Please join us for an insightful discussion with Dr. Jaclynn Faffer, Naples Senior Center President/CEO, at the beautiful and state of the art Innovation Hotel.
When: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
11:30am luncheon followed by the presentation and Q&A
Where: Innovation Hotel at Arthrex, 1290 Innovation Drive, Naples, FL 34108
Please RSVP. Tickets are $35 per person; includes lunch and presentation.
(Located near the medical center, the hotel facility is an extension of the Arthrex education experience. It also utilizes Synexis microbial reduction technology, making safety their top priority.)
Naples: A Tale of Two Cities
Naples is a tale of two cities. We read headlines where Forbes ranked Naples among the 25 happiest cities in the US and US News ranked Naples as #2 among the best places to retire.
What is rarely written about are the struggles our seniors are facing in increasing numbers, across all socioeconomic lines. It is estimated that 1 out of 3 seniors in our country experience isolation or loneliness. Additionally, in large senior populations such as Naples, a number of seniors, and their caregivers, are struggling with dementia.
In 2014, Naples Senior Center opened the first senior center in Collier County to address the needs of seniors with comprehensive, evidence-based programs and services. The needs were so great that an initial membership of 80 increased to a membership of 1400. In December 2021, Naples Senior Center broke ground for a 30, 000 sq. ft. , state-of-the-art center and will enable the professional staff at Naples Senior Center to provide the level of services required by our increasing senior population.
Dr. Jaclynn Faffer will present an in-depth discussion of issues facing today's seniors, and how the New Naples Senior Center will help our community by providing tools and resources to address these challenges.
Dr. Faffer has been a visionary leader in the field of human services for over 35 years. She received her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Tulane University and her Doctoral degree is Social Welfare from Yeshiva University. She has been an adjunct faculty member at several universities. Dr. Faffer has published numerous articles in juried professional journals on social work practice and administration and human resource development. Dr. Faffer was recently appointed as Chair of the Collier County Dementia Care and Cure by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
We look forward to sharing in our Columbia pride with you soon!