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May 10, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Support workshops for family caregivers in Cape

The Area Agency on Aging for South-west Florida is partnering with Home Instead Senior Care to offer a free six-week program, Powerful Tools for Caregivers in Cape Coral. The six-week workshop starts May 23 and continues through June 27. The class is designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while also caring for a loved one with an illness or disability.

Class size is limited and advance registration is required. Workshops will be presented on six consecutive Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m. at Home Instead Senior Care, 1505 S.E. 40th St, Suite C, Cape Coral.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an evidence-based program that has been shown to improve self-care, reduce emotional strain and increase confidence among participants. Workshop attendees also learn about community resources that may provide additional assistance. The Cape Coral workshops are led by two certified Powerful Tools for Caregivers class leaders.

For more information or to register for the six-week workshop, call Sherry Young at the Area Agency on Aging's Elder Helpline at 866-413-5337 or email

Bay Pines VA Healthcare System to host ninth annual VA2K event

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System will host its ninth annual VA2K event at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center and at the Lee County Healthcare Center Wednesday, May 15. The events are being held to help raise awareness of VA's commitment to ending veteran homelessness. The events also coincide with National Employee Health and Fitness Day.

The VA2K event at the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration and donation tables will be set up at the Fisher House located across from Timuchuan Lake.

The Lee County Healthcare Center will host a separate VA2K event from 8:30-10 a.m. Registration tables and the start of the route will be held in front of the main entrance.

The VA2K is free and open to employees, veterans and the general public. In lieu of a registration fee, participants are encouraged to bring a donation to help support veterans participating in the Homeless Veterans program. Donation items needed include: toiletries, new clothing and shoes, backpacks, sun screen, bug repellant, and rain gear.

The VA2K is open to people of all fitness levels and can be done over a lunch break. For additional information and more event details, contact Bay Pines VAHCS Occupational Health at 727-398-6661 extension 4225.

Pulmonary Consultants announces Daley as sole medical director

Joseph Daley, M.D., FCCP, (Fellow of the College of Chest Physicians) is now the sole medical director of Pulmonary Consultants of Southwest Florida. He will oversee the Cape Coral-based practice and its state-of-the-art pulmonary and sleep medicine services, including sleep solutions and the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of respiratory conditions.

While Dr. Daley has been treating patients on behalf of Pulmonary Consultants since 2004, he was previously on the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University's College of Medicine, Hershey Campus.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Daley, call 239-574-2644. For more information, visit the new Pulmonary Consultants of Southwest Florida website - - and the practice's Facebook page - @FloridaSleepDoctors.

As Southwest Florida's leading sleep disorder center, providing personalized sleep and respiratory medicine, Pulmo-nary Consultants of Southwest Florida treats shortness of breath, congestion, coughing and wheezing, and common lung diseases, as well as sleep apnea and insomnia, among other conditions.

Pulmonary Consultants, located at 1031 SE 9th Place, Unit 2, in Cape Coral, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.



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