Little Chase, Donald’s grandson, is sure excited. He has had the very first proof of the new book, First Words, for a whole day and he loves it! If Chase is anything to go by, little children will like this new word book! It will be out very soon!!
We are all very excited about Donald’s new board book, FIRST WORDS. It is a most worthy successor to his wildly popular children’s poetry book called, I LOVE YOU. It is a vibrant eye catching early book which will help little ones connect words with the beautiful images in the book. The bonding time spent reading will last a lifetime.
Show here are sneak peaks taken at the printers! The book will be out very, very shortly and you all will be the first to know. So stay tuned!
It’s never too early! Donald’s 2017 one page calendars are now out by popular demand. This beautiful set features some of his iconic and most beloved photographs. These include his very special Spirit, hydrangeas, sea glass, Jenne Farm, Maine lighthouses and Yosemite.
The beautiful landscapes in particular evoke a sense of calm and peacefulness. What a lovely way to be able to see the year ahead!
As with all Donald Verger Photography products, these calendars are printed in Maine, USA ; FSC sustainably printed on top quality 120 lb cover stock paper.
Sometimes a wonderful heartwarming story comes along our way and we have to share! Jennifer Clancy, who works with ALLE Learning, wrote to tell us what one of their elder communities, the Fellowship Square Mesa, did for a recent service project. This senior adult group had decided they wanted to do something for the veterans at the Phoenix VA Hospital. She explained, “They decided on Valentine Day boxes filled with useful and not so useful stuff (i.e. candy).” Donald’s American Flag postcards was placed in each box. The photo below shows the group after their boxes were finished!
Jennifer explained further, “These communities come in many forms; independent living, assisted living, health centers, senior day care centers or long term care facilities. We work with all residents regardless of their physical or mental state.
After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, my mother moved to an assisted living community. She lived there about five years before passing away. I was thankful that she was safe and had access to exercise and other wellness activities but soon discovered that there was very little on the monthly calendar for her mind or brain. I began ALLE Learning as a volunteer so that my mother would have access to book studies, presentations on interesting topics that were age appropriate and reinforcement projects. As communities began to hear about our efforts we began to teach our classes at other communities.
Fellowship Square Mesa is one of those communities. We meet with a group of 25 residents every Saturday afternoon for a two hour class. The residents in the photo are from this class. Every quarter they choose to do a service project and since we are also teaching our classes at the VA Hospital we thought it would be a great way to bring the two together. Our participants at the VA are in the palliative care and hospice unit. They are men and women who have served our country (as have many of our class participants). The residents wrote letters and cards and filled the boxes with all sorts of treats. We delivered 40 boxes.
As a way of scaling our efforts of providing lifelong learning to every senior adult living community in the U.S. we launched ALLE Online. Our mission is simple, we believe that learning is for everyone. Research is showing that we are on the right track; having a healthy mind and brain requires learning new things, not just playing brain games. By providing high-quality, affordable learning materials, every community can implement a lifelong learning program for all residents.”
Remember the new sea glass note card set? They climbed up to no. 1 rank on Amazon recently! So they are a hit for Valentine’s Day. They caught people’s attention as they make really elegant all occasion gifts.
If it’s hearts you like, please check out Donald’s other sea glass heart note cards!
You don’t have to be a sea glass fan to really love Donald’s beautiful sea glass post cards! His sea glass work is now available as note cards due to popular demand! Check them out over here.
The elegant note cards show lovely peaceful arrangements of all colors of sea glass together with flowers or sea glass. These cards are perfect to have on hand to use as birthday cards, as classy love notes or simply to send warm sentiments to someone special. The collection also make great gifts!
The sea glass note cards come as a set of 10 – 2 note cards per design.