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“I love to act and I love to paint, but when I act, I’m playing a role that someone else wrote and conceived,” she said. “Someone else directs me, someone else lights me, someone else edits it, someone else markets it. By the time it’s finished, it’s many generations away from what I originally conceived and what I originally contributed.” Painting on the other hand, is completely under her control. “When I paint, I paint for me,” said Seymour. “I never once think about whether or not it’s good to sell. It’s just something that happens to me at that moment. It’s an emotional response to my experience in the world.” Wentworth Gallery is located at the Mall at Millenia, 4200 Conroy Rd. in Orlando. Fore more details on the Seymour exhibition, call 407-903-9055 or 800-732-6140. SL

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about her vision for her foundation and Leeza's Place. ore than three years ago, “I was struck with how unique it Brevard families and carewas. What I liked most was that it was a givers living with resource for both patients and careAlzheimer’s disease and other forms givers — a family resource.” of dementia were given what many of then flew out to Los Angeles to see “I had been around long enough to Leeza present at a caregiver’s conferthem refer to as a “gift.” This gift is know there was a need,” expressed ence. I wanted to be sure she was a known as Leeza’s Place. Laird. “I found talented associates to credible spokesperson and not merely a create and run the program, and then Dr. Rosemary D. Laird, medical celebrity with a cause.” Laird’s impres- went to the Health First Foundation director with the Health First Aging Institute, is who many of them have to sion was that she was genuine. “She and they said they would support it.” thank for providing this safe haven for spoke with clear understanding and That’s exactly what they have done people dealing with memory disorders. knowledge of the caregivng role and over the last three years, since Health connected so well with the audience of First Leeza’s Place of Melbourne, FL “During the fist caregiver conference we put on in 2003, the keynote speaker caregivers, that I knew she would be opened in April of 2004. an effective spokesperson.” Laird then knew Leeza (Gibbons) and Jamie Brainchild of Emmy winner Leeza (Huysman). They had only opened one met with her personally and further Gibbons, radio and television star, and center at the time, but they were look- verified her knowledge of the diseases and caregiving, and spoke with her ing for another location in Florida. I Continued to page 33 By Lisa Santa Croce

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When you think of alpacas, it might bring to mind the steep mountain trails of Peru or Bolivia in South America, but you would be wrong, in this case. These little guys and gals are growing up in the shadow of the Pineda Causeway, on Merritt Island. John and Kim Robertson of 8800 S. Tropical Trail currently have a small grouping of 10 alpacas they maintain on their property. The alpacas and their guard dog have plenty of room to roam. They keep the grass down and have hay to eat and water to drink. About once a year, they are due for a shearing, and Wednesday, April 6, 2011 was the day. Best Alpaca Shearing was in town to do the job, and it turned into a neighborhood event as watchers from the area arrived. One at a time, the alpacas were ushered into a small shed where the shearing took place. Alpaca fur is very thick, and when they emerged, they looked like they had lost 75 percent of their body weight, but that was just an illusion. Just the fur was gone and the ones still in waiting had to come and sniff the newly coiffured alpaca and probably wondered, “Who is this new one?”

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” certainly applies as hurricane season approaches, June 1. It’s never too soon for associations to formulate a plan. This column only covers the highlights. Your association may want to set up a committee or appoint a chairperson to be sure all the details of your community are addressed. The on-site manager or management company should put these plans in place and coordinate with your board to be sure they are implemented. I suggest an actual checklist be prepared so you can rest assured all the bases are covered. You can take many precautions far in advance. Be sure emergency lighting and any standby power supplies are functioning properly. Hurricane shutters may have become sticky or corroded during the winter months. Make sure trees are trimmed and hedges pruned. Buildings should be inspected for loose tiles, shingles, wood, etc. Communities with lakes and canals should be sure the ingress and egress levies are clear and working properly to prevent unnecessary flooding. Plan evacuation routes of buildings or common areas. Consider how elderly and disabled residents will be assisted. Check all of your insurance policies with your agent. Insurance companies do not allow changes to policies when a storm is approaching. A hurricane watch is issued when a storm is 24 to 36 hours away. A hurricane warning is 24 hours before the storm. Depending on the size of your community, these time frames need to be considered when commencing the plan. Swimming pool water should be lowered. Make sure there are extra chemicals to prevent pollution during a power outage. Anything loose in common areas or balconies should be secured. You’ll be surprised how the heavy items are blown about by a hurricane. This is designed to be a primer for associations to consider. Your association may have more items to include or some that do not apply. Residents will be much calmer as the storm approaches if they know the association has a plan in place. It’s important to point out that Mr. 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 frank@suntreeflorida.com. SL

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On May 25, 2011 the Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Club will be celebrating 30 years of promoting the art of quilt making in Brevard. In 1981, a small group of women formed a Quilting Guild in Satellite Beach. The purpose of the organization is to educate, share, promote and keep alive the craft and traditions of quilting and to use our talents to serve the community. The club has grown to 300 members to date (with a waiting list). Members come from Barefoot Bay to Cocoa, and from Melbourne Beach to Cape Canaveral along the coast. They meet monthly at the Heritage Isle Club House in Viera on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Visitors are always welcomed. SL

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Titusville Art League’s 47th annual spring show in March attracted nearly 200 artists to Parrish Medical Center conference rooms and served as contrast from the early days, according to show chairwoman Connie Allen. “It was wonderful that Parrish donated the use of the rooms to us. It’s come a long way from the JC Penny’s Mall,’’ she said. Another former location for the show had been the conference room at the Clarion. “The show has always been indoors but it started just as a few artists set up in the mall. Now it’s gotten established and we had a lot of people come through,’’ Allen said. Another draw for artists was that the show this year featured $4,600 in awards in seven categories. The entries were judged by John H. Wilton of DeLand. “It was just awesome having him as a judge and we were lucky to get him,’’ Allen said. Wilton is an award-winning mixed media artist. The senior professor and chair of the Visual Arts Department at Daytona State College has a degree in design and has done graduate work in printmaking, visual communication and education, which qualified him to judge, as far as the League is concerned. Newcomer portrait artist Greg Burdine took first place in oils. Other top winners

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Candida Thorpe’s sculpture called “Three Pairs” took first place honors at the Titusville Art League show on Sunday, March 29, 2011.

included: Lolly Walton, watercolor; Paula Phelps, pastel; Bonita A. Ross, mixed media and collage; Barry Schoenholz, photography and digital art; Candida Thorpe, sculpture and 3-dimensional art; Fran Carson, colored pencil, graphite, pen and ink. Yvette Whitmore took best of show for her piece entitled Just Being Koi. The idea of the Titusville Art League was conceived by a group of 15 enthusiastic artists attending evening art classes at Titusville High School. The members held a sidewalk art show and sale and sold lifetime memberships to raise funds to ac-

quire a building from those moved from North Merritt Island. With the cooperation of the school board and city fathers, the Art League building was relocated in 1961 on its present location at Park Avenue and Draa Street. It was dedicated in May 1962. The Titusville Art League was incorporated in 1962. Annual dues for the non-profit organization are $30, $15 for students and $50 for families. For more information, call 321-220-4718. SL

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Right here in Brevard’s backyard is a great place for the entire family to experience Florida’s natural habitat. This destination, with real wild animals, cruises and shows, is located on Route 50 in nearby Christmas, Fla. Jungle Adventures Nature Park is the natural habitat jungle home of the famous 200-foot long wonder, “Swampy,” claimed to be the world’s largest alligator, actually the world’s largest roadside attraction. Experience wildlife encounterswith the park’s professional tour guides. There are three shows included with admission. During the Wildlife Show you can be hands-on with a baby alligator and other small native animals. Then you tour a Native American Indian village replica. Here you will learn all about Native American Indian life and culture. The third exciting educational show is Gator Feeding, where tour guides hand-feed the larger alligators in the park. The gator feeding will be either a dock feed, where guides entice the gators to jump for feeding, or the bank feed, where guides actually get into the sand and water area with the alligators for feeding. Have your cameras ready for some exciting photos and entertaining educational facts on Florida wildlife. You can anticipate touring and enjoying a minimum of four hours in the park. The live, guided tours and the Jungle Swamp River Boat Cruise will take up to 2 ½ hours. You can then

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wander around the park at your leisure, checking out all the animals and scenery. Live, guided adventures are scheduled four times a day, with no overlapping times so you and your family and guests can comfortably experience each great adventure at your leisure. The park is located on 26205 East Colonial Dr. (State Road 50), in Christmas, Fla. It is only eight miles west of I-95 at Titusville. For more information, call 407-568–2885 or go to jungleadvantures.com. Open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day of the year. Admission for adults, age 12-59, is $17; seniors 60+, $15; children 3-11, $12. Just outside the park at 26205 East Colonial Drive in Christmas is the Old School Coffee Stop. This charming small restaurant was converted from a Florida school bus. The food is great and the experience of eating outdoors alongside native alligators is exhilarating. Open weekdays only. For more information call 407-568-4005 or go to oldschoolcoffestop.us/front. SL

Multi-tasking As we make our journey through life, we adjust and cope with tasks of living, learning, earning and retiring. As we assume more responsibilities as a student, a marriage partner, a career employee, a parent and a citizen, we are faced with multiple tasks. Each task—assigned work, a chore, a duty, a job or an activity— may trigger priorities. In the process of adjusting to life’s challenges, people learn to juggle a lot of balls when they learn to multi-task. They are able to handle a number of tasks at the same time. I observed an older couple driving to see their grandchildren. The driver was involved in driving, swatting a fly, eating a snack, talking to his spouse and listening to the radio. People who live a long life continue to learn from their experiences and are good at multi-tasking. They may automatically respond, or they may be diligent in handling tasks in priority order while recognizing their benefits and risks. In the book Man Down by Dan Abrams, he provides proof that women are better in “just about everything.” We see successful career women being good spouses, parents, volunteers, community leaders and so much more. Behavioral psychologists attribute this ability to how they are wired. Women, single parents and grandmoth-

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ers raising grandchildren Challenges are better at multi-tasking. of Living to They are able to organize, plan, budget, implement, Age 100 communicate, control and evaluate while juggling multiple tasks in challengEd ing environments. They Baranowski can cook a meal, watch the kids, sort laundry, watch television and handle a telephone call at the same time. Technology has helped with the ability to multi-task. In spite of the innovations, we hear more people say “if only I had more time…” Further, they comment “if the day was only longer!” Actually, we have added more tasks to our lives. There are the Internet, cell phones and the multi-tasking smart phones that can keep us chained to an electronic device to link with family, friends and people we do not know. People who continue to live a long life pick and choose the tasks they want to perform. Many have simplified their lives by not adapting to all of the technological changes and accompanying tasks. They have priorities. They manage their task challenges in a positive manner.

Robocalls Are you one who has been inundated with what’s being called “robocalls”? If not, you’re very lucky. For more than two months, many people in Brevard have been receiving automated phone calls and tape-recorded messages at least once a day, often three and four times a day from the same caller. Automated dialing is illegal in Florida, as are tape-recorded messages. The Florida Department of Consumer Services has always encouraged people to report them. For five years, I filled out forms and mailed them a batch every month. Every report was acknowledged. Many then required me to sign an affidavit because the state of Florida was going after them. Quite a few — as I was notified — got healthy fines in the thousands of dollars. Telemarketers got smarter. They no longer gave phone numbers. They make the pitch and say, “if interested, press 1.” You can’t do much to stop them, not knowing a name or a phone number to report to the state. Many more of these unwanted calls keep coming that way but none to the quantity of the one that refers to FPL and how to save money. Originally, I just hung up on these calls, until I discovered that if I picked up my phone to use a few minutes later, the recording was still going. My phone

was tied up and I could not use it. I started out using a trick I learned long ago, pressing the zero Lucy key. Often that would Kline disconnect it. That worked for a while, but they overcame that and it no longer worked. In a recent Reader’s Digest there was an article telling another system to stop this. When you hear the recording start, hit the * key. If that doesn’t work, then hit all three of the following keys at once, * 0 #. Well the star key worked on some of them but not on an “FPL” one, so I’ve been using the three keys. It works most of the time, but the other day it just wouldn’t work and my phone was tied up for five full minutes when I needed to use it. The state is well aware and wants these reported to them as they are working on finding the source of this harassment. If it’s happening to you, please call the Dept. of Consumer Services at 1-800-435-7352 or go to 800helpfla.com. Another one calling too frequently but not quite as bad starts out with “For those on Medicare.” They’ve been calling several times a week. If we act and keep reporting, sooner or later the state will find these harassing telemarketers and really sock it to them with fines. Comments always welcome – asklucy3@juno.com. SL

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Hospice of St. Francis provides Compassionate, Professional Care for our patients... and Support for Loved Ones. Hospice of St. Francis offers these programs and services at no cost to loved ones and all Brevard County residents. • Adult Bereavement Program • North Star, Children’s Grief Support Program • Caregiver Education and Resource Program • Pet Therapy Program • Volunteer Training and Assignment Program Please call or visit our website to learn more about the programs and services we offer.

Ed Baranowski is president of Topics Unlimited, a Melbourne-based education, seminar and consulting company. He can be reached at topicsed@aol.com. SL

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A Brevard Jazz Series Production Join us as saxophonist/singer/songwriter, Mindi Abair takes the stage at the 5th Annual Brevard Jazz Series Benefit for Children with Disabilities at the King Center on July 9th. Abair has not only set sonic trends, but has broken all the boundaries as she continues to define the less traditional future of jazz. Join us at 6:30 for our Picnic on the Patio (weather permitting) Senior life Photo

Janet Hudson and Paul Ill of Indian River Colony Club attend the fifth anniversary celebration of One Senior Place in Viera on April 29, 2011, as one-stop senior care center founder and CEO Don Kramer announces plans to open an Orlando location.

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them so that there is the least impact, Flachmeier said. RSVP is the nation’s largest provider of volunteers 55 and older. It provides volunteers for all disadvantaged populations served by nonprofit agencies and government agencies such as libraries, police departments and court houses as well as certain positions in hospitals and hospices. Locally, RSVP provides nearly 795 volunteers for 76 such locations. “Hardest hit will be smaller agencies that do not have staff to recruit and retain volunteers,” said Margie Collins, RSVP program manager. “We may see them shrink their services, go on hiatus or disappear all together.” Rolling Readers has used volunteers to go into the classroom and read to children at risk of failing since 1997. It started at the at-risk University Park Elementary School. The school performed at a C level in 1999

when FCAT scores started, and school district officials now credit Rolling Readers with playing a large role in bringing the south Melbourne school to an A rating. The group relies on 500 volunteers to serve schools across Brevard, primarily seniors. “Without our volunteers and without help connecting with them, I don’t know what we would do,” said Mary Eason, 92, retired school teacher and founder of Rolling Readers. Success in school and in life starts with reading, according to Eason, and intervening in a child’s life can be done by almost anyone, with minimal training. “If these kids don’t master reading, their options are limited in life. It’s more tempting to fall to what appears to be a softer, easier life of crime, which actually leads to pain and death,” Eason said. “Along the way, it can cost us our possessions, our sense of security, a life, and in that way it really does impact each in every person in this community directly.” SL

Bridges now offers home care for seniors By Ken Previti

Bridges, the non-profit community based organization that aids children and adults with disabilities, now also offers home care for seniors. Presently, Bridges is qualified to provide low cost, practical solution to people who face the challenges of disabilities in their lives, particularly those who live with Down’s syndrome and various types of autism. Employment, residency, advocacy, therapeutic and educational programs are offered for those with special needs. Mark Suder was the facilities manager at Bridges for more than 16 years although he has been officially retired for many years. He recalled how his own mother had often spoken about needing extra help around the house and someone else to talk to. As he talked about this with David Cooke, the president/CEO of Bridges, the idea of expanding into home care for seniors, specifically non-medical care and assistance services, seemed a logical need to fill. “Although Mark’s mom has long since passed away, Mark’s words struck me. Helping individuals to be as independent as possible in their

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One Senior Place founder and CEO Don Kramer announced plans to open a center in Orlando based on his one-stop senior care center at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road in Viera. The center will be 10 percent bigger and will have an enhanced community meeting room. It will be open by Jan. 1, 2012. Kramer announced the news at a party to celebrate One Senior Place’s five-year anniversary on April 29. “This really was such an unusual idea when we first introduced the concept of bringing together top senior services under one roof. I doubt it exists anywhere else in the world,” Kramer told an audience of about 200 attendees representing key partners and supporters of the center. “Now people tell us all the time, it just makes so much sense to bring everyone together in a shared space. We want to expand to make this concept available to the greater Orlando area.” For more information, call 321751-6771 or go to oneseniorplace.com.” SL

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Boomers vs Seniors Is the Generation Gap important, or do other life events matter more? Is the historically significant year 1946 a magical generational dividing line between Seniors and Boomers? Let’s peek at two people’s answers to some questions!

Scott Hague of Melbourne is a reference librarian at the Suntree/Viera Library after serving as a circulation clerk in other libraries. The well-being of my friends is generally what keeps me awake. Those things that upset or bother them in their lives, those things are important to me. More details would take hours to explain.

What worries keep you up at night?

I try not to worry. When you worry about something you cannot do anything about, it seems wasteful and wrong to do. I know some people who think it is sinful. So, I just go into prayer. That helps.

I have so many people that I help — their lives and situations, I have no time for what many consider usual volunteer activities. I don’t really call what I do volunteer activities. Right now, my life is full of activities.

Tell us about your present and past volunteer activities.

Nowadays, I limit volunteering at the library to one day a week. All my married life and after, I volunteered, usually near airbases, at libraries and family service centers — helping incoming servicemen and their wives.

No. If I really like a movie – and there aren’t that many – I buy it and watch it over and over again.

Do you typically rent movies to watch?

No. I prefer to read a good book. I watch some TV, but I always have a good book nearby.

Uncle Hubey’s Barnyard in Orlando was my favorite. I sent in a drawing of Popeye that won a prize. It was a children’s show with games and cartoons, a variety program.

What programs did you watch on TV after school when you were a kid?

No TV. On Friday’s we all went to a neighbor’s house to listen to a favorite show on his radio. I cannot remember the show. In winter the father brought out a basket of apples for us to eat.

I try to unwind by watching something mindless — usually on DVD. Monty Python's Flying Circus or something like that.

How do you end your day?

I say my devotions. I give thanks and count my blessings. Then I read. Often I read until around eleven at night.

How do you start your day?

Breakfast first and then I say my devotions. Then I follow my scheduled chores — whatever must be done at home. Next, I schedule my afternoon medical appointments.

What other historical time period would you have liked to live in?

I don’t think any of them could be any better than what we have today. I am glad that I lived through so many things no one thought was possible — like a man on the moon and everything they are doing with stem cell research and medical advances today. Marvelous things.

I’m starving when I wake up. I have breakfast before I do anything else. Typically it’s bread and peanut butter and a glass of orange juice. Then I’m ready to go. We can imagine what the past was like by reading. I’m curious about the future. We think we know what the future will probably be like, but I’d like to see how different it will really be. When I lived in Orlando as a clerk in that library system, some librarians gave me the seed for the career I came to love. They guided me and told me what I needed to do to become a librarian. They shaped my life.

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Mae Wise of Viera is the mother of three. She has volunteered in several libraries and schools for years.

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What was one of the nicest thing someone ever did for you?

Count the numbers! Recently at the commissary I reached high on a shelf for a can and a whole six pack fell and hit me between the eyes and hurt me. Three or four people were there immediately — helping me.

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Typically, high school reunions are once every ten to 20 years, but that didn’t stop a group of Satellite High School alumni of the1960s to from creating a monthly reunion meet up group. “I first got the idea because I found out that some of the classes from Merritt Island High School do this type of thing,” said Charmaine Fagnant Burdette of Satellite Beach. “I thought it was a great way to stay connected with classmates. There are so many Satellite High School alumni in the area but we never see each other or communicate with each other. We have lost touch.” In September of last year, Burdette and three other classmates met at a local restaurant and brought up the idea of a monthly gathering, and by the following month, it took off. “The others thought it sounded like a great idea,” Burdette said. “Satellite High opened in 1962, the first graduating class was in 1963. When we have reunions, we generally do the The First Years, 1962-1966. Since the gatherings are not as large as reunions, we felt we should include all of the classes of the 60s: The Super Sixties. Everyone has been very receptive to this idea.” Alumni from across the country have even attended some of the meet ups. “We are just getting started,” said Burdette. “The most we have had at

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any one meet has been 15; however, each one has brought at least one new person that has not previously attended.” Dottie Hogg Dieffenderfer of Melbourne and class of 1965 thinks it’s very important for former graduates of all the classes to gather, even if it’s only a few minutes. “Oh we need to, we’re all dying off,” Dieffenderfer said, jokingly. “It’s nice to catch up and touch bases so that if any one of us goes down the line, we will have at least been able to say, ‘I saw them’ and it was nice to talk to them before they passed on.” Brian Van Alstine, who graduated in 1965, is chairman of the official high school reunion this coming October for The First Classes and thought the idea of meeting up once a month was exactly what is needed. “I’m hoping we get closer,” Van Alstine said. “I mean these are people we all have known since elementary and junior high and high school, its important.” The Comforts Super Sixties meet the last Name: of Home Care Sunday of each month at Grills Riverside restaurant in Melbourne. Phone: 321-255-0107 For more information, call Date: 04-15-2010 321-779-9579.

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men and women who climb aboard thin metal lawnmowers and risk their lives in the medians of highways like I-95, I-4 and SR-50 each and every day. What kind of grit, courage and resolve they must have to risk their lives for about the same pay as the window worker at a fast food restaurant. There’s no armor around them. No artillery if they see a semi sliding into the grass. I don’t even know if they have a seat belt. And consider this, when they’re not dodging you, they’re being chased by bees, wasps and wild hogs. Until the other day when I noticed one of these icons of bravery, my personal favorite was people who rip their leg hairs out with hot wax. I know I don’t have the courage to do it. So the next time you’re stuck in traffic and hear stones hitting the side of your car coming from the lawnmower going faster than you, keep your middle finger under control and have some respect for the most unnoticed American heroes.

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Manny Manatee, (left) and his nephew, Manny Me make the rounds greeting fans at Space Coast Stadium during the game between the Brevard County Manatees and the Tampa Yankees on Tuesday evening, April 19, 2011. Manny Me will only be able to assist his Uncle on a part time basis, mostly on weekends during the Manatee’s regular season, which runs till Labor Day in September.

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mission to redefine the entire gifting experience. “This is such a feel-good product,” In early 2008, Melinda Tomasello was Tomasello said. “We want to put smiles inspired to create an unusual product for on faces, one pail at a time.” gifting and decorating that goes beyond Grimes said that with today’s hot trend ordinary bags and boxes while creating of personalization, she and Tomasello feel smiles and memories. While celebrating the time is right for this type of innovative a friend’s birthday, Tomasello heard her gift container. Complete with decorations, friend refer to all the gifts she had scarves, hats and jewelry may be added received in bags. for flair. “A crafter will enjoy this product as much as someone without any artistic talents—it’s that easy,” Grimes said. “They are also wonderful as centerpieces and storage containers.” With Tomasello’s interior design background and Grimes marketing experience, Persona Designs, Inc., has all the signs of growing into a nationally-known product. The pails are on sale in boutiques in four states and will be displayed in New York City in May. “What truly keeps us going on this amazing journey is the Senior life Linda S. Humphrey feedback we receive from our Personalized gift pails have been known to cause customers, especially when the joyous reactions in persons with Alzheimers. gift brings a smile to those who are ill or going through a difficult time,” Tomasello said. “My friend said, ‘If I see another gift “My Granny Carol has Alzheimer’s bag, I’ll just spit!’ which led me to think about what I could give her that would be disease. I made a pail for my dad with more creative and also fun. I remembered both sides decorated. When I showed it to Granny Carol, she started laughing that she had been cleaning out her lily and she hadn’t done that in a long time.” pads at home, so I bought a pail and Tomasello and Grimes have a special personalized it for her using lily pads,” admiration for the Hope Foundation in Tomasello said. “I looked at it and realOviedo and would like to make ized that I could make it into a person. I gave it hair, actually created a prototype.” donations to this and other charities as Tomasello’s daughter, Jacklyn, their own company succeeds. thought the idea was hilarious and loved “We want to give back to our her mom’s new creation. She encouraged community,” Tomasello added. her to share the idea with her business Persona kits are assembled and partner, Pamela Grimes, and make the shipped by Friendship Industries in products to sell. Harrisonburg, Va., a facility that employs “Pam loved the idea and said that we disabled adults. needed to do it!” For information on Personna Pails, Today, Tomasello and Grimes, visit personagiftpail.com or call co-founders of Persona Designs, are on a 1-800-591-7715. SL

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The Brevard Antiques and Collectors Club 10 a.m. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Dr. Suntree. 321-254-5831

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Military Officers Assoc. Luncheon Noon The Tides, 1001 N. A1A Patrick AFB 321-453-2047

Moonlight Quilters Guild 6:15 p.m. Meet and greet & refreshments 6:30 p.m. Meeting/program North Brevard Library 2121 S. Hopkins Ave. Titusville 321-298-6720

Cape Canaveral Chapter, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) 8 to 9 a.m., Golf Club House, 861 Marina Rd., Patrick AFB 321-784-8934

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Family Fest 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Family-friendly event includes a travelling skate park, trackless train and food concessions. South Beach Community Center 500 Old Florida Trail Italian Festa of Brevard Melbourne Beach County 321-952-3210 4 – 10 p.m. Wickham Park Pavillion 2500 Parkway Drive Melbourne 321- 984-1899

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Military Officers Assoc. Meeting 8 to 9 a.m., Golf Club House, 861 Marina Rd. Patrick AFB 321-784-8934 Oyster Mat Making 12 – 2 p.m. Come help The Nature Conservancy restore the oyster beds in the Indian River Lagoon by making oyster mats. The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary,Titusville 321-264-5185

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Zumba Classes 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays Fridays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per class. Sandrift Community Center 585 North Singleton Ave. Titusville 321-663-0775

Classic Reflections Car Club 50’s Dance 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Melbourne Auditorium 625 Hibiscus Blvd. Melbourne 321-795-7363

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American military aviation history took to the blue skies over Titusville in mid-March for the Valiant Air Command Warbird Air show held at Space Center Regional Airport. “This year, we dedicated the show to the 100th anniversary of Naval aviation and to the Flying Tigers. It was jam packed and was a great show,” said VAC member Terry Yon. During the show, Navy aircraft on exhibit and flying included the Marine F-8 Crusader, Grumman Wildcat

and Avenger aircraft, the F-4 Phantom, Corsair, F-14 Tomcat, FA-18 Hornet among others. In all, more than 70 aircraft, both vintage and modern, were on hand for the show, according to Yon. Flying Tigers was the popular name of the 1st American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force from 1941 to 1942. The pilots were United States Army, U.S. Navy and Marine Corps personnel, recruited under presidential sanction and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault. The group trained in Burma before the American entry into World War II with the mission of defending China against Japanese forces. “It’s a pretty small group because these guys are getting close to 90 years old,” Yon said. Also proud of this year’s event was VAC member Ron Davis, of Merritt Island, who serves on the VAC board of directors. “There are other air shows that are huge, but for a show sponsored by a relatively small outfit, and considering the size of the community, I think it’s phenomenal. It’s not bragging to say people who run other shows come to us for lessons on how it’s done,” Davis said. Founded in 1977, the Valiant Air Command was formed to perpetuate the history and culture of military aviation and to serve as an educational tool for young and old alike. The not-for-profit VAC’s museum is on 10 acres of property at the Space Coast Regional Airport, where members display, maintain and restore all types of aircraft that were indigenous to the world's military Air Forces from WWI to the present. Membership has now grown to over 1,400 and includes many members from foreign countries. For more information, call 321-268-1941 or visit vacwarbirds.org.

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My daughter once told me that we are “human beings,” not “human doings” and that my worth is not based on my constantly doing something. On April 10, I had the opportunity to enjoy being when I visited the Open Mind Zen Center in Melbourne where later,” he said. members have mastered the art of “just Rapaport began his meditation practice being.” Every Sunday they sit, Senior life Photo by Linda Geiger through yoga in 1970, and met his first meditate, disregard outside Sixteen members of the Open Mind Zen Center in Melbourne, Fla. enjoy Zen teacher, Kozan Kimura Roshi in influences and, for 30 minutes, meditation and fellowship on Sunday, April 10, 2011. 1975. He has since practiced with many envelope themselves in quiet and conseasoned teachers and also founded the templation. Buddhism in America Conferences, which The essential element of Zen have taken place in Boston, New York City, San Buddhism is found in its name, for Zen means medi- director, founder and sensei, Al Rapaport conducted a Dharma Talk session. Diego and Estes Park, Colo. tation. Zen teaches that enlightenment is achieved On this particular Sunday, quoting author John Visitors are welcome at the 10 a.m. Sunday through the profound realization that one is already Welwood, Rapaport told the 16 attendees that when meeting at 878 Sarno Road in Melbourne. For an enlightened being. It is a science of body, mind people live their lives doing things that don’t feel information, visit openmindzen.com or call and spirit that explores spirituality for a complete right, the result is generally disease. 321-427-3511. SL experience of freedom and awakening. “If we don’t deal with problems, they manifest Following the meditation period, the center’s

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Community theater has long had a historic home in Titusville. Formerly known as the Magnolia Theatre, and later the Florida Theatre, the Titusville Playhouseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current building was built in 1905 and became Emma Parrish Theatre in 1984. Since then, the company ͝;ͺČ&#x152; has put on a full slate of productions on the 250-seat main Â&#x2014;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â?Â&#x2021;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2022; stage and more experimental Â&#x2026;Â&#x160;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2030;ÇŚ black box-like productions in Â&#x192;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2022;Â&#x2039;Â&#x2018;Â?ÇĄ the 60-seat Emmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a community theatre that serves the actors and workÂ&#x160;Â&#x2021; ers. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an old building but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Â&#x2022;Â&#x2013;Â&#x2018; been upgraded three times since Â&#x2020; we opened,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; said board of Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2021;Â&#x201D; directors member Mary Ann Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2018;Â&#x201D;Â&#x192; Jameson, currently directing the Â&#x2021;Â&#x2DC;Â&#x2039;Â?ÇĄ farce Run For You Wife. Â&#x17D;Â?Â&#x2039;Â?ÇĄ â&#x20AC;&#x153;We sell out all the musicals, Â&#x2022;Â&#x192;Â?Â&#x2020; like last season, we did really well on The Wizard of Oz and ͜͝Č&#x152; Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. Â&#x2030;Â&#x2014;Â&#x203A; Back in the day we used to make sure we did one mystery, one farce, one comedy and so on. We made sure we did them all. Now, we do a little more musicals, but I think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a need to put on regular theatre productions,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; she said. All cast and production personnel are volunteers with the only paid staff being Business

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Bill Stoughton, left in orange vest, talks to a passerby at a CERT event at Merritt Island Mall. Alicia Hain is seated and Terrie McDonald is standing on the right facing away. Manager Mary Purdy and Office Manager Barbara Payan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They all just love community theater. Why else would you do it? We never have trouble filling the ranks for a production,â&#x20AC;? Jameson said. Titusville Playhouse also features childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs year round, with all children having a part in the final production, including theater arts classes for Senior Players entering grades 4-6, junior players entering grades 1-3 and rising stars theatre for students entering grades 7-12.

Tax deductible memberships, ranging from bronze ($25) to diamond ($500), result in members being allowed to vote at quarterly and annual meetings and for the winners of the annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Emmaâ&#x20AC;? awards held in June. The Titusville Playhouse in the historic Emma Parrish Theatre is located at 301 Julia St. The office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, with the box office open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call 321-268-3711. SL

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PJ Nicolini, forward, and his great-grandson Michael Gentile celebrate their shared birthday by taking a ride in a fullyrestored 1940 Waco UPF-7 Biplane, piloted by Mark Grainger, far right, on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Nicolini celebrated his 100th birthday, while Gentile celebrated his 26th.

Dear Gramma Dear Gramma: Our daughter passed away months after our family reunion in May, last year. We’re dreading the reunion this year, as it’s the first time she won’t be there. How can we help ourselves and her children get through this? —Sad Parents

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Biplane pilot Mark Grainger has never flown anybody older than Philip “PJ” Nicolini of Merritt Island, who took a flight March 1 from Merritt Island Airport for his 100th birthday, along with his great-grandson, Michael Gentile, who turned 26 the same day. Grainger, a 20-year Delta pilot, regularly flies 767s from New York to Europe. He purchased his open-cockpit 1940 Waco UPR-7 last year and has now flown more than 700 passengers. “I get a lot of older people who want to do the bucket list sort of thing, or just get a sense of nostalgia. I was getting ready to fly an 87-year-old and I heard somebody mention PJ and my ears perked up. He did better than a lot of people,” Grainger said. Nicolini, of Long Island, has his own aviation story to tell, involving the

legendary pilot Charles Lindbergh. On May 20-21, 1927, Lindbergh became a national hero when he flew 3,600 miles, non-stop from New York to Paris in the Spirit of St. Louis. “I was only a kid and my Model T Ford had overheated in Queens. We were waiting for it to cool down and holding onto a fence when a pilot asked if we wanted a ride for $1.50 each. It was the smoothest ride I’ve ever had. It took off like a bird. He was a good pilot—one of the best— to me anyway. That was my first flight ever,” Nicolini said. Fast forward to modern times and the biplane ride Nicolini shared the front seat with his great-grandson Michael Gentile. “It was beautiful. I was a little nervous when he made a turn because I was afraid I was going to fall out,” Nicolini said.

In all, Nicolini has 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Grainger, who gave the pair a free ride, listened to his Lindbergh story with interest. The overseas flight is credited with promoting the development of U.S. commercial aviation. “He makes me sick,” Grainger joked. “He doesn’t even wear glasses and I’m in my 40s and I have to put on glasses to read a menu.” The biplane was used as part of the Civilian Pilot Training Program for World War II. Only about 80 of the 300 produced are still flying, according to Grainger “It can accommodate two passengers in front, rather than one, so it’s ideal for the ride business,” he said. For more information, visit floridabiplanes.com. SL

Dear Sad: I’m sorry for the loss of your beloved daughter. Grieving a child’s death is unknowable except for those who experience it. Make new memories by doing things differently this year. This can help override those memories that included your daughter. Allow a short time to grieve each day, then encourage each other to do activities which require total attention. Add something new to the festivities. Consider holding the reunion at a different location than before. Be prepared, because people may ask about your daughter and how you’re doing. While one never forgets a precious child, we can help ourselves and help others, too. —Gramma Holly Fox Vellekoop, MSN, is the author of “How to Help When Parents Grieve” and “STONE HAVEN: Murder Along the River.” 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 hollyfoxvellekoop@yahoo.com. SL

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New store offers deals on organic produce, meats By george white

Organic foods, rather than processed, are a good way to eat healthy for a variety of reasons. The problem has always been where to find them. Now thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Organic Produce in Satellite Beach, located at 240 S. SR A1A, which opened to the public April 1. The business is a product of necessity for owners Brandy and Jim Arrajj of Melbourne Beach, who also own Lilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beachside Restaurant, located next door, offering organic and vegan meals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have children with special diets, so I started a co-op about a year ago because there was really nothing available on beachside. All the food we sell is certified organic,â&#x20AC;? Brandy Arrajj said. The store sells a variety of vegetables, meat, fish, dairy and poultry, all of which have no additives and are gluten free, according to Arrajj. The items are sold in boxes costing $15, $30 and $45. The $30 box contains 10 to 15 vari-

eties of the most commonly eaten fruits and vegetables. Now, Arrajj said her customers have the option to make their own custom boxes. Orders are taken on Mondays and can be picked up the following day. Pick-up locations include Viera, Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Merritt Island, Mims, Palm Bay, Malabar, Port St. John and Satellite Beach. A recent $30 box included pineapple, strawberries, bananas, oranges, Pink Lady apples, Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Anjou pears, lettuce, red potatoes, yellow onions, green beans, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli and baby spinach. Arrajj said she expects the Satellite Beach store to be open the same hours as the restaurant, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Loyal customer Seema Jones of Merritt Island has bought several boxes from Lilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and comes by every week for more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just really a believer in organic and healthy food. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve

bought a little bit of everything from here. Before this, I was having to drive all the way to Orlando to get this kind of food. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My kids lunches are packed from here. It makes me feel good as a mom. I feel fortunate to have this place to come to,â&#x20AC;? she said. Lilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Organic Produce offers a discount to senior citizens who volunteer at the store, depending on how much work they do, Arrajj said. The couple plans to open a location in Melbourne at U.S. 1 and Babcock Street. For more information, call 321-795-3458 or visit lilysorganicproduce.com. SL

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Brandy Arrajj displays a box of organic produce outside her market in Satellite Beach, Fla.

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Traditionally, hip replacement surgery comes with a long, painful recovery. However, a doctor at Holmes Regional Medical Center hopes to change that â&#x20AC;&#x201D; bringing the latest advancement of hip surgery to Brevard County. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was just lucky to learn the technique four years ago and no one else is doing it in Brevard County,â&#x20AC;? said orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Perry. The anterior approach allows surgeons to reach the hip joint from the front, unlike the posterior approach that cuts through back muscles, allowing the hip to be replaced without detachment of muscle from the pelvis or femur. Hoping to keep patients local during a time when family and support is keen to recovery is a goal for the surgical team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Patients right now are leaving the community to get it

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220 N. Grove Street, Merritt Island lacasaassistedliving.com 321-426-5505

Trinity House 775 Montego Bay Drive South Merritt Island trinityhouseassistedliving.com 321-745-2126

Horizon House 119 W. Suwannee Lane, Cocoa Beach charisalg.com 321-704-4458

Courtenay Springs Village 1200 S. Courtenay Pkwy., Merritt Island 321-452-1233

Indian River Colony Club 1936 Freedom Drive, Viera 1-877-503-7353 indianrivercolonyclub.com

Charles’ Place 3131 Gatlin Dr., Viera lorigandlorig.com 321-987-7044

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7300 Watersong Lane, Viera 321-253-7440 www.water-song.com/

2309 S. Babcock St., Melbourne 321-952-5464

Century Oaks 4001 Stack Blvd., Melbourne 321-722-4440 www.century-oaks.org

Glenbrooke at Palm Bay 815 Briar Creek Blvd NE, Palm Bay 321-956-3330 www.seniorlifestyle.com

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part of lifesaving mission to Haiti Orthopedic surgeon part of lifesaving mission toabout Haiti Confused drug coverage

health & wellness BY DAVE BERMAN

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Local orthopedic surgeon Michelle Events sometimes change. Please call the phone numbers Henderson was planning to spend five provided to verify scheduled times and locations. days helping treat survivors of the massive earthquake in Haiti. Things were so Wednesday, May 4 • 11 a.m. bad there and the need for medical perMemory Loss & Healthy Aging sonnel soBY great, she stayed for two DAVE BERMAN Dearand Lynne: A seminar with Executive Director Farah Need furweeks upon her return to Brevard Sivolella, MSG, East Central Florida Memory ther help with County was making arrangements Local orthopedic surgeon Michellefor a Ask Lynne Disorder Clinic. Free and open to all adults but A few years ago, I had a successful kidney transthis issue or second trip. Henderson was planning to spend five please call Freedom 7 to reserve a seat. “The whole thing is really overplant. I must continually take immunosuppressive any other days helping treat survivors of the masLynne Meagher Freedom 7 Community Center is at 5000 whelming. It really is,” said Henderson, drugs that are very expensive so that my body does Medicare sive earthquake in Haiti. Things were so Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach. SHINE who arrived in Haiti five days after the not reject this kidney. Medicare is not paying for question? bad there and the need for medical perFor information, call 321-783-9505. quake. “It was horrific. There were them.soI great, have ashe friend who SHINE can sonnel stayed for had two a similar transplant bodies lying everywhere.” and Medicare pays for her drugs. Why do they pay help. SHINE weeks and upon her return to Brevard Thursday, May 5 • 2 - 4 p.m. and the of her for team County was making a of for Henderson her drugs andarrangements notrest mine? (Serving Therapy Gym and Bistro Open House doctors and nurses went to work at the second trip. —Confused Health InsurWest Melbourne Health and Rehabilitation CDTI Hospital in Port-au-Prince, a “The whole thing is really overance Needs of Elders) is an award-winning, statewide 2125 W. New Haven Ave., West Melbourne. building that had been deemed safe to whelming. It really is,” said Henderson, Dear Confused: volunteer-based program that provides free, unbiased For information, call 321-298-7559. re-enter on the day she arrived. In the who You arrived in currently Haiti fivebe days after the must enrolled in Medicare Part B counseling and information for people on Medicare, days just after the earthquake, hospital SENIOR LIFE Dave Berman SENIOR LIFE Photo quake. “It was horrific. There were (doctor/outpatient insurance) in order for Medicare to their families and caregivers. SHINE is a program of Wednesday, May 25 • 8 a.m. noon personnel worked in tents outside the Localthese orthopedic Henderson post-earthquake medical work she did in Haiti during a news bodies lying everywhere.” pay for immunosuppressive drugs. Additionally, thesurgeon FloridaMichelle Department of Elderdiscusses Affairs, the administered National building. Henderson and the rest of her team of conference at Cape Canaveral Hospital’s Medical Office Building Fla. Senior Health & Fitness Day particular drugs are only covered if Medicare paid for in partnership with the state’s 11 Area Agencies onin Cocoa Beach, Continental breakfast, screenings, group fitness, She said her typical day of performing doctors and nurses went to work the have been entithe transplant. This means you at must Aging. In Brevard County, the Area Agency on Aging bingo, lectures, and giveaways. earthquake because of their own injuries helpful in gathering many needed supHenderson, who is affiliated with surgery and other patient treatment began CDTI Hospital in Port-au-Prince, a tled to Medicare Part A9(hospital insurance) Health at the time is the Senior Resource Alliance located in both Cocoa $10 enrollment for new members or other family issues. plies, including food and blankets for the First Physicians at Cape Canaveral at 7 a.m., and ran until or 10 p.m. building that had been deemed safe to of the transplant. and Orlando. Parrish Health and Fitness Center Prior to the quake, Henderson had hospital’s patients. Hospital in Cocoa Beach, said one of the One difficult part of the job was that re-enter on the day she arrived. In the If you were enrolled in Medicare Part A at the time Volunteer counselors of the SHINE program like 2210 Cheney Hwy., Titusville. For information, done medical mission work in northern “The biggest frustration is that we most rewarding experiences was treating a many of the early cases Henderson saw days just after the earthquake, hospital SENIOR LIFE Dave Berman SENIOR LIFE Photo call 321-268-6200. of the transplant and are now enrolled in Medicare Lynne, are trained to assist you with questions like Haiti, but she said that was nothing like didn’t have equipment,” Henderson said. baby who survived after being in debris involved the need to amputate one or personnel worked in tents outside the Local orthopedic this. surgeon Michellea Henderson discussesand theget post-earthquake medical work she did in Haiti during a news Part B, you are responsible for 20 percent of the To contact SHINE counselor an immewhat she experienced in her post-earth“We just did what we could,” including two weeks after the quake. more limbs from the patients or the building. conference at Cape Canaveral Hospital’s Office Building in Cocoa Beach,Mondays Fla. • 1 - 4work. p.m. quake using outdated surgical techniques and “It’sThe amazing thatanswer he’s still alive,” patient wouldcharge dieof asfor a result Medicare approved these of prescriptions. diate about yourMedical Medicare or other health inShe saidlikely her typical day performing Free Diabetes Foot Checks “Nobody has seen anything like this reusing patient gowns. Henderson said. infection. Part B deductible also applies, which for 2011 is $162. surance coverage, or for information about earthquake because of their own injuries helpful in gathering many needed supHenderson, who is affiliated with surgery and other patient treatment began By appointment before,” she said. “People need to know “You either reuse a gown or not do Getting adequate supplies was a big “We had to tell them it was a matter However, it sounds like you had your transplant bevolunteering with SHINE, call the toll-free Elder Health First Physicians at Cape Canaveral plies, including food and blankets for the or other family issues. at 7 a.m., and ran until 9 or 10 p.m. Wound Management & Hyperbaric Center that there is a tremendous need” for help surgery,” she said. issue. That included a range of things, of life and death,” Henderson said. fore enrolling in Medicare. In this case, your Medicare Helpline at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) in Prior to the quake, Henderson had hospital’s patients. One difficult part of the job was that Hospital in Cocoa Beach, said one of the 5191 Babcock Street, Palm Bay. For information, in Haiti, and that the need will remain Another difficulty was that much of including orthopedic implants, sterile Even so, some patients decided drugof plan might cover these drugs, butrewarding experiences Cocoa. If was you treating have a question youbiggest wouldfrustration like the is that we done medical mission work in northern “The most a many the(Part earlyD) cases Henderson saw 321-434-4335. for abut long theplease hospital’s own staffHenderson was not availdrapes gowns, and painkilling against the treatment of the fear shetime. said SL that was nothing like didn’t have email equipment,” said. 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55+events May 2011 Freedom 7 Senior Community Center

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freedom7seniors.org Monday Beginner Bridge Lessons 10 a.m. Members $1 donation/ non members $2

with vintage greats like Dick Catri, Butch Childers, Mimi Monroe, and others. Music in part provided by Rick LaClaire and Sea Park, Dave Miller, MD 420, Danny Morris, Jerry Powell, Bill & Chuck VanRiper. Friday, May 27 • 1 p.m. Restless Leg Syndrome Restless Leg Syndrome it’s causes and cures with Sylvie Morin Part of the Health for Life Series.

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One Senior Club Activities, Games, speakers Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tai Chi Fridays • 10 - 11 a.m.

Wednesday, May 25 • 11 a.m. Hurricane Disaster Preparedness Ruth Bentley, volunteer for the American Red Cross Chapter Mid Florida Region will speak on being prepared. RSVP for a seat.

Cocoa Beach Library

321-868-1104 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach Fridays • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Master Gardening Clinic Captain’s Room. Contact Marion Anderson for details 321-784-1874. Wednesday, May 11 • 1 p.m. Sea Turtles: Vanishing Ancient Mariners with Cindy Dolloway of the Sea Turtle Preservation Society, Three of the world’s eight sea turtle species nest on Brevard County beaches. Our beach hosts the largest concentration of nesting Loggerhead and Green sea turtles in the U.S., and the second largest nesting area of Loggerheads in the world. Through a power point presentation, you can learn the history of turtles on Brevard beaches; find out what you can do to help protect sea turtles and learn more about sea turtle walks. Wednesday, May 18 • 6 p.m. The Medium Within and Mini Readings Professional Medium, author, lecturer, John Rogers will discuss mediumship and give individual mini readings as time allows. Saturday, May 21 • 7 p.m. Surfing at Summer’s End — A Documentary This film, by and about a generation of surfers, features vintage surf images from the 60’s and 70’s and includes interviews

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Bridge Club Wednesdays • 9:30 a.m. - noon Duplicate Bridge Wednesdays • 1 - 4 p.m. Seniors on Strength Thursdays • 8:30 a.m. Call 321-984-1494 Thursdays • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. What’s Your House Really Worth? Are you looking to buy or sell but don't know where to turn? A consultation with a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® addresses your concerns and provides solutions. For more information or an appointment call Sara Forst Griffin at 321-794-9001 or Cathy Nichols at your seniors real estate specialist from Tropical Realty. 321-514-0882. Friday, May 20 • 12 - 4 p.m. Woman’s Day Extravaganza Don’t miss this inspiring day specially designed to help women celebrate who they are, enjoy the fellowship of other women and continue life’s learning experience. Hear from our speakers their words of inspiration, hope and humor. Door prizes, refreshments, and vendors — this is an event not to be missed! For more information, call 321-751-6771. Friday, May 6 • 9:30 a.m.-4p.m. AARP Chapter 219 Meeting AARP local chapter serving Viera/ Suntree/ Rockledge area, join this monthly meeting. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 321-253-4430.

907 East Strawbridge Avenue • Suite 103 Melbourne, FL 32901-4738 Thursday, May 5 • 1 – 2 pm. Mother’s Day Tea Courtenay Springs is sponsoring a special Mother’s Day Tea at the Sunflower House. Bring a special tea cup with a story to tell, enjoy refreshments and make new friends. Please RSVP to the Sunflower House at 452-4341. Seating is limited.

Eau Gallie Library

Monday Chair Exercise Class • 11 a.m. - noon S.H.I.N.E. • 1 - 4 p.m.

321-635-7845 308 Forrest Ave., Merritt Island

Tuesday (first) • 2:30 - 4 p.m. Health First Hospice Bereavement Support Group Monthly Tuesday, May 17 • 10 a.m. VNA Space Coast Blood Pressure Screenings Wednesdays • 1 - 2:30 p.m. Health First Caregiver Support Group 1st & 3rd Wednesday Thursdays Crochet/Knitting Group          10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fridays • 11 a.m. - noon Chair Exercise Class

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Fridays • 1 p.m. Afternoon at the Movies

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Saturday • Noon - 3:30 p.m. Computer Club       

1521 Pineapple Ave. Melbourne 321-255-4304 Fridays • 2 - 4 p.m. The Master Gardeners Garden Clinic

Central Brevard Library Sunday, May 8 • 2 p.m. Celebration Ringers Enjoy the ringing tones of Brevard’s premier handbell group, the Celebration Ringers, performing at a free Sunday afternoon performance. Thursday, May 19 • 2 p.m. Popcorn and A Movie Academy Award winning movie, “The King’s Speech,” which chronicles the struggles King George VI to overcome a speech problem and his ascension to the British throne. Free. Tuesday, May 24 , 1:30 p.m. Introduction to the Internet Hands-on class familiarizes computer users with key aspects of using the internet, including ISPs, search engines and browsers, internet security software, online shopping and more. $8. Sign-up required. For more information, call 321-633-1792.

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Monday __________________ 9 a.m. Men’s Billiards 9 a.m. Bocce (weather permitting) 9 a.m. Golden Tones 10 a.m. Line Dancing Noon Women’s Billiards Noon-12:30 Bridge Party 12:45 p.m. Ping Pong 1 p.m. Computer Class

Monday __________________ 9 a.m. Quilters 9 a.m. Busy Fingers Crafts 10 a.m Seniors at Lunch 10:30 a.m. Intermediate Tap 12:30 p.m. Line Dancing ACBL Dup. Bridge 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. Party Bridge 2:15 p.m. Spanish Class Tuesday __________________ 9 a.m. Art Class 9:10 a.m. Rockerettes class 10 a.m. Choral Group 10 a.m. - 1p.m. Seniors at Lunch 12:30 p.m. Line Dancing 2 p.m. Gentle Yoga

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Tuesday __________________ 8 a.m. Open Billiards 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 9 a.m. Pretenders 9:30 a.m. Joint Therapy 9:15 a.m. Line Dancing 11:30 a.m. Men’s Billiards Noon Canasta 12:45 p.m. Ping Pong Wednesday 8 a.m. 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

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Thursday ________________ 8 a.m. Open Billiards 9:30 a.m. Art Class 11:30 a.m. Men’s Billiards 12:30 p.m. Pinochle & Euchre 12:30 p.m. Mahjongg 12:45 p.m. Ping Pong 5 p.m. Cards 6 p.m. Dominoes Friday __________________ 8 am Woodshop 9 a.m. Arts & Crafts 9 a.m. Bocce (weather permitting)

Wednesday ______________ 9:30 a.m. Writing Class 10 a.m Seniors at Lunch 12:30 p.m. ACBL Open Bridge Thursday ________________ 9:10 a.m. Rockerettes Exercise 10 a.m Seniors at Lunch 10:30 a.m. Interm. Tap Canasta & Pinochle 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. ACBL Dup. Bridge 12:30 p.m. SHINE office Friday __________________ 9 a.m. Art & Painting 10 a.m Seniors at Lunch 10:30 a.m. Zumba 12:15 p.m. Adv. Line Dancing 12:30 p.m. Party Bridge 2 p.m. Ballroom Dance No classes during June, July and August

Thursdays • 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tai Chi with Dianne Douglass $5. 321-773-2139

Monday __________________ 12:30-4 p.m. Duplicate Bridge 7:30 p.m. Ballroom Lessons Tuesday 8:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 7:45 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 2 p.m.

