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InfraTech’s original idea was to do on Sept. 10 to prepare for a commission president ofbelieve the 10-13 Riggsand andpast Guignard also the technical assessments of infrastructure, chairman meeting. Club of Brevard. the association of units will be perfect for use in but that idea has changed to something “I really don’t think, ‘What if it were retired NYCareas policefollowing and activea and retired powerless major much bigger, according to President me?’ What the families of my friends are members of all police departments is so hurricane, where most power lines and CEO Allan Riggs going through is so painful, it’s not about named because of the call numbers that are downed. 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Stained glass master, artist, self-taught musician, entrepreneur, inventor and educator. This is Stanley Klopfenstine, Cocoa Beach artist. Titled a genius by peers, media and clientele, his humble demeanor hides his many accomplishments. As an artisan in the subject of stained glass for more than four decades, Klopfenstine got his start at the Kansas City (Mo.) Art Institute, followed by a five-year apprenticeship under european glass master, Ron Dixon. That led to certification in stained glass through the U.S. Department Of Labor. With the assistance of his now-deceased wife, Karin, and stepchildren, Klopfenstine, at the age of 28, opened and operated his own studio in Kansas City, Mo. extensive traveling followed throughout the United States as a freelance master. In 1988, Klopfenstine settled in Cocoa Beach. his stained-glass designs have been integrated in churches and businesses throughout the world. Clients include: local musician, Shawn Foster, hard Rock Cafes in Detroit and houston, and Trinity Presbyterian Church in Virginia. his works have been featured in catalogs and magazines and in conjunction with McMow Studios of Lake Worth, Gianni Versace. he is credited with designing and creating fully functioning stained-glass guitars, one of which was commissioned for musician Jimmy Buffett. As carpenter, inventor and entrepreneur, Klopfenstine’s patented accomplishments were profiled on hGTV and local TV programs. he is planning to record instructional DVDs and a series of related books. Surviving many years of challenges as a starving artist and the loss of his beloved wife and stepdaughter, Klopfenstine’s creative passion has never diminished. “As long as I have a pencil and paper, I can work,” he said.

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Burgeoning numbers of stained-glass artists from the United States, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Panama, Japan, Australia and other locations have traveled to Klopfenstine’s Cocoa Beach studio for his guidance. he said he gains enormous satisfaction in being able to channel future artists. This year, he completed seven stained-glass windows commissioned for the Chapel of Our Lady at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Suntree. “his creations are fantastic,” said Rev. Jim Daughtry of St. Paul’s. “he is an extremely talented, knowledgeable old-world stained-glass artisan, who combines styles of years past with creative new talents. A genius, a wonderful artist.” Klopfenstine said, “My legacy is those I’ve taught through the years.” For information, contact Klopfenstine at SL


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We recently visited, on a one-day tour, one of the oldest and finest parks in Florida. Highlands Hammock State Park is an easy hour ride, a little more than two hours from Brevard County. This outstanding 9,000-acre park is located just four miles west of Sebring in Highland County. Start your tour of the park at the visitors center to learn that during the Great Depression of the 1930s, President Franklin Roosevelt commissioned the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to develop the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many facilities, including an inviting botanical garden. The craftsmanship of the men in the CCC is evident in the lasting quality of the buildings, bridges, numerous trails and playgrounds that are available for us to enjoy 80 years later. Take the one-hour tram tours and travel into remote areas of the park, where you will see alligators, turtles, wading birds and more. The parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s varied habitats provide excellent birding opportunities and are part of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Great Florida Birding Trail. A bird checklist is available at the ranger station. Tram tours are Tuesday through Friday at 1 p.m. Two tram tours run on the weekends at 1 and 2:30 p.m. for a fee. Elevated boardwalks meander through an old-growth bald cypress

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Stability Seniors reacted to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Breaking Routinesâ&#x20AC;? column as novel, but feel their longevity is related to a stable environment and limited change over time. Daily routines and an orderly transition through life provide stability. It appears â&#x20AC;&#x153;different strokes for different folksâ&#x20AC;? applies to a long life. For each person, the journey is unique and different. More people commented that a daily routine provides the stability and firmness in their existence with limited stress and trauma. As I studied the stability factor in long life, I found more evidence that regular routines, a belief in God, religion, prayer, ritual, family connectivity, long-time marriages, friendships, valued work and devoted service to others over time makes the difference. Through a stable passage through life, even with some hiccups, there is the firmness rooted in reasonable expectations, realistic goals, promises met, vows kept and a focus on eternity. Beyond the day-to-day routine, the centenarian sees a promise for tomorrow. They see their time on earth as a short journey, but look forward to the next life. They look at â&#x20AC;&#x153;What do I need today?â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;What do I want?â&#x20AC;? They follow the thoughts of philosopher Peter Maurin, who wrote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The world would be better off if people tried to

