Bradenton Area Convention Center 1 Haben Blvd Palmetto, FL 34221
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 7! The Sarasota and Manatee Chamber of Commerce have teamed up once again to offer our members the greatest of networking opportunities.
Be Sure to Visit the Alderman Oaks Booth!
Attended by hundreds of Chamber members and guests, this networking event offers complimentary lite bites, lots of door prizes, the opportunity to make valuable connections and learn more about local businesses so we can all “shop local.”
Join us at the largest networking event of the year.
No advanced registration required.
Pay $5 admission at the door.
Open to the public with FREE parking!
Light Bites Provided By: Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria, Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen, Cracker Barrel, Der Dutchman, Edible Elegance by Eli Fresh Kitchen, Longhorn Steakhouse of Bradenton, Mattison’s Restaurants & Catering, Newk’s Eatery, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Sonny’s BBQ Catering, and Southeast Culinary Arts.
Join Us at Alderman Oaks for a Seminar About the Current Status, Health Benefits, and Qualifying Process for Medical Cannabis
Friday, October 26, 2018
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Dr. Steven Reichbach, MD Topic: Ground-Breaking Programs and Possibilities of Medical Cannabis www.FindPainRelief.com
Topic: Types and Forms of Medical Cannabis www.Trulieve.com
Meet and hear Dr. Steven Reichbach (Certified Physician) of the Gulf Coast Ketamine Center and Renee Legere of Trulieve (Licensed Dispensary) present timely information about developments in Medical Cannabis.
Learn more about the assessment process and how to be approved for a medical marijuana card. Also, hear about the many ways medical marijuana can be used and how it is tailored to individual needs.
Dr. Reichbach will also share information about common conditions treated with medical marijuana such as MS, ALS, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, Anxiety, Crohn’s Disease, Chronic Pain Syndromes, Cancer, Glaucoma, Epilepsy, Chronic Muscle Spasms and other similar challenges such as Back Pain, Chronic Arthritis, Migraines, Lyme Disease, and Insomnia.
Join Us During Orioles Wellness Week as Alderman Oaks Hosts
a Presentation About Normal Aging and Memory
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Ed Smith Stadium Third Base Lounge Click Here for Orioles Sarasota Website.
Program Presenter Kathleen Houseweart, MBA Director of the LSF Guardianship Program & Senior Aging Specialist Click Here for LSF Website.
Kathleen will discuss how getting older affects thinking and review the normal changes we should all expect as we age. She will also review things to look for that are not normal and provide tips on how to get the most out of the memory we have.
Other Wellness Event Highlights • Doors Open at 11:00 a.m. • Free Admission & Parking (East Lot) • Orioles vs. Red Sox at 12:00 p.m. • More than 20 Displays by Area Providers • Free Health Screenings • Ballpark Fare Specials • Nutrition & Wellness Experts • Blood Mobile • Free Bottle of Water!
Be Sure to Visit the Alderman Oaks Display on the First Level Concourse.
Join Us at Alderman Oaks for a Presentation About Sarasota’s Maritime Heritage
Friday, May 18, 2018
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Local historian, story-teller, and Executive Director at Historic Spanish Point will return with a brand new program on Boats, Bays, and Barrier Islands.
This program will focus on the waterfront aspect of Sarasota and will include a maritime history of local sail boats, steam boats, power boats and yachts.
John will also explore the history of local bays and waterways and explain the origins of the name of all of the local barrier islands. Many of you have enjoyed John’s presentations at Alderman Oaks and this is a new program and one that you will
not want to miss.
Program Attendees will be Eligible to Participate in a Drawing for Free Historic Spanish Point Gifts.
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.
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
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
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
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.
JOIN US AT ALDERMAN OAKS FOR A REVEALING SEMINAR
ENDING THE NIGHTMARE OF PTSD
Friday, November 17, 2017 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
George Lindenfeld, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist
Diplomate in Clinical Psychology
Founder of the RESET THERAPY PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTE
Julie Cook Downing
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.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 9 AM – 4 PM SARASOTA FAIRGROUNDS
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 Festivalat the Sarasota Fairgrounds.
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 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
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