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FEATURES

Articles of interest

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It’s a Colorful Life in Brevard

Check out the manatees in various locations, page 74

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LISTINGS

Easy to look-up sections

Business Connections Listings — Attorneys to Utility Assistance

Health & Wellness

Listings — Adult Day Centers to Wound Care

Activities, Sports & Games Listings — Archery to Yoga

Clubs, Programs & Meetings Listings — AARP to Writer’s Groups

Veterans Resources

Listings — Organizations, Meetings, Memorials and Tributes

Senior Living Tour

Resort Living, Apartments, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Memory Care

Support Groups

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HELP Lines HOT Lines We have categorized these listings in the areas of greatest need. When in doubt, call 2-1-1. Local telephone operators at Brevard 2-1-1 can look up and refer you to any needed service. Brevard Information Helpline.......................................2-1-1 2-1-1 is a 24/7 Helpline for essential services Alternate 211 number................................................... 321-632-6688 BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF NON-EMERGENCY Sheriff Wayne Ivey.........................................................321-264-5201 Port Canaveral................................................................ 321-868-1113 North Area..........................................................................321-264-5208 East Area…………………………………………......................... 321-454-6652 West Area........................................................................... 321-253-6658 South Area ........................................................................ 321-253-6658 Police (City) Non-Emergency Cape Canaveral.............................................................. 321-868-1113 Cocoa.................................................................................... 321-639-7620 Cocoa Beach..................................................................... 321-868-3251 Indialantic........................................................................... 321-723-7788 Indian Harbour Beach................................................ 321-773-3030 Melbourne..................................................................... 321-608-6731 Melbourne Beach...........................................................321-723-4343 Melbourne Village..........................................................321-725-7224 Palm Bay............................................................................. 321-952-3539 Rockledge..........................................................................321-690-3988 Satellite Beach................................................................ 321-773-4400 Titusville..............................................................................321-264-7800 West Melbourne.............................................................. 321-723-9673 BREVARD COUNTY FIRE RESCUE Non-Emergency.............................................................321-633-2056 Emergency............................................................................................. 9-1-1 ELDER ABUSE Elder Abuse Hotline.……………..1-800-96-ABUSE (962-2873) # TDD (Telephone Device for the Deaf).. 1-800-955-8771 Elder Helpline...........................................................1-800-96-ELDER AUTOMOBILE TAGS — Titusville………………………..........................................321-264-5312 800 S. Park Ave. — North Brevard Service Complex............... 321-455-1388 1605 Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island — Indian Harbour Beach…………….......................321-779-4034 Indian Harbour Place Shopping Center 240 E. Eau Gallie Blvd. — Melbourne.................................................................321-255-4380 South Brevard Service Complex, 1515 Sarno Road — Palm Bay...................................................................... 321-952-6361 Palm Bay South Mainland Service Center 450 Cogan Drive, SE, Palm Bay

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— Viera........................................................................................321-633-2155 Brevard County Government Center 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building A108 PHYSICIAN REFERRAL Health First Physician Referral....................................... 321-434-3131 Parrish Physician Referral .................................................321-268-6110 Steward Health Systems Physician Referral...............1-800-522-6363 EMERGENCY AND HURRICANE Safety Information...................................................................see page 106 OTHER RESOURCES Aging Matters in Brevard.................................................321-639-8770 Alcoholics Anonymous 24/7 South Brevard..................321-724-2247 Alcoholics Anonymous 24/7 North Brevard.....................321-633-0052 American Red Cross............................................................321-890-1002 Brevard County Dept. of Health..................................321-637-7300 Brevard County Legal Aid .............................................. 321-631-2500 Brevard County TRIAD............................................................................2-1-1 Circles of Care........................................................................ 321-722-5200 High-quality mental health, alcohol, drug abuse treatment and related services through its hospitalbased and state and county contracted programs. Florida Dept. of Elder Affairs — Aging and Disability Resource Center......…1-800-963-5337 — Senior Resource Alliance Elder Helpline........1-800-963-5337 — Florida Domestic Violence Hotline...................1-800-500-1119 Florida Highway Patrol......................................................321-690-3900 Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission...........................850-488-4676 Florida Senior Legal Helpline....................................1-888-895-7873 Housing and Human Services ………….........................321-633-2007 Meals on Wheels....................................................................321-639-8770 National Domestic Violence Hotline................... 1-800-799-7233 National Flood Insurance Program.................... 1-800-621-FEMA National Fraud Information Center........................................fraud.org National Hispanic Family Health Helpline........1-866-783-2645 Parrish Senior Solutions ..................................................321-268-6800 Poison Control....................................................................1-800-222-1222 Salvation Army Domestic Violence Shelter........... 321-631-2764 Seniors vs. Crime ...............................................................800-203-3099 Serene Harbor Domestic Violence Center ........... 321-726-8282 SHINE........................................................................................... 321-752-8080 Social Security Administration.................................. 1-866-716-7667 Suicide Prevention Lifeline ......................................1-800-273-8255 Sunflower House.....................................................................321-452-4341 Veterans Affairs Suicide 24-hr. Hotline.............1-800-273-8255 Victim Advocate Services................................................. 321-617-7555 Elder Floridians’ source to gain convenient access to legal advice and referrals. Lawhelp.org Women’s Center.......................................................................321-242-3110 Women’s Center Counseling Services......................321-242-1526


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13th annual Boomer Guide 2019 A supplement to Senior Life of Florida

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BY JEFF NAVIN It’s not a coincidence that seniors in Brevard County who live the longest have hobbies and passions that keep them busy throughout their lives. While a passion, hobby or activity won’t guarantee a colorful 100th birthday party, it sure helps. There’s too much to do in Brevard County to dread retirement and all the free time that comes with it. The beach beckons with its changing weather and mystery. There’s no such thing as a bad day at the beach. Fishing and boating on the Intracoastal Waterway might not offer the tasty seafood of years gone by, but it still offers the fun of watching manatees wallow in the water with a smile on their faces. Watch out for the alligators! Within this issue of the Boomer Guide, check out the listings for all the museums and historical places to visit in the county. That’s a good way to remain young through thinking and visualizing. Education doesn’t have to halt after college. The theatre listings give out the five phone numbers for Brevard’s five prominent local theatres. Try out for a role. There might be a hidden thespian out there.

Tired of paying a lot of money for a gym membership on a limited budget? Senior centers throughout the county have gyms and athletic equipment to use for virtually no cost. If money isn’t a problem, there’s a club for almost every athletic pursuit imaginable. Be sure to get a physical from a doctor before becoming an athlete again. Also, it wouldn’t hurt to strike a pose in a yoga class before donning the cleats for a senior softball game. Stretching a little will prevent that painful hamstring tear. Florida’s comfortable climate provides a lot of opportunity for gardening. Several clubs offer advice on what fruits or vegetables to plant. Dust off the case that holds that violin or guitar. There are musical groups of all genres that need talented musicians and singers to fill out a few openings. Pursue the passions of the fabulous years of life whether it was in childhood or as an adult during the care-free years before raising children became the No. 1 priority. Those same children might want to join in the fun as roles change and life becomes a little more interesting.


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Colorful hats rule the roost in Viera BY JEFF NAVIN At 93, Winnie Bowcock has a simple tip for single women who might not like their dating status. Wear a hat.

They think I’m like Queen Elizabeth, who’s six months older than me. But, she’s still working and I’m retired. — Winnie Bowcock

“I used to tell girls if you want a man to talk to you, wear a hat,’’ said Bowcock, who moved to Indian River Colony Club in 1989 with her late husband, Stuart. “They’re not hitting on me, but men always come up to me and tell me how my hat looks lovely and how they wish their wives would wear one.’’ Bowcock has worn hats for as long as she can remember. She still has a picture of herself jumping rope at the age of 6 while wearing a hat her mother had knitted. Bowcock was born in Pennsylvania, but spent most of her youth in Annapolis, Maryland. That’s where she met her husband, who was teaching midshipmen after graduating from the United States Naval Academy. She had taken a government job working with marine engineers after graduating from high school. They got married after dating for just a year. Bowcock was 26 and her husband was 30. They had three daughters and a son. The son was born while they were stationed in Paris. Stuart Bowcock died five years ago. Bowcock, who works for the charitable store Angels in the Attic, has three dozen hats that are stored in 36 decorative hat boxes.

“My favorite color is purple,’’ Bowcock said. “I love royal purple and lavender. Sometimes, my friends will say, ‘Here comes the Queen Mum.’ They think I’m like Queen Elizabeth, who’s six months older than me. But, she’s still working and I’m retired.’’ Besides purple hats, Bowcock has black hats, red hats, peach hats and blue hats. There also are felt hats for the winter and straw hats for the spring or summer. “I like big, wide brim hats of any color,’’ Bowcock said. “I think they look elegant and everyone may as well see it. It’s not like a cap on the back of a head. A hat makes a statement.’’ When the weather is warm, Bowcock likes to do water aerobic classes at IRCC. Unfortunately, Bowcock always seems to have a friend that is ill. Instead of sending a greeting card, she prefers to give away her baked bread. “I love baking what I call friendship bread,’’ Bowcock said. “If it’s a clear day and I’m not busy in the thrift store, I’ll bake my little loaves. I’ll make strawberry, blueberry, date nut, zucchini or banana. If somebody is sick, I’d rather give them a piece of bread. They can’t eat a card.’’ On Tuesday mornings, Bowcock takes SAIL classes. She likes to take a Bible study class, a history class and an exercise class. “The classes are so cheap,’’ Bowcock said. “All the people teaching the classes are professionals. I really love to read.’’

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Second time at love suits active couple BY JEFF NAVIN Don’t throw away that invitation to an upcoming high school reunion. Just ask Michell Mimi Ann Givens and Kevin Givens. The high school sweethearts from Warwick, Rhode Island, who now live in Suntree, chatted at their 20th high school reunion in 2001. They quickly learned that their love for each other still was present. They have been married for the past 15 years. “I don’t think of him as just my husband,’’ Mimi Givens said. “I think of him as my soul mate. Our biggest passion is for each other. Staying in love takes a commitment. After high school, I went to college and he went to the Air Force.’’ Kevin Givens, who will turn 57 in April

and is a retired Air Force senior master sergeant, loves riding his Victory motorcycle and playing golf at Patrick Air Force Base. He is an engineer manager for Collins Aerospace. “We just love being together,’’ Kevin Givens said. “I’ll pick that first over everything.’’ Mimi, 55, teaches seventh-grade English at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy. She also paints. Her never-ending battle with arthritis is a motivation to exercise on a consistent basis. “I try to move around every day,’’ said Mimi, who graduated from Harvard University and earned her master’s degree at Rhode Island College. “I think it’s easy to let a break (from exercise) turn into a lifestyle. It’s hard to make time but, after I was diagnosed with

Painting challenge proves to be fruitful BY JEFF NAVIN Michell Mimi Ann Givens just needed a little challenge to find a hobby which likely will keep her busy for the rest of her life. “About 12 years ago, Kevin (her husband) gave me an easel on a lark,’’ Givens said. “We were still living in Rhode Island. I took a couple of art classes with the Nancy Stephens Art Gallery. This class was not about just painting a flower. They made us sketch first and do other stuff. I just wanted to paint with color.’’ That challenge brought to the forefront some dormant feelings. “I always loved to draw,’’ said Givens, who lives in Suntree. “I was an arts and crafts girl. But, I was from the type of family where when we went to school

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we were going to study something to earn a living. ’’ While living in Rhode Island, Givens was able to capture the aura of New England in her paintings. When she moved to Florida, her paintings were not what she had predicted. “It’s not all about the beaches like I thought,’’ Givens said. “It’s exploring the country of Florida. The citrus groves and the more natural landscapes. I really like the work of the Highwaymen artists. We crave that scene and serenity.’’ Givens also has explored the world of therapeutic art to help those who are suffering emotionally. “I know how healing it can be for me,’’ Givens said. “There definitely is a soul searching and emotional component when we create something.’’

bad arthritis, I realized motion is the lotion. Exercise is not just about looking good.’’ Yoga in the morning in a passion for Mimi. Later in the day, she likes to lift weights, ride a bike or take a power walk with her husband. After that, Kevin prepares dinner. “I like cooking everything,’’ Kevin said. “Chinese, Mexican, Indian or barbecue --- I like to try everything. It’s something to do after work, and I like using my hands.’’ Non-stop flights from New England to Florida also have become a passion as children and grandchildren almost always are visiting. “We always seem to be chasing somebody around,’’ Mimi said. “They either come down or we go up.’’


We just love being together. I’ll pick that first over everything. — Kevin Givens

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I love helping people and I like older people, They’re so wise. A village raises people, and God put seniors here for a reason. — Patrick Marshall

Marshall stirs up his kitchen with passionate Creole, Cajun cooking BY JEFF NAVIN Retired Marine Patrick Marshall is proud of his ability to cook both Creole and Cajun cuisine. He’s also quick to let you know the difference. Nobody would expect any less from a Louisiana native, who grew up in Loreauville. It’s located in the Iberia Parish. “Creole cooking is French and Indian, while Cajun cooking is from Nova Scotia in Canada and Lafayette,’’ said Marshall, who has written two books about cooking and his life. “Creole cooking is more about former slaves. It’s elegant and where you set the table and make it fancy. Cajun is going into the backyard, shooting something and then eating it off the fire.’’

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New Orleans sets everything apart as the big city in a largely rural state. “Creole cooking is New Orleans,’’ said Marshall, a Rockledge resident. “Cajun cooking is outside of New Orleans.’’ The 62-year-old Marshall believes in legacy. He served five years in the Army, joined the Army National Guard and then enlisted in the Marines for a 15-year hitch. Two boot camps did not scare him off. “It was easy; I was always an athlete,’’ Marshall said. “I never drank or smoke. I’m a Christian, too.’’ Marshall’s first book, “Memories of a Creole Boy,’’ is available at amazon books.com. His second book, “Memories of a Creole Boy 2,’’ is available through bluenotebooksonline.com.

Both books are full of recipes. An eventual third book to complete the trilogy will have even more recipes. “I love helping people and I like older people,’’ Marshall said. “They’re so wise. A village raises people, and God put seniors here for a reason. There’s a lot of history I didn’t know about my hometown. There’s stuff that I have taken for granted.’’ Marshall has been married to his wife Anita for 29 years. He has five children, 13 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. One of his daughters, Kanai Marshall, played professional basketball in Europe for six years. Marshall also is an inventor, who has several patents. His forte is medicalrelated devices.


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You get such an adrenaline rush when you play. We have all-day events that can go from 9 a.m. to almost 10 p.m. — Michael Dalton

Bagpipers hope to share love of music, multi-colored tartans

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agpipers David Spurlock and Michael Dalton know that the future of the Space Coast Highlanders depends on young people who would like to learn to play the prestigious instrument. New members always are welcome. “We’re always on the lookout for new members,’’ said the 72-year-old Spurlock, who lives in Titusville. “At the entry level, it will cost $1,000 for a quality instrument. You can probably find something cheaper, but it might not be as good.’’ Spurlock and Dalton are eager to share their wisdom. “Our band teaches people who would like to be a part of our band,’’ said Spurlock, a native of Maryland who also is an accomplished metal sculpture artist. “It can be a tremendous, physically taxing instrument. That’s one of the hurdles in learning how to play. You have to get your body to adapt to playing the instrument. If you don’t keep at it, it goes away.’’ Dalton, a 1973 graduate of the Florida Institute of Technology, learned how to play the bagpipes as a 15 year old in Miami. His father was from Scotland. The 64 year old worked for NASA for 31 years before retiring at 55. “You get such an adrenaline rush when you play,’’ said Dalton, who has written extensively about blackjack through his website bjrnet.com. “We have all-day events that can go from 9 a.m. to almost 10 p.m. By the end, the experience can be quite an indoctrination for new members.’’ St. Patrick’s Day is a busy day for the Space Coast Highlanders, who spend a lot of the day at Meg

O’Malley’s in Melbourne and other local Irish pubs. “Just playing is what builds up the lungs,’’ said Dalton, who has a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo. “If you don’t play for a month, it can become a struggle. You’ve got to use your lungs to keep the bag full. It takes a good year to learn. It’s such a unique instrument.’’ Spurlock, who keeps active with his 10-acre tract of land in Titusville, also writes a lot of original music. “The bagpipe is very fulfilling if you’re musically inclined,’’ said Spurlock, who was introduced to the bagpipes in junior high school. “It feeds both the body and the soul. It can bring a tear to your eye or a dance to your foot.’’ As a third grader in Maryland, Spurlock happened to see a bagpipe band. He liked what he saw and the memory made an impression when, years later, a principal wanted to start a bagpipe band in junior high school. “Had I not seen those bagpipers in third grade, I would not have known what that principal was talking about,’’ Spurlock said. “Once I heard what the principal was doing, all the memories came rushing back. I remembered the wonderful sound and the full regalia. I had to do it.’’ As with many pursuits, it takes time. “The first couple of years, it took a little while to get it together,’’ Spurlock said. “By that time, I was in full swing.’’ For information on learning how to play the bagpipes and to join the Space Coast Highlanders, go to spacecoasthighlanders.com.

The bagpipe is very fulfilling if you’re musically inclined It feeds both the body and the soul. It can bring a tear to your eye. — David Spurlock

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Michael Dalton, left, and David Spurlock are members of the Space Coast Highlanders.

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Business Resources ATTORNEY.............................................................20 CREMATION.........................................................20 EMPLOYMENT....................................................20 FARMERS MARKET.........................................20 GARDENING .......................................................20 HOME SAFETY...................................................20 INSURANCE..........................................................21 LIBRARIES..............................................................21 MUSEUMS & HISTORIC PLACES...........21 NEWSPAPERS/MAGAZINES.....................22 SENIOR CENTERS & 55+ CLUBS........................................................22 SENIOR LIVING ADVISORS.......................22 STATE ATTORNEY............................................22 THEATERS.............................................................22 TRANSPORTATION..........................................22 TRAVEL & TOURS..............................................23 UTILITY ASSISTANCE.....................................23 WORK PLACEMENT.......................................23 Bettie Brolsma, Titusville 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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ATTORNEY & LEGAL Brevard County Legal Aid, Inc............................. 321-631-2500 1038 Harvin Way, Suite 100, Rockledge brevardcountylegalaid.org • brevardlegalaid@yahoo.com The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service.... 1-800-342-8011 Statewide Senior Legal Helpline ...................1-888-895-7873 William A. Johnson, P.A. ..........................................321-253-1667 Founded in 1993 to provide cost-effective legal counsel to the elderly and their families in Brevard County. 140 Interlachen Road, Suite B, Melbourne floridaelderlaw.net

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EMPLOYMENT

AARP SECEP...........................................................321-956-1444 17 E. Hibiscus Ave. Suite 211, Melbourne

CareerSource Centers................................... 321-504-7600 3880 S. Washington Ave., Suite 214, Titusville 295 Barnes Blvd., Rockledge 5275 Babcock St. NE, Suite 8B, Palm Bay 842 Falcon Ave., Building 722B, PAFB Careersourcebrevard.com

FARMERS MARKET Brevard County Farmers Market...321-633-1702, ext. 52324 3 - 6 p.m. • Thursdays Wickham Park Equestrian Center 2500 Parkway Dr., Melbourne

GARDENING

Master Gardeners.......................321-633-1702, ext. 52318 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Wednesdays (January through March) Training classes 3695 Lake Dr., Cocoa • ddoughty@ufl.edu

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Health First Health Plans.............................. 877-904-4908 6450 U.S. Highway 1, Rockledge, FL 32955 Health insurance for individuals and families. HFindividual.org SHINE........................................................................321-752-8080 Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders

LIBRARIES

For programs and class listings, go to brev.org Brevard County Law Library...........................321-617-7295 2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera Cape Canaveral Public Library...................... 321-868-1101 201 Polk Ave., Cape Canaveral Central Brevard Public Library......................321-633-1792 Catherine Schweinsberg Rood Library 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa Cocoa Beach Public Library...........................321-868-1104 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Library................ 321-952-4511 955 E. University Blvd., Melbourne Eau Gallie Public Library...................................321-255-4304 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne Franklin T. DeGroodt Library..........................321-952-6317 6475 Minton Road SW, Palm Bay Melbourne Public Library............................... 321-952-4514 540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne Melbourne Beach Public Library..................321-956-5642 324 Ocean Ave., Melbourne Beach Merritt Island Public Library.......................... 321-455-1369 1195 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island Mims/Scottsmoor Public Library..................... 321-264-5080 3615 Lionel Road, Mims Palm Bay Public Library................................... 321-952-4519 1520 Port Malabar Blvd. NE, Palm Bay Port St. John Public Library............................321-633-1867 6500 Carole Ave., Port St. John Satellite Beach Public Library..................... 321-779-4004 751 Jamaica Blvd., Satellite Beach South Mainland Public Library....................772-664-4066 7921 Ron Beatty Blvd., Micco Suntree/Viera Public Library........................ 321-255-4404 902 Jordan Blass Drive, Suntree Titusville Public Library................................. 321-264-5026 2121 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville West Melbourne Public Library................... 321-952-4508 2755 Wingate Blvd., West Melbourne

MUSEUMS & HISTORIC PLACES Air Force Space & Missile Museum........ 321-853-3245 Sands Space History Center Launch Complex 26, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Afspacemuseum.org American Police Hall of Fame and Museum.. 321-264-0911 6350 Horizon Drive, Titusville • aphf.org American Muscle Car Museum................. 321-914-4322 3500 Sarno Road, Melbourne Americanmusclecarmuseum.com American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame....................................321-264-0434 308 Pine St., Titusville Spacewalkoffame.org Brevard County Historical Commission......321-633-1794 Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa Brevardfl.gov/HistoricalCommission Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science..........................................321-632-1830 2201 Michigan Ave., Cocoa brevardmuseum.com Brevard Veterans Memorial Center and Museum......................................321-453-1776 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island Veteransmemorialcenter.org Cape Canaveral Lighthouse..................... 321-453-3994 Lighthouse Road, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Canaverallight.org Exploration Tower........................................321-394-3408 670 Dave Nisbet Drive, Cape Canaveral Explorationtower.com Field Manor.....................................................321-848-0365 750 Field Manor Drive, Merritt Island Fieldmanor.org Florida Historical Society ...........................321-690-1971 425 Brevard Ave., Cocoa Myfloridahistory.org Florida Surf Museum...................................321-720-8033 4272 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach Floridasurgmuseum.org Foosaner Art Museum...................................321-674-8916 1463 Highland Ave., Melbourne Foosanerartmuseum.org Grant Historical House................................321-723-8543 5795 S. U.S. Highway 1, Grant The Liberty Bell Museum............................. 321-727-1776 1601 Oak St., Melbourne The Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center ............................................ 321-264-6595 2180 Freedom Ave., Mims 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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INSURANCE


North Brevard Historical Museum..............321-269-3658 301 S. Washington Ave., Titusville nbbd.com/godo/history/ The Historic Pritchard House........................ 321-607-0203 424 S. Washington Ave., Titusville nbbd.com/godo/PritchardHouse/ The Historic Rossetter House Museum & Gardens..........................................321-254-9855 1320 Highland Ave., Melbourne rossetterhousemuseum.org/

Wickham Park Senior Center....................... 321-255-4494 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne bcscwp.com

REAL ESTATE Re/Max Aerospace Realty............................. 321-794-9001 Sara Forst Griffin Seniors Real Estate Specialist 3230 Murrell Road, Rocklege • saraforstgriffin@remax.net

John H. Sams Homestead..............................321-255-4466 6195 N. Tropical Trail, Merritt Island

SENIOR LIVING ADVISORS

United States Astronaut Hall of Fame...........855-433-4210 Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, SR 405, KSC

Simplifying Senior Living.................................321-327-2917 Professional and caring Living Options Specialists. simplifyingseniorliving.com

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum.......... 321-268-1941 6600 Tico Road, Titusville Valiantaircommand.com

NEWSPAPERS/EXPOS Senior Life ...........................................................321-242-1235 Boomer Guide.....................................................321-242-1235 Brevard County’s award-winning monthly newspaper. Celebrating 20 years. Online and in print. 7630 N. Wickham Road, Suite 105, Viera FL 32940 myseniorlife.com myboomerguide.com

STATE ATTORNEY State Attorney and Elder Service Unit Viera....................................................................... 321-617-7510 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building D Titusville...............................................................321-264-6933 400 North Brevard Government Center Melbourne Beach............................................. 321-952-4617 51 South Nieman Ave. Sa18.org

THEATRES

SENIOR CENTERS & CLUBS

Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse.............. 321-636-5050 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa • cocoavillageplayhouse.com

55+ Club of Satellite Beach.......................... 321-961-6408 David R. Schechter Community Center 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach 55plusclubsofsb.com Freedom 7 Community Center................... 321-783-9505 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach freedom7seniors.org Greater Palm Bay Senior Center..................321-724-1338 1275 Culver Dr. NE, Palm Bay gpbsc.org Martin Andersen Senior Center...................321-631-7549 1025 S. Florida Ave., Rockledge martinandersenseniorcenter.com Titusville Adult Social Center......................321-268-2333 909 Lane Ave., Titusville mbsc.website One Senior Club.................................................. 321-751-6771 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera oneseniorplace.com Sunflower House................................................321-452-4341 in Merritt Square Mall, 777 E. Merritt Island Cswy., Merritt Island agingmattersbrevard.org

Surfside Playhouse........................................... 321-783-3127 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach • surfsideplayers.com

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The Henegar Center........................................321-723-8698 625 E. New Haven Ave, Melbourne henegar.org Melbourne Civic Theatre............................... 321-723-6935 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne Mymct.org Titusville Playhouse..........................................321-268-1125 301 Julia St., Titusville Titusvilleplayhouse.com

TRANSPORTATION “Need a Ride” Program.........................................321-633-6011 Space Coast Center for Independent Living provides accessible van transportation service at low cost for individuals with disabilities when no other accessible transportation options are available. Sccil.net Space Coast Area Transit (SCAT).................... 321-633-1878 321transit.com


VETERANS RESOURCES

See page 71 for a full listing of Resources and Organizations

WORK PLACEMENT Goodwill Industries of Central Florida......... 321-953-8188

Two Men and a TruckTM , Brevard....................321-242-7742 “Movers Who CareTM”, Fla Mover Reg No IM18 325 Stan Drive, Melbourne TwomenandatruckmelbourneFL.com Volunteers in Motion..........................................321-635-7999 Space Coast Area Transit provides reliable transportation for seniors who need to get to doctor’s appointments and/or the grocery store. 321transit.com

TRAVEL & TOURS All About You Travel........................................ 321-631-8080 1240 US Highway 1, Suite 6, Rockledge Allaboutyoutravelunlimited.com Coral Reef Travel.............................................. 321-622-4703 8265 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne Coralreeftravel.com Expedia CruiseshipCenters.......................... 321-233-1400 6375 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne Cruiseshipcenters.com/SpaceCoast Footprints Travel.............................................. 321-355-7566 Footprintstravel.biz Gadabout Travel................................................321-253-3674 7640 N. Wickham Road, Suite 107, Melbourne Join the Fun....................................................... 386-235-3443 Group travel specialist offering casino, day trips, group cruises, and motor coach scenic tours. jointhefun.us

UTILITY ASSISTANCE Catholic Charities............................................ 321-338-2986 Community Action Agency........................... 321-633-1951 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Sharing Center, Central.................................. 321-631-0306 Sharing Center, North..................................... 321-269-6555

Linda Gotham, Viera

Sharing Center, Melbourne...........................321-727-8581 Salvation Army, Cocoa....................................321-632-6060 Salvation Army, Melbourne........................... 321-724-0494 Salvation Army, Titusville..............................321-269-3110 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Senior TranServe.................................................. 321-806-3787 Volunteer transportation service for homebound seniors in Brevard County. *Must be 60+ years old, ambulatory and able to enter/exit vehicle without assistance. Senior TranServe provides rides to appointments, shopping and visiting. Requires seven-day advance notice. Agingmattersbrevard.org


Our Focus is Your Healing As an independent oncology practice, Cancer Care Centers of Brevard has the freedom to be totally focused on you. We’ll refer you to the appropriate specialists, regardless of hospital or health system affiliation. Most insurance plans accepted including Health First.

Contact us today.

833.394.4904 | CancerCareBrevard.com Melbourne – Pine | Melbourne – Eau Gallie | Melbourne – Wickham Merritt Island | Palm Bay | Rockledge | Sebastian

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Boomer Guide

Health & Wellness ADULT DAY CARE...............................................................26 ALZHEIMER’S CARE ........................................................26 BLIND & VISION SERVICES.........................................26 BLOOD BANK...................................................................27 CANCER CENTERS............................................27 CARE MANAGEMENT...................................27 DENTISTS.......................................................27 DIABETES SUPPORT.........................27 EMPLOYMENT............................................27 EYE CARE.................................................................................27 FOOD ASSISTANCE...........................................................27 HOME CARE .........................................................................28 HOME SAFETY.....................................................................29 HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE..................................29 HOSPITALS.............................................................................30 INSURANCE...........................................................................30 MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEMS........................................30 MEMORY CLINICS............................................................30 MEDICAL EQUIPMENT.................................................30 MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS......................................30 MEDICARE PLANS............................................................30 NUTRITION...............................................................................31 RESPITE SERVICES............................................................31 SENIOR SERVICES.............................................................31

Ed Otto, Cocoa Beach

SKIN CARE...............................................................................32 WOUND CARE......................................................................32 VEIN CARE..............................................................................32 ///MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM 2019/// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM 2019

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ADULT DAY CARE

Licensed centers in a safe setting with specially trained staff providing social activities, nutrition and respite.

