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Job & Volunteer Fair for Seniors in Viera

One Senior Place Volunteers Carol Nelson and Marion DiPasquale

Job & Volunteer Fair for Seniors in Viera

One Senior Place Hosts Mega Event August 22

 

(VIERA, FL)  August 6, 2018 –  Seniors have long ago dispelled the idea that a fulfilling retirement means rocking away their golden years in exclusively restful pursuits. Increasingly, seniors are looking for opportunities to stay active, give back to the community and supplement their retirement income. And from the standpoint of employers and non-profit organizations, seniors have years of experience and an enviable work ethic that can’t be “taught.”  On Wednesday, August 22 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, Viera-based One Senior Place, the Experts in Aging, will bring all parties together for the Senior Job & Volunteer Fair.  Nearly three dozen private employers and non-profit organizations will be represented during the four-hour event at the Viera marketplace for senior resources at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road. Attendees can browse tables and displays, ask questions of representatives, complete job applications and more.  Refreshments for the free Senior Job & Volunteer Fair will be provided by Uno Pizzeria & Grill and Viera Pizza. For more information, call (321) 751-6771 or visit the website of One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging, at www.OneSeniorPlace.com.

 

CEO and founder of One Senior Place, Don Kramer explains why it is that seniors make excellent employees and volunteers.

 

“Seniors are an incredible untapped resource in this or any other economy,” said Kramer.  “Apart from a lifetime of experience, retirees have excellent leadership and problem-solving skills, with a diverse network of contacts they can bring to bear.  They’ve been around the block and are loyal to their core.  And they aren’t concerned about moving up the corporate ladder or making a quick impression on the boss, or searching for greener pastures in a few months. Seniors know what they want and can be counted on to strengthen the backbone of any organization.”

 

For information on the dozens of events presented annually by One Senior Place, call 321-751-6771.  One Senior Place is a marketplace for resources and provider of information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their families.  To learn more about One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging visit www.OneSeniorPlace.com.

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Photo (attached) Carol Nelson and Marion DiPasquale give the gift of their time to the community through volunteerism. Seniors can discuss job and volunteer opportunities with employers and non-profits during the Senior Job & Volunteer Fair at One Senior Place August 22 in Viera.  For more information, call 321-751-6771. photo courtesy one senior place

 

Participating Vendors–

  1. AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program
  2. Aging Matters
  3. Alzheimer’s Association
  4. Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit
  5. Brevard County Human Resources
  6. Brevard Zoo
  7. Buena Vida Estates
  8. Career Source Brevard
  9. Chateau Madeleine
  10. Courtenay Springs Village
  11. East Central Brevard Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
  12. Goodwill Job Center
  13. Grand Villa
  14. Guardian Ad Litem Program
  15. Habitat for Humanity of Brevard
  16. Health First
  17. Home Depot
  18. Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
  19. Melbourne Civic Theatre
  20. MLSBC Cruises
  21. OTR
  22. Recycle Brevard
  23. Rockledge Regional Medical Center
  24. Senior Helping Seniors
  25. Senior Partner Care Services
  26. Space Coast Symphony Orchestra
  27. The Legacy Club – Brevard Public Schools
  28. VITAS Healthcare
  29. Wickham Park Senior Center
  30. Women’s Center

 

About One Senior Place– Now in its 13th year, One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging, is a marketplace of resources and provider of information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their family caregivers in Central and East Central Florida.  Completely unique, One Senior Place at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road in Viera is a one-stop information hub and mini-mall “revolutionizing the way America shops for elder care and services.”  One Senior Place is home to a wide variety of senior-focused businesses, a resource library and is the site of educational seminars and presentations for seniors.  In 2008, One Senior Place was named Florida’s Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  In Brevard, they were honored as  Business of the Year by the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce.  A second location, One Senior Place Orlando, opened in Altamonte Springs in December of 2011.  More information about One Senior Place and One Senior Place Orlando can be found on the company website at www.OneSeniorPlace.com or by calling 321-751-6771.

Chateau Madeleine – Suntree’s Only Senior Living Community To Open Soon!

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Age in Place at Chateau Madeleine in Suntree

Meet the staff of Suntree’s only senior living community at One Senior Place August 13

 

(VIERA, FL)  July 30, 2018 –  Viera-based One Senior Place, the Experts in Aging, will host the executive team from Chateau Madeleine, for a public event to introduce Suntree’s only senior living community on Monday, August 13 at 11:30 AM.  Luncheon will be provided courtesy of Chateau Madeleine at One Senior Place, the Viera marketplace for senior resources at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road.  Attendees can ask questions of Sales and Marketing Director Yvette Jenkin and learn about the pet-friendly senior living and memory care center, which is rising adjacent to the Fresh Market off Wickham Road in Suntree.  Board certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), Nikka Cohan of Suntree Internal Medicine will deliver remarks on aging and adult health.  Locally owned and operated, 70,000 sq. ft. Chateau Madeleine will offer residents the opportunity to “age in place,” with one and two bedroom luxury apartments for supported independent living and assisted living residents.  Large private rooms are planned for memory care residents. Three chef-prepared meals per day and concierge services are included in the monthly rental price, with no buy-in fee.  Pre-Lease reservations will be accepted during the event, guaranteeing a special monthly rate for three years.  One Senior Place attendees who reserve an apartment with a refundable deposit will receive a 50″ LED flat screen television as a special move-in gift. To ensure sufficient refreshments, please RSVP by August 10 to (321) 751-6771.  For more information about the Chateau Madeleine event at One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging, visit their website at www.OneSeniorPlace.com.

