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Final resting place for your electronic gadgets is as close as the curb By maria sonnenberg

In our consumer society, computers and cell phones seem to become outdated before we’ve taken them out of their boxes. Every day, we throw out 130,000 computers. Every year, we buy more than 100 million cell phones and discard older models with plenty of life remaining. E-waste is still valuable, if not whole, at least in its parts. A circuit board contains lead, copper, gold, silver, platinum and palladium. Recycle it and you’ve got a valuable source of raw materials. “They have an incredible amount of materials that are still usable,” said Erin LeClair, recycling educator with Brevard County Solid Waste Management. “If they can have a second life, that makes it better for everybody.” For Viera, Suntree, Barefoot Bay and other parts of unincorporated Brevard County, as well as for most of the municipalities, Waste Management is in charge of recycling computer electronics. Residents of Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores and Cape Canaveral depend on Waste Pro, while the cities of Titusville and Rockledge have their own solid waste management. Waste Management, for example, will

pick up computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, fax machines, video players, televisions and all the other e-waste at your curb. If you can’t wait to rid yourself of the old electronics, take them to the Household and Hazardous Waste Collection Center at the County Landfill, 2250 Adamson Rd. in Cocoa. Waste Management also offers a Think Green from Home electronics recycling kit that provides postage paid boxes so you can ship out your unwanted electronics, from a computer mouse to a television set. Visit wm.com for details. Don’t forget to wipe your computer drive before saying farewell. The Department of Defense prefers a seven-pass wipe to get rid of sensitive data. It’s effective, but it takes hours. According to Chris Jones, a technician with Data Doctors in Viera, you can accomplish the same thing with a screwdriver and a hammer. “Physically destroying the drive is the preferred method,” Jones said. Finesse works as well as brute force, although you might enjoy giving your old computer a final comeuppance for uncooperative past behavior. “All you need to do is break the seal and shatter the metal cylinders,” suggested Jones. “It doesn’t take much expertise to take a screwdriver and hammer

to it, but be sure you remember to back up everything before you get started.” Your unwanted cell phone can be a lifesaver. Public libraries accept the cell phones, which are sent to a contractor for clean-up before being delivered to the Sheriff’s Department, which distributes them as emergency phones for victims of domestic abuse. Many schools and groups also collect them as fundraisers. By donating or recycling e-waste, you can do your part to save resources and lessen pollution, so you can feel great when you next succumb to the siren call of the newest piece of electronic goodies. SL For more information: Waste Management South Brevard, 321-723-4455 North Brevard, 321-636-6894 Waste Pro, 321-837-0055 For Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores and Cape Canaveral, City of Titusville recycling 321-383-5755 City of Rockledge recycling 321-690-3961

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When John Anderson’s fulltime job disappeared in 2005, his alter-ego magician pulled a rabbit out of his hat. What manifested is a business that brings music, magic and a message to children and adults in the community, and a mission that brings God to unchurched children in Romania. After the Laughter: “You’re Left with a Lesson” is the business that gives Anderson the chance to perform in front of a group or stroll through a crowd as a magician, musician or comedian and tap his teacher roots to transfer knowledge to children or adults, sugar-coated in fun. Anderson is as much in demand at senior centers and nursing homes as he is at children’s parties. “Science looks like magic until you understand how it works,” Anderson said. “You can get kids excited about learning by weaving in facts with entertainment, and you can show them the trick and then teach the scientific or mathematical reason it happens.” This magician has no trouble telling his secrets after wowing the crowd. “It’s important that children know that all magic is illusion. Like science, it’s magic until you

know how it works.” This distinction is important because as a missionary and man of God, Anderson makes it plain that he merely works with trickery of the eye. Illusion is not considered evil in the Bible, as would be witchcraft or calling on evil spirits, according to Anderson. Anderson used the tricks to attract the attention of orphans and other needy children in impoverished areas of Romania’s Transylvania during a missionary trip in June. He went with There is Hope missionary founders Tom and Arlene Beal of First Baptist Church of Melbourne. The Melbourne Beach couple has made the trip to the region 28 times since 1991. “Once we attract their attention we can teach them about God and Jesus Christ, grace, forgiveness, salvation,” Anderson said. The group led Vacation Bible Schools in 10 villages, reaching 1,000 children. Their goal is to establish music ministries in several churches to enhance worship independent of the group’s missions. For more information about Senior life Linda WIggins Anderson’s performances or to John Anderson performs at a benefit at the Magic Dove make a donation to There is Hope Magic Shop in Cocoa Village to support his mission trip to Foundation for the mission outRomania June 16-26, 2011. reach, call 321-698-2398. SL

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Pineda Gap continued from page 1 the south end of the community – a higher percentage of them young families — savor the convenience of heading south onto the Pineda Interchange at I-95. Nearly 280 of them — for and against a new proposal to connect the community via a road that is clearly earmarked as a future throughway — packed the Pineda Presbyterian Church on June 26 to air their passions before District 4 County Commissioner Mary Bolin. “It’s a mob scene,” said Higgins, who is squarely in the “no” camp. The huge turnout surprised Bolin, who joked, “I should have rented the stadium.” A show of hands noted 70 percent for the connection, and 30 percent against it. The matter will go before the County Commission for a vote in late July or early August. For more information, call Bolin’s office at 321-632-2044. SL

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It may get worse. You may not need surgery to make it better.

If you have Dupuytren’s contracture, the rope-like cord you feel in the palm of your hand will continue to cause your fingers to bend toward your palm, and may worsen over time.

Ask your doctor about XIAFLEX®, the only nonsurgical, FDA-approved treatment for adults with Dupuytren’s contracture when a cord can be felt. XIAFLEX® is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with Dupuytren’s contracture when a “cord” can be felt. Over time, the thickening of this cord in your hand can cause one or more fingers to bend toward your palm, so that you cannot straighten them. XIAFLEX should be injected into the cord by a healthcare provider who is experienced in injection procedures of the hand and treating people with Dupuytren’s contracture. XIAFLEX helps to break down the cord that is causing the finger to be bent. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION XIAFLEX can cause serious side effects, including: • Tendon or ligament damage. Receiving an injection of XIAFLEX may cause damage to a tendon or ligament in your hand and cause it to break or weaken. This could require surgery to fix the damaged tendon or ligament. Call your

healthcare provider right away if you have trouble bending your injected finger (towards the wrist) after the swelling goes down or you have problems using your treated hand after your follow-up visit. • Nerve injury or other serious injury of the hand. Call your healthcare provider if you get numbness, tingling, or increased pain in your treated finger or hand after your injection or after your follow-up visit. • Allergic reactions. Allergic reactions can happen in people who have received an injection of XIAFLEX because it contains foreign proteins. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction after an injection of XIAFLEX: hives; swollen face; breathing trouble; or chest pain.

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Your healthcare provider will inject XIAFLEX into the cord that is causing your finger to bend.

What is the most important information I should know about XIAFLEX? XIAFLEX can cause serious side effects, including: • Tendon or ligament damage. Receiving an injection of XIAFLEX may cause damage to a tendon or ligament in your hand and cause it to break or weaken. This could require surgery to fix the damaged tendon or ligament. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have trouble bending your injected finger (towards the wrist) after the swelling goes down or you have problems using your treated hand after your follow-up visit. • Nerve injury or other serious injury of the hand. Call your healthcare provider if you get numbness, tingling, or increased pain in your treated finger or hand after your injection or after your follow-up visit. • Allergic Reactions. Allergic reactions can happen in people who take XIAFLEX because it contains foreign proteins. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction after an injection of XIAFLEX: • hives • swollen face • breathing trouble • chest pain What is XIAFLEX? XIAFLEX is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with Dupuytren’s contracture when a “cord” can be felt. In people with Dupuytren’s contracture, there is thickening of the skin and tissue in the palm of your hand that is not normal. Overtime, this thickened tissue can form a cord in your palm. This causes one or more of your fingers to bend toward the palm, so you cannot straighten them. XIAFLEX should be injected into a cord by a healthcare provider who is skilled in injection procedures of the hand and treating people with Dupuytren’s contracture. The proteins in XIAFLEX help to “break” the cord of tissue that is causing the finger to be bent. It is not known if XIAFLEX is safe and effective in children under the age of 18. What should I tell my healthcare provider before starting treatment with XIAFLEX? XIAFLEX may not be right for you. Before receiving XIAFLEX, tell your healthcare provider if you: • have had an allergic reaction to a previous XIAFLEX injection.

