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FOODS THAT CAN SAVE YOUR SIGHT

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6 BOLDER LIFESTYLE

When it comes to food, the eyes definitely have it.

8 GROWING BOLDER WITH...

People you know share how they’re preparing for even better times ahead.

10 IN-SAIN-ITY

Orlando’s tourism leader left a legacy of fitness for local executives. BY MARC MIDDLETON

16 BOLDER ARTS

As he approaches 90, Harold Garde’s work is trendy again. BY KATY WIDRICK

18 ROCK STARS OF AGING Wilhelmina Hoorn’s life is still all about helping others. BY BILL SHAFER

19 BEHIND THE SCENES

What Growing Bolder’s friends and family have been up to.

20 BOLDER BUSINESS UCF program helps older workers pursue their dreams. BY JACKIE CARLIN

22 BOLDER SPORTS

With hard work, masters athletes can turn back time. BY MARC MIDDLETON

24 BOLDER DREAMS

Satisfaction at this triathlon isn’t about breaking records. BY WENDY CHIOJI

25 BOLDER RESOURCES 30 THE TAKEAWAY BY MARC MIDDLETON 4

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FROM THE EDITOR Editor-in-Chief Marc Middleton Managing Editor Bill Shafer Associate Editors Katy Widrick and Jackie Carlin Contributing Writers Wendy Chioji, Jill Middleton, Dr. Susan Mitchell, Pat Williams, Rowdy Gaines, Barbara Hannah Grufferman, Gary McKechnie, Patricia Charpentier Graphics and Cover Image Kyle Fuchs Digital Development and Production Jason Morrow, Pasquale Domenic Narciso IV, Josh Doolittle 407-406-5910 1101 N. Lake Destiny Drive, Suite 120 Maitland, FL 32751 growingbolder.com

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Welcome to a Bold New World

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elcome, Growing Bolder friends! We’re excited about this first issue of Growing Bolder, the magazine about you. We hope to instill the DNA of our already successful Growing Bolder TV and radio shows into these pages as we highlight ordinary people who are pursuing extraordinary lives, offer active lifestyle and wellness tips, and provide insight from familiar figures in business, sports, entertainment, healthcare and travel. We’re often asked, “What exactly is Growing Bolder?” The answer: It’s hope, inspiration and possibility. It’s realizing that it’s never too late to chase your dreams and never too late to make a difference in the lives of others. It’s taking calculated risks and an occasional well-timed leap of faith. It’s pursuing health and fitness and living with passion and enthusiasm. It’s getting off the couch and getting into life. It’s embracing the journey and not worrying so much about the destination. As we’ve grown, we’ve always looked to our viewers, listeners, members and now our readers for inspiration, guidance and support. We’ve got some exciting things planned for Growing Bolder magazine in the months ahead and would greatly value your input. Please feel free to contact us with story ideas, suggestions, compliments or complaints. Let us know how we’re doing. Of course, this is the digital age and we’ll soon offer online and mobile versions of Growing Bolder magazine that you can read – and watch – anytime and anywhere. Until next time, I invite you to check out our free, weekly e-newsletter and look for us online, on TV and on the radio.

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Eat to Save Your Sight When it comes to food, the eyes definitely have it.

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ge-related macular degeneration, known as AMD, is the leading cause of vision loss as you get older. Do you have friends or family members who are losing their vision? Are you? Perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with AMD, which affects the central vision and results in significant vision loss or even blindness. Spots, referred to as blind spots, cloud the central vision, making it difficult to see faces clearly, read or drive. If you have a family history of AMD, are female or are Caucasian, then your risk is increased. What if you could add certain foods to your diet now to help prevent AMD later? Data from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (known as AREDS) reported in the journal Ophthalmology found that participants whose diets were high in certain nutrients had the lowest risk of AMD. These disease fighters include vitamins E and C, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 fats. Other studies suggest that a diet consisting of more low-glycemic foods, including vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils and whole grains, and fewer high-glycemic foods, including candy, desserts and sweetened drinks, results in a lower risk for AMD. Nutrition scientists suggest that refined or processed foods, which are typically high on the glycemic index (GI), nega-

tively affect vision. High-GI foods cause a rapid increase, followed by a swift decline, in blood glucose levels. Low-GI foods, however, raise blood glucose more slowly, without the peaks and valleys. The rapid rise in blood glucose may damage the macula, the part of the retina that provides detailed central vision. The good news is that the nutrients just mentioned seem to help protect your eyes from AMD. So, consider making these foods, all of which can contribute to eye health, a staple in your diet: ■ Citrus fruits, kiwi, berries, cherries, grapes, potatoes and tomatoes, which contain vitamin C and various antioxidants. ■ Nuts, walnuts and pistachios in particular, contain fats that convert to omega-3s in the body as well as zinc and vitamin E. ■ Lean red meat, poultry, beans, seafood (such as crab and lobster), whole grains, fortified breakfast cereals and dairy products, which contain zinc. ■ Dark green leafy veggies such as broccoli, spinach and kale plus yellow foods such as corn and egg yolks, which contain various antioxidents. ■ Cold-water fish such as salmon, sardines or canned tuna, which contain omega-3 fats. For more information on eye health, check out the National Eye Institute’s website at nei.nih.org. The good news is that all the foods mentioned above are not only beneficial for eye health, but for your total body health as well. ■

Cold-water fish such as salmon, sardines or canned tuna, which contain omega-3 fats, are thought to protect against agerelated macular degeneration, known as AMD.

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Citrus fruits, nuts such as walnuts, lean red meat and egg yolks are all cited by the National Eye Institute as promoting eye health.

Dr. Susan Mitchell, a registered dietitian and nutrition expert, is the consultant for Growing Bolder magazine and serves on the Health Advisory Board for Family Circle magazine. She is co-author of Fat is Not Your Fate, I’d Kill for a Cookie and Eat to Stay Young. Listen to her weekly podcast where she shares real-world health tips, recipes and more at susanmitchell.org. GROWINGBOLDER.COM

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Living, Learning and Pursuing Possibilities People you know share how they’re preparing for even better times ahead.

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e have the privilege of interviewing and learning from some of the most accomplished people in the U.S. And we always ask them to share something about their journeys from which we can all learn; something that shows that they, too, are Growing Bolder.

Rowdy Gaines, 53, Olympic champion You’ve heard the saying, “your grasp never exceeds your reach,” and that’s another way of saying “dream big because success isn’t accidental.” One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned as an Olympic athlete is the importance of the power of visualization. Plant the seeds of your success by visualizing what you want to accomplish and how you’re going to accom-

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plish it. And then your mind will go to work to help make it happen. Rowdy Gaines is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and the executive director of Rowdy’s Kidz, a charitable organization. He is NBC Sports’ swimming commentator and a contributor to Growing Bolder TV. He holds numerous Masters Swimming world records, including several with Marc Middleton, Scot Weiss and Keith Switzer.

Barbara Hannah Grufferman, 55, Author It’s time to act – to move the paradigm shift along and to change the way the world looks at aging. So I’ve come up

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with a few creeds to live by, and I hope they inspire you to create some of your own. Be fearless after 50. Embrace your age, no matter what it is. Don’t focus so much on what others think, and whatever you do, do it for the right reasons. Get angry about ageism and take action. Know how beautiful you truly are. And lastly, love yourself, love your life, stay as healthy and engaged as you can and live with style. Barbara Hannah Grufferman is an author and journalist as well as a regular contributor to Growing Bolder TV and the Huffington Post. Grufferman’s bestselling book The Best of Everything After 50, is a handbook for becoming a healthy and strong woman after 50 and her new book, Fifty Rules, will be released this fall. Learn more at bestofeverythingafter50.com.

Gary McKechnie, 50, Author I’ve run across a lot of people who put their travel plans on hold because they can never save enough to accomplish what our grandparents called “The Grand Tour” – that epic journey that lasts for months and where money is never an object. It’s sad, but there are always dozens of obstacles you can come up with to sabotage your travel plans before you even make them. Don’t let life get in the way of living. Be creative because – and I guarantee this – when you’re on the road, that’s when you’re alive. And since life is a one-way trip, make sure you’re on the right road. Award-winning author Gary McKechnie is one of America’s leading travel writers, speakers and the author of two travel guides: Great American Motorcycle Tours and National Geographic’s USA 101. A regular contributor to Growing Bolder TV, McKechnie shares tips, photos and other advice about traveling at garymckechnie.com. GROWINGBOLDER.com

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IN-SaiN-ITY by Marc Middleton

Orlando’s tourism leader left a legacy of fitness for local executives.

