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Bridge of Hope – World is a non-profit organization “building bridges” to connect to single mothers in the poorest communities worldwide.

VISION

To lead impoverished single mothers and abused women worldwide into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ through supplication, empowerment, and restoration.

MISSION

To respond to God’s calling by building a bridge of hope to the hopeless and helpless mothers and abused women in poor communities in the world.

Psalm 82:3-4 “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

Sponsorship Opportunities

SINGLE MOTHERS MINISTRY

SUPPLICATION: Spiritual Growth

EMPOWERMENT: Skills Training

RESTORATION: Rehabilitative Service

Announcement: Bridge of Hope – World is looking for skilled trainers and motivational speakers with a willing heart and a helping hand to volunteer for our ministry in the Philippines.

Aside from giving our time and prayers, we are committed to supporting our local and international programs through your financial donations for their daily expenses in shelter, food, clothing, and medical bills.

For more info, visit www.bridgeofhopeworld.org

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Celebrating Cataract and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month- August 28, 2013

ADG and SSB in partnership with SafeInHome gave back to the senior community by hosting a non-profit Senior Event to celebrate Cataract and Alzheimer’s Awareness month. Special thanks to all sponsors who participated: Daniel Barrera at Pacific Excel, Vinh Nguyen at Muir Specialty Group, Linda Weihofen- Reverse Mortgage Specialist, Dan Waters Moving and Storage, Sharif at California Phones and Utilities, Hilary Mills-Lambert Art Gallery, Julie Cheshire Photography, Barbara Booth Pet Care, Kathleen Clark Skin Care, Vyana Chain- Realtor, and G.R. Keyhantaj at Diablo Senior CareHomes.

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Senior Luncheon – July 2012

ADG Referral Services Inc recognizes the elders as the pillars of our community, and honors our seniors and their loved ones through hosting a free Senior Luncheon regularly. ADG’s Senior Luncheon is a Non-Profit “Lunch and Learn” where a small group of seniors and their loved ones can come together to enjoy lunch while learning valuable information and enjoying each others company in a more intimate group setting and a one-to-one discussion.

July 20th, 2012 marked ADG’s most recent Senior Luncheon held at ADG’s office in Walnut Creek. The said event provided a relaxed atmosphere for the guests where healthy food was provided catered by Sweet Tomatoes, creative prizes for raffle drawings were given away, and valuable information relevant to the needs of seniors were delivered.  

Ava De Guzman of ADG had the privilege to introduce two brilliant guests speakers who volunteered their time to make this event a success: Marty Appel from Security 1 Lending provided educational topic on Reverse Mortgage; and Daniel Barrera from WellGuard Insurance Solutions provided comprehensive topics on Long-Term Care Insurance, Life & Health Insurance, and Retirement Income Planning. Both guest speakers did an amazing job in providing insights in their respective topics while answering questions from the group and providing input.

Overall, the Senior Luncheon has totally rendered a fun and valuable experience to all attendees. We hope to see to you on our next Senior Luncheon Event to be announced soon!

 

 

 

“Family Caregivers Support Group”

Family Care-Group Support Program is a free and confidential support group service available to help family caregivers and professional caregivers take care of their loved ones. The Care-Group will provide assistance and learning experience in regards to Alzheimer’s care or related disease.

 

August 21 – 6:15PM – 7:15PM
(Complimentary beverages and snack/dessert will be served.)

Held at: ADG Referral Services Office
2221 Olympic Blvd. Walnut Creek

To RSVP, please call or email:
ADG Referral Services, Inc.
925-262-4200
info@adgreferralservices.com

“Free Senior Luncheon”

 

 

 

When: July 20, 2012, Friday
Time: 11:15AM – 1:00PM
Where: ADG Conference Room;
2221 Olympic Blvd., Suite 100 Walnut Creek, 94595

Enjoy a healthy lunch, raffle giveaways, and gain valuable information from professionals!
Save the date!

