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Come Feb.1 the poodle skirt, a symbol of the 1950s Americana style and flare, will hit the Space Coast as the annual Boomer Senior Expo kicks off. Guests, stepping into The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville will feel as if they’ve traveled back to the days of “Grease,” “Happy Days” or simply their teenage years. The museum will transform into a 1950s bash where poodle skits will be as abundant as they were in the days when they first adorned the waists of school girls. To fully understand what was considered one of the most iconic fashion pieces of the decade is to first understand its history. The skirt was introduced in 1947 after Juli Lynne Charlot, a young actress and designer, created the stylish bottom at home. She cut a hole in the middle of a large circle of of felt — an excess of fabric that was not popular during World War II or the Great Depression — large enough for her waist, the skirt reaching just below the knee. She wore it to a holiday party in Los Angeles. As time moved forward, so did the skirt. It was first made in bright girly colors, like pink with crinoline, a stiff fabric underneath to support and shape the piece.

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October kicks off the holiday season, with Halloween the green light that signals the blur to the checkered flag of New Year’s Eve. Next month, let’s pause. We will honor our veterans on Friday, Nov. 8 with a live musical tribute, flag display, the Moving Wall and special guest Maj. Gen. John R.D. Cleland, U.S. Army Ret. at the King Center in Melbourne at 9 a.m. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. The tribute kicks off the Backstage Pass Boomer Bash & Senior Expo through 3:30 p.m., featuring a day of Broadway-themed fun and a private, up close look at one of the region’s most esteemed venues. Walk in the footsteps of our nation’s greatest stars with a backstage tour. And speaking of stars, if we could have booked Liza Minelli, she likely would not have drawn the number of fans who flock to hear Senior Life travel writer John Trieste —maybe. He will emerge from behind the wheel of his travel mobile to present his top picks for day-trip destinations with the biggest bang for the buck. Look inside for more fascinating details, and I look forward to seeing all of you there. Have a great month.

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Classic car, truck, bike show brings generations together By rosemary H. Lynn The second annual Trunks and Treats classic car-truck-bike show will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27 at The Place Assisted Living facility on Merritt Island. Classic vehicles as well as newer models will compete for awards




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based on attendees’ voting. The cost is $10 per vehicle to enter a vehicle in the show. Winners will be awarded plaques at 3 p.m. This will be no ordinary car show. The event will be a fun-filled day for the entire family. Activities include pony rides, tractor hay ride, corn throw, pumpkin painting and face painting. Also, there will be a 50/50 drawing during the afternoon, as well as door prizes. Food vendors will serve up a variety of tasty items for sale to the public. A D.J. will spin Halloween favorites and hits of yesterday and today. New this year is the Merritt Island High School robotics team. They also will serve as volunteers during the show. The 50/50 drawing will benefit

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Hibiscus Court leads way toward fine dining for seniors

By George White

Some of the area’s top chefs have found their way to the kitchens of assisted living facilities as a way to continue their careers creating meals for seniors. Such is the case for the past five years for chef Ed Kokocinski at Hibiscus Court in Melbourne. “I’ve worked in a little bit of every aspect of the business: gourmet food stores, restaurants, country clubs, hotels. I finally talked to some of my educators and they said ‘Why don‘t you give healthcare a shot? Better lifestyle, better benefits,’ ’’ he said. A Brevard resident since 1995, Kokocinski now creates meals for about 80 to 90, including Hibiscus Court residents and staff. “I offer them a heart-healthy choice of either steamed fish, steamed chicken, steamed vegetables and there’s no butter, no fats on that. We ject20_Layout 1 9/27/13 8:14 AM Page 1 also have a cottage cheese fruit plate for those who enjoy that,’’ he said. Surprisingly, the healthy choices

are the residents’ idea, he said. “More people are starting to find out that that’s the way to go. I season my food, but I don’t add additional sodium,’’ he said. Executive Director Heidi Kuchenbacker said she has seen the change to fine dining in assisted living facilities during her tenure at Hibiscus Court, which has been at the forefront of that change. “In that 10 years, I’ve seen a lot of changes in assisted living dining programs. Ten years ago, there were no chefs in the industry. They were cooks and dietary managers because they were used to cooking for a lot of people,’’ she said. Hibiscus Court “broke the mold on that many years ago. We said we need a fine dining experience and a chef. Now it‘s fairly standard in the industry,’’ she said. Hibiscus Court is located at 540 E. Hibiscus Blvd. For more information, call 321-345-9830 or go to SL

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Former German restaurant owner Thomas Gurley now works as a cook at Palm Cottages Assisted Living in Rockledge. Along with Chef Kokocinski, he will give our free tastes at the event.

Palm Cottages chef brings German flavor to Brevard County seniors By George White

The smell of home cooking permeates smaller, homelike dwellings for seniors at Palm Cottages Assisted Living Facility in Rockledge. “It’s unique by design. It’s a very homey environment here. We have eight cottages that have 12 to 14 residents each,” said Mary Ellen Chasteen, director of Culinary Services at Palm Cottages assisted living facility. A staff of 10 full-time cooks — many whom are former chefs. They each cook out of one cottage, serve them, and then go across the street and serve another cottage, she said. Julieta Colzani is assistant director of Culinary Services. “We have a lot of fabulous cooks with experience here. They’re amazing because they bring their touch to the table. We expect them to put their heart and soul into what they’re doing here and to make sure what they are giving the residents is number one.

It’s a very key aspect. They can’t overlook their stomachs. They look forward to that food,’’ she said. Serving comfort food rather than exotic dishes seems to work best, Chasteen said. “I try to find a menu that is going to be compliant for the diets that we need to provide to our residents, but we want some excitement in them so that we can please our residents and they don’t get bored,’’ she said. The last one was a circus theme with corn dogs and curly fries, she said. The facility is licensed for a fifth kitchen that is used to create pureed versions for special diets, she said. “We believe in giving them the same fresh food — we don’t bring it in frozen — we give them the same meal everybody else is eating except for we puree it and it goes out hot.” Palm Cottages is located at 3821 Sunnyside Ct., Rockledge. For more information, call 321-633-1819 or go to SL

SEBASTIAN INLET STATE PARK TO HOST NIGHT SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES Evening concerts will be held under the moon and stars at the pavilion on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet. The concert is free with regular park entry fees. Sebastian Inlet State Park 9700 South A1A Melbourne Beach, Florida The Crossroads Band Saturday, Oct. 19 7 to 9 p.m.


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Peter Poliey gets love from his dog, JJ, at the Sept. 10 Viera Lions Club meeting at which JJ was installed as an official member. Lions president Ruby Jackson. In helping Poliey, JJ is fulfilling the club’s motto, “We serve.” If Peter Poliey can make light The Lions’ mission is to create of what some may see as his and foster a spirit of understanding plight, he figures it will set others among all people for humanitarian at ease. The Suntree man is totally needs by providing voluntary services blind and relies on his dog, a through community involvement black Labrador Retriever named and international cooperation. JJ, to level the playing field. Hellen Keller challenged the “People ask me what kind of dog Lions at an Ohio convention to he is and I’ll joke with them and become her “knights of the blind say, ‘He’s a yellow Lab.’ They’ll in the crusade against darkness.” say, ‘I’m sorry, but your dog is Ever since, the primary mission black.’ Then I’ll say, ‘What?! They of Lions Clubs International has told me he was a yellow Lab!’ ” been to rid the world of preventable Poliey’s friend, Mike and reversible blindness and provide Donovan, summed it up, “He’s services for people who are already a character, that’s for sure.” blind or visually impaired. While jocular, Poliey is The fact that the club’s also matter of fact about the primary mission is to help the special requirements needed to VIERA VOICE Linda Wiggins blind had no bearing on Poliey’s live a full life others take for attraction to the Lions. granted: unhindered mobility. Viera Lions Club president Ruby Jackson gets “I went to a meeting and saw After he moved to Brevard 15 ready to award an official member vest to it was a fun group that did good months ago, he picked up the phone seeing-eye dog JJ, who worships his owner things for others,” he said. and spoke to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, Peter Poliey. Local club members also do and now there are two features that diabetes screenings, donate backpacks allow him or anyone like him to place is out of bounds and no door filled with school supplies to connect with the world: Traffic lights is closed to me. I can do anything I needy students, collect and recycle at North Wickham Road and the hearing aids and ring bells for the intersections at Interlachen and Murrell want to do,” Poliey said. “No one can keep me out of any public place Salvation Army at the holidays. roads now have audible crossing with my dog; I know the laws and The help-others mission was instructions for the visually impaired. my rights. I trust JJ with my life.” summed up by Lions founder Melvin “I told him I am blind and I The canine’s dedication earned JJ an Jones when he brought together have to cross Wickham Road and honor typically reserved for humans. similarly named civic clubs as the traffic is very heavy,” Poliey He was awarded his membership vest one in Chicago in June 1917. said. “I walk everywhere. I go to from the Viera Lions Club on Sept. “You can’t get very far until the bank. I go to Publix to get my 10 at the Holiday Inn Viera, where the you start doing something groceries. You see us everywhere.” group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second for someone else.” The simple solution also and fourth Tuesdays of the month. For more information, go to opens the door to the world. “He is such a sweet, loyal and or call Jackson “As long as I can get to the buses, calm dog. He is one of us,” said Viera at 321-631-4525. SL I can go anywhere in the world. No By Linda Wiggins


