WPHF Staff Update

Lisa staff itemThe 2015 Congress for New Urbanism Summit was held in Orlando and Winter Park on February 19-20 and participating local, state and national speakers promoting healthy sustainable communities included Lisa Portelli, Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) Program Director for Community Health. She served on a panel with Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley, Dr. Bruce Stephenson, Rollins College professor, Alberto Vargas, Manager, Orange County Planning Division and Dori Stone, Director of Planning and Community Development for Winter Park.

Panelists discussed features that make Winter Park unique. The audience members were particularly interested in the panelist comments regarding the traditional mixed use design of Winter Park.

The summit also included discussions about the rebirth of downtown Orlando, development of urban neighborhood centers, the design of great civic spaces, transportation oriented development, the return of rail transit to Orlando and Winter Park, architectural design for urban environments and other topics in a variety of lectures and, panels.


ASA logoDiana Silvey, WPHF Program Director for Older Adults, will present at the Aging in America 2015 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging in Chicago on March 23. The gathering is the largest multidisciplinary conference in the U.S. for professionals who work with older adults, including the organizations and businesses increasingly interested in this growing market.

Ms. Silvey will present with Mary Ellen Grant, CEO of Share the Care, Inc., on “Investing in a Nonprofit Business Model: Caregiver Services Network.”  The session will describe the development of a service consortium made up of existing nonprofit providers. Services that are in demand to family caregivers who can afford to pay the full cost of care are bundled as products available for purchase through the Caregiver Services Network, a two-year, $100,000 grant from WPHF to Share the Care.

In addition, Ms. Silvey, was a guest on a March 10 radio program called Caregivers Speak! hosted by Margery Pabst. The topic was, “Making Sense of Hospice And Palliative Care: Critical Questions for Caregivers.”

Ms. Silvey sat on a panel with Dr. John Guarneri, Chairman of Healthcare and Spirituality, Florida Hospital and other guests. The Caregivers Speak! program can be viewed live at 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month by clicking here. Archived versions can be viewed by going to this website: www.mycaregivingcoach.com.