Village Streams: December 2017

Giving Seniors the Gift of Beating the Holiday Blues


The Christmas season is a joyous time to celebrate. We focus on family, feasting on favorite dishes and keeping traditions, like huddling around the TV with family to watch holiday classics. But, this can be a bittersweet season for the elderly. Joy may be clouded with feelings of isolation or thoughts of lost loved ones or times past. What can we do to support our loved ones in a way that helps meet their emotional and physical needs? There are steps you can take to encourage a positive frame of mind and help beat the “holiday blues.”

Susan Marie Frontczak as Mrs. Roosevelt will present “The Power of Words: Eleanor Roosevelt Reflects Across the Decades” in Dowling Park on Jan. 8.

‘Eleanor Roosevelt’ to Reflect in Dowling Park


Storysmith Susan Marie Frontczak will bring the iconic Eleanor Roosevelt to life in Dowling Park on Monday, Jan. 8, as part of the 30th anniversary Live! at Dowling Park Artist Series. You will want to join us at The Village Church at 7 p.m. for what is sure to be an unforgettable performance.

Nicole Hernandez, PA-C, is available for appointments at ACV’s Copeland Clinic within the Copeland Medical Center. She is excited to be providing care in the areas of family primary care and geriatrics. Copeland Medical Center welcomes the general public. Call for an appointment: (386) 658-5300.

Welcome ACV’s New Physician Assistant


Advent Christian Village at Dowling Park is happy to announce an addition to their medical team: Certified Physician Assistant Nicole Hernandez. Nicole, a graduate of Nova Southeastern University in Orlando, will be working primarily at Copeland Clinic in Copeland Medical Center. She will also make regular visits to Good Samaritan Center, ACV’s skilled nursing community.

Offering Practical Help to Loved Ones During Holiday Visits


The holidays are a special time for family and friends to get together. It’s not uncommon for us to visit a senior loved one who would benefit from our help. As you make your holiday plans, think about how you can help your loved one with things in the home so they don’t have to do it later. Offering your assistance during your holiday visit is a great way to show love and support in ways that linger on throughout the year.