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Swingtime’s concert evokes the mellow sounds of Autumn nights Special to Senior Life Florida as Swingtime presents “Autumn Nocturne” on Wednesday, Oct. 9 and Thursday, Oct. 10, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Blvd. There is no charge for the concert and tickets are not required. Under the direction of Conductor Art Martin, Swingtime will play a variety of popular tunes such as Autumn in New York, Autumn Leaves, The Way You Look Tonight, Night Train, Night & Day and Harlem Nocturne, which will feature Martin on Alto Sax. Popular local vocalists Sally Hart and Len Fallen also will be featured along with the Swingtimers vocal quintet. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Adagio Sax Quartet will provide pre-show entertainment. A raffle will be held both evenings. For the Oct. 9 concert, The Melting Pot restaurant has donated a $100 gift certificate, and for October 10, Red Lobster restaurant has donated a $100 gift certificate. “Our October concert is always a very popular one and a great way for our audience members to welcome the fall season with some music that reminds us of the autumn days ahead or transports us to happy fall memories,” said Martin. “Our Swingtime musicians are really looking forwarding to presenting this concert to our patrons.” Call 724-0555 or go to for more information. SL

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Want a very informative and diversified museum for your family and friends to visit? I highly recommend touring the Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science in Cocoa. Starting in the main lobby, it has a wonderful replica of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse with interesting background history of the lighthouse. The main lobby also features rotating exhibits and a new Wall of Honor. In this area, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find an excellent display of bygone beasts, the age of giants, and a very neat handson â&#x20AC;&#x153;Imagination Stationâ&#x20AC;? for children. In another wing, there is an outstanding collection of photos and a timeline of Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past. Here you will also see the Spanish influences in the advancement of our great state. Moving into another area there are interesting life-like displays of a Florida pioneer home,â&#x20AC;? an informative â&#x20AC;&#x153;Turpentine Exhibit,â&#x20AC;? the importance of the Florida East Coast Railroad in the developing of Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s east coast shoreline area and a typical old-time hardware store. In the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shell Collection Area,â&#x20AC;? we were greeted by the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shell expert Jim Cordy, an avid shell collector, who gave us an in-depth introduction to the hundreds of shells from around the world in the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outstanding collection. Cordy has more than 40 years experience scouring all areas of the globe collecting shells. He has one of the largest private Caribbean shell collections in the world, with hundreds of his shells on display in the Brevard Museum.

Touring the Town John Trieste Also, there are educational displays of the Cocoa Railway Depot, the history of Brevardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s citrus industry, the importance of commercial fishing, natural Florida Habitats and a timeline on the Native Seminole American Indians. The highlight of your visit will be viewing the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Windover Site,â&#x20AC;? a replica of the 7,000-year-old native American burial ground that was discovered in Titusville in 1984. Start with the movie that explains in great detail the discovery of the site by a backhoe operator and the years of work excavating the area. Scientists uncovered 168 skeletons, 87 fiber artifacts and more than 40 wooden tools. These artifacts survived due to the peat in which they were buried. Most amazing was the brain tissue still present in the skulls of skeletons. For a small museum, it has many outstanding features that would be of interest for families. The Brevard Museum of History and Science is located at 2201 Michigan Ave. in Cocoa. Call 321-632-1830 or check out for information. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4Â p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. SL



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Age 100 challenges â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Falling â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve fallen, and I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get up!â&#x20AC;? Most of us have heard this message on television for the sale of medical alert systems. When I meet seniors who are bruised or bandaged, I asked: â&#x20AC;&#x153;How did it happen?â&#x20AC;? They tripped; they fell down. A bruise may not be a bad outcome, but others have fallen and broken hips and limbs. Strong bones and muscles make a big difference. Stay active with walking, exercise and strength training with weights. Have your doctor check your balance and stamina along with your bone density. Simple medical tests can alert you to potential concerns and remedial procedures. Vitamins can correct problems. Yes, eating good healthy food has kept many seniors strong and flexible. Falls and the risks of falls increase with age after age 65. Many falls are preventable. Why do they happen? A combination of medications, fatigue, tiredness, dizziness, vertigo and heart problems can contribute to loss of balance. The home environment is full of trip hazards. Conduct an inspection and get family help to remove throw rugs, step-over bath tubs, waxed floors, cords and clutter on the floor. People who live a long life have fall-proofed their homes. You can live to age 100 when you eliminate potential hazards. Make sure the pathways in your residence are clear. Add brushed chrome bars in the walkin shower and toilet areas for support. Install a walk-in shower or tub.

Challenges of Living to Age 100 Ed Baranowski Install non-slip strips in the tub. Use adequate lighting, especially at night in the area leading to the bathroom When you leave your house, recognize that you are headed for a world of trip hazards. Tie your shoelaces, wear shoes that give you support and good traction. Watch where you are walking. Some years ago, an artist friend John Van Dyke, just weeks away from celebrating his 100th birthday, tripped on a tree root when he got out of his golf cart and hit his head. The injury quickly ended his life. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a medical alert device â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a button to press on a cord around your neck and a â&#x20AC;&#x153;fall detectorâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you should know how to call for help. What if you hit your head? Always carry your mobile phone in your pocket. Arrange to have a friend or family member contact you daily. In short, remember to stay right side up. Ed Baranowski is President of TOPICS UNLIMITED, a Melbournebased education, seminar and consulting firm. You can reach him at SL

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Backseat drivers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always in the back seat. By definition, a backseat driver is â&#x20AC;&#x153;an automobile passenger who offers the driver unsolicited advice, warnings, and criticism, especially from the backseat.â&#x20AC;? But, in my life, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve experienced many backseat drivers who were sitting in the front seat. Case in point: I was driving someone around last week, doing them a favor since they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to drive in heavy traffic, and out of the blue, I started hearing this continuous chattering from the front passenger seat. The babbling sounded rational at first, but then, after a few minutes, I had to pretend it was my daughter when she was 2 and in the back seat screaming for fries if she saw the Golden Arches. Yes, I tuned her out! The thing that startled me was my misconception that backseat drivers usually are in the back seat and only feel like they need to help you out because they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see what a marvelous job of driving youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing. But this was coming from the front seat by a person who could clearly see what a great job I was doing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The lightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turning red. Slow

Funny thing is... Sammy Haddad down. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re following too close. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re putting on their brakes.â&#x20AC;? Duh! Is that what those red lights on the back of their cars mean? Thanks for letting me know because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve only been driving for 45 years and never knew when those red lights come on it means theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re stopping. You know, I love everything American, but in this case the Europeans got it right. Since the passenger wants to drive, let them. They put the wheel, the pedals and all the controls in the passenger seat and the person in the driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat just sits there and watches. Maybe thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why their accident rate per driver is so much higher than ours. Hey, they have little fake driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seats for kids. Maybe Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll invent an adult version to keep my next critic occupied. SL

