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Brittany and Sean 09-02-17

Saturday, September 2, 2017, Brittany and Sean held their wedding reception at Union Bluff Hotel, York, ME.  Dave was the photographer and Mike was the videographer – both from Curtis Knight Entertainment  www.curtisknight.com.  Rene Rancourt, provided by CKE,  made a surprise appearance and was his usual amazing self, singing the national anthem and signing autographs.  CKE serves all of New England, and most of our work is near the Boston area, with a heavy concentration on towns near Billerica, MA, including Burlington, Tewksbury, Wilmington, Woburn, Chelmsford, Reading, Carlisle, Concord, Tyngsboro, Lowell and more.   Have your wedding services presented by CKE 978-667-8910! www.curtisknight.com .  To order your custom package with DJ, MC, Photography, Videography, Photo Booth, Uplighting, Gobo Monogram, Justice of the Peace or Rene Rancourt singing the National Anthem go to  http://curtisknight.com/create-event/ #CKEevents   @curtisknightent

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3 Ways Being Social Can Help You Cope With Grief

3 Ways Being Social Can Help You Cope With Grief

by  Sally Perkins

Sooner or later we all experience grief over the loss of someone we love. For most people, the pain is palpable and lasting, but not so disabling that they can’t get out of bed. For some, it is a different matter as 15% of the bereaved population experience complicated grief, an acute form of grieving that persists more than six months after a death. When a person experiences this type of grief, life has no meaning and joy ceases to exist. This condition has been linked to higher incidence of drinking, suicide attempts, and even cancer, that’s why it is important to find ways to heal from a loss. Some of the best ways to do it are by being social, attending parties, and even dancing out your troubles to a DJ’s playlist. All these can help to restore your spirits and promote inner healing as being in a joyous setting with people who care about you can do much to help you cope with grief. 

Why it’s difficult to be social when you’re grieving

After a loved one dies, a grieving person may find that it’s difficult to re-enter the social scene. Apart from still feeling the pain of your loss, you may find that you feel disconnected from your friends and relatives, and initiating contact with your loved ones may prove to be daunting. Most people who are in mourning may also feel discomfort around old friends, and vice versa. There’s also the fact that you may not want anyone to bring up your loss in such a public setting. While no one expects you to be the life of the party, being social and attending events such as a wedding or a birthday party can help you cope with grief. Here’s how being social can help you heal from your loss.

It prevents you from becoming isolated

Anyone who is experiencing depression after a loss will often distance himself from family and friends. However, social isolation will not only lead to loneliness, but it can also increase the risk of certain diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Moreover, it increases the risk of death by at least 50%.

You get to meet new people

Meeting new people at a dinner party or at a wedding can distract you from your grief, even for just a short time. Learning about someone else’s interests and hobbies can be helpful and it gets you thinking about the things that you can do that could make you feel better.

You get to reconnect with your loved ones

While it’s typical to think of your deceased loved one during this difficult time, it’s also important to form strong bonds with the people who are still around and who love you unconditionally. Being social can help you reconnect with your relatives and friends who care about you, and you’ll be reminded that no matter how much you’re hurting, you’re not alone in your journey.

If you’ve never attended a social function or event after your loss, start by accepting an invitation to go out for coffee with a few close friends, then as you get more comfortable, perhaps you can attend a dinner party. Once you feel more secure, try attending a friend’s wedding or other special occasions. Coping with loss and grief can be difficult, but don’t forget to live your life and reconnect with the people who love you. Being social is a concrete step towards moving forward and healing from your loss.

 

 

Josie and Dale’s wedding at The Chase House

Friday, August 4, 2017, Josie and Dale held their wedding reception at The Chase House, Meredith, NH.     Curtis & Anna were the DJ’s, from Curtis Knight Entertainment /www.curtisknight.com.  Curtis and Anna from CKE shot photos.  Curtis was JP and the ceremony was interactive, and it included their 2 dogs bringing the rings when Curtis said “May I have the rings please?”.   We also shot some photos on Dale’s Mega Party Boat “Wilson”, which was docked across the street.  Lots of family and friend photos throughout the night.  Josies family and friends are from Minnesota and they are some of the nicesest people I have ever met – “You Betcha!”.  Images were edited, and retouched on the spot and loaded to the 43” 4K resolution TV and the guests waited for more and new images all through the event.  Curtis shoots with a Canon 1 D X and a 1 DX MK II, 24 – 70mm L telephoto, a 70 – 200mm L telephoto. An 11 – 24 mm telephoto and an 85mm prime 1.2 lens.  CKE serves all of New England, and most of our work is near the Boston area, with a heavy concentration on towns near Billerica, MA, including Burlington, Tewksbury, Wilmington, Chelmsford, Reading, Carlisle, Concord, Tyngsboro, Lowell and more.   Have your wedding services presented by CKE 978-667-8910! www.curtisknight.com .  To order your custom package with DJ, MC, Photography, Videography, Photo Booth, Uplighting, Gobo Monogram, Justice of the Peace or Rene Rancourt singing the National Anthem go to  http://curtisknight.com/create-event/ #CKEevents   @curtisknightent

