Gulf Coast Village Appoints Palmview Administrator

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Jackie Fair

Friday, Aug. 23

GULF COAST VILLAGE APPOINTS FAIR TO PALMVIEW ADMINISTRATOR

Gulf Coast Village has hired Jackie Fair as administrator for Palmview, a 130,980-square-foot assisted living and memory care facility. Palmview is part of Gulf Coast Village’s full continuum of care for adults over age 62. Fair previously served as executive director with The LaSalle Group and was responsible for oversight of Autumn Leaves of Estero, a family-owned and operated assisted living memory care community. Prior positions include executive director for Brookdale Senior Living, executive director and senior resident care director for Emeritus Senior Living, and health and wellness director for Brookdale Senior Living. Fair earned an associate degree from Lorain County Community College and became a Licensed Practical Nurse after completing her studies at Central School of Practical Nursing in Ohio. She is credentialed through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and has completed advanced training and education through the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Assisted Living Federation of America.

 

Thursday, Aug. 22

SWFL CITIES NAMED AMONG BEST IN FLORIDA TO RETIRE

Three Southwest Florida cities placed in WalletHub’s 2019’s Best Places to Retire in Florida list. For Myers ranked No. 8, Immokalee ranked No. 12, and Bonita Springs came in at No. 16 on the top 20 list. To determine the most ideal places for older Americans to live their golden years, WalletHub compared more than 100 cities in the Sunshine State across 28 key indicators of retiree-friendliness. The data set ranges from cost of living to health care facilities per capita to number of attractions. For the full report, click here.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 21

FAYER WINS 2019 APEX AWARD

Kelly L. Fayer was named 2019 APEX Awards recipient at the annual event of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee. The APEX Awards recognize local women with outstanding reputations for professionalism, philanthropy and leadership. The 14thannual APEX Awards were held on Aug. 16 in Cape Coral. Presented by Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, the evening gala honored five finalists and recognized all nominees before naming Fayer the APEX Awards recipient. Fayer established The Law Offices of Kelly L. Fayer, P.A. in 2006. She is the founder of #KindLee, past president of the Lee County Bar Association, board member of the Lee County Bar Association Foundation, founding member and vice president of the Miguel C. Fernandez III Hispanic Bar Association, treasurer of CAMEO of Lee County, board member of Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida, honorary board member of the Guardian ad Litem Foundation, and master of Calusa Inn of Court. For over 10 years, Fayer has also represented victims of domestic violence as a grant attorney for Abuse Counseling & Treatment. The finalists were Kathleen O. Berkey, Kerri A. Goldsmith, Julie Koester and Karen L. Mosteller.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 20

COLLIER COUNTY AREAS NAMED AMONG MOST TAX-FRIENDLY FOR RETIREES

Naples ranked No. 2 in the Most Tax-Friendly Places for Retirees in Florida list by SmartAsset. Naples was listed as having $4,100 in income tax paid, an 0.55% property tax rate, $964 in sales tax paid, $209 in fuel tax paid, not taxed Social Security, and a Retirement Tax Friendliness Index of 80.35. Immokalee also made the list No. 7 and Marco Island came in at No. 9. For the full report, click here.
 
 

Monday, Aug. 19

COLLIER COUNTY AREAS NAMED AMONG MOST TAX-FRIENDLY FOR RETIREES

Naples ranked No. 2 in the Most Tax-Friendly Places for Retirees in Florida list by SmartAsset. Naples was listed as having $4,100 in income tax paid, an 0.55% property tax rate, $964 in sales tax paid, $209 in fuel tax paid, not taxed Social Security, and a Retirement Tax Friendliness Index of 80.35. Immokalee also made the list No. 7 and Marco Island came in at No. 9. For the full report, click here.

 

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