Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Volunteers needed to collect surveys in the Glades for The Glades Initiative, Inc.
Seeking mentors for Take Stock in Children Scholarship & Mentoring Program

Wed, Mar 1     9:00am       Grief Support Group, Trustbridge Hospice
Thurs, Mar 2   6:00pm      Healthier Glades-Health Dialogue Action Forum, Banyan Tree
Fri, Mar 3         10:00am   Money Smart (in Spanish) Financial Literacy, The Glades Initiative, Inc.
Fri, Mar 3 
        7:30pm     Rhythm of Dance, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
Mon, Mar 6      9:00am     Money Smart (in Haitian Creole) Financial Literacy, The Glades Initiative, Inc.
Mon, Mar 6     11:00am    Groundbreaking Ceremony, Covenant Villas & South Bay Villas
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Healthier Glades - Health Dialogues Action Forum

The Health Dialogue to Action Sessions -- part of the Healthier Together initiative with Palm Healthcare Foundation, in partnership with Community Partners and BRIDGES -- have been taking place in South Bay, Belle Glade and Pahokee separately since the beginning of the year. On Thursday, March 2nd, the three groups will be gathering to learn about their sessions and to share their action steps for a healthier community. Please join them at the Banyan Tree in Belle Glade to learn more about the activities set to take place this spring addressing health in the Glades communities. Dinner will be provided

WHEN: Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:00p.m.-8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Banyan Tree , 1533 NW Ave L, Belle Glade, FL

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Money Smart - Financial Literacy for Spanish Speakers Money2

The Glades Initiative is presenting a series of financial literacy trainings in Spanish based on the FDIC's Money Smart program, designed to teach residents how to enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.

WHEN: Friday, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 28, 31  10:00am - 11:30am

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, call Jose Zaragoza at (561)996-3310

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Rhythm of the Dance at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
Rhythm of the Dance will take you on an epic journey through the ages, from ancient mythology to the travels of the Irish emigrants, from the rolling hills and stonewalls of Connemara all the way to the modern skyscrapers of New York, with some surprises along the way.  The show is an inspiring epic, recounting the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history.

WHEN: Friday, March 3, 2017  7:30pm

WHERE: Dolly Hand Cultural Arts, 1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit www.dollyhand.org.
Money Smart - Financial Literacy for Haitian Creole Speakers Money

The Glades Initiative is presenting a series of financial literacy trainings in Haitian Creole based on the FDIC's Money Smart program, designed to teach residents how to enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.

WHEN: Monday, March 6, 7, 8, 9, 2017  9:00am - 12:00pm
WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 141 SE Avenue C, Belle Glade, FL 33430

For more information, call Jose Zaragoza at (561)996-3310

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Volunteers Needed! Volunteer

The Glades Initiative, Inc. is looking for volunteers to help complete and collect surveys in the Glades. If you are available and interested, please contact Cat Calsetta at (561)996-3310. Community service hours are available.
Seeking Mentors!  Mentors
Take Stock in Children Scholarship and Mentoring Program

Looking for Mentors to mentor scholarship students at Glades Central High School.  We need 4 male mentors and 1 female mentor.

Our mentoring program is school based only.  Mentor once a week at the student's school during lunch at least three times a month.  Do not miss out on this experience to "Change a Life over Lunch"  You will make a difference that will last a lifetime for these students.

If interested, please contact Kimberly Briard, Mentor Coordinator at kbriard@takestockpalmbeach.org or 561-307-5485.
Groundbreaking Ceremonies for: Ground
Covenant Villas and South Bay Villas

The Palm Beach County Housing Authority asks you to please mark your calendars and save the date for Monday, March 6th for this special and long-awaited event.

WHEN: Monday, March 6, 2017  11:00am

WHERE: The first groundbreaking ceremony will begin at Covenant Villas, located at 601 Covenant Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430 followed by a ground breaking ceremony and lunch at the New South Bay Villas, located at 110 Harrelle Drive, South Bay, FL 33493

For more information, contact Kenyon Link at klink@pbchafl.org
Glades Region Teacher Development Information Session

Are you interesting in pursuing a career in teaching?

