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February 5, 2016

Alliance & Delray Medical Center Wellness Screening Expo

webcopywellness.JPGHundreds of area residents attended today's Wellness Screening Expo provided by the Alliance of Delray Residential Associations and the Delray Medical Center. Complimentary blood tests were performed as well as screenings for a number of medical issues. One-on-one conversations with many physicians were occurring throughout the morning at the South County Civic Center.
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue was on hand as well as the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office with "Operation Pill Drop" where attendees could dispose of unused medications.
Photo from left: Alliance Director Arnie Katz, Alliance VP Norma Arnold and Alliance Director Carol Klausner providing refreshments to the hundreds who had blood tests performed.

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January 17, 2016

Palm Beach County Day

DSCN2098%20-%20WebCopy.JPGPalm Beach County Mayor Mary Lou Berger led the Palm Beach County 2016 Legislative initiative in Tallahassee this past week. Issues including water, gambling, education, and community association governance were discussed with elected officials in the House and Senate. Photo from left: Capt. Brian Iannitti; Rachael Ondrus of the PBC Legislative Affairs, PBC Mayor Mary Lou Berger, Chief Doug McGlynn, A.J. O'Laughlin, Legislative President for the Professional Firefighters & Paramedics of Palm Beach County, Joel Vinikoor, Alliance Representative in Tallahassee.

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December 14, 2015

Alliance "Sugar Trip" Complete Success

orangejuice.JPGWhat a day! On December 10, 2015 members of the Alliance of Delray Residential Associations were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the harvesting and refining of sugar and the production of fresh-squeezed Florida orange juice. The trip was hosted by US Sugar and the US Sugar League.
The trip from Delray took 1 1/2 hours. Lake Okeechobee was one stop where visitors could view the enormity of the Herbert Hoover Dyke out in South Bay. Then it was on to Clewiston and Hendry County where the planting, harvesting, and refining of sugar were viewed. After a wonderful lunch at the Clewiston Country Club, an up-close view of hundreds of thousands of oranges being deposited into vats demonstrated the massive amount of orange juice production that US Sugar provides. A sample of Orange juice (see photo of members enjoying their OJ on the bus) and a sugar cookie topped off the day.
The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce and Museum was a great stop to rest and view prehistoric fossils and ancient Florida history artifacts.
The Alliance will be running another trip on December 17, 2015 which is already booked. For information on how to book a trip for YOUR community, contact Alliance President Bob Schulbaum at bob@schulbaum.com.

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November 19, 2015

Mary Lou Berger Elected Mayor of Palm Beach County

MaryLouMayor.jpgCall her Mayor Berger! On November 17, 2016 the Board of County Commissioners in a unanimous vote, elected Vice-Mayor Mary Lou Berger to the position of Mayor of Palm Beach County. Commissioner Hal Valeche was elected unanimously as well to the position of Vice-Mayor. Photo from left: Vice-Mayor Hal Valeche, Mayor Mary Lou Berger, Commissioner Shelley Vana (immediate past Mayor).

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November 12, 2015

Kings Point Golfers Raise $24,335 for Cystic Fibrosis Research

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 12, 2015) – An enthusiastic group of 48 golfers teed off at the Kings Point Executive Golf Course on Nov. 7 to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of South Florida. The 10th Annual Kings Point Golf Tournament raised $24,335 to help fight this life-threatening, genetic disease that progressively steals its victims’ ability to breathe.
“This community is the kind that rallies behind important causes like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help fund the research needed to fight this terrible disease,” said Tournament Chair Bill Guimond.
The tournament was played on Kings Point’s Robert Trent Jones-designed, 18-hole course. It was open to the public, and sponsorships ranged from $375.00 to $5,000.00.
The winning women’s team represented Kings Point Women’s League, and the winning men’s team was from Precision Air. Closest to Pin winners were J. Lopez, Barbara Tavel and Mark Bryan. Angie Carroll and Mark Bryan won Beat the Pro.
The King’s Point Recreation Area has two golf courses, three clubhouses, an indoor aquatic center, outdoor swimming pools, a 1280-person theatre, two restaurants, exercise facilities, art studios and numerous other amenities for its 14,000 residents. For more information, please contact the Kings Point Recreation Area office at 561-499-3335.
Photos of the event: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/udvicay5db4ev44/AADgnU_ylrALs3ifaZws7mVQa?dl=0

