The Escarosa Alliance is an organization of highly competent and trustworthy individuals who specialize in providing professional services for seniors and their families.

The Escarosa Alliance goal is superior and wide-ranging service delivery, providing each senior with a source of trusted solutions to the broadest possible variety of issues seniors must deal with as they age.

The power of the Escarosa Alliance is derived from a simple concept; we listen to senior concerns, search for solutions and solve virtually any problem the senior may have by making use of the vast resources and skills possessed by Alliance member.

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Our Team of experts are here to serve your social, financial and health needs: Please call 850-391-2543 for answers to your questions.

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Senior Insurance Specialist

JOAN CONNELL, RN, CSA, CLTC, MAINSTAY FINANCIAL GROUP

I entered the senior insurance field after 32 years as an RN. Combining my nursing background with my insurance knowledge, I focus on protecting you from the negative financial impact of long and short term health care costs. I do this by helping you obtain appropriate and affordable Medicare Supplemental and long term care insurance. As an independent agent I do the shopping for you!

Phone: 850-437-3127
Email: joanconnell@mainstayfg.comWebsite: www.mainstaypensacola.com


Home Health Care

NIKKI TUCKER, MARKETING DIRECTOR, OMNI HOME CARE

LOGO-SUNCREST-OMNI-2012Omni Home Care was established in 2001 and has become one of the leading home health care agencies in Florida due to the high expectations of the quality of care and the compassionate people who deliver that care to your home. We offer disease management programs to help in preventing re-hospitalization such as Diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure, Orthopedic, Fall prevention and Behavioral Health nursing.

Omni is a Medicare and Tricare certified home health care agency that offers nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social workers and home health aides. Our mission is to be the highest quality and most trustworthy home care provider each and every day. Our vision remains that we always consider our patients, referral sources and employees first in everything we do.

We are a team and believe that every one deserves the right to the best care at home for themselves and their loved ones.

Please feel free to contact our agency any time with questions.

Email: ntucker@omnihha.com
Website: www.omnihha.com

Phone: 850-505-7777 Fax: 850-505-9888


Wheelchair and Stretcher Transportation Services

BRUCE YELVERTON, OWNER SPECIALTY CARE TRANSPORTERS, INC.

As a paramedic and Director of Escambia County EMS I identified the need for alternative means of transportation services that were unavailable in the panhandle. In 1999, after twenty-five years with EMS, I started Specialty Care Transporters, Inc. to assist seniors with the following needs:

o  wheelchair or stretcher transportation
o  local or long distance transportation
o  on time reliability
o  professional staff who always provide safe and comfortable transportation
o  wheelchair provided when needed
o  assistance transferring client to wheelchair/stretcher
o  though door service, will get clients out or in of house/facility
o  clients taken to appointments, outings/visitation, relocation etc
o personal belongings taken when they can be safely secured
o family member(s) allowed to ride along as long as seats are available
o  no charge wait time up to 45 minutes for roundtrip appointments


Asset Preservation

ANNALEE LEONARD, MAINSTAY FINANCIAL GROUP

Annalee Leonard specializes in working with retirees and those preparing to retire to preserve their assets and help ensure that their money lasts. The founder and President of Mainstay Financial Group, Annalee has offices in Pensacola, FL and Mobile, AL. and is licensed in insurance, investments and long term care solutions.
Since 2009 Annalee has been a member of the nation’s most exclusive group of financial advisors — Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisor Group™ a group of financial advisors dedicated to solving the country’s biggest and most complex financial problem — effectively managing the distribution of assets from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).

Annalee is the host of her own radio show “Winning at Life with Annalee Leonard”. Her show airs on Tuesday mornings from 10:05 to 10:35 on WCOA News Talk 1370.

Annalee has conducted hundreds of presentations on topics of interest to seniors such as estate planning, fixed annuities, long term care solutions, savings bonds, funeral trusts, retirement planning and asset preservation. Through affiliation with several senior affinity groups, she presents a monthly program on a variety of financial topics relevant to seniors from Mobile, Alabama to Port St. Joe, Florida.

A native of Louisiana, Annalee has resided in the Pensacola area since 1990. Her hobbies are golfing, enjoying the beach, travelling in her motor home and caring for her “business partners” and office entertainers, Beau, Jolie and Bella (seen in the picture with Annalee).


Attorney

KATHY DEMARIA – SMITH, SAUER & DEMARIA

Kathy DeMaria is a shareholder in the law firm of Smith, Sauer & DeMaria.  She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida with honors and her law degree from Duquesne University School of Law.