WHEN: Thursday, March 16, 2017  5:00pm - 7:00pm

WHERE: West Tech, 2625 NW 16th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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Fair Housing Contest

Did you know that it is illegal to discriminate in the sale or rental of housing because of race, color, religion, age, familial status, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or marital status? The Palm Beach County Office of Equal Opportunity's mission is to enforce local, state and federal civil rights laws. Help the Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches (RAPB), the Palm Beach County Office of Equal Opportunity and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc., to educate the community on fair housing issues by creating a poster, essay or video.

Cash Prizes for:
Grades 3-5 (Theme: Create a poster)
Grades 6-8 (Theme: Create a poster and write an essay)
Grades 9-12 (Write an essay and/or make a video)

Contest Rules:
1. The contest is open to all Palm Beach County students from grades 3 through 12.
2. Students must use the theme: Fair Housing: Making Dreams Come True.
3. Only one entry per student for each category may be submitted.
4. Entries must be received NO LATER than Friday, March 17, 2017.
5. Mail or bring entries to: Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches, One Harvard Circle, Suite 102, West Palm Beach, FL, 33409.

Winners will be announced on Friday, March 31, 2017, and prizes will be awarded at a reception on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 6:00PM in the RAPB West Palm Beach Classroom.

For more information, please visit www.rapb.com/fairhousing or contact Renee Sandel at (561) 727-2788 or rsandel@rapb.com.

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Pahokee Youth Empowerment Summit

  • Gang Awareness & Prevention
  • Cyberbullying / Sexting
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse
  • Bullying & Cyber Bullying
  • Lifetime of Consequences
  • How to Handle Police Approach
  • Drunk Driving & Distractive Driving
  • Healthy Relationships

WHEN: Saturday, March 25, 2017  8:00am - 2:00pm

WHERE: Pahokee High School, 900 Larrimore Rd, Pahokee, FL 33476

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Click here for a registration form
The McKinlay Memo - February 2017
A newsletter from District 6's Commissioner Melissa McKinlay 

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For the Record Newsletter - February 2017

A newsletter from Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller, Sharon Bock

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Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
Monday Morning Update
See how the Children's Services Council is working for our children:   

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CareerSource Job Opportunities in the Glades Career 

Are you 17-24 years old?
Not employed?
Out of school?
Ready to work?

Find out if you are eligible to participate in a five-week, paid work readiness program.

Looking to get into a Geriatric Healthcare career? Click here for more information

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Job Opportunities

In the Glades

The Sun
Indeed Jobs

In Other Areas
Juvenile Court Case Manager ~ 15th Judicial Circuit Court, West Palm Beach, FL
Administrative Secretary ~ 15th Judicial Circuit Court, West Palm Beach, FL
Receptionist ~ 15th Judicial Circuit Court, West Palm Beach, FL
Magistrate Assistant
~ 15th Judicial Circuit Court, West Palm Beach, FL
Resource Development Assistant ~ Leadership Broward
Program Associate ~ Health Foundation of South Florida, Miami, FL
Direct Care Provider ~ The ARC of Palm Beach County, Riviera Beach, FL
Development Director / Client Services Coordinator ~ Life Net 4 Families, Broward

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15th Annual Heritage Day Breakfast

Join us for the 15th Annual Heritage Day Breakfast on Monday, February 27 at 10 am at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Currie Park, West Palm Beach featuring keynote speaker Palm Beach County Commissioner Mack Bernard. Musical entertainment by Tom Willis. This event is free and open to the community.

WHEN: Monday, February 27, 2017  10:00am - 11:00am

WHERE: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at Currie Park, 2400 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Click here to register
Advance your nonprofit career February & March Workshops

Marketing Affinity Group

This unique opportunity is exclusively for marketing professionals within the nonprofit sector. Join us as we share best practices and approaches to the challenges, struggles, and difficult tasks we face in performing our day-to-day jobs. Don't go it alone! Bring your top three concerns, and let's discuss them together. This is a MEMBERS ONLY event limited to 15 attendees. Presenter: Josh Hirsch

WHEN: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8:30 am - 9:30 am

WHERE: Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, #450 West Palm Beach, Florida  33409


