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Calendar of Local Broward County Events focusing on activities related to senior services and mental health.

APRIL

April 29, 2017 - Saturday

The APDA South Florida Optimism Walk!

Tradewinds Park

3600 Sample Road

Coconut Creek, FL 33073

An important (and fun-filled) fundraising event that offers a short non-competitive 1.8 mile walk and other family-friendly activities including music, clowns, prizes and more! Walking the full distance is not mandatory! Participants can walk as much or as little as they choose. Each Optimism Walk is part of a nationwide movement to mobilize and inspire people to set up and help put an end to Parkinson's disease. Be a part of it!

For more information, visit The APDA South Florida Optimism Walk!, or call the APDA South Florida Chapter at 800.825.2732, or email apdaflorida@apdaparkinson.org

MAY

May 1, 2017 - Monday

Early Stage Support Group Meeting

Memorial Hospital Pembroke

7800 Sheridan Street

Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

These groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers and people in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia through regularly scheduled meetings. These groups help participants develop coping methods and encourage caregivers to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health.

Participants must be pre-screened and pre-registered. These meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. For more information, call 1.800.272.3900.

May 1, 2017 - Monday

Health Information 101 Skillsbuilder Class

"Health Information Overview"

Northwest Regional Library

3151 N. University Drive

Coral Springs, FL 33065

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learn interactively and at your own pace with support from Instructor Dr. Mary Howrey, EdD, as you — build and refine your health research strategies on the web; evaluate and select high quality online health information materials; find reliable health and wellness information from U.S. Government websites; and explore the free online resources offered through Broward County Library. Additional classes on May 4th and May 5th.

For more information and to register, call the Northwest Regional Library 954.357.8068, or email mhowrey@tlmnetwork.org

May 4, 2017 - Thursday

Health Information 101 Skillsbuilder Class

"U.S. Government Online Resources"

Northwest Regional Library

3151 N. University Drive

Coral Springs, FL 33065

Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Learn interactively and at your own pace with support from Instructor Dr. Mary Howrey, EdD, as you — build and refine your health research strategies on the web; evaluate and select high quality online health information materials; find reliable health and wellness information from U.S. Government websites; and explore the free online resources offered through Broward County Library. Additional class on May 5th.

For more information and to register, call the Northwest Regional Library 954.357.8068, or email mhowrey@tlmnetwork.org

May 5, 2017 - Friday

Health Information 101 Skillsbuilder Class

"Broward County/Florida eLibrary Toolkit"

Northwest Regional Library

3151 N. University Drive

Coral Springs, FL 33065

Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Learn interactively and at your own pace with support from Instructor Dr. Mary Howrey, EdD, as you — build and refine your health research strategies on the web; evaluate and select high quality online health information materials; find reliable health and wellness information from U.S. Government websites; and explore the free online resources offered through Broward County Library.

For more information and to register, call the Northwest Regional Library 954.357.8068, or email mhowrey@tlmnetwork.org

May 11, 2017 - Thursday

Monthly Cancer Support Group Meeting

Austin Hepburn Human Services Center

750 NW 8th Avenue

Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

For more information, call 305.758.3412 or Email: thebeautifulgate@bellsouth.net.

May 17, 2017 - Wednesday

Early Stage Support Group Meeting

Memorial Hospital Pembroke

7800 Sheridan Street

Pembroke Pines, FL 33024

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

These groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers and people in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia through regularly scheduled meetings. These groups help participants develop coping methods and encourage caregivers to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health.

Participants must be pre-screened and pre-registered. These meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. For more information, call 1.800.272.3900.

May 19, 2017 - Friday

Dr. Nan S. Hutchison
Broward Senior Hall of Fame Breakfast

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale-Plantation Hotel

1230 S. Pine Island Road

Plantation, FL 33324

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, call the Aging & Disability Resource Center, 954.745.9567.

May 23-24, 2017 - Tuesday & Wednesday

Broward Aging Network Conference (BANC)

Southwest Focal Point Senior Center

301 NW 103rd Avenue

Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, call the Aging & Disability Resource Center, 954.745.9567.

JUNE

June 3, 2017 - Saturday

Telling Tales Story Slam: An Intergenerational Storytelling Event

World and Eye Arts Center

109 NW 5th Street

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $15 Regular Tickets; $10 Seniors/Students

True stories told live on stage! The Telling Tales Story Slam features a range of storytellers from teens to seniors telling 5-7 minute true, personal stories. The theme of the evening is "Strange Occurrences" so prepare to hear some fascinating tales! There is a $100 prize for the favorite story of the night.

For more information or if you'd like to be in the Slam, please contact Helen at 954.540.9897, helen@worldandeye.com

JULY

July 28, 2017 - Saturday

Fearless Caregiver Conference

Caregiver 911: Caregiving Solutions Start Here

Hallandale Beach Cutural Community Center

410 SE 3rd Street

Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cost: Limited FREE TICKETS for Family Caregivers

Learn how to: balance family, work and & caregiving; motivate family members to help; convince Dad to stop driving; persuade Mom to listen to you; legally protect your aging parents; and secure the future of your adult child.

For more information and to register, call 954.362.8126.

AUGUST

August 11, 2017 - Friday

Edith Lederberg's 40th ADRC Anniversary

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale-Plantation Hotel

1230 S. Pine Island Road

Plantation, FL 33324

Please join us in celebrating Edith Lederberg's 40 Years of Achievements with the Aging & Disability Resource Center.

For more information, call the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 954.745.9567.

August 28-30, 2017 - Monday thru Wednesday

2017 Florida Conference on Aging

"Imprint Printing on Florida"

Caribe Royale Hotel

8101 World Center Drive

Orlando, FL 32821

2017 FCOA Conference Logo

The Florida Conference on Aging is a 62-year tradition that has become the largest Aging Network Conference in Florida. Over 500 registrants and over 100 presenters will provide a valuable training and networking experience for leaders and participants in the field of aging.

For more information, please call 850.222.8877 or visit www.fcoa.org/conference.

SEPTEMBER

September 8, 2017 - Friday

Conference on the Minority Elderly

North Broward Medical Center

Conference Center

201 E. Sample Road

Deerfield Beach, FL 33064

A conference for English, Spanish, and Creole Speaking Seniors, Community Advocates and Professionals.

For more information, contact Broward's Elder Helpline at the Aging & Disability Resource Center, 954.745.9779.

NOVEMBER

November 3, 2017 - Friday

BACC Conference

North Broward Medical Center, Conference Center

201 E. Sample Road

Deerfield Beach, FL 33064

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

A conference for health care professionals, the aging network, and caregivers.

Pre-registration is required. For more information, call the Aging & Disability Resource Center, 954.745.9567.