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Thought for the Day: When you choose to think the worst and focus on the difficult stuff – STOP IT!

Stop Negative Thinking!

We all think negative thoughts. Some days more than others. Many times we think that
our lives have very few positive things to focus on. Maybe our lives have changed drastically. Our social world has collapsed. Friends (or people we thought were friends) no longer call, visit, or include us in their plans.

So what do we do? We feel sad. We cry. We don't think anyone understands what we are going through or dealing with every day. We decide to have a Pity Party, and feel like the guest of honor.

That's ok. You can do that. But ask yourself, "do I feel better now?" If you feel better after you leave your Pity Party, and turn into a nice person who can have positive thoughts and treat others nicely...then throw yourself a Pity Party at least once a week.

Usually, for most of us, negative thinking breeds more negative thinking and the outcome is...you guessed it...more negativity! Lovely.

That is not going to help you. Whether you are a patient or a care partner, it is time to make a conscious decision, to work on, yes work on, developing the skills to look at life in a positive way. Recognize that you have positive energy deep down in there somewhere, and with a little bit of help and nurturing, you can turn this around!

Take that first step. Decide that you are not happy feeling the way you do. Learn how to change that negative focus into a hopeful focus. Developing a positive outlook doesn't happen overnight. Look at the investment of time and energy you have made into the Pity Parties of the past! All that time! All that energy! If we can harness it and turn it around, you may start to look forward to each day. Let's make that a goal! Contact Us and tell us what your goal is. Can you relate to this? Give us your feedback and comment. It's time to make a change...your health will appreciate it!
Join Sallycares.com today! "Now, let's get going" xo Sally


"I have known and worked with Sally Thimm for over 15 years. We share an interest and a passion for working with individuals with Parkinson's and other neurological diseases, and we share a desire to empower patients and their carepartners through education and information. Sally is a one of a kind, never afraid to immerse herself into the lives of the patients she serves.   Navigating the health care system can be overwhelming, but the good news is, you don't need to do it alone. Your membership in Sally Cares, is an opportunity for you, whether you are a person with a disablity or illness, a spouse or other family member, or professional, to hire Sally as your personal health care manager."

Mary Spremulli, MA,CCC-SLP

Sally is firmly committed to helping patients obtain the best medical care available to make their quality of life be as good as it gets. She is both passionate about this task and compassionate with the patient. I have never crossed paths with anyone more committed to the patient.

Sherri Boyes

Sally has been a big help in adjusting different settings of my deep brain stimulator in my fight with Parkinsons Disease.

Judy H.

Very few neurologists involved in the management of patients with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders have the privilege of working with Occupational Therapists with the experience and clinical skills that Sally possesses. For over 15 years, Sally has been exclusively dedicated to this field. Her comprehensive understanding of the clinical and surgical treatments of these diseases have made her a corner stone for our multidisciplinary approach in the diagnose and management of these often complex conditions. Most importantly, her relentless desire to see patients enjoying their very best functional status makes her an invaluable asset to our "clinic without walls.

Ramon A. Gil, M.D.

Port Charlotte, FL

I always do feel you helped  us a lot and I wish you could be up here in MN with us.  I'm always telling Romie to stand up straight, look forward, and count.  It does help.

Carol Pumper

Sally has been of tremendous help to us. She has done so much to make our home safer for my husband, even picking up equipment that he needed and delivering it to us. When we had some grab bars installed, she came here to see that they were placed in the right position. Plus, she has worked to see that my husband gets the right therapy.. Once she even drove us to Punta Gorda to see my husband's doctor, which is above and beyond what would be expected of her. We think highly of Sally and would definitely recommend her.


I remember as soon as my wife was released from the hospital and brought home, Sally was immediately there to get her started on her stroke recovery.  How she outlined the exercises times and materials to make it all happen I'll never forget, including the lbs. of rice my wife had to sort through blindfolded to find a key or bolt or some other object as part of her therapy.


