Current & Recent Events

Our Calendar is filled with exceptional programs for our members to enjoy: engaging luncheon programs, seminars, lectures, private tours, social and cultural gatherings. The Foundation has established a track record of providing a robust curriculum on a range of issues important to our lives. Our community continues to grow and thrive!

Foundation events are primarily for our Women Members. However, we welcome Guests and the Men in our lives to join us. Never hesitate to encourage a partner, friend, or family member to attend. Both Men and Women are welcome to join us!

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Calendar – June & July 2018

Palm Beach
“Encore PBC: Work, Volunteer and Educational Opportunities for People over 50″
Speaker: Rosemary Nixon
DATE: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
TIME: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
LOCATION: BICE Restaurant, 313 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach
COST: $20.

Across this country 10,000 people turn 65 every day and many of them are moving to Palm Beach County. Many want meaning and purpose in their lives, not to fully retire from engagement in life. Encore Palm Beach County is a Founding Member of the Encore Network, a coalition of encore leaders and organizations that provides resources, visibility and connections–strengthening members’ work to turn longer lives into an asset. is spearheading efforts to engage millions of people in later life as a vital source of talent to benefit society. Its ultimate goal is to create a better future for young people and future generations. While many see our aging society as a problem, we view it as a solution. Those in and beyond midlife represent a powerful source of talent with the accumulated skills, experience and wisdom to tackle some of society’s most urgent challenges. Personal, Professional, and Educational Development opportunities are key components of our mission. Learn more at

Rosemary Nixon is the founder of Encore of Palm Beach County. She brings 37 years experience as a commercial banker and financial advisor, and is a Certified Retirement Coach. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northeastern University and an MBA from the University of Hartford. Rosemary has been successful in creating five careers for herself, and has retired twice to create new ventures. Cost includes passed hors d’oeuvres, one beverage, and presentation.

Delray Beach
“Making Happiness a Choice”
Speaker: Dr. Jeff and Yumi Zurawin of Lifegate Acupuncture
DATE: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
TIME: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
LOCATION: La Cigale Restaurant, 253 SE 5th Avenue, Delray Beach
Cost: $20.

“Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World”
Dr. Jeffrey Zurawin, A.P, D.O.MAcupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and owner of Lifegate Acupuncture, together with his wife Yumiko Zurawin, will lead a discussion on how to attain a happy, healthy life using the basic principles of traditional Chinese medicine.

Dr. Zurawin graduated top of his class at the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In addition to extensive training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Zurawin holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and is also a Reiki Practitioner. These complementary disciplines allow Dr. Zurawin to promote healing of mind, body and spirit. Dr. Zurawin lived in Japan for several years where he continued to cultivate his spiritual practice through meditation, Zen and martial arts. As a holistic practitioner, Dr. Zurawin combines his expertise in acupuncture, herbs, meditation, psychology and nutrition to all play an active role in healing and prevention of disease. The doctor’s calm demeanor and nurturing environment provides a high level of care and service to ensure that Wellness and mutual goals toward health are achieved allowing you to enjoy the quality of life you deserve.

Yumi Zurawin AKA “Big Mama” is the Lifegate resident rock star licensed massage therapist. She is an expert at getting rid of pain! She has studied many styles of massage including Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Swe-thai, Nurturing The Mother Fertility & Pregnancy Massage, and Trigger Point. For the last few years she has studied Japanese osteopathic techniques with 2 Japanese masters, Dr. Ken Yamamoto and Dr. Setsuko Katahira. These modalities are extremely effective for alleviating pain including low back, hip, sciatica, neck and shoulder. Yumi has excellent assessment skills and creates a unique signature massage to get the best results for each client. The Lifegate center hosts a weekly “Let’s Get Blissed Hempy Happy Hour”. 

“Life Gate” in Chinese medicine is the source of our Original Qi, or life energy and where Essence is stored. It is the foundation of vitality and stamina and circulates throughout the entire body.

“The Life Gate is the organ of Water and Fire, it is the residence of Yin and Yang, the Sea of Essence and it determines life and death.” — Zhang Jiebin (1563 – 1640)

Palm Beach
“Ask Robert – The Women’s Profit”

Speaker: Robert Seibel, Esq.
DATE: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
TIME: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
LOCATION: BICE Restaurant, 313 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach
COST: $20.

