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15th annual Boomer Guide 2021 A supplement to Senior Life of Florida

The 2021 Boomer Guide’s theme of Peace & Love was inspired by the optimism and resilience of the residents of Brevard County. PUBLISHED ANNUALLY BY Bluewater Creative Group, Inc.

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EDITOR Jill Blue LISTINGS/CONTENT MANAGER Sylvia Montes ART DIRECTOR & PHOTOGRAPHER Adam Palumbo COPY EDITORS Mike Gaffey, Jeff Navin, R. Norman Moody CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Maria Sonnenberg, George White, Donna Clem EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Katie Sivco

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Publisher’s Letter

We are celebrating the 15th publication of the Boomer Guide this year, and we hope the theme of Peace, Love & Listings will help bring us all together by reminding us of our shared experiences. We developed the 2021 Boomer Guide to be nostalgic, informative and entertaining. It contains articles about the people who lived during the Peace & Love era as well as interesting trivia of the 1960s and 1970s. Our writers worked double-time to find the grooviest stories to share with you! Producing this Boomer Guide has given us a reason to smile, laugh and reflect on the 1960s and 1970s. We thought about style, icons, music, clothing, movies and prices of products and services. The era of Peace & Love was exciting and tumultuous; it included the space program, Woodstock, the march in Selma, Alabama and the Vietnam War. As always, the 2021 Boomer Guide contains information regarding services, businesses, activities, places of interest, meetings, classes, senior living resources and clubs

throughout Brevard County. With Brevard being 72 miles long, we cover a lot of territory. The 2021 Boomer Guide is a great resource, and you’ll want to hold onto it until the next issue arrives. Because the pandemic has altered how we interact, the Boomer Guide has been updated to reflect as many of those changes as possible. However, as the situation remains fluid, we encourage you to regularly reach out to providers directly for the most current information. Due to the pandemic, we also switched from in-person senior expos to the Drive-Thru Senior Expo, this allowed us to continue to bring you the resources, entertainment and information you’ve come to expect from us in a safe, sociallydistanced way. Once we turn the corner on this virus, our large, inperson senior expos will return! As our world continues to “Turn, Turn, Turn” and more people get vaccinated, we have so much to look forward to with group gatherings, traveling, and laughing together again! We are blessed to live here on the Space Coast. It is an active, vibrant, storied community where history has been made and is being made again. Now more than ever, as we think about the past, we also dream of the exciting things the future holds for all of us. Peace, love & listings,

Boomer Guide is a award-winning publication

Jill Blue Publisher

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Best Resource Guide Best Content Best Editorial Photography Feature Layout Table of Contents

Dedicated to the loving memory of our dear friend and colleague

Kathyrn ‘Kathi’ Ridner


Feature Stories

Listings Easy to look-up sections

Woodstock memories, 8

21 31 39 45 61

Majorette moments, 44

Favorite weather girl, 60

Still playing the oldies, 28

Sports icons, 79

Health & Wellness Activities, Sports & Games Clubs, Groups & Meetings Veteran Resources

70 Senior Living Tour

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VW Bus still rolling, 16

Business Resources

Support Groups

Resource Sections 6 Help Lines & Hot Lines 26 Community Services 68 Volunteering 69 Senior Centers 93 Government Listings 98 COVID-19 Information

Connie Crews, a nurse and the cover model for the 2021 Boomer Guide, looks back fondly on the fashion of her youth. “I had white go-go boots and bell bottoms,’’ said Crews, who turned 63 in February. “I’d even wear a leather headband. I miss the fashion, especially the bell bottoms. I think I even owned that smiley face T-shirt.’’

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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..............................................................................321-633-2123 South Area....................................321-253-6658 or 772-664-1015 POLICE (CITY) NON-EMERGENCY 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 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 Branch............................................................. 321-264-6935 800 S. Park Ave., Titusville Merritt Island Branch................................................... 321-264-6935 1605 Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island Indian Harbour Beach Branch.................................321-633-2199 240 E. Eau Gallie Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach Melbourne Branch...........................................................321-633-2199 1515 Sarno Road, Melbourne Palm Bay Branch..............................................................321-633-2199 450 Cogan Drive, SE, Palm Bay Viera Branch........................................................................321-633-2199 Brevard County Government Center 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building A108

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PHYSICIAN REFERRAL Health First Physician Referral.................................321-434-3131 Parrish Physician Referral........................................... 321-268-6110 Steward Health Systems Physician Referral................................1-800-488-5959 HELPFUL 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 Department. of Health...............321-454-7111 Brevard County Legal Aid..........................................321-631-2500 Brevard County TRIAD............................ ………………..321-412-2079 Circles of Care..................................................................321-722-5200 High-quality mental health, alcohol, drug abuse treatment and related services through its hospital-based 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................ 1-800-621-3362 TTY for the speech or hearing impaired.... 1-800-462-7585 National Fraud Information Center...................................................... .........................................................................fraud.org • 202-835-3323 National Hispanic Family Health Helpline.1-866-783-2645 Poison Control..............................................................1-800-222-1222 Salvation Army Domestic Violence Shelter.....321-631-2764 Seniors vs. Crime..................................................... 1-800-203-3099 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 Veterans Affairs Suicide 24-hour 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 - also floridalawhelp.org Women’s Center......................................Melbourne 321-242-3110 ..............................................................................Titusville (321) 607-6811 Women’s Center Counseling Services................321-242-1526 For additional Community Service listings, see page 26


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leaves lasting impression on local artist By George White

Self-taught artist Gary Gresko, 78, now of Barefoot Bay, lived in Woodstock, New York for a couple of years with no idea that as of Aug. 15 to 18, 1969 he would be near ground zero for the establishment of the Hippie era and the rise of the American Counterculture movement. What was originally billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music,” became the Woodstock Rock Festival on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in the White Lake area of Bethel, New York, 40 miles southwest of Woodstock. A crowd estimated at 400,000 to 500,00 saw 32 acts despite sporadic rains. “Everybody was all excited because part of it was a craft festival. It totally got out of hand immediately and they had to move it. It would have flattened that town,’’ Gresko said. But by the time people started arriving a couple days ahead of the concert, the fencing, gates and ticket booths still weren’t ready and it became a free event. Highways and local roads came to a standstill as many concert-goers simply abandoned their cars and trekked the rest of the way on foot. “We were right in the thick of it. We left the car and were carrying all this stuff. When we got there, there was no food except I remember they dropped oranges from a helicopter,’’ he said. “Although the crowd at Woodstock experienced bad weather, muddy conditions and a lack of food, water and adequate sanitation, the overall vibe was amazing and calm with no fights. Most took it as an opportunity to escape into music and spread the message of unity and peace,” Gresko said. “It was a sign of the times. It was one of those events that change history. It was about peace and love, I think we need again,’’ he said.

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It was a sign of the times. It was one of those events that change history. It was about peace and love. - Gary Gresko

Among his prize possessions all these years: A framed original Woodstock poster, still in good shape. Around 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, Richie Havens took the stage as the first act and played an energetic 45-minute set, later admitting that some songs were made up on the spot. “Richie Havens set the tone for the whole thing, he sang ‘Freedom,’ ” he said. Jimi Hendrix was the last musician to perform at Woodstock. Rain delays prevented him from taking the stage until early Monday morning and by the time he went on, the crowd had thinned to around 25,000 people. Gresko was there. “There was just so much to it that you couldn’t absorb it all,’’ he said. The lasting impact of Woodstock was a pivot from the established rules to a greater acceptance of creativity and counterculture in all its forms, including large abstract public art, which Gresko made a career out of, most recently in Stuart, he said. “After Woodstock, people started to get free enough to get out of their uniforms and express themselves. Our mindset changed. I’m not surprised that it’s had a lasting impact because it wasn’t a fad. We crossed a line,’’ he said.


Photo by Jim Marshall, Public Domain

Country Joe McDonald, top, performs anti-war songs on Day 2 of Woodstock. Gary Gresko, left, is happy that he still has his original Woodstock poster. Bottom, Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in the White Lake area of Bethel, New York became a landmark in the summer of 1969.

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nnovations that protect and promote the well-being of older adults is at the heart of what we are building at Sonata East to meet the demands of a changed world. Opening in 2021, best-in-class technology at Sonata East provides next-level safety and security—no matter what threats arise in the outside world. Expect more.  Touchless Technology  Automated temperature scanners using facial recognition technology are integrated to ensure screening guidelines are always met by staff members. Hands-free door openers using motion technology are built into common areas for ever-clean surfaces while our in-house POS system eliminates the need to carry cash. 

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Sanitation Technology Residents will rest assured knowing Sonata East employs electrostatic spray disinfection to make sure surfaces are constantly sanitized. This method ionizes disinfectant particles to make them cling to surfaces, providing a uniform coating—a method known to be 10 effectiveasasconventional conventional cleaning cleaning times as efective methods. Use of bipolar ionization technology in Sonata East’s HVAC systems will provide the highest level of filtration and air purification. This revolutionary technology works by injecting billions of invisible charged ions into the HVAC, inactivating any harmful pathogens in its way and sanitizing airflow.  Smart Connected TV  Request services, schedule a telehealth session, stream live fitness programs, or order dinner directly from your TV! Sonata East makes maintaining connections with family easier—so friends and family will sleep better, too. Video chat the grandchildren, add appointments, and even family photos can be shared virtually through a voiceenabled interface that turns every resident’s TV into a connected engine.  Stay Sonata Safe  We invite you to see exactly how we have incorporated your security into the design of Sonata East. Call 321-326-9995 or schedule a visit to learn more about pre-opening savings.

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FREE MEDICARE COUNSELING NORTH BREVARD & BEACHSIDE Parrish Senior Solutions Center 321-752-8080 805-B Century Medical Drive Titusville shineparrish@gmail.com Port St. John Public Library 321-752-8080 6500 Carole Ave., Cocoa shinepsjpubliclibrary@gmail.com Westminster Asbury 321-752-8080 430 Dixon Drive, Cocoa

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Appointments are recommended at all sites. To schedule an appointment or to verify dates and times of counselor availability, contact the individual locations. CENTRAL & SOUTH BREVARD Martin Andersen Senior Center 321-752-8080 Buena Vida Estates 1025 Florida Ave., Rockledge 321-752-8080 shinemasc@gmail.com 2129 West New Haven Ave. Melbourne Viera VA Outpatient Clinic 321-549-8843 Sunflower House 2900 Veterans Way, Viera 321-752-8080 Merritt Island Square Mall Wickham Park Senior Center Merritt Island 321-757-0660 shinesfh@gmail.com 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne shinewpsc@gmail.com Central Brevard Library 321-752-8080 Appointments are recommended at 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa all sites. To schedule an appointment shinecocoalibrary@gmail.com or to verify dates and times of counselor availability, contact the DeGroodt Public Library individual locations above. 321-345-1057 6475 Minton Road S.E., Palm Bay

(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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DONNA SUMMER, THE QUEEN OF DISCO The First Lady of Love kept the dance floor packed with songs such as “Love to Love You Baby,” “I Feel Love,’’ “Last Dance,’’ “Hot Stuff,” “Bad Girls,’’ “Dim All the Lights” and “On the Radio.’’ Summer put together 42 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 during her lifetime. Fourteen of those songs reached top-10 status. She also posted at least one top-40 hit each year from 1975 to 1984. Lung cancer claimed her life in 2012, but her legacy lives on in dance clubs throughout the world and in the homes of her devoted fans.

What do you remember about the 1960s and 1970s?

Psychedelic soul singer and 1960s music icon Janis Joplin’s image was placed on a 2014 U.S. postage stamp.

ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS 1965 “The Sound of Music” 1966 “A Man for All Seasons” 1967 “In the Heat of the Night” HIKE 1968 “Oliver!” 1969 “Midnight Cowboy” 1970 “Patton” 1971 “The French Connection” 1972 “The Godfather” 1973 “The Sting”* 1974 “The Godfather Part II” 1975 “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

GAMES & TOYS 1966 Twister game, originally called Pretzel 1968 Hot Wheels 1969 Snoopy Astronaut 1970 Chatty Cathy 1971 Etch A Sketch 1972 Easy Bake Oven 1974 Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle

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The 1960s and early 1970s were a golden age for muscle cars: mid-sized automobiles with large-capacity engines and fast zero-to-60 mph acceleration times, and built for young buyers. Ford unveiled the Mustang, below, while Chevrolet rolled out the Camaro and Chevelle, Pontiac offered the GTO and the Trans-Am, and Dodge produced the Charger.

GAS PER GALLON

In this 1971 publicity photo from the 100th episode of the television program “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” John Wayne and Tiny Tim were guest stars. Host Dick Martin is pictured, along with past and present cast members from the show visible in the background are Ruth Buzzi, JoAnne Worley, Alan Sues, Dennis Roy Allen and Henry Gibson.

FASHION & STYLE

POPULAR TV SHOWS

1967 “Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” 1969 “Marcus Welby, M.D.” 1971 “The Flip Wilson Show,” above, Geraldine is interviewing Dr. David Reuben. 1974 “Sanford and Son”

1960s— Loafers, lace-up Oxfords and mini skirts are in style. 1970s— Ponchos, tie-dye shirts and bell bottom jeans become part of the fashion scene, as did chokers and faux pearls. Hairstyles like the Shag, Farrah Fawcett curls and the Dorothy Hamill wedge cut were the rage. Dreadlocks included.

1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975

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BILLBOARD #1 SINGLES

COST OF LIVING —1965— Average income per year, $6,450 Loaf of bread, 21 cents Cost of new 1965 Mustang, $2,427 Gallon of milk, 95 cents First-class stamp, 5 cents

—1975— Average income per year, $14,100 Loaf of bread, 28 cents Ford Mustang II, $4,105 Gallon of milk, $1.57 BATTLE OF THE SEXES First-class stamp, 10 cents Before 30,000 spectators in the Houston Astrodome and a worldwide TV audience estimated at 90 million, top women’s tennis player Billie Jean King beat 55-yearold Bobby Riggs, a top-ranked player in the 1930s and 1940s. Riggs, a self-proclaimed male chauvinist, fell in straight sets on Sept. 20, 1973 in the highly publicized “Battle of the Sexes.”

1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975

“Wooly Bully,” Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs “California Dreamin,” The Mamas & the Papas “To Sir With Love,” Lulu “Hey Jude,” The Beatles “Sugar, Sugar,” The Archies “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Simon & Garfunkel “Joy to the World,” Three Dog Night “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” Roberta Flack “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree,” Tony Orlando and Dawn “The Way We Were,” Barbara Streisand “Love Will Keep Us Together,” Captain & Tennille

THEME PARK HISTORY

HIT SONGS 1967 1967 1969 1972 1974

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, “Whipped Cream” Otis Redding, “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” Peter, Paul & Mary, “Leaving on a Jet Plane” Don McLean, “American Pie” Barry White, “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything”

Walt Disney World first opened to 10,000 visitors on October 1, 1971 in Orlando, FL. Sources: Wikipedia, Creative Commons, Shutterstock, Billboard.com, retrowaste.com, thepeopleshistory.org, worldhistoryproject.org

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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. Your shelter location may be different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BRING THE FOLLOWING TO THE SHELTER:

1. Enough food and supplies to last several days, including special diet foods, as food might 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. 10. Include items that can help protect you and others from COVID-19, such as hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, bar or liquid soap, disinfectant wipes (if available) and two masks for each person. 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 Shelter openings are incident-specific 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. 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. • Practice social distancing. Stay at least 6 feet from other people outside of your household. • Follow CDC COVID-19 preventive actions — wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, and follow shelter policies for wearing masks.

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

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.

PET-FRIENDLY SHELTERS,

ANIMAL SHELTERS & BOARDING

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: BREVARD COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES AND ENFORCEMENT.............................................. 321-633-2024 Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Titusville........................................................... 321-269-0536 Brevard Humane Society Cocoa..................................................................321-636-3343 SPCA Brevard Titusville.............................................................321-567-3615

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES BrevardFL.gov/EmergencyManagement/BePrepared Prepare for any hazard, stay safe during an incident, recover from an incident and increase resiliency. fema.gov • Plan and prepare. Apply for assistance. freshfromflorida.com/forest-wildfire • Wildfire Season Forecast


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A COOL SLICE OF

1967

By George White Photography Adam Palumbo

Phillip Cline, 63, of Satellite Beach wanted a VW bus since he first rode in the front seat at about age 10 and, being so close to the front windshield, he felt like he was flying. Now, he feels a different kind of thrill as the owner of a rare 13-window 1967 VW bus, the last year with a split front window. “I’m not a purist. I just consider myself a guy that loves his VW and still loves to drive it,’’ Cline said. He has his Orange and White classic insured for $35,000 and occasionally gets considerable offers on it. “I know it’s going up in value all the time. This one, I don’t drive a whole lot anymore,’’ he said. The unusual front window configuration, came about as a design change during development to help its aerodynamics by splitting windows into a “vee” shape, hence the split front window later replaced by a single curved version.

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The microbus went into production in 1950 and within a decade became a pervasive visual icon of the American counterculture by famously transporting hippies to concerts and anti-war rallies. Owners sometimes painted colorful murals on them and replaced the VW logo with a peace symbol. When Grateful Dead musician Jerry Garcia died in 1995, Volkswagen ran an ad featuring a drawing of the front of a VW bus with a tear streaming down it. The VW Bus became popular because it provided a larger frame and more open space than a stationwagon. And its brightly-colored design and ergonomic shape stood out among American cars at the time. The camper version and, similar DIY conversions into campers, are believed to have inspired today’s current off-grid living van lifestyle. Thirty-five year VW mechanic Steve Pounds, owner of Space Coast Imports in Melbourne, remembers growing up with a 23-window split front window VW bus, now considered one of the top models for collectors and often


I’m not a purist. I just consider myself a guy that loves his VW and still loves to drive it. - Phillip Cline

worth well more than $200,000. “They were not always that wanted and at times you just about couldn’t give them away. They were not aerodynamic and underpowered but, after fixing my first one, I was hooked. We thought they’d never go away,’’ Pounds said. “They were of course replaced by newer versions and models, none with the nostalgia of the original hippie buses,” he said. His family chose the model because they were inexpensive, plentiful, had relatively good fuel economy and easy to work on. Pounds believes it was the attention on the model during Woodstock, including massive traffic jams speckled with VW buses, coupled with its use for surfer culture, that made it “the symbol of a generation.” One irony is that the very vehicle introduced for being relatively economic to buy and easy to repair, for many years perfect for young drivers or those without much money, are now so scarce and sought after that they are priced out of all but the highest budgets, according to Pounds. Local clubs still celebrating the VW bus and all VWs include: Southsiders VW Club (southsidersvw.com) and Aircooled 321 found on Facebook.

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AUCTIONEER

SHULER AUCTIONS.........................................321-267-8563 Since 1979 Licensed to auction real estate, personal property, titled vehicles, household goods, equipment and firearms. Experienced in business liquidations, estates, individuals, bankruptcies, asset recovery and much more. 422 Julia St., Titusville • Soldfor.com

ATTORNEY & LEGAL

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

CREMATION SERVICES

National Cremation........................................ 321-499-9484 Group presentations, including lunch, held at One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera, or in-home consultations. 7565 Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo • nationalcremation.com

EMPLOYMENT

AARP Foundation Workforce Program..... 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 Military— 842 Falcon Ave., Building 722B, PAFB...............321-394-0595 Careersourcebrevard.com Goodwill Industries of Central FL............. 321-953-8188 2245 Coastal Lane, West Melbourne

FINANCE

Sage Financial Management.......................321-242-7526 Investments, taxes, insurance and estate planning. 6550 N. Wickham Road, Suite 1, Suntree 321AHAPLAN.com

FUNERAL HOMES WYLIE-BAXLEY FUNERAL HOME.............. 321-452-6565 The tradition of Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home dates back to 1894. With our newly renovated facility, we continue to honor this tradition and offer so much more, whether it is celebrating the life of a loved one, family social events, or hosting your company meeting with catering options. 1360 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island, FL 32953 Wyliebaxleymerrittisland.com

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Golf Carts Unlimited........................................ 321-610-7011 Quality golf carts sales and service.