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November 8, 2015

MorseLife Opens Memory Care Assisted Living

morselife%201.JPGThe motto for the MorseLife Health System “Honoring Senior Living” is realized in the recent opening of Memory Care Assisted Living on the MorseLife main campus located at 4847 Gladstone Drive in West Palm Beach.
Memory loss is of increasing concern in the south Florida area where individuals have been retiring to 55+ communities for decades. Some degree of memory problems is a common part of aging and often does not prevent seniors from continuing to live full and active lives in their own homes.
MorseLife offers a secure home-like residence for seniors with advanced memory impairment. The facility consists of 52 apartments all with flat-screen TV’s and built around a comfortable “neighborhood” setting with a Great Room where residents can socialize, engage in activities, and have their meals when they choose to. Among the amenities is a private dining room for use when guests visit, an art studio music room and fitness room, as well as an outside courtyard with walking paths. A large staff attends to resident needs.
Over the past several years, MorseLife has established a presence in the Delray Beach area with its Neighbor2Neighbor program which is a community-based service that provides assistance for seniors who want to remain living in their own homes as well as its PACE program promoting all-inclusive care for the elderly.
MorseLife is a charitable, not-for-profit organization. Its programs include short-term rehabilitation, long term care, independent and assisted living, home care, geriatric care management, adult day center, and meals-on-wheels. More information on these programs and MorseLife can be found at www.MorseLife.org. Photo from left: Trisha Hewes, Vice President Market Development for MorseLife and Marcia and Bruce Berns, Publishers of Nostalgic America Magazine, and Lori Vinikoor, Executive Vice President Alliance of Delray at the opening of the new Memory Care Assisted Living facility.

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Kings Point Opens New Natatorium

PHOTO%201.jpgThe spectacular newly completed Natatorium is something to be proud of for the residents and the governing body of the Kings Point Community. Included in the renovation is a new exercise pool, lap pool, resistance pool and spa, all built with a modern filtration system.
On September 25 th the pool opened with a formal ceremony. Community leaders were present including Florida State Senator Maria Sachs who presented a congratulatory speech. The crowd was wowed by a live band providing the music for a ballerina who danced within a clear waterproof ball which floated along the pool’s surface.
Kings Point is an active 55+ community located at 7000 W. Atlantic Avenue in the heart of west Delray. Recreational amenities abound with two golf courses, two restaurants (The Bistro and East End Café), over 50 clubs that meet on a regular basis and many outdoor pools with lots of water activities. The main clubhouse includes a theater with weekly movies and shows and a personal training room. Classes are offered which range from ceramics and computers to Zumba and meditation. There is never a dull moment on the campus with regularly scheduled dances which take place at poolside, and in various clubhouses.
Photo from left: Lt. Ray Jimenez from PBSO District 4 Station; Florida State Senator Maria Sachs; Frank Iovine, Chairman Board of Directors of the Kings Point Recreation Corporation; Palm Beach County Vice Mayor Mary Lou Berger; Dick Herman, Vice Chair Board of Directors of the Kings Point Recreation Corporation; Bob Schulbaum, Alliance President; Lori Vinikoor, Alliance Executive Vice President; Florida Representative Irv Slosberg’s District Secretary Lawrence Victoria; Lisa Manzione, Vice President/Vesta Property Services, Inc. Kings Point Recreation Area.
For more information on the Kings Point Community, go to www.Kingspointdelray.com .

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September 3, 2015

Legislative Delegation Members Provide Update to Local Residents

webcopylegislation.JPGAt the Alliance of Delray's kick-off meeting of the season, members of the Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation provided an update on what is happening in Tallahassee to an enormous crowd at the South County Civic Center on September 2, 2015. Representative Lori Berman indicated that she and other elected officials have formally met up in Tallahassee every month this year except July. Senator Sachs presented a detailed description of the legislative process to the group. Every panel member provided details on various bills and answered questions from the audience. Palm Beach County's Director of Legislative Affairs Todd Bonlarron updated the group on the many accomplishments of the Legislative Delegation this year.
Photo: Standing is Lori Vinikoor, Alliance Executive Vice President. Seated from left are: Senator Joe Abruzzo; Senator Jeff Clemens; Senator Maria Sachs; Representative Lori Berman; Representative Dave Kerner; Todd Bonlarron.

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Alliance "Fills the Boot" for MD Drive

FILL%20THE%20BOOT%20FOR%20MD.JPGAt it's September 2, 2015 Membership Meeting, the Alliance of Deray Residential Associations "Filled the Boot" in the effort to fight Muscular Dystrophy. Pictured are: foreground Alliance President Bob Schulbaum and behind, from left to right: Deputy Chief Mike Mackey; Deputy Chief Tom Tolbert; Palm Beach County Vice-Mayor Mary Lou Berger; District Chief Doug McGlynn;
Jen Kleier - MDA Coordinator for Professional FF/PM of PBC; Tracey Moore - Benefits[ Coordinator for Professional FF/PM of PBC; Division Chief Chris Hoch; Battalion Chief Rich Ellis

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August 25, 2015

Another Successful "Spay Day" at Peggy Adams

FELIX.JPGPeggy Adams Animal Rescue League is working hard to help end euthanasia because of pet-overpopulation. They offer free spay/neuter surgery for owned cats in Palm Beach County on certain days throughout the year.
Today I brought my newly adopted cat “Felix” to Peggy Adams for neutering. What an organized system and caring atmosphere! More than 200 cats were attended to today. 7:30 AM the pets were registered and at 5 PM they were ready for discharge. A rabies vaccination and microchip were included in the service.
The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is located at 3100/3200 N. Military Trail , West Palm Beach, FL. 33409
Next Spay Day October 16 th! For an appointment go to: www.peggyadams.org for information go to info@peggyadams.org (5610686-3663
Photo: Felix with his “E” Collar to prevent infection.

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LORI VINIKOOR has lived in Delray Beach for more than 15 years. All of her recreational activities serve the Community in some way....

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