Gulf Coast Village hosts Healthcare Day on March 26 for Junior Leadership Cape Coral Class of 2015

Gulf Coast Village is partnering with Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Health System to host local high school students participating in Junior Leadership Cape Coral’s Healthcare Day. On Thursday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., students will visit both Cape Coral Hospital and Gulf Coast Village to learn about health care leadership and operations.

Cape Coral Hospital Chief Administrative Officer Scott Kashman and Gulf Coast Village Executive Director Kevin Ahmadi will lead the students on tours of their respective facilities. In addition, students will have an opportunity to participate in fitness classes, educational health programs and more. A program of the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, Junior Leadership Cape Coral is an educational and interactive program for local high school juniors. In addition to helping students develop leadership skills, the program exposes students to career possibilities and examines local community issues. Students participate in nine sessions filled with educational forums, specialized tours and programs led by local business leaders.

“As one of the region’s largest employers, Gulf Coast Village is honored to host the students and to educate them on the opportunities that exist in the local healthcare industry,” said Ahmadi. “In addition to exposure about the quality of care and services we offer at Gulf Coast Village, I believe the students will be surprised to learn more about the fun activities that we offer our residents. In fact, we’re going to invite the kids to join some of our residents in a fitness class, if they are up to the challenge!”

To learn more about Cape Coral Chamber Commerce’s Junior Leadership program, visit or contact Melanie Lempke at 239-549-6900 x102.

Founded more than 25 years ago, Gulf Coast Village is the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, Florida. Residents enjoy active independent living in an unparalleled lifestyle of comfort and convenience with a rich array of services and amenities that are focused on living well. The community also offers the security of knowing there is the full continuum of care when needed including: assisted living, skilled nursing, specialized memory support, home health and outpatient services. Gulf Coast Village is located at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. For more information call 239-772-1333 or visit

Gulf Coast Village is sponsored by Volunteers of America, a national non-profit faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Founded in 1896, Volunteers of America is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing for seniors and a major provider of professional long-term care, including assisted living, home health care and nursing home care. Their work touches the mind, body, heart – and ultimately the spirit – of those they serve, integrating a deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.