Joint project with Philly Loves Fun, 1010 Creative (and Jami Slotnick) and City of Hope Philadelphia Office
Michael Salon and Spa (at The Phoenix, 1600 Arch Street) is helping men lose
the fur before beach season as they present Manscape Mania and the search for
“Furriest Philadelphian.” On Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, all
Jay Michael stylists and employees will volunteer their time and donate 100% of
proceeds from men’s salon packages to City of Hope to help them in the fight
against prostate cancer. All participants and their guests will enjoy specially
priced salon packages, beer tastings, complimentary nibbles, free gifts and a
chance to win a $1,000 prize getaway package. In advance of the event, one
winner will be named “Furriest Philadelphian,” entitling them to a year of free
services and products. An additional winner at the event will be named “Most
Dramatic Makeover.” For information, click here or call
Mania is the perfect opportunity for men spruce up and look sharp for summer. Significant
others are invited to come and watch as men lose the fur with one-time
* The Scapegoat - Manly manicure, Pedicure, Chest and Back Wax ($100.00) * The Cityscape - Manly manicure, eyebrow wax, fifteen minute chair massage,
cut and style ($100.00) * The Beachscape - Thirty minute relaxation massage, thirty minute facial or
bacial, manly manicure, cut and style ($200.00) * The Sexyscape - Back or chest wax, thirty minute facial or bacial, manly
manicure, cut and style and hint of
color treatment ($200.00)
carte services are also available for cut and style, manly mani and waxing
services at a discounted price (one-day only). All pricing is available for one-day only,
with appointments available on a first-come, first-served basis. Special
pricing can’t be combined with other discounts. One hundred percent of proceeds
will go to City of Hope as staff are generously donating their wages from the
day to pay it forward or “Live a
Beautiful Life” (the company’s tagline/mission statement.)
During the event, participants will also
enjoy complimentary nibbles and beer samples from Tirnanog,
as well as a free Matrix boxed gift set (valued at $40) and a free ride gift
card from Uber (valued up to $20). All participants will also be entered
to win a grand prize package for two
inclusive of items such as a Tiffany necklace and an Atlantic City Weekend
advance of Manscape Mania, City of Hope and Jay Michael is looking to crown one
lucky male “Furriest Philadelphian.” The winner will receive a makeover during
Manscape Mania, plus a year of free styling products (approximate value $400)
and a year of complementary haircuts (approximate value $2,000). Interested
applicants can apply by sending a current photo (headshot and full body) to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 12, 2013. Friends and family can also nominate a
winner. Entries must include name, age and email address. Must be 21 and older
to participate. Certain restrictions apply.
a humorous way to show our salon’s not-so-serious side,” explained Manager,
Sylwia Cunningham. “We are a five-star salon and spa but we also like to have
fun and also help those in need. City of Hope is a very worthy charity and
we’re happy to help find—and make over— this furry man! I guess you could say
we’re letting our hair down for a day!”
the event, one lucky winner will also be named “Most Dramatic Makeover.” Before
and after shots will be judged at the end of the day by Josh Hafetz, President
of Raylon Corporation, a wholesale beauty distributor.
love working with Jay Michael Salon and Spa, “ said Harry Giordano, Senior
Director of Development for City of Hope’s Northeast Region. “They have been
long-time supporters of our cause I am looking forward to seeing the before and
after of the Furriest Philadelphian – it’s a fun event for everyone and a day
that going to be really great!”
more information visit www.facebook.com/ ManscapeMania. Appointments are now being accepted by calling 267-514-8000 or visiting
jaymichael.com. Entries for Furriest Philadelphian are also now being
taken via email to email@example.com.
Jay Michael Salon and Spa
Jay Michael Salon and Spa has been providing exceptional salon experiences
since 1985. For decades, Philadelphia’s elite have flocked to Jay’s gorgeously
appointed salons. Jay has partnered with Sarah Keating, owner of the former
Phoenix Salon and Spa, and now has two warm and welcoming beauty
establishments, one at Center City’s The Phoenix, the other at The Radnor
Hotel. Jay Michael employs only the most seasoned, sensational staff members,
extending incredible services to his clients. From coloring and cutting to
breathtaking up dos, from indulgent massages and facials to waxing, make-up
applications and manicures, Jay Michael Salon and Spa does it all. Each salon
visit is guaranteed to exceed your most discriminating expectations, all the
while making you look and feel fabulous. Visit jaymichael.com for more info.
City of Hope
City of Hope is recognized worldwide for its compassionate patient care,
innovative science and translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory
breakthroughs into promising new therapies. For 100 years, City of Hope’s
pioneering research has brought the world closer to cures for many
life-threatening diseases, from cancer to diabetes. Compassion drives our
innovation. Every discovery we make and new treatment we develop gives patients
the chance to live longer, better and more fully. As an independent medical and
research institution, we can break through the barriers that traditionally
stand between scientists and physicians, accelerating the application of
laboratory findings to more effective treatments. We work with urgency because
time matters. Patients with cancer need better options today, not next week or
next year. For many people, City of Hope is where hope begins. Visit
cityofhope.org for more information.