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to become better off.â&#x20AC;? Pressure to accumulate Ed possessions that are Baranowski out of reach creates instability. Stress is good if it challenges one to succeed, to accomplish and to maintain order in life and work. Distress is the harmful factor that creates unrest, chaos and friction. Moving from healthy habits to unhealthy ones disrupts the stability in life. When a loving family caregiver becomes part of the stability in an older personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life, they both cherish the time and experience of giving, receiving and reminiscing. A steady path prepares people to deal with outside forces of all types. Those who live a long life have the resilience and capability to deal with change. They have a stable structure in place. They plan ahead and know where they are going. Stable seniors have developed a spiritual life, earned a living, managed their resources well and stayed out of debt. They nurture family ties, friendships and relationships, knowing that when you cultivate and nourish there will be growth and an abundant harvest. Baranowski is president of Topics Unlimited, a Melbourne-based education, seminar and consulting company. He can be reached at SL

Tweaking the gray matter While the children in Brevard have already returned to school after summer vacation, we seniors can do things a bit differently. The annual semester for the fall programming of Brevard ElderLearning will begin in September. A semester with a variety of programs offered at different times, different places and different topics will begin on Sept. 13 and end on Dec. 13. Classes are held in Melbourne, Cocoa, Cape Canaveral, Titusville and out of the county in Christmas, Fla. You might find yourself indoors or outdoors, at half-day or full-day programs. For those not yet aware of Brevard ElderLearning, here is more of the information youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need to learn more about â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and learning lots of things is what this program is all about. By the time you read this, the brochures covering the fall semester programs will have been received by those on the mailing list. If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t received one by now, call 321-636-3484 to make the request. The titles of the programs and all the information you need will be sent to you so you can register immediately, since some have early deadline dates. The titles of the programs are: Continuing Education for Seniors (presented by a gentleman in his 80s who is still attending school); Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum

(on site); Cape Canaveral Air Force Station & Lighthouse (on site); Digital Camera Workshop; Lucy Travel to Thailand (on Kline a site, but not quite that far); Enchanted Forest Sanctuary (on site); and we will wrap up before the holidays with a bus trip taking us outside of Brevard over to Christmas. If you would like your outgoing Christmas cards to be postmarked â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christmas,â&#x20AC;? bring them along and they will be mailed from the Christmas Post Office. The purpose of Brevard ElderLearning programs is to keep your minds alert, challenged, introduced to things you may not know aboutâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or would like to know moreâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and if nothing else, something new and different for a day at a time. Some programs do have limited seating, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to register early. If you have any questions about anything having to do with Brevard ElderLearning, the brochure you get will have the phone numbers of volunteers you can call to learn more before you make decisions. Fees are usually quite low and some programs fill up pretty fast, so donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t delay at least into inquiring further about Brevard ElderLearning, learning more about it and then making your own decisions. Comments are always welcome: SL

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Noteworthy News habitat for humanity of Brevard County, Inc. presents second annual hard hats and high heels Gala On Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc. will present its second annual Hard Hats and High Heels Gala at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Resort and Spa, 2605 North Highway A1A, Indialantic. “Plans for the gala are coming along beautifully” said gala chair Natasha Cartagena. “We are planning a fabulous evening starting with a cocktail reception and silent auction presentation followed by dinner, dancing and a live auction.” This year, Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc., celebrates 26 years of building homes and strengthening families through service and partnership with Brevard churches, businesses, community organizations and caring individuals. The evening will give us an opportunity to unveil our vision for the future and celebrate the community’s accomplishments. Limited sponsorships with extensive benefits and incentives are still available. Sponsor levels start at Tool Belt ($1,000), Power Tools ($2,500), High Heels ($5,000), Hard Hats ($10,000) and Golden Hammer ($15,000). For additional information or to make reservations call, 321-728-4009. SL

