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ActiveForever Launches Essential Gifts Catalog as Fundraising Tool for Health Care Industry

 

Medical and health non-profits, associations, employers leverage this unique catalog to raise funds and make lives better.

Scottsdale, AZ, November 12, 2013 — ActiveForever releases its annual Essential Gifts Collection print catalog as families make plans for their Thanksgiving travel and gatherings. Individuals making end-of-year health and medical spending decisions will also benefit from the wealth of guidance and specials offered inside the catalog.

“Each year as I engage in the final edits of our catalog, I find myself more impressed than the year prior. Twenty years after publishing that first catalog, our selection (and pricing) remains a compelling force. It’s also a pleasure to walk through our warehouse and be able to find the perfect gift for every friend and family member on my own shopping list,” states ActiveForever’s CEO, Erika Feinberg.

ActiveForever designed the Essential Gifts Collection catalog as a fund-raising medium for non-profits and associations. The product selection — medical, beauty, fitness, safety, and assistive technology related gift ideas — makes this catalog an ideal revenue channel for a condition-specific group such as the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center or Arthritis Foundation. Groups earn a percentage of every product sale. This offers a win-win opportunity, as product selection helps improve quality of life.

The catalog is also an ideal tool for self-insured employers, employees with HSA or FSA health plans, or employers with wellness programs. It can be leveraged to raise money for specific efforts or to run an employee rewards program. ActiveForever also has a built-in rewards program that, in itself, rewards health, safety and productivity related spending decisions.

About ActiveForever:

ActiveForever offers the best choices in medical equipment, e-low vision devices/assistive technology, athletic performance and rehabilitation/healing devices, home-care equipment, productivity and safety products for the home, travel and workplace.

ActiveForever is a fully integrated sales, marketing, warehousing and fulfillment services agency. It is a multi-channel merchant with print product catalogs for staff and patient education, retail showrooms with education centers, a warehouse/distribution services center and one of the nation’s top ranked eCommerce websites.

Print Healthcare Innovations catalogs are more medical in nature, and free for care providers to share with their patients, therapists, athletes, employees, residents and caregivers anywhere in the country. See all ActiveForever print catalogs offered.

Ask@ActiveForever.com is available for quick, interactive product solution guidance. More information can be found at www.ActiveForever.com.

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Looking for Father’s Day Gift Ideas?

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Gift Ideas For Dad! Just in Time for Father’s Day: June 16, 2013

We’ve compiled a list of some of our top-sellers Dad’s love.

And if your Dad’s a “Picky” Dad, or one of those Dad’s who has everything, he’s sure to appreciate an ActiveForever Gift Certificate.

  • “Adventurous Dad – This is the type of Dad who is always on the go.


Do you have an adventurous or an active Dad? Is he an athlete or outdoorsmen who likes to stray from the beaten path? The Active Halo GPS is perfect for this rugged type. Keep an eye on Dad with the world’s smallest and most powerful GPS monitoring device. The Active Halo GPS is small and lightweight enough to be placed in a backpack, tackle box, bike pack, or pocket.
Accompanying lanyard or pouch with attaached carabiner secures the unit to a wrist, ankle, or belt.Dad’s whereabouts can be viewed via ActiveHalo GPS monitoring software which works with Google Maps. You and your family have instant and ongoing access to an up-to-the minute visual trace of Dad’s location(s) during any given timeframe. With advanced, state-of-the-art GPS tracking from Active Halo GPS you always know Dad is safe, and that you can be there in an emergency.

  • “Sporty” Dad – He likes working out, playing sports and staying fit.


Give Dad a state-of-the-art workout machine so he can get his exercise the frustration-free way with the Health Mark Osci Health Whole Body Vibration Machine. Vibration trainers have developed a reputation for being one of the most comprehensive workout machines on the market. They are designed to strengthen muscles and improve body tone, but these machines have a larger health goal as well: They offer improvements in bone mass, increase circulation and lymphatic fluid, reduce joint pain and stabilize balance problems.

  • “No Pain No Gain” Dad – For Dads that tend to overdo things and are now paying the price!