After an injection of XIAFLEX, your affected hand will be wrapped with a bandage. You should limit moving and using the treated finger after the injection. Do not bend or straighten the fingers of the injected hand until your healthcare provider says it is okay. This will help prevent the medicine from leaking out of the cord. Do not try to straighten the treated finger yourself. Keep the injected hand elevated until bedtime. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have: • signs of infection after your injection, such as fever, chills, increased redness, or swelling • numbness or tingling in the treated finger • trouble bending the injected finger after the swelling goes down Return to your healthcare provider’s office as directed on the day after your injection. During this first follow-up visit, if you still have the cord, your healthcare provider may try to extend the treated finger to “break” the cord and try to straighten your finger. Your healthcare provider will provide you with a splint to wear on the treated finger. Wear the splint as instructed by your healthcare provider at bedtime to keep your finger straight. Do finger exercises each day, as instructed by your healthcare provider. Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions about when you can start doing your normal activities with the injected hand. What are the possible side effects of XIAFLEX?

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the country and Floridians continue to be the identity thief’s favorite target. For the second year in a row, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) listed Florida as the leader in identity theft crimes and Brevard County actually ranks 137th in the country. Each year, millions of Americans are victimized by identity thieves that ultimately cost the consumers and businesses billions of dollars. Identity theft occurs when a criminal steals your name, social security number or other significant identifier and utilizes the information without your knowledge or permission. The thief uses your information to obtain credit, employment or other services. Most people consider identity theft to be a new crime because technology has become a driving force in how the crimes are committed. Even though technology has changed the way identity theft occurs, the first documented case of identity theft can actually be traced back to the Bible with the story of Esau and Jacob. The difference, Jacob used a pot of stew, a coat, and goat hair to steal Esau’s riches while today’s criminals use computers, social security numbers, credit card skimmers and wireless intercept tools to facilitate their crimes across the globe. Identity theft is the most lucrative crime in the world and it can happen to anyone at

any place at any time. Victims estimate they expend up to 400 hours of time, passion and energy trying to recover their good names. There are many resources and tools available to help protect us from would-be identity thieves. The first step is to be vigilant over your information. 1) Request an annual credit report to review at annualcreditreport.com. 2) If you have been a victim of ID theft, request a fraud alert. 3) Never respond to request for account information or security codes on the computer or over the phone 4) Shred everything. 5) Mail important documents from a post office or locked mail box. 6) Closely monitor your credit statements daily. 7) Ask that paper copies of applications be returned to you or shredded. 8) Never allow someone to walk away with your credit card. The second step in the approach is to immediately recognize if you do become a victim and report the criminal activity to your local law enforcement agency and the FTC. By quickly recognizing and reporting the incident, we can successfully limit the amount of damage that occurs. For more information on identity theft, contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Resident Agent in Charge, Wayne Ivey at 800-226-1512. SL

Common side effects with XIAFLEX include: • swelling of the injection site or the hand • bleeding or bruising at the injection site • pain or tenderness of the injection site or the hand • swelling of the lymphnodes (glands) in the elbow or underarm • itching • breaks in the skin

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• redness or warmth of the skin • pain in the underarm

• have any other medical conditions. • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if XIAFLEX will harm your unborn baby.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

• are breastfeeding. It is not known if XIAFLEX passes into your breast-milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive XIAFLEX.

General information about XIAFLEX

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed here. This is a summary of the most important information about XIAFLEX. If you would like more information, talk to your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider for information about XIAFLEX that is written for health professionals.

Especially tell your healthcare provider if you use:

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a blood thinner medicine such as aspirin, clopidogrel (PLAVIX®), prasugrel hydrochloride (EFFIENT®), or warfarin sodium (COUMADIN®). If you are told to stop taking a blood thinner before your XIAFLEX injection, your healthcare provider should tell you when to restart the blood thinner.

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XIAFLEX can cause serious side effects. See “What is the most important information I should know about XIAFLEX?”.

These are not all of the possible side effects with XIAFLEX. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

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Lighthouse visits For your enjoyment, here are three lighthouse visits that are a short drive from home. The recently opened Cape Canaveral Lighthouse is offering tours through the Patrick Air Force Base Office of Public Affairs. The 45th Space Wing is offering free tours of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station the second Wednesday of each month, from 8:45 a.m. to noon. To get on the list for the free tour, you must call the 45th Space Wing Public Affairs office at 321-4945945. Make your reservations and receive confirmation and directions to the CCAFS, which is just north of SR 401, a few weeks in advance. The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is open seven days a week, 363 days a year, closing only on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Open at 10 a.m., admission is $5 for adults, $1.50 for children 11 and under. Call 386 761–1821. From I-95: Take the Port Orange exit off of I-95 (exit 256, old exit 85; which is State Route 421), and travel east on S.R. 421 about four miles to the Dunlawton Bridge. Cross the Halifax River on the Dunlawton Bridge; you will see the Atlantic Ocean ahead. At the second beachside traffic light, turn right (south) on Atlantic Avenue and continue south for approx-

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imately six miles to the stop sign at Beach Street in Ponce Inlet. Turn right (west) on Beach Street. At the next stop sign turn left (south) on Peninsula Drive. In two blocks you will see the entrance to the lighthouse on your left. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is located at 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL. Call 561747-8380. From I-95 take exit 87, to Route 706 east. Take Indiantown Road east about five miles. Turn left/north at U. S. Highway 1 and go about 1 ½ miles north. Turn right/east at Beach Road. Then turn right into Lighthouse Park. On Route 1 in Jupiter, stop at the Chamber of Commerce to pick up visitors information. There is a $7 entry charge for adults, $5 for children ages 6-18. All children under 5 are free. The cost of this admission includes entrance to all indoor and outdoor museum exhibits and the lighthouse tour. SL

Government Park benches and barber shops are popular places to discuss what government is doing to us. “Who’s in charge of the zoo?” or “who elected those (censored comments)” may stimulate discussion. Older folks seem to have more time to evaluate, to discuss and to share their wisdom. Recent changes in government legislation related to Medicare, support for Seniors, Social Security and national health care plans are causing a stir. The complexity of changes over the years has placed government in most every area of our lives. People who live a long life recognize the values of our republic, its democratic form, the freedoms won, and the ability to speak freely. They see government at the federal, state, county and city levels as a tool that needs constant maintenance and repair. They are involved in the governance in their homeowners association, condominium and retirement communities. Whom do you see at town hall meetings, public hearings and other gatherings? Yes, seniors have been identified as the voice of the community. They are participants in watch groups. They write letters. They call their legislators. They are part of the solution and not part of the problem. They speak up! Further, our republic form of government, in order to be successful, requires an informed citizenry – the electorate. Knowing before you vote continues to be more frustrating. Even with the reduced

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time allowed for advanced voting opportunities, active seniors have lobbied for Challenges mail ballots and now of Living to electronic (via the InAge 100 ternet) voting. Some people just give up. They abdiEd cate. Those who live Baranowski a long life look at the challenge of making a difference. They don’t complain about government, but realize that “we are the government.” They contribute suggestions and comments on legislation, and contribute to campaigns of candidates who support their convictions. They want to leave a valuable legacy for the next generations. Active seniors join groups, such as AARP, that study legislation and government programs. As advocates, CEO Addison Barry Rand writes, “AARP is working with legislators in Washington toward bipartisan solutions to the country’s economic threats.” Local AARP Chapters provide educational programs about government and community programs. We are the people mentioned in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and in communities throughout our free and independent nation. We are a government of the people and for the people. Never forget it! Ed Baranowski is president of Topics Unlimited, a Melbourne-based education, seminar and consulting company. He can be reached at topicsed@aol.com. SL

Growing up in the Bronx, New York, in the ’30s and early ’40s, if you met someone who didn’t sound like they were from New York, it was commonplace to ask, “Where are you from?” That was because a large percentage of people in those times invariably were immigrants from someplace in Europe or first-generation offspring who had their parents’ accents. My brother and I were unusual, being third generation American-born. That changed when I moved to southern California in 1949 where almost everyone was from someplace else. Natives were a rarity and most came from some other states in the USA. Accents were varied and obvious and often sounded so different from ours. It was quite commonplace to assume and ask, “Where did you move from?” meaning what state. Over the years I moved around a lot, resulting in having lived in seven different states starting with New York and including California (southern and more northern), New Jersey, Michigan, Arizona, Massachusetts and finally Florida. Again, I’m in a state where almost everyone comes from someplace else in the country and natives are a rarity. During my years here I often spotted articles referring to various state clubs, groups formed by those having come from other states, to share memories of earlier years with those who have common geographical backgrounds. I never really had an interest in looking into joining

because most that I saw mentioned were states I hadn’t lived in very long. I visited the Lucy NewYork State Kline Club once, but everyone I spoke with wasn’t from “the city.” So, not much in common, it seemed. I only lived in New Jersey for one year, Massachusetts for four years and not Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which has a club. My longest periods of time were for 16 years in New York City, 21 years in California and now I’ve been in Florida for 26 years. Finally, during the past year I saw an article in the newspaper that someone was starting a California State Club. I attended that first meeting and have been returning ever since. The California State Club is now listed in the latest annual issue of Senior Life’s Boomer/Senior Resource Guide. Hopefully many of you will get the new copy and look it over, not just for State Clubs, but for the many different categories of groups that are in our County, some that might appeal to your interests. Since today’s Floridians seem to come from so many different states, with natives a rarity, and they have their own club, wouldn’t it be great if this gives you an idea to join one that exists representing a state where you’ve lived or if none exists, think about getting one started. It could appear in the next updated issue of the Guide. Comments always welcome – asklucy3@juno.com. SL

