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Battered, bruised and bandaged, a 47-year-old boxer trudged back into the ring last Challengers Bakke, Gratz and Grutter had all taken pieces of knockout? Hanging by a thread, they Its the best analogy Univer actions recent challenges against Hes battered, hes bruised, 14-page ruling, he said, leave a Stepping in the ring in 1965, cases regarding universibe used by colleges as a contribRegents of the University of took that a step further in 2003, the Court did rule that diversity est in obtaining the educational In the Grutter ruling, Justice Sandra Day OConner also added race should no longer be needed Last rounds of a 47-year ghtSARAH WILSON The VoiceARCHIVE PHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE V OICEThe ght to give minority children a better shot at college has faced serious legal challenges since afrmative action began in 1965. Now as a decisive suit heads to the U.S. Supreme Court, questions remain whether the programs job is done. Please see ACTION on page 2Property taxes are at a standpublic hearing by voting to keep Carey voting against because of Carey voted against both the applauded county staff for holdburden on our taxpayers, Carey the reserve this year to help balsustain our budget by using our reserves or pleted in just a couple sioners also approved funding took place in the personyear, including funding of transportation so its not on the backs earlier concerns about rapidly draining the countys reserve is the level of service you have that straight in the eye and this County keeps tax rate steady for now PHO T O BY TIM FREED THE V OICE Seminole County plans to increase Lynx funding.TIM FREED The Voice foresees future increase

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Page 2 | Oct. 4, 2013 | Seminole Voice THIS WEEK THIS WEEK IN AMERICAN HISTORY OCT. 9, 1936 Harnessing the power of the Colorado River, the Hoover Dam begins sending electricity over 266 miles of transmission lines to Los Angeles. The central reason for the dam, however, was dealing with water management. Sponsored by The Jewish PavilionIN MEMORY OF NANCYE KOBRIN LYNN STEINMETZ Register to Walk & Receive a T-Shirt Minimum Donation $15 Footprints on the Path $50 each or 3 for $100. Honor a loved one.Become a Sponsor or Vendor Sign up early for the best locations!Proceeds enhance the lives of our elders. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013 AT 9:30 AMFall Festival & Walkat Cranes Roost Park-Altamonte SpringsJoin the Fun! Free Bagel Breakfast & EntertainmentW A L K I N H O N O R O F T H O S E W H O W A L K E D B E F O R E U S Call Nancy Ludin 407-678-9363 nancyludin@jewishpavilion.org or visit www.jewishpavilion.org to Walk or Donate If colleges decide to continue to use race as a contributing factor tions that increase diversity before they can rightfully consider using not, and back up their reasoning ing such policies is likely to keep Opting out of the ght since the additional intricacies of in 2003, universities have steadily tion is states are going to continits not constitutional that states is to begin hearings for a case that it could have ripple effects right cent of the countrys entire high percent possibly not receiving the ities earning degrees and sustaintively prohibits race as a contriblic state universities, but leaves is negligible in public universities because the state ban is the state ban, but private universi-ACTION | Florida students are still susceptible to affirmative action implications despite the states ban CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Oviedo, Florida(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICEUCF professor James Beckman says afrmative actions time clock is ticking. Please see ACTION on page 3

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Seminole Voice | Oct. 4, 2013 | Page 3ties should be cognizant if they opted out of using race as a deBradley, leaving the private instiCases from each corner June 2013 studied data of different blacks, and 19 percent of Hispandegree, or at least that dispar ity, has a correlation to earnings then correlates into a huge dispar needed to further help, to close Rollins College race and ethhas changed drastically since to include language regarding afYou cant say race doesnt Hispanic college enfall far short, he said, pacting process? cultural landscape for decades, Back in the s and s the jected to the civil rights atrocities line, a scale based on socioecoout of the ring this year, or in the next 10 years, tinue to do this because it looks COME JOIN US FOR THE FOR INFORMATION, SPONSORSHIP & REGISTRATION:http://stmargaretmary.org/PumpkinRun.html TH ANNUAL 4 ORGANIZED BY: ST. MARGARET MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013 HEL D IN MEAD GARDENS WINTER PARKand and Peace, and friends in RACE STARTS:7:30 AMREGISTRATION STARTS 6:30 AM ADUL TS: STUDENTS(10-18): CHIL DREN FREEWITH ADUL T RUNNERFAMIL Y: E ARL Y B IRD S PECIAL PUMPKIN RUN PUMPKIN RUN H AITI BENEFIT TH ANNUAL H AITI BENEFIT A Family-Friendly 5K Fun-Run for All Ages and Abilities. 875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 Fashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansTime for your health eye exam! r f r f n f nn t b n t b t n n f f n rfnr ACTION | Studies show African American and Hispanic minorities still fall short in college enrollment stats CONTINUED FROM P AGE 2[Race] remains a question, but one that becomes more complicated every day. Julian Chambliss

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Page 4 | Oct. 4, 2013 | Seminole Voice ers, visitors, and resiportation representacity is excited to offer representative Jessica full size sedans and possibly even pickup ance and parking in the designated spots validated at a staffed rental issued a key is needed, users one through through the Hertz app using plete, the driver can head to the garage or electronic key fob, they can unlock their designated vehicle and drive off; no other check necessary during the rental period, drivers Wheels to goALLISON OLCSVAY The VoicePHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICERenting a car for an hour could help the carless live easier. Cities interested in Orlandos rfnt rfntbbtt nrrb OCT OBER 18th-20th DECEMBER 19th-22nd FEBRUARY 14th-16thrrr f MARCH 14th-16th APRIL 11th-13thb r nnOCT OBER 19th DECEMBER 21st-23rdf r APRIL 12th Untitled-7 1 9/11/13 4:19 PM Please see CAR SHARE on page 6 Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 Volume 23, Issue 40 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 SEMINOLEVOICE.COMOrlando, FL 32835-5705PUBLISHERTracy Craft407.515.2605TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITORIsaac Babcock 407.563.7023IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.comASSOCIATE EDITORSarah Wilson 407.563.7026SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.comDESIGNERTom Miller 407.563.7032TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.comSTAFF WRITERSBrittni Larson Megan Stokes Tim Freed Allison Olcsvay Kristy VickeryCOLUMNISTSJanet Foleyjwfoley75@gmail.comSandi VidalSandi@ChristianHelp.orgTom CareySundewGardens@gmail.comKaren PhillipsKarenMPhillips@bellsouth.netJosh GarrickJoshGarrick9@gmail.comADVERTISING SALESDeborah Sheehy 407.563.7009DSheehy@TurnstileMediaGroup.comLEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISINGAshley McBride 407.286.0807Legal@FLALegals.comSUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATIONLuana Baez 407.563.7013LBaez@TurnstileMediaGroup.comMEMBER OF: Florida Press Association Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of CommerceTURNSTILE MEDIA GROUPCHAIRMANRance CrainPRESIDENT/CEOFrancis X. FarrellVICE PRESIDENTSPatti Green & Jeff BabineauUSPS #008-093Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to:Seminole Voice, 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835 2013

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Seminole Voice | Oct. 4, 2013 | Page 5 OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS SERVING YOUR COMMUNITYBernard S. Zeffren, MD Eugene F. Schwartz, MD Winnie Whidden, MSN, ARNP-CVoted Best Doctors of Central FL, Orlando Magazine for 7 consecutive yearsDiplomates American Board of Allergy and Immunology Evening Hours Available793 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714407-862-5824 2 locations in Seminole County7560 Ste. 2064 407-366-7387www.orlandoallergy.com Calendar OCT. 4Spirits in Sanford kicks off its fth annual Halloween Art Show and Sale in Sanford at a new location. Its Oct. 4 and 5 at the Sanford Civic Center, 401 E. Seminole Blvd. On Oct. 4., by reservation only by calling 407-323-2774, there will be a Champagne Reception Preview Party from 6 to 8 p.m. A $20 ticket includes gourmet hors doeuvres, rst look and early buy, plus entry to show on Saturday. On Oct. 5 is the show and sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $5 admission at the door. Visit spiritsinsanford.com for more information. The First United Methodist Church of Oviedos annual Whale of a Sale, billed as the largest rummage sale in Oviedo, is here! Food and baked goods will also be available for purchase. There is even a boutique for collectibles, designer clothing, and other high-end items. Its from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5 at 263 King St. OCT. 5The Geneva Village Homemakers annual yard sale is here again with 65 members hosting the sale at the Geneva Community Center on First Street. Its from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, with clothing books, knick-knacks, tools, toys, fabric, furniture and more. The Oviedo Farmers Market is back from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring fresh produce, prepared food and crafts from local vendors right to your backyard. Genevas Leftover Biscuits band will be on hand for bluegrass entertainment. Its all at the Lawton House on Broadway Street.OCT. 6The Julie Eason Smith Memorial 5K Scholarship Stride will take off from the Oviedo Mall Macys at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Its only $10 per person and $20 per family ahead of time, and $15 per person and $25 per family day of the event. Pre-register online until Oct. 4 at oviedowintersprings.org and click on events. Its in honor of Julie Eason Smith, a highly respected local attorney and triathlete who lost her battle with cancer in October 2012. First United Methodist Church of Oviedos Pumpkin Patch begins Sunday, Oct. 6 and will continue all month long. Its from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Satur day and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Patch is located off Red Bug Lake Road next to Centra Care. Proceeds support youth mission trips. OCT. 9 Get social next Wednesday. The Krewe of Leaders October Social is at T ibbys New Orleans Kitchen in Winter Park from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 9, featuring light appetizers and a cash bar. Visit Kreweoeaders.com for more information. OCT. 4Looking for something to do with your family on Friday nights? Come on out to Lake Concord Park located behind City Hall at 95 T riplet Lake Drive for Family Fun Nights Movie in the Park, beginning at dusk. This months movie is Wreck it Ralph. OCT. 5Its Oktoberfest! For all you devotees of Oompa-pa bands, German beer, Bavar ian style food, lively crowds and Chicken dancing, do we have the fest for you! If you are looking for authenticity, this is the place to come. Join us in our Biergarten where you will nd fabulous German food, plenty of Warsteiner Beer on tap, schunkeling, toasting to Ein Prosit and live musical entertainment all day long, which when combined brings out the best in fest camaraderie. Its from 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 and 26, at the German American Society of Central Florida, 381 Orange Lane in Casselberry. Entrance donation is only $5. Call 407-834-0574 for more information. A cancer/stroke benet for longtime volunteer R.J. Reichards of Geneva who is being treated for brain cancer and suffered a stroke will be held Saturday, Oct. 5. Live music, BBQ plates, a turkey shoot, chicken poop lotto, rafes and sales and a kids fun zone and more. Its from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Jolly Gator Fish Camp, 4650 E. State Road 46. Vendor space is only $10. Rafes and gift certicates will be given away. For registration or more information, call Mary at 407-402-3993 or email mconsolato@bellsouth.net FAMILY CALENDAR Notes Longwood goes urbanStirling Sothebys International Realty has been named exclusive sales and marketing agents for four live-work residences under development in downtown Longwoods historic district. Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner of Stir ling Sothebys International Realty, said the development site is two blocks from the new SunRail station and two blocks from South Seminole Regional Hospital. The two-story residences with historic architectural design range in size from 2,338 square feet of living space to 3,184 square feet priced from $250,000 to $319,000, and they include professional ofce space on the ground oor and a two-car garage.Water scholarshipThirty-three-year-old Kimra Lewis, a certied wastewater operator who works at the Iron Bridge water treatment facility, has dedicated herself to protecting Floridas one-of-a-kind water ecosystem and now she has her sights set on doing even more. She recently won the Nestl Waters Every Drop Counts scholarship to use toward her education at Florida Gateway College, where shes attending a Water Certication course. Accelerating banking Seacoast National Bank has named Daniel Gonzalez analyzer of the Lake Mary Fuel Cell. In his new role, Gonzalez will provide a team of accelerators with advanced commercial underwriting and portfolio management, and serve as credit advisor. Gonzalez will work throughout the Central Florida region, and has previous experience throughout the Orlando area. Gonzalez has more than 11 years of experience in the banking industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in general business administration from the Univer sity of Central Florida and is a graduate of SunT rust Banks Commercial Management Associate (MA) Program.

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Page 6 | Oct. 4, 2013 | Seminole Voice Interactive Whiteboard Technology Affordable Tuition Program / Accepting VPK Small Class Sizes / Ages 2-Grade 8 Extended Care Hours 6:30am-6:30pm Music, Art and Spanish ClassesO PEN H OUSE T OURS OPEN HOUSE TOURS407.324.1144 Towne Center100 Aero Lane, Sanford, FL 32771407.678.0333 University Park10250 University Blvd., Orlando, FL 32871 P A GE P RIVATE S CHOOL Our 105th Year Open House Savings Online visit www.pageschool.com Accredited by: Ai AISF AdvancED-SACS MSA CESS NCPSA Florida Gold Seal of Excellence October 1-4 9am-11am October 1-4 9am-11am October 5 10am-12pm October 5 10am-12pm Upcoming Events For more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org October 11th State of Education Luncheon 11:30am 1:00pm, Oviedo Mall Community Room Join us as we welcome Dr. John Hitt, President of the University of Central Florida and Dr. Walt Griffin, Superintendent of Seminole County Public Schools as they provide a State of Education presentation. October 9th Oviedo Businesswomen Network Luncheon 11:30am 1:00pm, Tuscawilla Country Club Join the ladies of OBN for their monthly luncheon at Tuscawilla Country Club. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, they will have Dr. Harichand Wednesday of every month. October 14th Young Executives Networking Group 5:30 7:00pm, Spill Wine & Beer in Winter Springs Are you a young executive under 40? Are you currently looking for new networking opportunities? Come join this unique opportunity to network and mingle with young C Level executives. We plan to meet the second Monday of every month at Spill Wine & Beer in Winter Springs! October 19th & 20th 6th Annual Winter Springs Festival of the Arts Winter Springs Town Center (SR 434 and Tuskawilla Rd.) Festival of the Arts from 10am 5pm Over 100 award winning, juried artists, 100% family friendly with interactive fun for the kids, great music by Jackie Jones and many other talents, along with delicious food, wine and beer. Stop and appreciate the art! BeWellWithin FORECLOSURE DEFENSELAW OFFICE OF TIMOTHY A. MORANCertified Florida Specific Foreclosure Prevention CounselorTel: 407-366-TLAW (8529)www.tmoranlaw.net tim@tmoranlaw.net Fax: 407-366-8528 1750 W. Broadway St., Ste. 118 Oviedo, FL 32765Initial Consultation FREE! 2013 Voted Best Law Firm in Oviedo use the fuel card located in the electronic screen that can be used to extend the rental and to end the rental upon return, so there is rental, but at a higher rate than encourage the car sharing aspect to a couple of hours instead of using the vehicle for the entire day, drivers to pick up a car at one location and return it to another and, depending on its success ready considering the car-sharing talk to partners already involved in this type of proof the SunRail line, vehicles could be a vital link for PHO T O COUR TESY OF HER TZA few pushes of buttons can start or end a car rental. CONTINUED FROM P AGE 4CAR SHARE | Cars can be rented by scheduling online, then swiping a fob to take a car parked downtown

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Seminole Voice | Oct. 4, 2013 | Page 7 AT HLE T I C S THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY Oct. 6, 1911 for 22 seasons and owns the record with 511 wins, and another with 316 losses. Youngs last appearance came in a losing effort with the Boston Rustlers. BECOME A PATRON OF THE ARTS!Benets:$225 in art dollars to use at Festival Artist of your choice to receive a recognition ribbon Tickets to Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center Membership to Seminole Cultural Arts Council Free admission to the Improv Comedy Club Invitation to Meet the Artists party Two V.I.P. passes to art festival Festival Poster Listing as Patron And More! Get Information at www.WSFOTA.com/patrons Presented byOctober 19th and 20thOctober 19th and 20th 10am -5pmWinter Springs Town Centerwww.WSFOTA.org Thursday, October 10 Sunday, October 13Enjoy savings up to at your favorite Park Avenue merchants! an interception that changed everything, season, the Knights are hoping to keep the scored an average of nearly 34 points per offense, putting up just 14 points against a shotgun offense run-heavy offense that pounded the ball defense couldnt handle the versatile rushing attack of 167 net yards on the ground, and three intercepted on a pass that landed in the spread the passes around to six receivers Knights look for redemption in MemphisISAAC BABCOCK The VoicePHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE V OICEBlake Bortles threw for 358 yards in a narrow loss to South Carolina.

