Pasco County to hold first Alzheimer’s walk

When Jennifer Graff realized her mother was losing her independence, little did she know that she would become a full-time caregiver. Graff’s mother, Rose, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011, after a horrific car crash. Since then, she has resided in several living facilities while gradually losing her memory. Graff will walk on behalf of her mother on Oct. 20 during Pasco County’s first … [Read more...]

A movement of color for battered women

The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club hosted a fundraiser and luncheon to benefit the Sunrise Domestic Violence Shelter of Pasco County. The venue was awash in a sea of purple as members wore the color to bring attention to the topics of domestic and sexual violence. The luncheon raised more than $1,100, which was presented to the shelter, along with a truckload of donated items to assist the … [Read more...]

Health News 10/10/2018

Support breast cancer research During the month of October, all Pasco County Tax Collector offices will be accepting donations for the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. Individuals who have automobile registration renewals coming due in October may choose to trade in their regular license plate for the End Breast Cancer specialty tag. Customers may also purchase the tag for newly registered … [Read more...]

Enjoy beer and wine samples, and help a good cause

The Fall Brewfest for Hospice on Oct. 6 gives people a chance to sample beer and wine, while benefiting Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care. The venue for the event is Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., and it’s scheduled for Oct. 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $25 for one ticket, $45 for two and $120 for six. The entrance fee covers beer and wine samples … [Read more...]

Seminar spotlights Pasco’s opioid epidemic, solutions

When it comes to tackling the opioid crisis in Pasco County, the community needs all hands on deck. That’s according to Monica Rousseau, coordinator for the Pasco County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP). Rousseau was one of ASAP’s group of speakers for an opioid crisis seminar at the Pasco-Hernando State College Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel. The Sept. 18 … [Read more...]

Local business gives hope to ‘special needs’ employee

When April Dean was only 6 months old, her mother Amy noticed she wasn’t sitting upright. Two months later, doctors told Amy and her husband, Rick, that April had cerebral palsy, with little chance of ever walking. It was also discovered that she had a developmental disability that would affect her speech and learning. “He told us she would never drive a car or go to college,” said … [Read more...]

Funds will help combat addiction

Congressman Gus Bilirakis has announced that recent efforts to increase funding for the Drug Free Communities program, and advocacy on behalf of a local Drug Prevention Coalition’s application for continued federal funding, has helped secure $125,000 for Pasco County. These dollars, allocated to the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP), will be used to support coordinated efforts to … [Read more...]

Health News 09/19/2018

Cardiologist joins Premier Heart center Premier Heart and Vascular Center has announced that Dr. Huy Khuu has joined its growing practice. Khuu will be the center’s ninth interventional cardiologist and 19th practitioner. Khuu comes to Premier Heart with more than 18 years of interventional cardiology experience. He most recently served as cardiac catheterization lab director at Florida … [Read more...]

Cheaper EpiPen efforts

Congressman Gus Bilirakis has been working to reduce the cost of prescription drugs for several years. He has authored multiple provisions within H.R. 2430, which was signed into law last August. One of the provisions created an expedited approval process for generic drugs when no competitor exists on the market. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that it approved … [Read more...]

Health News 08/29/2018

Stepping up for seniors CARES (Community Aging & Retirement Services) was the recipient of monies raised by the Pasco County Tax Collector’s five offices through its monthly charitable giving program. CARES is a Pasco County-based organization that provides services to seniors to keep them in their homes and be independent. The community stepped up in a big way to assist in the CARES Senior … [Read more...]