I would like to comment on Sally as an occupational therapist, from our experience with my wife Janet who suffered a very crippling stroke 15 years ago. Janet had therapy in the hospital where I could see no advance in her condition.  After the hospital discharge we were recommended to another physical therapist in Port Charlotte, and this also produced no changes that we could see. Janet, my wife, was a type of person who put everything she could into what ever she was doing and this included therapy.  We went to several therapists with not many advances in her condition. We came in contact with Sally who was running a therapy clinic. That was when we began to see changes in Janet's left hand.  It was swollen very bad from the stroke, and with all of the therapy she had been through, no one had done anything to correct this condition.  Sally made a change in her hand condition in short order that others had attempted but were unable to help. Sally has the knowledge and ability "to do" what seems that other therapists cannot do.   Janet began to walk with some assistance under her care.  Sally's knowledge and determination is not to be questioned in my opinion.  She is constantly studying to better her therapy for her patients.  I would honestly say with out a doubt, that she is the best, most caring, and striving to learn constantly.

Norman Staples

Sally is a premier professional who is knowledgeable, personable and truly concerned about the welfare of both her clients and their caregivers who often suffer more stress than the patient.  Her understanding of my husband’s disease far surpasses that of many hospital-trained medical professionals.  She is an excellent advocate who works long and hard for everyone.  Sally’s guidance and genuine interest earn her 5 stars in my book!

Sue Brooke

Contact Us Overview

Sallycares.com is here to develop a “Community of Caring Partners” that assists each other with their challenges and their goals.

To be successful in this goal we need your input. We want to know what you need and what we can do to help you. Eventually we want to be able to network with people in different cities and different states to bring “great thinkers and doers” together to brain storm ways to make it better.

Make what better? Whatever we need. Improve whatever is wrong. Grow courage and confidence that you have what it takes to make it outside of your current circumstances.

We don’t do well alone. When we feel isolated we lose our perception of what options we have. Together we have hope for a brighter tomorrow. That is what we want to focus on.

  • If you want to see a certain subject discussed, let us know.
  • If you want to develop a support group in your area, let us know.
  • If you think you need to find a way to handle a problem, let us know.
  • If you want to provide suggestions to manage a condition, please do.
  • If you want to give us more information regarding services available in your county, we will put that information in for you.

Advertisers:  We are pleased that you are interested in considering Sallycares.com to share your product or service information with the Sallycares.com Community.  Please send us a message through Contact Us and we will contact you directly to learn more about your company.

Sallycares.com reserves the right to review all submissions and requests before adding the information to Sallycares.com. All submissions that contain another person’s information can only be submitted with the original author’s approval and that release to publish must be included with your submission. Please review our Terms and Conditions before submitting information to be published on Sallycares.com.

Let’s build the Sallycares.com Community into an amazing resource that makes a difference every day!

“Now, let’s get going!” xo Sally

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Sally has given numerous educational lectures and spoken to support groups throughout the United States.

Some of the key topics Sally has discussed are:

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Opinions expressed in SallyCares.com both written and in audio or video form, are not necessarily the opinion of Sallycares.com, and do not take the place of any instruction you have been given by the professionals you are working with. All information in the SallyCares.com website is the property of SallyCares.com and requires written approval by SallyCares.com to be used by another party.

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Medicare Updates for 2013

 Florida Medicare Update Items for 2013

Update to
Medicare deductibles, coinsurance, and premium rates for 2013

Effective date: January
1, 2013

Implementation date: January
7, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS) have updated deductibles, coinsurance, and premium rates for
Medicare beneficiaries for 2013.

Most beneficiaries covered by Medicare Part A receive coverage
without a premium. However, some patients who have extended hospital stays or
extensively use other covered Part A services may be subject to deductibles and
coinsurance requirements. Also, certain aged and disabled persons who
voluntarily enroll may be subject to the payment of a monthly premium.

Under Part B of the supplementary medical insurance (SMI) program,
all enrollees are subject to a monthly premium. Most SMI services are subject
to an annual deductible and coinsurance which are set by law.

