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Who’s Left? went to the Seniors Today Flower Power Senior Expo the other day and it was a wonderful, well-plan -ned event! You were given a list of all the people in the show. We would stop at each rep and have them check off their name. I began to notice that several people, like Tammy from Walgreen’s and Richard from Tremblay Insurance were lefties. I was wearing my shirt that is filled with the names of famous lefties and I often had to stand still long enough to be ‘read.’
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When we had made the rounds, Sue and I went to the counter for lunch. Bonnie G. was passing out meals… with her left hand. We sat down and struck up a conversation with Barb and Chuck, who have come here from Ohio for 11 straight years for Bike Week. They were with their friend, Bob, a Florida biker. Barb said she is a twin. She added, “My brother is right-handed and I am left-handed.” Then we learned that she is one of eight children and three of them are left-handed. Unusual. More and more people are allowed to use their natural born writing skills and the gap seems to be closing. One of my doctors, Dr. Geis, is a skilled left-handed ophthalmologist who regularly helps people toward better vision. Marty Robertson is a lefty nurse, a church friend and a wonderful person who is always right in my book. It was inconceivable but true that the year George Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot were running for president, all were lefties. Now we have Obama, who is left-handed. In 1993, 1996, and 2008, all major candidates were lefties. Some of the greatest paintings in the world have been produced by lefthanded artists like Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo de Vinci, and Picasso. Cole Porter and Paul Simon left beautiful music for us to enjoy and one of the best groups to come out of the 60s was The Beatles, 2 right and 2 left; lefties being Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. As a kid, I thought I was the only one left… (left-handed that is). When people began to take note of it, one comes to realize that most people write
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with their right hands and as a result, everything is geared toward the majority. That’s why we lefties have to be creative… just to write our names without smearing. You may know the story of how the word ‘southpaw’ came to be. It began on a baseball diamond. In 1891, Chicago’s Westside Park was facing west. If the pitcher was left-handed, he would be using the hand to the south. The word began there and ‘southpaw’ has continually been used for over 100 years to describe such baseball players as Ty Cobb, Dizzy Dean, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Carl Hubbell, Casey Stengal, Warren Spahn, Roger Maris, and Mark Fidrych. Other sports figures, like tennis’ Jimmy Conners and Dwight Davis… as well as swimmer Mark Spitz are ‘southpaws’. Here’s one I haven’t heard before … International Left-Handers Day is held annually every August 13. It was founded by the Left-Handers Club in 1992. International Left-Handers Day is, according to the club, “an annual event when left-handers everywhere can celebrate their sinistrality and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed.” According to the club, in the U.K. alone there were over 20 regional events to mark the day in 2001—including leftv-right sports matches, a left-handed tea party, pubs using left-handed corkscrews where patrons drank and played pub games with the left hand only, and nationwide 'Lefty Zones' where lefthanders creativity, adaptability and sporting prowess were celebrated. (What’ll they think of next?) It isn’t inherited, it isn’t passed on and it seems to happen more often now than in the past. However, fiddler crabs are lefties and while a morning glory will always twine from a right-handed helix, the honeysuckle vine will always twine from the left. I’m left wondering why the Phoenician alphabet was from right to left. Could it be that left-handedness used to be prevalent?
Kitty Maiden is a staff writer for Seniors Today.
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First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach is providing free Caregiver’s Days Out that includes food, fun, and special attention for care receivers. The days are from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. on Thurs., April 17; and Sat. May 17 at First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach. This is a wonderful opportunity for caregivers to have a break and know that their loved ones are being taken care of in a loving environment. For details, call Sherry at 386.677. 3581, ext. 311.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 724 Big Tree Road, South Daytona host Lunch Bunch every Thurs. at 12 NOON. Just $5 gets you lunch and bingo with non-monetary prizes. Reservations are required by noon the Tuesday prior. Call the church at 386. 767.6542.
Volusia County’s Pet Vet Cruiser offers low-cost spaying and neutering services to dogs and cats in unincorporated parts of the county and the cities of DeLand and South Daytona. ● Oakbrook Professional Center, 931 S. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand: April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 ● Fire Station 23, 1850 Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna Beach: April 2, 9, 23, and 30 ● Rockin' Ranch, 801 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach: April 3 and 16 ● Fancy Fruit and Produce, 911 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City: April 7, 14, 21, and 28 Fees are based on income. Appointments are required and may be made by calling 386.323.3575 in Daytona Beach, 386.626.6643 in DeLand, or 386.424.6875 in New Smyrna Beach.
