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March Newsletter

Smarter Seniors Seminar Series at Orlando Public Library in Florida Taught by Michael Flahaven

Smarter Senior Seminar Series

Wednesday, March. 24th, 2021


  • Independent –
  • Assisted –
  • Memory

March 24th 2021 Senior Living Options

March 24th 2020 Senior Living Options 10:30 am start

This month our
Smarter Senior Seminar Series
Top Ten Tips

are all about

Senior Living Options.

Seniors speaking to each other at Smarter Senior Seminar Series Orlando Public Library Hosted by Michael Flahaven


Memory care communities offer assistance with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia. It can be devastating to watch a loved one progress through dementia. Memory care communities are specifically designed to meet seniors with dementia where they are, create a purposeful and intentional lifestyle, and help families cope with a difficult diagnosis. Memory care communities partner with families, restoring family relationships, and helping to carry the caregiver burden.
In a memory care community residents are offered dementia-friendly meals, secured outdoor spaces to prevent wandering, innovative therapies, and a gently structured day that is reassuring and calming for seniors with dementia.

Many families choose to care for a loved one in the early stages of dementia. However, as the disease progresses, professional memory care is typically needed.
Here are some signs that it’s time to transition to a memory care community.

* Are you worried about the physical safety of your loved one when you are not there?
* Are you worried about your own safety around your loved one as the disease progresses and confusion becomes more common?
* Are you experiencing exhaustion, fatigue, or caregiver burnout?
* Is your loved one neglecting financial obligations?
* Is your loved one neglecting their personal care?
* Are you concerned about your loved one wandering?
* Is your loved one’s living conditions subpar?
* Is your loved one feeling isolated or lonely?
* Have you noticed unexplained physical changes in your loved one?
* Do you want to restore your role as your loved one’s child?

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Coronavirus Makes Orlando library suspends home delivery

Orlando Library Suspends Home Delivery

Here at YourFloridaHaven and Smarter Senior Seminar Series works hard to keep you updated about all that’s new and critical to YOU!

Today we learned the following and wanted you to know right away, especially if you a bibliophile like we are!

The library suspended home delivery service after Thursday afternoon, March 26. As a result, some requested materials were not processed for delivery. We apologize for the inconvenience.

While the library regrets having to make this difficult decision, we must do our part in following Orange County, Florida Government’s directive to halt all non-essential services and to protect the health and well-being of our staff.

If you have a question about the status of an item you placed on hold, the best indicator is that if it has been checked out to you, it is in route to be delivered. If the item has not been checked out to you, delivery for that item has been suspended.

At this time, you can continue placing new requests online and once the library resumes normal business, the new and suspended requests will be processed and delivered.

During this time, our call center is closed. If you need any assistance, please Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in any class or program due to a disability may arrange for accommodations by contacting the location at which the event is held at least seven days prior to the event.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone at 407-835-7323 or by writing to: 101 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801.

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