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Same Day Grab Bars..................................... 321-392-3000 We offer same-day, one-visit professional grab bar installation that is safe, fast and affordable. Lifetime warranty. SameDayGrabBars.com

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 SE, 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

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BUSINESS RESOURCES

GOLF CARTS


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

MOVERS

Sorensen Moving and Storage...................321-254-2770

NEWSPAPERS/EXPOS

Senior Life of Florida & Expo company ...321-242-1235 Brevard County’s award-winning monthly newspaper. Celebrating 24 years. Online and print. • myseniorlife.com Viera Voice..........................................................321-242-1235 The newspaper of Viera, Suntree and Rockledge vieravoice.com

PEST CONTROL

ASAP Pest Solutions Inc...............................321-557-2100 ASAPPestSolutions.com

PLUMBING

Orange Plumbing North Brevard...................................................321-268-1043 Central Brevard................................................321-632-4001 • 24-Hour emergency plumbing service 4295 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville • Orangeplumbing.com

REAL ESTATE/RELOCATION

RE/MAX Aerospace Realty...........................321-794-9001 Sara Forst Griffin — Your senior real estate specialist. 3230 Murrell Road, Rockledge • Global.remax.com ITG Realty........................................................... 321-622-2701 Senior Relocation Package 1455 S. Wickham Road, W. Melbourne • ITGRealty.com

RESTAURANTS

28 North Gastropub.......................................... 321-241-1159 Responsibly sourced, made from scratch, chef-curated menu of elevated pub style food and a full bar with innovative craft cocktails as well as a rotating selection of locally and nationally brewed beers 2250 Town Center Ave., The Avenue Viera 28northgastropub.com Pizza Gallery & Grill....................................... 321-633-0397 The Avenue Viera, 2250 Town Center Ave., Viera Pizzagalleryandgrill.com

SENIOR CONSULTING

Pest Control Termite Control Lawn Control Rodent Control

One Senior Place ..............................................321-751-6771 A one-stop resource office and shopping center for all types of senior products and services. Completely unique, One Senior Place provides information, counseling, referrals, educational events and direct access to independent seniorfocused businesses — all under one roof. 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera • oneseniorplace.com

GREEN OPTIONS

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Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse.…………321-636-5050 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa • cocoavillageplayhouse.com Surfside Playhouse..........................................321-783-3127 301 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach • surfsideplayers.com The Henegar Center.......................................321-723-8698 625 E. New Haven Ave, #119, Melbourne • henegar.org Maxwell C. King Center..................................321-242-2219 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne • kingcenter.com Melbourne Civic Theatre..............................321-723-6935 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., Melbourne • Mymct.org Titusville Playhouse........................................ 321-268-1125 301 Julia St., Titusville • Titusvilleplayhouse.com

TRAVEL & TOURS

All About You Travel.......................................321-631-8080 A full-service travel agency providing you with great rates and personalized service. Our skilled agents can handle all of your leisure and business travel needs. 1240 U.S. 1, Suite 6, Rockledge Allaboutyoutravelunlimited.com

VETERANS MUSEUM & RESOURCES See page 61 for a full listing of resources and organizations

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DISABILITY RESOURCES AND EQUIPMENT

Our Savior Catholic Church...................... 321-799-3677 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Monday, Wednesday and Friday 130 Cleveland Avenue, Unit C, Cocoa Beach

Resource Center for Disability Solutions Voice or TTY ...................................................321-633-6011 571 W. Haverty Court, Rockledge

Central Brevard Sharing Center..............321-631-0306 113 Aurora St., Cocoa • sharingcenter.org

HEARING ASSISTIVE PHONE EQUIPMENT

North Brevard Charities Sharing Center............................................. 321-269-6555 4475 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville Northbrevardcharities.org

Florida Relay Service .....................................Florida Relay 7-1-1 Toll Free (Voice)..................................................... 1-800-955-8770 Toll Free (TTY)...........................................................1-800-955-8771

HOUSING/MORTGAGE/ RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Community Action Agency.....................................321-633-1951 400 S. Varr Ave., Cocoa 611 Singleton Ave., Titusville 2226 Sarno Road, Suite 107, Melbourne brevardfl.gov/HumanServices/CommunityActionAgency

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 ASSISTANCE

Food Pantry/Central Brevard Sharing Center..............................................321-321-0306 113 Aurora Road, Cocoa • Sharingcenter.org

FOOD BANKS

Salvation Army Emergency Food Pantry 919 Peachtree St., Cocoa ............................321-632-6060 1080 S. Hickory St., Melbourne .................. 321-724-0494 1218 W. Main St., Titusville

Catholic Charities Family Emergency Assistance Program..................................... 321-636-6144

North Brevard

Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church...............................................321-636-2971 113 Aurora St., Cocoa sharingcenter.org First Baptist Church of Merritt Island..321-453-0318 7 - 10:30 a.m., Monday 345 Magnolia Ave., Merritt Island Grace United Methodist Church........... 321-452-2420 9 a.m. – Noon, Thursday 65 Needle Blvd., Merritt Island East Coast Christian Center 321-452-1060 9 - 11 a.m. - Tuesday and Thursday Located on the side of the Children’s Building (next to bowling alley) 670 N. Courtenay Parkway, Suite 9, Merritt Island

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East Coast Christian Center .................. 321-452-1060 680 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island • Eccc.us

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Central Brevard

Advent Lutheran Church Food Bank..... 321-259-8515 5 :30 - 6 :30 p.m., Thursday 7550 N. Wickham Road, Viera Faith Fellowship Church...........................321-259-7200 5 - 6:30 p.m., Tuesday 2820 Business Center Blvd, Suntree Grace Fellowship of Brevard....................321-636-3051 7:30 - 10:30 a.m., Monday Drive-thru, please do not get out of car 3420 Murrell Road, Rockledge

South Brevard

Overcomer Church of God Prophecy..321-752-8006 Every other Saturday, call for date and times 4350 Aurora Road, Melbourne


River Run Christian Church..................... 321-259-0478 10 a.m. - Noon Monday and Thursday 1660 Croton Road, Melbourne Church of Christ Oceanside.....................321-779-4688 2 - 4 p.m. - Wednesday 9 - 11 a.m. - Saturday 104 NE 3rd Street, Satellite Beach Wholeness to Freedom Ministries........ 321-259-2024 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Thursday Enter building from League Ave. Pantry at 1608 League Avenue, Melbourne Ascension Catholic Church Social........ 321-259-5685 Serves zip codes: 32934, 32935, 32936, 32904, 32940, 32901 only 9 - 11 a.m., Monday - Friday 1238 Aurora Road, Melbourne

SENIOR DRIVING ASSESSMENT DriveAble....................................................1-855-365-3748 A cognitive driving assessment administered by healthcare professionals and certified evaluators. Driveable.com

TRANSPORTATION

Need a Ride Program ..................................321-633-6011 Resource Center for Disability Solutions provides accessible van transportation service at a low cost for individuals with disabilities when no other accessible transportation options are available. Rcdsfl.org Space Coast Area Transit (SCAT)............321-633-1878 321transit.com

Eau Gallie First Baptist Church...............321-254-2339 10 a.m. - Noon, Tuesday and Thursday - May come once a month 1501 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne

Senior TranServe......................................... 321-806-3787 Volunteer transportation service for homebound seniors in Brevard County. Must be 60 or older, 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

Highland Avenue Followship Church....321-254-6363 3 - 4 p.m., Thursday Gate opens at 2 p.m. to obtain numbers. Numbers are called starting at 3 p.m. 1591 Highland Ave., Melbourne

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

Holy Name of Jesus St. Vincent De Paul Society......................321-777-9593 9 - 11 a.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday Located next to the Thrift Store 3050 State Road A1A, Indialantic

Transportation Medical Services...........866-867-0729 Medicaid recipients only.

Melbourne SDA Church..............................321-727-0459 4 - 5 p.m., Second Tuesday 210 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne

Community Action Team............................ 321-633-1951 Financial assistance for rent/mortgage utility assistance, food, medical and miscellaneous expenses.

Melbourne Church of Christ Food Pantry.......................................321-723-8233 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tuesday 810 Hollywood Blvd., Melbourne Daily Bread......................................................321-723-1060 815 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne • dailybreadinc.org South Brevard Sharing Center..................321-727-8581 17 E. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne • Mysbsc.org

UTILITIES/FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).......................................... 321-633-1951 Provides financial assistance to Florida low-income residents that are having trouble paying for their home heating and cooling costs. Salvation Army, Melbourne...................... 321-724-0494 Project VetRelief/Financial Assistance.....................................................844-409-2025

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VAN RIPER’S SIX-STRING

TIME MACHINE

By George White Photography Adam Palumbo

Multi-instrumentalist Chuck Van Riper, 65, of Melbourne started playing jazz trumpet and guitar in high school, and through the years was in bands from doo-wop to country to jazz to reggae. These days, Van Riper plays 1960s and 1970s music on acoustic guitar because it seems to strike a chord for all ages. “I play stuff if I went out to listen to music, it’s what I would want to hear,” he said. “It’s amazing the wide variety of people who are into it. I think people got sick of the electronic stuff. The quality of musicianship required to play some of that music from the ’60s and ’70s is pretty high. Like Crosby, Stills & Nash. There is some pretty intricate stuff going on, and the Beatles were just amazing in their chord progressions and harmonies.’’ Part of that staying power could also be because the lyrics and the message behind those songs remains relevant during the challenges of today, he said. “I find a lot of parallels societally between now and that time period,” he said. “The ’60s were so tumultuous. We had the Vietnam War and political upheaval going on. It was very similar to what’s going on now.” Chuck and his brother Bill, who passed away 14 years ago, started playing as a duet in 1966, experiencing a wide variety of musical genres along the way. For example, Chuck Van Riper can play the difficult pedal steel guitar that’s heard on classic country music. “It was interesting when we were growing up, I was studying trumpet and guitar and Billy was playing guitar,” he said. “We went through all this different stuff: classical and jazz trumpet and we also were playing all the stuff that was coming out like The Beatles and The Allman Brothers. We had a jazz band and bluegrass band.’’ Fast forward to the early ’80s and the Van Riper’s exodus

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from playing a gig in frigid Ohio is a classic musician’s story randomly ending in sunny Florida. “We had a seven-piece calypso reggae jazz band,” he said. “It was like 50 below. We said we have to get out of here. We had a couple of concerts, packed up our stuff, opened up a map and said, ‘Cocoa Beach looks nice, ‘I Dream of Jeannie.’ Let’s go check that place out.’ ’’ Those who made the trip formed The Puzzlers, a band that immediately became popular at venues throughout Brevard County, including the area’s hotel circuit. Playing out these days are exactly what Chuck Van Riper wants: to share an appreciation for some of his favorite music that has stood the test of time. He is working on an album of Beatles tunes played instrumentally on an acoustic guitar. “It’s amazing: I have students that are 19 that want to learn Beatles and Rolling Stones,” he said. “It’s old timey to them. That’s why I think it has so much staying power. It was just strong music and lyrics back then.’’ Visit Chuckvanriper.com for more information.


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ALZHEIMER’S CARE

Parrish Cancer Center................................. 321-529-6202 845 Century Medical Drive, Titusville parrishhealthcare.com

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

Rockledge Regional Medical Cancer Care........................................................321-636-2211 110 Longwood Ave., Rockledge Rockledgeregional.org

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

BLIND/VISION SERVICES Florida Division of Blind Services............ 321-634-3680 1970 Michigan Ave., Building A-2, Cocoa Dbs.myflorida.com Brevard Association for the Advancement of the Blind.......................... 321-773-7222 674 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach Baabhelpfortheblind.org CVI/Center for the Visually Impaired.....386-253-8879 1187 Dunn Ave., Daytona Beach • cvicentralflorida.org Southeastern Guide Dogs and Paws for Independence...........................................941-729-5665 4210 77th St. East, Palmetto • guidedogs.org Talking Books/Homebound Services.......321-633-1810 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa • Dbs.myflorida.com/library

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

DENTIST/ORAL SURGERY

Designing Smiles Dentistry.........................321-727-1320 Victor C. Apel, DMD 1514 S. Babcock St., Melbourne Melbournefloridadental.com

DIABETES SUPPORT

CANCER CENTERS

American Cancer Society.......................... 800-227-2345 Cancer.org Cancer Care Centers of Brevard 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 215 Cone Road, Merritt Island ...................... 321-453-7440 20 San Filippo Drive SE, Palm Bay .............. 321-725-8300 1048 Harvin Way, Rockledge ........................... 321-636-2111 Cancercarebrevard.com Health First Cancer Institute............... 1-855-894-4673 hf.org/cancer

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American Diabetes Association...............407-660-1926 diabetes.org/orlando

EYE CARE

TRES VISION Group......................................321-984-3200 Formerly Brevard Eye Center, TRES VISION covers all your eye care needs including cataracts, glaucoma, corneal conditions, macular degeneration and dry eyes. Helping you to fix your eyes on what matters most. 250 N. Courtenay Parkway, Suite 101, Merritt Island 32953 7775 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne 32940 665 S. Apollo Boulevard, Melbourne 32901 BrevardEye.com Florida Retina Specialists...........................321-735-8800 A medical practice that provides comprehensive medical and surgical retinal eye care. 280 N. Sykes Creek Parkway, Suite B, Merritt Island 2329 Medico Lane, Viera 1978 U.S. 1, Suite 105, Rockledge FloridaRetinaSpecialists.com Dr. Frederick Ho...............................................321-757-7272 Atlantic Eye Care, 8040 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne AtlanticEyeMD.com Pinnacle Eye Center......................................321-255-4949 1649 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 100, Melbourne 8059 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera Pinnacleeyecenter.com


Comforts of Home Care Compassionate, qualified, reliable caregivers. Hourly or live-in care. 517-C N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne........321-255-0107 1107 S. Washington St., Titusville...................321-383-8643 comfortsohc.com Health First Private Duty.............................321-459-1804 hf.org/privateduty Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Space Coast.....................................................321-752-7550 Non-profit agency helping seniors age safely and independently at home. Our trusted and professional caregivers can help with bathing, dressing, transportation, medication reminders and light housekeeping. Let us help you or your loved one stay safe at home. 391 Commerce Parkway, Suite 240, Rockledge • vnatc.com

HOME CARE — MEDICAL

Health First Home Care............................... 321-434-5909 3566 N. Harbour City Blvd., Melbourne • hf.org/homecare 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 Parrishhealthcare.com

Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Space Coast.....................................................321-752-7550 Non-profit home health agency providing skilled nursing care, physical, occupational and speech therapy to seniors. With 20 years of experience, our nurses and therapists can help with post-surgical care, chronic disease management, rehabilitation therapy, telehealth services and medication management. 391 Commerce Parkway, Suite 240, Rockledge vnatc.com Wuesthoff Home Health............................. 321-253-2200 Provides skilled services to people returning home after a hospital stay or post-operation, managing a serious or chronic disease, or dealing with multiple diagnoses or comorbidities. 8060 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera Lhcgroup.com/locations/wuesthoff-health-system-homehealth

HOSPICE

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. 1240 Grumman Place, Titusville

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

HOME CARE — NON MEDICAL


St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care................................................ 321-269-4240 Toll free............................................................ 866-269-4240 A legacy of reflecting life, love and compassion. Life’s challenging moments call for a special brand of care guided by love and compassion. Since 1977, we have served as Brevard’s only independent, not-for-profit comfort care resource, helping patients and those they love during the most delicate times in their lives. Founded on the principle of neighbors helping neighbors, St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care offers a diverse range of compassionate care services including palliative care, hospice and grief support for all ages. 6905 N. Wickham Road, Suite 403, Melbourne Reflectionslsc.org Hospice of Health First, Inc. 1131 W. New Haven Ave., West Melbourne.......321-434-1744 701 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach 321-799-7100 hf.org/hospice VITAS Healthcare..............................................321-751-6671 4450 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 250, Melbourne Inpatient Center at Rockledge.............................321-522-0936 5425 S. U.S. 1, Rockledge Vitas.com

Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice & Palliative Care.............................................. 321-253-2222 Provides care and support for those with a life expectancy of six months or less. 8060 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera

HOSPITALS

Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital........321-799-7111 701 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach hf.org Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center...............................................321-434-7000 1350 S. Hickory St., Melbourne • hf.org Kindred Hospital ........................................... 321-409-4001 765 W. NASA Blvd., Melbourne Kindredhealthcare.com Melbourne Regional Medical Center......321-752-1200 A Steward Family Hospital 250 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne Melbourneregional.org Health First Palm Bay Hospital ............... 321-434-8000 1425 Malabar Road NE, Palm Bay • hf.org

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Rockledge Regional Medical Center.........321-636-2211 A Steward Family Hospital 110 Longwood Ave., Rockledge • Rockledgeregional.org Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital affiliate of Encompass Health........................................321-984-4600 101 E. Florida Ave., Melbourne Health First Viera Hospital........................ 321-434-9000 8745 N. Wickham Road, Viera • hf.org Palm Point Behavior Health.......................321-603-6550 2355 Truman Scarborough Way, Titusville Palmpointbehavior.com

INSURANCE

Health First Health Plans........................ 1-800-716-7734 6450 U.S. 1, Rockledge myhfhp.org

Jill Whittamore............................................... 321-458-3802 Licensed Insurance Broker Jill.whittamore@yahoo.com • JillWhittamore.com HUMANA.............................................................321-751-7645 Are you turning 65? One call may be all you need for your Medicare coverage. We offer health insurance, dental coverage and vision coverage. 4100 N. Wickham Road, Suite 140, Melbourne humana.com

MENTAL HEALTH

Circles of Care, Inc. ..................................... 321-722-5200 6700 South Washington Ave., Titusville 1770 Cedar Street, Rockledge 2020 Commerce Drive, Melbourne 400 E. Sheridan Road, Melbourne Circlesofcare.org Health First Behavioral Wellness............. 321-434-7604 Behavioral Wellness offers a voluntary Intensive Outpatient Program comprised of psychiatrists and mental health therapists, specializing in adult mental health and wellness. This interdisciplinary program provides carefully designed group and individual services focused on improving coping skills, managing symptoms of distress and increasing overall sense of empowerment and well-being. 3661 S. Babcock Street, Melbourne • hf.org

Health isn’t just the absence of illness. It’s complete wellness – physical, mental and social. Now, more than ever, life can be stressful. And chronic stress can oftentimes lead to periods of depression and anxiety. If you are struggling with mood or psychological conditions that interfere with your quality of life, we can help. Start feeling better today.

For more information, call 321.434.7604 or visit HF.org/BehavioralWellness.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Parrish Medical Center................................... 321-268-6111 Parrish Medical Center (PMC) in Titusville is a 210-bed, not-for-profit 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 • Parrishhealthcare.com


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Download 5 Steps for Evaluating & Choosing the Right Senior Care Community at CedarhurstGuide.com.

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Help begins now.

CALL (321) 449-8858 to schedule an in-person or Zoom conversation.

497 N Washington Ave, Titusville, FL 32796 • AddingtonPlaceTitusville.com *Cedarhurst Promise™ program is only available at advertised community. Not applicable for respite or other short-term stays. Refund is available only if move out is a result of dissatisfaction with Cedarhurst community as documented throughout stay. Complete refund includes base rent, level of care charges, and community fee. Ancillary services fees (ex. additional transportation, pet fees and laundry charges) do not qualify for refund. Additional terms and conditions may apply. Please contact community for additional details. Void where prohibited.

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SENIOR CONSULTATION

Parrish Senior Consultation Center.........321-383-9393 Serves families and older adults with complex medical, cognitive or social challenges that interfere with healthy, independent living. As your care partner, we provide a comprehensive head to toe assessment from boardcertified geriatrician Pamela Tronetti, DO, AGSF. 805 A Century Medical Drive, Titusville Parrishhealthcare.com Parrish Senior Solutions..............................321-268-6800 Parrish Senior Solutions assists seniors, older adults and their caregivers (spouse, children, family member or friend) with finding the services and information unique to their needs in a convenience, single location. Janet C. Rooks, BSW, MA, CDP, is a highly specialized social worker who will provide individual and group support services.