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t was a few days before Christmas and Growing Bolder videographer Jason Morrow and I were in Gary Sain’s living room videotaping him as he did push-ups. Lots of push-ups. It was Gary’s 61st birthday, and he was celebrating by doing 1,100 push-ups in sets of 60 as a way to motivate his Visit Orlando staffers to improve their overall health and fitness. Gary called it his “InSain Challenge.” “We’re doing an internal wellness program,” Gary told us. “And I hope that if they see me doing this many push-ups, maybe it will motivate them to ride a bike 5 miles or walk 2 miles – anything that gets them off the couch. This is a way for everyone to get involved.” As president and chief executive officer of Visit Orlando, Gary was responsible for positioning Orlando as the destination of choice for leisure and convention business – for keeping the hotels, attractions and the nation’s second largest convention center busy. It was a big job and he excelled at it. He was a passionate, charismatic leader who believed in his product and knew how to sell it. When the economic downturn devastated Orlando’s multibillion dollar tourism industry, it was Gary who orchestrated the region’s ferocious comeback. In 2010, Orlando became the first destination in the country to welcome more than 50 million visitors in a single year, keeping its title as the most visited region in the U.S. In 2011, Gary and Orlando did it again – pushing the number of visitors to a new record of more than 55 million. Often, persuading the world to come here involves going there – wherever there happens to be. Consequently, Gary was constantly on the go. A healthy diet and a regular workout 10

gave him the energy to excel in a high-pressure job that demanded long hours and nearly constant travel. “I work because it relieves stress,” Gary said. “And you need a lot of stamina to do my job really well. Travel is not easy. It takes a lot out of you.” Gary was a great believer that healthy employees make for a healthy company. “Workplace wellness programs make employees more creative and energetic and help reduce healthcare costs,” he said. “It’s the ultimate win-win, and it starts with leadership.” When I got home that night, I couldn’t shake Gary’s comment that it “starts with leadership.” Certainly, I thought, there were more leaders in town like Gary. And no matter how many there were, we needed more. I called Gary the next day and told him that Growing Bolder wanted to use his example to create a health and wellness challenge that would find and celebrate local executives who pursue healthy lifestyles and encourage their employees to do the same. It could inspire other leaders to create workplace wellness programs and contribute to the ongoing effort to make Central Florida America’s healthiest community. Gary loved the idea. And when Gary loved an idea, the motor starts running and the wheels start turning. Over the next week, I received daily emails, texts and phone calls from Gary. He wanted to personally issue challenges to a who’s who of corporate and civic leaders, he wanted media coverage, he wanted to host a year-end luncheon for participating executives and he wanted to offer prizes and awards. And, of course, he wanted it all right now. The next week I received a phone call from Gary’s good friend and business associate, Roger Pynn of Curley & Pynn,

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Gary Sain (above) wanted to  partner with Growing Bolder to challenge other corporate executives to spread the word about wellness. Before his untimely death, he recruited three fellow believers (left to right): Florida Hospital CEO Lars Houmann, Tupperware Brands COO Simon Hemus and Rosen Hotels and Resorts COO Harris Rosen, to help him launch the Executive Challenge, which he dubbed “InSain.” growing bolder.com Growing BOlder 11

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Gary had already sent all three a personal request to particia local public-relations firm. “Gary told me about this Execupate that read in part: tive Challenge thing, and asked me to assist you any way I Together with other leaders, I’m convinced we can send an can,” Roger said. “And trust me, you’re going to be glad he did. important message to our circle of friends, employees and the Gary runs at a speed that no one person can handle. He’ll call entire community. I can’t wait to see you and others showing you to share a thought, not realizing that it’s the middle of the how much fun fitness can be. night. He’ll wear you out. So tell me what you want to do, and Within two weeks, all three agreed to participate, and we I’ll see how I can help.” shot and edited videos on each, beginning with Harris Rosen. I was grateful for Roger’s involvement. He’s a real pro and any project is made better by his participation. nnn A 72-year-old who looks like he’s in his 40s, Harris is presiWith Gary’s passion for the project and Growing Bolder’s dent and chief operating officer of Rosen Hotels and Resorts. production expertise and extensive library of inspirational acA man of limitless energy, he swims laps nearly every day at tive lifestyle content, we were off to a great start. But we needthe YMCA Aquatic Center on International Drive. “I decided ed one more critical piece. We needed a healthcare partner. In many years ago that I wanted to be able to enjoy life and do fact, we needed Florida Hospital, a national leader in workthe things I wanted to do,” he told us. “Watch your diet, exerplace wellness programs and creator of the unique Healthy cise, trust in God and hopefully the rest will come true.’” 100 initiative. Fortunately, the hospital loved the idea and was To say Harris encourages his employees to also lead a soon on board. healthy lifestyle is an understatement. He provides supervised On April 26, I emailed Gary and Roger the good news programs to quit smoking about Florida Hospital’s inand lose weight at company volvement. Within minutes expense. And he doesn’t I received what would be my stop there. He built an entire final communication from medical center where his Gary: nearly 4,000 workers receive Marc … thx for the update. high-quality, low-cost care. Sounds like it will all work In the 20 years that Harris for everyone. I am excited in has been providing healththat we can inspire others to care for his employees, he do simple things towards a estimates that his company life of wellness and health … has saved more than $200 even though a few of us are In million. “But we didn’t do it Sain!  Marc … appreciate your to keep our costs down,” he enthusiasm for this project. Sain knocked off 1,100 pushups in sets of 60 to celebrate his 61st said. “We did it because it One week later, he was birthday and motivate his Visit Orlando staff to adopt healthy was the right thing to do. I gone. Gary passed away sudhabits. “Workplace wellness programs make employees more think often when you do the denly and unexpectedly about creative and energetic and help reduce healthcare costs,“ he right thing, you’re rewarded a month before the planned said. “It’s the ultimate win-win, and it starts with leadership.” for it.” launch of the Executive Challenge. I knew with certainty nnn We met with Tupperware Brands Chief Operating Officer that he would want the project to continue, but I waited to see Simon Hemus at 6:30 a.m., before work. He was loosening up how Florida Hospital would respond. to join other Tupperware employees in the TupperFit 5k, one The following day I received a call from Ayslinn Husebo of the many regular runs staged by the company. with the Healthy 100 initiative informing me that the hosTupperware was recently named one of the world’s most pital was more committed than ever to making the project admired companies, and it’s easy to see why. Under Simon’s a success. We agreed in that moment that the effort, already leadership, the organization offers endless opportunities for inspired by Gary, would be dedicated to him as well.  When recreation, a large gym with personal trainers from Florida Gary’s wife, Pam, offered her support and encouragement, the Hospital, a cafeteria with inexpensive healthy food choices, Central Florida Executive Challenge moved forward. eco-bikes for employees to ride across campus and a butterfly We began building a website and contacted the first three garden to relax and unwind. names on Gary’s hit list, all of them familiar to most Central “I always believe that if you do this in the workplace, Floridians: Harris Rosen, Simon Hemus and Lars Houmann. 12

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Rosen (top) swims laps nearly every day at the YMCA Aquatic Center on International Drive. “I decided many years ago that I wanted to be able to enjoy life and do the things I wanted to do,” he told us. “So I said, ‘Watch your diet, exercise, trust in God and hopefully the rest will come true.’” Houmann (left) is a devoted cyclist who also wants to hike the entire 2,200-mile length of the Appalachian Trail over the course of several summers, while Hemus (above) is a hard-core runner who’s implemented many innovative fitness programs in his company. growing bolder.com Growing Bolder 13

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you take your good habits home and those good habits will spread,” Simon said. “And the more of us that do this, the better. We’ll have a much better society. I believe in it. It’s almost my own religion, if you like.” nnn We caught up with Florida Hospital Chief Executive Officer Lars Houmann outside his home early one morning.  A dedicated cross trainer, Lars runs, swims, golfs, hikes and competes in triathlons. This particular morning he was taking a bike ride as part of his preparation for major hike. “I’m hiking with my brothers this summer as part of a multiyear hike of the Appalachian Trail,” he said. “We’re trying to do the entire 2,200 miles.” Like Harris and Simon, Lars   believes in investing in the health of employees. Under his leadership, Florida Hospital is taking an innovative approach to employee wellness and productivity. “Employees aren’t much good to themselves or to their employers if they lack  energy,” he said. “So we’re focused on creating energy through the Healthy 100 program. We want employees to have more energy at work, take more energy home and live the rest of their lives with that energy.” Conceived and developed by Florida Hospital’s corporate leaders and physicians, the Healthy 100 initiative is a free resource that advocates a healthy lifestyle and offers the tools 14

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At Florida Hospital’s Healthy 100 Gourmet Soirée, the original three members of the Central Florida Executive Challenge, Houmann, Rosen and Hemus, along with Des Cummings, president of the Florida Hospital Foundation, all dropped and did 10 push-ups in honor of Sain, the Visit Orlando CEO who helped launch the initiative.  

needed to improve health and extend life. It’s based on the hospital’s eight principles of CREATION, which is an acronym for choice, rest, environment, activity, trust, interpersonal relationships, outlook and nutrition. nnn The Central Florida Executive Challenge was officially launched at Florida Hospital’s Healthy 100 Gourmet Soiree. Des Cummings, president of the Florida Hospital Foundation, introduced our video of Gary doing his push-ups and of Harris, Simon and Lars swimming, running and riding. When the video ended, all four came to the stage, dropped and knocked off 10 push-ups. It was a touching gesture, a great tribute to an incredible man, and a wonderful beginning to the Central Florida Executive Challenge. Are you in? To learn more about the Central Florida Executive Challenge and how you and your company can participate, visit executivechallenge.healthy100.org. n SuMMER 2012