LAGOONACY Everyone is invited to Lagoonacy on Saturday, April 12, 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. at the Marine Discovery Center, 520 Barracuda Blvd., New Smyrna Beach. This is a celebration of the insanely fascinating and beautiful Mosquito Lagoon, with a day of fun, food, and festivities through Art and Marine Discovery. Admission is free and there will be food for sale. For more information, please call the Center at 386-428-4828.
Medicare Workshop Come find out how medicare works and get the answers to frequently asked questions on Tues., April 1 or Tues., May 6, both at 10 A.M. at Great American Senior Benefits, 1930 W. Granada Blvd., Ste. 10, Ormond Beach. RSVP to 386.671.9150 or greatamericanpr@ yahoo.com and leave name and date you wish to attend. Free $10 gift certificate to Gourmet Kitchen for all attendees!
Natural Smile Seminar Find out if dental implants are right for you at a free patient information day. Questions about the cost and how the implant surgery is done will be answered. The seminar is scheduled at the offices of Florida Oral & Facial Surgical Associates at 4 P.M. on April 29 at 549 Health Blvd., Daytona Beach. Seating is limited and light refreshments served. RSVP by calling 386.239.3600.
Calling All Caregivers GrandVilla at 535 North Nova Road in Ormond Beach has assembled a panel to answer your questions on assisted living and available programs. The panel of experts include: Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, Americare Home Health, Chiumento, Selis & Dwyer, Port Orange Nursing & Rehab, and Grand Villa Senior Living. Please join them on Thur., April 10 at 10:30 A.M. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at 386.868.0723.
Follies Don’t miss this years outstanding performance of When Follies Goes To The Movies! Enjoy live singing, dancing, and comedy on March 28 or 29 at 7:30 P.M. or March 30 at 2:30 P.M. at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. For tickets, call 386.676.3375.
Genealogical Society The Volusia County Genealogical Society will meet in the Auditorium of City Island Library, Magnolia Avenue, Daytona Beach, at 6 P.M. on April 17. Lou McNally, Assistant Professor of Meteorology at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University will talk on Weather In Old Diaries. The public is invited. Please contact the President at 386. 257.7828 for more information.
Kidney Disease Do you have Diabetes or high blood pressure? These are two are the leading cause of kidney disease. You can help with early prevention of kidney disease for you or your loved ones. Kidney Smart Education classes are offered in your area at no cost! For details, call 888.my.kidney or visit www.kidneysmart.org
Outreach Dinner Open Arms is an outreach ministry for the blind and visually impaired in the Daytona Beach area. You are invited to a free dinner, fellowship, and a program being offered at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 724 Big Tree Road, South Daytona, on the second Saturday of every month from 4–6 P.M. Call 386.767.6542 one week prior to reserve your place.
Dare To Be Rare Join Reverend Elle Bratland in a four week workshop Dare To Be Rare. In her recently published book she shares valuable tools on how we can transform our lives by changing selfdefeating beliefs. Workshops are Wednesdays in April 9, 16, 23, & 30, 6-7:30 P.M. The cost is $60 per person—plus receive a free signed copy of Dare To Be Rare. Reservations required. Please call 386-788-5653 or e-mail: Ashley @moorestrategiesforsuccess.com
Financial Planning For Long-Term Care Michael Pyle will discuss financial planning for long-term care during a free program at 3 P.M ., Wednesday, April 2 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island. Pyle, a Daytona Beach attorney and elder law specialist, will explain the types of care covered by long-term care insurance and Medicaid, including assets owned by single and married people, assets versus income, when to plan, and techniques for qualification. For information, call 386.257.6036, ext. 16264.
Book Sale Port Orange library plans book sale April 4–5. Grab some cheap reads at the Port Orange Regional Library book sale from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M., Friday, April 4; and 9 A.M. to 1 P.M., Saturday, April 5. The Friends of the Library will sell hardcover and paperback books, children’s books, audio books, puzzles, magazines, and movies.
