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SOUTHWEST

When Windermere resident

Lisa Scott appears to be in charge

of and completely content with her

life, it is because she understands

what it means “to feel like you’re dying

inside.”

“I felt not wanted for the longest

time,” Lisa said.

She and her 3-years-older sister,

Sharon Bonanno, grew up in

northern New Jersey. Their mother,

originally from Finland, moved to

the U.S. to marry their father, but

he abandoned the family when

Lisa was 6. That trauma, coupled

with having Type 1 diabetes and a

new stepmother with two children

of her own, made Lisa feel different

from everyone else at a very young

age.

Her story of descending down a

path of addiction, deceit and inner

demons and her sister’s overcoming

SPOTLIGHT

A Tale of Two Sisters

Drugs and Trauma Lead to Healing and Acceptance

Co-writing their book — In Hindsight: The Story of How Two

Sisters Hurt, Hindered and Healed Each Other — is therapeutic

for sisters Lisa Scott (left) and Sharon Bonanno.

by Leona Braun

adversity is chronicled

in their book, In

Hindsight: The Story

of How Two Sisters

Hurt, Hindered and

Healed Each Other.

The novel, written in

alternating chapters

by Lisa and Sharon,

evolved on long

walks during Lisa’s recovery,

when the two

recalled vivid scenes

from their shared

past.

“I kept journals during

my struggles and

referred to them to

check on the accuracy

of our memories,”

Lisa said.

The book opens

with Sharon, fed up

with Lisa’s deceitful

behavior, planning

an intervention for

her sister. Lisa’s first

chapter takes you

back to early childhood memories

when her maternal grandfather

would ask, “Why do you care so

much [about your father and his new

family] when you have so much love

here?”

After her father left his second

wife, Lisa discovered her father’s

family had a history of mental illness

and alcoholism.

“I remember not being able to

drink alcohol with my friends from

high school because of my diabetes,

so when I met some guys from

the next town, who turned me on to

cocaine, that changed everything.

I found the escape I was looking

for.”

Lisa didn’t do coke again until her

sophomore year of college. After

bouncing around to several colleges,

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she finally graduated and got a job

bartending.

Being pretty and charming, “I was

good at my job, made lots of money,

and was having the time of my life,”

Lisa said.

By 30, she was snorting cocaine

every day. Her need to self-medicate

was ruining her life.

“I now believe life gives you trials

that need to be overcome,” Lisa

said.

After intervention, real recovery

began at a treatment center in South

Florida.

“Some of the best treatment centers

are located there. In fact, health

care professionals have a saying,

‘You come to Florida to get dry or to

die,’” Lisa said.

Soon Lisa began working at the

same treatment facility that helped

her to recover.

“I was made to feel like an adult

there,” she said.

She not only overcame her shame,

but she also forgave herself for all

the personal trauma she experienced

and caused others.

“Healing is about forgiveness,”

Lisa said.

Lisa knows that writing this book

also helped her to heal. In doing

so, she is happy to help others living

with addiction and feelings of

abandonment.

“I believe in the power of the written

word,” she said. “When friends

read the book, they say, ‘How sad,’

but it has a happy ending. I wrote it,

in part, to let others know they are

not alone in their struggles. I broke

the cycle and so can they.”

The happy ending is that Lisa

has been clean for 15 years and in

therapy for the past 10. Now, with

a caring husband, twin 6-year-old

daughters, and a deep empathy for

those struggling with depression, she

looks forward to watching her girls

grow into strong women like the one

she has become.

In Hindsight: The Story of How Two Sisters Hurt, Hindered

and Healed Each Other by Sharon Bonanno and Lisa Scott is in

trade paperback and published by Advantage Publishing. ª


n Hidden Springs/Estates

In celebration of the recent Earth

Day, the Hidden Springs/Estates

neighborhood in Dr. Phillips

IN YOURNEIGHBORHOOD

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compiled by Lauren Salinero

more-than-10-year anniversary celebration

for the Law Offices of Ginger

R. Lore, P.A. in Winter Garden.

WOCC builds partnerships, strong

businesses and commitment to the

community by serving as the leading

business advocate in Central Florida,

facilitating opportunity to nearly

1,000 member businesses. For more

information about WOCC, call 407-

656-1304 or visit wochamber.com.

