Agents of Change National Multiple Sclerosis Society Benefit

Laurie Edwards-Tate, President of At Your Home Familycare pictured with members of her administrative team with their spouses. All present were enjoying a great time at the Agents of Change fundraiser event held at Lowe's Coronado Bay Hotel benefitting the Pacific Coast Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The theme for this fabulous annual event this year was stylized after James Bond 007 movies!

Laurie Edwards-Tate with her AYHF Administrative Team and their spouses

Laurie Edwards-Tate with her AYHF Administrative Team and their spouses

Laurie Edwards-Tate pictured with Rich Israel, CEO for the Pacific Coast Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Laurie Edwards-Tate pictured with Rich Israel, CEO for the Pacific Coast Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Healthy pumpkin dessert is a splendid Thanksgiving Day dinner finale

Photo courtesy of eatingwell.com

Photo courtesy of eatingwell.com

Thanksgiving Day is a cherished and time-honored American tradition.

Families and friends across the country gather together to share time away from their busy workaday lives and acknowledge the spirit of gratitude. Central to most celebrations is a Thanksgiving Day meal with a traditional Thanksgiving turkey as the main course. As supper comes to a satisfying close, presenting a lovely dessert to eager guests can be the crowning glory of the Thanksgiving Day dining experience.

Agents of Change Multiple Sclerosis Benefit

Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO At Your Home Familycare and her Husband Bill Tate prepare to leave for the beautiful black tie optional fundraiser, Agents of Change, held at the spectacular Lowe's Coronado Bay Hotel to benefit the Pacific Coast Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Laurie Edwards-Tate

Laurie Edwards-Tate

Bill Tate

Bill Tate

San Diego Business Journal’s 2015 Most Admired CEO Awards

Laurie Edwards-Tate, M.S., President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare

Laurie Edwards-Tate, M.S., President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare

Laurie Edwards-Tate has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Most Admired CEO Awards! The San Diego Business Journal, along with title sponsor Chase and gold sponsor Abacus Data Systems, Inc. and in association with LEAD San Diego, invite you to attend this reception and awards presentation on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

View the complete 2015 Most Admired CEO of the Year event flyer and finalist list » This event recognizes our local industry leaders' great achievements within their companies and in the community. The winners and finalists are lauded for demonstrating determination and insight yielding huge successes for their organizations. These executives have taken the lead in driving their businesses and the local economy. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • 4:00 - 7:00 pm Town and Country Resort and Convention Center 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108 Special Awards Reception with hosted hors d'oeuvres and no host bar CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Finalists receive one complimentary ticket. Ticket price includes a 26-week subscription to the San Diego Business Journal ($15.00 allocated to the subscription). Current subscribers may gift their 26-week subscription to a colleague. We're Here to Help! Let us make it easy! If you have questions or want help with your nomination by phone, give us a call at 858.277.6359.

Healthy sweet potatoes are a tasty Thanksgiving side dish

Photo courtesy of Alexis Lamster/flickr

Photo courtesy of Alexis Lamster/flickr

Planning a menu for Thanksgiving Day with healthy eating in mind can be quite challenging.

Family, friends and other invited dinner guests may have specific health challenges and possibly even food allergies which require consideration and accommodation from their Thanksgiving host or hostess. Healthful sweet potatoes could provide a simple answer to preparing a people-pleasing and healthy Thanksgiving Day side dish. Read the full article on Laurie’s column at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News »

Celebrating Jaring Timmerman: World War II Vet lives fully to 105 years of age

jaring-timmermanThe recent passing of swimming champion Jaring Timmerman at the age of 105 was an inspiring celebration of a life-well lived.

Immigrating as a child with his family from the Netherlands into Canada, Timmerman settled in Manitoba, living modestly on a struggling family farm. Years later, upon establishing his own family and when World War II erupted, Timmerman joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, and became a navigator on Lancaster bomber planes. Read the full article on Laurie’s column at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News »

Election Day: Democracy requires voter participation to maintain freedom

Photo courtesy of Ken Zirkel/Flickr

Photo courtesy of Ken Zirkel/Flickr

Because the United States is a representative democracy, Americans enjoy many freedoms.