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, seniorfocused businesses that make us your experts in aging. 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera • oneseniorplace.com

WOMEN’S CARE

Driven by Heart ............................................. 321-474-6900 Breast Cancer Support 1101 W. Hibiscus Blvd., Suite 107, Melbourne drivenbyheart.org Parrish Women’s and Diagnostic Center......................................... 321-268-6790 Caring for women at every stage of their lives. Compassionate and dedicated nurses and leading physicians deliver care in a nurturing atmosphere. 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville Parrishhealthcare.com The Women’s Center...................................... 321-242-3110 400 Julia Street, Titusville 1425 Aurora Road, Melbourne • Womenscenter.net Partners in Women’s Health........................ 321-459-1192 Steward Medical Group 7970 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne

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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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Palm Point Behavioral Health ..................321-603-6550 Palm Point develops individualized treatment plans that focus on a wide range of behavioral health disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric disorders. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide a no-cost mental health assessment. 2355 Truman Scarborough Way, Titusville


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Brevard Archers.............................................. 321-302-4145 Promoting archery, archery lessons. Archery range open to public during regular park hours. Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne brevardarchers.com

BINGO

American Legion Post 1................................321-269-9959 Noon. • Tuesday and Saturday 1281 N. U.S. 1, Titusville • titusvillealpost1.org Country Bingo............................................... 321-725-3050 3 p.m. • Thursday - Monday, Doors open 4:30 p.m. • Thursday - Monday, Warmups 4450 Dixie Highway, Palm Bay • countrybingoinc.com Fraternal Order of Eagles Merritt Island Aerie 4257.............................321-452-4258 1:30 p.m. • Wednesday 1050 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island Eagles4257.com Italian American Club of South Brevard............................................ 321-242-8044 1 - 3 p.m. • Tuesday 1471 Cypress Ave., Melbourne • italianacsb.com Knights of Columbus 6125........................... 321-759-7625 7 p.m. • Wednesday (virtual) 3435 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge Loyal Order of Moose................................... 321-724-1480 11 a.m. • Monday and Thursday - early bird 11:15 a.m. • Regular games 157 Dayton Blvd., Palm Bay Viera Elks 2817.................................................. 321-504-3111 6:30 p.m. • Tuesdays 5820 S. U.S. 1, Rockledge

DANCING

Brevard Scottish Country Dancers...........321-427-3587 or 321-255-2756 Community House, 6200 Hall Road, Melbourne Village Cocoa Beach Contra Dance....................... 321-427-3587 New England Contra Dancing to Irish, Scottish, Appalachian and French-Canadian tunes played by live musicians. • cocoabeachcontra.org Melbourne English Country Dancers...... 321-427-3587 Dancing the traditional and modern community dances from England and the USA. Community House, 6200 Hall Road, Melbourne Village dancefl.us Palm Bay Promenaders Square Dance........321-426-9813 Space Trackers Square Dance Club.........321-427-7950 spacetrackers.com

EXERCISE/FITNESS

3 H’s Exercise Class.......................................321-773-6458 Happy Healthy Heart program. Workout with weights, cardio and stretching. Open to returning students only. 8:45 and 9:30 a.m. • Monday, Wednesday and Friday DRS Community Center, Dance Studio 2 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach Aerobics — Have fun, Stay fit.....................321-773-6458 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday $25/ month • Adults DRS Community Center, Dance Studio 1 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach Aquafit Water Aerobics................................321-773-0552 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • Monday, Wednesday and Friday Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Center 1233 Yacht Club Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach PILOXING...........................................................321-773-6458 Blends the best of Pilates, Boxing and Dance into a highenergy interval workout. $8/class 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. • Saturday DRS Community Center 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach Zumba.................................................................321-773-0552 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Thursday, $5 per class Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Center 1233 Yacht Club Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach Zumba ............................................................... 321-952-3210 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. • Monday and Wednesday, Zumba Gold 9 - 10 a.m. • Tuesday and Thursday South Beach Community Center, 500 Old Florida Trail, Melbourne Beach Zumba ............................................................... 321-960-4799 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. • Monday 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Tuesday and Thursday 5 - 6 p.m. • Tuesday 10 - 11 a.m. • Wednesday and Friday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. • Thursday 9 - 10 a.m. • Saturday Nancy Hanson Recreation Complex 7300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cape Canaveral

FENCING

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

GAMES

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ARCHERY


Space Coast Table Tennis Club...............563-340-2002 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Sunday 321 Ramp Road., Cocoa Beach 7:30 - 10 p.m. • Monday 6:30 - 10 p.m. • Wednesday Veteran’s Memorial Center 400 Sykes Creek Blvd., Merritt Island

Melbourne Public Library, 540 E Fee Ave · Melbourne floridatrail.org

MARTIAL ARTS

Turtle Coast Sierra Club.............................. 321-266-7520 The Turtle Coast Sierra Club seeks out environmental issues within the region and develops strategies to resolve them through policy and education. turtlecoastsierra.blogspot.com

Adult Kung Fu....................................................321-917-1624 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. • Monday and Wednesday, Beginners 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Monday and Wednesday, Advanced Irene H. Canova Community Building 2289 State Road A1A, Indian Harbour Beach Authentickungfuflorida.com Karate..................................................................321-773-0552 Monday and Wednesday • Ages 5 to adults. Beginner, intermediate and advanced Friday • Black belt • $50/month. Family discounts Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Center 1233 Yacht Club Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach Shorin Ryu Karate............................................321-848-3197 5:30 - 7 p.m. • Tuesday 10 - 11:30 a.m. • Saturday Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera Taekwondo........................................................321-474-8205 6:30 - 8 p.m. • Monday 6 - 8 p.m. • Wednesday Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera

OUTDOOR SPORTS & WATER ACTIVITIES

Brevard County Horseshoe Club.............. 321-632-2527 Leagues with spring and fall tournaments. Amateurs to experts. Open play. $31 national, state and club dues. 9 a.m. • Sunday and Wednesday Wickham Park, Melbourne • Brevardhc.mysite.com Citizens for Florida’s Waterways............. 321-449-0827 A boating advocacy group with social activities, including on the water rendezvous, an annual Poker Run & Marine Flea Market. cffw.org • Facebook: Citizens for Florida’s Waterways East Coast Sailing Association..................321-773-6458 7 p.m. • Second Wednesday • $35/annually Satellite Beach Civic Center 565 Cassia Blvd., Satellite Beach • ecsasail.com 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. 6:30 • First Monday

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Space Coast Paddling Society..................321-209-5927 The Space Coast Paddling Society is designed to help make paddling a more frequent, accessible and social activity. • meetup.com/Space-Coast-Paddling-Society

Banana River Sail & Power Squadron.321-220-7775 6:30 p.m. • Third Monday Kelly’s Burger and Beer, 650 North Wickham Road, Melbourne 32935 • bananariversps.org Titusville Sailing Club Provides low-cost training classes and promotes sailing in the Indian River. One hour before sunset • Second Monday of each month Titusville Marina, 451 Marina Road, Titusville SailTitusville.com

PICKLEBALL

Pickleball........................................................... 321-433-4891 1 - 4 p.m. • Monday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - Noon • Friday Indoor courts, $2 Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera Pickleball.......................................................... 321-255-4608 Three indoor courts, $2 10 a.m. - Noon • Saturday Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave., Melbourne Pickleball.......................................................... 321-608-7490 Three indoor courts, $1 8:45 - 11:45 a.m. • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Wednesday - Women’s Open Play Wickham Park Community Center 2815 Leisure Way, Melbourne Pickleball.......................................................... 321-608-7445 Six pickleball courts. Open to all levels, beginners, intermediate and advanced on a non-reservation basis. 7 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. • Monday through Sunday Jimmy Moore Park, 2810 Sarno Road, Melbourne Pickleball...........................................................321-243-8439 $2 at the door. 7 - 10 p.m. • Monday 9 - 11 a.m. • Friday 5 p.m. • Saturday, Beginners 6 p.m. • Saturday, Intermediate/Advanced DRS Community Center Gymnasium 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach


Pickleball.......................................................... 321-608-7460 9 - 11 a.m. • Mondays, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Joseph N. Davis Community Center 2547 Grant Street, Melbourne Pickleball...........................................................321-868-3252 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Monday, Wednesday and Friday Offenhauser Recreation Center 321 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach Pickleball........................................................... 321-868-1226 One outdoor court, two nets 8 - 10:30 a.m. • Monday and Wednesday Nancy Hanson Recreation Center 7300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cape Canaveral Pickleball.......................................................... 321-443-4448 Four indoor courts, $2 9:45 a.m. - Noon • Monday, Thursday, Friday Walter Butler Community Center Bernice G. Jackson Park, 4201 N. Cocoa Blvd. (U.S. 1), Sharpes

SWIMMING

Space Coast Masters Swim Team.............321-773-0552 7 - 9 a.m. • Saturdays, Advanced 8:30 - 10 a.m. • Saturday, Beginners Gleason Park Pool 1233 Yacht Club Blvd., Indian Harbour Beach Cocoa Beach Aquatic Center................... 321-868-3240 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Sunday 4800 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach Joe Lee Smith Park Pool...............................321-633-1874 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Saturdays 419 Washington Ave., Cocoa McLarty Park Pool...........................................321-633-1874 3 - 8 p.m. • Monday through Thursday 3 - 6 p.m. • Fridays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. • Saturday 790 Barton Blvd., Rockledge Fee Park Pool................................................... 321-674-5897 1 - 5 p.m. • Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. • Saturday and Sunday 114 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne

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, this mind-body practice is known to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, relieve pain, improve balance, promote flexibility and aid in relaxation. Tai Chi/QiGong............................................... 321-474-5374 $5 per class 12:15 - 1 p.m. • Wednesday Satellite Beach Civic Center, 565 Cassia Blvd., Satellite Beach Tai Chi................................................................. 321-952-3210 9 - 10 a.m. • Tuesday and Thursday South Beach Community Center 500 Old Florida Trail, Melbourne Beach

TENNIS

Space Coast Tennis League.......................321-446-0797 Space Coast Tennis League organizes separate divisions for Women’s and Mixed, including ages 18 and over, Senior Men and Senior Women (50+), Super Senior Men (65+) and the Legends (75+ males). • spacecoasttennis.com Brevard County Parks & Recreation ...... 321-633-2046 Tennis facilities and lessons throughout Brevard. brevardfl.go/parksrecreation

YOGA

Yoga.....................................................................321-773-0552 To strengthen, open and cleanse the body 4 - 5:15 p.m. • Tuesday, $48 six-week session or $10 a 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 stretching and deep breathing. 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. • Monday and Wednesday Pelican Beach Clubhouse 495 N. 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 $8 per class 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. • Monday 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Wednesday and Friday, strength yoga South Beach Community Center 500 Old Florida Trail Melbourne Beach

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Pickleball........................................................... 321-952-3210 Four indoor courts, $2 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • Monday through Friday, all play 1 - 5:30 p.m. • Thursday, Beginner South Beach Community Center 500 Old Florida Trail, Melbourne Beach


STYLE EVOLUTION Majorette twirls to peace & polyester By Jeff Navin

Donnie Neely remembers her days as a twirler. As a majorette in the late 1940s and early 1950s, one of the popular events Neely would attend was the Derby Downs each year in Akron, Ohio. “There would always be some star from Hollywood who would attend the Derby Downs,’’ Neely said. “Jimmy Stewart signed my boots one year.’’ A majorette is a baton twirler whose performance often included dance or gymnastics at the front of marching bands in parades.

“It was so rewarding to carry the newborns to their moms,’’ said Neely, who has lived in the Savannahs on Sykes Creek since 2000. “It was always a pleasure to feed them if the mothers couldn’t.’’ While working as a registered nurse, she used to have a part-time job as a seamstress for a dry cleaners. “I made leisure suits and clothes for regular guys, as well as clothes for my husband and children,’’ said Neely, who will turn 87 in June. The polyester suits of the 1960s and 1970s have provided material for stand-up comedians through the years.

After high school, Neely moved to Virginia Beach where she received her degree in nursing from Norfolk State University.

“With styles, you’re constantly sorting things out,’’ Neely said. “Things that were groovy back then would be goofy now.”

Neely worked in pediatrics for the neonatal nursery.

Neely is a 2021 Boomer Guide model.

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AARP CHAPTERS

AARP 1413 Satellite Beach...........................321-773-0552 AARP 2622 Palm Bay

ALUMNI

FIT - Alumni Panther Connect....................321-674-7190 alumni.fit.edu/alumni 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...................407-948-2365 Monthly Planning Meeting - 6:30 p.m. • Second Tuesday Sonny’s, 150 Sheriff Drive, Melbourne spacecoastgatorclub.com UCF Alumni Space Coast Chapter Social events, community service, activities/sports outings ucfalumni.com

ANIMAL, PET RESCUE, WILDLIFE — Adoption, Animal Fostering

Brevard County Animal Services............. 321-633-2024 Sheriff’s Animal Services 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, Viera Brevard County Sheriff’s Animal Services Unit Adoptable Pets — South Area................... 321-633-2024 Silver Paws Program adoption fee is waived for residents over 60 years old for a cat or dog over 6 years old. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Monday - Saturday Noon - 4 p.m. • Sunday 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. Facebook: Lost and Found Pets of Brevard County, FL Brevard Humane Society........... 321-636-3343, ext. 201 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Monday, Tuesday, Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Wednesday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. • Sunday 1020 Cox Road, Cocoa • brevardhumanesociety.org Heavenly Paws Chapel & Cremation Services.................... 321-636-3343, ext. 208 1020 Cox Road, Cocoa

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Low Cost Spay/ Neuter & Wellness Clinic......................... 321-636-3343, ext. 206 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Monday, Non-veterinary services only 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Tuesday, Wellness only 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Wednesday, Wellness & Spay/Neuter 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Thursday, Wellness & Spay/Neuter 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Friday, Wellness only 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Saturday, Wellness only 1020 Cox Road, Cocoa • brevardhumanesociety.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 The Animal Sanctuary................................. 321-255-6640 The Animal Sanctuary rescues animals from the shelters to reduce the euthanasia rate, rehabilitate those at risk, find forever homes and educate the public on good pet care. Needs fosters, adopters, volunteers and event sponsors. Thrift Shoppe, 5000 N. Wickham Road, Suite 110, Melbourne • theanimalsanctuary.org Golden Retriever Rescue Mid-Florida, Inc........................................... 407-332-2840 Looking for fosters, adopters and volunteers. grrmf.org Greyhound Pet Adoptions of Central Florida................................................ 321-242-9010 Looking for fosters and funds. 3525 Manassas Ave., Melbourne • floridagreyhounds.com Humane Society of South Brevard...........321-259-0601 The Humane Society of South Brevard is an independently run, nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter. Always looking for volunteers. 2600 Otter Creek Lane, Melbourne Facebook: Humane Society of South Brevard No Kill Cat Rescue HOPE — Helping Overpopulation of Pets End.............................................................321-271-4041 HOPE is an all-volunteer 501c3 charity that rescues cats, dogs and other furry creatures. It assists with low-cost spay and neuter and helping animals find forever homes. Satellite Beach • hopeforbrevard.org Pawsitive Hope Thrift Store.........................321-271-7909 4100 N. Wickham Road., Suite 103, Melbourne Labrador Rescue............................................ 877-522-7352 Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida is a 100 percent volunteer state-wide organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and placing Labrador Retrievers in loving, permanent homes. LRROF.org Purrs and Whiskers Cat Rescue Group. 321-795-6306 A group dedicated to helping cats and kittens through rescue and fostering • pawsfla.com


Sparticus Legacy Dog Rescue Group......321-591-2662 Dog rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing P. O. Box 100294, Palm Bay SparticusLegacy.org Space Coast Feline Network.......................321-631-7729 SCFN is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the humane care and control of the homeless cat population with low-cost feline spay/neuter assistance. Volunteers and donations needed. Please leave a message, appointments required. • fixaferal.org 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 our local shelters. spacecoastkibblekitchen.com Suntree-Viera Pet Rescue....................................................... Looking for fosters and adopters for all animal types, as well as volunteers and donations. svpr.rescuegroups.org The Last Chance Sanctuary Cat adoptions at local PetSmart and Petco. TheLastChanceSanctuary.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 (U.S. 1), Suite 1 & 2, Palm Bay Brevardsnc.com SPCA Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic....... 321-269-0536 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Monday - Friday Wellness exams and sterilization. Call for an appointment. 455 Cheney Highway, Titusville spcanorthbrevard.com United Humanitarians.................................. 321-636-7002 Vaccinations, surgical procedures, wellness exams. Closed Sunday 1431 Peachtree St., Cocoa • uhcocoa.com

— WILDLIFE & PET RESCUE

Brevard Nature Alliance...............................321-268-5224 Raising awareness of the value and importance of Brevard’s natural resources. brevardnaturealliance.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. 1, Palm Shores/Melbourne Floridawildlifehospital.org Friends of St. Sebastian River, Inc...........772-202-0501 Maintaining and improving the health and beauty of the St. Sebastian River. fssr.org Friends of the Enchanted Forest...............321-264-5192 Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville friendsoftheenchantedforestinc.wildapricot.org 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 savetheirl.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, State Road 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. Volunteers needed. • Firstrefuge.org Sea Turtle Preservation Society................ 321-676-1701 Emergency line..............................................321-206-0646 Turtle walks, beach cleanup, gift shop. 111 S. Miramar Ave., Indialantic seaturtlespacecoast.org WILD Florida Rescue Emergency line.......321-821-7881 Provides 24-hour safe and compassionate emergency first response service for wildlife in need of urgent medical attention. wildfloridarescue.org

ART LEAGUES & CLASSES

Brevard Cultural Alliance............................. 321-690-6817 The professional organization representing the arts and cultural sector on Florida’s Space Coast. 2575 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island ArtsBrevard.org Brevard Watercolor Society BrevardWatercolorSociety.com Central Brevard Art Association............... 321-632-2922 Nonprofit group promotes education, art shows, exposure in public places. 103 Barton Blvd., Rockledge cbaaartists.com 2021 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA of Brevard)............................................321-567-3615 Shelters and finds homes for unwanted animals. Open daily. 6035 Sisson Road, Titusville • spcanorthbrevard.com


7 DECADES

OF LOVE

By Donna Clem Richard and Betty Ruffi, residents of Indian Harbour Beach since 1967, celebrated 70 years of marriage March 17. The Ruffis married on St. Patrick’s Day, 1951 in Hazel Park, Michigan. At the young ages of 20 and 16 respectively, the Ruffis embarked on marriage as a team. Richard was drafted during the Korean War and served in the Marine Corps until 1953. Following his service, they lived in Michigan and Louisiana before moving to Indian Harbour Beach with their three young children in 1967. Their youngest of four children was born in 1969. Richard worked with Chrysler Launch Operations through the end of the Apollo program in 1975 and continued working with Chrysler and later Gould Electronics until retiring in 1998.

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Betty Ruffi taught Sunday School for 3-year-olds at First Baptist Church of Indialantic for 40 years. She was affectionately known as “the Candy Lady” or “Pretty Miss Betty.” She also volunteered to teach older adults to read. During their youngest daughter’s high school years, the Ruffis served as a host family for the exchange student program for several years. Richard Ruffi said, “70 years is a milestone and has always been our goal. We are proud of our four children, 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren (seven boys and seven girls), with a girl on the way, all living in Florida.” What a wonderful example of true and unconditional love these two represent.


Florida Space Coast Doll Club Floridaspacecoastdollclub.com North Brevard Art League............................321-383-7441 Workshops and art shows throughout the year. Drawing, watercolor, acrylic and pottery. northbrevardartleague.com Watercolor Classes........................................321-749-6962 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. • Tuesdays Limited space • $55 fee Pelican Beach Clubhouse 1495 State Road A1A, Satellite Beach

ASTROLOGY

S.T.A.R. Guild................................................... 321-779-0604 6 p.m. • Fourth Tuesday, Virtual

BOOK DISCUSSION

Book Club............................................................321-751-6771 Sponsored by the Legacy Club, read thought-provoking literature and participate in lively discussions 1 - 2 p.m. • Thursday One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera Oneseniorplace.com Great Decisions Group.................................586-255-7139 Discussion on current affairs. 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. • First Wednesday Merritt Island Library 1195 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island 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.... 321-795-7363 Open to anyone having an interest in learning about antiques and collectibles. Free. The club does not give appraisals. 1:30 p.m. • Third Tuesday (October - May) Melbourne Beach Public Library 324 Ocean Ave., Melbourne Beach South Brevard Coin Club 6:30 p.m. • First Wednesday David R. Schecter Community Center 1089 S. Patrick Drive Satellite Beach Southbrevardcoinclub.com

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

Brevard User Group (BUG) Club............... 321-733-7582 Self-help Windows & Android/smartphone user group. 2 p.m. • First Monday, One Senior Place, Viera Second Monday, Eau Gallie Public Library, Melbourne Third Monday, Melbourne Public Library, Melbourne bugclub.org Space Coast PC Users Group......................321-632-7185 2 p.m. • Third Thursday, Main meeting 12 - 3:30 pm • First and Third Saturday, Learning Center Merritt Island Public Library, 1195 N. Courtenay Parkway Scpcug.com MAC User Group Meeting........................... 321-272-7992 7 p.m. • Third Tuesday, Virtual meetings • Macmad.org

COMMUNITY CENTERS

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 Drive, Satellite Beach 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

CONTINUING EDUCATION The Lifelong Scholar Society..................... 321-674-8382 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 their website for information on virtual Thursday night lectures and Great Decision discussions. fit.edu/continuing education/

FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS B.P.O.E. - Viera Elks 2817................................321-504-3111 7 p.m. • First and third Thursday 5820 S. U.S. 1, Rockledge 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..................... 321-268-2113 Live entertainment and dinners on Friday nights. Members only. 3450 Kilmarnoch Lane, Titusville 2021 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Florida Porcelain Artists..............................321-254-2047 Dedicated to preserving porcelain art, promoting the art of china painting and fired arts. floridaporcelainartists.com


Fraternal Order of Eagles 4249.................321-951-3069 6 p.m. • Monday, Trustees 7 p.m. • First and third Tuesday, Men 7 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 6 p.m. • First and third Monday, Men 6 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, Men 6 p.m. • Second and fourth Wednesday, Women 1050 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island Eagles4257.com Fraternal Order of Eagles Space Coast Aerie 3550................................ 321-631-1631 7 p.m. • First and third Tuesday, Women 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, Men 7 p.m. • Second and fourth Tuesday, Women 3510 South Street, Titusville • Aerie3581.com 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 Wednesday, 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 Wednesday Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front Street, Melbourne Brevardtropicalfruitclub.org Cocoa-Rockledge Garden Club.................321-631-4628 9:30 a.m. • Second Wednesday 1493 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge Cocoarockledgegardenclub.com Indian Harbour Beach Garden Club 10 a.m. • Third Wednesday (September - May) Virtual meetings • Sbgca.org

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Melbourne Garden Club............................... 321-272-8973 10 a.m. • First Friday (September - May) Virtual meetings Sbgca.org Port Malabar Gardening Club.................. 321-723-0930 9:30 a.m. • Second Friday (September - May) $15 annual dues. Peace Lutheran Church 1801 Port Malabar Blvd. NE, Palm Bay Sbgca.org 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 (October - May) Melbourne Beach Community Center 509 Ocean Drive, Melbourne Beach

GEMSTONES & MINERALS

Canaveral Mineral and Gem Society....... 321-723-2592 Lapidary arts and classes, jewelry making 7 p.m. • First Wednesday Front Street Civic Center 2205 S. Front Street, Melbourne • Canaveral-mgs.com Central Brevard Rock and Gem Club......321-799-8536 Learn to cut beautiful gemstones and cabochons. Make creative jewelry from fused glass, silver wire wraps and bead work. Club meetings open to the public. Annual dues $20. 6 - 8 p.m. • First Thursday (September - June) Merritt Island Public Library 1195 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island Centralbrevardgems.org

