Coral Springs, Florida

  Coral Springs is a family-oriented community in western Broward County, about a half an hour’s drive northwest of Port Everglades.  It has some unique history including a famed covered bridge which was the first structure built there.  Even Johnny Carson once owned land here! There is a lot to discover and enjoy in Coral Springs.  You might want to wander on the boardwalk among tall cypress trees or look for swamp lilies in the Tall Cypress Natural Area. Maybe…

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Davie, Cooper City & Southwest Ranches, Florida

Everyone thinks of beaches when they think of Florida, don’t they?  How about a rodeo instead?  Welcome to the Davie, Cooper City and Southwest Ranches area!  It’s stone’s throw away from Port Everglades as well! The equestrian lifestyle is alive and well here, however there are all types of activities to enjoy.  There’s the Aquatic Center which provides programs such as scuba lessons and deep-water aerobics.  You can explore over 100 years of history at the Old Davie School Historical…

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Lauderdale-by-the Sea and Sea Ranch Lakes, Florida

The beach is where it’s at in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea!  Come spend a lazy afternoon enjoying the warm waters off the beach in this small community.  Take a stroll or try your hand at fishing on Anglin’s Fishing Pier. Scuba diving and surfing are popular sports here, too.  You can also find live music every weekend and fun shops to poke around in.  Restaurants and beach-side bars abound for your amusement as well!   Special Needs Group is pleased to service you…

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Hillsoboro Beach & Lighthouse Point, Florida

Hillsboro Beach and Lighthouse Point are all about the long history of living on the ocean.  There are so many water activities to participate in that there is something for everyone.  You can charter a sailboat to get that “wind in your hair” feeling.  If you like the idea of catching your dinner, you can take advantage of one of the many fishing boat charters around.    There are lots of dive shops if you’d prefer to see the underwater…

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Margate and North Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The cities of Margate and North Lauderdale offer lots of family fun!  This area is approximately 30 minutes west and slightly north of Port Everglades and the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport.  It’s also a less expensive place to use as a hub when exploring the greater Fort Lauderdale and Miami areas. One of the best attractions in the area is the Calypso Cove Aquatic Center. With a swimming pool, water slides, and huge kiddie splash area, there is something for…

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South Miami, Florida

The City of South Miami is located about 20 minutes south of Miami International Airport and about 25 minutes southwest of Port Miami.  This city has a number of parks and green spaces to enjoy such as Palmer Park, Fuchs Park, Dante Fascell Park, Van Smith Park, and All-American Park to name a few.  Some of these has basketball, soccer, and other standard park facilities and others are more natural or offer greenspace to relax and enjoy.  They are also…

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Miramar and West Park, Florida

Located about a half an hour southwest of Port Everglades and Ft. Lauderdale International Airport, the cities of Miramar and West Park are focused on family fun.  There is an abundance of activities available that are suitable for every member of your family. One of the featured attractions in Miramar is the Miramar Regional Park.  It has amenities galore!  You can play a number of sports including volleyball, baseball, cricket, soccer, and football.  You can enjoy swimming and a kiddie…

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Oakland Park, Florida

The City of Oakland Park sits approximately 20 minutes north of Port Everglades and Ft. Lauderdale International Airport.  This city is about fun with friends and neighbors! Arguably the centerpiece of activity is Jaco Pastorius Park, named for the famous American jazz bass guitarist.  Many events are held here including Octoberfest, the Polynesian Cultural Festival, Latin Fest, Halloween Bash and many more.  Located about a half an hour southwest of Port Everglades and Ft. Lauderdale International Airport, the cities of…

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Parkland, Florida

The city of Parkland is situated about 40 minutes northwest of Port Everglades and Ft. Lauderdale International Airport.  Nature and outdoor activities are on full display in this family-oriented community. Pine Trails Park is home to a vast array of activities and events.  The park features a large amphitheater that serves as a community gather place for performances, shows, festivals, and more.   Some of the events that are held here are the Eats and Beats concerts series, Family Fun…

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Pembroke Pines, Florida

The City of Pembroke Pines is located about a half an hour’s drive southwest from Port Everglades and Ft. Lauderdale International Airport.  It’s also about the same distance northwest from Miami.  The City Hall is part of a larger complex named the Charles City Center.  It houses not only governmental offices, but also holds many events throughout the year. Another major attraction in Pembroke Pines is C. B. Smith Park.  The massive park truly offers something for everyone!  There are…

