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Stetson Christmas Spectacular • December 19, $85. We have a step-on guide as we explore the Stetson Mansion and the University. Lunch included and a special private 30 minute pipe organ concert. Sign up by Nov. 15. Hard Rock Casino Tampa • January 7th - $35. Hard Rock now offers a daily drawing for $1000 in free play for bus groups only! Must have minimum 35 passengers, sign up by December 31st. Soap, Soda, Saints and Sinners • January 16, $78. A step on guide joins us for a day of discoveries in Daytona, including a pontoon ride on Spruce Creek, lunch at Bubba Gumps, a visit to the Basilica of St Paul, the candy factory and to see the 2nd largest Coco Cola memorabilia collections. Sign up by Dec. 15th. Lily Tomlin, One Night Only • February 5th - $106. Enjoy Lily Tomlin as she returns to her comedy roots on stage at the Peabody in Daytona. Dinner at Piccadilly Restaurant and orchestra seating for the show. Deadline to sign up is December 31st. Great Apes Refuge • January 29th - $85. Private guided walking tour through the rescue center for chimpanzees and orangutans. You must be able to walk 11/2 hrs. on a crushed shell pathway. If weather conditions are not above 55° this trip will cancel with refund for the safety of the animals. Lunch is a home cooked meal at Paul's Kitchen. Sign up by December 20th. Gamble Plantation and the Royal Lipizzaner Stallions of Austria • February 14th - $75. Guided tour of this antebellum mansion, you must be able to walk up16 steps, otherwise the visitor center has photos of the 2nd floor. After the tour enjoy a catered BBQ homestyle buffet. See the magnificent Royal Lipizzaner Stallions. Stable tour prior to show for an up close look. Then enjoy a 11/2 hr. presentation of the Lipizzaners. Sign up by Jan. 10th. WarHorse • March 1st - $128. Lunch at the Ale House This is a compelling tale of indescribable grandeur and sheer inventiveness...there are breathing, galloping, charging horses on the stage...their flanks, hides and sinews built of steel, leather and aircraft cables. They are life size puppets strong enough for men to ride...and that's just a start to this award winning show. Sign up is December 1st.

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Fifth Avenue Gallery member-owner artists Lori Jenkins, left, Lois Mittleman and Beth-Anne Fairchild paint and frame original works on ornaments for their tree, to be sold at the Junior League’s Festival of Trees Nov. 16 and 17 at Viera Regional Community Center. By linda wiggins

Brevard is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable, according to its website. The Fifth Avenue Gallery artists hope their tree will inspire Festival of Trees shoppers to visit the gallery’s Christmas Store exhibit that runs through Jan. 5. The Junior League office shares the same Eau Gallie neighborhood. For member artist Beth-Anne Fairchild, both events are a throwback to her roots as the original owner of the Christmas Cottage, a legendary establishment in downtown Melbourne. “Christmas was always a favorite memory as a child and an inspiration as an artist,” Fairchild said. “I think that is true for many people.” SL

Shoppers at the Junior League of South Brevard’s 29th annual Festival of Trees in Viera may come away with an original, hand-painted masterpiece. Fifty of them. Member artists and owners of the Fifth Avenue Gallery in the Eau Gallie arts district of Melbourne have decorated their tree with 50 framed watercolor originals that capture old Florida charm, local wildlife and area founding industry giants from citrus to space. “We love that the Junior League has a passion for caring for women and children, because that is our heart, too,” said Lois Mittleman of Viera, one of the gallery’s 17 member artists. “We all put in a lot of our time and our artistic talent to create this permanent legacy that we hope will generate a sizable donation for its purchase.” The fully decorated tree and hundreds of other uniquely designed and decorated creations will be available for purchase at the Viera Regional Community Center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Shoppers can simply take away a tree and plug it in at home. The festival is also known for ornate wreaths, holiday holiday By Attorney home décor and early Christmas TRUMAN SCARBOROUGH shopping, the 239 Harrison Street, Titusville, FL weekend awash in sweets, For A Complimentary Copy entertainment, children’s games Phone 321 267 - 4770 and crafts. The Junior League of South

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Group offers hands-on look at researching family tree Special to Senior Life Do your research before taking that trip to the Old Country to find the old family farm or the cobblestone streets where your great grandmother walked each day to obtain food for the family meal. The Brevard Genealogical Society will conduct a Family History Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Central Brevard Public Library, at 308 Forrest Ave. in Cocoa. The free event is open to the public and will be of interest for people of all ages. Exhibits, information booths, speakers and computer stations will be staged throughout the library to

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Ann Osisek of the Genealogy Society of South Brevard will conduct a program called “Legends, Lies and Lineages: Family Fiction vs. Genealogical Facts’’ at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Melbourne Public Library, 540 E. Fee Ave. A social gathering will begin at 9:30 a.m. Osisek’s program is designed to help people use their oral history by questioning the stories that have become a part of family lore. Genealogical time lines can help the research of sorting out fact from fiction. Book and Internet references will be provided. For more information, go to gssb.net or the group’s Facebook page at Genealogical Society of South Brevard. SL

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The hunt is on for county surplus bargains By Flora Reigada Whether you need a computer, file cabinet, wrist watch, medical examining table, ice machine or any number of things, it might just be at a Brevard County surplus sale. “We sell equipment no longer used by county departments. They are things that needed to be replaced, were broken or have become obsolete,” said asset manager, R. Shannon Maginnis. “The purpose is to put the items back into use and to save people money.” The sales take place every three to four months, depending on when warehouses fill up. There are also one or two vehicle and heavy equipment auctions per year. Miscellaneous items are offered for sale at a Titusville warehouse. There are a lot of electronics, such as computers, monitors, printers, fax machines and televisions. During sales, the public is invited to browse and make bids on the merchandise. On-site bid sheets are provided. Bids may also be made via the U.S. mail. Everything is sold “as is.” Maginnis said people are encouraged to test the equipment before it is purchased. “We have a desk where a computer or monitor can be hooked up to make sure it works,” he said. Items offered for sale are diverse. The Titusville warehouse contained numerous van seats. There were also desks and tables, as well as clothing. Home appliances were available. Maginnis explained that because fire and rescue personnel live on site when

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Helen G. Highsmith, left, and Brenice Cauthen look for bargains at the Brevard County surplus sale warehouse in Titusville.

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Maginnis said are “high theft items.” Unsold property may be palletized and bid on. As sales approach, they are announced in newspapers. The Asset Management website is also updated at least 30 days in advance. The website lists items for sale and explains the conditions of sale.

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Veterans Tribute hosts top brass lineup By linda Wiggins The Veterans Tribute speakers at the 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8 Boomer Bash & Senior Expo include top brass from current and past wars, as well as a battlefield nurse officer with a first-hand look into what is causing epidemic trauma in returning vets. As the Director of Operations and Logistics for U.S. Transportation Command, retired Two Star USAF Lt. Gen. Bill Welser was the Department of Defense’s chief mobility architect for the air and ground war during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The pre-Veterans Day speaker led transportation operations supporting the U.S. response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Welser directed all transportation requirements for U.S. forces and provided support for numerous coalition partners, while also enabling homeland defense during Operation Noble Eagle. His focus, however, is on honoring the service of others before him. “It is very important that we let our World War II vets know how much we appreciate them before it is too late,” said Welser, president of Space Coast Honor Flight. The nonprofit engages volunteers to escort WWII and now Korean War veterans on flights to Washington D.C. to experience military monuments significant to their service. For many, the healing experience enables them to talk of their battlefield experiences with family members for the first time. Many of today’s veterans find their battlefield experiences not only too painful to speak about, but too much of an obstacle to bridge the gap between battlefield and home, according to another speaker. Maj. Patricia A. Hayden, RN, BSN is a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) nurse with the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base. The CCAT Team consists of a critical care doctor, a critical care/ trauma nurse and a respiratory therapist. “I definitely have direct insights into this deep affliction,” said Hayden, who patches up broken psyches as well as bodies in preparation for their return home. As a CCATT nurse, Hayden has flown more than 100 hours and transported more than 100 critically wounded patients while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Retired Three Star U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Cleland is the master of ceremony for the Nov. 8 event as well as a speaker. Cleland has been tapped by Governor Rick Scott for entry into the new Florida Veterans Hall of Fame for his community service. He will spend Veterans Day at the governor’s mansion and receive his award at the Florida State Capitol Building the following day. Cleland was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge in three wars. Among the Master Parachutist’s decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Silver Star Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart Medal with oak leaf cluster. “If you gave him another ribbon or medal,” fellow retired officer and veteran salute coordinator Frank Dunagan said, “you’d have to start putting them on his back.” For more information on the Veterans Tribute or Bluewater Creative Group’s Boomer Bash & Senior Expo, call 321-242-1235. SL