West Point graduate Robert Baden attends 70th class reunion BY ROSEMARY H. LYNN

In May, Indian River Colony Club resident, Robert Baden, attended his 70th class reunion at the United States Military Academy in West Point. Founded in 1802, West Point is the essence of military and intellectual education and offers four-year degrees as students progress toward a career in the Army after graduating. Baden is one of only a handful of students left from the class of 1943. He and his family attended the reunion and were able to meet up with several of his classmates there. In 1943, there were 419 graduates. At the reunion, only six or seven were able to attend. However, they immediately caught up on stories about their time at the Academy and enjoyed a social event that included their families and a presentation by the Academy’s glee club. t20_Layout 9/27/13 9:02 veteran AM Page of 1 Baden1 is a proud three wars — World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He has been married three times and has four children, one of whom is deceased. He also has eight grandchildren and three SEBASTIAN INLET great grandchildren. They all live STATE PARK TO HOST inEvening the Washington, D.C. concerts willarea, be held under the moon and stars at the pavilion on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian where wasconcert stationed his regular park entry fees. Inlet.he The isduring free with non-wartime tour of service. Sebastian Inlet State Park A spry gentleman, Baden 9700 South A1A attends social events at IRCC with Melbourne Beach, Florida his friend, Elizabeth Petterson. He also maintains a tidy home For more information, The Crossroads Band Highway 1 in the subdivision. His memory call 321-984-4852 or visit Saturday, Oct. 19 Saturday, Dec. 14 and physical capabilities belie his age. Memories of his time 7 toat9 p.m. 7 to 9 p.m. SENIOR LIFE courtesy of Robert Baden the Academy and in the service Robert Baden, second from left, talks with his fellow graduates while standing by the “Constitution Corner” rock, which are vivid and he is willing to talk exemplifies West Point’s purpose of always obeying the constitution above all else. about his life through the years to anyone who will listen. SL


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1:15 - 2 p.m. — Improv Class 101 with Mario Busacca Learn the techniques of improv through scenes and games. Create in-the-moment, spontaneous performances. Bring your enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Color Guard presenting colors Service songs musical tribute

Moving Wall —

On display all day


• Backstage tours — All day Walk in the footsteps of our nation’s greatest performers

• Vendor displays

12 - 1 p.m. — Food Tasting Fest Chefs from active living communities give free tastes of the good life 2:30 p.m. — Auction ends Art auction winning bids announced



Door-to-door service provided by the Golf Cart Center and Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation

2:35 - 3:10 p.m. —

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Doors open 8:45 a.m. VETERANS SALUTE Expo opens 9:30 a.m.

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Senior Life Dear Gramma Dear Gramma: I was in a restaurant recently and a teenager was there with his pants hanging down, exposing his underwear. It was unappetizing to view this while eating. I asked the waitress to please tell him to pull his pants up. She told me she wasn’t permitted. We took our food home where we could eat it without a view of this boy’s undershorts. —Disgusted


Disgusted: This happened to my husband and I, too. I went to the boy and asked him if he knew everyone could see his underwear. He said “Yes.” I politely asked him to pull his pants up because people were trying to eat. He gave an excuse, but did pull them up. The waitress thanked me later. Feel free to do the same if you find yourself in that predicament again. If his parents won’t tell him, someone else’s gramma will have to. —Gramma

Robin and Dennis Walton’s triplet grandsons have overtaken their Yorkshire terriers as objects of affection.

Grandparents continued from page 1 forward to Halloween to see what their daughter will do with the kids. “Ashley’s got a great sense of finding costumes,’’ Robin Walton said. So the grandparent work has kicked into high gear, especially during visits which can’t happen often enough, Dennis Walton said. And the future looks bright for both families, he said. “He calls them his football players. I call them my rhythm section: piano, bass and drums. The Waltons.” Robin is thrilled for a perhaps more practical reason. “What really surprised both Dennis and I is how mature our kids have become,’’ she said. SL

They moved to Brevard County in 1983. After he heard the news, Dennis Walton knew he would have to remain solid for his wife and expectant daughter. “I was pretty calm. I guess it was the old age. I thought at that moment I had to stay calm for her (Robin). From that moment on, I’ve tried to be level,” he said. The triplets live in Seminole, near St. Petersburg. They’ve visited their grandparents several times during their first year. The Waltons have been over to see them twice. “We want to see them as much as possible,’’ he said. Having seen them as bunnies at Easter, the new grandparents look

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2nd Annual Greektoberfest Special to Senior Life St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church’s second annual Greektoberfest & Marketplace will be 3 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Greektoberfest is a smaller version of the church’s annual Taste of Greece


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Festival, which is will be on the weekend of Feb. 21. It features great Greek food and beer. A Greek DJ and local Grecian Odyssey Dancers will perform, giving attendees a glimpse into the Greek culture. For more details, call 321-254-1045. SL

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Saturday, October 12th, 8:00 PM Cost: $5.00 - Open seating, no reservations

Come and see a totally improvised show, to be performed only once, then never to be seen or heard again!

Economic development educators vie for top prize By Linda Wiggins The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast will honor the top educator who has planted the seeds of successful business management in the minds of future entrepreneurs, from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s new Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit. The Thomas E. Gamble Excellence in Education for Economic Development award is named for the former president of Brevard Community College, since renamed Eastern Florida State College, who died unexpectedly of cancer in 2006 after seven years on the job. The college has always been a beacon for business and community development, and many of its business and entrepreneurial programs were planned, launched or expanded on Gamble’s watch. EFSC was awarded a $1.54 million federal grant Sept. 19 that will be used to help launch its three new bachelor’s degree programs in information technologies next year. The money comes from $474.5 million in funds to colleges and universities nationwide in a U.S. Department of Labor effort to develop and expand innovative training programs in growing industries and strengthen partnerships with employers. “Education and economic development go hand-in-hand, and Tom Gamble understood that,” said EDC president Lynda Weatherman.

“More importantly, he allowed that notion to guide some of the groundbreaking program development he undertook at the institution now known as Eastern Florida State College.” Pat Fuller, Ed.D., of Suntree is one of the nominees. The long-time business and economics professor was tapped to develop and head up the Business Entrepreneurship Program with business philanthropist Bernie Simpkins from 2008 to 2009. Out of the gate, the program won the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship out of 800 programs in the country. “It is the job of schools to prepare


Suntree’s Pat Fuller, Ed.D. is one of the educators nominated for the Thomas E. Gamble Excellence in Education for Economic Development award to be presented Oct. 23.

students to enter the workforce,” said Fuller, himself an entrepreneur as a former magazine publisher. “What better way to prepare them than to teach them every possible aspect and scenario of business ownership as an entrepreneur.” During the past few years of economic recession, many students launched their own businesses because they could not find a post in today’s job market, Fuller said. He and Simpkins work to inspire students and community members alike through the program’s speaker series featuring successful entrepreneurs, among them local business superstar Carol Craig of Craig Technologies, S. Truett Cathy of fast-food giant Chick-fil-A, restaurateur and legendary Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula and the light-hearted cookie king Wally Amos of Famous Amos. “They turned a negative into a positive and, instead of taking a job, they found themselves in a position to create jobs for others,” Fuller said, noting that more than 80 percent of the country’s employers are small businesses and calling them “the backbone of the U.S. economy.” Information Fuller supplied from the entrepreneur program gave EFSC an edge in winning the Department of Labor grant, according to grant development staff. “Launching and expanding local business is essential,” Weatherman said. “While we put a lot of effort into attracting new businesses to the Space

Coast, our work in strengthening and fostering local businesses is also a vital, if less publicized, part of (the EDC’s) mission.” In addition to learning the identity of the winning educator first hand, the annual meeting will be an opportunity to network with 300 top decision makers from across Brevard County and get an up close and private experience of the Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit, Weatherman said. For more information or to register by Oct. 18 at a cost of $55 per person, or $60 afterward, go to and click on EDC Events, or call 321-638-2000. Seating is limited and a sellout is expected. SL


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Making Strides of Brevard Saturday, Oct.19 • 8AM



Nov Np Space Coast Stadium, 5800 Stadium Pkwy. Sit-n-Stitch Group



Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

1 - 3 p.m. Suntree/Viera Library 11:30 a.m. 902 Jordan Blass Dr., Suntree “County Government 321-255-4404 & Economic Development” 175 Villa Nueva Ave. S.H.I.N.E. Presentation 321-951-9998 Every Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is 10 a.m. an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a Changes in Medicare as it community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise pertains to the awareness about breast cancer risk and raise money to Affordable Care Act. Big Red Bus Bloodmobile help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with Freedom 7 Senior Center 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. breast cancer research, information and services and 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd. DeGroodt Library access to mammograms for women who need them. Cocoa Beach, RSVP to 6475 Minton Rd., Palm Bay 321-783-9505 or email ad- 321-952-6318 Sign up today and join the fight against breast cancer. The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step. A few hours of your time at one of the non-competitive, 3 - 5 mile events will help bring a lifetime of change for people with breast cancer and their families.


