Daniel works in the retail Marketing & Operations arena of MyPhoto. He has immersed himself in the mission of AACY and gives his time and energy to being a caregiving youth mentor and volunteer at a number of our agency events. Daniel has strong community involvement and is also actively involved with the Tri-County Humane Society. Most recently, AACY nominated Daniel to be recognized at the Men With Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon.
While my own health and fitness is a huge priority for me, the well-being of my children is even more important. And really, when I think about it, the healthier they are, the happier they are - and if they’re happy, *I’m* happy, so it’s a win-win for all of us!
I know how important kids’ health and safety is to parents (being one myself), and I’ve found lots of great, informative resources on the subject. I’m passing them on.
Gardening at Home with Kids
Nutrition for Kids: Helping Children Get Off to a Good Start
Motivating Kids to be Active
How to Create an Autism-Friendly Environment for Kids
Minding the Kids in Divorce: Minimizing the Mental Health Impact
Mental Illness in Children: Signs, Types, & Causes
5 Serious Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore in Kids
Coping with a Child’s Illness While You’re in Recovery: Learn Coping Methods While Going Through This Difficult Time
listed some great parenting resources below that they hope you find value in. They’ve included some articles with practical parenting advice as well as some focused on kids’ and parents’ mental health (They know how difficult this type of information can be to find).
As more and more seniors choose to age in place in the homes where they raised their families, there is more need than ever for all of us - regardless of age - to make sure we know how to be safe in our homes.
A to Z Guide to Security, Safety and Prevention
Tips to Ensure Safety of Seniors at Home
Home Construction & Design Techniques for Child Safety
Have a House Fire Evacuation Plan
Guide to Handling a Hoarding Spouse
20 Ways to Keep Kids Safe When They Are Home Alone
How to Make Your Home Handicap Accessible
Child Safety Guide: Making the Move from an Urban Area to a Rural One
Here are some links to senior wellness articles that Elderspark thought you might like.
The Quiet Epidemic of Senior Drug Abuse
Substance Abuse and Caregiving: When to Ask for Help for Your Own Health and Well-Being
8 Ways For Seniors To Stay Active This Holiday Season
The Ultimate Guide to Senior Finance: Fiscal Fitness for The Over Fifty Crowd
A Guide to Downsizing for Seniors and Their Loved Ones
10 Early Symptoms of Dementia
Moving an Aging or Disabled Parent Into Your Home: 4 Things You Should Know
Moving Beyond Grief After Losing a Spouse
Link to caregiver.com
Link to the September-October Edition
Going Back to School is Stressful for Children Caring for Disabled or Elderly Family
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State Farm® and ADT® Donate Medical Alert Devices to Caregiving Youth Project
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FAU's first lady tells her caregiving story at brunch (Sun-Sentinel)
Previous News from 2016
On November 2, 2010, Marcia Andrews was elected to the Palm Beach County School Board for District 6 and was reelected on November 18, 2014. As a School Board member, Marcia’s focus is on student academics and personal achievement. Marcia works closely with the Superintendent and the School Board to assure policies are in place that meets the needs for our students’ success. Marcia is actively involved with the Educational Advisory Boards in the communities of District 6. Marcia visits schools and is available to assist Area Superintendents, principals, teachers and staff. She is always available to assist parents. As of 2012, she established a School Board Members’ satellite office in the Glades and School Board meetings were simulcast from there as well. Marcia’s work with the School Board is highlighted by the approval of the School Board to build three new schools for the Glades area. One school, Gove Elementary, opened August 2013. Two additional schools, Gladeview Elementary and Rosenwald Elementary opened August 2015. Mrs. Andrews has and continues to hold leadership roles in education, community, social, and civic organizations. She has received numerous honors received from many groups for her work. Marcia currently sits on the Board of the following organizations: 15th Circuit Juvenile Justice Board; Palm Beach County Communities In Schools; Take Stock In Children and the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. She stays connected with businesses in District 6 with membership in the following Chambers' of Commerce: Central Palm Beach County, Wellington, Belle Glade and Pahokee. Marcia is a dedicated professional with 35 years of experience as an educator in the Palm Beach County School District. Her passion for helping others led her into the field of teaching at the middle school level. Through the years she has served as an Assistant Principal, Principal, Director, and Chief Officer of Human Resources. After retirement, Marcia started volunteering in the community and later founded her company Up Front Consulting, LLC. Marcia grew up in Palm Beach County and graduated from Roosevelt High School. She holds a Bachelor in Education from FAU and a Masters in Administration and Supervision from Nova University. She enjoyed teaching her students and worked hard to make sure they were successful. Marcia wants to continue to be a change agent for building better school and community relations. Mrs. Andrews has been married to Robert Andrews for 44 years and has one daughter, a teacher and five grandchildren. She has been a resident of the western communities for 29 years. She enjoys tennis, exercising, and jogging.
