EVENTS CALENDAR

EVENTS IN OUR AREA, 2022:

(WHEN JOINING A ZOOM MEETING PRESENTATION, PLEASE “MUTE” YOUR AUDIO)

January 11, 2022, ZOOM, at 9:00 AM

An update on transportation needs for older adults and those persons with disabilities, by Steve Bissonnette from VISTE and a representative from the Citrus Connection.

 

December 14, 2021

Rath Annual Holiday Celebration

was enjoyed

Tuesday, December 14th at 12 o’clock Noon

Here is a LINK to pictures of the Event!!!

Thanks to all attendeees!!!

 

EVENTS IN OUR AREA, 2021:

August 10th, 9:00 AM

Our special guest speaker is: Vashtie Ragbir-Bhagan  Adult Protective Investigation Supervisor Adult Protective Services, DCF She will cover the services provided to vulnerable adults by Adult Protective Services

June 8th at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom.

The Rath Center continues its monthly educational programs on June 8th at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom.  We hope to resume in-person meetings soon and provide Zoom access.

COVID Update:  Dr. Daniel Haight, Lakeland Regional Health TO VIEW THE RECORDING, CLICK HERE.

May 20, 2021

See the SOUL (Senior Organizations Uniting Locally) Spring flyer below–this organization helps Seniors in our community to meet their needs.  They need your help!!!

Soul Spring Flyer

May 11, 2021

The Rath Center continues its monthly educational programs on May 11th at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom. “Communities of Strength” Older Americans Month 2021, Charlotte McHenry, CEO & President, Senior Connection Center

April 13, 9:00 AM

The Rath Center continues its monthly educational programs on April 13th at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom. “The Best Way To Find Yourself Is To Lose Yourself In The Service Of Others.” Mahatma Gandhi As a volunteer you can learn new skills and connect with the community. Indeed, volunteering can even add joy and health to your life and others. Our April program “Volunteering – Virtual and In-person Opportunities” will feature Eva Hawkins of LVIM and Michelle Shiver of RSVP.

February 9

The Rath Center continues its monthly educational programs with Barbara Stone covering Guardianships.  Topic:  Guardianship: All You Need To Know   You may view the slideshow:     Guardianship _All you need to know_. 02092021   Below is an additional video you might find interesting:

Getting old should not mean losing control | Nicole Ruggiano | TEDxFIU  LINK

  First Meeting of 2021 – Tuesday, January 12 at 9:00 via Zoom.   Topic: Homelessness in Lakeland
  • Mayor Bill Mutz of Lakeland
  • Ben Stevenson, Executive Director of Lakeland Housing Authority
  • Jeff Bagwell, Director of the Keystone Challenge Fund a nonprofit helping low/mid income families find homes
If you do not routinely receive the meeting notice and wish to participate, send an email to Andy Crossfield at usandy@aol.com for the meeting ID and password.   Please indicate in the subject line “Request for Zoom ID/Password for Rath Center meeting.”

EVENTS IN OUR AREA, 2020:

 

JANUARY

January 14

Respite Care –Alice Brown Polk County Aging & Social Service Manager Health & Human Services  

FEBRUARY

February 11

Hailey Aversa, Noah’s Ark of Central Florida   SENIOR SCHOLARS–February 3 through March 16, nine classes.  

MARCH

March 10

SOUL – Senior Organizations Uniting Locally – Barb Cage  

APRIL

April 14

Meeting canceled due to Covid-19  

MAY

May 12

Self Care, Health Care & Benefits during Covid-19 Panel  (Via Zoom)  

JUNE

June 09

Hurricane Preparedness During Covid-19 – Carolyn Bluhm  (Via Zoom)  

JULY

July 14

Dr Joy Jackson, Director, Florida Department of Health for Polk and Hardee County – Covid-19 Summary and Community Call to Action  (Via Zoom)

RATH WEBSITE REDO!!!

 

AUGUST

August 11   

Long Term Care panel of experts “Looking Ahead Right Now” covering various levels of care and costs provided by home care agencies, senior living facilities, skilled nursing centers, and Long Term Care Insurance  (Via Zoom)  

SEPTEMBER

September 8

Learn About LkldNow with our guest speaker, Trinity Laurino, Community Engagement Director   SENIOR SUMMIT—-Stay tuned for 2021!!!  

OCTOBER

October 13

Medicare Open Enrollment Panel of Experts covering 2021 Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medigap (Via Zoom)   SENIOR SCHOLARS—-Stay tuned for 2021!!!  

NOVEMBER

November 10

Christine Samuel, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for City of Winter Haven  (Via Zoom)      

DECEMBER

December 8

Celebrate the Holidays and Recognize our Wonderful Volunteers (via Zoom)

November 9, 2021

Our guest presenters are:

Barb Cage, Program Manager, Senior Wellness Services for Catholic Charities

Barb has been with nonprofits since 1979.  She joined Catholic Charities in 2014.  She was instrumental in the development of mobile services throughout Polk County, including the Lakeland location.