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Weston, Florida

The City of Weston is located about 30 minutes by car west of Port Everglades and Ft. Lauderdale International Airport and just east of the Florida Everglades.  This area is known for its golf courses, tennis courts, and spas. The most famous of these is the Bonaventure Country Club.  The golf course is home to the nationally known #3 Waterfall Hole. If you aren’t much of a golfer, this course is a part of the Bonaventure Resort and Spa.  You…

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Wilton Manors, Florida

The City of Wilton Manors is many things to many people, but above all else it’s about freedom.  The freedom to be oneself, the freedom to enjoy nature, and the freedom to enjoy and make art. The city is home to the second largest proportion of gay couples relative to the entire population in the United States.  As of the 2018 elections, the City of Wilton Manors became the first city in Florida and the only the second city in…

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Sunrise, Florida

The City of Sunrise is located approximately half an hour’s drive northwest of Port Everglades and Ft. Lauderdale International Airport. The area boasts several large and small venues for entertainment.  The largest is the BB&T Center Arena, home to the NHL Florida Panthers hockey team.  You can also see concerts and shows of nationally and internationally known acts, such as Billy Joel, KISS, Bon Jovi, John Legend, comedian Joe Rogan, classical artists Il Volo, and Cirque Du Soleil have all…

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Homestead & Florida City, Florida

Approximately a 45-minute drive southwest of Port Miami and Miami International Airport you’ll find the area of Homestead and Florida City.  This area boasts a lot of history as well as exciting adventures!  Florida City is the southernmost municipality in the South Florida area. Stroll along the street of the historical downtown of Homestead and stop into the City Hall Museum to get an idea of what life was like for the founding fathers.  The antique fire truck provides a…

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North Miami, Biscayne Park, North Miami Beach, El Portal, & Miami Shores Florida

The area of North Miami, Biscayne Park, North Miami Beach, El Portal and Miami Shores is situated 15 minutes north of Port Miami and 20 minutes northwest of Miami International Airport.  You will find much more to explore here than just the iconic beaches. In the spirit of jigsaw puzzles, North Miami is home to one of the largest ever done in the form of an ancient Spanish Monastery, originally built in the 1100s and used for that purpose for 700 years.…

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Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, & Opa Locka, Florida

The area of Hialeah and Hialeah Gardens is about 20 minutes north of the Miami International Airport and about 25 minutes north and west of Port Miami.  It is centered around a large Cuban community and features lots of parks, creativity, and art. Amelia Earhart Park is the largest in the area with five lakes, water skiing, wakeboarding, mountain bike trails, a petting zoo, boat rentals, a bark park, a farm, disc golf, a Tom Sawyer Island tree fort, and…

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Pinecrest, Florida

Just over 20 minutes south of Miami International Airport and under 30 minutes southwest of Port Miami, you will find the Village of Pinecrest.  The village is home to a number of parks featuring tennis courts, soccer fields, picnic areas, green spaces, and lots more, but the crown jewel of the village is Pinecrest Gardens.  The Gardens feature over 1000 varieties of tropical plants and trees.  There is also a beautiful indoor space for parties and gatherings as well.  The park…

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Key Biscayne, Florida

If you travel about 20 minutes’ drive south and east of Port Miami and about 30 minutes southeast from Miami International Airport, you’ll find the island village of Key Biscayne.  Located just across Biscayne Bay from Miami, Key Biscayne is home to current and past notables such as actor Brad Pitt, former President Richard Nixon (his “Florida White House”), singer and actor Cher, and actor Andy Garcia. Water sports and activities are king here as you can imagine.  There are…

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Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, & Medley, Florida

Miami Springs is located approximately 20 minutes’ drive west and north of Port Miami and about 15 minutes north of Miami International Airport.  You will really get the small-town feel here.  The center piece of activity is the Circle which appropriately enough is in the middle of downtown and features a large gazebo.  The grounds play host to several festivals and events throughout the year including the Festival of Fine Arts and the River Cities Festival.               The City…

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Miami Lakes, Florida

The Town of Miami Lakes is found 20 minutes north of the Miami International Airport and about ½ an hour north and west of Port Miami.  The town was once part of a very large dairy farm and you will see cows in pastures right outside of downtown.  The animal is a very important part of the community and you will see them honored in many ways.  They even occasionally get loose and take a trek through town!         The…