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here’s an artist inside all of us struggling to get In Central Florida, 89-year-old Harold Garde is an inspiring out. Admit it – you’re compelled to smear color example of ageless art. An accomplished abstract painter for on a blank canvas. To make horses out of sticks or decades, Harold is now enjoying a remarkable career renaisa mug out of clay. To fashion jewelry out of hardsance. His paintings have been featured in one-man shows all ware, quilts out of old ties or spacemen out of wood scraps. over the country, he’s been the subject of a feature-length docYou don’t have to be great at art to enjoy expressing yourumentary and one his paintings has even been permanently self artistically. And forget what you’ve read about losing your installed on the outside front wall of the Museum of Florida creative abilities as you age. Art in Deland. The art world is filled with Even as he approaches one example after another 90, Harold loves spending of people whose creative hours a day in the studio, energy was just as vital late where he continues to exin life. periment with color and Grandma Moses didn’t form. “The reason I do this start painting until the age is a combination of self-disof 77, Frank Lloyd Wright covery and discovery about was still designing buildwhat paint and painting ings at 86, Picasso was will do, and that’s ongoing,” drawing into his 90s. AnHarold said. “That doesn’t drés Segovia was booked change.” at Carnegie Hall when he With every brush stroke, died at 94. Martha Graham Harold destroys the stereowas choreographing new type of aging as a time of dances at 95 and George One of Garde’s paintings has been permanently installed on the loss and regret. “There are outside front wall of the Museum of Florida Art in DeLand. Burns was still performing many people who are doat 100. ing their finest work when

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they get into their 70s and 80s,” said Dr. Gay Hanna, executive director of the National Center for Creative Aging. “We call this the liberation phase. If not now, when?” While collectors clamor for his work and critics praise it, Harold believes that he still has room to grow. “Even though I take pleasure in what I’ve done, I still feel maybe my best work is yet to come.” said Harold. “Maybe it will still happen.” n

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my husband died unexpectedly, I was left with eight hard dolhad no idea what to expect. After all, how often do you lars,” she remembered. “Eight dollars was all he had left.” get invited to a birthday party for a centenarian? As I With three young girls to feed, Wilhelmina went to work. walked across the parking lot of Orlando’s German AmerShe had a knack for sewing and taught herself to be a seamican Club, I could hear music blaring from inside the building. stress, ultimately finding jobs at some of the finest clothing It certainly wasn’t the sound of Lawrence Welk, or of any of stores in New York. Between working and caring for her famthe time-worn standards I might have expected. Of all things, ily, Wilhelmina never was able to slow down. Still, she was it was the “Chicken Dance.” always there for anyone who needed her. Maybe, I thought, I was in the wrong place. I ducked in“I always believe in giving to others, in helping others. And side just in time to see the guest of honor, Wilhelmina Hoorn, my children are exactly the same as I had been,” she said, her clucking and pecking out on the dance floor. This was how Dutch-accented voice clear and firm. she celebrated her 107th birthday. Wilhelmina believes the key to living a long life is a willingCan you imagine? You’ve seen those newspaper articles ness to unlock your heart. Conseabout people turning 100. The quently, her later years have been ones with the photo showing consumed by volunteer work. She some poor soul slumped in a has mended clothes for nursing wheelchair, buried under mounds homes, knitted hats, booties and of blankets, wearing a silly birthblankets for newborns at Florida day hat and precariously balancHospital and donated toys, which ing an uneaten piece of cake. she loves to personally hand out to But here was Wilhelmina, rockchildren. ing out and getting her groove “Honey, what you do for peoon. ple comes back to you,” she said. She’d invited around 100 of her “You’ll feel that way when you get closest friends to celebrate, all of Hoorn’s secret for longevity? “I always believe in giving to old.” whom eventually approached her others, in helping others.” At 107, with relatives that check to say hello and offer congratuon her every day, she lives indelations. Wilhelmina took every pendently at home. No nurses, no housekeepers. “I don’t need hand that was offered, looked every well-wisher in the eye them, honey, I’ve been too busy. I never sit five minutes. You and asked how they were doing. have to see me at home. I do everything myself.” Her daughters pitched in to help, too. All three are in their Does she ever think about how many years she might have 80s, yet they zipped from place to place with boundless enleft? “No. I live from day to day,” she said. “And I live good. ergy and spirit. Not overdone. I live nicely. And the future, what is there for Wilhelmina Hoorn was born in Tigel, Holland, in 1903, worry? We cannot change the future, honey.” and her life wasn’t easy. She grew up during World War And with that, Wilhelmina was whisked away by a silverI, which was followed by a severe economic downturn in haired gentleman asking for yet another birthday dance. After her native country. Looking for relief, in 1931 she and all, it’s not every day you get to dance with someone who’s her husband, Gunther, came to America, which was in passed the century mark. the midst of it own Great Depression. Still, the couple But as more of us embody the Growing Bolder spirit, living became known on their block for sharing whatever they each day to the fullest and giving back to others along the way, could with others. one day soon it might not be such an uncommon sight. ■ Wilhelmina never expected to be the one in need. “When

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behind the scenes n It’s hard to believe that Roger McGuinn (right) turned 70 in July. The founder of The Byrds and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Roger has performed more than once for the Growing Bolder radio show audience from the studios of WMFE-FM in Orlando. Roger and his wife, Camilla, own their own label, writing, producing, recording and distributing all of Roger’s music and performing all over the world. The McGuinns love having a home base in Orlando, but admit to being happiest on the road. n Over the years, Rachel Veitch (center right) has been featured on both the Growing Bolder TV and radio shows. Our original video on the now 93-year-old Rachel and her beloved 1964 Mercury Comet, which she named “Chariot,” turned both into international celebrities. Our video logged nearly 12 million views. That caught the attention of NBC’s Today Show, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and a number of other major broadcasters and publishers worldwide. When Rachel was diagnosed with the eye disease macular degeneration, she stopped driving immediately. Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer stopped by to wish Rachel well and thank her for a great ride. n Sometimes Growing Bolder requires assistance – and few organizations do a better job of providing it than Orlando-based Canine Companions for Independence. We’ve featured CCI on both the Growing Bolder TV and radio shows. Naples, a CCI release dog (bottom right), makes certain that helping others is on our daily to-do list. Is it on yours? n Tune into Growing Bolder TV on WUCF-TV on Sundays at noon, Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 12:30 a.m. Find complete listings at growingboldertv.com. Tune into Growing Bolder radio on WMFE 90.7 on Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 7 a.m. And catch Growing Bolder Minutes Thursdays at 3:49 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:19 a.m. Find more information at growingbolder.com/gbradio. ???????.com

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arol Ann Dykes is site manager of the University of Central Florida Business Incubator in the Central Florida Research Park, one of 10 incubator sites that are part of the UCF Business Incubation Program (UCFBIP). She manages all day-to-day operations of the incubator, including advising nearly 50 current clients and managing staff, programs and facilities. Over the last 12 years, the UCFBIP has supported more than 275 companies. And over the past two years – in the midst of the worst national and statewide economic downturn in decades – the UCFBIP has helped create almost 1,500 new jobs with earnings in excess of $92 million annually, according to a recent impact report. We asked Carol Ann about the trend toward boomers resetting their lives and starting new businesses.

Be a Boomerpreneur

UCF program helps older workers pursue their dreams. Boomers are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs. According to a recent Kauffman Foundation study, 23 percent of new entrepreneurs in 2010 were in the 55-to-64 age group, compared with 15 percent in 1996. Are you seeing similar numbers? Why do you think we’re seeing more and more “boomerpreneurs?” We’re seeing similar – and even higher – percentages in the Incubation Program. One obvious reason for the jump in 2010 was the number of boomers who had lost their jobs and decided to create their own jobs by starting companies. So it was driven by necessity. Along with that, many people realized that they now had a chance to be an entrepreneur – something they may have

dreamed of, but perhaps had not been willing to take the risks involved. We’re the first generation in which a lifelong company career is truly a thing of the past. Many of us have reached a point where we’ve worked for someone else most of our lives, and now realize we still have the time and energy to pursue something new. In the U.S., unlike many other countries, being an entrepreneur is respected and supported. We’re very fortunate that our society values entrepreneurs. And it’s easy to start a company. When people think of startups, particularly in the technology sector, they probably picture the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world. But do you think a

