Today we are installing a visual reminder to enjoy life… our Welcome to Our Enjoy Life Community sign in Port Jefferson Station — the FIRST Enjoy Life Community ever.
The concept behind the Enjoy Life Community Project is simple. It’s a bridge between organizations within a community and a truly positive momentum for us to work together to enjoy life.
Here is a link to the Port Jefferson Station / Terryville community page. This is a place where the resources and contacts will be available to all: Enjoy Life Community Port Jefferson Station / Terryville
Below is the press release we sent out for the Welcome to Our Enjoy Life Commuinity sign installation — the sign installation is in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service — as this is a first step in awareness and a positive reminder that it is most important for us to remember to enjoy life.
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For Immediate Release
Contact: Doreen Guma 631-331-2675 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time: 2:30 PM – 2:40 PM
Location: Corner of Route 347 and Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station, NY
What: In recognition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine and Councilwoman Valerie Cartright will join the Enjoy Life Community™ Committee and members of Port Jefferson Station as the FIRST EVER Welcome to Our Enjoy Life Community™ sign is installed. The sign is a marker for positive things to come, bridging the communication throughout the community, and the work that will be done together by those who live in the Port Jefferson Station / Terryville community.
The Enjoy Life Community™ project is sponsored by the Time to Play Foundation, a 501c3 not for profit corporation with the mission and purpose to enrich the lives of others through programs, public awareness outreach activities, events and learning opportunities that further the concept of enjoying life.
“The main goal of the Enjoy Life Community™ program is to bring ALL community organizations, groups and businesses together to focus on the needs of the community as a whole and not the problems; to encourage everyone to get involved; to spread the new of the good works community groups and people are currently doing; to eliminate the hopelessness that people feel; to eliminate the thinking that they are powerless and encourage them to believe that, as a community, we can achieve anything,” said Doreen Guma, Founder of the Time to Play Foundation.
“So many people are doing such great things in each and every community, but I have found that many people do not know what the are working on or the resources within the community available to them. Many times people feel hopeless and sit around and wait for “them” to fix things. I believe we are all people living together and it’s up to us to make things happen to benefit us all. Each Enjoy Life Community™ will become a “micro hub” where communities can create a wish list and everyone can “pitch in” so we can ALL enjoy life and make things happen. Nothing is impossible when we work together,” said Guma.
The “Welcome to our Enjoy Life Community™ signs that will be installed throughout the community is an important part of the program. The goal is for signs to be installed throughout the community to remind people of the importance to enjoy life, even if they are having a bad day; to trigger a positive momentum in the lives of all who live in the community; and to provide a positive visual focus to build community pride in the residents of the community. Additionally, goals for the program are to encourage community participation and decrease social isolation, especially in at risk members of the community’s population including youth, veterans and seniors.
“With all the negative news every day, there is no better time than the present to focus on the positive and what our community needs to enjoy our life, and to work together to make it happen,” said Doreen.
Enjoy Life Community™ © 2014 by Doreen Guma for the Time to Play Foundation, Inc.