Music for an Afternoon 3 p.m. Central Florida Winds Orchestra Free Concert Suntree United Methodist Church 7400 N. Wickham Rd. 321-223-6688

Annual Harvest Festival

2 p.m. Games, crafts, refreshments. Please bring canned goods and individuallywrapped baked goods. Cocoa Beach Library


Brush up on Bridge

10 a.m. lessons 11:30 am. play Freedom 7 Senior Community Center 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd. Cocoa Beach RSVP 321-783-9505

Child Hunger Summit



GFWC Viera Woman’s Club Luncheon

2 p.m. with Michael Bostra DeGroodt Library 6475 Minton Rd., Palm Bay 321-952-6318

11:30 am Holiday Inn Viera 8298 N. Wickham Rd. 321-751-6984

Arts & Crafts & Flea Market 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wickham Park Senior Center 2785 Leisure Way Melbourne 203-218-7383t


Staying Sharp at Any Age Lunch and Learn 11:30 a.m. 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd. free, RSVP by calling 321-783-9505

Brevard Antiques & Collectibles Meeting

Beach Gardener Club

1:15 p.m., RSVP to 321-868-1104 Cocoa Beach Public Library

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Duran Golf Club 7032 Stadium Parkway Viera, Florida 32940 321-504-7776 x 7314

Young at Heart Sewing

1:30 p.m. Melbourne Library 324 Ocean Ave. 321-254-5831

Read to a Therapy Dog

Sunday Brunch

Every Tues. & Fri. in Oct. 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Bring a mat, $5 DeGroodt Library 6475 Minton Rd., Palm Bay 321-952-6318

10:00 am - 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday, free Learn how to sew, make projects for hospitals 3316 Monroe St., Melbourne 321-674-5725

Genealogy 101



Gentle Yoga with Eileen

9 a.m., free Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront Ask your religious leader to attend. RSVP to sarah@

Columbus Day

6:30 p.m. 509 Ocean Ave. 321-953-8748


Semi-annual Bunco Bash

7 p.m. games begin $12, 18 years or older Ladies Auxiliary Fundraiser Knights of Columbus Hall 3435 South Fiske Blvd. Rockledge 632-4382 or 254-8413


Flu Shots

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bring ID, plus insurance or pay Freedom 7 Senior Community Center 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd. 321-783-9505

Moonlight Quilters Guild 6:15 p.m. North Brevard Library 2121 South Hopkins Ave. Titusville 321-567-5424


Kids Pumpkin Patch Party

Adult must accompany child. Gymboree Play & Music 3688 N. Wickham Rd. RSVP 321-259-5669


Zoning Board of Adjustment

Board considers appeals of zoning code enforcement Melbourne City Hall, 900 E. Strawbride Ave. 321-608-7500




Teacher Reception

5 - 8 p.m. Hosted by Titusville Chamber of Commerce prizes, goodie bags, etc. St. Teresa Catholic School 207 Ojibway, Titusville 321-267-3036

Young at Heart Sewing

10:00 am - 2:30 p.m. Free Learn how to sew, make projects for hospitals 3316 Monroe St., Melbourne 321-674-5725


Cancer Survivor Ballet Class

Every Wednesday 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Pay by donation Ordered Chaos Dance Studio 3270 Suntree Blvd., Ste. 112 Melbourne 321-759-1316



Living with Loss







3 - 11 p.m. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. 10 - 11 a.m. 8085 Spyglass Hill Rd, Viera St. Katherine Greek Church St. Katherine Greek 5965 N. Wickham Rd. Orthodox Church 321-751-6671 5965 N. Wickham Rd. Cocoa-Rockledge Melbourne Brevard 2040 Garden Club

Transportation Symposium Annual Rummage Sale 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Brevard County School Board, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera 321-690-6890


Military Officers Association Meeting

8 - 9 a.m. Golf Club House 861 Marina Rd., PAFB 321-784-8934

Cocoa Beach Woman’s Club

Ice Age Story/FossilMaking

Oct. 4, 5 and 6 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1493 S. Fiske Blvd. 321-458-6398

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sams House at Pine Island 6195 N Tropical Tr., MI, $1 321-449-4720

Brevard Antiques and Collectibles Club

SPCA Car Show

Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Dr. 10 a.m. 321-254-5831

1-4 p.m. (bring cat litter) Searstown Mall, Titusville 321-267-8221, x 246



AARP Driver Safety Class

9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Designed to help individuals retain their driving competencies. $14 per person or $12 for AARP members. Bring lunch. One Senior Place 8085 Spyglass Hill Rd., Viera Call to register, 321-242-9768

9:30 a.m. speaker from fire dept. 6 p.m. Cocoa Beach Country Club Free Friday Movie $5 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd. 3 p.m., free Cocoa Beach Public Library 321-784-1048 “Moneyball”, rated PG-13 Must RSVP 321-868-1104 Cocoa Beach Public Library 550 N. Brevard Ave.

Pinterest for Business



9:15 a.m., $5 DeGroodt Library 6475 Minton Rd., Palm Bay 321-952-6318

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Dr. Melbourne 321-255-4404

Facebook for First Timers Library Book Sale


Yarning Over Yarn

3 p.m. One Senior Place 8085 Spyglass Rd, Viera RSVP 321-751-6771

Clayton’s 2nd Annual Seafood Festival

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Clayton’s Seafood 5775 US 1, Melbourne 321-591-3414


9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Suntree/Viera Library 321-255-4404

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Suntree/Viera Library 321-255-4404

Book Sale

Indialantic Chamber Singers Fall Concert

Sea-Bean Symposium & Beachcombers Festival

7550 North Wickham Rd. Suntree, 321-960-5000

Murder at the USO

9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Cocoa Beach Library 321-268-2333

6:30 p.m. cocktails, dinner, show Pinterest for Beginners 9 a.m. $5 $20, charity fundraiser 9:15 a.m., $5 DeGroodt Library Elks Lodge DeGroodt Library 6475 Minton Rd., Palm Bay 2955 Columbia Blvd. 6475 Minton Rd., Palm Bay 321-952-6318 321- 268-2113


Couponing for Normal People

10 a.m. - noon, free DeGroodt Library 9:15 a.m., $5 6475 Minton Rd., Palm Bay DeGroodt Library 321-952-6318 6475 Minton Rd., Palm Bay 321-952-6318

As I See It

“Heroes of the Big Screen” 7 p.m. Scott Center Auditorium at Holy Trinity 5625 Holy Trinity Drive $20, 18 and under free 855-252-7276


Book Sale

League of Women Voters Diabetes Academy p.m. Timely Topics Luncheon Nutrition & Meal Planning 7:30 Advent Lutheran Church 11:30 a.m., $20 “The State of Foster Care in Brevard County” Tuscany Grill, 7640 N. Wickham Rd., Viera RSVP 321-255-3002

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra

Knitting Class



10 a.m - 11 a.m. Free 8085 Spyglass Rd, Viera 321-253-1667

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. $5, under 12 years free Melbourne Auditorium 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd.

Medicaid Planning Seminar Fall Orchid Fair

Free Friday Movie

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oil painting exhibit on display this month at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery 1470 Highland Ave., Eau Gallie 321-259-8261

Learn About Estate Planning

3 p.m., free “Field of Dreams”, rated PG Cocoa Beach Public Library 550 N. Brevard Ave.



Nov. 1

11:30 a.m. Bring a food item to share, dress in costume if you like or just wear a smile. Freedom 7 Senior Center 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd. Cocoa Beach RSVP to 321-783-9505 or email admin@

6 p.m., free First Baptist Church Merritt Island 140 Magnolia Ave. 321-453-2144

10 a.m. Freedom 7 Senior Community Center 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd. free, RSVP by calling 321-783-9505


Halloween Pot Luck Social Fall Festival for Kids

Golf Team Championship

8 a.m. shotgun Duran Golf Club 7032 Stadium Parkway Halloween Bash: Costumes 321-504-7776 x 7314 Halloween Party 6 p.m., $19.99/person 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., $8 kids 4+ Duran Golf Club 597 Haverty Ct., Ste. 80 7032 Stadium Parkway Rockledge 321-504-7776 x 7314 321-639-6066 Noteworthy News Brevard County’s Animal Care Centers need Free Friday Movie dog and cat food. Purina and 3 p.m., free Pedigree are suggested. “42”, rated PG-13 For more info, see Cocoa Beach Public Library 550 N. Brevard Ave. services

Halloween Tip: Lights on means: “We’re Open for Trick-Or-Treaters!” Lights off means: “We’re Out of Candy.”