League of women Voters of the space Coast hosts timely topics luncheon The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and YOU The League of Women Voters of the Space Coast will hold a Timely Topics luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. Guest speaker Laura Goodhue from Florida CHAIN will speak on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and how it will affect you. Laura Goodhue has served as the executive director of Florida CHAIN for four years, leading the organization as the consumer voice on health access issues in Florida. Florida CHAIN (Community Health Action Information Network) is a state-wide consumer health advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health of all Floridians by promoting access to affordable, quality health care. The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Indian River Colony Club, 1700 Old Glory Road in Viera. The luncheon is $20 and the public is invited. For reservations and entree selection, please contact Doreen Archer at 321-622-4071 by Sept.16, 2012. SL

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Escorting Connie Stevens, Bob Hope and George Wallace all part of the job By maria Sonnenberg

Retired Air Force Colonel Bill Brandon jokes that he feels ancient when he tells the story of the hospital where he was born. “It was Telfair Hospital in Savannah in 1932,” he said. “The last time we looked, the old hospital had become a museum.” The Georgia boy did not hail from a military family, although his dad served in the Navy during World War I. At the University of Alabama, he zeroed in on a law degree, but the Air Force intrigued him. “On a lark, I took the pilot training test,” he said. He passed, so out went the law books and the Crimson Tide and in came the planes and the Air Force “I was going to be an ace in Korea and shoot down 20 Migs,” he said. Accepted for the aviation cadet program, Brandon was assigned to Hondo and Webb Air Force bases in Texas before heading north with the Strategic Air Command to Plattsburgh Air Force Base. Located by Lake Champlain in the extreme northeast corner of New York, it is just 20 miles from Canada. For a southern boy, the climate change was dramatic. “Little did I know that in February you can drive your car across the lake from Plattsburgh to Burlington, Vermont,” Brandon said. There was also a problem with the Air Force base. It had no runway,

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Bill Brandon was a colonel in the Air Force before starting his own financial investment firm. forcing Brandon and his fellow fly boys to fly their C-45s from the municipal airport. The Air Force eventually made the best of the major inconvenience of an unfinished runway by sending Brandon and his crew to

Pinecastle Air Force Base in Florida. For Brandon, it was one lucky move. In Orlando, he first caught sight of Marie, the Sunshine State girl who has been his wife for more than half a century. Brandon was a pilot buddy of Marie’s brother-in-law. In fact, Brandon and Marie walked down the aisle as part of her sister’s bridal party. This past month, the couple celebrated 55 years of togetherness. The young airman progressed through the Air Force, but with the phase out of the B-47s on the horizon, Brandon revisited the University of Alabama. He speedily earned his degree in industrial management under Operation Bootstrap. “I took 55 semester hours in one year to get the degree,” he said. The 1960s saw Brandon at Homestead Air Force Base as aircraft commander and eventually as wing staff. At the height of Vietnam, Brandon was named chief of the Capabilities Division and assigned to Guam. The glamour phase of Brandon’s career arrived with his promotion to lieutenant colonel as an aide-de-camp to 8th Air Force commander Alvan Gillem. For three fun days, Brandon guided Bob Hope and his entourage when the stars, including Connie Stevens, Ms. World and the Golddiggers, were on tour in Guam. Assignment to the Pentagon followed Guam, as did a promotion to colonel and a job as chief of the Combat Forces Branch. During

President Richard Nixon’s second inauguration, Brandon was asked to serve as military aide to Governor George Wallace. A Parade magazine photo of the inaugural platform shows Brandon behind Wallace, as Bob Hope stands nearby. As Brandon’s career and family thrived, tragedy hit quick and hard in 1975, upending the family’s world in an instant. “We were coming back with the family from a church camp when we were rear-ended by a tractor trailer,” Brandon said. “My 14-year-old son and his friend were in the back, sleeping. His friend was killed and my son was critically injured.” Comatose for three months, Brandon’s son never recuperated. He was plagued with disabilities until he passed away at age 34. Brandon left the Air Force to help his family cope. With the master’s in business administration he earned from George Mason University, Brandon assumed vice presidential roles at both savings and loans and commercial banks before launching his own financial investment firm. The colonel had seen and liked Brevard while visiting Orlando, so in 2001 Brandon and his wife settled into retirement at Indian River Colony Club. With three daughters, their husbands and their nine children, there is no shortage of family reunions. SL

