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HomeWell Care Services

Home Health 13100 Westlinks Terrace, Fort Myers, Florida, 33913

HomeWell Care Services is known across Florida and beyond for providing in-home care that focuses on safety, comfort, and companionship. We have a team of caregivers who are genuinely passionate about being there to help the seniors of Southwest Florida keep their independence and dignity as they age. If your elderly loved one cannot stand the idea of being in an assisted living center, or if you do not have the resources to move them into your own home, call HomeWell Care Services at 239-666-2339 to see how our senior care services can help.

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Aston Gardens At Pelican Marsh, The Inn

Assisted Living 4800 Aston Gardens Way, Naples, Florida, 34109

Aston Gardens at Pelican Marsh offers exceptional retirement programs in Naples with world-class facilities and lifestyle programs which are focused on improving the quality of life of our residents. We have revamped our Sensations dining room which showcases the exhibition kitchen, Legends Bar & Lounge, a brand-new movie theater and our new Grande Lobby, perfect for new social experiences. These amenities are part of our remodeling project that aims to offer a fresh look and feel to our residents. Schedule a complimentary tour of our retirement community today by filling out our online form. 

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Chefs for Seniors

Meal Preparation , Naples, Florida,

MEET YOUR NAPLES PERSONAL CHEFChef Bill Springer is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, and has cooked for the King and Queen of Sweden, US Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford, as well as many other celebrities during his decades of experience as a chef. He has been awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals in ACF culinary competitions and even starred in his own TV Show Bills Bow Hunting Adventures.He was the chef for 5 years at the First Baptist Church Naples and 10 years at North Naples United Methodist Church. He is a Master Mason at the Cypress Lodge No. 295 F&AM Naples, and is one of the founding members of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Collier County Chapter. Over the years Bill has honed his chef skills by continually challenging himself to expand his Culinary Cuisine repertoire.Our personal chefs are ServSafe certified, undergo background checks, and are fully insured, and totally committed to creating delicious meals based on your dietary needs and food preferences. Let our highly trained personal chefs create specialized menus based on all the foods you love. Chefs for Seniors Naples is the affordable healthy meal service youve been looking for. Now you can spend less time cooking and cleaning and more time enjoying your life with your friends and family.

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Gulf Coast Medical Center

Medical & Wellness 13681 Doctor's Way, Fort Myers, Florida, 33912

Our origins can be traced to the Fall of 1916 when a group of community leaders set aside 300 dollars, and donated lumber from the dismantled Court House, to build the first hospital in Fort Myers. That first hospital, Lee County Hospital, a two story, four room, 10 bed, wooden building was the beginning of community health care in our area. Today, Lee Health consists of four acute care hospitals: Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital, and two specialty hospitals: Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida and The Rehabilitation Hospital. We encourage you to explore and find any information you need about Lee Health.

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Social Security – Keep It Secure

By Tiffany Williams, Managing Executive, FineMark National Bank & Trust office at Shell Point Retirement CommunityPursuant to a new Federal regulation, as of March 1, 2013, the Treasury required almost all beneficiaries to receive payments through direct deposit.  Paper checks are still available to some beneficiaries under limited circumstances.It has come to FineMarks attention that individuals are fraudulently redirecting social security payments.  These unauthorized direct deposit changes are affecting seniors all over the country and it is happening in Southwest Florida.  Please take action if you receive a letter from Social Security Administration stating a change has been made to your account.  If you have any concerns that your Social Security number may have been compromised, you should contact your local Social Security office. It is also a good idea to contact the credit bureaus about possible identity theft and have alerts placed on your file.Equifax: 1-877-576-5734; www.alerts.equifax.comExperian: 1-888-397-3742; www.experian.com/fraudTransUnion: 1-800-680-7289; www.transunion.comYour most important personal identifier is your Social Security number.  To ensure it is safeguarded and to prevent identity theft, never give your social security number or bank account number to an unknown individual over the phone or via email.  The growing incidence of fraudulent changes to Social Security beneficiary accounts is a serious issue facing the Social Security Administration.  For more information and updates on the progress the Office of the Inspector General is making, visit http://oig.ssa.gov.FineMark National Bank & Trust has an office on The Island at Shell Point Retirement Community. If you have questions about this article, contact us by phone at (239) 461-5999.

