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Dr. Chris Cortman

Saturday, March 30, 2019

9:00 am - Noon

Your Mind:

An Owner's Manual for a Better Life:

10 Simple Truths That Will Set You Free


Do you know that:

  • Emotions are understandable and contain valuable information?
  • Our behavior has a hidden purpose?
  • We all have an internal saboteur whom we must identify and control?
  • We can change how we act if we change how we think?
  • time heals nothing?


Your Mind: An Owner's Manual for a Better Life conbines extensive psychological research with decades of clinical practice in a practical, easy-to-digest narrative. through examples and exercises, Drs. Cortman (with whom he authored the book) present a step-by-step strategy to help you make use of the truths and become a happier, healthier you.


Dr. Cortman will have copies of his book available for autograph and purchase.


Please join us! As always, there is no charge for this program.

Date: Friday, March 22 

Time: 9:30 am 

Location: Parlor

In a caregiver support group, a person suffering from caregiver stress can benefit from:

  • having a space where they can vent and safely voice their frustrations
  • feeling less isolated by hearing stories from others in similar situations
  • relieving disstress, depression or anxiety through the therapeutic power of community.
  • gaining a sense of empowerment and control
  • improving your coping skills
  • developing a clearer understanding of what to expect with your situation
  • getting practical advice or information about treatment options

This meeting is open to the public. If you know of anyone who could benefit from such a meeting, please invite them.

4th Thursdays @ 7

Venice United Church of Christ

Naar Hall

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7:00 pm

Know the Ten Signs:

Early Detection Matters

Our presenter will be Amy Schenk, RN, BSN, MSEd, CDP. Amy has over 30 years of health care experience, starting her career as a registered nurse in Northwest Ohio in the neurology department at The Toledo Hospital. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Master of Science and Education degree in Public Health from the University of Toledo. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner. In her career, she has held a variety  of regional leadership roles, including the Vice President for Clinical Affairs in a national home care company. She also has experience in Skilled Nursing, as well as Assisted Living and Memory Care as both an Executive Director and Director of Quality Initiatives. Amy is currently the Program Director responsible for educational programming, support groups and care consultations for the 15–county Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.


There is no charge for this event.

Space may be limited; please RSVP to

Join us for this very helpful program!



Holy Communion

All God's people are invited and welcome at our table.

We come as insiders and outsiders gathered as one community.

We come as families and strangers, neighbors and welcome guests.

We are young and old, weak and strong, stranger and friend.

We are wise and naive, at peace, and filled with trepidation.

We are with dear ones and with those living lives of isolation.

We are married, single, gay, straight and widowed.

No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey,

you are welcome here at Christ's table.

We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month.