Dad will surely thank you as his discomfort melts away when treated with the Laser Touch One. It is an easy to use, safe and drug-free alternative to give Dad some relief from his soreness and pain. The Laser Touch One is perfect for chronic pain, strains, and sprains.The laser therapy can also be used for joint conditions such as Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. This ergonomically sound, hand-held device promotes the body’s natural repair and healing process at the cellular level with low-level laser and micro-current electrical stimulation. It is the only device available that uses these two modalities to promote the healing of soft tissue.

What Kind of Dad Do You Have?

Happy OT Month!

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April is the month for Occupational Therapy!

In honor of OT Month, ActiveForever has chosen The Fund to Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy as their Check-out Charity for the month of April.

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Don’t forget to give a donation to the AOTA upon check-out!


What Is Occupational Therapy?

In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across their lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
  • customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
  • an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.

Source: AOTA 

Nothing Says Love like Dark Chocolate

Holidays are full of traditions and Valentine’s Day is no different. No matter who you are, you have most likely been on the giving or receiving end of a box of chocolates on this most cherubic of days.

Fortunately, you and your valentine do not have to sacrifice health in the name of holiday celebration. Dark chocolate is actually good for you. It contains a higher level of beneficial, heart healthy, cocoa flavonoids than milk chocolate.

Image courtesy of m_bartosch at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of m_bartosch at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

According to an abc news article published today, the dark chocolate trend is picking up steam. Dark chocolate sales broke records this year. When pressed for an explanation, experts point to the buzz in recent years about chocolate being good for the heart.

Some studies link high chocolate consumption with a “37 percent reduction in cardiovascular disease risk, a 31 percent reduction in diabetes risk and a 29 percent reduction in stroke risk when compared to low chocolate consumption.”

Also, it is safe for all the lovers out there who are lactose intolerant.

So this year make sure the goodies inside that heart shaped box are actually good for the heart!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Congenital Heart Defect survivors and their stories

February 7-14th is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. Congenital Heart Defect, also known as Congenital Heart Disease, (CHD) is any birth defect which affects the heart or the large blood vessels. Congenital means that the defect is present at birth.

Congenital Heart Defect is considered to be the most common birth defect, and is a leading cause of birth-defect related deaths worldwide. Congenital Heart Disease affects approximately 1.8 millions families in the United States according to the Congenital Heart Information Network (C.H.I.N.)

The inspirational and heart-warming Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week Pinterest page is something you don’t want to miss. Here are some of the CHD survivors on that page and their stories:

Kaden (above) was diagnosed with Transposition of the Great Arteries the day he was born. He had open heart surgery at 12 days old. Complications during and after the 11-hour surgery led the surgeon to believe his heart wouldn’t sustain life. He went home two weeks later. He has pulmonary stenosis and a small VSD but is doing amazingly well.

 

Olivia (left) was born with half a heart as a result of a severe and complicated congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). During the past four years she has endured three open-heart surgeries, five heart catheters and a stroke.

 

 

 

 

Norah (right) was born with Heterodoxy, an ASD, VSD, interrupted IVC w/ Azygos continuation, an Intestinal Malrotation, minor Hydronephrosis, Pulmonary Stenosis and Polysplenia (she has 2 functional spleens). She had Ladd’s Procedure when she was 5 weeks old and open heart surgery at 9 months.

Mother says:
“We were fortunate enough to know she’d have a CHD before birth. It was tough to go through the pregnancy not knowing what would be wrong with her (bad news started when I was about 12 weeks along), but always loving her. She was, and IS, perfect. It took a long time to remember that she was perfect (at least to me) before I knew about her conditions and that they didn’t change anything. She was still the baby I loved, she’d just have a more colorful story than some.”

National Wear Red Day!

It’s National Wear Red Day! Not because it’s such a beautiful color, but rather because it’s a way to show support for the women who are taking action to protect their hearts and by extension, their lives!

They do this by reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol. They maintain a healthy weight by getting regular exercise and they do not smoke. All of these actions taken together go a long way toward decreasing the risk of developing heart disease.

Are you at risk of developing heart disease? The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute helps you find out.

Together we are powerful. Let's unite and get to the heart of good health.

ActiveForever’s Charity Check-out Success!

aflogo-96x96ActiveForever would like to thank everyone who donated and helped make the inaugural month of our Charity Check-out such a wonderful success.