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Karen Precord, Regional Director Senior Partner Care Services Because of the intensity and “around-the-clock” nature of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, it can be difficult for even a loving family to provide all the care that a loved one may need. It is not uncommon for a spouse or children to feel that they have an impossible choice between being utterly overwhelmed (if they try to provide all the care) or feeling they are betraying their relative (if they have someone else provide assistance with care). This often leads to the care provider becoming exhausted. Because of this, it is often helpful to investigate local resources to help the care provider. Here are a few helpful tips provided by Senior Partner Care Services:

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> Educate yourself, family and friends about the disease. Read books, attend workshops and consult with healthcare professionals. > Learn caregiving techniques. Key areas are communication skills, safety concerns, and managing behavioral challenges and activities of daily living. > Understand the experience of your loved one. Adjust your expectations. Be patient and kind. > Avoid caregiver burnout. Make time for yourself. Join caregiver support groups. Pursue interests beyond your caregiving role, such as exercise, hobbies, journaling and art. Hire a caregiver to be at your home while you are taking time for yourself. > Maintain your own physical and mental health. Exercise and staying active can reduce stress. Seek medical help if there are signs of depression. > Discuss the situation with family and friends. Support systems are critical! > Reach out for care. For information about private duty in-home care, call Senior Partner Care Services at 321.253.6336 or visit our website at SeniorPartnerCare.com. For additional information about senior services and memory loss resources contact Legacy Harbor at 321-253-6320. License # NR30211049

Calendar of Events Free Consultations Friday, Legacy Harbor Legacy Harbor Memory Resource Center at One Senior Place Free Consultation, Friday, July 8th & 22nd, 9:00 am by appointment Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation will provide FREE consultations for anyone who has a loved one dealing with dementia, memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease. Call 321-2536320 to schedule an appointment. SUPPORT GROUP Legacy Harbor Caregiver Support Group – Safe Harbor” The 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 10 to 11:30am VITAS Innovative Hospice facilitates this support group for those caring for loved ones with dementia or memory loss. Gentle conversation, care and understanding. For information, call 253-6320. MEMORY SCREENINGS Legacy Harbor Memory Screenings at One Senior Place – Friday, July 8th, from 1 – 4 pm East Central Florida Memory Clinic performs FREE memory screenings by appointment at Legacy Harbor. Call 253-6320 to make schedule your screening.

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Whether he's talking about his love for cruise ships or his intriguing days as a paramedic, the reverence Craig Cusanelli has for life is evident. Before he settled in Rockledge in the early 1990s, he grew up in South Florida, where the sun was always shining, and growth didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to end. He is old enough to remember the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy in the 1960s, and spent his 20s living the chaotic world of the 1970s. But it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until Cusanelli was discharged from the Army in 1973, after three years of duty in Okinawa, Japan, that he found the first sliver of his lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;saving lives as a paramedic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was dangerous. There were adrenaline rushes every single shift I worked,â&#x20AC;? Cusanelli said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then there was the feeling of joy when you actually helped somebody or saved somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life. There are so many emotions. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a roller coaster when you do a job like that.â&#x20AC;? After 17 years of saving strangersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lives, Cusanelliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s instinctive curiosity

about the world and appreciation for the diversity of people became the second sliver of his lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion. It led him to follow his lifelong dream of working on a cruise ship, traveling to places he had always imagined. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just one of these things I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect it to beâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and to become a cruise directorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;I just wanted to work on ships as a cruise staff for six months,â&#x20AC;? Cusanelli said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got totally hooked and I started climbing the shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ladder, basically...and I stayed for seven years.â&#x20AC;? Cusanelli now spends a few days as a pier attendant in Port Canaveral, and his other days pursuing his lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current passion: creating self-historian books for boomers and others â&#x20AC;&#x201D; something he realized was key after his father passed away. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I got married, I tried to explain to my wife about my father and it was just one of those things where I gave her the basics about him,â&#x20AC;? Cusanelli said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really know the guy. It was sad.â&#x20AC;? With that, he developed, Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s About Me and Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s About Us, self-historian books that could preserve lifelong memories, like the ones he missed with his father. Sharing a favorite

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Craig Cusanelli works on his journal inspired by his father, shown in the photo.

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SENIOR SENTIMENTS Should medicare be overhauled and retooled or kept the same? Photos by Darrell Woehler and Walter Kiely

It should be overhauled. In regard to the Gap and prescriptions especially, we now need another plan to go with Medicare. —Judy Wiltshire

Yes, I think the Medicare should be overhauled — that is if the politicians would listen. —Ken Bossone

It needs changing, but they seem to be going about it all wrong. They need to put eligible members of Congress on the same program. Also, set up an outside panel to come up with the recommendations. —Mark Rutenberg:

It should be kept the same, but with no Obama Care provisions, and no voucher system. —Vickey Yarbrough

It should be retooled. The medical community should take charge of the overhaul, with Congress of course having the final say—after all, Congress represents us, the people. —Lou Lemire

Medicare should definitely be overhauled. Everyone in public office when they are eligible for Medicare, should receive it, so that they would be more attentive the the real needs of the system. —Dick Mercer

We are long overdue for an overhaul in Medicare. —Richard House

They should be looking out for the elderly, but definitely not taking it away. —Virginia Gordon-Radoe

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ness suit for 34 years when I could have stayed in my PJs and made more in a year than in my entire career? How hard can programming this stuff be if kids who obviously don’t know how to use zit cream can make millions sitting on their laptops in their own bedrooms? Some of them aren’t old enough to drive, but they can buy the Ferrari with cash. Imagine this, parents are asking their kids if they can borrow the car! So if you really want fame and fortune, forget about shopping for Armani. Head on out to your local department store and get a good set of PJs. Oh, and stop by the bookstore for a copy of Programming for Dummies on your way home. Dr. Sammy SL

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Sunday 3

Italian-American Club of South Brevard Inc. Picnic Noon - 5 p.m. Menu includes a delicious assortment of chicken, sausage, hamburgers and hot dogs. Live band: JR Sounds $10, $5 children under 12. 1471 Cypress Ave. Melbourne 321-242-8044

Monday 4 Baseball on the Berm BBQ Picnic 7:05 p.m. $15 in advance Space Coast Stadium Viera. 321-242-1235 Lifting Up God & Country Wickham Park Amphitheater From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday 5

Green Market Viera 4 to 8 p.m. Melting Pot parking lot The Avenue Viera Adult Tennis (Weber) 9:30 – 11 a.m. Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Viera 321-433-4891

Wednesday Thursday Friday 8 7 6 Jazzercise 9:30-10:30 a.m. Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson, Viera 321-433-4891

Military Officers Assoc. Meeting 8 to 9 a.m. Golf Club House 861 Marina Rd. Patrick AFB 321-784-8934 Brevard County Farmer’s Market Thursdays 3 to 7 p.m. Wickham Park Main Pavillion

Saturday 9

5th Annual Brevard Jazz Series Benefit For Children With Disabilities starring Mindi Abair 8:30 p.m. King Center 3865 N. Wickham Road Melbourne 321-242-2219

12 Green Market Viera 4 to 8 p.m. Melting Pot parking lot The Avenue Viera

Introduction to Line Dance Class Learn steps, rhythms and basics of Line Dance. You will do basic beginner dances. Come make new friends and have fun! Eau Gallie Civic Center 1551 Highland Avenue Ongoing Schedule Wednesdays 7:30 - 9 p.m. $6 per person

Military Officers Assoc. Meeting 8 to 9 a.m. Golf Club House Patrick AFB 321-784-8934

Brevard County Manatees vs. Fort Myers Miracle 5:05 p.m. Space Coast Stadium Viera 321-633-9200

Health First Toastmasters Club Movie Star Meeting Health First Multipurpose Room (behind the cafeteria) Hickory Street, Melbourne From 6 to 7:15 p.m. Toastmasters is a nonprofit organization to help people develop their speaking and leadership skills in an encouraging and fun environment. We meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. 321-505-2802

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Melbourne Municipal Band Summer Youth Picnic Concert Melbourne Auditorium 6 p.m. 321-724-0555