Limited seats. RSVP event only by 7/16/2012!
ADG Referral Services, Inc.
925-262-4200
info@adgreferralservices.com

 

“Support Group Facilitator Training”

March 27, 2012
Alzheimer’s Association

ADG attended an all-day Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group Facilitator Training in Lafayette. The extensive training gave valuable information, insights, confidence, and a learning experience on how to effectively facilitate a successful support group for families, friends and caregivers of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s or a related disorder in an effort to give back to the senior community through our Care Program. The class was packed with educational information as we learned the principals of self-help mutual support groups, purpose and guidelines of Chapter support groups, facilitators roles and responsibilities, understanding group process, and dealing with challenging situations. Upcoming Family Care-Group Program

 “Hear and Understand Better”

Another educational class with an educated presenter, Dr. Mimi Salamat, an accomplished and respectable audiologist. She did an excellent job providing valuable information and educational topic on enhancing lives of every individual by preserving and optimizing their hearing. Thank you to all who attended and participated!

April 26, 2012 (10:30am)
ADG Conference Room – 2221 Olympic Blvd., Suite 100 Walnut Creek, CA 94595

By; Dr. Mimi Salamat, Clinical Audiologist and Tinnitus Specialist

ADG Referral Services Inc, in partnership with Dr. Mimi’s Audiology Clinic, is excited to offer a FREE Educational Class on “Hear and Understand Better” to be presented by Dr. Mimi herself, an accomplished audiologist who is passionate about helping hard of hearing people. Dr. Mimi Salamat holds a Ph.D in Audiology with a minor in counseling. She also has two Master’s degrees, one in Speech-Language Pathology and in Audiology. Throughout her professional career, Dr. Mimi has trained many audiologists and take care of numerous patients with hearing, tinnitus, and balance disorders by prescribing hearing aids, auditory training, and rehabilitation techniques.

During Dr. Mimi’s presentation, she will cover topics on how to hear and understand better, and will give helpful communication tips for the health care professionals, as well as, family and friends of hard of hearing people. Don’t miss out on this free educational class! Complimentary beverages will be served.

RSVP by April 24, 2012 by calling ADG at 925-262-4200.

What A Pleasant Surprise!


ADG staff has done it again!” Another happy client after being surprised and serenaded with their own rendition of a happy birthday song. After carefully arranging the surprise party for days with the client’s own attending caregiver, ADG staff happily walked into the client’s home with balloons, cupcakes, a “sweet” surprise gift, and big smiles that lit up the room! Our client, the birthday celebrant, had a joyful look of wonder and astonishment in her face as the room started to fill with cheerful and caring people helping her celebrate such a wonderful day. Not another ordinary day but a special day worth remembering.

Holiday Gift Drive

 

Be an angel to needy homeless men and women coping with illness and disability who are staying at the mission this Christmas! Gift list includes towels, socks, t-shirts, study bibles, underwear, slippers, gloves and hats. Unwrapped gifts for needy homeless children ($15-$20 in value) which includes toys for elementary level student, everyday products for young adults gift ideas, for a complete list and drop-off locations please click here.

 

ADG Client Visitation and Event Celebration

One of the ADG traditions that we consider very important is the celebration of our elderly client’s Birthdays and other Anniversaries. Through the years, these occasions have brought joy and filled a vacuum in their social lives especially in the face of their daily routine. At ADG, we have adopted this “holistic approach” and accordingly we cater not only to our clients’ basic physiological requirements but also to their emotional, social, and spiritual needs. It not only brings happiness to our clients but also joy to our hearts in remembering priceless moments spent with each client. This is the key factor by which we measure our company’s success. True reward comes from the altruistic feeling and self satisfaction in knowing that we have made a difference in the lives of others.

 

Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami

On March 11, 2011, Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on Friday. The magnitude-8.9 quake spawned a deadly tsunami that slammed into the nation’s east coast, leaving a huge swath of devastation in its wake. Thousands of people are dead and many more are still missing or injured.

Unity that humanity is capable of during times of catastrophe shows true love and heroism.

In the midst of the catastrophe a kind of behavior that amazed the world with awe and admiration was revealed in the people. Unity, calmness, cooperation and the spirit of cohesiveness among them are commonplace. There was not a single reported instance of panic or violence or looting even in the scarcity of resources. And the meager supplies being distributed by the government are willingly shared by the people among themselves while shelters were used by turns. Even the already insufficient supply of electricity is being shared through a distribution scheme called “rolling black outs” which is aimed at reaching as many areas as power can sustain. Below are organizations that work on the relief and recovery for the region.