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boomerpreneur has more advantages than someone just starting out in the working world? What unique skills do boomers bring to startups? What many people don’t realize about companies like Facebook is that many of the “behind the scenes” key people in those companies are boomers. Companies like Facebook rarely grow that large without bringing in the wisdom, experience and credibility of boomers who’ve “been there, done that.” In addition to those characteristics, boomers tend to be better people managers and strategists because of their years of experience. They’ve learned the value of teams and how to build and manage them. They’ve learned the importance of considering a wide range of factors when making decisions. They also understand the value of asking for help. Our clients in the Incubation Program who are boomers are some of the most engaged CEOs we have because, in general, they know their own strengths and weaknesses and have a genuine humility. Also boomers more deeply understand what drives them and what their true passion is. They’re often in a stage of life where they have more time to focus on a new venture. And they generally have a broad support network of friends and former colleagues from which they can draw. But boomers also have challenges. It’s a risky path. Sometimes there’s more hesitancy to make decisions because of the unknowns. And while boomers are more experienced in dealing with people, it can be a challenge to accept the differences in boomers, Gen Xers and millennials. Added to that is our society’s increasing cultural and societal diversity. Employment statistics continue to be grim in this country. Is starting a new business a wise idea these days? Any time can be a good time to start a company. There are always needs in the marketplace that a new company can meet. The key is what you do to prepare for starting a company – clearly identifying what “pain” in the market you are going to address, analyzing the potential market and customers, thoroughly assessing the competition, analyzing and laying out the financial projections and identifying complementary strengths you’ll need on your team. Most startups fail because would-be entrepreneurs don’t thoroughly do their homework and lay the groundwork before getting started. Doing that homework correctly often means that the company you actually start looks pretty different from the one you thought you would start. But it‘s a much stronger company, with a higher chance of succeeding, because it’s based on knowledge and planning. Another reason it’s a good time to start a company is because there are lots of us to help. The resources at the National GROWINGBOLDER.com

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Entrepreneur Center here in Orlando are incredible, and every entrepreneur should be using them. Do boomers have a harder time attracting investors than young entrepreneurs? Are they frequently victims of ageism? What advice would you offer boomerpreneurs trying to raise funds for their new business? I don’t think boomers are victims of ageism any more than younger entrepreneurs are. Boomers actually have some advantages with the investor community because of their experience and knowledge. It’s the young, first-time entrepreneur with limited experience and no “gray hair” on their team who often has a harder time. With investors, it is primarily about the team – the ability, the vision, the leadership, the background, the passion. The funding advice I give boomers is the same advice I give every entrepreneur. Don’t start a company thinking you’re going to fund it from the beginning with investments from angels or venture capitalists. Less than 4 percent of all companies are ever funded that way. Using personal assets, such as tapping savings, borrowing from retirement accounts or life insurance policies or selling assets, is the main way startups are funded. Bootstrapping is very typical, as are using credit cards or borrowing money from friends and family. Grants and contracts, bank loans and lines of credit or Small Business Administration (SBA) loans may be options. Trade credit, crowd sourcing and even soliciting customers are some lesser known but creative ways to fund new businesses. What is the UCF Business Incubation Program and how can it help small companies? We’re funded largely by local cities and counties to partner with them and support startups that have the potential to create significant numbers of high-value jobs. Our mission and passion is to help our entrepreneurs be smarter, grow faster and have a much higher probability of survival. We do that by providing extensive coaching, lots of connectivity to all sorts of people and organizations, and by providing them credibility in a variety of ways. We have a real variety of clients, both technology and non-technology focused. For us, it’s about the team, the focus, the plan, the uniqueness of the solution for a problem that truly exists in the marketplace and the potential to create  jobs. The most important criteria for us is coachability. The entrepreneur most likely to succeed is the one who knows he or she has a lot to learn, and is willing to continuously seek advice and guidance from others. n GROWING BOLDER 21

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The Fountain of Youth With hard work, masters athletes can turn back time.

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once de León was searching for the Fountain of Youth when he journeyed to what is now Florida in 1513. These days, the idea of simply splashing around in a spring and regaining strength, energy and vitality is especially appealing because we’ve increasingly come to expect quick and easy results. We’ll happily take a pill in hopes of losing weight, but few of us are willing to put in the hard work that guarantees we’ll lose it and keep it off. We’ve also been bombarded with studies showing that losing muscle mass, bone density and brain function are simply the unfortunate and inevitable result of aging. But those studies were usually performed on groups of sedentary adults because, for the most part, they’re reflective of the population. That’s now rapidly changing, as evidenced by the explosion in masters sports programs. Masters athletes of all ages are turning in performances that equal, and in many cases ex-

ceed, what they were capable of decades earlier. And it’s not just former athletes who are benefiting from participation in masters sport programs. Men and women into their 90s and 100s are discovering the fountain of youth in swimming, track and field, rowing, cycling, tennis, triathlon, softball, basketball, golf and more. Masters athletes are slowing, even reversing, what had been considered inescapable maladies of old age. Researchers now believe that it’s not only possible for older adults to sustain an active, vital life, it’s also possible to recapture it. The key is making the right lifestyle choices and incorporating vigorous exercise into your weekly routine. NBC Sports correspondent Andrea Kremer recently competed in the Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic at Orlando’s YMCA Aquatic Center. It was her first swim meet in 40 years, and she loved the experience.

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Not long ago, NBC Sports correspondent Andrea Kremer put her Speedo on to compete in the Rowdy Gaines Masters Classic at the YMCA Aquatic Center on International Drive. It was her first meet in 40 years, and she loved the experience. “It’s about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone,” Kremer said. “It could be about pushing yourself in the pool or pushing yourself to do something you’ve never done be-

fore. Just start pushing yourself and never forget that age doesn’t matter.” Of course, you should always check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise routine. But why not consider returning to the sports and activities you enjoyed in your youth? It’s too late for Ponce de León, but not for the rest of us. n

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net positive. It can be a wake-up call, they say, prompting eart disease and cancer are the top two killers necessary changes in lifestyles, priorities and attitudes. in America. There’s not a family in America that Certainly, Tony holds that opinion. He says his upbeat hasn’t been touched in some way by one or both outlook has been his strongest ally through a series of gruof these diseases. eling  treatment programs and subseAbout 569,490 Americans are exquent recoveries. pected to die of cancer this year – more So, how’s he doing? than 1,500 people a day. About 800,000 The 73-year-old was recently the oldAmericans will die of heart disease this est of 2,000 competitors at the Ironman year – more than 2,200 people a day. 70.3 Triathlon in Haines City, joining a Either diagnosis can create panic field that included seven-time Tour de and fear for patients, their families and France champion Lance Armstrong. friends. However, while researchers Tony swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles struggle to find new tests and treatand ran 13.1 miles, completing his ments, it’s crucial for patients to believe fourth consecutive birthday triaththat there’s not only survival after a canlon. In fact, he’s challenged himself to cer or cardiac disease diagnosis, there compete in the event every year until can be an amazing, vibrant life. he turns 80. After that, he says, he’ll   Surviving and Thriving is a regular probably re-up for another decade. Growing Bolder feature that highlights “It sounds a little corny, but in my the stories of men and women who have mind I have only one competitor in not only beaten a potentially deadly dithese things and that’s Mr. Cancer,” agnosis but have gone on to build lives he says. “When I cross that finish line, filled with passion and adventure. I feel like I’ve won. I beat him every Tony Handler, an eight-time cancer time.” survivor, had this to say following his 220th post-diagnosis triathlon:  “The Editor’s note: Growing Bolder is producmessage is, ‘Don’t give up.’ When the ing a new TV show called Surviving and doctors told me 23 years ago that I had Thriving to help spread a message of two years to live, there was a tendency hope and inspiration through the stories to say, ‘That’s it.’ But they were wrong, of survivors. If you want to be notified and I’m still here.” when the show airs, know someone we Tony, who lives in Poinciana with his should profile or want to be among the wife, Narda, is an incredible example of first to receive our new weekly Surviving the Surviving and Thriving philosophy. After beating cancer eight times, and Thriving Newsletter, contact us at In fact, some people view the diagno- triathlete Tony Handler says, “Don’t feedback@boldermediagroup.com sis of a serious medical condition as a give up.”

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Recalculating Expectations Satisfaction at this triathlon isn’t about breaking records.

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he third time a 35-mile-an-hour crosswind gust blasted my bike, it blew my shoe cleat right out of the pedal and I realized that yes, you can ride nearly parallel to the ground. This happened about three hours into the Honu Half Ironman triathlon, near Kona. I’d long ago lost any illusion – delusion is more like it – of breaking my personal record. This had become a gut-it-out, character-building, it’s-(probably)-notgoing-to-kill-you-so-it’ll-make-you-stronger-type of day. I don’t want to sound like some kind of triathlon Pollyanna, but I was OK with how tough conditions were making this race. It’s funny how the stories you tell are usually about unexpected things along the way, things that make the adventure harder, funnier and definitely more interesting. The race provided an opportunity to recalculate my expectations. And believe me, the ability to do that relieves a considerable amount of stress. So, as I battled the crazy, gusty wind, I remembered my father telling me decades ago, as I flitted off from one activity to another, that I didn’t have the perseverance to be an athlete. I was irritated at the time, but filed the message away and still take it out when I need motivation.. Four hours. Five hours. A freak gale-force crosswind blew me into the lava rock although I was running, not biking. Six hours. The end of the run was through sloggy, spongy, steamy grass on a golf course. There was nothing fast about it. But I

could hear the announcer and I was approaching the finish line. I didn’t win, didn’t get the World Championship slots that were available and didn’t beat my time from two years ago. But, because I had recalculated my expectations, I was happy just finishing one of the toughest Honu races ever held. And at the finish, there was my dad, tears in his eyes, laughing that gigantic laugh that used to make me cringe as a teenager, telling me I was terrific and acknowledging my perseverance. That, too, made it all worthwhile. Wendy Chioji is a contributor to Growing Bolder TV as well as a fitness coach, triathlete, philanthropist and cancer survivor. While she makes her home in Park City, Utah, she spends most of the year traveling. A familiar face in Central Florida, Wendy spent decades on-air as a television anchor and reporter and will host the upcoming Growing Bolder TV special, “Surviving and Thriving.” ■ Wendy Chioji is a contributor to Growing Bolder TV as well as a fitness coach, triathlete, philanthropist and cancer survivor. While she makes her home in Park City, Utah, she spends most of the year traveling. A familiar face in Central Florida, Chioji spent decades on-air as a television anchor and reporter and will host the upcoming Growing Bolder TV special, Surviving and Thriving.