Email your event before the 15th of each month to: Please include the name of the event, time(s), address and a contact phone number. Please remember that this is a monthly publication and all events must be for the upcoming month. If email is not an option, please call 321-242-1235, also by the 15th of each month, or mail your information to:

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Boomer Senior Sentiments

Hospice of St. Francis provides Compassionate, Professional Care for our patients... and Support for Loved Ones.

What would you do in order to keep the Nationals here? Photos by Bob Parente and Walter Kiley

Artie Leavitt I would try to make Manatee Stadium a real attraction and also try to promote more attendance.

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John Leep First, I would have them increase the number and types of family nights. Also, the parking needs to be fixed. That field gets everything so dirty. The last thing is more marketing/advertising to include the Orlando area.

Victor Dalquist I would attend the games and encourage others to attend the games as well because they really have a nice program down there at Space Coast Stadium.

Steve Causey I would advertise more and do my very best trying to keep all of our sports right here inside of Brevard County the best that I possibly could do.

Ba Vo I would look more closely into the Nationals and would try to promote the team to the best of my ability so that we keep this great baseball team right here inside Brevard County where they belong.


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The Sandwich Generation BY LINDA WIGGINS My mother never was a stellar businesswoman. Her routine as a landlord was simple yet disastrous. 1. Never get a credit check or background report — that would be insulting and the stranger might not like her. 2. rent to someone who needed a place to live rather than someone who had the steady income to pay rent. Always, one or the other of a couple was a) going to get a job, b) had the promise of a job next month, or c) had a sad story of some obstacle to overcome before getting a job, but a solution was on the horizon. The result, usually sooner than later, was: 3. resentment from the tenants at being asked for rent money in arrears or at all, which in more than one instance resulted in 4. the threat of violence and the stress it brought, before we adult children 5. rode in on white chargers with a rescue resisted by my mother, 6. a sigh of relief when they finally departed, even if they 7. left the place wrecked and 8. took with them any valuables they would carry or pry off or out of the walls. In addition, each visit to my widowed mother’s home revealed piles of mail promising get-rich-quick schemes. She was always engrossed in one. Thankfully, my mother never was targeted by a major scam artist like the ones who take seniors for hundreds of thousands of dollars. The theft comes at a time in their lives

when they have no more time to work to replace a life savings. It may go unreported to either the authorities or adult children for fear it will be a red flag leading to their loss of autonomy. How do you keep an aging parent from not only draining his/ her own resources, but from tapping into the funds you may need to raise your own children or put aside for your own retirement? What does a senior hope to gain from such a risk? Typically, they wish to hedge their bets against outliving their money, often putting large amounts on the line. My mother’s final disaster became the leverage to entice her to get her financial house in order, which I’ll go into in next month’s Sandwich Generation. For an older person who can finally see his/her own mortality on the horizon, disaster may result from the desperation to secure their greatest wish. Aging out in one’s own home, with its familiar comforts, becomes the Powerball of life. Linda Wiggins is a member of the Sandwich Generation, which refers to persons who must oversee or provide care for an aging parent, while at the same time caring for young children or continuously keeping adult children from returning to the nest — sometimes all three. Contact her with comments or questions at SL

Share a Social Security tip with your wise elders By Michael W. Grochowski Social Security Regional Commissioner in Atlanta While the baby boom era is behind us, the effects will live on. The number of people reaching the autumn season of life is higher than ever. In fact, the World Health Organization reports that there are around 600 million people aged 60 and older living in the world today. That number is expected to double by 2025 — a short 12 years from now — and is expected to reach about two billion by 2050. In the United States, 10,000 people reach retirement age every single day. The elders of a community are often known as wise sages that younger people go to for advice; older people have the life experience and reflection that younger people lack. But, given the fast-paced changes the world now experiences, with new technologies becoming outdated in a matter of years or even months, there may be some helpful insights you can share with your elders. For example, if you know someone who is nearing retirement age, tell them about They may not be aware of the helpful and easy-to-use tools available to them. It’s no exaggeration to say that even someone who does not use the Internet on a regular basis can easily plan their retirement or even complete their retirement application

online in a matter of minutes — much less time than it would take to drive to a local Social Security office. The best starting place for anyone thinking about retirement is Social Security’s Retirement Estimator. Use it to get an instant, personalized estimate of future retirement benefits in a matter of minutes. Spend a few more minutes plugging in different information, such as different projected future wages and different retirement dates, to help make a wise decision on the best retirement date. The Retirement Estimator is available at Then, there’s the online retirement benefit application. In as little as 15 minutes, a person can apply for Social Security benefits and submit their application online. In most cases, once one submits the application, there is nothing more to do but wait for the first payment. It’s really that simple. And, if one decides they’d like to double-check some information before submitting the application, that’s fine too. The application can be paused and then restarted at any time during the process. It’s all available at It makes sense to go to our elders for advice and guidance. But in this technology-driven world, we may be able to offer a little advice to the sages as well. A good bet is to tell the older adults in your life about SL



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CALENDAR Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Explore Spruce Creek $84.00 per person Next Meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Front Street Civic Center in Melbourne

Friday, October 25, 2013 Enchantment of the Seas Luncheon tour $49 per person Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Ocala $99 per person

Friday, December 6, 2013 “The Rockettes” The Kravis Center West Palm Beach $149 per person EXPLORE KEY WEST January 20-23, 2014 This 4 day, 3 night package is the first tour in the second series of Explore Florida Tours. $879 per person

Mario Busacca says improv is natural — try it at the Boomer Bash & Senior Expo.

Improv is not just for actors at Boomer Bash & Senior Expo

By MARY BROTHERTON Even if you don’t know what it means, you have most likely seen improv in action. Many people think of improv as comedy, but Mario Busacca, who has taught the art form at Surfside Players for two summers, looks at it differently. “Improv is not stand-up comedy,” Busacca said, “Honesty in life is funny. Improv is natural. You don’t have to be in control.” Busacca, a professional training and coaching consultant who has been involved with LEAD Brevard since 1995, trained at SAK Comedy Lab in Orlando, which is also celebrity Wayne Brady’s comedic alma mater. SAK teaches with a focus on playing together, energy, commitment, teamwork, trust and making others look good. Involved in Community Theater since 2002, Busacca will teach an improv class at the Boomer Bash & Senior Expo, which takes place at the King Center on Saturday, Nov. 8 from

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8. Attendees will each take something different from the class, according to Busacca. “It’s not just for actors. I’ll use team-building exercises and games that build confidence and improve listening,” he said. The SAK website states that anyone can, “Discover the joy of spontaneity through improvisation, the art of thinking and acting without the foggiest idea what comes next.” For more information about the Broadway-themed expo or to sign up for Busacca’s improv class, call Senior Life at 321-757-9205. SL

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Stroll the Park after Dark event at Erna Nixon Park

The semi-annual Moonlight Stroll, sponsored by Brevard County Parks & Recreation, will be held at Erna Nixon Park, 1200 Evans Road, West Melbourne on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 7 to 10 p.m. The Brevard Astronomical Society will be there with telescopes for stargazing and sky watching. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call Erna Nixon Park at -321-952-4525. SL


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Former superintendent Raymond battles injuries to return to golf course By Jeff Navin Joan Raymond still likes the lanai, or the porch as she prefers to call it, at her house in Viera. She just doesn’t like it as much as she used to when a round of golf at Duran Golf Club was part of her daily routine. Hip replacements, three operations on one hip and two on the other, have slowed her down since the first operation in February 2011. The last operation was in May. “I live in a house on the 18th tee box,’’ said Raymond, who was a powerful-school superintendent in Yonkers, N.Y., Houston, Texas, Elmhurst, Ill. and South Bend, Ind. during her career in education. “Golf is such a huge part of my activities and social life from golfing all day to having lunch in between in the afternoon with my golfing friends. There’s a huge void. I can’t golf or walk and that’s what I’m used to doing. I’ll sit in my porch and wave as everyone stops and goes by. Since that first operation, I’ve had a series of bad luck.’’ Doctors are confident that Raymond won’t need another operation. “I’m able to chip and putt,’’ said


Joan Raymond, of Viera, has struggled to get back on the golf course after hip replacement surgery.


