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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.

January 7th, COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination: Latest Scams, Plus How Medicare Will Pay for Both:  Kristina Young, SHINE* Outreach and Education Specialist, will tell us in a Zoom webinar about the latest COVID-19 testing and vaccine scams.  Scams include asking you to pay for the vaccine when Medicare pays for it and asking you to pay to get early access to the vaccine.  If anyone asks for your Medicare number or payment for access to the vaccine, you can be sure it's a scam. *SHINE - Serving Health Insurance Needs of the Elderly

January 14th, (A really general overview of) Dental Implants:  Susan Nimmo, DDS, is a clinical professor in the UF College of Dentistry, training new dentists for 20 years.  Her presentation will provide a quick history, basic fundamentals, and the current status of dental implants.  She'll discuss key treatment considerations, and, finally, tell the personal story of her own dental implant.

January 21st, Parkinson's Disease - 10 Non-Motor Symptoms You Should Know About:  Parkinson's disease causes many symptoms beyond tremor and movement changes.  Dr. Irene Malaty, from UF's Fixel Institute for Neurological Disease, will discuss common non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease and share strategies for management of non-motor symptoms.

January 28th, Human Trafficking Awareness Month - What Can You Do?:  Many of us don't know what our role could be in helping to end human trafficking.  January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month as decreed by presidential proclamation.  January is also known as Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery that denies freedom to 20.9 million people globally.  And it's happening in Florida, right here in Gainesville.  Sherry Kitchens, ED.S., LMFT, is the Director of the Child Advocacy Center, Inc. (CAC) in Gainesville.  She is also Co-Founder and Board Member of the North Central Florida Human Trafficking Task Force.  She will talk about what is happening locally and how we all as individuals need to educate ourselves to help end human trafficking.

REMEMBER that you must register for the webinars you want to participate in.  Send your name, email address, and the date or title for each to

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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