Part A, Hospital Insurance (HI)

Deductible - $1,184.00


• $296.00 a
day for 61st-90th day

• $592.00 a
day for 91st-150th day (lifetime reserve days)

• $148.00 a
day for 21st-100th day (skilled nursing facility coinsurance)

Base Premium (BP) - $441.00 per month * Additional charges are
added (as noted below) under certain circumstances.

BP with 10 percent surcharge - $485.10 a month

BP with 45 percent reduction - $243.00 a month (for those who have
30-39 quarters of coverage)

Part B - Supplementary Medical Insurance (SMI)

Base Premium (BP) with 45 percent reduction and 10 percent surcharge
- $267.30 a month

Standard Premium - $104.90 a month

Deductible - $147.00 a year

Coinsurance - 20 percent.

therapy cap values for 2013 set at $1,900

Effective date: January
1, 2013

Implementation date: January
7, 2013

Outpatient therapy caps for 2013 will be $1900 for physical
therapy and speech-language therapy combined and $1900 for occupational

Frequently Used Toll-Free Numbers

National Medicare
Beneficiaries Helpline-


(TTY/TDD toll-free line for hearing or speech-impaired individuals)

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program


Preventive & Screening


Flu Season is Upon Us!

to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu virus is beginning
to increase and further increases are expected in the coming weeks and months.
Now is the time to protect against flu before activity increases within the Floridian

– the Influenza and pneumococcal vaccines and their administration fees are
covered Part B benefits. Influenza and pneumococcal vaccines are NOT Part
D-covered drugs.

Influenza Vaccines Pricing List


The Affordable Care Act

Medicare Drug Discounts


Medicare Preventive Services


$250 "Donut Hole" Rebate (2010)


Ambulance Inflation Factor for CY 2013 and
Productivity Adjustment

On March 23, 2010, Section
3401 of the Affordable Care Act amended Section 1834(l)(3) of the Act to
require that specific Prospective Payment System and Fee Schedule update
factors be adjusted by changes in economy-wide productivity. The statute
defines the productivity adjustment to be equal to the 10-year moving average
of changes in annual economy-wide private nonfarm business Multi-Factor
Productivity (MFP) (as projected by the Secretary for the 10-year period ending
with the applicable fiscal year, cost reporting period, or other annual
period). The MFP for Calendar Year (CY) 2013 is 0.90 percent and the CPI-U for
2013 is 1.70 percent. According to the Affordable Care Act, the CPI-U is
reduced by the MFP, even if this reduction results in a negative AIF update.
Therefore, the AIF for CY 2013 is 0.80 percent.

Highlands Support Groups

Support Groups:

Spiritual Support:

First Presbyterian Church
Grace Bible Church Counceling Ministry
Unity of Sebring Caregiver Support Group

The following support groups are available and meet at Florida Hospital Heartland Division sites. For more information, please call the numbers provided:

Better Breathers Club

(863) 402-3450

Breast Cancer Support Group

(863) 402-7575 or 381-6686

Cardiac/Stroke and Pulmonary Support Groups

(863) 386-7180

CHIP (Cardiac Health Improvement Project) Alumni Support Group


Diabetes Support Group

(863) 402-0177

Insulin Pump Support Group

(863) 402-0177

Grief Recovery Support Group

(863) 402-3370

La Leche League

(863) 655-6617

Lupus Support Group (Highlands)

(863) 655-0609 Ruth Keller

Lupus Support Group (Hardee)

Florida Hospital Wauchula - (863)956-3904 (ask for Hardee Facilitator)


Hillsborough County  Resources:

*Remember to email us at “Contact Us” with any additional information you know that needs to be added to this list!

