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  1. View this email in your browser Hundreds Benefit from the 2018 Boquete Health Fair Stormy skies couldn’t stop the flow of Panamanians and Expats alike into the 2018 Boquete Health Fair, October 14, hosted by Boquete Health and Hospice. 25 vendors promoted their medical services to the crowd in an impressive array of videos, displays and signage. Looking around you could see lines of families at the laboratory tables, hospitals and at MINSA getting their fingers poked to test glucose; getting blood pressure tests; and receiving free vaccinations for flu, pneumonia and tetanus. What a day it was to visit doctors, clinics, hospitals, specialists, pharmacies and laboratories, without being sick - just like trick or treating - getting special offers and valuable information. Our sincere thanks extend to all who volunteered, all our vendors, and all who came to experience our second annual Boquete Health Fair. We learned a lot and look forward to start planning for our third annual event next year. To see more photos from the Health Fair go to our website: http://www.boquetehealth.org November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month Our Palliative Care Program Boquete Health and Hospice started out as Boquete Hospice. Supporting people in the final phase of their lives was what we were about. Although we have expanded greatly since then hospice work is still the first love of many of our volunteers. We feel very privileged to be in your life at this most special time. The final stage of life is precious and natural. It can be beautiful and graceful. It is our goal to support individuals facing this final stage so that they and their loved ones can experience it with peace and dignity. We organize, teach and provide information and equipment. We do everything we can do to make the experience better. We work with the family (whoever is close to and supporting the person) in many ways. There are tasks we perform such as loaning equipment as needed e.g. hospital bed, bedside commode, wheel chair or oxygen concentrator. We can provide meals for the patient and caregiver, provide information about nursing staff for hire and/or teach the family to provide care. Our goal is the comfort of the client to support them in having the best quality care possible in the time remaining. We might be the ones the patient chooses to talk to about what they are experiencing. We are good listeners and will be there for patient, family and whoever needs us. Here in Panama there are many obstacles to the family experiencing their loved one’s death as a calm transition. Our goal is to smooth the way. We know about the system in Panama for final arrangements, the paper work and the various offices. We know who to call and what information is needed. We have Spanish speaking volunteers who can help navigate the system. At Boquete Health and Hospice we know that death is a normal part of living and we treat it as such. We know what support other people in this position have needed and what was helpful. The support we give is logistical, practical and straight from the heart. Book Corner A Year to Live by Stephen Levine How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last What would YOU do if you knew you only had one year to live? Move to Tahiti? Quit any commitments? Have that 2nd piece of pie? During his years of hospice work, Stephen Levine has witnessed many on their deathbeds who have regrets of unresolved relationship issues, unfulfilled bucket lists, and words they wish they had said. Stephen challenged himself in a year-long experiment resulting in this practical and spiritual approach to life and death that will wake you up and make you think. “Most of us go to extraordinary lengths to ignore, laugh off, or deny the fact that we are going to die, but preparing for death is one of the most rational and rewarding acts of a lifetime.” This book is definitely worth your time to read. It takes us into the emotional side of our familiar “Being Prepared.” My major lessons learned are: The time is NOW to do your personal healing and healing with others. Take care of unfinished business before it’s too late. Pay attention to every moment – smell the roses – avoid distractions that don’t serve your Highest, Best Self. Examine your priorities and live a life fulfilled NOW. Stephen Levine is suggesting living a year with this intense, merciful awareness. He says that preparing for death allows us to enter into a new and vibrant relationship with life. This book offers a healing process with clarity, insight and closure. To Make a Donation BHHF functions with donations provided by the community. If you are interested in supporting the work we do, please make a donation. To make a financial contribution by check or cash contact Merl Will-Wallace, our treasurer, at dharma49@icloud.com to arrange a time and place to pick up your donation. Our Mission Our mission is to provide palliative care for the terminally ill in order that they may experience death with dignity; to inform and promote community health; and, to support people with health and wellness needs by providing information, equipment and volunteer services. For more information visit our website: http://www.boquetehealth.org We also have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/boqueteheartshandsandhelp/?ref=bookmarks Please Like our page and Share the contents with your family and friends. Confidentiality All patient information shared with any Boquete Health and Hospice volunteer is kept in the strictest confidence. To Contact Us Hospice/Health: (507) 6781-9250 Blood Donor Program: (507)-6590-2000 Email: boquetehospice@gmail.com Email: boquetehealth@gmail.com
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    November Newcomers Social

