Wednesday, February 21, 2018
News Roundup

Neighborhood events

Get Medicare questions answered: New or active Medicare members can ask questions about benefits and determine which benefit options are right for them from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. today at St. Joseph's Hospital, Medical Arts Building Auditorium, 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free. Call (813) 443-3078.

Real estate resource: The Suncoast Real Estate Investors Association meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramada Tampa Westshore Inn, 1200 N West Shore Blvd. Networking, informational sessions and vendors from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with program at 7:30. Free for members, $20 for guests. Call (813) 287-1515.

Garden club meeting: Josh McWilliams of Bay Bouquet Florist will present "Make the Holidays beautiful with Flowers" at the Davis Islands Garden Club monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 81 Columbia Drive. Free. Call (813) 251-3123.

Is gluten free for you? Learn the pros and cons of following a gluten-free diet, from Celiac disease to aiding in weight loss, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Tampa General Hospital Community Health Education Center, 740 S Village Circle. Free. Call toll-free 1-800-822-3627.

Boards need volunteers: Hillsborough County commissioners are seeking applicants for several volunteer advisory boards and councils. Applications are due Thursday and can be picked up on the second floor of County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 272-5826.

Caregivers reception: Hillsborough County Family and Aging Services Department will host a reception from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday to honor the caregivers who care for loved ones with Alzheimer's or other dementia-related diseases. "The Caregivers … It takes Heart and Soul'' reception will be held at the Oaks at Riverview Senior Center, 101 E Kirby St. The event will feature food, music and free educational workshops, including "Living With Dementia,'' featuring Cate McCarty, dementia coach; "Latest Alzheimer's Research Updates,'' featuring Anitha Mogallapu of the University of South Florida Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences; "Caregiver Sleep and Nighttime Activity in Persons with Dementia,'' featuring Meredeth A. Rowe, RN, in the USF College of Nursing; and "Avoid the Holidaze,'' featuring Dr. Jamie Huysman, author of Take Your Oxygen First. To get more information or to register, call (813) 272-6261 or visit the Hillsborough County Aging Services website at hillsboroughcounty.org (search under Departments).

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