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ve Newsom didn’t have time for dolls as a child. She was too busy gazing at the horses that grazed and raced near her home in Grove City, Ohio. Now, dolls have become a passion. But, she hasn’t forgotten about horses. Despite living on the beach at Cape Canaveral, Newsom would have no problems forsaking the beach to live in a place where she could raise horses. “Dogs, cats, pigs and horses—if it’s a four-legged, furry creature, I like it,” said Newsom, who has become famous for transforming ordinary dolls into what she calls reborn goddesses. “I can’t forget about feathers, too. My bird’s over there.” Newsom’s reborn goddesses are so lifelike they can fool shoppers while riding in a baby carriage at the supermarket or while sitting in a child’s protective seat in the backseat of a car. Social experiments have been done to see if onlookers would call the police or break the window of a car to save the ‘dying’ infant in a car on a hot day. Many women are happy to live the fantasy of having a baby without the demands of diapers, bottled milk and cries in the night. “Play dolls didn’t look lifelike—the key is to make it more realistic,” Newsom said. “I take a play doll and make it lifelike through an existing transformation. I want to make it a lifelike-looking infant.” Newsom, who has been featured on CBS’s “Inside Edition” and ABC’s “20/20,” doesn’t always work with someone’s foundation. “I prefer to make things from scratch,” Newsom said. “I can use a clay-cast mold for the body and then use silicone for the head. It’s more complicated, but it’s the same genre. I feel like going the extra yard. This is more for adults with these materials for the pieces. If a child tears it apart, it could be lethal. I have made a line of dolls for kids, which are a little sturdier and with less-volatile ingredients.” The dolls can be ordered and purchased through Newsom’s website at “My market is difficult to ascertain,” Newsom said. “Through eBay and my website, I have sold dolls all over the world. I guess my average market is for women in their mid-30s to early-50s.” As is the case with many artists, Newsom has several potential projects going through her mind at all times. “I'm now into sculpting,” she said. “It’s so hard to work in three-dimensional when you’re used to one-dimensional. I’m limited by that, but I really want to make something when it’s a challenge. I love big art—I’d love to do a mural. I’d also like to do painting on canvas.” Newsom never studied art in high school or college. “I’d get in trouble for drawing in high school,” she said. “Something would come up in my mind during class, and I had to


off and hit a stake. I needed 150 stitches and I had no skin on the side of my face. I didn’t care; it was fun riding that horse.” SL

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get it on paper. I think I’m artistic from birth; I’m self taught and I’m not a genius by any means.” Despite the success in her many projects, Newsom still wonders from time to time. “If I could do it over, I would have found some means to go to an art college,” she said. “It could have opened other (media) for work if I had been exposed to it. It’s kind of blind luck how things have worked out.” Before moving to Florida six years ago with her husband, Bobby Lee Newsom, she socialized with other local artists at the Gallery Hop in Columbus, Ohio. They also raised horses. “I bought my first Shetland pony at 12,” Newsom said. “I saved my money from babysitting at 25 cents an hour. It took all summer and I kept the quarters in a Sucrets tin. I saved $18 in quarters, my mom gave me $2 and they sold me my first pony for $20. I owned horses until I was 40. I made a vow, when I sold my last horse, that I wouldn’t own another until I owned my own place.” Her love of horses should have ended at an early age.

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Visit to childhood church brings back happy memories Evangelist focuses on love during 3-night revival at Merritt Assembly of God Many places Keeping of worship today the Faith have replaced hard wooden Linda S. pews and traditional Humphrey pianos and organs with cushioned chairs and CD music tracks. This is what I discovered when I walked into Merritt Assembly of God on Sunday morning, July 29. I went back in time 52 years to attending services there with my friend Andrea, and her grandmother, Aggie. The edifice looked the same on the outside, but I remembered the inside being larger. I recalled the hard pews and visualized the instruments; I could almost hear the pastor’s son playing the heck out of that piano. I was warmly greeted by Pastor Bob Arthurs, with whom I had spoken on the phone earlier. He had explained that they were having a three-night revival featuring Evangelist Patricia Holland. I was excited! I love revivals and I love female preachers. I attended the final service, with Holland preaching on love. This small-of-stature, huge-of-spirit woman, wife, mother and grandmother has spent decades ministering to children. But lately, she’s gone to another level—preaching to adults. And preach she did, with all her heart. “God wants us to rewrite the story of our life,” Holland passionately told the congregation. “His love can only change us when we realize and embrace that love.” When we fall in love, Holland continued,

we want to be with that person, serve them, please them and give to them. “Fall in love with the Lord,” she challenged. Holland’s book, “Pentecost Lost, Don’t Believe It,” is a walk through her life and how she embraced the Pentecostal religion. And, while some believe it is an outdated historical event, she says it’s time for another outpouring of that power experienced in the second Chapter of Acts. To contact Holland, visit or call 904-287-2869. I felt happy visiting my old home church. And, I did feel that same love I felt as a young girl so long ago. Merritt Assembly of God is located at 165 N. Grove St., Merritt Island. For more information, call 321-454-4263. SL

