Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Goodwin Medical in East Naples

Goodwin Medical Center, a premier medical center, recently opened in East Naples. Founded by Dr. Nancy Goodwin, a Double Certified physician in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Goodwin Medical Center offers customized primary care, concierge medicine, and select urgent care services in the comfort of a boutique style office setting. Her philosophy is “Balance for Happiness.”

Dr. Goodwin has been practicing in Naples, Florida since 2015. In addition to her private practice, she is on staff at NCH Hospital as an Emergency Room Physician. Her double certification distinguishes her from other Internal Medicine practitioners, by enabling her to provide acuity in care and some of the same services of an Urgent Care at her private practice – in a comfortable, less congested environment.

Goodwin Medical Center is located in East Naples at 12260 Tamiami Trail East, Unit 102, Naples, Florida 34112. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please visit www.GoodwinMedicalCenter.com or call 239-692-9096.

Britto Donates Art to Naples’ SALCAA Event

The Saint Ann Latino Contemporary Art Auction or SALCAA (www.SALCAA.org), which will take place on Friday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. at Artis-Naples, located at 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard in Naples, is pleased to announce that internationally-acclaimed artist, Romero Britto, has once again donated a piece of artwork to be auctioned the evening of the event. The piece, entitled Bond, is a 30” x 30”, digital print on canvas, limited edition – with a retail value of $1850.

SALCAA will give attendees the opportunity to meet prominent local and international Latino artists, bid on their artwork during the silent auction, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment, all while raising funds to perpetuate the Saint Ann Latino Scholarship Fund. Tickets for the Saint Ann Latino Contemporary Art Auction are just $250 per person and can be purchased by visiting www.SALCAA.org.

SALCAA was developed in collaboration with the Cultural and Performing Arts Center (CAPA) and in community partnership with Artis-Naples in order to perpetuate the Saint Ann Latino Scholarship Fund and allow Saint Ann School to continue to fulfill its mission of serving all families who desire a unique faith-based education of excellence in spirit, mind, and body for their children, even those that can’t afford it.

GALA for Opera Naples

Opera Naples, a local, not-for-profit opera company that stages world-class opera and chamber music experiences and hosts innovative educational programs, is pleased to announce a sneak peek to the one-of-kind, themed travel and entertainment experiences and collectible jewelry being auctioned off at the “An Egyptian Fantasy” gala, on December 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Club Pelican Bay.

Each season, Opera Naples stages stellar productions that have earned critical and public acclaim, and steadily growing audiences. This year’s gala theme is held in conjunction with their staging at Artis-Naples this December, of Verdi’s opera Aida. Aida is an Egyptian epic of an explosive tale of forbidden love, power and loyalty amidst the sorrows of war. Throughout the evening, attendees will be treated to a myriad of unexpected and treasured experiences and an exclusive, first glance to this season’s Aida performances.

The gala includes cocktails, fine dining, operatic performances, a unique jewelry- themed silent auction as well as a spectacular live auction.

The “An Egyptian Fantasy” annual gala is a principal source of support for Opera Naples and the signature fundraiser for the season. Funds raised at the gala allow Opera Naples to sustain a permanent opera company that enriches the Southwest Florida community by presenting performances featuring internationally renowned soloists, and conducting educational outreach programs that nurture the region’s promising young talent.

An auction preview video is available on the Opera Naples website. To purchase tickets or learn more about these auction items, visit OperaNaples.org/An-Egyptian-Fantasy or call (239) 963-9050.

County Recycling to Offer Shredding

Beginning Saturday, November 3, Collier County’s Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Division will offer free paper shredding on the first Saturday of each month to Collier County residents at three of its recycling centers. The shredding service is free for the first 20 pounds; additional shredding will be charged at $1.00 per pound.

Shredding trucks will be on site, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at the North Collier Recycling Drop-off Center, 9950 Goodlette-Frank Road North, Naples, Florida 34109, and at the Naples Recycling Drop-off Center, 2640 Corporate Flight Drive, Naples, Florida 34104. Secure, locked bins will be at the Marco Island Recycling Drop-off Center, 990 Chalmer Drive, Marco Island, Florida 34145, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and noon to 2:00 p.m.

Collier County currently has a 68 percent recycling rate, well above the state’s average of 52 percent (2017). To help the Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Division reach Florida’s 75 percent recycling rate goal, residents are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to purge their old and/or confidential documents. Secure shredding services are provided by Shred It® Document Destruction Services.

For more information, call (239) 252-7575.

Universities Visit Quest for Success

This fall, nearly 25 universities from across the United States have visited Quest For Success, an esteemed college preparatory program in Naples.

Throughout the month of September and continuing through October, university representatives have spoken to the over 300 students of Quest for Success. College representatives travel all over the country during the fall semester looking to reach out to the most qualified and promising high school students in the nation. Quest provides students with the competitive edge colleges are looking for, and school representatives are eager for a chance to visit.

This unique opportunity is a measurable benefit of the Quest program. Universities from all regions of the United States get the opportunity to appeal to the brightest of southwest Florida’s soon-to-be high school graduates, and students are awarded the chance to differentiate themselves from other applicants. Quest offers their hard-working students the exposure to demonstrate a genuine interest in these schools.

Of the universities visiting, many are rated among the top schools in the nation. Some of the universities on Quest’s schedule include Johns Hopkins University, Boston University, Wake Forest University, New York University, Southern Methodist University, and American University, to name a few.

Step Smart Collier

Step Smart Collier and the Marco Island YMCA will host a free injury prevention lecture and exhibit for seniors focusing on fall prevention, the leading cause of injury and death to seniors.  The event will be held at the Marco Island YMCA Youth Development Center at 101 Sandhill Street on Tuesday, November 13th between 1-3:00 pm.   There will be a presentation on how to mitigate the risk of falling, a complimentary balance test with written report,  a Walgreen’s pharmacist will be on hand to evaluate and explain potential drug interactions,  Sunshine Ace will exhibit Home and Business safety items,  Naples Senior Center representatives will answer questions on services,  a fitness expert in “Tai Chi” will discuss the benefits of exercise,  get a complimentary hearing test by Dr. Ann Rasmussen, and CarePatrol care options for all Collier County seniors. 

Did you know?

• Falls are the leading cause of injury and death for seniors

• 1 of 4 seniors fall each year

• 20% of seniors who fall are hospitalized with moderate to serious injuries

• 11% never return home

• 50% of those hospitalized pass away within one year

• 60% of falls happen in the senior’s home

• Average fall death rate in Collier County is 55% higher than the state of Florida

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