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Serving Those Who Served: BrightStar Care® for Veterans

I enjoy working with veterans because they have a wonderful view of the world and of life itself, says caregiver Montana F. You get to meet amazing people and enjoy each others company, while helping them with their daily needs. Montana is just one of the caregivers at independently owned and operated BrightStar Care agencies across the country who are passionate about supporting their clients who have served our country. With 3,658 veterans tended to by our compassionate and experienced caregivers during 2022, weve found that our caregivers gain far more than they give. Were proud to share a few of these powerful relationships. Christines StoryMontana F. has been caring for veteran Christine S. for more than a year, handling those daily activities that Christine can no longer do herself or that cause extreme exhaustion. Since Christine was no longer eating well-balanced meals due to persistent fatigue, one of Montanas most important tasks includes cooking healthy food and prepping meals for future use. My diet has improved immensely since Montana started visiting and Im so grateful for all she does for me, Christine says. Montana is also there to help with activities of daily living (ADLs) like light housekeeping and ensuring Christine can take a safe and comfortable shower. Montanas care does more than just nourish Christines body, it also feeds her soul. Christine explains that she loves having someone listen to her, ask about her day and truly care how shes feeling. It helps me not feel so alone; having someone who cares enough to take time to sit and chat is amazing! Montana loves getting to know her clients and is committed to being kind and patient with each one. Thats the thing about genuine client and caregiver relationships its a two-way street of respect and affection.Jacks StoryMy caregiver is a great source of inspiration, says Jack K., a veteran in Chico, California, who has been a BrightStar Care client since January of 2022. Its nice to know that people care; and Im not as depressed anymore.Jacks praise demonstrates that caregiver Isabelle J. is meeting her goal of making her clients days a little brighter. Some of my clients have a lot of health issues and they can become discouraged, so I want to cheer them up, Isabelle says. Caring about people is really important. When people know you care, then they want to keep moving forward. Isabelle helps Jack keep his home clean, makes meals and is in the home when he showers to make sure he remains safe. Since having surgery on one of his eyes, a BrightStar Care of Chico team member has checked in with him every day. Another goal Jack has is to take his medication consistently. Sometimes clients need a gentle reminder about those activities that can keep them healthy and safe this sometimes includes staying hydrated, eating nutritious meals and avoiding falls. Isabelle is great, Jack says before sharing his future goal of enrolling in real estate classes. This friendship has become one of mutual admiration and inspiration. In Jacks own words, Shes a real nice gal.Kenneths StoryCorporal Kenneth R., served as a United States Marine completing two tours during the Vietnam War. With a choice between being drafted or enlisting, Kenneth chose to enlist., Kenneth has been receiving care from Karen M., HHA, CNA, of BrightStar Care of Burnsville / South St. Paul for just over a year. Karen provides companionship and support for activities of daily living (ADLs) for this veteran who has a personality that others gravitate to.  Karen shared an example of his engaging personality, Sometimes when I think hes fallen asleep and not be listening to whats being said, he will make a comment or wiggle his eyebrows to let us know he is still in there. I enjoy every moment with Kenneth and hearing his stories. She also says that its in Kenneths nature to look out for everyone around him. He is super grateful after all hes been through and thankful for a wife thats always been beside him in sickness and in health. In addition to meeting Kenneths needs, Karens service has enabled his wife to meet her own needs. This respite creates time and space for Leota to attend appointments and run errands, as well as satisfy self-care measures like going for a walk or seeing friends. Leota says she can do this because she knows she can trust and depend on the BrightStar Care Burnsville / South St. Paul team. Karen has heard similar comments from other families shes worked with. They often say that BrightStar Care agencies hire quality caregivers, offer more care than similar companies and provide peace of mind.The Privilege is OursWe consider it to be the highest honor to care for veterans by supporting their independence and dignity. We come into their homes to assist with meals, mobility, errands and more, but we are the ones who are blessed by the stories they share and the love they have for our country. Although we have provided nearly 600,000 hours of care to veterans this year, our true focus is on a much smaller number ONE. Our caregivers and nurses are committed to caring for one client at a time. One hour at a time. One special memory at a time. Whether its the joy we see on a clients face when we walk in the door or we notice their physical health is improving, these are the moments that matter. Caregiver Karen M. says it best, Veterans put their lives on the line for our freedom. Its our turn to serve them, by making their lives better every day.We consider it to be the highest honor to care for veterans by supporting their independence and dignity. If you or a loved one is a Veteran, our team of expert caregivers are specially trained to work with people of all abilities. We offer a wide range of services from assisting with meals, mobility, errands and more, but we are the ones who are blessed by the stories they share and the love they have for our country. 