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For an outstanding one-day adventure for you, your family and guests is to enjoy a river cruise on the paddleboat BarbaraLee sailing from nearby Sanford. The Barbara-Lee is an authentic sternwheeler operated by the St. Johns Rivership Company. Our group took a three-hour educational luncheon cruise, which departed at 11 a.m. from Monroe Harbour Marina located at the downtown Riverwalk and Lake Monroe. Owner Bill Maloney greeted us on board. As we were sailing, he gave us an educational overview of the many interesting sights in historic downtown Sanford, lovely Lake Monroe and the mighty St. Johns River. We had an excellent lunch with a choice of five entrées, all freshly prepared in the ship’s galley as we enjoyed the many sights along the way. A talented DJ played and sang memorable tunes from broadway, motion pictures and country hits. Sailing north after we passed under the bridges of Route 46, the St. Johns River is a sight to behold. Here, the river is narrow, and you can enjoy the views just as it has been for centuries, all undisturbed by modern civilization. You’ll get up-close views of various birds, animals of all kinds, lazy alligators, and during the cooler months of the year, playful manatees. St. Johns Rivership Company offers lunch cruises on the BarbaraLee Wednesday through Sunday and a dinner cruise on Saturday

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Association governance

In this month’s column, we will discuss the relationship between the association board of directors and its community association manager. Previously, this column examined the process of selecting a manager or management company. It is very easy to compare the manager’s relationship with the board of directors to a city manager’s relationship with the elected commissioners. The association’s board of directors are elected to represent the owners in the same fashion of elected city commissioners. The association manager takes direction from the elected board in much the same way the city manager carries out the directives of the city commissioners. The association board of directors has responsibilities to act on behalf of the owners. Some of the responsibilities include establishing policies and procedures, establishing a budget and assessments, making business decisions and entering into and approving contracts. The board also may adopt and enforce rules and appoint committees. A city has a corporate charter that it follows and a board has association articles of incorporation, covenants and by-laws to which it must adhere. The association manager assists the board’s directors by implementing their

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decisions. The association manager administers the services, programs and operations of the association within the policies and guidelines set by the board. An association manager will compile information that will enable the board to carry out its responsibilities. The association manager will ensure that contracts and agreements are properly fulfilled. Each item in this month’s column could be the complete topic of another column. Hopefully, it will have assisted you in establishing a checklist for your board’s relationship with your manager. SL It’s important to point out that Kneiser is not an attorney and legal questions should be referred to your attorney. However, a requirement of his community association manager’s license is to stay abreast of the Florida association laws. Contact him with any questions at frank@suntreeflorida.com.

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Widowhood Some time during your first 100 years of life while you are married, you will experience the time of your life known as widowhood. Men and women have different ways to cope with this period. Women (widows) often adjust better than men (widowers). Being a couple, having a soul mate, being a partner and shifting to being alone is often a difficult transition. While grieving, the challenge of doing it alone—domestic tasks, decision making, and financial dilemmas (paying bills, signing contracts and investing) are often difficult. Seek professional advice from trusted people you know. Avoid the sales people who watch the obituaries and make you a target for their schemes. Just say “no,” or say “I want to discuss this with my financial advisor.” In her book “How to be a Widow in Today’s World,” local author Elaine Scott Bridgman provides a guidebook for dealing with the widowhood challenges. She deals with the coping mechanisms, opportunities and pitfalls. Want to get reconnected? Bridgman discusses romance, companionship websites and e-harmony. For balance, she talks about countless community resources and how they can help you make the adjustment. Bridgman challenges widows to accept their grief, design their lives and make a go of it. Each person controls their own happiness. Be happy! Treasure your memories, but move forward. Guard your own self interest. Take charge. Watch out for scams as you are on someone’s list.

Challenges of Living to Age 100 Ed Baranowski In the personal relations department, consider the motives of the opposite sex. Write some people off and avoid the “rush to be with him/her.” Consider internet dating and design your profile with care. Spend six or more months interacting. Cast a wide net. Guard your freedom, join local special interest groups and get involved in life. Enjoy being alone. Be “you.” Put your emotions on the shelf. Make yourself the priority. Get out and help others. Join a service club like Rotary, Lions or Kiwanis. Many widowed people claim that pre-planning prior to the demise of their partner reduced stress and gave them the ability to function after the loss of their loved one. Estate planning, financial alternatives, wills, directives, trusts, annuities and scenario discussions are the fuel for a comfortable transition. Everyone has different circumstances and conditions, but give thanks for you are a survivor. SL Ed Baranowski is president of Topics Unlimited, a Melbournebased education, seminar, and consulting firm. You can reach him at topicsed@aol.com.

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When you hear the term “Die Hard Fan,” in the future consider what it truly means to be the person they’re talking about. I use myself as the example in this case. I have been a fan of Cleveland sports since I learned the alphabet. Most kids learn 26 letters but in Cleveland you only need four, L-O-S-T. How can you spot a “Die Hard” sports fan? If you’re in a restaurant or lounge that has a game on TV and from across the room you hear someone lamenting “You’re killing me…,” that’s a person dying hard with his team. There was a recent story of a man in Cleveland who died and left in his will that he wanted to be buried by Cleveland Browns football players so they could “…let him down one last time.” There was another die hard fan who placed an ad on Craigslist requesting any quarterback who would throw the ball to a guy wearing the same colored jersey. I focus on Cleveland because that’s where I’m from and the city hasn’t won a championship in any sport since 1964, so sports fans in Cleveland are truly die hard fans. Their teams have also been the butt of late night comics with one-liners such as: “How was Michael Jackson

Funny thing is... Sammy Haddad like the Cleveland Indians? They both wore a glove for no apparent reason,” and, “If there is a tornado in Ohio, run to Cleveland Browns Stadium because you’ll never see a touchdown there.” Tailgating used to mean you drove so close behind another car that you could read “Made in Japan” on its rear bumper. Now it means partying in the parking lot before the game and getting so hammered you won’t notice the final score. So if you see a sports fan wearing a jersey of a team that probably won’t win, give them a hug or buy them a drink. They’re about to die hard, again. SL

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Special Event to open the expo Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Ceremony 9 - 10:20 a.m.

MMB salutes Veterans times two

Master of Ceremony Maj. Gen. John Cleland U.S. Army Ret.

SENIOR LIFE Linda Wiggins

The Melbourne Municipal Band will perform a musical veterans tribute at the 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8 Backstage Pass Boomer Bash & Senior Expo. BY Maria Sonnenberg

Guest Speaker

Lt. Gen. Bill Welser U.S. Air Force Ret.