GENEALOGY

Brevard Historical Commission..................321-633-1794 Largest collection of genealogical records in the county. Central Brevard Public Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa Brevard Genealogical Society Encouraging and educating family historians. 9:30 a.m. • Second Monday, Virtual meetings • flbgs.org Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation 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 the nation. P.O. Box 1978, Cape Canaveral • canaverallight.org Lighthouse tours 321-307-2900 or go to canaverallighthouse.tours Genealogy Society of South Brevard 9:30 a.m. • Second Wednesday (except July, August) The Genealogical Society of South Brevard (GSSSB) provides resources, programs and materials for family historians. • Virtual meetings • gssb.net


North Brevard Heritage Foundation.......321-607-0203 Foundation promotes education and public awareness of North Brevard County history as well as promoting preservation of historically significant structures and sites. Pritchard House, 424 S. Washington Ave., Titusville Call for meeting times. • pritchardhouse.com Sons of the American Revolution Brevard Chapter............................................ 321-453-8888 Society of male descendants of those who gave service in the American Revolution. • brevardsar.org SCV Sons of Confederate Veterans J.J. Dickinson Camp 1387............................ 321-254-0241 Fourth Thursday Memaw’s Bar-B-Q, 4916 Babcock St. NE, Palm Bay The Genealogical Society of North Brevard................................................. 321-383-8486 To promote and stimulate knowledge and interest in the study of genealogy and provide the tools necessary for exchanging and finding information in genealogical research. 6 - 8 p.m. • First Tuesday (except June, July and August)

HERITAGE CLUBS

Brevard British Club...................................... 321-544-1766 Open to people born and raised in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. French and Canadian Heritage Society of Central Florida 9:30 a.m. • Third Monday (except July and August) Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne Italian American Club of South Brevard.....321-242-8044 1 p.m. • Second Thursday • Member meeting 12 p.m. • Thursday • Lunch, $8 members/$10 non-members 6 - 8 p.m. • Monday, Italian lessons 1471 Cypress Ave., Melbourne Facebook: Italian American Club of South Brevard Inc. Scots-American Society of Brevard 6 p.m. • Second Wednesday (September - April) Front Street Civic Center, 2205 S. Front St., Melbourne Sons of Italy Palm Bay Lodge 2823..........321-724-4435 Colonial Dames XVII Century.................. 850-668-9031 Members share a common interest in American history, love of and respect for the nation. Meets four times per year. • Colonialdames17c.org

Daughters of the American Revolution A nonprofit patriotic organization with a mission to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Daughters of the American Revolution Abigail Wright Chamberlin Chapter .......321-427-0010 Holiday Inn Melbourne/Viera Convention Center 10 a.m. • Third Mondays Daughters of the American Revolution... 321-544-5121 Cape Canaveral Chapter • First Tuesday (October - December, February - May) Daughters of the American Revolution Commodore John Barry Chapter ..............321-794-1953 10 a.m. • Second Saturday Ascension Lutheran Church, 1053 Pine Tree Drive Indian Harbour Beach commodorejohnbarrydar.com Daughters of the American Revolution Philip Perry Chapter ................................... 253-350-9849 10:45 a.m. • Fourth Tuesday Cocoa-Rockledge Garden Club 1493 S Fiske Blvd., Rockledge • philipperrynsdar.org Daughters of the American Revolution Rufus Fairbanks Chapter.............................321-536-5322 9:30 a.m. • First Saturday Doubletree Hotel, 1665 N, State Road A1A, Satellite Beach Daughters of the Union Veterans Civil War Louisa May Alcott Tent 11 Virtual meetings • duvcwtent11.wordpress.com DMC Space Coast 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 January, March, April, October Indian River Colony Club, 1936 Freedom Drive, Viera United States Daughters of the War of 1812 Lt. William Shannon Chapter Open to women over 18 with ancestors who served the U.S. between 1784 and 1815. 11 a.m. • Fourth Wednesday DoubleTree, 1665 N, State Road A1A, Melbourne usdaughters1812.org

HOMEBREW BEER & WINE

SAAZ Homebrew Club....................................321-604-8121 2 p.m. • Third Sunday of the month • saaz.org Space Coast Wine Guild.............................. 321-956-1894 American Wine Society Space Coast Chapter.................................... 321-956-1894 Wine tasting for education and appreciation $62/household • $49/per person americanwinesociety.org 2021 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Historical Society of North Brevard, Inc..........................................321-269-3658 Museum with local artifacts and history from North Brevard. Free 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Tuesday - Saturday 301 S. Washington Ave., Titusville nbbd.com/godo/historicalsociety


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Knights of Columbus Council 6125.......... 321-759-7625 7:30 p.m. • Second Thursday • Virtual Knights of Columbus Council 3746......... 321-725-8064 7 p.m. • Second and fourth Tuesday 2150 Dairy Road, Melbourne • Kofc3746.com Knights of Columbus Council 5845 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......... 321-312-6480 7:30 p.m. • Assembly First Thursday Council second and fourth Thursday Simultaneous virtual meetings 6725 Babcock Street NE, Palm Bay Knights of Columbus Council 13243 7:30 p.m. • First Tuesday, Business 7 p.m. • Third Monday, Social Virtual meetings • knights13243.com Knights of Columbus Council 14573........ 321-626-9641 2950 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne Knights of Columbus Council 4826........ 904-651-2278 7 p.m. • Second Tuesday Church of Our Saviour, 5301 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach

MAGIC

Space Coast Magic Club..............................321-698-2398 IBM and SAM recognized magic organization. 7 p.m. • Second Monday, Open to everyone Kelly’s Burger and Beer, 650 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne spacecoastmagicclub.com

MEDITATION

Open Mind Zen Center...................................321-427-3511 Meditation and talk • Donation requested Virtual sessions • Openmindzen.com

MISCELLANEOUS

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. Keepbrevardbeautiful.org Propeller Club of Port Canaveral..............321-323-9886 Local chapter of an international Maritime Industry. Nonprofit business-networking organization.

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11:30 a.m. • First Wednesday Fishlips Bar & Grill, 610 Glen Cheek Drive, Port Canaveral Virtual meeting option • propellerclubcanaveral.com

MODEL CLUBS

International Plastic Modelers Society Space Coast Chapter................................... 321-951-0740 6 p.m. • Second Tuesday Suntree/Viera Public Library, 902 Jordan Blass Drive 6 p.m. • Last Tuesday Central Brevard Public Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa ipmsspacecoast.com Space Coast Model Sailing Club 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Wednesday, Practice 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Saturdays, Racing Wickham Park Pond (just past the dog park) 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne spacecoastmodelsailingclub.org Titusville Area Model Railroad Club........321-269-0723 7 p.m. • Mondays, $10/month Gibson Complex K15, 835 Sycamore St., Titusville Tamrrc.org

MUSIC, BANDS & BARBERSHOP

Brevard Symphony Orchestra....................321-242-2024 Brevard’s only all-professional orchestra offers a wide range of in-person and virtual concerts. BrevardSymphony.com Central Florida Accordion Club................866-455-2322 2 p.m. • Last Sunday Cocoa Elks Lodge 1532, 315 Florida Ave., Cocoa CFAccordionClub.com Central Florida Winds.................................. 321-405-2359 Comprised of the best wind players from across the state, the Central Florida Winds formed in 1999 to bring the diverse wind repertoire to the community. From marches to movie music, from orchestral classics to wind symphony world premieres, the Central Florida Winds brings the thrilling world of wind ensemble music to life. 159 Seawind Drive, Satellite Beach • cfwinds.com Community Band of Brevard ..................... 321-338-6210 The Community Band of Brevard exists to educate its members, entertain its audiences, and to serve its community. communitybandofbrevard.com Harbor City Harmonizers.............................321-345-7292 Men’s a cappella chorus, but welcome to all. Melbourne Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Perform as a chorus and quartets. 7 - 8:30 p.m. • Tuesdays, Virtual rehearsals Hcharmonizers.org


New Horizons Band of Melbourne An education-based program that targets people who may not have played in a while as well as complete beginners. 1924 Melody Lane, Melbourne newhorizonbandmelbourne.org

BOOMER

Platinum Show Chorus................................ 877-255-6365 The Platinum Show Chorus (PSC) was chartered in 1974 with Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide organization of more than 30,000 women singers who love to sing and perform in the barbershop style. platinumshowchorus.com Rock the Silence.............................................321-446-1802 A nonprofit organization bringing Christian music to hearing and deaf. The group teaches sign language to residents and teachers. Rockthesilence.homestead.com South Guild of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra....................................321-242-2024 The South Guild is a fundraising and support group for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Membership is open year-round.

BOOMER

Writers Designers Editors Senior Life and Boomer Guide nets multiple journalism awards from the North American Mature Publishers Association •

Editorial/Opinion – SECOND PLACE Senior Life – R. Norman Moody

Travel Column – SECOND PLACE Senior Life – John Trieste

Annual Senior Resource Guide Design FIRST PLACE Boomer Guide – Adam Palumbo

Feature Layout – SECOND PLACE Senior Life – Jill Blue

Best Overall Use of Photography THIRD PLACE – Senior Life – Staff Photographers

Space Coast Jazz Society 321-960-4897 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 to 12, and awarding scholarships to graduating Brevard County high school seniors. • spacecoastjazzsociety.org

Feature Writing – THIRD PLACE Boomer Guide – George White

Topical Issue – FIRST PLACE Boomer Guide – George White

Table of Contents – FIRST PLACE Boomer Guide – Adam Palumbo

NEEDLEWORK/QUILTING

Self-Promotion (outside source) FIRST PLACE – Boomer Guide – Jill Blue

Self-Promotion (awards) SECOND PLACE – Boomer Guide – Jill Blue

Best Single Ad (color) THIRD PLACE – Senior Life – Adam Palumbo

Space Coast Flute Orchestra.....................321-385-7236 Musicians who play a wide collection of flutes perform in concerts. scfo.org Space Coast Symphony Orchestra......... 855-252-7276 Concerts feature classics, pops, jazz, opera and film music. SpacecoastSymphony.org

American Needlepoint Guild Space Coast Chapter....................................321-783-6643 9:30 a.m. • First Friday St David’s By-Sea Episcopal, 600 S 4th St., Cocoa Beach American Sewing Guild Neighborhood meetings listed on website. asgspacecoast.org Circle of Friends..............................................321-412-7342 Quilting group 9:30 a.m. • Second and Fourth Monday DeGroodt Library, 6475 Minton Road SE, Palm Bay EduQuilters/Coastal Quilters.....................321-242-8964 Committed to sharing our passion for quilting of all ages.

CLUBS, GROUPS & MEETINGS

Congratulations

All award entries were judged by the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia. NAMPA is a nonprofit international association for publishers of local, regional senior and boomer publications. Senior Life is located at 7350 Shoppes Drive, Suite 102, in Viera. For more information about the group and its publications and services, call 321-242-1235 or go to bluewatercreativegroup.com

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9:30 a.m. • Third Saturday (except December) Scotty Culp Auditorium, 565 Cassia Blvd., Satellite Beach BrevardCoastalquilters.com Indian River Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc..................................... 321-777-7404 9:30 a.m. • Third Monday Front Street Civic Center, 2205 S. Front Street, Melbourne indianriverega.org Island Quilters................................................321-452-0450 6 p.m. • Third Monday Merritt Island Library, 1195 N. Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island Moonlighters.....................................................321-543-8671 5:30 p.m. • Fourth Monday Satellite Beach Library, 751 Jamaica Blvd., Satellite Beach Quilt Squad.........................................................321-751-1943 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Friday Crossroads Community Church 2436 Croton Road, Melbourne • seasidepiecemakers.com 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. • Tuesday First Baptist Church of Melbourne 3301 Dairy Road, Melbourne Seaside Stitchers — Melbourne Azan Shriners – 1591 West Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne seasidepiecemakers.com Space Coast Weavers & Fiber Artists Guild........................................321-676-5469 Show and tell, business meeting and fiber program open to the public. 10 a.m. - noon • Fourth Saturday Simultaneous virtual and in-person meetings Merritt Island Public Library 1195 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island Facebook: Space Coast Weavers & Fiber Artists Sunstitchers.................................................... 321-953-6026 9:30 a.m. • First and third Friday Melbourne Library, 540 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne seasidepiecemakers.com TGIF.................................................................. 321-591-7565 9:30 a.m. • Second and fourth Friday Suntree/Viera Library, 902 Jordan Blass Drive, Suntree Seasidepiecemakers.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

Camera Club of Brevard.................................321-848-1110 The Camera Club of Brevard hosts monthly programs for members with topics ranging from techniques,

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composition, lighting, to history and presentation. 6:30 p.m. • First Tuesday • ccbrevard.org

POLITICAL GROUPS

Brevard Democrats.......................................321-600-4855 513 N. Harbor City Blvd., Suite C, Melbourne South Brevard Democratic Women’s Club................................................. 321-773-2949 North Brevard Democratic Club................ 321-749-4273 7 p.m. • Fourth Monday, Virtual meetings Brevard Federated Republican Women... 321-727-1212 Republican men are welcome as associates. 11 a.m. • First Wednesday, networking 11:30 a.m. Program, 12:15 p.m. Lunch Space Coast Convention Center, 301 Tucker Lane, Cocoa Brevard Republican Executive Committee.................................. 321-254-0073 Members and visitors must be registered Republicans with voter ID required for entry. Free. 6:30 p.m. • Second Wednesday Space Coast Convention Center, 301 Tucker Lane, Cocoa North Brevard Republican Club 6 p.m. • Third Tuesday American Police Hall of Fame & Museum 6350 Horizon Drive, Titusville Republican Women’s Network of South Brevard County................................. 321-704-5964 11 a.m. • Third Thursday, check-in begins Eau Gallie Yacht Club, 100 Datura Dr., Indian Harbour Beach Space Coast Republican Club A coed Republican political group. Members must be registered Republicans. 11 a.m. • Fourth Wednesday Red Lobster, 215 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS New Jersey Retired Policemen & Firemen’s Association..................................................... 954-309-5010 Call for time and location. Society of Women Engineers Space Coast Section.................................... 321-345-7930 Virtual meetings • Swe-sc.org

RADIO

Indian River Amateur Radio Club 7 p.m. • Third Tuesday River of Life Church, 890 N. Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island • irarc.ham-radio-op.net


PILOT Pilot Club of South Brevard 5:45 p.m. • Third Wednesday, business and dinner meeting Bennigan’s, 3955 W. New Haven Ave,, West Melbourne Location subject to change pilotclubofsouthbrevard.org

Women of Temple Israel Sisterhood.........321-631-9494 Organization of women interested in Judaism. tiob.shulcloud.com

Pilot Club of Titusville..................................321-794-8692 Noon • First Wednesday La Cita Country Club, 777 Country Club Drive, Titusville nbbd.com/npr/pilot

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

SALT COUNCILS

Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) Brainstorming solutions to specific community problems. brevardtriad.org North Area SALT Council South Area SALT Council............ 321-632-6688 or 2-1-1 10 a.m. • First Wednesday Harry T. Moore Social Service Center 725 Deleon Ave., Titusville

SERVICE CLUBS KIWANIS Kiwanis of Eau Gallie/Suntree Emphasis on community and children. 6 p.m. • First and third Tuesday Beef-O’ Brady’s, 724 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach Kiwanis Club of Melbourne.........................321-750-2943 Noon • Second and fourth Thursday Virtual meetings • Facebook.com/MelbourneKiwanis melbournekiwanis.org Rockledge Kiwanis......................................... 321-537-5797 12:15 p.m. • Every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. • second Tuesday Virtual meetings Rockledgekiwanis.org Kiwanis Club of Titusville............................ 321-960-5971 Serving the children of the world 6 p.m. • First and third Tuesday - Virtual meetings Email TitusvilleKiwanis@gmail.com for Zoom link TitusvilleKiwanis.org LIONS Satellite Beach Lions Club..........................321-773-3607 6:30 p.m. • Third Tuesday Satellite Beach United Methodist Church 450 Lee Ave, Satellite Beach E-clubhouse.org/sites.satellitebeach Viera Lions 6 p.m. • Second Tuesday Pizza Gallery & Grill, 2250 Town Center Ave., Viera E-clubhouse.org/sites/viera

Riverview Pilot Club...................................... 321-720-2277 10 a.m. • Second Saturday Parrish Medical Center Health Village, Heritage Hall, Titusville • Riverviewpilotclub.org ROTARY Cocoa Beach Rotary 12:15 p.m. • Wednesday Azteca II, 1600 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach cocoabeachrotary.org Cocoa Rotary 12:10 p.m. • Tuesday Cocoa Civic Center, 430 Delannoy Ave,, Cocoa Simultaneous virtual meetings • cocoarotary.com Eau Gallie Rotary Noon • Tuesday Hilton Melbourne, 200 Rialto Pl. Simultaneous virtual meetings eaugallierotary.com Indialantic Rotary Noon • Wednesday Eau Gallie Yacht Club, 100 Datura Drive, Indian Harbour Beach indialanticrotary.org Melbourne Rotary 6 p.m. • First and third Thursday Camp Holly 6901 U.S. 192, Melbourne Melbournerotaryclub.org Melbourne Beach Rotary Club 321-446-6489 7:30 a.m. • First and third Tuesday Oceanside Pizza, 300 Ocean Ave., Ste. 6, Melbourne Beach melbeachrotary.org Merritt Island Rotary 5:15 p.m. • First and third Thursday Virtual meetings • Merrittislandrotary.com Merritt Island Breakfast Rotary 7:15 a.m. • Wednesday Victoria’s, 370 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island Simultaneous virtual meetings Facebook@MIBRotaryClub 2021 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Palm Bay Rotary 12:15 p.m. • Thursday Broken Barrel, 4700 S. Babcock Street, Palm Bay Facebook: Rotary Club of Palm Bay Rockledge Rotary 7 a.m. • Thursday Twisted Birch Restaurant, 1279 Admiralty Blvd., Rockledge rockledgerotary.com Suntree Rotary Club 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. • Friday IHOP, 8201 Wickham Road • Suntreerotary.org Titusville Rotary............................................... 321-543-1144 Noon • Thursday La Cita Country Club, 777 Country Club Drive, Titusville titusvillerotaryclub.com Titusville Sunrise Rotary.............................. 321-704-5214 7:30 a.m. • Tuesday, Virtual meetings Titusvillesunrise.com

charities. • $25/per year membership neighborsofsuntree.org One Senior Club................................................321-751-6771 Free educational seminars, travel clubs, support group meetings, professional presentations, specialty instruction. 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera OneSeniorPlace.com Prime Timers .................................................... 321-269-1133 10:30 a.m. • First Tuesday (September - May) $7 Temple Baptist Church, 1400 N. Washington Ave., Titusville Templebc.net

STATE CLUBS

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

Viera Rotary .................................................... 321-269-4240 Noon • Wednesday Amici’s Italian Restaurant 7720 N. Wickham Road #120, Suntree • Vierarotary.com

Florida Yoopers.................................................321-427-4115 Annual picnic first Sunday in March facebook.com/floridayoopers

SINGLES GROUPS

New Jersey Club.......................................... 732-995-0854 Second Thursday, call for location. $5/year. Picnics in April and October.

Trailblazers.............................. info@trailblazers-club.com Adventurous outing club for singles. trailblazers-club.com

SOCIAL GROUPS & PROGRAMS

55+ Club of Satellite Beach........................321-773-6458 SEE – Social, Education and Entertainment 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach • 55plusclubofsb.com Harbor City Dance Band..............................321-525-9388 10:30 a.m. • Wednesday Dancing to music from the 1920s to 1960s Italian American Club of South Brevard 1471 Cypress Ave., Melbourne Legacy Club.................................. 321-633-1000, ext. 644 A free program created by Brevard Public Schools for members of the Brevard community 55 and older. Offers free or reduced admission to sporting and theater events at Brevard Public Schools. Access to a lecture and learning series on a variety of subjects. brevardschools.org/page/1296 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

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New York State Club.....................................321-446-9358 11 a.m. • Third Tuesday Meetings will not resume until September

VEHICLE CLUBS

Antique Automobile Club of America Cape Canaveral Region 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 Cape Kennedy Corvette Club 7 p.m. • Second Thursday Merritt Island Moose Lodge 3150 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island ckcc.club Classic Reflections Car Club...................... 321-795-7363 7 p.m. • First Monday (except holidays) • $25 annual dues classicreflectionscarclub.com Dixie Cruisers 6 p.m. • First Wednesday Woody’s Bar-B-Q, 4885 U.S. 1, Cocoa dixiecruisers.wordpress.com


MG Car Club..................................................... 321-757-0180 Membership Is open to MG/British car enthusiasts Go to website for event schedule. Mgcarclubflorida.org MOPARS of Brevard...................................... 321-794-5042 Monthly club meetings at Memaw’s Bar-B-Q in Palm Bay MoparsofBrevard.com Space Coast Camaros....................................321-427-1598 facebook.com/SpaceCoastCamaros Spacecoastcamaros.com Space Coast Corvette Club.........................321-951-0128 Spacecoastvettes.com

Brevard Public School’s Legacy Club is a free membership for residents 55+. Legacy Club members enjoy the following:

· Reduced to Free Admission to BPS school events

· Monthly Legacy Club e-newsletter · Special ‘Member Only’ events’

Space Coast Mustang Club 6 p.m. • Fourth Tuesday, monthly, meeting starts at 7 p.m. Facebook: @SpaceCoastMustangs SpaceCoastMustang@gmail.com

WEIGHT LOSS TOPS-Individual Dietary Consultants • tops.org Take off pounds sensibly, times, dates, locations vary. — Chapter 0506.............................................. 321-271-9427 9:15 a.m., Thursday First Baptist Church, 341 Emerson Drive NW, Palm Bay — Chapter 0544.............................................. 321-271-9427 9:30 a.m., Thursday Ascension Lutheran Church, 1053 Pinetree Drive The Family Center, Indian Harbour Beach — Chapter 0066.............................................. 321-271-9427 6:15 p.m. • Wednesday (Meeting semi-monthly at an alternate site due to COVID-19.) St. Mary’s Catholic School 1152 Seminole Drive, Room 109, Rockledge — Chapter 0164............................................... 321-271-9427 8:45 a.m. • Thursday Knights of Columbus Hall, 215 Dairy Road, West Melbourne — Chapter 0307............................................... 321-271-9427 Friday, weigh-in, 7:30 a.m., meeting 10 a.m. St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church 1255 Knox McRae Dr., Titusville — Chapter 0876............................................... 321-271-9427 10:30 a.m. - Noon • Wednesday Martin Andersen Senior Center, 1025 Florida Ave., Rockledge

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Space Coast Jeep Club............................................................ Spacecoastjeepclub.com


John Glenn wears his Mercury space suit.

