The special events at One Senior Place Greater Orlando all have a purpose, whether it is to educate the senior community on pertinent issues that are affecting them or to offer social and entertainment opportunities that the entire community can enjoy. With our upcoming Back to the Dean Martin Show: A Tribute to Dino!, we have combined entertainment and education, and all for a great cause.

Dino and New York SkylineCo-sponsored by Senior Partner In-Home Care and Compass Research, Back to the Dean Martin Show: A Tribute to Dino! will feature Felix J. Deneau, Jr., an award-winning Dean Martin impersonator endorsed by the Dean Martin estate. In his production, Felix keenly recreates Dean’s spirited vivaciousness, adorable sense of humor and ageless music, which always has audiences applauding for more. Part of the day’s festivities will feature a Vendor Showcase between 12:30 and 2 p.m., during which time guests will be able to learn more about various senior-focused businesses that call One Senior Place home.

All proceeds from the event — which is planned for Friday, September 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at our offices in Altamonte Springs — will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.  Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that more than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s. The disease is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, but recent estimates indicate that the disorder may rank third, just behind heart disease and cancer, as a cause of death for older people.

“Alzheimer’s disease has taken a terrible toll on the elderly, but research is the key to providing and enhancing care and supporting all who have been affected,” says Emily Stowers, Aging Services Manager at One Senior Place Greater Orlando. “We’re happy to do all we can to support this research and promote brain health.”

Tickets for the event are $12 each and $20 for two. Tickets are limited and are selling fast. To purchase tickets, visit the show venue at One Senior Place, 715 Douglas Avenue in Altamonte Springs. For more information, call 407-949-6733.