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Music, Music and More!

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This summer is “sensory loaded” with 5 performances in the past 6 weeks, and several more to come, as we share the joy of music, music and more! Venues included one year anniversary celebrations, farmers’ markets, monthly club meetings, patriotic celebrations and summer luaus.

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tapping, singing and dancing audiences. with our live music and all the personal connections it allows us to create. What an active positive lifestyle!

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But wait…there’s more! We still have 4 more performances scheduled for this summer (Sheri and Bill Schedule) and another 4 in the works for this fall/winter plus a wedding in the spring (we love weddings – what a happy performance venue!)…whew!

Next month we will also be recording our first original song together. We are excited! Stay tuned.

We are happy that our passion to share the joy of music allows us to fill our plates to the brim with old friends, new friends, music and more music! Positively speaking, singing and dancing,  Sheri & Bill, Positive Public Image, Inc.

As PhotoJournalists: Sheri and Bill create and publish colorful images and engaging articles that celebrate and encourage Active Positive Lifestyles and community well-being. 

As Musical Entertainers,  Sheri & Bill perform a reminiscent mix of classic soft rock, story-telling ballads, and melodic show tunes that inspire visions of good times, singing, toe-tapping and dancing!  Email us:  Sheri@PositivePublicImage.com or call: 678-672-7310

 

 

 

 

Please Remember Your Local Food Pantries!

We have made a personal commitment this year to make quarterly donations to our local food pantry–it feels good to be connected to the community you live in! Positively speaking, singing and dancing, “Sheri & Bill”.

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“The Stars of Gwinnett” – GCFS 28th Annual Awards Luncheon

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We love attending the annual Gwinnett Council for Seniors Awards Luncheon, and this year was no exception.

This was our 2nd year in a row for receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from GCFS:  we love supporting this organization!

This was our 2nd year in a row for receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from GCFS: we love supporting this organization!

Presidents from more than forty senior clubs and organizations take time each year to publiclly recognize one senior member for his/her outstanding volunteer contribution, part of their “Active Positive Lifestyle” (A.P.L.).  Just imagine the energy of a couple hundred “Apples” in one room!   

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This year’s Hollywood theme and fabulous luncheon was provided by Delmar Gardens of Gwinnett.

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Amidst encouraging words from a smiling John Wayne (“Thanks for saddling up, Volunteers have true Grit!”); a seductive Marilyn Monroe (“Volunteers are like diamonds – worth their weight in gold!”), it was the perfect backdrop for these “Stars of Gwinnett” to shine as they were honored for their contributions. The food and service were both outstanding, and the company even better!     

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Guest speaker Gayle Alston, Director at Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving Training Center, offered words of encouragement and helpful stress relief tips for caregivers, such as taking time to breathe deeply in times of stress and always scheduling “Pleasant Events” in your life. These are tips all of us will find helpful in our lives!

 The annual Awards were presented with a sold out crowd in attendance.

The annual Awards were presented with a sold out crowd in attendance.

The star studded event was held at Bethesda Park Senior Center, always the perfect host. Even though this particular event is just held once a year, Bethesda Park Senior Center offers hundreds of varied activities throughout the year, available to seniors in the Gwinnett area.

Changing of the Guards - Outgoing President Ros Bennett and Incoming President Keith Nabb presided over the event, and the new Board was sworn in as well.

Changing of the Guards – Outgoing President Ros Bennett and Incoming President Keith Nabb presided over the event, and the new Board was sworn in as well.

This annual event is also the time of year for the “change of guards.” Outgoing President of 2 years Rosalind Bennett passed the presidential spotlight over to Incoming President Keith Nabb, and the 2014-2015 Board and support staff aligned themselves for the challenges of the upcoming year. Thanks to Ros for an amazing two years!

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Positively speaking, singing and dancing, Sheri & Bill Eppright, Positive Public Image, Inc.

Note:  This article may also be found on Grayson Local and on the Gwinnett Patch

 

As PhotoJournalists: Sheri and Bill create and publish colorful images and engaging articles that celebrate

And encourage Active Positive Lifestyles and community well-being.  As Musical Entertainers,  Sheri & Bill perform a reminiscent mix of classic soft rock, story-telling ballads, and melodic show tunes that inspire visions of good times, singing, toe-tapping and dancing!  Email us:  Sheri@PositivePublicImage.com or call: 678-672-7310

 

 

‘H2O-PBJ Project’ Begins!

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It’s pretty hard to make peanut butter and jelly flashy and exciting, but most of us can conjure up a fond memory or two of PB&J sandwiches from when we were kids. Today, PB&J is still alive and well – almost a classic American delicacy! What you may not know is that PB&J has become a mainstay staple offered by food pantries to help fend off hunger for families in need.

