219 Plaza Drive, Lehigh Acres, Fl
The Acres Senior Citizens Center, 219 Plaza Drive, welcomes anyone 50 or older. Lehigh Regional Medical Center is the center’s major sponsor and provides food for its breakfasts and many special events. Join the center for $15 a year and enjoy the Lee County pool on Williams Road for an extra $10 a year. It costs $2 a day for nonmembers for the center. Special events have other requirements; please inquire at the main desk. (more…)
The Lehigh Acres Senior Center’s deck the halls and tree trim party was held Dec. 4. From left to right, front row, Len Donat, Frank McDonald, Cathy Olson, Joni Ferster and Paul Ryder; middle row, Haydee O’Toole, Isy Shockey, Pat Chevalier, Bob Ferster and Betty Ryder; back row, Nancy Bartlett, Chet Olson and Linda Franks. They enjoyed pizza and cookies.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today warned consumers about an emerging scam related to requiring payments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in order to collect “lottery winnings.” A company calling themselves National Sweepstakes has contacted a senior consumer in Palm Beach County claiming to require payments to the IRS in order for the consumer to collect her $1 million-plus prize. (more…)
Urging Floridians to participate in Consumer Protection Week, which continues through Saturday, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today launched On Guard for Seniors, a new website intended to educate consumers about financial and insurance issues impacting our state’s fastest-growing population.
The On Guard for Seniors website, www.MyFloridaCFO.com/OnGuard, includes information about annuities, reverse mortgages, long-term care insurance and identity theft and features success stories about seniors the Department of Financial Services has helped. In 2011 the department’s Division of Consumer Services helped recover more than $22 million for Florida consumers. (more…)
There are 34 million licensed drivers in the United States 65 or older. Of those, some will admit their skills aren’t quite what they used to be behind the wheel.
“I’m aware that my reflexes are a bit slower than they were,” said Ann Smith. (more…)
It can be a tough topic to bring up. But researchers and doctors say if you’re between 50 and 90, or have a loved one who is – you need to talk about sex.
Sexually transmitted infections among older Americans are up 50-percent in the last 10 years! One HIV specialist says other doctors need to do more to stop it.
According to a medical publication, in the past 10 years the rate of sexually transmitted infections among 50 to 90-year-olds has doubled.
“Elderly people actually are at more risk for catching HIV infection than younger people are,” said HIV specialist Dr. Marshall D’Souza.
He says older people tend to think they are not at risk.
But according to Lee County Department of Health surveys, many seniors admit to risky behavior like unprotected sex because they can’t get pregnant.
Cultural changes, like the increase in male performance-enhancing drugs, may have also led to more STDs among senior citizens. (more…)
New Senior Center Board: The Lehigh Acres Senior Citizens Center’s board of directors was elected recently in the recreation facility on Plaza Drive They were introduced by Center Director Teresa Perkins, shown on the left. The board members are from left to right, front row, President/Maintenance Chet Olson, Vice President/Special Events Nancy Bartlett, Secretary/Theatre Sharon Howen, Treasurer Pat Chevalier, Kitchen Manager Peggy Halvorsen, Corresponding Secretary Rose Oliverio, Chaplain Herb Netter. Back row, Donor Board Chairman Don Espiritu, Bingo CFO/ Computer Technician Don Abbey, Assistant Treasurer Connie Del Rey, Boutique Manager Joyce Jepherson, Assistant Bingo CFO Terry Hommen, Purchasing George McCollum. Budget Chairman Ed Bishop is not shown.