 

08-06-17, Steph & Mike’s Wedding

Saturday, August 6, 2017, Stephanie and Mike held their wedding reception at Apple Hill Farm, Leominster, MA.     Curtis & Anna were the DJ’s, from Curtis Knight Entertainment /www.curtisknight.com.  Curtis and Anna from CKE shot photos.  Curtis was JP and the ceremony was fun and included a special presentation of necklaces by Mike and Steph to their kids.   Lots of family and friend photos throughout the night.  Images were edited, and retouched on the spot and loaded to the 43” 4K resolution TV and the guests waited for more and new images all through the event.  Curtis shoots with a Canon 1 D X and a 1 DX MK II, 24 – 70mm L telephoto, a 70 – 200mm L telephoto. An 11 – 24 mm telephoto and an 85mm prime 1.2 lens.  CKE serves all of New England, and most of our work is near the Boston area, with a heavy concentration on towns near Billerica, MA, including Burlington, Tewksbury, Wilmington, Chelmsford, Reading, Carlisle, Concord, Tyngsboro, Lowell and more.   Have your wedding services presented by CKE 978-667-8910! www.curtisknight.com .  To order your custom package with DJ, MC, Photography, Videography, Photo Booth, Uplighting, Gobo Monogram, Justice of the Peace or Rene Rancourt singing the National Anthem go to  http://curtisknight.com/create-event/ #CKEevents   @curtisknightent

Meaghen and Josh’s wedding at Searles Castle,

Saturday, July 29, 2017, Meaghen and Josh held their wedding reception at Searles Castle, Windham, NH.     Curtis & Anna were the DJ’s, from Curtis Knight Entertainment /www.curtisknight.com.  Curtis and Anna from CKE shot photos.  Curtis was JP and the ceremony was engaging and included a candle lighting ceremony and the candles styed lit all the way to the end.   Lots of family and friend photos throughout the night.  Images were edited, and retouched on the spot and loaded to the 43” 4K resolution TV and the guests waited for more and new images all through the event.  Curtis shoots with a Canon 1 D X and a 1 DX MK II, 24 – 70mm L telephoto, a 70 – 200mm L telephoto. An 11 – 24 mm telephoto and an 85mm prime 1.2 lens.  CKE serves all of New England, and most of our work is near the Boston area, with a heavy concentration on towns near Billerica, MA, including Burlington, Tewksbury, Wilmington, Chelmsford, Reading, Carlisle, Concord, Tyngsboro, Lowell and more.   Have your wedding services presented by CKE 978-667-8910! www.curtisknight.com .  To order your custom package with DJ, MC, Photography, Videography, Photo Booth, Uplighting, Gobo Monogram, Justice of the Peace or Rene Rancourt singing the National Anthem go to  http://curtisknight.com/create-event/ #CKEevents   @curtisknightent

4 Benefits of Joining Social Activities for Senior Citizens

4 Benefits of Joining Social Activities for Seniors

by  Sally Perkins

Social activities are essential components to living a healthy lifestyle, even during your elder stage. That is why many assisted living communities offer activities that are designed to nurture the mental and physical health of residents. While the needs of senior citizens differ in lifestyle and physical challenges, participation in independent activities, outings, and classes should be a must-have in elderly homes.

Joining social activities can do wonders for seniors, as it will help them maintain their cardiovascular health, prevent sudden falls, and promote muscle strength in the body. Emotionally and psychologically, seniors are prone to experience higher rates of anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders. Here are 4 benefits of joining social activities for seniors.

Build Relationships

As we get older, our opportunities to socialize may slowly begin to fade and lead us to feel lonely and depressed. However, it does not have to be this way. Human nature leads us to crave relationships with others. As we age, life circumstances may push us towards isolation and loneliness unless we decide to take the right steps in promoting new friendships.

Stimulate Enjoyment

Seniors who enjoy social activities are less prone to Alzheimer’s as they are able to keep their minds and body stimulated. Hiring a DJ for weekly events such as dance parties, bingo night and tea dances will benefit the senior audience in many ways.

Whether it is a cooking class, field trips, playing cards, or gardening, taking part in new activities will help stimulate the mind and keep the body engaged. The key is to stimulate enjoyment and keep your brain healthy and sharp.

Physical Activities Reduce High Blood Pressure

As high blood pressure is known as the silent killer, it is commonly found in seniors. Through regular exercise and social activity, elder adults can prevent the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks.

Improves Overall Health & Well-being

According to statistics, elder individuals who engage in regular social activities are reported to have higher self-esteem and lower levels of depression and loneliness.

