WGCU Public Media, in partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida, announces the 2016 MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest Florida.
Nominated by the public, the 2016 MAKERS were selected based on their impact in the arts, business, education, environment, health/wellness, politics or social justice in Southwest Florida. For the fourth year, Sanibel-based freelance producer Chelle Koster Walton will conduct the studio interviews and produce the video portrait tributes to these remarkable women.
The five women selected are:
Sister Maureen Kelleher, J.D., Immokalee
Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary and Legal Aid Services of Collier County
Denise McNulty, Naples
Director, Nursing Program, Ave Maria University and Educator, Lee Memorial Health System
Steffanie Pearce, Naples
General Director, Gulfshore Opera
Ricky Pires, Naples
Director, FGCU Wings of Hope/Panther Posse
Myra Roberts, Sanibel
The following women were nominated for 2016 MAKERS for leaving a special, lasting impact on the people, environment, economy and/or culture of Southwest Florida:
The members of the Selection Committee, made up of past MAKERS and community leaders, will make their decisions based on how the nominee is:
In partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida, MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest Florida tells the stories of remarkable women of our region. It was inspired by the launch of PBS www.makers.com, which seeks to be the largest video collection of women’s stories ever assembled. Click here to be inspired by the 40 MAKERS from 2013-2015.
Reference: WGCU Makers
If you would like to learn more about Sally Thimm OTR/L Occupational Therapy Services visit: Professional Case Management of SWFL
The "2016 Parkinson's Disease Patient's Forum" Is coming To Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center -Punta Gorda, Florida, Wednesday April 27, 2016. This event is FREE of charge! Join Us from 1:00pm to 5:15pm as we talk about the topics below. REGISTER NOW SPACE IS LIMITED: CALL 941-743-4987
Mention you saw this on the sallycares.com website. I will be presenting in this forum as well, hope to meet you in person!
1:00pm - Doors open for Registration & Refreshments
1:50pm - Opening Remarks Presented By: Dr. Ramon Gil of the Parkinson's Disease Treatment Center of SWFL
2:00pm - Tips for Better Home Management - Presented By:Sally Thimm OTR/L
2:30pm - Fall Prevention in Parkinson's Disease -Presented By: Sergio Valdivia PT, DPT
3:00pm - The Importance of Clinical Research - Presented By: Judy Seymour, CMA (AAMA) CCRC
3:30pm - BREAK
4:00pm - Speech Therapy for PD: beyond LSVT - Presented By: Mary Spremulli CCC-SLP
4:30pm - Levodopa in 2016 - Presented By: Dr. Ramon Gil
5:15pm - Questions & Answers
Each year around this time, everyone enrolled in an individual or family health insurance plan, has the option of “Open Enrollment.” This allows you to view and shop for alternate plans with your selected insurance company or consider alternative health insurance through the policies offered through www.Healthcare.gov. Medicare options for Open Enrollment ended December 7, 2016.
Here Are Some Helpful Tips to guide you through “Open Enrollment”:
http://autoclubsouth.aaa.com/ - Offers health insurance quotes to AAA members. Through AAA representatives.
Hope this information helps in your quest to find the best health insurance coverage for 2016!
~Now Let’s Get Going ~ Sally Cares Team
Now is the time to start those new goals you have been wanting to tackel. With the start of ushering in a new year, I sit here and reflect on the previous year and I think of all of the projects I wanted to finish last year; lose that extra 10 pounds, organize my closet, declutter my office space, and carve out time each week for personal "me" time.
Here are some tips on how to achieve those goals throughout the new year:
Develop a Family Three Ring Binder: I find that three ring binders can be a great way to organize yourself. You can make seperate binders for physican and dentist information, appointment cards, and prescription information. I also find that binders are a great way to store coupons for my couponing friends. You can purchase individual clear pocket sleeves to hold your coupons in place for easy access.
Large Dry Erase Wall Calendar: This is a great way to display your monthly calendar for everyone in the house to see. You can mount it on your wall or purchase a magnetic one to place on your refrigerator. This will ensure that everyone will know what is going on in your household at each specific time.
Mobile Phone Chore Reminder: We all need to make use of organizational tools that we can access on a daily basis, such as our mobile phones. Use the calendar feature on your mobile phone to set appointment reminders to keep you on time and remind you of important events.
I have attached some links to my favorite products that I like to use or refer to when I need some organization inspiration. Let us know how you plan to organize yourself this year! Lets make 2014 the best year yet!
Welcome to the month of December!
As we take this time to reflect on this past year in 2013, I cannot tell you how blessed we are to have made it out of another year and be able to prepare for a brand new year. What will 2014 hold in store for you? As I think about everything that occurred in 2013, which included the launch of the Sallycares.com website in the end of July, we are learning from all of the challenges and road blocks we met along the way.
I am very thankful to say that we still have our health and the love of our family and friends who have supported us each and every day. This year we were not sure if we would ever be able to see our hard work come to life through this website. When you embark on a new journey or adventure you never know what is in store for you along the road ahead.
All you can hope for in the outcome is that you learned from each past experience in a meaningful way. We are very thankful to you, our new sallycares.com family for embarking on this new journey with us in 2013, and we are looking forward to serve you in 2014, and help you successfully manage your healthcare needs.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
The Staff at Sallycares.com
Meet Max Lucado:
Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller’s gift—a pastor’s heart and a poet’s pen.
