Dementia focused Kickstarter Launching Mid-November with an option to donate to a UK care home

The Timeless Trainset: A gift for those with Dementia, helps connecting with people and encourages self expression.

SITTINGBOURNE, U.K.Nov. 3, 2022PRLog — Timeless Presents announces the launch of a Kickstarter Campaign for The Timeless Trainset. Their concept is aimed at helping to fill the gap in current thinking about engagement with those in the mid to late stages of Dementia. As sufferers journey into the later stages of the condition their ability to initiate thoughts around activities they might like to participate in significantly diminishes. This can give the impression that their sense of self has also gone, but this isn’t the case. Unfortunately for millions of Dementia sufferers around the world this can lead to a life of boredom and frustration.

Sharon & Chris Daltrey, of Timeless Presents, saw Sharon’s father, Brian, struggling with these issues as his Alzheimers slowly progressed, so they tried to think of fresh ways to engage with him. “Visits to see Dad at his care home were gradually becoming more difficult” explains Sharon, “Dad’s ability to form new memories had gone and asking him something as simple as what he had for lunch could cause him to become anxious.”

“We had been told that generally memories were lost in reverse order, with the earliest being the last to go” says Chris “an example of this was that Brian could still remember all the words to some nursery rhymes right up to the end.”

“This led us to think that Dad might often be existing in a much younger state to his chronological age. The first thing we bought him was a wooden train set, and although some thought it was a childish thing to do, he absolutely loved it, and that was the most important thing to us. And while we were playing with it together, because he needed help, we found it was a lovely way to connect with him.” said Sharon.

They also observed other benefits in Brian, that he recognised and was interested in the set, and having an idea of what he could do with it seemed to boost his agency and self confidence. Sharon says “now that Dad has gone we are launching Timeless Presents Ltd to help others experience what we, and my Dad did.”

Chris says “The gifting market for mid to late stage dementia is under served and knowing what to get your loved one can be tricky. We’re hoping our innovative gift ideas will go some way towards helping this situation”.

Working with Bigjigs Toys, who co-incidently made Brian’s original set, Sharon and Chris have developed a wooden train set to with a more adult style. Included in the set is a world famous steam locomotive, exclusive, era appropriate carriages contained within a cardboard box designed to resemble a vintage suitcase, complete with labels, that can be used for storage. The inner packaging has been designed to resemble the packaging of train sets from the mid-20th century. The set will also come with a useful hints and tips leaflet to help customers on their way to enjoying more moments together.

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Focused Image Builds on Growth Momentum with Six New GovCon Clients in 60 Days

 Focused Image, a full-service branding and digital marketing agency, today announced that six new government contractors have signed on with the firm in just 60 days. Fueled by strategic decisions made during the pandemic, the company expanded its digital marketing services and partnered with top GovCon PR firm, Boscobel Marketing Communications, to better serve B2G and B2B clients. Focused Image is now one of the largest independent agency buyers of GovCon digital advertising and one of the top buyers of GovCon paid LinkedIn advertising. The company’s revenues have increased by 25% above pre-pandemic levels.

“Whether a company serves other businesses or the federal government, their marketplace is crowded, challenging and evolving,” said Toby Eckhardt, president and CEO of Focused Image. “We’re honored that so many clients trust us to advance their brand and support their growth.”

Revenue growth comes from a range of services, including branding and website development with the largest increase coming from digital marketing, digital recruitment, social media and public relations.

“One of our pandemic-era decisions was to deepen our expertise in the high-demand areas of digital marketing and social media while partnering for PR services,” said Dave Scanlon, executive vice president of strategic planning at Focused Image. “Teaming with Boscobel was a natural next step, following years of providing collaborative services to clients.”

New Focused Image clients are geographically dispersed across the country. Ranging in size from small to mid-size contractors, the companies provide a range of technology services to government, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, mission assurance, big data and data analytics.

About Focused Image

Focused Image is a full-service branding and digital marketing firm that builds extraordinary brands and bottom-line results for B2B and B2G organizations. Led by a team of communications, design and digital media experts, the company applies its proprietary BrandNew™ branding methodology to uncover what makes an organization, product or service unique, appealing and relevant to customers. For more than 30 years, Focused Image has combined effective strategies with compelling creative to drive action. Located in the metro Washington, D.C. area, the company supports organizations around the country. www.focusedimage.com

About Boscobel Marketing Communications

Boscobel is a boutique public relations and marketing firm exclusively serving government contractors. Since opening its doors more than 40 years ago, Boscobel has launched companies and solutions, while positioning clients with industry-first, innovative solutions that elevate profiles and establish brands. Specialty practices in M&A communications and pre-RFP marketing are key differentiators. Boscobel is a Woman-Owned Small Business. www.boscobel.com

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People Focused M&A Advisory Business The Arc Launches Exec Search Division

 Entertainment brokerage The Arc today launches Arc Talent, an exec search division designed to help Entertainment businesses find the best talent. Arc Talent will operate out of London and Los Angeles.

Founder Adam Rubins has partnered with Marina Paganucci, former head of Global Talent Acquisition at Trailer Park and Director of Talent Acquisition at global agency network Engine Group. Through these roles and alongside 20+ years’ experience, Paganucci brings unparalleled knowledge of the global entertainment talent landscape.

The Arc offers services to the independent agency sector, helping CEOs to grow their business and sell but all under a lens of wellbeing. Founder Adam Rubins says, “We are very much trying to re-engineer the M&A process to become more people focused.”

Arc Talent sits alongside The Arc’s core business and helps its clients to find way to bolster their talent whilst creating value for the business. Rubins says, “We are delighted to bring in Marina and her wealth of experience. As far as we can see, there aren’t any exec search businesses offering high level advisory services, and there aren’t any brokerage’s that also focus on exec search. The Arc stands alone in its commitment towards people led agencies.”

Marina Paganucci commented: “I am delighted to be a part of The Arc. It’s focus on people and wellbeing is hugely refreshing and I look forward to giving exec search a more strategic focus.”

About The Arc

The Arc is a management consultancy dedicated to entertainment agencies. Launched in 2020, The Arc specialises in growth advisory, leadership coaching and M&A on both buy and sell side.

For more information, please visit wearethearc.com.

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Canada – A Week Focused on Indigenous-Led Efforts to Reclaim, Revitalize, Maintain and Strengthen Indigenous Languages: Highlights of New Projects Funded in Ontario

The Government of Canada recognizes that Indigenous peoples are best placed to take the leading role in the revitalization of Indigenous languages. This week, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, travels virtually across the country to meet with various Indigenous communities and language organizations to listen and learn first-hand of the impact and importance of their efforts to revitalize and strengthen their languages. Today, Minister Guilbeault is meeting virtually with groups to learn about various Indigenous languages projects in Ontario. He visited Quebec virtually on Monday, and will visit Western Canada on Wednesday, Northern communities on Thursday, and the Atlantic on Friday.

Today, Minister Guilbeault met with:

The First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres, which is helping 44 community projects deliver almost 26,000 hours of language instruction to over 5,700 students and produce over 130 language resources in Anishinaabemowin, Cayuga, Cree, Lunaapeew, Mohawk, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora and Western Swampy Cree; and
The Métis Nation of Ontario, which is preserving and expanding knowledge of the Michif language in Ontario by delivering a Michif language and culture camp immersion program for 40 participants; producing over four hours of interviews with Michif speakers; and translating free online resources such as posters, flashcards and stories from English and French into Michif.

Minister Guilbeault also announced that the federal government is contributing more than $10 million to fund 78 projects such as these in Ontario in 2019–2021.

Under the Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program, the Government of Canada has invested more than $60 million in 2019–2021 funding in support of the efforts of Indigenous peoples to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen Indigenous languages and cultures. As a result of the significant investment for Indigenous languages through Budget 2019, we will see the largest growth in Indigenous language supports in program history, with a majority of these funds going directly to Indigenous communities and organizations to support their unique language needs.

Language and culture are at the core of healing, self-worth and identification, and the foundation of healthy communities. The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls called upon the Government of Canada to empower Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people through the transformative potential of culture. With the help of initiatives like these, Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people are reclaiming their language and cultural knowledge, and using it as an authentic and powerful tool to share their own stories, in their own words.

“Language not only reflects our identity as individuals and communities, but also holds our shared history and cultural heritage, and reveals our dreams for the future. For these reasons, the revitalization of Indigenous languages in Ontario, and throughout Canada, is and will remain a priority for me, for our government, and for all Canadians.”

—The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage

“Our government recognizes the importance of preserving and strengthening Indigenous cultures, traditions and languages. That is why we continue to increase our investments in communities throughout Canada where Indigenous languages are spoken; where they are part of the fabric of everyday life. Indigenous languages are a source of vitality and strength, in particular, throughout the North and Arctic.”

—The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs

“Language describes who we are, our identity, our feelings, culture and histories. In Canada, there are over 60 Indigenous languages, and we know we must protect them, promote them and encourage fluency. We are working to dismantle the colonial systems that have threatened Indigenous peoples and their languages over generations. The Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program is part of our work in partnership with Indigenous peoples to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and to address the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.”

—The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

“The Government of Canada must support those who best understand how to reinvigorate their own languages, using approaches that best meet their unique needs and circumstances. In line with our commitment, we will continue to support and fund Indigenous organizations in their work to reclaim, strengthen, promote and revitalize Indigenous languages.”