General Information:

Hillsborough County Florida

Local Hospitals:
Ambulatory Surgery Center Tampa Ambulatory Surgery Center 813.977.8550
4500 E. Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, FL 33613  
Brandon Regional Hospital Brandon Regional Hospital 813.681.5551
119 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, FL 33511  
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Moffitt 813.972.4673
12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33512  
James A. Haley VA Hospital Tampa VA Hospital 813.972.2000
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612  
Kindred Hospital – Tampa Kindred Hospital Tampa 813.839.6341
4555 S. Manhattan Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611  
Kindred – Central Tampa kindred- Central Tampa 813.874.7575
4801 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33603  
Memorial Hospital of Tampa Memorial Hospital of Tampa 813.873.6400
2901 Swann Avenue, Tampa, FL 33609  
South Florida Baptist Hospital South Florida Baptist Hospital. 813.757.1200
301 N. Alexander Street, Plant City, FL 33563  
St.Joseph’s Hospital St. Joseph's Hospital 813.870.4000
3001 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607  
St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital St. Joseph's Women's Hospital 813.879.4730
3030 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607  
South Bay Hospital South Bay Hospital  813.634.3301
4016 Sun City Center Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573  
Tampa General Hospital Tampa General Hospital 813.844.7000
1 Tampa General Circle, Tampa, FL 33606  
Town & Country Hospital Town and Country Hospital 813.888.7060
6001 Webb Road, Tampa, FL 33615  
University Community Hospital University Community Hospital
3100 E. Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, FL 33613  
University Community Hospital - Carrollwood www.uchcarrollwood.org
7171 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33614 
Department of health:

Hillsborough County Health Department

Monitoring Devices

5Star Responder Urgent Responder
Lifeline Medical Alert


Florida Hospice Hillsborough
Tidewell Hospice

Police Department:

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Fire Department:

Hillsborough County Fire Prevention Division

Sharps Disposal Program:

State of Florida Sharps Disposal Information

The Bay Area Sharps Disposal Program is made possible by the participation of the disposal sites

listed in this brochure. Each of these disposal sites has volunteered to provide this service to the

community, free of any cost to you.But it is your cooperation that is essential to the success ofthis program. In order to make the program run smoothly, it is important that you adhere to following guidelines.

Attempt to use the disposal site only during the hours listed in the insert.

Do not bring sharps to the disposal sites in anything other than the approved sharpscontainers provided by the site.


Always make sure your container is properly sealed. The disposal site has the right to refuse

any improperly packaged containers in order to protect the safety of their employees.

When disposing of your filled sharps containers, always give the container to authorizedpersonnel. Never leave the container unattended.

Never dispose of a sharps container in your household waste!

Remember, the disposal sites have voluntarily accepted the burden and cost of disposing this

potentially harmful waste. Encourage their continued support by participating responsibly.


All professionals and businesses are regulated under state and federal biomedical waste laws and may not participate.

Visit one of the disposal sites listed in this brochure during the indicated

hours. Ask for a sharps container and instructions on its use.Take the container home. Keep it out of reach of children.Dispose of your used syringes completely intact into the sharps container.

When the container is approximately ¾ full, permanently close the top following the simple directions on the container. Once closed, return the filled sharps container to any one of the participating disposal sites for proper disposal.

Obtain a new sharps container! FREE!

Disposal Sites: Listed Below **(Please contact the site of your choice to make sure they are still a participating disposal site.)**



Brandon Regional Medical Center

119 Oakfield Dr

Brandon 33511

Pre-Admission Testing

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Monday – Friday (except Holidays)


Memorial Hospital of Tampa

2901 Swann Av

Tampa 33609

Main Laboratory

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Monday – Friday (except Holidays)


St. Joseph’s Hospital

3001 W Martin Luther King Blvd

Tampa 33607

Habana Security Station #3

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Monday – Friday


Shriner’s Hospital for Children

12502 N Pine Dr

Tampa 33612-9499

Receiving Dock

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Monday – Friday


South Bay Hospital

4016 State Road 674

Sun City Center 33573

Materials Management Dept

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Monday – Friday


Veteran’s Administration

For Veterans Only – please contact VA

nursing staff.


