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The White Crane Wellness Center is totally committed to engage the general public in this action-oriented 8-week workshop, “A Matter of Balance”, designed to help you avoid falls and improve balance and stability.

A Matter of Balance intends to use a variety of activities to address which factors use a variety of activities. You can learn about ‘fall prevention” strategies.

Exercise components integrated in the series.

This health and fitness training awareness is located at the Edgewater Satellite Senior Center beginning on Thursday. The workshops begin on Thursday, January 19, 2017, and meets every Thursday, once a week for eight weeks, beginning at 9AM de la mañana. The Program is free for Center Wellness members.

Call 773-271-9000 by Thursday, January 12, 2017. Take a winter class.

The Programs and services are funded by the AgeOptions, the Suburban Area Agency On Aging.

Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.
Consulting Social Media Arts Communications

Today is the first day of January in the New Year, two thousand seventeen (2017) Anno Domini. Whole Foods Market in Edgewater opens from 10AM to 6PM.

Around 10:30 AM this Sunday morning, a tall white man walked past my table by the windows corridor and broke his Soapstone bracelet with beads from Upstate New York. I saw him walk past me, while I was ready to warm up half of my New Year’s Eve Fried Chicken Breast which I had saved for brunch on New Year’s Day.

To my surprise, the tall white from Upstate New York began to look at my table and handbags, duffel bags, and knapsacks, frantically, as well as the marble concrete floor at Whole Foods Market. To his despair, all the Soapstone beads from his wrist bracelet scattered haphazardly and madly across the floor, every which way to go on New Year’s Day!

I walked up to the tall white New Yorker and said, "What is the matter?"

He replied, "I just broke my bracelet and the beads scattered all over the floor".

Oh, I said, looking carefully down on the floor by my table and chair. "Here’s one. I found it for you." As I handed the white tall New Yorker a Soapstone bead perforated for a wrist bracelet.

The tall white New Yorker was accompanied by a red headed young man who was also looking for the Soapstone beads on the floor. The red headed white man told me that his New Yorker friend was missing five (5) beads.

Both white men thought that some beads went under my table and handbags…. I said, well, your bracelet beads may have scattered closer to you and your table.

So, the red headed white man found another bead across the corridor and under the table counter by the windows.

Then, he decided to sweep the floor hoping to find more beads for his New York friend. In spite of his efforts, no other beads showed up in the sweeping debris and dust stone.

I asked that tall white man where he had bought his wrist bracelet. He replied, “From Upstate New York.” Then, both men walked away and left the Whole Foods Market store in Edgewater, Chicago.

However, I did not give up looking for those Soapstone beads missing from the tall white man’s bracelet. While walking carefully, I stood across from his table and looked under the table counter and found another bead.

Then while I sat down to think about such a strange incident on New Year’s Day at the Whole Foods Market in Edgewater, I noticed that a Soapstone bead rolled under my table, by my foot… Only God Knows Why!

I found the remaining two beads for the tall Upstate New York man, which completed his missing set of five. I hope that both men return to the Whole Foods Market in Edgewater to recover the two Soapstone beads and restore the wrist bracelet to its completion. Happy New Year 2017 At The Whole Foods Market in Edgewater!

Whole Foods Market Edgewater, 6009 N. Broadway, Chicago

Gardenia C. Hung

Consulting Social Media Arts Communications

Faculty at the College of Du Page in Glen Ellyn, Lombard, DuPage County, Illinois USA
While my Father, Roberto Hung Juris Doctor, was recovering from neurosurgery caused by aneurysm and a Traumatic Brain Injury at our Lombard home during July 1997, I received a call from Kim Ramey, Community Marketing Director at the Du Page in Glen Ellyn, and later from Kathy McCullough, R.N., offering faculty employment to develop a curriculum program for Health Care Professionals in Spanish Communications for Human Resources at Good Samaritan Advocate Hospital, National Chiropractic College, also known today as the National University Health Sciences in the Village of Lombard, and Central Du Page Hospital in Winfield, Illinois, in order to teach for the Business Professional Institute managed by Lotty Petusky at the College of Du Page, offering to develop another curriculum program for Business Communications in Spanish for Lucent Technologies in Lisle-Naperville, and AT&T Bell Labs in Du Page County, Illinois. The Business Professional Institute by the West Campus was located next to the Police Academy and Training Center for Paramedics at the College of Du Page in Glen Ellyn, Illinois USA.
The College of Du Page Human Resources employed me as Faculty to teach Developmental Writing 101, and the Center for Independent Learning assigned teaching for English 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 at the Main Campus in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
In addition, Kathy Doyle who worked for the Tutoring Center, called me to provide Tutoring Sessions in Spanish for individual students who wanted to practice the language by speaking with an instructor.
I worked at the College of Du Page as Faculty and Curriculum Developer.
• College of Du Page, Glen Ellyn, teaching, Medical Spanish for Healthcare Professionals,
Conversational Spanish, Developmental Writing, English 101, 102, 103, 105, English as a
Second Language, 1997-2000.
• “Communications for Health Care Professionals” English/Spanish, 1997 – 2000
Developed syllabus and overall course structure, and administered all grades.
• “Developmental Writing” , 1998– 2000
Developed syllabus and overall course structure, and administered all grades.
• Communications – English 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 1998– 2000
Developed syllabus and overall course structure, including weekly lab practicum,
and administered all grades.
• Business Professional Institute Adult Education Program, 1997-2000
• Collaborated on curriculum and exam development, met with students upon request, and graded all written work, including final exam papers.
During my work as Faculty at the College of Du Page, I also participated in the campus committees for the European Heritage Committee with Ann Cotton, Rob Streit, and the Latin American Committee with Zinta Conrad, as well as the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages with Flora Breidenbach and her husband Heribert.

Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.
Consulting Social Media Arts Communications

During my visit to Santiago de Cuba, my cousin Franky invited me to to meet his sister Lidia "Lilita’ and her grand-daughter Klaudia Rodríguez Enamorado at her daughter’s home across from the Plaza de Marte. Photo Courtesy by Gardenia C.Hung

​Here’s a good photo of Cousin Franky, Lidia and Myself taken by Klaudia Rodríguez Enamorado at her Mother’s home across from the Plaza de Marte in Santiago de Cuba during my first visit.

Primo Juanito Sánchez Fujishiro, Prima Lidia Sánchez Fujishiro, Yo Y El Primo Francisco Sánchez Fujishiro,

La Familia Sánchez Fujishiro en Santiago de Cuba

Los nietos de Kenichi Fujishiro y Antonia

Reunión de la Familia Sánchez Fujishiro en Santiago de Cuba

Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.
Consulting Social Media Arts Communications

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