Support Groups Neuropathy Support Group The 2014 Neuropathy Support Group meets at 2 P. M . at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 485 Turnbull Bay Road, New Smyrna Beach and at GrandVilla of Ormond Beach, 535 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach. The goal of the meeting is to provide support, education, and comfort to those with Neuropathy; and their caregivers. For details, call 855.966.3600.
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The Joy Of Leadership by George Goldtrap ecently, I left a position of leadership after 14 years of service. I did not do so reluctantly. It was time. Everything in life is like that. As I get older it seems clearer to me. Solomon advised long ago, 'there is a time for everything'. There are unavoidable changes in life. Age takes its toll. Giving way to younger leaders and new ideas and techniques, is an absolute must for any organization seeking to grow and prosper. A wise leader recognizes this and accommodates this passage with dignity. A foolish leader raises road blocks, objects to change, and generally makes him/herself a nuisance. These folks create unnecessary and uncomfortable situations. My motto has been to disagree without being disagreeable. Leadership however has its rewards. Leaders have the opportunity to generate progress. Sometimes that means bigger and better. Sometimes it means smaller and more efficient. Sometimes it means spending, other times it means hesitancy and savings. A wise leader negotiates these passages with careful study and understanding. Sometimes the leader must act swiftly… other times more deliberately. The trick is to know the difference… most of the time. You will never know 100 percent of the time. Most important is the leader’s ability to evaluate the potential of those with whom he surrounds himself… and make no mistake, he must seek and choose assistants. He cannot lead alone. He will need trustworthy partners with whom to discuss and compare ideas. These partners must be selfthinkers but flexible to the ideas of others. They must be confident enough to think out loud, and humble enough to bow to corporate decisions. It takes a team to win. As I left the afore mentioned position of leadership, many offered complimentary remarks, but one stood out above all others. One of my partners said to me, ‘You set the tone.’ Nothing else said was appreciated in such a personal way. That had been my chief idea from the beginning… to create an atmosphere befitting progress. My experience choosing partners has moved in both directions. I have partnered with some great winners whose judgment I learned to value and trust. They were people of personal dignity and self-esteem. Their habits were considerate of others. Courtesy was a way of life. I have also worked with some less desirable partners. This misjudgment was my problem, not theirs. I had perhaps moved too quickly, with insufficient or misguided information. I had overlooked the effects of their personal choices. Leadership was simply not there. A good leader cannot let this affect him. Though sometimes temporarily painful, he makes the correction, dis-associates himself from the problem and lets it go. Leaders never carry problems forward. They simply learn to avoid repeating the same mistakes.
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Happy Talk …by George & Peggy Goldtrap Keep in mind that leaders also make mistakes. An apology is not the end of the world. If you err, or someone thinks you have, apologize. It won’t kill you. It will raise you up, make you taller and increase your value as a leader. You are human. That’s not a liability. Properly applied, it can be your greatest asset. Additionally good leaders realize that people are more important than rules. Some rules are necessary but often rules outnumber the need. Remember... rules always generate... generate a loss of freedom. Unenforceable rules weaken the stature of law. You should create and apply rules with great deliberation. It always irritates me when I hear someone criticize young people… just because they are young. Youth is a universal condition. Judgments don’t come with the set. By trial and error we learn, we mature, (most anyway) we progress, we become adults. Those who do not soon become easily recognized. Avoid them. The rest will have a great influence on your declining years. It’s no cliché… youth are tomorrow’s leaders, and when tomorrow comes, our generation will be yesterday's news. This is especially important when a family business yields leadership to a younger family member. Appreciate, be patient with, and use the potential of youth. It also bothers me when someone says, They don’t make them like they used to. I usually respond, Thank goodness. Yes, some of the old ways were good, as were some of the products, but times change, people change. You cannot stop change. Get used to it… or move into a cave. Not sure where you will plug up your charger. Finally, good leadership should humble, not exalt the leader. It is not a period of self-promotion. Rather good leadership exalts and promotes the organization which it serves. When your work is over and you are NO longer out in front, take a few moments to review your time of leadership, and savor your accomplishments, and send a note of thanks to those who helped along the way. Never forget who they were. Good leaders are valuable, and sometimes rare. If your organization does not have good leadership, consider running for a position yourself. Don’t just complain. If your organization has one or more capable individuals, let them know you appreciate them. A kind word and pat on the back may mean more than a gold watch.