—The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services

“First Nation people believe their ancestral language is a gift from the Creator. Our languages are the essence of our identity, the expression of our culture, our history. Our languages must be protected, revitalized and maintained for the survival as the First People, the First and Original Languages of Canada. It is vital to revitalize and protect our languages for the next generations; our children deserve their birthright to language and culture. The Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program supports our communities in their fundamental work in language promotion and revitalization, and in raising awareness to Canadians the value and importance of First Nation languages.”

—Claudette Commanda, Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres

“We want to acknowledge Canadian Heritage’s support of the Métis Nation of Ontario’s efforts to protect, preserve and revitalize the Michif language. The Métis Nation of Ontario welcomes continued partnership with Canadian Heritage around this important work and strengthening a respectful government-to-government, bilateral relationship that can positively impact the lives of our Métis children, grandchildren and future generations.”

—Margaret Froh, President, Métis Nation of Ontario

 

Canada – A Week Focused on Indigenous-Led Efforts to Reclaim, Revitalize, Maintain and Strengthen Indigenous Languages: Highlights of New Projects Funded in Quebec

The Government of Canada recognizes that Indigenous peoples are best placed to take the leading role in the revitalization of Indigenous languages. This week, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, travels virtually across the country to meet with various Indigenous communities and language organizations to listen and learn first-hand of the impact and importance of their efforts to revitalize and strengthen their languages. Today, Minister Guilbeault is meeting virtually with groups to learn about various Indigenous languages projects in Quebec. He will visit Ontario virtually on Tuesday, Western Canada on Wednesday, Northern communities on Thursday, and the Atlantic on Friday.

Today, Minister Guilbeault met with:

The First Nations Education Council, which is helping 60 ancestral language teachers in 22 communities in Quebec, as they revitalize their Indigenous languages; and
The Institut Tshakapesh, which is pursuing its mission and its commitment to all Innu member communities: to protect and promote Innu-aimun, preserve and promote Innu-aitun, and support and develop success at school for all Innu students.

Minister Guilbeault also announced that the federal government is contributing more than $8.5 million to fund 88 projects such as these in Quebec, for a total of more than $8.6 million in 2019–2021.

Under the Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program, the Government of Canada has invested more than $60 million in 2019-2021 funding in support of the efforts of Indigenous peoples to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen Indigenous languages and cultures. As a result of the significant investment for Indigenous languages through Budget 2019, we will see the largest growth in Indigenous language supports in program history, with a majority of these funds going directly to Indigenous communities and organizations to support their unique language needs.

Language and culture are at the core of healing, self-worth and identification, and the foundation of healthy communities. The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls called upon the Government of Canada to empower Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people through the transformative potential of culture. With the help of initiatives like these, Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people are reclaiming their language and cultural knowledge, and using it as an authentic and powerful tool to share their own stories, in their own words.

“Language not only reflects our identity as individuals and communities, but also holds our shared history and cultural heritage, and reveals our dreams for the future. For these reasons, the revitalization of Indigenous languages in Quebec, and throughout Canada, is and will remain a priority for me, for our government, and for all Canadians.”

—The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage

“Our government recognizes the importance of preserving and strengthening Indigenous cultures, traditions and languages. That is why we continue to increase our investments in communities throughout Canada where Indigenous languages are spoken; where they are part of the fabric of everyday life. Indigenous languages are a source of vitality and strength, in particular, throughout the North and Arctic.”

—The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs

“Language describes who we are, our identity, our feelings, culture and histories. In Canada, there are over 60 Indigenous languages, and we know we must protect them, promote them and encourage fluency. We are working to dismantle the colonial systems that have threatened Indigenous peoples and their languages over generations. The Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program is part of our work in partnership with Indigenous peoples to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and to address the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.”

—The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

“The Government of Canada must support those who best understand how to reinvigorate their own languages, using approaches that best meet their unique needs and circumstances. In line with our commitment, we will continue to support and fund Indigenous organizations in their work to reclaim, strengthen, promote and revitalize Indigenous languages.”

—The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services

“Ancestral languages are the first official languages in Canada. The First Nations Education Council is proud to take part in preserving, enhancing, promoting and teaching ancestral languages by working together with speakers and teachers. These languages connect us with our ancestors and build a bridge with future generations to promote the continuity and sustainability of our age-old knowledge and traditions.”

—John Martin, Chief of Gesgapegiag, First Nations Education Council

“Innu-aimun is the affirmation of our cultural identity. Identity and pride to pass down to our children, to be recognized and respected. Our Innu language and culture are what we have that are most precious, what defines who we are. It is a matter of common interest, but especially of ongoing collaboration among all stakeholders, organizations, families and individuals. But even more, it is a matter of accountability toward our children, with all due respect for our elders and for the future of our nation.”

—Alexandre McKenzie, Chair of the Board, and Marjolaine Tshernish, Executive Director, Institut Tshakapesh