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by AJFCS
Tue May 31, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Community Ambassadors Trained on Problem Gambling
Replies: 1
Views: 13774

Community Ambassadors Trained on Problem Gambling

On Wednesday, May 25th, a dozen ambassadors from local active-adult communities gathered to hear a presentation and receive training and awareness on compulsive gambling. Overall, the 12 communities represented serve as residences to over 10,000 seniors. During the hour long presentation, the ambass...
by AJFCS
Mon May 02, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Assisted Living Coalition Educated on Seniors and Gambling
Replies: 0
Views: 7077

Assisted Living Coalition Educated on Seniors and Gambling

At a recent Florida Assisted Living Coaltion, we were able to educate many senior living communities on the pitfalls and numerous problems associated with their seniors and problem gambling. Gambling by senior citizens has surged in states that have legalized and glamorized various forms of wagering...
by AJFCS
Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Gambling Awareness for Students Should Begin With Teachers
Replies: 0
Views: 6426

Gambling Awareness for Students Should Begin With Teachers

AJFCS has been reaching out to local middle schools and high schools in efforts to push problem gambling awareness amongst the schools' respective student bodies. In light of this recent article, it should be noted that in order to create a safer, gambling-free haven for students, it wouldn't hurt t...
by AJFCS
Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: FAU's Life Long Learners Get Educated on Problem Gambling.
Replies: 1
Views: 8164

FAU's Life Long Learners Get Educated on Problem Gambling.

On Thursday, December 9th, approximately 250 active adults and younger adults attended a lifelong learning seminar held at Florida Atlantic University. As part of an ongoing, annual cirriculum, topics from addition, bullying, aging-in-place, and other pertinent issues are addressed with expert speak...
by AJFCS
Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Gambling Workshop to Take Place at Panther Run Elementary
Replies: 0
Views: 6487

Gambling Workshop to Take Place at Panther Run Elementary

On Monday, October 25th, AJFCS will be doing a workshop for various parents, teachers, and PTA members spanning numerous elementary schools in the Wellington/Royal Palm Beach/Lake Worth Florida area. With a focus on mental health and wellness for both parents and children, AJFCS, amongst other topic...
by AJFCS
Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: No-Limit Poker Begins in Florida on July 1st
Replies: 0
Views: 7541

No-Limit Poker Begins in Florida on July 1st

I had the pleasure of recently speaking with a local representative (who wishes to remain anonymous) about many things, including gambling in the state of Florida. Although he doesn't advocate for problem gambling awareness, he informed me of a new law being passed and the many problems that will co...
by AJFCS
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Community Ambassadors Take Part in Peer Education Program
Replies: 1
Views: 8199

Community Ambassadors Take Part in Peer Education Program

Annette Botnick, the Community Engagement Coordinator at AJFCS supervises nearly 30 Ambassadors representing 28 gated, active-adult communities throughout Palm Beach County. The role of the Ambassadors at AJFCS is to help build a safety-net, the supportive structure necessary to ensure a healthier, ...
by AJFCS
Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Community Educators: We've Got a Full Plate Next Year!
Replies: 0
Views: 6923

Community Educators: We've Got a Full Plate Next Year!

As most of you know, Charlie Crist signed a $1 billion Seminole gambling deal on Wednesday. Although this may help raise funds for the state, it will most likely effect (raise) the number of gamblers throughout the state, which in turn will create a higher number of compulsive gamblers. With tax rat...
by AJFCS
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Park Pointe: Residents Get the Latest on Problem Gambling
Replies: 0
Views: 6868

Park Pointe: Residents Get the Latest on Problem Gambling

On March 10th, from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, sixty-four residents of the Park Pointe community in Greenacres, Florida were treated to a comprehensive presentation and open forum for all questions and concerns related to problem gambling. This event was part of a set presentation in honor of the PGAW, the ...
by AJFCS
Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Domestic Violence & Compulsive Gambling. There is No Exc
Replies: 0
Views: 11081

Domestic Violence & Compulsive Gambling. There is No Exc

Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service spent much of February with a focus on Domestic Violence prevention, awareness and advocacy. What we noticed were some alarming statistics around the relationship between compuslive gambling and instances of domestic abuse. Some of the text below is from Ron...
by AJFCS
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: NPGAW
Topic: AJFCS' Role: Committment to Problem Gambling Awareness Week
Replies: 0
Views: 7682

AJFCS' Role: Committment to Problem Gambling Awareness Week

As many of you know by now, Problem Gambling Awareness Week is March 7-13, 2010. The Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service is committed to furthering outreach and providing education on the growing issue of problem gambling that is impacting South Florida and our country as a whole. AJFCS plans ...
by AJFCS
Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Compulsive Gambling: Interesting Outreach with Physicians
Replies: 0
Views: 7101

Compulsive Gambling: Interesting Outreach with Physicians

December is a month where I spend a lot of time marketing and socializing with various medical personnel. Activities range from dropping off holiday cards, attending seasonal networking events, or traditional marketing calls. Now to the point... In one of my outreach visits, I came across a Mayo Cli...
by AJFCS
Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Are Seniors Learning to Negotiate Online Gambling?
Replies: 0
Views: 8731

Are Seniors Learning to Negotiate Online Gambling?

Recently, we attended a volunteer fair and in conversation, heard numerous seniors talking about online poker and online gaming. At first, it seemed very isolated as the numbers were minimal. After attending this event, we did a little research and found that this is a trend on the rise and deserves...
by AJFCS
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Casino Ad Tactics: Seniors Being Increasingly Targeted
Replies: 1
Views: 9278

Casino Ad Tactics: Seniors Being Increasingly Targeted

Recently, while scouting and reviewing media in Palm Beach County, I noticed an increase in Casinos advertising in predominant senior markets. As a marketing director for a social service agency prided on providing a safety net for seniors (as well as other populations), I am constantly looking for ...
by AJFCS
Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Social Services-There When You Need It
Replies: 1
Views: 8853

I completely agree. Often times, people who are struggling fail to see alternatives or even assume other options exist. Although this is a difficult time for many, there are always grants (sometimes smaller than we would like) that can help people temporarily with things like utilities, basic food a...