—NORTH BREVARD The Club Adult Day Care...............................321-253-4430 830 Park Ave., Titusville • brevardalzheimers.org

—CENTRAL BREVARD

River’s Edge Adult Day Care.......................... 321-727-7337 422 Martin Road, Palm Bay The Club Adult Day Care ..............................321-253-4430 7951 Ron Beatty Blvd., Micco • brevardalzheimers.org Sarahcare of Melbourne................................. 321-676-3460 1504 S. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne

ALZHEIMER’S CARE

All One Family Senior Day Program............321-453-6577 585 N. Courtenay Parkway, Suite 101, Merritt Island Allonefamilyseniordayprogram.com

Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation, Inc.........321-253-4430 brevardalzheimers.org

CRM of Florida Senior Day Center................ 321-877-1211 182 Barton Blvd., Rockledge • Crmhealthservices.com

The Center for Family Caregivers.............. 321-434-7625 Health First Aging Institute 3661 S. Babcock St., Melbourne hf.org/aging/family-caregivers

Your Second Home Adult Day Care…………...321-986-8500 3702 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island Heydays Senior Day Program.......................321-449-8880 220 N. Grove St., Merritt Island • heydaysongrove.com Senior Care of Brevard.....................................321-631-9014 234 Willard St., Suite A, Cocoa • Seniorcareofbrevard.com

—SOUTH BREVARD The Club Adult Day Care...............................321-253-4430 4676 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne • brevardalzheimers.org

BLIND/VISION SERVICES Florida Division of Blind Services...............321-634-3680 1970 Michigan Ave., Buidling A-2, Cocoa Dbs.myflorida.com Brevard Association for the Advancement of the Blind............................. 321-773-7222 674 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach • Baabhelpfortheblind.org

We treat you like family. We specialize in treating: • Macular Degeneration • Diabetic Retinopathy • Floaters and Flashes • Macular Holes • Retinal Tears & Detachments 280 N. Sykes Creek Pkwy., Suite B • Merritt Island, FL 32953 1978 U.S. Hwy. 1, Suite 105 • Rockledge, FL 32955 David C. Neely, M.D.

Frank X. Venzara III, M.D.

321-735-8800 Read what patients have to say about us — FloridaRetinaSpecialists.com

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BLOOD BANK

OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood to more than 200 hospital partners. 956 S. U.S. 1, Rockledge............................321-632-2052 789 S. Babcock St., Suite 127, Melbourne.......321-768-8585 3880 S. Washington Ave., Titusville..............321-267-6712 Oneblood.org

CANCER CENTERS American Cancer Society........................ 321-253-0361 5545 N. Wickham Road, Suite 107, Melbourne Cancer.org Cancer Care Centers of Brevard.......... 321-952-0898 1430 S. Pine St., Melbourne .............................321-952-0898 2290 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne.........321-254-4776 240 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne................ 321-752-4811 6450 N. Wickham Road, Suite 105, Suntree.....321-636-2111 215 Cone Road, Merritt Island........................321-453-7440 20 San Filippo Drive SE, Palm Bay.............. 321-725-8300 107 Longwood Ave., Rockledge........................ 321-636-2111 Cancercarebrevard.com Health First Cancer Institute................855-894-4673 490 N. Washington Ave., Titusville 8725 N. Wickham Road, Viera 1130 S. Hickory St., Melbourne 225 Cone Road, Merritt Island 1421 Malabar Road NE, Palm Bay health-first.org/cancer United Order True Sisters....................... 321-848-0498 Free screening mammograms for uninsured Brevard County residents. Must have prescription from doctor. PSA testing for men. Parrish Cancer Center............................. 321-529-6202 845 Century Medical Drive, Titusville parrishhealthcare.com Rockledge Regional Medical Cancer Care ...............................................321-637-7602 110 Longwood Ave., Rockledge • Rockledgeregional.org

CARE MANAGEMENT One Senior Place Care Management...........321-751-6771 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera Educate, advocate, support, professional care management Oneseniorplace.com

DENTISTS Cedric C. Chenet, D.D.S, PA............................321-622-3895 7331 Office Park Place, Suite 100, Viera 336 N. Babcock St., Suite 102...................................321-405-1715 Smile Viera........................................................... 321-631-9395 5600 Porada Drive, Viera • SmileViera.com

DIABETES SUPPORT

American Diabetes Association..................407-660-1926 2301 Maitland Center Parkway, Suite 126, Maitland diabetes.org/orlando

EMPLOYMENT AARP SECEP ......................................................321-956-1444 17 E. Hibiscus Ave., Suite 211, Melbourne • AARP.org CareerSource Centers................................... 321-504-7600 3880 S. Washington Ave., Suite 214, Titusville 295 Barnes Blvd., Rockledge 5275 Babcock St. NE, Suite 8B, Palm Bay 842 Falcon Ave., Building 722B, PAFB Careersourcebrevard.com

EYE CARE Atlantic Eye MD................................................. 321-757-7272 8040 N. Wickham Road, Viera • Atlanticeyemd.com Florida Eye Associates................................... 321-727-2020 Full-service eye care 502 East New Haven Avenue, Melbourne Additional offices in Cocoa Beach, Palm Bay, Viera FloridaEyeAssociates.com Florida Retina Specialists..............................321-735-8800 280 N. Sykes Creek Parkway, Suite B, Merritt Island 1978 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 105, Rockledge FloridaRetinaSpecialists.com Pinnacle Eye Center........................................ 321-255-4949 1649 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne PinnacleEyeCenter.com

FOOD ASSISTANCE

Catholic Charities Family Emergency Assistance Program.......................................... 321-636-6144 Central Brevard Sharing Center.................. 321-631-0306 113 Aurora St., Cocoa • sharingcenter.org 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Canine Companions for Independence..................................... 407-522-3304 8150 Clarcona Ocoee Road, Orlando • cci.org CVI—Center for the Visually Impaired .................................. 1-800-227-1284 1187 Dunn Ave., Daytona Beach • cvicentralflorida.org Southeastern Guide Dogs and Paws for Independence................................. 1-800-944-3647 4210 77th St. East, Palmetto • guidedogs.org Talking Books/Homebound Services... 321-633-1810 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa • Dbs.myflorida.com/library


North Brevard Charities Sharing Center.......321-269-6555 4475 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville Northbrevardcharities.org • nbcsc@cfl.rr.com Daily Bread ......................................................321-723-1060 815 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne • dailybreadinc.org East Coast Christian Center ....................... 321-452-1060 680 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island • Eccc.us Feed My Sheep.................................................. 321-267-6202 3302 Green St., Mims • Mimsumc.org First Baptist Church of Merritt Island....... 321-453-2144 140 Magnolia Ave., Merritt Island • Fbcmi.com Food Pantry/Central Brevard Sharing Center.................................................. 321-267-6202 113 Aurora Road, Cocoa • Sharingcenter.org Salvation Army Emergency Food Pantry Donations / Nonperishable Food 919 Peachtree St., Cocoa.......................................... 321-632-6060 1080 S. Hickory St., Melbourne..............................321-724-0494 1218 W. Main St., Titusville...........................................321-269-3110 South Brevard Sharing Center…………...........321-727-8581 17 E. Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne • Mysbsc.org

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HOME CARE — NON-MEDICAL Aging Matters In Brevard.............................. 321-639-8770 Case management, personal care, respite, lifeline, adult day care and homemaker services. 3600 W. King St., Cocoa • agingmattersbrevard.org Comforts of Home Care..................................321-255-0107 517-C N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne 1107 S. Washington St., Titusville.......................... 321-383-8643 comfortsohc.com Home Instead Senior Care............................. 321-751-1003 Private duty, nonmedical, homemaker/companion services and personal care. 849 Sarno Road, Melbourne • homeinsteadseniorcare.com Seniors Helping Seniors..................................321-722-2999 Companionship, transportation, light housekeeping, dementia care and more. Serving all of Brevard County. 1103 W. Hibiscus Blvd., Suite 400, Melbourne seniorshelpingseniors.com/Brevard

HOME CARE—MEDICAL Health First Home Care..................................321-434-5909 3566 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne health-first.org • Homecare@health-first.org


Parrish Home Health................................. 321-383-5422 Skilled nursing; physical, occupational and speech therapy; social worker; home health aide. 830 Century Medical Drive, Suite A, Titusville parrishmed.com Senior Partner In-Home Care.................. 321-841-9788 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera • SeniorPartnerCare.com Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Space Coast……............................... 321-752-7550 Acute, chronic and cardiac care, orthopedic and elder care service; clinical specialists; physical, speech and occupational therapy; companions, transportation. 1600 Sarno Road, Suite 201, Melbourne • vnatc.com

There is no charge for most services. 3600 W. King St., Cocoa • Agingmatters.org

HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE

Hospice enables terminally ill patients to remain at home or at a care center during a life-limiting illness, relatively free from pain, surrounded by family and friends and living life as fully as possible. Edward M. Poe Hospice Care Center............321-269-4240 A 15,000-square foot facility that provides short-term acute symptom management for hospice patients, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. 1250 Grumman Place, Titusville

Holistic Health Center Specialties: CANCER – CHRONIC CONDITIONS – ADDICTIONS

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Wuesthoff Homecare................................321-253-2200 Helps homebound patients recovering from hospitalization become independent. 8060 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera

HOME SAFETY Senior Assistance Program...................... 321-631-2744 Provides services to elders, enabling them to remain in their own homes in a safe, secure and dignified manner.

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Health First Private Duty..........................321-459-1804 Private duty, skilled nurses, sitters and custodial home healthcare. 220 S. Courtenay Parkway, Suite C, Merritt Island health-first.org • michelle.rogers@health-first.org


Hospice of St. Francis, Inc.............................. 321-269-4240 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville...toll free 866-269-4240 4875 N. Wickham Road, Suite 104, Melbourne hospiceofstfrancis.com • hosf@hospiceofstfrancis.com Hospice of Health First, Inc..............................321-434-1744 1131 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne 701 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach

Holmes Regional Medical Center.............. 321-434-7000 Health First, Brevard’s hometown, not for profit, integrated health system positively changing the health and wellness of the communities we serve. Go to Health-First.org for more information. • 1350 S. Hickory St., Melbourne Kindred Hospital ...............................................321-733-5725 765 W. NASA Blvd., Melbourne • khmelbourne.com

VITAS..........................................................................321-751-6671 Now Open! Inpatient Center for patients and families. 5425 South U.S. Highway 1, Rockledge • Vitas.com

Palm Bay Hospital............................................321-434-8000 1425 Malabar Road NE, Palm Bay • Health-First.org

— PALLIATIVE CARE

Melbourne Regional Medical Center.........321-752-1200 A Steward Family Hospital 250 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne • Melbourneregional.org

St. Francis Pathways.........................................321-360-3550 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville 4875 N. Wickham Road, Suite 107, Melbourne Stfrancispathways.com • info@stfrancispathways.com VITAS..........................................................................321-751-6671 5425 South US Highway 1, Rockledge • Vitas.com William Childs Hospice House.......................321-434-8400 381 Medplex Parkway, Palm Bay • health-first.org Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice & Palliative Care....................................................... 321-253-2222 8060 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera • wuesthoffhospice.com Wuesthoff Hospice House Dr. Jey Pillai Center for Hospice Care......... 321-637-2755 661 Eyster Blvd., Rockledge • wuesthoffhospice.com

HOSPITALS NORTH BREVARD Parrish Medical Center....................................... 321-268-6111 Parrish Medical Center (PMC) in Titusville is a 210-bed, not-forprofit acute care public medical center serving North Brevard County for more than 50 years. PMC is nationally recognized as one of America’s finest healing environments. 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville • parrishmed.com

CENTRAL BREVARD Cape Canaveral Hospital................................... 321-799-7111 Health First, Brevard’s not for profit, integrated health system positively changing the health and wellness of the communities we serve. Health-First.org 701 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach Rockledge Regional Medical Center............ 321-636-2211 A Steward Family Hospital 110 Longwood Ave., Rockledge • Rockledgeregional.org

Circles of Care, Inc..........................................321-722-5200 400 E. Sheridan Road, Melbourne • Circlesofcare.org Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital............. 321-984-4600 An affiliate of Encompass Health 101 East Florida Ave., Melbourne

INSURANCE/ MEDICARE PLANS Health First Health Plans............................... 321-434-4335 Health insurance for individuals and families. 6450 U.S. Highway 1, Rockledge • HFindividual.org

MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEMS Lifeline Medical Alert Service....................... 321-268-6777 Provided by Parrish Medical Center, Lifeline is an easy-to-use personal response service that ensures that older adults living at home get quick assistance whenever it is needed, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

MEMORY CLINICS Health First Aging Institute Memory Disorder Clinic...................................321-434-7612 3661 S. Babcock St., Melbourne • hf.org/aging

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Health First Medical Equipment.................321-434-3400 1131 W. New Haven Ave., Suite 101, West Melbourne hf.org/medicalequipment.com Sharing Center, Central...................................321-631-0306 United Order True Sisters.............................. 321-848-0498 American Cancer Society............................... 321-433-3109

MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

Viera Hospital.................................................... 321-434-9000 INTERNAL MEDICINE Health First, Brevard’s hometown, not for profit, integrated health system positively changing the health and wellness of Revive MD Internal Medicine.........................321-425-3187 the communities we serve. Health-First.org 6450 N. Wickham Rd., Suite 106, Melbourne 8745 N. Wickham Road, Viera ReviveIntMed.com

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Occupational Medical Services..........………..321-267-8311 A service of Parrish Medical Center 494 N. Washington Ave., Titusville Health First Occupational Medicine.........321-434-8878 1350 South Hickory St., Suite 102, Melbourne Occmed@Health-First.org

ORTHOPEDICS

The Women’s Center................................... 321-242-3110 1425 Aurora Road, Melbourne

NUTRITION Meals on Wheels, Senior Nutrition Program........................ 321-639-8770

Arthritis and Joint Center of FL...................321-956-1501 2328 Medico Lane, Melbourne • newjoint.com

RESPITE PROGRAMS

Parrish Orthopedics.......................................... 321-268-6111 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville • parrishmed.com

Project RELIEF.............................................321-253-4430 R.E.L.I.E.F. is an acronym for Respite for Elders Living in Everyday Families. This is a free in-home respite care program that provides trained volunteers to relieve persons who are caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementia, or who are frail, elderly and unable to care for themselves. The program’s larger goal is to reduce the placement of individuals in Medicaidfunded nursing homes, which it does through helping families care for loved ones in their home.

SENIOR CONSULTATION Parrish Senior Consultation Center...........321-383-9393 805-A Century Medical Dr., Titusville • parrishmed.com Health First Senior Behavioral Wellness.......321-434-7604 24- hour support. 3661 S. Babcock St., Melbourne • health-first.org

WOMEN’S CARE

Parrish Women’s Center................................321-268-6790 Parrish Women’s Diagnostic Center......... 321-268-6680 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville

Leading the Future of Primary Care

Experience You Can Trust!

SENIOR SERVICES Aging Matters in Brevard......................... 321-639-8770 Recognized by the Florida Dept. of Elder Affairs and the Area Agency on Aging as the lead agency for senior services. 3600 W. King St., Cocoa • agingmattersbrevard.org Sunflower House.......................................... 321-452-4341 in Merritt Square Mall, 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway Merritt Island • Agingmattersbrevard.org

Specialized in Adult General Health, Preventive Care, Women’s Health & Chronic Disease Management

Community Services Council...................321-631-2746 3600 W. King St., Cocoa • agingmattersbrevard.org

• Thyroid • Sick/Urgent Visits, etc.

Community Home Service...................... 321-639-6652 Agingmatters.org

• Diabetes • Hypertension • Obesity

Dr. Kalpana Gorthi

Senior Assistance Program...................... 321-631-2744 Provides services to elders, enabling them to remain in their own homes in a safe, secure and dignified manner. There is no charge for services.

MD, FACP, FHM Board Certified Internist

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program.....321-631-2749

Recognized for Excellence in Geriatrics

Medicare Patients Welcome MOST MAJOR INSURANCES ACCEPTED NO INSURANCE, NO PROBLEM Ask for our Discounted Prompt Self-pay Rates!

Senior TranServe........................................ 321-806-3729

ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 18 and Older

OUR MISSION To provide quality care during health and sickness. We are proud to be able to take care of our patients during hospitalization and follow them in rehab or outpatient in our office.

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Brevard County Commission on Aging...............................321-633-2007 See Brevard facts by the numbers on page DriveAble...................................................1-855-365-3748 A cognitive driving assessment administered by healthcare professionals and certified evaluators. Driveable.com Florida Department of Elder Affairs... 850-414-2000 4040 Esplanade Way, Building B, Tallahassee elderaffairs.state.fl.us 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

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ElderCARE Information & Referral Line...............321-727-3027 Providing valuable information and answers to community caregivers Eldercare. • Health-First.org One Senior Place...................................................321-751-6771 Need Help? A free consultation with an Aging Services Expert can help connect you with the solutions you need. One Senior Place is home to dozens of quality, senior-focused businesses that make us your “Experts in Aging.” 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera • oneseniorplace.com Parrish Senior Solutions.................................. 321-268-6800 The Senior Consultation Center is a resource for physicians, patients, family members, nurses and other agencies. 805-B Century Medical Dr., Titusville seniorsolutions@parrishmed.com Report Elder Abuse .................................... 1-800-96-ABUSE Senior Resource Alliance...........................1-800-963-5337 Florida Relay Service The Florida Relay Service is a service for people who use specialized telephone equipment to communicate with those who use standard telephones. Florida Relay ..........................................................................7-1-1 Toll Free (Voice).............................................1-800-955-8770 Toll Free (TTY).................................................1-800-955-8771

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Space Coast Center for Independent Living Voice or TTY ...................................................... 321-633-6011 571-W Haverty Court, Rockledge

SKIN CARE/TREATMENTS A Perfect Complexion.....................................321-604-1333 Advanced skin care treatments. 2328 Medico Lane, Viera • APerfectComplexion.com

VEIN CARE Vascular Vein Center of Viera.....................321-704-8505 6525 Third St., Suite 208, Viera bestveintreatment.com/Viera

WOUND CARE Health First Wound Management & Hyperbaric Center........................................... 321-434-1788 5191 Babcock St. NE, Palm Bay Melbourne Regional Medical Center Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center.............. 321-676-2012 240 N. Wickham Road, Suite 102, Melbourne


Celebrating 22 Years Viera Voice: Viera’s community newspaper Senior Life: The Space Coast’s senior newspaper Both monthly publications are free and available throughout the area

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Bluewater Creative Group family of publications include: • Boomer Guide (annual) • Viera Voice (monthly) • Senior Life (monthly) Bluewater Creative Group hosts a number of events and expos throughout the year. Look for information on upcoming events in our publications or at our website at myseniorlife.com.

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Senior Adventures In Learning (SAIL).....321-626-5062

Shepherd’s Center – Beachside. . . . 321-610-3937

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Three terms, Winter, Spring and Fall Each term is eight weeks Classes are held at Ascension Catholic Church, 2950 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne There is a registration fee that covers the entire eightweek program for $30 for one day or two days for $45 The following classes and many more are offered: Italian • World History • Mah Jongg • Geneaology • Classical Mythology • Spanish Learn to Knit • Bridge • World Economy •Writing Critique • Magic for Grandparents • Self-Defense

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BILLIARDS Billiards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-724-1338 8 - 11:30 a.m. • Monday-Friday, Open 11:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Mondays, Ladies 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. • Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Wednesdays, Open 11:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. • Fridays, Open Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive NE, Palm Bay Billiards/Pool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-268-2333 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday $2 members, $3 non-members Titusville Adult Social Center, 909 Lane Ave., Titusville Billiards/Pool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-255-4494 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. • Tuesdays and Thursdays • $1.25 Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne bcscwp.com Billiards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-633-1870 6 - 8 p.m. • Mondays McLarty Park, 790 Barton Blvd., Rockledge brevardcounty.us/ParksRecreation/Central/McLarty Pool - 8 Ball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-255-4494 11 a.m. - Second Wednesdays - Tournament 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Thursdays - Play Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne Billiards/Table Tennis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-773-7705 6 - 9 p.m. • Wednesdays 55+ Club of Satellite Beach

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There are three terms of eight weeks of classes each year. The Fall term begins in late September, the Winter term begins in early January and the Spring term begins in early April. There are two locations for each term at one of the sponsoring churches. Thursday classes rotate each term at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church (Indialantic), Satellite Beach United Methodist Church (Satellite Beach) and Eastminster Presbyterian Church (Indialantic). All Friday classes are at Ascension Lutheran Church (Indian Harbour Beach). The cost for the whole term is $20 per individual. This single fee of $20 covers all the classes for Thursday and Friday whether an individual enrolls in one class or several during the two days. The following classes and many more are offered: Florida Gardening • Basics of Personal Finance • Magic for Everyone • Writing Novels • Photography Skills for Beginners • Beginning Guitar • Spanish • German • Posturcize • Bridge • iPad for Beginners • Line Dancing DRS Community Center 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach 55plusclubofsb.com

BINGO Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-773-3160 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. • Mondays • doors open at 9 a.m. Membership is $7 per year, not restricted to beach residents. 55+ Club of Satellite Beach Satellite Beach Civic Center, 565 Cassia Blvd. Satellite Beach • 55plusclubofsb.com Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-455-2986 11 a.m. • First Thursday (August - May) AARP #756 Merritt Island Kiwanis Island Park, 951 Kiwanis Island Park Road Merritt Island Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-269-9959 12:30 p.m. • Mondays and Tuesdays American Legion Post 1 1281 N. U.S. Highway 1, Titusville Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-726-9777 7 p.m. • Wednesdays American Legion Post 394 396 Cogan Drive SE, Palm Bay • al394.com Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-259-3707 6 - 10 p.m. • Thursdays


Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-632-6333 5:15 p.m. • Thursdays - Early Bird 6:30 p.m. • Regular games Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 5135 N. U.S. 1, Cocoa Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-725-3050 5:30 p.m. • Mondays, Fridays and Sundays, Early Bird 7 p.m. • Mondays, Fridays and Sundays, Regular games Country Bingo, 4450 Dixie Highway, Palm Bay Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-269-0109 4 p.m. • Saturdays and Sundays, Early Birds 5:30 p.m. • Saturdays and Sundays, Regular games D.A.V. 109, 435 N. Singleton Ave., Titusville Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-951-3069 Noon • Fridays Fraternal Order of Eagles 4249, 2570 Palm Bay Road Palm Bay Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 772-918-8678 3 - 5 p.m. • Wednesdays Fraternal Order of Eagles Indian River Lagoon Aerie 4527, 8900 7th Ave., Micco Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-452-4258 1:30 p.m. • Wednesdays Fraternal Order of Eagles Merritt Island Aerie 4257, 1050 N. Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-267-2430 5:30 p.m. • Thursdays Fraternal Order of Eagles Space Coast Aerie 3581, 3510 South Street, Titusville Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-724-1338 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. • Wednesdays 6 - 10 p.m. • Fridays Greater Palm Bay Senior Center, 1275 Culver Dr. NE, Palm Bay • gpbsc.org Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-632-8555 4 p.m. • Fridays, Doors open 6 p.m. • Fridays, Warmups 7 p.m. • Fridays, Regular games Ginny’s, 940 Rockledge Blvd., Rockledge Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-242-8044 1 - 3 p.m. • Tuesdays Italian-American Club of South Brevard 1471 Cypress Ave., Melbourne • italianacsb.com Bingo................................................................ 321-268-2764 6:30 p.m. • Tuesdays and Wednesdays Doors open 4:30 p.m., pull tabs, food, bar Knights of Columbus 5667, 3450 Kilmarnoch Lane Titusville kofc5667.com

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Bingo................................................................. 321-632-6125 6:30 p.m. • Wednesdays (doors open 5:15 p.m.) Knights of Columbus 6125 3435 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge • koc-6125.org Bingo.................................................................321-724-1480 11 a.m. • Mondays and Thursdays - Early Bird 11:15 a.m. • Regular games Loyal Order of Moose, 157 Dayton Blvd., Palm Bay Bingo................................................................ 321-537-5322 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Thursdays Doors open at 9 a.m. Pricing varies on number of cards played. Titusville Adult Social Center, 909 Lane Ave., Titusville

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Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-253-6311 1:30 - 3 p.m. • Second Tuesday One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-504-3111 6:30 p.m. • Tuesdays Viera Elks 2817, 5820 S. Highway U.S. 1, Rockledge Bingo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-255-4494 11:15 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Tuesdays 11:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. • Fridays Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne

BOCCE Bocce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-724-1338 9 - 11 a.m. • Mondays and Fridays (weather permitting) Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive NE Palm Bay

BOWLING (WII) Wii Bowling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-724-1388 10:45 - 12:30 p.m. • Tuesdays, $3/month Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive NE, Palm Bay Wii Bowling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-383-1609 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Monday - Friday Members $2/Non-members $3 Titusville Adult Social Center, 909 Lane Ave., Titusville

BRIDGE ACBL Duplicate Bridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-636-0568 12:30 - 4 p.m. • Mondays and Thursdays Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Building 2, Rockledge MartinAndersenSeniorCenter.com • masc1025@att.net ACBL Duplicate Bridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-593-2212 12:30 - 4 p.m. • Wednesdays and Fridays Members $6/Non-members $7 Titusville Adult Social Center, 909 Lane Ave., Titusville Duplicate Bridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-868-1226 12 p.m. • Tuesdays Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex 7300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cape Canaveral Cityofcapecanaveral.org Bridge League. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-952-3210 1 - 4 p.m. • Tuesdays, $1 Pre-registration required South Beach Community Center 500 Old Florida Trail, Melbourne Beach Duplicate Bridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-255-4494 12:30 - 4 p.m. • Mondays and Fridays 12:30 - 4 p.m. • Wednesdays,

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Early Bird Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-724-1338 9 a.m. - noon • Wednesdays, $1 Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive NE, Palm Bay

Canasta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-631-7549 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. • Thursdays, Canasta Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Building 3, Rockledge Space Coast Peggers Cribbage Club. 321-452-7843 5:45 p.m. • Mondays (September - May) Eagles Lodge, 1050 N. Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island

Party Bridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 845-389-0899 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Thursdays Foursomes needed 55+ Club, DRS Community Center 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach

Euchre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-724-1338 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Thursdays Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive NE, Palm Bay

Party Bridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-632-6314 12:15 - 4 p.m. • Mondays and Fridays Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Building 3, Rockledge

Pinochle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-537-5322 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Tuesdays $2 members, $3 non-members Titusville Adult Senior Center, 909 Lane Ave., Titusville

Party Bridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321- 269-7362 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Tuesdays $3 members/$4 non-members North Brevard Senior Center, 909 Lane Ave., Titusville

Pinochle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-724-1338 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Thursdays Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive NE, Palm Bay

Bridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-724-1338 12:15 - 3:30 p.m. • Mondays and Fridays, $1 Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive NE, Palm Bay

Pinochle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-259-1131 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. • Thursdays $1 members, $2 non-members Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Building 3 Rockledge

Rogue Bridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-255-4494 Noon - 4 p.m. • Tuesdays, $1 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. • Fridays, $1 Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne Rubber Bridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-255-4494 1 - 4 p.m. • Thursdays, $1.50 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Saturdays Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne

CARDS Board & Card Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-751-6771 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Wednesdays $20 annual dues One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera Oneseniorplace.com Cribbage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-773-7705 New or experienced players welcome. 6 p.m. • Wednesdays 9 a.m. • Thursdays 55+ Club, DRS Community Center 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach Canasta/Hand & Foot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-724-1338 11:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Tuesdays, Free to members Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive NE, Palm Bay

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Pinochle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-254-9517 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. • Fridays • $1 Wickham Park Senior Center 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne Poker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-724-1338 Noon - 3:30 p.m. • Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Hi/Low Noon - 3:30 p.m. • Mondays, Straight 6:30 - 930 p.m. • Tuesdays, Straight 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. • Thursdays, Straight Noon - 3:30 p.m. • Every other Saturday Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive NE, Palm Bay Poker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-544-1430 6 - 9 p.m. • Mondays $2 members, $3 non-members Titusville Adult Social Center, 909 Lane Ave., Titusville Poker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-255-4494 1 - 4 p.m. • Mondays • Friendly 1 - 4 p.m. • Tuesdays and Friday, Dealer’s choice Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne Cribbage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-868-1104 1 - 3 p.m. • Wednesdays Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Line Dancing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-636-6935 12:30 - 2 p.m. • Mondays Adult Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-751-4766 12 - 1:30 p.m. • Tuesdays and Fridays New dance style every six weeks 11 - 11:45 a.m. • First Tuesdays, Basic Steps 7 - 8:30 p.m. • Mondays $1 members, $2 non-members 7 - 9 p.m. • Thursdays Martin Andersen Senior Center Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex 1025 S. Florida Ave., Building 1, Rockledge 7300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cape Canaveral Line Dancing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-537-9459 Ballroom Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-631-7549 9 - 10 a.m. • Tuesdays Thursdays, Beginner/Improvers 2 p.m. • Fridays, Lessons 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Wednesdays 7 - 10 p.m. • Second and Fourth Saturdays 8 - 9 a.m. • Saturdays, Beginner Martin Andersen Senior Center 9 - 10 a.m. • Saturdays, Improvers 1025 S. Florida Ave., Building 1, Rockledge 1 - 4 p.m. • Second Saturday, Party 2 - 4 p.m. • Sundays, Intermediate/Advanced Brevard Scottish $3 members, $4 non-members Country Dancers . . . . . 321-427-3587 or 321-255-2756 Titusville Adult Social Center, 909 Lane Ave., Titusville Teaching/dancing the jigs, reels and strathspeys of Line Dancing, Basic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-961-6408 Scotland. 1 - 2 p.m. • Tuesdays • $2, Club membership required 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. • Mondays, $4 donation per week 1 - 2:30 p.m.. • Thursdays • Basic, $3, Club Membership Community House, 6200 Hall Road, Melbourne Village required rscdsorlandobranch.org • catiegeist@att.net 55+ Club, DRS Community Center Canaveral Squares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-652-0680 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach • 55plusofsb.com 7 - 9:30 p.m. • Tuesdays $6 per person • Free to non-dancing guests Line Dancing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-505-0846 Hope United Church of Christ, 2555 S. Fiske Blvd., 4:15 - 5 p.m. • Tuesdays • Beginners, $6 Rockledge 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. • Tuesdays • Intermediate, $6 canaveralsquares.com • apicheco@att.net Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way Melbourne Cocoa Beach Contra Dance. . . . . . . . . . . 321-427-3587 New England Contra Dancing to Irish, Scottish, Appalachian and French-Canadian tunes played by live musicians. $10 adults Lessons: 7 p.m.• 7:30 - 11 p.m. Dance • First Saturday Cocoa Beach Recreation Center, 321 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach Lessons: 7:30 p.m. • 8 - 11 p.m. Dance • Third Saturday DRA Community Center 1089 South Patrick Drive Satellite Beach cocoabeachcontra.org • catiegeist@att.net