The right to vote is one of the most important and fundamental of all rights afforded American citizens. As a democracy, Americans are given the ability to influence communities, states and the entire country by exercising the right to vote. Read the full article on Laurie’s column at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News »

Halloween witches, paganism and medicine

Photo courtesy of Karen/Flickr

Photo courtesy of Karen/Flickr

When we think of Halloween, images of grotesque, green-faced witches traveling by broomstick frequently come to mind. Witch costumes remain a favored top seller every Halloween.

In real life, witches have played a significant role throughout history in the development of the healing arts and in modern-day medicine. Thousands of years ago witches were commonly known as wiccans, which meant wise ones. Female wiccans, originally believed to be beautiful goddesses, were known as witches. Considered wise because they were early intuitive practitioners of healing, practicing herbalism, homeopathy, and pagan spells thousands of years ago. With essentially no other forms of treatments or cures for most afflictions known at that time, witches performed intuitive healing using the natural tools close at hand. Read the full article on Laurie’s column at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News »

The irresistible seduction of a pumpkin-scented candle

Photo courtesy of Markus Grossalber/Flickr
Photo courtesy of Markus Grossalber/Flickr

Many avid candle lovers anticipate pumpkin-scented candles, signaling the advent of the fall season.

The scent of pumpkin, along with cinnamon, vanilla and apple, suggest that Halloween and the holidays are just around the corner. Few can deny the relief of the long-awaited cooling trend following summertime heat, lending itself nicely to wearing a cozy sweater, relaxing by a blazing fireplace and sipping hot apple cider spiced with a hearty cinnamon stick–ideally shared with a loved one. Read the full article on Laurie’s column at LifeCycles in the Communities Digital News »

Palomar Health board election

Please read my views about my run for Palomar Healthcare Board in the latest news from Pomerado News!

Laurie Edwards-Tate, age not given, is a San Marcos resident who has lived in the district for more than 25 years. She is married, has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from National University and master’s in human resource management and development from Chapman University. Her campaign website is at www.edwards-tatecampaign.com. Edwards-Tate said she wants to serve on the board because of her positive experience a couple years ago when a family member was admitted to Palomar Hospital. She was impressed by the staff, their care and the facility. “When the opportunity to run for the board of Palomar Healthcare and contribute my years of healthcare experience on behalf of a system I love and respect I became a candidate.” She said the district’s three greatest challenges and her solutions are:
  • Changing demographics of constituents, while having the ability to continuously provide the highest quality and most responsive care to an ever-growing population. — “I will endeavor to ensure constituents’ healthcare challenges and needs within the framework of my role as member of the board, ensuring that policy and other decisions I make are client-centered and best serve the needs of our community.”
  • Maintaining fiscal solvency and stability. — “I will ensure that all policy and other decisions I make will make fiscal sense and be fiscally sound. Palomar Healthcare … must continue its key role of being a premier hospital system in the North County region including the entire district it represents.”
  • Meeting today’s healthcare challenges, especially the impact of federal government policies on all hospital systems, which includes their initiatives to save dollars by imposing penalties for hospital readmissions. — “I will encourage community outreach, education and partnerships which enrich our district in a helpful, collaborative way … (and) actively seek cost-effective alternatives to some pressing problems in healthcare which will reduce readmissions, reduce costs and maintain a thriving hospital system without compromising quality client-centered care.”
Edwards-Tate said voters should select her because “As a native San Diegan and long-held North County resident, wife, and daughter I will contribute my decades of health care experience as a well-respected healthcare executive and industry leader for the benefit of you, your family and the continued success, development and stability of Palomar Healthcare.” Read the full article in the Pomerado News »