Working Together to Improve the Quality of Life for Seniors

Monthly Meetings

BCOA meets the 2nd Thursday
of each month

Currently, due to the pandemic,
general monthly meetings are VIRTUAL on Zoom

Optional informal networking starts at 8:15am
Meetings run at 8:30am – 10:00am

Meetings usually include networking, self-introductions and an educational presentation

In addition, BCOA hosts a Live & In-Person, Members Only gathering on the 3rd Wednesday of each month

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Appreciation to

BCOA’s December Meeting Sponsor:

Belmont Village

1031 Seminole Drive
Ft Lauderdale,  FL 33304
Discover an upscale lifestyle with a unique balance of innovative, research-based programming, best-in-class care
and resident-centered living




NEXT MEETING: Thu, Dec 8, 2022

BCOA Monthly
Networking Meeting 

Educational Presentation

The Impact of Inflation on Older Adults
presented by Dr Brian Strow

Soaring inflation is troubling for everyone, but when you’re retired, it can be an even harder hit.  

Millions of American seniors have left their job due to the pandemic.  Food costs ranked as the fastest growing cost for retired households (creating food insecurity), followed by housing and medical costs. Studies have linked food costs and health in older adults, reporting that food insecurity likely leads to chronic stress, wear and tear on the body, and increased risks for morbidity. 

Seniors are facing the hard reality that the value of the dollar will be worth less in the future than it is today.  While there is no simple solution to this crisis, Dr Brian Strow, Dean of the Rinker School of Business at Palm Beach Atlantic University, will discuss inflation’s impact on our senior population and offer suggestions you can share with your clients.


Dr Brian Strow

Dr Brian Strow is currently Dean of the Rinker School of Business at Palm Beach Atlantic University, following a 21-year career teaching economics at Western Kentucky University where he most recently served as the WKU BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism and Director of the WKU BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism. 


Dr. Strow has published multiple peer reviewed articles, a book, think tank studies and articles for the popular press in the areas of macroeconomics, labor economics, economic history, economic education, and morality and public policy.  He has frequently been featured in print, radio, and TV media.


With a BA from Wheaton College and MA & PhD from Vanderbilt University, Dr Strow has served as an economic advisor to multiple elected officials including a sitting US Senator and a former US Speaker of the House of Representatives. He has served as an elected Bowling Green, KY City Commissioner and is a former President of the Kentucky Economic Association.  In addition, Dr. Strow has led study abroad programs to five continents.

BCOA hosts a monthly in-person networking opportunity
Take a Break for Lunch with BCOA 
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Register to Attend Live & In-Person 12-21-22

While BCOA’s Live & In-Person Gatherings are usually Members Only, 
we are pleased to be able to open registration to guests
so we can networking and enjoy a holiday lunch together. 
Space is limited and registration is required.

With Great Appreciation to our Host: 
Five Star Premier Residences of Plantation

Upscale elegance meets country club atmosphere with gorgeous lakefront views from screened-in patios,
happy hour cocktails and dazzling chef-prepared dinners where senior living adventures await.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Previous Meetings

Since the pandemic has moved BCOA’s Monthly Breakfast Meetings to Zoom, an additional monthly meeting has been scheduled for a MEMBERS ONLY In-Person afternoon gathering until we are able to resume full in-person meetings in the fall.  Look for monthly emails with a registration link. 
If you are not yet a BCOA Member, click to JOIN BCOA

Below are a few photos from recent gatherings:

Garden Plaza has hosted BCOA monthly breakfast meetings until COVID-19 necessitated a move to virtual meeting.  We appreciate their support.

Garden Plaza at Inverrary offers a dynamic retirement lifestyle in a beautiful independent living and assisted living community.  Residents enjoy resort-style surroundings and premier services and amenities, with helpful associates to take care of life’s tedious details such as housekeeping and maintenance.

Located in Lauderhill Florida, Garden Plaza’s climate features warm temperatures and ocean breezes year-round so residents can enjoy outdoor activities including golf at numerous courses in the surrounding community and an on-campus putting green.


Assisted living residents are also provided aid in activities of daily living to ensure their well-being.  Garden Plaza of Inverrary accommodates a diverse range and changing set of senior needs, all in one location. The continuum-of-care campus offers not only independent living and assisted living, but also skilled nursing and rehabilitation services through Life Care Center at Inverrary.


Professional staff at each location work with each resident’s individual needs while also encouraging them to live the most independent and fulfilling life possible.  Garden Plaza provides nutritious, gourmet meals in elegant dining rooms as well as social and educational programs, wellness programs, beauty salon and barbershop, a jacuzzi, a library, cozy lounge areas and more.

With safety and well-being as a #1 priority, the campus is equipped with a 24-hour emergency response system. This service is closely monitored by on-site staff to aid in providing security and peace of mind.  You are invited to tour this senior living community to discover how it can be an ideal fit for you or your loved one.

BCOA Collaborates with TRIAD
Meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 9:30am

Location: Davie Police Department (on the east side of Nob Hill Road, just south of I-595

TRIAD is a partnership between the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), the Broward County Chiefs of Police, the
Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons (AARP), leaders of community SALT Councils (Seniors and Law
Enforcement Together), and representatives from community agencies that serve the older adult population.

This partnership works to reduce the criminal victimization of senior citizens and enhances the delivery of law
enforcement services to Broward County’s elderly population. TRIAD provides the opportunity for the exchange of
information between law enforcement and senior citizens.

All are welcome to attend. BCOA members have the opportunity to sponsor a meeting and make a short presentation to the group.

TRIAD Meetings are currently on hold due to the pandemic


Working Together to Improve the Quality of Life for Seniors

2801 S Federal Highway #21182
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316

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