Nonprofit Contracts

This workshop will address some of the more common types of contracts and agreement that nonprofit organizations sign on a regular basis, including:
* Funding agreements and awards
* Memorandums of Agreement/Understanding
* Leases (for property and for equipment)
* Independent Contractor and Employment Contracts
* HIPAA Business Associate Agreements
* Confidentiality Agreements
* Release and Liability Waivers
Finally, the workshop will address some common contract provisions and your organization's (and your personal) liability with regards to those contracts. More importantly, the workshop will provide you with information you need to understand what you are signing, before you sign (or click) on the dotted line. Presenter: John Foley, Esq.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

WHERE: Nonprofits First, 1818 S Australian Avenue, #450 West Palm Beach, Florida  33409

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Grand Opening Ceremony for the New PBSC Campus

Health sciences and technology, which are the focus of the first phase of the campus, will be offered later this year. Those career programs include: the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, which will start in the fall; and Health Information Technology Associate in Science degree, Health Informatics Specialist certificate, Medical Information Coder/Biller certificate and Medical Transcription technical diploma, which all start in the summer.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 28, 2017  4:00pm

WHERE: Palm Beach State College - Dennis P. Gallon Campus, 15845 Southern Boulevard, Loxahatchee, FL 33470

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Learn About Toxic Stress and Becoming Trauma-Informed - Online
In the absence of protective relationships, toxic stress in childhood impacts an individual's health and well-being across the lifetime. This workshop provides an overview of the ACE Study, Trauma, Toxic Stress and the Impact on Health. Resilience and Building a Trauma-Informed Approach. By building the capacity of adults in our community to address this issue, we can nurture the social-emotional wellness of the next generation.
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AFA Partners in Care:  
Supporting Individuals Living with Dementia

Join AFA in West Palm Beach on March 28, 2017 for AFA's Partners in Care training focusing on gaining strategies and an increased knowledge of how to further excel as a health care professional working in dementia care:
  • Understanding Dementia
  • Facilitating Care Transitions
  • Building Relationships
  • Effective Communication
WHEN: Tuesday, March 28, 2017  9:00am - 4:00pm

WHERE: West Palm Beach Hilton, 600 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Click here to register
Rural Health Symposium 2017:
Visioning Rural Health Without Disparities

Presented by the Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network and the Health Council of Southeast Florida
  • National and Regional Key Note Speakers
  • Healthcare Presenters
  • Relevant and Timely Topics
  • Educational and Awareness Break-out Sessions
  • Network With Other Professionals
  • Earn Approved CEU's
  • May Qualify For Category 2 CHE's and CEU's
WHEN: Friday, March 31, 2017  10:00 am - 4:00 pm (registration starts at 8:30am)

WHERE: Indian River State College - Dixon Hendry Campus, 2229 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972

For more information, call: (561)844-4220
National Crime Victims' Rights Ceremony in the Garden

In Honor of National Crime Victims' Rights Week

WHEN: Thursday, April 6, 2017  9:00am - 11:30am

WHERE: Mounts Botanical and Clayton Hutchinson Agricultural Center, 559 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

For more information, contact:
Ellen Craddock-Day (561)274-1500 or Amy Shaffer (561)355-2418 opt. 3
In an Age of Violence: Helping Children & Families Cope

We live in an age of violence. This is more apparent now more than ever, because of the influx of technology and the world being more interconnected. With the demands, stresses and pressures of everyday life, we are seeing an increase in mental health disorders everyday.

WHEN: Thursday, April 20 - Friday, April 21, 2017  1:00pm - 5:00pm

WHERE: Palm Beach Airport Hilton, 150 Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL

Click here for more information and to register

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Emergency Food and Shelter Program Grant Opportunity

Our Local EFSP Board recently announced that Phase 34 applications will be made available starting Monday, February 13, 2017, at www.unitedwaypbc.org under "Get Help - Nonprofit Resources". This decision has been made even though the EFSP National Board still has not allocated funds to any local jurisdictions. That means our Local Board still does not know how much money Palm Beach County will be getting for Phase 34.  We have been in communication with the National Board, and our County does anticipate receiving an award similar to Phase 33.  However, due to circumstances beyond our control, the Local Board is unsure when the official EFSP Award Notice will be received.

