Saturday, October 28, 2017 9 AM – 4 PM SARASOTA FAIRGROUNDS
Immerse yourself in more than 125 exhibits, experiences, presentations, and performances!
See how Sarasota County is innovating to promote well-being!
Inspired by the Age-Friendly Sarasota initiative and presented as a gift by The Patterson Foundation, the Age-Friendly Festival is the FIRST community celebration in the nation to focus on LIFELONG WELL-BEING while aspiring to CONNECT PEOPLE OF ALL AGES.
Attendees will enjoy exhibits, experiences, entertainment, and educational opportunities highlighting age-friendly practices and principles that optimize community assets and enhance quality of life.
George Lindenfeld, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist Diplomate in Clinical Psychology Founder of the RESET THERAPY PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTE
Julie Cook Downing Community Liaison RESET THERAPY PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTE President, Caregivers’ Comfort Creations, LLC Consultant for Cornerstone LifeCare LLC
This Seminar should be especially valuable to Veterans, their circle of supporters, and those in general who are affected by PTSD. Dr. Lindenfeld will present timely information about PTSD and the successful innovative treatment to end PTSD. Julie will moderate a panel discussion, which will include successfully treated Veterans with PTSD.
Be sure to visit the Alderman Oaks display during the Golden Age Theme Day on Thursday, September 28, 2017.
We Welcome the World!
For the first time in over twenty years the World Rowing Championships will return to the United States of America at the newly developed Nathan Benderson Park.
Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida is excited to host the 2017 World Rowing Championships. From rowing enthusiasts of all ages to volunteers of all kinds the Sarasota-Bradenton community is ready to Welcome the World.
Whether your interest is as a Spectator, a Volunteer, a Vendor, or a Partner we encourage you to become involvedby exploring information through the following links.
Join in Old Fashioned Carnival Food, Fun, and Games at Alderman Oaks
Friday, September 29, 2017, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
In collaboration with Southwest Florida Homecare, we will be hosting a carnival-themed event at Alderman Oaks Retirement Center on Friday, September 29.
Invitees include Alderman Oaks residents, family members, employees, area professionals, and the general community.
In addition to representatives from Southwest Florida Homecare, there will be displays, services, and products available from other visiting professionals who faithfully serve on our team at Alderman Oaks.
We consider this an opportunity to show our appreciation and gratefulness as we work together to serve our community.
The event will include activities such as Carnival Games, Petting Zoo, Dunk Tank, Photo Booth, Snow Cone Machine, Cotton Candy Machine, Live Music Entertainment, and more.
Join Us at Alderman Oaks for a Vintage Typewriter Social and Unplug Your Creativity
We will Provide the Typewriters!
Friday, July 21, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Refreshments Served
Program Presenters Dennis & Jennifer Brock of Sarasota Vintage Typewriters
There is a nation-wide resurgence in the use of vintage manual typewriters. Discover why people are falling in love with these beautiful, beneficial, and bewitching healing machines.
Some Anticipated Experiences:
• Unplug and Reconnect to Simpler Times • Document Your Story for Future Generations in Enduring Ink and Paper • Experience the Sounds and Feelings of a Room Full of People Expressing Themselves in a Symphony of Creativity • Write that Letter You Always Wanted to Send • Limit Distractions and Improve Your Focus on Communications
Join Us at Alderman Oaks for a Presentation About Ways to Improve Health Outcomes Through Use of the Arts
Meet and hear leading arts and health professionals, demonstrate the power of the arts in improving your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Topics include Dance and Movement, Expressive Arts, Laughter and Joy.
Friday, June 16, 2017 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Tamara Teeter Knapp Co-founder Expressive Arts Florida Institute Presentation: Through a simple expressive arts practice, connect with the present moment and your innate creativity to experience a healing mind-body connection.
Leymis Bolaňos Wilmott, MFA Artistic Director, Sarasota Contemporary Dance Jahrel Thompson, Drummer Presentation: The power of movement and dance for endurance, balance, and motor control.
