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Tuesday, September 17- The City of Boquete invites you to join them to learn about a city-wide initiative that everyone can participate in one way or another. Be the first to learn about what it is. There will be a brief description followed by Q & A.

  Moderator: Louise Orr


Tuesday, September 24Giving Back in Panama   How to "weave" charity into the Panama experience to give back, help others and have fun!!  Rosalind Levy Baitel is a 30-year expat resident of Panama, married to a Panamanian and has raised 3 children here in the country.  She has been involved in many charitable organizations over the years and founded Promises Panama, a thrift shop whose proceeds benefit several charities in the Panama City area. She will share insider tips, resources, and contacts, and will have a question and answer session at the end of her Talk.

   Moderator:  Sheila Strunk


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.

   Moderator:  Cheryl Schmidt


Tuesday, October 8 – Dogcamp  A presentation by Magaly Bustamente, one of the founders of this dog and cat rescue organization that also houses rescued animals.  They work with other rescue organizations to locate foster and permanent homes and arrange for spaying and neutering at Amigos de Animales in Alto Boquete. They are now a tax-exempt foundation actively raising funds to buy their own land in Jaramillo.

  Moderator:  Nikki Steele



Tuesday, October 15 - Mosquitoes: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Stephanie Bennett

They are annoying and some carry diseases, but they are also part of the food chain. Stephanie Bennett has researched mosquitoes for many years and will talk about Dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya amongst other topics, including symptoms.

  Moderator:   Sheila Strunk


 Tuesday, October 22  -  Nutre Hogar Chiriqui– Judith Tovar, speaker for this charity that feeds and improves the lives of malnourished children in the Chiriqui province.  Nutre Hogar welcomes visitors to their location in David to play with the children.

  Moderator:  Cheryl Schmidt


Tuesday, October 29 – Pan American Life Insurance – Medical Plan – Elsa Vergera – Medical health insurance including hospitalization, ambulance, emergency care and coverage for pre-existing conditions. The plans also cover dental work.



Tuesday, November 5 – A presentation on Mercury by Dr. Bill McGrawMercury the Ultimate Truth and Chronic Disease.

Mercury is the second most toxic element known. It has been around long before modern humans ever began but its concentration in our environment and food has increased by over a factor of 10 times since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Dr. Bill McGraw will describe in amazing detail the whole story of mercury and how it came to be one of the biggest contributors to toxicity in the human body. From when and where it has been mined in the earth to how it became prevalent in vaccines, fish and so many polluting industries. and most importantly, how it gets into our bodies and why it is so very hard to remove. The history of mercury toxicity will also be presented, including the Minimater disaster from the 1950s to the present day. All major outputs will be detailed including processes, locations, and current sources of mercury toxicity. Mercury in fish and mammals will be presented by species from all areas of the world. 


Tuesday November 12 – Magda Crespo - Insurance and real estate agent will give a presentation about new medical services in the area: ambulance with paramedic available 24/7and also medical services at home.

 Moderator: Joanie Feuerstein


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. 

   Moderator:  Joanie Feuerstein

Tuesday, November 26 – What is Health? Dr. Peter Sterling A professor of neuroscience at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Sterling’s research has focused its goals on how the brain us designed; its architecture.  He has a book coming out published  y MIT Press in December called ‘What is Health?’.


Tuesday, December 3 – TBD

Tuesday, December 10 – Birds of Panama – Paquita Bath will give a presentation on identifying local birds

Moderator:  Louise Orr

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

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