Space Coast Symphony An American Portrait Cocoa Beach. 321-213-6629 6 p.m. $20  - 18 / under are free. Your Life, Your Legacy Holy Trinity Episcopal Education Seminar Auditorium 3 p.m. 5625 Holy Trinity Dr. Courtenay Springs Melbourne Village 321-452-1233 321-536-8580

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Happy Together Tour 8 p.m. King Center 3865 N. Wickham Road Melbourne 321-242-2219

Military Officers Assoc. Meeting 8 to 9 a.m. IRCC Colony Hall Viera. 321-784-8934

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1 p.m Ice Cream Social following the show sponsored by Wellcare SHOWCASE VENuE Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive NE, Palm Bay 321-724-1338

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Space Coast Doll Artists 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Henegar Center 321-728-1174 The Single, Separated, Widowed and Divorced (SSWD) group holds “Bunko Night” 6:30 p.m. Parish Center, Church of Our Saviour

Artist Sara Pedigo presents the stories behind her paintings 1 p.m. Fifth Avenue Art Gallery 1470 Highland Avenue Melbourne 321 259-8261

Military Officers Assoc. Luncheon Noon The Tides, 1001 N. A1A Patrick AFB 321-453-2947 Great Annual Fish Count Snorkel Trip 11 a.m. $22 Barrier Island Center 8385 S. Hwy A1A Melbourne Beach 321-723-3556

Melbourne Municipal Band Swingtime Band Picnic Concert Melbourne Auditorium 625 Hibiscus Blvd. Starts at 6:30 p.m. 321-724-0555

The Single, Separated, Widowed and Divorced (SSWD) Bingo Night 5:30 p.m. Parish Center Church of Our Savior 5301 N. Atlantic Ave. North Brevard Associa- Cocoa Beach tion of Mature American 321-213-6629 Citizens—Voice of Conservative Americans 50+ Back Pain Seminar 1 p.m. 11 a.m. Deuk Spine Institute Your Place Restaurant Viera 605 S. Hopkins Ave. Titusville. 321-225-4979 RSVP 321-775-1299

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Men’s 40+ Basketball 7:30-10 p.m. Viera Regional Community Center 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Viera 321-433-4891

Green Market Viera 4 to 8 p.m. Melting Pot parking lot The Avenue Viera

Learn Acrylic Painting 1-4 p.m. $20/class. Art Gallery of Viera 2271 Town Center Ave. Suite 101, Space 400 Viera 321-432-5414

Suntree/Viera Library Book Group Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs. 10-11 a.m. Suntree/Viera Library 902 Jordan Blass Drive 321-255-4404

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Brevard Chapter of the Central Florida Accordion Club 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Central Brevard Library 308 Forest Ave. Cocoa 321-799-2267

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Ballroom Dance Class Eau Gallie Civic Center 1551 Highland Avenue Melbourne Free Back and Neck Seminar & Luncheon 2 p.m. Limited seating Presented by Deuk Spine Institute Physicians at Watersong in Viera RSVP for a seat. 321-775-1299

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Classic Albums Pink Floyd 8 p.m. King Center 3865 N. Wickham Road Melbourne 321-242-2219

The Sound of Music July 29, 30 • 8 p.m. July 31, Aug. 7, 13, 14 at 2 p.m. July 29, 30, Aug. 5, 6, 12, 13 at 8 p.m. July 31, Aug. 7, 13, 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $20 & $18 $2 discount for seniors and active military. Titusville Playhouse 301 Julia Street Titusville 321-268-1125

Military Officers Assoc. Meeting 8 to 9 a.m. Golf Club House 861 Marina Rd. Patrick AFB 321-784-8934

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for the Boomer|Senior Guide and said, “We both enjoyed all the wonderful information that the Guide has in it.  Never realized there was so much going on for Seniors!”Ellen Mongan said, “I was new in town and this seemed like a good way to meet people. Since my mom is 84, my daughter 34, my grandaughter was 1, and I am 57, I thought the four generation shot would be great. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. It blessed my mom so much. We told her that she was a super model.”

William Bibo said he made several drives to Viera or Cocoa Village from Barefoot Bay because, “The interesting announcement in the paper sounded like fun. It was a new experience with great people.”

Bill Lewis & Elaine Lewis said the experience, “Made us aware to be proud of our age.”

Mary Jeanne Jahn, who learned to ride a Segway while modeling for the Guide, said she tried out, “To have fun and for the experience.”

Patsy Shelton said, “I can’t believe all the readers and the compliments I received.

Marilyn and Bob Barnini received a great deal of attention and compliments as a result of their modeling

Administrative Hurricane Preparation By Frank kneiser

Mary Pat Brennan told us that her daily routine was boring and she was looking for new frontiers. Her friends, who find her inspiring, call her a breath of fresh air. She said, “It has given me a second wind. I'm enjoying life at its fullest, thanks to an ego-boost at age 82 from the Boomer/Senior Guide experience.” Mary Mieritz Aldana has this advice for anyone who wonders if they should try out for the next issue, “Give it a shot; you never know!”

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Nancy H. Carroll had modeled in high school, college and in local fashion shows. She said of modeling for the Guide, “I would love to model again if it fits into my schedule.” Ellen A. Swilley said modeling for the Guide was, “A chance to live out a dream from my Bucket List,” and when asked if she would do it again, she said, “Yes, Yes, Yes!” More photos on page 35

This column recently addressed the physical preparation of common areas for a hurricane. This month we address internal or administrative preparation. The board or manager should hold a planning meeting with key personnel, volunteers, and vendors such as landscaping, lake maintenance, irrigation, etc. Establish their respective responsibilities before, during and after the emergency. Depending on the size of your association, you may want to consider hiring a disaster recovery company and include them in the planning meeting. Contact your insurance agent to ensure all policies are up to date and appropriate. Once a hurricane warning is issued, insurance policies may not be added or changed. Ask your agent to bring in a loss prevention specialist. The specialist will point out areas of the association that may be at risk, allowing time to perform preventative maintenance. Prepare a computer backup of all important files and contracts that can be kept off site and protected from catastrophe. The backup should also include a roster of all board members, committee chairs, key personnel, vendors, attorney and insurance contact. Include an asset inventory list of all items over $1,000. The inventory will be used for insurance purposes after the emergency. A video tour of the entire association will document the conditions before the storm and will also be used for insurance purposes. The association should also consider a contract with an independent insurance claims adjuster. Insurance company adjusters are working to protect their company, not the association. An independent adjuster will be very helpful after the storm in assessing the damage, cost of repairs, and filing claims. Depending on your type of association, decide what assistance, if any, you may want to provide for elderly or infirm owners. It is not unusual for condominium associations to reserve a block of hotel rooms that are out of harm’s way. Be sure your residents are aware of your planning. Their minds will be at ease, knowing that your proper planning will facilitate getting through the storm and assist in protecting their investment in the association. It’s important to point out that Mr. Kneiser is not an attorney and legal questions should be referred to your attorney. However, a requirement of his community association manager’s license is to stay abreast of the Florida Association laws. Contact him with any questions at frank@suntreeflorida.com. SL

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AFTAC breaks ground on a new facility By mary Brotherton

Department of State aircraft hangars and the 45th Space Wing Security Forces Complex. AFTAC is an acronym for Air Force TechniOn Friday, June 17, Patrick Air Force Base cal Applications Center. There will be two held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new major facilities that will host the AFTAC AFTAC facility on an 11-acre parcel on the Operations Center (AOC). west side of South Patrick Drive between the The AOC is a sophisticated information technology system that communicates with a network of subsurface, ground-based, and space-based sensors to make up the United States Atomic Energy Detection System. The headquarters replacement facility is 276,000 square feet. Additionally, there will be a 38,000-square-foot analysis laboratory. In addition to administrative space Affordable naturalfor nearly 1,000 employees, looking smile snaps there is also a large industrial comfortably into place area which supports AFTAC's logistics functions. and fits over your teeth. According to sources at PAFB, Congress has authorized $158M for this project. Hensel Phelps of Orlando was awarded the contract. • Quick Much of the work on this • Painless project will be completed by

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The Yorio family enjoys four generations living in Brevard, including grandchildren Kyle Post, Owen Yorio, Haley Yorio, Marina Yorio, Angela Yorio, Cole Yorio, grandparents Ralph and Connie Yorio, Connor Post and Kelly Post. Not pictured: Sarah Hancock and Steven Hancock.

Dear Gramma Dear Gramma: My retired parents have a limited income. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had no increase in Social Security for years and experienced losses in their retirement fund which financially hurt them. Meanwhile, food and gas prices skyrocketed. They are proud people and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m uncertain whether I should offer them financial assistance. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to embarrass them, but want to help. Ideas? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Worried Son

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Ralph and Connie Yorio of Suntree are rare birds. They have nearly all of their six children, 12 grandchildren and four great-grand children nesting within a stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throw of them in Brevard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a lot of grandparents out there who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have their grandchildren living in Florida, and a lot of grandchildren who never get to have a relationship with their grandparents,â&#x20AC;? said Connie Yorio. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know we are blessed.â&#x20AC;? The pair actually resigned from post-retirement volunteer jobs to focus on attending their grandchildrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer, football, baseball, basketball, karate, cheerleading, competitive dancing and other sports practices and games, many at varsity level. Often they are the only grandparents putting in regular attendance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love them, naturally. I am very

happy to be with them all. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very enjoyable, Ralph Yorio said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope I give them advice that helps them in the future. We have always tried to set an example that you work hard and do your best. Nothing of value is free.â&#x20AC;? Life on the Space Coast was not always rosy, according to Connie Yorio. The pair started out as childhood sweethearts, and Ralph joined the navy and later worked as an engineer in New Jersey. Snow â&#x20AC;&#x153;up to our eyeballsâ&#x20AC;? spurred migration south, with the couple coming to the Melbourne area in 1963 for Ralphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job at a company that later became part of Harris, before moving on to NASA. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We drove with our two babies along 192, a bumpy, empty washboard with snakes and alligators along the sides of the road. I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ralph, you have taken me to the ends of the earth.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group Meetings For information or emergency assistance, call 321- 631-7776. July 5, 9:30 a.m. Parrish Senior Solutions 805 Century Medical Dr., Bldg. B Titusville July 14, 10 a.m. Club Esteem 3316 S. Monroe St. Melbourne

July 19, 9:30 a.m. The Monroe Center 705 Blake Ave., Bldg. D (next to DCF office), Cocoa July 21, 6:30 p.m. Memawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant 4916 Babcock St. NE, Palm Bay July 28, 9:30 a.m. Memawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar-B-Que 600 E. Eau Gallie Blvd. Indian Harbour Beach

It was so desolate,â&#x20AC;? Connie said. Such is the life of pioneers. The Yorios built one of the first homes in their Indian Harbour Beach neighborhood and proceeded to have four more children, for a total of six, in a nineyear span. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to go to work. Work came to me,â&#x20AC;? Connie said. She followed the oldest out of the nest to college, and worked 15 years at Florida Institute of Technology, where five of the six went to school. The investment in their family reaps rewards. The flock of 25 comes home to roost at Easter, Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. The best part? Downsizing to their Suntree home seven years ago means the get-togethers are at a daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home nearby, leaving the cooking and cleaning to the next generations. SL

Dear Worried: There are ways to help, depending on what you can afford. Consider telling them youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve saved some money for them and present them with a check. On their birthdays and special holidays â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Christmas, Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, give larger than usual monetary gifts. Contact their utility companies and pay their bills for a year. Take them out for meals and insist on paying. Take bags of grocery items with you when you visit. Be discreet and give what you can. Gramma Holly Fox Vellekoop, MSN, is the author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Help When Parents Grieveâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;STONE HAVEN: Murder Along the River.â&#x20AC;? A retired Penn State University clinical instructor with six grandchildren, Vellekoop has a Master of Science degree in nursing. Send your letters to Gramma to hollyfoxvellekoop@yahoo.com. SL

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After teaching 41 years, Joan Taddie thought her traveling around the world would begin, but last May, Christy Boyd, a former student of Taddie’s, hooked the 65-year-old thespian in helping her start a non-profit community theatre company. “I said at first, ‘I’m just going to help her with this, open some doors for her,’ and I was pulled in,” Taddie said. They realized the need for community theatre. The curtains rose on what became Places, Please! Theatre Company in December; offering the possibility for youth and professional theatre. “This gives the kids an opportunity to work with professionals, as they are aspiring to be actors,” Boyd said. “Then,

also be a venue for professional actors.” According to Boyd, they are able to offer paid opportunities for people desperately searching for art and theatre jobs. “We go out into the community to find the best designers, the best artists,” Taddie said. “That’s what theatre is, it’s a combination of all arts and it always goes back to the kids. They see potential to their creative talents, they see where it can become a job, and that’s very important.” Although Places, Please! doesn’t have an official home, the motto is “Theatre, by any means necessary.” “Our doors are theoretical,” Boyd said. “We work out of a lot of venues. We’re hoping to be glue in the community.” With that mindset, they were able to get the Henegar Center and Brevard Art Museum to donate their spaces by volunteering in return. “I totally applaud their efforts,” said Robin Kennedy, whose son Ian participated in the first show and an audition workshop. “It will be more about the arts in the community and it’s going to be a really good opportunity for a lot of people.” Places, Please! is producing The Last Five Years at the Henegar Center starting July 22. Visit placesplease.org for information. SL

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families and caregivers. Ask Lynne SHINE is a program of the Lynne Meagher Florida SHINE Department of Elder Affairs, administered in partnership with the state’s 11 Area Agencies on Aging. In Brevard County, our Area Agency on Aging is the Senior Resource Alliance located in both Cocoa and Orlando. Volunteer counselors of the SHINE program like Lynne, are trained to assist you with questions like this. To contact a SHINE counselor and get an immediate answer about your Medicare or other health insurance coverage, or for information about volunteering with SHINE, call the toll-free Elder Helpline at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) in Cocoa. If you have a question you would like the Ask Lynne column to answer, please email or write Lynne at info@myseniorlife.com or SENIOR LIFE, 7331 Office Park Place, #300, Viera, FL 32940 and look for a response in one of the next issues. SL

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Tuesday July 12 • 12:30 p.m. Free Wellness Class on Headaches Dr. Joe Strater, D.C. will discuss natural ways to manage or perhaps alleviate headaches. Freedom 7 Senior Community Center, 5000 Tom Warriner Blvd., Cocoa Beach. FREE but please RSVP 321-783-9505. Saturdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 • 1 to 3 p.m. Food for Life Nutrition and Cooking Class with Susie Fricker Learn the nutrition recommendations and cooking tips that have been shown to help with prevention and survival of cancer and other chronic diseases. Sponsored by the Cancer Project, each class will focus on key nutritional topics, a live cooking demonstration and plentiful samples of delicious meals that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest eater. The four-class series is $40. Cocoa Beach Public Library, 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach. Sign up at CancerProject.org/classes or call 321-652-0563.

Dear Wise Planner: You are correct that there are ways you can work your Medicare drug plan options and plan details to save money. Let’s look at some of the ways you can do this. Annual Enrollment Period: A period each year when Medicare beneficiaries may make plan changes regarding their Medicare Advantage or prescription drug coverage for the following year (2012). The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is just around the corner as it begins Oct. 15 and continues until Dec. 7, 2011. You have the option to switch drug plans to Thursday, July 21 • 1 p.m. improve coverage based on your prescriptions and New Solutions to Fibromyalgia preferred pharmacy as well as lower costs associated A free workshop hosted by Dr. Sal Martingano of with your coverage. You may also change between the Foundation for Wellness Professionals. traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage, with Palm Bay Library, 1520 Port Malabar Blvd NE, drug coverage. Any changes to your coverage made at Palm Bay. For information, call 321-952-4519.  this time become effective Jan. 1. NoTe: FROM JUNE ISSUE 2011 Preferred Pharmacies: If you purchase your Saturdays Hula Dancing You cannot get Medicare before age 65 unless you medications at one of your plan’s preferred pharmaLearn the dance of our 50th state while learning have been declared disabled by Social Security? cies, the drugs may cost less. A preferred pharmacy is more about Hawaiian culture and language. DRS Contact ssa.gov or 866-716-7667 for more information. one that has agreed with your drug plan to charge less Community Center, 1089 S Patrick Dr., Satellite for the drugs they dispense to plan members. Beach. Call 321-773-6458. $20 Mail Order Programs: Many of the drug plans offer a mail order program that allows you to purchase up to a 90-day supply of your covered prescription drugs, which are mailed directly to your home. Generally, this is very cost effective and convenient. Formulary Drugs: Each Prescription Drug Plan or Back & Neck Pain Seminar with Dr. Ara Deukmedjian Medicare Advantage Plan with drug coverage (MA-PD) has a list of prescription drugs that it covers. august 3, 2011 • 2 p.m. This list, known as a formulary, consists of drugs for different medical conditions with both generic and Watersong, 7300 Watersong Lane, Viera brand name medications listed. If the medication you 321-775-1299 to rsVP are taking has a generic form, switching to that medication may save you money. Additionally, you Dr. Deukmedjian discusses the treatment options available for the various causes of may want to take the formulary to your doctor so that back and neck pain including laser spine surgery. Q & a with the doc. Complimentary lunch. he or she can review the list and possibly prescribe attendees get voucher for free consultation*. (*restrictions apply) listed drugs that are medically reasonable for you begin taking. Using a drug listed on the formulary can also save you money. Please note that the Annual Enrollment Period dates are different from previous years! The new, earlier dates are Oct. 15 - Dec. 7. The AEP is a perfect time to call SHINE. $20 Membership, $15 Returning Fee SHINE counselors will review plans with you and help FREE admission to Tuesday night and select Sunday games you identify the best plan based on the prescription FREE coffee and donuts every Tuesday night game from 6-8pm drugs you are presently taking Official membership card and t-shirt and other factors. We will also check to see if you could be Private meet and greet with Manatees’ players and coaches eligible for Extra Help with 10% off all Manatees’ merchandise your prescription costs, which would lower your expenses. You then can make the choice 2011 Manny’s Silver ‘Tees Club Registration as to which plan best fits your First name: ______________________________________ Last Name: ___________________________ needs both medically and fiAddress: ____________________________________________ City:_____________________ State: _________ Zip Code:________________ nancially. Need further help with this Phone: (______)_____________________ Email:________________________________ Birthday: __________________________ issue or any other Medicare question? SHINE can help. Credit Card Type (Circle One) Visa MasterCard Discover AMEX CASH CHECK SHINE (Serving Health InCard Number: _________________________________ Exp. Date: ______________ surance Needs of Elders) is an award winning, statewide volMail Order Form to: unteer based program that Brevard County Manatees Questions? Contact Amanda Seimer Manny’s Silver ‘Tees Club BCManateesPR@gmail.com provides free, unbiased coun5800 Stadium Parkway (321) 633-9200 ext. 2016 seling and information for Viera, FL 32940 www.ManateesBaseball.com people on Medicare, their

