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What is the Appropriate Age to Get My Child a Cell Phone?

Dear Acenda,  The only item on my son’s holiday wish list this year is a cell phone! He’s been asking... Read More

Why I Give – Dennis DeSimone

Our donors and volunteers make the community a better place for our children and families. In our new series, Why... Read More

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Disability does not mean inability  December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). Since its inception in 1992,... Read More

How To Avoid Depression During the Holidays

Bye Bye Holiday Blues The holidays are a festive and exciting time of the year.  It’s a time for family,... Read More

Embracing Gratitude

Being Thankful Can Boost Mental Health  We all have bad days. Whether it’s from loss, frustration, loneliness or other circumstances going on... Read More

Dealing with Pandemic Fatigue

Stop Pandemic Burnout in its Tracks  We are now more than eight months into the pandemic that has created a “new normal” and often... Read More

Entering a Season of Gratitude

#TeamAcenda shares what they’re most thankful for in 2020   The season of thankfulness is officially upon us! 2020 has... Read More

Acenda Virtual Gala a Smashing Success

The show must go on…and go on it did! On Saturday, November 14, the annual Acenda Gala took virtual to a... Read More

How to Have a Stress-Free Holiday

Stay calm and celebrate on  The holiday season can be filled with all kinds of emotions. For some of us, it is a... Read More

Chronic Pain and Mental Health

What’s the link between physical and mental health conditions?  Mental Health America (MHA) conducted an analysis of 61,363 individuals who self-identified as... Read More