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Aug
22

Networking On The Seas 2014

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Networking Hits the High Seas from Sheephead Bay to Sunset Park

By HAROLD EGELN, JR.

Networkers truly were at sea, but with a purpose and a destination of fun mixed with business. Setting sail from Sheepshead Bay aboard the luxury yacht Atlantis on the evening of October 19, a Networking on the Seas summer party was held to network and develop resources to better serve senior citizens. Many of the guests on board were members of PESID, People Empowering Seniors Independence and Dignity.

“What a great way to network on a beautiful evening aboard this wonderful yacht with our friends, members and supporters,” said PESID founder Annette Fisher, a certified senior advisor, and a “captain” of networking, as well as a real estate salesperson at BRESRE Reality, loan originator at Fort Funding Corp. among other hats.

Summer party sponsors included Sunrise Senior Living of Sheepshead Bay, Annette Fisher, BRESRE Reality Inc., Fort Funding Company, Bayada Home Health Care, Fox Rehabilitation and OnSite Providers. “This is an enjoyable way, sailing on the water, for a fabulous networking party,” said President Wendy Black of ONXY Health Care Solutions, a guest.

“This is the best!” said Robert Howe, an estate, trust and wills attorney in Bay Ridge. The Atlantis sailed by Bay Ridge, where Lutheran HealthCare’s Shore Hill Housing senior residential buildings could be seen clearly on Shore Road from the yacht. Howe was on last year’s PESID cruise with members of the Morning Money Makers chapter of Business Networking International (BNI), which meets at the Bridgeview Diner.

“Sunrise Senior Living of Sheepshead Bay would like to thank all who attended. Their presence clearly made it a magical evening,” said Jeannine Valentine, Director of Sales Service at Sunrise Living of Sheepshead Bay. “It was our pleasure to provide fun, well-deserved hours of relaxation and enjoyment, to thank all on board for the hard work they do each and every day to better the quality of life for the people of Brooklyn.”

A hot food buffet and dessert prepared by the chefs at Sunrise was enjoyed by eaters and dancers delighted stepping lively above the first floor dining room to the music provided by a live deejay. There was a raffle, too, and a thank you ceremony to the leaders and staff of Sunrise Senior Living of Sheepshead Bay on the dance floor.

On the third floor open air roof, the delights of sponsors and an array of invited friends were enhanced as the Atlantis voyaged from its Pier 9 dock past Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Seagate, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Bay Ridge and Sunset Park and into Upper New York Harbor, where a sea breeze and the setting sun made for much enjoyment.

PESID was founded by Fisher, who is also president of Golden Maturity, Inc., a few years ago, bringing together professionals with experience and expertise in every aspect of senior help and empowerment. Leaders in those various professions wrote a book, “Seniors, Put Your Ducks in A Row: Protect Your Nest – Based on True Stories.” To be published this fall.

Appropriately around the Atlantis in Sheepshead Bay were many ducks, and a few swans. PE.S.I.D. covers Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and Nassau. Its website is www.pesid.com. In case people would like more information on PESID and for those who are not computer savvy, they can contact Miss Fisher on her cell phone at 1-347-291-7479.

The networking cruise highlighted how professionals in the senior assistance field do work together effectively, and how they can increase their reach and effectiveness through PESID and the sponsoring organizations, noted Fisher and others, declaring Networking On The Seas a sail away success.

Networking On The Seas Brooklyn NY  is Collaborative event put together by Sunrise Senior Living in Sheepshead Bay, BRESRE Realty Inc., Fort Funding Corp., and Fox Rehabilitation

This is is the Second annual Event bringing together folks who serve the senior community.  Networking On The Seas takes place on board the Atlantis Yacht out of Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn.  The guest list is definitely a who’s who in the world of those who serve seniors, with a stand by waiting list.  Many of the members attending are also part of the PESID, People Empowering Seniors Independence & Dignity, a private Networking Group founded by Annette Fisher, President of Golden Maturity.

The guest list consists of  Elder Care and Estate Planning  Attorneys. Litigation Attorneys, Medicaid Long Term Care Providers, Home Care Agencies, Senior Living, Financial Planners, Real Estate, Physical Therapy and more.

Tomorrow we will get to hear from some of them and what might be on their minds as Senior Advocates.

networking on the seas

Jul
30

PESID Networking On The Seas

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PESID Networking On The Seas is scheduled for Wednesday August 7, 2013

This will be a fabulous event and the event is being Co-sponsored by PESID, BNI Morning Money Makers and Sunrise Senior Living at Sheepshead Bay.  There will be around 300 folks attending; more than 50 % of those professionals who are attending are people who serve seniors in some capacity.