April Sanchez, Nutrition Program Manager for Senior Services, Mid Florida Community Services, Inc.

April is a registered dietitian with a background as a clinical RD working in a rehab center with the aging population.  In April, 2020 she became Mid Florida’s Nutrition Program Manager. 

October 14th, 9:00 AM

Medicare Annual OPEN ENROLLMENT

August 10th, 9:00 AM

Our special guest speaker is:

Vashtie Ragbir-Bhagan 

Adult Protective Investigation Supervisor

Adult Protective Services, DCF

She will cover the services provided to vulnerable adults by Adult Protective Services

June 8th at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom.

The Rath Center continues its monthly educational programs on June 8th at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom.  We hope to resume in-person meetings soon and provide Zoom access.

COVID Update:  Dr. Daniel Haight, Lakeland Regional Health

TO VIEW THE RECORDING, CLICK HERE.

May 20, 2021

See the SOUL (Senior Organizations Uniting Locally) Spring flyer below–this organization helps Seniors in our community to meet their needs.  They need your help!!!

Soul Spring Flyer

May 11, 2021

The Rath Center continues its monthly educational programs on May 11th at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom.

“Communities of Strength” Older Americans Month 2021, Charlotte McHenry, CEO & President, Senior Connection Center

 

April 13, 9:00 AM

The Rath Center continues its monthly educational programs on April 13th at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom.

“The Best Way To Find Yourself Is To Lose Yourself In The Service Of Others.” Mahatma Gandhi

As a volunteer you can learn new skills and connect with the community. Indeed, volunteering can even add joy and health to your life and others. Our April program “Volunteering – Virtual and In-person Opportunities” will feature Eva Hawkins of LVIM and Michelle Shiver of RSVP.

 

February 9

The Rath Center continues its monthly educational programs with Barbara Stone covering Guardianships. 

Topic:  Guardianship: All You Need To Know

 

You may view the slideshow:     Guardianship _All you need to know_. 02092021

 

Below is an additional video you might find interesting:

Getting old should not mean losing control | Nicole Ruggiano | TEDxFIU  LINK

 

First Meeting of 2021 – Tuesday, January 12 at 9:00 via Zoom.

 

Topic: Homelessness in Lakeland

  • Mayor Bill Mutz of Lakeland
  • Ben Stevenson, Executive Director of Lakeland Housing Authority
  • Jeff Bagwell, Director of the Keystone Challenge Fund a nonprofit helping low/mid income families find homes

If you do not routinely receive the meeting notice and wish to participate, send an email to Andy Crossfield at usandy@aol.com for the meeting ID and password.   Please indicate in the subject line “Request for Zoom ID/Password for Rath Center meeting.”

 

 

EVENTS IN OUR AREA, 2020:

 

JANUARY

January 14

Respite Care –Alice Brown Polk County Aging & Social Service Manager Health & Human Services

 

FEBRUARY

February 11

Hailey Aversa, Noah’s Ark of Central Florida

 

SENIOR SCHOLARS–February 3 through March 16, nine classes.

 

MARCH

March 10

SOUL – Senior Organizations Uniting Locally – Barb Cage

 

APRIL

April 14

Meeting canceled due to Covid-19

 

MAY

May 12

Self Care, Health Care & Benefits during Covid-19 Panel  (Via Zoom)

 

JUNE

June 09

Hurricane Preparedness During Covid-19 – Carolyn Bluhm  (Via Zoom)

 

JULY

July 14

Dr Joy Jackson, Director, Florida Department of Health for Polk and Hardee County – Covid-19 Summary and Community Call to Action  (Via Zoom)

 

RATH WEBSITE REDO!!!

 

AUGUST

August 11   

Long Term Care panel of experts “Looking Ahead Right Now” covering various levels of care and costs provided by home care agencies, senior living facilities, skilled nursing centers, and Long Term Care Insurance  (Via Zoom)

 

SEPTEMBER

September 8

Learn About LkldNow with our guest speaker, Trinity Laurino, Community Engagement Director

 

SENIOR SUMMIT—-Stay tuned for 2021!!!

 

OCTOBER

October 13

Medicare Open Enrollment Panel of Experts covering 2021 Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medigap (Via Zoom)

 

SENIOR SCHOLARS—-Stay tuned for 2021!!!

 

NOVEMBER

November 10

Christine Samuel, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for City of Winter Haven  (Via Zoom)

 

 

 

DECEMBER

December 8

Celebrate the Holidays and Recognize our Wonderful Volunteers (via Zoom)

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