 

CEO and founder of One Senior Place, Don Kramer is pleased to be hosting the introductory event for Suntree’s new senior living community, which was started by Dr. Abe Hardoon of Suntree Internal Medicine.

 

“Dr. Hardoon is planning a beautiful campus with resort-like features for the residents of Chateau Madeleine,” said Kramer.  “Suntree retirees may be delighted to learn that there is now a senior living community that can provide them with various levels of support, while allowing them to remain in the area they love.”

 

For information on the dozens of events presented annually by One Senior Place, call 321-751-6771.  One Senior Place is a marketplace for resources and provider of information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their families.  To learn more about One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging visit www.OneSeniorPlace.com.

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Photo (attached)Marketing Director Yvette Jenkin examines the plans for Chateau Madeleine with Administrator Ron Aylward.  The public can meet the executive team on August 13 at One Senior Place, during an introductory event for Suntree’s new senior living community.  RSVP by calling 321-751-6771.    photo by buzz biz public relations

 

About Chateau Madeleine   Begun by Dr. Abe Hardoon, Chateau Madeleine Senior Living & Memory Care is located in the Suntree area of Brevard County, Florida.  A resort-like community designed for aging in place, locally owned Chateau Madeleine features spacious one and two bedroom apartments for residents desiring supported independent living and assisted living. Large private rooms are available for those requiring memory care.  The pet-friendly and non-smoking campus features world class amenities, three chef-prepared daily meals and platinum concierge services for one all-inclusive monthly rental fee. Licensed on site medical staff and assistance with activities for daily living provide peace of mind in a luxurious environment of care, comfort and compassion. For pre-leasing information or to schedule an appointment, contact Yvette Jenkin at 321-701-8000 or visit www.SuntreeSeniorLiving.com.

 

About One Senior Place– Now in its 12th year, One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging, is a marketplace of resources and provider of information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their family caregivers in Central and East Central Florida.  Completely unique, One Senior Place at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road in Viera is a one-stop information hub and mini-mall “revolutionizing the way America shops for elder care and services.”  One Senior Place is home to a wide variety of senior-focused businesses, a resource library and is the site of educational seminars and presentations for seniors.  In 2008, One Senior Place was named Florida’s Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  In Brevard, they were honored as  Business of the Year by the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce.  A second location, One Senior Place Orlando, opened in Altamonte Springs in December of 2011.  More information about One Senior Place and One Senior Place Orlando can be found on the company website at www.OneSeniorPlace.com or by calling 321-751-6771.

 

Major General John Cleland Posthumously Honored

Members of IRCC at presentation of Resolution

Major General John Cleland Posthumously Honored

Pineda flyover bridge to be named for Indian River Colony Club resident

 

(VIERA, FL) June 14, 2018 – One of the military heroes of Indian River Colony Club in Viera was posthumously honored at the May 22 meeting of the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, with a Resolution naming the soon-to-be constructed bridge over the Florida East Coast railroad on the Pineda Causeway as the Major General John Cleland Memorial Bridge. General Cleland passed away in 2017 at the age of 92 and was a resident of Indian River Colony Club since 2001. Major General John R. D. Cleland retired from the United States Army in 1980, after thirty-seven years of active service.  He was a Master Parachutist and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge in three wars.  His decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Silver Star Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters and the Purple Heart Medal with oak leaf cluster.  General Cleland was a member of the US Army Infantry Hall of Fame and served as the Honorary Colonel of his Korean War Regiment. His widow, Clara Cleland still resides in the 55+ neighborhood of predominantly military retirees.  In part, the Resolution reads: “The Board of County Commissioners and a grateful community would like to honor and recognize him in perpetuity for his lifetime of service to our county and our country. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, does hereby name the soon-to-be-constructed bridge over the FEC railroad on Pineda Causeway the “Major General John Cleland Memorial Bridge” Let this serve as a reminder to all of the life of this great public servant.”  Viera’s Indian River Colony Club is  known as “The Place Patriots Call Home.” For more information, call 321-255-6000 or visit www.IndianRiverColonyclub.com.

