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10:30 in the BCP Theater

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Tuesday, July 16 - Zapatillos de Dios is sponsored by the church of San Juan Bautista and distributes sneakers to children in need around Boquete.  The next distribution will be at Casa Esperanza on Sept. 21.  There are 220 children there on a daily basis and the organization currently has just 80 pairs of shoes.  Come hear how you can help put shoes on the little feet of Boquete. Bill McAbee and Donna O’Brien will tell you about Las Zapatillas de Dios, God’s sneakers.


Donna O’Brien and her husband Ken came to Boquete on vacation 12 1/2 years ago.  Ken was already retired and Donna was looking for the right place that would allow her to be able to do.   She found it in Boquete.  They bought a house while here on vacation and finally were able to leave Washington state for good one year later.  When asked if they like Boquete they laughingly reply, “We must!  We’re still here!”  Donna comments that what has made Boquete special is the amazing people they have met here.


Bill McAbee and his wife Anne vacationed in Boquete in 2010 while researching several future retirement destinations in Central America. Their time table to relocate to BQT was accelerated dramatically by an unexpected sale of their ranch residence in Colorado. Now in their 8th year full time, they enjoy equally spending time with Panamanians and Expats.  Bill has been teaching English class at the library for 3 years.  


   Moderator:  Louise Orr


 Tuesday, July 23- Understanding Your Emotional Intelligence – Emotional Intelligence is defined as a set of competencies demonstrating the ability one has to recognize his or her behaviors, moods and impulses and manage them best according to the situation. This brief seminar will help you understand your emotions and their meanings and uncover productive ways to manage them.

Our speaker, Jo Clem, will base her Talk on research completed by Harvard University. Jo has over two decades of training and development experience in Brazil, The Netherlands, Singapore, Scotland and China. 

   Moderator: Cheryl Schmidt 


  Tuesday, July 30Meditation for Health and Happiness.   Boquete Health and Hospice presents another in its Healthy Living Series:

Meditation was once considered just a spiritual practice, commonly associated with Buddhism. Over the past 20 years the universal practicality of a meditative practice has become a studied technique for health and happiness. Today medical doctors and psychologists regularly prescribe meditation as a positive treatment for many physical and psychological issues.

This presentation will cover the identified positive effects of meditation as noted in the medical literature, a brief overview of various meditative practices prescribed in modern medicine and a brief, audience participation demonstration. Come find a practical, free process to greater health and happiness.

Merl Will-Wallace has a Masters degree in mental health counseling and over twenty years of counseling experience. Merl personally utilizes a regular meditative practice and has taught meditation in private and group therapy sessions for many years.

     Moderator:  Joanie Feuerstein


 Tuesday, August 6 - TBD


Tuesday, August 13 – Kaytee Hoverson


Tuesday, August 20 – TBD


Tuesday, August 27 - TBD


Tuesday, October 1 – The Healthy Living Series by Boquete Health and Hospice Presents Diabetes: How Sweet It Is - NOT. 


Linda Archer will present this topic. Linda has over 40 years of diverse experiences as an RN working in ICU, Critical Care, ER and a focus on cardiovascular.  Prior to moving to Boquete, Linda taught nursing assistants at a career school.  Linda serves as the Boquete Health and Hospice CPR Coordinator for training. Bring your questions.


Tuesday, November 19 – What the Heck is Boquete Health and Hospice and why must Ex-Pats know about BHH?  

A panel discusses and fields your questions about the BHH purpose that goes beyond hospice care. Topics addressed are the BHH free services from our procedures for respiratory services, equipment loan program including canes to hospital beds and how to access blood for surgeries and other BHH assistance.  The panel will preview our revised “Be Prepared” workshop on how to plan for a health issue here under the laws of Panama. 

If you have chosen to live here whether forever or as a snow-bird, you can’t afford to miss this presentation. 



 To suggest a speaker or topic for these meetings, please email talks@eventsboquete.org

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