Oak Adult Day Services will again participate in the online fundraising event – Silicon Valley Gives. Silicon Valley Gives will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most. We hope you will contribute and choose to support Live Oak Adult Day Services. Following ar e some impor tant facts to know and help you to par ticipate: When will it take place? This is an online, web based fundraising event during a 24-hour period starting at midnight on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. You can go to Live Oak Adult Day Services web site www.liveoakadultdayservices.org to make a donation. Dur ing this 24-hour period there will be times when your donation may be matched by corporate sponsors or other prizes may be awarded to our organization because of your gift. How can I participate in this event? There is a special link set up on our web page www.liveoakadultdayservices.org that will take you to our Silicon Valley Gives donation page. You can access this website through any web enabled device, cell phone, iPad, or computer to make a quick, easy and secure donation. Contributions may be made via credit or debit card only and you will need to provide a valid email address. 100% of your online charitable gift is receipted as a charitable contribution to Razoo Foundation, who manages the on-line donation system, and your donation will be sent to Live Oak Adult Day Services. Your tax receipt will be e-mailed to you immediately by Razoo Foundation upon successful processing of your gift. Who will receive my contact information? Live Oak Adult Day Services will receive your name and contact information, unless you choose to make an anonymous contribution. As the host of Silicon Valley Gives, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation will also receive your contact information. This information is solely to thank you for participating. Can I donate by cash or check? In order for your gift to qualify for additional monetary prizes during Silicon Valley Gives 2015 it will need to be made through the online web site. However, Live Oak Adult Day Services can accept donations of cash or check anytime by directly mailing or dropping it off at our office. We hope you will take a few minutes on May 5, 2015 to join in the online fundraising and support Live Oak Adult Day Services ongoing work in the community. Please visit our website at www.liveoakadultdayservices.org to learn more about our daily program activities and please like us on Facebook! ( PAGE 3 ) Pam & Betty Adams Lisa Akselrad Frances A. Alfson Angelique Almanzo Lucy & Richard Amico Adona J. Amoroso William & Janice Anderson Joyce H. Andrews Laurie Andrews Linda Angulo Rose Arbizi Phyllis Armenta Jesus & Excelsa Asis Linda R. Bachorski Warren & Lynne Bacon Robert & Karen Bailey Steve & Doris Bailey Bob & Sue Baker Erica Baker Charlene Balanesi Jennifer Barber Carolyn Barboglia Ann Bass Abbas Behtag Chris & Dan Bevilacqua Kenneth J. Bisordi Nick & Susan Bogdanovich Pat Bortle Faye Brackett Flo Bradford Pamela Brands Melonie Brophy Bill & Lou Brown Lydia Brown Marilyn & John Buenz Mr. & Mrs. Russ Burdick Peter R. & Leona H. Burge Jayna Burtis Betty Byrne & Jeff Byrne Lauralon Campbell Rosa Campos Richard & Diane Carini Martha Carlisle Carolina Carrillo Robert & Patricia L. Caspary Sam Castellino Diane J. Catello Jean Cather Jean Chandler John & Lillian Cohen Terri Cole Stanley Commons Ruth Connell Curtis & Ruth Cook Daniel & Kathy Cooley Dawn B. McNeil-Cornelius Deborah Cottingham Randy & Bernice Cowherd Fred Cuen Linda Culman Amanda Cuva LIVE OAK ADULT DAY SERVICES! WILLOW GLEN (S.J.) - LOS GATOS - GILROY - CUPERTINO LIVE OAK ADULT DAY SERVICES! WILLOW GLEN (S.J.) - LOS GATOS - GILROY - CUPERTINO Join us in our “Spirit of Giving.” Join us in our “Spirit of Giving.” Joanne Cyr Keith M. Davis Radford Davis Nancy W. Dayton Doug & Evelyn Dean Lawrence & Laura Dean Irma Delgado Michael Demoney Mary Ellen Dick Bob Dillon Len & Catherine Dixon John Dods Lawrence & Carole Dunn Gloria Eagan Constance G. Ebert Diane Ekhoff Diana Ellis Joan Ensign Heidi Evers M.D. Joseph Evers M.D. Katie Exum Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Flavia Barbara Floyd Eric Fonseca Tonia P. Foster George & Susanne Francis Jean & Robert Franklin L. Russell & Nancy Franklin Robin Fredrickson Veda Freedman Fred & Leta Freidlander Sue Fullington Ernest & Dorothy Funk Dan Furtado Marilyn & John Garten Carol Gates Alberta George Joseph D. & Marilyn Gerarge Leanne Gibson James & Marion Gifford Nettieann Gill Henrietta Giudici Wayne & Barbara Good Donna Gornitzke Roger & Lillian Grant John & Dolores Gravish Mary Ann Graziano Dick & Shirley Greif Thomas & Molly Griffin John & Diane Grih George & Pamela Gutschall Susan Guyon Bill & Anita Hall J. Kern Hamilton Charles & Zoe Hannah Gordon Haramaki Frank & Christine Harkins Cheryl Harvey Richard Haas Mr. & Mrs. Ken Haughton Trust Nahid Haynes ( PAGE 4 ) Dale Hill Megan Hedayato Dolly Helmer John & Holly Henry Dr. & Mrs. Robert Hersch Loren & Lorna Hicks Rose Higashi Howard & Jan Hill Teresa J. Hillyard Lynn Hoefert Alice Quai Hoi Pierce & Karen Holcomb Allison Honjiyo-Souza Colleen & Nate Hudgen Good, Lillie & Hudson Family Robert & Cheryl Huguenor Dawn A. Imada Wallace & Linda Imura Bennie & Tiburcia Irving Marion Alice Jarrett Gwen & Thomas Jennings Scott Jensen George & Robin Johnson Haqib & Ana Jones Walter & Cora Jones Barbara Jordan Dennis & Marilyn Kanemura Alfred Keen Mary Kelley Patricia B. Kelly Kim Kennedy Wendell Kerr Patricia Khan Mary G. King Steve & Jan King Kelly Kinney & Family Joan Kitzmiller Linda Kowallis Janet Kraemer Dr. Musaravakkam S. Krishnan Linda R. Kuromi June Kuwada Kay Kvenvold May Lasagna-Schnapp James & Carol Lathrop Steven & Susan LaVelle Rosalie Leavitt Mike & Mary Jane LeFebvre Andy Leitner Mary Jo Levinger Freddie E. Lewis David & Kerry Lewis Marv & Maureen Lewis David Lidsay & Patricia Kelner Steven & Susan Lavelle Lillie Family Norma Lindsey Philip & Joyce Lively Sal Lopez Cathy M. Lynch Michael Loque John J. Mac Rostie Darren J. Magda Virginia Mahon Eleanor & Jean Maloney Ellen Mathison Jackie Mattison Penny Martell Helen W. Martin Larry & Christy Martin Michelle Martin Dino Masouris Shirley Maxwell & Family Ron McCoy Michelle McGurk Daniel C. McKay Tom McKay Michael & Dolores McKeever Tim & Susan McKinney C. A. McMillan Silvia Mercado Lin Merelick Allen K. Meza Patricia L. Miklicka Angie & Clad Miller Evelyn J. Miller Michael Miller Don & Joyce Mirassou Ray & Suzanne Mocherman Sandy Moll Leonard & Mary Monteleone Charlene Moore Gayle Moore Nancy W. Moore Denise Morris Charles A. Morton Cynthia Moss Jean S. Mundell Sam & Magdalena Mulay Donna M. Mulch Albert & Liliane Mourad Beverly Myers Inosi Naga Victor & Charlie Neimeyer Don J. Nesseth Kenneth W. Newman Tom Nguyen Charles A. Nichols Tonine & Richard Nielsen Mahesh Nihalani Lynn J. Noble Roberto Nuńez Lucia Ochoa James O’Connor Kevin James O’Day Margo O'Neil Gail Osmer Cynthia Palacio Mr. & Mrs.Frank Pattie Andrew & Helen Pavicich Anna Pawlak Lisa & Sid Poe Victoria Paz Al Pinheiro Paulette Ponds Charlene B. Powers Bill & Anita Price Mike & Charlotte Pristash Marguerite V. Pustorino Angel Rampey Joseph A. Randazzo Marques Ransom Vicki Ratner Jeanne K. Reed Jim Reese Timothy Reif H. H. Reily Jr. MD Harold Reily Donald Rickard & Danuel Myers J. Van Reis Lourdes Rentillo Family Phillip G. & Mary M. Ripp Debra K. Roberts Nancy Rodger Manuela Rodriguez Lora Rodriguez Charles Rogers Nancy Romano Sarah Ross Melody Ross Cecilia Root Dan Rubnitz Ashley Saulsbury Dolly A. Sandoval Richard & Rizalina Santoro Pastor Duanne Sayre Virginia Ann Schmidek Jackie Schroeder W.A. & A.N. Scott Ivette Scott-Glasgow