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While the Senior Recreation Center is closed due to the COVID-10 pandemic, all our programs will be presented through online webinars.  To participate, you can log in on your Internet-connected computer, tablet, or phone as the program gets underway.  Advance registration is required.  Please send an email request to with your name and email address.  You will receive a confirmation message and a link to click on so you can join in at the appropriate time.  No camera or microphone is needed to see and hear the presentation.

We appreciate the speakers who provide free programs for our seniors; however, please understand that PTI does not endorse any company, product, or service.

If you have questions, you may either email or call Jean Outler at (248) 480-5672.

DAY and TIME:   Unless otherwise noted, programs will be Thursday afternoons from 2:30 PM to 4 PM.

March 25th, Lower Your Energy Bills while Helping the Planet:  The Community Weatherization Coalition (CWC) is a local non-profit working to help our neighbors save energy and water and reduce their utility bills, by engaging volunteers, building community, and learning together.  Free home energy tune-up are performed by volunteer Energy Coaches for local community members, saving residents $200-$300/annually on utility expenses.  During this talk by Alane Humrich, CWC Program Director, you will learn how about CWC's new DIY program launched due to COVID-19, and how you can conserve resources while keeping more money in your pocket!

April 1st, The Florida Attorney General's New Anti-Exploitation Legislation, Fully Explained!:  Learn what the groundbreaking legislation will mean for exploitable seniors and adults with disabilities, and their families.  Shannon Miller and Genna Fasullo LaPeer, elder law attorneys with The Miller Elder Law Firm, will review the basics of exploitation in Florida.  What are the statistics on exploitation? What is the research on the exploitable brain?  How do we protect ourselves and our loved ones from exploitation?  If it happens, what do we do?  They will describe what new protections this legislation provides and how can we support the passage of this bill.

April 8th, Alachua Habitat for Humanity: Meeting the Community's Need for Affordable Housing:  One out of every three non-student households in Alachua County is cost-burdened, paying more than 30% of their income for housing.  One out of every seven pay more than 50%.  Alachua Habitat for Humanity offers an affordable housing solution.  Join Scott Winzeler, Chief Outreach and Development Officer, and Dr. Cathy Aull, PhD, Board Member as they speak about the local program of Habitat for Humanity.

April 15th, Update on Stroke and Secondary Prevention:  Justin De Prey, MD, Department of Neurology, UF Health, will define and classify ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes.  He'll review the current most recent ASA/AHA guidelines for treating ischemic stroke and review medical therapy and secondary prevention, including the most recent anticoagulation and antiplatelet trial results.  For this presentation from UF Health, you may register directly at: Any requests received at will be forwarded.

April 22nd, Earth Day is Every Day:  Join us to learn how you can make a difference all year round by reducing, reusing and recycling right here in Alachua County!  Presented by Shelley Samec, Waste Alternatives Specialist with Alachua County.

April 29th, Who Will Speak for You?:  April is National Healthcare Decisions Month.  Learn more about the importance of advanced care planning from an interdisciplinary panel of experts featuring: Dr. Sherri Kittelson; Cathy Silloway, LCSW; Marylin Bloom, Certified ACP Facilitator Trainer; William Allen, Bioethicist; Billie Adkins, Nurse; and Kathleen Geary, Life Quest.  This team will assist you in considering what you want to happen if you become unable to make your own medical decisions.

Recent Events

Strolling to the River Sink

Outing to O'Leno State Park
Located along the banks of the scenic Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Suwannee River, the park features sinkholes, hardwood hammocks, river swamps, and sandhills.  As the river courses through the park, it disappears underground and reemerges over three miles away in the River Rise State Preserve.  One of Florida's first state parks, O'Leno was first developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s.  The suspension bridge built by the CCC still spans the river.  During our visit, park staff gave a fascinating presentation on the exploration of the underground portion of the Santa Fe.
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