The first Region 3 meeting was held at the Atrium on May 23. Joseph Cassiba, Region 3 Chair, and Executive Director of the Atrium hosted the meeting with Bethany Johnson, Vice Chair and Executive Director of Wyndham Lakes in Jacksonville. Mary Sue Patchett, President, East Division, Brookdale Senior Living and FL ALFA Chair welcomed everyone and reminded them about contributing to the FL ALFA Political Action Committee.
Joseph Cassiba introduced the presenters, Alex Pellom, Director, Public Education, Jacksonville Emergency Management Office, and Captain Jim Devin, Health and Medical Coordinator, Jacksonville Emergency Operations Center who began their discussion about the upcoming hurricane season, and other disasters that could occur in the Jacksonville area.
Alex and Jim gave examples of past situations in Jacksonville and spoke about the Oklahoma tornados. They stressed the importance of developing and updating your Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans and offered to conduct a mock evaluation at your community. They spoke about the importance of developing a Continuance of Operation Plan for your company’s infrastructure in case of a pandemic or other type of disaster. Alex referred everyone to the Jaxready.com website to learn of weather and other incidents in the Jacksonville area, and suggested downloading their ‘app’ for your smartphone.
Attend the Next Meeting
The next Region 3 meeting will be held in August. If you are interested in hosting the meeting at your community, please contact Joseph directly at 904-724-4726.
Please plan to join us for the next scheduled Regional Meetings:
June 6 — Region 9 — Willow Wood, Ft. Lauderdale
June 11 — Region 8 — The Fountainview, Palm Beach
June 19 — Region 5 — Bradenton, Florida
June 20 — Region 4 — The Grand Court, Tampa
June 21 — Region 7 — Ft. Myers
June 26 — Region 2 — The Villages, Ocala
June 27 — Region 6 — Serenades at West Orange, Winter Garden
July 25 — Region 1 — Superior Residences of Niceville