Yoga Tap Dancing Shuffleboard Aerobics Duplicate Bridge Chair Exercise Games Galore

Thursday 9 a.m. 1 - 3p.m. 1 - 4 p.m. 7 p.m.

Painting Mahjongg Rubber Bridge Duplicate Bridge

Friday 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 12:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m.

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Tuesday, May 10 • 1 p.m. Great Decisions 2011: Horn of Africa. Presented by the League of Women Voters of the Space Coast. Call Mary Nicolay at 723-6169 for information. Tuesday, May 24 • 1 p.m. Great Decisions 2011: Sanctions and Nonproliferation Presented by the League of Women Voters of the Space Coast. Call Mary Nicolay at 321-723-6169 for information.

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1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 321-773-6458 www.satellitebeach.org

Friday, April 15 • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. AARP Senior Driving Safety Program Ages: Adults 50 years & up The course certificate is valid for 3 years & may entitle you to an auto insurance discount. $12/AARP member & $14 nonmember. To sign up, call 321-773-4400 ext.145

Franklin DeGroodt Public Library 6475 Minton Road SW, Palm Bay 321-952-6318 Tuesday, May 24 • 6:45 p.m. Book Discussion The Help by Kathryn Stockett. $5/class Saturday, May 28 • 10 a.m. Stamping Class Register with reference. $2 fee/class.

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Captain Eric Ciocher fishing forecast for May 2011 Fresh Water The large mouth bass bite starts to increase in the St. Johns River. Use purple or pumpkin seed colored plastic worms to catch them. Look for blue and channel catfish in the deeper areas on the St. Johns River using dead shrimp as bait for the cats.

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Inshore The Banana and Indian River lagoons will continue to be active for redfish and sea trout. Look for the snook bite to be hot in May. The best place to target the redfish and sea trout are in the flats or near the spoil islands using live mullet or shrimp. The snook like moving water and hanging around docks or bridges at night. Snook prefer live mullet, greenys and light colored buck-tail jigs.

About the Captain – Capt. Eric owns and operates Space Coast Fishing, a fishing charter service in Brevard County. Contact Capt. Eric at 321-253-6463 or visit spacecoastfishing.com. Capt. Eric is also the host of the television show Ultimate Catch, which airs March 28 through June 30

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Surf In May, anglers should see good catches of whiting, pompano, redfish and black drum along Brevard County beaches. The top baits to use in the surf are sand fleas, shrimp and cut clams. Florida Regulations - For Florida state fishing license information, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website myfwc.com or call 850-488-3641.

Offshore In the Atlantic ocean along the Brevard coast, look for mahi mahi to be running out in the Gulf Stream in about 70 to 90 feet of water. Best bait for mahi is a trolled ballyhoo. On the beach side, watch the bait pods for tarpon and kingfish. Slow troll live bait for these fish in about 15 to 35 feet of water.

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for sale Wheelchair-accessible mini-van 1999 Chrysler Town and Country LX 90K. Runs great, clean, new headliner, headlights & carpet, good condition remote control ramp, AM/FM/CD radio, only $15,000 OBO great buy. Eddie 321-557-2088.

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PeRsonAl shoPPeRs Two long-time Melbourne residents (sisters) will do your grocery shopping and errands. Our areas of service include Melbourne, Suntree and Viera. For further information, call 321-751-9624 or 321-757-0619.

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ONLY $35 TO UNLOCK. Rekey Locks, Deadbolts installed. ROADSIDE SERVICE: Jumpstart, Change Flats. Out of Gas? Just call! A Abbott Locksmith. 321-480-3844. Debit/Credit Cards accepted. Insured. Senior Discount. Need TLC for your loved one? We have plenty to give! Licensed facility accommodates four adults so your loved one will have the care and attention only a small facility can offer. We are experienced in the care of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Please, call 321-956-3190 or 321-537-4003.

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Nails by Anne (Palm Bay). I come to you. Relax and enjoy yourself in your own home. Special for the month of May – Acrylic Nails, $25. Fills, $15. Choose from a variety of colors of shellac polish. I will beat any salon prices. Must show proof of any advertisement. Call for appointment. 321-720-5211.

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Murrell and Barnes. Opening in May. Full time or part time. Call Paul. 321-255-2130.

Elegant Tours on your Budget Foreign Language Specialist $25 per Fluent in French, German, Spanish, English hour

I can help you with: Language conversation and writing, for travel, school, business, or just fun! Advice on travel to Europe Business Consultancy Possible Peter Brandon

Dan or Robin Professional Escorted Tours Trip to Hard Rock Tampa $25! Day-Trips, Multi-Day Trips, Groups Welcomed

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Call a distant stranger.

Meet your friendly neighbor.

Are you new to Medicare? You’ve probably seen the Health First name — on hospitals and fitness centers, in doctors’ offices, and maybe on your insurance card at work. We’re your friendly neighbor.

Most people who are newly eligible for Medicare, already have Medicare and are new to our service area, or qualify for other special exceptions are eligible to enroll.

And if you’re newly eligible for Medicare, we have a special opportunity you may not know about—our Medicare Advantage health plans.

Call Health First Health Plans for more information and to reserve your seat at a seminar near you:

These plans include all of the Medicare Part A and B benefits, and also a lot of extras, like a SilverSneakers® fitness membership, worldwide urgent and emergency care, and more!

Palm Bay—Dottie’s

We’re the only Medicare Advantage plan headquartered on the Space Coast. And with 4.5 out of 5 stars from Medicare1 and a #20 national ranking from NCQA2, we’re the second highest rated plan in Florida!

1700 W. New Haven Ave. Wednesday, May 11 at 1 pm

Let’s get acquainted!

Titusville—Fest Haus

Like most things, this opportunity is only available for a short time! Join us for an informational meeting and we’ll explain how our plans work, when you can enroll, and answer all of your questions. Call us today to make your reservation!

5275 Babcock St. Friday, May 6 at 10 am

Melbourne Square Mall—Piccadilly

Viera—One Senior Place 8085 Spyglass Hill Road Tuesday, May 17 at 1 pm 2855 S. Hopkins Ave. Wednesday, May 18 at 10 am

Merritt Island—Clarion Hotel 260 E. Merritt Island Cswy. Thursday, May 26 at 1 pm

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Inspiring healthy moments.

7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. www.HealthFirstHealthPlans.org

A Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. A sales person will be present with information and applications and will discuss HMO and HMO-POS plans. For accommodations of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-800-716-7737 (TTY 1-800-955-8771) 7 days a week, 8 am to 8 pm. The benefit information provided herein is a brief summary, not a comprehensive description of benefits. Benefits may change on January 1, 2012. For more information, contact the plan. 12011 Medicare Five-Star Ratings, www. Medicare.gov. 2According to National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Health Insurance Plan Rankings—Medicare (2010–11). All rankings are displayed at www.ncqa.org. NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. H1099_EL2455_11011 File & Use 04252011

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