Kathy is one of five practicing attorneys in the Pensacola area certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates.  She is the past President of the Pilot Club of Pensacola, the Northwest Florida Estate Planning Council, and the Pensacola Women’s Alliance, and serves on numerous other boards of civic and community organizations. Kathy is also a frequent lecturer on Estate Planning and has authored numerous articles for the Pensacola News Journal and other publications.

 

Estate Planning Law, Probate Law & Elder Law
Kathleen DeMaria, Attorney
P: (850) 434-2761
Email: kathleenkies@gmail.com


Funeral Service Counselor

MARLA HECHT, FAMILY SERVICES, FAMILY-FUNERAL & CREMATION

It is my pleasure to assist families and individuals with essential arrangements in preparation for end of life.  At Family-Funeral & Cremation we are dedicated to compassionately support you ahead of time and at the time of need. We partner with you to celebrate the significance of lives and preserve memories with dignity and honor.

At Family-Funeral & Cremation we believe you shouldn’t have to spend a lot to get the very best in funeral & cremation services. We are a local family owned and operated full service funeral home.

We offer a variety of funeral service options including traditional funeral services, cremation services, out of town arrangements, burial at sea and Veteran arrangements.

We are dedicated to providing the families of NW Florida with the highest quality of funeral and cremation services. Our staff is courteous and understanding, our facility is comfortable and clean and our services are handled with dignity and respect, all at a fair price to you.

Phone: 850-384-8048
7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Fl 32504

Email: markayhec@hotmail.com   or    marla.hecht@family-funeral.com

Website: www.family-funeral.com


Hearing Aid Specialist

DEAN EASTERWOOD, PRESIDENT OF EARS 2 HEAR, LICENSED HEARING AID SPECIALIST

I live in Santa Rosa County with my wife Arlette.  We have been married for 26 wonderful years and have 3 children.  Our family attends the Covenant Church of God in Pace, FL.  My faith has played a huge part in forming the Ears 2 Hear approach to serving the hearing impaired and our community.  My background is in business and technology.  I found the hearing aid business to be a place that I could really help people and make a direct impact on their lives.  Over the last 4 years we have seen our patient base grow, receive numerous awards and recognitions.  I can say without hesitation that the greatest honor is to have the approval of our patients and the respect of our community.

Phone: 850-308-1472
Email: dean@ears2hearusa.com


Non-Medical Care Services

STACY ENGLISH: HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE

Home Instead Senior Care franchise owners, administrators and CAREGiversSM all share a passion for improving the quality of life for seniors and families in their communities.  Here in Pensacola, we offer a range of non-medical services (Personal Care, Respite Care, Meal Preparation, Light Housekeeping, Shopping & Errands, Companionship, and Medication Reminders) that can be customized to your needs so you’ll get exactly the help you need.

Our CAREGivers are area residents who are kind, compassionate and truly enjoy working with seniors.  They are professionals, extensively trained in elder care, and all are screened, insured and bonded.  Stacy English, Community Service Representative of Home Instead Senior Care Pensacola, was a founding member of the Escambia & Santa Rosa Home Instead in 1999 until late 2001.  After receiving her BA in Elementary Education from the University of West Florida, she left to pursue her career as an educator in the Florida school system.

When the Home Instead office was granted their Home Health Agency certification from the State of Florida in 2006, Stacy was inspired to return; this time as a community educator addressing issues specific to the aging population and as a promoter of the many in-home care services offered by Home Instead.  Some of Stacy’s affiliations are with the Baptist Women’s Board, Florida Healthcare Social Workers Association, Fall Prevention Coalition, and the Escarosa Alliance Committee.


Hospice Care

MARTE PICKER, EMERALD COAST HOSPICE

Mission Statement: To provide compassionate care to those we serve during the end of life’s journey through our commitment to clinical excellence and uncompromising service.

Phone: (850) 438-2201
Email: marte.picker@gentiva.com


Skin Care/Cosmetic Specialist

SUSAN L. HASELTON-KELLEY, BA, MBA, SENIOR SKIN CARE PROFESSIONAL

My mission is to provide an updated and personal touch to the senior skin care field. At a young age my passion changed from involvement with the corporate world to being fully immersed in women’s unique skin care needs. As the first women officer at several Texas banks, to being a woman on the board of our local Chamber of Commerce I acquired valuable skills to work with the entire women.

My goal: Working with my clients to honor the best possible YOU at any age both inside and out.  Our current Media Blitz has made skin care decisions overwhelming. I help my clients, in the comfort of their own home; navigate through this field with unique suggestions tailored to fit each individual. As we mature, our attitude directly impacts our physical and mental well-being.  My service helps bridge the gap so your appearance truly reflects ones inner spirit.  My clients continually inspire me. My biggest compliment is servicing numerous clients continuously for over 25 years with their skin care needs.  I look forward to personally meeting you and establishing a Personal Skin care plan.