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Page 8 | Oct. 4, 2013 | Seminole VoiceLions hope to recover after injuries, big loss EMERGENCY EXP ER TSComing to Oviedo Fall 2013 For all your familys emergencies big and smallCentral Florida Regional Hospital is bringing ef cient, high-quality emergency care to the Oviedo community with the opening of our Oviedo ER. The 11,000-square-foot freestanding ER will feature: Adult and pediatric emergency care Physicians specializing in Emergency Medicine on-site 24/7 35 full-time employees including nurses certi ed in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support 12 private patient care beds Dedicated trauma room Diagnostic imaging including CT scan, ultrasound and X-ray Laboratory services Oviedo ER will be located at 8300 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo between S.R. 417 and S.R. 426. Physicians specializing in Emergency Medicine on-site 24/7 35 full-time employees including nurses certi ed in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support 12 private patient care beds Dedicated trauma room Diagnostic imaging including CT scan, ultrasound and X-ray Laboratory services Oviedo ER will be located at 8300 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo between S.R. 417 and S.R. 426. Track our construction progress at CentralFloridaRegional.com/OviedoER. looking for a rebound after losing fore falling in back-to-back losses Hagerty Lake Howell 14-0 lead against district rival rushing yards and a lopsided the air to three receivers, but not Winter Springs straight to even out their seaTrinity Prep have yet to put together a streak of any kind so far, though theyll be looking Masters Academy heavy offense put up 533 Seth Kearney, Cole Itur rioz and Brandon Dickens rushing for 151, 149 and back Grayson Jones rushed for ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEOviedo quarterback Chris Davis was injured in the Lions loss to Merritt Island along with Jurell Green.

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Seminole Voice | Oct. 4, 2013 | Page 9 VOI C ES THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY OCT. 7, 1943 the late 19th century, is Regional crop choices are to the industrial agriculvaluation of arable land near any urban nities are presented intractable odds just to based enough to bind a dependency is retailers seeking and gathering locally prosupport clubs, and all kinds of enjoyable Your next farmer might be a throwback Tom CareyFrom my garden to yoursT om Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page and email him at sundewgardens@gmail.com WHO IS CAREY > ing an explanation for the other people in the parking lot hunched over as if they internal struggle that often led to suicidal of friends, and shared these thoughts that lives to suicide each year, and suicide Suicide has long been a taboo subject left behind by suicide are often reluctant to share their stories for fear that the social Not only do suicide prevention efforts save the lives of others, but Ive also found healing process over the past eight years to is not only is suicide preventable, it is also care, to listen? Erin OFlaherty is a senior pursuing a bachelors degree in accounting and is the current Miss University of Central Florida. She can be reached at eoaherty@knights.ucf.eduListen for depression signs You may save a friends lifeERIN OFLAHER TY UCF Forum columnist King Features Weekly ServiceSeptember 30, 2013 EDITORIAL CARTOONS

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Nows your chance to showcase just how beautiful your community really is. Submit your best photo of the area, and your shot could be featured in the 2014 Seminole Voice calendar!Visit SeminoleVoice.com/Photo for more details and to upload your winning submission. Enter the Seminole Voice Calendar Photo Contest today! CALENDAR PHOTO CONTEST

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Seminole Voice | Oct. 4, 2013 | Page 11 ANNOUNCEMENTSWinter Park Benefit Shop140 Lyman Ave, Winter Park needs items to sell: clothing, bedding, jewelry, kitchenware and bric-a brac. Also needing volunteers. Contact Elizabeth Comer 407-647-8276. Open T ues & Fri at 9:30am; Sat 10am-1pm. All proceeds support childrens programs & the Or lando Blind Association.HELP WANTEDDriver T rainees Needed NOW!Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL T raining. 1-877-214-3624.Drivers WantedDrivers: Loudon County T rucking is looking for OTR Flatbed Drivers. We Offer: No T arping!!! Great Miles, Pay-up to .60cpm, Great Benefits & Home T ime! CDL-A, 2yr OTR Exp, Good MVR. Frank Donnelly at: 1-800-745-7290, x22.Now Hiring: CDL-A Drivers New Pay Packageand $1500 Sign-On Bonus! Mostly 5-10 days out, full Benefits, and Achievable Bonuses! Call today for details 1-888378-9691LOST & FOUNDExecutive level income potential,commissions paid weekly, science backed health and wellness products, start immediately, product sample(s) investment, serious inquires only, request free information. 888-913-5902.MISCELLANEOUSAIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance T echnician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-3769URGENT Car T itle Loans!Get $800 to $50,000 Fast Cash! Apply NOW & Get a Quote in Minutes. Simple and convenient process. Call NOW!!! 1-800-380-1602 PROFESSIONAL SERVICEHouse Cleaner. $50 New Client Special!A fresh, sparkling clean house so you can relax! Deep cleaned, sanitized, attention to detail. Personalized one on one ser vice. Satisfaction guaranteed. Offer weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, one time. New Blog! HomeCleaned4U.blogspot. com for cleaning tips. Schedule YOUR clean home with Carolyn. 407-782-1405 (homecleaned4u@gmail.com)REAL ESTATE: COMMERCIALOffices for Rent:Winter Park Real Estate Offices for rent (Winter Park/Goldenrod/University). Doctors office w/5 exam rooms + extra features. Other office units available from 800-3000 SF. New Orleans style bldg; great prices. Call Ann 407-293-1934. annpolasek@cfl.rr.com REAL ESTATE: COMMERCIALSANFORD:Free standing retail/office building, 2640 SF, great signage & visibility. Lease for $2800 per month (also for sale). Call John, owner/broker, 407-492-7111REAL ESTATE: FOR SALEBank Approved Sale. Smith Lake Alabama.Deep Dockable Home Sites from $59,900 (T ake Virtual T our @ LiveLakefront.com). 26 Prime Lake front lots ordered sold October 12th. Buy at pennies on the dollar all must go! Open or wooded level throughout to the waters edge. Make an early appointment. Banks loss Y our gain! Dont miss this. Its unbelievable land at an unbelievable price Call now for early appointment! 1-877-448-6816.T uscawilla Open House:Sunday, Oct 6 1pm 5pm. 1455 Creekside Circle, Winter Springs 32708. 3BR/2BA; large screened porch over looking Howell Creek; quaint & private. Century 21 Linda or Harlean 407-4668025. Blue Ridge Mountain Land Liquidation!1.37 acres, national forest access, only $9,800. Was $74,900. Hardwood setting, breathtaking mountain/ valley views. Mild climate, T remendous 4 season recreation. Paved rds, UG utilities, water. Excellent financing Call 1-866-9525303, x21 MUST SEE Properties -WNC Mountainviews for only $19,900 Water, Electric, Paved Roads. Starting at $7,900. Lots available for liquidation Oct. 12th only. Call 877-717-5263 ext91.WESTERN NOR TH Carolina -Huge Views, Creek, Paved Roads ready to build. Pick your lot starting $7,900, cash discounts. Liquidating on Oct. 12. Call 877-717-5263 ext91.SALES: GARAGEHUGE RUMMAGE SALE!Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 331 Lake Ave., Maitland Friday, Oct. 4th & Saturday, Oct. 5th, 8 am to 4 pm From Hwy. 17-92, go west one block on Lake Ave; church is on the right immediately after railroad tracks. Phone: (407) 6445350 THEMARKE T PLA C E MindGym September 30, 2013 MindGym September 30, 2013 MindGym September 30, 2013 MindGymSeptember 30, 2013

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Page 12 | Oct. 4, 2013 | Seminole Voice Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Be Dangerous To Your HealthFREE book by doctor reveals what the rfntb rf ntand soreness nb naches THG-13902 Donate A Boat sponsored by boat angel outreach centers STOP CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN www.boatangel.com2-Night Free Vacation!or Car Today! 800 1 CAR L ANGE A MarkNet Alliance Member AU 479, AB 296 10% Buyers PremiumRowell Auctions, Inc.|800-323-8388 For Details Visit RowellAuctions.com Bidding Begins Thursday, Oct. 17th @ 2 p.m. Online Bidding Available RowellAuctions.com Over 92 Bank Owned Properties AL, AR, FL, GA & NC Over 92 Bank Owned Properties AL, AR, FL, GA & NCPrime Commercial Real Estate, Beautiful Homes & Great Residential Lots1111 Hutchinson Blvd, Panama City Beach, Fl 18436 PCB Parkway, Panama City Beach, FL 7425 San Ramon Drive, Milton, FL 400 South Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, FL 47 lots at Mulat Rd, in Bayside SD, Milton, FL 2301 Navy Blvd, Pensacola, FL 2501 South Highway 29, Cantonment, FL 6309 Matador Street, Milton, FLMany Selling Absolute, No Minimums, No Reserves!Bid Center: Hampton Inn, 7050 Plantation Road, Pensacola, FL 32504 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A bid for you to step in and take over an incomplete project could prove to be an excellent learning experience that you can take with you when a new opportunity opens up. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time for socializing, both with family and with friends. Your aspects also favor developing new relationships, any or all of which might become especially meaningful. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your success in handling a recent difficult situation prompts a request to handle another workplace problem. But this is one you should accept only if you get all of the relevant facts. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) New information about a past decision raises some unsettling questions from an old friend. Be prepared to explain your actions fully and, if necessary, to make adjustments. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is not a good time to share personal secrets, even with someone youve known for a long while. What you dont reveal now wont come back to haunt you later. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Pushing yourself to meet a project deadline is admirable. But be careful not to leave out important details in your rush to complete your work and send it off. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Watch that you dont take on more than you can handle when offering to help someone with a personal problem. There might be hidden factors you werent told about. SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem ber 21) That major move youve been considering could come sooner than you expected. Make sure youll be ready with the facts you need when decision time arrives. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Languishing relation ships can benefit from a break in rou tine. Get out of the rut and do something new and maybe more than a little unpredictable this weekend. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Although you dont think of yourself as a role model, your abil ity to make a tough decision at this time sets an example for others, who admire your courage. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febru ary 18) You need to move any remain ing obstacles out of your way before you can take on a new challenge. Seek advice from close, trusted friends and associates. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A career change appears increasingly likely to happen during the next sev eral weeks. Its a good idea to start now to prepare, so you can be ready to make the move when the time comes. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a strong sense of obligation to justice, which inspires others to follow your example and do the right thing. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Oct. 17, 1906, Wilhelm Voigt, a German shoemaker, impersonates an army officer and leads an entire squad of soldiers to help him steal 4,000 marks. Voigt humiliated the German army by exploiting their blind obedience to authority and getting them to assist in his audacious robbery. Oct. 15, 1917, Mata Hari is exe cuted for espionage by a French firing squad. Her military trial was riddled with bias and circumstantial evidence, and it is probable that French authori ties trumped her up as the greatest woman spy of the century as a dis traction for the huge losses the French army was suffering. Oct. 14, 1947, U.S. Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. Yeagers X-1 rocket plane was lifted to an altitude of 25,000 feet by a B-29 aircraft and then released through the bomb bay. Oct. 16, 1958, Chevrolet begins to sell the El Camino, a combination sedan-pickup truck. In 1964, the com pany introduced a version built on the brawnier Chevelle platform. Today, the car is a cult classic. Oct. 20, 1962, the White House press corps is told that President John F. Kennedy has a cold; in reality, he is holding secret meetings with advisers on the eve of ordering a blockade of Cuba. Kennedy had seen photographic proof that the Soviets were building ballistic missile sites on the island of Cuba. Oct. 18, 1974, soul singer Al Green is attacked in his own bathtub when an ex-girlfriend pours a pot of scalding-hot grits on his back. Her actions left Green with severe injuries but also shaken emotionally and spiritually. By 1976, Green had become an ordained Baptist minister and pur chased a Memphis church, where he still preaches today. Oct. 19, 1982, maverick automobile executive John DeLorean is arrested in a Los Angeles motel with a briefcase containing $24 million worth of cocaine. According to authorities, DeLorean was attempting to make a drug deal in order to rescue his financially ailing DeLorean Motor Company. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceSeptember 30, 2013 MindGym September 30, 2013 MindGym September 30, 2013 Get it delivered to your inbox every week. Visit SeminoleVoice.com and click Subscribe to newsletter The Seminole Voice e-newsletter has community newsOviedo Winter Springs Geneva Chuluota ORDER Y OUR CLASSIFIED AD ONLINE!At SeminoleVoice. com you can create, customize and pay for your ad in one convenient place!