President of Honor Flight

Guest Speaker

Maj. Trish Hayden, U.S. Air Force Reserve, Nurse Corps

Melbourne Municipal Band

Patriotic favorites and service songs will be played before, during and after the program

Special free community event honors our veterans Sponsored by USAA

Friday, Nov. 8 King Center Main Stage 8:30 – Doors Open, Reserve Veterans Seating by 8:45 a.m. 9 - 10:15 a.m. – Spectacular Opening Ceremony The Backstage Pass Boomer Bash & Senior Expo opening ceremony will feature the Melbourne Municipal Band; Eau Gallie High JROTC Color Guard; Speakers will include: USAF Ret. Lt. Gen. Bill Welser (President of Space Coast Honor Flight); USAF RN Maj. Trish Hayden, 920 Rescue Wing PAFB (stories of evacuating critically wounded soldiers from the battlefields to hospitals); Master of Ceremony U.S. Army Ret. Maj. Gen. John Cleland; Chaplain (USAF Ret. Lt. Col.) Norm Desrosier; singer Chaplain (USAF Ret. Lt. Col.) Tom Unrath. Maj Gen. John Cleland fought in WW-II, Korea and Vietnam as a parachute infantry officer. His awards include three Combat Infantry Badges, Silver Star, Distinguished Service Metal w/oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit w/three oak leaf clusters, and Purple Heart. Cleland is in the Army Infantry Hall of Fame and has been tapped by Governor Rick Scott for entry to the new Florida Veterans Hall of Fame which recognizes community service in Florida. Special veterans exhibits continue through 3:30 p.m. Admission, parking and courtesy door-to-door shuttle are free. The special program is hosted by Bluewater Creative Group’s Backstage Pass Boomer Bash & Senior Expo and sponsored is by USAA, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Sonata at Melbourne and Senior Life newspaper. This program is supported by the Cape Canaveral Chapter, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). For more information, call 321-242-1235. SL

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Bluewater Creative Group is proud to feature the Melbourne Municipal Band at the 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8 Veterans Salute at the King Center in Melbourne. The ceremony kicks off the Boomer Bash & Senior Expo that will feature entertainment, information and food through 3:30 p.m. Melbourne Municipal Band will also perform Swingtime’s “A Salute to our Veterans” and dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Melbourne Auditorium. The Melbourne Municipal Band may be the Space Coast’s biggest entertainment bargain. They are musical artists who have performed with big names the likes of Jimmy Dorsey and Lawrence Welk, but for Brevard audiences, they play for free. Since its founding in 1965, the Melbourne Municipal Band has played nearly every month for residents of the Space Coast, and that is not counting the parades, ballgames, grand openings, school benefits and ceremonial performances in which the group has participated. More than 20,000 people enjoy the band’s concerts and performances annually, which require 27,000 hours of rehearsals and performance time from the musicians, all at no cost to the community.

November Schedule Swingtime’s “A Salute to Our Veterans” 7 to 10 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 Melbourne Aud. $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Active-duty military and veterans will be admitted free with identification.

“Pioneers and Cowboys”

7:30 p.m., Nov. 13 & 14 Melbourne Aud. Free For more information and ticket locations: call 321-724-0555 or go to melbournemunicipalband.org.

It is no wonder the band is setting new attendance records. “Our band has many excellent musicians who bring life to the notes on the page,” said Dave Hutson, president of the band’s board of trustees. Our audience members tell their friends about their positive experience at our concerts,” . The band’s 60 musicians — all volunteers — encompass all ages and careers, from lawyers and bankers to engineers and educators. Their common bonds are music and their wish to contribute to their community. Making music is not the band’s only forte, for its outreach efforts nurture tomorrow’s musical masters. The band’s free Summer Youth Band Camp helps hone the talents of young beginner and intermediate players and culminates in a concert at Melbourne Auditorium, home of the Melbourne Municipal Band. “In September, the intermediate students also play along more experienced musicians at a band concert,” Hutson said. To raise the funds that make the free concerts possible, the Melbourne Municipal Band asks the community to dance, accompanied by MMB’s 20-piece Swingtime Jazz Band, which performs a Big Band dance fest nearly every month and also plays at a variety of venues throughout the year. Swingtime’s “Salute to Our Veterans” dance, will feature former “Lawrence Welk Show” vocalist Sally Hart and popular local singer Len Fallen. “The band is very excited to have this opportunity to say thank you to the members of our nation’s military for the sacrifices they have made and continue to make,” said Swingtime conductor Art Martin, who has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and The Platters, among others. Swingtime will also perform at 8 p.m. at a New Year’s Eve gala dinner and dance in the Holiday Inn Viera. Under the direction of conductor Staci Cleveland, the Melbourne Municipal Band has created a new level of performance that includes music for every taste, such as the recent “Heroes, Nerds and Trekkies” concert that focused on the scores of science fiction and adventure films. “Our conductor has chosen musical selections that appeal to a broad range of musical tastes,” Hutson added. SL

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Is your home safe?

Is your home safe? Sheriff Wayne Ivey says, ‘Invite me into your Sheriff Iveyyour says,abode ‘Inviteand meworkinto your home.’ BCSO staffWayne can scan home.’ BCSO staff can scan your abode and workplace to make sure it keeps intruders out. place to make sure it keeps intruders out.

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9 AM TO 3:30 PM

Events all day

Doors open 8:30 a.m. Broadway-Themed

Boomer Bash & senior expo

Main Stage

Purple Balloon Room

Rotunda

Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. — Open all day A variety of vendors including Health & wellness screenings and vendor booths. Flu Shots—By VNA

Opening Event Celebrating our Veterans Sponsored by uSAA

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. — Open all day 10 - 11:15 a.m. — ‘Paint Around’ Watch while watercolor artists beat the clock to co-create paintings

2:30 p.m. — Dessert Bar Have a sweet pick me up

11:30 a.m.- 2:20 p.m. — Silent Auction Paintings on display and up for auction to benefit Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation

While supplies last. Sponsored by Gentiva

Classroom

8:30-9 a.m. — Melbourne Municipal Band 9-10:30 a.m. —Program

12 - 1 p.m. — Food Tasting Fest Chefs from active living communities give free tastes of the good life

Informative & Fun Classes

2:30 p.m. — Auction ends Art auction winning bids announced

10:30 a.m. —All about the iPad

Color Guard Eau Gallie High School uSAF JROTC

GuEST SPEAKER —

11:45 a.m. — Sheriff Wayne ivey

Lt. Gen. Bill Welser, uSAF, Ret. Maj. Gen. John Cleland, uS Army, Ret.

1:15 - 2 p.m. — improv Class 101 Learn the techniques of improv through scenes and games with instructor Mario Busacca. Create in-the-moment, spontaneous performances.

Moving Tribute wall

28-piece display open all day

Backstage

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GUIDE GUIDE

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WEDNESDAY

Free Memory Screenings are available at Brevard County Libraries throughout November courtesy of the Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation

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Music on a Sunday afternoon

2 p.m., free Cocoa Beach Library

Sprint for Sight

8 a.m. 321-773-7222 baabhelpfortheblind.org

Sax Quartet Concert

3 p.m. $10 donation, kids free Suntree United Methodist Church 7400 N. Wickham Rd. 321-242-2585

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9 a.m. - Noon Suntree/Viera Library Meeting Room 321-255-4404

10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free, by appointment Sunflower House Merritt Island Square Mall 321-452-4341

Suntree Garden Club

Election Day

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Free Memory Screenings Dementia Support Group

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Recognizing Veterans and First Responders 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Service followed by lunch. Sponsored by Rockledge Church of the Nazarene. McLarty Park, Barton Ave. Rockledge 321-636-4600 through Nov. 17 Space Coast Stadium spacecoaststatefair.com 855-386-3836

10:30- 11:45, $5, bring mat Toastmasters Tuesdays & Fridays 2nd and 4th Wednesdays Noon - 2 p.m., $15 Franklin DeGroodt Library 7 - 8:30 p.m. Holiday Inn, 321-952-6318 Viera Hospital Wickham Road, Viera First floor conference room RSVP 321-751-6984 (Karen) 8731 N. Wickham Rd. Brevard Zoo Treetop Trek 321-610-8621 half-price FL residents Monday - Friday through December 19 Caregiver Support Group (blackout dates 11/23-12/2) 1 - 2:30 p.m. Brevard Zoo Sunflower House TreetopTrek.com Merritt Island Square Mall 321-254-9453 321-452-4341

