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  1. Manna Pack Rice Supplement, the “Golden Nugget” in BVB’s Monthly BasketClick on the link below to view this short video and find out why Manna Pack is a “super food”. Buenos Vecinos de Boquete has been receiving this rice product donated by Phillip McGuigan through his Amigos de Boquete Foundation for several years now , Manna Pack is a nutritional dehydrated rice and vegetable product that supplies much-needed nutrition to the children, elderly and handicapped clients we serve. . VIDEO HERE The members of Buenos Vecinos de Boquete and our clients are grateful for this healthy addition to our monthly food supply that we deliver. Thank you Phil McGuigan and Amigos de Boquete for your support!
  2. Social Thursday at La Cantina, in Valle Escondido! Great music, great food and awesome cocktails! Also for your information: At the gate of Valle Escondido they are charging a cover of $10 dollars which are 100% to consume at the bar, restaurante or at any other service you get at the resort. If you come as a guest of one resident or member here, there is not cover. This is to do a friendly filter to provide extra privacy and security to all residents and guest of the resort. Come and give us the opportunity to give you a great show and great service See you on Thursday! -- Alexandra Gonzalez Marketing-Sales & Guest Relations Valle Escondido Resort Golf & Spa Boquete, Chiriqui 720-2454 6920-2578
  3. Welcome to the newsletter of Boquete Health and Hospice Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. 2018 Boquete Health and Hospice Officers On February 8, BHHF held the annual election of officers at our volunteer luncheon. The officers for 2018 are David Wulf- President, Laurie Collier- Vice-President, Linda Sanchez-Secretary and Merl Will-Wallace-Treasurer. BHHF accomplished almost all of the 2017 goals that were set last year. In the near future the board will be meeting to develop the 2018 goals. President: David Wulf Vice-President: Laurie Collier Treasurer: Merl Will-Wallace Secretary: Linda Sanchez The History of Boquete Health and Hospice In 2006 John and Babbie Earle decided to form a hospice organization in the Boquete area. Having been volunteers of two hospices in the U.S. for 30 years, they were firm believers in the concept of death with dignity, and palliative care for the infirm and dying. In 2007 John and Babbie financed and formed the Boquete Hospice and Health Foundation, with the help of Jerry Hendrick and Mary Feldbrugge. Services were offered to the ex-pat community, given limited Spanish language skills of the volunteers, and the complication of creating a separate Spanish speaking administration. As founding members they added the concept of health support, realizing that there were many ex-pats in the community that would need help when incapacitated or infirm. They decided that BHHF would provide temporary services such as; driving, shopping, delivering meals and performing basic household chores. BHHF had now developed two missions. The first goal was to create an operating manual. With help from many people and sources from New England hospice organizations, the manual was written. Today it is still used (with yearly updates) for trainings and guidance. Next, trained volunteers were needed. BHHF is very fortunate to have Beverly Stearns as our training officer, a job she has done so well for many years. Many others have contributed to the training, such as; nurses, communication experts, and doctors. As of the last training, there are more than eighty people that have benefitted from this instruction! Another mission was added when BHHF brought in containers of medical equipment to loan out to members of the community; both ex-pats and Panamanians. Oxygen concentrators, wheel chairs, commodes, hospital beds, and more, are all available to the entire community, free, delivered and cared for by more dedicated volunteers. BHHF also recognized the need for a list of current blood donors for times of need, since blood banks aren’t common here. The palliative care program in Boquete, mandated by the government, is an example of where BHHF hopes to work with the government to renew the vision of death with dignity and minimal suffering. Many people have worked hard to get BHHF where it is today; the volunteers provide care and compassion at especially difficult times of life. BHHF volunteers will tell you the rewards they receive from doing this work