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Central Florida Senior A SUPPLEMENT OF THE WINTER PARK-MAITLAND OBSERVER AND SEMINOLE VOICE OCTOBER 2013Latarsha Chisholm could still remem ber the sterile hallways of the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. Blank, white quiet avenues where United States lives. Residents ranging from ages 55 to 80 called these rooms home, while visits from family and friends dwindled with each passing year. Even the hospital staff seemed distant, only bringing food to bed-ridden residents. Chisholm had come to the hospital as an intern from the University of South Florida in 2004, milling through admis sions paperwork as part of her masters degree in social work. She had no idea When Chisholm wasnt working in the mental health clinic or the spinal cord injury unit, she was in the nursing home wings. Something seemed wrong there, she said. After seeing these former servicemen in isolation, Chisholm, now an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida, decided to dedicate her life to nursing home research, tracking down disparities found in their quite hall ways. Disparities that Chisholm now seeks to uncover. An article written by Chisholm pub lished in the June issue of Health Re search Services indicates a nationwide trend in nursing homes: a drop in the quality of care in correlation with the number African American residents. dent health data from more than 11,500 nursing homes, Chisholm found that more residents of color in nursing homes means a lower quality of care a trend that Chisholm attri performance and the surrounding com munities. What happens is unfortunately the nursing homes in minority communi ties are also affected by the resources in that community, which then effects the quality of care that they provide, Chisholm said. The recent study shows not only a drop in revenue in nursing homes with a large minority population, but a reduction in services offered to residents, including restorative walking and pressure ulcer prevention. Chisholm reasoned that most minorities rely on Medicaid to pay for longterm care near the end of their lives, and that the re imbursement rates that go back to the nursing homes dont fund enough of the treatment programs. The fact that many mi norities rely on Medicaid could possibly play a part in whether theyre admit ted to certain nursing homes, Chisholm said. I dont think its just them saying we dont want black residents, its probably more the fact that they dont want Medicaid residents, Ch isholm said. But unfor tunately you cant delink the two. geared toward African Americans began in Winter Park. The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Center started in 1956, giving elderly African Americans a place to go during the civil rights movement. Today the nursing home houses a variety of ethnicities, but the major ity, 50 to 60 percent, remains African American. Nursing home administrator Millie Sorger found the study interesting, but didnt see the trend occurring at any point during her 30-year career, despite 80 percent of her residents at the In nursing homes, an unspoken divideTIM FREED Central Florida Senior Please see DIVIDE on page 3 PHOTO BY TIM FREED CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIORNursing home residents like Mary Brown may experience lesser care if theyre in homes with larger minority populations, a Univer sity of Central Florida assistant professors research has shown. The reduced care may even be preventing some from walking again. T he Mayf lower has exceeded my expectations. Like The Mayf lower itself, Marion Lawrence has strong ties to both Winter Park and Rollins College. She lived for years in the heart of the city, and her late husband Samuel donated the land for what is now known as the Lawrence Center, which houses some of Rollins business and administrative off ices. The Mayf lowers connection to both town and gown is just one of many benef its that attract residents like Marion. Moving here was the smartest choice for me, she explains. I wanted to be taken care of, but not overwhelmed. Here, I have all the backup I need . and it feels wonderful to have left the headaches of home maintenance behind. The Mayf lower hasnt just lived up to my expectations; it has exceeded them!If your loved one needed long-term care, what would you do? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. 8 8 1 4 1 P R AD WPO 10/2013 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive R etir ement Community www.themayf lower .com 1620 Mayower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 PR E P A R ING FOR THE WHA TIF S IN LI F E [ a smart choice ] MAY 982 Lawrence Ad_WPO.indd 1 9/18/13 2:44 PM Professors research shows gap in careIts probably more the fact that they dont want Medicaid residents. assistant professor Latarsha Chisholm

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Page 2 October 2013 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR The American Legion recently released its report on the status of Department of Veterans Affairs health care for women veterans. Members of the System Worth Saving Task Force visited 15 VA facilities in 12 states around the country. Its purpose was to learn what barriers keep women veterans from enrolling in VA health care, to understand the chal lenges women veterans face, and to make recommendations. The 2013 Task Force Report on Women Veterans Health Care focused on three points: 1) Women veterans dont identify themselves as veterans and dont know about their 2) VA medical centers dont use baseline enrollment and marketing/outreach programs to keep women veterans in the health system. Women make up 15 percent of active-duty service members, yet the num ber of women using VA health care is considerably smaller. 3) Models of care need to be assessed for effectiveness. For example: Women veterans dont receive mammogram results quickly; VA facilities dont all have inpatient or resi dential mental health programs for women; and the childcare pilot program is about to expire. Here are some results of the survey, both good and bad: appointments when childcare is available during appoint ment times. ans at risk for violent behav ior stay in-house, and therefore dont show up on the national records if a patient goes to a different facility. Patients often are required to go to other facilities for care, or even go out of state. The American Legion pro gram has been in operation for 10 years, visiting VA medi cal facilities to assess veter ans health care and offering recommendations to the VA, Congress and other government agencies. Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com 2013 King Features Synd. Inc.More seniors are choosing the higher quality Medicare Advantage plans, according to a news release by Health and Human Services Depart ment. Now, for the fourth year, that number is expected to increase. The average monthly premium is expected to go up just $1.64, which will bring it to $32.60 a month, with more having access to a plan. Medicare Advantage plans often (but not always) include Part D prescription plans, as well as expanded health cover age that the original Medicare doesnt cover. The Part D prescription drug plan will be approximately $31 for the fourth year in a row. Open enrollment starts Oct. 15 and closes Dec. 7 for health and drug plans. Plans change from year to year, and so do individual needs. Take some time to research the plans to make sure you get what you need. If you need help picking out a plan, call 1-800-633-4227 for more information. Or you can go online and compare plans at cms.gov (click on Medicare) or at medicare. gov (click Sign Up/Change Plans). Remember: If you already have Medicare, you do not need to enroll in Obamacare. (Hang up on the scammers who call.) *** year? According to the Cen ters for Disease Control and start as early as October. There are differences in vaccines this year. There are trivalent vaccines with three vaccines, quadrivalent vaccines with four types and a high-dose trivalent for seniors age 65 and older. Ask your doctor which you should have. There wont be nearly as many doses of the quadrivalent vaccine available. The CDC website explains the differences in these vaccines, but doesnt explain why there are two types this year. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send emails to columnreply2@gmail.com. 2013 King Features Synd. Inc.V A health care unused by women vets Medicare Advantage soon enrolling again By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 For people who want to hear better. GRAND OPENING Join us in our newly opened HearUSA Hearing Center! 2013 HearUSA, All Rights Reserved. www.hearusa.com Call today for your FREE Hearing Check-up.Were excited to provide you with the highest quality hearing care and introduce revolutionary hearing aids designed to help you hear better! A LIFETIME OF BETTER HEARING! FIRST CLASS CARE WORLD CLASS TECHNOLOGY Full range of hearing aids for every need FREE demo of brand new hearing aid technology 100% quality guarantee on all products Call Toll Free: 855.802.55327512 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 90 Orlando, FL 32819(On Dr. Phillips Boulevard, near Steinmart and between Stefanos Grill and Kekes restaurant in the Dr. Phillips Marketplace.) 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Page 3 DePugh Nursing Center relying on Medicaid. I havent had that experience personally, and Ive had a number of buildings with very diverse communities, said Sorger. This building has a lot more African Americans than my other buildings, and yet I personally see better care here than in most, and its probably because of how unique we are. Were very supported by the Winter Park community. But Chisholm remains con proposed a number of different formance could be improved, including a pay-for-perfor mance model to reward nurs ing homes for better care and introducing more of a blend in racial composition in nursing homes to even out Medicaid reimbursement. performance may help solve some the disparities, Chisholm said it wouldnt solve every thing. What we found is that the little bit of the ethnic dispari ties, but most of the time it did not, Chisholm said. What that indicates is that there are performance that are occurring in these nursing homes. We need to see whats going on in these nursing homes that may be facilitating the differ ences in care. Professor Robert Weech-Maldonado of the University of Alabama in Bir mingham served as a mentor to Ch isholm while she pursued her Ph.D. at the University of Florida, and gave her guidance while she wrote her recent article. The trends that Chisholm found will only get worse with time, he said. issue is not going away, especially as the number of minorities in nurs ing homes is actu ally increasing over time, Weech-Maldonado said. Its an issue that will require increasing attention. The U.S. Census Bureau shows that the population of Americans older than age 65 will increase from 20 to 42 percent between 2010 and 2050. This combined with the American population becom ing more diverse shows that the trend will continue, Ch isholm said. Chisholm hopes to shed further light on the trend by working on more articles. An article on what causes segregation in nursing homes is now in the revision stage, and she plans to write another article focus ing on the quality of nursing homes housing primarily residents on Medicaid. The one thing we know is that were going to get old, Chisholm said. Its just how we plan to spend that time. Chisholm expects to submit her article on nursing home segregation by the end of this year, with a potential publica tion coming early next year. 877-618-5526 Fully Equipped Kitchen Carefree Granite Countertops Elevator Access Four Paws Friendly BRAND NEW APARTMENTS1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms from $685**Promotions, terms and conditions subject to change. Pricing displayed includes optional digital cable, reserved parking space, and washer/dryer connections. 55+ Senior Living INTRODUCING and GardenParkSeniorLiving.com UptownMaitland.comAvailable Mid-October Visit Us at: 365 Garden Edge Point Fern Park, FL 32730 Office Hours: Monday Friday 9 am 6 pm Saturday: 10 am 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm 5 pm ConcordRents.com PHOTO BY TIM FREED CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIORLatarsha Chisholm defends her research, which she hopes will help bridge a gap in nursing home care.DIVIDE | Local nursing home administrator refutes claims that largely minority homes receive lesser care CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE $10.00 OFF Initial Purchase $100 or more ORDER by phoneNo Store Visit required CANADIAN MEDS Save up to 80%on Prescription Drug Prices Advair Benicar Celebrex Cialis Crestor Cymbalta Flomax Levitra Lexapro Lipitor Nexium Spiriva Viagra Zetia *CALL for a FREE Quote *We Ship Anywhere in the U.S.A. *Locally owned & operated 352-633-3301 744 South US Hwy 441 Lady Lake, FL 32159

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Page 4 October 2013 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR Maitland Senior CenterBelow is a listing of events hosted by the Maitland Senior Center in the month of October. The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information about these and any other events at the Maitland Senior Center, please call us at 407-539-6251 or visit itsmymaitland. com Please join us on Oct. 24 for our second annual health fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Check out new trends and speak with health care professionals, housing specialists, area service providers, Medicare advantage plan providers, home care providers, and hearing specialists. Admission and parking are free. And free health and hearing screenings will be offered. The Maitland Fire Department will also be offering u shots as well. Starting Oct. 8, join us for an eight-week balance class on T uesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This class is free and open to any seniors age 60 or older. Please call the Maitland Senior Center to sign up if you are interested. Join Audrey every T uesday in October at 10:30 a.m. for line dance lessons. The class is 1.5 hours and perfect for all levels of dancers. Beginners always welcome! Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday and Friday in October at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check our calendar online to see what movies are showing in October. Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in October at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in October at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Join Esther every T uesday in October at 9 a.m. for T ai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $10 per month to the teacher. Please wear a white shirt, black pants, and comfortable shoes. Join us every T uesday in October at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Sherre every Wednesday in October at 9:30 a.m. for Instructors Choice, a combo of mat and chair yoga thats great for all levels. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat. Join T y every Wednesday in October at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra, a sublime conscious sleep (meditation) class. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you tend to get cold), and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in October at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost of the class is a $2 donation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in October for Recorder classes at 12:30 p.m. Lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407539-6251 for specics on this class. The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month (Oct. 11 this month) that is staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare, Medigap, HMOs, Medicaid, prescriptions drug plans, and long term care. All counseling is rst-come-rst-served. Bring your list of medications or Rx bottles, insurance card and red, white and blue Medicare card. This city of Maitland Leisure Services program is a service presented in cooperation with the Senior Resource Alliance. For more information, call 1-800-96 ELDER (1-800-963-5337), email information@elderaffairs.org or visit FLORIDASHINE.orgCasselberry adult tness classesBack 2 Basics is a low-impact workout at noon on T uesday and Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Its $49.99 a month for unlimited classes. Chair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Monday and will get you moving again! The cost is $2 per class. Gentle/Restorative Yoga: For more information contact Alice Gomes at 609290-8195 or email alice@imagineyoga. net. Its 8:45 to 10 a.m. Sundays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. Yoga T echnique is 8:45 to 10 a.m. Satur day. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount $5 per class. Chairobics: For more information contact Claudia Laine at 407-718-9066. Its 11:05 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays. Calendar Savannah Court and Cove Excellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome!A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701(407) 691-3009 (407) 679-2135 Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com r fntbt f rtt ftbt bt bnr nr rt b bb f b tb off trtnCoupon redeemable for cash, check or credit card purchases only. Not redeemable for insurance transactions. Excludes custom/special orders & nutritional supplements. May not be combined with any other discounts. Coupon has no cash value. at Winter Park Towers Your room is waiting for you if you need Pain and Symptom Management Hospital Follow-up Complex Treatments, or Crisis Care Referrals 866-742-6655#5019096 www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstoneMedicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances accepted