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ew decisions are as confusing, emotionally wrenching and fraught with pitfalls as those related to the care of an aging parent or loved one. While it may be easier to put off thinking about it until later, the earlier you begin your research, the easier the process will be. Learn about the different types of senior housing, what choices may be best for you and how to navigate the emotional roadblocks that come with making smart choices. Waiting until you’re forced to act quickly only makes the process that much more difficult. On the following pages is a selective directory of active adult communities, assisted living facilities, elder law, estate planning, funeral homes, health plans, hospitals, homemaker and companion services, nurse registries, nursing homes, orthopedic surgeons and hospice care services. Providers who have shown a special interest in reaching Growing Bolder readers through advertising are highlighted. Most of the information was provided by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA). For more, visit acha.myflorida.org.

ACTIVE ADULT/ INDEPENDENT LIVING COMMUNITY DEL WEBB ORLANDO

225 Ridgewood Lakes Blvd. Davenport, FL 33837 (877) 847-8297 delwebb.com

SOLIVITA

395 Village Dr. Poinciana, FL 34759 (863) 427-7000 solivitalive.com

VILLA GRANDE ON SAXON 450 Alessandra Circle Orange City, FL 32763 (386) 774-1234 villagrandeonsaxon.com

ADULT DAY CARE CENTERS

Adult day care offers social and health-related services in a safe, supportive and cheerful environment. Nutritious meals that accommodate special diets are typically included, along with an afternoon snack. Such facilities offer relief to family members or caregivers, allowing them the freedom to go to work, handle personal business or simply relax while knowing their loved ones are well cared for and safe.

Lake County LAKE COUNTY ADULT ACTIVITY CENTER

1172 Grand Hwy. Clermont, FL 34711 (352) 978-2770 Maximum Participants:15

MCCOY ADULT DAY CARE CENTER 120 E. 20th Ave. Mount Dora, FL 32757 (352) 383-9770 Maximum Participants: 24

Orange County EASTER SEALS DAY BREAK AT THE MILLER CENTER

2010 Mizell Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 (407) 629-4565 Maximum Participants: 50

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SHARE THE CARE

1010 Arthur Ave. Orlando, FL 32804 (407) 423-5311 Maximum Participants: 20 helpforcaregivers.org

SHARE THE CARE

81 N. Main St. Winter Garden, FL 34787 (407) 423-5311 Maximum Participants: 20 helpforcaregivers.org

SHARE THE CARE

1655 Peel Ave. Orlando, FL 32806 (407) 894-4669 Maximum Participants: 40 helpforcaregivers.org

SHARE THE CARE

4851 S. Apopka Vineland Rd. Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 876-9194 Maximum Participants: 40 helpforcaregivers.org

Osceola County OSCEOLA COUNCIL ON AGING 700 Generation Point Kissimmee, FL 34744 (407) 846-8532 Maximum Participants: 78

Seminole County SHARE THE CARE

2025 W. S.R. 426 Oviedo, FL 32765 (407) 423-5311 Maximum Participants: 22 helpforcaregivers.org

ST. MARY MAGDALEN ADULT CENTER

710 Spring Lake Rd., Ste. 1100 Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 (407) 831-9630 Maximum Participants: 30 stmarymagdalen.org

Volusia County SENDER RETREAT

1270 Orange Camp Rd. DeLand, FL 32724 (386) 734-4442 Maximum Participants: 45

STAY FOR A DAY ADULT DAY CARE

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES

Assisted living facilities offer housing alternatives for older adults who may need help with dressing, bathing, eating, and toileting, but don’t require the intensive medical and nursing care provided in nursing homes. Residents of assisted living facilities usually have their own units or apartment. The Licensed-Beds numbers below reflect the number of licensed beds for assisted living only. Some facilities have many more beds for residents who do not need assisted living care.

Lake County BRIDGEWATER, THE

500 Waterman Ave. Mount Dora, FL 32757 (352) 383-0051 Licensed Beds: 100

EMERITUS AT OAK PARK 650 E. Minehaha Ave. Clermont, FL 34711 (352) 241-0844 Licensed Beds: 85

EUSTIS SENIOR CARE 228 N. Center St. Eustis, FL 32726 (352) 589-8944 Licensed Beds: 25

GRAND COURT TAVARES, THE 1211 Caroline St. E. Tavares, FL 32778 (352) 343-6464 Licensed Beds: 110

HERITAGE OF TAVARES 900 E. Alfred St. Tavares, FL 32778 (352) 343-3070 Licensed Beds: 36

LEISURE MANOR

301 S. Main Ave. Minneola, FL 34715 (352) 394-6619 Licensed Beds: 24

LEXINGTON PARK

930 Hwy. 466 Lady Lake, FL 32159 (352) 259-8185 Licensed Beds: 115

MAYFIELD RETIREMENT CENTER 460 Newell Hill Rd. Leesburg, FL 34748 (352) 365-6011 Licensed Beds: 20

SAVANNAH MANOR

1027 W. Main St. Leesburg, FL 34748 (352) 326-3637 Licensed Beds: 45

SHADY LANE RETIREMENT HOME 201 Rosefield Ave. Leesburg, FL 34748 (352) 216-3588 Licensed Beds: 11

SILVER LAKE ASSISTED LIVING 34601 Radio Rd. Leesburg, FL 34788 (352) 365-9929 Licensed Beds: 8

SOMERSET

2450 Dora Ave. Tavares, FL 32778 (352) 343-4464 Licensed Beds: 60

SPRINGS OF LADY LAKE, THE 620 Griffin Ave. Lady Lake, FL 32159 (352) 259-0016 Licensed Beds: 80

STERLING HOUSE OF TAVARES 2232 Dora Ave. Tavares, FL 32778 (352) 343-2500 Licensed Beds: 60

SUPERIOR RESIDENCE OF CLERMONT 1600 Hunt Trace Blvd. Clermont, FL 34711 (352) 394-5549 Licensed Beds: 110

SUTTON HOMES NO. 7

4055 Lake Forest Mount Dora, FL 32757 (407) 740-8815 Licensed Beds: 5

WATERMAN COVE

1501 Sunshine Pkwy. Tavares, FL 32778 (352) 742-7111 Licensed Beds: 94

1001 Town Center Dr. Orange City, FL 32763 (386) 851-0691 Maximum Participants: 50

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bolder resources Orange County ALABAMA OAKS OF WINTER PARK 1759 Alabama Dr. Winter Park, FL 32792 (407) 622-5076 Licensed Beds: 19

AZALEA MANOR

150 Willow Dr. Orlando, FL 32807 (407) 282-0556 Licensed Beds: 75

EMERITUS AT CONWAY 5501 E. Michigan St. Orlando, FL 32822 (407) 277-7225 Licensed Beds: 103

EMERITUS AT OCOEE 80 N. Clark Rd. Ocoee, FL 34761 (407) 299-2710 Licensed Beds: 105

EMERITUS AT WEKIWA SPRINGS

SUTTON HOMES NO. 1

HOMESTEAD RETIREMENT

HERITAGE AT LAKE FOREST, THE

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KEYSTONE VILLAS

HORIZON BAY VIBRANT RETIREMENT LIVING 443

SUTTON HOMES NO. 4

ROYAL GARDENS OF ST. CLOUD

HORIZON BAY VIBRANT RETIREMENT LIVING 445

2650 Derbyshire Dr. Maitland, FL 32751 (407) 740-8815 Licensed Beds: 5

4031 Quentia Dr. Winter Park, FL 32792 (407) 740-8815 Licensed Beds: 5 1481 Glastonberry Dr. Maitland, FL 32751 (407) 740-8815 Licensed Beds: 5

SUTTON HOMES NO. 5 2216 Miscindy Place Orlando, FL 32806 (407) 740-8815 Licensed Beds: 5

SUTTON HOMES NO. 8

6102 Sand Pines Estates Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 740-8815 Licensed Beds: 5

1117 Massachusetts Ave. St. Cloud, FL 34769 (407) 892-3837 Licensed Beds: 34 1092 W. Donegan Ave. Kissimmee, FL 34741 (407) 846-3568 Licensed Beds: 50 4511 Neptune Rd. St. Cloud, FL 34769 (407) 892-2290 Licensed Beds: 33