As social isolation is one of the leading causes of depression in seniors, it can easily turn to feelings of despair. However, exciting socialization can play the opposite effect to helping elderly adults feel needed and loved by whom they interact. Planning new and enjoyable activities will bring the best out of elder people who want to continue to enjoy life. Organizing events such as dances with a full-out DJ and catering will make senior living all the more enjoyable.

Wedding Ceremony for Dina and Tony

On Thursday August 17, 2017, Dina and Tony held their wedding ceremony at Curtis Knight Entertainment’s CKE Chapel at 644 Boston Road, Billerica, MA 01821.   There were 3 beautiful daughters and one very special beautiful Mom.  It was a nice, interactive ceremony which included the warming of the rings, their wedding vows, their exchange of rings and the ceremony of the hands. After the ceremony was over we had a fun and informal photo shoot and all of the photos were sent to the bride and groom on a DVD. Curtis shoots with a Canon 1 D X and a 1 DX MK II, 24 – 70mm L telephoto, a 70 – 200mm L telephoto. An 11 – 24 mm telephoto and an 85mm prime 1.2 lens.  CKE serves all of New England, and most of our work is near the Boston area, with a heavy concentration on towns near Billerica, MA, including Burlington, Tewksbury, Wilmington, Chelmsford, Reading, Carlisle, Concord, Tyngsboro, Lowell and more.   Have your wedding services presented by CKE 978-667-8910! www.curtisknight.com .  To order your custom package with DJ, MC, Photography, Videography, Photo Booth, Uplighting, Gobo Monogram, Justice of the Peace or Rene Rancourt singing the National Anthem go to  http://curtisknight.com/create-event/ #CKEevents   @curtisknightent

Monday, July 24, 2017, Jackie and Tom!

Monday, July 24, 2017, Jackie and Tom held their wedding reception at Smith Barn, Peabody, MA.     Curtis & Anna were the DJ’s, from Curtis Knight Entertainment /www.curtisknight.com.  Curtis and Anna from CKE shot photos.  Curtis was JP and the ceremony was short, engaging and fun.  Lots of family and friend photos throughout the entire night.  Images were edited, and retouched on the spot and loaded to the 43” 4K resolution TV and the guests stood in front of it and waited for more and new images all through the event.  Curtis shoots with a Canon 1 D X and a 1 DX MK II, 24 – 70mm L telephoto, a 70 – 200mm L telephoto and an 85mm 1.2 lens.  CKE serves all of New England, and most of our work is near the Boston area, with a heavy concentration on towns near Billerica, MA, including Burlington, Tewksbury, Wilmington, Chelmsford, Reading, Carlisle, Concord, Tyngsboro, Lowell and more.   Have your wedding services presented by CKE 978-667-8910! www.curtisknight.com .  To order your custom package with DJ, MC, Photography, Videography, Photo Booth, Uplighting, Gobo Monogram, Justice of the Peace or Rene Rancourt singing the National Anthem go to  http://curtisknight.com/create-event/ #CKEevents   @curtisknightent

Cortney and Bradley were married 07-08-17.

Getting married? When I am the DJ or the Photographer I will often go to the father of the bride or the best man and offer as an option that they can lift the Bride and Groom at the end of their final dance of the evening : – ) Cortney’s Dad, Mark and his mates lifted these two up at the end of their final dance of the evening, and it was …spectacular!   Cortney and Bradley were married 07-08-17 in a lake side ceremony in Cortney’s parents’ back yard in Pelham, NH, under a tent.  Reception followed at Radisson Hotel Nashua, NH.  The entire day was perfect, fun, exciting and off the hook, with Curtis as JP, Curtis and Anna doing Photos, Curtis and Anna providing DJ and MC service for the very attractive, newly married couple.  : – )  Curtis shot about 664 Still Photos. It was a great day weather wise to get married – perfect!   Have your wedding services presented by CKE 978-667-8910! www.curtisknight.com .  To order your custom package with DJ, MC, Photography, Videography, Photo Booth, Uplighting, Gobo Monogram, Justice of the Peace or Rene Rancourt singing the National Anthem go to  http://curtisknight.com/create-event/ #CKEevents   @curtisknightent

Julianne & Alex got married 06-24-17

Julianne & Alex got married 06-24-17 at The Westin Copley Place. Great place to have your wedding and …everything went perfect and everyone was sooooooo happy !!! Curtis shot about 900 Still Photos. It was a great shoot with a few laughs and some sky high views of Boston. Have your wedding services presented by CKE 978-667-8910! www.curtisknight.com . To order your custom package with DJ, MC, Photography, Videography, Photo Booth, Uplighting, Gobo Monogram, Justice of the Peace or Rene Rancourt singing the National Anthem go to http://curtisknight.com/create-event/ #CKEevents @curtisknightent

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