The holidays can be often be difficult for seniors -- as they sometimes face challenges that the rest of us often overlook. While the holidays can be festive for most people, older adults can sometimes get the holiday blues, especially those who have dietary restrictions, limited mobility, health concerns, lack of family (or family who live far away), limited resources, and memories of those who are no longer with us. Two special programs are helping bring a little holiday cheer to Philadelphia seniors. Join with me in spreading the word.
Throughout the year, but especially during the holiday season, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania works to mobilize the caring power in our community by promoting a wealth of meaningful opportunities to give and serve.
Holiday Volunteer Opportunities From serving Thanksgiving dinner at a local senior center to building gingerbread houses with seniors at a nursing home to wrapping gifts, there are lots of ways to give of your time during the holidays.
Holiday Wish List (Donations) From coats to food baskets to games to stocking stuffers there are lots of wishes on the UWSEPAHoliday Wish List. To fulfill a wish, please contact the agency directly to make arrangements for the donation. Sample items include:
The holidays are a time of celebration, but also a time when many older adults think more about our losses and challenges. To help, Germantown’s Center in the Park is sponsoring a workshop, Beat the Holiday Blues, on Thursday, December 8th from 10-11am at 5818 GermantownAvenue. The workshop will be led by Barbara Bruce, LSW, and refreshments will be served. To register, call Erika Barber at 215-848-7722.
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In addition to these programs, you can help older adults right in your own neighborhood by being extra friendly, offering to shovel snow, checking in on them during the cold or snow, offering to help them with their shopping, or sending them an old-fashioned greeting card. After working with thousands of seniors over the years, I can attest that some of the most simple things will go a long way to make a big difference.
To find out other ways to help Philadelphia seniors, or to learn about other programs that help seniors during the holidays, contact Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. Their website also lists senior-serving agencies that are right in your neighborhood.
As a result of the National Weather Service's declaration of an "Excessive Heat Warning," Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will operate its HEATLINE at (215) 765-9040 beginning at Noon today, July 5, 2010, until Midnight tonight. Based on current forecasts, the HEATLINE will be active until Thursday, July 8, from 8:30am to Midnight.
Neighbors, friends, and relatives are urged to look in on elderly persons, as they may be especially vulnerable to the heat. The elderly, individuals with chronic medical conditions, those on medication, and persons who live alone and receive few visitors are encouraged to call PCA's HEATLINE for advice on coping with the heat. In addition, callers may contact PCA's HEATLINE on behalf of another individual who may be at risk for heat stress.
"When it gets this hot and temperatures outdoors are in the 90s, many homes can have indoor temperatures that reach 100 degrees of higher. This is extremely dangerous, especially for the homebound," said Chris Gallagher, PCA's HEATLINE call center director.
PCA's HEATLINE staff can provide information about recommended air-conditioned locations, provide tips on coping with the heat and detecting signs of heat stress. City Health Department Nurses are on site at the HEATLINE call center to speak with callers about medical problems related to the heat. Mobile teams from the Health Department will be dispatched if a situation requires intervention, and 911 will be called for emergencies.
The HEATLINE is a joint effort between PCA and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to prevent heat-related deaths and help citizens stay safe in extreme heat. Across the country, heat is known to cause more deaths each year than all other natural disasters combined. PCA's HEATLINE is a non-emergency telephone service. IT IS NOT A FAN OR AIR CONDITIONER DISTRIBUTION SITE.
Come join me on Thursday, July 15, 2010 for a night of bowling, drinks and a great cause! GenPhilly and Delaware Valley Alzheimer’s Association Junior Committee presents a “Pet-tastic Happy Hour” to raise support for furry companions of homebound seniors on Thursday, July 15, 2010. The event will take place from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at North Bowl, in Northern Liberties, at 909 North 2nd Street. The event is free, but all guests are asked to bring a pet accessory and/or gift card for pet companions owned by frail and isolated older adults living in Philadelphia. Pets can offer older adults unconditional love, relive isolation, and help elders to cope with loss. Accessories can be new toys, unopened treats, gift cards, dog bones, water bowls, cat nip, PETCO or PETSMART gift card, etc. Happy hour will feature drink specials, discounted bowling and networking with other young professionals. North Bowl is near the SEPTA Spring Garden stop. There is off-street parking available. RSVP is requested by visiting genphillyhh.eventbrite.com. Please become a fan of GenPhilly on Facebook! About Our Sponsors As a Steering Committee member of GenPhilly, I can personally attest to their great work and mission. They are a network of emerging professionals who are inspiring Philadelphians to connect with older adults through their work and personal lives. The DVJC is an organization of young adults dedicated to furthering the efforts of the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter to eliminate Alzheimer's disease