South Florida Baptist Hospital

301 N Alexander St

Plant City 33564

Receiving Dept

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Monday – Friday


Tampa General Hospital

Davis Island, Room D-107

Tampa 33606

Central Processing

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

7 Days A Week


Town & Country Hospital

6001 Webb Rd

Tampa 33615

Hospital Switchboard - Lobby

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Monday – Friday


University Community Hospital

3100 E Fletcher Av

Tampa 33613

Patient Service Center

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Monday – Friday


University Community Hospital

Carrollwood Campus

7171 N Dale Mabry Hwy

Tampa 33614

One-Day Surgery Main Entrance

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Monday – Friday

Medical Equiptment:
      Let them know that Sallycares.com reffered you.
Medical Department Store

Spiritual Support:

Bell Shoals Baptist Church

Hyde Park United Methodist Church

Support Groups- Educational Resources:

The American Cancer Society's Man to Man Support Group
Where Oakfield Medical Plaza, Classroom A (Suite 262).

Men helping one another through prostate cancer experience (spouses are welcomed).

For more information and to register, please call (813) 653-1065.

Stroke Support Group - South Bay Hospital
Where Kings Point Clubhouse
East/West Room
Alzheimer's Support Group - South Bay Hospital
Where Homewood Residence
3910 Galen Court
Sun City Center

Meets first Tuesday of every month.

For more information, call 633-4340

Diabetes Support Group- South Bay Hospital
Where Redeemer Lutheran Church

Meets the second Monday each Month.

For more information, call 634-0385.


COPD Support Group
  Prince of Peace Catholic Church
702 Valley Forge Blvd
Sun City Center, FL 33573

Support Group for COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder).
Meets at 10:30 am on the 1st Thursday of each month.

For additional information, please call Paul Chevalier at 642-0962.

Lupus Support Group- South Bay Hospital
Where Kings Point Main Club House
East Social Room

Meets the third Wednesday each month.

For more information, call Donald Davidson at 633-2310.

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group at Sun Towers

Held the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Sun Towers at 813-634-3347.

Link suntowersretirement.com
Parkinson's Support Group at Sun Towers
Where Sun Towers
101 Trinity Lakes Drive
Sun City Center, FL 33573

For Parkinson's patients or caregivers to Parkinson's patients

For more information or to RSVP, contact Sun Towers at 813-634-3347.

Link suntowersretirement.com

Parkinson's Disease Young Onset Support Group*
This support group is open to young onset Parkinson's disease patients age 59 and younger and their families.  The group discusses ideas and challenges, shares experiences and hears from medical experts.

Location: TGH Community Health Education Center at 740 S. Village Circle, Hyde Park Village
Contact: Denise Fife, RN, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Eden Feldman, (813) 844-4547

*NOTE LOCATION: This group does NOT meet at TGH.

 Epilepsy Support GroupThis group provides a forum for people who have epilepsy and their families while also providing an opportunity to learn more about epilepsy, the challenges of living with epilepsy and available treatment options.

Dates: Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Tampa General Hospital, 1st Floor, West Pavilion, Room B103 (This room is inside the Cafeteria/Food Court)
Contact: Valerie Kelley, (813) 844-4675; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ostomy Support Group of Tampa Bay*This group is for individuals with ostomies (colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy) and their caregivers. Please Call to RSVP.

Location: 740 S. Village Circle at Tampa General Hospital's Community Health Education Center in Hyde Park Village, Upper Level, Tampa, 33606
Contact: Amy Evans, (813) 844-7597; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or  Molly Holt, (813) 844-7160; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*NOTE LOCATION: This group does NOT meet at TGH.

Tampa Bay Stroke Education & Support Group

This is an educational support group for stroke awareness, recovery and prevention. The group also discusses community offerings for people with disabilities.

Dates: Meets 1st Wednesday of each month
Time: 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Location: TGH Community Health Education Center at 740 S. Village Circle, Hyde Park Village
Contact: Ann LaPlaca, (813) 844-7641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Karen Wilson, RN, Stroke Coordinator, (813) 844-8434

* NOTE LOCATION: This group does NOT meet at TGH.

Sweet Ones" Diabetes Support Group*

This group provides a forum for people living with diabetes and their family/ friends to facilitate self-management.

