Throughout the year, Christ the King offers free community forums on a variety of social topics. We invite everyone in Sebastian and the surrounding area to learn about the important topics covered from experts.
Peggy Cunningham, who was executive director of the Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County, discussed the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s and best ways of communicating with those with Alzheimer’s.
Anne Gabor, director of the Center for Autism Research and Education at the Coastal Behavior Analysis office in Vero Beach, reviewed the treatments available for children with Autisim Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Florida ranks third in the nation for reported cases of human trafficking. That’s why Jamie Bond, left, and Laura Cusack of a Place of Hope (provides foster care and other services to abused and neglected children) and County Commissioner Tim Zorc urged people to be aware of its existence in our own communities. Vero Beach radio talk show host Rhett Palmer (WAXE 1370) thanks the speakers for the educational presentation.
Etta LoPresti, Emergency Management Coordinator for the Indian River County Emergency Management Department, explained “What you don’t know that you need to know.”
Identify Theft: Identity theft, phone scams, internet cons. Every day there’s another new rip-off. The recently retired sheriff deputy Roberta Barker explained how to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
Active Shooter Awareness
Retired Connecticut State Trooper Clifford Labbe, who was the on-site commander following the Sandy Hook 2012 mass shooting that killed 26 people, said what to do if you are suddenly at a mass shooting and how to prepare today for that.
Voodoo, bronchitis, foot infections, female health issues and seeing a baby that was soaked in kerosene, are all a part of Laura M. Sherman’s recent experiences as a medical missionary. She is a Sebastian-based ARNP with Dr. E. Blecker.
Fellsmere Police Chief Keith M. Touchberry, a member of the Treasure Coast Opioid Task Force, discussed the status of the opioid crisis in Indian River County and what the next pharmaceutical crisis will be here on the Treasure Coast.