The deadline for completed Phase 34 applications to be submitted is 12:00 (NOON) on Friday, March 10, 2017.  All submissions must be returned to United Way of Palm Beach County, 477 South Rosemary Avenue, Suite 230, West Palm Beach, FL  33401 (and in my possession). Though mailed-in submissions are allowed, hand-delivered submissions are strongly suggested. NO LATE PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

If you are interested, please read the linked PDF carefully > Click here
Nominate Someone for an AARP Purpose Prize Award

Making a difference doesn't stop as you age. Millions of older adults are using their experience to give back, to solve problems, and to change lives. The AARP Purpose Prize™ award honors extraordinary individuals who use their life experience to make a better future for all.  In 2017, AARP will award five prizes.  Each will have a $50,000 award. While AARP does not limit the types of social impact issues that will be considered, it will strongly consider candidates who work in areas of particular concern to AARP; specifically:
  • Innovative workplace and employment practices
  • Caregiving
  • Healthy living
  • Financial resiliency, stability, and savings
  • Livable communities (e.g. local housing, transportation, age-friendly communities)
Click here to learn more
Trustbridge Provides Free Grief Support in Belle Glade Grief

Since 1978, Trustbridge Hospice (you may know us as Hospice of Palm Beach County) has been caring for our community. Our compassionate professionals provide hospice care for families facing serious illness. We also offer grief support to any family that has suffered the loss of a loved one.

Please know, you are not alone in your grief. We are here to support you.
Our Belle Glade Grief Support Group is free of charge and open to the public.

WHEN: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month  9:00am - 10:00am

WHERE: Trustbridge Office, 327 SE 2nd Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

If you have any questions, please call (561)227-5175, otherwise you are welcome to stop by and join us.
Donate to The Glades Initiative for a Chance to Win a Car!
Want an opportunity to win a car while helping organizations like The Glades Initiative? Here's your chance.

Make a donation of $20 or more to any participating American Honda Birdies for Children and then guess the total number of birdies that will be made by the entire field in all four rounds of the 2017 Honda Classic for a chance to win a brand new 2017 Honda vehicle. Your donation will offer a chance to win a new Honda automobile, while at the same time, the charity benefits from the proceeds plus a 10% matching contribution courtesy of The Honda Classic.

To help you along, here are the total number of birdies made in each of the last three tournaments (all have been played at PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion Course):
  • Birdies 2013: 1,244
  • Birdies 2014: 1,363
  • Birdies 2015: 1,168
 Click here to learn more and donate!
FREE Legal Services at The Glades Initiative, Inc. Legal

Need legal services? (Child Support, Fair Housing, Immigration, etc.)

Services will be provided by attorney working through the Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Division, Richard Abedon. All services are offered in
English, Spanish, and Creole.

Call the Glades Initiative, Inc. to make an appointment and find out if you are eligible:

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FREE Community Lunch for Seniors (60+)

Please join us for a nutritious meal and the opportunity to socialize with friends.

WHEN: Monday - Friday  12:00pm

WHERE: West County Senior Center, 2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade 33430  
              Tanner Park Community Center, 105 E. Palm Beach Road, South Bay 33493

If you are interested in more information on the Lunch Program for adults over 60 years of age or for volunteering opportunities, please call us at the Senior Nutrition Program, (561) 355-4740.
Health Council of Southeast Florida (HCSEF) Board Vacancies

The Health Council of Southeast Florida (HCSEF) announces two vacancies on its Board of Directors to represent Palm Beach and Indian River Counties.

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PEPPI Headstart

Now accepting applications for 3 and 4 year olds to be added to our wait list. Child must be 3 on or before September 1st of the current school year.

WHERE: 301 SW 8th Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430

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C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic Dental Services

The C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics provide preventive dental services to adults and children. Costs for dental services are based on a patient's family size and income. All patients will be served, with or without insurance.

WHEN: Monday - Friday  8:00am - 5:00pm

WHERE: C.L. Brumback Health Center, 38754 State Road 80, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Patients can call (561)642-1000 to make an appointment for dental checkups, cleanings, fillings, and extractions.