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Parkinsons Disease Early DetectionApril is Parkinsons Awareness Month. Parkinsons disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, after Alzheimers. Most people will develop symptoms of Parkinsons disease around age 60. At Healthcare Network, within our senior primary care services, we watch for signs and symptoms of Parkinsons disease as well as all potential illnesses that impact seniors.Early detection of Parkinsons disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects more than 1 million Americans, is important to slowing disease progression. But many other illnesses share similar symptoms with Parkinsons disease, including slowness, stiffness, tremors and imbalance. Age can make people more prone to falls and certain diseases, even without Parkinsons disease.Sometimes, people dismiss early symptoms of Parkinsons as the effects of normal aging. Therefore, it is especially important for seniors to establish a relationship and health history with a primary care team who can detect potential health problems early before they become severe. About 85% of older adults have at least one chronic health condition. Sixty percent have at least two chronic conditions.Importance of a Primary Care Physician in Treating Parkinsons DiseaseSeveral healthcare professionals are needed to effectively manage Parkinsons disease and its impacts on quality of life, according to ParkinsonsDisease.net. For example, primary care providers focus on immediate and overall health needs while helping patients manage symptoms of the disease. Primary care providers often also coordinate care with other health professionals including neurologists and movement disorder specialists who assess disease progression and prescribe medications.Overall, primary care physicians (PCPs) play a key role in senior care because they know the patients history and background. The PCP is often the first point of contact for the patients and provides comprehensive care for chronic, preventive and acute conditions, according to ParkinsonsDisease.net.In addition, recent surveys have shown that strong patient-physician relationships result in healthier outcomes. Your PCP can connect the dots, spending less time on your past and more time on the future.Research has shown that people who live in states that have more primary care physicians have better health outcomes. This includes fewer deaths from cancer, heart disease or stroke. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, respondents with primary care received more high-value care compared with those without primary care. Enhanced treatment included filling prescriptions, routine preventive visits and screenings.According to Harvard Health, PCPs work in teams that keep the patient as the center of all diagnostic and treatment activities. The explosion of medical knowledge and treatment alternatives makes it important to have a primary care provider to interpret and advise on the best course of action.Senior Care Helps to Manage Multiple ConditionsParkinsons disease occurs when nerve cells around the brain that controls movement become impaired and/or die. As the disease progresses and changes, so do care needs. Establishing care with a PCP provides continuity and consistency in care that can help Parkinsons patients avoid using costly urgent care or emergency rooms for acute needs.In addition, many people with Parkinsons disease experience mood disorders because of their condition. Our integrated mental and behavioral health model, where medical and mental health professionals work side-by-side, allows these concerns to be addressed seamlessly during primary care visits.Another advantage of having a dedicated PCP when dealing with Parkinsons is they can watch for the impact of medication changes, infections, dehydration, sleep deprivation, stress and other medical conditions that can worsen Parkinsons disease symptoms. A PCP can consider other conditions and medications and adjust with the patients overall health in mind.People with Parkinsons can expect to live almost as long as those who do not have the disorder. Medications, as well as physical and occupational therapy, can improve a persons quality of life. Early detection and coordinated care are key to reducing complications. By being aware of the common chronic conditions associated with aging, your PCP can take steps to practice smart preventative care, manage complex chronic conditions like Parkinsons and improve health outcomes.Make an AppointmentTo make an appointment at one of our many locations with a care provider, call 239-658-3000. Already a patient of Healthcare Network? Visit our secure Patient Portal to access medical information, request appointments, and manage prescriptions 24/7. Learn more.About AuthorDr. Reiner Ramirez is a Healthcare Network family care provider who focuses on specific health concerns faced by seniors. Healthcare Network provides integrated health where medical and mental health professionals work side-by-side to address patients physical, mental and emotional health.

