TODAY: Monday, August 14, 2017

April Williams, Nutritionist

FOUNDERS CELEBRATION!

Hello from Breath Matters!

This August 14, we're hosting a Founder's Day celebration at the Breath Matters monthly meeting.

Our focus will be mainly on the original founders Russell Glover and David Sanders, but we are also planning to applaud membership for their support in the development of this charitable legacy.

The meeting agenda will mostly resemble the typical monthly meeting, with a topical speaker and a sharing session. However, we also will have a bit of a look back at the history of the organization and a thank you to those folks who really were fundamental to getting Breath Matters started.

We'll end with some light refreshments and a casual mingle. We are committed to keeping it fun and light, Russell and David would have hated something morose and downbeat!

The details: Aug 14, 1:15-3pm

Johnston Willis Hospital (Stalker Auditorium).

We really hope to see you there and give you a hearty "thanks" for your support. We'd appreciate an RSVP, just to help our planning.

Also during the introductions if you have a quick story (less than 1 min.) on how Breath Matters has helped you or your loved one cope with your disease let us know when you RSVP.

Please RSVP board members Cathy Bray call 804-334-8856 or email cat2bob3 @gmail.com

Or Bernadette Sneed call 804-937-6855

JOHNSTON WILLIS HOSPITAL - STALKER AUDITORIUM

Refreshments Sponsored by Medi Home Health

VALET PARKING PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE

There will be no meetings at Chippenham in 2017

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JUNE 8, 2015

Speaker:

Joan Shifflett

Always Best Care Senior Services Owner/Care Coordinator

1:15 to 3:00 PM

TOPIC: New Options for
After Care with ANY LUNG DISEASE


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Joan Shifflett

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Joan Shifflett spoke at the June Breathmatters meeting about After Care for Lung Disease Sufferers, and about the general problems of identifying quality care service for patients, senior citizens and their families. Using her experience as a owner of Always Best Care Senior Services, she described the advantages and the possible pitfalls for patients dealing with medical issues coupled with a desire to stay in one's home for as long as possible, if not indefinitely when using the appropriate strategies.

Discussion included a general survey of costs for varieties of assisted care facilities, types of living arrangements, staying at home costs, and the dilemma of working with medicaid and medicare when facing after care costs.


BIOGRAPHY – JOAN SHIFFLETT

Joan Shifflett is the owner of Always Best Care Senior Services located in Midlothian, VA [web site here] which provides two services to help our senior community – non-medical in-home care and free senior independent and assisted living placement. She has become highly respected among her colleagues and community as someone who cares and wants to make a positive difference in providing high quality care for seniors.

She is a member of HCRN (Health Community Resource Network), RSN (Richmond Senior Network), PIH (Partners In Healthcare), co-founder of Senior Synergy, FERN (Financial Educational Resource Network), BNI-Synergy, Chair for Chesterfield Council On Aging, Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, and Board of Directors for Centresa, VP for Aging With Grace, and VP for Breath Matters.

Prior to her business ownership, she held a variety of leadership responsibilities at the DuPont Corporation as Application Developer, Database Administrator, and Project Manager in a wide variety of business applications. Particularly project lead for migrating corporate business initiatives/needs that connect with IT structure that required aggressive timelines. Few accomplishments included Six Sigma Black Belt Certified with multimillion savings for corporation.

Mentored individual Black Belt and Green Belt candidates to met 100% business unit expectation for Six Sigma requirements pioneered EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) for the corporation. What brought her to this change in career? While serving as the Nurture Chairperson at the Brandermill Church, she became very close to the personal needs of not only the congregation but the surrounding community. She made a personal commitment to make a difference in the community even if it was one person at a time. She has served as a volunteer within her church, PTA Board and Athletic Board for her daughter’s schools, and team mom for her daughter’s all-star cheerleading teams. Involved to make a difference continues to be her focus.


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