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Medical Connections specific to the Lake Nona 10 mile PMA


Lake Nona Medical City is a new chapter in Orlando’s history. Lake Nona Medical

City has become home to some of the nation’s top hospitals, universities, research

institutions, and health and life science companies. Already Lake Nona Medical

City’s pioneering institutions are forming networks and synergies making Orlando

a global destination for health care, research and medical education.

http://learnlakenona.com/medical-city/ to learn more.


UCF Health Sciences Campus includes the newest medical school in the 21st

century and is in our Lake Nona community.  Through our relationship with the

College of Medicine, our residents have access to some of the finest researchers

in the country. UCF College of Medicine also offers weekly health lectures at

Watercrest of Lake Nona.


Click http://learnlakenona.com/medical-city/ucf-health-sciences-campus/

for more information.


Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute is one of the leading scientific

research institutions in the nation.  For more than thirty years, the Institute has

conducted world-class collaborative research dedicated to finding cures for

disease and improving quality of life.


Click http://learnlakenona.com/medical-city/sanford-burham/

for more information.


The VA Medical Center at Lake Nona includes a 134-bed inpatient diagnostic

and treatment hospital, a 118-bed nursing home, a 60-bed domiciliary, an outpatient

clinic, a veterans benefit mini service center and generous patient and visitor

parking.  http://learnlakenona.com/medical-city/va-medical-center/


The University of Florida, the oldest and largest public university in the state

has a 100,000 square-foot facility located next to the Sanford-Burnham Medical

Research Institute at Lake Nona. This research center enables the university to

have direct collaboration opportunities with Sanford-Burnham Institute’s top

scientists. http://learnlakenona.com/medical-city/uf-research-center/


The UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health is committed to providing the

best cancer care in Florida and collaborates with other expert cancer doctors

and researchers at Lake Nona Medical City. These relationships provide patients

with a variety of new opportunities, such as team collaboration on each patient’s

care, greater access to clinical trials, leading-edge treatments and enhanced

personalized care and treatment plans.




Spiritual Connections Specific to Lake Nona’s 10 mile PMA


Cru International’s headquarters are in Lake Nona. Cru International is engaged

in promoting worldwide spiritual movements on all levels of society in over 191

countries. Our residents have the opportunity to serve in many different capacities

at their headquarters and interact with people from around the world. Truly, the

world is at our doorstep in Lake Nona. Check out http://www.cru.org/


Receive a Biblical Ministry Certificate without ever leaving Watercrest of

Lake Nona. Open to the community and offered through New Orleans Baptist

Theological Seminary, eight interesting courses provide tools for a greater

understanding of Scripture. www.nobts.edu


Wycliffe Associates is part of a worldwide movement to reach every people

group with Scripture in their language. People from all over the globe converge

on this international headquarters located in Lake Nona. Every week our residents

have the opportunity to attend weekly chapels hosted by people from around the

world. Our residents also have ongoing opportunities to serve alongside world

travelers in dining, woodworking, administration, hospitality and more. Wycliffe

Associates is yet another way our residents can interact with people from all over

the planet without ever leaving Lake Nona. http://www.wycliffeassociates.org/


The Council of Catholic Women meets with and supports the women of the

Blessed Trinity Catholic Church parish. CCW is open to women of all ages,

meeting the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 pm. Various new service and

social activities are planned on an ongoing basis. For more information call

(407).963.8328 or visit




Exercise Programs specific to Lake Nona’s 10 mile PMA


Become a part of the nation’s leading exercise program for older adults through

the Healthway’s SilverSneakers program. Improve your overall health and well-being

by participating in various classes offered at our Watercrest of Lake Nona community.



The Lake Nona community is designed to make nature accessible and enjoyable.

As part of a Primary Conservation Network, over 40% of Lake Nona has been

left as open green space—untouched, conserved or enhanced park areas with

recreational facilities that include 44 miles of paved and unpaved trails.

There are also over 1,000 acres of lakes and waterways. http://learnlakenona.com/


The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has announced its plans to create

the new home for American tennis, a state-of-the-art facility at Lake Nona that

will enhance the sport at every level.



The “PIG RUN” and BACON foundation are proud to work hand-in-hand with the

“Hailey Collins Foundation”, a local Lake Nona charity that provide gifts such as

arts & crafts, books, toys, pajamas, theme park tickets, financial grants, etc. for the

children at Nemours Children’s Hospital. The BACON foundation also supports a

local family who has a child currently undergoing treatment for cancer. All fitness

levels can participate. http://www.pigrunoflakenona.com/


Join the Lake Nona YMCA and receive personal exercise fitness training.

