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G-3-1 Korea grateful to Kiwanians, others

The amazing success of the Feb. 23 Eagles and Ag Benefit Concert Soar Like An Eagle, sponsored by the partnership of the G-3-1 Korea Association and the Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley, was due to the outpouring of effort, financial and gift contributions for the Chinese Auction from many citizens, organizations and business owners of Douglas County. Concert Committee Chair Dave Nelson’s Letter to the Editor in the Record-Courier on March 14 documented the donors.

G-3-1 Korea is grateful to the Kiwanians and to each and all of you for your gifts. The dog, Cyrus, received by Gardnerville Ranchos resident Fred Meyling was a replacement, provided by G-3-1 Korea, for his service dog that had been intentionally shot last March.

The goals of the event were not only to raise funds to provide service/therapy dogs for wounded warriors, but also to increase the public’s awareness of what these animals are capable of doing and the life values that they are capable of restoring to our service men and women. Both of these goals were achieved beyond all the expectations of the committee workers.

At the prelude to the concert, breeder Garnett Thompson and trainer Karen Greenhill showed their National and International Champion Borzoi Wolfhounds as breeds that have functioned as Psychiatric Service Dogs. Ms. Thompson has already donated many pups from her prized Borzoi’s to support needy veterans.

This joint event was another of many for G-3-1 Korea to follow to increase support for the needs of wounded warriors. Should you want to donate, send a check to G-3-1 Korea, Attn: Paul Price, Treasurer, 1109 Lavista Way, Louisville, KY 40219. G-3-1 is a 501.(c).(19) organization – all donations are tax deductible – memo your donation: service/therapy dog.

Jodi Bingham

G-3-1 Korea project coordinator, Gardnerville

Thank you, seniors, for help with research

I am writing this letter to shout out a thank you to the many senior citizens in Carson City who unselfishly volunteered to participate in an important research project to benefit the elderly population.

As a fourth year student at Adelphi University in New York, preparing to pursue a Ph.D. with a speciality in geropsychology, I have been doing extensive research around issues affecting the elderly. While home for winter break, I was fortunate to enlist the assistance of seniors at the Carson City Senior Center, Carson Plaza Independent Retirement Community, and Sierra Place to participate in my research. The findings are a benefit to seniors by helping doctors, clinicians, caregivers, and others who work with the elderly. Results of the research will be presented this spring at the Western Psychological Conference in Reno, and in New York at the Adelphi University/Derner Institute Research Day.

Recognition for those who have worked to make a difference in the life of our seniors is long overdue. Without the dedication and assistance of local staff who work tirelessly with seniors, and those who helped to coordinate the scheduling, distribution, collection of surveys, this project would not have been possible.

A special “thanks” to Janice McIntosh, Dawn Beck and Cindi Cirone from the Carson City Senior Center, Robin Meyer from Sierra Place and Adina Lindbloom from Carson Plaza Independent Retirement Community.

Jonathan Singer

Garden City, N.Y.


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