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Merritt Assembly of God pastor Bob Arthurs, Evangelist Patricia Holland and her husband, Wayne, attended the last day of a revival on July 29, 2012. Holland conducted the revival.

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be in the pink dining room of the Carnival Dream at Port Canaveral. The luncheon is limited to 100 guests. For individuals, the luncheon donation is $25. Corporate tables of 10 are also available. Table sponsors will be listed on a tri-fold tent that will appear on each table. RSVP by Monday, Sept. 10. There also will be a drawing to win a three- to four-day Carnival cruise, which was donated by Defense Suppliers of Cape Canaveral. The winner has up to 18 months to book the cruise. “We are really excited about the cruise,” Williams said. To purchase tickets, contact Andrews at 321-242-0664 or email To make a difference or to join the team, visit main. grace. SL

Team Amazing Grace will form a team for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Oct. 20 at the Space Coast Stadium. There is no fee to participate in the 5K walk. Participants are welcome to donate to the cause and to encourage family members and friends to support them. “We formed the team four years ago when one of our Jazzercise class friends, Grace, who had been in remission, passed away,” Sandra Williams said. The color pink is synonymous with breast cancer awareness. On the day of the event, onlookers will see thousands of walkers wearing pink T-shirts and even pink bras, forming a sea of pink to raise breast cancer awareness. “If you raise $100 or more, you get a T-shirt from the American Cancer Society,” Kathie Andrews said. The team committee comprised of Debi Laughlin, Nancy Snyder, Kathie Andrews, Susie Camposano, Sandra VISIT ALZ.ORG/WALK OR CALL 1.800.272.3900 Williams and Demie Walk to End Alzheimer’s Andrews met in a SPACE COAST Jazzercise class taught Saturday, September 29, 2012 by Snyder at Hope WICKHAM PARK, MELBOURNE Episcopal Church in 9am Check-In and Photos 10am Ceremony Begins Suntree. They have been Alzheimer’s Can’t Wait working on fundraising SIGN UP NOW! events since forming. On Sept. 29, the Pink Visit Dreams four-course or call 1-800-272-3900 luncheon with wine will




Dr. Zach Chambers has joined the Deuk Spine Institute in Viera, specializing in anesthesia and interventional pain management. Born in Alaska, Chambers earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, went to Medical School at the University of South Alabama, and did anesthesia training at Virginia Commonwealth University. “It’s really an exciting time to do what I do. It’s definitely in its heyday right now. They’re using spinal cord stimulators for just about anything,’’ he said. In the area of innovation, Chambers said he is excited about advances in treatments that use alternatives to X-rays, Senior life Photo which are known to cause Dr. Zach Chambers is an anesthesiologist interventional pain health problems through specialist at Deuk Spine Institute in Viera. radiation exposure. “Most of our procedures are guided by X-rays and we can possibly do with the here to make money, but they have to be protected by lead ultrasound rather than are absolutely 100 percent and special glasses and the X-rays,’’ he said. into patient care and doing patient is exposed to radiation. Chambers started at Deuk the right thing for the patient. Now, we’re trying to figure on July 23, moving from the That’s what makes them so out what blocks we can do University of Mississippi in successful,’’ Chambers said. without the X-rays, but with Jackson, where he was Deuk Spine Institute is ultrasound guidance. I think completing a fellowship located at: Melbourne that’s a great thing we’re doing training in interventional pain Surgery Center and Clinic, for our patients: we are management. 8043 Spyglass Hill Rd., at allowing them to be treated, “I had interviewed at a lot 321-255-6670. The Titusville but without some of the of places, but I really fell in Clinic is located at harmful effects of the love with this place. I think 836 Century Medical Dr., at radiation. We’re really trying the doctors here have a really 321-383-8092. SL to do as many blocks as we amazing philosophy. We’re