Melbourne English Country Dancers. . . 321-427-3587 Dancing the traditional and modern community dances from England And the USA Is sets and circles. 6 - 9 p.m. • Tuesdays, $3 donation per wee Community House 6200 Hall Road, Melbourne Village

Palm Bay Promenaders Square Dance Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-426-9813 7:30 p.m. • Thursdays, $5 • Free to watch Tropical Haven Community Center Auditorium Dixie Diamonds Square Dancing. . . . . . . 321-633-1306 1205 Eddie Allen Road, Melbourne CALLERLAB Advanced Dance Program 6:45 p.m. • Wednesdays. $5 Space Trackers Square Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave., Melbourne Dance Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-427-7950 Intermediate Tap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-632-1648 6:30 - 8 p.m. • First, Second, Third and Fourth Thursday Dance Lessons 10:30 a.m. - noon • Mondays and Thursday 8 - 10 p.m. • First, Second, Third and Fourth Thursday Martin Andersen Senior Center, Dance Lessons 1025 S. Florida Ave., Building 1, Rockledge Merritt Island Presbyterian Church, 155 Cone Road Line Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-452-1944 Merritt Island spacetrackers.com 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Mondays Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex Tap and Jazz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-264-2776 7300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cape Canaveral 4 - 5 p.m. • Wednesdays Line Dancing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-264-5026 11 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. • Wednesdays, Beginner Jazz Class Noon - 2 p.m. • Wednesdays $2 member, $3 non-members $2 per class, Seniors 55+ Titusville Adult Social Club Titusville Public Library, 2121 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville 909 Lane Ave., Titusville

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TGO Squares..................................................607-316-4910 Mainstream, Dance Plus Please call prior to attending. The Great Outdoors, The Manor, 145 Plantation Drive Titusville, 32780 Chair Dance....................................................321-752-6983 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. • Fridays $1 members, $2 non-members Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Building 1, Rockledge MartinAndersenSeniorCenter.com masc1025@att.net

EXERCISE/FITNESS 3 H’s Exercise Class.....................................321-773-6458 Happy Healthy Heart program. Work out with weights, cardio and stretching. 9 a.m. • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays DRS Community Center, Dance Studio 2 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach Aerobics............................................................321-724-1338 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • Tuesdays and Thursdays, $2/class Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive, NE, Palm Bay • gpbsc.org Aerobics - Have fun, Stay fit....................321-773-6458 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays $25/ month • Adults DRS Community Center, Dance Studio 1 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach Aquafit Water Aerobics............................. 321-773-0552 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Center 1233 Yacht Club Blvd. Indian Harbour Beach Arthritis Exercise Class.............................. 321-452-4341 11 a.m. - noon • Monday and Friday Sunflower House Merritt Square Mall 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway Merritt Island AgingMattersBrevard.org SunflowerHouse@bellsouth.net Bone-Builders.................................................321-631-2749 Registration required prior to attending class. 9 - 10 a.m. • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Building 1, Rockledge Bone-Builders.................................................321-724-1388 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. and 10 - 11 a.m. • Mondays and Wednesdays Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive, NE, Palm Bay

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Bone-Walkers Plus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-759-4962 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. • Wednesdays, September - May $25/month punch card or non-member drop-in $8/day $7 members. Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne Chair Stretch and Balance. . . . . . . . . . . . . .321-631-1969 2 - 2:50 p.m. • Thursdays Martin Andersen Senior Center, 1025 S. Florida Ave., Building 1, Rockledge • MartinAndersenSeniorCenter.com Chair Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-302-8397 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Wednesdays Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera Fun In Motion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-724-1338 9:30 - 10 a.m. • Tuesdays Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive, NE, Palm Bay Moving to the Oldies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-752-6983 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., Fridays Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Building 1, Rockledge Indoor Walking Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-773-8664 Upbeat music in air-conditioned gym 8 - 9 a.m. • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Summer hours 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. May 30 - Aug. 55+ Club, DRS Gymnasium 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach Jazzercise Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-622-4913 8 - 9:30 a.m. • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne bcscwp.com • bcscwp@gmail.com Jazzercise Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-453-3134 9 a.m. • Tuesdays and Thursdays Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex 7300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cape Canaveral Joint Movement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-724-1338 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. • Thursdays, $2/class Greater Palm Bay Senior Center, 1275 Culver Drive NE, Palm Bay • gpbsc.org

DRS Community Center 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach S.A.S.S. Senior Aerobics, Strength & Stretching Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-773-0552 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Call to verify schedule. $30/month or $5/class Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Center 1233 Yacht Club Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach Strength & Flexibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-626-0282 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. • Thursdays • $4 Wickham Park Senior Center 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne • bcscwp.com Zumba. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-773-0552 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Thursdays, $5 per class Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Center 1233 Yacht Club Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach Morning Exercise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-631-7549 9:10 - 10:30 a.m. • Tuesdays and Thursdays $1 members, $2 non-menbers Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Building 1, Rockledge Zumba Gold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-914-9401 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. • Tuesdays, $4 Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne Zumba. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-952-3210 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. • Tuesdays and Thursdays $5 per class, $40 for 10 classes South Beach Community Center 500 Old Florida Trail, Melbourne Beach Zumba. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-960-4799 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. • Mondays 10 - 11 a.m. • Wednesdays and Fridays Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex 7300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cape Canaveral Zumba Gold. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-724-1338 10 - 10:45 a.m. • Fridays, $4 Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive NE, Palm Bay

FENCING

Lebed Healthy Steps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-544-6977 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. • Tuesdays, $5 Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne • bcscwp.com

Fencing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-536-5614 10 a.m. - noon • Sundays Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne

Piloxing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-773-6458 Blends the best of Pilates, boxing and dance into a highenergy interval workout. $8/class 8:30 a.m. • Saturdays 6:30 p.m. • Wednesdays

Fencing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-258-1054 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. • Mondays 6 - 7 p.m. • Wednesdays Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera

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Game Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-255-4494 Games, Cards, Dominoes, $1 9 a.m. - noon • Monday and Fridays, Hand and Foot 2 - 4 p.m. • Wednesdays, Games Galore Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-773-3050 Cards, board games, billiards and table tennis. 55+ members free. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Thursdays 55+ Club, DRS Community Center 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach • 55plusclubofsb.com Senior Game Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-433-4891 Chess, checkers, cards, Scrabble and more. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Mondays and Thursdays Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera

TABLE GAMES Bunco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-724-1338 6:30 - 9 p.m. • First Three Tuesdays - $5 per session Greater Palm Bay Senior Center C Room (library) 1275 Culver Drive NE, Palm Bay • gpbsc.org Bunco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-783-7927 7 - 9:15 p.m. • Second Monday, $4 members/$5 nonmembers Titusville Adult Social Center, 909 Lane Ave., Titusville Bunco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-773-3050 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Second Friday 55+ Club, DRS Community Center 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach 55plusclubofsb.com Bunco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-242-7304 Noon - 4 p.m. • First and Third Thursday, $6 Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne Space Coast Chess Foundation 1 p.m. • Saturdays, Sun Shoppe & Cafe 540 East New Haven Ave. Melbourne 5:15 - 9 p.m. • Thursdays, Arby’s, West Melbourne Spacecoastfoundation.org Chess Opportunities/Lessons. . . . . . . . . 321-777-0255 Brush up, improve or learn. Locations vary. Dominoes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-724-1338 6 - 10 p.m. • Tuesdays and Thursdays Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive NE, Palm Bay Dominoes/Mexican Train. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-567-4714 1 - 3 p.m. • Mondays, $2 members, $3 non-members Titusville Adult Social Center, 909 Lane Ave., Titusville

Pingpong....................................................... 321-724-1338 1 - 3:30 p.m. • Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Dr. NE, Palm Bay Social Scrabble........................................... 321-255-4494 9:30 a.m. - noon • Tuesdays, $1 Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne Space Coast Table Tennis Club.............321-243-1048 7:30 p.m. • Mondays 6:30 p.m. • Wednesdays, $2 per night per player Veterans Memorial Center 400 S. Sykes Creek Blvd., Merritt Island The Club...........................................................321-751-6771 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Wednesdays Multiple types of games played One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera Oneseniorplace.com Table Tennis.................................................321-773-7705 55+ Club, DRS Community Center 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach

MAH JONGG

Mah Jongg.................................................... 321-724-1338 Noon - 3:30 p.m. • Thursdays, American 6 - 9:30 p.m. • First and Third Wednesday, Asian Greater Palm Bay Senior Center, 1275 Culver Drive Palm Bay gpbsc.org Mah Jongg...................................................516-859-0362 9:30 - 11 a.m., Beginners 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Advanced Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Building 1, Rockledge Mah Jongg...................................................305-355-1769 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Tuesdays and Fridays 9 - 11 a.m. • Lessons, American $2 members, $3 non-members Titusville Adult Social Club 909 Lane Ave., Titusville Mah Jongg...................................................321-773-3050 9 - 11:30 a.m. • Wednesdays • Lessons offered 55+ Club, DRS Community Center 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach Mah Jongg...................................................321- 952-3210 1 - 4 p.m. • Wednesdays • $1 per person South Beach Community Center 500 Old Florida Trail Melbourne Beach 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Mah Jongg................................................... 321-255-4494 12:15 - 3:30 p.m. • Monday • $1 1 - 4 p.m. • Wednesdays • Chinese 9 a.m. - Noon • Thursdays Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne bcscwp.com • bcscwp@gmail.com Mah Jongg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-952-6317 Free to attend 1 - 4:30 p.m. • Wednesdays Franklin DeGroodt Library, 6475 Minton Road, SE Palm Bay

MARTIAL ARTS Adult Kung Fu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-917-1624 6 - 7 p.m. • Mondays and Wednesdays, Beginners 7 - 8 p.m. • Mondays and Wednesdays, Advanced Irene H. Canova Community Building 2289 Hwy. A1A, Indian Harbour Beach Aikido. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208-792-9787 6 - 7:30 p.m. • Tuesdays and Fridays Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex, 7300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cape Canaveral Karate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-773-0552 Mondays and Wednesdays • Ages 5 to adults. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced Fridays • Black belt $50/month. Family discounts Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Center 1233 Yacht Club Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach Korean Martial Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-604-6327 7 - 8 p.m. • Mondays and Wednesdays Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera Shaolin Kung Fu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-848-3197 5:30 - 7 p.m. • Tuesdays 10 - 11:30 a.m. • Saturdays Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera

Helen Buchholz, Cocoa

Taekwondo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-474-8205 6 - 9 p.m. • Thursdays 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. • Saturdays Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera

OUTDOOR/ WATER SPORTS ACTIVITIES Brevard County Horseshoe Club. . . . . 321-501-9092 Leagues with spring and fall tournaments. Amateurs to experts. Open play. $31 national, state & club dues 6 p.m. • Tuesdays, Stradley Park in Cocoa 10 a.m. • Sundays, League, Wickham Park, Melbourne Brevardhc.mysite.com

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East Coast Sailing Association. . . . . . . . 321-773-3265 7 p.m. • Second Wednesday • $35/annually Satellite Beach Civic Center 565 Cassia Blvd., Satellite Beach ecsasail.com Fishing Clinics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-773-5080 Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Department 1233 Yacht Club Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach Indianharbourbeach.org Fishing Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-773-4647 1 p.m. • Third Thursday Beef O’Brady’s, 724 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach Friends of Ulumay Wildlife Sanctuary. 321-633-1874 An organization to preserve and enhance the natural resources of the Ulumay Wildlife Sanctuary. Merritt Island Public Library 1195 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island facebook.com/ulumay Florida Trail Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 877-HIKEFLA The 50-year-old Florida Trail Association develops, maintains, protects and promotes a network of hiking trails throughout the state, including the unique Florida National Scenic Trail. The Indian River Chapter maintains the Florida Trail from Tosohatchee Reserve State Park south through Bull Creek WMA, Forever Florida, Three Lakes and Prairie Lakes WMA. Email for newsletter and schedule floridatrail.org Space Coast Paddlers...............................321-255-4304 6:30 p.m. • Third Wednesday Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne • spacecoastpaddlers.org

Titusville Sailing Club Provides low-cost training classes and promotes sailing in the Indian River. Activities include New Year’s Day Fun Race and Sail a Small Boat Days, spring and fall race series, potluck dinners, parties, picnics, dinners and monthly meetings. 7:30 p.m. • Second Monday of each month Titusville Marina, 451 Marina Road, Titusville SailTitusville.com • titusvillesailingclub@sailtitusville.com

PICKLEBALL Pickleball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-434-9149 Noon - 2 p.m. • Wednesdays and Fridays Health First Pro-Health & Fitness, 705 N. Wickham Road, Viera Pickleball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-433-4891 Noon - 3 p.m. • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Open Viera Regional, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera Pickleball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-255-4608 Two indoor courts, $1 9 a.m. - Noon • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Eau Galllie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave., Melbourne Pickleball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-255-4496 Three indoor courts, $1 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Wednesdays - Women’s Open Play Wickham Park Community Center, 2815 Leisure Way, Melbourne Pickleball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-608-7440 Open to all levels, beginners, intermediate and advanced on a non-reservation basis. 4 - 9 p.m. • Monday through Friday Jimmy Moore Park, 2810 Sarno Road, Melbourne Pickleball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-223-4899 6 p.m. • Wednesdays, $2 6 p.m. • Thursdays (non-official), $2 5 p.m. • Sundays (non-official), no fee West Melbourne Veterans Memorial Complex 2285 Minton Road, West Melbourne Pickleball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-773-6458 7 p.m. • Mondays, Open for all abilities 5 p.m. • Saturdays, Beginners 6 p.m. • Saturdays, Intermediate and advanced DRS Community Center, 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach

Turtle Coast Sierra Club 6:30 p.m. • Fourth Thursday, Social with meeting 7 p.m. Universal Unitarian Friendship Fellowship Hall 3115 Friendship Place, Rockledge turtlecoastsierra.blogspot.com

Pickleball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-952-3210 Four indoor courts, $2 12 - 2 p.m. • Mondays and Wednesdays, Beginner/Novice 2 - 7:30 p.m. • Mondays and Wednesdays, All Play 12:30 - 6 p.m. • Fridays, All play South Beach Community Center 500 Old Florida Trail, Melbourne Beach

Banana River Sail & Power Squadron.. 321-220-7775 6:30 p.m. • Third Monday (except December) Cocoa Beach Squid Lips 2200 S. Orlando Ave., Cocoa Beach bananariversps.org

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Citizens for Florida’s Waterways. . . . . 321-449-0827 A boating advocacy group promoting coexistence between man and marine environments focused on environmental issues affecting quality and enjoyment of the waterways. Sponsors boating and social activities, including on the water rendezvous, an annual Poker Run and Marine Flea Market. Board meetings monthly. cffw.org • Facebook: Citizens for Florida’s Waterways


Pickleball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-868-3252 Three indoor courts, $2 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Offenhauser Recreation Center 321 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach Pickleball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-868-1226 One outdoor court, two nets 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. • Monday - Wednesday, Morning 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Monday - Wednesday, Afternoon Other times by reservation Nancy Hanson Recreation Center 7300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cape Canaveral Pickleball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-433-4448 Four indoor courts, no fee 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Monday through Friday Walter Butler Community Center at Bernice G. Jackson Park 4201 N. Cocoa Blvd. (U.S. Highway 1), Sharpes Pickleball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-604-6163 Four indoor courts, $2 7 - 9 p.m. • Wednesdays St. Teresa Catholic School Gym, 207 Ojibway Ave., Titusville

SHUFFLEBOARD Shuffleboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-255-4494 9 a.m. - Noon • Saturdays 1 - 3 p.m. • Wednesdays (October - March) League 1 - 3 p.m. • Mondays, League Practice Wickham Park Senior Center 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne • bcscwp.com

Lipscomb Pool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-674-5721 Noon - 6 p.m. • Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 3400 Monroe St., Melbourne Fee Park Pool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-674-5897 1 - 5 p.m. • Monday through Friday Noon - 5 p.m. • Saturday and Sunday 114 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne Sherwood Pool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-255-4615 1 - 5 p.m. • Monday through Friday Noon - 5 p.m. • Saturday and Sunday 2479 Post Road, Melbourne

TAI CHI QiGong/Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese healing art, is a gentle form of exercise. Often described as meditation in motion, it is known to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, relieve pain, improve balance, promote flexibility and aid in relaxation. Tai Chi............................................................... 321-848-4689 1 - 2 p.m. • Tuesdays $3 members, $5 non-members Titusville Adult Social Center, 909 Lane Ave., Titusville Tai Chi Chuan................................................. 321-773-0552 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Wednesdays $55/four-week session (not first Wednesday of five-week month) Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Center 1233 Yacht Club Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach

Space Coast Masters Swim Team. . . . . . . 321-773-0552 7 - 8 a.m. • Saturdays, Adults 19 and older Gleason Park Pool 1233 Yacht Club Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach

Tai Chi...............................................................321-259-3604 9:45 - 10:30 a.m. • Mondays, $4 8:30 - 9:15 a.m. • Wednesdays and Fridays 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. • Wednesdays, practice only. No instructor. $1 10 - 11 a.m. • practice only Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne

Cocoa Beach Country Club Pool. . . . . . . . 321-868-3314 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Saturdays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Sundays 4800 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach

Tai Chi................................................................321-208-7148 2 - 3 p.m. • Tuesdays $6 members, $7 non-members Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Building 1, Rockledge

SWIMMING

Joe Lee Smith Park Pool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-633-1874 3 - 5 p.m. • Monday through Thursday Noon - 4 p.m. • Saturdays 419 Washington Ave., Cocoa

Tai Chi/QiGong.............................................. 321-474-5374 12:15 - 1 p.m. • Wednesdays, $20/month Satellite Beach Civic Center 565 Cassia Blvd., Satellite Beach

McLarty Park Pool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-633-1874 Noon - 4 p.m. • Saturdays 790 Barton Blvd., Rockledge

Tai Chi.................................................................321-724-1338 10 - 11 a.m. • Tuesdays 1 - 2 p.m. • Wednesdays, $4 Greater Palm Bay Senior Center, 1275 Culver Dr., Palm Bay

Pineda Park Pool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-633-1874 3 - 5 p.m. • Monday through Thursday Noon - 4 p.m. • Saturdays 1232 A St., Cocoa

Tai Chi................................................................321-952-3210 6 - 7 p.m. • Thursdays South Beach Community Center 500 Old Florida Trail, Melbourne Beach

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Tai Chi Chuan................................................. 321-522-7620 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. • Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Tuesdays Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera

Pamela Nelson, Titusville

YOGA Yoga - Chair....................................................... 321-724-1338 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Thursdays Greater Palm Bay Senior Center, 1275 Culver Dr. NE, Palm Bay Yoga - Gentle..................................................321-446-7063 2 - 3 p.m. • Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Fridays $6 members, $7 non-members Martin Andersen Senior Center, 1025 S. Florida Ave., Buidling 2, Rockledge Yoga - Chair.....................................................321-255-4494 3 - 4 p.m. • Tuesdays, $1 Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way Melbourne Yoga....................................................................321-773-0552 To strengthen, open and cleanse the body 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. • Tuesdays, $48/six-week session or $10/class Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Dept. 1233 Yacht Club Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach Yoga - Hatha.................................................... 321-773-6458 Balance body, mind and spirit with guided yoga postures for stretching and deep breathing. 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. • Mondays and Wednesdays Pelican Beach Clubhouse 495 N. Highway A1A, Satellite Beach 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. • Tuesday and Thursday Satellite Beach Civic Center 565 Cassia Blvd., Satellite Beach Yoga.................................................................... 321-952-3210 6 - 7:30 p.m. • Mondays , Tuesdays and Wednesdays $8 per class • Beginners welcome South Beach Community Center 500 Old Florida Trail, Melbourne Beach Gentle Yoga.................................................... 321-264-5026 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. • Tuesdays Titusville Public Library, 2121 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville Seated Yoga.................................................... 321-783-9505 11 a.m. • Wednesdays Freedom 7 Senior Center 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach Freedom7seniors.org Vinyasa Flow Yoga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-633-1792 9:30 - 10:30 • Tuesdays Central Brevard Library 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa

For more copies of the Boomer Guide, call Senior Life at 321-242-1235. Listing information changes from time to time. If you have a change or notice a wrong number let us know and we will change it in our database and in our next issue.

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AARP......................................................................50 ALUMNI................................................................50 ANIMAL, PET RESCUE & SPAY/NEUTER............................................50 ART LEAGUES & GUILDS..........................51 ASTROLOGY......................................................52 BOOK DISCUSSION.....................................52 COLLECTORS.................................................52 COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY..................52 CONTINUING EDUCATION....................53 FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS............53

GARDENING...........................................................................53 GEMSTONES & MINERALS..........................................54 GENEAOLOGY & HISTORY...........................................54 HERBAL & AROMATHERAPY.......................................55 HERITAGE CLUBS...............................................................55 HOMEBREW BEER & WINE..........................................56 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS.............................................56 LANGUAGES...........................................................................56 MAGIC.........................................................................................56 MEDITATION...........................................................................56 MISCELLANEOUS............................................................... 57 MODEL CLUBS...................................................................... 57 MUSIC, BANDS & BARBERSHOP.............................. 57 NATURE, WILDLIFE............................................................56 NEEDLEWORK.......................................................................59 PHOTOGRAPHY...................................................................60 POLITICAL GROUPS.........................................................60 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.........................60 RADIO...........................................................................................60 RELIGIOUS...............................................................................60 SALT COUNCILS....................................................................61 SERVICE CLUBS/OTHER................................................61 SINGLES GROUPS..............................................................63 SOCIAL GROUPS & PROGRAMS..............................63 Ginny Sanchez, STATE CLUBS.........................................................................63 Viera PERFORMING ARTS..........................................................63 TRAVEL CLUBS.....................................................................64 VEHICLE CLUBS..................................................................64 WEIGHT LOSS........................................................................68 WOMEN’S CLUBS...........................................................64 WRITERS GROUPS......................................................65

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AARP CHAPTERS AARP 1413 Satellite Beach.........................321-773-0552 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. First Friday Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Center 1233 Yacht Club Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach AARP 2622 Palm Bay...................................321-676-2860 Melbourne Terrace Rehabilitation Center, 251 Florida Ave., Melbourne

ALUMNI FIT - Alumni Panther Connect .................321-674-7190 alumni.fit.edu - alumni@fit.edu Brevard County High School Alumni Information Focuses on finding lost classmates, locating or planning class reunions • alumniclass.com Space Coast Gator Club University of Florida Alumni Association..................321-890-7754 Monthly planning meeting 6:30 p.m. • Second Tuesday Pizza Gallery & Grill, 2250 Town Center Ave., Unit 113, Viera spacecoastgatorclub.com UCF Alumni Space Coast Chapter.......800-330-2586 Social events, community service, activities/sports outings ucfalumni.com • spacecoast@ucfalumni.com

ANIMAL, PET RESCUE & SPAY/NEUTER Animal Services – Brevard County.........321-633-2024 Sheriff’s Animal Services Unit—After Hours.............................321-264-5100, option 4 License, complaints, enforcement and administration 1515 Sarno Road, Suite B, Melbourne 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg. A, Room 119 Brevard County Sheriff’s Animal Services Unit Adoptable Pets - South Area....................321-633-2024 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Monday - Saturday Noon - 4 p.m. • Sundays 5100 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne Brevard Lost Pets Lost and Found pets site for Brevard County. Report a lost pet, found pet or search the reported listings. Free service. brevardlostpets.com Animal Guardians of Brevard Provides low- or no-cost cat sterilization to eligible pet guardians. 981 E. Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite E, PMB #102, Melbourne animalguardiansofbrevard.org Brevard Humane Society........................... 321-636-3433 11 a.m. daily 1020 Cox Road, Cocoa • brevardhumanesociety.com Rainbow Bridge Chapel & Cremation Services...................321-636-3433, ext. 208 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Monday - Saturday

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1020 Cox Road, Cocoa Behind the Low Cost Spay/ Neuter & Wellness Clinic brevardhumanesociety.com Merritt Island Adoption Center....321-636-3433, ext. 214 10 a.m. daily 155 Pioneer Road, Merritt Island brevardhumanesociety.com Brevard Zoo....................................................321-254-9453 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily • Last admission, 4:15 p.m. 8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne • brevardzoo.org Coastal Boxer Rescue of Florida............ 866-281-8209 Needs volunteers, foster homes, donations for vet bills P.O. Box 121381, West Melbourne • coastalboxers.org Coastal Poodle Rescue...............................321-459-2652 Rehabilitates unwanted, abused and abandoned poodles and places them in loving homes. P.O. Box 121142, Melbourne • coastalpoodlerescue.org Florida Wildlife Hospital and Sanctuary................................................321-254-8843 Ongoing need for donations of supplies, money and volunteers. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Seven days a week 4560 N. U.S. Highway 1, Palm Shores/Melbourne floridawildlifehospital.org Friends for Animals Sanctuary................. 321-431-4287 Brevard County’s first sanctuary for domestic animals. Needs fosters, adopters, volunteers and event sponsors. 2705 Kyle Lane, Cocoa • friendsforanimalsfl.org Thrift Store..................................................... 321-255-6640 5000 N. Wickham Road, #110, Melbourne Thrift@friendsfpranimalsfl.org Golden Retriever Rescue Mid-Florida, Inc.......................................... 407-332-2840 Looking for fosters, adopters and volunteers. Events all year. grrmf.org • info@grrmf.org Greyhound Pet Adoptions of Central Florida............................................... 321-242-9010 Looking for fosters and funds. 3525 Manassas Ave., Melbourne floridagreyhounds.com • cfgpa@cfl.rr.com Humane Society of South Brevard ....... 321-259-0601 Always looking for volunteers. Open daily at noon. 2600 Otter Creek Lane, Melbourne humanesocietyofsouthbrevard.org Helping Overpopulation of Pets End..... 321-271-4041 Rescue cats, dogs and other furry creatures P.O. Box 372283, Satellite Beach • hopeforbrevard.org Pawsitive Hope Thrift Store.......................321-271-7909 4100 N. Wickham Road, Suite 103, Melbourne Labrador Rescue...........................................877-522-7352 labradorrescue.net • info@lrrof.org


Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA of Brevard)..........................................321-567-3615 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Monday Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Saturdays 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. • Sundays 6035 Sisson Road, Titusville • spcanorthbrevard.com South Brevard German Shepherd Rescue......................................... 321-724-8873 Needs fosters. 1981 Mattison Dr. NE, Palm Bay • sbgsr.com Sparticus Legacy Dog Rescue Group....321-591-2662 P. O. Box 100294, Palm Bay • SparticusLegacy.org Space Coast Feline Network..................... 321-631-7729 Leave a message. Volunteers & donations needed. P.O. Box 624, Cocoa Low-cost feline spay/neuter assistance. Appointment required. scfntnr.org • fixaferal.scfn@gmail.com Space Coast Kibble Kitchen..................... 772-539-2417 Brevard County’s only Pet Food Bank established In 2010 to assist local families while reducing the number of animals being euthanized in local shelters. Suntree-Viera Pet Rescue Looking for fosters and adopters for all animal types, as well as volunteers and donations. P.O. Box 410123, Melbourne • svprhs@gmail.com

9 a.m., 1020 Cox Road, Cocoa (behind the shelter) brevardhumanesociety.com United Humanitarians................................ 321-636-7002 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Monday - Saturday 1431 Peachtree St., Cocoa • unitedhumanitarianscocoa.com

ART LEAGUES & GUILDS Painting............................................................ 321-223-6734 9 - 11 a.m. • Second and Fourth Saturday $30 members/$40 non-members Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne Art & Painting Workshop...........................321-607-6882 9 a.m. - noon • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Rockledge Art Class, Arts & Crafts................................ 321-724-1338 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Thursdays, Art Class 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Fridays, Crafts Greater Palm Bay Senior Center, 1275 Culver Dr. NE, Palm Bay Brevard Cultural Alliance........................... 321-690-6817 The professional organization representing the arts and cultural sector on Florida’s Space Coast. 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building C-307, Viera ArtsBrevard.org • info@artsbrevard.org Brevard Gourd Society............................. 352-259-4100 9 a.m. - noon • First Saturday Eau Gallie Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne Thereseart@aol.com

The Last Chance Sanctuary....................... 321-604-1168 Cat adoptions at local PetSmart and Petco P.O. Box 410724, Melbourne• TheLastChanceSanctuary.com

Brevard Watercolor Society..................... 321-501-6438 1 - 3 p.m. • Second Saturday (Sept., Nov., Jan., March and May) Wickham Park Community Center 2815 Leisure Way, Melbourne • BrevardWatercolorSociety.com

WILD Florida Rescue.....................................321-821-7881 Provides 24-hour safe and compassionate emergency first response service for wildlife in need of urgent medical attention. wildfloridarescue.org Info@wildfloridarescue.org

Central Brevard Art Association............. 321-632-2922 Nonprofit group promotes education, art shows, exposure in public places. The Studio at 103 Barton Blvd., Rockledge cbaaartists.com • cbaaartists@gmail.com

—LOW-COST PET STERILIZATION Brevard Spay/Neuter Clinic....................... 321-724-1141 Emergency Number......................................321-394-1271 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Monday - Thursday 4430 Dixie Highway, Suite 1 & 2 Brevardsnc.com BrevardSNC@gmail.com SPCA Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic.... 321-269-0536 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Fridays 425 Cheney Highway, Titusville Low Cost Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic ......................... 321-636-3433, ext. 206

China Painting.............................................. 321-254-0254 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. • Mondays, $8 Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne Florida Porcelain Artists............................321-254-2047 Dedicated to preserving porcelain art, promoting the art of china painting and fired arts. floridaporcelainartists.com dguinn@floridaporcelainartists.com Space Coast Doll Artists.............................321-952-4519 spacecoastdollartists.wordpress.com • kgauler@gmail.com Florida Space Coast Doll Club.................321-305-4061 10 a.m., Second Saturday meetings, Sept. through June Degroodt Public Library, 6475 Minton Road, SE, Palm Bay Floridaspacecoastdollclub.com 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Purrs and Whiskers Cat Rescue...............321-752-5120 4251 Turtle Mound Road, Melbourne pawsfla.com • paws50@bellsouth.net