  • Phone: 850-934-3865 850-261-3878

Mortgage Broker

TRACY DAY, FLORIDA COMMUNITY MORTGAGE

I moved to Pensacola with my wife, Debbie, and two sons in 1989.  We are now proud to call the Pensacola area our home.  Our family has grown and we now have a daughter-n-law and a grandson.  Shortly after arriving I became licensed as a real estate agent and worked for Connell & Manziek Realty, Inc., a locally owned and operated real estate company.  After many successful and fulfilling years of real estate sales, I earned my Mortgage Broker license in 2002 and joined J.S. Shirk & Associates (dba Florida Community Mortgage).  While helping people with all types of mortgages for ten years, I chose to specialize in Reverse Mortgages several years ago.  It has been my pleasure to help over 100 seniors understand and enjoy the advantages of Reverse Mortgages.   Today over half my customers are Senior Citizens but I continue to help people of all ages with Conventional, FHA, and VA loans as well.

While many large companies offer reverse mortgages coast to coast, there is a great need for local experts to sit down with our senior citizens and help determine if a reverse mortgage is right for them.  I just can’t imagine entrusting someone from LA or Miami to explain how reverse mortgages work over the phone.  I am available to meet at my office or in the comfort of your home most any time.

  • Phone: Office 850-471-4123 Cell 850-380-5855
  • Email: tracy@flcm.com

Realtor

Melanie Edmonson | Real Estate Specialist

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Melanie Edmonson, Realtor
Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®)
Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®)
Pennacle Properties

In addition to being a full service Realtor, she has earned the professional designations of Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) and Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®).

Through her commitment to excellence and personal service Melanie has become one of the most highly regarded Realtors in the Escambia/Santa Rosa area. Melanie is familiar with both the new home construction and the residential resale markets. She has the knowledge, resources, and expertise to market your home effectively, and to help you choose the right neighborhood, the right schools and the right builder for you and your family.

Melanie believes that real estate is much more than simply buying or selling a home. To her, a key element of real estate is developing relationships and building trust with her clients. When you meet Melanie you will quickly realize you have gained a true friend! She knows how to listen and always puts the needs and wants of her clients first. Melanie truly enjoys working with her clients and helping them through the process of buying or selling a home.

Whether your move is across the street or across the country, Melanie and her staff are dedicated to listening to your needs and to serving you with honesty, integrity, and professionalism. Perhaps it is this commitment to personal service that keeps her clients coming back time after time and recommending Melanie to their friends and family.

Website: www.movingonwithmel.com

Email: movingonwithmel@gmail.com

Direct Phone: (850) 525-1194


Alzheimer’s Association: Alabama – Florida Panhandle

 Peter Cowley

Peter CowleyPeter Cowley is the Community Outreach Specialist for the Alabama/Florida Panhandle Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and oversees Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Destin, Pensacola, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Auburn and Opp, AL. He is also helping the Alzheimer’s Association develop their network of support groups for Early Stage Alzheimer’s and Caregivers throughout Northwest Florida.

Peter brings 7 years of Volunteer Health Organization experience to his work and to the community where he grew up.

3311 Gulf Breeze Parkway, #105, Gulf Breeze, FL  32563

Phone:  850 225 0680
Email:  pcowley@alz.org
Website:  alz.org/alfl


Council on Aging of West Florida, Inc.

John B. Clark

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Council on Aging of West Florida is a local not-for-profit organization that has served seniors and their families since 1972. Council on Aging of West Florida helps seniors in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties live healthy, safe and independent lives in their own familiar surroundings by providing community based, in-home programs and services such as Meals on Wheels and Alzheimer’s respite care, which is provided by our Adult Day Health Care Center.

Other programs and services include case management, the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs, caregiver support and training, and the operation of numerous senior dining sites throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.

A full description of agency services can be found on our website. Individuals, caregivers and others can call or e-mail for general information and referral on senior services.

Address: 875 Royce Street, Pensacola, FL 32503
Phone: 850-266 2501
Fax: 850 479 7986
Email:  jclark@coawfla.org
Website:  coawfla.org


Legal Services: Waddell & Waddell, P.A.

Jason A. Waddell

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Jason A. Waddell is an attorney with Waddell & Waddell P.A. in Pensacola, FL.  He works with families facing long term care issues in dealing with funding for placement in a facility or with home health care.  In addition Jason helps families plan for and deal with capacity related issues through Estate Planning and if necessary Guardianship.