Ed White participated with a Space Gun maneuvering unit in 1965.

BY MIKE GAFFEY Project Mercury The space race between the United States and the Soviet Union began after the Soviets launched Sputnik, the first satellite into space, on Oct. 4, 1957. In 1958, NASA was formed and Project Mercury was established. Launches would take place from Cape Canaveral. In 1959, NASA selected seven men to become the first astronauts: Alan Shepard, Virgil “Gus” Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper and Donald “Deke” Slayton. Less than a month after the Soviets sent the first human into orbit, Shepard flew on a 15-minute suborbital flight on May 5, becoming the first American in space. After another suborbital flight in July by Grissom, NASA decided that Glenn would be the first American in orbit. Glenn lifted off on Feb. 20, 1962.

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After orbital flights by Carpenter, Schirra and Cooper, Project Mercury ended in 1963. Project Gemini Project Gemini was NASA’s second human spaceflight program. Named for the constellation with twin stars Castor and Pollox, Gemini used an enlarged and modified version of the Mercury capsule with room for two astronauts. Sixteen astronauts flew on 10 crewed Gemini flights powered by Titan II launch vehicles in 1965 and 1966. Mercury astronauts Grissom, Schirra and Cooper were among those selected. New astronauts included Neil Armstrong and Satellite Beach resident Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, who would become the first men to walk on the Moon. The first crewed Gemini flight lifted off on March 23, 1965. Gemini 3 carried Grissom and John Young on a four-hour, three-orbit mission.

Photo courtesy of NASA

Photo courtesy of NASA

Photo courtesy of NASA

RETRO SPACE

A Saturn V rocket was launched in 1969.

Project Apollo Project Apollo, NASA’s third human spaceflight program, landed men on the Moon and returned them to Earth from 1969 to 1972, fulfilling a dream of ages and achieving President John F. Kennedy’s ambitious goal. The Apollo program made history on July 20, 1969, when Apollo 11 astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to land on the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin descended to the Moon in their lunar module, while third crew member Michael Collins orbited the moon in the command module. As he stepped onto the lunar surface, Armstrong uttered the immortal words, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” The crew returned to Earth safely on July 24. Six more Apollo missions followed. Five of them landed on the Moon. But Apollo 13 sustained an oxygen tank explosion and had to return to Earth by using the Lunar Module as a “lifeboat.”


Alpha Delta Kappa of Florida International Honorary Sorority of Women Educators alphadeltakappa.org American Association of University Women Melbourne Branch - Various locations and times. melbourne-fl.aauw.net 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) called Cocoa Beach Country Club 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach Community Woman’s Club...........................321-639-4193 10 a.m. • Second Tuesday each month (September - May) 5 Rosa L. Jones Blvd., Cocoa communitywomansclub.com GFWC Viera Woman’s Club General Federation of Women’s Clubs 10:30 a.m. Second Monday (September - May) Virtual meetings Gfwcvierawomansclub.com GFWC Melbourne Woman’s Club...........(321) 258-9229 The GFWC Melbourne Woman’s Club is a nonprofit organization, which serves the community through various projects, programs, scholarships and activities. 1 p.m. • First Monday West Melbourne Public Library 2755 Wingate Blvd., West Melbourne gfwc-melbournewomansclub.org Melbourne Alumnae Panhellenic For women who were college sorority members. Location varies. • melbournepanhellenic.org Satellite Beach Woman’s Club................... 321-777-7632 Newcomers welcome. Second Monday. Virtual meetings. Red Hat Society............................................ 866-386-2850 Dates and locations vary with chapters. redhatsociety.com Brevard County Chapter of Hadassah....321-622-6454 Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for and commitment to the land, the people and the future of Israel. Zonta Club of Melbourne Empowering women through service and advocacy. zontaspacecoast.org

WRITERS GROUPS

Brevard Authors Society Brevard Authors aspire to achieve the highest level of literary creativity and craftsmanship in writing poetry, prose, drama, 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, Virtual meetings DeGroodt Library 6475 Minton Road SE, Palm Bay Playwrights Workshop..................................321-960-6017 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 playwrightsworkshop20@gmail.com Scribblers of Brevard 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. • Second and Fourth Saturday (except November and December) Virtual meetings • brevardscribblers.com The Cape Canaveral Pen Women 1507 Grand Isle Blvd., Melbourne canaveralpenwomen.org Space Coast Poets.........................................321-433-5753 Jim Peterson..................................................... .....................................................321-213-3332 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. • Second Monday Eastern Florida State College, Building 10 3865 N. Wickham Blvd., Melbourne Space Coast Writers’ Guild Dedicated to supporting and encouraging writers of all ages and genres. 1 p.m. • Third Saturday Dues are $40/year, meetings are open to the public. Eau Gallie Public Library 1521 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne • scwg.org

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BY MARIA SONNENBERG From 1967 to 1969, Barbara “Bobbie” Keith kept soldiers stationed in Vietnam abreast of the weather, which wasn’t that big a deal in a country where the temperature runs from hot and humid to hotter and more humid. However, it wasn’t what she said, for in fact, she could have been reading from the phone book and the guys still would have tuned in to catch the sight of the epitome of the girl back home. For the service men, Bobbie the Weather Girl, who always wished them “a pleasant evening weather-wise and you know, of course, otherwise,” was a welcome diversion from the deadly drudgery surrounding them. Keith’s stint as volunteer forecaster for the Armed Forces Vietnam Network lasted only two years, “It’s part of my history,” Keith said. Gags and music accompanied the weather report, and a bikini-clad Keith sometimes wore the weather report on her body, a la Goldie Hawn on “Laugh In.” Keith didn’t stop with the weather. Instead, she would frequently visit the troops, making hundreds of trips to the front lines. “They were all gentlemen,” she said.

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SALUTING VETERANS 365 DAYS A YEAR The military is a vital part of what makes Brevard County special. A patriot might live next door since distinguished retired officers have bought homes from Mims to Barefoot Bay.

MAJOR KEITH P. MERRELL Major Keith P. Merrell, the Chief of the Field Artillery Branch Assistance Team at Patrick Air Force Base, has received the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Service Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon with oak leaf cluster and the Parachutist Badge.

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EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

The Military Family Employment Advocacy Program (MFEA) provides local resources and assistance to base community family members (spouses and adult children) who are seeking employment or a transition into a new career. The MFEA program supports Patrick Air Force Base, the local Florida National Guard and reserve units. Airman and Family Readiness Center 842 Falcon Ave. (Building 722B), Patrick Space Force Base

STRAC Institute............................................. 888 -754-1383 Provides training in electronics and a clear path to a successful career through job placement. The STRAC Institute is open to everyone, veterans and non-veterans. 285 North Drive, Unit G, Melbourne • stracinstitute.com

ADVOCACY

Career Source Brevard................................321-504-7600 Staff are available to handle your needs both virtually and in-person depending upon the request. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Thursday; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. • Friday 4:30 - 6 p.m. • Monday - Thursday child-friendly hours Helping veterans find employment in Brevard. Careersourcebrevard.com/career-centers — Rockledge Career Center, 295 Barnes Blvd., Rockledge — Titusville Career Center 3880 S. Washington Ave., Suite 214, Titusville — Palm Bay Career Center, Country Club Plaza 5275 Babcock Street NE, Suite 8B, Palm Bay —Patrick Space Force Base...............................321-394-0595 (for spouses and families of active duty military)

Brevard County Veterans Service Office.................................................. 321-633-2012 By appointment only. Monday - Friday • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Dennis Vannorsdall, CVSO Anthony Johnson, VSO Leon Brown, VSO Jeremy Van Cleave, VSO Linda Wilson, secretary dennis.vannorsdall@brevardfl.gov. Veteran Benefits Assistance Assists veterans/families and survivors to obtain VA benefits. Services include information for disability applications and appeals, health care and survivor benefits. 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Building B, Suite 102, Viera

Homeless Veterans Community Employment Services................................... 321-637-3788 Helping to improve employment outcomes among homeless veterans by connecting them to job-related resources and career opportunities. 2900 Veterans Way, Viera • Va.gov/Homeless/HVCES.asp

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HOUSING ASSISTANCE

National Veterans Homeless Support, Inc. ................................................... 321-208-7562 Working to prevent and eliminate homelessness among veterans in Central Florida. Signature programs include: Search and Rescue our Homeless Heroes, Post Traumatic Stress Awareness, and Transitional Housing. Financial assistance available with utilities, rent and deposit for low income veterans. 1436 King Street, Cocoa • Nvhs.org Housing for Homeless: Veterans Service Program...........................321-639-0166 Monday - Friday • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Supporting homeless veterans and their families by providing supportive housing and case management services for homeless veterans by referral. The programs assist individuals and families who are considered chronically homeless or disabled and homeless. 4087 S. U.S. 1, Suite 3, Rockledge • housingforhomeless.org Veterans Affairs Regional Loan Center...1-877-827-3702 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Monday - Friday • 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Veterans benefits assistance. Provides assistance for veterans with a delinquent VA mortgage. We provide Surviving Spouse Programs, VA Home loans, Cash Out Refinance Loans, Interest Rate Reduction Loans, Native American Direct Loans and guidance on natural disasters. • Benefits.va.gov Veterans Transitional Facility.................... 321-409-8167 The Veterans Transitional Facility is a temporary shelter for homeless veterans with their immediate families. The purpose of the facility is to provide for the immediate needs of homeless veterans while permitting them to search for work, and once employed, to save enough money to acquire living quarters and transportation. The facility consists of 10 apartments housed in two buildings, which can accommodate up to 19 residents. 700 E. Fee Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901 Day Room: 321-953-8085

HEALTH, MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Caregiver Support If you are caring for a veteran, the VA Caregiver Support Program offers training, educational resources and a variety of tools to help you succeed. 1-855-260-3274, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday - Friday for advice on being a caregiver.

Coaching Into Care................................... 1-888-823-7458 This VA program provides guidance to veterans’ family members and friends for encouraging a reluctant veteran they care about to reach out for support with a mental health challenge. Families and friends of veterans. Free, confidential assistance Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET, or emailing CoachingIntoCare@va.gov Veterans Crisis Line................... 800-273-8255, option 1 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline If you are a veteran and have thoughts of harming yourself, please call. James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital........... 888-716-7787 Medical and mental health services. Baker Act facility. 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa • tampa.va.gov Orlando VA Medical Center....................... 800-922-7521 Medical and mental health services. Baker Act facility. 13800 Veterans Way, Orlando Orlando.va.gov Viera VA Outpatient Clinic………………….321-637-3788 Monday – Friday • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Medical and mental health services. Baker Act facility. 2900 Veterans Way, Viera Orlando.va.gov/locations/viera.asp

VETERAN BENEFIT RESOURCES

Melbourne Veterans Center....................... 321-254-3410 Monday - Saturday • 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., limited in-person service. To speak with someone confidentially, call 877-927-8387, 24 hours a day. Providing individual and group counseling for veterans, service members and their families; Family counseling for military-related issues; Bereavement (grief) counseling; military sexual trauma counseling and referral; community outreach and education; substance abuse assessment and referral and employment referral. 2098 Sarno Road, Melbourne Va.gov/find-locations/facility/vc_0332V Military OneSource...................................... 800-342-9647 Phone lines open 24/7. Free resource service line provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard and Reserve service members and their families. Militaryonesource.mil Military/Veteran Assistance....321-890-1002, option 3 Part of the American Red Cross Monday - Friday • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 24 hours for emergency assistance. Serving military members, veterans, and their families to prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of military service. Offers assistance to active and retired military personnel. 2021 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Florida Department of Veterans Affairs......850-487-1533 Premier point of entry for Florida veterans to access earned services, benefits and support. A Florida Veterans Benefits Guide is available at FloridaVets.org


8245 Devereux Drive, Suite 101, Melbourne Redcross.org/military-families National Resource Directory Searchable database of resources vetted for the use of service members, veterans, family members and caregivers. NRD.gov Pointman International Ministries......... 800-877-8387 Connecting the hurting veteran, as well as their families and friends with others who have already begun the transition to home after war. Helping all veterans since 1984 with PTSD and personal and family problems. Call for meeting times and dates. Pmim.org Social Security Administration..................866-716-7667 In person by appointment only. Phone or online help available. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday • 9 a.m. - Noon Federally administered program designed to help eligible participants with retirement benefits, survivor’s insurance, disability insurance, supplemental security insurance or hospitalization and medical care insurance. Retirement Planner, Disability Planner, Survivors’ Planner 1715 W. NASA Blvd., Melbourne ssa.gov Vietnam and All Veterans of Brevard.... 321-690-0805 Assisting veterans with occasional emergency food assistance, clothing, medical appointments, transportation, homeless financial assistance programs, employment and entitlement claims assistance. vietnamandallveteransofbrevard.com

MEMORIALS AND TRIBUTES Space Coast Honor Flight..........................888-750-2522 Flying World War II, Korean War, Vietnam and critically ill veterans, free of charge, to visit the war memorials in Washington D.C. P.O. Box 560975, Rockledge, FL 32956-0975 veteran@spacecoasthonorflight.org spacecoasthonorflight.org Space View Park.............................................321-264-5037 Open everyday • Dawn to dusk On the shore of the Indian River in downtown Titusville, the park is landscaped with artistic sculpture, foliage, palms and hardwood trees. 8 Broad St., Titusville Brevardfl.gov/ParksRecreation/North/ParksinTitusville/ SpaceView Veterans Memorial of Titusville at Space View Park Dedicated to “All Veterans of All Wars,” an 80-foot Circle of Memories comprises 10 granite monuments

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commemorating each war in which the United States has participated. Also includes a Peace Monument, and memorials to the Tuskegee Airmen and the S.S. Leopoldville tragedy. Nbbd.com/godo/VeteransMemorial Titusville Veterans Memorial Fishing Pier at Space View Park Paved walkways, two fishing piers, boat dock and small dockside shelter inspire leisurely strolls to watch rocket launches. Brevardfl.gov/ParksRecreation/North/ParksinTitusville/ VeteransMemorial Veterans Memorial Center...........................321-453-1776 Open daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Sunday, noon - 4 p.m. Museum, library, plaza and park. Admission is free to all facilities. Donations are welcome. The 82-acre park is open from dawn to dusk year round and has a fishing pier, 5K of walking and hiking trails, three ponds and a canoe launch ramp. Paddle board, kayak and facility rentals are available. 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island veteransmemorialcenter.org

VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS —AMERICAN LEGION

Serving veterans and active duty service members with guidance through military service and benefits, mentoring youth and sponsoring community programs. American Legion Post 1................................321-269-9959 1281 N. U.S. 1, Titusville Legion Riders Chapter titusvillealpost1.org American Legion Post 22.............................321-338-7076 241 Peachtree Street, Cocoa, FL 32922 americanlegionpost22fl.com Frank B. Huddleston American Legion Post 81............................. 321-723-2939 2909 S. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne Legion Riders Chapter Americanlegionpost81florida.org American Legion Post 117........................ 321-729-8089 189 Veterans Dr. SE, Palm Bay Al117.com J. W. Mathers Jr. Post 163............................321-259-7239 1795 N. Harbor City Blvd., Eau Gallie Legion Riders Chapter legionpost163.com George P. Hinton Post 177 420 S. Burnett Road, Cocoa


Christopher R. Seitz Post 344.....................321-453-1776 Veterans Memorial Center 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island Centennial.legion.org/florida/post344 Challenger 7 Post 348...................................321-799-1060 105 Lincoln Ave., Cape Canaveral Legion Riders Chapter Facebook.com/American-Legion-Challenger7 Robert D. Sahagun Memorial Post 359...321-268-1632 7260 S. U.S. 1, Titusville http://post359.homestead.com Veterans Of America, Inc. Post 394........ 321-726-9777 396 Cogan Drive SE, Palm Bay Legion Riders Chapter Al394.com

—ADDITIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AMVETS Post 893.......................................... 321-639-9700 218 Hardee Lane, Rockledge • amvets893.com AMVETS Post 34............................................. 321-951-8834 2951 Hessey Ave. NE, Palm Bay Brevard Veterans Council............................321-453-1776 The Brevard Veterans Council (BVC) is a 501(c)19 veterans organization. BVC’s mission is to work in conjunction with area veterans, local government and other veterans’ organizations to support and promote the interests and welfare of Brevard County veterans and their families. Veterans Memorial Center...........................321-453-1776 VMC’s mission is to maintain and operate a premier facility to support veterans and their families, educate the public, and provide a vibrant memorial to the service and sacrifice of all military veterans through a museum, memorial plaza, library and park. 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island Veteransmemorialcenter.org

VETERAN FUNERAL SUPPORT Cape Canaveral Ladies Standing as a “Final Witness” for our nation’s veterans for burials at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery Veterans Memorial Center 400 Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island Capecanaveralladies.org • info@capecanaveralladies.org Jewish War Veterans................................... 202-265-6280 1811 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 • jwv@jwv.org

CIVIL AIR PATROL (CAP)

Established as the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, the CAP provides aerospace education, emergency services and cadet programs. CAP Patrick Composite Squadron............321-494-6395 Contact for meeting times. Patrick South Housing Area, Bldg. 3650 200 Shearwater Parkway, Satellite Beach Fl293.flwg.us/contacts CAP Ti-CO Composite Squadron 267 Contact for meeting times. Ti-Co Composite Squadron is one of several squadrons serving under the command Florida Wing Civil Air Patrol. As a composite squadron, the unit’s membership consists of both cadets (12-21 years old) and senior members (18 years old and older). Space Coast Regional Airport, CAP Trailer 355 Golden Knights Blvd., Titusville gofloridawing.org/fl267

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS (DAV) Serving veterans and their families by providing professional assistance in obtaining military benefits. DAV Chapter 109 & Auxiliary......................321-269-0109 General meetings, Auxiliary Bingo Call for dates and times. 435 N. Singleton Ave., Titusville Facebook.com/DAV109Florida DAV Chapter 123................................................ 321452-1774 Based at Veterans Memorial Center on Merritt Island. Open 8:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. Monday - Friday currently by phone appointment only. 400 S. Sykes Creek Pkwy., Merritt Island DAV Chapter 32...............................................321-259-4827 2265 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne davmembersportal.org Fleet Reserve Association Branch 263........321-693-7209 Cape Canaveral, Florida 6 p.m. • First Monday Veterans Memorial Center, 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway Merritt Island • Dennis Herring Indian River Camp 47 Honor the memory of the Confederate soldier and learn about Southern ancestors. Serving Brevard County and Eastern Central Florida. Contact for meeting information. csacamp47.org Jewish War Veterans Brevard Post 639...............Jwv.org

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Guided Missile Post 200...............................321-773-5151 105 Ocean Blvd., Satellite Beach Facebook.com/AmericanLegionSatelliteBeach


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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. Keith VanBuren – Veterans Affairs Caseworker: Department of Veterans Affairs; National Personnel Records Center; Department of Defense 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. Patrick Gavin – District Director: Brevard County Liaison; Economic Development, Brevard County; NASA; District Scheduler; Delegation Liaison; Hospitals & Medical Issues; Schools, Public/Private and Colleges.

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; FEMA; 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.

