Billies Joke: One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me. I was maybe 2 1/2 years old and recovering from an accident. Someone had given me a tea set as a get well gift and it was one of my favorite toys. Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the news when I brought him a little cup of tea, which was just water.
After several cups of tea and much praise for my tasty tea, Mommy came home. Daddy made her watch me bring him a cup of tea because it was the cutest thing, and she watched him drink it up.
Then she says, as only a mother would know, “Did it ever occur to you that the only place she can reach to get water is the toilet?”
FAIRWAY PINES AT SUN N LAKE: Offers independent living as well as assisted living arrangements with efficiency, one bedroom or two bedroom apartments. The facility provides all meals and all units have refrigerators and microwaves. Special benefits are available to veterans and their spouses/widows. They offer transportation and community outings, housekeeping, laundry and linen service. For more info call 863-385-5454.
OAKS AT AVON: Offers rehabilitation, occupational and physical therapy. The same doctors that treated you in Highlands Hospital or Advent Health Care will see you at this facility. They also offer wound care, stroke care, dementia care and respiratory management as well as portable diagnostics such as x-rays and EKGs. For more info call 863-453-5200.
LIGHTHOUSE OF MANASOTA: Visual rehabilitation center offers self-sufficiency and independence for those with vision loss. They teach you orientation and mobility with a variety of canes to assist you. Classes are offered on several topics such as: organizing and labeling; managing medication; cooking safely; housekeeping and home safety; dining out; and stovetop/peeling and slicing. Transportation is offered to and from classes and spouses are encouraged to attend. For more info call 941-359-1404