"Spotlight on Seniors," the ADRC's weekly television program, educates and entertains viewers on a variety of topics that are of special interest to Broward County's senior population.

Spotlight On Seniors - 2011 Season


December, 2011

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Treasa Brown-Stubbs, Director of Social Services and Alzheimer's Care at the Lauderdale Lakes Alzheimer Care Center, appeared on the December episode to discuss the puposes and positives of the program.


November, 2011

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Dr. Murray Todd appeared on the November episode to mark Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Todd shared the mose recent research and progress in working with patients who suffer from the illness.


October, 2011

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Shelly Greenberg, the Supervisor of the Memory Disorder Center at North Broward Medical Center appeared on the October episode of the show to discuss working with seniors on memory issues and the work going on at the center. Mrs. Greenberg also shared information regarding the program's activities.


September, 2011

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The September Spotlight features Tamarac City Commissioner Diane Glasser and ADRC Fundraising Committee Co-Chair Campbell Epes. Their episodes is entitled, "Seniors Value Super Volunteers."


August, 2011

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Dr. Nabil El Sanadi is the Medical Director for the Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue Services, as well as the City of Fort Lauderdale, a member of the Florida Board of Medicine and a professor at the University of Miami and Florida International University's College of Medicine. Dr. El Sanadi discussed preparations for the current hurricane season, as well as his experiences in emergency medicine and how they relate to the aging population in Broward County.


July, 2011

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Joyce Karney and Greta Silver were the Host's guests for the July edition of "Spotlight on Seniors." They discussed the efforts of the Alzheimer's Family Center with Broward County seniors. Karney is Executive Director at the center. Silver, a 2009 Broward Senior Hall of Fame Inductee, is a longtime volunteer companion with the Center. Silver also writes a quarterly publication, "The Volunteer Vine," which is distributed to volunteers at the Alzheimer's Family Center.


June, 2011

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In June, Spotlight featured Gail Gannotta, LPN, who has worked at the Aging & Disability Resource Center for the past seventeen years as director of the Senior Intervention Program. This unique project, presently funded by a grant from the Jim Moran Foundation, has Gannotta working with seniors in a range of often dire situations to address their needs for services, equipment, and other assistance. She also developed a program with Dr. Naushira Pandaya, a professor of geriatrics at Nova Southeastern University. Ms. Gannotta utilizes a matchless combination of nursing skills, teaching talents, innate compassion and sensitivity to outreach the seniors in dire need of services in Broward County.


May, 2011

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In May, Spotlight featured Broward County Commissioner Lois Wexler. Wexler, a 2011 inductee to the Broward Senior Hall of Fame, served on the School Board of Broward County for 12 years before her election to the County Commission in 2004. While a member of the School Board, Wexler served as a member of TRIAD, a collaboration of seniors and law enforcement personnel working to create a better quality of life in the county. Since her election to the County Commission, Wexler has volunteered her time with the Broward Aging Alliance, including serving on its Community For a Lifetime Committee, as well as shared her multiple talents with other groups on all levels of involvement.


April, 2011

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In April, Spotlight featured the new leadership team of the ADRC's Advisory Council. During the ADRC's 2011 Installation Dinner, in January, Lillian Kirschenberg (left) and Paula Layne became the ADRC Advisory Council's new Chair and Vice Chair. Mrs. Kirschenberg is a Member of the Broward Senior Hall of Fame. She continues to collaborate with the nonprofit organization, especially planning the Fashion Show and advocating for Full Fair Share Funding from the City of Sunrise. Ms. Layne constantly utilizes her leadership skills and sense of humor, as a Mistress of Ceremonies, at various fundraising activities. Their Spotlight show is titled "Leaders Promote Advocacy Agenda."


March, 2011

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On the March program, "One-Stop Shopping—Are We Running Out of Supplies," senior service experts Nilda Urbistondo (left), Director of Broward's Elder Helpline, and D.J. Kanapa, Screening Supervisor, ADRC, discussed the various resources available to needy elders. The Elder Helpline can be reached by phone, at 954.745.9779. There are English, Spanish, and Creole-speaking specialists available to assist clients with their needs.


February, 2011

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In February, "Spotlight" Hostess, Edith Lederberg, applauded new Areawide Council on Aging Board President, Manuel Synalovski, AIA. A resident of Plantation, Mr. Synalovski has been a Board Member since 2002. This prominent local architect will serve in his new role for two years. His show was titled "Aging in South Florida...New Leadership Builds Strengthened Structure."


January, 2011

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The January Spotlight welcomed Dr. Matthew Moore, Neurosurgeon, North Broward Medical Center. During Dr. Moore's show, "Medicine: Oh My Aching Back - Treatments and Expectations," he utilized a dummy spinal cord to highlight issues seniors may be experiencing with their backs. He also talked about the effects damage to the spinal area can have on other parts of the body. Dr. Moore commented regarding preventive measures and available treatments.


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