Learn About Medical Marijuana in Viera
One Senior Place hosts industry experts April 14
(VIERA, FL) March 27, 2023 – One Senior Place in Viera will host The Benefits of Medical Marijuana on Friday, April 14 at 10 AM, as part of the monthly series, Senior Health Friday with Nurse Lisa. Lisa Conway (aka Nurse Lisa) will welcome Aliza Gammon, Education Director for Brevard Green MD, along with Cassidy Welch, Trulieve Lead Community Educator, to discuss The Benefits of Medical Marijuana at the Viera marketplace for senior resources at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road. The free educational seminar will address the use of medical cannabis in the treatment of senior health issues and will include a wide-ranging Q&A with the audience. In 2016, Florida voters approved the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative. Shortly after, the state Department of Health established the Office of Medical Marijuana to regulate its prescribing and dispensing. Cannabis has been used medicinally since ancient times. Medical marijuana is authorized for patients diagnosed with ALS, Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, MS, Parkinson’s, PTSD, Chronic Nonmalignant Pain and terminal conditions. Attendees to The Benefits of Medical Marijuana may RSVP online at OneSeniorPlace.com or call One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging at 321-751-6771. The seminar is expected to fill up quickly.
Lisa Conway, RN, is a Certified Care Manager, Certified Dementia Practitioner and the Vice President of Care Services for One Senior Place. The Benefits of Medical Marijuana is the latest in her monthly seminar series, Senior Health Friday with Nurse Lisa, which tackles various topics related to senior health and happiness.
“Effective treatments and successful aging go hand in hand,” said Conway. “For some people, medical cannabis can relieve the debilitating symptoms of chronic conditions and provide the kind of relief that allows for a greater quality of life.”
Nurse Lisa has more than 25 years of professional nursing experience, with a background that includes senior living and professional care management. Conway earned the Aging Life Care Professional™ designation in 2019 and became a Certified Dementia Practitioner in 2023. As Vice President of Senior Partner Care Services, Nurse Lisa provides direct assistance to those needing care management and in-home senior care services. Her monthly health talk, Senior Health Friday with Nurse Lisa, is co-presented by Senior Partner Care Services, helping elderly clients continue to live safely and independently at home by providing them with a reliable and affordable source of high quality non-medical home care. For information on the dozens of events presented annually by One Senior Place, call 321-751-6771. One Senior Place is a marketplace for resources and provider of information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their families. To learn more about One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging, visit OneSeniorPlace.com.
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ABOUT LISA CONWAY, RN, CCM, CDP, VP of Care Services, Senior Partner Care Services
With more than 25 years of nursing experience, Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge of resources that are available in Brevard County. Her background in emergency services, hospital administration, a nursing supervisor for an in-patient mental health unit, hospice, senior living, and now professional care management give Lisa an ability to speak to the challenges facing many of today’s seniors and caregivers. Her own personal experience with the devastation of Alzheimer’s allows her to provide invaluable support and insight for those going through the same thing. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. In 2019, Lisa earned the title of Certified Care Manager through the Aging Life Care Association and is now designated an Aging Life Care Professional™. Also known as a geriatric care manager, she is certified to act as a guide and advocate for families who are caring for older relatives or disabled adults. Lisa’s role as VP of Care Services allows her the opportunity to provide direct assistance to those needing care management and in-home senior care services.
ABOUT ONE SENIOR PLACE– Begun in 2006 by Don and Beth Kramer, One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging, is a marketplace of resources and provider of information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their family caregivers in Central and East Central Florida. Completely unique, One Senior Place at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road in Viera is a one-stop information hub and mini-mall “revolutionizing the way America shops for elder care and services.” One Senior Place is home to a wide variety of senior-focused businesses, a resource library and is the site of educational seminars and presentations for seniors. In 2008, One Senior Place was named Florida’s Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. In Brevard, they were honored as Business of the Year by the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce. A second location, One Senior Place Greater Orlando, opened in Altamonte Springs in December of 2011. More information about One Senior Place and One Senior Place Greater Orlando can be found on the company website at OneSeniorPlace.com or by calling 321-751-6771.