Hedda Matza-Haughton, LCSW Co-Chair, Arts for Health-Sarasota Manatee President of “For the Health of It” Consultation Services Presentation: Highly interactive fun-filled demonstration of the power of laughter and joy for your health.
Local historian will take us on an armchair tour through the history of Sarasota from the earliest pioneers to the Ringling circus and everything in between. John has been studying local history since the 1970s. He served as County Historian from 1982 through 1988, while employed by Sarasota County Government.
John served two terms as the president of the Historical Society of Sarasota County, and has provided hundreds of history lectures and dozens of tours during the last 35 years.
Join Us at Alderman Oaks for a Presentation on the History of Sarasota
Friday, January 13, 2017 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Refreshments Served
John McCarthy Executive Director, SCOPE
Local historian will take us on an armchair tour through the history of Sarasota from the earliest pioneers to the Ringling circus and everything in between. John has been studying local history since the 1970s.
Join Us for a Seminar on Improving Behavioral Intervention for Loved Ones with Dementia
Friday, September 16, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
JoAnn Westbrook, N.H.A. Certified PAC Trainer Director of the Education and Training Institute
Caring for your special someone with dementia is a challenging task. You want to give the best possible care and quality of life, but wonder at times whether there is something you are missing.
Based on teachings of Teepa Snow (one of America’s leading educators on dementia), JoAnn will discuss how to provide the most comfort for mind, body, and soul for your person with dementia. Learn about detailed, easy-to-follow explanations for daily tasks.
Seminar Topics will include:
● Hands-on Caregiving Techniques ● Knowing Personality Traits & Preferences ● Living Environment Challenges ● Improved Communications & Interaction ● Importance of Music and Art as Therapy
FORUM SPONSORS Visit Displays and Meet with Many Local Service Providers to Discuss Key Questions and Seek Solutions for Achieving Lifelong Cognitive Performance.
Alderman Oaks is a Key Sponsor at the Forum — Be Sure to Visit Our Display
INFO & REGISTRATION Registration Fee: $25.00 for DSCA Members and $30.00 for Non-Members (Valet Parking Included). For more info call (941) 357-6224. To Register, go to the DSCA website and look for event instructions — www.downtownsarasotacondoassoc.com.
Solving the Puzzle: A Seminar on the Key Elements & Purposes of Advance Directives
Friday, June 24, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Alderman Oaks – Tree Top Lounge
What Are Advance Directives?
Advance Directives are legal documents that allow you to spell out your decisions about end-of-life care, ahead of time. They give you a way to tell your wishes to family, friends, and health care professionals and to avoid confusion later on. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to make very personal health care decisions yourself.
Seminar Topics will include an in-depth review of: ◙ Living Will ◙ Health Care Power of Attorney ◙ Financial Power of Attorney ◙ Last Will & Testament ◙ Declaration of Preneed Guardian
To RSVP call (941) 955-9099 or use the Contact Us page of our website.
Join Us for a Veteran Benefits Seminar
Friday, April 1, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Alderman Oaks is hosting a Veteran Benefits Seminar. Come and hear from Guest Speaker Terry Acton (USAF Ret), Director of Veteran Services, Sarasota County.
Learn Valuable Information About Current VA Benefits Along with Potential Program Changes.
Terry will share how County Veteran Services provides assistance to veterans and their families with filing claims for veteran benefits. Seminar topics include: Compensation for Service Related Disabilities; Medical Benefits; Survivor Benefits; Pension for Wartime Veterans with Non-Service Related Disabilities; and Death Benefits.
Also learn about benefits related to the Sarasota National Cemetery and Patriot Plaza.
To RSVP call (941) 955-9099 or use the Contact Us page of our website.
5th Annual Hearing Loss Expo and the TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION CENTER
Saturday, March 5, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
* 35+ Exhibitors (Including Alderman Oaks) * All the Latest Technologies * Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants, Assistive Listening Systems * Practitioners, Support Groups Financial Aid * 5 Seminars on How to Improve Hearing * Free Hearing Screenings * Special Veteran Hearing Awareness Forum