far exceed the time and effort they put in. Babbie and John express profound thanks to all the trainers, volunteers, administrators and organizer for their many contributions to create this viable and valuable organization. Best Wishes to Karen Hill Karen Hill has been a member of Boquete Health and Hospice for many years. Her contributions to our organization are numerous. She has left the Boquete area to begin a new life in Bend, OR. Karen has contributed in numerous ways to BHHF: past-secretary, past-president, team leader and chair of the mentoring program. But most importantly, Karen is an example to all of us of the kindness it takes when we share our hearts, hands and help. Karen will be greatly missed by all of us. Her warm smile, thoughtful observations and gentle negotiation skills have helped to form BHHF into the organization it is today. We wish her the best as she begins her new adventure. Here is a poem for Karen that expresses the feelings of us all: Karen Hill Dedicated hearts like Karen Hill’s Are not so easy to find. It takes a special person to be So generous and kind. To care so much for others Is a quality all too rare. Yet Karen gave her time and talents, For all in need to share. So thank you for being a BHHF volunteer, We're privileged to work with you. We want you to know how appreciated you are, Not just today, but your whole life through. We're GROOVING at the Boquete Blues and Jazz Festival! Boquete Health and Hospice will have a booth at the Feria Feb. 23, 24 and 25. Volunteers will explain our services, and check your blood pressure for free. "Slide on by" - we're down from the Main Stage on the river side. A Gift for You! Boquete Health and Hospice will have a table at the Tuesday Market. Volunteers will answer any questions you have regarding the services we offer. A nurse will also be there to take your blood pressure. As a thank you for donations of $20 or more, we will be giving away exceptional gift bags. These insulated tote bags have a front pocket, a zippered enclosure and our logo that shows you are a supporter of Boquete Health. We will be at the Tuesday Market every Tuesday until the end of March. Please stop by and see us! Or email lojocollier@yahoo.com to donate and receive your gift. Watch for our friendly and helpful volunteers at the Tuesday Market! Please take 1 minute to view our descriptive video. Click on the link: https://youtu.be/EbYmYqBRs3Y We have entered our video in the Video Festival. The festival has been postponed. Between June 1-14 go to the YouTube link and click on the thumbs up to vote for our video. You can only vote once. We will appreciate your votes!! To Make a Donation: BHHF functions with the 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 Laurie Collier, our treasurer, at lojocollier@yahoo.com to arrange a place and time to pick up your donation. For more information, visit our website: 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 friends and families. To Contact Us Hospice/Health: 507.6781.9250 Blood Donor Program: 507.6590.2000 E-mail: boquetehospice@gmail.com E-mail: boquetehealth@gmail.com Confidentiality All patient information shared with any Boquete Health and Hospice volunteer is kept in the strictest confidence. Copyright © 2017 , All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: boquetehealth@gmail.com
  4. Contact Marilyn to participate dragonsflightstudio@gmail.com We have some tables available.
  5. We are looking forward to seeing you at our table and hope have the opportunity to share information about our organization and the services we provide.
  6. What on the Table this week?

    http://doshombrespanama.com/our-menu/
  7. Tai Chi

    A reminder that with 32 years of practice with 7 masters, my free Tai Chi class still meets at noon on Saturdays at the gazebo in Central Park in Boquete The Chinese have been systematically studying the body/mind/spirit for 5,000 years and we now have Harvard Ubiversity recommending Tai Chi as the best form of self cultivation and aging reversal. Of course it does little for you unless you practice at home regularly Bill Whit PhD Wittywit082@gmail.com
  8. Boquete Tai Chi Classes

    Hi Everyone... Arthur Singer will resume teaching Tai Chi classes on Monday February 26. This is the 24 posture Yang form. Classes are scheduled Mondays and Thursdays (Thursday is considered the beginner class) from 9 to 10 at the Fundadores Hotel. A $5.00 donation per class is expected. Please join us!
