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Join the Next General Meeting at the Broward Coalition On Aging

On May 11th the BCOA will host speaker Joan E. Childs

Joan E. Childs

Joan E. Childs, LCSW, has been in private practice since 1978. She is a Clinical Social Worker specializing in couple’s therapy, known as ENCOUNTER-CENTERED COUPLES THERAPY and completed a three year master class sponsored by Hedy Schleifer in April 2014. Encounter-centered Couples Therapy weaves together the work of John Bradshaw, Imago Therapy, Neuro-biology and the philosopher Marin Buber. This innovative technology takes couples through a profound transformational experience that cleanses the relational space where the couple and their children live and grow.

In addition she is an expert in Codependency, Inner Child Work, Original Pain Work and Second Stage Recovery. Joan is certified in many modalities including NLP, (neuro-linguistic programming), EMDR, (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), Supervision, Hypnosis, PAIRS, (Practical Applications for Intimate Relationship Skills), Mediation and Grief Counseling. Joan was the first affiliate of the John Bradshaw Center in the United States and has appeared on many national television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Joan provides lectures, workshops and seminars dedicated to her profession of mental health and women’s issues.

Ms. Childs is the author of THE MYTH OF THE MAIDEN: On Being A Woman (1995) and her new book, WHY DID SHE JUMP? My Daughter’s Battle With Bipolar Disorder that was released in June 2014, both published by Health Communications, Inc..

Joan has had her own television series, SOLUTIONS, dedicated to the memory of her daughter, Pam, which offers information and resources for anyone suffering from mental and mood disorders. She is the founder of the PAMELA ANNE GLASSMAN EDUCATIONAL CENTER, in cooperation with the MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST FLORIDA.

Joan lives in Hollywood, Florida and practices in Ft. Lauderdale and Hallandale, Florida.

Join us on May 11th at 8:00 AM at the Woodlands of John Knox Village (700 SW 4th St, Pompano Beach, FL 33060)

President’s Message

As the President of the BCOA, I want to thank you for visiting our new website. Our goal is to help the many seniors in Broward County with the charities that we support, and to maximize the business potential for all of our membership.

Our monthly meetings, at our brand new location, John Knox Village are something that you will not want to miss out on! We have a monthly guest speaker who talks about the many issues that affect our senior community. We offer our membership the opportunity to speak about their business and network with the many attendees. This has proven an invaluable means of growing each and every member’s business. We also allow our guests the same opportunity and also the chance at becoming a member of the BCOA.

But first and foremost is the desire to give back and help the senior community with programs, events and our charities. We truly want to help as many seniors as we can!

Glenn Soffin

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Joan Brown
Golden Seniors of Sunrise

Dear Broward Coalition on Aging, I am the Administrator at the Golden Seniors of Sunrise. Just before the Christmas holiday season I received a telephone call from your President, Glenn Soffin. He and you were so very gracious and wonderful. ( below to read the whole testimonial...)

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