Residents of Hidden Springs/Estates participate in a Neighborhood Cleanup event.

hosted a Neighborhood Cleanup

event. The Hidden Springs/Estates

Homeowners Association, together

with Orange County Neighborhood

Services, provided all needed supplies,

including trash bags, gloves,

nifty nabbers, masks and hand

sanitizer, for volunteers to clean up

the community. Volunteers spread

out at different locations throughout

the neighborhood, including along

Dr. Phillips Boulevard and Conroy-

Windermere Road, to pick up litter

and debris. Some volunteers drove

through the neighborhood with their

children to collect bags of trash along

the streets and retention ponds. The

HOA set up a tent and provided light

refreshments for all who volunteered.

“When we were contacted by

one of our residents, Aga Rask,

with the idea of a neighborhood

cleanup for Earth Day, we thought

it would be a great opportunity to

not only improve the appearance

of our neighborhood but also increase

neighborhood pride among

residents,” said Karen Butler, the

HOA’s events director.

n MetroWest

MetroWest resident Hallie Ruffin

was recognized during the University

of Alabama Undergraduate Research

and Creative Activities Conference.

She received first place in the education

category for her completed research

and presentation, The Family

Interaction Project: Correlations

Between the Home Environment and

Young Children’s Sleep, Cortisol

Stress Hormone Levels, and Empathy.

The purpose of the study was to examine

if cortisol stress hormone levels

in very young children are related to

sleep patterns, the home environment

(daily family activities), and children’s

empathy and perspective-taking. The

conclusion of the study was that better

sleep in infancy was related to lower

cortisol levels at the end of the toddler

years. Children with higher stress levels

at the beginning of toddlerhood

had lower-quality home environments

at the end of toddlerhood. A positive

home environment at 3 years of age

was related to children being more

empathic at 4 years of age.

n Windermere

The League of Women Voters of

Orange County presented its first

Warriors for Democracy Award to

Windermere resident and District 44

Rep. Geraldine Thompson “for

her courage and decisive action to

defend our democracy and the rule

of law,” as the award noted. In presenting

her the award, the league

honored Rep. Thompson for her actions

in opposing the appointment

of a justice to the Florida Supreme

Court who did not meet the minimum

10-year membership in the Florida

Bar, as required by Florida law.

n Winter Garden

West Orange Chamber of

Commerce representatives held a

Winter Garden resident Mariam

Saied was selected to serve on

the executive board of Hamilton

College’s WHCL radio as general

manager for the spring semester.

The nonprofit, student-run FM station

operates seven days a week,

24 hours a day when school is in

session. WHCL offers music, sports

and public affairs programming.

Mariam was a sophomore during

the spring semester. She is a graduate

of Windermere High School

and is majoring in art.

Winter Garden resident Sarah

Simpson received McKendree

University School of Business’ 2021

award of excellence. The award recognizes

students’ academic achievements

in the study of accounting,

business administration, economics

and finance, entrepreneurship,

photo courtesy of WOCC

West Orange Chamber of Commerce ambassadors celebrate the anniversary of the

Law Offices of Ginger R. Lore, P.A.

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human resource management, management,

marketing or sport management.

Sarah is pursuing a Master

of Business Administration in human

resource management.

n Et Al

Scout Executive/CEO Eric Magendantz introduces

Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips guest speaker Hannah

Holmes, a Scout who achieved 137 badges for

accomplishing skills as well as writing a book and

completing her pilot’s license.

Kudos to the following Southwestarea

residents on their recent academic

achievements:

• Winter Garden resident

Kimberly Acevedo graduated

from Cedarville University with a

Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical

science.

• Tallahassee Community College

graduates included Winter Garden

residents Alexis Adams, Ryan

Andrews, Gabriela Bartolomei,

Khamryn Hammonds, Malik

Henderson, Ayiesha Rodriguez,

Kate Sandoval and Matthew

Vaughn; Windermere residents

Jakob Allmen, Leyana Caguiat,

Reagan Jeffery, Stephen

MacEachern, Eden Morange,

Joseph Russo and Mia Russo;

Ocoee residents Davis Hawks,

Derek Johnson and Brandon

Merrill; Southwest residents

Brian Caravello, Cash Martin,

Michael Randazzo and Hailey

Semrau; Dr. Phillips residents

Matthew Clark, Lauren Layman

and Brandon Perrotti; and

MetroWest residents Matthew

Lara and Dwanda White.

• Teddy Adkins of Ocoee received

an Associate of Science from

Adams State University.

• The University of Tampa graduates

included Windermere

residents Surumya Bhargava

with a Bachelor of Arts

in psychology, Matthew

Monsalve with a Bachelor

of Arts in psychology, and

Courtney Perkins with

a Bachelor of Science in

education-elemenary (K-6);

Ocoee resident Gabriella

Orlando with a Bachelor

of Science in allied health;

and Dr. Phillips resident

Melissa Rosenberg with

a Bachelor of Science in

biology.