    New to Boquete? Visiting? Been here a while and like to socialize? Join Meet Boquete Newcomers! for our monthly social Friday, Nov. 23 at the Inn at Palo Alto. Cash bar at noon. A special BBQ style lunch will available at 1 pm only with advance RSVP to the Inn. Call (507) 720.1563 or (507) 6461.9134. Menu will be smoked chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans and cole slaw.$10 per person. For notices of our monthly socials, join the Facebook Group, Meet Boquete Newcomers! https://www.facebook.com/groups/905528012953480/. Or ask to be put on our email list by sending a note to boquetenewcomers@gmail.com.
  3. Do Not Miss this final opportunity for some of the best entertainment in town. The food, the music, the dancing, the company! All of it top notch and extraordinary. A good time will be had by all! Also - Please save the date, Tuesday, December 11th for a huge going away party for Yella & Tom with the big band, Yella Fever, and many guest musicians. It promises to be the event of the year.
  4. Good morning from Finca Santa Marta Note: All the produce we grow is now Certified Organic by MIDA and ACERT. Now is the time to place your order for pickup at the Tuesday Morning Market in Boquete at the BCP Events Center, 9 am until noon, for fresh organically grown produce. We also deliver to Dolega and David Tuesday afternoon, and ship to most points in Panama on Thursdays. Contatc us for more information. When you place your order by 7:00 am Monday… that allows us to harvest your produce fresh for Tuesday. Orders received after 7:00 am Monday may be short filled due to limited availability of some items. Try one our free range chickens or a dozen eggs for a real treat. We also grow specialty things like jicama and kohlrabi and Georgia Jet sweet potatoes. Fresh American style spinach and leafy green salad mix along with the freshest organic kale and collard greens will be available. We also have fresh romaine and butter head hydroponic lettuce. And don’t forget to pick up a few of our manzana bananas. These small finger bananas have a hint to apple flavor when they are very ripe and are a tasty, healthy treat. Looking for organic coconut oil? We have premium local oil. Food grade diatomaceous earth or Epsom Salt by the lb? We have those things as well. See our web site to place your order. http://www.fincasantamarta.biz/ You can also email me from the site. You can also phone our office number at 777-9229 and leave a message and call back number. Or phone Ron at 6459-5218 7am - 7pm. I am in Panama through Nov. 20th. Thanks for your continuing support. Ron Miller and the FSM crew
  5. 10:30 in the BCP Theater Your $1 admission helps us keep the doors open Tuesday, November 13 - Awakening – the Old and New Buddhist Philosophies The origins of Buddhism date back to 450 BC and the philosophy has undergone a constant evolution since then. This has allowed the Buddhism to become timeless, while very current. We will explore the history of Buddhism and how it has undergone a significant transformation in the last century. No matter what religion you follow there is something in the Buddhist philosophy for everyone. Merl Will-Wallace has been an avid follower of Buddhist philosophy for over 20 years. He has noted its roots flowing into modern psychology and new age thought. Merl has incorporated much of what he has learned in his clinical counseling practice over the years, with many positive outcomes. Tuesday, November 20—The RIGHT wine is the wine YOU enjoy Louise Orr spent 29 years in the California wine business. During that time she worked as a Marketing Coordinator for De Loach Vineyards of Sonoma County, and for Boisset America, a French wine firm, that acquired De Loach in 2003. In 2007 she retired to Boquete and has been active with Buenos Vecinos de Boquete food charity, and the BCP Theater. Louise takes a practical, relaxed approach to the enjoyment of wine. She will offer some tips on buying, serving, and becoming confident about your wine choices. After all, the topic of her Tuesday Talk is “The RIGHT wine is the wine YOU enjoy!” Tuesday, November 27—Filippo Maestrini from Grupo Aguas Chiriqui will address the current water quality in Boquete, different methods for water purification, and how to maintain your water purification system. Tuesday, December 4 – Hospital Cooperativo Tuesday, December 11 - TBD Tuesday, December 18 – TBD Tuesday, December 25 – NO MARKET, NO TUESDAY TALK To suggest a speaker or topic for these meetings, please email talks@eventsboquete.org To become a vendor at the Tuesday market, Facility Manager
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    $2.00 Breakfast in Boquete !!

    ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A $2.00 BREAKFAST in BOQUETE ? If so You need to come to the J F Restaurant. They are open from 7am to 11pm 7 days a week You can get Breakfast any time of day or night. The lunch and dinner offerings are quite good also.I personally think they have the best burgers in Panama. Directions coming to Boquete first left when you pass the Biblioteca . Leaving town the first right when you have passed Plaza Los Establos That is Calle 7a.. Sur. 730 - 9266 / 6720 - 7428
  7. We are the Boquete Caregiver Support Consortium (CSC), and we are already into our second year, in Boquete. On Monday, November 12th, we will be hosting an ‘Open Meeting’ for husbands and wives, and friends who are serving in a role as a caregiver or caregiver support. Our mission is to extend support, community connection/networking and friendship to this vital and growing section of Boquete through regular meet-ups, classes and outings. This next meeting will be held at The Garden Restaurant, at San Francisco Plaza, 1:00 pm. Come and meet us. We are a friendly group of Boquete-ites. Please e-mail us at tbalkenhol1961@hotmail.com if you are planning to attend. 💕 Tamera L Balkenhol 509-6254-5618 WhatsApp
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    Dog Found

    Hello, Yesterday in the morning, we found a friendly dog, apparently does not find its owner. He walks down the street from Alto Dorado to the entrance of Pamira. I have it in my house, in Alto Dorado, My name is Elsa Castillo Cellular is 6709-8104 I work in the library too. 720-2879 Thank you for helping us find your home. Fundación Biblioteca de Boquete Tel: 507-720-2879 Escríbenos a: admin@biblioboquete.com eventosbibliotecadeboquete@gmail.com
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