“Celebration Cares”

February 25, 2013

Thriving in Place answering lady question guy
Do you have questions about resources as you or a loved one gets older?

The goal of Thriving in Place is to help enable residents to live in their own homes leading healthy, safe, independent and productive lives.

We know that our questions change as we get older, so we have asked the Osceola Council on Aging to provide one of their terrific case managers to help answer these questions.

The Osceola Council’s “Answer Lady” can help with everything from Medicare to Advance Directives to Veteran’s Benefits and more. They can also refer you to good local professionals for your unique circumstances.

This is a good opportunity for caregivers to learn more about area resources.

The Answer Lady is available on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Please call the Celebration Foundation (407)566-1234 to schedule an appointment for Wednesday, February 27 between 9:00 and 2:00.

The private one hour consultations are free and confidential. Appointments are available to all residents in western Osceola County.

The Next Lunch & Learn, scheduled for Wednesday, March 13th, from 11:30 – 1:00 at Celebration Town Hall is on Memory Care!

MD Anderson Orlando to break ground on $25M Cancer Center Sept. 27th

September 28, 2012

MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando held the ground breaking on Thursday, September 27th, on a $25 million, 15,000-square-foot cancer center on Orange Avenue to house Central Florida’s first proton therapy center.

MD Anderson Orlando to join ‘very elite group’ with proton therapy

September 28, 2012







The hospital will participate in clinical trials and research. The MEVION S250 superconducting synchrocyclotron proton accelerator is expected to be delivered in April 2013, will be open for patients in 2014.

It will be Central Florida’s first proton therapy center; there are only 10 of the machines in use in the U.S.

“We’re joining a very elite group of centers,” said Dr. Mark Roh, president of MD Anderson Orlando.

Previously, proton accelerators were housed in facilities the size of a football field and cost upwards of $100 million to build an maintain, said Dr. Daniel Buchholz, chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology. The new, smaller technology, “allows us to bring proton therapy to Central Florida.”

Source: Orlando Business Journal