September 2017 Around Town 3

Storm Smart Industries presents donation to Honor Flight

Storm Smart Industries presented a check to the Collier County Honor Flight for $25,900 to benefit local veterans. The check was presented at the Red, White & Boom! Event held on July 4 in Cape Coral.

Collier County’s Honor Flight program provides local veterans transport to Washington, D.C. to visit World War II and Korean War memorials that honor their service and sacrifices. Support is provided by volunteers and is free to veterans. A single flight can cost upwards of $80,000.

Storm Smart’s sales promotion ran through the month of June and included a donation of $100 from each sale going to the Honor Flight Program.

“We are so proud to help and provide support to the organization,” said Brian Rist, President & CEO of Storm Smart Industries. “This great generation sacrificed a lot for our country and should be given the chance to see the memorial erected in their honor.”

Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group 
Realtor Receives Instructor 
Certification from Women’s Council of Realtors in Cape Coral

Sandra Huber, real estate agent at Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group and current President-elect for the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) in Cape Coral has earned her Certified Instructor Certification to teach WCR courses on networking and referrals.

Sandra has been a long time member of the Women’s Council of Realtors. In order to achieve instructor certification, WCR members audit the classes they wish to teach. As a newly Certified Instructor for the networking and referrals class, Sandra teaches WCR members about networking techniques, how to build a successful referral database, and how to utilize social media tools to better their business. This networking and referral class is one of the courses to achieve Performance Management Network (PMN) designation by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Sandra received her PMN designation in 2016.

For more information about becoming a WCR member contact Sandra Huber,

Performance Management Network Designation Awarded to Miloff 
Aubuchon Realty Group Realtor, Beate Wunderer

Beate Wunderer P.A. Realtor at Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group, has been awarded the Performance Management Network (PMN) Designation by the Women’s Council of Realtors. The Performance Management Network is a next-generation REALTOR designation designed from the group up to deliver the real-world skills, know-how and tools to keep an agent’s business out front and on top of an evolving real estate market. PMN curriculum is driven by the following topics: Negotiating strategies and tactics, networking and referrals, business planning and systems, personal performance management, and cultural differences in buying and selling.

The Art of Yoga

YogaFit owner, Suzanne Stelmak and Wellness Coach, Lori Riddle welcomed artists of the Cape Coral Art League to an evening of art, music, food & wine. The artists displayed over 30 original pieces, pledged a 20% commission to be paid to the Cape Coral Art League to help fund the cost of the recent roof replacement of their building at 516 Cultural Park Blvd. The CCAL is a 501©3 charity organization that promotes the advancement and education of art throughout Southwest Florida.

Many raffle prizes were won including a nice 50/50 grand prize. Special thanks to Café You, Noela Chocolates and “Just Thomas Music” for their contributions.

Local Family Medicine Residents 
Celebrate Graduation

Lee Health recently celebrated the graduation of the class of 2017 of The Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program. The residency program is based at Lee Memorial Hospital and was created to combat an expected national shortage of primary care physicians—an issue that is compounded locally by a rapidly growing aging population.

“Southwest Florida is one of the fastest growing regions in the state, and statistically, about 50-75 percent of residents practice medicine in the same area in which they trained,” explains Gary Goforth, M.D., Founding Program Director of the residency program at Lee Health. “We are proud to report that six of the seven graduates from the class of 2017 are staying in the Fort Myers area to practice medicine.”

This year’s graduates include:

  • Dr. Chelsey Scheiner, who is practicing urgent care in Fort Myers
  • Dr. Lee Coghill, who is staying in the area to serve as a global 
health fellow
  • Dr. Liz Midney-Martinez, who will practice family medicine with 
Lee Physician Group in LaBelle
  • Dr. Carl Nyberg, who will work as a hospitalist in Fort Myers
  • Dr. Alyson Sanchious, who plans to practice in Fort Myers
  • Dr. Eileen Callaway, who will practice with Lee Physician Group 
in Bonita Springs
  • Dr. Olevia Metry, who will be moving back to her hometown and 
will practice in the Tampa/Clearwater area

Medical school graduates are required to complete residency training in their chosen specialty in order to become independently practicing physicians. The class of 2017 physicians at Lee Health was the first group recruited to the program through the National Residency Matching Program.

The Florida State University College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program at Lee Health takes residents through 36 months of training, which is divided into four-week blocks. These rotations are completed at Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The program began with its inaugural class in July 2014.