Location: TGH Community Health Education Center at 740 S. Village Circle, Hyde Park Village
Contact: Laura A. Gil, RN, BSN, CDE (813) 844- 8091; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

* NOTE LOCATION: This group does NOT meet at TGH.
Tampa Bay Kidney Community (TBKC) Support Group*This support group provides education and resources for those with kidney disease and their family members.

Location: 409 Bayshore Boulevard, 4th Floor, Lobby
Contact: Laurie Shore, TGH Renal Transplant Social Worker; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*NOTE LOCATION: This group does NOT meet at TGH.

Veterans Services:

Department of Family and Aging Services
US Veteran Compenstation Programs
Central Florida Area Points of Contact

Wheelchair Accessible Hotels:

Hilton Garden Inn Tampa North
Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown
Hampton Inn and Suites Tampa North
Hyatt Regency Tampa
Marriott Courtyard
Westin Tampa Harbour Island
Sleep Inn


*Remember to email us at “Contact Us” with any additional information you know that needs to be added to this list!

Charlotte County Resources:

Charlotte County Government Online

  Friendship Centers
Department of Health

Charlotte County Health Department 

Drivers License Services

Service Centers in Charlotte County       

Fire Department:

Charlotte County Fire - EMS

Police Department:

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office 

Sharps Disposal Program:

Sharps Disposal Program


Tidewell Not-for-profit Hospice


Peace River Regional Medical Center
Charlotte Regional Medical Center
Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Monitoring Devices

Greatcall 5Star Medical Responder
Lifeline Medical Alert 

Medical Equipment:

Medical Department Store
     Let them know that Sallycares.com referred you to get your discount. 

Spiritual Support:

Son Shine Baptist Church
First Baptist Loving Families
The Catholic Directory
First Alliance Church
United Methodist Church
Edgewater United Methodist Church
First Presbyterian Church
First United Methodist Punta Gorda
First Presbyterian Church of Punta Gorda
Deep Creek Community Church
Church Search in Punta Gorda by USAChurch
First Baptist Church Punta Gorda
Church of the Good Sheperd 

Support Groups/Assistance

Deep Creek Community Church OUTREACH
First Baptist Church Horn of Plenty
Good Shepherd Programs and Ministries
Caregivers.com for caregivers support
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Peace River Regional Medical Center Support Groups
Charlotte Regional Medical Center Support Groups

Charlotte County Community Resource Guide

Veterans Services

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
Veterans Human Services Department
Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

Wheelchair Accessible Hotels

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
LaQuinta Inns & Suites 
The Punta Gorda Waterfront
Wyvern Hotel Punta Gorda
Holiday Inn Express
Country Inns & Suites
Sleep Inn & Suites

Sarasota - Sarasota Co.

Sarasota County  resources:
*Remember to email us at “Contact Us” with any additional information you know that needs to be added to this list!

General Information:
 h Sarasota County l

h Senior Friendship Centers g

h Sarasota Florida g/

h The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce m/

h City of Venice m/

h Venice Area Chamber of Commerce m/

h City of North Port m/

h Englewood Cape Haze Area Chamber of Commerce m/

Local Hospitals:

h Venice Regional Medical Center x

h Sarasota Memorial Hospital m/

h Docotors Hospital of Sarasota m/

h Lakewood Ranch Medical Center e

Medical Equiptment:

h Medical Department Store m/ - Speak with Tracey or Ryan let them know that

Sallycares.com refered you.

Drivers License Bureau:

h Service Centers in Sarasota County l

Department of Health:

h Sarasota County Health Department m

Sharps Disposal Program:

h Sarasota County Hazardous Waste Management NeedleDisposal p

Police Department:

*In an emergency dial 911

h Sarasota Police Department g/

h Sarasota County Sheriff's Office g/

h City of Venice Florida Police Department p

h City of North Port Police Department 6

Fire Department:

*In an emergency dial 911

h Sarasota County Fire Department p

h City of Venice Florida Fire Department Contact Information p

h City of North Port Fire Rescue 6

Monitoring Devices

h 5Star Responder Urgent Responder r/

h Lifeline Medical Alert e

Spiritual Support:

h First Sarasota Baptist Church Downtown 3

h Church of the Palms Presbyterian l
h The Joy FM Community Resources s

Support Groups- Educational Resources:

Stroke Support Group: Sarasota Memorial Hospital - For addisonal information or to register please call either 941-917-7048 or 941-917-6690.