  9. 10:30 in the BCP Theater Tuesday, February 20 -- Come and learn basic survival command (questions and answers) in Spanish from U.S. Warden Hank Landis. Survival/command phrases will cover topics of: health, security, and personal needs. Tuesday, February 27 -- Volcan Baru, a sleeping volcano, looms ominously on our western horizon. When will it erupt and what are the real dangers? Dr. Paul Myers retired geology professor (University of Wisconsin, 1968-1997), with considerable volcano experience, will review recent studies which accurately describe Baru’s long, unique history, and enumerate its most probable hazards . . . especially for people living in the Caldera River valley. Valleys radiating from the Baru summit are potential pathways for dangerous mudflows called lahars. He will close with suggestions for mitigating the deadliest effects of a Baru eruption. Following the talk, Dr. Myers will distribute hand-outs and solicit participants for a March 3 caravan tour of the Boquete area. Tuesday, March 6 – Stressed? Interpersonal conflicts? Cope better by learning to “Surf it!” Stress is a normal phenomenon of life; without it boredom would set in; but too much of it causes health problems. The latest research indicates that it’s not stress, per se, that causes problems, but one’s attitude towards it. There are many techniques offered to ‘manage’ stress, to avoid or release stress, and a new model of ‘stress surfing’ created by a Russian psychiatrist that offers a way to ride the energy wave of stress and benefit from it. This talk will present research, insights and simple but powerful techniques based on ‘stress surfing’ to help cope better with stress and interpersonal conflicts, which are often sources of stress and challenges. Dr. Theo Cope has presented workshops on ‘stress surfing’ to embassies, international companies, patients, parents and students while living in China and he is part of an international “Stress Surfing” network. Tuesday, March 13 – Rainelda Mata-Kelly, well-known Panama City attorney, will update us on legal changes in Panama including immigration and property taxes. Rainelda obtained her law degree with honours from SANTA MARIA LA ANTIGUA UNIVERSITY, PANAMA and a Master of Laws from CORNELL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, Ithaca, N.Y., U.S.A. specializing in Commercial & Maritime Law. Over her 30 years in practice she has also practiced in London for 6 years as founding resident attorney for a Panamanian law firm. As of 1989, she has her own private practice in the areas of Corporations, Commercial and Shipping Law of Panama, including civil and administrative matters such as taxes, contracts, real estate transactions, immigration, labour permits, etc. She acts as legal adviser to local and foreign companies. For 10 years she was the legal adviser to the Colon Free Trade Zone Merchants Association and for 5 years as legal adviser to INTERED Panama (Internet Service Providers Association). Tuesday, March 20 – Tom Werder presents “Retire with Purpose”. Tom helps retirees access their inner world where they discover a personal mastery that fills their later years with purpose and the joy of continuing contribution. Tom believes there is a hidden master within you and retirement is the perfect time to discover and bring this mastery forward. You have a lifetime of lessons to teach, and now it is time to share your mastery with the world. You can discover your voice and make a massive impact on humanity. This is for the retiree who refuses to idle away their golden years. This is for those who want something more in retirement than reading books and playing games. This is for the person who wants life to be thrilling and fulfilling and a continuous contribution. This is for you! There is FREE ADMISSION. Tuesday, March 27 –The folklorica dance group Conjunto de proyeccion fololorica from Hospital Domingo de Obaldia will perform. The troupe is.led by Dr. Efraim Rios. Tuesday, April 3 – ACODECO. Licda. Margarita Rodríguez will speak about the history and activities of this governmental agency that is established to protect the rights of consumers in Panama. Tuesday, April 10 -- Javier Madge and Magaly Bustamante are an amazing local couple. They take care of approximately 40 homeless dogs that are awaiting adoption. Their huge fenced yard in Volcancito is the home of Boquete Dog Camp. To suggest a speaker or topic for these meetings please email BCP Tuesday Meeting To become a vendor at the Tuesday market, Facility Manager