ActiveForever selected Daughters of the American Revolution, (DAR) as the recipient of their Charity Check-out for the month of November. As part of this effort, shoppers were given the option to add a donation to their purchase total. The proceeds went to benefit DAR’s Project Patriot program.

This project helps fulfill the holiday “wish-lists” of overseas servicemen and women. These lists include everyday items such as Top Ramen, peanut butter, Campbell’s Soup, Slim Jims, “Extra” gum, Pop Tarts, etc., They are purchased directly for the troops with 100 percent of the donations received and shipped in time for the holidays.

On January 4, 2013, ActiveForever will present DAR with a check along with a supply of ActiveForever catalogs. The meeting-luncheon will be held at McCormick Golf Club in Scottsdale.

ActiveForever was so thrilled with the outcome of the Charitable Check-out that they’ve decided to keep it going. The charity for December is Honor House — a transitional home for wounded veterans which helps them heal and reintegrate back into society.

We hope you join us in supporting this worthy cause.

Gearing up for Black Friday

It’s here folks!

Well… almost. Because if it were, you wouldn’t be reading this. You’d be running around  throwing elbows at the old lady standing between you and the best deals in town.

I’m talking about that which has worked it’s way into our national psyche as perhaps the most aggressive holiday of the year. The cultural phenomenon itself, Black Friday.

Here at ActiveForever, we’ve been preparing for this day for months. Parsing through our aisles and aisles of inventory, bringing down prices on some of our most coveted items. And we’ve done it all in appreciation of you, our wonderful customers.

Snow Wolf Wovel Snow Shovel

Take a look at our Discovery Digest. We’ve reduced our prices on great gift items like cold-weather gloves, the Huggie Buddy Heated Blanket you can wear, motorized massagers, yard equipment, and of course, the famous “Snow Wolf Wovel Snow Shovel.” This handy device makes once stubborn snow wish it never darkened your door in the first place.

Jeanie Rub Massager

People love our soothing facial and skin clarifying systems, and our popular exercise stations and whole body vibration machines are perfect for those who want to start their New Year’s resolutions off right.

DKN Technology Xg3 Whole Body Vibration Machine

 

There’s even cool stuff kids love like the Trikke T7 Convertible Kids Carving Vehicle.

Trikke T7 Convertible Kids Carving Vehicle

Everything is 20 to 75 percent off, and and Shipping is Free!

We know this consumer holiday can reduce otherwise perfectly mild people to fisticuffs; but that is only because trying to satisfy everyone on your list can be enough to force you to put off retirement, indefinitely.

Huggie Buddy Heated Blanket

We’ve got Black Friday deals going on all week. So act now, these fab items will never be cheaper!

ActiveForever supports “Project Patriot” with our “Charitable Check-out.”

‘Tis the season for charitable giving. And it’s no wonder. It’s a time-tested truism that people tend to hit their philanthropic peaks when they are at their happiest.

Yes, you are busy and yes, you are frazzled with a to-do list twice the size of  Santa’s. But you are talking to your beloveds more frequently, and everyday exchanging cards and gifts with friends.

Your hideous Christmas sweaters are now in style and what is normally a dismal block of pavement is adorned in twinkling garland and bows. Hot cocoa and candy are a dietary staple and once bitter kids are well-behaved. So naturally we can shell-out a dollar or two for the storefront Santa.

We have a lot of people to thank for these happy times, starting with the troops; especially those overseas.

In honor of these brave men and women, ActiveForever has joined with Daughters of the American Revolution to support “Project Patriot.”

This project makes the holidays a little brighter for our overseas servicemen and women by fulfilling their holiday “wish-lists.” These lists include everyday items such as Top Ramen, peanut butter, Campbell’s Soup, Slim Jims, “Extra” gum, Pop Tarts, etc.,

They are purchased directly for the troops with 100 percent of the donations received. D.A.R. packages and ships them in time for the holidays.

ActiveForever is thrilled about this wonderful cause and we thought you might be too, so we created our “Charitable Check-Out.” This makes donating to Project Patriot very easy and fast.

After you have made your selection and pressed the check-out button, you will be given the option to make a donation. The amount you choose will be added to your purchase total. That’s it!

This is just our way of remembering some very important people at this special time of year.

There are so many great ways to give this holiday season and this is just one of them. We know that no matter how you choose to be charitable, you will be making someone’s season very bright.

Happy  Holidays!