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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 16:36

Hello World Surrogacy

At Hello World Surrogacy we are Industry Leaders who provide the full end to end service with our selected partners. Intended Parent(s) and Gestational Carriers (Surrogates) will be assigned a Support Navigator to guide them through the entire process, enabling the Intended Parent(s) to leverage our extensive experience.

At Hello World Surrogacy we specialize in creating all kinds of families and do not differentiate between (LGBT), lesbian, gay, transgender, heterosexual, single or married. We provide support in exactly the same way by finding Intended Parent(s) the right Gestational Carriers (Surrogates).

Hello World Surrogacy Support Services

  • Intended Parent(s) Surrogate Navigation
  • Support Management
  • Prenatal & Postpartum Support

Matching

  • Intended Parent (s) with Gestational Carrier (Surrogate)
  • Egg Donor Matching
  • Sperm Donor Matching

Screening

  • Gestational Carrier (Surrogate) Screening
  • Surrogate Suitably Matching
  • Physiological Screening (carried out by our partners)
  • Medical / OB-GYN Screening of Gestational Carrier (Surrogate) (carried out by our partners)
  • Semen Screening (carried out by our partners)

Medical Advisory Support

  • Engaging Intended Parent(s) with Practitioners
  • Medical / Hospital Appointments
  • Attorneys
  • IVF Doctors
  • Sperm Analysis and Storage
  • Egg Donation
  • Embryo Storage
  • Cord Banking
  • Hospital Advisory
  • OB-GYN Advisory

Financial

  • Insurance Advisory Services
  • Surrogacy Financing Advisory
  • Payment Management
  • Escrow Advisory
  • Cost Management

Post Birth Support

  • Newborn Care Specialist
  • Accommodation & Travel Services
  • Birth Registration
Thursday, 04 January 2018 23:03

Susan Dost

Susan is CEO and President of Sheridan In-Home Care, an award-winning brand in Greater Los Angeles and Palm Springs that provides non-medical in-home care for seniors. Susan creates concierge services to expand the scope of offerings to include visiting professionals such as hygienists, nurses, therapists, attorneys, and more to people in their homes. Susan also founded Nurse At Your Door, an on demand concierge nursing company, which has grown to over 100 nurses. She sits on the board of Cancer Support Community and is a licensed private pilot. She has a young daughter named Paloma with her wife Lindsay. Susan joined The Center board at the start of 2018. 

Published in Board of Directors
Friday, 28 November 2014 17:48

Alzheimers Association

We provide care and support to those affected

The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are here to help.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 18:28

EMC

Gay Men's Guide to Sex

 

Join Dr. Del Rosario for a broad overview of gay male sexual practices in the medical aspect. An in-depth question and answer session will follow.

This is a FREE event but space is limited.
Registration is requested.

Published in Physical Health
Monday, 13 March 2017 22:02

Vitalitas Home Care Referral Agency

Vitalitas Home Care Referral Agency Profile – The Center of Palm Springs

At Vitalitas Home Care Referral Agency, we are committed to affordable, consumer-directed care and believe clients and their family members have the right to determine the services needed and should have the freedom to choose the care provider they feel is best suited to provide support. We also believe truly inspired care professionals always strive for excellence and that it’s part of their nature to apply their talents toward serving others.

 

The Professional Personal Care Attendants we refer provide in-home, non-medical companionship services to elderly clients, as well as to adult clients with an illness, injury, or disability who require assistance with self-care. Each member of our referral registry has completed comprehensive interviews & assessments, passed criminal background, DMV & TB screenings, hold current registrations & certifications, and have had employment eligibility authorized through E-Verify (a service of the Department of Homeland Security & the Social Security Administration).

 

The companionship services provided by referred Personal Care Attendants can include:

 

The Provision of Fellowship – engaging the client in social, physical, and mental activities, such as conversation, reading, games, and crafts, as well as, accompanying the client on walks, on errands, to appointments, or to social events.

The Provision of Protection – remaining present with the client in his or her home, or accompanying the client when outside the home, as well as, monitoring the client’s safety and well-being.