Careervitals.com has provided this list of tips for Caregivers of those with dementia.
How to Make a Home Safer for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers at HelpGuide
Music Therapy For Those With Alzheimer's
Alz.org Brain Tour Including Guidance On Alzheimer's and Dementia
The Caregiver's Guide To Understanding Dementia Behaviors
Caregiver Dos and Don'ts: Dealing With Dementia Behavior Problems
Ten Real Life Strategies for Dementia Caregiving
8 Things To Do When You First Learn Your Loved One Has Alzheimer's
Joseph Pores, CEO
Joseph Pores’ career is rooted in hospitality and excellent customer service. Having survived heart surgery as a young man, Pores truly understands the challenges and stress which arise when dealing with life-threatening situations. Because of this he is able to ensure that Call 4 Health responds to every call with the necessary concern and efficiency.
As CEO of Call 4 Health, Pores makes certain that all employees are specifically trained in providing professional and accurate service, based on compassion and integrity. Pores is committed to the betterment of his industry.
Since Pores believes that health care and education are two of the most imperative issues affecting communities nationwide, he is especially committed to his hometown community. A pivotal figure in the health care industry, he remains devoted to providing both personal and professional support in the areas of education and health care.
Rosie Inguanzo-Martin is president and CEO of Allegiance Home Health. In her position, she overseas patient care, operations, marketing, finance, human resources, safety regulations, compliance and public relations. Her company has a Medicare Star Rating 4.5 out of 5 Stars and has been awarded HomeCare Elite for the past 5 out of 7 years. HomeCare Elite is awarded to the top 25% of the 10,000 home health agencies in the United States. She has also been awarded 2016 Small Business of the Year by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber. Rosie believes in creating a culture of caring, commitment, and communication within her business. She has created a management team to help her guide employees to follow Allegiance’s mission of delivering superior overall healthcare to meet each patient’s individual needs in the comfort of their own home. She believes in leading by example.
Prior to becoming President and CEO in 2005 she was the Administrator at Martin Physical Therapy. She oversaw development, planning, and operations and headed the sales department. During her tenure she helped distinguish Martin Physical Therapy as one of the preeminent rehab facilities in Palm Beach County.
Rosie graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Specific Learning Disabilities. She is a member of the FAU Alumni Association and Owl Scholarship Fund. She decided to become a teacher and help children in honor of the passing of her nephew Brandon from Leukemia. Although, Rosie’s company is dedicated to helping care for seniors she has had the honor of giving back to the community. She is involved in children’s and adult non-profits such as the American Association of Care Giving Youth, Downtown Boca Raton Rotary, Boca Raton Children’s Museum, Florence Fuller, Junior League and Legends on the Links. She has also volunteered for Habilitation Center for the Handicap, Caridad Health Clinic and The Soup Kitchen.
She was also very active at St. Joan of Arc where she was the Auction Chair 2014. She has been a homeroom mom from 2004 to 2015. She is a member of several committees within the school and is part of the Coat of Arms Society at St. Joan of Arc. At Saint John Paul II Academy she is a Freshman Class representative parent.
Rosie is active in the National Parkinson’s Foundation which helps provide educational lectures and social services for adults afflicted with Parkinson’s including their caregivers. She is also Allied Team Trained through the National Parkinson’s Foundation. Her company actively helps seniors by sponsoring several events throughout the year to help keep seniors active and involved in their communities.
Rosie was born in Havana, Cuba. She was 5 months old when her and her family arrived on the Freedom Flights. Rosie always had the desire to become an entrepreneur like many of her family members. She is grateful to her loving husband Joe for all of his support. She shows her gratitude by volunteering and sponsoring several nonprofit organizations. She truly enjoys giving back to the community to make a positive impact for those in need. Her favorite quote is, “It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.” Author Unknown