Fall prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Sharing this educational article with you from the Mayo Clinic – Sheila Kun RN Falls put you at risk of serious injury. Prevent falls with these simple fall-prevention measures, from reviewing your medications to hazard-proofing your home. Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it’s important. As you get older, physical changes and … Continue reading Fall prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls

Teaching the Kids My “H” words

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator I was a first generation immigrant, landed in Los Angeles in 1969 as a college student. Vivid in my mind was the exposure to a new culture that was so foreign to me. In an era without Google, my learning curve was bumpy. I worked in the Classified advertising department of a major newspaper; I remembered … Continue reading Teaching the Kids My “H” words

Corpus Christi Church updates!

By: Fr. Jesse Montes, SDB Corpus Christi Church – San Francisco, CA Halloween Celebration and Crowning of Mary our Help for the month of October. Indelisa Romo, a Religious Ed student aide, and Connie Custodio, Confimation II teacher, donned angel costumes for the Halloween party. Each of the participants received a medal for their participation. A floral crown was used to honor Mary in the … Continue reading Corpus Christi Church updates!

The Stories of Becoming Upright Citizens

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator The Salesians chose becoming “upright citizens” as part of our strenna for year 2020. I have been scratching my head to find stories that I can elicit the interests of my grandchildren and to illustrate the theme of the strenna. After many contemplated moments, I decided to search through my life experience and share with you … Continue reading The Stories of Becoming Upright Citizens

Youth Ministry Office News!

By: Fr. Fabian Cardenas, SDB Editors: Marisol Becerra and Gina Robles Delegate for Youth Ministry Regional meeting of the Youth Ministry delegates. (Interamerica region) Last week the Regional Meeting of the Youth Ministry Delegates for the Interamerica Region was held online via Zoom. This meeting gathered 13 delegates from the Interamerica Region to reflect on the General Chapter 28 and the 2020 to 2026 programme … Continue reading Youth Ministry Office News!

Eat healthy and Save Money- Healthy Menu for $5 a Day

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator Budgeting is in everyone’s mind due to the sinking economy during this COVID season. However, if you know how to shop and become a smart consumer, you will not only save money but have healthy choices for your purchase. For this week, I am not writing as a nurse, but as a housewife who shares good … Continue reading Eat healthy and Save Money- Healthy Menu for $5 a Day

Strategies to Combat Obesity – Final Thoughts

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator I was watching CNN on their special on Michelle Obama, the former First Lady and her work. One of her passions was for the children to eat healthier food. She converted part of the garden in the White House into a community farm. Unfortunately, even with her clout, celebrity status and passion, her efforts to combat … Continue reading Strategies to Combat Obesity – Final Thoughts

Message to the Province – October 8th, 2020

Translation by: Marisol Becerra Youth Ministry Office Assistant Dear Salesian Brothers, young people and lay faithful, Fratelli tutti! Receive my warmest greetings, hoping that all your pastoral activities are producing the best spiritual fruits. As you can see with my initial greeting, I would like to dedicate a few words to encourage reading and reflecting, personally and in community, the new encyclical that Pope Francis … Continue reading Message to the Province – October 8th, 2020

Mensaje a la Inspectoria – 8 de Octubre, 2020

Queridos hermanos salesianos, jóvenes y fieles laicos, ¡Fratelli tutti! Reciban mi más cordial saludo, esperando que todas sus actividades pastorales estén dando los mejores frutos. Como se pueden dar cuenta con mi saludo inicial, quisiera dedicar unas breves palabras, para animar a la lectura y la reflexión, personal y comunitaria, de la nueva encíclica que el papa Francisco nos ha regalado recientemente: ¡Fratelli tutti! Sobre … Continue reading Mensaje a la Inspectoria – 8 de Octubre, 2020

Strategies to Induce Lifestyle Changes In reducing Obesity

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCPSalesian Cooperator “Knowing the situation or problem without intervention is a futile exercise.” I totally agreed. This was the reaction from my husband Louis when he read about the contributing factors of childhood obesity. Little did he know that Anet Piridzhanyan, MS, RDN has a lot to say about how to approach the problem. Multiple strategies and components … Continue reading Strategies to Induce Lifestyle Changes In reducing Obesity

End of the Year and Camp Salesian Reports

By: JC Montenegro, Ph.DDelegate for Mission Animation For the last two years, one of our most significant commitments is to be transparent with our donors and collaborators. Every year we create our “End of the Year Report” where you can find all the crucial achievements that we have accomplished this last 2019-2020 academic year. I want to invite you to read this End of the … Continue reading End of the Year and Camp Salesian Reports

Message to the Province – October 1st, 2020

Dear Salesian Family and Salesian Young People: I hope and pray that you are all safe in God’s tender loving care. I said in my message to you at the beginning of September that we will have a theme for each month moving forward. The theme for the month of October is this year’s 2020 Salesian Family strenna/theme “Good Christians and honest citizens.” Don Bosco … Continue reading Message to the Province – October 1st, 2020

Salesian Youth Movement Young Adults Prayer Night

By: Marisol Becerra Province Youth Ministry Office Assistant Last Thursday, September 24th, 20 plus young adults gathered for the Salesian Young Adult Prayer Night. There were moments of joy, laughter, and prayer. The theme of this night was called “Navigating a Pandemic: A Conversation about Self-Care, Resilience, and Inspiration.” This current crisis has brought anxiety, stress, and worry among our society and reflecting on self … Continue reading Salesian Youth Movement Young Adults Prayer Night

Factors that Contribute to Obesity

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Salesian Cooperator Yes, we get it, children with obesity are at risk for associated complications. But what are the factors that contribute to obesity? Some environmental factors need to be considered: having one obese parent increases the risk of obesity by two to threefold and up to 15-fold if both parents are obese. Other considerations include ethnicity … Continue reading Factors that Contribute to Obesity

Bosco Tech’s Virtual Black and Gold “Un-gala Gala”

By: Karen Krynen Communications Officer – Don Bosco Tech ROSEMEAD, CA—September 29, 2020—Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host its first virtual Black & Gold “Un-gala Gala” on Saturday, October 17, at 7 p.m. Viewers of the unique interactive gala will recognize this year’s honorees and bid on auction items, with all proceeds benefiting Bosco Tech’s tuition assistance program. The event will honor Edison International (NYSE:EIX) and Mr. … Continue reading Bosco Tech’s Virtual Black and Gold “Un-gala Gala”

Message to the Province – September 24th, 2020

Dear Salesians and Salesian Family: A few months past I read a quote on social media that struck me to the core. I know I have seen it before but it didn’t resonate with me until then, around the time I found out in the beginning of June that I have been appointed Provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco USA West. The quote is … Continue reading Message to the Province – September 24th, 2020

Children with Obesity

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Salesian Cooperator One of the benefits of working in an academic setting is the opportunity to grow by attending Grand Rounds. Recently I attended an excellent presentation on lifestyle modifications for the pediatric patient with obesity by Ms. Anet Piridzhanyan, MS, RDN. She presented updated data on obesity with nutritional considerations. I thought I would break it … Continue reading Children with Obesity