• The University of

Alabama graduates included

Windermere residents

Carter Bishop with

a Bachelor of Science in

commerce and business administration,

Jordan Lewis with a

Master of Business Administration,

Connor McCarthy with a

Bachelor of Science in commerce

and business administration, and

Ryan Moreno with a Bachelor of

Science in aerospace engineering;

Winter Garden residents Adam

Horstman with a Master of Science

in aerospace engineering and mechanics

and Danielle Pope with a

Bachelor of Arts; and Dr. Phillips

resident James Thompson with

a Bachelor of Science in computer

engineering.

• Windermere resident Sarah

Budde earned a master’s in nursing

at Georgia Southwestern State

University.

• Windermere residents Cheyenne

Carson, hospitality and tourism management,

and Kenneth Gordon,

magna cum laude in criminology and

psychology, graduated from Flagler

College.

• Lloyd Clifton of Ocoee graduated

from Harding University with a

Bachelor of Arts in Bible and family

ministry.

• University of Mississippi graduates

included Elexis Craft of

Winter Garden with a Bachelor of

Science and William Schuerman

of Windermere with a Bachelor of

Arts in journalism.

• University of Pittsburgh at

Bradford graduates included

Windermere resident Anthony

D’Orsa with a Bachelor of Science

in health and physical education

and MetroWest resident Adam

Williams with a Bachelor of Science

in chemistry.

• Georgia Institute of Technology

graduates included Southwest

Orlando resident Sara Demsky

with a Bachelor of Science in

aerospace engineering with highest

honors; Windermere residents

Roberto Devarona with a

Bachelor of Science in materials science

and engineering with highest

honors, Michael Goldstein with

a Bachelor of Science in computer

engineering with high honors, and

Matthew Marsel with a Bachelor

of Science in computer engineering

with honors; Winter Garden residents

Peter Han with a Bachelor

of Science in computer science with

highest honors, Shu Jiang with a

Master of Science in electrical and

computer engineering, and Shilpa

Ravoory with a Master of Science

in aerospace engineering; and Dr.

Phillips resident Nikhil Patel with

a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering

with highest honors.

• Marcela Herrera of

Windermere, Bachelor of Science

in biology, and Kevin Nam of

Winter Garden, Bachelor of

Science in mechanical engineering,

graduate from Bucknell University.

• Katherine Lucas of Windermere

graduated from William &

Mary with a Bachelor of Arts.

• Madison Morris of Winter

Garden earned a Bachelor of Arts

in communication at Berry College.

• Keri Noonan of Dr. Phillips

received an Associate in Science

from West Kentucky Community and

Technical College.

• Winter Garden resident

Sarah Simpson graduated from

McKendree University with an MBA

in business administration.

• Jonathan Thompson of

Winter Garden graduated from

Troy University with a Bachelor of

Science.

• Winter Garden resident

Warren Sain Underwood graduated

from Mars Hill University with a

Bachelor of Arts in theatre arts.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa

Phi is the nation’s oldest, most-selective,

all-discipline collegiate honor

society. Membership is by invitation

only and requires nomination and

approval by a chapter. Among those

recently initiated were the following

Southwest-area residents:

• Bahram Ayadi of Southwest

Orlando at Florida State University.

• Jessica Brown of MetroWest

at Troy University.

• Rayana Fadhli of Dr.

Phillips at the University of Houston.

• Mary Gittings of Dr. Phillips

at Clemson University.

• Ian Myers of Windermere

at Elon University.

• Madeline Manwaring of

Windermere at Florida State

University.

• David Mooney of Southwest

Orlando at Florida Institute of

Technology.

• Alexandra Romano of

Windermere at Florida State

University.

• Georgi Taylor of Windermere

at Florida State University.

• Donald Thomas of Winter

Garden at Florida Institute of

Technology.

• Michele VanBurger of

Ocoee at Florida Institute of

Technology.

• Amanda Whitaker of

Southwest Orlando at Florida State

University.

Although we try to ensure that all information presented

above is the most current, correct and dependable

available, we do rely on others for the source of

our news. Therefore, the Southwest Orlando Bulletin

and Cornerstone Publishing & Multi-Media LLC cannot

be held responsible for the validity of the information

presented here, nor does mentioning it constitute an

endorsement. In Your Neighborhood news is welcome

and may be mailed to P.O. Box 851, Windermere, FL

34786; or emailed to Lauren@kearneypublishing.com. ª


n Charities/Fundraisers

Sept. 18 — Black & White Gala

Give Kids The World Village, 210 S. Bass Road,

Kissimmee, hosts the annual Black & White Gala,

including dining and entertainment. Black tie optional.