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Page 5 Cost: No charge. T ai Chi for Beginners is at 1 p.m. T uesday. For more information contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. Cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. T ai Chi for Intermediates is 2 p.m. T uesday. For more information contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. Cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. For more information on classes and registration contact Mario Algarin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or malgarin@ casselberry.org or visit casselberry.org/ register.Winter Springs Senior CenterLearn ceramics from a talented group at ceramics class 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays at the Winter Springs Senior Center at 400 N. Edgemon Ave. in Winter Springs. Call 407-327-6556 for more information. Have fun and get moving at yoga classes at 10 a.m. every Friday morning. Chair yoga is also available, offering all the benets of traditional yoga. Bingo is Wednesday, Friday and the last Sunday of the month. Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. followed by Bingo at 1 p.m. Theres no bingo prior to the last Sunday of the month. A bridge class meets at 10:30 a.m. every T uesday to help your game. CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS P AGE The American Cancer Society invests in groundbreaking breast cancer research and helps women in every community. In fact, one in two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer turns to us for everything from information about clinical trials to getting rides to treatments. Join the Orlando Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K fundraising walk. Together, we can create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. Sign up at MakingStridesWalk.org/OrlandoMetro Saturday, October 19 | Lake Eola | rfnrtbbb 13_Orange Appeal_9.25x11.125.indd 2 8/20/13 2:16 PM New Fall & Holiday Merchandise! Calendar STEVE JOHNSON'S PAINTING SERVICE 407-679-0111 www.OTownInteriors.com Since 1980 Choose From Any Color Palette Licensed & Insured Check our Local Reviews Online No Mark Ups on Paint Choices No Job Too Large or Too SmallSPECIALIZING IN INTERIOR PAINTING FREE ESTIMATES! LOCAL NEWS. BIG IMPACT.Subscribe now to keep up with the latest news unfolding in your community.Get one year (52 issues) of the Winter ParkMaitland Observer for only $30 Plus, as a thank you for subscribing, youll receive a complimentary copy of the 2014 Winter Park-Maitland Observer Calendar in your December 5 issue! Bonus Offer Subscribe or renew before November 15 and youll get three more months of the Winter Park-Maitland Observer at no additional charge! A SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW AND RETURNING SUBSCRIBERS Visit WPMObserver.com/Subscribe or call 407.563.7013 to order today! The American Kennel Club and the American Humane Association both recently honored dogs that are heroes in our community. The American Humane Association held a vote for Americas list of eight inspiring dogs such as Cassidy, who lost a leg after being hit by a car and now, with his owner, advocates for specialneeds dogs; and CWD Carlos, an explosive detection dog who served in Iraq and Afghanistan but was sadly neglected following his retirement only to be rescued and brought home. The AHA nominee with the most votes will be declared the organizations Hero Dog Ambassador for 2013. And the American Kennel with its Award for Canine Excellence (ACE). They include Bart, a former hunting dog whos now a companion dog for wounded veterans; Drago, a therapy dog called into action in Newtown, Conn.; Tuesday, an assistance action; and Jesse, a search-andafter an injury. ceive silver medallions, presented National Championship in Or lando this December. Theyll also receive $1,000 to be awarded to a charity of their (owners) choice. Tell me about your inspiring pet! Send your questions or comtransmit heartworm larvae to Hero dogs get names in lights PHOTO BY BRITTNI LARSON CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIORSenior line dancing is offered in Maitland.

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Page 8 October 2013 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My question is about taking blood pressure readings. I am 87 years old, female, about 5-feet, 5-inches tall and weigh about 130 pounds. When I go for a checkup with my general practitioner, the nurse takes my blood pressure before I see the doctor. The cuff feels comfortable, and the reading is always in the normal range. I have had my blood pressure checked at other places (clinics, etc.) and usually the cuff that it hurts) and the reading is too tightly, could it cause a high reading? I.S. ANSWER: High blood pressure is one of the most common medical conditions, and correct treatment of blood pressure is essential in order to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. It is not uncommon for blood pressure to vary from day to day, or even during a single day, but the changes you describe suggest two possibilities. is right, and the other places are wrong, which is probably the most likely. Having blood pressure tested in a new place or by someone you dont know certainly can cause the reading to be elevated. Automated blood pressure cuffs in phar macies, etc., are sometimes right but often are wrong occasionally spectacularly. A very high pressure in the cuff, high enough to cause pain, can cause the blood pressure to go up, but not usually high enough to put people into the hypertensive range. Another possibility is that the nurse in your doctors high enough to get the correct too quickly. The wrong-size cuff can lead to large errors in blood pressure readings. While all of these are possible, a trained nurse who takes blood pressure readings every day is not likely to make errors consistently. You can ask your doctor to double-check the nurses reading. High blood pressure is one of the most common ailments for the general population. The booklet on it describes what it does and how its treated. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue No. 104W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Have you ever heard of this? Fifteen minutes after taking a shower, I start itching, and the itch lasts about 20 minutes. It doesnt matter if I use hot or cold water. What is this? O.J. ANSWER: Im not sure. It might be aquagenic pruritus. Pruritus is the medical word for itchiness. Pretreatment with an antihistamine before showering can sometimes prevent the itching. Take it about an hour before you shower. Tiny hives also break out on the skin. They may be so tiny you cant see them, or they may be in places where you cant see them. I dont know if Im correct. Aquagenic pruritus is so rare that I never expected to hear anyone comby a dermatologist. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. 2013 North America Synd. Inc. All Rights Reserved.Blood-pressure readings can vary Having blood pressure tested in a new place reading to be elevated. Automated blood pressure cuffs are sometimes right but often wrong. Dull Chest Pain Disturbs SleepDEAR DR. DONOHUE: Im in my 60s and never had a major illness. I take no medicines. During the past three months, I have been wakened from sleep with a dull pain in the center of my chest. My husband told me to take Mylanta. I did, and got instant relief. What do you think of this pain? V.P. ANSWER: Pain that wakens a per son from sleep must be taken seriously and ought to be reported to the family doctor. However, the response you got from taking Mylanta (an antacid) makes me think of GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease, more commonly known as heartburn. Stomach acid and digestive juices spurt into the esophagus, a structure not equipped to deal with them like the stomach can. If this nighttime pain of yours keeps coming back, put 6-inch blocks under the bedposts at the head of your bed to keep stomach juices in the stomach when you lie down. My first statement about nighttime pain has to be observed. You need to see the family doctor to be certain this is heartburn and not one of the many other serious possibilities. The booklet on coronary artery disease, another cause of chest pain, details its signs and symptoms. To obtain a copy, write: Dr. Donohue No. 101, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or mon ey order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I had two cousins, sisters who died of pancreatic cancer less than a year apart. One was two years older than the other. They grew up and lived in the same Midwestern town. I am concerned about their other sister. Could the disease run in the fam ily? Their mother died of cancer at the age of 40, but we dont know what type of cancer. Anon. ANSWER: Two sisters dying of pancreatic cancer makes you sit up and take notice. If a brother, sister or parent had pancreatic cancer, the risk of another family member coming down with it increases by 18 times the risk for a person without such a family history. Pancreatic cancer most often appears between the ages of 65 and 84. Aging, smoking and chronic inflammation of the gland are other factors involved in its genesis. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a very active 45-year-old female dance teacher with a surprising white blood count of 2,500. My weight and diet are excellent. I stay away from sugar. I do not feel sick. What can I take to raise my white blood count? S. ANSWER: Youre the second per son in the past three weeks who is concerned about a low white blood count. The normal count is 4,500 to 10,000. The chief role of white blood cells is to battle attacking viruses and bacteria. You have no symptoms from your lower-than-normal count. Your body defenses are in fine shape. Your count might be normal for you. It bears watching. Nothing you take can raise the count. In your case, it doesnt need to be raised. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. 2013 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved Keep Your Cool This SummerNow that were fast approaching the hottest part of summer, its even more important to take steps to guard against becoming overheated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a special report on seniors and the heat. It has suggestions that make sense especially since we seniors are slower to sense changes in temperature. That means we can become overheated before we realize it. Here are some suggestions: and dont wait until youre actually thirsty before having a drink. By then youre actually overdue for water. Call your doctors nurse to ask how much water you should be drinking, and make a chart to be sure you get as much as you should. It makes the house hotter. loose clothing. baths. of sugar. some cases, cooling stations might be opened in your area, such as in schools. Or call the health department and ask if there are air-condi tioned shelters near you. Libraries, movies and malls are good places to go during the heat of the day. and ask that they do the same for you. temperatures, they wont help in extremely hot weather, and only blow the hot air around. toms, such as nausea or vomiting, headaches or muscle cramps. Look for heavy sweating, clammy skin, weakness or fainting, which is heat exhaustion. Those are medical emer gencies. For more information, go online to www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/seniors. html and www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/ warning.html. Matilda Charles regrets that she can not personally answer reader ques tions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceJune 24, 2013 Central Florida SeniorOCTOBER 2013PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ASSOCIA TE EDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.comPublished by Turnstile Media Group 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835-5705 P: 407.563.7000 F: 407.563.7099 shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM here should be more to life than maintenance-free living. To learn more about our community in Kissimmee, call (407) 933-1999. St. Dorothy Catholic CommunityLove Without Judgment where ALL are welcome301 New England Avenue Mass: Sundays@11:00AM www.stdorothycatholiccommunity.org SAINT DOROTHY CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IS A PROGRESSIVE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY (Respectfully not associated with the Diocese of Orlando) WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME! 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Page 9 It contradicts the very concept of our nation: One in six Americans goes hungry some of the time thats one in six who is food insecure, the term used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Forty-nine million in this land of plenty dont get enough to eat. Its even more shameful deprived of adequate meals. But even that is not the worst. That would be the hateful vote by Republicans in the House of Representatives to severely cut the federal program that allows those millions to get the nutrition they need. In their zeal to show scorn for the poor and any government program that might offer a helping hand, a majority of the GOP members in the House have decided to slash $4 billion a year from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as SNAP, and other wise known as food stamps. Thats 5 percent of a program that is literally a lifeline for those who are unable to meet the most basic of needs in our cruel economy. Fortunately, the White House has promised a veto, even if this got through a Democratmajority Senate, which it wont. The chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Debbie Stabenow, calls it a monumental waste of time. What it is is a monumental example of nastiness. For those in the House, this was just a symbolic vote symbolic of heartlessness. It fails to measure up to the minimum standard of decency. Democrat Lloyd Doggett called it the Let Them Starve bill. President Barack Obama accuses the hard-liners of trying to mess with me. Theres little question about that. Not that Republicans will suffer any political damage. After all, the impoverished dont make campaign contributions. Thats left to the bloated special interests that want to expand their riches at the very same time the unfortunate are scraping for basic sustenance. Not only would this legislation sever millions of recipients starting next year, but it would treat many who remain with utter contempt, allowing states to require them to take drug tests. Its one thing if the zealots insist on trying to gut Obamacare with their equally futile votes to defund or delay health reform just as its ramping up. Thats just juvenile and self-destructive, since theyre ignoring warnings about how a government shutdown or forcing the nation into the humiliation of debt default would rain scorn on them. None of that is as low as cavalierly leaving Americans hungry. The next time you hear one of them talk about how the Republicans are trying to reduce government spending to make sure our children are not saddled with a crippling national debt, its fair to ask about a concern for the children today. What about that one in would be in real trouble were it not for the very programs they are trying to reduce just when the need is greatest. Our nation has a proud tradition of protecting the defenseless. But now, the GOP is dominated by harsh elements that would have us turn our backs on the most vulnerable and simply toss them aside. Thats beneath low. Our most vulnerable, starved of decency ADOHFam TJ091613 From our WellMed doctors, nurses and physician assistants to our medical assistants and technicians, we have the same focus: to give you absolutely the best, most attentive healthcare you have ever experienced. We invite you to tour our clinic and meet our family. Join us at our upcoming event or call to learn more about WellMed.At WellMed, we devote an entire healthcare team to care for you. From the rst time you call us, to the moment you walk through our clinic doors, youll feel the WellMed difference. Opening December 2013 WellMed at Longwood 260 Wekiva Springs Rd, Ste 1000 Longwood, FL 32779 407-865-5909 This is an advertisement. This event is for educational purposes only. A sales person will be present but no plan specic information will be shared. Please contact 855-935-5633 for additional details.Now accepting patients with Medicare and select Medicare Advantage PlansMeet with Dr. Carol A. Stewart-Francisco, M.D. Wed like to welcome you to our family.855-935-5633 (WellMed)www.WellMedHealthcare.com Moving Soon WellMed at Longwood 2735 W State Rd 434, Ste 1031 Longwood, Florida 32779 407-865-5909 AEP_DFSN(10.25x8)_9.24.13B_v3.indd 1 9/25/13 7:34 PM

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Page 10 October 2013 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR Now Free one-year museum admission pass in MaitlandBet that caught your attention! The Art & History Museums Maitland now offers a free oneyear museum pass to residents of ums for the year from the date the pass is issued. To get your pass, bring proof of Maitland residence to the Maitland Art and enjoy the museums. The Art & History Museums Maitland include: The Maitland Art Center, the Maitland Historical Museum, the Telephone Museum, the Waterhouse Residence Museum, and the Carpentry or visit ArtandHistory.orgT onight through Oct. 9 Mamma Mia! The hit musical with songs by ABBA Seen by more than 50 million people around the world, Mamma Mia! is celebrating its 12th year on Broadway. The story woven around beloved hit tunes by ABBA is about a single mother who owns a small about to watch the daughter shes raised alone get married, but the wedding guests provide their own version of love and romance in this celebration of mothers and daughters, friends and family. Visit OrlandoBroadway.com or 6116. Oct. 4, 5 and 6 The Maitland Rotary Art F estival, Art Under the Stars Lily in Maitland, the Maitland its 37th season, features 150 artists vying for $26,000 in awards. ate a magical experience for arting Arts of Maitland provides live p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 The F estival of Bacon Bacon will have its own festidowntown Orlando. Attendees plus samples of bacon-inspired treats, prepared by 30-plus for the Best of Bacon award. The event includes live music, beer or visit festivalofbacon.comOct. 9 to Nov. 10 Dracula as presented by Shakespeare and Co. Long before True Blood, Dracula, the original Prince shadowy world of the undead. us to experience the celebrated gothic thriller in a one-man tour-de-force that uses Bram entries and newspaper clippings for an evening of bloody thrills. Draculas inventive theatricality Halloween night! Call 407-447Oct. 10 Singer Marc Broussard and Full Sail University release concert videoRecording artist Marc Broussard, in collaboration with that Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar Please see CUL TURE on next page FESTIVAL OF BACON This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater HEY BARTENDER Sun 1PM Cult Classics Only $5! ARACHNOPHOBIA Tue 9:30PM Held Over! IN A WORLD. Fri-Sun 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Mon, Wed, Thu 6:30, 9:15 Tue 6:30 only Taste the Best in Local Cocktails! Eden Bars Elixir Mixer FREE Sat 2PM-4PM National Theatre Live THE AUDIENCE Back by Popular Demand! Sat 11AM

