Key Components of Optimal Aging on the SunCoast

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

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

Topic: Community Resources to Support Optimal Lifestyles

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Fred Grady, NHA
Administrator, Alderman Oaks Retirement Residence

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

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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!

RSVP to Mary Ann Brady at (941) 383-6493 or Email maryannbrady@theparadisecenter.org 
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Website: theparadisecenter.org





  • 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

Join Us at Alderman Oaks for an Update on Veterans Benefits and News About Major Policy Changes

Friday, February 1, 2019
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Refreshments Served

Program Presenters

Kevin Pillion, Esq.
Elder Law Attorney

Shannon Feinroth
Public Benefits Specialist

The presentation will focus on how to Qualify for VA Benefits. 

If you find you are eligible for VA Pension benefits you may receive the following tax-free benefit each month:

Veteran & Spouse
Single Veteran 
Surviving Spouse of a Veteran          


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