PESID, stands for People Empowering Seniors Independence & Dignity.

PESID is a private  networking organization owned and operated by Golden Maturity Inc., a Brooklyn based marketing company focused on helping companies with their senior marketing needs. The purpose of PESID is to bring together like minded people to develop resources for seniors and have fun doing it. Basic membership is free, and as of this time there are over 325 members. Over 90 % of the members of PESID work with seniors, the other 10% of our members are mostly retired people or people looking for ways to help the seniors in their family.  PESID started back in March of 2010 to hold monthly meetings in Brooklyn NY.  Now meetings are held monthly in Brooklyn.For the last year or so, PESID Nassau meetings have been held in the Rockville Center area.

PESID is planning on holding monthly meetings on Staten Island, and just last week the Espanade Senior Residences located on Richmond Avenue just minutes from the Verazano Bridge Hosted our first Staten Island meeting.

We are planning our next Staten Island meeting for September and it will be hosted once again at the Esplanade Luxry Senior Residences.  The Esplanade is more like a modern hotel.  The rooms are fabulous.  The bathrooms had ceramic, and other fancy tile work.  The place was immaculate.  The dinning room has wonderful lighting and is situated just off a very large outdoor deck.  Shopping is also in walking distance, for those who want a little exercise.  For more details on The Esplanade Luxury Senior Residences you can contact Patrice Ficco at 718-698-9000.  I have to say considering the level of luxury they are providing to their clients the price is very affordable.

Please spread the word about PESID, People Empowering Seniors Independence & Dignity.  PESID.com

Annette Fisher, CSA

Certified Senior Advisor

PESID Founder

347-291-7479

 

Because people who join PESID are not vetted you need to either do your own research on them or contact people who regularly participate in the meetings to see what they might know about anyone you might choose to work with.

Mar
20

PESID Brooklyn Spring Fling

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PESID Brooklyn Spring Fling is taking place on April 10, 2012. PESID, People Empowering Seniors Independence & Dignity is a networking resource group. It is designed to bring together both retired folks and professionals who serve the senior community. This allows seniors to meet people who work in the senior community in an open environment, where they can freely gather information. I founded the group just over two years ago. Membership to PESID is currently free. You can sign up at PESID.com

The Brooklyn PESID meeting is usually held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

The NYC PESID meeting is usually the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Nassau PESID is currently in the planning stage and will be announced very shortly.

Many PESID meetings are sponsored in some capacity, allowing for appetizers, etc.

PESID was established because I felt there was a void in bringing seniors and professionals serving seniors together in the same environment.

Remember membership to PESID is free.  If you do not live or work in an area where PESID meetings are held, please do not let that stop you from joining PESID.  As people join PESID and indicate their geographic area, it establishes how much interest in PESID there is for that area.  This information will allow me to figure out if a PESID meeting is ready to be established in your area.

It’s easy to join, just go to PESID.com

Be well

Annette Fisher, CSA

Certified Senior Advisor

PESID Founder

PESID is an organization I founded in March of 2010.  We are about to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of PESID.  Membership to PESID is free.  You just go online to pesid.com Once you sign up you will receive an email so you can verify your email address.  Click the link and it should take you to PESID.  If you do not see the PESID website just type in your browser menu bar pesid.com  Now you will need to join the PESID group by clicking join us.  Once you join PESID you will need to also register for a PESID event if you want to attend.

Many PESID events are free.

I hope you check out PESID as the purpose is to make resources available to seniors and their families, in a relaxed setting.

From time to time you will find educational programs provided at PESID meetings.

The main reason for PESID members to join is because they truly want to empower seniors.

Be well

Annette Fisher, CSA

Certified Senior Advisor

PESID Founder

Medicare and our healthcare system are going through changes.

The baby boomers have arrived. Who ever thought when I'm 65 would come so
soon.  Welcome to seniorville.  If they are already enrolled in Medicare, starting in
2011 they will be entitled to a free annual physical, as well as other preventive services.

Annual enrollment for Medicare for those already enrolled is from November
15th through December 31.  Give yourself or your loved one plenty of time to
review the new Medicare changes.  You can go to Medicare.gov to keep up with what is
happening.  The new handbook is not listed on their site yet, however it
will be sent out soon with a list of Evidence of Coverage listing their current
plan coverage and what it costs and the Annual Notice of Change which lists
changes to the plan for the coming year, beginning January 1, 2011. Seniors really need to pay
attention to this as the ability to change plans when ever they please is not an option.

