Avow Chaplain Henry Braga and Deborah Paradise, LCSW, will hold a book discussion on “When Bad Things Happen To Good People” by Harold S. Kushner. This classic self-help guide by the respected rabbi explains how to find comfort and strength in the face of tragedy and understand God’s role in recovery. The book can be obtained at the public library, Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Please read book in its entirety before arriving. As space is limited, please RSVP to [...]
Members of the armed forces, military veterans, and their families are invited to join Avow on Friday, May 18th at the Ispiri Community Center on Avow’s campus in Naples for its annual Armed Forces Appreciation event. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a free breakfast, and a patriotic and inspiring presentation will follow. This year’s Armed Forces Appreciation Event will feature Major General J.T. (Mike) Coyne, USMC, Retired, as the keynote speaker. He will discuss how military training [...]
Join Avow on Tuesday, May 22nd at 11:30 a.m. at the Avow Ispiri Community Center for a informative lunch and learn on managing medication for effectiveness and safety in the elderly. Attendees will learn to 1) recognize factors leading to polypharmacy, 2) identify health problems related to polypharmacy, 3) describe the prescribing cascade, 4) define potentially inappropriate medications for elderly patients, and 5) describe at least one strategy to manage polypharmacy. No cost to attend. RSVP required. [...]
Join the Leadership Coalition on Aging - Collier County on Thursday, May 10th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the first event in a three-part series on senior empowerment. This first event will focus on spirituality and aging, with spiritual leaders from area churches and temples sharing their unique perspective during an interactive panel discussion. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please call (239) 687-3156.
Join Avow on Wednesday, May 16th at 11:30 a.m. at the Avow Ispiri Community Center for a informative lunch and learn on elder LGBTQ issues, including a screening of the groundbreaking documentary, Gen Silent. Gen Silent brings to light issues that LGBTQ seniors face, including how the fear of discrimination in long-term healthcare settings forces many back into the closet at their most vulnerable moments. The film exposes the wide range in quality of paid caregivers, from those who are specifically trained to make LGBTQ seniors feel [...]
On Wednesday, April 4th, Avow was designated as a Blue Zones Project Approved™ Worksite during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Avow Ispiri Community Center in Naples. Over 60 staff members, volunteers, and guests attended to celebrate the accomplishment. The Blue Zones Project® is a community-led well-being initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to environment, policy, and social networks. Its goal is to increase longevity by creating small changes in the community, resulting in lowered healthcare costs, [...]