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Message from Jeremiah Walsh

Many of our members have sensed a somber mood this past week at Sun Oaks.  Last Friday one of our closest family members died in a tragic accident.  Tyler Skeete was a 16-year-old tennis player at our club.  His mother, Molly, had worked at Sun Oaks for over 10 years.  Tyler started tennis at 8 years old and was in pursuit of playing Division I tennis.

He was a straight A student and an overall exceptional human being. He was the youngest member of Team Ascension when he was younger, and grew into a team captain and leader.  Everyday was a day that Tyler maximized.  He is remembered from his teammates for his positivity, his compassion, and his example of pursuing “his best self”.

We are all doing the best we can, each grieving in our own way. Tyler meant so much to this family. Words fail to put into perspective the tremendous impact he made here at Sun Oaks, our Ascension Team, and his community.

Many of you have reached out to inquire as to how you can help support the Skeete Family, at this time. Molly, Jeff, and Danny are headed to Southern California, to be with family, until after Thanksgiving. In the meantime, a Memorial Scholarship has been established in Tyler’s name. The gofundme link is posted on our Sun Oaks website.


On a personal note, Tyler was one of the closest relationships I’ve had as a coach.  In my career, it’s rare to have such a bond.  I apologize in advance for the strain on my face and the struggle that I cannot hide.  I’ve already been approached by members who did not know the circumstances, so I’m sure that I must not be showing the best of myself in this.  We all are praying for the Skeete family as they come to grips with their loss, and should anything come up in the future that we can do, I will be sure to ask on their behalf.

Thank you all so much for your outpouring of love and support as we navigate this difficult loss within our community.


Jeremiah Walsh

Cresswell November Newsletter – Nimble



Right brain/ left brain – The complexity of brain development.

When we are first born, the brain is very general in its response to the world. As we mature, the brain becomes more specialized. The specialized sectors of the brain allow for greater and greater mental precision and the body develops greater physical coordination.

Brain specialization is a part of normal maturation. Gradually, the right side of the brain, or right hemisphere, develops different functions than the left. They each develop their own “specialization” of brain function and they all have to work together.

Right Brain Hemisphere

The right brain is involved in processing nonverbal communication. It allows us to read facial expressions and to recognize faces. The tone of speech and the emotions conveyed through these tones are processed in the right hemisphere. Mothers communicate to their infants principally through these types of nonverbal interactions, in order to reach their infant’s right hemisphere.

Left Brain Hemisphere

The left hemisphere is for organizing, judging, and critically analyzing events in the external environment. The left brain thrives on multitasking and, left unchecked, can perform excessive thinking, analyzing, criticizing, calculating and catastrophizing on an ongoing basis. It is the left brain that sets up the continuous mental activity inside the head.

Strategies (Mind Games)

1. Set guidelines for catastrophic thinking.

Designate a specific time of day when the left brain is allowed its storytelling and excessive thinking. The      time of day must have a start and stop time.

Give Redding

Sun Oaks is proud to be a part of the Give Redding Holiday Drive.  

Join us as we come together as a community to benefit the families helped by One Safe Place.

Sun Oaks will be collecting the items listed below thru November 15th.

Please help us ensure a happy holiday season for everyone in our community!