Jason is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the field of Elder Law.  He has authored several articles and is an experienced speaker on the topic of Elder law.  He has been selected by his peers to speak in Washington DC before the National Academy of Elder Law attorneys as well as before the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar in Orlando, FL.

Jason is a graduate of The University of Georgia & Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.  He practices with his wife Amy and they have one child.

Waddell & Waddell, P.A.
1108-A N. 12th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 434-8500  PHONE
(850) 434-0971 FAX
Email:  jason@ourfamilyattorney.com
Website: ourfamilyattorney.com


 Accounting & Tax Services

Gwen GoreGwen Gore, Gore Accounting and Tax Services

Gwen Gore retired after 35 years with the government.  She spent ten years with the Social Security Administration as a Claims Representative and 25 years with the IRS in forensic auditing as a Revenue Agent and Supervisory Revenue Agent.   Her experience gives her a wide range of Social Security law, tax law, and auditing knowledge and skill.  She has a BBA in Finance and is an Enrolled Agent, licensed to practice before the IRS and qualified to prepare your tax return.

Gwen also offers trusted services for personal finance management including bill-paying, insurance/Medicare claims and managing accounts, or serving as trustee for estates.  She is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, National Association of Tax Professionals and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Locally, Gwen is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, and serves as Treasurer for the Pensacola Women’s Alliance and Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Guild.  Her motto is “I love paperwork, so let me know how I can reduce yours!”

Gore Accounting and Tax Services

Address:              4529 Piper Glen Drive, Pensacola, FL  32514
PHONE:                850 – 607 – 2501
Fax:                        850 – 462 – 9328
Email:                   GGOREENT@gmail.com


Pharmacist

Darrell MillerDarrell Miller, Pharm.D. | Thrif-T Drugs, Inc.

Dr. Darrell Miller is a pharmacist and owner of Thrif-T Drugs, Inc. in Pensacola, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Auburn University and his Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Florida. After a short time in the hospital and chain pharmacy industry, he decided to practice in the independent pharmacy arena where he has been for the last 18 years. After managing the pharmacies for several years he was given the opportunity to purchase them from the retiring owner.

Dr. Miller has several awards and honors, held offices and appointment from both the Florida Pharmacy Association and the Escambia County Association. Dr. Miller has been a contributor on the Healthy Living Segment of the local television stations along with other community education activities.

He currently resides in sunny Pensacola, Florida. He can be contacted at d.miller@mythriftdrugs.com

Thrift-y DrugsThrif-T Drugs is Pensacola’s locally owned and operated Pharmacy since 1980, where your health is our number one priority.
 IT’S SO EASY! Life is just that much easier with Thrif-T Drugs.

Here’s just some of what we offer that will take a load off your mind:

  • Convenience- two great locations to have your prescriptions filled.
  • Insurance- we accept 99% of insurance plans; yours is probably one of them.
  • Refills- internet, phone, or join our automatic refill program.

In addition to all this, you can depend on your Thrif-T Drugs pharmacist to be professional, knowledgeable and caring. Your health is our priority. 
At Thrif-T Drugs, you’ll enjoy convenience, confidence and outstanding care. Come by and discover how we make it all so easy.

*Home/Office DELIVERY Service
*Medication Therapy Management
*Compounding Service
*Vet. Medications
*Mail-Out Service
*Unit Dose Packaging
*Consultant Pharmacist on Staff

Thrif-T Drugs, Inc.
www.mythriftdrugs.com

14 W Jordan St.
Pensacola, FL 32501
850-433-2165

4350 Bayou Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32503
850-484-4338


Faith & Hope Counseling Center

Dianne Presley, MSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

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Faith & Hope Counseling Center provides professional counseling that is both affordable and accessible to our community. Services are provided on a sliding-scale fee based on the total income of the family.

Dianne Presley is a social worker providing mental health counseling to the community with a focus on the challenges that times of transition present, including those faced by the Baby Boomer population.  Aging “Boomers” face transitions as Empty Nesters, The Sandwich Generation, and as the Squeeze Generation balancing multigenerational family systems.

Mental and physical health changes can produce anxiety, depression and relationship concerns and Dianne helps clients learn new ways to navigate these seasons in life. Faith & Hope Counseling Center is a non-profit, faith-based counseling ministry and is part of Pensacola Bay Baptist Association’s “Influence Pensacola” initiative.

9999 Chemstrand Road, Pensacola, FL 32514
Phone: 850.471.3430

Email:  dianne@influencepensacola.com

Website:  www.influencepensacola.com