Senior Community Bulletin
The Samaritan Care Hospice of Florida is presenting a bereavement workshop, Navigating the Holidays, from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3 at the Samaritan Care Hospice of Florida, 1300 N. Semoran Blvd. Suite 2010. Call 407-514-1300 for more information.
Dance the night away at “Ballroom Dancing at Beardall” with the Armand Marchesano Orchestra and Howard Herman on the piano from 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Beardall Senior Center, 800 Delaney Ave. Please bring a covered dish and $4 for admission. For more information, call 407-331-7034 or 407-246-2637.
Retirement Living TV (RLTV), the only cable network dedicated to serving the needs of adults 55 and older, will premiere a new documentary series, “Sunset Daze”, on Wednesday, Dec. 8. For more information, log on to WWW.RL.TV.
Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI) provides free amplified telephones to the estimated three million Floridians with hearing loss, a common health concern for senior citizens. The closest regional distribution center is the Center for Independent Living in Central Florida, 720 N. Denning Dr. in Winter Park. Eligibility information is available at www.FTRI.org.
The managements of Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. and Winter Park Towers have established Cornerstone Inpatient Suites at Winter Park Towers. The dedicated staff of Cornerstone Hospice will provide general inpatient hospice care in a designated wing of Winter Park Towers, a premiere active-living community. Cornerstone may be reached at 407-206-2273 or toll-free at 800-679-6088 or online at www.cornerstonehospice.org. Winter Park Towers may be reached at 407-647-4083 or toll-free at 866-647-4083 or online at www.westminsterretirement.com.
From the December 2010 Orange County Commission on Aging Newsletter:
The Counsel for Caregivers will be hosting a Florida Hospital pharmacist presenting the “medication management and prescription interactions” seminar from 12:10-12:50 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 at the downtown Orlando Public Library, 3rd Floor, Albertson Room. Free lunch will be provided for the first 50 people to RSVP to 407-836-7446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For five days only, the Orange County Government is opening up their tenant-based rental assistance (HOME TBRA) waitlist for low-income seniors (age 62 and over) or individuals with disabilities who are “head of the household”. This online application will be available from Monday, Dec. 6 through Friday, Dec. 10 and can be accessed at www.ocfl.net/TBRA. For more information, call 407-836-0922 or 407-836-0950.
The “Safe Mobility for Life Program: Planning and Designing for our Aging Population” workshop is coming to Ocoee on Thursday, Jan. 13. To sign up for this free training, visit www.t2ctt.ce.ufl.edu, then go to “training” and “more courses”.
A training session for becoming a master trainer for the Chronic Disease Self Management Program / Tomando Control de su Salud will be held at the Florida Hospital in Winter Park from Monday, Dec. 13 through Saturday, Dec. 18. The training, which is taught in English and Spanish, is normally $1,500 per person, but is being offered at no cost, thanks to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. Individuals will need to train in pairs. For information and to register, call 850-414-2131 or e-mail email@example.com.
www.SuperAgers.com is a new website featuring news from the Einstein Institute for Aging Research, which is studying the genetics of people who have achieved extraordinary old age. The site includes profiles of remarkable centenarians.
The Census Bureau has introduced a new, user-friendly Internet tool, the Economic Indicator Search Tool, which makes it easy to find, download and use data from economic indicators. Visit www.census.gov/econ/currentdata for more information.
Bill Thomas, creator of the Eden Alternative, now hosts a blog on the Picker Report, dedicated to promoting person-centered care by building a social network of elders, their advocates, caregivers and families. Visit http://changingaging.org/2010/09/28/3690/
Did You Know? According to a 2010 report from Rand Europe, “the total fertility rate is now less than two children per woman in every EU member state, all below replacement level. Yet, by 2050 almost one-third of Europeans will be over 65 years old.”
Orange TV’s shows can now be accessed via the web at www.orangeTVfl.net. Look for the “Vital Living” programs on the left menu bar.
“The Unbroken Circle: A Toolkit for Congregations around Illness, End of Life, and Grief” by James L. Brooks is a new recommended reading.