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321-868-1104 550 N. Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach Fridays • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Master Gardening Clinic Captain’s Room Contact Marion Anderson for details 321-784-1874. Tuesdays • 5:30 p.m. Yoga with Kim (except for July 12) Cost is $5 per session. A slow paced, one hour class that highlights poses to enhance relaxation, tone your core muscles, increase your balance and flexibility and reduce mental stress. 4th Friday • 10 a.m. Walk- ins with Commissioner Chuck Nelson Held in the Captain’s Room.

Friday, July 22 • 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. AARP Driver Safety Class This 6-hour AARP Driver Safety class is designed to help individuals retain their driving competencies with several key objectives. The cost is $14 per person or $12 for members of AARP. Come prepared with your lunch as there will not be time to leave the building. To register call instructor Paul ILL at 321-242-9768. Monday, July 25 • 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Brevard Workforce Express Mobile Unit This mobile career center will be providing job-assistance services to mature workers. The mobile unit features 13 onboard computer stations to assist in searching for job listings, designing a resume, and other functions. For more information, call Jim Watson 321-394-0511.

Sunflower House Wednesday, July 19 • 10 a.m. – 1 pm. Free Brief Memory Screenings 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 memory screenings are by appointment. Call 321-452-4341. Mondays • 11 a.m. - Noon Chair Exercise Class Tuesday (first) • 2:30 - 4 p.m. Health First Hospice Bereavement Support Group Monthly Tuesday, July 19 • 10 a.m. VNA Blood Pressure Screenings Wednesdays • 1 - 2:30 p.m. Health First Caregiver Support Group 1st & 3rd Wednesday Thursdays Crochet/Knitting Group          10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Fridays • 11 a.m. - noon Chair Exercise Class

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321-635-7845 308 Forrest Ave., Cocoa Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Watercolor Class Professional artist/instructor Pearl Ollie teaches “Watercolor Techniques” for all levels, $5.50 fee plus $5.50 supplies (optional).

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GUIDED NATURE HIKES - SATURDAYS - 10:00am A 45-minute interpretive hike offered every Saturday at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. Bring hat, water and walking shoes. No reservations needed. Groups of 5 or more, please RSVP. NATURE FOR LITTLE ONES - July 1, Fri, 10:00am Nature activities and “Blossom” for infants to pre-school children. WORKDAY at FOX LAKE SANCTUARY – July 9, Sat, 9:00am - 12:00noon Please join us at this new EEL Sanctuary to clear the trails and build a boardwalk. This is an opportunity to visit this unique site. Be sure to prepare for outdoors and bring water. WET & WILD WALK – July 9, Sat., 9:30am Tour wetland habitats and join us for a hike off the trail to explore areas of the Forest rarely visited. If you like tromping through the mud, and visiting unique areas, this is the hike for you. Bring old shoes that fasten securely, long pants, long-sleeved shirt and bug spray. Number of participants limited to 10 and registration is required. PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB - July 16, Sat, 9:00 - 11:00am Program for all levels of photography. Group shares information and photographs. Field trips each month to different sites. FOREST FUNDAY for children - July 17, Sun, 2:00 - 4:00 pm Nature activities and craft for children to connect with nature. “BUTTERFLIES” are the subject of this month’s fun event. FRIENDS OF ENCHANTED FOREST - July 21, Thur, 6:00pm Butterfly Program by Barbara Vieux and Michelle Smurl presenting the butterflies of the Forest. Please join us for this fun and informative program. WORKDAY at FOX LAKE SANCTUARY – July 23, Sat, 9:00am - 12:00noon Please join us at this new EEL Sanctuary to clear the trails and build a boardwalk. This is an opportunity to visit this unique site. Be sure to prepare for outdoors and bring water. OYSTER MAT MAKING – July 28, Thur, 12:00 - 2:00pm Come help The Nature Conservancy restore the oyster beds in the Indian River Lagoon by making oyster mats. This program is rewarding and benefits the community.

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Mondays • 11 a.m. Overeaters Anonymous Jane von Thron Room. For more information, contact Pat Gralla at 321-868-7098.

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Join author and writing mentor Marilyn Sewall for Creative Writing class.  $10 includes supplies. Call 321-633-1792. July 8 • 9 a.m. Open meeting with Commissioner Chuck Nelson Meeting Room 3

Franklin T. DeGroodt Memoridal Library 321-952-6318 6475 Minton Rd. SW, Palm Bay Tuesdays • 5:30 p.m. Yoga with Gloria $5/class. Bring mat or towel. July 22 & 30 • 10 a.m. Stamping Club $2/class includes supplies. Register with Reference Staff. Sunday, July 10, 17, 24 & 31 • 2 p.m. Free Seminars— Managing Your Unemployment A series of seminars presented by author Walter Manning.

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Monday, July 11, 18 & 25 • 3 p.m Sit 'n Knit with Joyce Olivieri & friends Never knitted or just need some help? Bring your needles & yarn and join our close-knit circle of friends. Free. Monday, July 11, 18 & 25 • 9:30 a.m Art Class at the Library with Gloria Barto $5 per class. Call Gloria, 772-663-1961, to register. $5 per class.

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Monday, June 13 • 2 p.m. Friends of the Library Board Meeting Open to the public. Saturday, July 23 • 12 p.m. Couponing Tips Couponing expert Myrah Duque, known as Coupon Mamacita, will share her expertise and techniques to help save money when grocery shopping. Free. Saturday, July 23 • 7 p.m. Surfing at Summer’s End A documentary presentation featuring an assortment of area surfers. Filmmaker Will Lucas will moderate. For information, call 321-724-8764. Community room doors open at 6:30. Monday, July 25 • 10 a.m. Surfside Stampers Learn rubber stamping techniques to create beautiful cards. Contact Ronna Ellerbeck at 773-3183 for information and class schedule. Monday, July 25 • 1 p.m. Barbara’s Book Chats Continue your summer reading with An Irish Country Doctor series by Patrick Taylor. Contact Barbara in Reference at 321-779-4004.

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Saturday, July 16 • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. July 16 Adult Heartsaver CPR Course 9am-12noon The American Heart Association 2-year Certification costs $35 which includes a certification card. Instructional books are available for $15. Classes are held at the SB Fire Department, Registration and payment guarantees you a spot in the class. Make checks payable to City of Satellite Beach and mail to: Satellite Beach Fire Dept., 1390 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach FL 32937. For information, call 321-773-4405. Friday, July 22 • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. AARP Senior Driving Safety Program The Satellite Beach Police Dept., in conjunction with AARP, will host a 6-hour driving class. The course certificate is valid for 3 years and may entitle you to an auto insurance discount. Deputy Chief Jeff Pearson will teach adults 50 years+ at the DRS Community Center. Cost: $12/AARP member & $14 nonmember. To sign up, call SB Police Dept, 321-773-4400, ext. 145.