North Brevard Art League.......................... 321-383-7441 6 p.m. • Third Wednesday • 1421 Draa Road, Titusville northbrevardartleauge.com northbrevardartleague@gmail.com Watercolor Instruction...............................321-255-4494 9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. • Wednesdays, Class, $6 Wickham Park Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne Watercolor Classes...................................... 321-749-6962 9 a.m. - noon • Tuesdays Intermediate and Advanced, $55 Pelican Beach Clubhouse, 1495 Hwy. A1A, Satellite Beach Watercolors......................................................321-868-1101 Watercolor basics and techniques for beginners and beyond. 2 - 4 p.m. • Tuesdays Cape Canaveral Public Library, 201 Polk Ave., Cape Canaveral Watercolor Techniques............................... 321-633-1792 All skill levels are welcome. Cost is $10, supplies included. 10 a.m. - Noon • Tuesdays Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa

ASTROLOGY S.T.A.R. Guild................................................. 321-779-0604 6 p.m. • Fourth Tuesday, free Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa

BOOK DISCUSSION Afternoon Book Discussion Group..........321-952-4514 2 - 3:30 p.m. • Second Tuesday Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne Barbara’s Book Chats................................. 321-779-4004 Satellite Beach Library, 751 Jamaica Blvd., Satellite Beach Book Club........................................................ 321-961-6408 Noon - 1:30 p.m. • First Wednesday, Sept. to May only 55+ Club, DRS Community Center 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach Books to Movie Book Club.........................321-455-1369 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Third Thursday Merritt Island Public Library 1195 North Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island Book Club Discussion................................ 321-264-5080 1:30 p.m. • First Thursday Mims-Scottsmoor Library, 3615 Lionel Road, Mims Book are Always Better............................. 321-255-4404 6 p.m. • Second Monday Suntree/Viera Library, 902 Jordan Blass Dr., Suntree Mystery Book Club......................................772-664-4066 2 - 3 p.m. • Third Thursday South Mainland Public Library, 7921 Ron Beatty Blvd., Micco Brevard Book Club.......................................321-726-9505 7 p.m. • First Tuesdays Barnes & Noble, 1955 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne

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“Cook the Book” Book Club..................... 321-264-5080 5 - 8 p.m. • Third Thursday Mims-Scottsmoor Public Library, 3615 Lionel Road, Mims Mystery Book Club........................................ 321-633-1792 12:15 p.m. • Third Thursday Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa Neighbors Book Club................................. 321-255-4404 2 - 4 p.m. • Third Thursday Suntree/Viera Library, 902 Jordan Blass Drive, Suntree Afternoon Book Club...................................321-264-5026 2 - 3 p.m. • Third Thursday Titusville Public Library, 2121 S. Hopkins Road, Titusville Book Club.......................................................... 321-751-6771 Sponsored by the Legacy Club, read thought-provoking literature and participate in lively discussions 2 - 3 p.m. • Thursdays One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera Great Decisions Group................................321-784-1398 Discussion on current affairs, using book published by Foreign Policy Association 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. • First Wednesday Merritt Island Library 1195 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island Book Club..........................................................321-868-1101 10 a.m. - Noon • Last Friday of the month Cape Canaveral Public Library, Cape Canaveral Bookworms Book Club................................. 321-633-1867 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Second Wednesday Port St. John Public Library, 6500 Carole Ave., Cocoa

COLLECTORS Brevard Antiques and Collectibles Club........ 321-254-5831 or 321-795-7363 Open to anyone having an interest in learning about antiques/collectibles. Free. The club does not give appraisals. Suntree/Viera Library, 902 Jordan Blass Drive, Suntree 1:30 p.m. • Third Tuesday (except June, July, August, Sept.) Melbourne Beach Public Library 324 Ocean Ave., Melbourne Beach • elwoodbrews@aol.com South Brevard Coin Club...........................321-253-8895 7 p.m. • First Wednesday DRS Community Center, 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

Adult Computer Lab................................... 321-264-5040 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Monday - Friday Isaac Campbell Sr. Park Community Center 701 South St., Titusville brevardcounty.us/ParksRecreation/North/IsaacCampbell Brevard User Group (BUG) Club..............321-652-7618 General meeting with guest speaker 2 - 3 p.m. • First Monday, Windows & Beginners One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera


Brevard User Group - BUG Club...............321-652-7618 2 - 3:30 p.m. • Second Thursday, Windows Q&A Eau Gallie Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne Check website to confirm dates and times. bugclub.org Basic Computer Classes............................ 321-268-2333 Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only Titusville Adult Social Center, 909 Lane Ave., Titusville Computer Class............................................. 321-633-5987 2 - 3 p.m. • First Wednesday Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Bldg. 3, Rockledge MartinAndersenSeniorCenter.com • masc1025@att.net Space Coast PC Users Group (SCPCUG).. 321-632-7185 Noon - 3:30 p.m. • Third and Fifth Saturday Merritt Island Public Library, 1195 N. Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island • Scpug.com MAC User Group Meeting..........................321-272-7992 6:30 - 8 p.m. • Third Tuesday One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera Computer Classes......................................... 321-724-1338 9 - 11:30 a.m. • Mondays 1 - 3:30 p.m. • Mondays Greater Palm Bay Senior Center, 1275 Culver Dr. NE, Palm Bay Beginning Computer Classes................. 321-264-5080 9 a.m. - Noon • Tuesdays Mims/Scottsmoor Library, 3615 Lionel Road, Mims

CONTINUING EDUCATION Education Seminars.....................................321-773-2080 12:30 p.m. • First Thursday • September - May Light lunch • RSVP to 321-773-6458 in advance. 55+ Club, DRS Community Center 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach The Lifelong Scholar Society......321-674-8382, option 2 Florida Tech’s Lifelong Scholar Society is a community of curious minds who are passionate about sharing knowledge. Throughout the year, the society hosts a series of lectures, workshops and socials around the Space Coast. Topics range from historical writers and contemporary art to the Florida habitat, space exploration and more. Go to website for information on the Thursday night lectures and Great Decision discussions. fit.edu/lifelong-scholar-society

FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS B.P.O.E. - Viera Elks 2817.............................. 321-504-3111 7:30 p.m. First and Third Thursday 5820 S. U.S. Highway 1, Rockledge • vieraelks2817@cfl.rr.com

B.P.O.E. - Melbourne Elks 1744.................. 321-768-1744 7:30 p.m. Second and Fourth Wednesday, Lodge meeting 211 Nieman Ave., Melbourne • elks.org B.P.O.E. - Titusville Elks 2113....................... 321-268-2111 Live entertainment and dances each month. Members only 7 p.m. • First and Third Monday (First Monday. July, Aug. and Dec.) 2955 Columbia Blvd., Titusville Fraternal Order of Eagles 4249............... 321-951-3069 7 p.m. • Tuesdays, Trustees 7:30 p.m. • First and Third Tuesday, Men 7:30 p.m. • Second and Fourth Tuesday, Women 2570 Palm Bay Road, Palm Bay Fraternal Order of Eagles Indian River Lagoon Aerie 4527.............. 772-918-8678 7 p.m. • First and Third Monday, Men 7 p.m. • Second and Fourth Monday, Women U.S. 1, 8900 7th Ave., Micco Fraternal Order of Eagles Merritt Island Aerie 4257...........................321-452-4258 6 p.m. • First and Third Wednesday, Auxiliary 1050 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island Fraternal Order of Eagles Space Coast Aerie 3550...............................321-631-1631 7 p.m. • First and Third Tuesday, Auxiliary 7 p.m. • Second and Fourth Tuesday, Men 413 Clearlake Road, Cocoa Fraternal Order of Eagles Spaceport Aerie 3581..................................321-267-2430 7 p.m. • First and Third Tuesday, Aerie General Meeting 7 p.m. • Second and Fourth Tuesday, Auxiliary Meeting 3510 South St., Titusville Moose Lodge 1717......................................... 321-636-6975 221 Clearlake Road, Cocoa • lodge1717.moosepages.org Moose Lodge 2311........................................321-729-0663 6 p.m. • Second and Fourth Wednesdays, women 1335 Malabar Road, Palm Bay • palmbaymoose.com

GARDENING Brevard Orchid Society...............................321-777-9837 7 p.m. • Second Monday Space Coast Association of Realtors 2950 Pineda Plaza Way, Palm Shores • Thebcos.org Brevard Tropical Fruit Club 7:30 p.m. • Fourth Wednesdays (except for April, Nov. and Dec.) Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front St., Melbourne Brevardtropicalfruitclub.org Cocoa Beach Garden Club........................ 321-868-7393 9:30 a.m. • Second Wednesday (September - May) Cocoa Beach Community Church 126 S. A1A, Cocoa Beach 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Brevard User Group - BUG Club...............321-652-7618 2 - 4:45 p.m. • Fourth Tuesday • monthly meeting Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne Check website to confirm dates and times. bugclub.org


6:30 p.m. • First Wednesday Cocoa Beach Public Library • 550 North Brevard Ave. Cocoa-Rockledge Garden Club.............. 321-454-2273 9:30 a.m. • Second Wednesday 1493 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge Cocoarockledgegardenclub.com Florida Gardening.........................................321-610-3937 9 a.m. • Thursday Offered through My Shepherd Center. Call to confirm class. Holy Name of Jesus, 3050 N. Hwy. A1A, Indialantic Myshepherdcenter.com Indian Harbour Beach Garden Club 10 a.m. • Third Wednesday (Sept. - May) Indian Harbour Beach Rec. Center, 1233 Yacht Club Blvd. Sbgca.org Melbourne Garden Club..............................321-272-8973 10 a.m. • First Friday (Sept. - May) Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne Port Malabar Gardening Club................. 321-723-0930 9:30 a.m. • Second Friday (Oct. - May), $15 annual dues Peace Lutheran Church 1801 Port Malabar Blvd. NE, Palm Bay The Beach Gardeners of Melbourne Beach....................................................321-914-4311 Providing basic information about maintaining  landscapes in our unusual beach-growing conditions. 6:30 p.m. • Third Tuesday (Oct. - May), $10/year family dues Melbourne Beach Community Center 509 Ocean Dr., Melbourne Beach

GEMSTONES & MINERALS Canaveral Mineral and Gem Society...... 321-725-9179 Lapidary arts and classes, jewelry making 7 p.m. • First Wednesday Henegar Center, 625 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne Central Brevard Rock and Gem Club....321-799-8536 Learn to cut beautiful gemstones and cabochons. Make creative jewelry from fused glass, silver wire wrap and bead work. Workshops posted at CentralBrevardGems.org Club meetings open to the public. 6 - 8 p.m. • First Thursday (except June, July, Aug.) Merritt Island Public Library 1195 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island

GENEALOGY & HISTORY Check with your librarian. The Titusville Public Library and the Melbourne Public Library have genealogy rooms staffed by volunteers from the local genealogy societies at specific times. The Central Brevard Library and Reference Center has the largest collection of references, begun in 1989, when the Brevard Genealogical Society received a room at the library in which to house its materials. The library is staffed full time

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with a certified genealogist available for consultation. This collection specializes on the states east of the Mississippi with an emphasis on Virginia, Pennsylvania, New England, military records and the southern states. Two extensive ancestry databases are available only at the Central Brevard Library and Reference Center, Melbourne Public Library and Titusville Public Library, including one with more than 1.2 billion records that is only accessible in the Genealogical Collection at the Central Library in Cocoa. Also the Central Brevard Library and Reference Center offers classes on genealogical topics and hosts the Brevard Genealogical Society’s extensive Beginning Genealogy Class. Contact the Genealogy Department at 321-633-1794. Abigail Wright Chamberlin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution D.A.R. is a nonprofit patriotic organization with the mission to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. fssdar.net/abigailwrightchamberlin Brevard Genealogical Society.................. 321-633-1792 Encouraging and educating family historians. 9:30 a.m. • Second Monday Annual $20 single, $25 family. flbgs.org • board@flbgs.org Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa Cape Canaveral Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution 11:30 a.m. • First Tuesday, Call for location RSVP required. janedwelch@yahoo.com • fssdar.net/capecanaveral Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation Board of directors’ monthly meetings are open to the public. The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation assists the 45th Space Wing in preserving, protecting and interpreting the lighthouse and its historical significance to the Florida Space Coast, State of Florida and our nation. P.O. Box 1978, Cape Canaveral • CanaveralLight.org Civil War Round Table of Central Florida..........................................321-259-3076 7:30 p.m. • Second Thursday Cocoa Presbyterian Church, 1404 Dixon Blvd., Cocoa Commodore John Barry Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution...................... 321-543-6232 10 a.m. • Second Saturday (Oct. - May) Advent Lutheran Grace Campus 1805 Oak St., Melbourne Beach commodorejohnbarrydar.com • josolleydar@gmail.com Colonial Dames XVII Century.................. 202-293-1700 Members share a common interest in American history, love of and respect for our nation. Meets four times per year. colonialdames17c.org Confederate Sons Association, Indian River Camp #47.............................. 321-453-4006 Honor the memory of the Confederate soldier and learn about Florida’s Southern ancestors.


United States Daughters War of 1812 Lt. William Shannon Chapter Open to women 18 and older with ancestors who served the USA between 1784 and 1815. Meets four times a year at Double Tree, 1665 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic usdaughters1812.org • GWtsw@aol.com Daughters of the American Revolution Philip Perry Chapter philipperrynsdar.org • cocoajo822@gmail.com Daughters of the American Revolution Rufus Fairbanks Chapter...........................321-633-4709 Promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. 10 a.m. • First Saturday (January and September, second Saturday) • http://fssdar.net/rufusfairbanks/ Louisa May Alcott Tent 11 Daughters of the Union Veterans Civil War duvcwtent11.wordpress.com/ • mcarolcole@aol.com Dorothy M. Clifford Colony of the National Society of New England Women............................. 321-259-9363 Women descendants of New England’s colonists. 10:30 a.m. • Fifth Thursday of October and April Indian River Colony Club, 1936 Freedom Dr., Viera Genealogy Society of South Brevard 10 a.m. • Second Wednesday (except July - Aug.) Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne gssb.net • contact@gssb.net Henry Patrick Gradick Chapter #2406 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy..321-725-0199 12:30 p.m. • Fourth Wednesday Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne Historical Society of North Brevard, Inc...321-269-3658 Call for meeting dates and location. Free. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Tuesday - Saturday • Museum 301 S. Washington Ave., Titusville nbbd.com/godo/historicalsociety National Railway Historical Society Florida East Coast Chapter...................... 321-636-3393 6 p.m. • Second Tuesday (Jan., March, May and Sept.) November is a dinner meeting. Call for details. Central Brevard Public Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa TrainWeb.org/fecnrhs North Brevard Heritage Foundation..... 321-607-0203 6 p.m. • Second Monday Pritchard House, 424 S. Washington Ave., Titusville pritchardhouse.com • thepritchardhouse@yahoo.com Sons of the American Revolution Brevard Chapter........................................... 321-952-2928 Society of male descendants of those who gave service

in the American Revolution. Everyone pays for lunch. Must RSVP. Call for dates and location. • brevardsar.org Family History Center..................................321-636-2431 Free educational resource for family history. 1801 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge The Genealogical Society of North Brevard................................................321-383-8486 To promote and stimulate knowledge and interest in the study of genealogy and to provide tools necessary for exchanging and finding information in genealogical research. 6 - 8 p.m. • First Tuesday (except June, July and Aug.) Titusville Public Library, 2121 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville nbbd.com/npr/gsnb • gsnbpublicity@gmail.com

HERBAL & AROMATHERAPY Herbal Classes................................................321-757-7522 Herbal Certification Classes 227 N. Babcock Street, Melbourne Essential Oils...................................................321-868-1101 3 - 4 p.m. • Mondays Cape Canaveral Public Library, 201 Polk Ave., Cape Canaveral

HERITAGE CLUBS

Brevard British Club.....................................321-544-1766 Open to people born and raised in Great Britain and Northern Island. • Safarired1@aol.com French and Canadian Heritage Society of Central Florida...........................................321-242-7018 9:30 a.m. • Third Monday (except July and Aug.) Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne petact@cfl.rr.com Italian-American Club of South Brevard...321-242-8044 1 p.m. • First Thursday • Board meeting 1 p.m. • Second Thursday • General meeting 12 p.m. • Thursdays • Lunch • $6 members - $8 non-members 5 - 9:30 p.m. • once a month, Saturday • Dinner Dance $15 members - $18 non-members 1471 Cypress Ave., Melbourne • iacsb@cfl.rr.com Scots-American Society of Brevard 6 p.m. • Second Wednesday (September - April) Front Street Civic Center, 2205 S. Front St., Melbourne scotsbrevard.com • info@scotsbrevard.com Sons of Italy Palm Bay Lodge 2823........ 321-724-4435 7 p.m. • Fourth Wednesday, membership and social Greater Palm Bay Senior Center, 1275 Culver Dr., Palm Bay osiafl.org Sons of Norway Space Coast Vikings Lodge 615....................................................... 772-569-2943 2 p.m. • Third Saturday (September - June) Memaw’s Bar-B-Q, 4916 Babcock St. NE, Palm Bay 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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6:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Fourth Thursday, Memberships begin at $15 annually Kays Real Pit Bar-B-Q, 1552 West King St., Cocoa csacamp47.org • jmorgan14@cfl.rr.com


HOMEBREW BEER & WINE SAAZ Homebrew Club................................727-488-6300 If you enjoy great beer, please contact for meeting location. 2 p.m. • Third Sunday of the month • saaz.org Space Coast Wine Guild.............................321-956-1894 Appreciate wines and improve homemade wines through education and wine making. 7 p.m. • Fourth Thursday $25/couples • $15/per person DRS Community Center, 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach spacecoastwineguild@gmail.com American Wine Society Space Coast Chapter...................................321-956-1894 Wine tasting for education and appreciation $62/household • $49/per person • americanwinesociety.org

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Knights of Columbus Council 6125.........321-632-6125 7:30 p.m. • First Thursday 3435 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge • KC6125@cfl.rr.com Knights of Columbus Council 3746........321-725-8064 7:30 p.m. • Second and Fourth Tuesday 2150 Dairy Road, Melbourne • Kofc3746.com Knights of Columbus Council 5845........ 321-610-7701 7:30 p.m. • First and Third Tuesday Holy Name of Jesus, 3050 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic Kofc5845.org Knights of Columbus Council 5667....... 321-268-2764 3450 Kilmarnoch Lane, Titusville • kofc5667.com Knights of Columbus Council 7408.........321-727-1722 7:30 p.m. • Assembly First Thursday - Council Second and Fourth Thursday 6725 Babcock St. NE, Palm Bay • Kofc7408@gmail.com Knights of Columbus Council 13243...... 321-557-2526 7 p.m. • Business Meeting, First Monday, Social meeting Third Monday Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 300 Malabar Road SE Palm Bay • Knights13243.com Knights of Columbus Council 14573.......321-728-1089 2950 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne Kofc14573.org • Info@kofc14573.org

2 p.m. • Wednesdays, Conversational Class 1 p.m. • Fridays, Beginning Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Bldg. 3, Rockledge Spanish Classes............................................321-773-0552 6:45 - 8:15 p.m. • Tuesdays, $85 per eight weeks and book. Call for next scheduled class Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Dept. 1233 Yacht Club Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach

NATURE GROUPS Brevard Nature Alliance.............................321-268-5224 Raising awareness of the value and importance of Brevard’s natural resources. brevardnaturealliance.org festival@brevardnaturealliance.org Sea Turtle Preservation Society.............321-676-1701 Emergency..................................................... 321-206-0646 Turtle Walks, beach cleanup, store 111 S. Miramar Ave., Indialantic seaturtlespacecoast.org • stps@seaturtlespacecoast.org Friends of St. Sebastian River, Inc......... 772-202-0501 Maintaining and improving the health and beauty of the St. Sebastian River. fssr.org • Info@fssr.org Friends of the Enchanted Forest.............321-264-5185 6:30 p.m. • Third Thursday Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville Marine Resources Council.........................321-725-7775 Maintain and enhance the quality of marine systems for economic, recreational, aesthetic and environmental use. 3275 Dixie Highway. NE, Palm Bay • mrcirl.org Merritt Island Wildlife Association......... 321-861-2377 Promoting conservation, awareness and appreciation of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. 3.5 miles east of Titusville, SR 402, Titusville merrittislandwildlife.org Pelican Island Preservation Society.....772-202-0697 Supports and promotes the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge and the National Wildlife Refuge System in their efforts to conserve habitat and wildlife. Firstrefuge.org • Info@firstrefuge.org

MAGIC

Knights of Columbus Council 4826....... 321-613-3085 7 p.m. • Second Tuesday 5301 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach

Space Coast Magic Club............................617-698-2398 IBM and SAM recognized magic organization. 7 p.m. • Second Tuesday, Open to everyone Kelly’s Burger and Beer, 650 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne spacecoastmagicclub.com

LANGUAGES

MEDITATION

Spanish Class .................................................321-631-7549 1 p.m. • Mondays, Intermediate 2 p.m. • Mondays, Advanced

Open Mind Zen Meditation Center..........321-427-3511 Meditation and talk • donation requested 2304 S. Babcock St., Melbourne Openmindzen.com

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MODEL CLUBS

Coupon Group............................................... 321-773-7705 2 - 3 p.m. • Third Wednesday Satellite Beach Library, 951 Jamaica Blvd., Satellite Beach

International Plastic Modelers Society Space Coast Chapter.................................. 321-951-0740 6 p.m. • Second Tuesday Suntree/Viera Public Library, 902 Jordan Blass Dr., Suntree 6 p.m. • Last Tuesday Central Brevard Public Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa ipmsspacecoast.com

Friday Afternoon at the Movies................321-452-4341 1 p.m. • Fridays, Movie and Refreshments Sunflower House, Merritt Square Mall 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island AgingMattersBrevard.org • SunflowerHouse@bellsouth.net

Space Coast Model Sailing Club 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Saturdays Wickham Park Pond (just past the dog park) 2500 Parkway Dr., Melbourne spacecoastmodelsailingclub.org • scmsc2015@gmail.com

Keep Brevard Beautiful...............................321-631-0501 Develops, motivates, educates and activates community partners to reduce litter, recycle, beautify and sustain the environment for the benefit of Brevard County. 1620 Adamson Road, Cocoa Keepbrevardbeautiful.org

Titusville Area Model Railroad Club 7 p.m. • Mondays, $10/month Gibson Complex K15, 835 Sycamore St., Titusville Tamrrc.org

Community Movie Night............................321-254-5622 6:30 p.m. • Second Saturday Bowe Gardens Baptist Church, 2700 Sarno Road, Melbourne

Music Jam and Sing-A-Long....................321-544-8998 1 - 3 p.m. • Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Bldg. 1, Rockledge MartinAndersenSeniorCenter.com • masc1025@att.net Propeller Club of Port Canaveral............321-323-9886 Local chapter of an international Maritime Industry nonprofit business-networking organization supporting students interested in maritime careers with scholarships and support to local school programs. 11:30 a.m. • First Wednesday Fishlips Bar & Grill, 610 Glen Cheek Dr., Port Canaveral propellerclubcanaveral.com Space Coast Inventors Guild....................321-768-1234 Learn how to protect your inventions and ideas from others. 2 - 4:45 p.m. • Fourth Saturday Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne The Humanists at Barefoot Bay.............772-664-4066 Noon • Second Saturday South Mainland Public Library, 7921 Ron Beatty Blvd. Micco Thursday Night at the Movies..................321-724-1388 Members only • $1 donation • Snack bar is open 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. • Thursdays Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Dr. NE Palm Bay • gpbsc.org Woodshop......................................................321-724-13387 8 a.m. - Noon • Monday through Friday Greater Palm Bay Senior Center, 1275 Culver Drive NE Palm Bay • gpbsc.org Cornhole Toss................................................. 321-724-1338 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Mondays Greater Palm Bay Senior Center, 1275 Culver Dr. NE Palm Bay • gpbsc.org

MUSIC, BANDS & BARBERSHOP

Brevard Community Chorus..................... 321-433-7629 Auditions required to join. Free to join. 7 - 9 p.m. • Tuesdays, rehearsals King Center, Room 160, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne Brevardcommunitychorus.org • lambr@easternflorida.edu Brevard Symphony Orchestra..................321-242-2024 Brevard’s only all-professional orchestra offering a wide range of concerts throughout the year including a subscription series, a matinee series, free performances, social events and more. Volunteer guilds open to membership. BrevardSymphony.com • info@brevardsymphony.com Central Florida Accordion Club.............. 866-455-2322 2 p.m. • Last Sunday Cocoa Elks Lodge #1532, 315 Florida Ave., Cocoa CFAccordionClub.com cfAccordionClub@yahoo.com Community Band of Brevard.................... 321-338-6210 Educates its members, entertains its audiences and serves its community. All concerts are free, no tickets required. 7 - 9:15 p.m. • Wednesdays, rehearsals Edgewood Junior/Senior High School 180 E. Merritt Ave., Merritt Island communitybandofbrevard.com Golden Tones.................................................. 321-724-1338 9 a.m. - noon • Mondays Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive NE, Palm Bay Greater Canaveral Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society......321-636-0900 or 321-777-0406 7 p.m. • Tuesdays Choral Room, Building #4, Eastern Florida State College, 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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MISCELLANEOUS


Harbor City Harmonizers........................... 321-345-7292 Men’s a cappella chorus. Melbourne Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Performs as a chorus and with quartets. 7 - 9:30 p.m. • Tuesdays Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy 5625 Holy Trinity Dr., Room 301, Melbourne hcharmonizers.org • hcharmonizers@gmail.com Indialantic Chamber Singers................... 321-426-0360 All concerts are free, no tickets required. Location varies. indialanticchambersingers.org JT’s Bluegrass.................................................321-222-7797 Bringing bluegrass concerts to Brevard at a variety of venues. Martin Andersen Choral Group............... 321-454-3014 10 a.m. - noon • Tuesdays Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Building 2, Rockledge MartinAndersenSeniorCenter.com • masc1025@att.net Melbourne Chamber Music Society.......321-213-5100 International Chamber Music Series St. Mark’s United Methodist 2030 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic melbournechambermusicsociety.org • mcms@cfl.rr.com

Rock the Silence........................................... 321-446-1802 Nonprofit organization bringing Christian music to hearing and deaf alike throughout Florida and other states. The group teaches sign language to residents and teachers. rockthesilence.homestead.com • rockthesilence@yahoo.com South Guild of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra..................................321-242-2024 infobsosouthguild@gmail.com Space Coast Flute Orchestra................... 321-385-7236 Musicians who play a wide collection of flutes in four free concerts per year. Donations accepted. Suntree United Methodist Church 7400 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne Eastminster Presbyterian, 106 N Riverside Drive, Indialantic scfo.org • scfoboard@gmail.com Space Coast Jazz All Stars....................... 855-252-7276 Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra Featuring the finest jazz musicians in the Southeast U.S. $25 general admission, 18 and under free The Scott Center, 5625 Holy Trinity Dr. (Pineda Cswy.) SpacecoastSymphony.org • info@spacecoastsymphony.org

Melbourne Community Orchestra.......... 321-285-6724 50+ volunteers perform free concerts with a variety of music including show tunes, musicals, patriotic and more. mcorchestra.org • MelbourneOrchestra@gmail.com Melbourne Municipal Band.......................321-724-0555 Admission is free. No tickets required. Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne melbournemunicipalband.org Melbourne Municipal Concert Band..... 321-285-6724 Welcomes players of all ages and abilities. 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. • Tuesdays, rehearsals Julia D. Good Rehearsal Hall, 1924 Melody Lane, Melbourne Mmband.net • Info@melbournemunicipalband.org New Horizons Band.............. …………………..347-497-0506 Welcome comeback players and beginners. 9 - 11 a.m. • Tuesdays Julia D. Good Rehearsal Hall, 1924 Melody Lane, Melbourne Newhorizonsmusic.org • robertbfree3@aol.com Platinum Show Chorus.............................. 877-255-6365 Four-part harmony, barbershop-style for women. Singers must be able to carry their part and stand for rehearsals. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. • Thursdays, Rehearsal Unity of Melbourne, 2401 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne See website for performances or call 321-259-8605 PlatinumShowChorus.com • dbreitty@yahoo.com Pretenders....................................................... 321-724-1338 9:30 a.m. - Noon • Tuesdays Greater Palm Bay Senior Center, 1275 Culver Dr. NE, Palm Bay

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Space Coast Symphony Orchestra....... 855-252-7276 The Symphony for Everyone Classics, pops, jazz, opera, film music and more. SpaceCoastSymphony.org • info@spacecoastsymphony.org

NEEDLEWORK American Needlepoint Guild Space Coast Chapter..................................321-433-0238 9:45 a.m. • First Friday Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa SpaceCoastChapter@needlepoint.org American Sewing Guild Neighborhood meetings listed on website asgspacecoast.org • president@asgspacecoast.org Seaside Piecemakers.................................. 321-255-8374 9:30 a.m. - noon • Fourth Wednesday (members only) Trinity Wellspring Church, 638 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach seasidepiecemakers.com Andersen Quilters........................................321-453-5559 9 a.m. - noon • Mondays Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Bldg. 3, Rockledge

Merritt Island Sewing Group.....................321-452-4341 1 - 3 p.m. • Second and fourth Wednesday Sunflower House, Merritt Square Mall 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island AgingMattersBrevard.org • SunflowerHouse@bellsouth.net Moonlighters...................................................321-543-8671 5:30 p.m. • Second and fourth Monday Satellite Beach Library, 751 Jamaica Blvd., Satellite Beach Seasidepiecemakers.com • chocanna@cfl.rr.com Seaside Stitchers - Melbourne................321-254-2206 Schedule varies St. John’s Episcopal Church, 610 Young St., Melbourne Sit and Knit, Palm Bay Knitters.................321-952-4519 3 - 4:30 p.m. • Mondays Palm Bay Public Library, 1520 Port Malabar Blvd., Palm Bay Space Coast Quilters..................................321-268-4334 9 a.m. • Third Wednesday (except July and December) First Baptist Church, 303 Main St., Titusville spacecoastquilters.com • tesdallj@yahoo.com Space Coast Weavers & Fiber Artists Guild....................................321-674-9020 Show and tell, business meeting and fiber program open to the public. 9:30 a.m. - noon • Fourth Saturday (with occasional field trips) Merritt Island Public Library, 1195 N. Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island •Spacecoastwafa@gmail.com Suntree/Viera Sit and Stitch Group...... 321-255-4404 1 - 3 p.m. • First and third Wednesday Suntree/Viera Public Library, 902 Jordan Blass Dr., Suntree

