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Mar 21, 2024 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Personal Safety Workshop

ArchWell Health and co-host, Pixie Health Insurance, present Damsel in Defense.Please join us for a Personal Safety Workshop at 3506 Clark Road, Sarasota, FL, USA. Laura Fogarty, Safety Educator, will empower and educate with practical tips and techniques to protect yourself in various situations. Our experienced instructor will cover situational awareness (mindset), OODA (observe, orient, decide, and act), intuition signs and more. Don't miss this opportunity to boost your confidence and safety skills.Bring your friends and enter for a chance to win great prizes. See you there!RSVP (Call or Text) Debbie Black (941) 786-6886*No purchase necessary to enter giveaway. Please contact ArchWell Health for additional terms and conditions.

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United Healthcare- Anthony Harris

Medicare Insurance 1058 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida, 34236

Im here to personally help you find the UnitedHealthcare plan that is the best fit for you. I know the local area and know the plans that are available to you very well. I would be happy to talk with you in person or by phone. We can look at your needs, explore your choices and decide on a plan with confidence. I look forward to serving you.

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Truewood by Merrill, Charlotte Center

Independent Living 18400 Cochran Blvd., Port Charlotte, Florida, 33948

Experience the warmth of a welcoming senior living community in Charlotte County - a place we're confident you'll love. Our community is thoughtfully designed to cater to your unique needs, providing you the freedom to be yourself. Enjoy top-notch assisted living and memory care services from a family-owned company that understands the importance of connections. With a range of floor plans to choose from, our community offers scheduled transportation, 24-hour staffing, and weekly housekeeping. Indulge in our dining program, tailored to your schedule, featuring fresh and healthy meals crafted by our culinary team. At our community, you'll discover a fulfilling and joyful life centered around your passions and interests

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The Gallery at North Port

Assisted Living 1322 North Main Street, North Port, Florida, 34286

Step into The Gallery at North Port, where everyone is admired, celebrated, and cherished. Much like a traditional art gallery, our community is designed to inspire and create connections, with the unique masterpiece being celebrated you.At The Gallery, we provide various levels of lifestyles and care, fostering vibrant connections and weaving new experiences into your everyday story. Our team recognizes your uniqueness and empowers you as the author of your own narrative. We are committed to adapting to your preferences, allowing you to continue living life on your terms.Our enticing spaces are crafted to bring people together, appreciating the greatest work of all you. Join us at The Gallery, where every individual is a cherished part of our story

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Whitsyms In-Home Care - Sarasota

Home Health 677 North Washington Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida, 34236

Since 1992 Whitsyms In-Home Care has helped clients live at home by matching them with the best referred Care Providers for their situation, we guarantee it. Services can include Companion Care, Personal Care, Live-in Care, Alzheimers Care, Respite Care, and Assistance with Daily Activities. Visit our web site for a Free Consultation with a local Care Liaison.

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Six Essentials for a Higher Quality of Life with Parkinson’s Disease