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Health Insurance – Important Dates 2023!

HEALTH INSURANCE is more important than ever! There is no way to determine when something will happen or when you could be diagnosed with a serious medical condition. So, saying I am healthy, so I dont need health insurance makes no sense. Insurance is moving the financial risk from you to the insurance company. There are always options for about every budget. Work with a professional that is contracted with many carriers and offers multiple options. Many plans are available year-round, the government plans such as the Marketplace and Medicare have specific times that you can enroll unless you have a Special Enrollment Period due to, as an example loss of coverage, marriage, moving out of the plans service area, etc. MEDICARE Annual Enrollment Period October 15-December 7th, 2023, for January 1st, 2024, effective. Medicare Advantage Part C & Part D Prescription PlansMost of the plans in your area have made many changes and things you might not notice, especially important, are your doctors still in network, what tier are your medications and maybe the tier changed, copays, coinsurance. What extras are the plans offering? Maybe you need extra dental, vision, hearing aids. Many plans include some wonderful extra benefits, but it is also particularly important to know how to use the benefit and if they work for you. If the insurance company, you are with comes up with a better plan they will NOT switch you to it automatically.  Your insurance agent should be making you aware of a better option.  It is illegal for a insurance person to call you regarding Medicare, do not talk to someone you have not given permission to call.  Ask them for their National Producer number and report them to Medicare for a unsolicited call. CMS has made many rules for 2024 Medicare season. If you want to enroll or review your plan over the phone, you need to agree to be recorded and Medicare requires us to keep the recording for 10 years. In person appointments do not have that requirement, but you need to sign a scope of appointment that authorizes us to talk to you about Medicare Advantage or a Drug Plan it does not allow us to do anything but talk to you about these topics. Many plans have decreased the cost of Insulin which will be a huge savings for so many in 2024.  Part D after you, the plan and the pharmaceutical company paid $8,000 you no longer have a cost for your medications for the rest of the year. When you turn 65 you are eligible for Medicare, once you have worked 40 quarters roughly 10 years there is no cost for Medicare Part A. Part A covers Hospitals, Skilled Nursing, Home Health & Hospice. Medicare Part B you can choose to take at 65 or you can hold off if you are still working and have credible coverage. If you do not have group health insurance that is considered qualified, and then you want it you would have a late enrollment penalty for each month you did not have Part B & Part D and that penalty will last for the rest of your life. Part B covers, doctors, imaging, blood work, ambulance, durable medical equipment, etc. Part D is a Medicare Drug Plan and covers medications. During your initial enrollment period it is especially important to understand your options! Medicare Supplements/Medigap Plans are NOT guarantee issue you may need to medically qualify. You can purchase a Medigap Plan during your 1st 6-month on Medicare Part B without medical underwriting. There are a lot of things you need to know. Again, work with an agent you can trust! Especially important: when you move you need to know your options. Can you keep the same plan? Do you need to make a change and what does that look like?  We offer Free Medicare Seminars in Lee & Collier County please e-mail info@logicalinsurance.com to register or call 239-362-0855 for dates. Medicares website is www.Medicare.gov. MARKETPLACE -Obama Care/Affordable Care Act open enrollment starts November 1st- December 15th for January 1st effective. December 16th to January 15th will have February 1st, 2024, effective. The website is HealthCare.gov, your local insurance agent can help you through the maze. The government also changes each year what how much you can earn to receive subsidy to help lower your cost for insurance. Many people are not aware that they do not need to forgo having health insurance and there are affordable options for them. Insurance is not just about the price of the premium but particularly important the network of doctors, hospital, etc. that you can have access to. Be careful carriers that are selling in your area might not have a good network, so the price might be right but if your hospital and your doctors are not in their network that is a problem. So always check the network! Understanding deductibles, out-of-pocket maximums, what applies to the deductible? Do I have to pay the deductible before the plan pays? This differs by each plan, Copays vs. coinsurance if you do not understand ask, become informed about what you are buying and how it works. Individual/Family Health Insurance Being young and healthy does not mean you do not need health insurance. Do you know anyone that knew when they were going to be diagnosed with cancer, or when they were going to have a heart attack or even a serious accident? I do not, it happens, and insurance is there to help you get the care you need and limit your financial exposure. What are your insurance options, and what is best for you? Employer Group Coverage, Individual Medically Underwritten Health Insurance, Medicaid, or the Government Market Place Guaranteed Issue Health Insurance. There is a lot to know about the differences, as well as the cost. The monthly premium should not be your only consideration. You do not know what you do not know so ask the experts, which do know about all of plans and can help educate and guide you thru the enrollment process. When it comes to medically underwritten plans, most of them you can enroll all year long, but you can also be denied based on medical underwriting. Logical Insurance Solutions is a SWFL Insurance Broker that works with most of the carriers, we are happy to help you through the maze. This is what we do daily, it is second nature to us. We offer virtual seminars, one on one WebEx, phone and in person appointments.To learn more about your options call to schedule an appointment contact: Logical Insurance Solutions for all your insurance needs, we I am licensed in 30 states. www.Logicalinsurance.com    239-362-0855    info@Logicalinsurance.com By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366

