Ranch Sandies set for Nov. 13
LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance revealed the 100 members who are nominees for the Sandies Members' Choice Awards.
The Sandies honors people who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, devote time and energy to the community, and forge paths of leadership for others to follow. There are eight nominee award categories: One of a Kind, Bull by the Horns, Rising Star, Ray of Sunshine, Networking King, Networking Queen, Volunteer of the Year, and Young Professional of the Year.
The nominees were selected by their peers with a voting process. See the complete list of nominees at www.LWRBA.org.
The Sandies Award winners will be announced during the Member Awards Luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13. This annual event will be held at the Fete Ballroom at Polo Grill & Bar on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Tickets are still available. For more information or to register, visit www.LWRBA.org or call 941-757-1664.
Job fair set for Nov. 7 at the Ramada Sarasota
SARASOTA -- Looking for a job? Visit a local job fair set for Nov. 7 at Ramada Waterfront Sarasota.
The job fair featurs employers, higher education providers, entrepreneurs and employment agencies seeking qualified candidates to fill positions.
The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Ramada Waterfront Sarasota, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail. The job fair is free and open to residents of Sarasota and Manatee counties.
For more information, contact Colleen Reyes 941- 355-8808, ext. 276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds to benefit the Transitions Program at Community Haven.
Seminar scheduled on hot topic of elderly housing
SARASOTA -- With more and more baby boomers nearing retirement age, designing neighborhoods for happiness for aging generations is an important topic.
Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida is hosting a seminar on this topic, "Creating Community in Later Life" from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 15.
Presenter Bolton Anthony, founder of the Chapel Hill-based nonprofit organization "Second Journey," will help Sarasota to "birth a new vision of the rich possibilities of later life." Attendees will learn about a variety of living options, ranging from Pocket Neighborhoods, "Golden Girl" Homes, Elder Cohousing, the "Village Model" to elder friendly city planning.
"Most Boomers are not looking to spend their retirement years secluded in a home, but would enjoy living in a family like setting with people of different generations that care and look out for one another," said JoAnn Westbrook, director of eEducation at Pines.
For more information visit www.creatingcommunity.eventbrite.com or call JoAnn Westbrook at 941-365-0250, ext. 1114.
-- Herald staff report