The Provision of Care – assisting the client with Activities of Daily Living such as dressing, grooming, feeding, bathing, toileting, and transferring; and assisting with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living that enable the client to live independently at home, such as meal preparation, driving, light housework, managing finances, remembering to take medication, and arranging medical care.

 

What further distinguishes Vitalitas is the caliber of the Professional PCAs we refer. Through our signature screening & interviewing process, Vitalitas digs deep into each registry applicant’s talents, motivators, values, and vision. Only those applicants who satisfy all the criteria, demonstrate a commitment to delivering exceptional care, as well as radiate genuine passion for their work are converted to active registry status and subsequently referred to clients for further review and consideration.

 

Whether you’re a client requiring assistance with self-care so you can continue to live independently or you’re a Personal Care Attendant seeking new professional opportunities, we’re committed to helping you find an optimal match – one focused on life and vitality, that fosters trust and results in a fulfilling alliance.

 

Vitalitas Home Care Referral Agency is a referral agency as defined by and operating in accordance with the requirements set forth in the California Civil Code.

 

Proud members of The California Coalition of Domestic Referral Agencies, Inc.

Friday, 04 November 2016 18:44

Mark Duebner Design

MY STORY

As long as I can remember, storytelling has been a passion of mine. The first major purchase I ever made was the book,The Art of Walt Disney. It was over 450 pages, weighed 8 lbs. and cost over $75. It was 1973. I was 13 years old. Decades later, Disney’s combination of ideas, words and visuals told stories
that still shape new generations.

In high school I created original superhero characters and drew full-length comic books. And in college and during the past thirty plus years, I have also been drawn to the creative process of the theater by designing and directing many productions. Again, telling a story with visuals, words and music that connects emotionally with an audience.

I didn’t even know what graphic design was until I was a freshman at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I planned to declare medical illustration as my major. After one intro class to graphic design, I knew my career path was forever altered. In 1982 I earned a BFA in graphic design with honors and was ready to take on the world.

I loved the methodology of creating a strong visual solution to a real world problem; exploring typography; and uncovering the emotional impact of
color and image. Being a little “obsessive,” I enjoyed the attention to detail.
My formal education occurred years before even the glimmer of an idea for
the personal computer entered the creative minds of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Although I can’t live without my Mac, I still begin every project brainstorming on real paper with an actual writing instrument. This exercise helps me to focus on conceptual thinking and original solutions.

I have been working now in the field of graphic design and visual communication for more than 33 years. After years of working for and learning from other creative professionals, I started Mark Duebner Design in 1995 where I continue to blend strategic thinking with captivating design. I am committed to providing sophisticated solutions to a variety of non-profit and for-profit clients to enhance their success and bring visual originality to their communications.

I am a member of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Desert Business Association, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, The Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Council and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. My work has been published inLetterhead and Logo Design 4, Logo Lounge Master Library 4, Bright Ideas in Logo Design Volume One, Bright Ideas in Graphic Design Volume Oneand the2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014and2015 American Graphic Design Awards Annuals.

A new chapter in my story began in January 2013 when I moved my life and my business from Naperville, Illinois to Palm Springs, California. The 354 days of sunshine, majestic mountains, endless palm trees and the mid-century modern vibe inspire me every day.

During the 2016-2017 school year I am mentoring three juniors enrolled in the Digital Arts Technology Academy at Cathedral City High School. It is a humbling experience and extremely rewarding.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 15:10

Contour Dermatology

Contour Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center

Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology

The Best of Both Worlds

Under the direction of Dr. Timothy Jochen, a board-certified dermatologist with more than 15 years of experience, Contour Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center offers a comprehensive array of medical and cosmetic dermatology. The mission of Contour Dermatology is: To help cure skin diseases and to help people look and feel their best—taking full advantage of all the youth-renewing devices and products available in modern cosmetic dermatology today.

On the medical side, the practice treats skin conditions such as acne, eczema, fungal infections, melasma, psoriasis, rosacea, skin cancer and cysts among others.  Having performed thousands of successful Mohs procedures, Dr. Jochen is a specialist in Mohs micrographic surgery— the most esthetic and effective method for removal of skin cancer.

