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Hafer teaches faith and fitness at Dr. Piper Center event

August 18, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Pastor Tom Hafer, director of spiritual services for Gulf Coast Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Cape Coral, recently spoke at Dr. Piper Center for Social Services Inc.'s annual orientation for foster grandparent volunteers, held July 27 at Southwest Florida Safety Council in Fort Myers.

Hafer spoke about the importance of staying healthy, both physically and spiritually, in order to better care for others.

Speaking on faith and fitness, Hafer expressed the importance of caring for ourselves through the sustainable, spiritual practices of clean eating and exercise. He also revealed how physical and spiritual wellness go hand-in-hand, highlighting the simple changes and practical steps that the volunteers can take in order to develop an overall healthier style, which in turn enables them to better care for the individuals they serve.

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Pastor Tom Hafer speaks to foster grandparent volunteers during its annual orientation at Southwest Florida Safety Council.


Dr. Piper Center's Foster Grandparent Program provides volunteer opportunities and community involvement for seniors to serve as foster grandparents for special needs and at-risk children. The program serves as a bridge between two generations, young and old, allowing elder mentors to share their love, wisdom and experience with younger peers.


Hafer is an author of six books, titles including "Faith & Fitness" (2007), "Well Planet" (2010), "Aging Grace" (2012), "Soul Man" (2016), "When You Pray Move Your Feet" (2016) and "Ramble On" (2017). Hafer travels and leads free workshops on the spiritual and physical health connection, speaking about ways to care for yourself to better care for others. To schedule a talk, contact Hafer at or visit To view his interdenominational worship service at Gulf Coast Village, streamed live every Sunday at 11 a.m., visit For regular updates, follow Hafer on Facebook at


Gulf Coast Village was founded more than 25 years ago. Residents enjoy active independent living in a lifestyle of comfort and convenience with an array of services and amenities focused on living well. The community also offers a the full continuum of care when needed, including assisted living, skilled nursing, specialized memory support, home health and outpatient services. Gulf Coast Village is at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. For more information call 239-772-1333 or visit



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