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October 2011  


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Upcoming Events
 Pampering the ParentsNovember 4th 7:00-9:00pm 
 Inclusion Fusion Nov 3-5
Annual Special Needs Ministry Web Summit by Key Ministries


Remarkable Families Symposium
Xavier University Schiff Family Conference Center Cintas Center Friday, March 2
8:30AM - 4:30PM



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Our mission is to help people build a lifetime of healthy relationships.  In order to better understand parents who have children with special needs (20.9% of the families in Ohio), SweetenLife conducted a yearlong research study.  A powerful intervention we discovered was the importance of empathetic listening. 

Some of the most effective and supportive people in the lives of our research families are season adults - often referred to as senior citizens.  It seems that this population not only has the time, but also the wisdom and patience that is needed to be supportive, encouraging and empathetic.

We have been working with organizations over the last year to develop groups of volunteers to become friends with parents and help them be more connected to the community.  Read the article below that was published in Steve Sjogren's Serve! e-newsletter in September.  Do you know some seasoned adults who might want to REFIRE by reaching out to parents who have children with special needs?
Don't Retire...Refire! By Dr. Gary Sweeten Gary

Every Tuesday a group of us geezers play golf together. We have a lot of competitive fun and we share some about what God is doing in and through us. You see, geezers in today's world are not like they were even a generation ago.  In fact, one of my favorite books is entitled, "Turning...more    

Register Now for November 4th Pampering the Parents

Are you a parent or caregiver of a child who has special Pampering Discussion Timeneeds? If so, we hope you will join us for a night of fun, relaxation, information and support. Our goal is for you to leave feeling refreshed, encouraged and better able to deal with difficulties in life. more 


We need your prayer, volunteer and financial support. Please consider supporting our ministry to pastors and families with your year-end giving.  Donations can be made online line at http://sweetenlife.com/supportsls.aspx 


Snail Mail us at Sweeten Life Systems, P. O. Box 498455, Cincinnati, OH 45249.


Also, Congress extended the tax benefits for charitable giving so those who are 70 or older are able to make a tax free transfer from an IRA up to $100,000 per year. Call Gary at 513.300.5065 or Ron Peake at 513.260.0877 to discuss how this will work.


Thank you for your continued interest and commitment to Sweeten Life Systems. 

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The Sweeten Life Team