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Winter Park Community Center • 721 W. New England Avenue • Winter Park FL 32789

Saturday, October 21, 2017


9:30 – 10:00 am
What Your Handwriting Tells People About You
Marcia Gervase, MscM, A.S., Private Investigation Services, The Handwriting Maven

Marcia Gervase is a psychic medium and handwriting analyst with a Minister of Metaphysics degree from Los Angeles, Cal. She published the groundbreaking reference manual, The National, New Age Yellow Pages and was featured in Omni magazine. With an A.S. Degree in Private Investigation, Marcia also works with law enforcement.  Her class, “The Psychic Experience,” at the Renaissance Senior Center, helps students develop their own psychic abilities.  She also consults with parents whose children show signs of early psychic abilities.  By analyzing handwriting, Marcia skillfully creates Handwriting Analysis Personality Profiles that reveal personality traits. She specializes in showing writers how changing particular strokes in their writing can help them make positive personality changes to achieve personal goals. Marcia can be contacted at ThePsychicExperience@yahoo.com.

10:00 – 10:30 am
Never be the Victim . . . Protect YOU and Your Stuff!
Officer Jim Whitman, City of Winter Park Police Department

Officer Jim Whitman is assigned to the Community Services Division within the Winter Park Police Department.  He is certified by the Office of the Attorney General as a Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner and a Florida Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Practitioner (CPTED), as well as a Self Defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange Instructor (S.A.F.E.) by the National Self-Defense Institute.  In his current position, Jim has conducted numerous residential security surveys, as well as CPTED surveys for commercial institutions. In addition to participating in numerous Neighborhood and Business Watch Programs, Jim also performs many Personal Safety, Active Shooter, Work Place Violence and Women’s Self Defense presentations.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications from the University of Central Florida. Jim can be reached at 407-599-3507 or jwhitman@cityofwinterpark.org.

10:30 – 11:00 am
Memory Loss: Normal Aging or Something More?
Audrey Hauser Burnett, Orlando Health Center for Aging and Memory Disorder Clinic

Audrey Hauser Burnett is the Memory Disorder Clinic Coordinator at Orlando Health. With prior experience in perinatal and women’s health, oncology, and hospice care, she joined this state designated memory disorder clinic in 2012.  In addition to coordinating services provided at the clinic, she provides counseling, support, and community resource information to patients, families, and caregivers.  She is a member of the Seminole County Committee on Aging.  Audrey earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Case Western Reserve University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky.  She is a licensed as a clinical social worker in Florida. Audrey can be contacted at 321-841-4799 or Audrey.Burnett@OrlandoHealth.com.

11:00 – 11:30 am
Natural Ways to Reduce Pain and Inflammation in the Body
Teri Tomlinson, ND, MH, CNHP, Nutritional Advisory Board, ViaViente

Teri Tomlinson has been studying natural health for more than 30 years.  She is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, a Master Herbalist, Certified Natural Health Professional, and Certified Weight Loss Coach.  She was presented a “Higher Achievement Award” for Naturopathic Doctors by the American Naturopathic Medical Association in 2014.  The word “doctor” comes from the Latin word “docere” which means to teach, and Teri is focused on teaching and sharing a holistic approach to maintaining wellness with an emphasis on disease prevention. She believes that physical health is primarily a reflection of God’s universal law of cause and effect.  How we care for our mind and bodies is both a physical and spiritual issue that impacts our health and the health of our offspring.  Teri can be contacted at  www.Crazy4Healthy.com or 407-383-2002.

11:30 am – noon
Simple Ideas to Reduce Your Chance of Falling 
Nancy Gavagahn & Anne Maley, FUNctional Independence Training (F.I.T.)

Anne Maley and Nancy Gavaghan created the F.I.T. (FUNctional Independence Training) program as a way of helping seniors prevent falls and maintain their independence.  Skills taught include strength, agility, balance, pasture, mental acuity, and home safety.  Anne is a physical therapist with over 40 years of rehabilitation experience in clinics and home environments.  She focuses on “gain” without the
“pain.”  Nancy is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with 25 years of experience in hospital and nursing home therapy along with a specialty in dementia and therapeutic interventions.  Anne and Nancy can be contacted at 407-949-1525 or info@i-i-t.co. Visit their website at http://functionalindependencetraining.com.

12:00 – 12:30 pm
Hidden Threat of a Stroke
Karen Kalich, Central Florida Stroke Club

Karen Kalich is the president-elect of the Central Florida Stroke Club.  She has a B.S. degree from Florida State University in Recreation Therapy and she is certified as a Brain Injury Specialist from the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists.  Karen became involved with the Central Florida Stroke Club in 2010 when she started the under 50 stroke support group to increase membership and provide for the younger population of stroke survivors.  She does this on a volunteer basis as she works full-time for Florida Hospital Inpatient Rehab as a Recreation Therapist.  Her mission is to help survivors and caregivers connect with community resources to help the survivor continue to make gains on their recovery.  Learn more at www.cfstrokeclub.com or call 407-303-5600 ext. 110-4589.

12:30 – 1:00 pm
Think Ahead about Growing Older . . . and Plan to Stay Right Where You ARE! 
Annette Kelly, PhD, ARNP – Neighbor’s Network

Annette Kelly and a group of community colleagues got together a few years ago to create Neighbors Network, a local non-profit organization with the mission to assist members to continue to live independently at home and stay connected to their community. Neighbors Network provides helpful, friendly volunteers and support along with enjoyable activities! Annette is a nurse practitioner and retired nursing professor with a firm belief in our individual ability to stay in charge of our own lives and in our capacity for personal wellness as we age.  Living in our own homes with just a little help can make all the difference!   Visit www.neighborsnetworkfl.org or call 321-209-2775 for information.

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Community Resources for Elders
Mimi Reggentin, Orange County Commission on Aging

As the Program Manager for the Orange County Office on Aging, Mimi Reggentin has helped guide the Commission on Aging’s efforts to research and analyze the needs of Central Florida elders.  With this knowledge, the Commission on Aging has developed an extensive educational outreach component that includes print documents, monthly seminars, training programs, and special events.  The Community Resources for Elders Reference Guide lists local nonprofits and government organizations that provide services to seniors. Available in English and Spanish, it provides information on subsidized home-based services, dementia, transportation, housing, active aging, and more. This document and other resource materials can be found at www.ocfl.net/seniors.  Mimi can be reached at 407-254-9277 or mimi.reggentin@ocfl.net.