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Space Coast State Fair

Junior League Festival of Trees

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way 321-610-8950

Viera Woman’s Club Monthly Luncheon

Chair Excerise Class

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Gentle Yoga with Eileen

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Free Memory Screenings Wickham Park Senior 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Center Activities

Friday Movie: “42”

3 p.m., free Cocoa Beach library

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12:30 - 8 p.m. Valkaria Airport Benefits Wounded Warrior Project rocknbluesfestival.com 321-783-9004

6:15 p.m. refreshments 6:30 p.m. meeting 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. North Brevard Library Job assistance 2121 South Hopkins Ave. One Senior Place 8085 Spyglass Hill Rd, Viera Titusville, 321-567-5424 321-394-0511

Brevard Workforce Mobility Unit

Central Florida Accordion Adult Children of Club Performance Alcoholics 2 - 5 p.m., Free

Elks Lodge, 315 Florida Ave. 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday 956 N. US 1, Ste. 1121 Cocoa, 321-799-2267 Crestview Plaza, Cocoa fgkroto@yahoo.com

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Moonlight Quilters Guild Sewing Group

1 - 3 p.m. Sunflower House Merritt Island Square Mall 321-452-4341

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Christmas Bazaar

8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Suntree United Methodist Church 7400 N. Wickham Rd. 321-242-2585

Forest Festival

10 a.m. - 3 p.m., free Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, Titusville 321-264-5185

Take off Pounds Sensibly

every Friday 8:45 a.m. weigh-in, 10 a.m. meeting FBC Titusville, 303 Main St. 321-863-8952

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Free 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fun, food, vendors, music, classes & more. King Center for the Performing Arts 321-242-1235

Live broadcast of NYC’s Metropolitan Opera at Carmike Cinema $24 + senior discount 2241 Towne Centre Ave., Viera, 321-755-1210

Cocoa Beach Woman’s Club Backstage Pass—Boomer The Met Opera: “Tosca” 9:30 a.m. 12:55 p.m. Bash & Senior Expo 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd.

Annual Space Coast LET FREEDOM SING! Card Show Musical Tribute to Veterans Post 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., $3 2 p.m., Friday & Saturday

Tickets $18-$32 Cocoa Village Playhouse 7 - 10 p.m. $7, military free 300 Brevard Ave., Cocoa Melbourne Auditorium 321-636-5050 321-254-0171

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6 - 7 p.m. $35/month every Thursday Franklin DeGroodt Public Library 321-952-6317

“Trouble with the Curve” 3 p.m., free Cocoa Beach Library

Guitar Classes

Melbourne Municipal Band Concert

7:30 p.m., free No tickets required Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd. 321-724-0555

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Back to the Market

11 a.m.- noon 3 - 6 p.m. One Senior Place every Monday 9:30 a.m.–Bonewalkers Plus Farmers Market Rededica8085 Spyglass Hill Rd, Viera 9:30 a.m.–Watercolor Class tion celebration will feature Sunflower House entertainment; the best Merritt Island Square Mall RSVP, 321-751-6771 6:30 p.m.–Ballroom 321-452-4341 Dancing Lessons local produce, handcrafted Lifelong Scholar Lecture Wickham Park Senior Center breads, pastries, jams, jellies, local honey Embroiderers Guild 2785 Leisure Way, “Extreme Vision in and dozens of locally 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Melbourne a Blue World” produced items. WickFront Street Civic Center 321-255-4494 6 - 7:30 p.m. ham Park Stables 2205 S. Front Street $15 321-633-1702 x 238. Melbourne Florida Institute of Technology Strawberry Art League 321-674-8382 4 p.m. (exhibit & reception) 150 W. University Blvd. Melbourne. 321-987-8775

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Rock ’N’ Blues Festival

9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. Indian River City Methodist Church 1355 Cheney Hwy., Titusville 321-636-0568

Swingtime Salute to Veterans Dance

Veterans Day

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10:30 a.m.- noon Sunflower House Merritt Island Square Mall 321-784-1048 321-452-4341 Silk-Painting Workshop 2 p.m., $35 QiGong Class Cocoa Beach Library The Balanced Brain 10 a.m., $5 9:30 a.m. - noon RSVP 321-543-6338 Caregiver Cafe Franklin DeGroodt Improve brain health 6 - 8 p.m. Brevard Farmers Market Public Library $10 suggested donation One Senior Place 3 - 6 p.m. every Thursday 321-952-6317 One Senior Place 8085 Spyglass Hill Rd, Viera Wickham Park Stables 8085 Spyglass Hill Rd, Viera RSVP, 321-253-4430 (Janet) 321-633-1702 x 238 RSVP, 321-751-6771

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Church in the Park

THURSDAY

Craft Bazaar, Bake Sale & Spaghetti DInner

Early Detection is Key

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Free Friday Movie

Health for Life lecture Functional Medicine 10 a.m., free Cocoa Beach library RSVP 321-868-1104

Art in the Forest, Art Show

10 a.m. - noon, free Franklin DeGroodt Public Library 321-952-6317

Junior League Festival of Trees 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Viera Regional Center 321-610-8950

City Art & Crafts Show 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Gleason Park Indian Harbour Beach 321-773-0552

Christmas Festival of Crafts 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fox Lake Park, Titusville

Immaculate Conception Church Women’s Guild Annual Holiday Fair

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AARP Driver Safety Class

9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. $14, bring lunch One Senior Place 8085 Spyglass Hill Rd, Viera RSVP, 321-394-0511

9-6 p.m. Admission $1 3780 S. A1A, Melbourne Beach

ArtWorks of Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival

Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days Eau Gallie Arts District Highland Ave., Melbourne artworksofeaugallie.org

BluesBusters In-Home Emotional Wellness Check The Story of Corn Free depression screening by appointment Emeritus at Melbourne 321-244-2662

10:30 - 11:30 a.m., $2 Storytelling and corn crafts Sam’s House at Pine Island RSVP 321-449-4720

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8:30 a.m.–Tai Chi 8:30 a.m.–Jazzercise Light 10 a.m.–Rogue Bridge 11:15 a.m.–Bingo Wickham Park Senior Center 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne 321-255-4494

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6 - 9 p.m. $20/single, $35/couple RSVP by Nov. 8 321-268-5888

Park Senior Thanksgiving Wickham Center Activities

Day

Indian River City Civic Ctr. 4220 S. Hopkins Ave. Titusville 321-720-1379

Line Dance

7 p.m., $5 N. Brevard Senior Center 909 Lane Avenue, Titusville 321-268-2333

Light up Viera

Parade 5:30 p.m. Parade route near VA Concert 7:45 p.m. Space Coast Stadium Viera For information, call 321-253-2800

Community Dance

7:30. pm., $7 Music by Community Band N. Brevard Senior Center 909 Lane Avenue, Titusville 321-268-2333

Email your event before the 15th of each month to: info@myseniorlife.com. 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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Money: the ultimate leverage to get a senior’s house in order “Mother needs $10,000 to catch up on her bills and pay the worker for building an extra room on the mobile home,” I told my brothers, referring to the unnecessary work my mother had some unlicensed contractor do on a broken-down trailer without a permit.

She just knew it would make a great income property. That was the tipping point. We adult children were always rescuing our mother “one last time” financially. My job as the youngest daughter, it seemed, was to pass the hat or hit up family

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members with the greatest wherewithal. My brothers, the lightest touch with the deepest pockets, finally put up a unified front. “No.” I’m not sure which part of that I could not understand. “We’re not going to give Mother another penny until she agrees to get her house in order.” My mother was a notorious pack rat. She collected broken people who always seemed to need her help — up to and including collect calls from jails. She collected broken houses. The “bread-and-butter” properties were supposed to bring in an income, but always seemed to suck more in than they put out. A self-fancied businesswoman, my mother once bought two lots of vacant property on her credit card. She collected get-rich-quick schemes that only worked for the companies listed on the top left corner of the envelopes. Television evangelists and obscure political parties also held out their hands, rarely drawing them back empty. Over the years, if I appealed to her

The Sandwich Generation Linda Wiggins ego just right, my mother allowed me to act as her personal assistant (don’t all stars have them?), paying her bills, negotiating with banks over bounced checks and late payments. Until, that is, I tried to put my foot down at the behest of my brothers. Suddenly, she arose in defiance over her threatened autonomy. What human being wouldn’t? It is a common situation when an aging person sees their independence slipping away. She could take care of herself and didn’t need any of us to tell her what to do. My normally quiet brother could take no more. “Oh, you can take care of yourself? You’ve been doing it with our money and if you don’t agree to this, you can truly do it on your own.” Before we would give her another penny, she would have to make out a will naming a power of attorney and executor and health care surrogate. From working in the elder care field, I learned of the pitfalls of aging without instructions, and the destruction of sibling relationships that results. She would have to sell off properties other than the one she wanted to live in for the rest of her life. For adult children who have not yet hit their senior years, it is impossible to relate to how important it is to age in place in one’s own comfortable home, in one’s familiar routine. After all, no matter how wealthy a person is, an adult child or other person in charge of the senior’s finances can always put the person into a nursing home, “For his/her own good” … “for safety reasons” … “for potential medical needs,” fill in the blank. She took the bait. My mother’s final disaster became the leverage to entice her to get her financial house in order. SL 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 LindaWiggins123@aol.com.

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be eligible for Extra Help (also known as Wednesdays • 1 to 4:30 p.m. the Low Income Subsidy). This program Ask Lynne Foot check clinics for people with diabetes ■ Slowing toll page 25 is available if your income is below Alzheimer’s The Health First Wound Management & Hyperbaric Center is offering free $16,248/individuals and $21,864/couples. foot screenings for anyone who has been positively diagnosed with Lynne Meagher SHINE counselors have the applications ■ Ask Lance, SHINE page 26 diabetes. Advance appointments are required. The Health First Wound SHINE and can assist you in completing either Management & Hyperbaric Center is located at 5191 S. Babcock St. NE in the paper or electronic form Palm Bay.nation’s For information, call 321-434-4335 or email page 27 ■ Caregivers load Apply for the Florida Discount Drug carry the Community@Health-First.org. Card by calling 1-866-341-8894 or going to www.FloridaDiscountDrugCard.com. October 11 • 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. ear Lynne: Brevard County also offers a free drug Flu & Pneumonia Vaccines                 just received a notice from my pre- discount card. You can pick one up for The Brevard County Health Department Immunizations Program will be ofption drug plan that states I will your family at most drug stores or at any fering flu and pneumonia vaccines at the Sunflower House. Medicare Part B have to pay the full cost (100%) of the SHINE offices. By FLORA REIGADA covers the cost of both. Health First HMO covers only the flu vaccine. All my prescriptions because I am in Join a discount program offered at others pay out-of-pocket. Cash price is $25 for the flu and $35 for the donut hole. I can’t afford to do this local drug stores. pneumonia vaccine. Sunflower House is located at Merritt Square Mall, willAs probably just stop taking Talk withofa SHINE counselor about a commercial airline pilot,the Capt. 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She joined the U.S. Air Force where glands (lobules) of the breast.” The Training Center of Health First will be offering an American Heart ear Donut Hole Poor, I would suggest the following websites: she tracked satellites and calibrated radar systems. After A second opinion and more tests reported “stage Association Heartsaver CPR and AED course. The class offers community 2010, the donut needymeds.org and rxassist.org. graduating from hole flightbegins school,when she became a military pilot, four, with multiple metastases to the spine.” members of all ages the opportunity to learn basic CPR and choking-preand your Rx planreconnaissance have both spent Insurance flying medical, and trainingSHINE aircraft.(Serving Ebert Health Ebert was told she might have a year. vention skills groupallow environment. Cost is $30/person.  30. 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SHINE The next “The families is amorning, pro- Ebert went for a walk.Diagnosis     Farah Sivolella of the East Central Florida Memory Disorder Clinic provides prices with the pharmaceutical she said.com“My co-pilot I Florida Department sky was soofblue and the sun felt good on my skin. gramand of the Elder an overview of the next steps on how to move forward after a family member es so you have the benefit of ready that to hit Affairs, were the pillows Sandhill cranes strolled across my path.” administered in partnership with has been diagnosed with  Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. This class when wethe got intothe Boston.” Sheon began receiving treatment to inhibit the ced rate even though you are in state’s 11 Area Agencies Aging. In is geared toward the new family caregiver. Please call 321-452-4341 to regisLaying downBrevard, to rest, Ebert felt Agency estrogen and progesterone on which invading cells ut hole! When your total out-ofour Area on Aging is ter. Sunflower House, Merritt Square Mall, Suite 201, 777 E. Merritt Island a hard lump on rightResource breast. Alliance were feeding. (drugs ket expense for covered drugs theher Senior locatedThis in was combined with prayer. Causeway, Merritt Island. our plan’s formulary) reaches She returned both home Cocoaasand Orlando. In May, Ebert reached a milestone, passing the year sheofwas quickly as possible. 50, then you will have catastrophic Volunteer counselors the projected SHINE to live. A month later, a PET scan Tuesday,ofOct. 26 • 11Come a.m. to noon rage. At that time, your cost will be program are trained to assist you with showed, “no evidence disease.” July, Difficult Behaviors                   Dealing with of the cost of each drug or a co-payshe completed a “mini” triathlon. With faith and questions like this. To contact a SHINE of the the storm. 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Every 68 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. An estimated 5.2 million Americans of all ages have the disease, with nearly 20,000 cases in Brevard County. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Symptoms of a neurocognitive disease may include: memory loss that disrupts daily life, challenges in planning or solving problems, difficulty finding the right word or using language appropriately and impaired ability to make good judgments, use logic or make good choices. Basically, it is the loss of common sense and motivation. An affected person will lose the ability to self motivate and to complete tasks because he cannot prioritize and follow the steps necessary to finish what he has started. He will increasingly face confusion with time and place, will misplace things and will lose the ability to retrace his steps. There will be changes in mood and personality and a gradual withdrawal from work or social activities. While Alzheimer’s disease is neither preventable nor curable, modern diagnostic tools have made it possible to diagnose within 98 to 99 percent accuracy, still using the bio markers that Dr. Alois Alzheimer identified in 1906. The two prominent markers are amyloid plaques and tau protein

tangles. Researchers believe that early treatment after identifying these markers can delay the onset of full-blown debilitating Alzheimer’s disease. Recent research out of Australia and Sweden show the markers for Alzheimer’s disease are present in the brain at least 17 years before any visible or recognizable symptoms appear. Regular memory screenings are recommended for everyone, and people who may have a possible genetic link should begin regular memory screenings in their 40’s and 50’s. Researchers believe if they can identify and begin treating people who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), they have a better chance of deferring the progression of the disease. Cigarettes and alcohol kill brain cells. A smoker has a 148 percent higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than a non-smoker. Other contributors are cardiovascular disease, brain trauma and aging. Half of the U.S. population will have Alzheimer’s disease by the time they are 85 years old. However, statistics also show that between 200,000 and 600,000 persons under age 65 are or should be diagnosed. A recent study revealed that binge drinking in high school may lead to Alzheimer’s disease in later life. Increasing amounts of research also link playing sports such as football and

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soccer to brain damage later in life. While the disease cannot be prevented, lifestyle choices have a significant influence on personal health. Exercise is the first step. Starting now may delay or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Exercise can be as simple as walking a few blocks every day to yoga or dancing. Exercise should include a combination of physical movement and mental engagement. Both word and number games are necessary to challenge different parts of the brain. Read, take classes on subjects that are new to you, volunteer. A person who withdraws and self isolates may already be experiencing symptoms of dementia. Socialization, interaction and stimulation are the best medicine we have for someone who is already diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Locally, Joe’s Clubs provide this “medicine.” They offer music, singalongs, crafts, dance and pet therapy. Clubs are located in Titusville, Melbourne and Micco. They welcome talented volunteers to present musical or other artistic entertainment. Joe’s Club is an affiliate of The Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation. The foundation is sponsoring free memory screenings at local libraries all this month. To contact them, you can call 321-253-4430 or go to brevardalzheimers.org. SL