Here in Gwinnett County, Duluth Cooperative Ministry supplies approximately 100 jars each of PB&J to local families in need each month. Per Mary Roberts, Director of the Cooperative, “We can use as much peanut butter and jelly as we can get; these items tide families over in crisis situations.”

Earlier this year Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute (GNLI) Basic Needs Team rolled out the “H2O Project” (Help To Others) to supply needed water to local food pantries. In January, the Team successfully distributed over 150 cases of water to several Gwinnett County locations. However the Team quickly recognized the even greater need for PB&J, and the “H2O Project” quickly evolved into the “H2O-PB&J Project.”

Expected participants for the “H2O-PB&J Project” are community minded businesses, charitable organizations and local municipalities willing to supply water and PB&J, while Positive Public Image, Inc. (yours truly!) will supply the needed promotional and publicity support for project sustainability. Initial recipient for the donated items is the Duluth Cooperative Ministry; and as the project grows, other local food pantries will also be included.

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This week marked the official “H2O-PB&J Project” rollout, and what better time than the eve of National Peanut Butter Day! With Bill a member of the GNLI Team, we presented the “H2O-PB&J Project” to fellow members of Duluth Business Association Tuesday evening, and  collected the PB&J we requested in advance members bring to the meeting. Mary Roberts of the Duluth Cooperative was on hand to receive the donations.

The meeting was hosted by the City of Duluth, and we were happy to find that our project rollout was aligning with efforts by City of Duluth and Mayor Nancy Harris to collect and donate PB&J to Duluth Cooperative Ministry on National Peanut Butter Day.

We (PPI) stepped up and pledged to the Duluth Cooperative Ministry to provide 5 cases of water, 20 jars of peanut butter and 20 jars of jelly each quarter for the next year. We are busy encouraging other local businesses and organizations to join us at each quarterly delivery and match our contribution. We will be on hand each time to provide promotional support and recognize the businesses and organizations for their contributions.

First delivery is scheduled for Friday April 25th from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM at the Duluth Cooperative Ministry, 3395 Fox St. Building 101, Duluth, GA. 30096. Any organization wishing to participate and be recognized for their contribution to this community focused project, please come with H2O and PB&J in hand! Cameras roll @ 10:45 AM! We look forward to seeing you there!  Positively speaking, singing and dancing, Sheri & Bill Eppright, Positive Public Image, Inc.

As photojournalists, Sheri and Bill of Positive Public Image, Inc. publish engaging articles, and colorful images, that champion Healthy Aging and Active Positive Lifestyles. As musicians and entertainers (and part of their Active Positive Lifestyle), Sheri and Bill share their love of music and dance with folks of all ages. Call 678-672-7310, or contact us by email: Contact Us!

 

Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute Class of 2014 Graduation

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This year’s learning journey included participation in the 2014 Class for the Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute, a program under the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services.

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The GNLI program “trains, empowers and supports everyday citizens and community leaders to promote positive changes in their neighborhoods and communities,…with  focus on providing better insight into the workings and opportunities within our community.”

This was definitely a great 8 month adventure, connecting with others and learning about all the positive potential for the future of Gwinnett County!

Positively speaking, singing and dancing, Sheri & Bill Eppright

As photojournalists and ambassadors of Active Senior Lifestyles, Sheri and Bill Eppright, as Positive Public Image, Inc. publish engaging articles, and colorful images, that champion the value of seniors in America.

As entertainers, Sheri and Bill interact with their audiences using music, dance and multimedia presentations to encourage active lifestyles and connect with fellow Boomers and Active Seniors. Contact us at 678-672-7310 or by email: Contact Us!

 

Purpose With Passion Leads The Way

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Participating in the 2014 Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute Class provided us with the perfect opportunity to meet up with Gwinnett County Chairman Charlotte Nash this month.  Chairman Nash wanted to find out more about our passion at Positive Public Image to encourage seniors to live Active Positive Lifestyles; we wanted to establish a solid connection with Chairman Nash and get firsthand information about the future of Gwinnett County. All of us wanted to find out where our skills and passion could overlap and be applied toward Gwinnett County Success.

We loved seeing the passion and the realistic manner in which Chairman Nash approaches her work!  She pointed out to us that as she works through the very specific tasks that need to be addressed within Gwinnett County (e.g., strengthening ethics ordinances, balancing the budget, land acquisition policy, water management, and rebuilding how the Board works together building trust within the community), she is continually challenged with time management. We agree: when one is passionate about what he or she is doing, there are just never enough hours in a day!

We also love this community, and will continually encourage the quickly growing senior population to stay active and personally involved. As Chairman Nash stated, “We have it within our power to determine the future of Gwinnett County for good or for bad—it is our choice.”

