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Over the years I have written many articles about the importance of physical fitness as we age. I believe that the person best informed about your fitness status is you. The medical profession is able to help you make decisions, but when your body is telling you corrective action is needed, …

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Since my last column, our country and state have experienced changes like none I have witnessed before. Many of us who lived during World War II did not experience some of the current restrictions; even in time of war we were able to attend the religious service of our choice. Social distanc…

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I often write about unmet senior needs in Brevard, many of which were uncovered in a 1996 countywide survey. Why haven't we fixed them in 24 years? Partly because of the failure of those we elect to the Florida House and Senate to act in our best interests. Years ago I ran unsuccessfully for…

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While it was disappointing to cancel the first meeting of the new Senior Advocacy Council, it was equally heartening to see that 50 people signed up for the event. For 30 years I have been advocating for seniors in Brevard and believe that seniors and caregivers are starting to realize that …

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After months of anticipation, it is now official – Helping Seniors will sponsor a new Senior Advocacy Group at Zon assisted living facility, located at 1894 South Patrick Drive in Indian Harbor Beach. Join us the first Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon. The first meeting will be …

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For several years I have written about senior advocacy: Why it is needed, why it is important, what it can accomplish. The long and short of it is that if no one does anything, seniors will get left further behind in the dust. My New Year's resolution is to do what I can to promote the build…

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We have long neglected developing a plan to build affordable housing for current and future residents of Brevard County. No one is really certain of the number that are homeless or the number that need affordable housing. One of the earliest documented needs for affordable housing occurred 2…

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After a 38-year career in the Navy and nearly 30 years in Brevard working in elder care, I often run into people from my past. In fact, I never know where the next call for help might come from. Recently I was intrigued by a call to our Helpline because the name on caller ID was the same as …

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I have worked in the senior care system for 32 years. During that time, I have grown older too, but make it a priority to participate in and support programs that assist us as we age.

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Over the years I have done many radio and TV shows and written articles on fall prevention. Chris Marriott, Director of Physical Therapy from Kindred at Home, has spoken about their Safe Strides fall prevention program on several of my shows. Today I will talk about a personal experience, wh…

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In my last column I talked about protecting our ability to age well. I mentioned some ways to support nonprofits that assist us with low cost services. Since we are a community with a large number of aging people, we need to consider where we live and what we can do to ensure our quality of …

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This was not an easy article to write, as Internet research on the topic of Florida laws and the elderly caused me much concern. Those of you who follow my writing know that I am not an attorney. The closest I have come to that status was enforcing the Uniform Code of Military Justice, a far…

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Over the past eight months I have answered our helpline, trying to solve problems and guide people to available services. Based on the calls I have received, it is time to do an article about Helping Seniors and how we can assist you.

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We just completed our 2019 Car Raffle and with your support it was our largest fundraiser ever. On behalf of our Board of Directors, thank you to those who made ticket donations and provided refreshments. We are so appreciative of our host, Mark Pieloch, owner of the American Muscle Car Muse…

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This could be one of the most important articles that I have ever written. I say that to let you know that I am asking for your help. On April 27, we are holding our 3rd annual car raffle from 6-9 PM at the American Muscle Car Museum on Sarno Road. Your donation of $25 for one ticket or $100…

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Recently I commented on the need for an Elder Endowment to assist seniors in Brevard County. Three days ago I picked up mail for Helping Seniors, and one envelope contained a $50 check and a letter stating the following:

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I have talked a little about nonprofit organizations and what they do in our community, but the story is a never ending one. It needs to be told continuously so that people in need know how to get help. Just a little guidance can make all the difference to seniors who are hurting and confuse…

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I have been involved in grass roots nonprofit work since 1993. During this time the way nonprofits are funded has changed. Most who contact a nonprofit do so because they need information or some type of assistance. They may have an unexpected event they cannot afford. And, while there are t…

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During my 38-year military career, I learned from my own experiences and those of others with whom I served. Most of us thought it was dumb to ignore good advice or discount the possible effects of our actions. Good commanders tend to think that way, and I hope that describes my work as a se…