Raymond, who began her 50-year career in education as a substitute teacher in her native Chicago. “I’ve started swinging a long club, but I

can’t drive yet or play a full round.’’ Raymond didn’t become an avid golfer until her final stint as a superintendent in South Bend, Ind., where she played a nine-hole course every Friday afternoon. Thus, it’s unlikely the injuries to her hips came from the torque of her golf swing. “I took Fosamax — it was prescribed to women for bone thinning,’’ Raymond said. “Now, when doctors prescribe it, you’re not supposed to take it for more than five years. I had the prescription refilled for years and let it follow me wherever I lived.’’ A strong commitment to her physical therapy likely will help Raymond return to the golf course. “Doctors are optimistic — they say I’m lucky to be walking at all,’’ she said. “I have to look at the bright side and just put one foot in front of the other. I’m at

the gym five times a week.’’ The surgeries also have curtailed travel for Raymond, who has visited Italy, France, Spain and Ireland. She hopes to travel to Switzerland and Austria later this fall. “I’ll see the doctors soon about that,’’ said Raymond, who earned her bachelor’s degree from Ripon College in Wisconsin, her master’s degree from DePaul and her Ph.D. from Northwestern. “I don’t want to go with a cane. I want to get to the point where I can walk better. I also want to go to Australia sometime.’’ She admits there’s some catching up to do. “I’ve lost three years of my prime years of retirement,’’ Raymond said. “Next year, instead of turning 78, I’m going to turn the clock to 77. Then, I’ll rewind the clock to 76 the next year and so on.’’ SL

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Life on the golf course suits Grant to a tee By Jeff Navin Retirement has been wonderful for David Grant, who golfs at least three times a week with his buddies at Duran Golf Club. The native of upstate New York spent most of his working years in Pennsylvania and Virginia as an engineer for Mack Trucks before retiring in 2009. “I retired on June 30, 2009 and I was down here on July 1,’’ said Grant, who will turn 67 in December. “I love Florida; this is paradise. My wife (Susan) always wants to go on vacation—to go on a trip. I tell her, ‘I’m on vacation year round. I don’t have to go anywhere.’ ” Besides golf, Grant is an avid runner. He also rides his Schwinn bicycle a lot, including treks to Viera Hospital and to the Sheriff’s Brevard County Office where he volunteers. He also would ride his bike to Duran Golf Club if it weren’t for the awkwardness of carrying his bag of golf clubs. Instead, he drives his personal golf cart to his favorite club which is just down the street from his house. Grant’s busy schedule might prompt him to sell his Harley-Davidson motorcycle; his wife already has sold hers. He just doesn’t have time to ride the prestigious motorcycle. “I’ve only ridden it once since March,’’ said Grant, who studied engineering at both Western Michigan and Morrisville State back when it was the State University of New York at Morrisville. “I’m thinking about giving it up. When it goes, I probably will feel bad. But, I’m just so busy.’’ A recurring problem with plantar fasciitis in his foot has hampered his running routine of 25 to 30 miles a week. Grant has had this ailment dating back to 2007 when he was training for the Boston Marathon after taking up running just the year before on a dare. “I haven’t run for two weeks,’’ he said. “I ran a 5K and even took my age group, but I felt something snap at the 2 1/4-mile mark.’’ Grant recommends that all senior runners wear orthotics and good running shoes. He also thinks he has isolated what

might cause plantar fasciitis. “I’ve been wearing sandals,’’ Grant said. “I started wearing them when I moved to Florida. It’s not good.’’ Joel Hicks, a legendary football coach at Pulaski County High School in Virginia and a golfing buddy, convinced Grant to run one five-mile loop of a 15-mile run that Hicks usually ran on Saturday mornings near the club where Grant played racquetball on a regular basis. The club was undergoing a renovation and Grant could not play raquetball that day. Grant ran the five-mile loop pretty easily and didn’t balk when Hicks urged him to run a 5K race a week later. Grant then joined Hicks on his long runs and he soon ran a marathon and met the qualifying standards for the Boston Marathon by completing a local race in 3 hours, 46 minutes. His first bad bout with plantar fasciitis prevented him from running for a month before the Boston Marathon and the race became a survival run rather than a comfortable outing. “Running has added years to my life,’’ Grant said. “I lost some weight and I can eat, within reason, what I want. I can have a beer and not gain some crazy weight.’’ Several years ago, Grant weighed as much as 194 pounds. That was too much for a 5-foot, 8-inch man. He now tips the scales at 150 pounds. “I went on the Atkins Diet and got down to 165 pounds,’’ Grant said. “I was a real meat eater, so I didn’t have a problem with that

David Grant of Viera is both an avid golfer and runner. diet. When I started running, I was in the area of 165 pounds.’’ As much as he likes both running and golf, he doesn’t believe the two sports complement each other well. “They’re completely different,’’ Grant said. “Running takes the weight off, and I feel you need a little beef in golf to hit the ball.’’ Golf continues to frustrate Grant, who started playing as a child in Cortland, N.Y. “The swing repetition is so hard to repeat,’’ he said. “You just have

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good days and bad days. You can even have a good day and a bad day on the same day. I’ll have two birdies and then a triple bogey.’’ Still, a less-than-satisfying score on the golf course is better than a hard day of work in the office. “I enjoy the people I play with; it’s a lot of fun,’’ Grant said. “Sometimes, you have to kick yourself in the foot and see how good it is being on this side of the grass. I love the course (Duran); they’ve done a nice job with the club. It’s home.’’ SL



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contact with a SHINE counselor. Their assistance is free, unbiased, and completely confidential. Medicare beneficiaries who did not sign up for a Part D Prescription Drug Plan when they enrolled in Medicare, and now wish to do so, can enroll in a plan between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. SHINE counselors can help these individuals to choose a plan that covers their medications at the lowest overall costs.

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Dear M.M., There are many questions that SHINE counselors get about Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment Period (AEP), sometimes called the Annual Election Period. This is a time during which Medicare beneficiaries can switch plans without penalty. Changes made during AEP become effective Jan. 1, 2014. What can you change during AEP? • Switch to a different Part D Prescription Drug Plan. • Change to a different Medicare Advantage Plan. • Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan back to Original Medicare and vice-versa. • Enroll in a Part D Prescription Drug Plan for the first time. Concerning your first question, if you are happy with the plan(s) you presently have, you do not need to do anything to have them continue in 2014. However, the answer to your second question is a definite “Yes.” There are things you should do just prior to or during AEP. These will help you to decide whether you will wish to keep your present plan(s) in 2014 or else look at other plan options. I recommend that you view AEP as an opportunity to do an annual health insurance “check-up.” Each year, plans change, and your health situation (especially medications) may have changed. Therefore, AEP offers you the chance to evaluate your needs and determine whether your present plans are best for your specific needs. An Annual Notice of Change is sent to each plan member at the end of September. It describes any changes that will take

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and tradesmen, Barr said. Volunteer groups, typically numbering 20 people, stay in area churches, she said. The “Caravaners” program also has been underused because of lack of facilities, she said. “One of the reasons we don’t have a lot of them here is Wickham Park is full most of the time. Eventually, we’d like to have parking behind the building so they could pull in there and park and use the kitchen area,’’ she said. Other areas could be used to help locals learn the trade of cabinetry, she said. “They would learn the skill of cabinet making, making cabinets for our homes as well as for resale,’’ Barr said.

