Balance Class Announced for August, Open to Community

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A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls will start Thursday, August 23 at Florida Presbyterian Homes. This 8-week class will be held on Thursdays from 9:30am – 11:30am in the game room. There is no charge for the class, and both FPH residents and Lakeland community members are invited to attend.

The class is designed to benefit older adults who:

  • Are concerned about falls.
  • Have sustained falls in the past.
  • Restrict activities because of concerns about falling.
  • Are interested in information concerning fall prevention.
  • Are interested in improving flexibility, balance, and strength.
  • Are age 60 or older.

Space is limited, so please call the wellness department at 863-577-6022 to reserve a spot in this class. All participants enrolled in the class will receive a workbook. Light  snacks will be made available at each class.  

Nursing Open House to be Held on May 24

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A Nursing Open House is set to take place on Thursday, May 24, 2018, from 5-7 pm, here at Florida Presbyterian Homes, 909 Lakeside Avenue, Lakeland. All nurses, including FPH nurses, as well as RNs, LPNs and CNAs from the community, are encouraged to stop by and tour the new 68-bed Nursing & Rehab Unit. Plus, attendees will get a chance to meet and greet Florida Presbyterian Homes’ new Director of Nursing – Mary Ziomkowski, DNP, MEd, RN.

Open House

Guests will enjoy refreshments in the garden while they learn about FPH’s upgraded PRN pay rates, lower staffing ratios and flexible schedules with OnShift. Contact Kim Roberts for more information at 863-577-6060. See you there!

Weekly Cooking Demonstrations Offer Tasty Options for All

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Mark your calendar for Tuesdays at 2 pm for the “Dishes & Diets” cooking demonstration at Florida Presbyterian Homes. We’ve partnered with Elder Pointe Ministries to provide fresh produce on Mondays at an affordable cost. A cooking demonstration using select produce is then offered on Tuesdays in the Porter McGrath building.

Attendees at Dishes & Diets help prepare ingredients to be used in various quick and easy meals. All cooking demonstrations take place on an induction burner that is cool to the touch — making for a safer cooking environment. Recipes are made available following the demonstration for residents to take and try at home.

dishes and diets photo 2 2018

“Everyone truly enjoys the sights, smells and flavor of a home-cooked meal prepared right before their eyes,” says Chef Etta Owens, Dean of Residents at Florida Presbyterian Homes. “There are plenty of smiles and empty plates to indicate our residents’ enjoyment of these cooking activities.”

Chef Etta is shown making chicken and rice using a one-pot recipe with the following ingredients: virgin olive oil, green peppers, shredded carrots, roasted red peppers, strawberry onions, scallions, yellow rice, diced chicken and chicken broth.

For more information on Dishes & Diets or to confirm the exact location of these cooking events, contact Chef Etta at 863-577-6027 or by email at

Dixieland′s Annual National Night Out

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national night out august 2016

On August 2, the Lakeland Police Department held their 33rd Annual National Night Out, where neighborhoods, businesses, churches and law enforcement come together to show solidarity in the ongoing fight against crime and drugs.

FPH hosted a National Night Out breakfast for our residents, local officials and law enforcement.

Thank you to our local officials and police officers for all that you do!

Fun in the Sun!

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Boat Ride 2017

Last Friday, a group of residents enjoyed a scenic boat ride and fishing trip
on Lake Hunter! It was a beautiful day out on the lake!


August Discovery Tours

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Enjoy a presentation, tour of the campus and lunch in our Lakeside Dining Room with residents.  

Wednesday, August 17         10:00 a.m. Chapel

Wednesday, August 24         10:00 a.m.  Chapel

Parking is available on the corner of Lakeside Avenue and Cresap St. Call (863) 577-6001 to RSVP.

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