COVID-19 safety protocols are enforced. Cost: $349,

with proceeds going toward making magical wishes come

true for critically ill children and their families. For more

information, visit www.gktw.org/gala/index.php?c_src=

fy22-gala&c_src2=email-gala1.

Nov. 20 — Harvest Of Hope Garden

Party

Ocoee Lakeshore Center, 125 N. Lakeshore Drive,

Ocoee, hosts Matthew’s Hope’s Harvest of Hope

Garden Party, including light hors d’oeuvres, live

entertainment, a silent auction, raffles and more. Scott

Maxwell of the Orlando Sentinel serves as master of

ceremonies. Time: 5:45-9:15 p.m. Cost: Tables of 10

are available for $600. Sponsorships are also available.

For more information or to RSVP, call 407-905-

9500, email nancy@matthewshopeministries.org or visit

www.matthewshopeministries.org/garden-party.

n Classes/Programs

July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 — Men’s Online

Book Study

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church hosts a

men’s online study on the book Love Matters

More. Time: Thursdays from 7:45-9 a.m. via

Zoom. For more information or to register, visit

u.st.lukes.org/default.aspx?page=3433&event=12764.

n Events/Performances

Through July 31 — Historical Maps

Exhibition

Winter Garden Heritage Museum, 1 N. Main St.,

Winter Garden, hosts Find Your Way Home, an exhibition

that features a cartographic survey of Winter

Garden, west Orange County and Florida, with reproductions

dating back to the 1850s. Time: Thursdays

and Fridays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or by appointments.

For more information, call 407-656-3244 or visit

wghf.org.

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Through Aug. 15 — Remembrance

Exhibition

The Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E.

Central Blvd., Orlando, hosts Community: Five Years

After the Pulse Tragedy, a special remembrance exhibition

designed to reflect how the tragedy’s impact extended

well beyond the physical boundaries of Central Florida.

For more information, visit www.thehistorycenter.org/

exhibition/community-pulse.

Through Sept. 5 — Enchanted Fairy Doors

Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando, hosts

Enchanted Fairy Doors, an exhibit that features 20 oneof-a-kind,

whimsical fairy doors, which inspire children’s

imaginative world of enchanted forests, secret gardens

and the magic of fairies. Doors are located throughout

the 50-acre gardens. A map of the fairy doors and narrative

of each “fairy” is given to every guest visiting the

gardens. Cost: $10, adults; $5, children 4-17. For more

information, call 407-246-2620 or visit leugardens.org.

July 4 — Fireworks At the Fountain

Downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park, 512 E. Washington

St., hosts the 44th annual Fireworks at the Fountain, a

Fourth of July celebration that includes live entertainment,

family-friendly fun, and food and beverages available

for purchase. Time: 5-10 p.m. The fireworks display, set

to a live patriotic performance by the Orlando Concert

Band, begins at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free. For more

information, visit orlando.gov/fireworks.

July 4 — All American Kids Parade

The July 4th All American Kids Parade takes place. Lineup

begins at the Masonic Lodge on West Plant Street in

Winter Garden. Free decorations for bicycles and strollers

are available. Time: 9:45 a.m., the parade begins at 10

a.m. For more information, visit wghf.org.

July 5 — Fourth Of July Celebration

Central Park, 150 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park, hosts

the city’s annual Fourth of July Celebration, including live

patriotic music; a Kids Zone with carnival games; free

watermelon, apple pies and water while supplies last; and

more. Attendees are encouraged to wear masks in patriotic

colors, and CDC guidelines will be followed. Time:

9 a.m. For more information, visit cityofwinterpark.org.

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July 5 — Independence Day Admission Offer

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

observes the Independence Day holiday with free admission

July 5. Visitor safety guidelines to be followed, and

masks are requested. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information,

call 407-645-5311 or visit morsemuseum.org.

n Miscellaneous

compiled by Lisa Sagers

Through July 9 — Don Quijote Award

Nominations Needed

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando

and Prospera accept nominations for the 24th annual

Don Quijote Awards gala. The event recognizes the

Hispanic business community in Central Florida and

honors outstanding Hispanic entrepreneurs, professionals

and community leaders. Nominations are accepted

through July 9, 2021. For more information, visit

www.donquijoteawards.com.

