SENIOR SCHOLARS CLASSES FOR AUGUST 2021

You have been asking, so here they are!!! Select the class or classes you wish to view, and email your selection(s) to: rathsrconnextions@gmail.com We will send you a confirmation email, and then email the Zoom Class link to you a day or two prior to the class(s). We hope you enjoy them. Schedule for Senior … Read more

COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENT STATUS FOR POLK COUNTY

  COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENT INFORMATION: 4/22/2021 This notice is taken from the Polk County, Florida, Health Department website: “The Florida Department of Health in Polk County, in partnership with Polk County Board of County Commissioners, will be closing Polk County’s COVID-19 vaccine portal on Sunday, April 18th at 11:59 p.m. The call center will remain … Read more

CHALLENGES OF COVID-19 FOR SENIORS

PANDEMIC As older adults face changes and adaptation to life- Covid-19 arrives.  This viral pandemic alters daily activities and interferes with adaptation. As we socially distance, wear masks, do not interact with family and friends, life changes occur.  As social beings we normally interact with others and frequently participate in activities in our communities.  The … Read more

COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

UPDATE ON COVID-19 VACCINE  3/4/2021 UPDATE: Good afternoon,  As we are fielding numerous calls about how to get a vaccine, I wanted to recap what we know based on the changes this week.  Recap of what we know at this point:  On Monday Governor DeSantis issued a new executive order expanding eligibility of the vaccine … Read more

Virtual Senior Gems Presentation For Family Caregivers

Virtual Senior Gems presentation for family caregivers on Friday, December 18th, at 10AM given by Ginny Wolfe, Educator for Senior Helpers. Senior Gems “takes a positive approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care, focusing on what they can do instead of what they cannot do.”    If you are interested, email Sandie at Sandie@fpclakeland.org or call … Read more

LAKELAND CITY OFFICIALS TO HOLD FORUM ON FAIR HOUSING ON 11/17/2020

HOUSING ISSUES TO BE AIRED Lakeland residents are invited to share their stories of difficult apartment hunts and housing discrimination with city officials on Tuesday.  Lakeland is holding a virtual Fair Housing Forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday for residents to share the obstacles they have faced trying to find a home. The event will be hosted on GoToMeeting at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/172080645. Individuals … Read more

Affordable Housing for Lakeland

There is action on the Affordable Housing front here in Lakeland!!! LALTODAY recently announced in an article the following: Two new affordable housing developments are in the works, Swan Lake and Swan Landing.  Swan Lake is in progress, and Swan Landing is a proposal by the same developer, Tampa-based Blue Sky Communities. The City of … Read more

Time to Review your Medicare plan!

  Medicare Annual Open Enrollment is held during October 15 and December 7.   Medicare Consultations Available The Rath Center partners with SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders).  Their volunteer specialists offer unbiased, free, and confidential Medicare counseling to seniors, their families, and caregivers seeking information about Medicare and other insurance options. You can … Read more

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