To learn more about other services provided by the C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, visit www.clbrumbackprimarycareclinics.org
Catholic Charities Pahokee Counseling Program

The Catholic Charities Counseling Program, with an office in Pahokee, provides professional counseling and therapy for adults, children, families, and couples in five locations serving five counties. The team of therapists addresses issues such as marital/relationship discord, child and family dynamics, depression, loneliness, grief and loss, anxiety, stressful relationships, child and adolescent problems and other life stressors. Our team of counselors are all highly qualified clinicians with a minimum of a master's degree who are dedicated to providing the best services possible to the community. In an effort to better serve the community we have bilingual (Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian, and German) counselors available at various locations, including Pahokee, and in an effort to serve all clients, including those with financial hardship, the counseling program offers its services to clients on a sliding scale based on their household income. The counseling program strives to make counseling services accessible and affordable to the community.

Call the Program Director, Nicole Looney, for more information or to make an appointment 561-345-2008
CDA National Credential Online Training Course

The Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credential Course is the "best first step" for career advancement in early learning.  This online interactive course, is designed to fulfill the CDA requirement for 120 hours of formal education in specific child-care competency areas. We'll help you develop the professional portfolio you need to apply for the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™. You could finish in as few as 4 months, completing nearly all of the requirements for your portfolio.

WHEN: Monday, May 1, 2017

Available online
Registration Fee: $50
Tuition: $1,375

Click here for more information and to apply
Florida CHAIN Newsletter

Florida CHAIN (Community Health Action Information Network) is a statewide consumer health advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health of all Floridians by promoting access to affordable, quality health care.

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West County Senior Center Newsletter

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Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network Newsletter - February 2017

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Call for Proposals

The Florida Health Care Coalition is now accepting proposals for "The Leading Edge - Innovations in Health Care." This is a unique opportunity to secure a more visible role with our national audience at our 24th Annual National Conference on May 1, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

For more information, click here.

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Junior League of Boca Raton Upcoming Trainings

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Introduction to Finiding Grants
Presented by Liz Locke

Audience: Beginning funding researchers or those desiring a refresher.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 7, 2017   9:00am - 10:00am
            Tuesday, April 4, 2017   9:00am - 10:00am
            Tuesday, May 2, 2017     9:00am - 10:00am  
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Best Practices for Bringing on New Board Members
Presented by Gerry Czarnecki

Audience: Nonprofit leaders and board members.

WHEN: Thursday, March 2, 2017   2:00pm - 4:00pm
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Introduction to Project Budgets
Presented by Liz Locke

Audience: Those new to proposal writing/budgeting.

WHEN: Thursday, March 16, 2017   10:00am - 11:00am
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Writing the Grant: Learn the Art and Science of Grant Proposals
Presented by Dr. Christopher Noe

Audience: Those desiring in-depth proposal writing training.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23, 2017  8:30am - 4:00pm
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Navigating the School District: Connecting the Dots for Our Children and Families
Presented by Dr. Ann Faraone

Audience: All.

WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2017  9:00am - 11:00am
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Facebook for Beginners: Use the Powerful Marketing Tool to Connect with Supporters
Presented by Leon Fooksmans

Audience: All.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 25, 2017  9:00am - 11:00am
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Introduction to Foundation Maps
Presented by Liz Locke

Audience: All, including grant-makers.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 9, 2017  10:00am - 11:00am
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Mission-Based Strategic Planning
Presented by Dr. Christopher Noe

Audience: Nonprofit leaders and board members.

WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 2017  0:00am - 11:00am
WHERE: Junior League of Boca Raton, 261 NW 13th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Two-Day Leaders Training

This is a Program that will provide caregivers with the tools and strategies to better handle the unique caregiving challenges.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6, 2017  8:30am - 5:00pm

WHERE: Area Agency on Aging, 4400 N Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL

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Anyone wishing to add their local announcements or events is welcome to submit their information by Friday to be posted the following week. Please include a brief summary of the information to be posted with your contact name, phone number, and/or flyer. Advertise

*If you want to submit a posting please email us at updates@gladesinitiative.org
or (561) 996-3310
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