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health & wellness Dear Lance, I am on Medicare. I have read that the Affordable Care Act insurance exchange marketplace is now open. Do I have to do anything different this year during Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period? How does the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affect my Medicare costs and benefits? — S.H., Titusville

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Dear S.H. The answer to your first question is “no.” You do not need to do anything different during Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, than you usually do. Medicare Annual Open Enrollment is that one time during the year when all Medicare beneficiaries have an opportunity to review their coverage and switch plans for next year. Any changes that you make to your Medicare prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage Plan will become effective Jan. 1, 2014. It is important not to confuse the ACA (Affordable Care Act) insurance exchange program with Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period. Medicare is not part of the ACA’s health insurance exchange marketplace. No one has to replace their Medicare coverage with an insurance exchangepurchased policy. This is true whether you receive your Medicare benefits through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan. Medicare beneficiaries should contact Medicare.gov or a volunteer SHINE counselor (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) at 321752-8080 or 1-800-963-5337 with questions or for information about plans available for next year. Your second question concerns how the ACA affects Medicare. Here are some answers: • ACA does not raise premiums for Medicare. The official formula for determining Medicare Part B premiums was established by Congress years ago and has not been affected by the ACA. • None of your Medicare benefits have been eliminated or reduced due to the ACA. In fact, it is just the opposite. • The ACA closes the coverage gap or “donut hole” in prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage Plans that was causing many seniors to be unable to afford their prescriptions. There is a gradual phasing out of the “donut hole,” and it will disappear by 2020. By then, you will only

pay your usual drug co-pays. In 2014, you will receive a 50 percent discount on brand name medications that you purchase if you are in the “donut hole.” For brand name drugs, an additional 2.5 percent discount is provided by the prescription drug plan insurers. So, you will pay only 47.5 percent of the cost of brand name medications in the “donut hole.” The discount on generics goes up to 28 percent in the “donut hole” in 2014. The ACA also expands existing coverage for seniors, including preventive care tests and services, as well as wellness visits without you having to pay Part B deductible or co-insurance costs. These changes took place in 2011. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, the ACA does not cut any benefits. However, insurers may choose to modify the costs and benefits of their plans.

SHINE is an award-winning, statewide volunteer program that provides free, unbiased counseling and information for people on Medicare, their families and caregivers. SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is administered in partnership with the state’s 11 Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs). In Brevard County, our ADRC is the Senior Resource Alliance located in Orlando. To contact a SHINE counselor for unbiased assistance, call the Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-800-963-5337 or locally call 321-752-8080. Brevard County SHINE presently has nine offices located throughout the county and is able to assist you over the phone or in person at one of those sites. To find a SHINE counseling site near you, visit FloridaSHINE.org. If you have a question you would like the Ask Lance column to answer, write or email Lance at “Senior Life,” and look for a response in one of the next issues. Lance can be reached by writing Senior Life at 7630 N. Wickham Road, Ste. 105, Viera, FL 32940, by emailing jill@myseniorlife. com or by calling 321-242-1235. SL

Aging Matters in Brevard offering free memory screening The Sunflower House, a service of Aging Matters in Brevard, along with the East Central Florida Memory Disorder Clinic, is offering free memory screenings for adults who are concerned about memory loss. The screening is a 30-minute confidential appointment and includes a 15-minute test. The results will be provided so that individuals can discuss them with their primary care physician. The memory screenings are by appointment and will be held at the Sunflower House from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov., 5. The Sunflower House is located at 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Suite 201, on Merritt Island. To make an appointment, call 321-452-4341. SL

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Dr. Erich Arias, MD ABFM officially opened his family practice Healthy Living Clinic.

Merritt Island doctor’s prescription is Healthy Living By Linda Wiggins A new doctor in Brevard County has taken to social media to inform, encourage and reward positive lifestyle changes. “It’s not about just writing a prescription to respond to an illness or eliminate the symptoms of illness,” said Dr. Erich A. Arias, MD, who officially opened the doors to his Merritt Island practice with a ribbon cutting Oct. 11. The name of the business is the Healthy Living Clinic for a reason, Arias said. “Much of what we do is to prevent illness and to address it when possible with increased activity, changes in diet and enhancing the nutritional value of the food choices we make,” he said. “We believe that taking charge of our own health is the best way to prevent and eliminate disease.” One of the top issues the practice sees is diabetes, according to Fiorella Arias. In addition to being

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Not only is November National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, but it is also National SENIOR LIFE Photo Caregivers Month. At a Aug. 22 Project R.E.L.I.E.F. meeting, Caregivers face a volunteers Vercie Pafhal, left, Gwynne Baurichtner unique and often thankless and George Binns were commended for their hours challenge, a labor of both Of these, about 2.3 million care for frustration and love. Many a person with Alzheimer’s disease. caregivers work around the clock for The current cost of caring for years to provide for the needs of their loved one, often with little or no break. people with Alzheimer’s disease is estimated at $203 billion. The When a family member has projected cost in 2050 is $1.2 Alzheimer’s disease, the whole trillion. In 2008, average Medicaid family, near and far, become part payments per person with Alzheimer’s of the care and support team. All disease were 19 times higher than bear some responsibility, and all other Medicaid payments. need some education. They all share in the care. Being educated about Caregivers keep on giving what truly helps a patient can help A service provided by Brevard the afflicted loved one, caregiver Alzheimers foundation can help. and the caregiver’s family. Project R.E.L.I.E.F. is an in-home When family members are respite state volunteer-based program ignorant to the needs and demands that provides free in-home respite to of the disease and contradict the caregivers of frail, homebound elders efforts of established care plans, over age 60. Respite provides a break they can prevent positive outcomes for caregivers and companionship for the ill family member. That’s for those in their care. The program why seeking correct information and provides 1,200 free hours of respite every working as a team are so important. More than 15 million caregivers in month throughout Brevard County. Project R.E.L.I.E.F. volunteer America provided 17.5 billion hours of meetings are held twice a month. unpaid care giving, which represents For more information on Brevard 80 percent of total care provided in Alzheimer’s Foundation services, 2012. That amount is equal to half of the net value of Walmart sales in 2011. call 321-253-4430. SL SENIOR LIFE Photo

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Even men wore their wings of awareness.

The team from One Senior Place, who called themselves the “Mammo-Grannies,” from left, Renee Rader, JoAnn McKruit, Kathi Ridner, Audrey Chow-Jones, Tana Cantave and Lianne Paschette set a fundraising goal at $1,000 and were delighted to raise $2,315.

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Andrew “Andy” and Laura Petruska were onboard Windswept off the Caribbean island of Guadaloupe in the Lesser Antilles.

The Petruskas were ready for pirates onboard USNS Henson.

