Participant of the Week – Steve Jimenez

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Blog, Participant Highlight | 0 comments

Steve Jimenez is the Alpha Participant of the Week!  Steve is a proud member of the Mustangs social center and says he enjoys spending time with his friends at Alpha and going to the beach and park.  He is a member of 2 work crews; on Mondays and Tuesdays he works with different groups from Alpha to help clean up local parks. He also enjoys going swimming on Thursdays and joining a group that walks at the SBCC track. In addition to all...

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Participant of the Week – Skip Ware

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Blog, Participant Highlight | 0 comments

Our participant of the week is Skip Ware!  Skip is a long-time participant at Alpha and joined the Board in 2011.  When asked what he likes about Alpha he responded with an enthusiastic “Everything!” and then explained some of his favorite activities include working in the garden and helping to plant trees with Goleta Valley Beautiful.  Recently they planted 3 new fruit trees – orange, peach, and lemon – and Skip was...

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Participant of the Week – Mark Pasquini

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 in Blog, Participant Highlight | 1 comment

Mark Paquini is our participant of the week!  Mark celebrated his 36th birthday earlier this month and on the day of this interview he was headed to Mesa Pizza with the other participants who have birthdays in March.  Mesa Pizza generously hosts a birthday lunch once a month for Alpha participants and it is always a huge success! Mark and the others had a great time this month and we are very grateful to Mesa Pizza for their generosity! Mark...

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Participant of the Week – Brian Wheatley

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 in Blog, Participant Highlight | 0 comments

Brian Wheatley is our participant of the week! He has been attending Alpha for years and is an active participant in many of our programs.  He is 59 years old, but he told me “I decided to be one year younger so I’m 58.”  I like his mindset! As they say, you’re only as old as you feel so if you feel a year younger then why not change your age to reflect that?!?  Brian is a member of the Cruisers social center and he...

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Participant of the Week – Morgan Newfield

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Blog, Participant Highlight | 0 comments

Our Participant of the Week blog is back! This week our featured participant is Morgan! He is 41 years old and is a member of the Mustangs social center.  He says that he likes to spend time in his social center with the staff, Fernando, Natalie, and Renee, and his friends Steve and Jose.  He enjoys going downtown with his group, especially when they go to coffee shops and he orders coffee.  Playing sports with his social center is another...

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Participant of the Week – Lavena Sutherlin

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Blog, Participant Highlight | 1 comment

Lavena Sutherlin is our participant of the week and today happens to be her 55th birthday!! In true “diva-birthday” fashion Lavena showed up with blue hair, a feathered mask, and a pink boa.  She is vital member of the fabric of the Alpha community; it wouldn’t be the same around here without her constant ecclectic chatter and compliments, “I like Michelle because she’s gorgeous!”.  Lavena has been a part...

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