Robert Seibel is an attorney with his own practice in New York and Florida for more than 30 years specializing in tax planning for celebrities and high net worth individuals, as well as corporate and international real estate and insurance law.

Robert has a popular Radio show “Ask Robert: The Women’s Profit” on Friday’s from 3-4pm EST on WSBR 740 AM and 96.9 & 103.9 FM. Show topics place a particular emphasis on women’s financial and legal issues, such as investing, tax planning, divorce settlements, pre-nuptial agreements, and “How to Find the Right Mate Financially”. Robert’s show includes his Friday stock market wrap up with earnings reports and major Wall Street activities. Email any questions you would like to ask Robert a week in advance which he will answer during our event. Cost includes passed hors d’oeuvres, one beverage, and presentation.

Palm Beach
“Making Happiness a Choice”
Speaker: Elizabeth Varian

DATE: Monday, July 2, 2018
TIME: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
LOCATION: BICE Restaurant, 313 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach
COST: $20

“LIVE JOY TODAY – Keeping Focus Where We Desire Our Lives to Grow”

“Joy” is a high, positive energy vibration in life that is intensely creative and is one of many manifesting energies. It can be hard to attain at times, when the storms of life drift into our present moment. However, we know that by surrounding ourselves and our spaces with positive and joyful messages, images and items, that we can harness our thoughts to keep our focus to intentionally create/manifest desires.Elizabeth will share how to create your own energy defining life. Learn how a ‘hidden driver’ has been interrupting your life and take back control.

Elizabeth Varian, the Joyful Manifestor, has been intentionally creating since she was around 8 years old. Throughout her life she started learning the principles behind her experiences. She discovered early on that by focusing on creating tools and visuals helped to bring about desired items, people and experiences in her life. Creating and designing manifesting tools became second nature to her. Late 2017, she started creating videos to share her knowledge in a Facebook Group. The teachings have now expanded to a YouTube channel with over 18 hours of free teachings about the three laws of manifestation.

Additionally, having worked in the corporate world, she, also, experienced the differences of being a woman in that world verses a man. Without putting down any gender, she became a cheerleader for women to succeed at anything they desire to achieve. Combining both the love of creating visual manifesting tools and being a cheerleader for empowering women, she created Life Joy Today, Inc. along with the Joyful Living Store. Find all here:  

Palm Beach
“Do You Want the Recipe for WHealth? Key Ingredients for Wealth and Health
Speaker: Arthur Tassinello
DATE: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
TIME: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
LOCATION: BICE Restaurant, 313 Peruvian Avenue, Palm Beach
COST: $20.

Do you want a recipe to navigate the sometimes murky and turbulent waters of life to have a “Whealthy” mind, body and spirit? We like recipes because they allow us to follow some formula that creates success in either cooking, or staying fit, or learning, or building wealth or having happiness. Yet somehow, we seem to be flummoxed when it comes to having a well-rounded and “Whealthy” life. Arthur’s fun and special recipe is to sprinkle in some kindness, add a dash of companionship, a splash of consideration, a shake of positivity, and then cover it with love and simmer for a lifetime. But truthfully his recipe is to be HAPPY. Harmonious, Appreciative, Positive, Passionate and Youthful.

The word “Wealth” comes from the Old English words “weal” meaning well-being and “th” meaning condition. But Arthur has coined a new word “WHealth” that is a combination of physical, mental, emotional, relational and financial harmony, which depends primarily on how you think and how you act upon how you think.

The old meaning of Wealth focused on your possessions and how much money you have, but the new meaning is a recipe of ingredients to have success in all areas of your life. It’s where everything from your relationships and finances, to dealing with your physical and mental health as well as your connection to your religious or spiritual nature all get just the right amount of attention so your life is harmonious and HAPPY.

As a renaissance man and author Arthur has owned several businesses in sports promotion, general contracting and food, been in executive management for Fortune 500 companies such as ITT BCC, a business consultant for retail, construction and tech companies and a personal wellness coach. Like some of you he has experienced great fortune and great loss. He’s had ups and downs with relationships, with businesses, with health and finances. Now his passion is to help you make that transformation or quantum shift to have the happiness, love, peace and true “WHealth” we all deserve. 

