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VOL. 15 NO. 8                                                                             AUGUST 2023

      Wounded Veterans Relief Fund Leads Statewide Effort To

      Provide Dental Care To Veterans In Florida

        Driven by their mission to                                                                           WVRF Executive Director and Army Veteran Michael
      improve veteran dental care                                                                          Durkee said the low VA dental care statistic is a critical
      throughout the state of Florida,                                                                     concern, as poor oral health can lead to a range of serious
      the Wounded Veterans Relief                                                                          health and mental issues, placing more burdens on our
      Fund (WVRF) is the  first                                                                            military members who already  face  challenges  when
      nonprofit in the state to lead                                                                       transitioning back to civilian life.
      the  statewide  effort  to  offer                                                                      The connection between poor dental hygiene and mental
      free critical dental care to                                                                         health issues is evident. According to the American Academy
      veterans who are unable to afford dental care and do not                                             of Family Physicians, 60 percent of veterans with mental
      have access to care through the United States Department                                             health conditions have fair to poor oral health, with 33
      of Veterans Affairs (VA) or private insurance.                                                       percent finding it difficult to eat due to dental issues. Poor oral
        According to the VA, only 15 percent of veterans   Before                After                     health affects veterans’ overall health, including their mental
      receive VA dental care, which places veterans into benefits                                          health. According to the VA, up to 50 percent of veterans
      classes based on military service history and current health   dental care. Only veterans who are 100 percent disabled   returning from Afghanistan and Iraq have been diagnosed
      and living situations. Specific benefits are assigned to each   or sustained an oral injury while serving are given dental
      class, meaning not all veterans may receive comprehensive   care at the VA.                          Wounded Veterans Relief Fund on page 3
      KOOL 105.5 Radio Hosts Mo And Sally

      Attend Wine Tasting At Doris Italian Market & Bakery

         Morning drive hosts Sally Sevareid and Mo Foster of
       KOOL 105.5’s “The Mo & Sally Morning Show” were
       among the guests that attended Wine Night at Doris Italian
       Market & Bakery in North Palm Beach.
         Guests had the opportunity to taste more than 100
       wines from around the world during the after-hours
       in-store event.  Representatives  from  wine  distribution
       companies were at tables throughout the Italian market
       and bakery to pour samples and educate guests about
       different wine regions, flavor profiles, food pairings and
       more. Attendees also enjoyed samples of artisan cheeses
       and a full gourmet buffet of authentic Italian cuisine,
       followed by cannoli cake for dessert.

       KOOL 105.5 Radio on page 2                        Maria Pierson, Jacqueline Alfano   Beverley Clarke, Scott Forcino   Brielle Siskim, Dan Harrow
      FPL’s Manatee Lagoon Invites Families

      To Explore, Learn And Enjoy Fun Summer Programming

      Free Activities And Experiences                    celebrate Florida’s favorite marine mammal and encourage   are either brand-new
      Inspire Visitors To Discover And                   fun family time. This summer, visitors can enjoy educational   or back by popular
                                                                                                           demand, including:
                                                         programming, arts and crafts, interactive simulations, outdoor
      Learn About Florida Manatees                       games and new exhibits.                             •  Play, stretch
                                                           “At Manatee Lagoon, our goal is to create an interactive,   and enjoy the fresh
        Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center  is now   entertaining and educational environment to inspire   air:  Upon arrival at
      offering a mix of indoor and outdoor summer activities that   people to preserve and protect Florida’s ecosystems,” said   Manatee Lagoon,
                                                                                 Zack Greenberg, leader at   visitors will discover
                                                                                 Manatee Lagoon. “There’s   new outdoor games
                                                                                 something  for  everyone,   like cornhole, tic-tac-
                                                                                 and rain or shine, visitors   toe and Connect 4 for the entire family. Adults can work
                                                                                 can expect to have fun while   on the mind, body and spirit every Tuesday and Thursday
                                                                                 learning about manatees in   at 5:45 p.m. and Saturday at 8 a.m. with yoga classes led
                                                                                 the wild and what they can   by certified instructors, taking place outside against the
                                                                                 do to help protect them.”   calming backdrop of Lake Worth Lagoon for a low cost
                                                                                   This summer, the facility   of $5 per person, per class.
                                                                                 offers visitors a variety of
                                                                                 exhibits and programs that   FPL’s Manatee Lagoon on page 2
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