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Local Business Videos

Virtual Interview with Danielle Gates from D.Gates Wealth Management

This morning I had the pleasure of virtually interviewing Danielle Gates with D. Gates Wealth Management.  Danielle is a certified financial planner or CFP.  That designation means she has at least 5 years experience, has been vetted by the national CFP board, and has taken an oath of being a fiduciary with her clients.  This designation does not come easy.  You must pass 5 master level education courses, sit for and pass the CFP exam and maintain yearly continuing education and background checks.  Danielle has been a CFP since 2004 and she bases everything in her practice on goal setting. Her areas of focus are retirement planning, cash flow analysis, discretionary money management, tax management planning, estate planning, and all other areas of financial planning.To contact Danielle, call 239-424-8305 or e-mail danielle.gates@lpl.com 

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Are You Ready To EngAge

If your target client is the 55+ demographic, you'll want to watch our weekly series called "The Art of Marketing Well". In this series, our Director of Sales, Kelly Wain, brings you quick-tip marketing videos to expand your business reach. For more information, connect with us on Linked in!

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About Platinum Benefit Services, Inc.

Platinum Benefit Services, Inc. is committed to helping families gain maximum government benefits for Long Term Care and providing both compassion and application expertise.  Since 1996, we have helped more than 10,000 families qualify for Medicaid while strategically protecting an estimated $1,000,000,000 in assets in conjunction with appropriate legal counsel.Platinum works diligently to process all types of long-term care applications with a specialization in complex nursing home applications for families who employ high end asset protection strategies. Platinum Benefit Services, Inc. are experts in the field of nursing home Medicaid application processing. 941-993-0087https://platben.com/

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SBB Partner Spotlight by Florida Senior Consulting!