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Cape Canaveral Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAACC) More than 1,100 members who are former or retired officers or warrant officers from all branches of military services. Contact moaacc.org for contact information and to join. Cape Canaveral Chapter meetings take place at Indian River Colony Club, 1936 Freedom Drive, Viera P.O. Box 254186, Patrick SFB, FL 32925-4186 • moaacc.org Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 453 and Auxiliary Veterans Memorial Center 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island purpleheartflorida.org/our-chapters Navy League Cape Canaveral Council... 321-536-9520 A civilian organization founded in 1902 that supports the four maritime forces, their members, and their families, through direct action and education of the public Call for meeting time. Veterans Memorial Center 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island Call 321-453-1776 for more information veteransmemorialcenter.org Rolling Thunder Florida, Chapter 1........... 321-453-1776 POW/MIA Mission to Never Forget Call for more information or to join. Meets at Veterans Memorial Center 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island Rollingthunderflorida1.org General Daniel “Chappie” James Chapter ............................................................ 321-537-5002 A subsidiary chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Contact for Zoom meeting times. Preserving the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen and encouraging young people to participate in the aviation, aerospace and avionics industry. Drone training classes are now offered. P. O. Box 254001, Patrick SFB, FL 32925 info@tai-cfl.org • Tuskegeeairmen.org U.S. Submarine Veterans Go to the website for meeting dates. DRS Community Center, 1089 S. Patrick Drive Satellite Beach • Snugharborbase.com Vietnam And All Veterans Of Brevard... 321-690-0805 Since its founding in 1985 Vietnam And All Veterans of Brevard has been actively engaged in veterans’ assistance activities and has established a reputation as a dynamic and purposeful organization. The Boy Scouts Building, 2401 Post Road, Melbourne vietnamandallveteransofbrevard.com

UNITED STATES COAST GUARD The auxiliary is an all-volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard, whose mission is to promote boating safety on America’s waterways. Volunteers are trained to Coast Guard standards in order to perform certain tasks. Auxiliary Flotilla 17-02.................................. 321-749-2676 Southern flotilla operating out of Palm Bay. Its patrol area starts at Pineda Causeway and extends south to ICW Marker 69 and includes the South Banana River to its end. Palm Bay Road at railroad track, 1455 Main St., Palm Bay cgaux.org Auxiliary Flotilla 17-06................................... 707-813-1651 Second Tuesday via Zoom until further notice Central Brevard flotilla based on Merritt Island. It operates in Port Canaveral, from KARS Park and the Barge Canal to the Pineda Causeway on the Banana and Indian rivers. Veterans Memorial Center 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island Contact Faron Petteys cgaux.org Auxiliary Flotilla 17-09..................................321-383-9349 Call for meeting times and volunteering opportunities. Northern flotilla operating out of Titusville. This flotilla patrols the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River from Oak Hill (ICW marker 75) in the north to Cocoa in the south. cgaux.org

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW) Seeking to improve the lives of foreign war veterans by providing veteran services, information and assistance. Call for meeting times and dates. VFW Post 4206..................................................321-724-4121 3201 S. Dairy Road, Melbourne • vfw.org • vfw4206.org VFW Post 4536................................................321-725-2999 4401 Dixie Highway NE, Palm Bay • vfw.org VFW Post 8191................................................. 321-254-9885 4130 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne vfw.org • vfw8191.org VFW Post 10131................................................ 321-783-8019 105 Longpoint Road, Cape Canaveral vfw.org VFW Post 10148...............................................321-783-4286 150 Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach vfw.org • vfw10148.org VFW Post 12167.................................................321-453-1776 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island 2021 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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MIA/POW............................................................321-453-1776 Veterans Memorial Center 400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island veteransmemorialcenter.org


Volunteering Aging Matters, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).............321-631-2769 Program matches adults age 55 and older with volunteer opportunities at local non-profit or government organizations throughout Brevard. agingmattersbrevard.org/services/retired-and-seniorvolunteer-program-2

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. Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation.............. 321-253-4430 Share office skills or talents and hobbies during afternoon activities for clients. brevardalz.org Brevard Association for the Advancement of the Blind.................................................................... 321-773-7222 Volunteer needs vary from program to program. baabhelpfortheblind.org Brevard Zoo.................................... 321-254-9454, ext. 218 Assist throughout the zoo with educational programs, petting zoo, kayaking and aviary. Training provided.

Get out and give to your community!

Take part in making Brevard a better place to live.

Friends of the Enchanted Forest...............321-264-5192 Tour guides, shop assistants and researchers needed. Genesis House.............................. 321-723-3133, option 2 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 Promote conservation and appreciation of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Brevard Rescue Mission............. 321-480-9100, ext. 110 Provides housing and job training to homeless women with children. Volunteers garden, tutor, drive and more.

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

Brevard Schools Foundation... 321-633-1000, ext. 454 Make a difference in the life of a child by giving one hour per week.

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

Canine Companion for Independence 407-522-3300 Volunteers needed to raise puppies.

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care 321-269-4240 In order to be a hospice volunteer, you do not need any prior experience, just a compassionate heart.

Central Brevard Humane Society............................321-636-3343, ext. 207 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.

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Volunteers in Motion......................................321-633-1878 Offers transportation to locations such as medical facilities, pharmacies and grocery stores. Training classes, state-ofthe-art vehicles, gas and insurance, uniforms shirts and cells phones provided during volunteering hours. 321transit.com/forms/volunteers-in-motion-informationapplication


Senior Centers of Brevard

SUNFLOWER HOUSE RESOURCE CENTER 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island 321-452-4341

Agingmattersbrevard.org/services/sunflower-house Please see our calendar for monthly educational presentations.

FREEDOM 7 SENIOR CENTER 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach 321-783-9505 Freedom7seniors.org Check our website for updates and special events or call for more information

NORTH BREVARD SENIOR CENTER 909 Lane Avenue, Titusville 321-268-2333 nbsc@cfl.rr.com Please call to confirm class schedules and fees

GREATER PALM BAY SENIOR CENTER 1275 Culver Drive NE, Palm Bay 321-724-1338 gpbsc.org

WICKHAM PARK SENIOR CENTER 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne 321-255-4494 bcscwp.com Call for class pricing and availability

MARTIN ANDERSEN SENIOR CENTER 1025 Florida Ave. S., Rockledge 321-255-4494

MartinAndersenSeniorCenter.com Call to verify fees and availability for classes and activities

DRS 55+ CLUB SENIOR CENTER David R. Schechter Community Center 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach 321-773-6458 55plusclubofsb.com 2021 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Senior Living Tour A COLLECTION OF SENIOR LIVING LOCATIONS IN BREVARD

ACTIVE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES.......... 73 AFFORDABLE HOUSING.................................... 73 APARTMENT LIVING INDEPENDENT............ 73

ASSISTED LIVING................................................. 74 ASSISTED LIVING/RESIDENTIAL CARE........ 77 ALZHEIMER’S & MEMORY CARE.................... 77 SKILLED NURSING & REHAB............................78 CONTINUED CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY..............................78

COURTENAY SPRINGS VILLAGE SEE PAGES 73, 78


Boomer Models

Thomas & Teresa Robinson

BUENA VIDA ESTATES SEE PAGES 73, 78

THE TOWN SQUARE, STEWARD ASSISTED LIVING SEE PAGE 75


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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 2021 Boomer Guide as a subtle hint that it’s time to move to Florida and get started living right.

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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. 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.

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SENIOR LIVING TOUR NORTH BREVARD Forest Lakes of Cocoa, Cocoa ......................321-631-7431 Great Outdoors RV Resort, Titusville........ 800-621-2267 Island Lakes, Merritt Island ............................321-453-4600 Merritt Island Village, Merritt Island ...........321-452-4684 Pinewood Village, Mims ................................ 321-332-3477 San Mateo Village, Titusville ........................ 321-264-2404 Swan Lake Estates, Titusville........................321-269-0991 Willow Lakes RV & Golf Resort, Titusville......321-269-7440 CENTRAL BREVARD Ameri-Cana Resorts, Rockledge.................. 321-255-3850 Bridgewater At Viera............................... 1-844-879-6450 Grand Isle At Viera .........................................321-752-7144 Heritage Isle, Viera ........................................ 321-576-0264 Indian River Colony Club, Viera................ 321-255-6000 1936 Freedom Drive, Viera SOUTH BREVARD Buena Vida Estates ....................................... 321-385-8168 Plan for your retirement today with the life care contract. Enjoy an unparalleled lifestyle that offers resort-style amenities with the protection that Brevard County’s only CCRC can provide. 2129 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne • buenavidaestates.org Holiday Park, Palm Bay....................................321-724-2240 Hollywood Estates, West Melbourne.............321-724-1100 Homes of Ponce De Leon, Indialantic ........ 321-773-2828 Lakewood Village, Melbourne ...................... 321-724-0083 Lamplighter Village, Melbourne...................321-254-0303 Orange Manor, Melbourne.............................. 321-254-8631 Palm Bay Estates............................................ 321-723-3353 Quail Run, Melbourne ..................................... 321-984-0786 The Lakes of Melbourne..............................321-725-5500 The Waters, Melbourne Beach..........................321-723-4139 MICCO/ BAREFOOT BAY Barefoot Bay Recreation District .............772-664-3141 Pelican Bay, Micco...........................................772-664-3138 Snug Harbor, Micco........................................ 772-663-5832

INCOME RESTRICTED/ AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Properties include HUD low-income housing and public housing offered by housing authorities for low-income housing needs. Also includes apartments supported by Low Income Housing Tax Credits having applicable program rent and Income restrictions. This is not a

complete list and is subject to change. HOUSING AUTHORITY INFORMATION: Housing Authority of Brevard County ....321-452-5331 Cocoa Housing Authority............................321-636-8534 Melbourne Housing Authority....................321-775-1592 Titusville Housing Authority...................... 321-267-7288 NORTH BREVARD Royal Palms Apartments, Titusville............. 877-712-7093 Titusville Towers,............................................321-264-8965 CENTRAL BREVARD Clearlake Isles 55+ Community, Cocoa.....321-208-7275 Westminster Asbury, Cocoa.........................321-632-4943 Venue at Viera.............................................. 833-236-2108 SOUTH BREVARD Ascension Manor Senior Housing............ 321-757-9828 2960 Pineapple Ave., Melbourne Crane Creek Senior Apartments...............321-952-5464 2309 S. Babcock Street, Melbourne Trinity Towers East & West...........................321-723-7511 Trinity Towers South.....................................321-723-8620 Southlake Towers, Palm Bay.......................321-725-2386

APARTMENT LIVING INDEPENDENT

Apartment-style living, with amenities such as transportation, laundry, cleaning and meals included. NORTH BREVARD Crescent Wood, Titusville ....................... 321-383-6000 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 HELPING SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES SINCE 1998

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ACTIVE RETIREMENT, GATED COMMUNITIES


CENTRAL BREVARD Brennity at Melbourne, Viera ....................321-253-7440 Olea at Viera......................................................321-339-2719 Olea at Viera is a vibrant social community offering carefree apartment living and exclusive swim, recreation, communal and clubhouse spaces. Design the home you’ve always dreamed of with your choice of two designer-finish color palettes. Treat yourself to the the lifestyle you deserve with our on-site concierge service and upscale amenities. 8920 Trafford Drive, Viera Liveoleaviera.com Shell Harbor Retirement Community .... 321-265-6858 Sonata East at Viera......................................321-326-9995 Introducing Sonata East at Viera, luxury resort style independent living featuring large apartments, latest safety and technology innovations and all-day gourmet dining. 4206 Breslay Drive, Viera SonataEast.com SOUTH BREVARD Discovery Village, Melbourne ...................... 321-600-4747 Glenbrooke At Palm Bay ............................ 321-956-3330 The Fountains, Palm Bay ................................ 321-984-1494

ASSISTED LIVING

Licensed senior living communities providing 24-hour limited health care and assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing and dressing and medication management. Also including meals, transportation and housekeeping. NORTH BREVARD Addington Place Senior Living ................ 321-340-3365 With exceptional staff, amenities, comfort and care, Addington Place will provide all life’s necessities and more. 497 N. Washington Ave., Titusville Cedarhurstliving.com/addington-place-titusville-fl Cedar Creek Assisted Living..................... 321-454-7768 Caring, passion and respect — once you’ve experienced the gracious amenities and professionalism found at Cedar Creek, you’ll agree that it’s a place that’s memorable. Staffed with licensed nurses and care providers around the clock, it allows our residents the comfort of knowing they’ll receive care and services that go above and beyond. 4279 Judith Ave., Merritt Island Cedarcreekassistliving.net La Casa Assisted Living & Memory Care... 321-449-8880 Riverview Retirement Center, Titusville....321-383-2125 Solaris Senior Living, Merritt Island..............321-454-2363

Welcome to Palm Cottages The care and health of our residents is our number one priority.

Neighborhood Assisted Living & Memory Care in a cottage-style environment

Family-style dining, every meal

Front porch conversations with friends

An active lifestyle awaits

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We are proud to be neighboring the fastest growing community in Central Florida, Viera. Being in the perfect location, and only miles from the beach, allows us to go out and explore all that the Space Coast has to offer.

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CENTRAL BREVARD Alura by Inspired Living............................... 321-237-2925 777 Roy Wall Blvd., Rockledege • Inspiredliving.care Chateau Madeleine Senior Living........... 321-701-8000 The joys of senior living are found in the details — chef prepared meals, onsite licensed medical support in a variety of specialties, a robust calendar of activities and entertainment. Nestled in the heart of Brevard Medical City, our location provides access to all that this area has to offer. Call to schedule an in person or virtual tour. 205 Hardoon Lane, Suntree • Suntreeseniorliving.com Discovery Village At Melbourne............... 321-600-4747 Palace Retirement Home, Rockledge ...... 321-639-0004 Palm Cottages Assisted Living .................. 321-633-1819 Unique by design, our bed & breakfast-style cottages make you feel right at home. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life for all of our residents by establishing an independent, healthy and safe lifestyle. 3821 Sunnyside Court, Rockledge • Palmcottagesfl.com Sonata Viera....................................................321-603-3840 Sonata Viera , located adjacent to the Viera VA Outpatient Clinic, emphasizes the value of independence and freedom to make daily choices as fundamental to the well-being of our assisted living residents. From our advanced safety features to our kind and compassionate team of caregivers and staff, Sonata Viera has everything you or your loved one need to feel safe, happy and right at home. 3325 Breslay Drive, Viera SonataViera.com The Town Square, Viera................................321-255-6030 Programming and amenities at The Town Square are actively designed to contribute to wellbeing: health and a feeling of security, community and engagement with others, a sense of purpose, and connectedness with your environment. The community has 88 spacious thoughtfully designed ground floor studio and one-bedroom apartments, SOUTH BREVARD Brookdale, West Melbourne........................... 855-327-5094 Brookshire, Melbourne.....................................321-984-7966 Century Oaks, Melbourne.............................. 321-722-4440 Fountains of Melbourne .............................. 321-984-1494 Glenbrooke at Palm Bay ............................. 321-956-3330 Grand Villa, Melbourne....................................321-725-0300 Greenwood Place, Melbourne ......................321-255-5443 Hibiscus Court, Melbourne ............................ 321-951-1050 RiverView Senior Resort ............................. 321-312-4555 3490 Gran Ave. NE, Palm Bay Victoria Landing Assisted Living .............321-622-6730 1279 Houston Street, Melbourne • Victorialanding.com Zon Beachside, Indian Harbour Beach................321- 777-8840

We are conveniently located adjacent to the V.A. Outpatient Clinic where our residents have easy access to additional care including primary and specialty practice. We offer guaranteed pricing and discounts for veterans and veteran’s spouses. Worryfree living customized to our residents needs and supportive care services.

Proudly Serving Our Veterans!

• Offering personalized assisted living lifestyle options including 24-hour licensed nursing and on-site therapy • Chef-inspired dining

• “Sonata Safe” and “At Your Service” signature programs

• Weekly housekeeping and personal laundry

• “Live It Up” wellness and social activities

Learn more at SonataViera.com Call Today and learn about Veterans pricing

3325 Breslay Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940

321-392-6811

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At Buena Vida Estates, residents maintain independent and healthy lifestyles, build long-lasting relationships, and partake in rewarding programs; above all else they enjoy peace of mind.

Enjoying TRUE continuum of care with More Independence—That’s the

Brevard County’s ONLY Continuing Care Retirement Community

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• Independent Living in a Private Wooded Community • Clubhouse & Pool • 24 Luxury Cottages with Screened Lanai • 2 Bedroom with Study, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage • Maintenance & Utilities Included (Excluding Phone) • Included in Buena Vida Estates Continuing Care Retirement Community • Hurricane Ready: Generator, Impact Glass, Metal Roof

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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.

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

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ASSISTED LIVING/ RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES

NORTH BREVARD Carriage House, Titusville............................................. 321-383-3531 Crestwood House, Titusville ......................................321-501-3280 Lilac House, Titusville..................................................... 321-289-4459 Sharing Facility, Cocoa Beach....................................321-208-7508 Southern Living, Titusville........................................ 321-225-4668 CENTRAL BREVARD Holy Spirit ALF, Merritt Island ....................................321-848-0255 Banana River Villas, Merritt Island........................... 321-454-9528 Carolina Care, Cocoa......................................................321-637-8985 Brookview Manor, Rockledge .....................................321-987-9699 Farrington House, Merritt Island............................... 321-208-7955 Friends at Home, Cocoa.............................................. 321-449-9639 G & E Assisted Living, Rockledge................................321-271-1142 Ginny’s Place, Melbourne.............................................. 321-258-2351 Ginny’s Place, Suntree/Rockledge.............................. 321-258-2351 House of Light, Melbourne...........................................321-775-3539 LaSalle Assisted Living, Rockledge.......................... 321-877-4001 Living Southern Style, Rockledge...........................321-243-0995 Martha’s House, Melbourne........................................561-502-3340 Melodie’s Place, Cocoa.................................................321-537-2925 Norwood ALF, Merritt Island........................................321-459-0530 Our House, Merritt Island ............................................(321) 449-9639 Pineapple Garden, Rockledge .................................. 321-405-2273 Platinum Oaks, Melbourne...........................................321-253-2050 Rivers Edge, Rockledge ..................................................407-272-1321 Seabreeze, Indialantic........................................................321-327-2161 Seaside Villa, Satellite Beach........................................ 321-626-5321 Smiles and Loving Care, Merritt Island..................321-454-4624 Tropical Living Club, Merritt Island..........................321-452-7644 Tuscany House/Shores/Villa, Rockledge.....................321-501-6886 Velrose ALF, Melbourne................................................. 321-693-9355 Wilson Place, Cocoa Beach...........................................321-501-6886 SOUTH BREVARD A & C God Bless ALF, Palm Bay..................................321-557-7219 A & J ALF of Florida, Palm Bay.................................. 321-802-3279 A & M ALF, Palm Bay........................................................321-604-8853 A & M Assisted Living, W. Melbourne.......................321-327-7209 A Place Like Home, Palm Bay ................................... 321-693-3325 Abide N Love, Palm Bay................................................321-693-0282 Angels on Your Shoulder, Palm Bay....................... 321-501-9056 Ark Center of Brevard, Palm Bay.............................321-574-0309 B & V La Belle Vie, Palm Bay........................................ 321-373-7262 Blue Fountain Home Care, Palm Bay..................... 321-327-8762 Boppa’s House, Palm Bay..............................................419-296-3279 Candy’s House, Satellite Beach ...................................321-693-1776 Coral Reef, Palm Bay..................................................... 321-208-1172 Dahlia’s House of Love, Palm Bay.............................321-327-4104 Donna’s Assisted Living, Palm Bay .........................321-505-1770 Eden’s Garden ALF, LLC, Palm Bay ...................... 321-499-3522

ALZHEIMER’S & MEMORY CARE ASSISTED LIVING

Licensed housing facilities with trained staff, specific programing and facility design to accommodate the safety, well-being and daily needs of those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. NORTH BREVARD Addington Place Senior Living ................ 321-340-3365 With exceptional staff, amenities, comfort and care, you can rest assured that Addington Place will provide all life’s necessities, and more. 497 N. Washington Ave., Titusville Cedarhurstliving.com/addington-place-titusville-fl Solaris Healthcare, Merritt Island................. 321-454-4035 CENTRAL BREVARD Alura by Inspired Living............................... 321-237-2925 777 Roy Wall Blvd., Rockledege Inspiredliving.care Autumn House, Viera......................................321-242-1006 Chateau Madeleine Senior Living........... 321-701-8000 The joys of senior living are found in the details — chef prepared meals, onsite licensed medical support in a variety of specialties, a robust calendar of activities and entertainment. Nestled in the heart of Brevard Medical City, our location provides access to all that this area has to offer. Call to schedule an in person or virtual tour. 205 Hardoon Lane, Suntree • Suntreeseniorliving.com Market Street Memory Care........................321-253-6321 2021 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Licensed assisted living residential care homes providing meals, personal care and help with activities of daily living in a family-style environment, typically housing four to six residents.