Irene & Marc Seale Christine & Laura Seaman C.T. Seifert Jagi Shahani Gradson & Susan Shelton Judy Shenada Rose & John Simmons Peggy & Sara Sink Beverly Myers & Sizzling Seniors Ernestine Smith Sherrie A. Sorensen Gloria Spanier Shirley N. Sparks Rev. Tom Sramek Jr. Richard Staley Nellie Stallcop Lisa Stambaugh Susan Stanley Paul Steele Stephen & Barbara Steele Paul Steiner & Ruth Wise Mr. & Mrs. C. H. Stump David D. Sykes ( PAGE 7 ) Frank & Christine Szeto Joyce Takaki David Taylor Greg Taylor B. Teijeiro Elaine Tells Throgmorton Family John Tinsley Edwin & Carolyn Tognetti Mere Tokailagi David & Lori Topley Roger & Shetley Traverso Marian & Itsuo Uenaka Billie Untiedt James & Angela Upchurch Audrey Ussery Vidya Nidhi Vajshala Lisa J. Van Halsema-Rathjens Joyce Van Reis Maria Vega Dorothy Vidlock William & Beatrice Virga Denise Vogel Boihang Pham & Binh Vuong Jane & Delbert Wallace Chris Walton Hung Wei Virginia Ann West Marc Williams Mary Jean Williams Ric C. Williams Robert & Susanne Wilson Dan & Helen Woodard Nedra Woods Elisa Yao Marie Yarem Charlene Young 20’S Trio Almaden Valley Women’s Club Arthritis Foundation Ballet San Jose Bateman Senior Meals Capital Club Citti Florists Classis Car Wash Commonwealth Central Credit Union Community Church of East Palo Alto Councilmember Xavier Campos, San Jose Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Davidson Family Foundation Edible Arrangements Garage Doors Inc. Gavilan College Gilroy Foundation Gilroy Senior Craft Store Haughton Family Foundation H. P. Company Foundation IBM Employees Intel Volunteer Grant Program Kiwanis Club of Los Gatos continued on page 8 We are pleased to invite all of you to join us in celebrating the retirement of Tiburcia N. Irving. Whether, you are a client, caregiver, volunteer, vendor, community partner, funder, Advisory Council Member, Board Member or staff, we know that you will agree she has definitely given so unselfishly of herself to our Mission. In fact, it would be remiss if we did not all acknowledge a few of her accomplishments and the legacy that she has created during the past eight years and leaves with us are systems to: · · · · · · · · · · · Absorb additional workload and deadlines imposed by new/on-going government funding sources. Manage increased demand for services with decreased funding. Accomplish seamless downsizing. Absorb additional workload due to staff turn-over. Deal with client and staff emergencies in a calm and professional manner. Provide oversight and supervision to five, then four centers, as needed. Hands-on assistance with production of Public Relations & Marketing Assist with agency fundraising activities. Interactions with Advisory Council, Board Members and general public. Maintain highest level of professionalism at all times. Excellent analytical, quantitative, problem solving techniques. Though these are all wonderful accomplishments, Ms. Irving’s greatest gift to LIVE OAK was her kind, caring and loving spirit that she showered on everyone with whom she interacted. Tiburcia, we wish you nothing but the best of health and happiness in your retirement! 1. Tiburcia with her Award of Recognition 2. Colleen & Tiburcia 3. Tiburcia with her husband Bennie 4. Tiburcia with her Children: (l-r) Bernie, Abby, Angie, Dori, Ernestine & Ernie. 5. Tiburcia’s family In attendance. Wow! What support!!! ( PAGE 5 ) Cupertino Watering the spring plantings Gardening, a wonderful passion! Pet therapy, she loves it. Gilroy A Delicious Lunch in Gilroy Great sounds from the Live Oak Swing Band. Playing Cards and good conversation Los Gatos A large circle of friends. Exercising together makes it easier. Playing a little roundball. Willow Glen Dance party, Live Oak style! A gentlemen's tea party. ( PAGE 6 ) A friend indeed. An art project.
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