Busy Fingers Crafts.....................................321-639-8256 9 - 11 a.m. • Mondays, $1 members, $2 non-members Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Bldg. 3, Rockledge

The Sunstitchers......................................... 321-953-6026 9:30 a.m. • First and third Fridays Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne seasidepiecemakers.com • marilynmorsn@aol.com

Circle of Friends............................................ 321-412-7342 9:30 a.m. • Second and fourth Monday DeGroodt Library, 6475 Minton Road SE, Palm Bay seasidepiecemakers.com

The Quilt Squad..............................................321-751-1943 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Fridays Crossroads Community Church, 2436 Croton Road, Melbourne seasidepiecemakers.com lbprods@aol.com

EduQuilters/Coastal Quilters................... 321-255-9876 Committed to sharing our passion for quilting with all ages. 9:30 a.m. • Third Saturday (except December) Scotty Culp Auditorium, 565 Cassia Blvd., Satellite Beach eduquilters.org

Island Quilters.............................................. 321-452-0450 6 p.m. • Third Monday Merritt Island Library, 1195 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island seasidepiecemakers.com

Hooks & Needles Knitting........................... 321-917-1108 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. • First Wednesday $2 members/$3 non-members Titusville Adult Social Center, 909 Lane Ave., Titusville

TGIF....................................................................321-591-7565 9:30 a.m. • Second and fourth Fridays Suntree/Viera Library, 902 Jordan Blass Dr. Seasidepiecemakers.com • tgifsuntree@hotmail.com

Indian River Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc................................... 321-777-7404 9:30 a.m. • Third Monday Two satellite evening groups available for members Front Street Civic Center, 2205 S. Front Street, Melbourne indianriverega.org

Patchwork of Grace......................................321-723-0561 Group of ladies and men who make quilts, afghans, and other crafts for people in need. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Tuesdays First Baptist Church of Melbourne 3301 Dairy Road, Melbourne 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Space Coast Jazz Society.........................321-960-4897 We preserve and promote live jazz by hosting concerts by a variety of professional musicians and bands, providing free Jazz workshops for Brevard County students, grades 4-12 and awarding scholarships to graduating Brevard County high school seniors. spacecoastjazzsociety.org • jazz@spacecoastjazzsociety.org


PHOTOGRAPHY

Camera Club of Brevard...............................321-848-1110 6:30 p.m. • First Tuesday Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave., Melbourne ccbrevard.org • Info@ccbrevard.com Enchanted Forest Photo Club……………….321-264-5192 9 - 11 a.m. • Second Saturday 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville

POLITICAL GROUPS Brevard Democrats.....................................321-600-4855 513 N. Harbor City Blvd., Suite C, Melbourne Brevarddems.org • hello@brevarddems.org Beachside Democratic Club....................970-682-4926 7 p.m. • Third Monday • call for location South Brevard Democratic Women’s Club.321-773-2949 http://sbdwcnewsletter.com/ • pfarley_101@hotmail.com North Brevard Democratic Club...............321-222-8797 7 p.m. • Fourth Monday Dixie Crossroads, 1475 Garden St., Titusville Brevard Federated Republican Women. 321-727-1212 Promoting Republican ideals and goals. Republican men are welcome as associates. 11 a.m. • First Wednesday, networking 11:30 a.m. Program, 12:15 p.m. Lunch Duran Golf Club, 7032 Stadium Parkway, Viera Brevardfederatedrepublicanwomen.org Brevard Republican Executive Committee..................................................... 321-254-0073 Members and visitors must be registered Republicans with voter ID required for entrance. Free. 6:30 p.m. • Second Wednesday Brevard County Commission Meeting Room 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building C, Viera Brevardrepublicans.org • brevardchairman@gmail.com North Brevard Republican Club 7 p.m. • Third Tuesday The Blue Heron Restaurant, Great Outdoors (Route 50, west of I-95) Republican Women’s Network of South Brevard County........................... 321-426-7263 11 a.m. • Third Thursday, check-in begins Eau Gallie Yacht Club 100 Datura Dr., Indian Harbour Beach Rwnsb.org • tfleenor@cfl.rr.com South Brevard Democratic Women’s Club.321-773-2949 Call or see website for details, $25/year Sbdwcnewsletter.com • pfarley_101@hotmail.com Space Coast Republican Club.................321-544-8376 A coed Republican political group with the goal to provide information about the community and/or the

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Republican Party. Members must be registered Republicans. 11 a.m. • Fourth Wednesday Red Lobster, 215 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island Suehinnant290@yahoo.com

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS National Association of Parliamentarians Apollo 11 Unit .................................................. 321-613-2278 10:30 a.m. • Fourth Thursday of each month September through May except November and December. Teaching the parliamentary procedures. Melbourne Public Library 540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne • moore315@bellsouth.net NARFE—National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association —Chapter 1137 Central Brevard 11:30 a.m. • Second Monday, lunch (except for July and Aug.) 12:15 p.m. • meeting $40 membership Kay’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, 1552 King St., West Cocoa narfe.org/chapter1137 —Chapter 2255 Barefoot Bay.................. 772-778-0585 New Jersey Retired Policemen & Firemen’s Association.......321-269-8428 Meets four times per year. Call for time and location. New York State Teacher Retirees in Florida. Space Coast Chapter........................................321-952-0270 Society of Women Engineers Space Coast Section...................................321-345-7930 Meeting times and places vary • Swe-sc.org

RADIO

Brevard Amateur Radio Society..............321-362-5037 7 p.m. • First Tuesday Parrish Medical Center conference room CR6 BARS, 4743 Cambridge Dr., Mims brevardars.org • n6usp@bellsouth.net Cocoa Amateur Radio Society 7 p.m. • First Monday 1150 West King St., Cocoa • Cocoaarts.org Indian River Amateur Radio Club 7:30 p.m. • First Thursday, meeting, Social starts at 7 p.m. American Red Cross Building, 1700 Cedar St., Rockledge irarc.ham-radio-op.net • sluchuk@cfl.rr.com

RELIGIOUS

St. Joseph’s Woman’s Guild....................... 321-727-1565 7 p.m. • Third Monday St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 5330 Babcock St. NE, Palm Bay St-joe.org


Rockledge Kiwanis........................................ 321-637-1424 6 p.m. • Second Tuesdays Twisted Birch Sports Bar & Grill 1279 Admirality Blvd., Rockledge Rockledgekiwanis.org

Women of Temple Israel Sisterhood...... 321-253-8679 Organization of women interested in Judaism. Tiofbrevard.com • m.pivar@bellsouth.net

Titusville Kiwanis...........................................321-747-3937 Serving the children of the world Noon • First Tuesday 5:30 p.m. • Third Tuesday Beef O’Brady’s, 2825 Garden St., Titusville TitusvilleKiwanis.org •TitusvilleKiwanis@gmail

SALT COUNCILS

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) Brainstorming solutions to specific community problems. brevardtriad.org North Area SALT Council.......... 321-632-6688 or 2-1-1 10 - 11 a.m.. • First Wednesday Titusville Police Department, 1100 John Glenn Blvd., Titusville South Area SALT Council.......... 321-632-6688 or 2-1-1 10 - 11 a.m. • Third Wednesday Eau Gallie Public Library, 521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne

SERVICE CLUBS/OTHER

Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts...321-777-2770 1190 Highway A1A, Satellite Beach Jewishbrevard.com David R. Schechter Community Center..... 321-773-6458 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach Melbourne Beach Community Club.........321-728-8115 Melbourne Beach Community Center, 509 Ocean Ave. Palm Bay Community Center...................321-952-3443 1502 Port Malabar Blvd. NE,. Palm Bay Viera Regional Community Center.........321-433-4891 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera

—KIWANIS

Kiwanis Eau Gallie/Suntree Emphasis on community and children. 6 p.m. • First and third Tuesday Beef-O’ Brady’s, 724 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach Imettala@hotmail.com Melbourne Kiwanis...................................... 321-480-8193 Noon • Second Tuesday The Rustic Restaurant Inside the Hilton Rialto Place 200 Rialto Place, Melbourne Facebook.com/MelbourneKiwanis Merritt Island Kiwanis................................ 321-430-6630 11:30 a.m. • First and third Tuesday Island Waterfront Bar and Grill 1891 East Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island merritt-island.kiwanisone.org

Cocoa Kiwanis Noon • Second Fridays Kay’s Bar-B-Q, 1552 King St., Cocoa

­—LIONS CLUBS Cocoa Beach Seaside Lions......................321-631-6633 6 p.m. • Second and fourth Thursday Sonny’s, 310 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island E-clubhouse.org/sites/cocoa_beach_seaside Palm Bay Happy Lions................................ 321-473-8545 Noon • First and third Tuesday Dottie’s Restaurant, 5275 Babcock St., Palm Bay E-clubhouse.org/sites/palmbayhappy Rockledge Lions.............................................321-631-4525 6 p.m.. • Second and fourth Thursday Rockledge Country Club, 1591 Fiske Blvd., Rockledge E-clubhouse.org/sites/rockledgefl Satellite Beach Lions Club........................ 321-773-3607 6:30 p.m. • First and third Tuesday DRS Community Center, 1089 South Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach E-clubhouse.org/sites.satellitebeach Merritt Island Space Coast Lions Club Noon • Second and fourth Wednesdays The Sunflower House, 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway Merritt Island • E-clubhouse.org/sites/spacecoast North Brevard Lions Club 6:30 p.m. • Second and fourth Thursday Beef O’Brady’s, 2825 Garden St., Titusville E-clubhouse.org/sites/northbrevard Viera Lions.......................................................321-635-8491 6 p.m. • Second and fourth Tuesday (June through Sept. Second Tuesday only) Perkins, 8200 N. Wickham Road, Viera Eclubhouse.org/sites/viera • vieralions@gmail.com

—PILOT CLUBS Pilot Club of South Brevard 5:45 p.m. • Third Wednesday, business and dinner meeting Call for location pilotclubofsouthbrevard.org pilotclubofsouthbrevard@gmail.com 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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St. Katherine Philoptochos Society....... 321-254-1045 Meets six times a year. Call for details. St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church 5965 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne saint-katherine.org • Admin@Saint-Katherine.org


Pilot Club of Titusville....... 321-543-9637 or 407-314-8697 Noon • First and third Wednesday La Cita Country Club, 777 Country Club Dr., Titusville nbbd.com/npr/pilot • pilotcluboftitusville@yahoo.com

Indialantic Rotary 12:15 p.m. • Wednesdays Eau Gallie Yacht Club, 100 Datura Dr., Indian Harbour Beach indialanticrotary.org

Riverview Pilot Club...................................... 321-271-6545 10 a.m. • Second Saturday Parrish Medical Center Health Village, Titusville Riverviewpilotclub.org

Melbourne Rotary 6 p.m. • Thursdays Iron Oak Post, 2023 Melbourne Court, Melbourne Melbournerotaryclub.org • Melbourneflrotary@gmail.com

­—ROTARY

Melbourne Beach Rotary Club 7:30 a.m. • First and third Tuesday Ocean Side Pizza, 300 Ocean Ave., #6, Melbourne Beach melbeachrotary.org

Cocoa Beach Daybreak Rotary................. 321-453-5635 7 a.m. • Tuesdays Roberto’s Restaurant, 26 N. Orlando Ave., Cocoa Beach Cocoa Beach Rotary 12:15 p.m. • Wednesdays Azteca II, 1600 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach cocoabeachrotary.com Cocoa Rotary Noon. • Tuesdays Eastern Florida State College community dining room 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa • cocoarotary.com Eau Gallie Rotary Noon • Tuesdays Cuizine Restaurant & Lounge 1790 S. Atlantic Ave. (A1A), Satellite Beach info@eaugallierotary.com • eaugallierotary.com

Merritt Island Rotary.....................................321-631-0383 5:15 p.m. • First and third Thursday Island Tiki Grill, 1850 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island Merrittislandrotary.com • Info@merrittislandrotary.com Merritt Island Breakfast Rotary................ 321-525-7450 7:15 a.m. • Wednesdays Victoria’s, 370 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island Palm Bay Rotary 12:15 p.m. • Thursdays Broken Barrel, 4700 S. Babcock St., Palm Bay palmbayrotary@gmail.com Rockledge Rotary 7 a.m. • Thursdays Rockledge Country Club, 1591 Fiske Blvd., Rockledge rockledgerotary.com Suntree Rotary Club 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. • Fridays Suntree Country Club, One Country Club Dr., Melbourne Suntreerotary.org Titusville Rotary.............................................. 321-795-5199 Noon • Thursdays La Cita Country Club, 777 Country Club Dr., Titusville Titusville.rotary-clubs.org

June Jordan, Melbourne

Titusville Sunrise Rotary............................. 321-480-5140 7:15 a.m. • Tuesdays River Lanes Family Entertainment Center (Bowling Alley) 800 Cheney Highway 50, Titusville Viera Rotary Noon. • Wednesdays Amici’s Italian Restaurant 7720 N. Wickham Road, Suite 120, Suntree Vierarotary.com • vierarotarian@gmail.com

­—ZONTA Zonta Club of Melbourne Empowering women through service and advocacy. zontaspacecoast.org • zontainfo@zontaspacecoast.org

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Singles Club (Planning Meeting)............. 321-362-2359 4 p.m. • First Thursday Titusville Adult Social Center, 909 Lane Ave., Titusville Single, Separated, Widowed & Divorced (SSWD)......……………………………..321-868-7775 A social and support group open to all. Social Singles................................................... 321-259-4471 Social group for ages 50 and older. 5:30 p.m. • Fourth Thursday Viera Elks Lodge, 5820 U.S. Highway 1, Rockledge Trailblazers..............................info@trailblazers-club.com Adventurous outing club for singles. trailblazers-club.com The Friday Night Social................................ 321-914-3392 6:30 p.m. • Second and fourth Friday Greater Palm Bay Senior Center, 1275 Culver Dr. NE, Palm Bay

SOCIAL GROUPS & PROGRAMS 55+ Club of Satellite Beach.......................321-773-3050 SEE – Social, Education and Entertainment 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach • 55plusclubofsb.com Harbor City Retirees...................................321-525-9388 10:30 a.m. • Wednesdays Dancing to music from the 1920s to 1960s. Bring a bag lunch and stay to socialize Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave., Melbourne Legacy Club................................. 321-633-1000, ext. 644 A free program created by Brevard Public Schools for members of the Brevard community 55+. Offers free/ reduced admission to sporting and theater events at Brevard Public Schools. Access to a lecture and learning series on a variety of subjects. 100-plus events annually (excludes FHSAA playoff games). Almond.sara@brevardschools.org Neighbors of Suntree.................................321-254-6500 Encourages membership among the residents of Suntree and surrounding areas. Welcomes people of all ages and interests. Annual events, activities and informative programs entertain the membership and support local charities. $25/per year membership neighborsofsuntree.org New Neighbors of South Brevard Beaches, Inc. ................... 321-345-7376 Nonprofit social organization with emphasis on supporting local charities through financial and volunteer efforts. Spouses included in some functions. Nnofsbb.com One Senior Club.............................................. 321-751-6771 Meets weekly for board and card games, speakers and more. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Wednesdays, $15 annual membership

One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera OneSeniorPlace.com Our Saviour Senior Community Club....321-783-3280 Meets weekly on Thursdays. Call for meeting times Our Saviour Catholic Church 5301 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach Prime Timers ...................................................321-269-1133 10 a.m. • Tuesdays (September - May) Temple Baptist Church, 1400 N. Washington Ave., Titusville Templebc.net Temple Talkers................................................321-254-5143 Discussion and social group. Bring “brown bag” lunch. Beverages and dessert provided. Different moderators lead the discussions. Everyone welcome. 11:30 a.m. • Third Monday • $1 donation Temple Israel Social Hall 7350 Lake Andrew Dr., Viera Tiofbrevard.com

STATE CLUBS California State Club...................................321-253-2655 Anyone from any part of California at any time is welcome Various restaurants for lunch. Connecticut Yankee Club........................ 239-250-0152 11 a.m. • Second Saturday Former or current Connecticut residents and guests. Social lunch, entertainment, and door prizes. Golden Corral, 880 Palm Bay Road NE, Palm Bay Maine Connection.........................................321-725-2237 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Third Saturday (Except July and August). Call for location. Michigan Upper Peninsula......................... 321-632-1975 Annual picnic first Sunday in March. New Jersey Club.......................................... 321-504-6010 $5/year. Picnics in April and October. orgsites.com/fl/newjerseyclubofbrevard New York State Club...................................321-446-9358 Noon • Third Tuesday The Indiana Hoosiers Members meet second Saturday In March for annual luncheon. Samcar@cfl.rr.com Pittsburgh, Pa. Club...................................... 321-725-1764 Yankees Club.................................................321-253-3458

PERFORMING ARTS

The Brevard Theatrical Ensemble..........321-676-0697 Quality stage productions that educate and entertain. 950 Pine Creek Circle NE, Palm Bay brevardensemble.com ladygailbte@earthlink.net 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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55+ Plus Club of Satellite Beach Travel Group, Day Trips..............................321-243-5708 Greater Palm Bay Senior Center.............. 321-724-1338 Martin Andersen Senior Center Travel..321-631-7549 Titusville Adult Social Center.................. 321-268-2333 Wickham Park Senior Center Travel .....321-255-4494

VEHICLE CLUBS Antique Automobile Club of America – Cape Canaveral Region..............................321-720-5928 Membership is open to anyone with an interest in old cars. 7 p.m. • First Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Social time begins Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa AntiqueAutoClubCC.com

— Chapter 0043........................................... 941-702-0459 3:30 p.m. • Tuesdays First Christian Church, 2010 Babcock St., Melbourne — Chapter 0506........................................... 941-702-0459 9:15 a.m., Thursdays First Christian Church, 341 Emerson Dr., NW, Palm Bay — Chapter 0544........................................... 941-702-0459 9:45 a.m., Thursdays Ascension Lutheran Church, 1053 Pinetree Dr. The Family Center, Indian Harbour Beach — Chapter 0066............................................. 321-572-1061 6:15 .p.m. • Wednesdays St. Mary’s Catholic School 1152 Seminole Dr., Room 109, Rockledge

Cape Kennedy Corvette Club……………….321-454-7278 Capekennedycorvetteclub.com • jimarcia@cfl.rr.com

— Chapter 0164............................................ 941-702-0459 8:45 a.m. • Thursdays Knights of Columbus Hall, 215 Dairy Road West Melbourne

Classic Reflections Car Club.................... 321-795-7363 7 p.m. • First Monday (except holidays) • $25 annual dues classicreflectionscarclub.com

— Chapter 0307............................................. 321-572-1061 8 a.m. • Fridays, weigh-in, 10 a.m., meeting St. Lukes Presbyterian Church, 1255 Knox McRae, Titusville

Dixie Cruisers.................................................321-632-5404 Space Coast Jeep Club Spacecoastjeepclub.com

— Chapter 0876.............................................321-794-1986 10:30 a.m. - noon • Wednesdays Martin Andersen Senior Center, 1025 Florida Ave., Rockledge

MG Car Club................................................... 321-757-0180 Membership Is open to MG/British car enthusiasts Go to website for event schedule P. O. Box 410471, Melbourne • Mgcarclubflorida.com MOPARS of Brevard.....................................321-794-5042 Monthly club meetings at Memaws In Palm Bay Southern Classics........................................321-537-6390 Soclassicscarclub@gmail.com Space Coast Camaros.................................. 321-427-1597 Spacecoastcamaros.com • kalcorp@cfl.rr.com Space Coast Corvette Club....................... 321-951-0128 Spacecoastvettes.com Space Coast Muscle Cars..........................321-794-2409 Scmusclecars.com Space Coast Mustang Club 6 - 7 p.m. • Fourth Tuesday Spacecoastmustang.club • spacecoastmustang@gmail.com Space Coast Miata Club 6:30 p.m. • Third Tuesday of each month Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa Spacecoastmiataclub.org

WEIGHT LOSS TOPS-Individual Dietary Consultants • tops.org Take Off Pounds Sensibly, times and dates locations vary.

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— Chapter 0318............................................ 941-702-0459 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. • Thursdays Holy Apostles Episcopal Church 505 Grant Ave., Satellite Beach

WOMEN’S CLUBS Alpha Delta Kappa of Florida International Honorary Sorority of Women Educators alphadeltakappa.org American Association of University Women Melbourne Branch Third Saturdays • Various locations and times. Aauw-fl.aauw.net/branches/melbourne Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.............................321-723-2250 40 chapters in Brevard County meet in members’ homes. Cocoa Beach Woman’s Club......................321-652-1951 9:30 a.m. • First Thursday (September - May) Cocoa Beach Country Club 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach Community Woman’s Club.........................321-639-4193 10 a.m. • Second Tuesday each month 5 Rosa L. Jones Blvd., Cocoa Ccommunitywomansclub.com • CWC1922@gmail.com GFWC Viera Woman’s Club General Federation of Woman’s Clubs 10:30 a.m. Meeting with lunch, reservations required.


Melbourne Alumnae Panhellenic For women who were college sorority members. Location varies. • melbournepanhellenic.org Palm Bay Woman’s Club..............................321-733-1444 1 p.m. meeting • Second Wednesday Glenbrooke at Palm Bay, 815 Briar Creek Blvd., Palm Bay Satellite Beach Woman’s Club..................321-777-7632 gfwcsatellitebeachwomansclub@gmail.com Red Hat Society.......................................... 866-386-2850 Dates and locations vary with chapters. redhatsociety.com Brevard County Chapter of Hadassah.......321-622-6454 6717 Sutro Heights Lane, Viera Brevardcounty@hadassah.org The Melbourne Woman’s Club..................321-727-2852 Melbournewomansclub@gmail.com

WRITERS GROUPS

Space Coast Poets....................................... 321-433-5753 Local chapter of Florida State Poets Association 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. • Second Monday Eastern Florida State College, Building 10 3865 N. Wickham Blvd., Melbourne Schledornj@easternflorida.edu Space Coast Writers’ Guild Dedicated to supporting and encouraging writers of all ages and genres. 1 p.m. • Third Saturday (except November) Dues are $40 a year, meetings are open to the public. Garrett’s Run Condo Association Clubhouse 7900 Greenboro Dr., W. Melbourne Writers’ Club.................................................407-568-3557 10:30 a.m. - noon • Fridays $2 members, $3 non-members Titusville Adult Social Center 909 Lane Ave., Titusville nbsc@cfl.rr.com Writing Workshop........................................321-636-3493 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Wednesdays Martin Andersen Senior Center, 1025 S. Florida Ave. Rockledge

Brevard Authors Society Brevard Authors aspire to achieve the highest level of literary creativity and craftsmanship in writing poetry, prose, drams, comedy, fiction and non-fiction for the benefit of their fellow man. • Brevardauthors.weebly.com Palm Bay Writers Speakers, critiques, workshops 2 - 4 p.m. • Second Saturday DeGroodt Library, 6475 Minton Road SE, Palm Bay Playwrights Workshop..............................321-720-1227 Helping local playwrights improve their craft through feedback at play readings and community productions. 3 - 5 p.m. Usually last Saturday (off June and July) Central Brevard Public Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa playwrightsworkshopbrevard.org Scribblers of Brevard 9 - 11:30 a.m. • Second and fourth Saturday (except Nov. and Dec.) Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne brevardscribblers.org The Cape Canaveral Pen Women 6118 Anchor Lane, Rockledge canaveralpenwomen.org

Judy Oyer, Melbourne

The Space Coast Fiction Writers Writers’ critique group, open to everyone interested in improving their prose. 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. • Thursdays (except holidays) Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa scfw.critiques@gmail.com 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Boating, pickleball keep Underwood floating BY JEFF NAVIN For years, Joanne Underwood knew what retirement would be like. She just had to be patient and wait until the age of 65. Underwood’s parents lived in Lamplighter Village in Melbourne. During visits from her native Ohio, Woodward knew Brevard County was where she eventually wanted to retire. “It’s close to the beach and I love boating,’’ said the 68-year-old Underwood, who moved to Florida three years ago and now lives in Lamplighter Village. “There’s a ton of water and things to explore. There’s no boating in (Youngstown) Ohio. That’s why it’s such a passion for me now. I joined the Freedom Boat Club and we’ve gone boating in several locations around the state.’’ Underwood also loves to play pickleball, but boating clearly has become her biggest passion. “I love the water in all ways,’’ Underwood said. “I really knew I was missing something. It’s so beautiful out there with the manatees and dolphins.’’ Underwood was a nurse before becoming a patient liaison. She then learned the administrative side of the business, which led to managing a retirement home for 25 years. As an avid walker for years, Underwood did not have a difficult transition when she was introduced to pickleball at Lamplighter Village. She also works out regularly at the gym. “I wasn’t really a tennis player like so many pickleball players,’’ Underwood said. “Pickleball makes me feel alive, it’s outdoors and it works my body.’’ Underwood has two children, a daughter who lives in Indian Harbour Beach and a son who lives in Ohio. Her son and daughter-in-law have one child, a grandchild that she adores. “I also really love the Brevard Zoo,’’ Underwood said. “There are so many things I like about nature. I really love the sunsets while I’m sitting on my porch.’’

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Joanne Underwood is this year’s cover model.


Seamus already has been able to tell when my blood pressure has been a problem. It’s amazing how they’re in tune with you.

Barbara Roy, left, adores Kelsey and her other grandchildren.

Dogs protect through special abilities BY JEFF NAVIN Clancy the Chocolate Labrador Retriever lives on in five children’s books penned by Barbara Roy. Roy, a 57-year-old resident of Indian Harbour Beach, has battled seizures since 2002. A year ago, she suffered a stroke. Clancy was on top of her when she regained consciousness and was able to call for help. “He was my guardian angel,’’ Roy said. “I can’t feel it if my blood pressures goes to 210/108. Dogs can tell. They’re doing more research on how dogs can detect cancer. You know our dogs want us to get better.’’ Clancy recently passed away. His 8-year-old dog buddy Riley misses him. Riley now has a new buddy in Seamus, a 1-year old Labrador.

“Seamus already has been able to tell when my blood pressure has been a problem,’’ Roy said. “It’s amazing how they’re in tune with you.’’ Roy taught kindergarten and prekindergarten at St. Joseph’s Catholic School and at Temple Israel before her stroke. “After a stroke, you know what you want to do,’’ Roy said. “But, your body can’t catch up. It takes time to get your coordination back. You know you can do it, but you can’t quite get there.’’ A stroke can quickly change the approach to life. “When I was first diagnosed, I wasn’t ready to sit in a rocking chair,’’ Roy said. “I was used to having 35, 5-year-old children every day. I then had a cheeseburger and ate it on the good china. All we have is today and we should give

thanks for today. I know there’s a purpose and I am going to figure it out.’’ Roy, who moved to Melbourne Beach with her parents in 1979 after graduating from high school in Washington, D.C., spends a lot of time with her grandchildren Kelsey, Oliver and Gabriella. She also likes to read the stories about Clancy to her grandchildren. As a puppy, he chewed up a pipe that led to the house flooding. Another time, he inadvertently bumped a door closed to lock Roy out of the house. Other Clancy adventures prompt smiles and laughter during cherished moments of quiet time spent reading. Roy also loves cooking, whether it be Holla bread, shrimp scampi pizza or something from her Dom DeLuise cookbook. 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Veterans events

Harry Taylor, Viera

throughout the year From the active personnel at Patrick Air Force Base to the retired United States patriots at Indian River Colony Club, the military is a vital part of what makes Brevard County thrive and prosper. You might have a patriot living next door.

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Veterans resources, tributes and organizations

Dean and Susan Schaaf Merritt Island

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Employ Florida: Vets............................ 1-800-438-4128 veterans.employflorida.com • efmhelpmailbox@ deomyflorida.com Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services.................................... 407-629-1599, ext. 1846 2900 Veterans Way, Room F535, Viera Va.gov/Homeless/HVCES.asp

Veterans Affairs for disability compensation or pensions, Issues related to public benefits such as unemployment or Social Security, claims to VA for disability ratings and consumer law. Aid & Attendance (A&A) Pension..............veteranaid.org

Veterans Employment Services.......... 321-504-7600 Rockledge

AVET Project, Inc....................................... 321-373-7046 (American Veterans Empowerment Team) AVET strives to heighten awareness to the needs of past and present United States service men and women, their families and other needy Americans in providing programs and services of assistance, entertainment and counseling by enlisting the public’s aid. P.O. Box 254555, Patrick AFB • AvetProject.org

Veteran’s Legal Advocacy Project. 1-866-469-7444 Provides legal advice and representation for veterans in civil matters, including appeals to Department of

Brevard County Veterans Service Office..............................................321-633-2012 Monday - Friday • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Veteran Benefits Assistance – Assists veterans/families

Veterans Assembled Electronics.........407-792-8901 285 North Drive, Unit G, Melbourne • vaellc.com

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and survivors to obtain VA benefits. Services include information, applications and appeals concerning disability, home loan, education, health care and survivor benefits. 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Building B, Suite 102, Viera

Paws for Veterans....................................... 321-425-4189 Rescuing Dogs to Rescue Heroes. Office is not regularly staffed. 63 Ocean Blvd., Satellite Beach pawsforveterans.com • Info@pawsbeachside.com

Career Source Brevard........................... 321-504-7600

Social Security Administration...............866-716-7667 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday • 9 a.m. - noon Federally administered program is designed to help eligible participants with retirement insurance, survivor’s insurance, disability insurance, supplemental security insurance or hospitalization and medical care insurance. 1715 W. NASA Blvd., Melbourne • Fax: 321-733-6656 ssa.gov

Formerly Brevard Workforce Disabled Veterans Outreach Program

295 Barnes Blvd., Rockledge 2323 S. Washington Ave., Suite 102, Titusville 5275 S. Babcock NE, 8B, Palm Bay • (TDD) 800-955-8771 842 Falcon Ave., Building 722B, PAFB Florida Department of Veterans Affairs.......850-487-1533 National Veteran Crisis Hotline………………800-273-8255 The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs is the premier point of entry for Florida veterans to access earned services, benefits and support. A Florida Veterans Benefit Guide is available at FloridaVets.org ansbouryj@fdva.state.fl.us James A. Haley Veterans Hospital.... 1-888-716-7787 or 813-972-2000 Medical and mental health services. Baker Act facility. Open 24/7. 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa Orlando VA Medical Center .......................................1-800-922-7521 or 407-631-1000 Medical and mental health services. Baker Act facility. Open 24/7. 13800 Veterans Way, Orlando • Orlando.va.gov Viera Outpatient Clinic................................. 321-637-3788 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Monday - Friday 2900 Veterans Way, Viera orlando.va.gov/locations/viera.asp Military OneSource.......................................800-342-9647 Phone lines open 24/7. Military OneSource is a free resource service line provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard and Reserve service members and their families. The service is completely private and confidential, with few exceptions. • militaryonesource.mil Military/Veteran Assistance (American Red Cross)................................... 321-890-1002 Monday - Friday • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • 24 hours for emergency. Social Services for Military Personnel, Disaster Relief Services. Offers assistance to military personnel (active/retired). Messaging to military personnel stationed away from home. Financial assistance to families in time of crisis. 1700 Cedar St., Rockledge •Redcross.org National Veterans Homeless Support ..............................321-208-7562 or 888-787-NVHS (6847) NVHS has five programs to give veterans a hand up and help eliminate homelessness among veterans in Central Florida. 1436 King St., Cooca • nvhs.us

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The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)............................321-639-0166 Monday - Friday • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Program assists veterans and their families in finding housing as rapidly as appropriate or help them stay in their current housing. 4087 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 3, Rockledge housingforhomeless.org Veterans Affairs Regional Loan Center................................................ 1-888-611-5916 Monday - Friday • 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Veterans Benefits Assistance. Provides assistance for veterans with a delinquent VA mortgage. Benefits.va.gov Melbourne Vet Center............................... 321-254-3410 Monday - Saturday • 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (last appointment at 5 p.m.) Vet Center provides confidential PTSD and sexual trauma counseling, outreach and referral services to primarily combat veterans readjusting to civilian life, as well as grief counseling to the families of combat veterans. 2098 Sarno Road, Melbourne Va.gov/directory Veterans Crisis Hotline......... 800-273-8255, option 1 If you are a veteran and have thoughts of harming yourself, please call. Veterans Resource Council....................321-724-5400 Part of the Melbourne Regional Chamber Monday - Friday • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Veterans Resource Committee brings together various area veterans’ groups and supports veteranowned businesses. Their mission is: To serve all veterans who have honorably served our nation. Great resource for homeless veterans. 1005 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne veteransresourcecommittee.org Veterans Transitional Housing Facility.......321-409-8167 Day Room: 321-953-8085 Transitional Housing/Shelter. Available 24/7.


Major expansion completed in 2016 includes 6,000 square foot museum; 3,500 volume libraries: Veterans History Project interviews; updated Outdoor Plaza with memorials Vietnam Veterans of Brevard..................... 321-690-0805 and military vehicles; and an 82-acre park with kayaking, Occasional emergency food assistance, clothing, medical jogging, fishing and many other activities and special appointments, transportation, homeless financial assistance programs and events. Some facilities are available for programs, employment, entitlement claims assist. Free rental. Call for information. Located on beautiful shuttle service to Veteran’s Clinic in Orlando every waterfront property on Merritt Island just behind the Wednesday. From there, you can pick up a shuttle to 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island Veterans Hospital in Tampa. Call and make reservations veteransmemorialcenter.org at least 10 days in advance. Shuttle for North Brevard is Tuesday to Viera Clinic. Shuttle for South Brevard is Thursday to Viera Clinic. vietnamandallveteransofbrevard.com 920th Rescue Wing..........................................321-494-2016 Based at Patrick Air Force Base, the 920th Rescue Wing is Vietnam Veterans Support Group (Pointman Ministries) the only Air Force Reserve Command combat-search-and1-800-877-VETS (8387) or 407-754-7526 rescue unit. Their motto is “These things we do, that others Ministry helping Vietnam veterans, since 1982, with may live.” personal and family problems. Call for meeting times and Patrick Air Force Base • 920rqw.afrc.af.mil dates. American Legion Post 1.................................. 321-269-9959 Women Reaching Women............................321-704-0034 7 p.m. • Third Monday ‒ Legion Provides funding and professional counseling for military 1281 N. U.S. 1, Titusville moms, single moms and their children, as well as support for Floridalegion.org • ALRChapter1@outlook.com homeless women and their children. womenreachingwomenfl.com • wrw2u@aol.com American Legion Post 22................................321-636-9729 6 p.m. • Second Wednesday ‒ Legion and Auxiliary 241 Peachtree St., Cocoa Floridalegion.org Space Coast Honor Flight............................888-750-2522 Space Coast Honor Flight flies World War II and Korean American Legion Post 81................................321-723-2939 Conflict veterans free of charge to Washington, D.C. to visit 7 p.m. • First Tuesday ‒ Legion and Auxiliary the memorials built in their honor. All meals and incidentals 2909 S. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne are also provided free. Trips last one day and the veterans Americanlegionapost81florida.org • alp81flcommander@ return home the same night of their departure. World War II gmail.com veterans have priority. American Legion Post 117..............................321-729-8089 P.O. Box 560975, Rockledge, FL 32956-0975 6 p.m. • Third Wednesday ‒ Legion spacecoasthonorflight.org 7 p.m. • Third Tuesdays ‒ Auxiliary Space View Park...............................................321-264-5037 189 Veterans Dr. SE, Palm Bay Monday - Friday • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Al117.com • alpost117@aol.com On the shore of the Indian River in downtown Titusville, American Legion Post 163............................. 321-698-6989 this park is landscaped with artistic sculpture, foliage, palms and hardwood trees. It features a Veterans Memorial 7 p.m. • Second Thursday, ‒ Legion and Auxiliary 1795 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne with brass plaques commemorating each war in which the legionpost163.com • commander@legionpost163.com United States has participated. Paved walkways, a fishing and boat dock and small dock side shelter inspire leisurely American Legion Post 200............................. 321-773-5151 strolls to watch rocket launches. 105 Ocean Blvd., Satellite Beach 8 Broad St., Titusville Floridalegion.org • pamaericanlegion10@cfl.rr.com brevardcounty.us/ParksRecreation/North/SpaceView

VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS

MEMORIALS AND TRIBUTES

The Traveling Memorial Wall: Vietnam and All Veterans of Brevard.........321-652-4185 Doc Russo, Wall manager travelingwall.us• info@travelingwall.us Veterans Memorial Center............................. 321-453-1776 Open Daily 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Sunday, noon - 4 p.m. Museum, Library, Plaza and Park 82-acre Memorial Park open dawn to dusk daily Admission is free to all facilities. Donations welcome.

American Legion Post 344............................. 321-453-1776 6 p.m. Fourth Thursday of the month Veterans Memorial Center 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island Centennial.legion.org/florida/post344 American Legion Post 348............................ 321-799-1060 6:30 p.m. • Third Thursday - Post 105 Lincoln Ave., Cape Canaveral Floridalegion.org • pamaericanlegion2@cfl.rr.com 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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700 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne vietnamandallveteransofbrevard.com


American Legion Post 359............................321-268-1632 6 p.m. • Third Wednesday - General meeting 7 p.m. • First Wednesdays - Bellwood, auxiliary 7260 US Highway 1, Titusville Floridalegion.org • pamaericanlegion1@cfl.rr.com American Legion Post #394.........................321-726-9777 7 p.m. • Third Tuesday 396 Cogan Dr. SE, Palm Bay Al394.com • email@al394.com Fleet Reserve Association Branch 263............321-452-0365 Veterans Memorial Center, 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island ATIC & MG Center.......................................... 321-537-5002 Nonprofit outreach for women veterans. Providing speakers, education in diversity and inclusion. • mgc4e.org AMVETS Post 893........................................... 321-639-9700 218 Hardee Lane, Rockledge Bulletinpost893@gmail.com Brevard Veterans Council............................. 321-453-1776 Veterans Memorial Center 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island Veteransmemorialcenter.org • VMCoperationsmgr@gmail.com Cape Canaveral Ladies.................................. 321-693-6574 Silent witness at all burials at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery. Meet the last Monday of the month at Merritt Island Veterans Museum. 400 Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island capecanaveralladies.org • admin@capecanaveralladies.org Civil Air Patrol, Merritt Island Senior Squadron............................................. 321-453-4002 7 p.m. • Second and Fourth Tuesdays Merritt Island Airport, 471 Manor Dr., Merritt Island

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Civil Air Patrol, Patrick Composite Squadron......................321-494-6395 6:15 p.m. • Wednesdays Patrick South Housing Area, Bldg. 3650 200 Shearwater Parkway, Satellite Beach Fl293.flwg.us • FL293@flwg.us

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Civil Air Patrol, Ti-CO Squadron..................321-267-9103 6 p.m. • Wednesdays CAP Trailer, Space Coast Regional Airport 355 Golden Knights Blvd., Titusville

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Indian River Camp #47................................. 321-453-4006 Honor the memory of the Confederate soldier and learn about Southern ancestors. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Fourth Tuesday Memberships begin at $15 annually. Kays Real Pit Bar-B-Q, 1552 West King St., Cocoa csacamp47.org • jmorgan14@cfl.rr.com


DAV JL Golightly Chapter #32..............321-259-4827 2265 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne davmembersportal.org General Daniel “Chappie” James Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Inc...............................321-537-5002 Call for meeting place. $75/annual membership P.O. Box 254001, Patrick AFB, Florida 32925 tuskegeeairmen.org • Maloon57@aol.com Korean War Veterans Association Chapter #210................................................321-636-1148 11 a.m. • Second Wednesday, Executive Committee 1 p.m. • First Wednesday, Membership Veterans Memorial Center 400 Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island kwva.org MIA/POW....................................................... 321-453-1776 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. • Second Monday (June, Aug., Oct.) Veterans Memorial Center 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island Military Officers of America................... 863-307-2991 Cape Canaveral Chapter Meetings 8 - 9 a.m. • Thursdays - Donuts & Coffee Second Tuesday - On the Go Luncheon (locations vary) 11 a.m. • Third Tuesday - Luncheon and Speaker (Except December) Indian River Colony Club, 1936 Freedom Dr., Viera P.O. Box 254186, Patrick AFB, FL 32925-4186 moaacc.org Military Order of Purple Heart Chapter 453 and Auxiliary........................321-537-1735 Noon • Last Monday (except July and August) Veterans Memorial Center 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island Mophiv.org U.S. Submarine Veterans 2 p.m. • First Saturdays DRS Community Center, 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach Snugharborbase.com Rolling Thunder..........................................321-720-5032 2 p.m. • Last Sunday Veterans Memorial Center 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island Rollingthunderflorida1.org USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 17-02.................321-863-8737 Open to U.S. citizens 18 and over. $50/July to June 7:30 p.m. • Second Wednesday Palm Bay Road at railroad track 1455 Main St., Palm Bay • wow.uscgaux.info

USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 17-06 ................321-848-1436 6 p.m. • Second Tuesday Veterans Memorial Center 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island wow.uscgaux.info cgaux6799@gmail.com Veterans Memorial Center and Museum................................................. 321-453-1776 Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday noon - 4:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park open daily dawn to dusk Free admission to park, museum, library etc. DAV Chapter 123 Vet Services Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - noon. Rental facilities available Membership: $100 lifetime 400 S. South Creek Parkway, Merritt Island (behind mall) veteransmemorialcenter.org VFW Post 4206............................................. 321-724-4121 For those who have served in a foreign war for the United States of America. 7 p.m. • Third Wednesday ‒ General meeting 3201 S. Dairy Road, Melbourne VFW Post 4536............................................321-725-2999 4401 Dixie Highway NE, Palm Bay VFW Melbourne Post 8191...................... 321-254-9885 6 p.m. • Third Monday ‒ Post Facebook page ‒ VFW Post 8191 for information 4130 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne Vfw.org • vfw8191.org VFW Post 10131............................................321-783-8019 105 Longpoint Road, Cape Canaveral VFW Post 10148...........................................321-783-4286 6:30 p.m. • Third Wednesday - Post & Auxiliary Facebook page - Cocoa Beach VFW 10148 150 Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach vfw10148.com vfw10148@cfl.rr.com Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association, Space Coast Chapter No. 64.................. 321-727-8373 Veterans of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, Women’s Army Corps, women on active duty in the Army. 10 a.m. • Second Saturday Salvation Army, 1080 S. Hickory St., Melbourne West Point Society of the Space Coast................................................321-259-2002

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VETERANS RESOURCES

DAV Chapter 109 & Auxiliary................. 321-269-0109 435 N. Singleton Ave., Titusville Davmembersportal.org


Holy sea cow, get a look at those manatees! BY MARIA SONNENBERG One of the Space Coast’s more endearing natural wonders are the manatees, or sea cows. The humongous but gentle marine mammals enjoy Brevard County as much as the humans do, so they visit the Indian River Lagoon by the thousands.

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hile you can spot manatees anywhere at any time of year along the lagoon, the animals tend to frequent some spots more than others. During the colder months, they often huddle for warmth in some favorite hangouts. So, if you see one manatee, chances are excellent you will see many more. “Manatee Central” is Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, particularly the Haulover Canal, which connects the Mosquito Lagoon with the Indian River. On the east side of the bridge is a manatee observation area that includes a viewing platform, boat ramp, interpretive signs and a polarized viewer. In Melbourne, the Crane Creek Promenade Manatee Observation Area typically delivers with manatee sightings, particularly during the cooler months, when the warmth-seeking creatures tend to congregate in the protected shelter of Melbourne Harbor. The promenade features a 10-foot wide lighted boardwalk and interpretive exhibits, all within easy walking distance from shops and restaurants in downtown Melbourne. Brevard’s network of canals also are must-visit destinations for manatee spotters. Crowds of humans flock the canals off DeSoto Parkway in Satellite Beach. Why are they there? To see manatees, of course. Just right outside Brevard, manatees like to gather at the C-54 (canal) by Buffer Preserve Road in Indian River County. A manatee overlook area marks the spot where the gentle giants gather. Cape Canaveral’s flagship park, Manatee Sanctuary Park, is so named because it borders a section of the Banana River that serves as a protected manatee habitat. The manatees love munching on the sea grass along the park’s boardwalk.

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Wherever you find them, manatees are an endangered species. So,instead of attempting to touch or feed the sea cows, just enjoy the awesome sight! u Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is approximately three to five miles east of State Road 402 in Titusville. For information, call 321-861-2384. u Crane Creek Promenade Manatee Observation Area is at 1005 E. Melbourne Ave. in Melbourne. u Manatee Sanctuary Park is at 701 Thurm Blvd. in Cape Canaveral.


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The Senior Living Tour of retirement communities is online. Go to MyBoomerGuide.com or Myseniorlife.com

COURTENAY SPRINGS VILLAGE SEE PAGES 83, 84, 87

THE TOWN SQUARE, STEWARD ASSISTED LIVING SEE PAGE 84

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Senior Living Tour A collection of Senior Living locations Active 55+ Retirement.......................................81 Gated Communities............................................81 Independent/Apartment Living.....................81 Assisted Living.....................................................83 Skilled Nursing Care & Rehab.........................86 Robin Daniel, Port St. John

Alzheimer’s & Memory Care............................ 87

CEDAR CREEK SEE PAGE 84

RIVERVIEW SENIOR RESORT SEE PAGE 86, 87

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Caring, Passion & Respect in Assisted Living

A Lifestyle Community from Veritas Senior Living

AL 10541

Assisted & Independent Living Family Atmosphere 24-hour Medical Care 3 Spacious Floor plans Restaurant-style Meals Local Transportation Pet Friendly Starting at $3,095 – All Inclusive

Please call to ask about current specials and schedule a tour Veterans Aid and Attendance Qualified

321-454-7768

4279 Judith Avenue

Merritt Island, FL 32953

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Do you have all the special friends and family members surrounding you that you would like to have? Why not send your folks from the North a copy of the 2019 Boomer Guide as a subtle hint that it’s time to move to Florida and get started living right.

SPACE CENTER

Living right means choosing a place to live that is low or no maintenance. It’s time to let others mow the grass and clear plugged toilets. The Space Coast is the perfect place to enjoy what used to be our Golden Years. These days, boomers have no interest in going quietly into their retirement years, and don’t call them senior citizens, even if they have reached the magical Medicare age.

FORCE BASE

To keep our bodies healthy and functional through our last vibrant breath, more doctors, specialists, surgeons and other healthcare providers set up shop each year to target mature lifestyles. The Space Coast has the best medical community in existence, many providing services within the walls of carefree communities, with a plan for aging in place so you never have to relocate again. Listing information changes from time to time. If you have a change or notice a wrong number, call us at 321-242-1235 and we will change it in our database and in our next issue. For more copies of the Boomer Guide, call 321-242-1235. 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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“To care for and nurture the human spirit one resident at a time.”

ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE

World-class senior living community located in the heart of Suntree. Melbourne’s premier place to stay and create memories with family and friends alike.

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1 & 2 Bedroom Luxury Apartments Homes feature wood-like flooring in living room, carpet in bedrooms, walk-in closet, kitchenette, ceiling fans and more!

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ACTIVE 55+ RETIREMENT & GATED COMMUNITIES

Retirement communities throughout Brevard, specifically for those ages 55 and over.

NORTH BREVARD

SOUTH BREVARD HOLLYWOOD ESTATES......................................321-724-1100 4301 Kimberly Circle, West Melbourne HOMES OF PONCE DE LEON.............................321-773-2828 125 Ponce de Leon Dr., Indialantic • info@trantoma.com

Great Outdoors Golf club................................321-268-9767 137 Plantation Drive, Titusville

LAKEWOOD VILLAGE.......................................... 321-724-0083 3171 Hanson Ave., Melbourne

SWAN LAKE............................................................321-269-0991 3406 Skimmer Lane, Titusville

Lamplighter village...............................................321-254-0303 500 Lantern Blvd., Melbourne

SAN MATEO VILLAGE ...................................... 321-264-2404 HOA: 5205 Sisson Road, Titusville

ORANGE MANOR MOBILE HOME PARK.......321-254-8631 1621 Orange Manor Drive, Melbourne

PINEWOOD VILLAGE ........................................321-267-0933 42 Pinewood Place, Mim • spinewoodvillagebrevard.com

PALM BAY ESTATES............................................... 321-723-3353 3092 Indian River Dr., NE, Palm Bay

Willow Lakes RV Park Inc. .............................. 321-269-7440 2852 Willow Lakes Lane, Titusville • willowlakes.com

HOLIDAY PARK MOBILE HOME PARK...........321-724-2240 215 Holiday Park Blvd. NE, Palm Bay

CENTRAL BREVARD

QUAIL RUN.................................................................321-984-0786 2445 Eber Blvd., Melbourne

BRENNITY AT MELBOURNE............................321-253-7440 7300 Watersong Lane, Melbourne BRIDGEWATER AT VIERA...........................1-844-879-6450 2015 Trift Bridge Circle, Viera CLEARLAKE ISLES 55+ COMMUNITY.........321-684-7997 1546 Clearlake Road, Cocoa FOREST LAKES OF COCOA ..............................321-631-7431 113 Rosewood Drive, Cocoa • forestlakesofcocoa.org GRAND ISLE AT VIERA ......................................321-752-7144 1910 Grand Isle Blvd., Viera HERITAGE ISLE ................................................... 321-576-0264 6800 Legacy Blvd., Viera heritageisleclub.com • hicservice@vestaforyou.com INDIAN OAKS.........................................................321-636-9683 780 Barnes Blvd., Rockledge ISLAND LAKES ....................................................321-453-4600 4499 Wood Stork Drive, Merritt Island Indian River Colony Club............................... 321-255-6000 Active 55+ retired predominantly military community 1936 Freedom Dr., Melbourne indianrivercolonyclub.com • corporate@colonyclub.com MERRITT ISLAND VILLAGE............................ 321-452-4684 327 Silver Oaks Ave., Merritt Island • Myislandvillage.com

THE LAKES OF MELBOURNE........................... 321-725-5500 4000 Hollywood Blvd., West Melbourne THE WATERS.............................................................321-802-6847 2730 S. Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach MICCO/BAREFOOT BAY BAREFOOT BAY RECREATION DISTRICT...... 772-664-3141 625 Barefoot Blvd., Barefoot Bay • bbrd.org PELICAN BAY MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITY.............................................. 772-664-3138 8600 U.S. Highway 1, Micco SNUG HARBOR....................................................... 772-663-5832 7645 Kayak Court, Micco • Snugharbor1.com

APARTMENT LIVING/ INDEPENDENT

Apartment-style living, usually with other amenities such as laundry, cleaning and meals.

NORTH BREVARD CRESCENT WOOD..................................................321-233-5663 1800 Harrison Street, Titusville • brookdaleliving.com ROYAL PALMS SENIOR APARTMENTS……….877-712-7093 911 S. Park Ave. • TitusvilleRoyalpalmssenior.com TITUSVILLE TOWERS............................................ 321-264-8965 405 Indian River Ave., Titusville • titusvilletowers.com 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Why Are We Different?

Because we are the ONLY Retirement Community in Brevard County licensed to offer you a TRUE continuum of care.

For complimentary tour & lunch call Teri or Debbie at (321) 724-0060.

“Baby Boomers like us, are now retiring at a rate of 60,000/ day for the next 10+ years and are looking for a good quality retirement community. Why we selected Buena Vida Estates… because of the sound of laughter coming from the residents and staff and endless smiles. There are no strangers here. Truly a place where the residents are happy and enjoying life and each other. We felt like we had found a home. It feels like we are on a cruise ship without getting seasick—meaning many activities, live entertainment, a bistro bar, wonderful food selection, several dining arrangements, a heated pool, housekeeping and good security. We like the idea that we can just turn the key to our apartment and leave to travel. The days of owning a house are now over, so no more worries about house and security, maintenance and upkeep of housekeeping. If you want to remain ‘young at heart’ Buena Vida Estates will certainly make that possible!” —Jim & Sandy

INDEPENDENT LIVING (321) 724-0060 BuenaVidaEstates.org 2129 West New Haven Avenue, West Melbourne, FL 32904 Continuing Care Retirement Community | A 501(c)(3) Not For Profit Organization

Senior Relocation Package Offers over a $200 VALUE of services for free! Our boutique agency specializes in helping seniors with the following:

• Discuss and evaluate your buying and selling needs. • Provide professional guidance through every step of purchase or sale process. • Recommend, based on years of experience, top rated consignment companies, handyman, contractors, moving company, and insurance agencies.

Rusty Melle

ITG agents provide the extra personal care to ensure your satisfaction—all the way down to having your house cleaned* ($200 value).

Broker, SRES

*Cleaning package requires a minimum of a 6 months listing agreement ($200 early cancellation fee). If you are currently working with a real estate agent this is not meant as a solicitation.

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1455 S. Wickham Road, West Melbourne, FL 32904


BRENNITY AT MELBOURNE..........................321-253-7440 7300 Watersong Lane, Melbourne COURTENAY SPRINGS VILLAGE................. 321-452-1233 Tropical island oasis with the most spectacular Intracoastal water views on Merritt Island. 1200 S. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island courtenayspringsvillage.org courtenayspringsvillage@rhf.org

CENTURY OAKS..................................................321-722-4440 4001 Stack Blvd., Melbourne DISCOVERY VILLAGE.........................................321-775-9174 3260 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne GLENBROOKE AT PALM BAY......................321-956-3330 815 Briar Creek Blvd. NE, Palm Bay • SOUTHLAKE TOWERS.....................................321-725-2386 5501 Pinewood Drive NE, Palm Bay

WESTMINSTER ASBURY................................. 321-632-4943 1430 Dixon Blvd., Cocoa • westminsterretirement.com

THE FOUNTAINS................................................321-984-1494 4451 Stack Blvd., Melbourne kiscoseniorliving.com/communities_fountains.asp

SOUTH BREVARD

TRINITY TOWERS EAST & WEST ..................321-723-7511 650 and 700 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne

ASCENSION MANOR SENIOR HOUSING...321-757-9828 2960 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne BUENA VIDA ESTATES ...................................321-724-0060 Plan for your retirement today with the life care contract. Enjoy an unparalleled lifestyle that offers resort-style amenities with the protection that only a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) can provide. Levels of care: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing Care all on one campus. 2129 West New Haven Ave., Melbourne BuenaVidaEstates.org

Say Yes to New Adventures!

TRINITY TOWERS SOUTH.............................321-723-8620 615 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne

ASSISTED LIVING

Licensed housing facilities providing 24-hour limited health care and assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing and dressing and medication management.

NORTH BREVARD ADDINGTON PLACE OF TITUSVILLE......... 321-383-2112 497 N. Washington Ave., Titusville CRESCENT WOOD..........................................321-383-6000 1800 Harrison St., Titusville CARRIAGE HOUSE............................................ 321-383-3531 1832 Country Club Drive, Titusville LILAC HOUSE..................................................... 321-289-4459 1770 S. Lilac Circle, Titusville RIVERVIEW RETIREMENT CENTER........... 321-383-2125 4470 S. Washington Ave., Titusville SOUTHERN LIVING OF TITUSVILLE......... 321-225-4668 2375 Jay Jay Road, Titusville

55+ Independent Retirement Living

Courtenay Springs Village of Merritt Island is a relaxed multi-level campus offering Residential Living, Skilled Nursing Center, and Individualized Rehabilitation Therapy Services.

321-452-1233

ACTIVE COMMUNITY IN A TROPICAL SETTING

TDD: 800-545-1833 Ext. 359 Language Assistance Service: 562-257-5255

SNF# 11070961

TITUSVILLE TOWERS...................................... 321-264-8965 405 Indian River Ave., Titusville titusvilletowers.com

CENTRAL BREVARD ALL ONE FAMILY WOODS LAKE................ 321-536-7862 306 Woods Lake Drive, Cocoa ANGEL GUARDIAN ASSISTED LIVING.....321-868-0255 280 Bahama Drive, Merritt Island AUTUMN HOUSE............................................... 321-242-1006 7999 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera BANANA RIVER VILLAS...................................321-454-9528 1275 N. Banana River Drive, Unit 5, Merritt Island 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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BRENNITY AT MELBOURNE..........................321-253-7440 7300 Watersong Lane, Melbourne

LOVE SENIORS HOME........................................... 321-304-9590 450 Sail Lane, Merritt Island

CAROLINA CARE.......................................................... 321-637-8985 2460 Kathi Kim St., Cocoa

MAGNOLIA HOUSE..................................................321-543-3903 103 Yacht Haven Drive, Cocoa Beach

CEDAR CREEK ASSISTED LIVING........................ 321-454-7768 4279 Judith Ave., Merritt Island CHATEAU MADELEINE..............................................321-701-8000 205 Hardoon Lane, Suntree Rare, spirited and thoroughly modern senior living inspired by genius: Chateau Madeleine is your invitation to live your best life in the idyllic neighborhood of Suntree. Here, neighbors are friends and every day brings new opportunities. Suntreeseniorliving.com

MARKET STREET........................................................321-253-6321 6845 Murrell Road, Melbourne MELODIE’S PLACE................................................... 321-537-2925 4685 Lee St., Cocoa NORWOOD ASSISTED LIVING...........................321-459-0530 325 Norwood St., Merritt Island OUR HOUSE................................................................321-704-4458 315 Wainai Dr., Merritt Island

FARRINGTON HOUSE................................................321-208-7955 1970 Farrington Drive, Merritt Island

PALACE RETIREMENT HOME............................321-639-0004 965 S. Florida Ave., Rockledge

FRIENDS AT HOME......................................................321-626-9518 3680 Canaveral Groves Blvd., Cocoa

Palm Cottages Assisted Living ...........................321-633-1819 3821 Sunnyside Court, Rockledge

GINNY’S PLACE OF SUNTREE................................ 321-258-2351 730 Whispering Pines Circle, Suntree LA CASA ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE............................................................321-449-8880 220 N. Grove St., Merritt Island

PINEAPPLE GARDEN .............................................321-405-2273 1504 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge SEASIDE VILLA............................................................321-626-5321 610 Palm Dr., Satellite Beach SMILES AND LOVING CARE.................................321-454-4624 1065 Garden Road, Merritt Island SOLARIS SENIOR LIVING......................................321-454-2363 Solaris Senior Living is designed for those who wish to enjoy an active, healthful retirement with the security of knowing that help is at your fingertips if it is needed. Solaris features 85 assisted living apartments, licensed nurses and resident assistants available 24 hours a day. 535 Crocket Blvd., Merritt Island SONATA VIERA...........................................................321-735-8850 3325 Breslay Dr., Viera • vieraassistedliving.com THE TOWN SQUARE STEWARD ASSISTED LIVING.............................. 321-255-6030 1700 Wuesthoff Dr., Melbourne wuesthoff.com/locations/town-square-wuesthoffassisted-living-viera TROPICAL LIVING CLUB.........................................321-452-7644 320 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Island VICTORIA LANDING ASSISTED LIVING........... 321-622-6730 Historic Downtown Eau Gallie. 1279 Houston St., Melbourne WILSON PLACE...........................................................321-501-6886 117 Wilson Ave., Cocoa Beach ZON BEACHSIDE....................................................... 321- 777-8840 1894 S. Patrick Dr., Indian Harbour Beach

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EXPERIENCE LIVING AT THE FOUNTAINS

To schedule your personal visit and let us show you what LIVING really is, please call 321.984.1494 today.

INDEPENDENT + ASSISTED LIVING

Come experience LIVING at The Fountains of Melbourne, Brevard County’s premier senior living community. The Fountains has associate tenure and owner longevity like no other community, over 25 years of consistency. Residents choose to live at The Fountains due to the warm and inviting atmosphere, being able to live on their own schedule as well as the abundance of services and amenities. · All day dining in 3 unique dining venues that feature over 20 entrée selections daily · Scheduled transportation 7 days a week · Certified senior trainers teaching over 20 classes a week to fit all abilities · Tucked into a quiet residential neighborhood, yet close to shopping, dining, cultural events and a charming historic downtown district · Solid concrete and steel construction means security during hurricane season

4451 Stack Blvd. · Melbourne, FL 32901 | 321.984.1494 | LifeatTheFountains.com | Facebook.com/TheFountains | Assisted Living Facility #08624

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SOUTH BREVARD A & B GOD BLESS ASSISTED LIVING............321-557-7219 235 Gaspar St., SW, Palm Bay A PLACE LIKE HOME...........................................321-693-3325 1971 Port Malabar NE, Palm Bay

ARK CENTER OF BREVARD……………………….321-574-0309 1574 Manzanita Street, Palm Bay B & V LA BELLE VIE.............................................. 321-373-7262 193 Eldron Blvd., NE, Palm Bay BETHESDA ON TURKEY CREEK ..........................321-723-3288 2800 Fordham Road, NE, Palm Bay

ABIDE N LOVE....................................................... 321-693-0282 2698 Hester Ave., SE, Palm Bay

GREENWOOD PLACE.............................................. 321-255-5443 2680 Croton Road, Melbourne

ABOVE THE REST.................................................. 321-956-8141 2360 Madrid Ave., SE, Palm Bay

BROOKDALE WEST MELBOURNE...................... 321-953-6464 7300 Greenboro Drive, West Melbourne

ANGELS ON YOUR SHOULDER..................... 321-501-9056 487 Godfrey Road, SE, Palm Bay

BROOKDALE WEST MELBOURNE II...................321-725-3100 7200 Greenboro Drive, West Melbourne BROOKDALE WEST MELBOURNE.......................321-951-4455 7199 Greenboro Drive, West Melbourne BROOKDALE OF MELBOURNE................................321-733-7111 1765 W. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne BROOKSHIRE.............................................................. .321-984-7966 85 Bulldog Blvd., Melbourne BUENA VIDA ESTATES.............................................321-724-0060 Plan for your retirement today with the life care contract. Enjoy an unparalleled lifestyle that offers resort-style amenities with the protection that only a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) can provide. Levels of Care: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing Care all on one campus. 2129 West New Haven Ave., Melbourne BuenaVidaEstates.org CENTURY OAKS.........................................................321-722-4440 4001 Stack Blvd., Melbourne CORAL REEF.................................................................321-208-1172 1212 Coral Reef Ave., NW, Palm Bay CRISTAL PALACE RESORT.....................................321-951-2989 1881 Palm Bay Road, NE, Palm Bay • DISCOVERY VILLAGE AT MELBOURNE............321-775-9174 3260 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne EDEN’S GARDEN.......................................................321-499-3522 1598 Giles Street NW, Palm Bay FLORIDA SHORES OF MELBOURNE................321-726-8070 2155 Keystone Ave., West Melbourne

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FOUNTAINS OF MELBOURNE..............................321-984-1494 Arranged on 26 acres of beautifully landscaped tropical foliage, The Fountains offers Independent Living and Assisted Living with a large variety of spacious apartment homes and unique floor plans. 4451 Stack Blvd., Melbourne kiscoseniorliving.com/communities_fountains.asp


HUNTINGTON PLACE.......................................321-632-7341 1775 Huntington Lane, Rockledge

GLENBROOKE AT PALM BAY............................321-956-3330 815 Briar Creek Blvd. NE, Palm Bay

ISLAND HEALTH AND REHAB..................... 321-453-0202 125 Alma Blvd., Merritt Island

GRAND VILLA OF MELBOURNE......................321-725-0300 964 S. Harbour City Blvd., Melbourne

ROCKLEDGE HEALTH AND REHAB..........321-632-6300 587 Barton Blvd., Rockledge

HIBISCUS COURT................................................... 321-951-1050 540 E. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne

SOLARIS HEALTHCARE……………..................321-454-4035 500 Crockett Blvd., Merritt Island, FL 32953 Solarishealthcare.org

INSPIRED LIVING................................................... 321-574-6290 350 Malabar Road, SW, Palm Bay JUST LIKE FAMILY ASSISTED LIVING............321-482-9759 1144 Saturn Street, SE, Palm Bay PLATINUM OAKS....................................................321-253-2050 3610 Manassas Ave., Melbourne RIVERVIEW SENIOR RESORT LIVING............ 321-312-4555 Assisted Living and Memory Care 3490 Gran Ave., Palm Bay • Riverviewseniorresort.com SALUS SENIOR LIVING..........................................321-473-8471 2400 New York St., Melbourne SALUS BEACHSIDE............................................... 321-220-7284 1101 Seminole Drive, Indian Harbour Beach SHANGRI-LA OF MELBOURNE.........................321-914-6430 2204 Parsons Ave., Melbourne

SKILLED NURSING CARE & REHABILITATION

Licensed long-term care (nursing homes) and in-patient rehabilitation facilities.

NORTH BREVARD ROYAL OAKS NURSING & REHAB................... 321-267-0060 2225 Knox McRae Dr., Titusville • Royaloaksrehab.com TITUSVILLE REHAB & NURSING CENTER... 321-269-5720 1705 Jess Parrish Court, Titusville Titusvillehealthandrehab.com VISTA MANOR NURSING HOME......................321-269-2200 1550 Jess Parrish Court, Titusville Consulatehealthcare.com

VIERA DEL MAR HEATH AND REHABILITATION CENTER............................321-775-6800 Viera del Mar Health and Rehabilitation Center will provide patients with 24-hour licensed professional nursing care, over 3,850 square feet of therapy space, utilizing state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment and collaboration with local specialty physicians. 2355 Vidina Drive, Viera FL 32940 VIERA HEALTH & REHAB CENTER.............321-752-1000 8050 Spyglass Hill Road, Melbourne

SOUTH BREVARD ANCHOR CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER..............................321-723-1235 1515 Port Malabar Blvd. NE, Palm Bay ATLANTIC SHORES REHAB CENTER......... 321-953-2219 4251 Stack Blvd., Melbourne AVANTE OF MELBOURNE ...............................321-723-3215 1420 S. Oak Street, Melbourne CONSULATE HEALTH CARE........................ 321-255-9200 3033 Sarno Road, Melbourne SEA PINES REHABILITATION HOSPITAL.. 321-984-4600 101 East Florida Ave., Melbourne INDIAN RIVER ENTER…………………………………321-727-0990 7201 Greenboro Drive, West Melbourne LIFE CARE CENTER OF MELBOURNE...... 321-727-0984 606 E. Sheridan Road, Melbourne • lcca.com LIFE CARE CENTER OF PALM BAY..............321-952-1818 175 Villa Nueva Ave., Palm Bay • lcca.com MELBOURNE TERRACE..................................321-725-3990 251 Florida Ave., Melbourne

CENTRAL BREVARD

THE PALMS REHABILITATION.....................321-722-0660 5405 Babcock Street NE, Palm Bay

COURTENAY SPRINGS VILLAGE......................321-452-1233 Specialized rehabilitation programs. 1200 S. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island courtenayspringsvillage.org courtenayspringsvillage@rhf.org

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ALZHEIMER’S & MEMORY CARE

NORTH BREVARD

ADDINGTON PLACE OF TITUSVILLE.......... 321-383-2112 497 N. Washington Ave., Titusville Addingtonplaceoftitusville.com

SOUTH BREVARD BROOKDALE WEST MELBOURNE...............321-953-6464 7300 Greenboro Drive, West Melbourne DISCOVERY VILLAGE ....................................... 321-775-9174 3260 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne

CENTRAL BREVARD

INSPIRED LIVING AT PALM BAY................... 321-473-6190 350 Malabar Road SW, Palm Bay

AUTUMN HOUSE............................................... 321-242-1006 7999 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera • Autumn-house.com

LIFE CARE CENTER OF MELBOURNE.......321-727-0984 606 E. Sheridan Road, Melbourne • lcca.com

BRENNITY AT MELBOURNE.........................321-253-7440 7300 Watersong Lane, Melbourne

LIFE CARE CENTER OF PALM BAY...............321-952-1818 175 Villa Nueva Ave., Palm Bay

CHATEAU MADELEINE....................................321-701-8000 205 Hardoon Lane, Suntree • Suntreeseniorliving.com

RIVERVIEW SENIOR RESORT........................321-312-4555 To preserve a sense of community, all memory care residences will be located in a close-knit neighborhood with its own central amenities, plus the latest built-in safety and security features to ensure peace of mind for residents and families alike. Assisted Living and Memory Care 3490 Gran Ave., Palm Bay • riverviewseniorresort.com

LA CASA ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE..............................................321-449-8880 220 N. Grove Street, Merritt Island MARKET STREET..................................................321-253-6321 A Memory Care Residence 6845 Murrell Road, Viera PALM COTTAGES ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE..........................................321-633-1819 3821 Sunnyside Court, Rockledge SOLARIS HEALTH CARE………………............ 321-454-4035 500 Crockett Blvd., Merritt Island

ZON BEACHSIDE.................................................321-777-8840 1894 S. Patrick Dr., Indian Harbour Beach

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Support groups ALZHEIMER’S/ DEMENTIA ...........................92 ALS/LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE ................................92

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE...96 EATING DISORDERS.....96 EPILEPSY...............................96

AMPUTEE..............................92

FOOD........................................96

ARTHRITIS.............................92

GRANDPARENTING.......96

ASSAULT & ABUSE SURVIVORS..........................92

LARYNGECTOMY............96

BEREAVEMENT/GRIEF SUPPORT...............................92

MULTIPLE MYELOMA..97

BEREAVEMENT (CHILD)....................................94

OSTEOPOROSIS...............97

MENTAL HEALTH ...........97 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS...97

BRAIN INJURY....................94

PARKINSON’S.....................97

CANCER.................................94

POLIO.......................................97

CARDIAC............................... 95

RELATIONSHIPS...............97

CAREGIVING..................... 95

SCLERODERMA................97

COMPULSIVE GAMBLING............................95

SLEEP DISORDERS........98

CROHN’S/COLITIS..........96

SUBSTANCE ABUSE......98

DIABETES..............................96

SUICIDE..................................98

DIVORCE...............................96

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ASSAULT & ABUSE SURVIVORS

Alzheimer’s/Dementia men’s group. . . . 321-253-4430 9:30 - 11 a.m. • Mondays Hospice of St. Francis, 6905 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne brevardalzheimers.org • info@brevardalzheimers.org

Childhood Sexual Abuse/Incest Survivor. . . . . . . . . . . . 321-607-6811 10 - 11:30 a.m. • Mondays Women’s Center Titusville, 400 Julia St. • womenscenter.net

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Family. . . . . . . . . . . 321-951-7118 Caregiver Support 11 a.m. - Noon • Thursdays Health First Aging Services, 3661 S. Babcock St., Melbourne hf.org • centerforfamilycaregivers.org

Sexual Assault Survivor’s Support Group. . 321-607-6811 5:30 - 7 p.m. • Tuesdays Women’s Center Titusville, 400 Julia St. • womenscenter.net

Dementia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-452-4341 10:30 a.m. - Noon • First and Third Wednesday Sunflower House, 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway Merritt Square Mall AgingMattersBrevard.org • SunflowerHouse@bellsouth.net Early Stage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-434-7625 2 - 3:30 p.m. • First Wednesday Health First Center for Family Caregivers 3661 S. Babcock St., Melbourne brevardalzheimers.org • info@brevardalzheimers.org Early Stage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-272-3900 10:30 a.m. - noon • Second Tuesday Open Door Methodist Church, 825 Forrest Ave., Cocoa brevardalzheimers.org • info@brevardalzheimers.org Alzheimer’s & Dementia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-253-6321 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Third Wednesday One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera Oneseniorplace.com

ALS

ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease Florida Chapter Resource Group. . . . 888-257-1717, ext. 109 1 - 3 p.m. • Third Wednesday 4450 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 280, Melbourne webfl.alsa.org • msalgado@alsfl.org

AMPUTEE

Amputee Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-474-5150 1 p.m. • First Tuesday HealthSouth Sea Pines, 101 E. Florida Ave., Melbourne

ARTHRITIS

Joint Movement Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-724-1338 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. • Thursdays Greater Palm Bay Senior Center, 1275 Culver Dr. NE, Palm Bay Aqua Arthritis 11 - 11:45 a.m. • Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Health First Pro Health, 255 Borman Dr.. . . 321-434-5801 Merritt Island 1 - 1:35 p.m. • Fridays Pro Heath, 8705 N. Wickham Road, Viera. . . 321-434-9149

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Domestic Violence Support Group. . . . . 321-607-6811 5:30 - 7 p.m. • Mondays Women’s Center Titusville, 400 Julia St. • womenscenter.net Domestic Violence Support Group. . . . . 321-242-3110 10 - 11:30 a.m. • Mondays Women’s Center Melbourne, 1425 Aurora Road womenscenter.net Trauma Recovery Support Group. . . . . . 321-242-3110 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. • Tuesdays Women’s Center Melbourne, 1425 Aurora Road womenscenter.net

BEREAVEMENT/ GRIEF SUPPORT Adjusting to Loss of all Kind (men’s group) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-752-2533 9 a.m. • First and Third Thursdays Old Village Restaurant, 1180 Aurora Road, Melbourne Grief Support Groups — NORTH Walking Grief Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-269-4240 9 - 10:30 a.m. • Tuesdays • Chain of Lakes Park 2300 Truman Scarborough Way, Titusville Newly Bereaved Support Group . . . . . . 321-269-4240 1 - 2 p.m. • Tuesdays Hospice of St. Francis, 250-B Grumman Place, Titusville 6 - 7:30 p.m. • Tuesdays Hospice of St. Francis, 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville 1 - 2:30 p.m. • Second and Fourth Thursdays Hospice of St. Francis, 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville — SOUTH 10 - 11:30 a.m. • Mondays • Hospice of St. Francis 6905 N. Wickham Road, Suite 403, Melbourne 1 - 2:30 p.m. • Mondays • Hospice of St. Francis 6905 N. Wickham Road, Suite 403, Melbourne 10 - 11 a.m. • Mondays Palm Bay Library, 1520 Port Malabar Blvd., NE, Palm Bay Dynamics of Grief. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-752-2533 10 - 11 a.m. • Second and Fourth Thursdays One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera Mary.little@vitas.com GriefShare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-395-5755 A friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside


First Baptist Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-591-0270 4 - 6 p.m. • Sundays - GriefShare 140 Magnolia Ave., Merritt Island • fbcmi.com East Coast Christian Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-652-7634 6 - 7 p.m. ‒ Thursdays 1855 Friday Road, Cocoa • eccc.us Calvary Chapel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-453-6779 3500 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island —CENTRAL Cross Bridge Nazarene Church. . . . . . . . . . . 321-576-2973 1 - 3 p.m. • Mondays - GriefShare 651 Barnes Blvd., Rockledge • crossbridgenaz.org The Church at Viera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-259-3454 6:30 p.m. • Mondays - call for dates 9005 N. Wickham Road, Viera • churchatviera.com —SOUTH Calvary Chapel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419-230-8253 2955 Minton Road, West Melbourne First Baptist Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-984-8441 3301 Dairy Road, Melbourne Praise Cathedral Church of God. . . . . . . . . . . 321-482-1799 840 Hollywood Blvd., Melbourne St. Mark’s United Methodist Church . . . . . . . 321-773-0721 2030 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic Trinity Wellsprings Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-777-2047 7 - 8:30 p.m. • Wednesdays 638 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach • trinitywellsprings.com Grief Support Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321- 452-4341 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. • First and Third Monday Sunflower House, Merritt Square Mall 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island AgingMattersBrevard.org SunflowerHouse@bellsouth.net LBGT Bereavement Support. . . . . . . . . . . 321-752-2533 6 p.m. • Second Thursday Riviera United Church of Christ 451 Riviera Dr. NE, Palm Bay Living with Grief. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-434-3238 10:30 a.m. • First Tuesday

Health First Center for Family Caregivers 3661 S. Babcock St., Melbourne hf.org/aging/family-caregivers/ Living with Loss and Grief. . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-752-2533 10 - 11:30 a.m. • Second and Fourth Wednesday Franklin T. Degroodt Public Library 6475 Minton Road SW, Palm Bay Moving Along . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321- 434-1744 For survivors who have been in the grieving process for more than a year. 1 p.m. • Third Wednesday Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Road, Melbourne Never Alone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-727-3131 For single people 55 and older 6 p.m. • Meetings Fridays Peace Lutheran Church 1801 Port Malabar Blvd., NE, Palm Bay peacelutheranpb.org office@peacelutheranpb.org Suddenly Alone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-434-1744 Support group for men and women in various stages of grief. 2:30 p.m. • Third Tuesday Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Road, Melbourne Safe Place Rockledge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-253-2222 10:30 a.m. • Second and Fourth Tuesday Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave., Rockledge Safe Place Melbourne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-446-4947 10 a.m. • First and Third Thursday Wuesthoff Hospice call for location Shared Journeys: A Path to Healing. . . . 321- 434-1744 Day and evening groups meet weekly and monthly. —North 2:30 - 4 p.m. • First Wednesday 200 S. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island —Central 2:30 - 4 p.m. • Third Tuesday 6 - 7:30 p.m. • Second Wednesday 1131 W. New Haven Ave., Suite 102, Melbourne —South 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. • First Thursdays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Third Wednesday Barefoot Bay Golf Course, Building E 1225 Barefoot Bay Blvd., Barefoot Bay Survivors of Suicide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-446-5947 6 p.m. • Second Thursday Wuesthoff Hospice, 8060 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera Working Through Grief. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-434-1744 6 p.m. • Second Tuesday Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Road, Melbourne 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. griefshare.org —NORTH Park Avenue Baptist Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321-269-6702 6 - 8 p.m. • Tuesdays 600 S. Park Ave., Titusville • parkavenue.org


BEREAVEMENT (CHILD) Compassionate Friends. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-610-7875 (For parents, grandparents and siblings who have lost a child) —Melbourne, 7 - 9 p.m. • Third Tuesday Courtyard by Marriott, 2101 W. New Haven Ave. —Cocoa Beach, 6 - 8 p.m. • First Tuesday Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 525 Minuteman Cswy. Tcfspacecoast.org • contact@tcfspacecoast.org Bright Star Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-434-7622 Hospice of Health First’s Bright Star provides a safe and supportive environment where children, teens and their families grieving the death of a loved one can share their experience. 1131 W. New Haven Ave., West Melbourne • hf.org

BRAIN INJURY

Brain Injury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-728-0258 6:30 p.m. • Last Thursday Health South Sea Pines, 101 E. Florida Ave., Melbourne

CANCER Beyond Boobs Beyond Boobs! is dedicated to healing and saving lives by supporting young women diagnosed with breast cancer while providing breast health education for all. — 6:30 p.m. • Third Tuesday - call for locations Vierasupport@hereforthegirls.org Reach to Recovery Male Breast Cancer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-227-2345 One-on-one support for males with a recent breast cancer diagnosis who are considering or undergoing chemotherapy or radiation. Help is offered through every stage of the diagnosis. Call the 24/7 hotline cancer.org Breast Cancer Support, Bagels & Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-474-6900 10 - 11 a.m. • First Wednesday 1101 Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne Drivenbyheart.org Breast Cancer, Over 50 Girls . . . . . . . . . 321-474-6900 6 - 7:30 p.m. • Second Wednesdays 1101 Hibiscus Blvd., Suite 107, Melbourne • Drivenbyheart.org Leukemia and Lymphoma . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-437-7227 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Fourth Tuesday (lunch provided) Holmes Regional Medical Center, Cancer Program Office Conference Room (A Entrance) 1350 Hickory St., Melbourne • hf.org Man to Man. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-779 1739 Support group for men with prostate cancer. 7 - 9 p.m. • Fourth Monday of the month Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center, Auditorium A 1350 S. Hickory St., Melbourne • hfcancer.org

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Brevard Ostomy Association . . . . . . . . . . 321-725-2435 2:30 p.m. • Second Sunday Call for dates (No meetings July or Aug.) Melbourne Library, 215 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne Rwhite4705@cs.com ThyCa Survivors Association Melbourne....................................................... 321-733-0846 Cocoa................................................................................ 321-638-8989 Titusville..........................................................................321-506-8887 ThyCa Space Coast is currently providing support via phone and e-mail. thyca.org • Space_Coast@thyca.org C.A.R.E. Gynecological Cancer Support.......321-431-3009 5 - 7 p.m. • Last Tuesday Health First’s Cancer Institute 1130 S. Hickory St., Melbourne • carebrevard.org MBC Girls (Metastatic)...............................321-474-6900 6 - 7:30 p.m. • Fourth Tuesdays 1101 Hibiscus Blvd., Suite 107, Melbourne • Drivenbyheart.org Parrish Partners Cancer Support........................................321-268-6111, ext. 35444 4 - 5:30 p.m. • Third Monday Parrish Medical Center, Conference Center 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville parrishhealthcare.com/events Health First Cancer Institute Resource Center......... 321-725-4500 Ext 7747 or 7301 Wigs, prosthesis, cancer information 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Monday - Friday 1130 S. Hickory St., Suite B (Second Floor) Look Good, Feel Better......................... 1-800-395-5665 Female cancer patients learn to care for their skin during chemotherapy/radiation therapy and discover fashionable ways to protect and cover their heads during hair loss. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Third Tuesday Health First Cancer Care Center 1130 S. Hickory St., Melbourne.. 321-725-4500, Ext. 7301 6 - 8 p.m. • Second Tuesday Merritt Island Pro-Health & Fitness Center 255 Borman Dr., #100..............................................321-434-5801 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. • First Monday Viera Pro-Health & Fitness Center 8705 N. Wickham Road.......................................... 321-434-9149 Driven by Heart.............................................321-474-6900 Several monthly meetings, as well as one-on-one support. 1101 W. Hibiscus Blvd., Suite 107, Melbourne Drivenbyheart.org Reach to Recovery.................................. 1-800-227-2345 Reach to Recovery helps individuals cope with breast cancer through one-on-one peer support. The program pairs a volunteer, specially-trained breast cancer survivor with a recently diagnosed patient with similar issues. Call the 24/7 hotline. • cancer.org


Community Cancer Support Group..........321-751-6771 10 a.m. • First Friday Cancer Care Centers of Brevard One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera Compcancercare.org Cancer Support Group................................321-952-8837 11 a.m. - noon • Second Friday Merritt Island Public Library 1195 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island Compcancercare.org Cape Friends Cancer Support.................. 321-799-7102 6 - 7:30 p.m. • First Thursday Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital 701 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach

CARDIAC

Stroke-Heart Survivors Group................ 321-268-6800 2 - 4 p.m. • Third Tuesday Parrish Health Village West: Heritage Hall 931 W. Washington Ave., Titusville Mended Hearts of Cocoa Beach Mendedhearts.org • twhelmke@gmail.com Stroke Support Group................................. 321-434-3533 5:30 p.m. • First Monday Holmes Regional Auditorium, 1350 Hickory St., Melbourne

CAREGIVING Caregiver Academy........................................321-268-6111 10 - 11 a.m. • Second Thursday Parrish Health Village, Heritage Hall 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville brevardalzheimers.org info@brevardalzheimers.org Caregiver Support Group.......................... 321-253-7440 11 a.m. - noon • Third Tuesdays The Brennity at Melbourne 7300 Watersong Lane, Viera Vitas.com Caregiver Support Group........................... 321-452-4341 1 - 2:30 p.m. • Second and Fourth Wednesday Sunflower House, Merritt Square Mall 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island AgingMattersBrevard.org SunflowerHouse@bellsouth.net

Caregiver Support Group..........................321-268-6800 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. • First and Third Thursday Parrish Health Village, Heritage Hall 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville brevardalzheimers.org • info@brevardalzheimers.org Caregiver Support Group........................... 321-752-2533 10 - 11:30 a.m. • Second and Fourth Thursday One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera Vitas.com Caregiver Support Group..........321-253-4430 ext. 301 1 - 2:30 p.m. • First and Third Tuesday Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation 7951 Ron Beatty Blvd., Micco brevardalzheimers.org info@brevardalzheimers.org Caregiver Support Group..............................321-253-4430 1 - 2:30 p.m. • Thursdays Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation Hospice of St. Francis, 6905 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne brevardalzheimers.org info@brevardalzheimers.org Coping with Caregiving..............................321-434-7625 Focus on support for caregivers of loved ones with memory impairment or any chronic illness 10:30 a.m. • Wednesdays Health First Center for Family Caregivers 3661 S. Babcock St., Melbourne hf.org/aging/family-caregivers/ Empowered Caregivers Support Group........321-434-7625 Allowing those caring for someone with memory loss or any condition to share their journey with others who understand what they are experiencing. 11 a.m. • Thursdays Health First Center for Family Caregivers 3661 S. Babcock St., Melbourne hf.org/aging/family-caregivers/ Fearless Caregiver Support Group........ 321-253-4430 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Second Tuesday Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation Holy Name of Jesus, 3050 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic brevardalzheimers.org info@brevardalzheimers.org Who Cares for the Caregiver?.................. 321-752-2533 10 - 11:30 a.m. • First and Third Tuesdays Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation 7951 Ron Beatty Blvd., Micco • Vitas.com 10 - 11:30 a.m. • Second and Fourth Thursday One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera

COMPULSIVE GAMBLING Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling 888-ADMIT-IT (24-hour helpline). . . 1-888-236-4848 2019 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Road to Recovery.................................... 1-800-227-2345 Provides ambulatory cancer patients with ground transportation to and from cancer-related medical appointments. Rides are dependent on volunteer driver availability. Please call for additional information. American Cancer Society 24-hour hotline • cancer.org


CROHN’S/COLITIS

EATING DISORDERS

Space Coast CCF Support Group. . . . . 347-802-6448 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Fourth Wednesday (bi-monthly on odd months) Melbourne Public Library, 540 Fee Ave., Melbourne

Anorexia, Bulimia .......................................... 321-259-6842 Support group sponsored by Brevard County chapter of ANAD. BrevardANAD@aol.com

DIABETES Diabetes Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-268-6699 2:30 - 4 p.m. • Third Tuesday Parrish Medical Center Classroom D, 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville Diabetes Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-434-8169 11 a.m. • Third Wednesday, Private Dining Room Health First Palm Bay Hospital 1425 Malabar Road SE, Palm Bay

DIVORCE Divorce and Recovery Workshop........... 321-508-9800 Workshop for those divorced, separated, widowed or ending a significant relationship. 12-week phase (small fee). 7 - 9 p.m. • Tuesdays Emmanuel United Methodist Church 2800 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne divorceandrecovery.org DivorceCare Groups Locations and times vary for the 13-week cycle seminar. $15 covers the seminar and workbook. Call your location for exact dates as they may change. divorcecare.org Calvary Chapel ............................................................ 321-952-9673 6:30 • Thursdays, 2955 Minton Road, West Melbourne

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Domestic Violence Victim Assistance.....321-617-7555 State Attorney Victim Services 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg. D, Viera Sa18.org The Women’s Center The client services program provides basic needs and services such as peer counseling, educational workshops, information and referral for women and their families that are at risk. 1425 Aurora Road, Melbourne...............................321-242-3110 400 Julia St., Titusville...............................................321-607-6811 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline.......................321-607-6809 womenscenter.net Serene Harbor Domestic Violence Shelter...321-726-8282 Psycho-educational and support group. A group is available for children 5 and older. Child care for those 5 younger. sereneharbor.org

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New Fit Surgical Weight Loss Support Group Offers support, guidance and education for those who have had or are considering weight loss surgery. 6 p.m. • Second Monday Viera Pro Health and Fitness...............................321-434-9476 8705 N. Wickham Road, Viera 6 p.m. • Fourth Monday.......................................... 321-434-9230 Palm Bay Hospital 1425 Malabar Road SE, Palm Bay

EPILEPSY Epilepsy Support............................................. 321-253-4112 epilepsyassociation.com

FOOD

Gluten Intolerance.........................................321-868-2701 1 - 3 p.m. • Second Sunday Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital Rooms B & C 701 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach

GRANDPARENTING SUPPORT Grandparents Raising Grandchildren......321-631-7776 grandparentsraisinggrandchildren.org —North Brevard Support Group Meeting 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. • First Friday Indian River City United Methodist Church 1355 Cheney Highway, Titusville —Central Brevard Support Group 9:30 - 11 a.m. • Third Tuesday GRG of Brevard Office, 123 Barton Blvd., Rockledge —Club Esteem Support Group Meeting 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Second Thursday 3316 Monroe St., Melbourne —South Brevard Support Group Meeting 6 - 7:30 p.m. • Third Wednesday (dinner available at cost) Memaw’s Restaurant, 4916 Babcock Blvd., Palm Bay —Beachside Support Group Meeting 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Last Thursday Memaw’s Restaurant, Indian Harbour Beach

LARYNGECTOMY Space Coast Nu-Voice Club.......................321-536-0831 A support group for laryngectomy patients and families. Call for meeting locations and times. flavoice.org smiley_robert@bellsouth.net


National Alliance on Mental Illness Support Groups Information Helpline.................................1-800-950-6264 6 - 7:45 p.m. • Third Tuesday Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa. 321-453-4462 6 - 7:30 p.m. • Second Wednesday Westwood Condo Clubhouse 600 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne. . . . . . . . . 321-405-4896 Brevard Drop-In Center at Circles of Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-914-4867 Support group for people with mental health issues. 1 - 5 p.m. • Monday through Thursday Circles of Care, 2000 Commerce Dr., Melbourne

MULTIPLE MYELOMA Multiple Myeloma Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-636-6097 5:30 - 7 p.m. • Second Thursday Parrish Medical Center, Conference Rooms 3 & 5 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville athurow@cfl.rr.com • titusville.support.myleoma.org Multiple Myeloma Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-255-1181 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Fourth Monday Suntree/Viera Public Library 902 Jordan Blass Dr., Melbourne Melbourne.support.myeloma.org • judithstowse@gmail.com

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Central Brevard MS Self-Help Group. . . 321-636-0235 cbmsgroup.org Cocoa Chapter, 2 p.m. • Second Sunday Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa Eau Gallie Chapter, 1:30 p.m. • Fourth Sunday MIMA Gateway Medical Complex 1223 Gateway Dr., Melbourne

OSTEOPOROSIS Bone Makers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-759-4962 A preventative exercise and wellness program for bones, balance, posture and memory — Mondays • 10:30 a.m. DRS Community Center, 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach — Wednesdays • 9:30 a.m. Wickham Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Dr., Melbourne — Fridays • 10:30 a.m. Hobbs Pharmacy Community Room, N. Banana River Dr. Merritt Island Bonemakers.com • buckvic@aol.com

PARKINSON’S Parkinson’s Support Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-751-6771 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. • Second Tuesday Indian River Colony Club ‒ Colony Hall 1936 Freedom Dr., Viera

Parkinson’s Support, North Brevard........321-268-6800 2 - 4 p.m. • Third Friday Parrish Health Village West Heritage Hall 931 N. Washington Ave., Titusville parrishhealthcare.com/events Parkinson’s Support, Central Brevard.......808-896-9640 2 - 4 p.m. • Second Monday Central Brevard Library, 308 Forest Ave., Cocoa Iampoidogmom@gmail.com Parkinson’s Support, South Brevard.... 321-622-5845 1:30 - 3 p.m. • Fourth Thursday (Except Nov. and Dec.) The Fountains, 4451 Stack Blvd., Palm Bay brevardparkinsonsg.org Parkinson’s Disease & Depression Support Group....................... 321-751-6771 10 - 11:30 a.m., First Mondays One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera Oneseniorplace.com Parkinson’s Support, Melbourne........... 321-255-5442 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. • Third Thursday Greenwood Place, 2680 Croton Road, Melbourne

POLIO

Post-Polio Support Group of Brevard County......................................................321-622-8040 postpoliosupport.com

PULMONARY HYPERTENSION Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group.......................... 321-268-6800 3 - 5 p.m. • Second Tuesdays Grace United Methodist Church 65 Needle Blvd. Merritt Island parrishhealthcare.com/events/event-signup

RELATIONSHIPS Codependents Anonymous (CoDA)...... 321-258-2991 The purpose is for men and women to develop healthy relationships. 7 p.m. • Mondays and Thursdays Church on the Rock 4028 South Babcock St., Melbourne 7 p.m. • Sundays 7:30 p.m. • Fridays Circle Club, 230 E. Eau Gallie Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach CoDA.org• esgened@aol.com

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE

SLEEP DISORDERS A.W.A.K.E. Sleep Disorders .......................... 321-268-6408 6 - 8 p.m. • Second Monday Parrish Healthcare Center at Port St. John 5005 Port St. John Parkway, Port St. John parrishmed.com/psj

Alcoholics Anonymous. . . . . 321-724-2247 or 321-633-0052 Nearly 100 groups in dozens of locations, seven days a week, at various times, and 24-hour hotlines, there’s no excuse to not get the help you need with a drinking problem. aaspacecoast.org • intergroup@aaspacecoast.org

STROKE

Al-Anon/Alateen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-639-0220 For those troubled by someone else’s drinking. Call to find one of dozens of locations, times and dates that work for you. spacecoastal-anon.org

Stroke-Heart Survivors ................................321-268-6800 2 - 4 p.m. • Third Tuesday Heritage Hall Parrish Health Village West 931 N. Washington Ave., Titusville parrishhealthcare.com/events

Narcotics Anonymous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-631-4357 Brevard County and Sebastian have 22 groups with 60 meetings per week. 24-hour help line • spacecoastna.org

Brevard County Stroke Support Group... 321-806-4954 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. • Fourth Tuesday Central Brevard Public Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa

Prevent of Brevard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321-259-7262 Alcohol/drug treatment, support services and family counseling. 1948 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne • preventofbrevardinc.net

Stroke Support Group......................................321-434-1752 5:30 - 7 p.m. • First Monday Holmes Regional Auditorium 1350 Hickory St., Melbourne Chandra.etwaru@health-first.org

Brevard 2-1-1 Helpful connections

SUICIDE

Survivors of Suicide Support. . . . . . . . . . . 321-637-2755 6 p.m. • Second Thursday Wuesthoff Hospice, 8060 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera

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Brevard by the Numbers Brevard Commission on Aging Brevard Medical Information

• Brevard is the 10th largest Florida county with 582,053 people.

