"Samarpan" Is A Sanskrit Word Which Means "Unconditional Service."
Our Mission Is To Love & Serve, Unconditionally, To Those In Need,
Through Health Care, Education, & Spiritual Transformation.
Dear Friends of Samarpan:
We are celebrating a special event. Alex has published his 3rd book. We want to invite you to a book signing party on June 9. This book is Elephant Escapes to an Island. Though it is a children’s book it is equally good for adults to read. Through a fun and factual story the author is making an effort to inspire readers into leadership, cooperation, and forgiveness through a simple Elephant story.
Alex also will share his forthcoming trip to India to start the Safe Drinking Water Project for children at the Samarpan Clinic. He has planned his summer vacation for this project. Besides adding books to the children’s library, he is also expected to enhance the medical, dental, and vision care at Samarpan Clinic. He is still hoping to send some dialysis machines, defibrillators, and cardio tech instruments to India.
Book release get-together:
Date: June 9, 2012, Time: 4 pm, Place: Kodiath House, 13645 Catawba Drive, Poway, CA 92064
Bring: Spouse, friends, and children
Author will autograph any copies of the following books:
1. Elephant Escapes to an Island (June 9, 2012)
2. Elder Care Precious Presence (May 26, 2010
3. Best Practice: SNF Social Services Policy and Procedures. (January 20, 2012)
Thank you to: Mary, Praem, and Pria
July 28, 2011
In Memory of Joe Andrew
Our brother, Our friend
who has entered his home of eternal happiness
Service: Celebration of Joe Andrew's life
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2011 Time: 10:00am
Place: Samarpan Spiritual Leadership Center
1510 Peutz Valley Rd. Alpine, CA 91901
For more info, please call Alex (858-231-6871) or Mary (858-231-7741)
All are welcome to the service; a light lunch will be served.
Joe served on the steering committee of Samarpan, a non-profit organization.
For those who wish, donations can be sent to:
Samarpan 1510 Peutz Valley Rd. Alpine, CA 91901
December 1, 2010
Celebration with Mother Antonia
A thanks to all of those who attended
August 22, 2010
Alex and Pria's trip to India in June
The Southern Cross article on Elder Care: Precious Presence by Ann Aubrey Hanson
April 28, 2010
Dear Samarpan Friends,
Springtime is here and the flowers and birds bring new spirit of resurrection into our lives. We have many good things to share with you. First, Praem graduated in May, 2009 and has a very good job at San Diego Gas and Electric. Second, Mary has accepted a new job at the San Diego VA Healthcare System as the Program Manager for Health Promotion/Disease Prevention. Thirdly, Pria and Alex are going to India for 2 weeks to spend time at Samarpan Clinic. They will be working to improve health and wellness for the people treated at the clinic and continue to improve our Children’s Library and educational programs. Pria and Alex will inaugurate a newly built multipurpose center for the Children’s library and education center.
We continue to thank you for all the years of your support for Samarpan. This is going to be the 23rd year of unconditional service. Samarpan has served more than 500,000 people both at Samarpan’s Spiritual Leadership Center in Alpine and Samarpan’s Thomas Memorial Clinic in India. Please continue your valuable prayers and support.
With sincere thanks,
Mary and Alex Kodiath
- Announcing Dr. Alex Kodiath's New Book,
"Ninety percent of the population faces long-term care for their life or the life of a loved one. In Elder Care: Precious Presence, author Dr. Alex Kodiath presents personal, true stories of life in long-term care and reflects on the lessons that can be drawn from these stories.
With almost twenty-five years of experience in social work in the medical field, Kodiath gives guidance on the spiritual nurturing of those in long- term care and discusses the importance of compassion in caregiving. Elder Care: Precious Presence provides the tools for professionals and families to understand the needs of the sick and the elderly and how to answer these basic needs with love and grace. The stories illustrate the concept of the spiritual grace of presence.
Elder Care: Precious Presence provides hope. It demonstrates that the end of a loved one’s life doesn’t have to be a time of fear, confusion, and guilt. It can, instead, be a time of healing, a time of loving, and a time of dignity, acceptance, and peace."
“The thoughtful nurse. The patient doctor. The family member who sits silently in love. These are the vanguard of compassionate care and a healing presence. In this book, Dr. Alex Kodiath presents vignettes that illustrate the power of spiritual healing simply by being present to the elderly or ailing. No heroics required. Simply being present in love.”
—Roy D. Martinez, Administrator, Heritage Rehabilitation Center, Torrance, California
“In this book of personal experiences and professional reflections, Dr. Alex Kodiath has illustrated what it means for families and health care workers to care with compassion. Once you have read this book, you will understand what it means to truly gift someone with your presence.”
—Marcia S. Weldon, Administrator, AV Healthcare, Antelope Valley, California
“This book is a precious gift to family members who want to remain involved in the care of their loved ones. I recommend this book because, at times, family members don’t know what to do when they visit the nursing home.”
—Joyce Hoover, Admission Coordinator, Escondido Care Center, Escondido, California
If you would like to order a copy of "Elder Care: Precious Presence" please email Dr. Alex Kodiath at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Samarpan Heathcare Workshop
In January 2009, a group of Samarpan friends gathered to discuss the future of healthcare in the USA and drafted a document for President Obama's Transition Team to consider. Click Here to view the group's concerns and suggestions.
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