At Legend Senior Living, we observe National Parkinsons Month every April, and its a special month for us, because many residents face the challenges of living with Parkinsons Disease. If youre new as a caregiver, loved one or a patient yourself, the path ahead may seem obscure, complex and uncertain. Were offering a primer on a few resources weve found essential for living at home with Parkinsons and for providing care and support to a loved one with Parkinsons.Education Know the Symptoms and CausesThe first important thing to know and to keep at the top of your mind and heart is that a very good quality of life may be maintained with Parkinsons. The disease itself is not fatal but can cause serious complications. Next, never attempt a diagnosis on your own, as with any health-related symptoms. Rely on your doctor and seek immediate advice. With that in mind, heres a general list of symptoms from the Parkinsons Foundation:Tremor (shaking) usually at rest, often in a characteristic "pill rolling" motion of the thumb and forefinger, among other forms.Bradykinesia sluggish movementLimb rigidityGait and balance problemsThose are the more obvious "motor" or movement-related symptoms. Others less obvious: apathy, depression, constipation, sleep behavior disorders, loss of sense of smell and cognitive impairment.Parkinsons destroys dopamine-producing nerve cells neurons in the the brain stem. Theres no cure for Parkinsons or recovering the nerve cells, but patients can respond very well to treatment. This is the most basic description of Parkinsons and its effects. The wealth of research and advice from Parkinsons patients would fill a good-sized library.The Parkinsons Foundation is one single source for comprehensive information on care, treatment, support, research virtually everything Parkinsons-related. Rely on their website at parkinson.org for a more detailed description of the disease and ways to manage it.Authoritative resources for Parkinsons patients and their families:Mayo ClinicParkinson.orgAmerican Brain SocietyCare.com CaregiverDealing with Parkinsons is not a solo endeavor. Even the most self-reliant among us find that help from a spouse, loved ones and friends is essential for both the physical and mental challenges. Sometimes comfort and reassurance is as key as physical therapy. Professional caregivers bring the advantage of skilled, experienced care that can take some of the mystery and fear out of the symptoms. These are generally compassionate, committed people who are also good company. There is, however, no substitute for a friend or relative close to the patient being knowledgable and engaged in their treatment and therapy. This can be a time of growth, sharing the achievements and the struggles. Theres much support for family caregivers in the Parkinsons support organizations and in the medical community. Care.com offers a very comprehensive guide for caregivers: Caring for Seniors with Parkinsons Disease: Advice for families and caregivers.Support GroupThe support online or in live groups near you is usually free, confidential, thorough and gives a personal angle on care and self-help that you may not get from the medical community.Parkinsons Foundation Helpline specialists help people with PD, caregivers and healthcare providers navigate every aspect of Parkinsons, offering emotional support, sharing current PD-related medical information and guiding callers to local resources. The Helpline is available at (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636) or helpline@parkinson.org. Patient Safety Kit The Aware in Care hospital kit protects, prepares and empowers people with Parkinsons before, during and after a hospital visit. It contains tools and information to share with hospital staff during a planned or emergency hospital visit.Parkinsons Foundation Expert Briefings offer first-hand access to Parkinsons research and care leaders. Each free, hour-long online seminar offers practical tips for managing PD from experts.Podcasts Episodes on medication delivery methods, exercise, clinical trials and nutrition.PD Conversations A forum for those going through similar experiences, with subgroups for newly diagnosed, symptoms, caregiving, espaol and others.Bookstore: A large collection of Parkinsons disease publications to order (many free) or download on PD symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, research and ways to live well.PD Library provides a free search engine that lets you search broadly or narrow your search to specific topics and is certain to turn up a wealth of sources.Physical Therapist or TrainerYoull want a specialist who knows the particulars of Parkinsons Disease. Physical therapy can achieve remarkable results if your therapist has a comprehensive program for you. Johns Hopkins Medicine lists all of the following:Amplitude Training This is generally repeated exercise in which you make exaggerated, "big" physical movements, like high steps and arm swings. The goal is to counteract hyperkinesia, or the small shuffling movements common to PD. Similar "big" exercises may be done for the voice.Reciprocal Training Reciprocal means equal movement on both sides, like swinging your arms while you walk, which Parkinsons can affect. A recumbent bicycle or elliptical machine may be useful, but without machine assistance, just walking with a focus on the arm swing is very effective. So are dancing and tai chi.Balance and Gait Let your therapist guide you to improve balance and confidence in walking. The therapist will recognize the issues and give you specific ways to compensate.Stretching and Strength Stiff hips, hamstrings and calves are common to Parkinsons. Daily work with a trainer is recommended. Strength training is great for any senior to prevent muscle atrophy, but especially important for Parkinsons patients.Psychologist or CounselorWeve focused a lot on the physical aspects of Parkinsons, but the need for treating the mind and spirit is equally compelling. Some of the psychological challenges more apparent to caregivers and loved ones also have biomedical origins: dementia, hallucination and disorientation. Others are typical feelings of depression and anxiety that are aggravated and exaggerated by living with Parkinsons. Severe anxiety is common and may take the caregiver by surprise. A qualified therapist with a specialty in Parkinsons will be invaluable to both caregiver and patient. Consult your primary physician first for an assessment and referral.See: Tips for Daily Living: 6 Psychotherapy and Counseling Myths, Debunked on parkinson.org.Purposefully Designed Living SpaceAdapting your home for living with Parkinsons can seem daunting if you try to do everything at once. It may be advisable to begin in the early stages and gradually modify your living space with features you know youll need eventually. Johns Hopkins provides a succinct list of essential adaptations, by no means exhaustive, but certainly bases youll want to cover:Overall Safety smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are essential on every floor. You should avoid space heaters and electric blankets, which can be fire hazards.Communication Ease Easy-to-reach phones with oversized buttons and a voice amplifier are smart additions, along with a list of emergency numbers.Adaptive Products Your therapist can recommend assistive living devices to help with simple tasks that may become progressively more challenging: pen grips, reach-and-grab devices, canes and a walker or wheelchair.Safer Living Areas   Handrails along walls and stairs are essential. Furniture should be arranged to allow more freedom of movement and escape routes from enclosed areas.Adapted Kitchen Switch foods and beverages to smaller, easier-to-handle containers. Consider special easy-to-grip forks and spoons, a lowered countertop and generally wheelchair-level access.Bed and Bath Bedrails and grab bars on the bath are useful, and clear a path between the bed and bathroom, with a nighlight for both. Showers are better than tubs for getting in and out.Residences Designed for Senior LivingThis is where a purposefully designed residence relieves many seniors in need of assisted living  of the hassle of converting the home to a more mobility-friendly place. A well-designed senior living residence will have wider halls without sharp corners to make for unobstructed navigation. Apartments will already be fully equipped with emergency call systems, and bathrooms, bedrooms and storage built for easy access on walkers.Generally, senior health is the focus of an Assisted Living and Memory Care residence like those of Legend Senior Living. So, residents often neednt hire separate caregivers or home nursing for the particular demands of Parkinsons. Family members find it much easier to visit and dine with their loved ones. As purposefully designed as the residence is, so are the activities that promote movement and mental stimulation. Residents find a vibrant social life, which aids greatly in dealing with depression and anxiety. Emergency assistance is right on the other side of the door at all times. Many find that such a residence can address all the challenges of living Parkinsons at once and that they can spend their days focusing on the high quality of life possible when body, mind and spirit are well cared for.