Through July 30 — Historic Preservation

Photo Contest Deadline

The city of Orlando’s Historic Preservation Board seeks

photographs to be part of its annual Historic Preservation

Board Calendar. This year’s theme is “Orlando’s Historic

Windows and Doors.” Photos should be of structures that

are at least 50 years old and located within one of the

city’s local historic districts, National Register of Historic

Places districts, or a designated Orlando local landmark.

A $100 honorarium is awarded to each photographer

whose photo is selected, and entries become the property

of the board. The submission deadline is July 30, 2021.

For more information, including where to send submissions,

call 407-246-3416 or visit orlando.gov/calendarcontest.

Through Aug. 2 — Ocoee Photo Contest

Deadline

The city of Ocoee sponsors a calendar photo contest celebrating

the beauty and uniqueness of Ocoee. Winning

photographs are published in the city’s 2022 Community

Calendar. Amateur and professional shutterbugs are encouraged

to submit color pictures of people at work or play in

Ocoee. The submission deadline is Aug. 2, 2021. Pictures

should be emailed to socialmedia@ocoee.org or delivered on

a flash drive or CD to Ocoee City Hall. A contest entry form

is available at www.ocoee.org/photocontestentry. For more

information, call 407-905-3100 or visit www.ocoee.org.

Through Dec. 30 — Virtual Pints &

Parables

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church invites adults to join its

Pints & Parables, a weekly online community that discusses

the matters of life in today’s world, faith, philosophy,

theology and more. Registration is required to receive a

Zoom link. Time: Thursdays at 8 p.m. For more information

or to register, email lvasquez@st.lukes.org or visit

www.st.lukes.org/adults.

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Through Dec. 30 — Virtual Nerd Church

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church invites adults to participate

in Nerd Church, an opportunity to engage in

meaningful discussion about biblical concepts through

the lens of comics, video games and movies. Registration

is required to receive a Zoom link. Time: Mondays at 8

p.m. For more information or to register, email lvasquez@

st.lukes.org or visit www.st.lukes.org/adults.

July 22 — MetroWest Food Truck

Connections

MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando,

hosts MetroWest Food Truck Connections, including food,

fun and music. Social-distancing guidelines are observed.

Time: the fourth Thursday of every month from 5:30-9 p.m.

For more information, visit www.metrowestcommunity.com.

n Networking/Clubs

Ongoing — Members Wanted

The West Orange Women seeks women of all ages to

join its group for fun, friendship and philanthropy. Annual

dues are $20. For more information, call Mary Borgan,

407-929-3030; or visit www.westorangewomen.com.

July 6, 13, 20 & 27 — Virtual

Toastmasters Meetings

Windermere Toastmasters Club No. 4662754 holds

Zoom meetings. Attendees learn to develop their oral

communication and leadership skills in a supportive and

positive learning environment. Time: Tuesdays from 7-8:30

p.m. For more information or to request online Zoom meeting

details, visit www.4662754.toastmastersclubs.org

and click “Contact Us.”

July 7, 14, 21 & 28 — Virtual

Toastmasters Meetings

The Turnpike Toastmasters Club holds Zoom meetings.

Time: Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. For more

information or to register for a virtual meeting, visit

2362.toastmastersclubs.org and click “Contact Us” at

least one day before the event.

July 8, 15, 22 & 29 — Virtual

Toastmasters Meetings

The Vista Toastmasters Club holds Zoom meetings.

Time: Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. For more information,

email vistatoastmasters.zoom@gmail.com or visit

www.vistatoastmasters.org.

n Support Groups

July 5 & 19 — Virtual Youth Grief

Support Group Meetings

The Cornerstone Hospice Bereavement Team holds virtual

youth grief support group meetings for children 6-11 struggling

with the loss of a loved one or feeling anxious, upset

or confused because of the pandemic. Groups are free

and open to the public. Registration is required. Time:

first and third Monday of each month from 3-4 p.m. For

more information or to register, call 866-742-6655 or

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Our nation reported more mental

health stress in 2020, but there

was not a corresponding increase in

people seeking mental health treatment,

according to the inaugural

State of the Nation’s Mental Health

report.

However, there were two conditions

for which diagnoses and

treatment grew in 2020: anxiety

and PTSD in adults. These findings

support the results of a recent study

showing that 4 out of 10 U.S. adults

reported symptoms of anxiety or depression

in 2020, up from 1 in 10

in 2019.

The report’s findings, based on behavioral

health plan claims from 27

million people in the United States,

reflect the pandemic disconnect

between feeling stressed and depressed

and being diagnosed and

seeking treatment.