Do You Need Home Health Care, Memory Care, Assisted Living, Or Independent Living?We help with your senior living choices and ensure your ongoing quality of care. Overwhelmed by the options? We make finding senior care simple by providing personalized guidance each step of the way.(800) 969-7176

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Legal Administrative Assistant

Are you passionate about helping others?Do you thrive on making a meaningful impact on people's lives?If so, we want YOU to become our Legal Administrative assistant at Amy McGarry Law!JOIN OUR GROWING ELDER LAW, ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE LAW FIRM!Full-time positionHealth insuranceIRAWe seek tech-savvy individuals with excellent people skills, a love for working with families and elders, and a drive for personal and professional growth.Paid time offWe prioritize the wellbeing of our team and clients, focusing on holistic outcomes. Our camaraderie and commitment to learning create a successful, happy work environment.IF YOU VALUE INTEGRITY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, APPLY NOW AND EMBARK ON A FULFILLING JOURNEY WITH US!Send your resume and cover letter to info@amymcgarrylaw.com

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Program Manager

GENERAL: The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center, Incs mission is to achieve caregiver health, strength and resilience by providing education, information, hope and compassion. The centers offer a variety of programs aimed at providing health education, information & referrals, counseling, and support for families living with a dementia related concern. The Program Manager must have the ability to effectively represent the Dubin Center to the public and act as a liaison between the Dubin Center and the public, families, volunteers, the Executive Director, and the agencies and institutions working in the area of dementia. The Program Manager is responsible for organizing and overseeing the daily operations of the Center (staff of 5), ensuring the agency is well-coordinated and productive by managing its procedures and directing staff. The Program Manager plays a critical role in keeping the office and staff functioning smoothly, to include but not limited to the recommendation and acquisition of supplies, literature, services, equipment and other facility needs. The Program Manager plays a critical role in supporting the Executive Director, assisting with HR related tasks, and in helping to identify, secure, engage, and supervise volunteers. The area of responsibility requires thorough knowledge of Dubin Center processes, procedures and programs, and an ability to plan various operational activities in the most efficient and effective ways. The purpose of this position is to assist in streamlining, safeguarding, strengthening, and expanding the efficiency of the agencys operations for long-term success. The Program Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and will periodically, and upon request, inform the Executive Director of the status of projects, activities, and other activities that the Program Manager is taking part in on behalf of the Dubin Center. Working hours are generally 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday Friday. The Dubin Alzheimers Resource Center is opened during business hours Monday - Friday and primarily responds to situations only during those hours.QUALIFICATIONS: Strong passion for helping people and interest in working at a nonprofit. Bachelors degree in business, health or public administration or social work with some business training. Proven experience working in operations for nonprofit or equivalent position. Excellent organizational and leadership abilities Attention to detail Outstanding communication and relationship building skills Ability to coordinate and implement assignments to meet deadlines Knowledge of industrys rules and guidelines Working knowledge of data gathering, analysis and performance/operation metrics Must be proficient in PowerPoint, Outlook, MS Word, Quick Books and Excel. Must have a valid driver's license and/or reliable transportation.RESPONSIBILITIES: Liaise with Executive Director to evaluate and make recommendations for operational activities, business procedures, policies and strategic goals with the goal of improving efficiency and effectiveness of the business. Revise and/or formulate policies and promote their implementation. Plan and monitor the day-to-day operations of the business, to include but not limited to, the management of office resources, vendors, technology and supplies. Manage procurement processes and coordinate material and resources allocation. Provide suggestions and assist in the implementation of client support processes to enhance client satisfaction. Posts payables and recievables to accounting software from invoices, cash receipts, vender invoices, and reconciled accounts. Generate reports and financial transactions. Assist in the review of financial information and provide input for improving the operational budget for the purpose of improving profitability and quality of services provided. Responsible for collaborating with the Executive Director to work with offsite financial and accounting services related to budgeting, reporting and financials. Facilitate human resources administration by serving as the internal administrator of health and welfare plans, to include enrollments, changes, and terminations, as well as acting as liaison between employees and insurance providers, and resolving benefits-related issues when/if they arise. Reconcile benefits statements, conduct audits of payroll, benefits, and other HR programs, and providing recommendations for corrective actions when necessary. Coordinate all details related to the recruitment and engagement of volunteers and interns. Manage relationships/agreements with external partners/vendors. Collaborate with the Executive Director to ensure that the Center conforms with established city, county and statewide regulations. Oversee the management of agencys main email and agency's telephone system. Develop and execute marketing strategies and related social media activity., through the publication of newsletters, e-mails, fliers and memos; updating social media or calendars of events; and managing other marketing tools to produce print and digital copies of communication. Assist with all aspects of internal and external event planning, management and logistics, including but not limited to, meeting with vendors and clients, and determining and arranging the location, food, entertainment, volunteers, and staff. Maintain up-to-date donor list. Sends pledge reminders and gift acknowledgement to donors. Support the administrative needs of the Executive Director.BENEFITS:Full health, dental and vision benefits paid for by the center.Life insurance.Generous paid time off.Retirement plan as approved by Board of Directors annually.Salary commensurate with experience.Position classification Exempt