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Page 11 University will release Marc concert video, on Oct. 10. Coming on the heels of Broussards Broussards live performance Valentines Day 2013. With more than an hour of live recordings sards unique sound is described as Bayou Soul. Visit marcbroussard.com and fullsail.eduOct. 11 to 31 (Halloween) Phantasmagoria IV The fourth installment of what has become an annual Halloween celebration Phantasmagoria IV Hell Hath Risen will storm Oct. 11 to 31. With new stories and all-new large-scale puppetry interacting with live actors, dancers, and haunted storytelling, the theatrical pays homage to masters who dabbled in the original music by Tod Kimbro stallment presents us with a Halat redchairproject.comOct. 12 Orlando Philharmonic and the Orlando Gay ChorusOn Oct. 12 the Orlando Philharmonic will open its pops series with a concert titled An American Salute featuring the Orlando Gay Chorus and conductor Albert Schram. Were going to do some blues, some jazz, some American standard songs, and much patriotic music, says Maestro Schram. The program includes Amer ica the Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic Overture. With perfor p.m., the Chorus changes hearts through music, serving as goodwill ambassadors on behalf of the LGBT community. The performances are set for the Bob Carr PAC. Call 407-770-0071 or visit orlandophil.orgOct. 12 F estival Singers of Florida to premiere new work of Requiem for the Living Presbyterian Church on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Called peaceful yet exciting, rhythmically strong yet completely comforting, the premiere at Carnegie Hall in 2014. Call 407-647-1467 or visit Oct. 13 to 19 Harrietts Park Avenue F ashion WeekReturning for its seventh greatest (and most stylish) phiand-greets, special sales and, of course, the big fashion runway at 6 p.m. and the show begins at CUL TURE | CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS P AGE BECOME A PATRON OF THE ARTS!Benets:$225 in art dollars to use at Festival Artist of your choice to receive a recognition ribbon Tickets to Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center Membership to Seminole Cultural Arts Council Free admission to the Improv Comedy Club Invitation to Meet the Artists party Two V.I.P. passes to art festival Festival Poster Listing as Patron And More! Get Information at www.WSFOTA.com/patrons Presented byOctober 19th and 20thOctober 19th and 20th 10am -5pmWinter Springs Town Centerwww.WSFOTA.org about how much money Let us help you! Call today!(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.com Member of Bob Adams President/CEO A SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.comS T OP Worryingyou have for retirement.Instead of being concerned with the value of your retirement account, you should be more concerned with the income that account provides. Income maintains your quality of life so you may live in retirement as you did when you were working. You need to have the income so you can travel, see your grandkids and live whatever retirement dreams you may have. If you would like to see how you can MAXIMIZE YOUR INCOME FOR LIFE call us today. There are options available that most Americans dont know about. Give us one hour to see if we can give you your lifetime. Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. PARK AVENUE FASHION WEEK PHANTASMAGORIA IV

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Page 12 October 2013 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE 395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 407-977-8786ALF License No. 9235, 9308, 9307 www.slm.net/SCOviedo1 Signature property of Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo. MEMORY CARE RESIDENCEWhere hospitality is truly a way of life! Savannah Court and Cottage Located on a beautiful campus setting, our two Savannah Court communities provide full assisted living services while Savannah Cottage offers a secured residence for those with memory loss. You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo www.savannahcourtoviedo.com395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765407-977-8786 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! Louis Roney Play On!On the Orlando Philhar monic Orchestras opening Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, the evening opened with a charming rendition of American composer Ron Nelsons Savannah River Holiday. Next came pianist Jon virtuosic performance of Mozarts Piano Concerto No. able pianist who on this occasion delivered a performance of great delicacy and lyric charm. The OPO contributed a sensitive and energetic accompaniment. After intermission came the pice de rsistance, Richard Strauss Ein Heldenleben. What an opening night for the Orlando Philharmonic, or any other orchestra for that matter! Ein Heldenleben, (A Heros Life) and the hero in this tone poem is that modest fellow the composer himself, Richard Strauss, the man often given credit for the best use of this musical form. Musically, Ein Heldenleben transcends periods of boisterous Arnold a masterful tunesmith and is rightfully Richard Wagner. the piece an energetic good ride before its contemplative end, and the enlarged ute for their notable contributions. A heroic opening PHOTO COURTESY OF ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRAConcert reviewer Louis Roney raves about OPOs Opening Night. About Roney: HarvardDistinguished Prof, Em.UCF 2004 Fla. Alliance for the Arts award (Assisted by beautiful wife Joy Roney)



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Battered, bruised and bandaged, a 47-year-old boxer trudged back into the ring last Challengers Bakke, Gratz and Grutter had all taken pieces of knockout? Hanging by a thread, they Its the best analogy Univer actions recent challenges against Hes battered, hes bruised, 14-page ruling, he said, leave a Stepping in the ring in 1965, cases regarding universibe used by colleges as a contribRegents of the University of took that a step further in 2003, the Court did rule that diversity est in obtaining the educational In the Grutter ruling, Justice Sandra Day OConner also added race should no longer be needed Last rounds of a 47-year ghtSARAH WILSON The VoiceARCHI vV E PHO tT O BY I I SAAC BABCOCK tT HE v V OICEThe ght to give minority children a better shot at college has faced serious legal challenges since afrmative action began in 1965. Now as a decisive suit heads to the U.S. Supreme C C ourt, questions remain whether the programs job is done. Please see ACAC T IONION on page 2Property taxes are at a standpublic hearing by voting to keep Carey voting against because of Carey voted against both the applauded county staff for holdburden on our taxpayers, Carey the reserve this year to help balsustain our budget by using our reserves or pleted in just a couple sioners also approved funding took place in the personyear, including funding of transportation so its not on the backs earlier concerns about rapidly draining the countys reserve is the level of service you have that straight in the eye and this County keeps tax rate steady for now PHO tT O BY TIM FREED tT HE v V OICE SS eminole CC ounty plans to increase Lynx funding. tT IM fF REED The V oice foresees future increase

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Page 2 | Oct. 4, 2013 | Seminole Voice THIS WEEK THIS WEEK IN AMERIC aA N HIS tT ORY O O C t T 9, 1936 Harnessing the power of the Colorado River, the Hoover Dam begins sending electricity over 266 miles of transmission lines to Los Angeles. The central reason for the dam, however, was dealing with water management. Sponsored by The Jewish PavilionIN MEMORY OF NANCYE KOBRIN LYNN STEINMETZ Register to Walk & Receive a T-Shirt Minimum Donation $15 Footprints on the Path $50 each or 3 for $100. Honor a loved one.Become a Sponsor or Vendor Sign up early for the best locations!Proceeds enhance the lives of our elders. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013 AT 9:30 AMFall Festival & Walkat Cranes Roost Park-Altamonte SpringsJoin the Fun! Free Bagel Breakfast & EntertainmentW A L K I N H O N O R O F T H O S E W H O W A L K E D B E F O R E U S Call Nancy Ludin 407-678-9363 nancyludin@jewishpavilion.org or visit www.jewishpavilion.org to Walk or Donate If colleges decide to continue to use race as a contributing factor tions that increase diversity before they can rightfully consider using not, and back up their reasoning ing such policies is likely to keep Opting out of the ght since the additional intricacies of in 2003, universities have steadily tion is states are going to continits not constitutional that states is to begin hearings for a case that it could have ripple effects right cent of the countrys entire high percent possibly not receiving the ities earning degrees and sustaintively prohibits race as a contriblic state universities, but leaves is negligible in public universities because the state ban is the state ban, but private universi-ACTION | Florida students are still susceptible to affirmative action implications despite the states ban CCOO NT II NU EE D F RORO M FRO ntNT PAGE &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Oviedo, Florida(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES PHOTO BY S aA R aA H W iI L sonSON TT HE VOICEUCF professor James Beckman says afrmative actions time clock is ticking. Please see ACAC T IONION on page 3

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Seminole Voice | Oct. 4, 2013 | Page 3ties should be cognizant if they opted out of using race as a deBradley, leaving the private instiCases from each corner June 2013 studied data of different blacks, and 19 percent of Hispandegree, or at least that dispar ity, has a correlation to earnings then correlates into a huge dispar needed to further help, to close Rollins College race and ethhas changed drastically since to include language regarding afYou cant say race doesnt Hispanic college enfall far short, he said, pacting process? cultural landscape for decades, Back in the s and s the jected to the civil rights atrocities line, a scale based on socioecoout of the ring this year, or in the next 10 years, tinue to do this because it looks COME JOIN US FOR THE FOR INFORMATION, SPONSORSHIP & REGISTRATION:http://stmargaretmary.org/PumpkinRun.html TH ANNUAL 4 ORGANIZED BY: ST. MARGARET MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013 HEL D IN MEAD GARDENS WINTER PARKand and Peace, and friends in RACE STARTS:7:30 AMREGISTRATION STARTS 6:30 AM ADUL TS: STUDENTS(10-18): CHIL DREN FREEWITH ADUL T RUNNERFAMIL Y: E ARLY B IRD S PECIAL PUMPKIN RUN PUMPKIN RUN H AITI BENEFIT TH ANNUAL H AITI BENEFIT A Family-Friendly 5K Fun-Run for All Ages and Abilities. 875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 Fashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansTime for your health eye exam! rf r f n fnnt bntb t n n ffnrfnr ACTION | Studies show African American and HH ispanic minorities still fall short in college enrollment stats CCOO NT II NU EE D F RORO M pP A GE 2[Race] remains a question, but one that becomes more complicated every day. Julian Chambliss

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Seminole Voice | Oct. 4, 2013 | Page 5 OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS SERVING YOUR COMMUNITYBernard S. Zeffren, MD Eugene F. Schwartz, MD Winnie Whidden, MSN, ARNP-CVoted Best Doctors of Central FL, Orlando Magazine for 7 consecutive yearsDiplomates American Board of Allergy and Immunology Evening Hours Available793 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714407-862-5824 2 locations in Seminole County7560 Ste. 2064 407-366-7387www.orlandoallergy.com Calendar OCT. 4Spirits in Sanford kicks off its fth annual HH alloween Art Show and Sale in Sanford at a new location. I I ts O O ct. 4 and 5 at the Sanford CC ivic CC enter, 401 EE Seminole BB lvd. OO n OO ct. 4., by reservation only by calling 407-323-2774, there will be a C C hampagne Reception Preview Party from 6 to 8 p.m. A $20 ticket includes gourmet hors doeuvres, rst look and early buy, plus entry to show on Saturday. OO n O O ct. 5 is the show and sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. C C ost is $5 admission at the door. Visit spiritsinsanford.com for more information. TT he First United Methodist C C hurch of OO viedos annual Whale of a Sale, billed as the largest rummage sale in O O viedo, is here! Food and baked goods will also be available for purchase. TT here is even a boutique for collectibles, designer clothing, and other high-end items. I I ts from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. O O ct. 4 and 5 at 263 King St. OCT. 5 TT he Geneva Village HH omemakers annual yard sale is here again with 65 members hosting the sale at the Geneva CC ommunity CC enter on First Street. II ts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, O O ct. 5, with clothing books, knick-knacks, tools, toys, fabric, furniture and more. TT he Oviedo Farmers Market is back from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring fresh produce, prepared food and crafts from local vendors right to your backyard. Genevas Leftover B B iscuits band will be on hand for bluegrass entertainment. I I ts all at the Lawton H H ouse on B B roadway Street.OCT. 6 TT he Julie Eason Smith Memorial 5K Scholarship Stride will take off from the O O viedo Mall Macys at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, O O ct. 6. I I ts only $10 per person and $20 per family ahead of time, and $15 per person and $25 per family day of the event. Pre-register online until O O ct. 4 at oviedowintersprings.org and click on events. I I ts in honor of Julie E E ason Smith, a highly respected local attorney and triathlete who lost her battle with cancer in OO ctober 2012. First United Methodist C C hurch of O O viedos Pumpkin Patch begins Sunday, O O ct. 6 and will continue all month long. I I ts from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Satur day and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. TT he Patch is located off Red B B ug Lake Road next to C C entra C C are. Proceeds support youth mission trips. OCT. 9 Get social next Wednesday. TT he Krewe of L L eaders October Social is at TT ibby s New O O rleans Kitchen in Winter Park from 5:30 to 7 p.m. O O ct. 9, featuring light appetizers and a cash bar. Visit Kreweoeaders.com for more information. OCT. 4Looking for something to do with your family on Friday nights? C C ome on out to Lake C C oncord Park located behind C C ity HH all at 95 TT riplet Lake Drive for F amily Fun Nights Movie in the Park, beginning at dusk. TT his months movie is Wreck it RR alph. OCT. 5Its Oktoberfest! For all you devotees of OO ompa-pa bands, German beer, B B avar ian style food, lively crowds and C C hicken dancing, do we have the fest for you! I I f you are looking for authenticity, this is the place to come. Join us in our B B iergarten where you will nd fabulous German food, plenty of Warsteiner B B eer on tap, schunkeling, toasting to E E in Prosit and live musical entertainment all day long, which when combined brings out the best in fest camaraderie. I I ts from 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday, O O ct. 5 and 26, at the German American Society of CC entral Florida, 381 OO range Lane in CC asselberry. E E ntrance donation is only $5. C C all 407-834-0574 for more information. A cancer/stroke benet for longtime volunteer R.J. Reichards of Geneva who is being treated for brain cancer and suffered a stroke will be held Saturday, OO ct. 5. LL ive music, BBQ plates, a turkey shoot, chicken poop lotto, rafes and sales and a kids fun zone and more. I I ts from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Jolly Gator Fish CC amp, 4650 EE State Road 46. Vendor space is only $10. Rafes and gift certicates will be given away. For registration or more information, call Mary at 407-402-3993 or email mconsolato@bellsouth.net FAMILY CALENDAR Notes LL ongwood goes urbanStirling Sothebys International RR ealty has been named exclusive sales and marketing agents for four live-work residences under development in downtown Longwoods historic district. Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner of Stir ling Sothebys I I nternational Realty, said the development site is two blocks from the new Sun R R ail station and two blocks from South Seminole Regional H H ospital. TT he two-story residences with historic architectural design range in size from 2,338 square feet of living space to 3,184 square feet priced from $250,000 to $319,000, and they include professional ofce space on the ground oor and a two-car garage.Water scholarship TT hirty-three-year-old Kimra L L ewis, a certied wastewater operator who works at the I I ron B B ridge water treatment facility, has dedicated herself to protecting Floridas one-of-a-kind water ecosystem and now she has her sights set on doing even more. She recently won the Nestl Waters Every Drop Counts scholarship to use toward her education at Florida Gateway C C ollege, where shes attending a Water C C ertication course. Accelerating banking Seacoast National Bank has named Daniel Gonzalez analyzer of the Lake Mary Fuel C C ell. I I n his new role, Gonzalez will provide a team of accelerators with advanced commercial underwriting and portfolio management, and serve as credit advisor. Gonzalez will work throughout the C C entral Florida region, and has previous experience throughout the O O rlando area. Gonzalez has more than 11 years of experience in the banking industry. H H e holds a B B achelor of Science in general business administration from the Univer sity of CC entral Florida and is a graduate of Sun T T rust B B anks C C ommercial Management Associate (MA) Program.