Two groups had the largest overall

downturn: younger children and older

adults. One possible reason for

the drop in children’s diagnoses is

that they spent less time with teachers,

coaches and other mentors

State of the Nation’s Mental Health

Last year saw an increase in people experiencing mental health stress; however, there was

not a corresponding increase in people seeking mental health treatment.

during the pandemic. The Silent

Generation — people 75 and older

— may not have used telehealth

services as much as other groups

and delayed getting health care

appointments.

The State of the Nation’s Mental

Health report showed the following

drops in 2020 rates for those

treated for mental health diagnoses

compared to those treated in

2019:

• 10% overall drop for young

children.

• 5% overall drop for adolescents.

• 5% overall drop for adults older

than age 75.

• 13% drop for young children

diagnosed with ADHD.

• 8% drop for adolescents diagnosed

with ADHD.

• 8% drop in adults older than

age 75 diagnosed with dementia.

• 3% drop for both baby boomers

and adults older than age 75

diagnosed for depression.

The results of the study are supported

by data from IngenioRx, a

pharmacy benefits manager. While

the overall use for depression medications

was up in 2020, much of

that increase is due to existing users

being better about taking their medications

as prescribed, according to

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“It’s not surprising that the

COVID-19 pandemic has affected

people’s mental health,” said Neil

Leibowitz, M.D., JD, chief medical

officer of behavioral health at

Beacon Health Options, a leading

behavioral health services company.

“However, because people

aren’t seeking services at a rate we

would expect them to, it’s a reminder

that we all need to understand

what people are going through and

do what we can to make sure they

get care. We encourage people to

get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect

their physical health. Likewise, we

need to encourage people to practice

self-care and get treatment to

protect their mental health.”

Many health care professionals

think the pandemic will affect our

nation’s mental health for years to

come. Nearly 3 in 4 mental health

specialists and primary care doctors

estimate that the mental health

effects from the pandemic will last

up to three years or longer, according

to an Anthem Inc. commissioned

survey.

The pandemic has highlighted the

importance of mental health for doctors

and patients alike. Nine out of

10 surveyed providers reported they

are more aware of their patients’

mental health challenges. Also, 70%

said their patients have been more

willing to bring up mental health issues

during appointments.

“There is no doubt that 2020

was the most difficult of years,” Dr.

Leibowitz said. “However, the year

presented us with an opportunity.

This reported uptick in awareness

shows promise that attitudes concerning

mental health are changing.

I don’t think we have yet to see

the end to mental health stigma, but

assuming this data reflects a larger

national trend, 2020 led us closer

to an openness around discussing

mental health.”

Healthy,

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Your approach to skin care has

likely changed over the last year as

you’ve faced social distancing and

a remote lifestyle. Perhaps you took

a minimalist approach to skin care

or maybe even adopted some bad

habits. Now that people are emerging

from quarantine and unmasking

again, healthy, beautiful skin is top of

mind.

Many people want a simple yet effective

approach to post-pandemic

skin care, but they aren’t sure what the

best options are for their skin. While

each person’s skin is unique, there are

some important things to consider as

you emerge from quarantine to help

you look and feel your best:

Treatments for Radiance

Screen time increased for most of

us the past year. Being on videoconference

and social media more often,

you may have looked at your face in

more detail and observed uneven skin

pigmentation, sun damage and dull

(BPT) ª

tone and texture. A gentle yet effective

approach to achieving more radiant

skin is Sciton’s newest fractional

laser, Moxi, a laser treatment done by

skin care professionals. In addition to

helping with tone, texture and skin aging,

it also helps with prejuvenation,

which is staving off the visible signs of

aging before they appear. Embrace

the “skinimalism” trend by cultivating

your healthiest natural skin.

“Moxi by Sciton is a great lunch

hour activity because there is essentially

no downtime, and you can resume

normal activities immediately,”

said Dr. Liz Tanzi, board-certified

dermatologist. “The average treatment

time is 12-15 minutes for a full

face, and it is a great way to kick

off your post-pandemic skin care for

glowing skin for years to come.”

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Achieving glowing post-pandemic skin doesn’t have to be

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healing properties that also support

healthy elastin and collagen. For

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elastin and collagen and then

supports the production of new,

healthy elastin and collagen.

“Water-free, preservative-free and

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this product is particularly beneficial

before and after cosmetic procedures,”

said Dr. Jay Burns, boardcertified

plastic and reconstructive

surgeon. “It works to help strengthen

skin ahead of cosmetic treatments

and calms post-procedure skin to

help reduce any associated recovery

and downtime. Best yet, it maximizes

and enhances the procedure

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Sun Protection

Being inside means less exposure

to the sun, but as you emerge from

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“This hardworking formula

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Proper hydration is key to healthy,

glowing skin, and that starts from

the inside. Water is essential to life

and getting enough not only helps

you feel your best, it helps you look

better. Being at home and moving

around less may have impacted

how much water you drink on a typical

day. Now is the time to be more

mindful about your water intake.