Hospital Infections may be declining with some infections while a large increase is occuring
with others.  Just a few months back I was having a conversation with a couple of
colleagues.  We were discussing a new infection that is rapidly spreading, called
Clostridium difficile aka C-diff.  It is passed through wounds, intravenous lines, and other
means.  If you are taking antibiots and you come in contact with it you may be more
suseptable since the antibiots kill good and bad bacteria at the same time.  Thanks to
colleages, Caryn Isaacs, Patient Advocate, and Ann Hanna, I was made aware of this.
After ending up in the hospital myself this weekend I was horrified to find out that the women
sharing the room with me had C-diff.  I immediately asked for a discharge since I could
continue the medications at home.  They were allowing this patient to walk the
halls.  C-diff is spread by touching things, thus leaving bacteria that others can pick
up.  When I quickly left my room to let them know I wanted to be discharged, I had turned
to notice a sign outside my shared room that read, caution etc.  point being something in
my room was contagious and I was told I was not.  Once you get what you need in the
hospital get out as fast as you can.  I actually had nurses and assistants that were not
changing their gloves between patients, and who were not sanitizing their hands between glove
changes.  It was a breeding ground for germs.  OK some are saying maybe
I’m getting paranoid, however if you don’t control your own destiny to some degree you
may loose control.  I also do not think patients should wait in a doctors office to be
seen.  I bring my own pen for sign in and let them know my tel # so they can let me know
when to come in from my car, parked in the area.  I also carry hand sanitizer with
me.  Think about how many people go to the doctor because they are sick.  I
certainly do not need anything I do not already have.  Touch nothing.  When using
the rest room remember to turn the water on and off with paper towels.  Use a paper
towel to open the door, if hand use is at all necessary.  This is seriously deadly
stuff.  I hope this will keep you out of germs way.  I’m still trying to get the
real low down on whether people with C-diff can be admitted to nursing homes and or assisted
living vacilities.  It seems to me they would need a seperate building or everyone will end
up infected.

I recently attended a wonderful event, cosponsored by Sunrise
Senior Living
, Nancy Waldman, Director of Community Relations Sunrise Senior Living of
Mill Basin and SUN-
B
, Senior Umbrella Network of Brooklyn, Chaired by Miss Vicki Ellner. We enjoyed the
company of friends, colleagues, Sunrise residents, while being serenaded by a violinist, and
greeted by Miss Rita Cosby.  All of this took place in the lovely Sunrise Senior Living
residence.  Wow, what a wonderful place to retire in. Of the many facilities I have visited, I
can honestly say this one is top notch.  At this assisted living residence you feel like you
are on vacation.  The residence is situated on the waters edge in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, the
dining room is immaculate and looks better dressed than a fine restaurant.

Journalist Rita
Cosby was all too happy to share her new book with us, 
Quiet Hero Secrets from My Father's Past
.  The book shares the experience
hidden behind the glaze in her father's eyes.

Many of us have members in our own
families, who have never shared the extremely painful things they have experienced in their
lives.  Don't let time fade away before getting the chance to thank our family
members and friends for the freedom we have.  As Rita says "Freedom is not
Free". 

Ten percent of Rita's book proceeds go to Operation
Enduring Care. Click here to learn more about the program to help injured
veterans.
 

Are you prepared if there is an emergency?  We sometimes take for granted the
things around us.

We need to be prepared if a disaster strikes.  Within the next
30 days you will be able to download an ICE, In Case of Emergency card by coming back to Golden Maturity,
Inc.
   ICE in your wallet may save your life.  In addition you can find
lots of helpful information with this link, just click here.

SUN-B, Senior Umbrella Network of
Brooklyn held their Annual breakfast meeting this past February 23, 2010
at the Bay Ridge Manor. The keynote speaker for the event was Rita
Cosby. At the breakfast awards were presented, and the winners of the
SUN-B World awards were Debra Diamantos, Caryn Isaacs, Sister Fran
Picone, Rabbi Yeruchim Silber.  Many folks brought raffle prizes, and we all
had a chance to win a raffle. In addition raffles were sold to raise
money for AmericanHeart.org and or Women's Heart Disease. A fantastic
time was had by all.  To see photos of the event please click on this link http://goldenmaturity.typepad.com/photos/sunb/
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