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Dear Accountable Care Confused: An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a group of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers who work together to provide you with better, more coordinated care. The doctors and hospitals in an ACO communicate with you and with each other to ensure that you are getting both the care you need when you are sick and the support you need to stay healthy. An ACO is not an HMO or an insurance company. An ACO cannot tell you which health care providers to see and cannot change your Medicare benefits. If your doctor participates in a Medicare ACO, you have the right to choose any doctor, hospital or provider that accepts Medicare at anytime. The letter you received is probably your notification that your doctor has chosen to participate in an ACO. You might also see a sign posted in the doctor’s office or a hospital noting this information. How will this benefit you? You will not need to fill out as many medical forms asking for the same information. All of your health care providers will know what tests you have had because that information will be shared among your health-care team. Will you see any changes? What you pay, your Medicare benefit and the cost of your coverage will not increase. You still have the right to choose any hospital or doctor who accepts Medicare, even if that provider is not a part of your ACO. Some ACOs will hire someone to follow up with you after a doctor’s visit or procedure to ensure that you understand how to take your medicine or to schedule a follow-up visit. Is your personal health information protected? While more medical personnel will have access to your medical information, the privacy and security of your medical information is protected by federal law. Will this lead to better care for you? Your healthcare providers will have access not only to the health issues for which they have treated you, but also to information from all of your providers. This will allow them to better coordinate your health care. For more information about Accountable Care Organizations, you can talk with your doctor, visit, or contact a SHINE counselor. To contact a SHINE counselor for assistance with your questions, call the Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-800-963-5337 or locally at 321-504-2038. SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, and it is administered in partnership with the state’s 11 Area Agencies on Aging. For Brevard County, the Area Agency on Aging is the Senior Resource Alliance, located in both Cocoa and Orlando. If you have a question you would like the Ask Lynne column to answer, write or email Lynne Meagher at Senior Life and look for a response in one of the next issues. Lynne can be reached by writing Senior Life at 7630 N. Wickham Road, Ste. 105, Viera, FL 32940, by emailing info@mysenior or by calling 321-242-1235. SL

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Sept. 11 • Joint Replacement For more information, call Joint Care Coordinator Pam Kenney at 321-4348097 Sept. 18 • 2 to 5 p.m. Diabetes Education Topics covered in class include: diabetes disease process, nutrition, physical activity, medications, blood glucose monitoring/using results, acute complications, setting goals for a healthy lifestyle, and psychosocial

adjustment. For more information or to register for class, call 321-268-6699. Parrish Healthcare Center at Port St. John. Sept. 15 • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Healing effects of yoga! Featuring a relaxation CD by Lisa Certified Yoga Teacher: Lisa Koontz, E-RYT, CYT. Parrish Health and Fitness Center, 2210 Cheney Hwy, Titusville. For more information, call 321-268-6200, ext 7.

Slo-Pitch for 55+ Merritt Island Senior Men’s (55+) Slo-Pitch meets at the Kiwanis Park evert Tuesday and Friday mornings at 9 a.m. The group plays Nov. through April of each year. Everyone plays at this game. For information, call 321-453-2086.

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Dear Lynne, I have Original Medicare Parts A and B and received a letter from my doctor that states she is now participating in an Accountable Care Organization. My brother’s doctor is also in Brevard and he didn’t get one of these. I don’t want to be in a Medicare Advantage Plan! What is an Accountable Care Organization? —Accountable Care Confused

Events in September



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Coastal Poodle Rescue offered pets for adoption. at the Dog Days of Summer Senior Fun Fair.

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FPRA members receiving awards Aug. 23 include Angelica DeLuccia, Rising Star Award; Tessa Friederichs, Doris Fleischman Award; Geo Ropert, Excellence in Chapter Service Award; Julie Arnold, Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award & Member of the Year; Rosalind Harvey, Toastee PR Professional of the Year; and Victoria Peake, Roastee for 2012.

Association roasts and toasts honorees The Florida Public Relations Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space Coast Chapter held its 2012 Roast & Toast at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place in Melbourne on Thursday, Aug. 23, ribbing Victoria Peake, director of the Small Business Development Center at Brevard Community College. The toast of the night went to Rosalind P. Harvey, senior director of Communications & Community Affairs at Canaveral Port Authority. For more information on this professional association, go to SL

$ Attendees enjoy bingo .at the Dog Days of Summer Senior Fun Fair at Century Oaks on August 17, 2012.

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Buena Vida marks 30th anniversary Buena Vida Estates, a senior community in Melbourne, celebrated its 30th anniversary by spotlighting new and long-term residents. The not-for-profit continuing care retirement community currently is 96 percent reserved and occupied according to Blaine Barton, the vice president of ITG Holdings. Senior life katherine sonn

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Clouds from Hurricane Isaac still fill the air behind a storm-damaged billboard on U.S. 1 in Rockledge on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.

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Central Brevard Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group Anyone raising granchildren, Free Sept. 11, 2012 â&#x20AC;˘ 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:30 a.m. 805 Century Medical Dr., Building B 321-631-7776 or 321-848-8006 Sept. 13, 2012 â&#x20AC;˘ 10-11:30 a.m. Grant Street Community Center. 321-848-8006

Dear Gramma Dear Gramma: My granddaughter Jenna will start her college freshman year soon. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very close and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll miss her while sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s away. College students are busy with studies and friends. What can I do to keep our loving relationship? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;MomMom

When Shirley Greerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children were Sept. 18, 2012 â&#x20AC;˘ 9:30-11 a.m. growing up, she made Dear MomMom: NEW OFFICEâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 123 Barton Blvd., Rockledge sure to send cards with Here are some ways to con321-848-8006 letters and photos to tinue your close contact with maternal and paternal Jenna. Some of the suggestions Sept. 27, 2012 â&#x20AC;˘ 9:30-11:30 sets of grandparents to require special equipment, so get Memawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, Indian Harbour Beach. Breakcelebrate Grandparents someone to help you. Choose fast is available at memberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expense. 321-848-8006 Day, and bring one or ones you can do but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be both sets together for a afraid to try something new: The South Brevard Support Group Meeting has been meal when possible to Skypeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Easy to learn and you suspended at this time until further interest. Please mark the date. can see each other while talking. contact the office at 321-848-8006 for more This Grandparents Postcards, letters with photoinformation. SL Day, which falls on graphs in them, emails, texting, Sunday, Sept. 9, the phone calls and an occasional family will maintain goodie package are also good Free movies for the grands Senior life linda wiggins that tradition when four ways. Be sure to tell Jenna what Shirley Greer holds her granddaughter, generations come youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing and ask about her Brevard County Parks and Recreation will Phoebe Lewis. together to share a school life. If you can, send her a show â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Loraxâ&#x20AC;? on Friday evening, Sept. 7 at special meal. few dollars once in awhile as the Wickham Park Amphitheater in Melbourne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just somemost college students can use it. The movie will be shown on a 23-foot, thing we always did, Whatever you do, sprinkle it with outdoor movie screen beginning at 8 p.m. The Great grandmother and something I know love and support. movie is rated PG. Doris Kipe holds meant a lot to my chilâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Gramma This event is for all ages and admission is free. great-grandson drenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandparents. I Patrons are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, Peyton, Phoebe know this because now food and drinks to enjoy during the movie. A Lewisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; brother. it means a lot to me,â&#x20AC;? Holly Fox Vellekoop, MSN, Food Truck Bazaar will also be on hand to sell said Shirley Greer, who is the author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Help food beginning at 6 p.m. helps daughter and When Parents Grieveâ&#x20AC;? and For more information, call 321-637-5434. son-in-law Amanda â&#x20AC;&#x153;STONE HAVEN: Murder Along â&#x20AC;˘ To honor grandparents and Dan Lewis raise their the River.â&#x20AC;? A retired Penn State Brevard County Parks and Recreation will â&#x20AC;˘ To give grandparents an children, toddler daughter University clinical instructor show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marley & Meâ&#x20AC;? on Saturday, Sept. 8, in opportunity to show love for Phoebe and baby son Peyton, with six grandchildren, Vellekoop Barefoot Bay, 625 Barefoot Blvd., in Micco. The their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children. born this Leap Year Day. has a Master of Science degree movie will be shown on a 23-foot, outdoor movie â&#x20AC;˘ To help children become National Grandparents Day in nursing. Send your letters screen beginning at 7:30 p.m. The movie aware of the strength, was created in 1978 by a federal to Gramma to is rated PG. SL information and guidance proclamation, passed by older people can offer. gress and signed by President Thus, Grandparents Day is Jimmy Carter. 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BOOMER/SENIOR SENTIMENTS Do you feel more boomerish or seniorish? Senior Life Walter Kiely