How much water you need will

vary depending on your size, the

climate and how active you are, but

a good general guideline is the 8x8

rule, which means 8 ounces of water

eight times per day. Sipping on

water throughout the day is a great

way to stay hydrated, so keep a water

bottle in sight during the workday

and on hand while out and about.

If you want to add a little healthy

flavor, toss in a few berries, sliced

citrus or cucumber.

Achieving glowing post-pandemic

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With these smart steps, your skin will

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(BPT) ª


8 | July 2021 | Living Well

Options in Medicare Coverage

by Christine Ross

flhealthcaresolutions@gmail.com • www.myuhcagent.com/christine.ross

Once eligible for Medicare parts A

and B, it is time to choose a coverage

option. Medicare Advantage plans

are offered by Medicare-approved

private companies that must follow

the rules set forth by Medicare.

Medicare Advantage (Part

C) plans combine coverage for

Medicare parts A, B and D into one

plan. Most plans are available premium-free,

include prescription drug

coverage, and may offer additional

benefits not provided by Original

Medicare. Vision, hearing, dental

benefits, gym memberships, OTC

product allowance and more are

common additions. Plans also have

a maximum out-of-pocket spending

limit as built-in financial protection.

Medicare Advantage plans are

generally available in HMO and

PPO options. HMO plans require

referrals from a PCP and the use

of in-network providers. PPO plans

provide for the use of in- or out-ofnetwork

providers at lower/higher

copay amounts.

When choosing a plan, consider

how often you see physicians, the

medications you take, and additional

benefits you may need.

A licensed sales agent can check

your physicians and medications

and answer questions to assist in

choosing the best option for your

needs. Next month, we will look

at Option 2, Medicare Supplement

plans. ª

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Holy Family Catholic

School’s 2020-21 basketball

teams had a fantastic end to their

seasons. The varsity girls team won

the championship title in a 42-1

game against St. John Vianney

Catholic School. The junior varsity

girls team also won a championship

SOUTHWEST SPORTS

title in an 18-16 game against

Annunciation Catholic Academy.

The varsity boys team had a great

compiled by Lauren Salinero

season but missed out on the championship

title by just 1 point.

Congratulations to the dedicated

players on each team and

their coaches. Carlos Pazos,

Joel Piedra and Marcus

Smith coached the varsity girls

team; Dianna Gabryluk,

Danny McBride and Bonnie

McDonough coached the JV

girls team; and Sean McNeally

and Jamie Sykes coached the

varsity boys team.

The varsity boys 2020-21 basketball team at Holy Family Catholic School show

great competitive spirit throughout its season.

The varsity girls 2020-21 basketball team at Holy Family Catholic School ends its

season with a championship title.

Holy Family Catholic School’s junior varsity girls 2020-21 basketball team finishes

its season with a championship title.


The First Academy Royals

2020-21 varsity baseball team

capped off the season by winning

the Florida High School

Athletic Association Class 3A State

Championship, defeating Miami’s

Westminster Christian Warriors 3-0

at Hammond Stadium at CenturyLink

Sports Complex in Fort Myers.

This was Scott Grove’s eighth

season as the Royals head coach.

For the 12th time in his coaching career

and eighth time at TFA, coach

Grove was named the 2021 FACA

Class 3A Coach of the Year.

The championship win was the

Royals’ first state title and second trip

to the Final Four in school history and

first since 1997. Along the path to its

30-1 season, TFA defeated Trinity

Preparatory School 15-0 for the

Class 3A District 6 Championship

and went on the road to Berkeley

Preparatory School in Tampa for a

7-1 victory in the Class 3A Region 2

Championship.

Officials of the Florida Education

Foundation named Orange

County Public Schools and

Orlando Magic recipients of

2021 Commissioner’s Business

Recognition awards. The award recognizes

Florida’s business leaders

and partners who have shown the

most commitment in bringing positive

changes and implementing bold, innovative

approaches to improve the

academic performances of students

in Florida’s educational system and

communities.

OCPS has a long-standing partnership

with Orlando Magic, going

as far back as 1989. The Orlando

Magic and its players have had a

significant role in developing and

participating in programs that have

defining moments of inspiration for

students. Programs such as Magic

Mentoring; Magic Fit; Her Time to

Play; Magic Fit 4-Week Challenge;

and Pick, Read and Roll motivate

and encourage thousands of OCPS

students each year.

