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. http://www.orlandohealth.com/ufhealthcancercenterorlando/Index.aspx
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. http://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 http://www.blessedtrinityorlando.org/1
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. http://www.silversneakers.com/
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. http://www.usta.com/About-USTA/usta_to_launch_new_home_for_american_tennis/
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.
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 www.ocfl.net/311
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 www.elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/legal_services.php
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
JFlorida 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
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 http://www.orangecountyfl.net/CultureParks/SeniorCenters.aspx#.U_4F1_ldV2J
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