We know each other’s passions and resources a bit better now, and will reach out when we see there is mutual interest and benefit. It was a pleasure meeting with Chairman Nash, and we appreciate getting a tiny glimpse of the “working” and “personal” sides of this Gwinnett County Leader!

Positively speaking, singing and dancing, Sheri & Bill Eppright, Positive Public Image, Inc.

PickleBall at the J M Tull-Gwinnett Family YMCA!

This week the J M Tull-Gwinnett Family YMCA started their Wednesday and Friday morning PickleBall program…ah, right down our alley–or should we say “court”!

At the Wednesday morning Grand Opening, we happily greeted friends and made new friends, while enjoying some social and competitive Pickleball.

One of our favorite things about Pickleball is that it is a great inter-generational sport—folks of all ages love playing! Please come join us – we know you will love it too!

Positively speaking, singing and dancing, Sheri & Bill Eppright Positive Public Image, Inc.

 

Valentine’s Day … with “Help from Our Friends”

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Valentine’s Day seems to drop off the radar just as quickly as it arrives. But maybe Valentine’s Day should be more than just one day!  While it’s here, we love to take advantage of that small moment in time to encourage folks to further connect with those they care about, as part of their active positive lifestyle.  Hmmm… thanks to the Beatles, “All you need is Love?”

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This year we decided to share our day and love of music with fellow seniors at George Pierce Park Community Center for a Valentine’s Day Breakfast love song performance.

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Not only is music a great way to connect with others (nothing like the memory of a shared song to put a smile on your face!), its health benefits are numerous: it reduces stress, relieves symptoms of depression, improves cognitive performance and makes us smile, just to name a few.  As we like to say, “Healthy aging is music to our ears!”

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The morning was filled with music, greeting old friends, meeting new friends and lots of hugs. We plan to see everyone again very soon–maybe even at our next event: at the F.A.B. (Duluth’s “Fifty And Beyond” senior organization) Spring Fling.  The event will be held Friday evening 5-7pm, March 28t at Duluth Festival Center (Call 770-814-6981 to register).  With dinner, casino games, and our performance of Broadway/Show tunes, as well as a dance with some dance performances, we are looking for a fun event..see you there?

Positively speaking, singing and dancing, Sheri and Bill Eppright

As photojournalists and ambassadors of Active Senior Lifestyles, Sheri and Bill Eppright, as Positive Public Image, Inc. publish engaging articles, and colorful images, that champion the value of seniors in America.

As entertainers, Sheri and Bill interact with their audiences using music, dance and multimedia presentations to encourage active lifestyles and connect with fellow Boomers and Active Seniors. Contact us at 678-672-7310 or by email: Contact Us!

 

Sheri and Bill Featured in the Guide to Gwinnett 2014 Edition!

It was a privilege to be interviewed by Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce for a feature article on Senior Living in  “The Guide to GWINNETT 2014 Edition”  

The Guide to Gwinnett is available in hard copy and on line.  Click here for on line version.  We hope you will join us on your healthy aging path through an Active Positive Lifestyle!

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We hope you will join us on your healthy aging path through an Active Positive Lifestyle!

Positively speaking, singing, and dancing, Sheri & Bill Eppright, Positive Public Image, Inc.

As photojournalists and ambassadors of Active Senior Lifestyles, Sheri and Bill Eppright, as Positive Public Image, Inc. publish engaging articles, and colorful images, that champion the value of seniors in America.As entertainers, Sheri and Bill interact with their audiences using music, dance and multimedia presentations to encourage active lifestyles and connect with fellow Boomers and Active Seniors. 

Contact us at 678-672-7310 or by email: Email Sheri and Bill!

A “FAB” View from the Firetruck at Duluth Festival Parade!

Fun morning at the Duluth Fall Festival Parade…who doesn’t love a parade!

As this year’s Chairman of Duluth’s FAB (Fifty and Beyond) Advisory Board, I joined other active FAB members (including Bill!) in riding in the Parade in an antique fire truck owned by  Margo and Doug Monahan.  Weather was perfect and company even better!  Check out below how the parade looked from our view on the fire truck.

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Hope to see you at next year’s event!  Positively Speaking, Singing & Dancing, Sheri & Eppright

 

As photojournalists, Sheri and Bill of Positive Public Image, Inc. publish engaging articles, and colorful images, that champion Healthy Aging, and the value of seniors in America.

As entertainers and ambassadors of Healthy Aging, Sheri and Bill interact with their audiences using music, dance and multimedia presentations to encourage an Active Positive Lifestyle and connect with fellow Seniors.    Contact us at 678-672-7310, or by email: Contact Us!