- November 3, 2011
+ Free Virtual Dementia Tour offered
Medwin Nazif of Visiting Angels and Benton Village will offer a free, patented Virtual Dementia Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6, at Benton Village.
The Virtual Dementia Tour is a 20-minute, hands-on tool that allows anyone to experience the physical and mental challenges of those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Several tools — including goggles and shoe inserts — will simulate impaired senses and confusion in attendees before they are asked to complete a set of simple tasks. Simulated ailments include loss of hearing, loss of central and peripheral visions, loss of sensory nerves and more.
For more information, call 446-7848.
+ Flagler Dental introduces Botox procedures
Doctors Jeremiah Mahoney, Ryan Smith and Erik Olson of Flagler Dental Associates are now performing Botox procedures in addition to their traditional dental treatments.
Botox works to relax the contraction of muscles by blocking nerve impulses so muscles can no longer contract, and wrinkles relax and soften. It usually takes two to four days to see cosmetic improvement, and the effects tend to last from four to six months. Most patients require retreatment to remove wrinkles and lines as they begin to reappear, but after each injection, the wrinkles return as less severe as the muscles are trained to relax.
Call 446-3883 or 693-4883.
+ Salon emphasizes art, creativity
A new hair salon, Atmosphere Re-Invented, has opened in City Marketplace, in Palm Coast. The business is the third installment of a series of boutique-style salons opened by Rebecca Howell-Boykin.
Howell-Boykin began opening her salons in North Carolina, and she emphasizes art and creativity in her businesses. Palm Coast’s location will partner with Hollingsworth Gallery, also in City Marketplace. Call 986-6753.
+ Hospital’s health care marketing applauded
Florida Hospital Flagler has received four Aster Awards for health care marketing. It was awarded a gold award, the highest honor, for its 2013 Physician Directory, and a silver award for the design and development of a patient information pocket folder.
Additionally, the hospital won two bronze awards: first, for a hospital-designed hand fan, which was distributed at last year’s Flagler County Fourth of July event; and second, for the Parkway Medical Plaza direct mail campaign, which announced the opening of the hospital’s newest outpatient facility.
The Aster Awards is a medical marketing awards program allowing health care organizations and advertising agencies to compete against similarly-sized competitors from across the nation and world for outstanding excellence in advertising.
Winning entries are published in the Marketing Healthcare Today magazine.
+ Open for business: Ocean Sea Food Emporium
Manny and Catherine Carniero celebrated the opening of their new business, Ocean Sea Food Emporium, at a ribbon cutting May 25. The Carnieros have lived in Palm Coast since 1984.