South Florida
Healthcare Digest
Community Events, Education and Networking For Healthcare and Elder Services Professionals
March 17, 2013 
I always get questions about how and when events make it into the Digest. It's really pretty simple: First, I have to get word about it (that's where all my faithful networking correspondents come in...yes, that means YOU!). Second, it has to have a healthcare or elder services connection. Third, if it is a conference, fundraiser or health fair, I do try to put it in the Upcoming Events section at least a month before so that you have time to register, and to build awareness. Otherwise, everything goes in on the Sunday of the week in which the event takes place. This is the only way I can keep this concise enough to be a useful tool when you are on the street, viewing it through your smart phone, and figuring out if there's something you can squeeze into your busy schedule!

I'm the first one to admit that this is  not a complete listing of everything that's happening, but I do try! And every day brings me a new subscriber, and someone else to help keep me in the loop. So when you see something in your inbox that you think others should know about, please forward it to me! Thanks!

Please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested in the healthcare and elder services community, and encourage them to join the mailing list (it's free to subscribe, and there's an easy link at the bottom). And if you have an event to share, call me at 561.654.4164, or hit reply and let me know the details, or forward it to my mailing address soflahcdigest@att.net. Thanks!

Best regards,
Mike Penn

Director of Community Relations

ElderCare at Home

mike@eldercareathome.org 

Community Events and Education
 
The following events are of general interest to the community, or are seminars and learning events that are not considered networking functions. Charge for attending, if any, is shown. Contact the number or email where listed for further information.

2013 Alzheimer's Assocation Conference in Spanish
Thursday, March 21, 9 am-2 pm
St. Luke Catholic Church, 2892 S. Congress Avenue, Palm Springs
For info and reservations contact Martha Ramirez at
800.8761.7826 x 214

Educational Series for Health Professionals: "Stress Management for Professionals"
Tuesday, March 19, 8-10 am
Fred Hunter's Community Center, 6301 Taft Street, Hollywood
Presented by Fred Hunter's, Hospice of Broward County and Levin Home Care
Social workers free of charge, $5 donation non-social workers.
Light breakfast provided, networking and check-in 8 am, program begins at 8:30.
Massage, raffles, giveaways and more.
1 CEU of RN/LPN/CNA/LCSW, Certificate of Attendance all others
RSVP to Barbara at 954.989.1550

2013 Palm Beach Walk to End Alzheimer's Final Open Planning
Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 20, 8:30-10 am
Alzheimer's Association, 3333 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach
This is the last open meeting, future sessions will be limited to those who have already committed through their involvement to this point. Feel free to bring a guest.
If you are unable to attend but would like to be involved please contact
Walk Manager Duane Hamilton at dhamilton@alz.org

13th Annual Lore & Eric F. Ross JCC Health Fair

Thursday, March 21, 9:30 am-1:30 pm
Jewish Community Center, 8500 Jog Road, Boynton Beach

Exhibitor opportunities still available. For info contact Ashley Hirsch at

561.736.4759 or ashleyh@jcconline.com

4th Annual Health and Wellness Fair
Thursday, March 21, 10 am-2pm
Jupiter Community Center Auditorium, 200 Military Trail, Jupiter

Exhibitor opportunities available, contact Susan Cesarano at 561.741.2310  

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony at District 8 Senior Center

Thursday, March 21, 10-11:30 am

District 8 Senior Center, 11000 SW 211th Street, Cutlery Bay

Located behind Continucare Medical Centers

RSVP to 305.378.6677 or rsvp8@miamidade.gov 

 

Lunch and Learn

Thursday, March 21, 11:30 am-1 pm

Arden Courts, 16150 Jog Road, Delray Beach

Guest Speaker Valerie Kolbert, ARNP, Adult & Geriatric Psychiatry 

$5 donation to charity. RSVP to Marcia Teele at 561.498.5552 or  

333mktg@hcr-manorcare.com 

Networking

The following networking events are for those in health care or working with Boomers and Elders for the week of March 18. If you would like more information on these meetings, or if you have an upcoming event you think I should share, please contact me at soflahcdigest@att.net or 561.654.4164. 


St. Patrick's Beer Tasting Event 
Monday, March 18, 4-7 pm
The Bridge at Inverrary, 4291 Rock Island Road, Lauderhill
RSVP to Patrice Exantus at pexantus@centurypa.com

Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Ade Elder Issues Committee
Tuesday, March 19, 2:30-4:30 pm
Stephen P. Clark Government Center, CITT Conference Room, 10th Floor
111 NW 1st Street, Miami

Treasure Coast Guardianship Association
Tuesday, March 19, 5:30-7:30 pm
Allegro Senior Living, 3400 SE Aster Lane, Stuart

RSVP to christopher.ladue@vipamerica.com

 
South Healthcare Advocacy Network
Wednesday, March 20, 8:30-10 am
ITT Technical Institute, Bldg 1, Suite 100, 700 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach
Note: Venue has changed
RSVP here

Dash and Dine
Wednesday, March, 20, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
HarborChase Memory Care, 6855 NW 70th Avenue, Tamarac
Visit the community and take "lunch" to go.
RSVP to Laurie Langholts by March 18th at 954.722.0212
or  llangholtz@hraonline.net

"Fiesta Time" Networking
Wednesday, March 20, 4:30-7:30 pm
Courtyard Gardens Rehabilitation, 17781 Thelma Avenue, Jupiter