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Palmetto Bay, Florida

Drive a half an hour southwest from Port Miami or the same amount of time due south from Miami International Airport and you will come to the Village of Palmetto Bay. The centerpiece attraction here is the Charles Deering Estate.  Mr. Deering, his brother James of neighboring Vizcaya fame, and their father were the founders and owners of Deering Harvester, which became International Harvester. The estate is a true treasure and has many opportunities to enjoy history, nature, music and…

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Miami Gardens, Florida

The city of Miami Gardens is located about 30 minutes’ drive north and slightly east of the Miami International Airport and about 20 minutes north and slightly west of Port Miami.  Sports are the name of the game here, particularly football, tennis, and golf.  There’s also a horse race track and casino for those that prefer a little gaming. Miami Gardens is home to the Hard Rock Stadium where the NFL Miami Dolphins play.  Since the 2019 debut of the…

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Doral and Sweetwater, Florida

Travel about 25 minutes west and north from Port Miami or about 25 minutes west and north from Miami International Airport and you will find the area of Doral and Sweetwater. This community is very diverse and offers activities for everyone from high-end shopping to parks and green spaces for relaxing.  There are festivals to attend, music performances to enjoy, and even comedy to revel in.  The downtown area offers shopping, restaurants, and entertainment in many forms. The most prominent…

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Drug-Free Pain Relief with Soothie° Cushion

  Drug-Free Pain Relief with Soothie° Cushion Have you experienced an injury recently?  Maybe a twisted ankle, or knee?  Perhaps you have strained your back, wrenched your shoulder, or have hurt yourself in some similar way? Many people are not able to take pain medication as their bodies are not tolerant.  Still others don’t want to ingest them as a lifestyle choice. Soothie° Cushion can help in this situation!  Your doctor might advise you to alternate hot and cold therapy…

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Contrast Therapy Provided by Soothie° Cushion

Contrast Therapy Provided by Soothie° Cushion Have you ever had a doctor or physical therapist tell you to alternate using hot and cold therapy to treat a medical condition or injury?  Some people wonder why or how this can work.  This form of treatment is called contrast therapy and it involves applying both hot and cold in alternating time periods.  The reasons this works in most cases is two-fold. Hot therapy (also known as thermotherapy) is recognized for such benefits…

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Drug-Free Relief for Back Pain with Soothie° Cushion

Drug Free Relief for Back Pain – Soothie° Cushion During this pandemic it has become necessary for many people to work from home.  Unfortunately, not everyone has the same quality of office furniture at home versus what they experience in the office.  Even with upgraded equipment at their workplace, it can be extremely hard on the back and shoulders to sit at a desk for 8 or more hours a day. Also, during the pandemic, people have been taking to…

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Arthritis Drug-Free Treatment with Soothie° Cushion

  Arthritis Drug-Free Treatment with Soothie° Cushion Arthritis is a condition that can be extremely painful and debilitating for many people.  It most commonly affects the joints and can be recognized by the following symptoms, among others: Pain Stiffness Swelling Redness Decreased range of motion There are various modes of treatment, including medication.  One of the therapies often prescribed in conjunction with, or instead of drugs, is hot and cold therapy. The Soothie° Cushion is an electricity-free and mobile way…

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     Enjoy FREE Shipping with purchases of $50 or more.   Soothie° Click Image to Purchase Soothie° is the ultimate in Hot & Cold therapy to manage all the aches, pains, and discomforts that keep you from living your best life. Soothie° Cushion can be used to regulate multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis patients’ body temperature. In addition, it is utilized for overall wheelchair comfort, and to help relieve the pain of sciatica, scoliosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, muscular dystrophy, sports injuries, migraines and more.  It’s the perfect way to provide hot and cold therapy as…

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Soothie° Cushion

    *** Have you used all of your FSA funds?  Soothie° is a product which qualifies under your Flexible Spending Account. *** FREE GIFT-- SNG Neck Gaiter Face Mask with Purchase of Soothie Our new upgraded version 2.0 Hot & Cold "Thermapeutic" cushion that lets you enjoy comfort by degrees naturally. We upgraded the zipper, snap hooks and made the webbing softer for a more comfortable wear. The Soothie° cushion helps relieve the pain of sciatica, scoliosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple…

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Scooter Etiquette

Scooter Etiquette Surprisingly, even with the large number of scooters/ power chairs being used today, there isn’t much guidance about how to courteously operate the equipment. Here are a few tips and etiquette suggestions to ensure that trips are safe and enjoyable for everyone: Operate your mobility scooter or power chair in a careful and considerate manner. Use a footpath or sidewalk when one is accessible. In most jurisdictions, you are considered a pedestrian and should avoid driving on the…

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