Palm Beach
How to Create A New Personal Blue-Print For A Happier You – Part 2″
Speaker: Lyn-Dee Eldridge
DATE: Monday, July 16, 2018
TIME: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
LOCATION: 550 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
COST: $35. Happy Hour Pool Party & Workshop Materials

This is the second of a 2-Part Series. We are following up our Blue-Print Luncheon with this Blue-Print Check-Up. For those who came to our first presentation and started planning their new Blue-Print, join us in taking the next steps to create a “vision box” to help manifest your new plans! Couldn’t make the first meeting? Come anyway! We’ll review the blueprints for you.

“From Renovation To Innovation: How do you move forward when your personal GPS stopped working.”
There will be times in our lives when things change. New Chapters open and many times, we just don’t understand how to turn the page to create our own happiness. Whether it’s about relationships, business or career, health, or changing your address, sometimes we are lost, unsure which direction are we going. Understanding how to create Your New Blue Print For Your Happier Tomorrow is the key!

Lyn-Dee will provide information and tools to knock down your “walls” and create your new happier spaces immediately! Come and enjoy renovating your personal blueprint and innovating your Internal and External Home. Be prepared for smiling, laughing and change. All You need to bring is your positive attitude and take full ownership of: “I AM Ready To Create My New Blue-Print for The Life I Desire And I Want To Start Now!”

Lyn-Dee Eldridge brings sunshine wherever she speaks as the Chief Happiness Officer/Founder of Happiness Jungle LLC. Author, Keynote Speaker, Humorist, Entrepreneur, Certified Co-Brand Partner, Speaker, Coach, and Mentor with Les Brown. Creator/Producer and TV personality of The Happiness Jungle TV Show. Lyn-Dee helps individuals, couples, families, students, small businesses, corporations, and non-profit groups understand how to apply the true philosophies of Happiness. How to live a less stressful life by making better choices and taking positive action steps to a stronger more promising tomorrow.
Cost includes workshop materials and happy hour refreshments.

Delray Beach
“Making Happiness a Choice”
Speaker: Lyn-Dee Eldridge
DATE: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
TIME: 5:30pm to 6:30pm
LOCATION: Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, 1841 S. Federal Hwy, Delray Beach
Cost: $20.

“How To Maintain A Positive Productive Posture when Your Cookies Are Crumbling”

When your cookies crumble like Lyn-Dee’s has, with abuse, divorce, cancer, losses, co-parenting, step-parenting, single-parenting, becoming a caretaker, business owner, and dealing with financial pressures, you can work through everything with a happier, more positive attitude and purpose just like she has. Lyn-Dee has been able to scale, measure and add value by turning all her cookie crumbs into opportunities for growth and empowerment.

You’ve got to agree, if you have ever been around her, she is one happy person and very contagious to be around all the time! She is a product of her Branded Mentor Program that only the Chief Happiness Officer of the Happiness Jungle can project, “How To Maintain A Positive Productive Posture When Your Cookies Are Crumbling”.

Lyn-Dee helps individuals, couples, families, small businesses, corporations, non-profit groups, and schools understand how to apply and understand the true philosophies of Happiness. How to live a less stressful life by making better choices and taking positive action steps to a stronger more promising tomorrow. Lyn-Dee’s Motto: “I never said life was easy, but I did say you can be happier”. ” Lyn-Dee is The Queen of Happiness! She has perfected the strategies for surviving, thriving, and doing so with authentic happiness and pleasure. And Now So Can You.

Lyn-Dee Eldridge, (CHO) Chief Happiness Officer/Founder of Happiness Jungle LLC, is an Author, Keynote Speaker, Humorist, Entrepreneur, Certified Co-Brand Partner, Coach, and Mentor with Les Brown. She is also Creator/Producer and TV personality of The Happiness Jungle TV Show.

Palm Beach
“You Can Win At Anything You Put Your Mind To!”
Speaker: Laura Eiman
DATE: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
TIME: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
LOCATION: KITCHEN Restaurant, 319 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach
COST: $30. Cost includes Presentation, Cocktail, and Chef Matthew’s amuse bouche.

