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      Visit The Jewel Of Jupiter

      About Us                                           the next stage of our growth. Our vision to create a world-    “The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area
                                                         class eco-heritage destination showcasing our multifaceted   (ONA) includes public lands administered by the Bureau
      Shining A Light On Jupiter’s Maritime History      history is being realized and is making a lasting impression   of Land Management (BLM). Access to the lighthouse and
        The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is operated by   on visitors from all over the globe. The historic and serenely   ONA is authorized under a United States Coast Guard lease
      the Loxahatchee River Historical Society, Inc., a 501(c)(3)   beautiful Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is a source of   and BLM permit.”
      nonprofit organization incorporated in 1972. We opened our   civic pride and a rich educational beacon for our state.    Sponsored in part by the Board of County Commissioners,
      first lighthouse museum just one year later in 1973. Through a     Community support is essential! We invite you to join us   the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council
      long-term lease with the United States Coast Guard, the society   in this important and exciting endeavor.  of Palm Beach County.
      has served as the lighthouse operations manager since 1994.    The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is operated by     This project is sponsored in part by the Department of
        The society is proud to be a managing partner in the 120-  the Loxahatchee River Historical Society, managing partner   State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on
      acre Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area, a   in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area.  Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.
      unit of our country’s beautiful National Conservation Lands.
      Our Mission
        As stewards of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and
      a partner in the National Conservation Lands, the Loxahatchee
      River Historical Society preserves and interprets the dynamic
      history, ancient cultural heritage and sensitive natural systems
      of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area and
      the Loxahatchee River region.
      What We Do

        The society is responsible for the restoration and
      maintenance of the historic 1860 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
      and Oil House, 1892 George Washington Tindall House,
      1929 Lighthouse Keeper’s Workshop and the 1940 WII
      Naval Housing Building housing our museum. We develop
      and maintain the public grounds and pathways, focusing on
      native Florida landscaping. Our museum archives/collection
      conserves photographs, documents, maps, books, artifacts
      and furniture for display and research.
        We offer learning opportunities through guided tours,
      interior and exterior museum exhibits, all-age programming,
      outreach presentations, approved school field trips and
      curriculum. Our goal is to engage with and connect visitors
      of all ages to our astounding 5,000-year history and the
      spectacular nature of the Jupiter Inlet.                                                                         747-PALM
        Our award-winning staff and volunteers provide tours,                                                               747-7256
      visitor services, programming and educational experiences
      to over 80,000 annual visitors.
      Our Funding
        The work of the society, funded through admissions,
      memberships, donations, partnerships and grants, special
      events and gift shop sales, has built a solid foundation for

        Town Of

        Jupiter News

        By Town Councilor
        Ilan Kaufer
          Happy February!                                     Did you know there  is an  alternative  to placing  appointments. There is also an option for a primary care
          Please find below a                             Mom or Dad into one of those Big Box facilities that are  provider to visit the resident right in the comfort of Home
        few updates from the                              popping up all over South Florida?               Suite Home.
        Town Council.                                         Home Suite Home Assisted Living allows residents     There are larger facilities in our area that are suitable,
        New Public Hours                                  to have the next best thing to being in their own home.  but the rates tend to be higher, especially when it comes
        For Multipurpose Use                              A comfortable boutique atmosphere with round-the-clock  to the community fees and expenses that you may have to
        Fields                                            care in a private single-family home, these customized  pay up front.
          You  asked  and  the                            residences are fully licensed and accommodate up to 6
                                                          residents, so the staffing ratio is 1 to 3 residents per care
        Town delivered. The Town                          giver.
        staff has worked hard to                              Dave  Whelihan, Owner-Administrator, has been
        find new hours for the public to access the multipurpose   developing  the  concept  for over 2 years and has two
        fields at Jupiter Parks. The new rules and hours you can   locations in Palm Beach Gardens with a new location
        use the fields during non-organized sports hours can be   coming to Jupiter in early 2019.
        found at the following link:     Whelihan saw the need for this style of assisted living
        Family-Use-Hours.                                 homes, when his father came to the point in life that he
        Strategic Planning Sessions                       could no longer safely live on his own.  He suffered from
          In January the Town Council hosted two strategic   Parkinson’s disease, dementia and had frequent falls with
        planning sessions. At the time of submission for this issue,   failing eyesight.
        the strategic priorities have not been finalized, but some        He  realized that if other senior adults with similar
                                                          conditions  could share a home with a caring  staff that
        of the priorities that will carry over from last year include:   caters to their needs, along with having some friends     Some seniors may get to a point where they can’t
        strategic planning around the construction of South Island   to do activities with, this would be a win-win solution.  appreciate the gold chandeliers, the fancy movie theaters,
        Way, historic district planning, Abacoa baseball parking   Not to mention, it’s a less costly measure for the resident  and the bowling alleys, so the sensible question is, “why
        planning, and traffic mitigation strategies. Additionally   and their families, in comparison to other choices in the  pay the country club-type fees?”
        during the first session, I asked that the following new   industry.                                  “If a resident or family member wants or requires more
        initiatives be considered: strategic initiative aimed at      Home Suite Home employs trained, experienced and  hands-on care,  this is why someone  would generally
        reducing drunk driving in the Town, identification of   certified CNAs and Home Health Aides that are the best in  choose Home Suite Home,” states Whelihan. Home Suite
        projects to improve the safety of existing bike lanes, and   their field. The staff does all the cooking and cleaning, as  Home accommodates permanent, long-term living with
        an educational campaign concerning proper recycling. I   well as assisting residents with medications and helping  either  a  shared  room  or  private  room.  They  also  offer
        hope to update everyone next month on the final adopted   with the activities of daily living.     short term stays, respite, or post-surgery stays.
        strategic priorities.                               The homes are pristine and a pleasure for family and     For more information on Home Suite Home, call    (561)
                                                          friends to visit.  If extra healthcare is needed for a resident,  379-6433.  Visit  for  a
          As always please contact me with any comments or   Home Suite Home coordinates  with Home Health  virtual tour; and for updates, “Like” them on Facebook:
        questions at and follow me on Facebook   agencies  and can arrange  for transportation  to outside  Home Suite Home – Assisted Living.
        at or on Twitter @
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