 

District 4 Commissioner, Curt Smith proposed the resolution to the Board of County Commissioners.  Both IRCC and the location of the flyover bridge are in District 4.  But it was Melbourne City Council Member and Army veteran, Tim Thomas, who initially urged Smith to honor General Cleland.

 

“When I started the Army JROTC program at Viera High School, General Cleland contacted me and immediately became a supporter of our young program,” said Thomas.  “Our Cadets were just in awe of General Cleland and his military accomplishments in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Once he passed, I felt strongly that because of his distinguished service to our country and community, we needed to do something to honor him.”

 

Construction of the flyover bridge west of U.S. Hwy 1 is expected to take 18 months, after which a memorial plaque will be installed. The long-planned flyover bridge will allow cars to traverse the Pineda Causeway without stopping for trains.  The Pineda Causeway connects the barrier island to the north Melbourne mainland and is a designated hurricane evacuation route.

 

Viera’s very first neighborhood, Indian River Colony Club is known as “The Place Patriots Call Home.”  A haven for military retirees, the par-72 private golf course community has a patriotic culture and country club amenities for active adults aged 55 and over. For more information about Indian River Colony Club, call 321-255-6000 or visit their website at www.IndianRiverColonyClub.com.

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PHOTO 1 attached (photo  by timothy pishdad):  Clara Cleland is surrounded by friends and supporters from Indian River Colony Club when presented with the Resolution naming the Pineda flyover bridge for her late husband, Major General John Cleland. For more information, call 321-255-6000.

 

PHOTO 2 attached (photo  by timothy pishdad):  Clara Cleland (center) and granddaughter Amanda Bolte accept the framed Resolution honoring Major General John Cleland from District 4 Comissioner, Curt Smith.

 Resolution presentation

PHOTO 3 attached (photo courtesy of clara cleland):  Major General John R.D. Cleland

 Cleland Uniform

RESOLUTION 2018 – WHEREAS, Major General John Cleland retired from the United States Army in 1980 after thirty-seven years of active service. He enlisted at age seventeen and after service as an enlisted man, was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry from the Officer Candidate School; and WHEREAS, he served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, commanding all levels of Infantry units. Major General Cleland served on the Army General Staff and the Joint Staff during peace and war, and spent thirteen years overseas, six of which were in combat theater; and WHEREAS, his decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal; the Silver Star Medal; the Defense Superior Service Medal; the Legion of Merit, the Purple Heart Medal; and he was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge in all three wars, and is a member of the US Army Infantry Hall of Fame; and WHEREAS, since moving to Florida in 1983, Major General Cleland made tremendous contributions to the local community and to the State of Florida by serving both civic and military organizations; in addition, he found time to participate as a leader in his homeowners association, church, as a speaker at patriotic events and as a strong voice for veterans. WHEREAS, on November 12, 2013, Retired Major General Cleland was inducted into the inaugural class of the Florida Veteran’s Hall of Fame, whose focus is on the inductee’s post-military contributions to the state through civic, business, public service or other pursuits. WHEREAS, on October 25, 2017, at the age of 92, this true American hero passed away. The Board of County Commissioners and a grateful community would like to honor and recognize him in perpetuity for his lifetime of service to our county and our country. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, does hereby name the soon-to-be-constructed bridge over the FEC railroad on Pineda Causeway the “Major General John Cleland Memorial Bridge” Let this serve as a reminder to all of the life of this great public servant. DONE, ORDERED AND ADOPTED in regular session, this 22nd day of May, 2018.

 

Statement by Melbourne City Council Member, District 1, Tim Thomas: Upon my 2010 retirement from active duty service (U.S. Army) as a Lieutenant Colonel, I was asked by Viera High School to start up an Army JROTC program.  Once the high school made the announcement, General Cleland contacted me and immediately became a supporter of our young program.  In fact, General Cleland was the first speaker we had at our very first JROTC Military Ball in Jan 2011.  He and his wife Clara attended and our Cadets were just in awe of General Cleland and his military accomplishments, which spanned three major wars in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.  Additionally, he was instrumental in helping me and Viera High School history teacher Matt Susin mobilize veterans statewide to get the “All American Flag Act” passed by the Florida State Legislature in September 2015.  The All American Flag Act mandates all U.S. or state flags bought by state, county or city agencies are to be made in the United States.  General Cleland was always a great mentor to me and many others.  Once he passed, I felt strongly that because of his distinguished service to our country and community, veterans locally needed to do something to honor him.  I contacted Curt Smith and my initial thought was to have the Pineda Causeway renamed in his honor. Curt’s staff checked with the Florida Department of Transportation on the Pineda renaming; because the road belonged to FDOT, the renaming of Pineda was rejected.  However, Curt informed me of a new flyover bridge planned for the Pineda, that would belong to Brevard County and could be named in General Cleland’s honor.  I was ecstatic and the rest is history.

 

ABOUT MAJOR GENERAL CLELAND –Major General John R. D. