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Joe Hellebrand, striped shirt, chief of police at Canaveral Port Authority, and his dance partner, Jia Campbell, were judged the first place dance team. Come visit us at Suntree retiring from thewe Melbourne Police fact, are so sure of ours By linda Wiggins Come visit us at Suntree Inte Department in 2009 to launch the Port t a $25 Gift Certificate them fact, Florida’s we are so of ourselve Authority, firstsure Seaport Police Joe Hellebrand will have quite the We realize that youtomay a $25 Gift Certificate the them Department. reputation to live down amongst his some weekends. You c even While spending weeks crew of officers at Port Canaveral Port We realize thatand youmonths may ha indoors practicing, eventcapabilities program onsite We havethe Authority, as well as the police chief’s even some weekends. You can g calls Hellebrand a proud parent and Holt peers among local law enforcement bone density, 24 hour onsite capabilities for We have grandparent who “enjoys spending his agencies. specializes in Family Practice bone density, 24 hour Holter M spare time outdoors.” He was named top twirler at the in Family Practice specializes Campbell originally trained in her an Dancing With Brevard fundraiser to For Mother’s Day native China and has won competitions benefit KLD and the at-risk youth was held at an Orlando venue to there and in the United States. Though served by the nonprofit school, along accommodate the large audience that For Mother’s Day - Gi well-versed in all forms of ballroom with his dancer partner, Jia Campbell, has grown during its nine seasons. an instructor at Suntree’s Melbourne Hellebrand is a 35-year veteran of We use Brevard C Ballroom. The June 1 Brevard event Brevard County law enforcement, “Crystal Microderm Dancing page Free” 4


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Medicaid decision impacts local seniors Choice of plans required for Medicaid seniors By GeorGe WHite

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Medicaid recipients in long-term care have an important choice to make by July 18, or they may have to live for a year with the choice made for them by state administrators. The choice between four plans is being required because the Florida Medicaid program is in the process of implementing a new system through which Medicaid enrollees will receive long-term care (LTC) services, called the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-term Care Program. Long-Term Care plans available for Brevard County include: American Elder Care, Coventry, Sunshine and United. “This is a big transition for the state and for the participants as well. There has been a lot of planning but it’s finally here,’’ said Michelle Dahnke, communications director for the Agency for Healthcare Administration. In Brevard County, part of Region 7, the July 18 choice between four plans will take effect Aug. 1. Other counties in Region 7 include Orange, Osceola and Seminole. “We’ve made an effort to get out and talk about what that change means. Our goal is to help about 10,000 in Region 7 make the choice,’’ she said. Even for those who fail to make a choice, and have a choice made for them, can change between the four plans for a period of 90 days, Dahnke said.

After 90 days, that choice is locked in for a year, but enrollees are able to “test out” all four plans if they make the changes during the 90 (day) periods, she said. After the initial 12-month period, recipients can also change plans during an open enrollment period. Outside of the open enrollment period, recipients will only be able to change plans if there is an agency-approved ‘good cause’ reason. Counselors are available to help but reciepients are “really encouraged to make an action plan’’ to make sure the transition goes smoothly, Dahnke said. The new plan is required to continue existing services unabated for up to 60 days, or until the recipient receives a comprehensive assessment and a new plan of care is developed, she said. In making the decision, recipents should ask themselves, or a counselor:

• What services do I think I need? Assisted living? Home health care? • Which plan has the providers I currently use or think I will need? • Are the providers I need part of the plan? “It’s not just a random program. We look at the current provider. We don’t want anybody to have to move where they’re living because of the program,’’ Dahnke said. Information on the plans available and on how to choose a health plan can be found at Updates about the Statewide Medicaid managed Care program are posted at Questions about the program can be emailed to Speak with a choice counselor from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays at 1-877-711-3662. SL

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If Tim Perkins, also known as Mr. Science, had his way, the United States would not have a shortage of scientists. “Kids already are scientists until we teach them not to be,” said the baby boomer, who conducts week-long summer science camps, as well as camps throughout the year, at the David R. Schechter Community Center in Satellite Beach. “Every kid is a physicist through trial and error and the scientific process. They try and see if this works. They’re already using a crude version of the scientific method to experience the world around them.” Mr. Science’s summer camps begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. If that sounds too long for children of elementary-school age, it would be wrong to jump to that conclusion. “Four moms came in early on the first day to get their kids, and the kids didn’t want to leave,” Perkins said. “That really says something. I know it’s a long day. On the first day, I get an idea of who’s drifting and fidgeting from the hazing on the first day. They’re sitting for 20 to 30 minutes on hard seats and, from that, I can tell the nature of the group as a single unit and how everything sinks in. I can tell them something to get a laugh and to hit the reset button.” Mr. Science has a few simple rules that are almost universally accepted. • Be a helper • Copycat winners • no whining • Dodge bullets • Try again • no meanys • Ask permission before you get hurt • Wait for your tun • Only two campers in the bathroom at the same time



“There’s no instruction manual,” said Perkins, who attended Melbourne High School and earned an associate’s degree in advertising from Brevard Community College. “Sometimes, we have to be politically incorrect. The village raises a child, and I have something to contribute. I’m no help at all if the kids aren’t going above and beyond. We need to raise leaders or we’re never going to go anywhere.'' Magazines such as Science News, National Geographic, Discovery, Earth, Scientific American and Popular Science keep the ideas churning for Mr. Science, who boasts more than 50 different shows. Some of his shows include: Astronauts & Rockets, Bubbleology, Burglar Alarms, Confusing Illusions #4, Dinosaur Detectives, Electric Energy, Electric Motors, Electro Magnets, Endangered Species, Fantastic Plants, Fossils Workshop, gas Attack, geo Volcano, gross Me Out, guide to gaia, How to Build a Better Mousetrap, How to do a Science Fair Project, Human Machines, Hurricanes, Indians & Astronauts, Inventions, Jumbo Bubbles, Kitchen Chemistry, Lasers & Rainbows, Magic Magnets, Making Tracks, Monster Makeovers, Movies & Special Effects, Music & Sound, Myths & Monsters, nature’s Fury, Oceans, Paper Airplanes, Parachute Party, Potential Speech, Radical Rocketry, Rocket Making, Safety Science, Slime Time, Solar Systems, Structures, Stupid Computers, Time Travelers, Top 10 Things not to Try at Home, Unbelievable Predictions, Voyage to Planet Balloono, Weird Waves, Weather Weirdness, X Marks the Spot and Yucky Bugs.

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Anyone with a love for trains should attend Trains, Trains, Trains!, an all-day program dedicated to train topics. The seminar will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28 at the Central Brevard Library on 308 Forrest Ave. in Cocoa. Included in the program will be an elaborate, computer-driven model train on a 100-foot track that replicates the 351-mile railway from Jacksonville to Miami. From 10 a.m. to noon, train fans can become an apprentice

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Mr. Science continued from page 6 It’s hard to believe that he doesn’t have an advanced science degree. “I don’t have my bachelor’s degree, and I know that frustrates people,” said Perkins, who is in his mid 50s but describes his age as “older than dirt but twice as smart.” “I’ve done work for big corporations such as Burger King, Coca-Cola, Betty Crocker and all the grocery stores,” he said. “I’ve done radio, television and print media. I’ve even airbrushed T-shirts and surfboards. I’ve done murals and several at Kennedy Space Center. When nASA calls, you've got to say yes.” Successsful advertising is an education process that can be abused or put to a good use. Mr. Science chooses the latter. “I wrote radio spots and, in the process of writing, I realized there are two opposing groups competing for the real estate of a child’s mind,” Perkins said. “Advertisers sneak sugar products (for children) by using every psychological trick. At the same time, schools use a different paradigm through repetition and drumming things into your head. nike will try to put its logo into a kid’s head and make mom like it. They’re great at outperforming the educational system. For the FCAT, you have to know history, math and how to read and write. It’s an uphill battle with the two opposing camps” Mr. Science isn’t afraid of the daunting challenge. “I’ll use different weapons of technology and I do use behavior modification,” Perkins said. “There are pyschological tricks to get kids to like and learn science for educational use. You can say, ‘Here’s what makes you cool.’ in what we try to teach.”

Perkins’ wife, Melanie, is an accomplished musician. The two sometimes work together to mesh music and science. “When we were thinking of different animals, she cut an album (“Animalop”). We’ll go to the children or they will come to us.” During the school year, Mr. Science conducts an afterschool science seminar, home school programs, smart parties, camps for little geniuses (2 to 5 years old) and camps during spring and fall breaks from school. He also is available for birthday parties. Schools also come to him for field trips. Conquering the inadequate self image or preventing one from developing is a challenge when it comes to children and complicated subject matter. “We encourage failure — failure is absolutely OK,” Mr Science said. “not trying is what’s unacceptable. Fail and fail until you fail to fail.” Even Mr. Science doesn't have all the answers. “If a child asks a question, sometimes I don’t know,” Perkins said. “I’ll say, ‘Let’s find out together.’ We’ll go see where we wind up and do it with enthusiasm. If the boys want to have robo wars and destroy some things, they’ll joke about flame throwing. I’ll tell them they need to get a fire permit. That might be more work than they want to do. If we go right at it, we’re going to do it safely.” A look around his summer camp will reveal there are far more boys than girls. “The girls that come in are really into science,” Perkins said. “They’re trying to find their own niche, and the boys are helpful. I love it when the girls beat the boys. That can be a tremendous social dynamic.” SL




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If you are looking for a laid-back seaside destination for a different type of vacation, the quaint city of Cedar Key is one of my top Florida selections. This fishing village and art colony is located directly on the gulf in Levy County on the west coast of Florida. At Cedar Key, you will turn the clock back more than 50 years and you can visualize how the present Key West was back then. The Cedar Keys national Wildlife Refuge area is a cluster of tiny islands on the gulf of Mexico located near the mainland of Florida. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of extravagant shopping malls, carbon-copy fast food establishments, and man-made expensive entertainment complexes, then the original Cedar Key is for you and your entire family to enjoy. There is a lot to see and do here, with fishing and water activities a daily way of life. Boat rentals, charters and gulf tours, kayak rentals, fishing off the many piers, on the beach or on a charter fishing boat are some of the activities you can enjoy. Kayak paddling is an outstanding water activity that can be enjoyed daily to explore the Cedar Keys. In October 2013, the community will sponsor its annual kayak Paddling Extravaganza. The purpose of these events is for you to explore by kayak the lower Suwannee River and delight in the many islands in the Cedar Keys Refuge. One of your first stops here should be a visit to the Cedar Key Museum State Park. Located at 12231 SW 166th Ct.,

the museum displays items Touring collected by Saint the Town Clair Whitman, a local resident who established the first John museum in his Trieste home. His collection included such items as sea shells and Indian artifacts. The museum displays these as well as dioramas depicting life around Cedar Key and contains a large collection of related historical information. An important feature of the museum is the Saint Clair Whitman house, built in the 1880s and acquired by Whitman in the 1920s. The house has been restored to depict life in the Cedar Key area circa 1920 to 1930. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday and costs $2 per person. Call 352-543-5350. Lodging is no problem and here are a few options: apartments and cottages, condos and townhouses, motels and efficiencies, RV parks and campgrounds. There are restaurants galore and you will find one that will match your pocketbook. getting to Cedar Key from Brevard County is easy and should take about four hours. Here is how I went. Take Route 528 West to Exit 4. This is Turnpike north. Then take Turnpike north to I-75 north. Continue on I-75 north to Ocala, about 50 miles. At Ocala take Route 27 West 25 miles to the town of Bronson. At Bronson, take Route 24 for about 25 miles to Cedar Key. It is a rural and enjoyable ride. SL

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“new science discoveries could lead to very long lives.” The National Geographic magazine cover for May 2013 showed a beautiful baby and the title “This Baby will Live to be 120.” Research connects longevity to genes. Living beyond age 100 continues to be an area of continuing interest for scientists. “Our genes harbor many secrets to a long and healthy life.” We did not get to choose our parents but we can thrive on good health practices and get the most out of our genetic inheritance. geneticists are looking for the secrets and find lifestyle to be critical in extending life. Italian Salvatore Caruso at 106 years explains his longevity: “no drinking, no smoking, no women.” Scientists found he had a severely restricted diet of fruits and vegetables. Sal, are you having any fun yet? In Ecuador, scientists identified the Laron Syndrome. It involves the “gene’s mutation, which suppresses an insulin-like growth hormone, causing Laron dwarfism, but it also inhibits diabetes and cancer.” Every advantage may have a disadvantage. Short stature may limit occupational opportunities. Ashkenazi Jews “have mutations that guard against high blood pressure and also lower risk of Alzheimer’s” disease. They also had “high levels of HDL, the good form of cholesterol.” Old Order Amish “carry a mutation

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connections and religious structure have a strong Ed influence. Baranowski In Loma Linda, Calif., the Seventh Day Adventist communities have the largest number of centenarians in the United States. Some call it the “spiritual-lifestyle” gene. Male Japanese Americans have a FOXO gene mutation that lessens the chance of cancer and heart disease. “genes alone are unlikely to explain all of the secrets of longevity.” Studies of lifestyle, caloric intake, environment, marital status, ethnic background, a balanced life, and chance may be equal contributors to how long we live. So why would you want to live so long? Responses include: I feel good, I enjoy life, I want to see change, I enjoy my many grandchildren (generations), and it just happened. It does happen for a reason. Researchers are studying the genes, the molecules and their mechanisms in the hopes of finding drugs that can help children of today reach a ripe and healthy old age—120 or more. Yes, the writer concludes “a little luck doesn’t hurt either.” Baranowski is president of Topics Unlimited, a Melbourne-based education, seminar and consulting company. He can be reached at SL

Deed restrictions protect homeowners and associations alike neighbor complaints probably generate the greatest number of phone calls from association residents to a property manager. “My neighbor won’t pick up the dog doo.” “My neighbor parks his pick-up truck outside.” “The neighbor kids blast the stereo at two in the morning.” “The neighbor’s grass is two feet tall.” “They leave garbage cans out all day.” “Who allowed my neighbor’s 65-pound Rottweiler”? In most associations, these complaints fall under the category of deed restriction enforcement. Association documents usually spell out, in detail, how these types of situations are handled. Your property manager should meet with the board of directors, review the documents and establish a written enforcement policy. Typically, this policy consists of the property manager or board member verifying that there actually is a violation. Often, a friendly personal visit will solve the problem and the issue is closed. Sometimes boards prefer to do the entire process in writing. Once the violation is confirmed, a friendly letter is sent to the offending neighbor explaining the nature of the problem. It is important that this first letter establish that this is a violation of your association documents and must be resolved within a certain time frame. Most violations are resolved with the first letter. If this doesn’t work, a second letter is sent. This one should be sent certified, return receipt requested. It

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and concise consequences should be mentioned, such as “the Board may be forced to take legal action” or “the association documents allow a fine be imposed.” If these efforts fail, your association fining procedure should be implemented according to Florida law. If your association has no fining procedure, the matter should be referred to the association attorney. Deed restrictions are often the primary reason an owner chooses the association style of living. Enforcement of your deed restrictions is critical to your property values. It must be done in a fair and consistent manner. Association deed restrictions have been overturned in the courts because of inconsistent administration over the years. Of course Florida Condominium or Homeowner law also must be considered along with your documents. If your board has any questions concerning your association’s deed restrictions, a qualified association attorney should be consulted. It’s important to point out that Kneiser is not an attorney and legal questions should be referred to your attorney. However, a requirement of his Community Association Manager’s license is to stay abreast of the Florida Association laws. Contact him with any questions at


Crime prevention starts with you By darrell WoeHler

Through this seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyes, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has a message that applies to everyone living or visiting in Brevard County: The best law enforcement agencies have a response time in minutes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; violent criminals can take away your life in seconds. Sheriff Ivey and his staff of nearly 1,200 men and women protecting Brevard County say that there are generally three reasons we become victims of random violent crime: Lack of Awareness, Our Body Language, and Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time. Sheriff Ivey presented this review on â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Have to be a Victimâ&#x20AC;? to a joint meeting of the Space Coast Reserve Officers Association, the Reserve Enlisted Association and the Military Order of World Wars on Tuesday, June 11 at the Tides Club, Patrick Air Force Base. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think it always happens to the other person, not me. It is happening right here in Brevard County. Florida is no. 1 in the nation in identity theft. Still not convinced? Brevard County is 113th in the nation, while the Chicago area is 115th. That puts us pretty high on the list and it is up to each person to do what we can to

protect ourselves and those around us. Some of the areas of concern are IRS Identity Theft (what do you mean someone else has my tax refund already?), credit card skimming, dumpster diving, mail protection, check writing, or perhaps just getting into your car after shopping. Your Wi-Fi should be password protected. notify your credit card company if you are going to be traveling, just like you stop your mail and newspapers. If on Facebook, Twitter, etc., donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give your â&#x20AC;&#x153;lifeâ&#x20AC;? away. Be careful what you post. Assume potential crooks are viewing your information. Remember the three reasons for random acts of violence. While there is not much we can do about wrong place-wrong time, we must be aware of our surroundings at all times. Park in welllighted areas, always lock your car, even in your driveway. Shred your trash documents that have any of your important information â&#x20AC;&#x201D; when in doubt, shred. Your body language, just like a home security system, can show the criminal that you are somebody they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to mess with. Try not to let your attacker see fear â&#x20AC;Ś show strength and stay as calm as possible.

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Julie and Larry Maschhoff walked the gritty, hot streets of Haiti last month hand-in-hand with their 9-year-old granddaughter Emerson â&#x20AC;&#x153;Emmieâ&#x20AC;? Ann. Only one thing displayed more shock and awe than Emmieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expression: the faces of the orphaned children who had never in their lives seen a blue-eyed blonde child. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got a little bit scared,â&#x20AC;? Emmie said. Her grandparents, father and aunt quelled the crowd of tiny onlookers pressing forward in hope of touching her skin and hair, or catching a closer glimpse of her brightly colored toenails, a luxury unfathomable to them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They definitely donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the same need for personal space as we do,â&#x20AC;? Julie Maschhoff said. The Maschhoff family went to Haiti on a mission trip to strengthen Potterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hands orphanage in Pilate. The town is a site of perpetual recovery from poverty as well as cyclones, hurricanes, tropical storms, torrential rains, floods and earthquakes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have raised our children to be mission minded and help others when possible,â&#x20AC;? Maschhoff said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;now they have done the same for their children.â&#x20AC;? Added Larry Maschhoff, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We could not be more pleased.â&#x20AC;? In fact, Emmieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, Caroline Maschhoff, said it was Senior life linDa wiggins the desire of her childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart of hearts to go and take part. Emmie and her grandmother, Julie Maschhoff, take a break â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was the first item on her list to Santa,â&#x20AC;? said Caroline from mission work, pictured with Spartacus, Julieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guide Maschhoff, whose passion to help others resulted in her dog and family pet. position as a recovery room nurse at Holmes Regional Hospital. Emmieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, Ryan, also works in the helping time to install a water purifiers. This way the orphans would profession. As a nursing coordinator, he learned of the have disease-free water to drink, and again to install an even mission from a nurse co-worker, Rose Vitale. The Haitian larger water purifier so the orphanage could earn revenue ĂŠmigrĂŠ founded the orphanage and works both sides of the from fellow Haitians with the wherewithal to pay, or reach gulf Stream to develop it. out to their countrymen without the means. Emmieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandparents on her motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side also raised â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is such a need there that you cannot imagine it their children on a steady diet of missionary outreach. unless you see it,â&#x20AC;? Maschhoff said. As Emmie watched â&#x20AC;&#x153;We teach them that we are responding to Jesusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; families climb down to the riverbed to wash the few stitches command to help others,â&#x20AC;? said Dee Douglas. Richard, of clothing they possessed, she said she realized that not Emmieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other grandfather, passed away. Douglas travels everyone enjoys the abundance she sometimes takes for frequently to do mission work in the Czech Republic. granted. Like Emmieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paternal grandparents, Dee relocated to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;It definitely made me feel like we have a lot of stuff and area to help care for Emmie and her older and younger they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.â&#x20AC;? siblings, Antania and grant while Caroline works. For more information on Potterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hands in northern The Maschhoff family minus Emmie has made the trip to Haiti, message Vitale on Facebook at Potters-HandsHaiti several times, first to provide medical relief, another Children-Center-Pilate-Haiti. SL

Dear Gramma: My husband George spends hours in his chair watching television without getting up and stretching his legs. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m worried for his health, fearing he may get a blood clot or some other health issue from this. He wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t listen to me when I tell him my concerns. Help! â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wife-Of-45-Years Dear Wife: Congratulations on your 45-year marriage. Your concerns about your husband remaining seated for so long are well-founded. Studies show there are risks associated with anyone sitting for an extended period of time. This behavior increases the likelihood of obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and depression. Share this column with your husband and, if he still wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change this behavior, talk to his physician and ask him to discuss it with george. You can also research online studies on this topic, print them out and share them with him. good luck. Holly Fox Vellekoop, MSN, is the author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Help When Parents Grieveâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Justice and Revenge.â&#x20AC;? A retired Penn State University clinical instructor with six grandchildren, Vellekoop has a Master of Science degree in nursing. Send your letters to Gramma to SL

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You may recall his photo on these pages from an October 2011 Veterans Salute: Larry Sietsma, literally on top of the world â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the north Pole, that is â&#x20AC;&#x201D; followed by a trip to the South Pole as well. now, a book has been written about the never-say-no adventurer by his little sister, Dolly Rice, whom she says figuratively and literally saved her life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was going down the wrong track, and if it hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been for his positive influence, his strong example, his showing me the way with love, I can tell you it would not have been pretty,â&#x20AC;? Rice said of her partying ways that nearly became her parting ways.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two + Two = Five: A Measure of This Man,â&#x20AC;? will be the topic of a 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20 discussion at the Central Brevard Public Library, 308 Forrest Ave. in Cocoa. Dolly Rice and Larry Sietsma will jump off the pages in person at the event. It would not be Sietsmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most impressive leap. The book details, with a little sisterly awe, Sietsmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1992 trip around the world in the iconic Concorde Supersonic Jet in one month. With 12 legs to the journey, he and wife Sherry stayed three or four days in each exotic location. His need for speed was again satisfied in 2006, when he flew at twice the speed of sound in an F-104 Starfighter.

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i do not think that the government should not be involved in our internet conversations, as it was none of their business. —diane Walsh

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absolutely no — our government should not be mingling into our private conversations at all. —ilene davis

absolutely no, our private conversations should remain private — and that is all to that! —laurel Price

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very easy to be happy but it takes a lot of work to be miserable. At this age, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go for easy every time. Let me demonstrate. Unhappy people will spend hours watching a channel on TV such as a news channel that they hate. After a couple of hours, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so enraged that they feel they have to tell the world how horrible the channel is. They get on every social media device they can find and spend a couple more hours telling the world how terrible that channel is. If people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t agree with them, they get more angry and outraged until theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at the point that they have to take a drink or medicate themselves to calm down. Happy people just change the channel. Unhappy people shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shop. They go to the store, see the price increases, complain loudly to whoever will listen, then get in line and continue their angry babblings, trying to make sure everyone around them is just as upset as they are. If the others

in line donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t respond, they get even more outraged, causing them to go home and either take a drink or medicate themselves to calm down. Happy people use shopping as a social occasion and a chance to catch up with old friends, while spending a small portion of their kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inheritance. Unhappy people use the highway as a nASCAR event, making sure nobody passes them, constantly exercising their middle fingers, and yelling at other drivers until their neck veins look like theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll explode. When they get home, they have to take a drink or medicate themselves to calm down. Happy people use the highway as a quick way to get home. It takes four facial muscles to smile, 64 to frown. go easy on yourselves and save money on alcohol and pills. Smile and be happy. SL


United Order True Sisters are foes of cancer By Maria SonnenberG

To the women â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and men â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who receive their life-saving help, the United Order True Sisters are indeed faithful friends. Chapter 66, the Brevard chapter of this national organization, focuses on funding mammograms for women and PSA tests for men who cannot afford these critically important procedures. Last year, the group provided 430 free mammograms to Brevard women who had no health insurance coverage to pay for this test. The focus of the Space Coast unit dovetails the mother organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission to help needy cancer patients When the United Order True Sisters, the oldest womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charitable group in the country, was chartered in 1846, the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organizers couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even legally launch their own organization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Men had to sign the charter document because at that time womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signatures did not have legal binding,â&#x20AC;? said local president Sylvia Shapiro. The concept of a sisterhood was revolutionary at a time when a womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life centered on home and church. The group, founded as a secret society in order to spare humiliation for the indigent recipients of its charitable projects, originally helped immigrants to settle into a new life and culture in America. During the SpanishAmerican War and World War I, the

True Sisters did their part by rolling bandages for the fighting men. The Brevard chapter is one of only a half dozen in Florida. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each works autonomously and has different projects of its own,â&#x20AC;? Shapiro said. To raise funds for the mammograms, the True Sisters not only organize fundraisers such as craft sales, but also get creative with resources at hand. A call out to members to search for the once ubiquitous Sperry & Hutchinson green Stamps brought such an overwhelming response that chapter members were able to cash the stamps for several thousands of dollars that, in turn, went directly to fund mammos. Once a True Sister, members usually remain True Sisters for life. Shapiro, for example, joined in 1975 after a friend invited the Indian Harbour Beach resident. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of the members are thirdand fourth-generation members,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mothers, daughters and grandmothers belong, as do the husbands, because men are allowed in the group.â&#x20AC;? Chapter 66 of the United Order True Sisters meets at 12:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Cocoa Library. For more information on the United Order True Sisters, contact Shapiro at 321-773-0591.SL

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Space age settlers in Brevard with health needs likely went to Dr. Oswald Holzer of Indialantic, a family doctor who delivered up to 200 babies a year and treated them until he retired from his Melbourne practice in 1974. He volunteered another decade longer, providing free health care to students at Florida Institute of Technology. gregarious and easy to like, none of his patients knew that he harbored a dark secret. Were it not for his daughter, Joanie Holzer Schirm, his secret would have gone with him to the grave. His heart-breaking sin? He survived, while his parents, his greatgrandmother and 41 aunts, uncles and other close family members died in gas chambers and from torture and starvation in concentration camps. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Adventurers Against Their Willâ&#x20AC;? is Schirmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new nonfiction book based on a box of letters she found after her fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death. Her parents died in 2000 just two days apart, ending what Schirm called â&#x20AC;&#x153;a 60-year love affair.â&#x20AC;? Letters were written to and from Holzer just before World War II, and after he was able to escape Czechoslovakia to China, which opened the door to 20,000 Jews at a time when others closed their borders to them. He met his wife there, the daughter of Christian missionaries. The book is hailed as the telling of a rare tale in the hushed voice of â&#x20AC;&#x153;those who made it outâ&#x20AC;? and the loved ones they left behind, or simply those who refused to read the writing on the wall and get out because it was too horrible to see. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was the hardest part about reading those letters,â&#x20AC;? said Schirm, who had the letters painstakingly translated, tracking down surviving family members for information and in

the process giving many of them closure on loved ones who simply were never heard from again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were writing to my father about whether they should stay or go and asking other advice of him because he was able to get away,â&#x20AC;? Schirm said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fact that they had no idea of what unthinkable future awaited them was gut-wrenching and almost impossible to read.â&#x20AC;? The catharsis actually started in 1993 with the release of the movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Schindlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what I was thinking, asking him if he wanted to go see it with me. I mean, I knew a little bit of his background so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m thinking he might find it interesting, not realizing it would bring back horror.â&#x20AC;? Afterward, Holzer began making a list of his own, realizing the losses to him tallied 44. Schirm began to record his stories on tape for posterity, not realizing they would one day lead to historical importance as her research unlocked so many puzzles of what happened to survivors, those who perished, and even some of the nazi leaders at whose hands they died. For more information or to purchase the book, go to SL

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Mahoney family keeps fit physically, mentally with varied routine By Jeff navin

At least once a week, Matt Mahoney and his wife Joan hop aboard their tandem bicycle for a 50-mile ride. neither has to do the bulk of the work during their fun time together.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It takes us about four hours to do,â&#x20AC;? said the 57-year-old Matt Mahoney, who finished fifth in the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s division of the Runner of the Year 20122013 series sponsored by Space Coast Runners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we get to the golden Corral, we'll stop and eat. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about three miles from home. We feel refreshed and, after we eat, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re rested up.â&#x20AC;? Mahoney, who works from home over the Internet writing data compression software for Dell, has figured out what works for him in his physical regimen.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do a variety of things,â&#x20AC;? Mahoney said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If something gets stale, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do something else. I like what I do in biking or running.â&#x20AC;? Two years ago, he ran his personal best in the marathon with a time of 3 hours, 15 minutes for the 26.2-mile distance. It was something of a surprise since his personal best for the 5K distance (3.1 miles) is 18 minutes, 40 seconds and that was posted approximately 20 years ago. now, he runs a 5K race in the 20- to 21-minute range. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re older, we get better at the long distances,â&#x20AC;? said Mahoney, who grew up in new Jersey and Massachusetts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like racing every weekend and the social aspect of seeing all the other runners. I know a lot of people.â&#x20AC;? After a stint in the navy, Mahoney enrolled at Cape Cod Community College in 1980. After earning his associate's degree, he transferred to the University of MassachusettsDartmouth and earned a degree

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Matt Mahoney and his wife Joan like to take 50-mile rides on their tandem bicycle each week. in computer engineering. Harris offered him a job after his graduation in 1984, and he has lived in Florida ever since. While working for Harris, he earned a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree from Florida Institute ofTechnology and later quit his job to concentrate on his doctorate. He earned his Ph.D from Florida Tech in 2003 and taught at the school for several years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run until I moved to Florida,â&#x20AC;? Mahoney said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had a roomate who was into running and he talked me into doing a 5K. Then, I was hooked on it. That was 1985.â&#x20AC;? Like most runners, Mahoney has had a few injuries through the years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Injuries are caused by overdoing it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to do the high miles to get the most out of a workout.â&#x20AC;? Mahoney runs approximately 20 miles a week, which seems low for an experienced runner. He compensates for that by doing interval workouts, where he will run several sprints of 30 seconds to 2 minutes on the grass. He also runs barefoot during these workouts. Another workout will be an eight- to 10mile run at an easy pace, and a third workout could be an actual race or another long run. When he's not running, Mahoney will lift weights, ride his bike or the tandem bike with his wife. Mahoney admits the barefoot runs might be controversial for some runners and not something for everyone.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;As children, that's how you run,'' he said. "Running shoes have high heels and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to run in them. I mostly run in racing flats.â&#x20AC;? In Mahoneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opinion, running shoes are designed for landing on your heal. Thus, the shoes have added cushion for the heal. Children land on their mid-foot or the ball of their feet while running, and that's what Mahoney tries to do. Forefoot running lessens the impact running will have on the knees and hips and transfers it to the calf muscles. Mahoney recommends that beginning runners set aside a year to gradually build strength in their calf muscles and Achillesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tendons to avoid nagging injuries. The flexibility of working from home allows Mahoney to adhere to a diet that might not be possible for those who make a daily commute to a city. He eats a large breakfast and lunch. Dinner often is skipped or it could consist of a few nuts and low carbohydrates. He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drink or smoke, and he rarely drinks soda or coffee. He only eats meat a couple of times a week, but he emphasizes that protein is necessary to recover from hard workouts. Patience canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be overemphasized. Mahoney recommends walking 20 to 30 minutes a day before progressing to a running routine. Mahoney, who also has done several triathlons through the years, sometimes has to work hard during his tandem rides


