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SEAN'S PARK

Sean's Park is a 2.5-acre park designed for Southern Nevadans with intellectual disabilities.

The first of its kind in the United States, Sean's Park offers those its serves new life-skills. Amenities and learning equipment include a "live" street crosswalk, a way-finding path, moonwalk pad, a full-size bowling lane and shuffle board, arts and crafts area, a solar demonstration station, tuned musical instruments, inclusive play equipment including a wheelchair swing, miniature golf course, and community garden. The park amenities encourage conceptual learning, personal awareness, physical activity and social learning. The park is also adorned with the personal art works of Sean Morrissey for whom the park is named.

Inspired by the land itself, Desert Contemporary design is reaching its highest expression at Ascaya. Desert sun, earth and stone inform every angle and dramatic line. The beauty of the native desert is on full display throughout this unique community. Rather than erecting boundaries designed to keep nature out, desert contemporary architecture honors native beauty by blurring boundaries and bringing the environment into the forefront of the community theme and design.

RECENT NEWSLETTERS

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MAY 2020

As we go through life’s challenges and experiences, we always have two choices. We can be miserable and complain about the situation or we can look on the bright side and find the good. If there is a yin, there is a yang. If there is wrong, there is right. If there is sad, there is happy. If there is dark, there is light. I’ve found that a little ray of light is always shining, even at the darkest times. Here are a few of the good things that have surfaced over the last two months.

 

  • Mother Earth is getting a breather…literally.

  • People are finding creative ways to check on their neighbors and reach out to others.

  • Grandpa is figuring out how to work his smart phone.

  • We are becoming cleaner.

  • The “rat race” is not quite as fast.

  • The whole work at home thing is working out quite well.

  • Business practices are getting more efficient.

  • Our canine companions aren’t...

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APRIL 2020

During this COVID-19 stay at home order, I seem to be spending more time sitting in front of my computer. Things I used to do outside the office are now done in front of a computer screen. I have noticed an increase in computer related down time reported by our work-at-home employees. I don’t know if the increase in computer crashes is a ratio of the increased time I spend in front of it or if my computer just enjoys messing with me.

 

At a computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, 'If FORD had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.'

 

In response to Bill's comments, FORD issued a press release stating...

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MARCH 2020

Being sequestered at home can, at first, be a nice change, exciting and new. However, you may begin to feel fatigue or boredom if you don’t develop some new routines and habits. There are some things that you should get a daily dose of whether you are at home or at work… laughter, sunshine and fresh air.  These three things all contribute to a healthy life. Here are ten suggestions for living a little healthier each day.

  1. Tell a good joke.

  2. Laugh out loud.

  3. Take your work out to your patio or balcony.

  4. Take a walk before breakfast.

  5. Take a break, stand outside and breathe deeply.

  6. Smile at everyone… it will make them wonder what you are up to.

  7. Open the window to your home office on these beautiful spring days.

  8. Tell someone thank you for a job well done.

  9. Eat good foods.

  10. Look out the window at something green every hour.

Stay healthy!

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