Florida Shores, W. Melbourne..................................... 321-726-8070 Generations on The Beach, Indialantic................321-610-4636 Glenville Pines ALF, Palm Bay...............................321-258-4056 Hannah’s Home, Palm Bay......................................954-993-0244 House of Light Senior Living, Melbourne........ 321-368-5611 J & K Assisted Living, Palm Bay............................321-704-0053 Jeroll Care ALF, Melbourne..................................... 321-266-5166 K & S Tender Care, Palm Bay...................................321-557-6588 Melba Cove, Palm Bay............................................... 321-506-1650 No Better Place, Palm Bay........................................321-327-3335 Nomel’s ALF, Palm Bay............................................... 321-984-4265 Nursing Care by Angels, Palm Bay...................... 321-345-4774 Paradise Hill Home, Palm Bay..................................321-327-4153 Peace Haven ALF, Palm Bay....................................321-727-3380 Prestige Place ALF, Palm Bay...............................954-830-5270 Rome’s Paradise, Palm Bay...................................... 321-473-8083 Salus House, IHB/ Melbourne...................................... 321-220-7284 Shangri-La, Melbourne....................................................321-914-6430 The Elms, Palm Bay........................................................321-951-2272 Velrose ALF, Palm Bay.................................................321-327-8853 Welcome Home, Palm Bay..........................................321-914-8172 Winnifred ALF, Palm Bay............................................ 321-327-5776 Zion’s, Palm Bay................................................................. 321-727-8811


Palm Cottages Assisted Living Memory Care..................................................... 321-633-1819 Unique by design, our bed & breakfast style cottages make you feel right at home. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life for all of our residents by establishing an independent, healthy and safe lifestyle. 3821 Sunnyside Court, Rockledge • Palmcottagesfl.com Sonata East at Viera......................................321-326-9995 Serenades by Sonata’s highly effective award-winning memory care program is unlike any other you’ll find in Central Florida. The Serenades by Sonata Memory Care program has everything your loved one needs to feel safe, happy and right at home. 4206 Breslay Drive, Viera sonataseniorliving.com SOUTH BREVARD Broookdale, Melbourne.................................. 855-327-5094 Grand Villa of Melbourne............................321-725-0300 Hibiscus Court, Melbourne............................. 321-951-1050 Palm Bay Memory Care, Palm Bay...............321-574-6290 RiverView Senior Resort ............................. 321-312-4555 Victoria Landing Assisted Living..............321-622-6730 YourLife of West Melbourne......................321-422-2594 2395 Minton Road, West Melbourne YourLifeWestMelbourne.com

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SKILLED NURSING CARE & REHABILITATION

Licensed in-patient facilities providing physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy, as well as skilled nursing care for short term rehabilitation. NORTH BREVARD Courtenay Springs Village ..........................321-452-1233 At Courtenay Springs Health Village, we are proud that our skilled nursing community has a 5-star overall rating from Medicare.gov. 1200 S. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island courtenayspringsvillage.org Island Health and Rehabilitation Merritt Island.......................................................321-453-0202 Royal Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation, Titusville................................321-267-0060 Solaris Healthcare, Merritt Island................. 321-454-4035 Titusville Rehab and Nursing Center......321-269-5720 Vista Manor Nursing Home, Titusville.......321-269-2200 CENTRAL BREVARD Huntington Place, Rockledge.........................321-632-7341 Rockledge Health and Rehabilitation....321-632-6300 Viera Del Mar Health and Rehab..............321-775-6800 Viera Health & Rehab Center.................... 321-752-1000 SOUTH BREVARD Anchor Care & Rehab Center, Palm Bay.......... 321-723-1235 Atlantic Shores Rehab Center, Melbourne.....321-953-2219 Avante of Melbourne.....................................321-723-3215 Consulate Health Care, Melbourne.............321-255-9200 Indian River Center, West Melbourne.......... 321-727-0990 Life Care Center, Melbourne..........................321-727-0984 Life Care Center of Palm Bay...................... 321-952-1818 The Palms Rehabilitation, Palm Bay........ 321-722-0660 Wave Crest Health and Rehab.....................321-723-1321 West Melbourne Health and Rehab.........321-725-7360

CCRC—CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

CCRCs provide access to a continuum of care- independent, assisted, memory support and skilled nursing care through a life care contract. The care is typically located on the same campus allowing residents to age in place. Buena Vida Estates ....................................... 321-385-8168 Plan for your retirement today with the life care contract. Enjoy an unparalleled lifestyle that offers resort-style amenities with the protection that Brevard County’s only CCRC can provide. 2129 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne buenavidaestates.org


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Pelé guides Brazil to World Cup history

Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the man known as Pelé burst onto the world soccer scene at age 16, excelling with club team Santos and the Brazilian national team. By the end of his career, Pelé had won three FIFA World Cups with Brazil, the most wins of the World Cup by any player. Besides Pelé, only 20 other men have won multiple World Cups. None maintained their ability long enough to match the legend. Of the 20 players, 13 won their double as part of the same teams on which Pelé played in 1958 and 1962. Since Pelé’s final win, only one country has won three World Cups. It took Germany until the 2014 tournament to accomplish that feat. Pelé is without doubt the most celebrated national team player of all time.

It was called the ‘Fight of the Century’ Billed as the “Fight of the Century,” the boxing match between WBC and WBA Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier and former World Champ Muhammad Ali was held March 8, 1971 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was the first time that two undefeated boxers fought each other for the heavyweight title. The bout held broad appeal for many, including non-boxing fans. Ali had become a symbol of the leftwing, anti-establishment movement during his government-imposed exile from the ring. Frazier had been adopted by the conservative, prowar movement. Frazier won in 15 rounds by unanimous decision. It was the first of a trilogy, followed by the Super Fight II rematch in 1974 and the Thrilla in Manila in 1975, both won by Ali.

Hank Aaron breaks the Great Bambino’s record On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s record of 714 homers. A crowd of 53,775 people, the largest in the history of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, cheered when he hit a fourth-inning pitch off left-hander Al Downing of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Aaron had received death threats and racist hate mail during his pursuit of one of baseball’s most distinguished records. Earlier in his career in 1970, Aaron collected his 3,000th hit. In 1972, he broke Stan Musial’s major-league record for total bases (6,134), a record he was the most proud of since it reflected his overall performance as a team player. Aaron retired in 1976 with 755 career home runs—a record broken in 2007 by the controversial slugger Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants.

The big game that started with a different name The Super Bowl originally was called the AFL-NFL World Championship Game. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The following season, the Packers beat the Oakland Raiders 33-14 in the second AFL-NFL World Championship Game. Regardless of the title, radio stations called the game the Super Bowl, which eventually stuck and became the official title in 1969. Joe Namath of the New York Jets guided his squad to a 16-7 victory against the Baltimore Colts in the third version of the game. This prompted the merger between the NFL and the AFL. The face value of tickets to the first two games was $12. Today, the average Super Bowl ticket costs between $4,000 and $5,000 per ticket. Sources: Wikipedia, Creative Commons, Public Domain, Guiness World Records

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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.

the program resumes, they will have the DUE TO COVID-19, SENIORS AT LUNCH IS ON HOLD When same locations. Call 321-639-8770 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.

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

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

Aging Matters in Brevard — programs for seniors Caregiver Resource Center: The Sunflower House offers education, exercise and support programs for caregivers. Donated medical equipment and supplies are available. Home safety: The Senior Assistance Program provides environmental modifications to improve accessibility, safety and security for the home. Backgroundchecked handymen will install grab bars, build access ramps and perform other safety-related services. The cost varies. In-home care: Licensed healthcare workers provide personal care, homemaking, respite care and

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case management. For an assessment, call 321-806-3802. Meals on Wheels: Trained volunteers deliver meals and offer a safety check. Call for an appointment. RSVP: Retired & Senior Volunteer Program: There are volunteer opportunities for people 55 and older throughout Brevard County. Training, orientation and supplemental insurance is offered. Seniors at Lunch: Bus transportation is provided to many locations throughout the county for adults, 60 and older, who gather for dining. Hot meals and activities are offered. Call to RSVP.

Transportation: Senior TranServe provides transportation for medical appointments, grocery shopping and to visit relatives for seniors 55 and older. Seniors must be ambulatory and capable of entering and exiting a vehicle without help. A seven-day advance notice is required. Vets Driving Vets: Transportation is provided to the Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Viera, other healthcare providers and other destinations. Veterans must be ambulatory and capable of entering and exiting a vehicle without help. A seven-day advance notice is required. For information, call 321-639-8770.


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ALZHEIMER’S/DEMENTIA

Alzheimer’s Association............................ 800-272-3900 Join the online support community .... ALZConnected.org

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Family....................321-434-7625 Health First Aging Services 3661 S. Babcock St., Melbourne HF.org/hospice/support Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group.321-253-6321 One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera

ALS/LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE Lou Gehrig’s Disease/ALS Florida Chapter Resource Group...............................888-257-1717, ext. 116 msalgado@alsafl.org

AMPUTEE Amputee Coalition • Space Coast Amputees Amputee-coalition.org • scamps321@ gmail.com

ASSAULT & ABUSE SURVIVORS

Florida Sexual Assault Hotline..... 888-956-RAPE (7273) Sexual Assault Victim Services (SAVS)....... 321-607-6808 Women’s Center, certified Rape Crisis Center 24/7 Helpline..................................... 321-784-HELP (4357) Provides information, advocacy and accompanies victim during a forensic exam at a Brevard County hospital after a sexual assault. Injunction for Protection An injunction is a court order against another person who has been physically violent with you and/or has placed you in fear of physical violence. The purpose is to require them to stay away from your home, your car, your place of employment and other places the court finds necessary. Injunctions can order the other person not to contact you by phone, in writing, by email or in person. Injunctions can include other relief that the court feels is appropriate. Assistance filing an injunction: Serene Harbor...............................................................321-726-8282 Women’s Center..........................................................321-607-6809 Brevard Clerk of Court Branches: Titusville: 400 S. Julia St. • petition filing hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Monday - Friday Viera: 2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way • petition filing

BEREAVEMENT/GRIEF Grief, Loss & Bereavement...................................321-751-6771 10 a.m. - Noon. • Second and fourth Thursday RSVP required One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera Vitas.com St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care.. 321-269-4240 All support groups are virtual until further notice. 2 - 3 p.m. • Tuesday • Online 1 - 2:30 p.m. • Thursday • Titusville 1 - 3 p.m. • Monday • Melbourne COVID-19 Loss Grief Support Group 2 p.m. • Second and fourth Monday 6 p.m. • First and third Tuesday Reflectionslsc.org Grief Journey Support Group....................321-242-2585 Call for updates on in-person meeting. Open to anyone who has experienced loss and needs a supportive group to lean on. Suntree United Methodist Church 7400 N Wickham Road, Suntree Family and Friends Support.........................321-434-1744 Hospice of Health First, 1131 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne Call for meeting dates and times. HF.org/hospice/support Shared Journeys: A Path to Healing........321- 434-1744 Call for meeting dates and times. Meetings available at 1131 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne 200 S. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island HF.org/hospice/support Sudden Loss Support 321-434-1744 Call for meeting dates and times 1131 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne HF.org/hospice/support Suicide Grievers Support...........................321-434-1744 Call for meeting dates and times Hospice of Health First 1131 West New Haven Ave., Melbourne HF.org/hospice/support VITAS Phone-in/Zoom Support Groups —Weekly Groups – Phone-in 10 a.m. • Tuesday and 7 p.m. • Friday • General support 7 p.m. • Tuesday and Wednesday • Parental Loss (recent) 7 p.m. • Wednesday • Parental Loss (more than six months) 4 p.m. • Thursday • Seniors and Loss 8 p.m. • Thursday • COVID Loss 2021 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation.............. 321-253-4430 Joe’s Club Adult Day Care 4673 N. Wickham Road Melbourne 7952 Ron Beatty Blvd., Micco 830 South Park, Titusville Brevardalz.org

hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Monday – Friday Melbourne: 51 S. Nieman Ave. • petition filing hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Monday - Friday


—Weekly Groups – Zoom 7 p.m. • Monday • COVID Loss – Monday – 7 p.m. 3 p.m. • Tuesday • General support 8 p.m. • Thursday • General support 11 a.m. • Friday • General support 5 p.m. • Saturday • General support Register online at VITAS.com or call 321-752-2533 to receive phone and Zoom information. GRIEFSHARE GROUPS GriefShare................................................... 1-800-395-5755 A friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside 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 will gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. griefshare.org GriefShare Meetings Calvary Chapel................................................321-952-9673 10 - 11:30 a.m.• Monday Room 208, 2852 Fellowship Place, Viera Cross Bridge Nazarene Church..............321-636-4600 6 - 8 p.m. • Monday Chapel, 651 Barnes Blvd., Rockledge Calvary Baptist Church............................... 321-254-8802 2 - 4 p.m. • Sunday Educational Building, 2980 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne Ascension Catholic Church........................321-795-5642 6:30 - 8 p.m. • Monday Buescher Center, Room 411 2950 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne Trinity Wellspring Church........................... 321-777-2047 7 p.m. • Wednesday Chapel, 638 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach Calvary Chapel................................................321-952-9673 10 a.m. – Noon • Thursday K207/209 in the Children’s Building 2955 Minton Road, West Melbourne Surfside Community Fellowship................. 321-607-2111 6 - 8 p.m. • Tuesday Family Center, 1720 Cox Road, Cocoa East Coast Christian Center......................321-652-7634 6 - 7:30 p.m. • Thursday Children’s Church Building East Coast Christian Center, 1855 Friday Road, Cocoa Register at eccc.us\groups First Baptist Church Melbourne............... 321-723-0561

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6:30 - 8 p.m. • Tuesday Worship Center Building, WC 118, 3301 Dairy Road, Melbourne CenterPointe Church......................................321-723-1216 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Monday Main building, Room 6, 891 Coply Street SE, Palm Bay Gateway Community Church.....................321-267-7064 6 - 8 p.m. • Tuesday Room 108, West Wing, 2801 Tropic Street, Titusville Coastal Community Church.......................321-639-7346 Meetings start on May 6. 7 - 9 p.m. • Thursdays 5795 Falcon Blvd., Cocoa Church at Viera...............................................321-259-3454 6:30 p.m. • Mondays 9005 N. Wickham Road, Viera groups@churchatviera.com St. John the Evangelist............................... 321-637-9650 Call for dates and times. 5655 Stadium Parkway, Viera Calvary Chapel Merritt Island....................321-453-6779 Call for dates and times. 3500 N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island Park Avenue Baptist Church..... 321-269-6702 ext 405 Call for dates and times. 2600 S. Park Ave., Titusville Safe Place Rockledge................................... 321-253-2222 10:30 a.m. • Second and fourth Tuesday Wuesthoff Hospice Safe Place Melbourne................................... 321-253-2222 10 a.m. • First and third Thursday Wuesthoff Hospice

BEREAVEMENT (CHILD)

Compassionate Friends.............................. 321-442-3540 (For parents, grandparents and siblings who have lost a child) Space Coast Chapter 1 • Melbourne Space Coast Chapter 2 • Cocoa Beach Chapters are holding virtual meetings. Contact chapter for information. • contact@tcfspacecoast.org 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. Our core staff of professionals facilitates children’s groups. 1131 W. New Haven Ave., West Melbourne • hf.org


BRAIN INJURY

Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program...850-245-4045 brainandspinalcord.org/support-groups-brain-injury-florida/

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 Cancer Support Group.................................321-242-2585 Call for updates on in-person meeting. Open to anyone who has cancer, has survived cancer, has a family member with cancer or is a caregiver. Suntree United Methodist Church 7400 N Wickham Road, Suntree Breast Cancer, Over 50 Girls.................... 321-474-6900 6 - 7:30 p.m. • Second Wednesday via Zoom Drivenbyheart.org

MBC Girls (Metastatic)................................ 321-474-6900 6 - 7:30 p.m. • Fourth Tuesday via Zoom 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. • reach.cancer.org 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. Currently due to COVID-19, the American Cancer Society is not currently setting up transportation. Check website for updates on when it will resume. cancer.org

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CANCER

C.A.R.E. Gynecological Cancer Support..... 321-536-4273 Monthly support groups Due to COVID-19, the support group is meeting virtually. Sign up for email notices or follow on Facebook for more information. carebrevard.org


Cancer Support Group................................ 321-266-0564 Monthly support group meetings, cancer survivor workshops or one-on-one support. Meeting via Zoom due to COVID-19, check website for updates and Zoom meeting information. Compcancercare.org Leukemia & Lymphoma Support.............800-955-4572

CARDIAC

American Heart Association Connect with support groups in your area: supportnetwork.heart.org Mended Hearts...............................................888-432-2899 Mendedhearts.org Chapter 244 • Cocoa Beach Chapter 264 • Melbourne

CAREGIVING Coping with Caregiving...............................321-434-7625 Focus on support for caregivers of loved ones with memory impairment or any chronic illness. Please call if you are planning to attend the group for the first time for information on how to join our virtual support meeting. 10:30 a.m. • Wednesday Health First Center for Family Caregivers 3661 S. Babcock Street, Melbourne • hf.org/aging 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. Please call if you are planning to attend the group for the first time for information on how to join our virtual support meeting. 11 a.m. • Thursday Health First Center for Family Caregivers 3661 S. Babcock St., Melbourne hf.org/aging

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

DIABETES

American Diabetes Association.............. 800-342-2383 Diabetes.org Diabetes Online Support Group Thediabetessupportgroup.org Free Diabetes Education program.......... 321-268-6699 Parrish Medical Center Diabetes Education Program

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DIVORCE

DivorceCare Groups ................................... 800-489-7778 DivorceCare.org Calvary Chapel Melbourne.........................321-952-9673 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Thursday K206/208 in the Children’s Building 2955 Minton Road, West Melbourne East Coast Christian Center.........................321-452-160 7 - 9 p.m. • Tuesday Back of Children’s Church 1855 Friday Road, Cocoa Park Avenue Baptist Church......................321-269-6702 6 - 8 p.m. • Wednesday Office Conference Room, 2600 S. Park Ave., Titusville Church at Viera...............................................321-259-3454 6:30 p.m. • Monday 9005 N. Wickham Road, Viera

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Florida Domestic Violence Hotline......... 800-500-1119 National Domestic Violence Hotline. 1-800-799-7233 Domestic Violence Victim Assistance..... 321-617-7510 State Attorney Victim Services 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building D, Viera 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 24/7 Rape Helpline.........................................321-784-4357 womenscenter.net Serene Harbor Domestic Violence Shelter...................321-726-8282 (Call or text) Psycho-educational and support group. A group is available for children 5 and older. • sereneharbor.org Salvation Army.................................................321-631-2764 Text/Web chat services • Monday - Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Text: 321-450-4325 • Web chat: rc.chat/tsadvp

EATING DISORDERS

ANAD – Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders 888-375-7767 Nonprofit organization working in the areas of support, awareness, advocacy, referral, education and prevention of eating disorders.


EPILEPSY

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

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren......321-631-7776 All support groups meetings are virtual until further notice. For meeting dates and times, go to website or Facebook page. 123 Barton Blvd., #102, Rockledge grandparentsraisinggrandchildren.org

LARYNGECTOMY

Space Coast New-Voice Club.................... 321-536-0831 A support group for laryngectomy patients and families. theial.com/florida-club-resources

MENTAL HEALTH

National Alliance on Mental Illness Support Groups Information Helpline.............................. 1-800-950-6264 Family Support Group...................................321-453-4462 6 - 7:30 p.m. • First Wednesday Palm Point Behavioral Health 2355 Truman Scarborough Way, Titusville Palmpointbehavior.com Brevard Drop-In Center at Circles of Care.............................................321-914-4867 Support group for people with mental health issues. Circles of Care, 2000 Commerce Drive, Melbourne Palm Point Behavior Health.......................321-603-6550 Available 24/7 to provide a no-cost mental health assessment. 2355 Truman Scarborough Way, Titusville Palmpointbehavior.com

MULTIPLE MYELOMA

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation...................................................... 203-229-0464 themmrf.org/resources/find-a-support-group/

Cancercare.org............................... 800-813-HOPE (4673) Online support groups for people diagnosed with multiple myeloma who are currently receiving treatment.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Brevard Multiple Sclerosis Group.............321-275-8931 Meetings on hold for now. 2 p.m. • Second Sunday Central Brevard Library, 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa Brevardms.info@gmail.com

OSTEOPOROSIS

Bone Makers.....................................................321-759-4962 A preventative exercise and wellness program for bones, balance, posture and memory. Bonemakers.com American Bone Health.................................888-266-3015 Online osteoporosis community, a peer-to-peer support network, where patients and caregivers connect safely online with guidance from American Bone Health. Americanbonehealth.org

OSTOMY

South Brevard Ostomy Association, Inc...............................................321-501-0999 A small group of ostomates and nurses whose mission is to be of service to anyone who might need education, advice or to find a source for ostomy products. Call for meeting times and location.

PARKINSON’S

Brevard Parkinson’s.......................................321-622-5845 Dedicated to connecting our community and providing resources to help our members thrive. Brevardparkinsons.org Parkinson’s Support Group...........................321-751-6771 One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera Oneseniorplace.com

RELATIONSHIPS

Codependents Anonymous (CoDA)..........321-258-2991 Help men and women develop healthy relationships. Coda.org Beyond the Illusion........................................ 321-272-1880 5 p.m. • Saturday • Hope Lutheran Church 4541 N. Wickham Road, Suntree • Melbourne Beachside 7 p.m. • Sunday Check coda.org for updates Faith and Hope............................................... 321-704-4034 1 p.m. • Thursday • Call for updates Melbourne..........................................................321-259-2991 Call for updates.

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Family Caregiving

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Alcoholics Anonymous.......321-724-2247, 321-633-0052 Go to website for a list of more than 100 Zoom meetings. aaspacecoast.org Al-Anon/Alateen............................................321-639-0220 For those troubled by someone else’s drinking. spacecoastal-anon.org Narcotics Anonymous...................................321-631-4357 Brevard County and Sebastian have 22 groups with 60 meetings per week. 24-hour help line. • spacecoastna.org Quest 180º..................................................... 321-757-HOPE Finding freedom from addiction through the 12 Steps and their Biblical comparisions. Small groups, men’s and women’s codependency groups and parent groups help on the road to recovery. Weekly Thursday meetings Church at Viera, 9005 N. Wickham Rd., Viera Facebook: Quest180 Church At Viera

SUICIDE

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Web chat................................. 800-273-8255 suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ Suicide Hotline........... 2-1-1 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Brevard’s 2-1-1 offers helpful connections 24 hours a day. Suicide Grievers Support Group...............321-434-2522 Hospice of Health First 1131 W. New Haven Ave., Suite 102, West Melbourne

VISION/BLINDNESS Brevard Association for Advancement of the Blind.......................... 321-773-7222 A series of classes for students, spouses and their caregivers on tips and techniques to aid them to be independent. 674 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach baabhelpfortheblind.org M EDICARE & HEALTH

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Brevard Commission on Aging

Established in 2001, The Brevard County Commission on Aging adresses the ongoing needs of our aging population through a collaborative, coordinated effort among the public and private sector, as well as interested citizens. The BCOA promotes and advocates for a community that supports and values aging, and strives to be a leading voice in addressing the needs and concerns of the elder citizens in Brevard County.