By Maria Sonnenberg When in 1999 a friend in Key West asked retired Navy Capt. Andrew “Andy” Petruska what his ideal woman would be, the former Naval officer was quick to answer. “She must be gorgeous, well educated and must have her own boat,” he said. As it happened, the friend knew someone that fit the requirements perfectly. With not one, not two, but three master’s degrees, Laura Petruska was also attractive and an avid sailor who grew up on the water with her family on Long Island, N.Y. The only problem was that Laura lived in Houston, where she taught school. She agreed to meet the captain in Florida, while he was on dry ground in between sailing through the Caribbean aboard his 50-foot sailboat, Windswept. “She said she came down to check out the boat,” Petruska said. Laura must have liked what she saw, because their romance bloomed and a life of marine vagabonding in the Caribbean followed. A few months

got their wish and found themselves working on the same ship. It was a charmed life for the sea lovers, who would continue to pilot their own boat among the Caribbean islands four months at a time, until career called again. “We’d be in a place like Trinidad and we’d get a call to report for duty,” Andy Petruska said. “They would send us airplane

later, the duo spotted an oceanographic survey ship docked in Curacao. “Andy just looked at it and said, ‘Oh, what a beautiful ship. I’d love to sail on it,’ ” said Laura. As it happened, the Henson, as the oceanographic ship was called, needed staffing. With a resume that included serving in nine and commanding three Navy warships, surviving three pirate/ terrorist encounters and 10 hurricanes and typhoons at sea, rescuing more than 1,600 civilians during the war in Liberia and experience in four different combat zones, Andy Petruska was a shoo-in for the eventual job of captain, a post he held for 10 years aboard five Navy oceanographic ships. The only wrinkle on the whole situation is that the newly married couple missed each other’s company when Capt. Andy took off for four months at a time. Laura decided to quit teaching to train at Texas Maritime Academy to become a radio officer, with the hope that one day she would be assigned to her husband’s ship. For several years, the couple sailed their own ways until 2005, when the Petruskas finally

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tickets to places like Singapore and tell us to be on board the ship in a week.” An assignment in Cape Canaveral introduced them to Brevard, where they settled in Suntree after retirement three years ago. Lunar Day is their ship of choice these days, a 36-foot catamaran the couple has sailed to New York City and back, among other destinations. “It’s been an interesting nautical life,” Andy Petruska said. SL

Veterans Day salute raised to the Armed Forces at Viera Manor Hospice of St. Francis and Viera Manor Assisted Living invite the public to join them as they “Honor Our Veterans” at 12 p.m. on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. The activities, including a lunch and Veterans Ceremony, will be held at Viera Manor Assisted Living, located at 3325 Breslay Drive in Viera (north of the VA Clinic). The Veterans Ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Keynote speakers will include Rob Medina, USMC retired, Director of Community and Military Relations for Congressman Bill Posey

and Brigadier Gen. John R. McMahon, U.S Army retired. A special presentation of the Viera Manor Gold Star Mothers Plaque will be conducted by James Brassard. All veterans and Gold Star Mothers in attendance will be recognized. It is requested that all veterans and Gold Star Mothers register upon arrival at the event. For additional information, contact James Brassard of Viera Manor at 321-735-8850 or Jason Hoppenbrouwer of Hospice of St. Francis at 321-2694240 or toll free 866-269-4240. SL

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Fun-filled ball celebrates Navy’s 238th birthday By Darrell Woehler The birth of the United States Navy even predates the birth of our country, but not by much. It was Oct. 13, 1775 that the Continental Congress authorized the arming of two sailing vessels with 80 men, 10 carriage guns and various swivel guns to intercept British supply ships, and to defend certain colony ports. But this Oct. 13 it was a celebration of not only that event, but the proud tradition and excellence of the U.S. Navy during these past 238 years. The Indian River Colony Club in Viera was the site for the local celebration. The Navy had the most in attendance, however all branches of the military services were represented, as well as wives and guests, to help celebrate the 238th Navy Birthday Ball dinner/dance. Most military balls and events are designed around tradition, pomp and circumstance. This celebration was no exception. With a greeting of “Welcome aboard,” the doors to the Colony Club were smartly opened for guests by two members of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps, Courageous Division. Happy hour toasts to the various services, the cutting of the ceremonial birthday cake and special presentations were conducted by the chairman of the ball committee and host for the evening, Capt. Billy Dean Tutt, USN, Ret. Presentation of the colors was performed by Bayside High School Naval Junior ROTC, aided by the Sea Cadet Corps. JoAnn Tutt, wife of the host, gave a rousing rendition of our National Anthem. Special mention was made to the table of the lone sailor — a remembrance of the comrade in arms who could not attend this event —perhaps a

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Indian River Colony Club executive officer Chief Petty Officer John Robinson, left, and Capt. Dick Jeffries, 97, cut the ceremonial cake for the U.S. Navy’s 238th birthday.

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Capt. Billy Dean Tutt was the evening’s master of ceremonies.

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prisoner of war or otherwise engaged in battle. Symbols include a place setting of one, an empty chair, a glass turned upside down, flowers, a slice of lemon and a Bible. This was set in a place of prominence on stage. Special guest for the evening was Naval Commander Martin Beck, USN, K32, Chief Maritime Division, North American Aerospace Defense Command and his wife, Gail. Music during the evening was presented by the Steve Kirsner Orchestra. Occasions such as this give “old sailors and soldiers,” as well as wives, guests and friends the opportunity to relive old times, trade war stories and catch up on the latest goings on — yet always with an eye to the future. SL

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Vets Driving Vets puts volunteers behind the wheel BY KATIE PARSONS For veterans who no longer drive or have no mode of transportation, even getting to necessary medical appointments can feel impossible. A program launched in February hopes to change that through volunteer matching. Vets Driving Vets is an initiative that matches up local volunteers with veterans that need dependable transportation for healthcare needs. It is just one of many programs organized by Aging Matters in Brevard, which also heads up the county’s Meals on Wheels initiative and other programs for seniors. More than 70 veterans of all ages have made use of the program, which currently has about 20 volunteer drivers. The service is free for the veterans. Volunteers take on all of the expenses, like gas. Jim Lambright of Viera has been a volunteer with the program since its inception. He is a U.S. Army veteran himself and a retired director of Equal Employment Opportunity education and training with the Department of Defense. He volunteers to drive about four times each month. “Doing this has really taught me to appreciate life,” he said. “It’s inspiring to see how veterans having hard times get through it. I have learned so much about and from them.” One of the veterans that Lambright drives is 85-year-old USAF veteran Myron Yount of Merritt Island. Yount

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Volunteer Jim Lambright holds the car door while 85-year-old Myron Yount gets settled in.

does not have a vehicle and the nearest bus station is out of walking distance, particularly since he suffers from postshingles pain in his right leg. He learned about the Vets Driving Vets program from the Veterans Affairs office in Viera and now is able to utilize transportation to and from his appointments. “This has been a Godsend for me,” said Yount, who also suffers from a heart condition. “The volunteers are always so nice and courteous. They are usually early to pick me up, actually.” Jerilynn Brady is the veterans transportation coordinator and is a representative from Americorp Vista Volunteers. She is in Brevard to get the program on its feet and then turn it over to local volunteers. She said it is a great opportunity for veterans who want to volunteer, but do not have much time to commit. “All the veterans must request their rides at least one week in advance,” she said. “This is a program that is completely tailored around the volunteer’s schedule.” For more information on Vets Driving Vets, go to AgingMattersBrevard.org. SL

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Cone of AVET Project, which seeks to honor veterans, alleviate their suffering from mental and physical injuries sustained in military service, and help them access needed benefits. Some Gave All co-founders Bill and wife Norma (Fox) Cox have traveled all over the Southeast Region with the Moving Tribute. “He felt this story was important to tell and keep telling so that we would not forget it,” Norma Fox said. Cox had a story of his own to tell, but that was never important to him. He served with the 11th Cavalry Blackhorse Infantry in Vietnam, for which he received the Purple Heart and other commendations. He was a life member of VFW Rocket Post 4534, life member of Amvets Post 863, member of American Legion Post 359, Moose Lodge 1717, Semper Fidelis of America and Vietnam Veterans of Brevard. What was important to Cox is that civilians would remember the sting of personal attack brought on by 9/11, lest they forget that soldiers are fighting for them “over there.” His passion sparked a donation campaign to create and etch the imposing black panels. Likewise, maintenance of the panels is covered by donations. The sale of Moving Tribute T-shirts helps to cover gasoline and other costs for transport. All of the team members required to transport and erect the panels are volunteers. For more information about Some Gave All’s Moving Tribute, call 321-749-4172. SL

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National cemeteries like the one planned for North Brevard typically include sculpted rolling hills and ornate landscaping designed to inspire awe. By Linda Wiggins

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Veterans Village of Cocoa resident Richard Eder hams it up with Walter Little, right, a member of the Elks of Cocoa Beach that has stepped up to help. By Linda Wiggins

William Mandell is looking for a few good men — and women and youth — to help in his mission to restore dignity and health to veterans who have fallen on hard times, which may include disabilities, homelessness, mental illness and alcohol or drug abuse as a result of the horrors experienced in war. Mandell is the property and program manager of the 80-unit Veterans Village of Cocoa on Peach Street, a program

of Volunteers of America Florida. The aged beige apartment complex has been updated to the extent public veterans funding will allow, and Mandell hopes the rest of the community will step up with dollars and elbow grease to honor those who sacrificed everything short of their lives. “They really do need so much, and they will be the last ones to ask for help because of their pride,” said Mandell, himself a U.S. Army Infantry veteran of Afghanistan combat.

