Caribbean Infused Meson Sandwiches is Lake Nona’s Newest Neighborhood Restaurant

Call it the perfect maritage, a match made in heaven or fusion cuisine, Meson Sandwiches has taken a good ole’ American standard and reinterpreted with Caribbean flair. The results are original and delicious sandwiches that will make your taste buds happy. Even better, they will soon be in our neighborhood as Meson is coming this March to the Nonahood area.

The Puerto Rico-based restaurant chain, which Travel + Leisure magazine designated as one of the best fast casual chains in the world, will open its newest Central Florida location in Lee Vista, across from the Home Goods store and near Epic Theaters. For added convenience, the stand-alone store will have a drive thru.

Village offers independent life for adults with developmental disabilities

Jill Bonn nervously helped her only child box up her belongings late last week as the young woman prepared to move from the family’s Longwood home into her own one-bedroom apartment in Orlando.
“I’ve been having anxiety since before Christmas,” Bonn said. “And now that we’re packing, it’s like, ‘Oh, God this is happening.’ I’ll call her, but she probably won’t answer me. She might answer a text if I’m lucky.”
Though Bonn’s daughter, Erica, is 27, such a leap wasn’t always a certainty. Erica has Asperger syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism.

Quest Village offers independent life for adults with developmental disabilities

Jill Bonn nervously helped her only child box up her belongings late last week as the young woman prepared to move from the family’s Longwood home into her own one-bedroom apartment in Orlando.
“I’ve been having anxiety since before Christmas,” Bonn said. “And now that we’re packing, it’s like, ‘Oh, God — this is happening.’ I’ll call her, but she probably won’t answer me. She might answer a text if I’m lucky.”

Community center in Orlando offers independent living for persons with disabilities

ORLANDO, Fla. – A new community center has been built in Orlando to meet a growing demand for adults with developmental disabilities.
Quest Village is a 5-acre, $12 million village set between two houses of worship along Woodbury Road.
Quest village allows adults with developmental disabilities to live mostly on their own with some safeguards and support services ranging from housekeeping to assistance with meals or heading out to run errands.

Independent residences open for adults with developmental disabilities

Erica Bonn, 27, walked through her new neighborhood with her watering can in hand.
“The hard part is trying out a new plant,” Bonn told News 6 Anchor Kirstin O’Connor.
Her mother Jill said Bonn was diagnosed with autism at the age of 9.
“It’s just difficult, when your child leaves for the first time, especially when they have a disability,” said Jill Bonn.
But her daughter has always exceeded expectations, and this big move is no exception.
“So far I’m doing pretty good for myself,” said Erica Bonn.

New Orlando facility lets people with developmental disabilities live independently

People with developmental disabilities are living decades longer than they used to. Studies show this is the first generation of its kind expected to outlive their parents.
Quest Village new facility for adults w/ developmental disabilities. Ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 8
Only 4 other similar facilities in Florida. A new facility called Quest Village in Orlando is now meeting the growing demand for people with disabilities to live independently.
Kyle Dempsey is 32 years old now, but for his mother Cindy Dempsey, he will always be her baby.
“He always had that smile at 6 months old. He was just this happy, happy baby,” she explained.

25 de Julio: Día nacional para contratar a un veterano

Es mucho lo que los veteranos pueden aportar a un centro laboral. Para crear conciencia sobre ello, este martes 25 de julio, se conmemora el Día Nacional Para Contratar un Veterano, que promueve la organización sin fines de lucro “Contrata un Héroe” POR JEANNETTE RIVERA Especial http://www.diariolasamericas.com/ En la Florida residen casi 1.5 millones de veteranos que han…