Mayflower studies the sky
The Jewish Pavilion Emeritus hosted the vow renewal ceremony in celebration of Ida and Morris Miller’s 70th anniversary at Oviedo Assisted Living on Friday, June 17. Ida and Morris, both 92, were beaming. Morris delightedly pushed Ida’s wheelchair as they walked down the aisle and took their places under the chuppah (wedding canopy). In order to continue to host events like this, the Jewish Pavilion is holding its fourth annual “Walk in the Park” fundraiser on October 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cranes Roost Park. For information call 407-678-9363 or email [email protected]
As part a lifelong learning program between Rollins College and The Mayflower Retirement Community, residents recently took part in a physics class that did some stargazing with some high-tech telescopes. Residents and students gathered at The Mayflower to analyze the stars.
Florida Hospital launched Florida Hospital HospiceCare in Orange and Osceola counties on June 28. Visit flhosp.org
One Senior Place Orlando will open in February. Located at 715 Douglas Ave. in Altamonte Springs, One Senior Place Orlando brings together senior-focused services all under one roof. The Orlando site will offer 14,400 square feet with more than 20 office suites for senior-focused businesses. Call 407-766-9656 or visit the One Senior Place website at www.OneSeniorPlace.com
Events at the Maitland Senior Center, 345 S. Maitland Ave.:
• Join John every Monday, Thursday, and Friday in July at 9:00 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher.
• Join Esther every Tuesday in July at 9:30 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher.
• Join Harvey every Tuesday in July at 10:30 a.m. for Bridge lessons. Once you have a handle on the game, come back on Wednesday July 13 and July 27 at 10 a.m. for a morning of bridge with fellow players.
• Join Ann every Friday in July for Recorder classes. Beginning classes are held at 12:30 p.m. and intermediate classes are held at 1 p.m. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specifics on this class.
The schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information, call 407-539-6251 or visit www.itsmymaitland.com
The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month that is staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare, Medigap, HMOs, Medicaid, Prescriptions Drug Plans and Long Term Care. All counseling is first-come-first-served. For more information about Elder Affairs programs call 1-800-96 ELDER (1-800-963-5337) or visit http://www.FLORIDASHINE.org
Wii Sports allows residents at The Mayflower to have fun and improve balance, endurance and hand-eye coordination by virtually placing the user on the bowling lane, tennis court or baseball field.
Orange County Commission on Aging Newsletter July 2011
Sunshine Seminar – Thursday, July 14th from 2 – 4 p.m. at Winter Park Towers. To RSVP contact 407-514-1816. Light music, refreshments and speakers to nourish your soul. Hosted by the Senior Resource Alliance with support from the Winter Park Health Foundation.
Webinar on Spirituality and Aging – You’re invited to “The Dark Night of the Soul: Assisting Clients Coping with Spiritual Distress at the End-of-Life” webinar on July 15 at 9 am at Hospice of the Comforter. FREE CEUs for nurses, case managers, NH administrators and CNAs. To RSVP, contact 407‐370‐0185 or [email protected].
Florida Guardianship Conference – July 28-30 @ Buena Vista Palace, Disney. Some free sessions for family guardians on July 28. Visit www.floridaguardians.com.
Home Design Competition – The Central Florida Aging in Place Chapter is doing a home design competition that showcases creative solutions for "safe and independent living" home modifications. It’s open until September 1. Visit www.ageinplace.org/centralflorida.
AARP Driver Safety Course - Held the 2nd and last Saturday each month at the Beardall Senior Center, 800 Delaney Ave, Orlando. Class is all day— so bring a lunch. RSVP to 407-246-4440. Certificate of completion may be good for a discount on car insurance. Renewal is every three years.
Cool Websites: Caregiving Survey – This study looks at the costs that working caregivers incur. Visit www.metlife.com/mmi/research/caregiving-cost-working-caregivers.html
Health Insurance: – The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan is a new federally funded program that enables US citizens to sign up for health insurance if they have a pre-existing condition. For eligibility guidelines and other info, visit www.pcip.gov.
Transportation Report – The “Aging in Place: Stuck without Options” report looks at the growing transportation gap for elders. Visit www.t4america.org.
Caregiver Contest - The 3 in 4 Need More Association has created a “get your life back” contest for long-term caregivers, rewarding the top applicant with a makeover worth over $50,000. Entrants should submit their essays or videos describing the difficulties they face supporting parents and loved ones in their elder years. The contest runs through September 30, 2011. For info, visit "Share your Story" page at www.3in4needmore.com.
ADA Accommodations – www.askjan.org provides information on workplace accommodations for people under the American Disabilities Act.