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March 28, 2014—Seniors Today—Page A-7 Florida Power & Light Presents Seniors Today Flower Power Fling Music was provided, as always, by The Entertainer, Jim Nelson. Jim kept t was the Age Of Aquarius as hunthe seniors entertained during the entire dreds of seniors in the community Fling. Jim always does a patriotic melody kicked off the season by attending to honors those who have served our counSeniors Today Flower Power Spring try giving them an opportunity to be rest Fling on March 21 . Seniors from Volusia congnized. Others enjoyed dancing to his and Flager counties descended on the Holy great sounds. Cross Lutheran Church campus in Seniors Today editor, South Daytona for a celebration at Bonnie Gragg and her th the 8 Annual Spring Fling. kitchen crew; daughters Seniors were lined up at the Savannah and Sydney, door at 9 A.M. waiting to enjoy stayed busy in the kittheir day. They were greeted by chen serving lunch. Seniors Today Account ExecuMany seniors were the tive, Keith Goodrum and John happy recipients of door Clark with peace sign buttons to prizes donated by the venget them in the mood for the dors and Seniors Today. fling and many of the vendors Bonnie Schillinger, were decked out in their tie-dyed FPL Platinum Sponsor, Seniors Today publisher outfits and headbands. Dave Lynn and Bonnie Schillinger, stated, “We put these events Florida Power & Light, the Publisher of Seniors Today. on twice a year and have presenting sponsors, had their been doing so for eight years now. We have representative, Dave Lynn on hand to provide literature for seniors with cost many folks come through and say how effective suggestions to manage elec- much they look forward to our events... and that they come to each and every one! tric in their home. A great representation of senior busi- This is our way of thanking the seniors nesses and services were available to help who have supported our paper for 23 years. Our motto is: We take the business of seniors with questions and provide infortaking care of our seniors seriously! It is mation on healthcare, finances, living arnot just about the business of publishing a rangements, and other senior needs. Easter Seals was there with free phones for the newspaper... we want to do something to hearing impaired and WROD radio was give back to our seniors. I know our seniors on hand too with live remotes. look forward to their free fun-filled days.”
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s any fixed income investor knows, interest rates today are historically low. Since the 2001 dot com bubble burst, followed by the real estate crash, interest rates have continued to decline over the past decade. So much so that the federal reserve has taken a very unorthodox approach to monetary easing known as operation twist by buying mortgage backed securities and government bonds to the tune of $85 billion a month to artificially keep rates low and help the housing recovery. Over the past two fed meetings, they've decided, since the economic data is improving, to begin to taper or cut back on their bond purchases1 and since then we've seen interest rates on 10 year treasuries begin to climb, slightly2. So what does that mean for rates going forward? First we must look at the overall economic circumstances we face. Our government has an $18 trillion national debt. Roughly 6 percent of the government's tax revenues are used to pay interest3 at a time where the cost to borrow is historically cheap and we are still spending more than we make. If we were to see a significant spike in interest rates, that could send shock waves through the worldwide financial system. Our government could be forced to make major spending cuts that could completely derail the recovery. Slashes to entitlement spending, furloughs and the possibility of another downgrade. Fortunately as the Fed has begun to taper, we haven't seen a panic in the fixed income markets or a huge spike in rates or yet a third major financial bubble bursting. I believe there are several ways out of these difficult financial times. First, the government could simply raise taxes and collect more revenue to pay down the debt. Unfortunately, that could likely have a very bad outcome for growth and ultimately lead to a severe recession. Kind of like cutting off your nose to spite your face, just not a good idea. The second means could be to make serious spending cuts to the largest government programs such as social secu-
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rity, medicare and defense spending. Not only terribly unpopular, too much cutting in these areas could also lead to another recession in a time we can't afford one. The third possible outcome is to continue to grow the private sector as aggressively as possible, expanding the tax base and keeping money very cheap for businesses and individuals to borrow. This is the most favorable, assuming inflation doesn't become a problem. In my opinion, we will probably see the latter two, a reduction in spending coupled with easy money policy for many years to come. So interest rates are finally rising? Really? I doubt it. 1HYPERLINK "http://www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/money_12849.htm "http://www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/money_12849.htm 2HYPERLINK "http://www.cnbc.com/id/101336029" "http://www.cnbc.com/id/101336029" 3HYPERLINK http://seekingalpha.com/article/ 194847-a-realistic-look-at-americas-debt “At Savannah Court Financial Advisors, Inc. you're not just a client, you're our guest!” For more information please call 386308-5842 or Cell 386-299-2893, or visit our website at www.SavannahCourtFi nancialAdvisors.com Scott Weidman, CFP® is a local, independent Certified Financial PlannerTM Professional. He has been serving his client's retirement and investment needs for over 14 years and owns and operates Savannah Court Financial Advisors, Inc. located at 157 Fairview Ave., Daytona Beach, Fl 32114. Securities offered through J.W. Cole Financial, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC Investment Advisory Services offered through JW Cole Advisors. Savannah Court Financial Advisors, Inc. and JWC/ JWCA are unaffiliated companies.