SAVANNAH COURT OF ST. CLOUD 3791 Old Canoe Creek Rd. St. Cloud, FL 34769 (407) 892-8502 Licensed Beds: 36

SUNSHINE QUEST ACRES

2910 Old Canoe Creek Rd. St. Cloud, FL 34772 (407) 593-1524 Licensed Beds: 12

5433 W. S.R. 46 Sanford, FL 32771 (407) 322-2207 Licensed Beds: 185

360 Montgomery Rd. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (407) 786-5637 Licensed Beds: 115

217 Boston Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 (407) 260-2345 Licensed Beds: 170

LUTHERAN HAVEN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY 1525 Haven Dr., Oviedo, FL 32765 (407) 365-3456 Licensed Beds: 28

RENAISSANCE RETIREMENT CENTER

Seminole County

300 W. Airport Blvd. Sanford, FL 32771 (407) 323-7306 Licensed Beds: 115

ARDEN COURTS MEMORY CARE

SAVANNAH COTTAGE OF OVIEDO

1057 Willa Springs Dr. Winter Springs FL 32708 (407) 696-8400 Licensed Beds: 60

445 Alexandria Blvd. Oviedo, FL 32765 (407) 977-8786 Licensed Beds: 38

CHAMBREL AT ISLAND LAKE

SAVANNAH COURT OF MAITLAND

CORNERSTONE AT LONGWOOD, THE

SAVANNAH COURT AND COTTAGE OF OVIEDO

480 E. Church Ave. Longwood, FL 32750 (407) 767-0500 Licensed Beds: 90

395 Alafaya Woods Blvd. Oviedo, FL 32765 (407) 977-8786 Licensed Beds: 26

EASTBROOKE GARDENS

SAVANNAH COURT OF OVIEDO II

Osceola County

201 Sunset Dr. Casselberry, FL 32707 (407) 699-5002 Licensed Beds: 78 eastbrookegardens.net

(Orlando Senior Health Network) 404 Mariposa St. Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 425-1033 Licensed Beds: 109

ALL SEASONS ASSISTED LIVING

EMERITUS AT LAKE MARY

SERENADES BY SONATA MEMORY CARE

150 Middle St. Lake Mary, FL 32746 (407) 321-7550 Licensed Beds: 92

425 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd. Longwood FL 32750 (407) 951-6450 Licensed Beds: 57

ORLANDO MADISON HOUSE

AMBER LAKE ASSISTED LIVING

EMERITUS AT OVIEDO

SPRING HILLS LAKE MARY

1725 Pine Bark Point. Oviedo, FL 32765-6580 (407) 977-5250 Licensed Beds: 75

3655 W. Lake Mary Blvd. Lake Mary, FL 32746 (407) 688-1660 Licensed Beds: 102

SPRING HILLS HUNTERS CREEK

BISHOP GRADY VILLAS

EMERITUS AT TUSKAWILLA

SUTTON HOMES NO. 3

1016 Willa Springs Dr. Winter Springs, FL 32708 (407) 699-7999 Licensed Beds: 102

515 Tivoli Ct. Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 (407) 740-8815 Licensed Beds: 5

SUMMER TIME RETIREMENT

GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY-KISSIMMEE VILLAGE

GRAND VILLA OF ALTAMONTE SPRINGS

Volusia County

203 S. Wekiwa Springs Rd. Apopka, FL 32703 (407) 889-7704 Licensed Beds: 82

GOLDEN POND COMMUNITIES 400 Lakeview Rd. Winter Garden, FL 34787 (407) 654-7217 Licensed Beds: 108

INDIGO PALMS AT MAITLAND 740 N. Wymore Rd. Maitland, FL 32751 (407) 628-0123 Licensed Beds: 116

MAYFLOWER ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY 1620 Mayflower Ct. Winter Park, FL 32792 (407) 672-1620 Licensed Beds: 31

ORLANDO IVY COURT

8015 Pin Oak Dr. Orlando FL 32819-7108 (407) 363-4511 Licensed Beds: 40

ORLANDO LUTHERAN TOWERS

8001 Pin Oak Dr. Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 903-1808 Licensed Beds: 80

3800 Town Center Blvd. Orlando, FL 32837 (407) 251-8088 Licensed Beds: 108 909 N. Wymore Rd. Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 645-5515 Licensed Beds: 95

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THORNTON GARDENS 618 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32821 (407) 841-5417 Licensed Beds: 12

WESTCHESTER OF WINTER PARK 558 N. Semoran Blvd. Winter Park FL 32792 (407) 679-5555 Licensed Beds: 121

WESTMINSTER TOWERS

70 W. Lucerne Circle Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 841-1310 Licensed Beds: 60 westminsterretirement.com

WINTER PARK TOWERS

1111 S. Lakemont Ave. Winter Park,FL 32792 (407) 647-4083 Licensed Beds: 73 westminsterretirement.com

509 W. Verona St. Kissimmee, FL 34741 (407) 931-3995 Licensed Beds: 75 2411 Fortune Rd. Kissimmee, FL 34744 (407) 348-6100 Licensed Beds: 34

401 Bishop Grady Ct. St. Cloud, FL 34770 (407) 892-6148 Licensed Beds: 48

1471 Sungate Dr. Kissimmee, FL 34746 (407) 870-2210 Licensed Beds: 44

160 Islander Ct. Longwood, FL 32750 (407) 767-6600 Licensed Beds: 57 brookdaleliving.com

433 Orange Dr. Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 (407) 260-2433 Licensed Beds: 180 altamontespringsseniorliving.com

1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751 (407) 645-3990 Licensed Beds:112

395 Alafaya Woods Blvd. Oviedo, FL 32765 (407) 977-8786 Licensed Beds: 36

AMERICARE ASSISTED LIVING 2992 Day Rd. Deltona, FL 32738 (386) 789-8848 Licensed Beds: 36

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Cloisters of DeLand, The 400 E. Howry Ave. DeLand, FL 32724 (386) 822-6900 Licensed Beds: 220

Forest Lake Manor

252 Forest Lake Blvd. Daytona Beach, FL 32119 (386) 760-7174 Licensed Beds: 75

Good Samaritan Society/ FLorida Lutheran 450 N. McDonald Ave. DeLand, FL 32724 (386) 738-0212 Licensed Beds: 45

Good Shepards of DeLand West, The

1200 W. New York Ave. DeLand, FL 32720 (386) 738-9986 Licensed Beds: 11

John Knox Village of Central FLorida

Kathleen FLammia, P.A.

Home Instead Senior Care No. 239

Visiting Angels

Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan, The

Visiting Angels of Lake County

Seminole County

2707 W. Fairbanks Ave., Ste. 110 Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 494-5298 254 Plaza Dr. Oviedo, FL 32765 (407) 977-8080

ESTATE PLANNING Estate & Business Planning Group 305 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (407) 389-1122

Price Financial Services

940 Centre Circle, Ste. 3016 Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (407) 339-4500

FUNERAL HOMEs

216 N. Third St., Ste. A Leesburg, FL 34748 (352) 323-6100

655 W. Hwy. 50, Ste. 103 Clermont, FL 34711 (352) 241-6400

Orange County American Home Companions 1475 Lake Baldwin Ln., Ste. A Orlando, FL 32814 (407) 896-8989

Brightstar

410 N. Dillard St., Ste. 102 Winter Garden, FL 34787 (407) 877-0720

Cameron Group, The

3319 Maguire Blvd., Ste.100 Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 896-2010

Comfort Keepers

3501 W. Vine St., Ste. 351 Kissimmee, FL 34741 (407) 888-5999

Bright Star of West Seminole 7764 Islewood Ct. Sanford, FL 32771 (407) 921-8696

Bright Star of East Seminole County

800 Westwood Sq., Ste. E Oviedo, FL 32765 (407) 278-4570

Comfort Keepers

650 Douglas Ave., Ste.1027 Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (407) 774-4457

Granny Nannies

1912 Boothe Circle, Ste. 300 Longwood, FL 32750 (407) 682-7758

101 Northlake Dr. Orange City, FL 32763 (386) 775-3840 Licensed Beds: 60

Baldwin-Fairchild

301 N.E. Ivanhoe Blvd. Orlando, FL 32804 (407) 898-8111

380 Semoran Commerce Place Ste. 206B Apopka, FL 32703 (407) 814-7070

Visiting Angels

Oak Manor

DeGusipe Funeral Home & Crematory

CSI/Nurse World

Volusia County

1771 W. Minnesota Ave. DeLand, FL 32720 (386) 736-7231 Licensed Beds: 11

Rose Manor

120 W. North St. DeLand, FL 32720 (386) 738-5982 Licensed Beds: 10

Savannah Court of Orange City 202 Strawberry Oaks Dr. Orange City, FL 32763 (386) 775-3030 Licensed Beds: 45

Shady Lane

2560 Shady Ln. Orange City, FL 32763 (386) 775-4453 Licensed Beds: 16

Sterling House of DeLand 1210 N. Stone St. DeLand, FL 32724 (386) 736-8100 Licensed Beds: 55

Woodland Towers 113 Chipola Ave. DeLand, FL 32720 (386) 738-2700 Licensed Beds: 175

ELDER LAW & WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES Bailey Zobel Pilcher 610 S. Maitland Ave. Maitland, FL 32751 (407) 622-1900

9001 N. Orlando Ave. Maitland, FL 32751 (407) 695-2273

FLorida Home Companion

HEALTH PLANS AGED

106 Commerce Street, Ste. 101 Lake Mary, FL 32746 (407) 682-4111

Insurance Network for Seniors

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620 N. Wymore Rd., Ste. 260 Maitland, FL 32751 (407) 478-5469

FLorida Hospital Home Care Services 600 Courtland St., Ste. 300 Orlando, FL 32804 (407) 691-8205

715 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL : 32714 (407) 314-2674

Senior Helpers

home health and nurse registries

Spring Hills Care Services

Home health care helps seniors live independently for as long as possible, given the limits of their medical condition. It covers a wide range of services, including occupational and physical therapy, speech therapy and even skilled nursing. It may also involve helping with such daily activities as bathing, dressing and eating as well as cooking, cleaning and monitoring prescription and over-the-counter medications.