Cosmetic procedures range from non-invasive treatments such as chemical peels, facial fillers and Botox to one of the largest selections of cosmetic lasers in the nation along with other state-of-the-art technology and surgical procedures such as eyelid surgery and the mini facelift. For body contouring, Contour Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center offers CoolSculpting for non-surgical fat reduction, tumescent liposuction and lasers such as the VelaShape III to reduce inches and cellulite. Dr. Jochen also is an expert in hair restoration and the latest hair transplantation procedures.

Dr. Jochen also is an associate professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where he has been named teacher of the year multiple times.  He is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor as voted by his peers.

Having healthy skin is as much an art as it is a science. Contour Dermatology is committed to offering the best of both worlds.

Contour Dermatology has two offices in Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs and a La Quinta clinic will be opening in 2017. For more information, call (760) 423-4000 or visit www.contourderm.com

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Tuesday, 07 June 2016 17:59

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Together we are creating vibrant community
August Social will be held at @ Hyatt Palm Springs ( inside at the Atrium ) tonight, Wednesday, August 22nd from 5:30 - 7:00pm

285 N. Palm Canyon
Upcoming @ The Center
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Leadership Circle
Business Partner Spotlight
The Alzheimer's Association has been serving the Coachella Valley for 20 years with free programs and services, support, information, and referrals The Alzheimer's Association know s that our local LGBTQ population has specific concerns when it comes to care giving and living with Alzheimer's disease and they are here to serve and help you in any way they can. Call today at 760-996-0006 for more information, and look for their programs at The Center!

The Scott Hines Mental Health Clinic @ The Center
will be closed August 20th through August 31st.
This therapy group is facilitated by an MFT intern and will explore issues related to healthy aging, and overcoming challenges specific to living with HIV.

To sign up and for more information, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Clay at 760-416-7899, ext. 175
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Upcoming Community Events
WRITING YOUR OWN OBITUARY
Thursday August 23,2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The LGBT Center of the Desert
 
A good obituary will capture the spirit of our whole life with a limited number of words. Take control of the information that describes your life by writing your own obituary. 
This is another product in PLANNING AHEAD.
 
Some material will be sent to those who RSVP that they are coming. Please complete it before the workshop.

Please RSVP in the affirmative by replying to this email or calling Rob at 207-446-2523 so we can plan refreshments.

It's never too soon to plan ahead!

Beginning Square Dance Class! Beginning Monday, September 10th, 6:00 - 7:30PM

Come out and square up with the third largest LGBT square dance club in the world! Make new friends while learning the Dosado. Have fun and get some easy exercise while mastering the Allemande Left.

Everyone is welcome - LGBT, straight, singles and couples. No experience needed. No partner needed. Contact Boots In Square @ 760-914-4907 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Classes held at:
Cathedral City Senior Center
37-171 West Buddy Rogers Ave.

The Improvables, the Coachella Valley's very own ambassadors of laughter, bring their playful improv to The Desert Rose Playhouse. Join guest emcee, Jeffrey Norman, and The Improvables for a night guaranteed to work out your laughter muscles!

September 15, 2018, 7:00 PM

Benefiting The Center & The Improvables

Aging Positively
3rd Annual HIV & Aging Conference
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Joslyn Senior Center
73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA

10:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch included
Limited Transportation Available, RSVP Required
call JP at 760-992-0440

Topics include:
Keynote Speaker: Michael Gottlieb
Senior Housing Options- Path of Life Ministries
Sexual Health and Dating- Nina Rudeas, UC Riverside Medical
Workforce Development – Michael Patrick Cohen, Workforce Development Center

Attendance Requested, call JP at 760-992-0440

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities.
A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

For more information please call…
Mizell Senior Center Ext 120
(760) 323-5689
480 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

That's right folks! Outlandish returns to the Palm Springs Cultural Center with an expanded lineup! Produced by Logo TV Founder Matt Farber and the Palm Springs Cultural Center, the series will feature six iconic acts known in the LGBT community, each of whose appeal has crossed over to a mainstream audience.

The Outlandish series will benefit The Center – The LGBT Community Center of the Desert and is sponsored by Saguaro Palm Springs, Atlantis Events and Gay Desert Guide.
Tickets are now on sale for each performance at www.OutlandishPS.com . General Admission, Premium Seating, and VIP tickets (including a meet and greet) available. Tickets range from $30-$100. “Series Passes” to see all six shows are available at a discounted price. 
Who are you most excited to see?