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Understanding The Signals: When to Move into Dementia Care in Venice, FL

As we grow older, its natural for our memory and cognitive abilities to undergo changes. However, when these changes become more pronounced and begin to affect daily life, it may signify a deeper issue like dementia. For individuals and families facing the challenges of dementia, determining the right time to consider dementia care in Venice, FL can be a difficult decision. This article aims to provide insights into the signals that suggest it may be appropriate to move into dementia care and explore memory care programs.Identifying the Need for Specialized Memory CareWhile some individuals with dementia may initially manage with support from family and caregivers, there may come a point when specialized memory care becomes necessary. Here are some indications that suggest the need for a higher level of care:Increased Safety Concerns: Frequent falls, wandering, or accidents can pose significant risks to individuals with dementia. Memory care communities in Venice are designed to provide a secure environment that minimizes such hazards.Progressive Decline in Cognitive Abilities: If memory loss and cognitive decline worsen over time, it may signify the need for specialized care. Memory care programs offer tailored activities and therapies to stimulate cognitive function and maintain a higher quality of life.Caregiver Burnout: Family members providing care to individuals with dementia often experience emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion. Transitioning to memory care can alleviate caregiver burden and ensure the well-being of both the individual and their loved ones.Social Engagement: Memory care communities offer opportunities for individuals with dementia to engage in meaningful social interactions. These interactions can help reduce feelings of isolation and enhance overall well-being.Exploring Memory Care Options in VeniceWhen considering memory care options in Venice, its crucial to research and visit different communities to find the best fit for individual needs. Look for memory care communities that provide:Highly Trained and Compassionate Team: The team members should have experience in dementia care and demonstrate empathy and understanding.Personalized Care Plans: Each residents needs should be assessed individually, and a personalized care plan should be created to address their unique requirements.Engaging Activities and Therapies: Memory care programs should offer a variety of activities and therapies tailored to stimulate cognitive function, promote socialization, and enhance overall well-being.Safe and Secure Environment: Memory care communities should have senior safety measures in place to prevent wandering and ensure the well-being of residents.Supportive Community: Look for a community that fosters a supportive environment where residents can form connections and receive emotional support.Embarking on Dementia Care in VeniceMoving into dementia care is a significant decision, and its crucial to have all the necessary information and support. By recognizing the signals and exploring memory care options in Venice, individuals with dementia and their families can find the appropriate level of care and support needed for a fulfilling and dignified life. Remember, if you or a loved one are experiencing symptoms of dementia, consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and guidance on the appropriate next steps.

