WHEN: February 14, 21 and 28th, 2013 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
The heart seminars will cover: 1.) Cardiology, 2.) Nutrition and 3.) “Moving Toward a Healthy Heart” by Marabei Holland.
WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
The Health Fair will host a wide array of professionals and businesses to provide attendees with on-site services such as a mobile eye clinic, bloodmobile, and hearing testing. There will also be blood pressure testing and numerous tables staffed with experts to provide health care information and to answer your questions.
Liz Yerkes will provide chair massages in support of the Aging in Paradise program. Liz graduated from the Boulder School of Massage Therapy and has continued her education by learning numerous speciality techniques such as Myofascial Release and Massage for People Living with Cancer.
WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
This is a key update for both veterans and their spouses. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility or wish to understand what veterans benefits are available this seminar is a “must attend” event. Kevin Mingoia, COTR, Sarasota National Cemetery will present a talk on “Are You Aware of All Your Veterans Benefits”. In addition, representatives from the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) will be available to explain their programs and to answer all of you questions. Please plan to attend to insure you are taking full advantage of the benefits that you have earned.
WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Cindy Clay, from Tidewell Hospice, will present “Myth vs. Fact”. She will discuss the hospice philisophy and the many services offered.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
We are indeed fortunate to have Paula Falk participate in our Aging in Paradise seminar series. She will present a talk entitled: ”Tools For Caregiving Success”. Paula is the Director of the Caregiver Resource Center (CRC) and Adult Day Service Program at the Living Room at Senior Friendship Centers’ Sarasota campus. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Florida. Paula’s talk is an absolute must for anyone who is in the role of caregiver or supports a caregiver. Past attendees have reported improved emotional well being; reduced anger, guilt and depression and increased self-confidence in coping with the demands placed on them.
In addition, Liz Yerkes will provide chair massages. The massage proceeds will be donated to the Aging in Paradise program. Liz graduated from the Boulder School of Massage Therapy. She has also extended her education into numerous speciality fields such as Massage for People Living with Cancer.
Please plan to attend this very exciting seminar event.
WHEN: January 24, 31, and February 7, 2013 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
This seminar series will be held in three phases:
January 24: An attorney discussing what legal documents seniors need most
January 31: A CPA to discuss financial and guardian services.
February 7: Jodi Egger, a Financial and Investment Counselor. Jodi will present “Exploring Safe Investment Options”.
COMPLETED: The Medicare “101″ seminar was presented by Donna Blizman on October 18, 2012. Participant feedback was that it was very informative. She provided an overview of options and answered many personal questions.
Donna Blizman is a recognized expert in the health insurance business with a passion to help people understand the health insurance maze. We look forward to Donna returning to the AIP Seminar Series next year. Thank you Donna!
COMPLETED: The “Aging in Paradise Striders” participated, on October 20th, in an American Cancer Society walk at the Polo Grounds at Lakewood Ranch. The “Striders” were able to raise $1,735.00 for the cause! The pink t-shirts in church on Sunday were a wonderful reminder of the work that needs to be done – thank you Striders!
COMPLETED: Lisa Toal, representing the CVS Pharmacy, administered a flu shot clinic at the Chapel on Thursday, October 25, 2012. Thank you Lisa.