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Food For The Hungry

provides emergency disaster relief throughout the world and is aiding Japanese who were displaced by the tsunami threats in Japan.
Learn more about Food for the Hungry and get involved

World Vision

aids children and families around the world in the wake of natural and man-made disasters, and have offices along the Pacific Rim

preparing for a potential tsunami.
Learn more about World Vision and get involved

Save the Children

provides disaster relief with food, medical care and education and remains to help communities rebuild through long-term recovery programs.

The organization has been in Japan for 25 years and is mobilizing global forces to help with relief in the aftermath of the earthquake.
Learn more about Save the Children and get involved

Convoy of Hope

is trying to move food, water and other immediate supplies to the victims in Japan.
Learn more about Convoy of Hope and get involved

Going Green

How to Dispose of Unwanted Medicine:

Flushing outdated, unwanted, and unused pills and potions down the drain could not only harm the environment, it could affect us too. Save and protect the environment in our own little way by doing these simple and easy steps:

  1. Mixing them with something that will hide the medicine or make it unappealing, such as kitty litter or used coffee grounds.
  2. Placing the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag.
  3. Throwing the container in your household trash.

For liquids, keep in the original container, black out your personal information and place in sip-lock bag. All Collected materials are transported to a licensed facility and incinerated.

And/or you can drop unused medications to the following Local Drop off Locations:

  • Concord Police Department at 1350 Galindo St.
  • Walnut Creek City Hall (next to the police kiosk in the lobby), 1666 Main Street in Walnut Creek.
  • Contra Costa County Sherriff’s Field Operations Building, 1980 Muir Road in Martinez.
  • Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Substation, 2500 Alhambra Avenue in Martinez.

If you have additional questions about disposing of your medicine, please contact 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332).

Charities

ADG Referral Services, Inc. is a proud participant and supporter of the charitable foundations and organizations below. Please consider donating to these great charities and help save lives:

Bay Area Rescue Mission

Richmond, California, ministry providing spiritual guidance, clothing, food, shelter, job training, youth program and residential recovery program.

P.O. Box 1112

Richmond, CA 94802

Toll Free: 888.343.3663

www.bayarearescue.org

“Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce.” (Proverbs 3:9, NLT)

American Heart Association

Their mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all they do.

800-242-8721

7272 Greenville Avenue

Dallas, TX 75231

www.americanheart.org

American Red Cross

Helps prepare communities for emergencies and keeps people safe every day, thanks to caring people who support their work.

1-800-REDCROSS

2025 E Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006

www.redcross.org

National Kidney Foundation

A major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improves the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.

1-800-622-9010

30 East 33rd Street

New York, NY 10016

www.kidney.org

HHT Foundation International

Their mission is to find a cure for HHT (a genetic disorder that causes abnormalities of blood vessels) while saving the lives and improving the well-being of individuals and families affected by HHT.

1-800-448-6389

www.hht.org

St. Francis of Assisi Church

A Catholic faith community that embraces life and builds relationships with all of God’s creation. Worship promotes spiritual growth and spiritual alternatives for all.

925-682-5447 Fax: 925-682-549

1860 Oak Grove Road Concord, CA 94518

Toll Free: 888.343.3663

Email: church@sfaconcord.org

www.sfaconcord.com

 

 

How to Dispose of Unwanted Medicine:

Flushing outdated, unwanted, and unused pills and potions down the drain could not only harm the environment, it could affect us too. Save and protect the environment in our own little way by doing these simple and easy steps:

It is important to note that disposal by flushing is not recommended for the vast majority of medicines. Unused or expired medicines that do not have flushing directions in the label can be disposed of safely in the household trash by:

1.Mixing them with something that will hide the medicine or make it unappealing, such as kitty litter or used coffee grounds.

2.Placing the mixture in a container such as a sealed plastic bag.

3.Throwing the container in your household trash.

B. For liquids, keep in the original container, black out your personal information and place in sip-lock bag. All Collected materials are transported to a licensed facility and incinerated.

If you have additional questions about disposing of your medicine, please contact at 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332).

And/or you can drop unused medications to the following Local Drop off Locations:

Concord Police Department at 1350 Galindo St.

Walnut Creek City Hall (next to the police kiosk in the lobby), 1666 Main Street in Walnut Creek.

Contra Costa County Sherriff’s Field Operations Building, 1980 Muir Road in Martinez.

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Substation, 2500 Alhambra Avenue in Martinez.