Have your heroic military story published Local author, Barbara Steinfeld is writing a book and is looking for some military stories from retirees, active duty, and reservists, as well as their wives and children. She would also like photos of military personnel in uniform around the time story took place and is accepting emails or phone calls at mybook@cfl.rr.com and 321-752-9583. SL

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Senior Life News for Titusville, Mims, Port St. John

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Artist helps Jazzoo reel in music fans By linda WigginS

Titusville-area artist Tabitha Petrasek won the poster-design contest June 26 for the second annual Jazzoo event at the Brevard Zoo, set for Sept. 24. Tickets went on sale July 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is such a thrill to be chosen for my work,â&#x20AC;? Petrasek said of her colorful design spelling out the word Jazzoo using animals playing musical instruments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My family are long-time zoo annual passholders and we absolutely love it.â&#x20AC;? The event was hugely popular with boomers and seniors from across Brevard, according to event founder Ginny Gatchell of Atlantic Music Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exciting to bring Broadway-quality stars to Brevard and know that people who value Senior life Linda Wiggins and enjoy this entertainment will be Titusville-area artist Tabitha Petrasek was selected June 26, 2011 for her design of the thrilled,â&#x20AC;? Gatchell said. Atlantic Music center is bringing official poster for the second annual Jazzoo at Brevard Zoo with event founder Ginny Broadway and television star Shelly Gatchell. Burch, along with piano virtuoso addition to a VIP show in the Nyami several area restaurants. Proceeds Wes Hamrick and his trio, the Danny Nyami Lodge, acts will perform around benefit the zoo. Morris Band, The Tom Hueston Band various exhibits during the evening event. For more information on the event, go and others to this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jazzoo. In Added this year, will be food service by to BrevardZoo.org. SL

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North Brevard Senior Center 909 Lane Ave., Titusville 321-268-2333 Monday 10 a.m. Senior Fitness 10 a.m. Canasta 11:15 a.m. Tap & Jazz 12:30 p.m. Dup. Bridge 1 p.m. Mexican Train 7 p.m. Poker 1st/3rd 7 p.m. BUNCO 2nd Tuesday 11 a.m. Pinochle 11 a.m. Cards/General 1 p.m. Party Bridge 1 p.m. Tai Chi 6 p.m. Line Dancing Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Senior Fitness 12:30 p.m. Dup. Bridge 1 p.m. Line Dancing 1 p.m. Euchre 6:30 p.m. Line Dancing Thursday 9:30 a.m. Qigong 10 a.m. Bingo Friday 9 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

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prefer to meet the last Sunday of The recipe for being an Old Bastard is the month. simple, yet extremely appetizing. Start “We keep bookwork to a minimum,” with an ample amount of camaraderie, said Bill Hinkel, Archbastard for the toss in liberal servings of political incorPatrick group. rectness and add a soupcon of disregard Some groups do charitable projects, “Nancy and I were having a glass of mander of the medical facility at the maria for all formalities.By That, andSonnenberg a $10 lifewhile prefer and to sit and it wineothers one evening weback decided U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, time fee, will get you a membership card enjoy life. Although many of the was time to get someplace warmer.’ where the couple lived in an impresMost teen jobs are just a way station into the International Order of Old Basmembers are retired military, Old For years they were snowbirds, sive, three-story home on campus. on the road to adulthood, opportunities tards, or for I.O.O.B., a group that, despite Bastards can hail from any profession, RVing primarily in Tampa. When On weekends, the Cote household some pocket money and a little its less-than-genteel has a Robert long from grocery storeapplied ownersfor toachemists. daughter LuAnn job in often tripled in size as the couple experience. moniker, In Navy Capt. and proud history. You can never be too old to be an Brevard, she was so impressed by the hosted some of the midshipmen who Cote’s case however, the job he held as Almost 5,000 chapters Bastard, either. to place she asked herAccording parents to come had earned a couple of days of relax- Old a 16 year I.O.O.B. old pointed the wayand to a 1.5 million members four-plus-decade around the worldcareer headquarters’ take a look. data, the youngest Old ation away from their daily duties. distinguished keep alive the flame ignited by the first Bastard a baby a memberFivewas months ago,issued the couple settled “They slept and ate,” said Bob. in the Navy. Old Bastard, American from Armyhigh school at 16 intocard a large golfday course home at Indian After his stint in Annapolis, Cote ship on the of his birth. “I graduated River Community was assigned the jobs of medical officer Fred Stationed “downor sense The whole idea isClub, not tonot takefar from and IKibbe. really had no direction their daughter’s home.seriously. operations officer for both the Navy under” during WWII, Kibbe noticed of where I wanted to go,” he said. yourself—or life—too “We six times looking and Marine Corps during the Gulf War, “I fondly knew that if I friends went to “old college, I that Aussies called “It’s allcame abouthere laughter, getting for something wrong, but couldn’t executive officer at the Naval Hospital together bastards”would whenflunk.” raising a pint or two. and having a good time,” find SENIOR LIFE Byand, Bob in Olsen anything in Newport, Rhode Island 1991, said Senior life Photo CoteKibbe got a job at a pharmacy After the war, enlarged the ring in his Olson.wrong at all,” said Cote, who is the secretary of the 1,450-member medical operations officer for the Joint Old Bastards meet for lunch at The Tides at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. on Robert Cote hometown of Lowell, Mass. of friends into a semblance of an To join a chapter, contact the Patrick Cape Canaveral Chapter the Task Force in Somalia. “The pharmacist there had been a Sunday, Jan. 1, 2009. Clockwise are Mickey Wolff, Felix Andruk, Bill Dunham, organization. Chapter at 321-779-3336 orofthe Military Officers’ Association of SL “You were often given two days’ World War II medic and he convinced Pat Eddie, Bill Hinkel, Bob Barton, Fram Butz, Ray Mulbery, Don Clair, The International Order of Old Palm Bay Chapter at 321-724-8375. Clymer,Bob at Pensacola Naval Air and Station, America. SL notice before you shipped out,” me to go into the medical field in the Louis Sarro, Olson, John Abber Joe Romanoski. Bastards was born. Kibbe passed away in the Naval Hospital at Corpus Christi, said Cote. added 1960. Heservice,” is gone but notCote. forgotten as Texas, at the Naval Air Stations in San In 1995, when he Thanks to the Navy, Cote received a I.O.O.B. members worldwide carry on “Iwas canassigned do anything in the life of an Bastard. Diego andOld Guam and the Naval Comto I bachelor’s degree in management and CAREGIVERS FOR SENIORS, INC. his spirit of loosey-goosey bonhomie. want,” joked Hutchin“Jokes are a big part,” said Olson. munication Station in Asmar, Ethiopia. Bosnia, Cote decided an MBA in health care administration. Keeping Seniors Independent Robert Olson became He was executive to which the fleet son.it“We lots of a lot of timeassistant laughing, was have time to retire. “If I had stayedan in Old Lowell, I’d “You spend Bastard probably ten yearsbe ago in the manner of the Atlantic I thinksurgeon the world needs more Fleet of.” with addi-fun.”For the next two years, working at a $10-an-hour most members learn about the group, tional duty to the Commander-in-Chief, While are a At the Patrick Air Force Base chapter he ranjokes the student job,” he said. Atlantic Command during the Grenada through word of mouth. given, structure is not. health services at the Cote enlisted in the U.S. Navy in for the club, Olson and his fellow memoperations. “An acquaintance told me to come University of Rhode There is no website and bers meet weekly for lunch to shoot the 1952. After recruit training and hospi“Out of the years weLike spent, a few Island. over andtal meet with thetraining, Old Bastards,” The particurules. Chapters politics and43tell jokes. corpsman an impressivebreeze, talk third of that time was with the said Olson. bitter second winlist of assignments around the worldmany I.O.O.B. meetlarly according to conchapters, the Patrick Non Medical Marines,” said Nancy. Another friend introduced Mike ter encouraged them to followed. sensus and do not have group is decidedly chauvinistic and a In Home Care “It was very rewarding to serve with choose living Shaffer to the group. “We moved 26 times in 43 years,”male bastion. to report toanother Old Basthe Marines, being a part of their culHourly or 24 Hour Care location. Nancy. compatible “It’s asaid verywife easy-going, tards’ world headquarHowever, at the nearby Palm Bay ture and their philosophy,” added Bob. Licensed, Bonded and Insured had 105 inches assignments included the Beer Can Colonels’ Chapter 4683, the group,” saidCote’s Shaffer, a former WWII ters in “We Sebring. A particular sweet spot of Cote’s of snow thatchapter winter,” Naval Hospital in Key West, aboard the POW and retired professor. The Patrick ladies career not only arehis welcomed, they, too, was assignment as comexplained Cote. troop transport ship the USS George The organization rarely seeks the gets together every can join and become card-carrying Old limelight, since the name that makes Bastarettes. At the Palm Bay chapter, them attractive to some, rankles others, District Deputy Archbastard Lloyd including the United States Hutchinson is boss, often fining Friend ENTERTAINMENT “THE MUSIC THAT WILL LIVE FOREVER” Postal Service. members a dollar for telling bad jokes. For those who want to join, the procedure is easy. nt! Free Cup of Soup “You pay your $10 lifeevard’s Best… at a Discou Br y jo For information, En with $5 min. purchase time fee and you never nthly in Senior Life Offers listed mo hase purc of Must present card at time call Senior Life have to pay anything 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. else,” said Olson. Suntree Restaurant 321-757-9205 The I.O.O.B. member7777 N. Wickham Rd. 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Final resting place for your electronic gadgets is as close as the curb By maria sonnenberg

