March 31, 2011

Seniors Spotting Offensive Linemen!

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With the NFL lockout keeping players away from their teams training facilities, hospital many are keeping in game shape by utilizing local gyms.  One such gym in South Florida has guys like Wes Welker of the New England Patriots and Ray Willis of the Seattle Seahawks mixing it up at a Jewish Community Center best known for kids and seniors as the attendees.  Check out the full article here.

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ATTENTION FLORIDA ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES

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As of July 1, sick 2011 it is required Automated External Defibrillators are on premises in Assisted Living Facilities: Requires licensed ALFs with 17 beds or more to possess functioning automated external defibrillator; encourages location registration; provides immunity from liability under Good Samaritan Act & Cardiac Arrest Survival Act; authorizes DEA to adopt rules relating to use of automated external defibrillators; provides appropriations.

For more information contact Florida Assisted Living Association 850.383.1159

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March 30, 2011

Generation Alzheimer’s

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The good news is that death rates for many major diseases – HIV, stroke, heart disease, prostate cancer, and breast cancer – are declining. Sadly, we can’t yet say the same about Alzheimer’s. This year, the first of the Boomer Generation turns 65. To bring urgently-needed attention to the risk facing the Boomers, Alzheimer’s Association recently released a groundbreaking study Generation Alzheimer’s: The Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers.

Visit http://alz-news.org for more information.

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March 29, 2011

Miami-Dade Coalition on Aging Annual Luncheon and Symposium

Miami-Dade Coalition on Aging invites you to our

Annual Luncheon and Symposium

being held on June 17, discount 2011.

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Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter Conference

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Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter

Save the Date!

Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter proudly presents its Regional Education Conference, mind
Care & Conquer, cialis on Thursday, May 19, 2011, to be held at:

Florida International University
Kovens Conference Center
3000 N.E. 151 Street • Miami, FL 33181

Highlights include:
– Zaven Khachaturian, PhD – The Father of Alzheimer’s Research
– Steve Hume, PhD – Member of the National Board of Directors and Early Stage Advisory Group
– CEU’s Available
– Participation of Community Agencies
– Alzheimer’s Research Updates

Professionals and Caregivers Welcome!

Limited Caregiver Scholarships available!!

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Available

For more information please call: Ricardo Mualin, (305)785-2121
or visit us at www.alz.org/seflorida

Contact Name: Your SE Florida Chapter Team
Telephone Number: (800) 861-7826

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Recap from the 6th annual CM & SW Luncheon in Central Virginia

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Case Manager Luncheon

Social Worker Luncheon

On Wednesday, March 23rd, Senior Living Guide’s Central Virginia edition hosted it’s Sixth Annual Case Manager and Social Workers Luncheon at the Holiday Inn Koger Center.  Over 250 practicing case managers and social workers were in attendance.  Sponsors included Advance Care LLC,  Amedisys Home Health, Care Advantage, Inc., Comfort Keepers, Hospice of Virginia,  ManorCare Imperial and Stratford Hall, Paradise Home Care, Riverside PACE, Sentara Home Care Services, SRMC Wound Healing, St. Mary’s Woods, The Crossings at Bon Air, The Haven Assisted Living, The Laurels at Bon Air, Willow Creek and University Park, The Virginian and The Crossings at Iron Bridge.  Many thanks to everyone for a fantastic event!

Check out the video! – Case Worker Luncheon

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March 21, 2011

Home Exchange – a great way to travel

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By Brian Luckhurst

Home Exchanging or Home Swapping is when you agree to swap homes, prostate and often cars, patient with someone; you stay in their home and they stay in yours, there and no money changes hands. It is an economical way to holiday and an exciting way to travel, to experience other cultures and see other countries differently, through local eyes, not as a tourist.

Home Exchange for holidays is not a new concept, indeed it was started in the 1950s by a group of teachers, however more and more of us, from all walks of life, are now doing it, not least to save money in these financially difficult times.

Not surprisingly, we oldies, seniors, baby boomers, silver surfers (whatever we wish to call ourselves) are becoming great fans of Home Exchanging. We tend to be more flexible on dates with more free time available, we don’t normally have to worry about school holidays as we are often empty nesters, and cost savings are very important to us. I also think we are of an age when we like the idea of seeing things from a different perspective, we no longer like being seen just as tourists and often prefer to live more like a local when on holiday.

My wife was horrified when I first mentioned Home Exchanging, “I can’t have someone staying in my house, anyway no one would want to, it needs too much doing to it” or words to that effect. She wasn’t worried about the security or privacy aspect, simply, that our house wasn’t smart enough to let others stay in it.

Many potential exchangers have similar thoughts, with others having more concerns over the security aspect of having strangers staying in their home, which to a degree is understandable, but don’t forget you are staying in their home. What do you think is better, leaving your home empty whilst you are away on holiday or having someone staying in it and looking after it as if it were their own?

Home Exchange is built around trust. Trust in the people you exchange with to describe their home and location honestly and trust that, when they visit, they don’t damage your home and belongings. Home Exchange is often the beginning of lasting friendships which are built around this trust.

Home Exchanging can take several forms. A traditional Home Exchange is when you exchange homes at the same time. A non-simultaneous exchange, which offers more flexibility, is when one or both of you have alternative accommodation available, often a second home, and therefore the dates for the exchange do not have to link and the exchange happens at different times for each party. One exchange takes place in the holiday home whilst the owner remains in the main residence, and then that owner visits the exchange partner’s property at a later and more convenient time.

