New Platform Tampa Bay Caregiving, Empowers Family Caregivers and Seniors Across Tampa Bay

 This month marks a significant milestone in the journey of enhancing caregiver support for local family caregivers and seniors as nationally recognized caregiver advocate, former USF Adjunct Professor, and founder of Yoga4Caregivers, Jennifer Henius, LCSW launches Tampa Bay Caregiving (, an innovative platform committed to empowering family caregivers and seniors across Tampa Bay.

According to 2020 statistics from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, there are an estimated 53 million family caregivers across the U.S., with women comprising 61%. Caregiving is a heavy burden for families across the state of Florida with nearly 3 million unpaid adult family caregivers who provide an estimated $40 billion in care according to AARP. Many caregivers are working full-time and raising children (“sandwich caregivers”) who are struggling to balance the demands of work with the stresses of caregiving which can lead to poor physical and mental health.

Tampa Bay Caregiving emerges as an innovative platform for family caregivers of all ages, offering a comprehensive ecosystem that simplifies access to invaluable information, services, and community support. The platform is designed to empower family caregivers with the resources they need to support their caregiving journey while also promoting healthy lifestyle habits and self-care behaviors that support overall well-being to prevent caregiver burnout and reduce the risk of chronic disease such as depression, anxiety, cardiovascular disease and more.

“Our mission is to provide a seamless connection to vital information and essential resources that will transform the caregiving journey into one of knowledge, support, and enhanced well-being,” said Jennifer Henius, the Founder and CEO. “Tampa Bay has a high population of people aged 65 and older and is projected to increase significantly over the next 10 years as we continue to have a daily influx of new older residents and baby boomers who want to age into retirement here. The demand on families and friends to care for older adults is going to increase exponentially and they are going to need more supports, that’s where Tampa Bay Caregiving steps in with a wealth of resources and supports.”

Tampa Bay Caregiving’s launch marks a transformative moment in the caregiver support landscape, paving the way for enhanced caregiving and healthy aging support. Small businesses and organizations who serve caregivers and seniors are urged to explore sponsorship opportunities with Tampa Bay Caregiving, as partners in empowering the health and well-being of caregivers and seniors across Tampa Bay.

For more information, please visit or reach out to Jennifer Henius, LCSW on LinkedIn.

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Tampa, FL Author Publishes Memoir

A Merchant Marine’s Life, Loves and Law, a new book by Bengt C. Nyman, PHD, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

When Bengt was sixteen years old, his mother finally agreed to sign the authorization for him to join the Merchant Marine. Bengt was hired as a cook/sailor on the ship M/S Tuna, a 200-ton Swedish coastal runner, where he learned the rules and regulations of being a sailor. For the next four years, he sailed the seven seas with M/S Kirribilli, M/S Sabang, and M/S Parrakoola through dangerous seas, hostile shipmates, and even an engagement with a beautiful Japanese girl. During some home visits between the ships, Bengt needed to protect his mother from her alcoholic ex-husband and was in a serious car accident.

Bengt’s mandatory military service was in the Swedish Navy. After eighteen months, he applied and was accepted to the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces and was assigned to the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea. This was a thrilling time when the Greek armada was on its way to attack the island of Cyprus.

After the UN, Bengt became a family man in Sweden. He purchased a tractor trailer business that caused him financial difficulties because of a tax increase of 1000% that was added on his business. He filed bankruptcy, and then went on to fulfill his dream to become an attorney. He moved to the United States, married his wife, Diane, and became a U.S. citizen 1991. He continued his law practice in the U.S., helping European clients while continuing to educate himself. He became a Florida Supreme Court mediator until he had to discontinue the practice because of medical reasons.

About the Author
Bengt C. Nyman, PHD was born during World War II to a Swedish soldier and a young woman. When the war was over, his parents divorced, and he was raised by his mother and paternal grandparents. His grandfather, the mayor of Brunflo, Sweden, was a strong role model for Bengt.

During his travels as a Merchant Marine, Bengt met many interesting people and had many exciting adventures exploring the seven seas. He continued his adventures during his time as a Corporal in the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces on Cyprus. Bengt earned his PHD as a Swedish attorney, eventually moved to the United States and became a citizen in 1991 where he resides with his wife of nearly 30 years.

A Merchant Marine’s Life, Loves and Law is a 224-page paperback with a retail price of $39.00 (eBook $34.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6453-0301-5. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at

Tampa Bay area restaurant is featured on the Food Network’s hit show Restaurant:Impossible

The co-owners of Mr. B’s Southern Cuisine, Pastor Calvin Jefferson and Ninkia Green, were blessed with an amazing renovation and much-need funds to revive their struggling restaurant impacted by the pandemic.

Mr B's Southern Cuisine in Tampa Bay

Mr B’s Southern Cuisine in Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla.June 4, 2021PRLogPastor Calvin Jefferson, co-owner of Mr. B’s Southern Cuisine in Tampa Bay, was recently featured on the Food Network’s hit TV show, Restaurant: Impossible, and walked away with a newly-renovated restaurant —and a newfound appreciation for his business-savvy sister.

Mr. B’s teams up with Restaurant: Impossible—Owned and operated by siblings Calvin Jefferson and Ninkia Green , Mr. B’s is a soul food restaurant that offers a wide selection of Southern comfort foods. Like many restaurants, Mr. B’s was struggling to to stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fate of the restaurant took a transformative turn when Mr. B’s was chosen by Chef Robert Irvine to be featured on the show. In two days and with a $10,000 budget, he gave Mr. B’s a major face lift.

This episode of Restaurant: Impossible aired last Thursday and since its airing, the restaurant has experienced a surge in business. Aside from the episode being deeply compelling and heartwarming, viewers were also captivated by the awe-inspiring renovation! Chef Robert Irvine could sense the low energy when he walked through the door, and one of his goals was to elevate the energy as well as the overall aesthetic of the restaurant.

“We are forever grateful for what Chef Robert Irvine brought here to Mr. B’s. His wisdom and culinary brilliance was exactly what we needed during this challenging time. Restaurant: Impossible resuscitated Mr. B’s and gave us a fresh start!”, said Pastor Calvin Jefferson.

To say that the outcome of the renovation was great would be an understatement. Instead the result was superb—perhaps sublime is more fitting. Mr. B’s received an amazing makeover, but the real magic occurred when a strained relationship between Calvin and his sister and business partner Ninkia, was restored. Viewers got an opportunity to see the brother-sister duo repair their broken partnership in a loving and affirmative way; And once they were able to see eye to eye, the palpable tension subsided and the restaurant flourished.

So, if you are ever in the Ybor Heights area, make sure you stop by Mr. B’s Southern Cuisine for some delectable comfort food. Be assured, you will be very happy that you did!

Mr. B’s Restaurant is located at 3401 N Nebraska Ave. It’s regular business hours are Sundays-Thursdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m. It’s open for takeout, dine-in, and delivery via Grub Hub, Uber Eats and DoorDash.

A Closer Look

  • Here’s the Mr, B’s website:
  • Mr. B’s is also active on Facebook (, and Instagram (
  • Mr. B’s also has a Food Truck (
  • The Food Truck also has a Twitter ( account.
  • You can check out post-makeover reviews of Mr. B’s via Google Reviews and Yelp.

Tampa, FL Author Publishes Collection of Poetry

X…Collection of Poetry, a new book by Marcos Cummings, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Sometimes it’s hard to make sense of things. It’s hard to understand why certain things happen and why others don’t. In X…, author Marcos Cummings brings us a sense of relief, faith, hope, and righteousness in understanding this thing called life.

About the Author
Marcos Cummings likes to write, draw, play basketball, read, and play video games.

X…Collection of Poetry is a 50-page paperback and eBook with a retail price of $10.00. The ISBN is 978-1-6453-0766-2. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at

Tampa, FL Author Publishes Historical Fiction Novel

The Manstein Alternative: Part 1: The Great War-Part 2: Prelude-The Spanish War, a new book by Joe Avinger, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Erich von Manstein had always felt he was destined for great things on the battlefield. A Russian’s bullets had other ideas and now the Great War was passing him by. While rehabilitating from his wounds, a chance encounter with Erich Ludendorff, second in command of Germany’s armies, set him on a different path. One that would change the world.

The German Empire has survived the Great War, but will Manstein be able to guide it forward? France and Italy have created a new Entente and Charles de Gaulle and Benito Mussolini want revenge.

About the Author
Joe Avinger is a retired software developer, educated at Georgia Tech. He is an avid reader and self-proclaimed history buff.

The Manstein Alternative: Part 1: The Great War-Part 2: Prelude-The Spanish War is a 312-page paperback with a retail price of $20.00. It has an ISBN of 978-1-6366-1470-0. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore