South Florida Baptist continues speech therapy work with Parkinson’s patients; Plant City Community Chorale announces Fall Concert; Local outdoor store to hold customer appreciation event.
South Florida Baptist continues speech therapy work with Parkinson’s patients
South Florida Baptist Hospital has received another grant from the Parkinson Voice Project, allowing its Outpatient Rehabilitation Program to offer the “SPEAK OUT” and “The LOUD Crowd’ programs for patients who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease.
Parkinson Voice Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the voice of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease throughout the world.
While the pandemic has changed things some, South Florida Baptist has continued their programs targeted to Parkinson’s patients. Through SPEAK OUT! and The LOUD Crowd, South Florida Baptist Hospital speech language pathologists work with Parkinson’s patients to convert speech from an automatic function to an intentional act.
In what is typically 12 individual speech therapy sessions, SPEAK OUT! involves the patient and speech-language pathologist completing speech, voice and cognitive exercises together using a specialized workbook.
The LOUD Crowd consists of free weekly group therapy sessions for patients who have completed SPEAK OUT! first. Participants perform exercises and follow up with daily home practice. The LOUD Crowd provides camaraderie, support and encouragement for this patient population that is battling a progressive, degenerative condition.
For more information about the program, contact speech therapist Jennifer Ackett at (813) 707-9362.
Plant City Community Chorale announces Fall Concert
Plant City Community Chorale is has announced their return to performing with two offerings of their fall concert, “Hope Awakes”.
The concerts will take place at The First United Methodist Church of Plant City, located at 303 N. Evers St., Plant City, FL., on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, and Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, with both starting at 7 p.m.
“The Chorale, under the direction of Claudia Bolaño Becerra, will perform selections from many different genres,” the organization said in a release. “There will be moving spirituals such as ‘Down to the River to Pray’ and ‘I Dream a World’, as well as the lively beat of the African-styled ‘Kuimba’ and the cheerful lilt of madrigal music in ‘Now is the Month of Maying’. ‘So Danco Samba’ will have you swaying to its sultry rhythm, while ‘Danza!’ will have you on the edge of your seat.”
The Chorale’s Women’s Ensemble will also perform two songs.
Tickets for the event are $15 and can be purchased at www.pccchorale.org, on Facebook www.facebook.com/pccommunitychorale, from any chorale member or by calling 813-965-7213.
Due to limited capacity, tickets must be purchased in advance and no tickets will be sold at the door. Masks will also be required for entry.
Local outdoor store to hold customer appreciation event
On Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, G FIVE Feed & Outdoor will hold a customer appreciation event in honor of four years in business.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at G FIVE Feed & Outdoor, 4960 US Hwy 92 W., and the community is invited to come out and participate in a day full of free family fun, including activities, giveaways, live music and food samples.
Drawings will take place every half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. and will continue until 3:30 p.m. for prizes including a Minn Kota trolling motor, American Hunter feeder, Muddy double seater tree stand, gift baskets and more. Grand prizes drawings will begin at 4 p.m. and include a Traeger 780 pellet grill package, a year supply of Purina® horse feed and a Ruger .308 hunting rifle. Additional giveaways and premiums will be available from participating vendors.
Beginning at noon, live music will be performed by Kenyon Lockry. Food samples also will be provided during the day’s activities and radio station WPCV 97.5 host Julie K will be on-site with a live remote in addition to several outdoor experts representing various product lines carried in the store.
“After a difficult year in 2020, we’re especially excited to host this celebration,” store manager Dillon Glisson said. “My team at G FIVE and I want to say thank you for the last four years of continued loyalty and support from our customers, especially during some challenging times. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones during the celebration. Come out and join us for some great family fun.”
For more information on the event, visit http://g5feedandoutdoor.com/upcoming-events/.