Is your American flag looking a little worn or torn? Replace it for free with a new 3' by 5' flag at Avow on Saturday, June 23rd between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, and soft drinks will be provided by Centennial Bank. Old flags will be disposed of with honor by the Marine Corps League. For additional information, please contact Mark Beland at (239) 285-9300.
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 [...]
Join Avow and 4Men Prostate Cancer Support for a free prostate cancer support luncheon on Tuesday, April 17th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Avow Ispiri Community Center. The guest speaker, David R. Wilkinson, M.D. from Gulf Shore Urology, will present up-to-date information on types of drug therapy for prostate cancer, including when is it needed, administration of the drug(s), potential side effects, and outcomes. The event is free and open to the public. Spouses and friends are [...]
Join Avow and Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Wendy Nickerson, for a lunch and learn on the healing power of mindfulness on Thursday, April 19th in the Waterview Room of Avow’s Ispiri Community Center. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with the lecture to follow at 12:00 p.m. Attendees will learn to: Understand the transformation principles of mindfulness practice. Identify the core principles that underpin effective mindfulness coaching and therapeutic services. Recognize how to deepen the connection between your head, heart, and innate [...]
March 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13, 20, 27 Ispiri Remembering Room 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. The Widow & Widower support group is open to anyone in the community who has experienced a recent loss. The group is led by a licensed bereavement expert and is most appropriate for those who have experienced a loss within the past two years. Some group participants choose simply to listen; others feel comfortable sharing thoughts and feelings. During the session, trained [...]
4 Stars! Avow has successfully earned our 4th star from National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) for our completion of requirements of the We Honor Veterans Program. But our work is far from finished. We will continue to strive to meet the needs of our Veterans. As a We Honor Veterans Founding Community Partner (Dignity Memorial) or Community Partner, there are four levels we can achieve. Each level guides you through specific activities to progressively increase your ability to serve Veterans and [...]