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Gulf Coast Village’s Hafer to host book-signing Aug. 24

August 16, 2017
Pine Island Eagle

Pastor Tom Hafer, director of spiritual services for Gulf Coast Village in Cape Coral and an ordained minister with Volunteers of America, will host a motivational wellness lecture and book signing event for his sixth book, titled "Ramble On."

Free and open to the public, the event will take place at 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Gulf Coast Village Auditorium, located at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., in Cape Coral.

As a minister and a physical therapist for three decades, Hafer has cultivated a unique approach to health and wellness through synergizing the physical and spiritual aspects of our lives. Hafer's personal hike along the Appalachian Trail inspired the new book, "Ramble On," which highlights the path to finding physical and spiritual center while walking the trail.

During the book signing event, Hafer will share his insights from this journey, focusing on the importance of ways to care for ourselves to better care for others.

To further its mission of wellness, Gulf Coast Village has launched a Faith & Fit-ness Trail campaign to bring six new pieces of outdoor exercise equipment to the residents and employees of the community. Attendees who donate to the Faith & Fitness Trail during the motivational wellness lecture and book-signing event will receive a free copy of Hafer's book. "Ramble On" is also available on Amazon, with a special offer provided through

Hafer offers free workshops and shares a weekly newsletter, entitled "My Weekly Ramble." To schedule a talk by Hafer, contact him at or visit

About Tom Hafer

Pastor Tom Hafer is the director of spiritual services for Gulf Coast Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Cape Coral, and an ordained minister with Volunteers of America. He 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 ourselves 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

About Gulf Coast Village

Founded more than 25 years ago, Gulf Coast Village is a Continuing Care Retire-ment Community 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



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