1850 Lee Rd., Ste.140 Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 628-4357 3800 Town Center Blvd. Orlando, FL 32837 (407) 251-8088

Visiting Angels of Orlando/Ocoee

6220 S. Orange Blossom Tr., Ste. 194 Orlando, FL 32809 (407) 888-5999

Visiting Angels of Orlando Winter Park

Lake County

2221 Lee Rd., Ste. 26 Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 236-9997

Christian Home Companionship

Visiting Nurse Association (VNA)

2204 Citrus Blvd., 2B Leesburg, FL 34748 (352) 787-0052

FLorida Hospital Waterman Home Care Services/Private Division 3270 Waterman Way Tavares, FL 32778 (352) 253-3900

GROWINGBOLDER.COM

2250 Lee Rd., Ste.102 Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 629-1141

102 W. Pineloch Ave., Ste. 23 Orlando, FL 32806 (407) 854-3100

Osceola County True Help Services

526 Simpson Rd. Kissimmee, FL 34744 (407) 348-2383

655 W. Fulton St., Ste. 1 Sanford, FL 32771 (407) 302-4138

Companion Care Services 1036 Lyric Dr. Deltona, FL 32738 (321) 246-2898

Shepherd’s House of DeLand, The 138 North Boulevard Ct. DeLand, FL 32720 (386) 738-1908

HOME MEDICAL SUPPLIES Lake County Lincare

301 S. Richey Rd., Ste. 101 Leesburg, FL 34748 (352) 323-5540

Long’s Home Medical Services & Equipment 3801 S.R. 19A, Ste. 408 Mount Dora, FL 32757 (352) 735-1120

Orange County Binson’s Home Health Care Centers 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 (407) 679-2135

Colonial Medical Supplies 915 S. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32806 (407) 849-6455

Scooter Store Orlando 2457 Silver Star Rd. Orlando, FL 32804 (407) 522-3780

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Osceola County

HELPING HANDS MEDICAL

VITAS INNOVATIVE HOSPICE CARE

1316 N. John Young Pkwy., Ste. A Kissimmee, FL 34741 (407) 847-5933

PADGETT’S MEDICAL & OSTOMY CENTER 4050 13th St. St. Cloud, FL 34769 (407) 892-3037

Seminole County BINSON’S HOME HEALTH CARE CENTERS

762 E. Altamonte Dr. Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 (407) 691-3009

BONNIE HEARING

1200 North Central Avenue, Suite 200 Kissimmee, FL 34741 407-846-8667 Licensed Beds: 0

Seminole County HOSPICE OF THE COMFORTER

480 W. Central Pkwy. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714-2415 (407) 682-0808 Licensed Beds: 22

VITAS INNOVATIVE HOSPICE CARE 2201 Lucien Way, Suite 100 Maitland, FL 32751 407-875-0028 Licensed Beds: 0

715 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (321) 254-6141

Volusia County

COLONIAL MEDICAL SUPPLIES

770 W. Granada Blvd., Ste. 304 Ormond Beach, FL 32174-5180 (386) 671-2138 Licensed Beds: 8

614 E. Altamonte Dr. Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 (407) 849-6455

Volusia County LINCARE

3063 Enterprise Rd., Ste. 23 DeBary, FL 32713 (386) 668-6599

ROTECH OXYGEN & MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

FLORIDA HOSPITAL HOSPICE CARE

HALIFAX HEALTH HOSPICE OF VOLUSIA/FLAGLER

3800 Woodbriar Tr. Port Orange, FL 32129-9626 (386) 322-4701 Licensed Beds:18

HOSPITALS

919 N. Spring Garden Ave. DeLand, FL 32720 (386) 736-9666

Lake County

HOSPICE

1000 Waterman Way Tavares, FL 32778 (352) 253-3300 Licensed Beds: 204

Hospice programs are available to help terminally ill individuals live their remaining days with dignity. These programs can assist the family, or other designated caregivers, in making the patient as comfortable as possible. Assistance is available around the clock, seven days a week. Hospice care usually is provided in the patient’s home, although it is also available at special hospice residences.

Lake County CORNERSTONE HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE 2445 Lane Park Rd. Tavares, FL 32778-9648 (352) 343-1341 Licensed Beds: 36

FLORIDA HOSPITAL WATERMAN

LEESBURG REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

SOUTH LAKE HOSPITAL

1900 Don Wickham Dr. Clermont, FL 34711 (352) 394-4071 Licensed Beds: 104

ARNOLD PALMER MEDICAL CENTER

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92 W. Miller St. Orlando, FL 32806 (407) 649-9111 Licensed Beds: 443

DR. P. PHILLIPS HOSPITAL 9400 Turkey Lake Rd. Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 351-8500 Licensed Beds: 237

601 E. Altamonte Dr. Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 (407) 303-2200 Licensed Beds: 341 flhosp.org

SOUTH SEMINOLE HOSPITAL

FLORIDA HOSPITAL EAST ORLANDO

Volusia County

7727 Lake Underhill Rd. Orlando, FL 32822 (407) 303-8110 Licensed Beds: 225 flhosp.org

HEALTH CENTRAL

10000 W. Colonial Dr. Ocoee, FL 34761 (407) 296-1000 Licensed Beds: 171

ORLANDO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 1414 Kuhl Ave. Orlando, FL 32806 (407) 841-5111 Licensed Beds: 808

WINTER PARK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 200 N. Lakemont Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 (407) 646-7000 Licensed Beds: 307 winterparkhospital.com

FLORIDA HOSPITAL CELEBRATION HEALTH

400 Celebration Place Celebration, FL 34747 (407) 764-4000 Licensed Beds: 174 celebrationhealth.com

FLORIDA HOSPITAL KISSIMMEE

OSCEOLA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

700 N. Palmetto St. Leesburg, FL 34748 (352) 323-5695 Licensed Beds: 22

FLORIDA HOSPITAL ALTAMONTE

201 N. Park Ave. Apopka, FL 32703 (407) 889-1000 Licensed Beds: 50 flhosp.org

LEESBURG REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER NORTH

SAMARITAN CARE HOSPICE OF FLORIDA

2201 Lucien Way Maitland, FL 32751 (407) 875-0028 Licensed Beds: 20

FLORIDA HOSPITAL APOPKA

2450 N. Orange Blossom Tr. Kissimmee, FL 34744 (407) 846-4343 Licensed Beds: 83 flhosp.org

Orange County

VITAS INNOVATIVE HOSPICE CARE

601 E. Rollins St. Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 303-5600 Licensed Beds: 1067 flhosp.org

600 E. Dixie Ave. Leesburg, FL 34748 (352) 323-5000 Licensed Beds: 294

Orange County 1300 N. Semoran Blvd., Ste. 210 Orlando, FL 32807-3567 (407) 514-1300 Licensed Beds: 0

FLORIDA HOSPITAL

700 W. Oak St. Kissimmee, FL 34741 (407) 846-2266 Licensed Beds: 257

ST. CLOUD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 2906 17th St. St. Cloud, FL 34769 (407) 892-2135 Licensed Beds: 84

555 W. S.R. 434 Longwood, FL 32750 (407) 351-8500 Licensed Beds: 206

FLORIDA HOSPITAL DELAND 701 W. Plymouth Ave. DeLand, FL 32721 (386) 943-4522 Licensed Beds: 156 fhdeland.org

FLORIDA HOSPITAL FISH MEMORIAL 1055 Saxon Blvd. Orange City, FL 32763 (386) 851-5000 Licensed Beds: 139 fhfishmemorial.org

NURSING HOMES Lake County EDGEWATER AT WATERMAN VILLAGE 300 Brookfield Ave. Mount Dora, FL 32757-9562 (352) 383-0051 Licensed Beds: 120

