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March Monthly Meeting: Shady Rest Institute - On Positive Aging At FGCU

Keynote Speaker Thomas P. Felke, MSW, Ph.D.

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March Monthly Meeting: Shady Rest Institute - On Positive Aging At FGCU
March Monthly Meeting: Shady Rest Institute - On Positive Aging At FGCU

Time & Location

Mar 12, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Sandalwood Village, 3511 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples, FL 34109, USA


About the event

Join us this month for such a top of mind discussion for the senior care industry:

Learn whats new at FGCU & Positive Aging with Dr. Tom Felke. He serves as Associate Dean for Academics and Associate Professor of Social Work within the Marieb College of Health & Human Services at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). He also serves as Executive Director of the Shady Rest Institute on Positive Aging, an interdisciplinary initiative at FGCU

focused on older adults.

A major focus of this work is the use of geographic information systems (GIS) mapping for program evaluation and research efforts on the needs of seniors, affordable housing, and food insecurity.

Thank you to our MONTHLY SPONSORS: Naples Green Village At Naples Green Village, we provide hands-on care in a secure and compassionate environment, ensuring the safety and well being of each of our residents. We strive to balance structured routines with freedom and independence to provide a setting in which your loved one can connect with their neighbors and create new and exciting moments each day. Our community is specifically designed to address the needs of our residents, and cultivates an atmosphere of warmth and acceptance. By maintaining a small and tight knit community, we are able to create a lifestyle that specifically benefits and enriches each resident’s individual personality. Offering assisted living and memory care. 

Thank you to our HOST SPONSOR:

Sandalwood Village: At Sandalwood Village we are more than a place where you rent a one or two-bedroom home, we are a tight-knit community where your well-being is always placed first. Here you can expect around-the-clock emergency maintenance services, maintenance-free living, and complimentary breakfast. Imagine yourself in a place where you truly have it all, from personalized SUN® Program events to covered parking, elevators, and free transportation to local retail and grocery stores. Take advantage of the outdoor gated pool and spa with patio area, recreational walking paths, salon, and state-of-the-art recreation and fitness facilities.


RSVP required. Each member is expected to make an on-line reservation for attendance prior to each month’s meeting. Reservations will close at 11:59pm on the Thursday before any given meeting. Reservation requests made after this deadline must be made to the Board via email, which may be done through the Naples Interagency website ( Late requests will be honored providing seating is available from the commuity.

Any attendee who arrives without a reservation, space permitted, shall be charged a fee of $15 (crasher fee)

Cancellation/No Show Policy

If a registered member discovers they are unable to attend the meeting, that member is required to email the Membership Committee Chairperson explaining the reason for cancellation. That member maybe subject to a $15 late notification fee pending Board review. Registered members that fail to attend the monthly membership meeting will be charged the $15 no show fee.


  • One Time Guest Ticket

    For guests who have never been to a NI Lunch Prior. All guests need to register with their name and email to cross reference. This ticket is for potential professionals to join our network. If a guest has attended a previous meeting then they will be moved to a guest ticket.

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  • Member Admission

    Annual NI Membership is from calendar year of January 1st through December 31st. Annual dues are $75 and payable by January 15th. Individuals joining after June 30th will be charged a reduced membership fee along with the follow year’s membership dues of $115. Individuals joining after October 31st will be charged a reduced membership fee of $100.

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  • Guest Admission

    All guests are welcome. No member privileges are offered to Visiting Guests.

    +$0.38 service fee
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