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Clutter Getting You Down? pring cleaning is a ritual that many people like to perform during this time of year. It’s a chance to de-clutter your home and simplify your life. Let’s face it, these days, we all have a lot of stuff and it can complicate one’s life. Over the years, it’s natural that we can accumulate many treasures, gems, and keepsakes but our homes can only hold so much. Set a date to begin and start slow, make a plan and you’ll find that de-cluttering is not as hard as you might think. It might be easier to tackle one room at a time. Begin with the least cluttered area and move towards to most clutter. That way you’ll feel accomplished right away and encouraged to continue. Here are some tips for specific areas: Kitchen cupboards. Go through your kitchen cabinets and pantry one at a time. You’ll be surprised at the items you’ve been keeping that have absolutely no use to you anymore. Evaluate dishware and small appliances for how much you use them. If they are rarely or never used, maybe they could be donated. Also, take a look at the spices you keep in stock. If they are really out-dated, discard them, since they would be long past their potency. Bedroom closets. I don’t know about you, but I can safely say that I probably have way too many clothes. There are many items that rarely get worn, are out of style, or simply worn out. Sort into piles of keep,
Day Life …by Kathy M. Bryant donate, or throw out. Don’t forget to sort through shoes and coats /jackets as well. Bathrooms. Check the labels on prescription and over-the-counter medications and if past the date, discard. It could be dangerous to use after their expiration dates, not to mention the clutter they cause. Also, consider discarding medication that you simply do not need anymore. Why keep them around? Linen closet. Don’t forget the linen closet. Look through towels and relegate thin and worn towels to the rag pile or consider donating them to an animal shelter where there is always a need. Take inventory of sheets, blankets, comforters, and pillows. If you have a stockpile, maybe you should whittle it down a bit. One crucial aspect of the de-cluttering process is that you have to throw away the unused and unwanted items. Do not just take everything out and rearrange. Go ahead and get started. You’ll feel much lighter and your home will seem larger. Kathy M. Bryant is with the Volusia County Extension Office. For further information, call 386.822.5778.
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Feline-ality for cats and Canine-ality for dogs. This enables the pets to be divided into three categories—green, purple, or orange—based on their personality and energy levels. When potential adopters arrive at Halifax Humane Society, they take a short quiz to determine which color is the best match for their lifestyle. A couple of example questions are “Do I want my cat to play with toys?” and “Do I want my cat to interact with guests that come to my house?” After completing the quiz, the potential adopter enters the adoption areas,
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5. Dream Lover, written and released by Bobby Darin in 1959. Little did Darin know when he penned these simple lyrics that the song would go on to be covered by dozens of artists, including Ben E. King, John Lennon and The Manhattan Transfer, as well as in films such as Hot Shots! (1991) starring Charlie Sheen.
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ave you noticed that your muscles get weaker as you get older? It's thought that starting at age 40, we lose about 1 percent of muscle mass each year. Multiple studies have questioned whether that muscle loss is true aging or whether it's from disuse. One particular study compared master athletes (recreational athletes who seriously exercised four to five times a week) who were 40 to 80 years old. Researchers measured leg strength, muscle mass, and fat content of their muscles. They even took MRI scans of cross sections of the muscles of those at various ages who exercised versus those who didn't. They discovered that the loss of muscle mass and strength was not due to aging alone. Senior athletes had almost as much leg muscle as the younger athletes. There was little fat in the muscles of senior athletes. There was little loss of strength. Which means there's hope for the rest of us.
