Monday, December 15, 2014

The Fisher Agency Relocation!

Read journalist Kathy Blake's write up of The Fisher Agency's relocation! Click Here to read the entire article.

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Miracle Drug

     The beginning of my education about health happened in my early 20’s in a health club talking to a trainer about the best way to keep weight off.  The trainer said, “The miracle drug, water.”  She said, if you drink half of your weight in ounces of water and eat a healthy diet, the weight will just fall off. Then when I was studying to become a yoga teacher one of the authors I read talked about drinking a quart of water in the morning when you first get up,  I tried that and it changed my life.  I had more energy, better bowel movements and felt much more balanced and relaxed over time.

     Water is truly a miracle drug.  I am not suggesting you start my regime but I cannot stress enough the importance of drinking filtered water.

     Did you know that your brain requires half of all the water you drink to function properly? When you experience that drowsy feeling after lunch, that means your body is dehydrated and needs water.  When you are thirsty your body is already dehydrated. 

     Over half of our body is water. Our muscles are 75% water.  Our fat is 50% water and our bones are 52% water.  There are too many benefits of drinking water to mention here, but in my opinion, the very best one is curbing stress.  When you are dehydrated your cortisol level goes up.   The stress hormone increases.   The stress hormone causes a loss of additional fluid because it pushes up the heart rate and causes us to breathe heavier.  We also tend not to drink or eat well.

So here’s to you drink up!

Lois A Jennings, HC, E-RYT200

If you are interested in a free health consultation, please call me at 248-568-4228 or toll free 1-877-332-0020

Thrive Assisted Living Opens in Bloomfield Township

Thrive Assisted Living is a six bed group home providing services to people with Alzheimer’ disease or dementia.  Their essence memory care program offers structured activities throughout each day.  The program creates opportunities for purpose, meaning and joy.   The administrator and co-owner, Carolyn Merucci-Anderson is a registered nurse and a certified dementia practitioner with over 30 years of experience in caring for elders.

Thrive Assisted Living is a beautifully decorated brick house in a residential neighbor in Bloomfield Township.   They maintain excellent landscaping and keep the appearance inside the house as homey as possible. 

Carolyn is quoted as saying, “It is my honor to be able to provide care for the residents at Thrive.   The smiles, laughter and hugs received each day lets us know we have created a home where our residents are happy and thriving.”   For more information, please visit

Thrive Assisted Living is a member of the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber, a member organization dedicated to promoting the economic development, strengthening the business climate and maintaining the quality of life in the Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and Franklin Michigan.   For more information, please visit


Photo Credit:  Doug Ashley, Photography by Ashley

Pictured from left:   Linda Hatfield, Birmingham Bloomfield Credit Union; Linda Lawther, President of the Michigan Center for Assisted Living; Pier Dewberry, Lead Care Partner at Thrive; Carolyn Merucci-Anderson, co-owner; Janet Sheikh, co-owner; Kelly Lewis, Alpha Lifestyle Center of Birmingham.


Contact information:

Bonnie Miles  (248) 430-7686

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Credit Union Creates Delightful Donations

Vibe Credit Union of Birmingham gave back in a big way at the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber Community Leadership Breakfast. The event, which took place in October 2014 at The Village Club, hosted numerous nonprofit organizations in the Birmingham area. Vibe Credit Union created more than 20 elegant table centerpieces for the event out of well known and loved children’s books. These same books were then donated to Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak. 

Ladies from Beaumont staff took a moment to add books to their collection, joined by Linda Daly, Community Relations & Business Development Officer at Vibe Credit Union and Andrea Kaczmarek, Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber.