In the Community


Alzheimer Community Care, Teal Runway Luncheon

Our Executive Director of Community Relations, Ellen Peitz was thrilled to be a part of the 2015 Alzheimer's Community Care Teal Runway Luncheon held on February 19th at the Four Seasons Report and Spa.

This wonderful organization provides specialized care to Alzheimer's disease and related disorders patients, and also supports the needs of caregivers. Learn more at www.alzcare.org.

L to R: Alzheimer's Community Care Board President, Judie Rappaport and Family Private Care Executive Director of Community Relations, Ellen Peitz


College of Nursing Blossoming in Haiti

Debbie Irvine, President of Family Private Care, Inc. had the honor of presenting the morning devotions for the nursing class of the La Gonave Wesleyan Hospital in Anse-a-Galets, La Gonave, Haiti. This class is the very first student body for the College of Nursing. Many of these students are children who have been sponsored through Compassion International. Talk about making a difference...start with one child at a time!

Learn more at www.compassion.com.



October 25th South Florida Honor Flight

Two of our staff members, Denise Dublin and Andrew Halstead, along with two WWII veterans, participated in the October 25th South Florida Honor Flight.

Jane and Bill Lewis, who both served in the military (Jane was in the Army and Bill was in the Air Force), met at the veterans affair in Washington DC and have been married for 60 years.

PHOTO: Andrew Halstead, Jane Lewis, Denise Dublin, Bill Lewis

PHOTO: WWII Veterans Jane and Bill Lewis


October 9th Event at the Port St. Lucie Nursing & Restorative Care Center

On October 9, Family Private Care attended an event at the Port St. Lucie Nursing & Restorative Care Center. The topic of discussion was, "Non-Surgical Treatments for Spine and Shoulder Pain" presented by Joseph M. Wierzbicki, MD of Florida Orthopedic Specialists.

Photo (L to R): Catherine Griffin, Mederi-Caretenders, Pam Bayliss- Director of Physical Therapy, St Lucie Medical Center, Carneisha Rolle - Community Director Family Private Care and Ellen Peitz, Family Private Care.


18th Annual Crohn's and Colitis Foundation (CCFA) Golf Classic

Cyndi Jennings and Ira Berke from Family Private Care visit Delaire Country Club in Delray Beach for the 18th Annual Crohn's and Colitis Foundation (CCFA) Golf Classic.

Family Private Care is committed to community involvement and supporting organization that assist individuals affected by myriad health issues like the CCFA


Mission Trip to Costa Rica

Gary Uber, co-founder of Family Private Care, recently lead a mission trip to Costa Rica. Gary was joined by friends Tom Cox, Nancy Franklin, James Groves and Denise Dublin, Director of Operations for Family Private Care. The group stayed in San Jose in a mission run by American missionary Steve Gilroy.

The group worked to put an addition on a small one-room home so that the family won't have to sleep on the wooden floor anymore. The family of five were grateful and happy.


5th Annual Health Care Champions Event

Ellen Peitz stands with Paula Hundt and Jeffrey Shearer, recipient of the "Non Physician's Excellence Award" from the Health Care Champions event on Thursday, October 2 at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center.

L to R: Ellen Peitz, Executive Director of Community Relations, Family Private Care; Jeffrey Shearer, Executive Director of Tykes & Teens; Paula Hundt


Family Private Care to Brighten Kids' Holidays

Family Private Care is the presenting sponsor for the 7th Annual Festival of Trees held by Tykes and Teens on November 17-22 in Stuart.

In a recent article, Ellen Peitz, Executive Director of Community Relations stated, "It is a privilege to sponsor this event for the second year. Not only is this a wonderful event to kick off the holiday season, but it supports the important work that is done every day by the professionals at Tykes and Teens."

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Italian Ice Social at Salerno Bay Manor

Account Executive, James Butler, represented Family Private Care at a recent Italian Ice Social at Salerno Bay Manor in Martin County. Staff and residents loved it!


Family Private Care Joins Kane Center 'Meals on Wheels' Program This Summer

During the summer months, our friends at the Kane Center Meals on Wheels program serving Martin County Senior Citizens loses some of its faithful volunteers. The team at Family Private Care stepped up to take a "route" in Stuart, delivering meals on Wednesdays throughout the summer.