FREEDOM POINTE AT THE VILLAGES REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE CENTER 1460 El Camino Real The Villages, FL 32159 (352) 750-3800 Licensed Beds: 72

Orange County ADVENTIST CARE CENTERS/ COURTLAND 730 Courtland St. Orlando, FL 32804 (407) 975-3800 Licensed Beds: 120

COMMONS AT ORLANDO LUTHERAN TOWERS 210 Lake Ave. Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 872-7088 Licensed Beds: 135

CONWAY LAKES HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER

Seminole County

5201 Curry Ford Rd. Orlando, FL 32812 (407) 384-8838 Licensed Beds: 120

CENTRAL FLORIDA REGIONAL HOSPITAL

GARDENS AT DEPUGH NURSING CENTER, THE

1401 W. Seminole Blvd. Sanford, FL 32771 (407) 321-4500 Licensed Beds: 226

550 W. Morse Blvd. Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 644-6634 Licensed Beds: 40

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Life Care Center of Orlando 3211 Rouse Rd. Orlando, FL 32817 (407) 281-1070 Licensed Beds: 120

Manor Care Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 2075 Loch Lomond Dr. Winter Park, FL 32792 (407) 628-5418 Licensed Beds: 138

MetroWest Nursing and Rehab Center 5900 Westgate Dr. Orlando, FL 32835 (407) 296-8164 Licensed Beds: 120

Orlando Health and Rehabilitation Center 830 W. 29th St. Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 843-3230 Licensed Beds: 420

Regents Park of Winter Park 558 N. Semoran Blvd. Winter Park, FL 32792 (407) 679-1515 Licensed Beds: 120

Savannah Cove

1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751 (407) 645-3990 Licensed Beds: 39

Osceola County Consulate Health Care of Kissimmee

2511 John Young Pkwy. N. Kissimmee, FL 34741 (407) 931-3336 Licensed Beds: 120

Oaks of Kissimmee

320 N. Mitchell St. Kissimmee, FL 34741 (407) 847-7200 Licensed Beds: 59

Seminole County Lake Mary Health and Rehabilitation Center 710 N. Sun Dr. Lake Mary, FL 32746 (407) 805-3131 Licensed Beds: 120

Tuskawilla Nursing and Rehab Center

Volusia County Good Samaritan Society/ FLorida Lutheran 450 N. McDonald Ave. DeLand, FL 32724 (386) 738-0212 Licensed Beds: 60

Woodland Terrace Extended Care Center 120 Chipola Ave. DeLand, FL 32720 (386) 738-3433 Licensed Beds: 120

ORTHOPAEDICS Emergent Orthopaedic and Reconstructive Surgery

7350 Sand Lake Commons, Medplex B, Ste. 2205 Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 355-3120 freedom-joint.com

Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic 1285 Orange Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 (407) 647-2287 jewettortho.com

REHABILITATION CENTERS

Rehabilitation centers use a combination of therapy, small groups and individual sessions to facilitate recovery from an illness, an injury or a surgical procedure. Such facilities typically fall into one of four categories: occupational, physical, addiction and psych-social.

Lake County

3901 E. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 447-5971 memorydisorders.org

Longwood Healthcare Center

One Senior Place

1520 S. Grant St. Longwood, FL 32750 (407) 339-9200

Innovative Senior Care at Chambrel at Island Lake 160 Islander Ct. Longwood, FL 32750 (407) 260-1161

Volusia County Brooks Rehabilitation Center

Cora Rehabilitation Clinics/Kissimmee 311 W. Bass St. Kissimmee, FL 34741 (407) 870-5959

715 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (407) 949-6733 oneseniorplace.com

Important Phone Numbers American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (202) 783-2242 aahsa.org

820 Commed Blvd. Orange City, FL 32763-8321 (904) 775-7488

FLorida Adult Day Services Association (877) 342-3858 fadca.net

Premier Rehabilitation

FLorida Agency for Health Care Administration (888) 419-3456 ahca.myflorida.com Floridahealthfinder.gov myfloridarx.com

RELOCATION SERVICES

FLorida Assisted Living Association (850) 383-1159 falausa.com

911 N Spring Garden Ave. DeLand, FL 32720 (386) 736-3108

Creating Divine Order 551 Sundown Tr. Casselberry, FL 32707 (407) 699-5600

Elder Move Managers 2520 Betty Street Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 761-4371

FLorida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (850) 671-3700 faha.org FLorida Health Care Association (850) 224-3907 fhca.org National Adult Day Services Association (877) 745-1440 nadsa.org National Center for Assisted Living (202) 842-4444 ncal.org

Orlando Regional Rehabilitation Services

Osceola County

1506 Lake Highland Dr. Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 843-1910

360 Montgomery Rd. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (407) 682-1057

Orange County

210 S. Lake Ave., Ste. 200 Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 872-7088

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center

Center for Memory Disorders

600 N. Blvd., Ste. D Leesburg, FL 34749 (352) 728-3000

Towers Rehabilitation Services

SENIOR RESOURCES

Genesis Eldercare Rehabilitation Services

Lake Centre for Rehabilitation

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Seminole County

13940 N. U.S. Hwy. 441, Bdg. 700, Ste. 702 Lady Lake, FL 32159 (352) 751-1095

1301 Sligh Blvd. Orlando, FL 32806 (407) 649-6888

GROWINGBOLDER.COM

1012 W. Emmett St., Ste. C Kissimmee, FL 34741 (407) 933-0891

All Coast Therapy Services

1024 Willa Springs Dr. Winter Springs, FL 32708 (407) 699-5506 Licensed Beds: 98 500 Village Place Longwood, FL 32779 (407) 682-0230 Licensed Beds: 60

Spectrum Rehabilitation & Wellness

Senior Solutions & Services All in One Place. Featuring the Following Resident Businesses: AGED Medicaid Planning Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center Arden Courts Memory Care Facility Baldwin-Fairchild Bonnie Hearing

CarePlus Health Plans. Creating Divine Order Elder Move Managers Estate & Business Planning Group The Law Offices of Hoyt & Bryan Humana Insurance Network for Seniors Leigh Manor Assisted Living Life Care Center of Altamonte Springs Life Care Center of Orlando Longwood Healthcare Center Orlando Senior Health Network Price Financial Services Savannah Court & Cottage of Oviedo Serenades by Sonata Memory Care VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Orlando

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the takeaway

by Marc Middleton

Change and Opportunity Calculated risk-taking has always been the key to success.

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t is commencement for all of us. A new beginning. The challenge of life is that you’re never done. And why would you want to be? That’s called death. The excitement of life is that there is always a now what? Or at least the opportunity for a now what? The world today is always changing, always evolving. As are we. How many times have you wondered, what was I thinking? What pleases us one minute might not the next. And so it’s easy to get trapped in a less than fulfilling existence. Amazingly, for some, being trapped is preferable to the fear of taking a risk in an effort to create something better. Some enjoy the certainty of the cage that confines them. But that is not living. That is simply existing. Major change is under way today in almost every area of our lives. You can’t resist change and you shouldn’t try. Change is your friend, because it’s a constant and is therefore predictable. The question you must always be asking, answering and pursuing is this – how is change affecting my area of interest or expertise? Whether you realize it or not, you possess valuable inside information that makes forecasting change fairly easy. You talk about it every day with your boss, your team and your spouse. Once you acknowledge that change is coming and recognize where it’s headed – get there. Get there right now. Opportunity is a constant companion of change. They move together, side-by-side. One begets the other. The first step after recognizing opportunity is always the hardest. It’s the single step that most people can’t take, and the single reason most people never achieve their dreams. More than anything else, success is an act of faith – and at some point you have to take a leap of faith. Calculated, strategic risk-taking has always been and always will be the path to success. Mark Twain said, “Go out on the limb. That’s where 30

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the fruit is.” Understand that it’s never too late to discover yourself, to reinvent yourself or to pursue your passions. Today we’re living non-linear lives. Traditional career paths are a thing of the past. That’s a very liberating fact for men and women of all ages because it removes the pressure of feeling like you have to get it exactly right, right now. As you build, or rebuild, your life and career, understand that family, friends, associates, employers and lovers all want to be inspired. The market for hope and inspiration, for someone or something to believe in, is infinite. If you want to be successful, be that someone and offer that something. Understand that hope and inspiration are sold with passion and enthusiasm. These are the contagious cornerstones of a successful business culture and a successful personal life. Go forward with excitement about a future that is uncertain, undetermined and limitless. Go forward with passion and enthusiasm, knowing that you are creative, your voice is powerful and your potential is unlimited. Never allow the outside world, the media, your insecurities, your friends or even the time and effort required to achieve something keep you from always trying to get closer to what it is your heart desires. And above all else, go forward with joy and happiness in your heart. Don’t ever say, “I’ll be happy when I achieve my goal,” because if you’re not happy now, you won’t be then. Happiness can only be found in the journey, not the destination. As many wise men have stated, there is no way to happiness – happiness is the way. ■ This column was based on a commencement address delivered by Marc Middleton to master’s degree graduates at the Florida Institute of Technology. SUMMER 2012

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