• 32,899 people are living in areas that are defined as having medically under-served populations.

• Our seniors represent 31.4% of the population compared to the state’s average at 26.5%. • Seniors represent 34.7% of the drivers in Brevard, but the state’s average is 30%. • In 40 years, FDOT expects 60% of drivers to be over 60 years old.

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• Elder voters in Brevard comprise 40.4% vs just 34.3% in 2016. Florida Elder voters are now at 37.4% vs the 37.2% of 2016. • Veterans make up 11.7% of the population with 50.2% over 65. • 15,176 people live below the poverty guideline. • 82,582 households with a cost burden above 30%, are making less than 50% of the median income. • Government figures do not include medical costs. 30.1% of seniors at 200% of poverty level (U.S. $23,512) have less income. Add medical costs and the figure jumps to 42%.**

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Population Living Alone 60+ Grandparents Living with Own Grandchildren* .......................................... 7,580 Grandparent Responsible for Own Grandchildren* ......................................... 3,138 Grandparent Not Responsible for Own Grandchildren* .................................... 4,442 Not Living With Own Grandchildren* ....... 175,318 Source: DOEA calculations based on EDR and 2010-14 ACS data

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• There are an estimated 18,359 Alzheimer’s cases — 3.2% of Brevard. • 1,297 medical doctors practice in Brevard.

Elder Voters 2016 vs 2018 State of Florida

• 27,023 people over the age of 60 are currently living with disabilities.


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BREVARD COUNTY GOVERNMENT brevardfl.gov CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS Officers are elected county-wide in November. Terms begin first Tuesday after first Monday in January after election. Four-year term. Sheriff Salary $162,639 • Term 2017-2021 Sheriff Wayne Ivey (R) 700 S. Park Ave., Titusville, FL 32780 Administration: 321- 264-5201 brevardsheriff.com wayne.ivey@bcso.us, admin@bcso.us CLERK OF COURTS Salary $153,242 • Term 2017-2021 Scott Ellis (R) 400 South St., Titusville, FL 32780 Administration: 321-637-5413 brevardclerk.us scott.ellis@brevardclerk.us PROPERTY APPRAISER Salary $153,242 • Term 2017-2021 Dana Blickley (R) 400 South St., Titusville, FL 32780 Administration: 321-264-6700 bcpao.us, appraiser@bcpao.us, dana. blickley@bcpao.us Titusville Office 321-264-6700 Viera Office 321-690-6880 Palm Bay Office 321-952-4574 Melbourne Office 321-255-4440 Merritt Island Office 321-454-6620 TAX COLLECTOR Salary $153,242 • Term 2017-2021 Lisa Cullen (R) 400 South St., Titusville, FL 32780 Administration: 321-264-6969 brevardtaxcollector.com lisa.cullen@brevardtaxcollector.com Real Estate Taxes North Brevard 321-264-6969 South Brevard 321-633-2199 Business Tax, Tangible Tax & Tourist Development North Brevard 321-264-6969 South Brevard 321-633-2199

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Online Vehicle Registration GoRenew.com North Brevard 321-264-6935 South Brevard 321-633-2199 Tax Collector’s Administrative Office North Brevard 321-264-6930 South Brevard 321-633-2199 North Brevard Office 800 S. Park Ave., Titusville, FL 32780 400 South St., Titusville, FL 32780 Central Brevard Offices 1605 N. Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island, FL 32953 240 E. Eau Gallie Blvd. Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Building A108, Viera, FL 32940 South Brevard Offices 1515 Sarno Road, Melbourne, FL 32935 450 Cogan Dr. SE, Palm Bay, FL 32909 SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS Salary $153,242 • Term 2017-2021 Lori Scott (R) 400 South St., Suite 1-F Titusville, FL, 32980 Melbourne, FL 32941-0819 Administration: 321-264-6740 votebrevard.com soe@votebrevard.com BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Commissioners elected in November by voters residing in the same district. Terms begin Second Tuesday after election. Salary $91,181 • Four-year term District 1 – Rita Pritchett (R) 2016-2020 2000 South Washington Ave., Second Floor, Titusville, FL 32780 321-607-6901 brevardfl.gov D1.Commissioner@brevardfl.gov District 2 – Bryan Lober (R) 2018-2022 2575 N. Courtenay Parkway, Suite 200 Merritt Island, FL 32953 321-454-6601 brevardfl.gov D2.Commissioner@brevardfl.gov

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District 3 – John Tobia (R) 2016-2020 2539 Palm Bay Road, NE, Suite 4 Palm Bay, FL 32905 321-633-2075 brevardfl.gov D3.Commissioner@brevardfl.gov District 4 – Curt Smith (R) 2014-2022 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Building C, Suite 214 Viera, FL 32940 321-633-2044 brevardfl.gov D4.Commissioner@brevardfl.gov District 5 – Kristine Isnardi (R) 2016-2020 490 Centre Lake Dr., Suite 175 Palm Bay, FL 32907 321-253-6611 brevardfl.gov D5.Commissioner@brevardfl.gov COUNTY MANAGER Frank Abbate, Appointed 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Bldg. C, Viera, FL 32940 321-633-2115 brevardfl.gov frank.abbate@brevardfl.gov BREVARD GOVERNMENT SERVICE Complexes: 321-633-2000 —Viera 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Building C, Viera, FL 32940 —Central 2575 Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island, FL 32953 —North 400 South St., Fifth Floor Titusville, FL 32780 —South 1515 Sarno Road, Melbourne, FL 32935 —Palm Bay 450 Cogan Drive SE, Palm Bay, FL 32909 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS School Board elected in November with non-partisan members elected by voters residing in the same, singlemember district. Terms begin second


BREVARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS Brevard.k12.fl.us School Board Members’ District Office 321-633-1000, ext. 412 School Board District Office Customer Service: 321-633-1000, ext. 500 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, FL 32940 SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Salary $153,242 Appointed Mark W. Mullins 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, FL 32940-6699 321-633-1000, ext. 402 STATE Terms of Governor, Lt. Governor and Cabinet members begin the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January after the November state-wide election. Four-year terms. GOVERNOR Salary: $130,273 • Term: 2018-2022 Hon. Ron DeSantis (R) Executive Office of the Governor State of Florida The Capitol 400 S. Monroe St.

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 850-717-9337 ron.desantis@eog.myflorida.com LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Salary $124,851 • Term 2018-2022 Hon. Jeanette Nunez (R) Plaza Level 05, The Capitol 400 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 850-488-7146 jeanette.nunez@eog.myflorida.com ATTORNEY GENERAL Salary $128,972 • Term 2018- 2022 Hon. Ashley B. Moody (R) Office of Attorney General The Capitol, PL-01, 400 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050 850-414-3300 Toll free 1-866-966-7226 myfloridalegal.com/contact ashley.moody@myfloridalegal.com Legislature Terms begin the second Tuesday after the November election. Each State Senator and State Representative is elected by qualified voters who reside in the same district. STATE SENATORS Salary: $29,697 Four-year term; limit of two terms District 14 - Tom A. Wright (R) Term: 2018-2020 4606 Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 2-J Port Orange, FL 32127 386-304-7630 406 Senate Office Building 404 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100 850-487-5014 wright.tom.web@flsenate.gov District 17 - Debbie Mayfield (R) Term: 2016-2020 900 E. Strawbridge Ave. Suite 528, Melbourne, FL 32901 321-409-2025 1801 27th St. Vero Beach, FL 32960 772-226-1970 324 Senate Office Building 404 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100 850-487-5017 mayfield.debbie.web@flsenate.gov

STATE REPRESENTATIVES Salary $29,697 Two-year term; limit of four terms District 50 Rene “Coach P” Plasencia (R) Term: 2018-2020 400 South St. Suite 1C Titusville, FL 32780-7610 321-383-5151 406 House Office Building 402 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300 850-717-5050 rene.plasencia@myfloridahouse.gov District 51 – Tyler I. Sirois (R) Term: 2018-2020 2460 N. Courtenay Pkwy., Suite 108 Merritt Island, FL 32953-4193 321-449-5111 402 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300 850-717-5051 tyler.sirois@myfloridahouse.gov District 52 - Thad Altman (R) Term: 2018-2020 150 5th Ave., Suite A Indialantic, FL 32903-3154 321-409-2022 1101 The Capitol 402 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300 850-717-5052 thad.altman@myfloridahouse.gov District 53 - Randy Fine (R) Term: 2018-2020 2539 Palm Bay Road NE Suite 5 Palm Bay, FL 32905 321-409-2017 1401 The Capitol 402 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-1300 850-717-5053 randy.fine@myfloridahouse.gov DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER SERVICES Salary: $128,972 Four-year term 2019-2023 Nikki Fried (D) Commissioner Plaza Level 10 The Capitol 400 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800 800-435-7352 freshfromforida.com

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Tuesday after election. Salary $42,107 • Four-year term District 1 – Misty Belford Term: 2014-2022 321-591-9387 or 321-633-1000 ext, 412 haggard-belford.misty@ brevardschools.org District 2 – Cheryl McDougall Term: 2018-2022 321-271-9705 or 321-633-1000, ext. 412 mcdougall.cheryl@brevardschools.org District 3 – Tina Descovich Term: 2016-2020 321-848-5478 or 321-633-1000, ext. 412 descovich.tina@brevardschools.org District 4 – Matt Susin Term: 2016-2020 321-684-9735 or 321-633-1000, ext. 412 susin.matt@brevardschools.org District 5 – Katye Campbell Term: 2018-2022 321-633-1000, ext. 412 campbell.katye@brevardschools.org


DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES Salary: $128,972 Four-year term 2015-2023 Hon. Jimmy Patronis (R) Chief Financial Officer 200 E. Gaines St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0301 fldfs.com 877-693-5236 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (PSC) Consumer Affairs & Complaints 2540 Shumard Oak Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0850 800-342-3552 psc.state.fl.us contact@psc.state.fl.us OFFICE OF PUBLIC COUNSEL The Public Counsel represents utility consumers before State (PSC) and federal regulatory authorities and courts in matters involving public and private utilities, other than utilities owned by local governments or cooperatives. J. R. Kelly, Public Counsel 111 W. Madison St., Rm. 812 Tallahassee, FL 32399-1400 800-342-0222 floridaopc.gov NATION Terms of president and vice president begin Jan. 20 after the national election. Four-year term PRESIDENT Salary: $400,000 • Term 2017-2021 Hon. Donald J. Trump (R) The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20500 202-456-1414 whitehouse.gov president@whitehouse.gov

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VICE PRESIDENT Salary: $230,700 • Term: 2017-2021 Hon. Mike Pence (R) The White House Office of the Vice President Washington, DC 20501 202-456-1414 whitehouse.gov vice.president@whitehouse.gov

UNITED STATES SENATORS Senators’ terms begin Jan. 3 after the November election. U.S. Senate: senate.gov Salary: $174,000 Six-year term Hon. Rick Scott (R) Term: 2019-2025 B3 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 202-224-5274 Toll free in FL: 1-888-671-4091 help@rickscott.senate.gov Hon. Marco Rubio (R) Term: 2017-2023 284 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 202-224-3041 District Office: 201 S. Orange Ave. Suite 350 Orlando, Florida 32801 407-254-2573 Toll free in FL: 866-630-7106 rubio.senate.gov UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE Representatives’ terms begin Jan. 3 after the November election in singlemember, congressional districts. U. S. House: house.gov Salary: $174,000 • two-year term 8th Congressional District Hon. Bill Posey (R) 120 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 202-225-3671 District Office: 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Building C Melbourne, Florida 32940-6605 321-632-1776 posey.house.gov CAPITOL Offices of members of Congress, committees and subcommittees can be reached at 202-224-3121 or 202-225-3121. STATUS OF BILLS —Washington, DC U.S. House & Senate Committee Hearings congress.gov —Tallahassee, FL Florida Division of Law Revision & Information 850-488-4371


WHO CAN REGISTER In order to be eligible to register to vote in Brevard County, applicants must be: A United States citizen A Brevard County resident 18 years old by Election Day (pre-registration permitted at 16) Not currently judged mentally incapacitated Register at Election Offices and other locations found at votebrevard.com ELECTION OFFICES Election Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday —North Government Complex 400 South St., Titusville, FL 32780 321-264-6740 —South Brevard Complex

1515 Sarno Road, Melbourne, FL 32935 321-255-4455 — Viera Government Center 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Building C, Level 1, Viera, FL 32940 321-633-2124 —Palm Bay Office 450 Cogan Dr. SE Palm Bay, FL 32909 321-952-6328 VOTING BY MAIL/ABSENTEE BALLOT Any registered voter may vote by mail. Mail/Absentee ballot requests may be in person, by regular mail, email or by phone to the Supervisor of Elections. All requests must be received no later than 5 p.m. the sixth day before the election, and ballots must be received at the election office by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be eligible to be counted. EARLY VOTING Prior to Election Day, early voting for federal or state races is available at all Supervisor of Elections’ offices and, at the Supervisor’s discretion, at certain other locations, beginning 10 days before election day and running through the third day before election day. Additional early voting may be offered, at the Supervisor’s discretion, on the 15th through 11th days and on the second day before the election. Identification requirements for early voting are the same as for voting on

Election Day. Florida law requires each voter to present an unexpired form of identification containing the voter’s name and photograph. If the identification does not also contain the voter’s signature, additional identification containing that signature is required. REFERENDUMS A referendum may be called at any time on any issue that requires a vote of the people. All voters may vote regardless of party affiliation. POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION Florida is a closed primary state. If you want to vote in a partisan Primary Election, then you must be a registered voter with the political party for which the primary election is held. All registered voters may vote on issues, amendments and for non-partisan candidates such as judges, school board and city council members, regardless of party affiliation. Political party changes can be requested no later than 29 days before the election through the election offices. For more information, Email: pr@lwv-spacecoast.org 321-254-7183 Extra copies – Mail a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: P.O. Box 360823 Melbourne, FL 32936 lwv-spacecoast.org

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VOTING Registering to vote To register, the Florida Voter Registration application form must be completed. This form, which is also used to notify the elections office of a change in your name, address, party affiliation or to update a signature, can be found online and at locations listed below, or you may request that an application be mailed. Registration or changes must be received by the elections office at least 29 days before an election. After the application is received, a Voter Information Card that includes your precinct number and voting districts will be mailed.


Seniors At Lunch sites

Seniors At Lunch is held at nutrition centers within the north, central and south parts of Brevard County every weekday and provides hot meals and activities for Brevard’s elderly population. Scheduled activities include games, speakers, entertainment, holiday celebrations and music. Bus transportation is provided to many participating centers.

NORTH: Martin Andersen Senior Center Cuyler Park Community Center Annex 321-216-6082 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 321-264-6491 • 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 1025 S. Florida Ave., Rockledge 2329 Harry T. Moore Ave., Mims Woody Simpson Community Center 321-453-4324 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Port St. John Community Center 1590 Schoolhouse St., Merritt Island 321-638-4499 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 6650 Corto Road, Cocoa SOUTH: Crane Creek Senior Apartments Titusville Seniors at Lunch 321-952-5484 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 321-536-8851 • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 2309 Babcock St., Melbourne (St. James A.M.E. Church) 625 Dummitt Ave., Titusville Joseph N. Davis Community Center 321-412-5459 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. CENTRAL: 2547 Grant St., Melbourne Westminster Asbury Arms Community Room The Captain’s House 321-504-6571 • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 321-727-9737 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 1430 Dixon Blvd., Cocoa 1300 Bianca Drive N.E., Palm Bay

Meal reservations at all sites are needed by 12:30 p.m. the previous serving day. Centers are open Monday through Friday, except where noted. Refer to each site’s information. Bus service is available to most areas. It usually takes a few days to begin the bus pick-up service via SCAT. Call 321-639-8770 for more information on bus service in your area. For information on Seniors at Lunch, contact the program office at 321-639-8770.

Cocoa West Community Center 321-636-9787 • 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 230 S. Burnett Ave., Cocoa

SOURCE:  Aging Matters in Brevard, agingmattersbrevard.org

S. Mainland-Micco Community Center 772-664-4900 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 3700 Allen Ave., Micco

FREE MEDICARE COUNSELING

Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders Appointments are recommended at all sites. To schedule an appointment or to verify dates and times of counselor availability, contact the individual locations.

NORTH BREVARD & BEACHSIDE

CENTRAL & SOUTH BREVARD

Parrish Senior Solutions Center 321-752-8080 805-B Century Medical Dr. Titusville shineparrish@gmail.com

Buena Vida Estates 321-752-8080 2129 West New Haven Ave. Melbourne

Port St. John Public Library 321-752-8080 6500 Carole Ave., Cocoa shinepsjpubliclibrary@gmail.com

Sunflower House 321-752-8080 Merritt Island Square Mall Merritt Island shinesfh@gmail.com Central Brevard Library 321-752-8080 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa shinecocoalibrary@gmail.com

Westminster Asbury 321-752-8080 430 Dixon Drive, Cocoa

DeGroodt Public Library 321-345-1057 6475 Minton Road S.E., Palm Bay Martin Andersen Senior Center 321-752-8080 1025 Florida Ave., Rockledge shinemasc@gmail.com Viera VA Outpatient Clinic 321-549-8843 2900 Veterans Way, Viera Wickham Park Senior Center 321-757-0660 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne shinewpsc@gmail.com

(Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Senior Resource Alliance county-wide number: 407-514-1800 988 Woodcock Road, Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32803

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Volunteering American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345 Drivers needed to drive cancer patients to and from treatments. For all volunteer opportunities, call 321-253-0361. American Red Cross 321-890-1002, ext. 5638 Offers training for disasters. BRAVE 321-633-2031 Brevardians Responding As Volunteers is a way for citizens with a variety of backgrounds to participate in county government. Brevardcounty.us/brave/ Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation 321-253-4430 Share office skills or talents and hobbies during afternoon activities for clients. Brevardalzheimers.org Brevard Association for the Advancement of the Blind 321-773-7222 Volunteer needs vary from program to program. Baabhelpfortheblind.org Brevard Commission on Aging 321-633-2007 Support the mission of the Brevard Commission on Aging through volunteer service on a committee or task force. Brevard Zoo 321-254-9453, ext. 218 Assist throughout the zoo with educational programs, petting zoo, kayaking and aviary. Training provided. Brevard Rescue Mission 321-480-9100 Provides housing and job training to homeless women with children. Volunteers garden, tutor, drive and more.

Brevard Schools Foundation 321-633-1000, ext. 756 Make a difference in the life of a child by giving one hour per week. Canine Companions for Independence....407-522-3300 Volunteers needed to raise puppies. Central Brevard Humane Society 321-636-3343 Help at shelter, thrift shops and pet therapy programs. Family Promise of Brevard 321-209-3391 Provides emergency shelter and meals to homeless families through a network of congregations and volunteers, while staff works intensively with the families to return to stable housing within 30 days. Florida Wildlife Sanctuary 321-254-8843 Help with maintenance and wildlife care. Register online at floridawildlifehospital.org. Foosaner Art Museum 321-674-8916 Friends of Foosaner staff the desk and gift shop. Docent program.

Provides shelter for homeless women with children, pregnant women and student mothers with children. Volunteers are needed for transportation, mentoring, tutoring and yard work. Guardian Ad Litem Program 321-690-6823 Become a child’s voice in the court system. guardianadlitem.org Harmony Farms 321-631-9433 Groom and exercise therapy horses, administrative tasks, participate in special events. Historic Rossetter House 321-254-9855 Gardening on the property. Actors for Murder Mystery Tour. Junior Achievement of the Space Coast 321-777-0982 Take career and life-skills mentoring into K-12 classrooms. Merritt Island Wildlife Association 321-861-0668 Contact Emily Delanzo. Promote conservation and appreciation of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Friends for Animals Sanctuary 321-255-6640 Brevard County’s only No-Kill Sanctuary sanctioned by Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

Meals on Wheels 321-639-8770 Deliver meals in Brevard to homebound seniors daily.

Friends of the Enchanted Forest 321-264-5185 Tour guides, shop assistants and researchers needed.

Ombudsman 888-831-0404 Volunteers monitor nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Genesis House 321-723-3133, option 2

Partners in Compassionate Care 321-269-4240

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EMERGENCY & HURRICANE Safety

INFORMATION

Brevard County strongly urges that a public shelter be used only as a last resort. You will be more comfortable sheltering with friends, family or in commercial lodging. If you require public sheltering, please be familiar with your designated primary evacuation shelter location and your planned route to that shelter.

staff respectfully. • No disorderly or disruptive behavior will be allowed. • No smoking, alcohol or drugs allowed. • No guns or weapons of any kind permitted. • You must sign in when you arrive and sign out when you leave

BRING THE FOLLOWING TO THE SHELTER:

Other shelters are available and are opened once the primary shelter has reached 85 percent occupancy rate.

1. Enough food and supplies to last several days, including special diet foods, as food may not be readily available at the shelter. 2. Bottled water (two quarts/person/day) and other beverages. 3. A manual can opener, eating utensils, paper plates, cups and napkins/paper towels. 4. Infant formula/food/diapers and wipes. 5. Two-week supply of medications and First-aid kit. 6. Cash or traveler’s checks. 7. Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows and folding chairs. Bedding is not provided in public shelters. 8. Personal hygiene items and changes of clothing. 9. Flashlight, battery-powered radio/TV and spare batteries, cards, games, books and toys. Do not take pets (except guide dogs), alcoholic beverages or weapons of any kind into public shelters. For more information, call 321-637-6670.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION SHELTERS

SPECIAL NEEDS SHELTER:

The Special Needs Registry is a confidential listing of those people who meet program criteria, and is updated on an annual basis. Patients with colostomy assistance needs, nebulizers, oxygen, feeding tubes or Alzheimer’s disease are examples of medical criteria that are eligible for the registry. Individuals who elect to use a Special Needs or other public shelter should bring with them items such as cots, bedding, medicine, medical supplies and food supplies, preparing to be self-sufficient for 72 hours. Special Needs registrants should also be accompanied by at least one caregiver. Occupants’ comfort will be determined by their preparedness. For more information, call 321-637-6670, ext. 6. To download a special needs registration form, go to web.brevardcounty.us/SpecialNeeds/Registration.aspx.

Shelter openings are incident-specific

PET-FRIENDLY SHELTERS

Never go to a shelter unless local officials have announced it is open. Shelter openings will be announced through local television, radio stations, social media and the Brevard County Emergency Management website.

All county animal shelters will be open, unless ordered evacuated, and will receive pets from mandatory evacuation areas. Call the following numbers for information concerning pet sheltering during a disaster:

Shelters are designed to house residents of the barrier islands (including Merritt Island), those in low-lying or flood-prone areas, those in mobile/manufactured homes, or those with no other sheltering options. If you choose to go to a shelter, follow these instructions: • Stay as calm as possible and take your disaster supply kit. • Bring your own cots or sleeping materials. • Bring changes of clothing and wear sturdy shoes. • If you have dietary restrictions, bring food that you will be able to eat. • Bring what you need to stay comfortable and entertained. • Not all shelters will have electricity throughout the emergency. Shelter Rules – If staying in a shelter, be aware of the shelter rules: • We are guests. Please treat the facility, equipment and

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ANIMAL SHELTERS & BOARDING

BREVARD COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES AND ENFORCEMENT 321-633-2024 Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Titusville 321- 267-8221 Brevard Humane Society Melbourne 321-253-6608 Titusville 321-264-5119

WEATHER WEBSITES BrevardFL.gov/EmergencyManagement/Hazards/Hurricane Brevard County hurricane tracking and information. fema.gov Plan and prepare. Apply for assistance. freshfromflorida.com/forest-wildfire Wildfire season forecast.


BE ON THE LOOKOUT: SAFEGUARD YOUR IDENTITY – Identity theft can lead to serious problems with your credit, retirement benefits, taxes and finances. Identity thieves often target senior citizens. Never give your private information to anyone you do not know. REPORT MEDICARE FRAUD – Some estimate that Medicare fraud costs taxpayers upwards of $60 billion a year. Medicare fraud wrongfully steals from senior citizens, but we can’t stop it if it’s not reported. If you need help dealing with Medicare fraud issues, please contact my office.

CONGRESSMAN BILL POSEY AND HIS STAFF ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU! If you need assistance with a federal government agency or department, please feel free to contact my local office staff (321) 632-1776 or visit www.posey.house.gov for more information.

Patti Febro – Constituent Services Liaison: Congressional Research Service; Intern Coordinator; Women’s Organizations; Faith Based Organizations; Letters and Certificates of Recognition. Chelsea Greene – Caseworker: Centers for Medicare (A & B & D); Social Security; Department of Labor; Department of Justice/FBI/CSI/NSA; USCIS/Immigration; National VISA Center; Department of State; Passport Services; Federal Communication Commission; FEMA. Samantha Cooper – Veterans Affairs Caseworker: Department of Veterans Affairs; National Personnel Records Center; Department of Defense Patrick Gavin – District Director: Brevard County Liaison; Economic Development, Brevard County; NASA; District Scheduler; Delegation Liaison; Hospitals & Medical Issues; Schools, Public/Private and Colleges. Rob Medina – Director of Community and Military Relations: Military Service Liaison; Defense Security Service; Department of the Air Force/Army/Navy/Marines, Department of Defense/DFAS, Selective Services, Veteran Affairs.

David Jackson – Director of Community Relations: Indian River County Liaison; Economic Development, Indian River County; Indian River Lagoon issues; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Trade Commission/Identity theft & fraud; Securities and Exchange Commission; US Treasury and Mint; Department of Transportation; Securities and Exchange Commission; Department of Interior; Financial Services; Grants; Military Service Academy Nominations. Cheryl Moore - Director of Community Relations: Orange County Liaison; Office of Personnel Management; U.S. Postal Service; Internal Revenue Service – Tax Payer Advocate.

This advertisement was prepared and published at taxpayer expense. It is provided as a service to 8th Congressional District Constituents.

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