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Page 6 | Oct. 4, 2013 | Seminole Voice Interactive Whiteboard Technology Affordable Tuition Program / Accepting VPK Small Class Sizes / Ages 2-Grade 8 Extended Care Hours 6:30am-6:30pm Music, Art and Spanish ClassesO PEN H OUSE T OURS OPEN HOUSE TOURS407.324.1144 Towne Center100 Aero Lane, Sanford, FL 32771407.678.0333 University Park10250 University Blvd., Orlando, FL 32871 P A GE P RIVATE S CHOOL Our 105th Year Open House Savings Online visit www.pageschool.com Accredited by: Ai AISF AdvancED-SACS MSA CESS NCPSA Florida Gold Seal of Excellence October 1-4 9am-11am October 1-4 9am-11am October 5 10am-12pm October 5 10am-12pm Upcoming Events For more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org October 11th State of Education Luncheon 11:30am 1:00pm, Oviedo Mall Community Room Join us as we welcome Dr. John Hitt, President of the University of Central Florida and Dr. Walt Griffin, Superintendent of Seminole County Public Schools as they provide a State of Education presentation. October 9th Oviedo Businesswomen Network Luncheon 11:30am 1:00pm, Tuscawilla Country Club Join the ladies of OBN for their monthly luncheon at Tuscawilla Country Club. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, they will have Dr. Harichand Wednesday of every month. October 14th Young Executives Networking Group 5:30 7:00pm, Spill Wine & Beer in Winter Springs Are you a young executive under 40? Are you currently looking for new networking opportunities? Come join this unique opportunity to network and mingle with young C Level executives. We plan to meet the second Monday of every month at Spill Wine & Beer in Winter Springs! October 19th & 20th 6th Annual Winter Springs Festival of the Arts Winter Springs Town Center (SR 434 and Tuskawilla Rd.) Festival of the Arts from 10am 5pm Over 100 award winning, juried artists, 100% family friendly with interactive fun for the kids, great music by Jackie Jones and many other talents, along with delicious food, wine and beer. Stop and appreciate the art! BeWellWithin FORECLOSURE DEFENSELAW OFFICE OF TIMOTHY A. MORANCertified Florida Specific Foreclosure Prevention CounselorTel: 407-366-TLAW (8529)www.tmoranlaw.net tim@tmoranlaw.net Fax: 407-366-8528 1750 W. Broadway St., Ste. 118 Oviedo, FL 32765Initial Consultation FREE! 2013 Voted Best Law Firm in Oviedo use the fuel card located in the electronic screen that can be used to extend the rental and to end the rental upon return, so there is rental, but at a higher rate than encourage the car sharing aspect to a couple of hours instead of using the vehicle for the entire day, drivers to pick up a car at one location and return it to another and, depending on its success ready considering the car-sharing talk to partners already involved in this type of proof the SunRail line, vehicles could be a vital link for PHO tT O CO u U R tT E s S Y O f F HER tT Z AA few pushes of buttons can start or end a car rental. CCOO NT II NU EE D F RORO M pP A GE 4 caCA R sS H aA R eE | Cars can be rented by scheduling online, then swiping a fob to take a car parked downtown

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Seminole Voice | Oct. 4, 2013 | Page 7 AAtT HLEt T Ic C S THIS WEEK IN SPOR tT S HIS tT ORY Oct. 6, 1911 for 22 seasons and owns the record with 511 wins, and another with 316 losses. Youngs last appearance came in a losing effort with the Boston Rustlers. BECOME A PATRON OF THE ARTS!Benets:$225 in art dollars to use at Festival Artist of your choice to receive a recognition ribbon Tickets to Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center Membership to Seminole Cultural Arts Council Free admission to the Improv Comedy Club Invitation to Meet the Artists party Two V.I.P. passes to art festival Festival Poster Listing as Patron And More! Get Information at www.WSFOTA.com/patrons Presented byOctober 19th and 20thOctober 19th and 20th 10am -5pmWinter Springs Town Centerwww.WSFOTA.org Thursday, October 10 Sunday, October 13Enjoy savings up to at your favorite Park Avenue merchants! an interception that changed everything, season, the Knights are hoping to keep the scored an average of nearly 34 points per offense, putting up just 14 points against a shotgun offense run-heavy offense that pounded the ball defense couldnt handle the versatile rushing attack of 167 net yards on the ground, and three intercepted on a pass that landed in the spread the passes around to six receivers Knights look for redemption in Memphis II SAAC BB ABCOCK The V oicePHO tT O BY ISAAC BABCOCK tT HE v V OICE BB lake BB ortles threw for 358 yards in a narrow loss to South CC arolina.

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Page 8 | Oct. 4, 2013 | Seminole Voice LL ions hope to recover after injuries, big loss EMERGENCY EXP ER TSComing to Oviedo Fall 2013 For all your familys emergencies big and smallCentral Florida Regional Hospital is bringing ef cient, high-quality emergency care to the Oviedo community with the opening of our Oviedo ER. The 11,000-square-foot freestanding ER will feature: Adult and pediatric emergency care Physicians specializing in Emergency Medicine on-site 24/7 35 full-time employees including nurses certi ed in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support 12 private patient care beds Dedicated trauma room Diagnostic imaging including CT scan, ultrasound and X-ray Laboratory services Oviedo ER will be located at 8300 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo between S.R. 417 and S.R. 426. Physicians specializing in Emergency Medicine on-site 24/7 35 full-time employees including nurses certi ed in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support 12 private patient care beds Dedicated trauma room Diagnostic imaging including CT scan, ultrasound and X-ray Laboratory services Oviedo ER will be located at 8300 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo between S.R. 417 and S.R. 426. Track our construction progress at CentralFloridaRegional.com/OviedoER. looking for a rebound after losing fore falling in back-to-back losses HH agerty LL ake HH owell 14-0 lead against district rival rushing yards and a lopsided the air to three receivers, but not Winter Springs straight to even out their seaTrinity Prep have yet to put together a streak of any kind so far, though theyll be looking Masters Academy heavy offense put up 533 Seth Kearney, Cole Iturrioz and Brandon Dickens rushing for 151, 149 and back Grayson Jones rushed for II SAAC BB ABCOCK The V oice arAR CHI vV E PHOTO BY isaacISAAC babcockBABCOCK THE vV OICEOviedo quarterback Chris Davis was injured in the Lions loss to Merritt I I sland along with Jurell Green.

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Seminole Voice | Oct. 4, 2013 | Page 9 VOIc C ES THIS WEEK IN WORLD HIS tT ORY O ct CT 7, 1943 the late 19th century, is Regional crop choices are to the industrial agriculvaluation of arable land near any urban nities are presented intractable odds just to based enough to bind a dependency is retailers seeking and gathering locally prosupport clubs, and all kinds of enjoyable Your next farmer might be a throwback Tom CareyFrom my garden to yours TT om C C arey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in O O viedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page and email him at sundewgardens@gmail.com WHO IS CAREY > ing an explanation for the other people in the parking lot hunched over as if they internal struggle that often led to suicidal of friends, and shared these thoughts that lives to suicide each year, and suicide Suicide has long been a taboo subject left behind by suicide are often reluctant to share their stories for fear that the social Not only do suicide prevention efforts save the lives of others, but Ive also found healing process over the past eight years to is not only is suicide preventable, it is also care, to listen? EE rin OO Flaherty is a senior pursuing a bachelors degree in accounting and is the current Miss University of C C entral Florida. She can be reached at eoaherty@knights.ucf.edu LL isten for depression signs You may save a friends life EE RIN OO FLAHER tT Y U C C F Forum columnist King Features Weekly ServiceSeptember 30, 2013 EDITORIAL CARTOONS

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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time for socializing, both with family and with friends. Your aspects also favor developing new relationships, any or all of which might become especially meaningful. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your success in handling a recent difficult situation prompts a request to handle another workplace problem. But this is one you should accept only if you get all of the relevant facts. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) New information about a past decision raises some unsettling questions from an old friend. Be prepared to explain your actions fully and, if necessary, to make adjustments. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is not a good time to share personal secrets, even with someone youve known for a long while. What you dont reveal now wont come back to haunt you later. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Pushing yourself to meet a project deadline is admirable. But be careful not to leave out important details in your rush to complete your work and send it off. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Watch that you dont take on more than you can handle when offering to help someone with a personal problem. There might be hidden factors you werent told about. SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem ber 21) That major move youve been considering could come sooner than you expected. Make sure youll be ready with the facts you need when decision time arrives. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Languishing relation ships can benefit from a break in rou tine. Get out of the rut and do something new and maybe more than a little unpredictable this weekend. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Although you dont think of yourself as a role model, your abil ity to make a tough decision at this time sets an example for others, who admire your courage. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febru ary 18) You need to move any remain ing obstacles out of your way before you can take on a new challenge. Seek advice from close, trusted friends and associates. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A career change appears increasingly likely to happen during the next sev eral weeks. Its a good idea to start now to prepare, so you can be ready to make the move when the time comes. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a strong sense of obligation to justice, which inspires others to follow your example and do the right thing. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Oct. 17, 1906, Wilhelm Voigt, a German shoemaker, impersonates an army officer and leads an entire squad of soldiers to help him steal 4,000 marks. Voigt humiliated the German army by exploiting their blind obedience to authority and getting them to assist in his audacious robbery. Oct. 15, 1917, Mata Hari is executed for espionage by a French firing squad. Her military trial was riddled with bias and circumstantial evidence, and it is probable that French authori ties trumped her up as the greatest woman spy of the century as a dis traction for the huge losses the French army was suffering. Oct. 14, 1947, U.S. Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. Yeagers X-1 rocket plane was lifted to an altitude of 25,000 feet by a B-29 aircraft and then released through the bomb bay. Oct. 16, 1958, Chevrolet begins to sell the El Camino, a combination sedan-pickup truck. In 1964, the com pany introduced a version built on the brawnier Chevelle platform. Today, the car is a cult classic. Oct. 20, 1962, the White House press corps is told that President John F. Kennedy has a cold; in reality, he is holding secret meetings with advisers on the eve of ordering a blockade of Cuba. Kennedy had seen photographic proof that the Soviets were building ballistic missile sites on the island of Cuba. Oct. 18, 1974, soul singer Al Green is attacked in his own bathtub when an ex-girlfriend pours a pot of scalding-hot grits on his back. Her actions left Green with severe injuries but also shaken emotionally and spiritually. By 1976, Green had become an ordained Baptist minister and pur chased a Memphis church, where he still preaches today. Oct. 19, 1982, maverick automobile executive John DeLorean is arrested in a Los Angeles motel with a briefcase containing $24 million worth of cocaine. According to authorities, DeLorean was attempting to make a drug deal in order to rescue his financially ailing DeLorean Motor Company. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceSeptember 30, 2013 MindGym September 30, 2013 MindGym September 30, 2013 Get it delivered to your inbox every week. Visit SeminoleVoice.com and click Subscribe to newsletter TT he Seminole Voice e-newsletter has community newsOviedoWinter Springs GenevaChuluota ORDER Y oO UR cC LA ss SS IFIED AD onON LI n N E!At SeminoleVoice. com you can create, customize and pay for your ad in one convenient place!

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Central Florida Senior A SUPPLEMENT OF TT HE WINTER Pa PA RKMa MA ITL a A ND O O BSERVER aA ND S S EMINOLE VV OICE OCTOBER 2013Latarsha Chisholm could still remember the sterile hallways of the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. Blank, white quiet avenues where United States lives. Residents ranging from ages 55 to 80 called these rooms home, while visits from family and friends dwindled with each passing year. Even the hospital staff seemed distant, only bringing food to bed-ridden residents. Chisholm had come to the hospital as an intern from the University of South Florida in 2004, milling through admissions paperwork as part of her masters degree in social work. She had no idea When Chisholm wasnt working in the mental health clinic or the spinal cord injury unit, she was in the nursing home wings. Something seemed wrong there, she said. After seeing these former servicemen in isolation, Chisholm, now an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida, decided to dedicate her life to nursing home research, tracking down disparities found in their quite hallways. Disparities that Chisholm now seeks to uncover. An article written by Chisholm published in the June issue of Health Research Services indicates a nationwide trend in nursing homes: a drop in the quality of care in correlation with the number African American residents. dent health data from more than 11,500 nursing homes, Chisholm found that more residents of color in nursing homes means a lower quality of care a trend that Chisholm attriperformance and the surrounding communities. What happens is unfortunately the nursing homes in minority communities are also affected by the resources in that community, which then effects the quality of care that they provide, Chisholm said. The recent study shows not only a drop in revenue in nursing homes with a large minority population, but a reduction in services offered to residents, including restorative walking and pressure ulcer prevention. Chisholm reasoned that most minorities rely on Medicaid to pay for longterm care near the end of their lives, and that the reimbursement rates that go back to the nursing homes dont fund enough of the treatment programs. The fact that many minorities rely on Medicaid could possibly play a part in whether theyre admitted to certain nursing homes, Chisholm said. I dont think its just them saying we dont want black residents, its probably more the fact that they dont want Medicaid residents, Chisholm said. But unfortunately you cant delink the two. geared toward African Americans began in Winter Park. The Gardens at DePugh Nursing Center started in 1956, giving elderly African Americans a place to go during the civil rights movement. Today the nursing home houses a variety of ethnicities, but the majority, 50 to 60 percent, remains African American. Nursing home administrator Millie Sorger found the study interesting, but didnt see the trend occurring at any point during her 30-year career, despite 80 percent of her residents at the In nursing homes, an unspoken divideT iI M FREED Central Florida Senior Please see D iI V iI DE on page 3 PHOTO BY T iI M FREED cC ENTRAL fF LORIDA sS ENIORNursing home residents like MM ary Brown may experience lesser care if theyre in homes with larger minority populations, a Univer sity of Central Florida assistant professor s research has shown. TT he reduced care may even be preventing some from walking again. The Mayflower has exceeded my expectations.Like The Mayflower itself, Marion Lawrence has strong ties to both Winter Park and Rollins College. She lived for years in the heart of the city, and her late husband Samuel donated the land for what is now known as the Lawrence Center, which houses some of Rollins business and administrative offices. The Mayflowers connection to both town and gown is just one of many benefits that attract residents like Marion. Moving here was the smartest choice for me, she explains. I wanted to be taken care of, but not overwhelmed. Here, I have all the backup I need . and it feels wonderful to have left the headaches of home maintenance behind. The Mayflower hasnt just lived up to my expectations; it has exceeded them!If your loved one needed long-term care, what would you do? Call today, and lets talk about it: 407.672.1620. 88141 PR AD WPO 10/2013 Winter Pa rk's Distinctive Retirement Community www.themayf lower.com 1620 Mayower Court Winter Park, FL 32792 PREPARING FOR THE WHATIFS IN LIFE [ a smart choice ] MAY 982 Lawrence Ad_WPO.indd 1 9/18/13 2:44 PM Professors research shows gap in careIts probably more the fact that they dont want Medicaid residents. assistant professor Latarsha Chisholm