Hospitality Exchange is the third type and this is when you take turns staying as guests in each other’s homes. This form of exchange appeals to the more sociable amongst us and I think works particularly well for singles, who are often worried about travelling alone in a different city or country and it also helps to avoid the dreaded supplements that single travellers often have to endure. Providing space and the number of bedrooms aren’t an issue, you may also consider Hospitality Exchange if you have someone else staying at home, like a lodger or older offspring, where a traditional exchange may not be appropriate as you can’t provide an empty home.

It is normal and good practice when exchanging to leave a welcome pack with lots of interesting information about the property but, more especially about the area and what can be done and seen locally, where to shop and eat, some exchangers even arrange for the neighbours to pop in to introduce themselves. Often with Hospitality Exchanges this local info is taken to the next stage with the home partner acting as a local tourist guide taking you sightseeing, for a meal out and even perhaps for a round of golf at their club.

Home Exchange – why do it? Saving money is the obvious benefit – with no accommodation costs, the savings can be substantial. Imagine how much more you will have to spend by not paying hotel bills or villa rental! Other major savings can be achieved by swapping cars, sports equipment and even boats, by not having to dine out every night, even by playing as a guest at your host’s sports/golf club.

You have the freedom to do what you want, when you want, armed with the more intimate local knowledge of your exchange partner rather than just a guide book.

Well, is Home Exchanging for you? Why not try it and see? Once you have tried it, I am sure you will want to do it again.

Home Exchange is the holiday alternative and a great way to travel at a significantly reduced cost.

Although our website is still ‘young’, we already have many members around the world. However, in order to give our members as wide a choice as possible, we are currently offering free annual subscription. Please visit our website and join us today – it’s FREE.

Brian Luckhurst – www.homeexchange50plus.com

Contact details – brian@homeexchange 50plus.com

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Senior Living Guide to host annual appreciation luncheon

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This Wednesday, March 23rd, Senior Living Guide’s Central Virginia edition will host it’s annual Case Manager and Social Workers Luncheon at the Holiday Inn Koger Center from 11 am to 1:30 pm.  All practicing case managers and social workers are our complimentary guests with preregistration and ID.  Sponsors for this popular Richmond senior event include Advance Care LLC,  Amedisys Home Health, Care Advantage, Inc., Comfort Keepers, Hospice of Virginia,  ManorCare Imperial and Stratford Hall, Paradise Home Care, Riverside PACE, Sentara Home Care Services, SRMC Wound Healing, St. Mary’s Woods, The Crossings at Bon Air, The Haven Assisted Living, The Laurels at Bon Air, Willow Creek and University Park, The Virginian and The Crossings at Iron Bridge.  For questions, exhibit tables or preregistration please email eventing@tampabay.rr.com or call Tori at Eventing 727-656-4566.  See you there!

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March 17, 2011

FALA Happy Hour TODAY!

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The FALA (Florida Assisted Living Association) March Happy Hour is today at the beautiful, here brand new Horizon Bay at Hyde Park.

Horizon Bay at Hyde Park is the first independent and assisted living retirement community built in South Tampa in more than twenty years. The 136-apartment community is the flagship of the growing Horizon Bay portfolio. The state-of-the-art community features gorgeously appointed apartment homes in a Mediterranean style six-story building. Each apartment boasts nine-foot ceilings, there full kitchens, unhealthy granite countertops, walk-in closets, ceramic tile and carpet flooring.

Horizon Bay at Hyde Park is located in the historic Hyde Park area of South Tampa and features its very own internet café, library, fitness center, game room, pool and a bar and lounge area, complete with views of Tampa Bay.

The Hillsborough Chapter holds two meetings a month for industry professionals. For more information on our schedule or to be added to our email list contact Amy Ricciardi, FALA Hillsborough Secretary and Publisher of Senior Living Resource Magazine- West Coast Florida ariccardi@seniorlivingguide.com. For more information on FALA and how to become a member go to www.falausa.com

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March 15, 2011

Holiday Announces Free Rent for Life Winner!

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Another pair of seniors will be living rent free, cialis thanks to Holiday Retirement!

Bob and Ordelle Bammert of Olympia, Wash. were announced as the January winners of the Free Rent for Life promotion, which continues through March 31 with two more winners still to be announced.

The Bammerts were selected in a recent random drawing that included the names of every senior who toured a Holiday Retirement Community in the month of January. Bob toured Capital Place in Olympia on Jan. 29. He was notified on Wednesday of last week.
“We’ve never won anything like this,” said Bob, 85, a navy veteran who worked for the
Washington State Department of Natural Resources for 32 years. Ordelle, 84, worked 27 years as a teacher at multiple area schools. “I didn’t believe it when they called, and I didn’t sleep at all that night.”

He added: “Winning this takes the pressure off selling our home and property and gives us time.”

The Bammerts, who will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary later this year, plan to move into a cottage at the Community.

“There are just so many nice amenities,” Bob said of Capital Place. “The people are very
friendly, the layout is beautiful, the grounds are nice, and it’s in a convenient location.”
Congratulations, Bob and Ordelle, and welcome to the Holiday family!

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