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Join Us at Alderman Oaks to Learn More About the Economic, Health,
and Social Impact of the Arts & Cultural Alliance on the Gulf Coast

Friday, March 23, 2018
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

(Photo Provided by Sarastoa County Arts Council) Jim Shirley new executive director at the Sarasota County Art Council.

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Jim Shirley
Executive Director


Meet and Hear Jim share about the abundance of world-renowned arts and cultural attractions in our area — Wonderful community performing arts halls, galleries, museums, botanical gardens and universities. And, our own opera house, ballet, symphony orchestra, multiple theatres, and the circus.

Experience:  Performing Arts
Visualize:  Museums & Visual Arts
Expand:  History, Science & Education
Engage:  Festivals & Fairs
Connect:  Arts Communities & Organizations

Attendees will be Invited to enter a Drawing for a Free Arts & Cultural Experience for Two — Dinner, Theatre, and Transportation.

Click Here for More Information and to RSVP.

Previous Events

Alderman OaksJoin Us at Alderman Oaks For an Informative Seminar About the Relationship of Hearing to Brain Health and Physical Stability.

Friday, February 23, 2018 
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Learn from the Experts How Our Hearing System Impacts Overall Brain Health, Socialization, and Fall Prevention.

Seminar Presenters

Dr. Jack Wazen

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Dr. Jack Wazen 
artner, Silverstein Institute 
VP and Director of Research,
Ear Research Foundation 

Topic: How Hearing Loss Affects Brain Health and Socialization


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Dr. Laura Wazen, DPT 
Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Equinox Physical Therapy

Topic: Understanding and Treating Inner Ear Disorders to Improve Balance

Click Here For More Information and to RSVP.

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Solving the Puzzle for Life Care Planning Decisions Seminar

Friday, January 26, 2018 
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM 
At Alderman Oaks Retirement Residence



Seminar Presenters

Kevin Pillion 
Elder Law Attorney
Life Planning Law Firm
Shannon Feinroth 
Public Benefits Specialist
Life Planning Law Firm


What is the Life Care Planning Puzzle?

Life Care Planning is a practical approach to filling your family’s current and future needs in a timely fashion. With a Life Care Plan, you can avoid frantic action should a family crisis arise. The process incorporates legal planning techniques and changing physical, psychological, and financial needs.

An effective Life Care Plan includes a customized legal plan that serves as a road map to help you meet the inevitable challenges of caring for an aging family member, while taking into consideration the legal needs of all other family members involved.

Seminar Topic Include:

Legal:  Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney, Living Will, Trusts, Deeds, Health Care Directives, and Estate Administration

Financial:  Budgeting for Long-Term Care, Probate Avoidance, Asset Protection, Veterans Benefits, Medicaid Benefits, and Medicare Insurance

Advocacy & Support Services:  Elder Care Rights, Counseling and Guidance, Solving Care Problems, Crisis Situations, and Community Resources

Living Environment:  Aging in Place, Transitioning to an Alternative Living Environment Such as Senior Retirement Communities

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Part of Our Lunch & Learn Series

Learn more about the latest programs and initiatives to enhance Optimal Aging on the SunCoast.  Hear presentations from the experts and engage in an informative panel discussion.


 When:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Panel Discussion During Lunch

 Where: The Paradise Center             
Longboat Island Chapel (2nd Floor)             
6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive             
Longboat Key, FL 34228


Program Presenters


Kathy Black, Ph.D.
Age-Friendly Sarasota Consultant The Patterson Foundation
Professor of Aging Studies and Social Work, USF Sarasota-Manatee

Topic: An Overview of Age-Friendly Living on the SunCoast


Pamela Baron, MSW, CDP
Director of Senior Services JFCS of the Suncoast, Inc.

Topic: Community Resources to Support Optimal Lifestyles


Fred Grady, NHA
Administrator, Alderman Oaks Retirement Residence

Topic: Understanding & Choosing the Right Living
Environment for Optimal Aging on the SunCoast


Kathleen Houseweart, MBA
Director, Lutheran Services FL
Sarasota Guardianship Program

Panel Discussion Moderator
Topic: Focusing on Practical Considerations in Achieving Your Optimal Lifestyle Goals

Alderman Oaks is the Proud Sponsor of this Event. 

Fee for Forum is Only $10.00.  Lunch is Included!

Click Here for More Information and to View PowerPoint Presentations.

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Friday, November 17, 2017
 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM


Program Presenters



George Lindenfeld, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Diplomate in Clinical Psychology


Julie Cook Downing
Community Liaison
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.

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AFFLogo (2)Saturday, October 28, 2017
9 AM – 4 PM

Participants immersed themselves in more than 125 exhibits, experiences, presentations, and performances!  They saw 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.

Denise Leonhard, Theresa McKenzie, and Fred Grady represented Alderman Oaks at the Festival.

They helped to serve an audience that enjoyed exhibits, experiences, entertainment, and educational opportunities highlighting age-friendly practices and principles that optimize community assets and enhance quality of life.

Click Here to view YouTube Video Recap of Saturday, October 28, 2017 Age-Friendly Festival at the Sarasota Fairgrounds. 

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Alderman Oaks was an exhibitor 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 involved by exploring information through the following links. 

Opening Ceremonies
Family Fun Theme
Saturday, September 23

First Day of Competition
Tech Day Theme
Sunday, September 24

Eco-Day Theme
Monday, September 25

Farmer’s Market Theme 

Tuesday, September 26

Military Appreciation Theme
Wednesday, September 27

Golden Age Celebration &
Community Service Theme
Thursday, September 28

Local Attractions Theme
Friday, September 29

Boating & Fishing Theme
Saturday, September 30
Closing Ceremony
Health & Wellness Theme
Sunday, October 1

World Rowing Championship 2017 – Printable Brochure


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. 

Click Here for more information and to RSVP.



Join Us at Alderman Oaks for a Scams & Scoundrels Seminar
Friday, August 25, 2017 – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

SPD Pic1Program Presenters are Melody Shimmell, CFE Financial Crimes Investigator and Ross Revill, Detective Criminal Investigations Division.

Meet & Hear Representatives of the Sarasota Police Department Share Alarming News How Scams and Fraud Have Reached Historic Proportions Within Our Elderly Population.

Click Here for More Information.




Picture2Join 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

Click Here for More Information.

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.

Click Here for more information. 

Alderman Oaks is Sponsoring a Brain Health Forum at the Aging in Paradise Resource Center

Part of Their Lunch & Learn Series

Learn more about the latest programs and initiatives to enhance cognitive aging.  Hear presentations from the experts and engage in an informative panel discussion.

When:    Wednesday, May 10, 2017             
                   10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
                   Panel Discussion During Lunch 

Where:  Aging in Paradise Resource Center             
                   Longboat Island Chapel (2nd Floor) 
200 Gulf of Mexico Drive             
                   Longboat Key, FL 34228

Program Presenters


Dr. Alan Grindal
Neurologist Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Memory Clinic

The Cognitive Aging Process


Dr. Cheryl Brandi, DNSc, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner, Educator and Researcher
Roskamp Institute

Topic: Research and Future Possible Brain Health Treatments


Dr. Jack Wazen
artner Silverstein Institute, VP and Director of Research Ear Research Foundation 

Topic: How Hearing Loss Affects Brain Health


Nicci Kobritz
President of Center for Brain Health and President/Founder of Youthful Aging Home Health

Topic: Practical Lifestyle Interventions for Positive Cognitive Aging

Fee for Forum is Only $10.00.  Lunch is Included! RSVP to Mary Ann Brady at
(941) 383-6493.

For more information, contact Mary Ann at the Aging in Paradise Resource Center.
Phone: (941) 383-6493  
Email: maryannbrady@aginginparadise.org  
Website: www.aginginparadise.org

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 Join Us for the DSCA Forum on
Optimal Living
in Sarasota 

Helping to Create a More Livable Community — Balancing Growth, Engaging Generations, and Sustaining Resources.

What’s Going On in Sarasota and What Does It Mean to You?  Topics Include Growth, Economy, Jobs, Mobility, Events, and Housing.

Learn more about the latest programs and initiatives to enhance life in our community.  Hear presentations from the experts and engage in an informative panel discussion.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
At the Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Boulevard of the Arts 
Sarasota, FL 34236

Be sure to visit the Alderman Oaks Display!

Click Here for Registration Info
and How to Become a Forum Sponsor


Join Us at Alderman Oaks for a Follow-Up Presentation
on the History of Sarasota

Friday, March 24, 2017
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Refreshments Served



Program Presenter
John McCarthy
Director of Advancement, Historic Spanish Point

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.

Seating is Limited!

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for More Info & to RSVP
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Senior Living Symposium (3-21-17)

SENIORS BlueBook — Senior Living Symposium
1ST ANNUAL Senior Living Symposium

Free Luncheon for All Attendees

Free Gifts & Over 25 Door Prizes
Senior Care Fair & Over 45 Vendors

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

At the Church of Hope
1560 Wendall Kent Road
Sarasota, FL 34240

For More Information or to RSVP
Call (941) 351-3630 or Email events@seniorsbluebook.com 

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 Join us at Alderman Oaks for an informative and timely educational activity offered by IntelliHealth.

Smooth Transition and Adjustment with Life’s Challenges — Format includes an Overview, Interactive Case Presentations, and Panel Discussion.

Friday, February 24, 2017
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Program presenters are IntelliHealth co-founders Mitchell Greenberg, MD, and Danae O’Leary, LCSW, along with Psychotherapist, Debbie Dean, LCSW.




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Visit the Alderman Oaks Sponsor Display

        Share the Care —  2nd Annual Gathering of 
             Community Resources for Caregivers

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

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 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


Program Presenter

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.                  

Click Here for More Info. 


Join Us for a Fall Prevention Seminar

Friday, November 18, 2016
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
At Alderman Oaks

Learn from Area Experts How Sight, the Inner Ear Balance System,
and Overall Physical Health Affect Fall Prevention

Seminar Presenters


Walter E. Moscoso, MD
Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Retina Treatment Center

Topic: How Loss of Vision Can Increase the Risk of Accidents and Can Even Accelerate Cognitive Impairment



Dr. Laura Wazen, DPT
Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Equinox Physical Therapy

Topic: Understanding and Treating Inner Ear Balance Disorders



Beverly Wallace, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Southwest Florida Home Care

Topic: Practical Applications and Action Steps for Reducing Falls in Your Living Environment  


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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 

Seminar Presenter

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

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Picture1DSCA Forum on Brain Health — Achieving Lifelong Cognitive Performance

Hear insights by area experts, followed by a panel discussion on topics related to overall Cognitive Aging, Brain Health and Performance.     

Thursday, July 21, 2016  –  10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Buffet Lunch & Valet Parking Included, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota


10:00 AM:  Registration and Sponsor Displays
11:00 AM:  Segment 1 Presentations
12:15 PM:  Buffet Lunch and Sponsor Displays  
   1:15 PM:  Segment 2 Presentations
  2:00 PM:  Panel Discussion
  2:30 PM:  Closing Remarks

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

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.

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 Solving the Puzzle: A Seminar on the Key Elements
& Purposes of Advance Directives

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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 &
◙ Declaration of Preneed Guardian

Seminar Presenters



Kevin Pillion
Elder Law Attorney




Shannon Feinroth
Public Benefits

For more info about the Life Planning Law Firm go to www.lifelawfirm.com.

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To RSVP call (941) 955-9099 or use the Contact Us page of our website.

 Join Us at Alderman Oaks for a Skin Cancer Awareness Seminar


Friday, May 20, 2016  –  2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Seminar Presenters

Cynthia Spencer
Advanced Registered
Nurse Practitioner

Amanda Gonzalez
Patient Care Coordinator

Seminar Topics Include:

▪ Descriptions of the Different Types of Skin Cancer

▪ Ways to Personally Identify Signs of Suspicious Skin Issues

▪ Recommended Steps for Preventative Care

▪ Guidance for Treatment Options and Solutions

Click Here for more info about Forman Dermatology.

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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

Picture1Alderman 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.

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To RSVP call (941) 955-9099 or use the Contact Us page of our website.






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5th Annual Hearing Loss Expo and the TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION CENTER

                                                     Saturday, March 5, 2016
                                                           9:00 am3:00 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

At Manatee Technical College (MTC)
6305 State Road 70 – Bradenton, FL 34203
1/2 mile West of Exit 217(B) off I-75For more information, email expo@hlas.org 
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Join Us for an Ice Cream Social & Open House

Friday, February 26, 2016
2:00 to 4:00 PM

  Free Healthcare Screenings
◙  Learn About Our Wellness Programs
  Latest Technology Demos and Discussions
  Tours of Our Community
  Meet Staff, Residents, and Family Members
◙  Games & Prizes

Meet Visiting Professionals Who Partner with Our Alderman Oaks Family

                                                Click Here for More Info 


We have done seminars in the past covering many topics from Health and Wellness to Veteran Benefits to our newest technology, the Hearing Loop System.



  • Loving, caring ownership and staff
  • Services catering to different lifestyle needs
  • Active Resident Council and Committees
  • Located in "Heart" of Downtown Sarasota
  • Regular Spiritual Opportunities
  • Flexible Transportation
  • Exercises, health diets, and access to an on-site Wellness Center
  • Weekly Happy Hour with Live Entertainment (We dance!)
  • Just Around the Corner From the Friendship Center
  • Rental Only Apartments (No buy-in required)
  • Choice of studio, one bedroom, or two bedroom Floor Plans
  • Able to transition into Assisted Living if needed