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Pet Care Big Dogs, Stonger Economy? by Sam Mazzotta
s our growing preference for larger dog breeds a sign that the economy is recovering? According to the American Kennel Club, that's a possibility. “Owning bigger breeds—an economic indicator of sorts—have been on the rise during the past five years,” said Lisa Peterson, an AKC representative. “As the economy has improved, people are turning back to the big dogs they love, which cost more to feed and care for than the smaller breeds that saw a rise in popularity in 2007 and 2008.” That's an odd statement to make, considering the most popular large dogs have never been out of the AKC's annual top 10 breeds. The Labrador Retriever has held the No. 1 spot for 23 years, and the German Shepherd and Golden Retriever consistently make the top five. The Dachshund and the Yorkshire Terrier are the only small breeds to consistently break into the top 10. It raises questions about what the AKC thinks of dog owners. What were we doing when we were supposedly out of love with big dogs six years ago?
What about owners who really prefer smaller dogs? While financial problems are often cited as a reason for owners to neglect or abandon their dogs, the size of the dog isn't the biggest cause. Smaller breeds can cost just as much or more to care for, and I've met many owners who would gladly go hungry to make sure their pet has food. Owners have many reasons for choosing the pet they bring into the family. Economic concerns are an important consideration, but responsible owners consider a lot of factors, such as the breed, its size, behavioral or health issues, apartment or homeowner association rules, and local pet ordinances. It's irresponsible of the AKC to correlate breed size with growth or dampening of the economy and smacks of bias by the organization.
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Veteran’s Post Education Benefits hether you're a veteran or a family mem ber using GI Bill benefits or the DoD Military Tuition Assistance Program, if things go wrong, it's hard to know where to turn. The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new complaint system online, in partnership with the Departments of Defense, Education and Justice, as well as the Federal Trade Commission, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This reporting system will help in three ways: Veterans can report negative experiences with a school; the government can identify unfair or misleading practices; quality academic support will be available. The range of complaint topics is broad and includes problems with credit transfers, changes in degree requirements, and unfair recruiting practices, all covered by the Principles of Excellence that schools must follow if they receive government money for veterans programs. The reporting program can be reached on the GI Bill and DoD websites. Once
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Businesses That Support The Seniors Of Our Community
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ST PALs (Seniors Today Professional Advertising League) is a networking group organized by Seniors Today newspaper and made up of professional people in our community that all have businesses that serve our seniors. The group was the first of its kind in this area, was formed over 15 years ago, and is the longest running networking group dedicated to seniors in the Volusia /Flagler area. ST PALS prides itself on constantly networking to improve senior resources, enrich senior lives, and provide quality services and care for our seniors. ST PALS is committed to meeting the needs of seniors in our community. The following is a list of professionals who share the ST PALs commitment. Please be sure to consider their businesses when you have the need for their services:
Annette Lynch Allinace Community Maria M. Cruz Angel Care Deborah Brown Apex Companion Care Christie Bielenda Arcadia Home Care & Staffing Rachel Rader Bridgeview/ Coquina Center Stephanie Santarsieno Carepoint Medicall Roni Jackson City of Daytona Beach Shores Todd Register Clare Bridge Senior Living Marion Flom DeBary Manor Rena Bowie Doctors Choice Vicki Cox Family Home Health Services Diane Trask Florida Hospital Hospice Care Patrick Forestell Florida Lutheran Jennifer Beckwith Gentiva Hospice Shar Baron Good Samaritan Society Terri Perry Haven Hospice Nicolle Cella Home Instead Senior Care Mariann Darcangelo Home Instead Senior Care Chanin Carr Humana Becky Argeny Joyanna Insurance Dr. Nalani Juice Plus+ Kris Fischer Juice Plus+ Debra Kay Mathews Keller Williams Realty Greg Hopcraft Lanyard Manor Kate Noboa Lanyard Manor Cheryl Fredsall Oaktree Healthcare Amy Lickfield Oaktree Healthcare Judith Rossetti Office Of Attorney General Eliane Gavin-Josve Quality Professionals Tammy Horn ResCare HomeCare Katie Bauwens Senior Home Care John Sanfilippo Silversphere Alyssa Noahcutt Simply Scrubs Courtney Canfield Sterling House Port Orange Catherine Drake Southland Suites Mike Robinson Visiting Angels John Long Vitas Innovative Hospice Care
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Seniors Today March 28, 2014