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Office Manager

Griswold has been giving people the help they need to live in the place love since 1982. We are a non-medical home care registry that connects clients with professional caregivers who can assist with bathing, transportation, homemaking, companionship, and more! Our office in Bonita Springs, FL is looking for an Office Manager to join our team of passionate, energetic, and committed professionals who serve the elderly and disabled community in the greater SWFL area.  The Office Manager is responsible for the daily operations of our home care office, which are varied, fast-paced, and rewarding. A mix of social services, customer service, finance, human resource, and sales are all parts of this exciting role. The ideal candidate is an energetic, professional, kind, and well-organized leader who can wear multiple hats and has extensive experience in customer service or client-facing environments. Manager qualifications include, but are not limited to: Articulate, with strong verbal and written skills; Pleasant phone manner; Reliable and consistent; Creative with problem-solving skills; Organized and detail oriented; Flexible and able to multitask; Hold a current and valid drivers license; Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Office Manager duties include but are not limited to: Provide exceptional customer service according to company standards; Maintain all systems, policies, and procedures to meet State regulations; Supervise and manage all staff, client coordinators, marketers, administrative personnel; Achieve growth goals; Maintain and manage local marketing efforts; Other tasks as deemed appropriate and necessary.  If you are caring, compassionate, and have a true desire to help others, becoming a member of the Griswold team may be the perfect opportunity for you.  Please send your resume to Shannon Gettier at s.gettier@griswoldhomecare.com   Griswold is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy status, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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Estate Planning and Probate Attorney

If you are looking for an awesome place to go to every day and help people and change people's lives with your work, then you might be our next Estate Planning, Trust Administration and Probate attorney.You will be working with wonderful clients and staff. Check out our reviews as to what our clients say about us.We offer a great benefits package and guess what? No crazy hours like in Big Law.We value life-work balance.Benefits:Bonus compensation packagePaid vacation/holidays/PTOIRA contribution by Firm - whether or not you contributeHealth InsuranceLife InsuranceShort term disabilityCritical IllnessFlexibilityDon't let the starting salary deter you from applying.ResponsibilitiesMeet with clients to design, sign and fund their plansDraftingTake excellent care of the clientsCommunicating with managing attorneyEnsuring the work is completed in a timely mannerQualifications5 years of experience in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration in FLORIDAFL Bar LicensedIf you have business formation and corporate experience, your salary will be adjusted higher for itCompensation$84,000 Base + Bonus + IRAAbout Kushi Law Firm, P.A.We take excellent care of our clients, help protect people and keep the court system from interfering in our clients' lives!

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