25th anniversary

Guest Blog: Fred Verbogen, ASEB Intern

Last time around, you heard from one of our four international interns, Burcu Kilinc. This month, we give the spotlight to Fred Verbogen, who is also part of the Collabriv internship program. Fred shares some of the highlights from our 25th Anniversary Fundraiser. Take it away, Fred! Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay marked its 25th anniversary with a fundraising gala titled “The Magic of ASEB” that celebrated two-and-a-half decades of providing excellent care to individuals living with memory decline. Held at the Claremont Country Club, the celebration drew 180 guests who gathered on a beautiful Saturday evening on May 4, 2013. The crowd grooved to live jazz performed by […]

Let’s Celebrate!

ASEB has just begun its official 25th anniversary year, and I am ready to celebrate. With everything we do at ASEB, it’s sometimes hard to remember to take time to stop, look around, and appreciate what we have. First on our list is to thank all of you—the supporters who believe in us, who have stuck with us over the years, and whose generosity allows us to continue. This year we’re opening our doors and inviting you in so that we can connect with you face-to-face, shake your hand, and tell you in person how important you are to us. We’re planning a series of events that will give us […]

Abundance

For the past ten years, I’ve spent my summer vacation running a one-week camp-designed curriculum for kids. Fifty to 100 kids ranging from ages two to twenty come from all over Contra Costa County to join us. The camp is free. I round up about twenty volunteers to help me. Each year there is a different theme. I had been extremely moved by a presentation of the Marine Mammal Center in Marin County, and this year I decided to take the kids there. I wanted them to meet their sister and brother mammals, to show them how to be good stewards of the earth and oceans, and to explain why […]