RSVP to Maxine or Michelle 561.746.2998 or admis@courtyardgardensrehab.com 


"March Madness Party" Networking

Wednesday, March 20, 4:30-7 pm

Palms Edge Assisted Living, 4201 Leo Lane, Palm Beach Gardens

$5 donation to support Palms Edge Resident Activities 

RSVP to 561.841.0055 or palmsedgealf@aol.com 

 

South Florida Healthcare Networking Group

Thursday, March 21, 7:45-9:30 am

Broward Health Medical Center, Auditorium A, 1600 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

$15 members, $20 non-members

No walk-ins allowed, seating limited so RSVP immediately

to Charles Felix at  charles@southfloridahospitalnews.com

Miami-Dade Coaltion on Aging
Thursday, March 21, 8:30-10 am
The Sterling, 2777 NE 183rd Street, Aventura

 

"Another Bollywood Affair" Networking

Thursday, March 21, 5-7 pm

Arden Courts, 2330 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach

Delightful food, drink, dancing and fun.

Mix and mingle to the sights and sounds of Bollywood.

RSVP to Sunnye Neto at 561.688.9999 or westpalm@arden-courts.com 


 
Upcoming Events and Special Notices

   


Home, Medical, Health & Wellness and Business Services Expo & Job Fair
Wednesday, March 27, 3-8 pm
BB & T Center, One Panther Parkway, Sunrise
Free admission to attendees.
Exhibitor opportunities still available: $200 8' table, $350 10' x 10',
$550 10'x 20'
For info and reservations click here

"Sunsets & Seagrapes" Fundraiser for New Day Adult Care Center
Thursday, April 4, 6-9 pm
Jupiter Civic Center, Carlin Park, 351 Old A1A, Jupiter
Sponsored by South Florida Home Care.
Join us for a good cause and a night of South Florida fun.
Tickets are $50.00
For tickets call 561.745.7715

Treatment Options, Strategies and Symptom Management in Multiple Sclerosis
Saturday, April 6, 10:30 am-1 pm
Embassy Suites, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach
Guest Speakers: Brian Steingo, MD - Director of MS Ctr in Pompano Beach
Rick Harris, Psychology and Bill Pintauro, Urology
Come listen to the doctors speak about Cognition, Family Matters,
Bladder issues, Current meds, Research updates, Nutrition and more
Complimentary lunch, RSVP Required
To obtain a confirmation number:
RSVP to info@msviewsandnews.org
Space is limited, RSVP required

 

Ali's Afternoon Tea Event

Fundraiser for The Alison Arnesen Cowan Cancer Resource & Support List
Sunday, April 7, 1-4 pm
Turtle Creek Country Club, 2 Club Circle, Tequesta
Adult Tea $50, Princess Tea (12 & uinder) $25

Info and reservations and www.alisalliance.org  

 

"Cusine of the Region" 13th Annual Charity Event for NE Focal Point CASA
Wednesday, April 17, 5:30-9 pm
Hillsboro Club, 900 Hillsboro Mile (A1A), Hillsboro Beach
Dinner by the Bite from South Florida's Finest Restaurants
Wines from Around the World ~ Gourmet Desserts
Silent & Live Auction and Door Prizes
Tickets are $50.00 in advance/$60.00 at the door
Sponsorship opportunities available
Please call 954.480.4460 for tickets, sponsorship or general information
All proceeds go to N.E. Focal Point CASA (Children's, Alzheimer's, Senior and Adult Services)

 

"Leadership-Unlock Your Potential" presented by Broward Coalition on Aging
Friday, April 26, 7:45 am-1 pm
Lifelong Learning Institute at Nova Southeastern University
3424 S. University Drive, Davie
Sponsorships available. BCOA Members $125, Non-members $200
Cost $30, $35 at door. Breakfast and lunch included.
For additional info contact Laura Hoffman at 954.330.1369

2013 Alzheimer's Educational Conference
Thursday and Friday, May 2-3
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
Sponsorship, Exhibitor and Breakout Session Speaker opportunities are now available for
this year's conference. Click here for info
Contact Rob Sommer at 561.683.2700 or rsommer@alzcare.org for details

Dorland 2013 Health Care Coordination Summit
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 7-8
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD
This year's theme: Innovation and Creativity: Paving the Way Toward a Sustainable Healthcare System
This is an opportunity for professionals involved in case management and care coordination to learn, network and share ideas and challenges impacting your practice and organization.
Click here to learn details of speakers and presentations and register
Early Bird rates and hotel room rate discounts available.
 
Alzheimer's Association Regional Education Conference
Wednesday, May 8
Signature Grand, 6900 St. Rd. 84, Davie, FL
Professionals and caregivers welcome - CEU's available
Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities welcome
For info, please call 800.861.7826 or visit www.alz.org/seflorida 
Salute to Senior Service
  
Nominations are being accepted for to honor seniors that volunteer in our communities. They must be 65+ and volunteer for a non-profit organization for more than 15 hours/month. The national winner will receive $5000 towards their organization. The state winner will receive $500, and the Broward County winner will receive $250. There will be a celebration for all of the nominees from
Palm Beach, Broward and Dade counties
  
Nominations can be submitted at
www.salutetoseniorservice.com/volunteer-contest/enter-contest/
and nominations are being accepted until March 31st.
Open voting period is from April 15-30. Winners will be announced:
June 1- Local Broward County Winner
June 9- State Winner
June 30- National Winner
  
All volunteers that have been nominated from the surrounding counties will be recognized at the Salute to Senior Service Celebration in Hollywood, FL. (Date and location TBA)
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