Emotions and elders

By: Sheila Kun RN, BSN, MS, CPN, FCCP Understanding that grief over lost independence is one of the contributory factors for seniors to be grumpy would be the first step to cope with such tantrums. In 2002 the National Institutes of Health held a “Successful Aging” seminar. In synthesizing the information presented at the seminar Dr. Judy Salerno, who directs the NIH’s National Institute on … Continue reading Emotions and elders

English Youth Night: Catholic Social Teachings

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On Thursday, March 24th, the Boyle Heights Youth Ministry organized the already traditional “Youth Night” for the Confirmation Program. The month’s theme was Catholic Social Teachings and was hosted at the Salesian Family Youth Center. We began at 6:30 pm with the Core Team preparing all the material for prayers and learning about Catholic Social Teachings. I have been … Continue reading English Youth Night: Catholic Social Teachings

Being “living waters of hope”

By: Andres NeriaSocial Communication and Media Coordinator This year’s RE (Religious Education) Congress certainly felt different with the limited number of attendees and exhibitors. Despite that, for those who were in attendance (physically and virtually) there was a sense of hope that it’s still possible to gather, be formed, and share in community our living faith with others.  Participants and organizers support one another while keeping … Continue reading Being “living waters of hope”

Coordinators for Youth Ministry Retreat

By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant The Coordinators for Youth Ministry retreat began with a dinner on Friday night to welcome all the CYMs as everyone arrived. Fr. Fabian began the first session where he stated the impacts that the COVID pandemic has had on us and our Salesian sites, but also the impact of the war in Ukraine and the need to pray and … Continue reading Coordinators for Youth Ministry Retreat

A 10-Week Plan for Reversing Insulin Resistance Summary

Kobe Bryant was once asked what was his secret to be such a successful basketball player. He replied: “Practice, practice, practice!” I, therefore, take on his strategy to help us recall the 10 plans to reverse insulin resistance by repeating these 10 points this week. I promise I will not dwell on them again for the coming year. Here are the 10 plans discussed: have … Continue reading A 10-Week Plan for Reversing Insulin Resistance Summary

Monthly Homeless Outreach at Skid Row

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers On Sunday, March 6, we have carried out our monthly Homeless Outreach, but this time it was a little different, since we have had the presence of almost 30 volunteers to give food, toiletries, some clothes and time to our brothers and sisters less fortunate ones on skid row. This experience was impressive because we have had the representation … Continue reading Monthly Homeless Outreach at Skid Row

Salesian Youth Leadership Conference Spirit Team Retreat!

By: Marisol BecerraYouth Ministry Office Assistant From Friday, February 18th to Sunday, February 20th, the selected SYLC Spirit Team youth along with the SYLC Spirit Team adults gathered at St. Josephs Salesian Youth Renewal Center in Rosemead, CA for the first SYLC Spirit Team retreat. We welcomed two teens from Laredo, Texas, Alejandra Alvarez, and Abdiana Marines, along with the CYM chaperone from Laredo, Estela … Continue reading Salesian Youth Leadership Conference Spirit Team Retreat!

A 10-Week Plan for Reversing Insulin Resistance (Week 9 and 10)

Repetition is a good tool to be able to recall new learning, therefore let us refresh our memory of the strategies to reverse insulin resistance for the past 8 weeks: Check your portion. Eat more vegetables and fruit. Get walking. Switch to whole grain. Manage your stress. Get adequate sleep. Don’t forget the snacks. Ramp up your exercise. Yes, we are almost at our final … Continue reading A 10-Week Plan for Reversing Insulin Resistance (Week 9 and 10)

Provincial Announcement: 125 Years – Salesian Mission Day

To my Salesian Confreres and to the Salesian Family: This Friday, March 11, is our Province Salesian Mission Day. This date has a special significance to us. It was on this date 125 years ago when the first four Salesian Missionaries sent by Fr. Michael Rua, the Successor of Don Bosco, celebrated the First Mass at Sts. Peter & Paul Church in San Francisco. Each year … Continue reading Provincial Announcement: 125 Years – Salesian Mission Day

RMG – Letter from the Rector Major regarding the situation in Ukraine

Prot. n. 22/0080Rome, 1 March 2022 To my dear Salesian confreres throughout the worldTo our dear Salesian Family throughout the world Dear brothers and sisters throughout the world, My greetings and expression of affection to you all in all the different places where we are found as Don Bosco’s family. You can easily guess the reasons driving me to write this letter, in which I … Continue reading RMG – Letter from the Rector Major regarding the situation in Ukraine

A 10-Week Plan for Reversing Insulin Resistance (Week 7 and 8)

We seniors are forgetful. It might be helpful to recapture the first 6 approaches to reverse insulin resistance: Check your portion. Eat more vegetables and fruit every day. Get walking. Switch to whole grains. Manage your stress Get adequate sleep. Have you tried any of the plans mentioned above? How does it work for you? If you are ready to learn the rest of the … Continue reading A 10-Week Plan for Reversing Insulin Resistance (Week 7 and 8)

Welcome Saul Silva, our newest volunteer!

By: Luis ChaconProvince Coordinator for Volunteers We are happy to share that Divine Providence has sent us a new volunteer. His name is Saul Edwin Silva Duran, he is 25 years old, and although he and his father were born in Brazil, Saul grew up in Bolivia, where he has known the Salesians since he was ten years old. Saul is the third of four … Continue reading Welcome Saul Silva, our newest volunteer!

A 10-Week Plan for Reversing Insulin Resistance (Week 5 and 6)

Let us recall the 4 key points from the first 4 weeks’ plan: Check your portion. Eat more vegetables and fruit. Get walking. Switch to whole grain. Good, you remember all the 4 points. Now you are ready to continue week 5 and week 6’s plan for reversing insulin resistance. Week 5: Manage your stress Take stress seriously and find ways to reduce it. Chronic … Continue reading A 10-Week Plan for Reversing Insulin Resistance (Week 5 and 6)

Bosco Tech to host educational expert Dr. Abigail Norfleet James

By: Karen KrynenCommunications Officer ROSEMEAD, CA. – February 23, 2022 – Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) will host Dr. Abigail Norfleet James, internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and expert on single-sex education, on Wednesday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. on the school’s campus. An engaging speaker, James is recognized as an authority in gendered teaching, and developmental and educational psychology, and is the author of Teaching … Continue reading Bosco Tech to host educational expert Dr. Abigail Norfleet James