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Funds to construct the new national cemetery in North Brevard have been included in the Veterans Administration budget request for fiscal year 2014 and submitted for review, according to VA officials. Depending on the amount approved, construction may begin as early as summer 2014, with interments to start the following year. “Once the design is complete, we will determine the precise construction start date,” said VA spokesperson Jo Schuda. Locals who assist in the application of VA burial and survivor benefits and preside over funeral memorials say the funding approval cannot come soon enough. “We have needed this for such a long time,” said U.S. Navy Capt. Ernie Joy. As immediate past president of the Military Officers Association of America Cape Canaveral Chapter (MOAACC), one of Joy’s volunteer tasks is to help spouses make burial arrangements and apply for survivor benefits. MOAACC and other verterans groups submitted suggested

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Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Ernie Joy discusses the need for the planned national cemetery in Brevard with fellow veteran Rev. Tom Unrath, a chaplain who has presided over hundreds of military memorials.

names for the cemetery, which Schuda said are currently under VA review. Currently, the closest place for a military national cemetery burial is 77 miles away in west central Florida’s rural Bushnell. “Not only is it difficult to get there for a funeral, but it makes regular visits to honor the loved one very impractical,” Joy added. VA national cemeteries are operated and maintained as national shrines designed to honor and commemorate veterans’ service and benefit their families. They carry the expectation of appearance that sets them apart from private cemeteries, with rolling lush green hills and endless white markers designed to inspire spiritual reflection and awe. The entrance and walls provide visitors with a lasting first impression when they enter the sacred grounds of the cemetery This is a vital part of the experience, said Rev. Tom Unrath, one of the chaplains for the 1,416-member MOAACC and a number of other veterans groups. He has presided over hundreds of military memorial ceremonies. “The ceremony frames an entire career for the veteran with respect and honor, and acknowledges the role and sacrifice of the spouse and family in supporting their loved one’s service to our country,” said Unrath, a retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel. Not only are the ceremonies vital to the service members, their families and the military community to which they belong, but provide a huge economic boost to the area, according to Brevard County District 1 Commissioner Robin Fisher. He led the push to land the cemetery inside county borders as an important economic part of the Greater Titusville Renaissance. “Fellow service members and their families often travel from all over the country and globe to attend these services. It is not unusual for them to number in the several hundreds,” Unrath said. “Since in Brevard so many people are from someplace else, you can imagine that all these people need places to stay, eat, shop and perhaps see the local sites while they are here.” Brevard’s national cemetery will be situated on 318 acres in the Scottsmoor area. For more information on the new cemetery or the requirements to receive free burial, call 800-827-1000. SL

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Art and nature lovers invited to the Enchanted Forest By Flora Reigada Lovers of nature and art and the community at large are invited to “Art in the Forest.” The event will take place at Titusville’s Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16. “Every tree, flower, critter, staff member and volunteer is excited to announce this new event,” a press release states. “Critters include almost 300 gopher tortoises, rabbits, deer, bobcats, rodents, frogs and an occasional alligator in the Addison Canal,” said board member Barbara Hoelscher. The show will feature the work of nine well-known North Brevard affiliated artists: Jason Altizer, Ruth Barnhart, Kathy Benson, Diane Cannon, Scott Hatch, Kat Alexandra Haze, Linda Krupp, Annajo Newman Vahle and Yvette Whitmore. Their acrylic, oil and watercolor art will depict natural landscapes, flora and fauna. The art may be purchased. The festivities kick off from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday evening with a formal event, complete with heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages prepared by Jolene’s Custom Cuisine, a personal chef service.

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Guests will be serenaded with classical music by students from area high schools. Attendees may cast their vote in an interactive, non-juried People’s Choice competition. Admission is $20 per person and $35 per couple. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 8. Saturday’s event is free. It will take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring en SENIOR LIFE Dan Reigada plein air (outdoor) A Zebra Longwing butterfly enjoys the nectar of a painting and musical firebush at Titusville’s Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. The accompaniment. Zebra Longwing is the Florida state butterfly. Art will still be on display and to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. available for purchase. Saturday, Nov. 2. Admission is free. “We’re anticipating two lovely days “We will have music, exhibits, hikes, of art in the forest, both indoors and children’s activities and nominally out,” Hoelscher said. “We hope this priced food,” Hoelscher said. event will be the first of many like it.” The Enchanted Forest is located Hoelscher noted that the at 444 Columbia Blvd., a half mile sanctuary encompasses 471 acres west of U.S. 1 in Titusville. For of land, “a lot of it pristine.” information, call 321-264-5185 or go Its activities and educational programs to brevardcounty.us/EELProgram/ are ongoing and include a Forest Festival Areas/EnchantedForestSanctuary. SL

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ACROSS 1. Free diving does not require this 6. “And She ___” by Talking Heads 9. Current unit, pl. 13. *Short fly ball 14. Matterhorn, e.g. 15. “The Barber of Seville,” e.g. 16. Squirreled-away item 17. High ___ 18. *This Bob won 2 games pitching in ‘48 World Series 19. *Winner of most championships 21. *2004 champs and once named Americans 23. Deadeye’s forte 24. Sure or uh-huh 25. Pipe material 28. Conclusion 30. *Nicknames for World Series champs Hornsby and Maris 35. Coral ridge 37. Rigid necklace 39. Conical tent 40. Shamu, e.g. 41. Become eventually 43. Convict’s weapon 44. The lesser of two _____ 46. Preacher’s elevation 47. Antler part 48. Carnegie ______ University 50. Hurry up! 52. Cub’s home 53. Desirable state 55. Sin and ___ 57. *Last year’s Series loser 60. *”Black Sox” hometown 64. *Lawrence _____ Berra, owns 13 World Series rings 65. Like arctic air 67. Waterwheel 68. Chinese weight unit, pl. 69. *Pitcher’s stat 70. Aldous Huxley’s experiences 71. Lacking on Venus de Milo

72. *At least one is needed to win 73. Brewer’s need DOWN 1. Neuter 2. ____ Cola 3. Second word of fairytale? 4. Muslim woman’s cover 5. Relating to apnea 6. Wide area telephone service 7. Draft choice 8. Flat replacement 9. “Singes” in “La PlanËte des singes” 10. Staff note 11. In the next month 12. ___ Gabriel, CA 15. Overfamiliar through overuse 20. Bring character to life 22. Otitis organ 24. Titanic builder, e.g. 25. Intro 26. Liveliness 27. *Key Fielder on ‘96 champion Yanks team 29. Lady of Lisbon 31. Joker’s act 32. Plant louse 33. “Die Lorelei” poet 34. *Best-of-what? 36. *____ Classic 38. *Drought victims 42. Hunt illegally 45. Becomes not intoxicated 49. “Neither a borrower ___ a lender be” 51. Sharp 54. Basket material 56. *Listed by inning 57. Product of lacrimation 58. Any thing 59. Hair styling products 60. Blue hue 61. “Tosca” tune 62. Scams, var. 63. Brewer’s equipment 64. “Harper Valley ___” 66. French vineyard

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