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Runner continued from page 24 with his wife. Joan Mahoney has a Ph.D. in psychology and taught at Brevard Community College for several years before retiring. She has bicycled the perimeters of 24 countries, including Australia twice in 1979 and 1991. Each of those rides was 9,600 miles. She also has completed the Hawaii Ironman (2.4mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2mile run) three times. At age 75, she holds the world record for most perimeter miles (more than 100,000) and most countries (24). A perimeter ride is any ride of 50 miles or longer around the boundary of some region, whether it be a country, city, county or lake. She now spends a lot of her time working out on her indoor rowing machine, where she has rowed more than 33 million meters. SL

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Dear Medicaid Confused: I’ll start with a little background to set the stage: Florida is implementing a new system for Medicaid enrollees to receive their long-term care services. It is called the Long-term Care (LTC) program. The LTC program will be phased in around the state through the beginning of 2014. The LTC program will provide nursing facility services and long-term community based care services like therapies, personal care and home-delivered meals, for example. The LTC program does not provide medical or prescription drug coverage, so those will still be provided by Medicare and any supplemental prescription coverage you may have. It sounds like you are in Long-term Care (LTC) Region 7 (which includes Brevard, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties), which is why you were encouraged to choose an LTC plan before July 18. I am glad you chose a plan before the deadline for your region. I’m not sure how you arrived at your decision, but there are resources available to help you determine which LTC plan may be best for you if you want to learn more. There are three ways to get information and to enroll in the LTC plan of your choice. You can call 1-877-711-3662 and speak with a choice counselor from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday or visit the website anytime to compare plans. From the call center or the website, you can also submit a request to meet with a choice counselor face-to-face. next, I’ll address the question about changing your plan. If you find the LTC plan you’ve chosen is not a good fit for your needs or does not have the providers you want to use, you can change plans anytime in the first 90 days after enrollment. After the 90-day period, you are locked into that plan until the open enrollment period in the following year unless you have a good reason for changing sooner. If you have a question you would like the “Ask Lynne” column to answer, write or email Lynne at Senior Life and look for a response in one of the next issues. Lynne can be reached by writing Senior Life at 7630 N. Wickham Road, Ste. 105, Viera, FL 32940, by emailing or by calling 321-242-1235. SL

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All-around athletic ability pushes Lilley to heal from injuries By Jeff navin

Life changed for Murray Lilley in november, but not as much as it could have. Lilley, the general manager of the Kiwi Tennis Club in Indian Harbour Beach, hit a rock while cycling on the Pineda Causeway. He broke five ribs and sustained a hemothorax, where blood spilled into the pleural space. He also injured his shoulder, which still hampers him and likely will require surgery. Lilley spent five days in the hospital. “I had just gone about four miles in the semi-light of the morning. It was supposed to be a 60-mile ride,” the 66year-old Lilley said. “I started riding again in January, but just slowly. not being able to do anything was driving me crazy.” Lilley also is back on the court teaching tennis to players of all ages. For someone who has played tennis since the age of 4, he’s too much of a perfectionist to be happy with his effort due to the injured shoulder. “It’s bad — I’m on the court, but I can’t hit the ball,” Lilley said. “The vibration of sticking the ball hurts too much. But, it's forced me to get down there on the court with them, and they might get more out of the lesson.” Extensive physical therapy with his old friend Marc Ledene, another tennis player and a physical therapist, has helped, but sometimes surgery is inevitable. “I’m pretty stubborn and I’ve tried to avoid surgery,” said Lilley, who grew up in new Zealand and was one of the top tennis players in his country before becoming an international squash player at the age of 18. “I’ve done the physiotherapy exercises with the rubber bands and the pulleys. Most likely, the bone spurs have cut into the ligament. If the bone spurs are shaved off, I could be back playing in a month.” Despite cycling a little slower than

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Murray Lilley, the general manager of the Kiwi Tennis Club, was a standout in several sports as a youth. in the past, Lilley is back to racking up 200 miles a week on his bicycle. His favorite ride is along State Road AIA from Indian Harbour Beach to Sebastian Inlet and back. Ten years ago, Lilley underwent a hip replacement procedure which did not slow him down on the tennis court. The shoulder also likely will heal. “I’ve done a lot of exercise in my life and I suppose my body will break down eventually,” Lilley said. “My recommendation is to keep yourself in shape aerobically. You need to do an hour a day of exercise at least. Stretching is important, but I’m lazy at it. You have to put the time aside.” Besides tennis, the native of new Plymouth, new Zealand also starred as a halfback in rugby as a youth. At 18, he made a life-changing decision to become a professional squash player. He worked his way up to no. 8 in the world.

“Being fit, squash is not as technical a sport as tennis,” Lilley said. “Physically, it's a lot harder than tennis.” Wanting to stay active in sports, as well as make a living as an athlete or as a coach, Lilley started coaching squash in Canada. He moved to Canada in 1980 and spent two years in Toronto and 10 years in Calgary before moving to Indian Harbour Beach in 1992. “new Zealand is a nice place, but they’re too cheap when it comes to sports,” Lilley said. “It’s very difficult to make a living in sports.'' While in Calgary, Lilley also was a part of new Zealand’s effort to form a bobsled team for the World Championships and the Olympics. “We were doing it about the same time as the Jamaicans, and we were better than the Jamaicans,” Lilley said. “I was in the second spot on the fourman team. When you hit the first

corner, it’s scary and you have to brace yourself. We were, I think, 23rd out of 34 teams (in the World Championships).” Lilley’s wife, Karin, plays a lot of recreational tennis at the Kiwi Club, which has been open since 2001. Murray Lilley was the key advisor for a wealthy friend who built the club. nigel Lilley and Christine Lilley, the couple’s children, were standout athletes at Satellite High, where they played multiple sports. nigel later swam for Florida Atlantic University and Christine played soccer for the same school. Both now live in Canada, where nigel works in sales and construction in Edmonton and still swims competitively. Christine, who lives in Calgary, is an engineer and she still plays soccer. “Cardiology is one of the most important things in your life,” Murray Lilley said. “It’s your body. You can’t look after your wife and kids if you don't have your health.” SL




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Betty Peterkin’s house ― some would say ― was beyond repair. She certainly could not afford to tear down and rebuild it, but her living conditions were such that a nonprofit partnership of two groups felt it was undignified for human habitation. The groups combined forces to totally refurbish the Tucker Street home, one working outside and one working within. “It was a dream come true,” Peterkin said. The nonprofit Love InC for the first time partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Brevard to repair and rehabilitate homes for low-income families. “It broke our heart to find Betty living in such a situation and to not be able to help her,” said Suntree area resident Dan Walker, executive director of Love InC, which stands for Love In the name of Christ. A grant program with the city of Melbourne could not meet the cost, so the Melbourne home was taken off the consideration list.