5K (3.1 Mile) Run and Walk through the streets of the Old Las Palmas neighborhood.

Sunday, November 3, 2018 - 8:00 A.M.

Registration Fees:
$30 Thru Sept. 15
$35 From Sept. 16 to Oct. 31
$40 After Nov. 1 and Race Day

All registrants receive a colorful T-shirt. Each finisher gets a commemorative medal. Awards in 5 year age brackets

Smooth Sailing To Cooler Weather
Are the consecutive days of 100°+ heat getting to you? Give yourself a break and some beauty with this round trip sailing getaway to Alaska from LA, next Spring! Exclusively offered by Let’s Go Travel, you won’t have to worry about airport security lines, or the traffic lines to get into the airport! It’s all smooth sailing to The Last Frontier. Plus, $50 will be donated back to The Center for each person booked!

Where Did The Passion Go?
Arlen Keith Leight, LCSW, PhD, is offering this group at NO FEE because he is new to the Palm Springs area and would like to introduce himself and his work to the community. The only obligation is a commitment to attend all 6 sessions once the dates have been set.

6 Saturdays 11:30 - 1:00 @ The Center
Dates TBA

The Center's cooling center is open Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30AM. Beat the heat at The Center, enjoy water, snacks, and our cool A/C. If you’re in need of a welcoming space and an escape from the heat, stop by! 

Save These Dates
As you plan the rest of the year, and even 2019, we want to be sure you have these important dates for Center Stage 2018 and Red Dress Dress Red 2019. Keep an eye on this newsletter for announcements about sponsorship's, ticket sales, and more!

Center Stage 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
The Riviera Resort & Spa

Red Dress Dress Red 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Palm Springs Air Museum
Monthly Potlucks, Walk Abouts, Ladies Night Out and Jazz. These are just a few of the activities you could become involved with. How? Just follow the link and you can view and/or sign up for the weekly Women @ The Center Newsletter. If you know of anyone that might be interested in this newsletter, encourage them to sign up.
If you are a trans or gender-nonconforming person in the U.S. and considering suicide, Trans Lifeline can be reached at 877-565-8860. LGBT youth (ages 24 and younger) can reach the Trevor Project Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386. People of all ages and identities can reach The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800 -273-8255, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
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Published in Misc
Monday, 20 August 2012 23:33

Desert Regional Medical Center

Home to the Coachella Valley’s only designated trauma center and only neonatal intensive care unit, Desert Regional has unique offerings that are critical to the well-being of the citizens in our region of Southern California.

You have our assurance that Desert Regional Medical Center is committed to offering high quality, advanced services in a compassionate environment. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Advanced stroke treatment. In 2012, Desert Regional added some of the latest medical imaging technology to create a neuro-angiography suite where interventional neurologists can thread tiny catheters into the blood vessels of the brain to remove clots and offer stroke patients a better chance at recovery.
  • A dedicated unit for joint and spine procedures. In September of 2012, we were proud to celebrate the first anniversary of our Joint & Spine Pavilion, where patients are able to recover from joint and spine procedures in a comfortable environment, surrounded by staff members who are specially trained in the best ways to get a person back to a more active lifestyle.
  • Regional, multidisciplinary care for cancer and orthopedics. Desert Regional offers multidisciplinary health care at its Comprehensive Cancer Center and its Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences (ICON). Both programs now have a second location at 47647 Caleo Bay in La Quinta to offer patients more convenient access to these services.   Desert Regional Medical Center is also involved in  10 clinical trials. 
Wednesday, 05 May 2010 20:28

Grace Helen Spearman Foundation

Honors the legacy of Ms. Spearman by providing funds to organizations and individuals to help improve the lives of the needy and less fortunate in our community.  The mandate of the foundation remains consistent with Ms. Spearman’s kind and loving vision, giving to the types of organizations she supported with special emphasis in the fields of education, medical research, cultural arts and assisting the impoverished and disabled.

Published in Leadership Circle
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  • The LGBT Community Center of The Desert

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    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
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    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
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