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• 25,615 people over the age of 60 are currently living with disabilities. population pie chart • There are an estimated 18,740 Alzheimer’s cases in Brevard. • 1,342 medical doctors practice in Brevard. • There are 8,345 nurses. • Brevard has 1,797 hospital beds.

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BREVARD COUNTY GOVERNMENT brevardfl.gov CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS Officers are elected county-wide in November. Terms begin the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January after election. Four-year term. SHERIFF Salary $162,639 • Term 2021-2023 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 2021-2025 Rachel M. Sadoff (R) 400 South St., Titusville, FL 32780 Administration: 321-637-5413 brevardclerk.us rachel.sadoff@brevardclerk.us PROPERTY APPRAISER Salary $153,242 • Term 2021-2025 Dana Blickley (R) 400 South Street, Titusville, FL 32780 Administration......................321-264-6700 bcpao.us • appraiser@bcpao.us dana.blickley@bcpao.us Titusville ....................... 321-264-6700 Viera ...............................321-690-6880 Melbourne..................... 321-255-4440 Palm Bay.........................321-952-4574 TAX COLLECTOR Salary $153,242 • Term 2021-2025 Lisa Cullen (R) 400 South Street, Titusville, FL 32780 Administration: 321-264-6969 brevardtaxcollector.com lisa.cullen@brevardtaxcollector.com • Online vehicle registration GoRenew.com North Brevard Tax Services..................321-264-6969 Motorist Services........321-264-6935 Administrative........... 321-264-6930 —400 South Street, 6th Floor

Titusville, FL 32780 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Real Estate, business tax renewals, concealed weapons, license applications, birth certificates —800 S. Park Ave., Titusville, FL 32780 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Wednesday Real Estate taxes, auto tags, boats, hunting & fishing, driver licenses, business tax renewals, birth certificates, HAZMAT services —1605 N. Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island, FL 32953 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Wednesday Real Estate taxes, auto tags, boats, hunting & fishing, driver licenses, business tax renewals, birth certificates, concealed weapons license applications South Brevard Tax Services...................321-633-2199 Motorist Services.........321-633-2199 Administrative ..............321-633-2199 —2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Building A108, Viera, FL 32940 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Wednesday Real Estate taxes, auto tags, boats, hunting & fishing, driver licenses, business tax renewals, concealed weapons license applications, TSAPreChecks —240 E. Eau Gallie Blvd. Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 Temporarily closed – call before going 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Wednesday —1515 Sarno, Melbourne, FL 32935 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Wednesday Real Estate taxes, auto tags, boats, hunting & fishing, driver licenses,

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business tax renewals, birth certificates —450 Cogan Drive, Palm Bay, FL 32909 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Wednesday Real Estate taxes, auto tags, boats, hunting & fishing, driver licenses, business tax renewals, birth certificates, HAZMAT services SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS Salary $153,242 • Term 2021-2025 Lori Scott (R) 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Building C, Suite 105, Viera Administration: 321-633-2124 votebrevard.com soe@votebrevard.com BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Brevardfl.gov/CountyCommission/ County/ CommissionersHome Commissioners elected in November by voters residing in the same district. Terms begin second Tuesday after election. Salary $58,145 • Four-year term District 1 – Rita Pritchett (R) Term: 2020-2024 2000 S. Washington Ave. Second Floor, Titusville, FL 32780 321-607-6901 D1.Commissioner@brevardfl.gov District 2 – Bryan Lober (R) Term: 2018-2022 2575 N. Courtenay Parkway, Suite 200 Merritt Island, FL 32953 321-454-6601 D2.Commissioner@brevardfl.gov District 3 – John Tobia (R) Term: 2020-2024 2539 Palm Bay Road NE, Suite 4 Palm Bay, FL 32905 321-633-2075 D3.Commissioner@brevardfl.gov

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District 4 – Curt Smith (R) Term: 2020-2024 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building C, Suite 214, Viera, FL 32940 321-633-2044 D4.Commissioner@brevardfl.gov

321-271-9495 Jenkins.jenniferd@brevardschools.org District 4 – Matt Susin Term: 2020 -2024 321-684-9735 susin.matthew@brevardschools.org

District 5 – Robyn Hattaway (R) Term: 2018-2022 rhattaway@portcanaveral.com Chief Executive Officer John Murray, Appointed 321-394-3232

District 5 – Kristine Zonka (R) Term: 2020-2024 490 Centre Lake Drive, Suite 175 Palm Bay, FL 32907 321-253-6611 D5.Commissioner@brevardfl.gov

District 5 – Katye Campbell Term: 2018-2022 321-271-9946 campbell.katye@brevardschools.org

BREVARD COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT Soil and Water Conservation District members elected at-large county-wide. Terms begin first Tuesday after the first Monday in January after election.

COUNTY MANAGER Frank Abbate, Appointed 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Bldg. C, Viera, FL 32940 321-633-2001 frank.abbate@brevardfl.gov BREVARD GOVERNMENT SERVICE Complexes: 321-633-2000 —Viera 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, FL 32940 —Central 2575 Courtenay Parkway Merritt Island, FL 32953 —North 400 South Street, Titusville, FL 32780 —South 1515 Sarno Road Melbourne, FL 32935 —Palm Bay 450 Cogan Drive SE, Palm Bay, FL 32907 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS School Board elected in November with non-partisan members elected by voters residing in the same, singlemember district. Terms begin the second Tuesday after the election. Salary $40,080 • Four-year term District 1 – Misty Belford Term: 2018-2022 321-591-9387 haggard-belford.misty@ brevardschools.org District 2 – Cheryl McDougall Term: 2018-2022 321-987-6382 mcdougall.cheryl@brevardschools.org District 3 – Jennifer Jenkins Term: 2020-2024

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BREVARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS Brevardschools.org 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 Mark W. Mullins, Ed.D., Appointed 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, FL 32940-6699 321-633-1000, ext. 402 Mullins.mark@brevardschools.org CANAVERAL PORT AUTHORITY Canaveral Port Authority Members elected at-large within the Port District. Terms begin at the first scheduled commission meeting after the general election. PORT AUTHORITY COMMISSIONERS Salary: $10,444 • Term: Four years 445 Challenger Road, Suite 301 Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 321-783-7831 ext. 160 Portcanaveral.com District 1 – Jerry W. Allender (R) Term: 2018 – 2022 jallender@portcanaveral.com District 2 – Micah Lloyd (R) Term: 2020-2024 mloyd@portcanaveral.com District 3 – Wayne Justice (R) Term: 2018-2022 wjustice@portcanaveral.com District 4 – Kevin Markey (R) Term: 2020-2024 kmarkey@portcanaveral.com

District Office – District Conservationist Mike Engelgau Agriculture Center 3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, FL 32926 321-633-1702 ext. 232 Mike.engelgau@brevardsoilandwater.org District Supervisors Term: Four years Group 1 Adam Trill ............................. 2021-2025 Group 2 James E. Sloan.................... 2019-2023 Group 3 Chelsea Partridge.............. 2021-2025 Group 4 Jonathan Schuman........... 2019-2023 Group 5 Joseph “Bud” Crisafulli....... 2021-2025

MUNICIPALITIES

November election: All candidates run without party affiliation. Cape Canaveral – Population 10,413 321-868-1220 P.O. Box 326, 100 Polk Avenue Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 Mayor: Robert Hoog Mayor Pro Tem: Angela Raymond Council: Wes Morrison, Micki Kellum, Mike Brown Council meets the third Tuesday, 6 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall City Manager: Todd Morley Clerk: Mia Goforth Cityofcapecanaveral.org Cocoa – Population 18,532 321-433-8800 65 Stone Street, Cocoa, FL 32922 Mayor: Michael C. Blake Deputy Mayor: Alex Goins


Cocoa Beach – Population 11,282 321-868-3201 P.O. Box 322430 2 S. Orlando Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 Mayor: Ben Malik Vice-Mayor: Ed Martinez Commission: Karalyn Woulas, Skip Williams, Michael Miller Commission meets the first and third Thursday, 7 p.m., City Hall City Manager: James McKnight Clerk: Loredana Kalaghchy Cityofcocoabeach.com Grant-Valkaria – Population 4,207 321-951-1380 1449 Valkaria Road Grant-Valkaria, FL 32950 Mayor: Del Yonts. Vice Mayor: Tom Sammon Council: Dan Robino, Dan Faden, Cathy DeMott, Pat Bryan, Lisette Kolar Council meets the second Wednesday, 7 p.m., City Hall Town Administrator: Jason Mahaney Clerk: Jessica Keenan Grantvalkaria.org Indialantic – Population 2,894 321-723-2242 216 5th Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903 Mayor: David Berkman Deputy Mayor: Stuart Glass Council: Julie McKnight, Simon Kemp, Doug Wright Council meets Wednesday after the first Thursday, 7 p.m., City Hall Town Manager: Michael Casey Clerk: Rebekah Raddon Indialantic.com Indian Harbour Beach – Population 8,526 321-773-3181 2055 S. Patrick Drive Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 Mayor: Scott Nickle Deputy Mayor: David Panicola Council: Robert Sharek, James

Nolan, Sr., Frank Guertin Council meets Wednesday after the first Thursday, 7 p.m. Town Hall City Manager: Mark Ryan Clerk: Sue Frank Indianharbourbeach.org Malabar – Population 2,900 321-727-7764 2725 Malabar Road Malabar, FL 32950 Mayor: Patrick T. Reilly Council: Marisa Acquaviva. Brian Vail, Steve Rivet, David Scardino Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m., City Hall Interim Town Manager: Lisa Morrell Clerk: Debby Franklin Townofmalabar.org Melbourne – Population 82,010 321-608-7000 900 E. Strawbridge Ave. Melbourne, FL 32901 Mayor: Paul Alfrey Vice Mayor: Tim Thomas Council: Mark La Russo, Yvonne Minus, Debbie Thomas, Mimi Hanley Council meets: the second and fourth Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., City Hall City Manager: Shannon Lewis Clerk: Kevin McKeown Melbourneflorida.org Melbourne Beach – Population 3,000 • 321-724-5860 507 Ocean Ave. Melbourne Beach, FL 32951 Mayor: Wyatt Hoover Vice Mayor: Joyce D. Barton Commission: Corey Runte, Steve Waters, Sherrie Quarrie Commission meets the third Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Community Center Town Manager: Elizabeth Mascaro Clerk: Jennifer Torres Melbournebeach.org Melbourne Village – Population 693 321-723-8300 555 Hammock Road Melbourne Village, FL 32904 Mayor: Willow Martin Vice Mayor: Rand Carroll Commission: Fred Anderson, Valerie Calenda, David Jones, Gerda Murphy, Tabitha Niemann Commission meets the fourth Tuesday,

7 p.m., Town Office Clerk: Jimmy Collen Melbournevillage.org Palm Bay – Population 118,568 321-952-3400 120 Malabar Road SE Palm Bay, FL 32907 Mayor: Rob Medina Deputy Mayor: Kenny Johnson Council: Donny Felix, Randy Foster, Jeff Bailey Council meets the first and third Thursday, 7 p.m., City Hall City Manager: Suzanne Sherman Clerk: Terese Jones Palmbayflorida.org Palm Shores – Population 1,108 321-242-4555 5030 Paul Hurtt Lane Palm Shores, FL 32940 Mayor: Carol McCormick Vice-Mayor: Frank Falcone Council: Sharon Second, Chase Chambliss, Paul Bonville Council meets the fourth Tuesday 7 p.m., Town Hall Clerk: Patricia Burke Townofpalmshores.org Rockledge – Population 27,929 321-221-7540 or 321-604-3017 1600 Huntington Lane Rockledge, FL 32955 Mayor: Thomas J. Price Deputy Mayor: Frank Forester Council: Michael A. Cadore, Sr., Shaun Ferguson, Sammie Brown Martin, Diane A. Daski, Ted Hartselle Council meets the first and/or third Wednesday, 6 p.m., City Hall City Manager: Brenda Fettrow Clerk: Jennifer LeVasseur Cityofrockledge.org Satellite Beach – Population 10,900 321-773-4407 565 Cassia Blvd. Satellite Beach, FL 32937 Mayor: Steven L. Osmer Vice-Mayor: Dominick Montanaro Council: David Vigliotti, Mindy Gibson, Jodi Rozycki Council meets the first and third Wednesday, 7 p.m., City Hall City Manager: Courtney Barker Clerk: Gwen Peirce Satellitebeachfl.org 2021 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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Titusville – Population 47,456 321-383-5775 P.O. Box 2806 558 S. Washington Ave. Titusville, FL 32796 Mayor: Daniel E. Diesel Vice-Mayor: Jo Lynn Nelson Council: Sarah Stoeckel. Robert L. Jordan Jr., Joe C. Robinson Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., City Hall City Manager: Scott Larese Clerk: Wanda Wells Titusville.org West Melbourne – Population 25,385 321-727-7700 2240 Minton Road West Melbourne, FL 32904 Mayor: Hal J. Rose Deputy Mayor: John Dittmore Council: Danie Batcheldor, Pat Bentley, Daniel McDow, Stephen Phrampus Council meets the first and third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Complex City Manager: Scott Morgan Clerk: Cynthia Hanscom Westmelbourne.org

IN THE COURTS Judges are non-partisan. Florida Supreme Court and District Court of Appeals judges appointed by the Governor for one term and subject to votes of retention thereafter. Circuit and County Court judges elected in Primary Election or in run-offs held in General Election. Terms begin on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of January after election. Flcourts.org FLORIDA SUPREME COURT 500 S. Duval Street Tallahassee, FL 32399 FloridaSupremeCourt.org Salary: $220,600 • Term: Six years Charles T. Canady (CJ)................2023 Jorge Labarga.................................2023 John D. Couriel...............................2023 C. Alan Lawson...............................2025 Jamie R. Grosshans.......................2023 Carlos G. Muniz.............................. 2027 Ricky Polston..................................2023

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FLORIDA 5TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS 300 S. Beach Street Daytona Beach, FL 32114 5dca.org Salary: $169,554 • Term: Six years John M. Harris................................. 2027 Jay P. Cohen....................................2023 James A. Edwards.........................2023 Kerry I. Evander (CJ).................... 2027 Brian D. Lambert............................2023 Richard B. Orfinger....................... 2027 Eric J. Eisnaugle.............................2025 Dan Traver........................................2023 Meredith L. Sasso.......................... 2027 F. Rand Wallis.................................. 2027 BREVARD AND SEMINOLE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT Flcourts18.org Salary: $160,688 • Term: Six years 18th Judicial Circuit Marlene Alva....................................2025 Tesha Scolaro Ballou.................... 2027 Samuel Bookhardt III.................... 2027 Melanie Chase................................ 2027 Charles Crawford...........................2025 Lisa Davidson (CJ)........................2025 David Dugan ...................................2023 Steve Henderson........................... 2027 John D. Galluzzo............................ 2027 Donna M. Goerner......................... 2027 Curt Jacobs..................................... 2027 Jeffrey Mahl.....................................2025 Nancy Maloney............................... 2027 Donna L. McIntosh........................ 2027 Kelly J. McKibben..........................2023 Michelle L. Naberhaus.................2025 Debra S. Nelson..............................2025 George T. Paulk.............................. 2027 Jessica Recksiedler......................2023 Morgan Reinman............................2023 Michael Rudisill..............................2023 Robert Segal ................................... 2027 Christina Serrano..........................2023 Melissa D. Souto............................2025 Susan Stacy..................................... 2027 Jennifer Taylor...............................2025 BREVARD COUNTY COURT Salary: $151,822 • Term: Six years Judy Atkin........................................2025 Rhonda E. Babb..............................2023 Michelle Baker................................ 2027 Thomas J. Brown............................2025 Kenneth Friedland.........................2025 Benjamin B. Garagozio................ 2027 Kelly Ingram.....................................2023 Katie Jacobus.................................2025


COURTHOUSES Viera: 2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, FL 32940 Melbourne: 51 S. Nieman Ave. Melbourne, FL 32901 Titusville: 506 S. Palm Ave. Titusville, FL 32796 STATE ATTORNEY Salary: $174,641 • Term: Four years Phil Archer (R)..................... 2021-2025 321-617-7510 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Building D, Viera, FL 32940 PUBLIC DEFENDER 18TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Salary: $154,140 • Term: Four years Blaise Trettis (R)................ 2021-2025 321-617-7373 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Building E, Viera, FL 32940 FLORIDA COURT SYSTEM • State Supreme Court is the highest state court • Appellate Judges and Supreme Court Justices are appointed by the governor from nominations screened by the Judicial Nominating Committee; thereafter, they stand for retention. • Court funding is provided by the State • Five District Courts of Appeal: Brevard is in the 5th District • County and Circuit Court are trial courts. • Circuit Court sessions are held in Melbourne, Viera, Titusville, and Sanford. BREVARD & SEMINOLE CIRCUIT COURT • Judicial Circuit Courts hear: • Family cases, marriage dissolution, child custody and support • Juvenile dependency and delinquency cases • Felony cases • Probate and guardianship cases • Civil cases in which the amount is greater than $15,000 • Appeals from County Court

VOTER REGISTRATION FACTS How to register 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. Who can register to vote? 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 • Not currently convicted of a felony without your rights restored Register at Election Offices and other locations found at: votebrevard.com. Supervisor of Election Administration Offices Election Office hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. • Monday - Friday North Government Center 400 South Street Titusville, FL 32780 321-264-6740 Viera Government Center 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Building C, Level 1, Viera, FL 32940 321-633-2124 South Brevard Complex 1515 Sarno Road, Melbourne, FL 32935 321-255-4455 Palm Bay Office 450 Cogan Drive SE

Palm Bay, FL 32909 321-952-6328 VOTING MAIL/ABSENTEE BALLOT Any registered voter may vote by mail. Mail/Absentee ballot requests may be in person, by regular mail, e-mail 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 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. Source: LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS lwv-spacecoast.org 2021 /// MYBOOMERGUIDE.COM

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COVID-19 Helpful information COVID-19 contacts

The Brevard County Housing and Human Services Department is a partnership of services operating under the Brevard County Community Services Group and the Board of County Commissioners. In the best interest of all residents, the Housing and Human Services Department identifies and addresses community needs and plans for the organization, development and evaluation of board-sponsored programs designed to enhance the health, safety and quality of life in Brevard County.

For the latest COVID-19 updates visit: Florida Health Department: floridahealthcovid19.gov Center for Disease Control: cdc.gov/coronavirus U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: hhs.gov National Institutes of Health: nih.gov Senior Life Facebook: facebook.com/SeniorLife

Helpful Contacts Food Assistance, page 26 COVID support Groups, page 85 Mental Health, page 89 Veterans Crisis Hotline, page 65 Disaster Distress Helpline, 800-985-5990

COVID Caregiver Help Line

The Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation Inc.’s caregiver help line is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for any COVID-19 questions. Call 321-253-4430.

Transportation Assistance Joe’s Club Transportation has received community grants from Palm Bay and Brevard County for nonemergency medical transportation. Call 321-253-4430 for rides to vaccine appointments for eligible seniors.

Volunteers in Motion

Transportation is avaiable for individuals who are unable to use other Space Coast Area Transit services. The program offers transportation to locations such as medical facilities, pharmacies and grocery stores. Call 321-633-1878 Monday through Friday.

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Agencies that help with vaccine appointments Having difficulty scheduling an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine? You are not alone. If you don’t have a computer or aren’t tech-savvy, here are a few resources that might help.

Senior Partner Care Services Free assistance with online registration. 321-253-6336 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera.

The Division of Emergency Management Link to register at floridahealthcovid19.gov/covid-19vaccines-in-florida.

State of Florida Individuals can register for vaccine appointments and be notified when appointments are available at myvaccine.fl.gov Brevard County Health Department 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera.

Brevard County scheduling Call 866-201-5420; TTY, 833-476-1525 Helpline, 833-540-2041

For additional COVID-19 articles and updates, go to Senior Life’s website myseniorlife.com or Facebook: Senior Life of Florida.

County offers burial cost help to families The Brevard County Board of Commissioners has approved the Coronavirus Burial Program to assist families who have loved a lost one due to the virus. “We have a limited amount of funds to assist families who have lost a loved one due to coronavirus,” said Ian Golden, the director of Brevard County Housing and Human Services. To be eligible for burial assistance,

the cause of death must be directly or indirectly related to COVID-19 and household income does not exceed 150 percent of the current federal poverty guidelines. Applications are available at brevardfl. gov/HumanServices or in person at the Community Action Agency, located inside the Dr. Joe Lee Smith Community Center at 415 Stone St. in Cocoa. The program went into effect Feb. 1.


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Boomer Guide 2020 - Peace, Love & Listings  

The Boomer Guide is an annual senior resource guide for Brevard County Florida. Boomer Guide has a comprehensive listing of local support gr...

Boomer Guide 2020 - Peace, Love & Listings  

The Boomer Guide is an annual senior resource guide for Brevard County Florida. Boomer Guide has a comprehensive listing of local support gr...