Comfort Keepers of Fort Myers Volunteer to Fill and Deliver Food Bags for Elders in Need

In light of the Senior need in the community, Comfort Keepers is ready to give back to those in need.

I was shocked to learn how many elders are unsure they can get the amount and type of food they need to lead healthy lifestyles.”

— Dawn Pudlin, General Manager CK Ft. Myers

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 25, 2018 / — +

Comfort Keepers Fort Myers has volunteered with the Lee County Friendship Centers to fill and deliver 60 Friendship Food Bags for elders in need. In light of the Senior need in the community, Comfort Keepers is ready to give back to those in need.

Senior hunger is very real. It impacts areas that most wouldn’t even realize.

According to the Lee County Community Health Report, in 2017, over 55,000 of those 65 years and older in Lee County had experienced food insecurity. This means, 55,000 elders were unsure they would have access to a sufficient quantity of nutritious food.

Elder nutrition is incredibly important to maintain strength, wellness, and ward off sickness. Malnutrition in seniors is a common problem that could be avoided with a healthy and nutritious diet. For those who have limited access and means to get nutritious food, this could seem nearly impossible.

Dawn Pudlin, Comfort Keepers Fort Myers general manager, is constantly looking for ways to give back to the community through charitable acts. After partnering with Lee County Friendship Centers, Pudlin was alarmed with the high statistics of elders with food insecurity.

“I was shocked to learn how many elders are unsure they can get the amount and type of food they need to lead healthy lifestyles,” Pudlin said. “I wanted Comfort Keepers Fort Myers to help in any way we could to lower this statistic.”

Multiple staff members, including Pudlin, helped bag and deliver 60 Friendship Food Bags to seniors in need. Comfort Keepers Fort Myers also donated $500 to aid towards future food purchases.

Teaming up with local charities and help centers in the Lee County area, and beyond, has allowed Comfort Keepers to continuously accomplish their goal of giving back. Comfort Keepers aims to “elevate the human spirit” by providing top-notch senior health care services.

“We are so happy to help in any way we can alongside the staff of Comfort Keepers,” said Pudlin. “Even a small act of kindness can make such a difference!”

About Comfort Keepers Fort Myers:
Comfort Keepers Fort Myers is a leading provider of senior care services for elderly adults and their families in Fort Myers, FL, and the surrounding areas. We are an in-home care services agency, and our team of caregivers and health aides is dedicated to ensuring that your senior loved one leads the best quality of life from the comforts of his or her own home. We offer in-home care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care, and many more. Call us today at 239-590-8999 for information about the services we provide and with any questions you may have.

This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC: a full-service digital marketing, public relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA.

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Crossroads Dermatology opened in Longmont, CO on September 5, 2018

Dr. Sarah Bair brings her dermatology practice to Longmont.

Dr. Sarah Bair brings her dermatology practice to Longmont.

A new dermatology clinic opened in Longmont on Sept. 5th, but Dr. Sarah Bair is to many patients the farthest thing from a stranger.

LONGMONT, CO, USA, October 1, 2018 / — A new dermatology clinic opened in Longmont on Sept. 5th, but Dr. Sarah Bair is to many patients the farthest thing from a stranger. A native Iowan, she moved here in 2010 after she graduated from residency. Initially, she worked at the Longmont Clinic but then took a job in Loveland. Many of her patients from her previous practice there are now seeing her at her Longmont office, and local doctors are already referring patients to her. In addition to Dr. Bair, the Crossroads Dermatology team includes a front desk employee/office manager and two medical assistants. They all come from a dermatology background and have great customer service skills. "I want patients coming into my office to feel like family and my staff and their welcoming attitude really embodies that," says Dr. Bair. "I really love the Longmont community and am excited to be back working here again. Having my own practice is fantastic (along with a ton of work)! It's great knowing that I can make decisions that are in the best interests of my patients without any external influence from administrators."

The doctor's road to dermatology had a few twists and turns. She was an undergraduate finance and pre-med major. Although she'd always wanted to be a doctor, she was interested in other subjects, too. The plan to go straight into medical school after college was upended when, during senior year, her boyfriend was diagnosed with a very serious cancer. "This caused me to question my medical school choice," Dr. Bair explains. "I ended up deferring my admission to medical school and working for a year as a business consultant. I implemented payroll and human resource software. This experience, along with my finance degree, has served me well in starting and managing my business."

During Dr. Bair's time at med school, her interest in dermatology was piqued and she ultimately decided that was the right path for her. She graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb., and holds an undergraduate degree in finance (B.S.B.A.), summa cum laude, from Creighton University. She completed her intern transitional year at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Hospital in Denver and Dermatology residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. Dr. Bair is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. No small thing when you consider that achieving that certification requires completion of an approved residency program, passing a board examination, and participating in a maintenance of certification program (which includes continuing medical education and a repeat board exam every 10 years).

Crossroads Dermatology serves its patients with medical, surgical, and cosmetic care, including the treatment of skin, hair, and nails. Dr. Bair prides herself on offering exceptional care with a personal touch. Medical dermatology comprises most of the business, although a few patients use all three services. Many patients come in for routine checks for skin cancer and rashes, occasionally needing a skin cancer or cyst surgically removed. Dr. Bair says there have been big improvements over the years in new drugs for advanced melanoma. "As dermatologists, we typically do not prescribe these but refer out to the oncologists. Being able to give these patients better survival has been amazing. Of course, as a dermatologist, I focus on education on safe sun exposure and early detection. Most of the melanomas I find are early stage and simply need excision and monitoring."

Dermatologists see patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly, and Dr. Bair acknowledges that it's challenging to try to relate to all patients in all life stages. Most of her patients are older adults, 50 and above, with sun damage, who need regular skin cancer screening and skin checks. This is also the age group that is most interested in cosmetic treatments. On the cosmetic side, Dr. Bair enjoys providing Botox and filler treatments.

Dr. Bair is happily settled in Longmont with her husband and two boys, ages 6 and 8. She enjoys hiking, traveling, reading and gardening. "I feel very privileged to do what I do," she says. "I like to form lasting relationships with my patients and want them to feel like a member of the family when they walk into my office."

If you're in need of medical, surgical, or cosmetic dermatological care, make an appointment with Crossroads Dermatology today.

Special Events
Dr. Bair will be attending the Successful Aging Expo in Longmont on Oct. 9, offering free skin cancer screenings as well as giveaways for product and services. And the public is welcome to come by Crossroads Dermatology's open house from 1 – 6 p.m. on Nov. 7! Enjoy a tour and a free complimentary cosmetic consultation. Dr. Bair will be featuring some cosmetic specials that evening.

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