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Best Ways for Seniors to Stay Healthy

For more information on the author, Aston Gardens At Pelican Marsh  CLICK HERE!Best Ways for Seniors to Stay HealthyAccording to AARP, you're a senior when you hit 50. But just like 50 is only a number, being a senior is nothing but a state of mind. If it means a department store discount or a cheaper hotel room, count me in. If it means acting old, forget it!My mother-in-law golfed until she was 89 with a group of women half her age. My dad volunteered at an adult day care for seniors until he was 90. And many of the attendees were far younger than he. It just goes to show, you really area's young as you feel.Some seniors have chronic conditions or are living with pain through no fault of their own. Were not trying to say that thinking young will make all the pain go away. It wont. But taking care of yourself and catching health concerns early may help. And studies have shown that staying active both physically and mentally can have a profound effect on how you feel.So where do you begin? Well, the earlier the better, but its never too late. Here are some ideas to get you off to a good start toward staying healthy.Have an Annual PhysicalMany health issues can be cured or controlled when caught early. Get a bone density test, a blood test for blood sugar and cholesterol, and have your blood pressure checked. Women should have a yearly mammogram and men should have a PSA test for prostate cancer. See a dermatologist to check for any pre-cancerous skin conditions. And yes, have that colonoscopy. It might not sound like fun but colon cancer is easily cured if found early; by the time symptoms show up, it might be too late.Take Your MedicineThere are some people who just don't like to take medicine. For some, its the idea of putting a chemical into the body. Others don't like the taste or have trouble swallowing large pills. For many seniors, the cost is prohibitive. But if your doctor prescribes a medicine, discuss the reason. What will it do? Why will it help? What are the possible side effects? If you both agree its for the best, take it as prescribed. Don't take it occasionally or stop for a month when you run out. Medicines will only work the way they're supposed to if they're taken the way they're intended. Pay attention to the pharmacists instructions, such as whether to take with food or on an empty stomach. And be sure to ask about drug interactions.Keep Up Your ExerciseHealth clubs are full of young people in spandex but seniors are starting to realize the importance of exercise as well. Some gyms have discounts for seniors and some insurance companies reward their customers with a rebate check if they exercise a certain number of times over the course of a year. Many senior centers or senior living communities such as Discovery Village offer exercise classes designed for seniors right there where you live. Do what you can and whatever will keep you interested. Aerobic exercise is good for your heart and will help to burn fat. Weight training is great for toning muscle and maintaining bone health. Even walking outside or at the mall counts! Just keep moving.Go GreenWe mean your food! Eating well is one of the best ways to stay healthy and adding more fruits and vegetables to your diets is a great way to start. Its not a bad idea to take a multi-vitamin, but most doctors agree and that its even better when those vitamins and minerals come right from the food you eat. If five servings of fruits and veggies sounds like a lot, start small. Eat a second veggie or have an apple for your snack instead of a cookie. This does'nt mean you cant have a slice of pizza or scoop of ice cream, but do it in moderation. Protein, dairy, carbs and even fats all play important parts in our diets. Just keep it balanced and you'll be fine.Get a Good Nights SleepSleeping is a way for our body to recharge and refresh. It keeps us energized. Sleep results in an increased focus and sharper reflexes. And here's a bonus recent studies have shown that people who get enough sleep are more apt to lose weight than those that skimp of their zzzzs.Stay ActiveThis can mean a lot of things from exercising to socializing. But either way, research shows that seniors that stay the most active also stay the healthiest. Friends help you stay motivated, they help to get your mind off your troubles health or otherwise. They're an outlet for sharing both joy and sorrow. And they make us laugh. So whether its a cup of coffee, a glass of wine or a walk in the park, get going and take a friend.Play Mind GamesBrain exercises have been shown to keep our minds healthy. Do a crossword puzzle, word search or Sudoku daily to keep those brain cells healthy. If you do notice some memory issues cropping up, however, talk to your doctor. It could be stress or a physical condition affecting your memory. If it is Alzheimer's, early detection and medications that help slow the progression.Enjoy Life!Staying healthy might involve a little work or adjustment to your daily routine, but it can also be rewarding. Make it fun. Play with a grandchild. Take a nature walk. Call a friend. Spend time with your spouse. Volunteer. Start a new hobby. Rediscover an old one. Read a good book or binge-watch a new show. Take a cooking class. Walk the dog.

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How to Maintain Your Oral Health in Your Senior Years

For More Information on Discovery Commons at Bradenton, CLICK HERE!Your teeth can last a lifetime with proper home care and regular dental checkups. No matter what your age, you can keep your teeth and gums healthy by brushing twice a day, flossing daily and seeing your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups. A senior living community can help you maintain your oral health and live a healthy life.What Special Oral Health Issues Should I Know About as a Senior?Even if you brush and floss regularly, you may face certain issues in your senior years when it comes to your oral health. Wearing dentures, taking medications and general health conditions are some of the issues many seniors face. Luckily, your dentist and physician can help you meet most of these challenges quite successfully.Cavities and decay on the root surfaces of the teeth are more common in older adults. So its important to brush with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, and see your dentist regularly.Sensitivity can be an increasing problem as one ages. Your gums naturally recede over time, exposing areas of the tooth that are not protected by enamel. These areas are particularly prone to pain due to cold or hot foods or beverages. In severe cases, cold air, as well as sensitivity to sour and sweet drinks and foods, can occur. If you experience sensitivity, try an anti-sensitivity toothpaste. If the problem persists, see your dentist, as the sensitivity may be an indication of a more serious condition, such as a cavity or a cracked or fractured tooth.Dry mouth is a common condition in seniors and one that may be caused by medications or certain medical disorders. Left untreated, dry mouth can damage your teeth. Your dentist can recommend various methods to restore moisture in your mouth, as well as appropriate treatments or medications to help prevent the problems associated with dry mouth.Existing health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or cancer, can affect your oral health. Be sure to let your dentist know of any general health issues you're facing, so that he or she understands the whole situation and can help you meet your special requirements.Dentures can make life easier for many seniors, but they require special care. Follow your dentists instructions carefully and see your dentist if any problems arise. An annual checkup is recommended for long-term denture wearers.Gum disease is a potentially serious condition that can affect people of all ages, but especially people over 40. A number of factors can increase the severity of gum disease, including:Bad dietPoor oral hygieneSystemic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.Environmental factors such as stress and smokingCertain medications that can influence gum conditionBecause the earliest stages of gum disease are reversible, it is important to spot it early on. Regular dental checkups can ensure early detection and treatment of gum disease. Best of all, it is easy to prevent gum disease from developing in the first place, by practicing proper oral hygiene.Crowns and bridges are used to strengthen damaged teeth or replace missing ones. A crown is used to entirely cover or cap a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape, or alignment. Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space.

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Jacaranda Trace, located in Venice, Florida, offers a refreshing style of retirement living. In our 30+ acre gated, residential community youll find elegantly designed and spacious apartments and villa homes along with unlimited opportunities to enjoy social and recreational activities and receive tailored wellness support in your home or in our onsite healthcare-giving you the best in choice and confidence, now and in the future.941-628-7353

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DeSoto Palms is an Assisted Living Community in the quaint, metropolitan city of Sarasota, Florida. Were all about Living the Life! Learn more about our Sarasota assisted living facilities here!Call us today! 941-870-49165601 N Honore Ave, Sarasota, FL 34243Assisted Living Facility #11835

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Best Ways to Pay for Senior Living & Live Worry Free - #3: Pensions

The cost of senior living in Florida may be more affordable than you expect. Our expert senior advisors will teach you insider secrets and strategies to pay for senior living and live the stress-free life you've been dreaming of. In this video, we discuss another way to pay for senior living: pensions. For more ways to pay for assisted living, watch the rest of our series and download our FREE e-book "8 Ways to Pay for Assisted Living & Memory Care" - https://bit.ly/8WaysToPay If you're looking for senior living options or in-home care, contact us! We help seniors get the care they deserve to start enjoying their golden years. Call us: (800) 969-7176 Email us: info@floridaseniorconsulting.com Website: https://floridaseniorconsulting.com/

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Senior Fitness Instructor

Looking to hire more Senior Instructors for classes at the YMCA, specifically for Yoga, Chair Yoga, Dance, tai Chi, Stretching and Active Living. 