Better Breathers Support Group: Docotors Hospital -Sarasota For more information call Rick Adams (941) 342-8080.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia: Doctors Hospital - Sarasota For more information please contact Iris (941) 966-1252.

Caregiver Support Group/Dementia related diseases: 5731 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota FL 34233 For more information please call 1-888-685-1596.

Us TOO Int- Prostate Cancner Support Group: 5731 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota FL 34233 Contact Ginya Carnahan at (941) 365-5599 for more information.

Parkinsons Support Group: Jacaranda Trace Retirement Community 2nd Floor Enrichment Center 3600 Willaim Penn Way, Venice FL Contact Betsey @ Jacaranda Trace Assisted Living
(941) 408-2000.

Pulmonary Support Group: Venice City Hall 401 W. Venice Ave, Venice - Contact (941) 486-2626 or Gail at (941) 497-5347 for more information.

Caregiver Connection: Institue for Advanced Medicine 5880 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL - A half a mile west of I-75 off Clark Road. Contact: Kelly Munch at (941) 917-1470 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FACE - Craniofacial Disorders Support Group: Sarasota Memorial Hospital - FOr additional information contact Julie (941) 504-8223 or Debe (941) 735-8735.

Celiac Support Group: Waldemere Medical Plaza (Papaya Room) 1921 Waldemere St. Sarasota, FL 34239 Contact: Amy (941) 342-3413, (941) 484-4582 or (941) 924-6810.

 Hepatitis Liver Disorder Support Group: Waldemere Medical Plaza (Magnolia Room) 1921 Waldemere St. Sarasota, FL 34239 Contact: Marc (941) 228-8944

Bone Builders- Osteroporosis Support Group: Sarasota Memorial Hospital- Institute for Advanced Medicine Healthplex, Education Room. 5880 Rand Blvd. Sarasota FL Contact: For more Info. please call: (941) 917-7000.

Brain Tumor Support Group: Sarasota Memorial Hospital- Institute for Advanced Medicine Education Room/First Floor . 5880 Rand Blvd. Sarasota FL Contact: For more information contact: Stuart Posin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (954) 651-5656.

Parkinsons Wellness Club: Sarasota Memorial Hospital- Institute for Advanced Medicine Education & Resource Center. 5880 Rand Blvd. Sarasota FL Contact: For more information contact Kelly Munch (941) 917-1470 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Women to Women Breast Cancer Support: Waldemere Medical Plaza ( Jacaranda Room (2nd Floor) 1921 Waldemere St. Sarasota, FL 34239. Contact: (941) 917-2636 for additional information.

Early Stage Memory Loss Support Group: Center for Healhy Aging on the Senior Friendship Campus 1900 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota, FL Contact: (941) 917 -7197.

Parkinson's Support Group: Sue McNamara - Ph: (941) 270-2505 - Englewood, FL.

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Senior Citizens Discounts

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In order to receive the Senior Citizen discounts listed below, you have to mention the discount prior to paying.

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Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)
Chili's: 10% off ( 55+)
CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+)
Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddruckers: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+)
Gaetti’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)

Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+)

McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Whataburger: 10% off (62+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+)

Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +)
Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +)
Big Lots: 30% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+)
Clarks : 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+)
Kohl's: 15% off (60+)Modell's Sporting Goods: 30% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)

Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)

Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)

Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)
Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+)

Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+)
American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods. (Tuesdays - Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations.
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount).
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount).
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)

Amtrak: 15% off (62+)

Greyhound: 15% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+

Car Rental:
Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members

Overnight Accommodations:
Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+)
Best Western: 40% off (55+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+)
Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +)
Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+)

AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +)
Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
Massage Envy - NYC 20% off all "Happy Endings" (62 +)
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 50% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +)
SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)

AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).

Great Clips: $8 off haircuts (60+)
Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+)