The Orlando Magic was also

recognized by the district in April

during the annual Crystal Awards

for its dedication to student success.

Honorees were unveiled in

a Virtual Wall of Distinction by the

Foundation for Orange County

Public Schools.

Congratulations to the following

2020-21 The First Academy

student-athletes who have either

signed their official National Letters

of Intent or have committed to participate

in athletics at the collegiate

level:

• Khadin Bastian, baseball –

Thomas University.

• Tyler Hopkins, baseball —

Loyola University/New Orleans.

• Blair Isenhour, diving —

University of South Carolina.

• Sean Johnson, football —

University of Nebraska/Kearney.

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The First

Academy’s

2020-21 varsity

baseball team

wins the Florida

High School

Athletic Association

Class 3A State

Championship.

• Nicole Lerner, diving —

Florida Gulf Coast University.

• Brittnee Newsome, lacrosse

— Palm Beach Atlantic.

• Jaylan Robinson, track

and field — St. Thomas University.

• Brendan Ryan, baseball —

Rollins College.

• Eileen Sweeney, soccer —

Dickinson College.

• Cooper Ulgenalp, football

— Wheaton College.

• Cissy Yang, golf — University

of California Berkeley.

The 2009 Girls Florida Rush

Tacos soccer team is composed of

a group of 2009-10 girls from the

Windermere area. The group is

very close. Eight of the girls attended

Thornebrooke Elementary

School together, and all the girls

live near each other and enjoy

friendships with their teammates outside

of soccer.

The team began in 2018 as a

group of girls who played in a

Friday night recreational program.

Eventually, they transitioned into

the Greater Central Florida Soccer

League’s 2nd division. After a few

seasons of gaining competitive experience,

the Tacos finished the

2020 GCF fall season in second

place, meaning they were promoted

to GCF’s highest 1st division in the

spring of 2021.

The Tacos played against Division

1 teams from the Central Florida

and coastal areas at the Ormond

Beach Spring Cup. They faced an

extremely talented Winter Park

Select team in the finals, but won

2-0, securing the championship.

After a strong performance in the

regular season and the championship

in Ormond, the Tacos finished

the spring season ranked No. 39

in Florida. They train at DA Futsal

The 2009 Girls Florida Rush Tacos soccer team, including (front, l. to r.) Morgan

Flaherty, Kennedy Jackson, (middle, l. to r.) Yamaris Abreu, Adelyn Pippin,

Harper Evans, Alexis Ownby, Gracie Taccetta, Bailey Dill, (back, l. to r.) coach

Dan, Blake Vincent, Eliana Andrade, Maria Do Amaral Camargo, Katelyn

Nazzaro and coach Flavio, win the Ormond Beach Spring Cup. Not pictured: Addyson

Radmall and Adrianna Di Virgilio.

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Academy, which is run by coach

Flavio Do Amaral.

The Rotary Club of Lake

Buena Vista held its fifth Charity

Challenge Golf tournament at

Celebration Golf Club. With 100

players, the fundraising event sold

out and netted more than $19,000 to

benefit local organizations throughout

the year.

The winning team consisted

of Patrick Benner, Rohan

Karamchandani, Mike Lipscomb

and Jared Wolovnick. Taking second

place were Danny Barrois,

Juan Bostwick, John Classe and

Mike Marmie. Awards were also

given to Steve Cormier for men’s

longest drive, Leslie McCranie for

women’s longest drive, Tony De

Jesus for men’s closest to the pin,

and Dawn Grigsby for women’s

closest to the pin.

The event included breakfast, a

snack on the ninth hole, lunch, silent

auction, putting contest and great

friendship for all.

accompanied by an enthusiastic

band of supporters who cheered

when they found out they were headed

to the Games. The Magic gave

each player a personalized Magic

jersey, featuring the No. 22 in honor

of them attending the 2022 Special

Olympics USA Games, which are

photo courtesy of Orlando Magic

Local basketball teams Polk Fire and Orange County Renegades Neon learn they are

heading to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.

(L. to r.) Jared Wolovnick, Rohan Karamchandani, Patrick Benner and Mike

Lipscomb win Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista’s Charity Challenge Golf event.

Southwest resident, former

Orlando Magic player, and

Magic Community Ambassador

Bo Outlaw surprised local unified

basketball teams — Polk Fire and

Orange County Renegades Neon

— with a “You’re Going to the 2022

Special Olympics USA Games”

announcement.

The teams were surprised during

a tour of the Amway Center,

scheduled to be held in Orlando

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