A new home for Habitat for Humanity for Brevard County means the need for more volunteers to help out in a variety of ways. The organization known for giving locals the opportunity to help build their own homes expects their operation to flourish at its new 18,000-squarefoot “ReStore” and headquarters at 4515 Babcock St. in Palm Bay. “There are so many ways we can use this space,’’ said vice president for development Lisa Barr. The new space will include enough room for the ReStore thrift shop, offices, a garden nursery, a wood-working classroom, dormitory space for volunteers and a separate building for Home Care by Seniors for Seniors construction activities, according to its website. The organization bought the Palm Bay facility for $800,000 in May and it is expected to pay about $300,000 for renovations. Habitat had rented a facility at 7815 Ellis Road for five years, but that location was hard for customers to find. Officials expect more There’s a huge difference in the kind of home care you can receive from someone business at the more visible who really understands what your life is like as a senior. Your concerns and need new location, Barr said. for independence. Someone who like you, has a little living under his or her belt. “We anticipate a 30 Our caring, compassionate seniors are there to help. We offer the services you percent bump in the ReStore need to stay in your own home, living independently. flow because it was very t Companion Care t Meal preparation/cooking hard to find the old location. t Housekeeping Services t Transportation and more They didn’t know we were there. The new place is at Palm Bay Road and Babcock Street. By having that, people will know Call us today, it’s like getting a little help from your friends® where we are,’’ she said. If you are interested in becoming a service provider we would like to hear from you too. Other advantages (610) 123-1234 include attracting volunteers like visiting college and church groups ©2011 Seniors Helping Seniors. Each office is independently owned and operated. All trademarks are


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Holiday parade a sign of Viera events to come effort. We have 14,000 acres still to develop and we want people to experience everything Viera has to offer,” said Joane Dowd, whose official position is event architect. Dowd’s events serve a twoprong purpose. The main goal is to market the town of Viera, with its focus on lifestyle amenities and close-knit community feel, to consumers in other parts of the county, region and country. “The events are a marketing tool that benefits everybody.” Thus, the second aspect of the signature events campaign is to have more opportunities for residents to have fun together. Word of mouth is the best form of advertising, Dowd added.

By Linda Wiggins Viera residents may already have noticed a growing number of signature events in the works for their town, and towns near and far will know of them soon. The biggest on the horizon by far is the Nov. 30 “Light Up Viera” Parade and Holiday Pops Concert. It is timed for the Thanksgiving peak holiday shopping weekend, set for the Saturday after Black Friday. The efforts are the sole focus of a new marketing executive under contract by the Viera Company, the arm of A. Duda & Sons that is turning the former farmland of the area’s founding fathers into new communities within the town. “This is purely a marketing

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Before a large backdrop of the town center oak tree at holiday time, event architect Joane Dowd shows Audrey, Judy and Simon Diaz how to use special 3-D glasses that will be used to view the “Light Up Viera” Parade.

The Viera Fall Festival & Oktoberfest will span Friday through Sunday, Oct. 25 to 27 and include an authentic German “Hoffbrauhaus” tent and music, along with arts and crafts, pumpkin carving, Halloween costume contest, hayrides and carnival rides of a large fall festival. The holiday parade is expected to bring in thousands of visitors to line the route from Breslay Avenue around Tavistock Drive, along Viera Boulevard and down Stadium Parkway. Santa and his reindeer will invite parade watchers to tag along and enter Space Coast Stadium for a pops concert by the full Brevard Symphony Orchestra, performing on a custom-built, covered stage. Teams of 25 persons each will work the Wickham Road and Fiske Bolulevard exits off I-95, handing out maps that tell people where to park along the route and sending participants to float staging areas. Calvary Chapel of Viera is a major sponsor and will assign 200 volunteers to work the parade and cancel its 5:30 p.m. evening service to provide parking. All parade attendees will be able to come to the Viera Discovery Center the entire month of November to pick up their free Holoplex 3-D glasses. The lenses are designed to enhance colors, producing tiny twinkling reindeer that dance around the parade’s points of light. Dowd, who has lived and worked in Spain, the United Arab Emirates and other spots across the globe, has relocated from her Orlando-area home to Brevard. “I’m very excited about all the possibilities, and I’m enjoying everyone here,” Dowd said. “I’ll be working hard so everyone looks to Viera for great events.” For more information on events, call 321-255-4500, ext. 4880. VV

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Air Force physical therapist loves a good story BY Maria Sonnenberg During the workweek, physical therapist Doris Gonzalez works to ease pain plaguing Brevard veterans. On her off hours, it’s a totally different story as Gonzalez transforms into historical characters for her job as a storyteller with the Brevard Theatrical Ensemble. One weekend, she might channel Anne Hutchinson, a key figure in the development of religious freedom in the American Colonies and an exponent of civil liberty and religious toleration. Another day, Gonzalez could be Ruth Bryan Owen, the physician daughter of William Jennings Bryan and the South’s first female member of the House of Representatives. Some weeks later, Gonzalez might become one of the workers on the Tamiami Trail. Gonzalez’s own story began in Maryland, where the Army brat was born during her dad’s service at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. Like most military families, the Gonzalez clan hopped around the world as the job required. When Gonzalez graduated from college with a degree in physical therapy, she decided to continue the family tradition and join the military. To mix things up, she chose to go up in the air, rather than stay on the ground. “My father graciously let me join the Air Force,” said the Merritt Island resident. Starting as a staff therapist and a second lieutenant, Gonzalez progressed to chief of clinic and a major’s rank. She retired in 1996, after assignments in Delaware, Nevada and Florida. The latter allowed her the opportunity to scope out the Sunshine State as a perfect place to call home after the service.

The post-military phase of her life has included work with Health South and since 2004, with the VA Clinic in Viera, where she treats Greatest Generation warriors to recently returned Afghanistan soldiers. “It’s the same old aches and pains,” she said. Gonzalez, who had been part of community choirs wherever she happened to be stationed, was part of the Brevard Chorale for a couple of years. While shopping in the Merritt Square Mall one holiday season, she happened upon a group of carolers dressed in Victorian costume. They were the Dickens Carolers of the Brevard Theatrical Ensemble. “I liked how they dressed and sounded and that they were a mixed bag of people working together,” she said. Since 1997, Gonzalez has been part of the troupe of storytellers led by Lady Gail Ryan. The group brings to life some of the most unique characters in history and myth. How does Gonzalez evolve into the very different characters? “You don’t choose the stories, but rather the stories choose you,” Gonzalez said. “Rehearsals are hard work, but when you put on a good show, it’s all worth it.” An ensemble show that required she learn a folk dance routine prompted Gonzalez to join the South Brevard International Dancers, a group of folk dance enthusiasts who weekly take to the wooden floor of Melbourne Village’s historic Community House. “Some people like music and others love art,” Gonzalez said. “For me, it’s the storytelling and the dance.” SL

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The Titusville Elks Lodge 183 Does will host a different kind of fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 19. Does are a group within the Elks made up primarily of spouses. They are calling the mystery dinner show “Murder at the U.S.O.” Ask It will transform the Lynne lodge into a World War II United Service Lynne Meagher SHINE

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Dear Lynne: I just received a notice from my preiption drug plan that states I will w have to pay the full cost (100%) my prescriptions because I am in donut hole. I can’t afford to do this d will probably just stop taking the pensive medications and maybe most my generic drugs too. Can you p me? —Donut Hole Poor

Dear Donut Hole Poor, n 2010, the donut hole begins when u and your Rx plan have both spent 830. At this point, your drug plan will longer pay anything towards the cost your Rx. You pay the full cost of your dicines as well as your plan premium ing this period. Each drug plan negotis prices with the pharmaceutical comies so you have the benefit of that uced rate even though you are in the nut hole! When your total out-ofket expense for covered drugs (drugs your plan’s formulary) reaches 550, then you will have catastrophic erage. At that time, your cost will be of the cost of each drug or a co-paynt of $2.50 for generics and $6.30 for nd name drugs, whichever is greater. The following suggestions are some ps you can take to lower your Rx enses. Ask your doctor if you can switch me of your costly brand-name drugs to eneric version. Your doctor may also able to give you some samples while u explore other options. Ask a SHINE counselor if you might

tickets will benefit the Association Therapy and Walk About Ministries. for American Cancer Research, The night will include dining, Project Graduation for Astronaut dancing and solving a murder. High School and Titusville High Cocktails will be served at 6:30 School, B.E.T.A., Dogs for the Deaf, p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m., with the Liberty Lodge, Heart Fund Research, show following at 7:30 p.m. Hospice, Meals on Wheels, North Lodge is located at Events sometimes change. Please call to verifyTitusville scheduledElks times and locations. Brevard Youth Activities, Salvation 2955 Columbia Blvd. in Titusville Army, Shoes for• the Titusville Call 321-268-2113 or 321-268-2013 Wednesdays 1 toNeedy, 4:30 p.m. Police Canine Corps, Elks Lodge, Elks for Foot check clinics for people with diabetes details or to order your tickets. SL Youth Camp, Florida Elks Children’s The Health First Wound Management & Hyperbaric Center is offering free foot screenings for anyone who has been positively diagnosed with diabetes. Advance appointments are required. The Health First Wound Management & Hyperbaric Center is located at 5191 S. Babcock St. NE in Palm Bay. For information, call 321-434-4335 or email

