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Ribbon-cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Grand Opening Of Share the Care’s Expanded Adult Day Healthcare Center in Orlando

May 1, 2013

The Honorable Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 3 Commissioner Robert Stuart slated to participate in Ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

[ORLANDO, FLORIDA]—Share the Care (STC) is pleased to announce that it will hold a Grand Opening and special ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly renovated location for the College Park Adult Day Healthcare Center and administrative headquarters at 1524 Formosa Avenue in Orlando. The College Park facility is one of six Share the Care adult day care centers in Orange and Seminole Counties. Share the Care’s energetic, compassionate and trained staff (including at least one nurse at every center) provide a safe and engaging environment for physically frail and/or cognitively impaired adults age 18 or older, Monday – Friday, from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm.  Share the Care is the largest provider of adult day care and other respite services for family caregivers in Central Florida.

“All of us at Share the Care are very happy to introduce the entire community to this latest milestone in our organization’s history:  the opening of an expanded and newly renovated location for our College Park Adult Day Care Center and our administrative headquarters,” said Mary Ellen Grant, CEO. “The Grand Opening (with Open House and BBQ) is the final step in a long and very exciting journey which was made possible by a group of very special people.”

“About a year ago Hal Morlan, a long time board member (past), and our friend Theresa Johnston learned of the need for a better equipped and appropriately designed facility to house Share the Care’s administrative offices and the College Park Adult Day Center.  They went to work to solve this problem by purchasing the building at 1524 Formosa, initiating a total renovation to our specifications and entering into a lease agreement with STC,” said Grant.  “They – along with several other generous friends – have been motivated by love and a drive to do good.  The spirit of this great gift is what we will be celebrating on May 7.”

Mayor Buddy Dyer and Commissioner Robert Stuart are scheduled to be on hand to offer a few remarks regarding the significance of this event for Central Florida family caregivers and to help cut the ribbon on the new facility.  “We are delighted that Mayor Dyer and Commissioner Stuart have agreed to play an active role in this celebration.  The City of Orlando has been extremely supportive of Share the Care’s mission to support our community’s family caregivers for many years.  We consider the City to be a true partner in the compassionate mission of our organization.”

The newly renovated Share the Care facility has an increased capacity of up to 24 adult day care clients, improved space for administrative operations and a conference room that the organization has already been opening up to the community for meetings.

The Grand Opening takes place on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 3:30 – 6 pm with the ribbon-cutting scheduled for 4 pm.  The public is invited to bring their families to enjoy barbecue, refreshments and tours of the new facilities.


Share the CareTM is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization that has been providing compassionate services to family caregivers in Orange and Seminole counties since 1986. The mission is to provide services and support to family caregivers, enabling them to maintain their family member at home, delaying or eliminating the need for institutional care.  For more information, call 407.423.5311 or visit www.helpforcaregivers.org.

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