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.

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“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 eowens@fphi.org.

Considering a Retirement Community for Your Parents?

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When is a good time to start the conversation about moving your parents to a retirement community? Try the 40-70 rule. If you’re at least 40 years old or your parents are at least 70, it’s a good time to begin talking. Remember, you don’t need to make a decision overnight. The important thing is to get everyone thinking and talking about future plans.


Rise & Shine Award Ceremony Celebrates Resident, Pat Swails

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Pat Swails Finalist 2017

Congratulations to resident, Pat Swails
2017 Health & Wellness Finalist
Salt & Pepper Outstanding Senior Awards
Sponsored by the Senior Connection Center

Pat was nominated by the Wellness Department for her dedication and hard work to the A Matter of Balance program! Please join us in congratulating Pat on her achievement!

The Salt & Pepper Awards is a recognition ceremony hosted by the Senior Connection Center as a way of recognizing the achievements and acts of service that are performed by older or disabled adults in the community. Every year, the Senior Connection Center states that they are amazed and inspired by the nominations received from across five counties and struggle to select only two finalists for the five categories: business & entrepreneurship, education & mentoring, health & wellness, arts & entertainment, and community service & philanthropy. This year’s finalists embody the theme of this years older Americans month – Age Out Loud!

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