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Page 2 OO ctober 2013 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR The American Legion recently released its report on the status of Department of Veterans Affairs health care for women veterans. Members of the System Worth Saving Task Force visited 15 VA facilities in 12 states around the country. Its purpose was to learn what barriers keep women veterans from enrolling in VA health care, to understand the challenges women veterans face, and to make recommendations. The 2013 Task Force Report on Women Veterans Health Care focused on three points: 1) Women veterans dont identify themselves as veterans and dont know about their 2) VA medical centers dont use baseline enrollment and marketing/outreach programs to keep women veterans in the health system. Women make up 15 percent of active-duty service members, yet the number of women using VA health care is considerably smaller. 3) Models of care need to be assessed for effectiveness. For example: Women veterans dont receive mammogram results quickly; VA facilities dont all have inpatient or residential mental health programs for women; and the childcare pilot program is about to expire. Here are some results of the survey, both good and bad: appointments when childcare is available during appointment times. ans at risk for violent behavior stay in-house, and therefore dont show up on the national records if a patient goes to a different facility. Patients often are required to go to other facilities for care, or even go out of state. The American Legion program has been in operation for 10 years, visiting VA medical facilities to assess veterans health care and offering recommendations to the VA, Congress and other government agencies. Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com 2013 King Features Synd. I I nc.More seniors are choosing the higher quality Medicare Advantage plans, according to a news release by Health and Human Services Department. Now, for the fourth year, that number is expected to increase. The average monthly premium is expected to go up just $1.64, which will bring it to $32.60 a month, with more having access to a plan. Medicare Advantage plans often (but not always) include Part D prescription plans, as well as expanded health coverage that the original Medicare doesnt cover. The Part D prescription drug plan will be approximately $31 for the fourth year in a row. Open enrollment starts Oct. 15 and closes Dec. 7 for health and drug plans. Plans change from year to year, and so do individual needs. Take some time to research the plans to make sure you get what you need. If you need help picking out a plan, call 1-800-633-4227 for more information. Or you can go online and compare plans at cms.gov (click on Medicare) or at medicare. gov (click Sign Up/Change Plans). Remember: If you already have Medicare, you do not need to enroll in Obamacare. (Hang up on the scammers who call.) *** year? According to the Centers for Disease Control and start as early as October. There are differences in vaccines this year. There are trivalent vaccines with three vaccines, quadrivalent vaccines with four types and a high-dose trivalent for seniors age 65 and older. Ask your doctor which you should have. There wont be nearly as many doses of the quadrivalent vaccine available. The CDC website explains the differences in these vaccines, but doesnt explain why there are two types this year. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send emails to columnreply2@gmail.com. 2013 King Features Synd. I I nc. VV A health care unused by women vets MM edicare Advantage soon enrolling again By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. 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Page 3 DePugh Nursing Center relying on Medicaid. I havent had that experience personally, and Ive had a number of buildings with very diverse communities, said Sorger. This building has a lot more African Americans than my other buildings, and yet I personally see better care here than in most, and its probably because of how unique we are. Were very supported by the Winter Park community. But Chisholm remains conproposed a number of different formance could be improved, including a pay-for-performance model to reward nursing homes for better care and introducing more of a blend in racial composition in nursing homes to even out Medicaid reimbursement. performance may help solve some the disparities, Chisholm said it wouldnt solve everything. What we found is that the little bit of the ethnic disparities, but most of the time it did not, Chisholm said. What that indicates is that there are performance that are occurring in these nursing homes. We need to see whats going on in these nursing homes that may be facilitating the differences in care. Professor Robert Weech-Maldonado of the University of Alabama in Birmingham served as a mentor to Chisholm while she pursued her Ph.D. at the University of Florida, and gave her guidance while she wrote her recent article. The trends that Chisholm found will only get worse with time, he said. issue is not going away, especially as the number of minorities in nursing homes is actually increasing over time, Weech-Maldonado said. Its an issue that will require increasing attention. The U.S. Census Bureau shows that the population of Americans older than age 65 will increase from 20 to 42 percent between 2010 and 2050. This combined with the American population becoming more diverse shows that the trend will continue, Chisholm said. Chisholm hopes to shed further light on the trend by working on more articles. An article on what causes segregation in nursing homes is now in the revision stage, and she plans to write another article focusing on the quality of nursing homes housing primarily residents on Medicaid. The one thing we know is that were going to get old, Chisholm said. Its just how we plan to spend that time. Chisholm expects to submit her article on nursing home segregation by the end of this year, with a potential publication coming early next year. 877-618-5526 Fully Equipped Kitchen Carefree Granite Countertops Elevator Access Four Paws Friendly BRAND NEW APARTMENTS1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms from $685**Promotions, terms and conditions subject to change. Pricing displayed includes optional digital cable, reserved parking space, and washer/dryer connections. 55+ Senior Living INTRODUCING and GardenParkSeniorLiving.com UptownMaitland.comAvailable Mid-October Visit Us at: 365 Garden Edge Point Fern Park, FL 32730 Office Hours: Monday Friday 9 am 6 pm Saturday: 10 am 5 pm Sunday: 12 pm 5 pm ConcordRents.com PHOTO BY T iI M FREED cC ENTRAL fF LORIDA sS ENIORLatarsha Chisholm defends her research, which she hopes will help bridge a gap in nursing home care.D iI V iI DE | Local nursing home administrator refutes claims that largely minority homes receive lesser care CONTINUED FROM frontFRONT PAG eE $10.00 OFF Initial Purchase $100 or more ORDER by phoneNo Store Visit required CANADIAN MEDS Save up to 80%on Prescription Drug Prices Advair Benicar Celebrex Cialis Crestor Cymbalta Flomax Levitra Lexapro Lipitor Nexium Spiriva Viagra Zetia *CALL for a FREE Quote *We Ship Anywhere in the U.S.A. *Locally owned & operated 352-633-3301 744 South US Hwy 441 Lady Lake, FL 32159

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Page 4 OO ctober 2013 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR MM aitland Senior Center BB elow is a listing of events hosted by the Maitland Senior Center in the month of OO ctober. TT he Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland AA ve. in Maitland. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. O O ur schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information about these and any other events at the Maitland Senior Center, please call us at 407-539-6251 or visit itsmymaitland. com Please join us on OO ct. 24 for our second annual health fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Check out new trends and speak with health care professionals, housing specialists, area service providers, Medicare advantage plan providers, home care providers, and hearing specialists. AA dmission and parking are free. AA nd free health and hearing screenings will be offered. TT he Maitland Fire DD epartment will also be offering u shots as well. Starting O O ct. 8, join us for an eight-week balance class on TT uesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. TT his class is free and open to any seniors age 60 or older. Please call the Maitland Senior Center to sign up if you are interested. Join AA udrey every TT uesday in OO ctober at 10:30 a.m. for line dance lessons. T T he class is 1.5 hours and perfect for all levels of dancers. B B eginners always welcome! Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday and Friday in O O ctober at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check our calendar online to see what movies are showing in O O ctober. Join John every Monday, TT hursday and Friday in OO ctober at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in O O ctober at 1 p.m. for our Conversational FF rench group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Join E E sther every TT uesday in O O ctober at 9 a.m. for TT ai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $10 per month to the teacher. Please wear a white shirt, black pants, and comfortable shoes. Join us every TT uesday in O O ctober at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Sherre every Wednesday in O O ctober at 9:30 a.m. for I I nstructors Choice, a combo of mat and chair yoga thats great for all levels. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat. Join TT y ever y Wednesday in O O ctober at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra, a sublime conscious sleep (meditation) class. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you tend to get cold), and a small pillow. Join D D onna every TT hursday in O O ctober at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost of the class is a $2 donation to the teacher. Join AA nn every Friday in O O ctober for R R ecorder classes at 12:30 p.m. L L essons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407539-6251 for specics on this class. TT he Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month ( O O ct. 11 this month) that is staffed by counselors from S. H H I I N N E E (Serving H H ealth I I nsurance N N eeds of E E lders). TT he program provides free unbiased counseling about M M edicare, Medigap, H H M O O s, Medicaid, prescriptions drug plans, and long term care. AA ll counseling is rst-come-rst-served. BB ring your list of medications or R R x bottles, insurance card and red, white and blue Medicare card. TT his city of Maitland L L eisure Services program is a service presented in cooperation with the Senior RR esource AA lliance. For more information, call 1-800-96 ELDER ELDER (1-800-963-5337), email information@elderaffairs.org or visit F LORIDA LORIDA S HINE HINE .orgCasselberry adult tness classes BB ack 2 BB asics is a low-impact workout a t noon on TT uesday and TT hursday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday. I I ts $49.99 a month for unlimited classes. Chair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Monday and will get you moving again! TT he cost is $2 per class. Gentle/ R R estorative Yoga: For more information contact AA lice Gomes at 609290-8195 or email alice@imagineyoga. net. I I ts 8:45 to 10 a.m. Sundays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. Yoga T T echnique is 8:45 to 10 a.m. Satur day. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount $5 per class. Chairobics: For more information contact Claudia L L aine at 407-718-9066. I I ts 11:05 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays. Calendar Savannah Court and Cove Excellence in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 1301 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751407-645-3990www.SavannahCourtMaitland.comAssisted Living Facility License No. 8447 Skilled Nursing Facility License No. 1635096 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above. You are always welcome!A Senior Living Community where Hospitality is a Way of Life. 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701(407) 691-3009 (407) 679-2135 Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com r fntbt f rtt ftbt bt bnr nr rt b bb f b tb off trtnCoupon redeemable for cash, check or credit card purchases only. Not redeemable for insurance transactions. Excludes custom/special orders & nutritional supplements. May not be combined with any other discounts. 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Page 5 Cost: NN o charge. TT ai Chi for Beginners is at 1 p.m. TT ues day. For more information contact E E ric RR aboy at 407-731-9130. Cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. TT ai Chi for Intermediates is 2 p.m. TT ues day. For more information contact E E ric RR aboy at 407-731-9130. Cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. For more information on classes and registration contact Mario AA lgarin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or malgarin@ casselberry.org or visit casselberry.org/ register.Winter Springs Senior CenterLearn ceramics from a talented group at ceramics class 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays at the Winter Springs Senior Center at 400 NN E E dgemon AA ve. in Winter Springs. Call 407-327-6556 for more information. HH ave fun and get moving at yoga classes at 10 a.m. every Friday morning. Chair yoga is also available, offering all the benets of traditional yoga. Bingo is Wednesday, Friday and the last Sunday of the month. L L unch is served at 11:45 a.m. followed by B B ingo at 1 p.m. TT heres no bingo prior to the last Sunday of the month. AA bridge class meets at 10:30 a.m. every TT uesday to help your game. C ONTINONTIN U EDED F RORO M pP REVIO usUS pP A g G E The American Cancer Society invests in groundbreaking breast cancer research and helps women in every community. In fact, one in two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer turns to us for everything from information about clinical trials to getting rides to treatments. Join the Orlando Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K fundraising walk. Together, we can create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. Sign up at MakingStridesWalk.org/OrlandoMetro Saturday, October 19 | Lake Eola | rfnrtbbb 13_Orange Appeal_9.25x11.125.indd 2 8/20/13 2:16 PM New Fall & Holiday Merchandise! Calendar STEVE JOHNSON'S PAINTING SERVICE 407-679-0111 www.OTownInteriors.com Since 1980 Choose From Any Color Palette Licensed & Insured Check our Local Reviews Online No Mark Ups on Paint Choices No Job Too Large or Too SmallSPECIALIZING IN INTERIOR PAINTING FREE ESTIMATES! LOCAL NEWS. BIG IMPACT.Subscribe now to keep up with the latest news unfolding in your community.Get one year (52 issues) of the Winter ParkMaitland Observer for only $30 Plus, as a thank you for subscribing, youll receive a complimentary copy of the 2014 Winter Park-Maitland Observer Calendar in your December 5 issue! Bonus Offer Subscribe or renew before November 15 and youll get three more months of the Winter Park-Maitland Observer at no additional charge! A SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW AND RETURNING SUBSCRIBERS Visit WPMObserver.com/Subscribe or call 407.563.7013 to order today! The American Kennel Club and the American Humane Association both recently honored dogs that are heroes in our community. The American Humane Association held a vote for Americas list of eight inspiring dogs such as Cassidy, who lost a leg after being hit by a car and now, with his owner, advocates for specialneeds dogs; and CWD Carlos, an explosive detection dog who served in Iraq and Afghanistan but was sadly neglected following his retirement only to be rescued and brought home. The AHA nominee with the most votes will be declared the organizations Hero Dog Ambassador for 2013. And the American Kennel with its Award for Canine Excellence (ACE). They include Bart, a former hunting dog whos now a companion dog for wounded veterans; Drago, a therapy dog called into action in Newtown, Conn.; Tuesday, an assistance action; and Jesse, a search-andafter an injury. ceive silver medallions, presented National Championship in Orlando this December. Theyll also receive $1,000 to be awarded to a charity of their (owners) choice. Tell me about your inspiring pet! Send your questions or comtransmit heartworm larvae to Hero dogs get names in lights PHOTO BY bB R iI TT niNI laLA R sS O nN c C ENTRAL f F LORIDA s S ENIORSenior line dancing is offered in Maitland.