In our consumer society, computers and cell phones seem to become outdated before we’ve taken them out of their boxes. Every day, we throw out 130,000 computers. Every year, we buy more than 100 million cell phones and discard older models with plenty of life remaining. E-waste is still valuable, if not whole, at least in its parts. A circuit board contains lead, copper, gold, silver, platinum and palladium. Recycle it and you’ve got a valuable source of raw materials. “They have an incredible amount of materials that are still usable,” said Erin LeClair, recycling educator with Brevard County Solid Waste Management. “If they can have a second life, that makes it better for everybody.” For Viera, Suntree, Barefoot Bay and other parts of unincorporated Brevard County, as well as for most of the municipalities, Waste Management is in charge of recycling computer electronics. Residents of Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores and Cape Canaveral depend on Waste Pro, while the cities of Titusville and Rockledge have their own solid waste management. Waste Management, for example, will

pick up computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, fax machines, video players, televisions and all the other e-waste at your curb. If you can’t wait to rid yourself of the old electronics, take them to the Household and Hazardous Waste Collection Center at the County Landfill, 2250 Adamson Rd. in Cocoa. Waste Management also offers a Think Green from Home electronics recycling kit that provides postage paid boxes so you can ship out your unwanted electronics, from a computer mouse to a television set. Visit wm.com for details. Don’t forget to wipe your computer drive before saying farewell. The Department of Defense prefers a seven-pass wipe to get rid of sensitive data. It’s effective, but it takes hours. According to Chris Jones, a technician with Data Doctors in Viera, you can accomplish the same thing with a screwdriver and a hammer. “Physically destroying the drive is the preferred method,” Jones said. Finesse works as well as brute force, although you might enjoy giving your old computer a final comeuppance for uncooperative past behavior. “All you need to do is break the seal and shatter the metal cylinders,” suggested Jones. “It doesn’t take much expertise to take a screwdriver and hammer

to it, but be sure you remember to back up everything before you get started.” Your unwanted cell phone can be a lifesaver. Public libraries accept the cell phones, which are sent to a contractor for clean-up before being delivered to the Sheriff’s Department, which distributes them as emergency phones for victims of domestic abuse. Many schools and groups also collect them as fundraisers. By donating or recycling e-waste, you can do your part to save resources and lessen pollution, so you can feel great when you next succumb to the siren call of the newest piece of electronic goodies. SL For more information: Waste Management South Brevard, 321-723-4455 North Brevard, 321-636-6894 Waste Pro, 321-837-0055 For Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores and Cape Canaveral, City of Titusville recycling 321-383-5755 City of Rockledge recycling 321-690-3961

Natural pesticides save money and our environment First printed in AARP Bulletin

To avoid the toxins that are found in commercial pesticides and save money, try these proven methods against common pests. Ants: Spread cinnamon, bay leaves, cayenne pepper, salted cucumber peels or leaves from mint tea bags near their point of entry or along baseboards. Mice: Place cotton dipped in peppermint oil, or used kitty litter, near problem areas. Mosquitoes: When you barbecue, throw some sage or rosemary onto the coals. Carpenter ants: Mix 3 cups hot water, 1 cup sugar and 4 teaspoons boric acid. Soak cotton in the mixture and leave it near places where ants are found. SL

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on July 8 at 7 p.m. Jeff Moates, the Florida Public Archeology Network regional director of the West Central Region, will present “diversity at sea: shipwrecks of the Jeff Moates Civil War in Florida” at the Florida Historical society library located at 435 Brevard Ave. in Cocoa. The presentation is free and refreshments will be provided. Maritime battles of the Civil War employed more diversity of ships than any previous sustained naval action. Civil War shipwrecks along Florida’s coast illustrate this aspect and highlight a concerted and entrenched effort to control paths of communication and trade in the south. For more information, call 321-690-1917 X 223. SL

Capt. eric’s July fishing forecast By eric ciocher

Inshore In the Banana and Indian River lagoons, watch for the tarpon, aka silver King, to start showing up. These fish usually hang out in the deeper canals and channels of Intracoastal Waterway and sometimes have bull sharks shadowing them. Be sure to get out early because the bite slows as the sun gets high around noon. To target the tarpon, cut split-tail mullet for bait. Also, the redfish, snook and sea trout should stay around Senior life throughout the summer Captain Eric Ciocher shows off a redfish he caught months.  recently in the Indian River Lagoon. Offshore In the Atlantic ocean along the Brevard coast, look for the kingfish to continue to bite. Also you may find some giant jacks running the beach looking for a quick meal. These fish are

called “hour longs” because it takes about an hour to land one. The tarpon should stay strong along the space Coast as well. Surf In July anglers should

cut clams. Another alternative would be to cast small buck tail jigs tipped with shrimp to catch these fish.  Florida Regulations    For Florida state fishing license information visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at myfwc.com or call 850-488-3641.

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see good catches of whiting, pompano and plenty of bonnethead sharks along Brevard County beaches. The top baits to use in the surf are sand fleas, shrimp and

About the Captain eric Ciocher is an established professional fishing guide on Florida's space Coast and has numerous tournament wins in the saltwater arena with more than 30 years of fishing experience in salt and fresh water. If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Captain eric you can contact him at 321-253-6463 or visit spacecoastfishing.com Be safe out on the water. Tight lines, Capt. eric SL

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Octogenarian enjoys colorful career By martha maSiello

Senior life Martha Masiello

Jan Mulberry named her business after her motto: Old But Not Dead.

Cocoa Beach octogenarian Jan Mulberry moved to Brevard from Ohio, more than two decades ago. Long after retiremenet, she embarked upon a colorful career as fashion guru stemming from her lifelong love of sewing. Active in numerous community organizations, Mulberry needed something to dress up a casual outfit to attend a party and designed a poncho. Friends asked where they could purchase one. “At first, I made a few for gifts, but requests continued to pour in. Believing that when opportunity knocks, one should open the door, I opened a door, thus the Old But Not Dead

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project began”, she said. The memorable name OBND was created during a lengthy family discussion where Mulberry said, “I may be old, but I’m not dead!” Using burnout silk, Mulberry soon added toppers, consisting of two-yards of beautiful and elegant wearable art. “Burnout Silk, a see-through 100% pure silk fabric, begins with silk satin charmuse, and using a chemical technique, burns away any unwanted parts resulting in beautiful silk chiffon which drapes beautifully,” said Mulberry. “When you need a chic look for an old outfit or want to turn a casual outfit into a stunning new direction, simply slip on one of the toppers.”

Book Review Reviewed by chiffone Sandberg

Makeup for Ageless Beauty By Linda Mason                            ISBN: 13-978-0-8230-24797  Copyright 2011 $14.95   First Edition  Paperback Pages: 173 

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Makeup for Ageless Beauty is written for the 40 to 70 year age group. The book addresses aging issues such as drooping lids, fine lines, surface wrinkling, pucker lines, scars and brown spots. The cosmetic techniques suggest ways to help diminish the flaws by concealing, coloring and highlighting. The author’s goal is to help women apply makeup beautifully and express themselves creatively. She suggests more than 40 colorful, creative looks for women 40 and over.

Her first show in Sebastian was soon followed by Cocoa Village, Estero, Naples, Ocala, Tarpon Springs then Amelia Island and she recently participated as a vendor at the Cove Marketplace at Port Canaveral. Invited to participate in several fine arts shows, Mulberry averages two events per month, and estimates several thousand toppers sold to date. Still active in Cocoa Beach Women’s Club, Elks, Moose, Antique Auto Club and other local groups, she can be often seen driving around Brevard in her classic, red T-Bird. She may be considered old by some, but she is definitely not dead. For additional information, visit obndwear.com or call 321-783-5551. SL

It is beautifully illustrated with colorful drawings, diagrams, and photos. Women chosen to represent the various age groups are friends as well as models and movie stars. The first chapter gives instruction on skin care and addresses cleansers, moisturizers and grooming. The next chapter likens your face to a canvas to help evaluate problem areas to choose the best cosmetic solution, using the right base tone and concealer, before enhancing personal features. A subtle look, a glamorous look or possibly a creative look? They are all covered in Makeup for Ageless Beauty, REVIEWERS OPINION: I find this book to be very helpful, particularly the photographic sketches of before and after the makeup changes. The areas that were changed are numbered and each has accompanying instructions. SL

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