“If your roof is leaking and the electric is sparking, it is hard to live in that home, so our mission is to restore dignity to that home and to that family.” The massive nonprofit Habitat, better know as a new-home builder, acted as general contractor, refurbishing the inside of the home, while Love InC did outside repairs. “The scope of the work was more than Mrs. Peterkin applied for and was a larger job than Love InC was able to handle so we combined forces,” said Joe gassman, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Brevard. Peterkin’s project fit into Habitat’s new Critical Home Repair Program, which focuses on low-income homeowners who cannot afford major repairs such as a roof, plumbing, weatherization and accessibility needs. “When we got into the project, we found that we needed to replace walls that had dry rotted, bathrooms that had mildew, a roof that had dry rotted and electrical wiring that was outdated,” said Tracey Parrish, Habitat Critical Home Repair supervisor and coordinator.

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Housing Finance Authority, joined together for a June 7 dedication of Peterkin’s home, and to recognize the many volunteers who brought the home back to life. In addition to raising funds for rehabs, both organizations are accessing all available grants to be able to do more. Many families to be served live in neighborhoods that have become gentrified as once vibrant residents become elderly and infirm. For others, it is the only affordable place to live. In 2012, more than 1,300 Love InC volunteers from 50 member churches rebuilt homes, repaired cars, provided donated furniture and personal care items and loved people through difficult times, according to the website. It is one of 157 affiliates across the country. Local operations include two thrift stores that are sponsored by churches. Walker, gassman, Peterkin and others will appear at a 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 fundraising dinner to replenish costs for the Peterkin home and provide funds for future projects like it. The cost is $8 a person and $25 for families. “We wanted everyone to be able to attend, rather than charging $50 to $100 per person,” Walker said. “Of course, we hope the people who have the means to invest in our community members in need will be inspired to give more.” For information or to donate to Love InC, call 321-253-9542; to buy tickets to the fundraiser, go to To volunteer or to donate to the Habitat for the home repair or new-home construction projects, call at 321-728-4009. SL Restoration House, which is part of His Place Ministry, is looking for men’s clothing. The charitable organization's closet is empty. It needs used jeans, Tshirts, shoes and other clothing. Most of the homeless men, which Restoration House helps, have only the clothes they wear on their backs. The organization is not looking for anything new. Call Steve Johnson at 321-403-6629 to donate items. He will make arrangements to pick up whatever can be donated. Items can also be dropped off at Senior Life, 7630 n. Wickham Rd. #105, in Suntree from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.


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Don’t get Dr. Philip Blair started on America’s health care, particularly as it impacts chronic disease management. “We are being defrauded by the medical-industrial-governmental complex about proper diet exercise and safe medications,” said Blair, a retired Army colonel. “I would like to expose the financial Senior life Photo fraud and manipulation of billing, Retired Army Col. Dr. Philip Blair is coding and inappropriate medical care dismayed by fraud in the United States various care sectors, mainly chronic health care system. kidney disease and dialysis.” The former United States Army Blair attended the University of Miami physician is so adamant about shaking the foundation of modern day healthcare School of Medicine and trained as an Army family physician. His medical that in 2011 he formed his own disease assignments took him to three management company, Pro Health continents — from Oklahoma, Advisor. The company’s highly Louisiana and Texas to South Korea, successful interventional approach to Italy, germany and the Middle East. He chronic disease improved the lives of delivered primary care above the Arctic employees enrolled in the program Circle, in Kodiak Island and while saving participating employers newfoundland, Canada. more than $24 million. By 1996, the year he retired from the Healthy questioning of the system’s Army as a colonel, Blair was already long standing principles is the first step exploring the inconsistencies and to better health, Blair said. deficiencies of healthcare in America. In “What if everything you have been 2000, he became vice president for told about diet, nutrition, health and disease management for AWAC, Inc., a disease over the last 50 years was claims management company, where he wrong?” posed the physician. developed a highly successful “All modern disease is precipitated by a fundamental dietary imbalance that interventional approach to chronic kidney disease. In 2011, he launched has been perpetuated by fraud, power, money and government. Most will agree Pro Health Advisor, which utilizes a multi-disciplinary collaborative team to that the world is in the throes of an epidemic of disease that was unheard of target high-risk individuals with claims data. Blair advocates to remove barriers a century ago and yet as this modern for care in order to empower patients plague relentlessly consumes more and and engage them in the own healtcare, more of precious life force, we are told an approach that Blair says is not part of to continue to obey the failed and typical patient care in the United States. crumbling USDA food pyramid and to Blair’s pet peeve is an overtaxed exercise harder. The great American medical system that engenders an dietary experiment of the 1980s is assembly line approach to patient care. DOA, but no one seems to notice.” “We have doctors who spend nine Blair knows what he is talking about, minutes with a patient and then just send because his company helped achieve major health improvement in more than them out the door,” Blair said. “The medical establishment has 75 percent of patients with heart or opted out. Patients are not getting kidney disease, diabetes, obesity and optimum care. This needs to change. I metabolic syndrome. really want to change the world.” SL His medical journey began after graduation from West Point in 1972.

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When gary Marchesano recently held the grand opening for the Hang Ups Art gallery in Titusville, he was hoping for 20 to 30 guests and had prepared food and drink for up to 50. Instead, nearly 70 people showed up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were floored by the turnout,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is but another example of the warm and enthusiastic welcome we have received from the community.â&#x20AC;? Marchesano acknowledged the support of his wife, Kimberly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her patience, support and encouragement kept me going when I felt overwhelmed by the process of starting a business,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The storefront took a lot of time, sweat and money to turn it into a gallery and I did most of the grunt work (construction) myself.â&#x20AC;? The couple relocated from Carson City, nev., in September 2012. However, both have family members locally and had become familiar with the area during visits.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We soon came to love the Space Coast for many reasons,â&#x20AC;? he said. He spoke of the diversity in his art. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I work in oils, pastels, photography, acrylics, paper machĂŠ and wire. I fit the media to the concept; whatever I think will best communicate the message,â&#x20AC;? he said. Local artist Rita Burton also displays her work at the gallery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rita is energetic about promoting the arts, passionate about her craft and extremely talented,â&#x20AC;? Marchesano said. Although Burton described her work as, â&#x20AC;&#x153;sometimes a cross between impressionism and expressionism,â&#x20AC;? she said it is hard to judge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is an accumulation of the influence of many artists through years of study.â&#x20AC;? Another local artist, Tim Kennedy, displays his etched glass at the gallery. Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son Brandonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art also is exhibited. Marchesano said the community is welcome to drop by to view the artwork. Visitors may also discuss home, office or business decor with