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Page 8 OO ctober 2013 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My question is about taking blood pressure readings. I am 87 years old, female, about 5-feet, 5-inches tall and weigh about 130 pounds. When I go for a checkup with my general practitioner, the nurse takes my blood pressure before I see the doctor. The cuff feels comfortable, and the reading is always in the normal range. I have had my blood pressure checked at other places (clinics, etc.) and usually the cuff that it hurts) and the reading is too tightly, could it cause a high reading? I.S. ANSWER: High blood pressure is one of the most common medical conditions, and correct treatment of blood pressure is essential in order to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. It is not uncommon for blood pressure to vary from day to day, or even during a single day, but the changes you describe suggest two possibilities. is right, and the other places are wrong, which is probably the most likely. Having blood pressure tested in a new place or by someone you dont know certainly can cause the reading to be elevated. Automated blood pressure cuffs in phar macies, etc., are sometimes right but often are wrong occasionally spectacularly. A very high pressure in the cuff, high enough to cause pain, can cause the blood pressure to go up, but not usually high enough to put people into the hypertensive range. Another possibility is that the nurse in your doctors high enough to get the correct too quickly. The wrong-size cuff can lead to large errors in blood pressure readings. While all of these are possible, a trained nurse who takes blood pressure readings every day is not likely to make errors consistently. You can ask your doctor to double-check the nurses reading. High blood pressure is one of the most common ailments for the general population. The booklet on it describes what it does and how its treated. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue No. 104W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Have you ever heard of this? Fifteen minutes after taking a shower, I start itching, and the itch lasts about 20 minutes. It doesnt matter if I use hot or cold water. What is this? O.J. ANSWER: Im not sure. It might be aquagenic pruritus. Pruritus is the medical word for itchiness. Pretreatment with an antihistamine before showering can sometimes prevent the itching. Take it about an hour before you shower. Tiny hives also break out on the skin. They may be so tiny you cant see them, or they may be in places where you cant see them. I dont know if Im correct. Aquagenic pruritus is so rare that I never expected to hear anyone comby a dermatologist. DD r. DD onohue regrets that he is unable to ans wer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. R R eaders may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P. O O B B ox 536475, O O rlando, F L L 32853-6475. 2013 N N orth AA merica Synd. I I nc. AA ll R R ights R R eserved.Blood-pressure readings can vary Having blood pressure tested in a new place reading to be elevated. Automated blood pressure cuffs are sometimes right but often wrong. Dull Chest Pain Disturbs SleepDEAR DR. DONOHUE: Im in my 60s and never had a major illness. I take no medicines. During the past three months, I have been wakened from sleep with a dull pain in the center of my chest. My husband told me to take Mylanta. I did, and got instant relief. What do you think of this pain? V.P. ANSWER: Pain that wakens a per son from sleep must be taken seriously and ought to be reported to the family doctor. However, the response you got from taking Mylanta (an antacid) makes me think of GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease, more commonly known as heartburn. Stomach acid and digestive juices spurt into the esophagus, a structure not equipped to deal with them like the stomach can. If this nighttime pain of yours keeps coming back, put 6-inch blocks under the bedposts at the head of your bed to keep stomach juices in the stomach when you lie down. My first statement about nighttime pain has to be observed. You need to see the family doctor to be certain this is heartburn and not one of the many other serious possibilities. The booklet on coronary artery disease, another cause of chest pain, details its signs and symptoms. To obtain a copy, write: Dr. Donohue No. 101, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or mon ey order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I had two cousins, sisters who died of pancreatic cancer less than a year apart. One was two years older than the other. They grew up and lived in the same Midwestern town. I am concerned about their other sister. Could the disease run in the fam ily? Their mother died of cancer at the age of 40, but we dont know what type of cancer. Anon. ANSWER: Two sisters dying of pancreatic cancer makes you sit up and take notice. If a brother, sister or parent had pancreatic cancer, the risk of another family member coming down with it increases by 18 times the risk for a person without such a family history. Pancreatic cancer most often appears between the ages of 65 and 84. Aging, smoking and chronic inflammation of the gland are other factors involved in its genesis. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a very active 45-year-old female dance teacher with a surprising white blood count of 2,500. My weight and diet are excellent. I stay away from sugar. I do not feel sick. What can I take to raise my white blood count? S. ANSWER: Youre the second per son in the past three weeks who is concerned about a low white blood count. The normal count is 4,500 to 10,000. The chief role of white blood cells is to battle attacking viruses and bacteria. You have no symptoms from your lower-than-normal count. Your body defenses are in fine shape. Your count might be normal for you. It bears watching. Nothing you take can raise the count. In your case, it doesnt need to be raised. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. 2013 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved Keep Your Cool This SummerNow that were fast approaching the hottest part of summer, its even more important to take steps to guard against becoming overheated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a special report on seniors and the heat. It has suggestions that make sense especially since we seniors are slower to sense changes in temperature. That means we can become overheated before we realize it. Here are some suggestions: and dont wait until youre actually thirsty before having a drink. By then youre actually overdue for water. Call your doctors nurse to ask how much water you should be drinking, and make a chart to be sure you get as much as you should. It makes the house hotter. loose clothing. baths. of sugar. some cases, cooling stations might be opened in your area, such as in schools. Or call the health department and ask if there are air-condi tioned shelters near you. Libraries, movies and malls are good places to go during the heat of the day. and ask that they do the same for you. temperatures, they wont help in extremely hot weather, and only blow the hot air around. toms, such as nausea or vomiting, headaches or muscle cramps. Look for heavy sweating, clammy skin, weakness or fainting, which is heat exhaustion. Those are medical emer gencies. For more information, go online to www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/seniors. html and www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/ warning.html. Matilda Charles regrets that she can not personally answer reader ques tions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. 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Page 9 It contradicts the very concept of our nation: One in six Americans goes hungry some of the time thats one in six who is food insecure, the term used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Forty-nine million in this land of plenty dont get enough to eat. Its even more shameful deprived of adequate meals. But even that is not the worst. That would be the hateful vote by Republicans in the House of Representatives to severely cut the federal program that allows those millions to get the nutrition they need. In their zeal to show scorn for the poor and any government program that might offer a helping hand, a majority of the GOP members in the House have decided to slash $4 billion a year from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as SNAP, and other wise known as food stamps. Thats 5 percent of a program that is literally a lifeline for those who are unable to meet the most basic of needs in our cruel economy. Fortunately, the White House has promised a veto, even if this got through a Democratmajority Senate, which it wont. The chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Debbie Stabenow, calls it a monumental waste of time. What it is is a monumental example of nastiness. For those in the House, this was just a symbolic vote symbolic of heartlessness. It fails to measure up to the minimum standard of decency. Democrat Lloyd Doggett called it the Let Them Starve bill. President Barack Obama accuses the hard-liners of trying to mess with me. Theres little question about that. Not that Republicans will suffer any political damage. After all, the impoverished dont make campaign contributions. Thats left to the bloated special interests that want to expand their riches at the very same time the unfortunate are scraping for basic sustenance. Not only would this legislation sever millions of recipients starting next year, but it would treat many who remain with utter contempt, allowing states to require them to take drug tests. Its one thing if the zealots insist on trying to gut Obamacare with their equally futile votes to defund or delay health reform just as its ramping up. Thats just juvenile and self-destructive, since theyre ignoring warnings about how a government shutdown or forcing the nation into the humiliation of debt default would rain scorn on them. None of that is as low as cavalierly leaving Americans hungry. The next time you hear one of them talk about how the Republicans are trying to reduce government spending to make sure our children are not saddled with a crippling national debt, its fair to ask about a concern for the children today. What about that one in would be in real trouble were it not for the very programs they are trying to reduce just when the need is greatest. Our nation has a proud tradition of protecting the defenseless. But now, the GOP is dominated by harsh elements that would have us turn our backs on the most vulnerable and simply toss them aside. Thats beneath low. OO ur most vulnerable, starved of decency ADOHFam TJ091613 From our WellMed doctors, nurses and physician assistants to our medical assistants and technicians, we have the same focus: to give you absolutely the best, most attentive healthcare you have ever experienced. We invite you to tour our clinic and meet our family. Join us at our upcoming event or call to learn more about WellMed.At WellMed, we devote an entire healthcare team to care for you. From the rst time you call us, to the moment you walk through our clinic doors, youll feel the WellMed difference. Opening December 2013 WellMed at Longwood 260 Wekiva Springs Rd, Ste 1000 Longwood, FL 32779 407-865-5909 This is an advertisement. This event is for educational purposes only. A sales person will be present but no plan specic information will be shared. Please contact 855-935-5633 for additional details.Now accepting patients with Medicare and select Medicare Advantage PlansMeet with Dr. Carol A. Stewart-Francisco, M.D. Wed like to welcome you to our family.855-935-5633 (WellMed)www.WellMedHealthcare.com Moving Soon WellMed at Longwood 2735 W State Rd 434, Ste 1031 Longwood, Florida 32779 407-865-5909 AEP_DFSN(10.25x8)_9.24.13B_v3.indd 1 9/25/13 7:34 PM

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Page 10 OO ctober 2013 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR Now FF ree one-year museum admission pass in MM aitlandBet that caught your attention! The Art & History Museums Maitland now offers a free oneyear museum pass to residents of ums for the year from the date the pass is issued. To get your pass, bring proof of Maitland residence to the Maitland Art and enjoy the museums. The Art & History Museums Maitland include: The Maitland Art Center, the Maitland Historical Museum, the Telephone Museum, the Waterhouse Residence Museum, and the Carpentry or visit ArtandHistory.org TT onight through O O ct. 9 M M amma M M ia! T T he hit musical with songs by ABBA Seen by more than 50 million people around the world, Mamma Mia! is celebrating its 12th year on Broadway. The story woven around beloved hit tunes by ABBA is about a single mother who owns a small about to watch the daughter shes raised alone get married, but the wedding guests provide their own version of love and romance in this celebration of mothers and daughters, friends and family. Visit OrlandoBroadway.com or 6116. OO ct. 4, 5 and 6 TT he MM aitland R R otary Art F F estiv al, Art Under the Stars Lily in Maitland, the Maitland its 37th season, features 150 artists vying for $26,000 in awards. ate a magical experience for arting Arts of Maitland provides live p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. OO ct. 5 TT he FF estiv al of Bacon Bacon will have its own festidowntown Orlando. Attendees plus samples of bacon-inspired treats, prepared by 30-plus for the Best of Bacon award. The event includes live music, beer or visit festivalofbacon.com OO ct. 9 to Nov. 10 D D racula as presented by Shakespeare and Co. Long before True Blood, Dracula, the original Prince shadowy world of the undead. us to experience the celebrated gothic thriller in a one-man tour-de-force that uses Bram entries and newspaper clippings for an evening of bloody thrills. Draculas inventive theatricality Halloween night! Call 407-447OO ct. 10 Singer MM arc Broussard and F F ull Sail University release concert videoRecording artist Marc Broussard, in collaboration with that Josh Garrick CC ulture worthy of y our calendar Please see culCUL T u U RE on next page FESTIVAL OF BACON This week at Enzian1300 SOUTH ORLANDO AVE MAITLAND, FL 407-629-0054 WWW.ENZIAN.ORG @EnzianTheater HEY BARTENDER Sun 1PM Cult Classics Only $5! ARACHNOPHOBIA Tue 9:30PM Held Over! IN A WORLD. Fri-Sun 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 Mon, Wed, Thu 6:30, 9:15 Tue 6:30 only Taste the Best in Local Cocktails! Eden Bars Elixir Mixer FREE Sat 2PM-4PM National Theatre Live THE AUDIENCE Back by Popular Demand! Sat 11AM

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Page 11 University will release Marc concert video, on Oct. 10. Coming on the heels of Broussards Broussards live performance Valentines Day 2013. With more than an hour of live recordings sards unique sound is described as Bayou Soul. Visit marcbroussard.com and fullsail.edu OO ct. 11 to 31 (Halloween) Phantasmagoria I V V The fourth installment of what has become an annual Halloween celebration Phantasmagoria IV Hell Hath Risen will storm Oct. 11 to 31. With new stories and all-new large-scale puppetry interacting with live actors, dancers, and haunted storytelling, the theatrical pays homage to masters who dabbled in the original music by Tod Kimbro stallment presents us with a Halat redchairproject.com OO ct. 12 OO rlando Philharmonic and the OO rlando Gay ChorusOn Oct. 12 the Orlando Philharmonic will open its pops series with a concert titled An American Salute featuring the Orlando Gay Chorus and conductor Albert Schram. Were going to do some blues, some jazz, some American standard songs, and much patriotic music, says Maestro Schram. The program includes America the Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic Overture. With perforp.m., the Chorus changes hearts through music, serving as goodwill ambassadors on behalf of the LGBT community. The performances are set for the Bob Carr PAC. Call 407-770-0071 or visit orlandophil.org OO ct. 12 FF estiv al Singers of F F lorida to premiere new work of Requiem for the Living Presbyterian Church on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Called peaceful yet exciting, rhythmically strong yet completely comforting, the premiere at Carnegie Hall in 2014. Call 407-647-1467 or visit OO ct. 13 to 19 Harrietts P ark Avenue F F ashion W eekReturning for its seventh greatest (and most stylish) phiand-greets, special sales and, of course, the big fashion runway at 6 p.m. and the show begins at culCUL T u U RE | C ONTINONTIN U EDED F RORO M pP REVIO usUS pP A g G E BECOME A PATRON OF THE ARTS!Benets:$225 in art dollars to use at Festival Artist of your choice to receive a recognition ribbon Tickets to Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center Membership to Seminole Cultural Arts Council Free admission to the Improv Comedy Club Invitation to Meet the Artists party Two V.I.P. passes to art festival Festival Poster Listing as Patron And More! Get Information at www.WSFOTA.com/patrons Presented byOctober 19th and 20thOctober 19th and 20th 10am -5pmWinter Springs Town Centerwww.WSFOTA.org about how much money Let us help you! Call today!(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.com Member of Bob Adams President/CEO A SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.comSTOP Worryingyou have for retirement.Instead of being concerned with the value of your retirement account, you should be more concerned with the income that account provides. Income maintains your quality of life so you may live in retirement as you did when you were working. You need to have the income so you can travel, see your grandkids and live whatever retirement dreams you may have. If you would like to see how you can MAXIMIZE YOUR INCOME FOR LIFE call us today. There are options available that most Americans dont know about. Give us one hour to see if we can give you your lifetime. Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. H H e is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida AA rt. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. PARK AVENUE FASHION WEEK PHANTASMAGORIA IVIV

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