In December 2016, the residency program was approved for expansion from 18 residents to 24, and received Continued Accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for the next 10 years.

Diana Nicol joins Gulf Coast 
Village as Life Enrichment 
Volunteer Coordinator

Gulf Coast Village is pleased to announce the launch of a new volunteer program within its community, dedicated to enhancing the activity program for residents through volunteer engagement. The program is led by Diana Nicol, who recently joined the Gulf Coast Village team as Life Enrichment Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteers play a key role in providing an added dimension of caring, enriching the lives of the residents of Gulf Coast Village. In addition to engaging residents in new activities, volunteering also provides opportunities for seniors and volunteers to benefit mutually through newly developed intergenerational friendships and warm conversations. Gulf Coast Village volunteers will be involved in one-on-one activities, as well as the many daily programs and activities available within the community.

Those interested in becoming a volunteer will complete an application packet, and a volunteer interview will be conducted in order to determine the best placement for each volunteer based on their interests and skill sets. There is no minimum number of hours required to volunteer, and Gulf Coast Village will gladly work with its volunteers’ schedules and availability. Volunteers must be 14 years of age, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. School groups, church youth groups and other elementary and middle school groups can volunteer as a group for one-time events and programs when accompanied by chaperones.

Long-term volunteers who volunteer on a weekly basis will undergo a screening process, which will include a background check and tuberculosis testing. Volunteers will attend a volunteer orientation session and receive a Volunteer Handbook to provide them with information. on HIPPA, safety, infection control and other pertinent policies and procedures.

As the life enrichment volunteer coordinator, Nicol works to actively recruit volunteers from within the community and engage them with activities for Gulf Coast Village residents to enjoy. Nicol brings a background working with volunteers and served as the Director of Volunteers for both the American Red Cross and an addiction treatment center in Illinois, prior to moving to Florida five years ago. She is passionate about connecting members of the Southwest Florida community with senior residents in order to create a fulfilling and active environment for adults as they mature.

Wellness Center – Cape Coral 
Offers New Programs

Lee Health’s Wellness Center – Cape Coral is partnering with the Healthy Life Center at Coconut Point to host the Healthy Life Series. These educational programs and screenings are focused on a variety of health topics, including:

Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Aug. 7, 10-11 a.m., “Stress Management”

Aug. 8, 11 a.m.-noon, “Healthy Weight Management for Cancer Prevention”

Aug. 9, 4-5 p.m., “New Advances in Hip and Knee Replacements” with Dan Harmon, D.O.

Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-noon, Free Balance Screenings

Aug. 14, 4-6 p.m., “10-Day Detox and Seeds Kick-Off” with Heather Auld, M.D.

Aug. 15, 11 a.m.-noon, “Step WiseLee – Fall Prevention Education”

Aug. 15, 5-6 p.m., “Achieving Overall Health: Exercise vs. Physical Activity”

Aug. 22, 4-4:45 p.m., “Can’t Sleep? Yoga Nidra May Be Your Answer”

Aug. 24, 10-11 a.m., “Living Strong with a Weak Heart: Basics of Heart Failure”

Aug. 24, 4-5 p.m., “Pet Health and Nutrition”

Aug. 31, 5-6 p.m., “Diagnosis and Treatment of Shoulder Problems” with John Mehalik, M.D.

“These types of educational programs, services and screenings have been so successful at the Healthy Life Center at Coconut Point, and we are excited to create a similar non-clinical resource destination in Cape Coral that will promote wellness, healthy lifestyles and chronic disease prevention,” explains Molly Grubbs, director, Healthy Life Center at Coconut Point. “We have many people who travel from Cape Coral and even Charlotte County to attend our programs in Estero, so we hope partnering with the Wellness Center – Cape Coral will be a welcome convenience. Whether at the Healthy Life Center at Coconut Point or now at the Wellness Center – Cape Coral, we aim to increase availability and access to health and wellness services by providing navigation services and scheduling assistance.”

In addition to the Healthy Life Series, the Wellness Center – Cape Coral is also launching a Mind & Body Program on Aug. 1. This program was developed to introduce the foundations and benefits of yoga, as well as mindfulness, stress relief and mental clarity. The program includes Hatha Yoga, Yogalates, Strength & Balance, Kids Yoga and others, and the classes start at 5:45 a.m. and run on the hour throughout the morning and two evening sessions are available. There also will be workshops and other events created to enhance individual practice.