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Marchesano. Initial discussions are free of charge. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good idea to bounce ideas around with someone who has an eye for design, or just get a different perspective,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We create unique, fine art tailored to clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; design needs.â&#x20AC;? As the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personnel resources grow, Marchesano looks forward to supporting cultural events and partnering with local galleries to help promote the arts in Titusville. The Hang Ups Art gallery is located at 4509 S. Hopkins Ave. and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For information, call 321607-6719 or go to SL

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Apartment for Rent Low-income housing for seniors 62+. Ascension Manor, 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartments, rental assistance. Accepting applications for waiting list. non-denominational. Equal Housing Opportunity. 321-757-9828. TTY 800-955-8771

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Centaur Investments LLC A Luxury Home group Affiliate Transferred Executive looking to buy a luxury home in Brevard County. Please contact Pat at 321-710-8596 for more details Two Burial Plots Serenity north Section of Oaklawn Memorial gardens, Titusville. Sell both for $4,900 for best offer. Call 321-269-1137.


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JULY 2013 â&#x20AC;˘ SENIOR LIFE


Brevard Zoo offers grandchildren many education opportunities in July sPeCial to senioR liFe

Brevard Zoo is the perfect place for a child to play, build, discover and explore the world around them. In July, Brevard Zoo offers many fun activities that will take children’s learning to new heights at a zoo that is nationally recognized for its education programs. The programs provide a variety of opportunities to spark a child’s interest in conservation, science and the outdoors. The month of July is filled with fun and exciting new ways for children to learn, including:

For more information on Education activities at Brevard Zoo, please visit and click on Learn and Play or call 321- 254-9453 ext. 219. make. SL

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Baby capybaras, above, and Gage, right, a male giraffe are a few of the many new zoo babies.

Arctic Blast Tuesday (July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) 1 p.m. All ages welcome. Zoo Chefs 101 Wednesday (July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) 2 p.m. All ages welcome.

Navigator’s Club Please call for a detailed flyer. For more information call 321-727-0946.

Zoorific Storytime Thursday (July 4, 11, 18, 25) 11:30 a.m. All ages welcome.


Zoo night Hike – nocturnal Creatures Saturday (July 6, 20) 5 to 9 p.m. Ages 4 to 12

Next Meetings: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Front Street Civic Center in Melbourne.

Zoo night Hike – Florida Friends Saturday (July 13, 27) 5 to 9 p.m. Ages 4 to 12 Senior life BRevaRD Zoo

Bunk with the Beasts Overnight Friday, July 19 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. Ages 7 to 12

A mother saki monkey nurtures her new baby.

Wildlife Detective Mystery July 1 through 31 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All ages welcome.

“Forever Plaid” Thur sday, Aug. 22, 2013 Winter Par k Playhouse $110 per per son

Holiday Highlights Nashville & Br anson December 3 – 12, 2103 $2,299.00 per per son Space filling quickly Key West Januar y 20 – 23, 2014 $879.00 per per son


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Boomer Guide 2013

Find everything you need to live your best life on the Space Coast, from clubs to groups, to health care and recreation, the best places to shop and live and everything in between.

For your copy of Senior Life, call 321-242-1235 to find the closest distribution location. Copies are available at Senior Life, 7630 N. Wickham Rd., # 105, Viera


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Brevard County strongly urges that a public shelter be used only as a last resort. You You will be more com omffortable sheltering with fr friend ndss, ffa amily or in commercial lodging. If you require public shelteringg,, please be fa familiar with your designated primary evacuation shelter location and your planned route to that shelter.


food and supplies to last several days, 1. Enough fo including special diet fo foods, as fo food may not be readily available at the shelter. 2. Bottled water (2 qts/person/day) and other beverages. 3. A manual can opener, eating utensils, paper plates, cups and napkins/paper towels. formula/f a/fo ood/diapers and wipes. 4. Infant fo 5. Two week supply of medications & First Aid kit. 6. Cash or traveler’s checks. 7. Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows and fo folding chairs. Bedding is not provided in public shelters. 8. Personal hygiene items and changes of clothing. 9. Flashlight, battery-powered radio/TV and spare batteries, cards, games, books and toys.

Do not take pets (except Guide Dogs), alcoholic beverages or weapons of of any kind into public shelters. For further information, call 321-637-6670.


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, fe feeding tubes, or Alzheimer’s disease are examples of medical criteria that are eligible fo for the registry.


PRIMARY SHELTERS: Mims Elementary School, 2582 US Highway 1, Mims Apollo Elementary, 3085 Knox McRae Dr., Titusville Imperial Estates Elementary School, 5525 Kathy Dr., Titusville Walter Butler Community Center, 4201 US Highway 1, Cocoa Brevard Community College, Cocoa Campus, Bldg 3, 1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa Manatee Elementary School, 3425 Viera Blvd., Viera Sherwood Elementary School, 2541 Post Rd., Melbourne Eau Gallie High School, 1400 Commodore Blvd., Melbourne Melbourne High School, 74 Bulldog Blvd., Melbourne Meadowlane Intermediate Elementary, 2700 Wingate Blvd., West Melbourne Heritage High School, 2351 Malabar Rd., Palm Bay Bayside High School, 1901 DeGroodt Rd., S.W .W.. Palm Bay South Mainland Community Center, 3700 Allen Ave., Micco Barefoot Bay Community Center, Bldg A, Barefoot Blvd. (not a shelter, only for for transportation)

All county Animal Shelters will be open, unless ordered evacuated, and will receive pets from following mandatory evacuation areas. Call the fo numbers fo for information concerning pet sheltering during a disaster: Brevard County Animal Services and Enforcement 321-633-2024 Society fo for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Titusville 321- 267-8221 Brevard Humane Society Melbourne 321-253-6608 Titusville 321-264-5119 Cocoa 321-636-3343

For a list of supplies to have on hand, go to Source: Brevard County Emergency Management

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


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 fo food supplies, preparing to be self-sufficient ffo or 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 x 6. Go to to download a special needs registration fform orm.

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Senior Life 2013, Brevard County Fla  

Senior Life monthly newspaper has served the boomer population for more than 15 years, with 26,000 copies saturating the county at more than...