PHOTO L to R: Our volunteer trainer Lynn Woodings, Denise Dublin, Debbie Eder, Mary Jones, Volunteer Coordinator for the Kane Center, Ellen Peitz and Tom Vetter in the front


Celebrating Memorial Day in Washington DC with WWII Veterans

Ellen Peitz, WWII Coast Guard Veteran "Ad" Mumford, and Denise Dublin celebrated Memorial Day in Washington DC on Saturday, May 24. Ad was being honored as one of 85 WWII Veterans visiting the WWII Memorial with the South Florida Honor Flight. Ellen and Denise were Guardians, and Denise serves on the board of directors for the South Florida Honor Flight.

PHOTO: Ellen Peitz, WWII Coast Guard Veteran "Ad" Mumford and Denise Dublin in Washington DC, May 24, 2014

PHOTO: WWII Coast Guard Veteran "Ad" Mumford being congratulated and thanked by Senator Bob Dole and Senator Elizabeth Dole.


Southeastern Florida Honor Flight

Family Private Care and sister home health agency, Ambassador Health Services sponsored four individuals to serve as "guardians" on the Southeastern Florida Honor Flight this past weekend.

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Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning Lecture Series

Family Private Care sponsored lecture series for Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at Indian River State College with Dr. Scott J. Brown, Chief Economist, Senior Vice President Raymond James, who spoke about “A Profile of the New American Economy.”

PHOTO L to R: Ellen Peitz, Executive Director of Community Relations, FPC; Deborah Irvine, President, FPC; Dr. Scott Brown, guest lecturer; Ann Decker, Executive Director, IRSC Foundation.


Alzheimer's Community Care Treasure Coast Luncheon

On February 28, 2014, Family Private Care attended the Alzheimer’s Community Care Treasure Coast Luncheon. The event took place at Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart.

L to R: Judie Rappaport, President of Preferred Client Services, Bonney Johnson, Senior VP US Trust and Event Vice Chairperson, Stephanie Watson, CBS 12 News Anchor, Sue Shipper, Event Vice-Chairperson, Gytha Von Aldenbruck, and Nikki Boone Melby, Partner at McCarthy, Summers, et al.


Library Foundation Kiplinger Literacy Award Luncheon

Family Private Care recently attended the Library Foundation of Martin County Kiplinger Literacy Award Luncheon at Willoughby Golf Club.

PHOTO: David Shoaf, Ellen Peitz, Sue Whittington, Stephen Dillemuth


Family Private Care Sponsors "Love is Listening"

Family Private Care recently sponsored “Love is Listening” presented by Michael Verde, renowned educator, published author and founder of Memory Bridge. During this event, Verde shared a groundbreaking communication approach in dementia care, highlighting ways to tap into depths of memory that dementia does not erase.


Family Private Care Sponsors Adult Day Care Fundraiser

On Friday, January 24, 2014, Family Private Care staff sponsored and attended a dinner at the Kane Center in Stuart to help raise money for their Adult Day Center.

PHOTO L to R: Sue Shipper, Ellen Peitz, Linda Machado and friends J


The Undeclared War: Special Operations in the 21st Century

Eric T. Olson, retired United States Navy admiral, was the speaker for this IRSC Lifelong Learning Lecture, sponsored by Family Private Care. The topic of discussion was “The Undeclared War: Special Operations in the 21st Century.”

Admiral Olson served as the eighth Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) from 2007 to 2011. He previously served as Deputy Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command from 2003 to July 2007. Olson was the first Navy SEAL ever to be appointed to three-star and four-star flag rank, as well as the first naval officer to be USSOCOM’s combatant commander.

PHOTO L to R: Judie Rappaport, Preferred Lifestyle Services, Debbie Irvine, President Family Private Care, Ellen Peitz, Exec Director of Comm Relations Family Private Care, Admiral Eric T. Olson, USN, Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, Kathleen Strother, PNS Wealth Management, Barbara Strother


Honor Flight Christmas Contest Winners

To celebrate the Christmas holidays this year, Family Private Care and sister home health agency Ambassador Health Services decided to sponsor four individuals to serve as “Guardians” on an upcoming Southeastern Florida Honor Flight this spring. We are delighted to announce the following individuals who were randomly chosen from the hundreds of entries:

  • Chandra Mackenzie, Treasure Coast Hospice
  • Krystle Edmunds, Kane Center at the Council on Aging of Martin County
  • Joseph Varrell – Lake Forest Park
  • Mayce Devalle, Treasure Coast Hospice

Congratulations one and all! Have a great flight. For more information, please visit www.honorflightsefl.org