Aug 28, 2017 by Tracy Kelley
Summer is winding down, and fall is fast approaching. It's prime time to ensure that your senior loved one is able to get out into the community. In our work as home health care providers, we see daily the power of positive community interactions for our senior clients. That's why we make a point to encourage every one of our caregivers to take their senior clients out into the community for some social interaction. Try these events going on in September in Lakeland with your senior loved one.
More information for events can be found on the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce page.
- Lighthouse Ministries' Labor Day Barbecue, 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 117 E. Magnolia St., Lakeland, FL 33801
Lighthouse Ministries’ Labor Day Barbecue will be held on Monday, September 4, 2017 from 11:30AM until 1:30PM at Lighthouse Ministries’ Men’s Gospel Rescue Mission located at 117 E. Magnolia St., Lakeland, FL 33801. This is an outreach to our neighbors. All are welcome to come and enjoy the food, fellowship, and fun. Admittance is free and is open to the public.
-Chair Yoga, 9/4, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Hollis Cancer Center, 3525 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL, 33805.
Chair Yoga from 3 pm to 4 pm every Monday, taught by Joyce Hasenzahl. This yoga session is a slower-paced class, focused on relaxation. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes (no shorts or tank tops).
--Knit One, Crochet Too! 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 6:30 P.M.?-?8:00, Lakeland Public Library, Training Room, 100 Lake Morton Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801.
-2017 Healthy Aging & Wellness Fair, 9/7, 9:00 AM - 2:00, Calvary Baptist Church, 1945 N. Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33805.
Please join us for a healthy aging and wellness information, education and resources fair. Includes, Free Health Screenings, Interactive Booths Educational Sessions, Caregiver Resources, Lunch refreshments (proceeds supporting Calvary Youth). Some highlights include Learning Experiences, SHINE Medicare Counseling, Virtual Dementia Tour, Memory Mobile, Chair Massages, Spinal Checks, Bone Density, Blood Glucose Check and much more.
- Point of View Gallery Talk: Dr. Alex Rich, 9/8, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Polk Museum of Art
800 E. Palmetto St., Lakeland, FL 33801.
Join us for Point of View Gallery talks every second Friday of the month at noon. Dr. H. Alexander Rich is the Curator and Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, an Assistant Professor of Art History and the Director of the Art History program at Florida Southern College. Dr. Rich is a specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art History, with a particular focus on European and American art of the 19th and 20th centuries. He earned his Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and his A.B. from Dartmouth College. This month, Dr. Rich will lead visitors through the show and discuss the history and legacy of Rembrandt's Academy. By looking closely with visitors at the 16 works in the exhibition, he will explore why these works are so important, the ways in which "Rembrandtian" style has impacted more recent art, and how this exciting exhibition itself came together. Space is limited. Please RSVP.
- Downtown Farmers Curb Market, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 200 N Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801
The Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a key component of a vibrant, diverse and exciting Downtown. It is designed to serve and bring together all segments of our community. It is a positive force in bringing people Downtown to purchase fresh produce, plants and local handcrafted items. The 11-month Market (closed in August) is a showcase for the talents and the work of local artisans and local growers. The Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a project of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA).
-Plantae Orchideum, 9/9, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Hollis Garden, 702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL.
Please join us for an Orchid Sale with the legendary R.F. Orchids at Hollis Garden. We are honored that R.F. Orchids is bringing their quality orchids to Hollis Garden in Lakeland, Florida for a second time. Join not only us, but ‘Orchid Royalty’ on September 9th for Plantae Orchideum. For more information on R.F. Orchids plants, please visit their website: www.rforchids.com .
-Creative Yoga with Michelle Pugh, 9/15, 12:00 p.m.?-?1:00 p.m., Polk Museum of Art, 800 E. Palmetto St., Lakeland, FL 33801
Join our Creative Yoga class every third Friday for a truly inspirational experience. Dedicated yoga practitioner Michelle Pugh will guide you through an hour long hatha-based class that will end with a meditation focused on our current exhibition. Our classes are a community format so that all ages, sizes, and levels of experience will feel comfortable. Practice will vary to increase diversity in your practice. Modifications are always offered. Please arrive early as space is limited and bring your own mat and blanket if possible.
-Constitution Day with Richard Corcoran, FL Speaker of the House, 9/19, 4:15 PM - 5:30, College of Natural & Health Sciences Lecture Hall, S107, Southeastern University, 1000 Longfellow Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801.
Southeastern University welcomes Richard Corcoran, Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, as our special guest on this day of national heritage celebration. In addition to taking questions from the audience, Speaker Corcoran will share his views on the importance of constitutional government and how it applies to his position in the state legislature. Southeastern University’s College of Arts & Media is proud to host a stellar performance series throughout the 2017-2018 school year featuring notable guest artists from around the nation, as well as our talented students and faculty.
-Piano Recital of Dr. Charles Hulin, 9/19, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 202 S. Massachusetts Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801.
Join us for an evening of sophisticated music as Southeastern University’s Department of Music Chair, Dr. Charles Hulin, performs the works of classical masters as well as music of our own time. Southeastern University’s College of Arts & Media is proud to host a stellar performance series throughout the 2017-2018 school year featuring notable guest artists from around the nation, as well as our talented students and faculty. Adult admission, $5, students $3.
- Repticon Lakeland Reptile & Exotic Animal Show, 9/23- 9/24, Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (VIP Entry at 9:00 am) Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm,, The Lakeland Center, 701 West Lime Street, Lakeland, FL 33815.
Repticon Lakeland is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone! Admission: Adults - $10, Children (5-12) - $5, Under 5 - Free Visit our website for special offers on 2-day and VIP tickets!
Studies show that taking your senior loved one out for positive interactions in the community is good for their mental, emotional, and physical health. Anything that benefits senior health is a plus in our book! For more information about our team at Comfort Keepers, click here, or call us at 863-292-6199.
Image courtesy of Mike Russell.