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Sales Counselor

ResponsibilitiesUnder supervision from Director of Sales and Marketing, receives walk-in/call-in visitors and uses software systems to identify and contact leads. Effectively explains and demonstrates to prospective residents and their families the benefits of residing and receiving care at the community. Communicates sales and contractual information and closes contract sales to maintain and improve occupancy levels. Solicits assistance of community associates to promote and explain community services, practices, policies, pricing, and other information necessary to close the sale.1. Routinely reviews software databases to identify and follow-up on leads from all sources. Calls a lead and obtains additional information on personal residential and care needs. Effectively works with prospective residents and families to secure apartment homes. Maintains long term contact with prospects utilizing soft touches, calls, home visits, etc. to encourage continued familiarity. Encourages and promotes visits and tours of community(s). Meets established goals regarding contacts and tours to achieve/exceed monthly sales goals. Enters updated prospective resident information and status of relationship into the lead management system daily.2. Maintains positive and understanding relationships with current residents and their family. Encourages their positive promotion of community to friends, acquaintances, and family. Identifies religious, civic, and social groups to which current residents belong to expand referral network. Cultivate leads with current residents through positive interaction and interest in activities and concerns. Follows-up with resident referrals as identified. Explains and promotes the Resident Referral Program to current residents.3. Conducts weekly outreach visits to referral sources to obtain and increase community referrals.4. Assists in identifying innovative events and methods to increase visitation of targeted groups. Assists in planning, sponsoring, organizing, and executing special events to inform and attract referrals and prospects to visit community. Presents and demonstrates the value and benefits of the community for its residents as appropriate to stimulate interest and sales.5. Obtains and maintains knowledge of competitors. Communicates community features to best compete with competitors strengths and weaknesses. May visit competitors communities to understand how to best refer and market services and products.6. Conducts personal tours of communities for prospective residents and family. Utilizes Atlas Sales Training to develop top 3 needs to push sale forward. Schedules meetings with staff department heads as requested or as deemed necessary to effectively convince potential residents of abilities to meet their residential and care needs. Understands needs of potential residents to highlight community features that will satisfy them.7. Explains fee structure in a manner that will be most meaningful and that will clearly reflect the benefits and value of prospective residents choices. Explains the physical and financial assessment processes to prospects.8. Closes contractual arrangements. Communicates availability of apartment homes and status of waiting lists. Obtains necessary personal information and prepares standard, legal documents required for signature and coordinates lease signing with Executive Director.9. Turns over completed sale to Move-In Coordinator to coordinate needs relating to logistics of new resident moves including such things as obtaining all pertinent move-in paperwork, transference of keys, furniture move-in coordination, unit preparation, new resident orientation and welcoming, etc. Maintains continued contact to reflect concern and interest for their continued wellbeing and satisfaction after relocation to the community.10. May provide input regarding the development of promotional brochures, videos and mailings as used in networking referrals and marketing to prospective residents.11. Prepares written reports and communicates status of current success in a clear and concise manner.This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.QualificationsExperience Minimum of three years of progressive experience in the real estate, hospitality or health care field including experience in such areas as promotion, public relations, or admissions, including a minimum of two years with a proven sales or promotion track record. Prior experience selling or promoting senior residential and health care services is highly preferred.Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements Reliable car transportation with insurance, plus a valid drivers license.Management/Decision Making Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these.Knowledge and Skills Possesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working knowledge of a functional discipline. Has knowledge of residential, psychological, social and health care needs of seniors. Knowledge of competing organizations strengths and weaknesses and ability to maintain this information to maximize sales and occupancy potential. Ability to assist with the development of marketing strategies to compete within the local market. Ability to successfully persuade potential residents and families to make deposits and ultimately move to community. Ability to relate positively with networking sources and provide solutions to perceived needs for their referrals. Ability to explain complex alternative contractual arrangements in a clear, concise and patient manner to prospective residents to best convey the benefits to be gained by their choice. Flexibility to adjust hours of work to the needs of potential residents and referral sources. Ability to develop work schedules, work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to handle multiple interruptions to schedules to meet the needs of potential residents and families. Knowledge of marketing software and the ability to accurately and efficiently maintain lists, reports etc. for effective follow-up use by self and others. Ability to effectively communicate promotional and sales needs and information to internal marketing and support staff. Willingness to follow up with potential referral sources and assist with specific leads as requested. Ability to work effectively with team members in a positive and energetic manner.This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities.

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FT Membership Director/Sales position

Town Square Sarasota, 3883 Central Sarasota Square Blvd. is looking for a FT Membership Director/Sales position for a fun and faced paced environment!  Help families and their loved ones find the solution of an innovative Adult Day Program!   Want to find joy in your career?  Work normal hours?  Call Jill today at 941-336-5061 or send your resume to jgrinnell@townsquare.net. We are also looking for FT and PT Program (Activity) Assistant's and Personal Care Assistants.

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Home Health Aides (HHA) and CNA's

 Youthful Aging Private Duty Home Care has immediate openings for Home Health Aides (HHA) and CNAs for Short Shifts.Qualifications:Valid Driver License, reliable personal vehicle, and Proof Insurance?Authorized to work in the United States?CNA/HHA license or certification (or can you pass the HHA Competency Test)Job Duties:CompanionshipMedication RemindersAssist to walk, sit, and/or standMonitoring changes in health or behaviorMeal preparationPersonal hygiene (bathing, toileting, dressing, etc.)Light housekeepingTransportation for shopping and/or doctor appointmentsEOEJob Type: Part-timeSalary: $18.00 per hour

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