  10. Valentine Or Virus?

    Did February bring you a VALENTINE or a VIRUS? Is it clean up time for your computer? TECH ON WHEELS is pleased to offer: First 1 hour of clean up time: Virus and spyware identification and removal $25.00 If your device, hums, blips or beeps(or hiccups) we can help with its problems. We will come and check your system in place. We pride ourselves on providing efficient service and BEING ON TIME! Call/whatsapp Leivys 6479 6502 or email techonwheelsboquete@gmail.com Tech On Wheels Leivys John techonwheelboquete@gmail.com Phone:64796502
  11. -- Laura G. Daniel, QEP, CPEA
  12. "The Clubhouse" in the BCP Hex Room is before and during our movies. Food and drinks - including popcorn - are available for purchase. ------------------------------ We don't charge admission, but we do ask for donations to support BCP and the Film Club program. February 25 - No Movie (Jazz & Blues Festival at the Feria) =========================================================================== I was not able to procure a copy of Honeydripper, so we will be watching "Lost in Translation this coming Sunday. Sunday Movie - February 18 @ 1pm: Lost in Translation (USA - 2003) Rated R Ratings: IMDB - 7.8, Roger Ebert - 4/4. Rotten Tomatoes - 95% From a review by James Berardinelli at Reelviews.net: Simply put, Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation is an amazing motion picture. There may be some controversy over whether she truly wrote the screenplay on her own (there are sequences that argue that she at least had help from someone with a little more experience in life and marriage), but that doesn't impact the final analysis. This study into the unfathomable depths of human relationships has more honesty than 95% of the movies I have seen this year. Beautifully photographed with some amazing shots of nighttime Tokyo (and I thought Times Square was garish!), and a gorgeously composed scene of two characters reflected in a plate glass window as they hold a conversation, this movie has a look to match its acting and content. The film details the "accidental" relationship that develops between Bob (Bill Murray) and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson). Bob, an internationally recognized actor on the downside of his career, is in Tokyo filming a series of ads for a whiskey company. Charlotte, a recent Yale graduate, is accompanying her photographer husband (Giovanni Ribisi) on a business trip. However, she spends most of the time alone. Bob and Charlotte's first few encounters are casual - on an elevator, in a bar. Gradually, however, they begin to seek out one another and a bond develops. The two eventually spend nearly every waking hour together, holding deep conversations and finding ways to avoid the eventual parting that both know must occur. Lost in Translation is smart and perceptive about how people interact on a personal level. It portrays the disorientation of the two main characters flawlessly. They are two normal individuals who might not offer each other more than a smile under ordinary circumstances, but, put together in a place where they don't understand the language or customs and have no one else to turn to, their attachment is potent. Link to trailer =========================================================================== Note: If you want to be added to - or removed from - our email list, reply to BoqueteFilmClub@gmail.com.) -- David van Harn Curator, Boquete Film Club
  13. We are ready for the launch of the Chiriqui Jazz Festival this Tuesday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m. in Terrace Sasoon, behind the Super 99 of the F- South Street. Presenting a Blues and Jazz Night, the Blues by Andy Egert and his Group and Jazz by Quelvin Delgado and Natural Sound, do not miss it ... Only US $ 15.00 per personTickets for sale at Terraza Sasoon Restaurant, Terrazas Café and Deli and Casa Cultural La Guaricha.Thanks to the Sponsorship of Carta Vieja and Terraza Sasoon RestaurantThe Chiriqui Jazz Festival will be 12th to 14th of April at Club David. -- Antonio M. Singh C.ConsultorGestión del Talento, Comunicación y Eventoshttp://antoniosingh.com http://about.me/antoniosingh http://www.linkedin.com/in/antoniosingh http://www.facebook.com/antonio.singh http://twitter.com/tonypan http://www.flickr.com/photos/antoniosingh/ http://antoniosingh.com Entrega General, David, Chiriquí Panamá, Rep. de Panamá Cel. PTY 507-6618-2929 Cel. PTY 507-6122-2089Skype: antoniomsingh No te preguntes qué puede hacer tu país por ti, pregúntate que puedes hacer tú por tu país. John F. Kennedy
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