I definitely feel seniorish for sure, for sure. —George Hall

I feel more seniorish, because I feel a whole lot closer to seniorish than boomerish. —Ferrel Mazzatto

I feel boomerish because I have lots of energy at my age. —Helena Gelas

I feel boomerish for sure. —Al Rorbik

Many of us have long since passed the Boomer Age. But it still may develop into something more for all boomer-types. This first Boomerish issue strip may be more for our children, who are true Boomers. —Carolyn Hecker

I like it. This one is not particularly funny, but the strip has the potential to say some good things for seniors… It’s a start. —Marian Schaffer

What do you think of the all-new Boomerish comic strip in SEniOR LiFE? Senior Life Darrell Woehler

Pretty good. Humor is one of the best medicines for the inevitable problems of people of our ages. —Chuck Hubbard

It’s OK. A comic strip can take a sensitive subject and not be subject to as much retribution as in a regular story. —Bob Prais

‘100% Pure’ at Art Gallery Opening Reception

“100% Pure” Exhibition Exhibit runs: Sept. 3 - 30 First Friday Art Walk Sept. 7, 2012 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Sunday Closed Marti Meyer, acrylic Mother Hen.

The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery will host the opening of the exhibit, “100% Pure Florida 2012,” a juried exhibition. Artists from all over the state have entered this competition, and winners are chosen by a panel from the gallery. The show is always an eclectic montage highlighting the various talented artists that live throughout the state. Winners in years past have come from as far away as St. Augustine and Miami. Visit with the artists as you peruse the artwork and enjoy light refreshments. The reception is free and open to the public. Continue your stroll down the street to enjoy dinner, and other shops, galleries as well as the museum in beautiful Eau Gallie. The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery was established in 1975. it is artist owned and operated. The gallery is located in EGAD, the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne, across the street from the Brevard Museum of Art. For more information, call 321 259-8261or visit SL



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Cherie Heimer, Parrish Medical Center Rehabilitation Department and Mickey Nachreiner, Sego’s Home Medical Equipment

Mix & Mingle at Parrish Rehabilitation

North Brevard Coalition of Human Services

Meetings on the third Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - noon Harry T. Moore Social Services Center 725 Deleon Avenue, Titusville

for the Titusville Chamber on August 7, 2012

Contact information: For more information, call 321-567-4949 Denny Rodenbaugh, A St. John Airboat River Tour and Nancy Evans, )DLUÀHOG,QQ 6XLWHV

North Brevard Senior Center 909 Lane Ave., Titusville 321-268-2333 Friday, Sept. 14 • 7-10 p.m. Line Dance Party $5 cover charge. All dances by request. Contact Ferrell at 321-267-0195 Saturday, Sept. 15 • 7:30-10:30 p.m. Welcome Autumn Dance $6 Members/$7 Non-Member Featuring: Sammy Haddad Fred Phillips/NBSC at 321-268-2333 SPeCiAL evenTS Saturday, Sept. 29 • 8 a.m. indoor Flea Market Table Rentals $10. Registration forms at NBSC Call 321-268-2333.

Cherie Heimer, Parrish Medical Center Rehabilitation Department and Mickey Nachreiner, Sego’s Home Medical Equipment

Port St. John Public Library 6500 Carole Ave., Port St. John 321-633-1867

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Family bluegrass, gospel band visits Titusville J.T.’s Bluegrass is opening its 20122013 concert season with the Florida debut of the Punches Family in concert. The bluegrass and gospel family band from Fredericktown, Missouri will perform at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10 at the North Brevard Shrine Club, 545 N. Washington Ave. in Titusville. The six-member family band is currently on tour and will stop in Titusville for this single show. Tickets are $21 and are available online at or call 321-693-5508 for more information.

Adam Kohler, Temple Baptist Church and Jo Connell, Parrish Medical Center

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Mims-Scottsmoor Public Library 3615 Lionel Road, Mims, FL 32754 321-264-5080 Basic Computer Classes 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. Beginner class available.

Ladies Day Out Luncheon event Sat., Oct. 20, at Spaceport Eagles, 3510 South Street, Titusville. Theme is holiday gift-giving. Cost $25/table. FMI/reservations, call 321-267-2430 or stop by the Eagles between the hours of 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. any day of the week.


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