Consider beginning with 30 minutes of one on one personal training one day per

week for one month.

For details visit http://ymcacentralflorida.com/y-locations/lake-nona/


Join the Renaissance Senior Center for a variety of activities that range from

ballroom and line dance instruction to jazzercise, tai chi and a host of other fitness

classes. Renaissance Senior Center is located at South Econlockhatchee Park,

south of Curry Ford Road.




Services available to residents in the Lake Nona 10 mile PMA


Orange County Government Helpline is Orange County’s 3-1-1 non-emergency

customer service office that helps links residents with the appropriate services

and programs within the Orange County government.  Dial 3-1-1 or (407)836-3111



Orlando Seniors Now offers introductory computer classes, specifically designed

for senior adults at Seniors Now Computer Learning Center at the Renaissance

Senior Center. (407)254-9080  http://seniorsnoworlando.org/


ACCESS Lynx provides paratransit (door-to-door) services to residents that

meet the eligibility guidelines of the ADA, Medicaid, Non-Emergency program or

the Transportation Disadvantage Program. Eligibility guidelines and services vary

by program.  (407)423-TRIP (8747) www.golynx.com/riding-lynx/access-lynx


Senior Legal Helpline provides free legal advice and some services by telephone

to eligible Florida residents, ages 60 and over, on civil (not criminal) legal matters.

This is a program of the Florida Department of Legal Affairs. (888)895.7873



Life@UCF is a community educational program for people of retirement age in

the Central Florida area who seek continued learning opportunities. Membership

is offered through Watercrest of Lake Nona. (407)823.5433 www.life.ucf.edu


Florida Division of Blind Services helps blind and visually impaired individuals

achieve their goals and live their lives with as much independence and self-

direction as possible. (407)245-0700.  Serving Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole,

and Sumter counties. http://dbs.myflorida.com/


Elder helplines provide information about elder services and activities in the

Orlando metro area. Information on services ranging from hospice to in-home

care to health care resources is available. (407)514.1800

or visit www.SRAFlorida.org


Florida Veterans Affairs helps Florida veterans, their families and survivors

improve their health and economic well-being through quality benefits information,

advocacy, education, and long term health care services.  Eligibility guidelines vary.

(727)319-7440 or (800)273.8253 (Veterans Crisis Hotline)

or visit www.floridavets.org


Limited Income Senior Homestead Exemption is offered by the Orange County

Property Appraiser and provides property tax exemptions to qualified homeowners

including Veterans, Disability, Widow and Widowers exemptions.  (407)836.5044

or visit www.ocpafl.org


Veterans Services assists veterans and their dependents in filing claims to the

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for compensation, medical treatment and

other benefits. (407)836.8990



Support and social groups specific to the Lake Nona 10 mile PMA


The Alzheimer's Association of Central and North Florida is proud to offer a

Support Group at Watercrest of Lake Nona. Groups are facilitated by trained

volunteers and offer a variety of topics. For more information about any of the

Alzheimer’s Association’s Support Groups in Central and North Florida, please

call their Helpline at (800)272-3900.



Council for Caregivers Seminars offers a helping hand of healing. Each month,

different organizations present information and resources on different aging topics.

(407)836.7446 or visit http://goo.gl/7ozrCB


ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease) Support Group,

sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association meeting at 1265 S. Semoran

Blvd., Suite 1217 and meeting monthly. For details contact (407)677.6335.


Hemophilia Support Group, sponsored by the Hemophilia Association of Central

Florida and meeting at 1727 Hollis Drive in Orlando. Meeting times vary; for

details contact (407)275-3096.


The Renaissance Senior Center at South Econ Park offers book clubs, drawing

and art clubs, karaoke, scrapbooking, and many other social groups. For more

information, call (407)254-9070 or click



Eat lunch and mingle with other seniors at the Taft Community Center located

at 9450 S. Orange Avenue in Orlando. Every luncheon offers seminars on health

and wellness, screenings and other special events. For more information,

call (407)251.2434.


The Sunshine Seniors organize and support social gatherings of seniors, both

at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and outings elsewhere. This organization extends

an open invitation to adults sixty and older to gather socially at noon on the third

Thursday of each month and for other activities as planned.

Contact (407)277.1702 or visit http://www.blessedtrinityorlando.org/49