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WGCU Public Media Announces 2016 MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest Florida.

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
Artist/Social Activist

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:

  • Jennifer Benton – Executive Director, Abuse, Counseling, Treatment Center (A.C.T.)
  • Wilma Boyd  – President & CEO, Preferred Travel Naples
  • Kristen Coury – Founder/Producing Artistic Director, Gulfshore Playhouse
  • Samantha Castellano Dzembo – Founder/President, Wobbly Feet Foundation
  • Susan “Sue” Dalton – Board Member, Conservancy of Southwest Florida
  • Amy Emme – Coach, Goodwill’s Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute
  • Rochelle Graham – Founder, Alikay Naturals
  • Teri Hansen – President/Creative Director, Priority Marketing
  • Madelyn Isaacs, Ph.D. – Professor/Chair, Department of Counseling, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Pamela Jones-Martin – Director, Friends of Lovers Key State Park (FOLKS)
  • Sister Maureen Kellelher – Managing Attorney, Legal Aid Service of Collier County
  • Kathryn Kelly – President and CEO, The Heights Foundation
  • Trish Leonard – President of TLC Marketing/President, Bonita Wonder Gardens
  • Leoma Lovegrove – Artist, Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens
  • Denise McNulty – Director, Nursing Program, Ave Maria University
  • Jennifer Nelson – Senior Director of Sustainable Operations, Goodwill Industries of  Southwest Florida
  • Steffanie Pearce – Founder/Artistic Director, Gulfshore Opera
  • Judie Piccola – Founder, S.P.A.Y.-L.E.E., Lee County Pet Rescue
  • Ricky Pires – Director, FGCU Panther Posse/ Wings of Hope, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Lori Riti – Principal, De LaSalle Academy of Fort Myers
  • Myra Roberts – Artist/Social Activist
  • Maria Loffredo Roca, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Philosophy, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Linda Taylor – Founder, Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program
  • Sally Thimm – Case Manager, Professional Case Management of SWFL
  • June Tomaso-Wood – Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
  • Alice White – Founder/Chair, People for Trees
  • Elizabeth Wills – Special Education Teacher, Collier County Schools
  • Kathy Worley – Director of Environmental Science & Biologist, Conservancy of Southwest Florida
  • Lisa Zeller – Music Teacher, Royal Palm Academy

The members of the Selection Committee, made up of past MAKERS and community leaders, will make their decisions based on how the nominee is:

  • Leaving a legacy
  • Building community
  • Defying social norms
  • Serving as a “first” in her field

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”:

  1. The Open Enrollment Period is From November 1, 2015 – January 31, 2016.
  2. Important dates for 2016 enrollment:
  3. If you do not enroll in a health insurance plan by January 31, 2016, you will not be able to enroll in a health insurance plan in 2016, unless you qualify for a special enrollment period. A “Special Enrollment Period” is allowed when a life event occurs. For example: having a baby, getting married, or loss of employment.
  • November 1, 2015: Open Enrollment started — first day you can enroll in a 2016 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2016.
  • December 15, 2015: Last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start January 1, 2016
  • January 1, 2016: 2016 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15.
  • January 15, 2016: Last day to enroll in or change plans for new coverage to start February 1, 2016
  • January 31, 2016: 2016 Open Enrollment ends. Enrollment or changes between January 16 and January 31 take effect March 1, 2016.
  1. Before applying for an insurance plan, see if you qualify for a savings based upon your income. You will more than likely be asked this information prior to choosing a plan with your insurance carrier, before receiving a price quote. Note: your income will be verified through prior tax returns filed.
  1. All insurance carriers right now are in the open enrollment period: BlueCross - Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, and United Healthcare.
  1. Medicaid can be applied for at any time and does not have an open enrollment time period.
  1. Here are some helpful websites when comparing cost associated with insurance plans.







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

Ref: www.Healthcare.gov


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Guess What Month It Is?

January 2014

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!








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 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


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How To Survive This Storm

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.


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Dashing Dish

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!


Sallys Stuff

Senior Citizens Discounts

This information was passed along to us; we thought this would be interesting information to post on our website, since we all love a good deal!

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

If you find that some of these locations do not offer the discount any longer, or if you come across a vendor that should be added to the list, please go the “Contact US” Tab on the homepage of the website.  Send us an email, for a vendor to be added or removed. Happy Shopping& Saving! ~ From the staff at Sallycares.com

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+)