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A Tribute to Black History Month

A Tribute to Black History Month

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By Geoph Beard Presented by Early Jackson at the 9 and 11am services at Wave Church in honor of Black History Month. Black History Month has a very rich tradition.  It is celebrated in America, the United Kingdom, Canada, and unofficially in Ireland.  But here in the United States we have a unique tradition that stands out from other nations.  In order to properly understand the true value of purposefully taking the time to celebrate, and how the “why” has evolved over the century it’s important to first look at its roots. Black History month was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, an American Historian, author and journalist. February was chosen, not because it’s the shortest month of the year, but because both Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Dougla...
Senior Care

Senior Care

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With all the medications that many seniors are on, it turns out that laughter might be the best medicine. When we laugh, our spirits are lifted, our heart is happy and we just feel good. For seniors, laughing has an even greater impact – it provides a variety of age-related health benefits. Reduces Stress, Anxiety & Depression That good feeling, we get when we laugh, stays with us even after the immediate laughter subsides. It relaxes the entire body, releasing physical tension in our muscles for up to 45 minutes. Laughing also increases our levels of dopamine, which helps to naturally reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Boosts the Immune System Laughter increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, such as T-cells and salivary immunoglobulin A. This giv...
Wave Leadership College

Wave Leadership College

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"Wave Leadership College was founded with a vision to combine the best of practical ministry training and academic excellence. I believe that Christian leaders are truly equipped for life and leadership when they experience the rigor of college level academics, comprehend the truth of God’s Word, and have the opportunity to apply what they are learning in a real-life scenario.  We are proud to provide this type of education, equipping our students to succeed in their God given purpose." -Pastor Steve Kelly, President of Wave Leadership College A New Year brings with it all new possibilities and a wonderful chance for self-discovery.  What better way to begin 2020 than through education?  Wave Leadership College is located in the heart of Virginia Beach on Great Neck ...
Live Like Freddie… Always Root for the Underdog

Live Like Freddie… Always Root for the Underdog

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By Connie Meyer It was one of those cold, clear, Sunday afternoons of winter when I was in junior high school.  Football season was in full swing and my grandmother, Nana Anna; my sister; my dad, Freddie; and our beagle, Freckles were all in our special spots in our family room ready to watch the game.  Our team, the Washington Redskins, were to play the first game of the day so there was no question who we’d “root for”.  In those days it seemed they either came out of the gate strong and dominated their opponents, or totally behaved like the underdogs even though they were full of talented players.  For the second game of the afternoon, we’d ask my dad the same question every Sunday of the season, right before the kickoff.  “Dad, who’s the underdog in this mat...
New Year, New You, New Gym

New Year, New You, New Gym

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Blink Fitness is new to Hampton Roads and is entering with a punch! This exciting gym has so much to offer.  Blink Fitness has centered its ideology on not only how a gym can make you look, but also on how it can make you feel.   The second a client walks into a Blink location they are immediately greeted with friendly and knowledgeable staff.  Blink is a motivating place, since they take pride in challenging the fitness industry norms and celebrating every unique body.  Healthy comes in all shapes and sizes and working out in this community will help anyone feel confident and strong in the body they are in! Each location you enter is both bright and welcoming.  One of the first things we noticed when walking into their Virginia Beach location was ho...
Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase

Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase

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You’ve said YES! So now what? The date, the venue, what will you wear, where will you party? There are so many things to know and plan. Where do you even begin? This is the reason why the first official Wedding Showcase of the New Year is where you should be.  Sunday, January 12th, at Norfolk Scope all the festivities begin. The Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase presented by Astro Entertainment will open at 11am for a wonderful five hours of fashion, food and fun! Last year’s show had over 1,700 guests, approximately 800 of those were brides. With the exciting partnership with Astro Entertainment many more attendees are anticipated this year. Every year a special part of the fashion show is dedicated to breast cancer survivors, with a portion of the entrance fees donated t...
Senior Family Members and Winter

Senior Family Members and Winter

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By Tom Knox Many of us visit our senior relatives during the holidays. Often times we see changes that are subtle, but need attention. It could be driving, hygiene, eating fresh food, etc. Some of the biggest issues happen during the winter season to seniors.  Here are some tips to keep everyone safe. The depths of winter may seem far off... but evening temperatures are already starting to drop. We have seen some of our first frosts! While it is always beautiful to see the leaves change and snow on the ground, one must remember that the winter season can be dangerous, especially for seniors in our community. Some things to remember this winter: 1) Avoid Slipping on Ice Make sure to wear shoes with good traction and non-skid soles, and stay inside until the road...
Senior Care

Senior Care

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Long-term care insurance: Advice for you and my aging parents When I started working in Home Care over 10 years ago, very few seniors had a long-term care policy that paid for their care. In 2019 over one-third of our clients had their care paid through their long-term care insurance policy.  Many do not pay any out-of-pocket expenses for their caregiver. What a change in the industry and what a great benefit! Long-term care insurance was created because Medicare and other traditional insurances do not pay for hourly Activities of Daily Living (ADL) support. ADL support includes bathing, dressing, toileting, ambulating, feeding, and cognitive support. This type of hourly support, as well as companionship, cooking, errands etc. are commonly purchased from 4 hours a day throug...
Community Champions

Community Champions

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The Very Best Example of Our Community By Connie Meyer We have had quite a few occasions lately in Hampton Roads to dig deep and define what the word “community” really means to us.  The dictionary defines community in its first iteration as, “a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.”  We think the second definition is more appropriate to us here in Hampton Roads.  “A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.”   Yosef Nissel had never met the 35-year-old teacher who disappeared in the Atlantic back in July after that teacher had jumped in to save a student. Rabbi Bauman (above) When Nissel learned Rabbi Reuven Bauman was unfortunately missing, he de...
Live Like Freddie: I’ll Dance at Your Wedding

Live Like Freddie: I’ll Dance at Your Wedding

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By Connie Meyer The youngest of Freddie’s grandchildren, my niece, got married a few months ago.  This young woman is truly special- as beautiful on the inside as she is out, her generosity of spirit and ability to sense what makes others feel at ease, reminds me exactly of her grandfather, my dad, Freddie.   As the preparations began for her wedding, there was no question that my sister would ensure the setting would be beautiful, the food delicious, the music lyrical, and the ceremony meaningful.   When I first heard the news of the young couple’s engagement, one line I’d heard Freddie say my whole life, over and over to friends and family alike, popped into my mind- “I’ll dance at your wedding”.  When I was younger, I couldn’t really understand what he mean...