Health & Wellness events

A French Chateau Christmas October 11 • 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Flu & Pneumonia Vaccines                 Festival The Brevard County Health Department Immunizations Program will be of-

Special to Senior fering flu and pneumonia vaccines at the Sunflower House. Medicare PartLife B covers the cost of both. Health First HMO covers only the flu vaccine. All Spade and for Trowel others pay out-of-pocket. Cash price is $25 for The the flu and $35 the Garden Club’s 49th annual Christmas pneumonia vaccine. Sunflower House is located at Merritt Square Mall, of homes will Merritt be Christmas Suite 201, near JC Penny at 777 E. Merritttour Island Causeway, Island. at a French Chateau on South Please call 321-452-4341 with questions. Tropical Trail. It begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the elegant Saturday, Oct. 23 • 11 a.m. to noon 11,000-square-foot Buescher home What if you could save a life? the Indian River on Heart South The Training Center of Health First will beonoffering an American Merritt Island. Proceeds from this Association Heartsaver CPR and AED course. The class offers community fundraiser will benefit Candlelighters members of all ages the opportunity to learn basic CPR and choking-preofisBrevard, Camp Wekiva Youth vention skills in a group environment. Cost $30/person.  Camp, civic beautification Please email for registration information.programs, the H. S. Williams 1888 Home restoration and other charities. Tuesday, Oct. 26 • 10 to 11 a.m. Tickets are $12 in advance Next Steps after Diagnosis                 and $15 at the door. Entry fee Disorder Clinic provides Farah Sivolella of the East Central Florida Memory includes access to 32 vendors, an overview of the next steps on how to move forward after a family member a bake sale, refreshments and has been diagnosed with  Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. This class the Slow and Low food truck. is geared toward the new family caregiver. Please call 321-452-4341 to regisA sample ofE. theMerritt vendors includes ter. Sunflower House, Merritt Square Mall, Suite 201, 777 Island Adamson Orchids, Beach Organics, Causeway, Merritt Island. Mrs. Mango Herbalist, the Humane Society, nature photographers, A Day Tuesday, Oct. 26 • 11 a.m. to noon Away Kayaking Tour and options Dealing with Difficult Behaviors                   Christmas shopping. Farah Sivolella of the East Central Floridafor Memory Disorder ClinicThe Cape Canaveral Lighthouse will have a discusses the challenges of dealing with the behaviors that can accompany display and University of Florida Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Please call 321-452-4341 to Extension Service’s Sally Scalera register. Sunflower House, Merritt Square Mall, Suite 201, 777 E. Merritt will answer questions. Island Causeway, Merritt Island. For information, call gardening 321-452-4341. Music will be provided by Chris Kahl, a barbershop Wednesday, Nov. 10 • 11:30 am quartet, Melbourne Municipal Facts and Treatments for Women with Incontinence band others, including Presented by Gynecologist Carol Armon, M.D.’ andand Urologist John Pearson,aM.D. church hand bell choir. Palm Bay Hospital, 1425 Malabar Road NE, Palm Bay For details, call 321-632-8632. SL Private Dining Room (adjacent to the Cafeteria) Call 321-434-4335 for more details or to reserve your space.

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News for Titusville, Mims & Port St. John

North Brevard

Moonport Modelers invite public to experience the joy of radio-controlled aircraft

North Brevard Senior Center

909 Lane Ave., Titusville 321-268-2333 Friday, Oct. 18  7 p.m. Line Dance Ticket $5 Saturday, Oct. 19  7:30 p.m. Community Dance Music by Visions Tickets $7

Mims-Scottsmoor Library 3615 Lionel Rd., Mims 321-264-5080

Moonport Modelers radio-controlled aircraft club utilizes Renaud Field in Titusville. By Flora Reigada Bob Foraker, president of Titusville’s Moonport Modelers Radio Controlled Aircraft Club, flies radiocontrolled aircraft for the challenge. “We have pilots who thought it would be a piece of cake when they started. But, they discovered it is much different than sitting on a seat and flying an actual airplane,” Foraker said. Flying radio-controlled aircraft is fun and a challenge for all ages. “Club members range in age from 10 to 80 plus,” Foraker said. Their aircraft varies in brand and size. “Lots of members have Warbirds,” Foraker said. “Others have B-25 bombers. There are also helicopters, jets, sport flying aircraft and aerobatic airplanes.” The website elaborates: “We have folks who fly small indoor/ outdoor planes and those who fly mid-range planes with a wing span to 79 inches. Others prefer larger, giant-scale planes.” Some members fly electric planes, while others favor gas engines or “glo” airplanes burning nitro fuel. Some enjoy all three. Most mornings find members at their airstrip Renaud Field, where potential pilots are welcome with or without an airplane. Flying instruction or help with building an aircraft is available free of charge. Renaud Field is at 4950 Penrod


Rd., two-tenths of a mile off the State Road 50 entrance to Windover Way. Look for a gate and a Moonport Modeler’s sign. Members start early, at 7:30 a.m. Upcoming activities include Moonport Modelers Radio Controlled Aircraft Club presents the Thrill of Flying. It will be held in conjunction with the Classic Car Show Benefiting Homeless Animals and take place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Searstown Mall. “There will be demonstrations, an auction, airplanes on display and coupons to fly a radio-controlled airplane,” Foraker said.

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On Saturday, Oct. 12, a “Fun Fly” with various aerial controls is open to the public. It will start at 8 a.m. at Renaud Field. Food will be available for a donation. Club meetings are held the third Monday of each month at the Titusville Public Library. The next is 6:30 p.m. on Oct 21. The library is at 2121 S. Hopkins Ave. For more information, call 321-385-1251, go to the website or send an email to SL

Basic Computer Classes Beginning classes are available. Registration is required. Class is taught in a series of four sessions: Introduction to Computers and the Library Catalog; Word Processing Basics; Internet for Beginners; Using Email and Attachments. Fee is $20 for the class. Please call for dates and times. Thursday, Oct. 3  1:30 p.m. Mims-Scottsmoor Library Book Club. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See will be discussed. Thursday, Oct. 3  6:30 p.m. “History of the Windover Archeological Project” 10 3 Free program about the Windover Dig in south Titusville. Learn about some truly amazing archaeological finds older than the Great Pyramids.

Titusville Farmers’ Market

every Saturday, 1 - 8 p.m. Space View Park 118 E. Broad St.

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Enclave Assisted Living - private residential facility licensed w/ State of Florida, located in Rockledge. Modern home w/ Video Monitoring/Alarm, near hospital w/ home cooked meals. Call 321-501-0583.




Save the Date Friday, Feb. 7 Senior Safari at Brevard Zoo 55 and over get in FREE

For information, call 321-242-1235

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Cash for Old Money Old World paper money wanted in good condition. Pre-Euro European, military payment certificates, World War camp money and Caribbean paper currency. Call 321-254-8525.

Live Entertainment Fridays & Saturdays 6:30 pm - close

Pool, Sprinkler & Hot Tub Systems Variable Speed

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DOWN 1. Auction action 2. *Opposite of base 3. Approximate 4. One of 4 Cs 5. *All around us 6. Full of elms 7. Grazing spot 8. Bee Gees’ most successful genre 9. *Low-____ diet 10. “Les MisÈrables” author 11. Popular Russian name 12. Used for signing 15. “Mere ______” 20. Paint choice 22. Often used to make baseball bats 24. Khufu or Khafra, e.g. 25. *Molten rock 26. Often received with a sound 27. Spanish accent 29. *Elementary particle 31. Schneider and Lowe, e.g. 32. Dined at home 33. *Microscope’s platform 34. *It travels about 768 mph 36. Coarse file 38. Monthly due 42. Fire 45. Belonging to him and her 49. *Anatomical pouch 51. Fish hawk 54. Halt 56. With rapid movements 57. Embarkation location 58. Tangelo 59. *Type of fungus 60. Formally surrender 61. Heroic poem 62. Agitate 63. Shag rug 65. Swerve 67. Insult

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The Brevard Zoo is the venue for the 2014 Boomer Guide Expo, where we will launch the 2014 edition of the BOOMER GUIDE magazine. Please dress in safari-themed attire for this Wellness Walkabout. Attendees 55 and older will get in free during Expo hours. Courtesy vans will assist attendees from the designated parking areas to the expo entrance.

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