“You Can Win At Anything You Put Your Mind To!”

Laura Eiman at 64 is a successful entrepreneur, Olympic Weightlifting gold medal champion, Mental Toughness Weight Loss coach and Keynote speaker. Laura is raising the bar on how we think about diets, fitness, and toxic emotions.

A sugar addict since the age of 5, Laura lived for decades binging on the toxic food, feeling fat, sick and ashamed. Hitting her bottom, Laura got mentally tough, kicked the addiction and has been sugar-free and healthy for 18 years. Using her mental toughness skills in business, Laura created gift products that became endorsed by Oprah, Rachael Ray, and Kathi Lee and Hoda on TV along with national women’s magazines. At age 63 Laura learned the sport “Olympic Weightlifting”. Employing her mental toughness strategies again, she became FL state champion, placed 4th in the nation, won a gold medal at the Pan Am Games and has qualified for the World championships two years in a row.

Laura believes we can win at anything we want in life by mastering our emotions and developing mental toughness. Today the United States is the fattest nation on the planet. Deeply troubled by this, Laura travels all over the country speaking passionately on her solution to obesity and offering Mental Toughness Weight Loss coaching to anyone in need.

“I wasn’t always a winner. A sugar addict, overweight and depressed, I became desperate. Using mental toughness techniques, I killed my toxic emotions and started winning. Today I’m 18 years off sugar, a gold medal elite athlete, and living a joyful, prosperous life.”


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Past Events

Monthly Evening Reception
“Making Happiness a Choice”. Monthly Inspirational Speakers. The Happiness Club is an educational non-profit social group within the Foundation with the mission to promote the benefits of being happy. Positive emotions have been linked in scientific studies with better health, longer life, and overall well-being. Without health, you don’t have wealth. More at   

Breakfast & Presentation
“What the 2018 Tax Law Means to You & Becoming a Florida Tax Resident”

Wine Tasting & Conversation
“Merlot & Money Management for Millennials”

Luncheon & Workshop in New York City
“The 5 Money Types”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Financial EmPOWERment Strategies for Women”

Reception & Presentation
“Managing Your Credit Identity”

Luncheon & Conversation
“Perception vs. Reality: Investing for today and beyond”

Special Presentation
“The Equifax Security Breach: Safeguarding You Financial Information”

  Luncheon & Seminar
“Credit and Women: Managing Your Financial Identity”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Women & Retirement: Are You Ready to Retire?”

Luncheon & Conversation
“What Women want from Wall Street”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Understanding Estate Planning”

Series of 3 Morning Workshops
“Financial Managers: Who is Actually Investing Your Money Day-to-Day;
Investing Basics; Diversification Basics”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Making the Complex Simple: How the Financial Industry Works and
What They Don’t Tell You About Fees.”

Art Gallery Talk & Reception
“Taglialatella Galleries Introduction to Enjoying and Collecting Fine Art”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Thinking Strategically About Divorce: What Women Need to Know About Protecting Themselves”

Luncheon & Seminar
“How to Choose a Wealth Advisor: Key Questions to Ask”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Women and Philanthropy: Planning your Legacy”

Cocktail Reception & Seminar
“Cyber Security and On-Line Banking”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Women Rock Their Finances: Five Steps to Financial Security”

Cocktail Reception & Seminar
“10 Key Habits of Financially Successful Women”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Girls Rock their Finances: A presentation tailored for Young Ladies and their Mothers or Grandmothers about Financial Security.”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Lives in Transition: Financial Stability for Widowed or Divorced Women”

Technology Workshop
“Technology Literacy: Sharpen your “i” Device skills to be more technologically agile”

Luncheon & Seminar
“Preparing a Family Love Letter: Vital Information for your Family in a Time of Confusion”

Private Tour & Lunch
Behind the scenes tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Miami Branch

Luncheon & Seminar
“Holiday Stress: Without Health there is no Wealth. Tips to help you “Keep Calm and Carry On

Holiday Concert at the Kravis Center
Pre-Performance Champagne Reception at the Founders Room

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles by it.”

-Margaret Fuller