Max’s sermons begin at home with the congregation at Oak Hills Church, which he has led for more than two decades. It is in this setting that his stories are first told, from a pastor’s heart. Eventually some of these sermons and stories are refined and fashioned into books that are shared far beyond the walls of Oak Hills and the city limits of San Antonio, Texas. Max’s words have traveled around the world in more than 41 languages via more than 100 million individual products. Most of these products are books (82 million), which have now occupied spots on every major national bestseller list. Over the years Max Lucado has been featured in countless national media outlets, dubbed “America’s Pastor” by Reader’s Digest, and even named one of the most influential leaders in social media by The New York Times.
Yet those who know him best will tell you that these accolades and accomplishments aren’t important to Max. His pastor’s heart, which longs to encourage the brokenhearted and to bind up the hurting, moves Max to the next sermon, the next book. His mission is simple—to overflow to others the grace and encouragement which has been lavished on him by God.
Max was born in a small town in West Texas, the youngest son of an oil field mechanic and a nurse. He grew up in church but as a teen took a different road, walking away from his parent’s faith. One starry summer night, after downing a six-pack of beer, Max began to wonder if there wasn’t more to life than parties and chasing pretty girls. Not long afterward, a Bible class at nearby Abilene Christian University stirred his heart again, drawing the young student into the unconditional love of God.
Max left West Texas with a master’s degree in Biblical Studies and a deep desire to share God’s love and mercy with others. When he landed in a small church near Miami, Florida, one of his duties as an associate pastor was to write the weekly church newsletter. It was then he discovered a powerful synergy between his passion for people, pastoral ministry, and writing. It was also in Florida that he discovered a lovely young woman named Denalyn, now his wife of more than 30 years.
Max and Denalyn decided as young marrieds to move to the mission field in Rio de Janeiro to help plant new churches. While in Brazil, Max continued to write, updating friends and family about their ministry and how God was lavishing love on missionaries and Brazilians alike. Eventually Max gathered the newsletters into a manuscript and sent them off to a dozen publishers. Only one said yes.
Max Lucado’s first book, On the Anvil, was published in 1985. 2013 brings the release of Max’s 30th trade book, You’ll Get Through This (September), which beautifully illustrates Lucado’s ongoing mission to encourage the brokenhearted and to remind all readers of the healing love of God.
Max and family moved back to Texas in 1988, and Max has been a minister at Oak Hills Church ever since. Max and Denalyn have three grown daughters, two in ministry, one in publishing, and one son-in-law, also serving in ministry. February 2013
How To Survive This Storm
On January 12, 1888, a blizzard roared out of the skies of Canada and fell upon the Northern Plains of the United States. People of Montana, the Dakotas, and Nebraska felt the temperature drop 18 degrees in just three minutes. It kept falling, the wind kept howling, and the snow kept blowing. And within hours, a relatively warm winter’s day became a frozen siege that took the lives of at least 250 people. The air was so thick with crystals that people couldn’t breathe. Visibility was so poor that people couldn’t see their hands in front of their faces. Meteorologists call this zero/zero visibility. A person can’t see up or horizontally. As a result, a woman near Sioux Falls froze to death with her key in her hand just steps from her door. A husband and a wife died while walking in circles past each other in their farmyard. Most of the people who died, did so because they simply couldn’t find their way out of the storm.
The ones who survived relied upon bearings and markers to show them the way. Like Mr. Cotton, the schoolteacher, and the two boys Andreas and Johann Graber. They set out from the schoolhouse in the direction of the Graber homestead. The wind laced needles of snow in their eyes. The drifts pulled on their feet. The whiteness covered the roads and trails. Soon they realized they had no idea where to go. Then the air cleared, for just a moment, and they spotted a row of trees. The boys recognized them as the fruit and nut saplings their father had planted. The trees lined a path from their front porch. If they could move from tree to tree, they would be home.
Maybe that is what you need. The sudden storm has left you blind, disoriented. Do you need a series of markers to guide you home? Make one. Through the years I have found this question a good one to ask in times of crisis. “What do you still have that no one can take?” Granted, the storms can take much, but they can’t take all. So, right in the midst of the snowstorm, (ER, County Jail, bankruptcy hearing), make your list.
The promise of heaven
A family who cares for me
A God who knows me
God’s word to guide me
Make the list; then, like the boys in the blizzard, let it lead you to a safe place.
Meet Katie Farrell:
Welcome to Dashing Dish! My name is Katie Farrell, and I’m the founder of Dashing Dish, a place to find healthy alternatives to the food you crave! I started this website after being told by friends and family that I have a unique talent for taking unhealthy recipes and making them healthy without losing any of the flavor.
When asked where I get my ideas for my recipes, I can’t help but give all glory to God. In fact, (and this is totally ironic) I hate following recipes in general. I make up each and every recipe as I go, which leads to a lot of trial and error at the end of the day, but ultimately I believe that every good recipe I create comes from the ultimate creator!
With Dashing Dish I hope to show you how easy it can be to make simple changes that will end the misconceptions about healthy eating and dieting. I will teach you how to make quick and easy meals that are healthy for you and your family. My mission is to help you realize that you can ditch the diets and unhealthy eating patterns forever and start eating the foods you enjoy, while being healthy and feeling satisfied.
I also share ideas and techniques from my personal experience of getting in shape and doing it God’s way. Dashing Dish is created to inspire you to get fit and healthy for life, all while enjoying the journey!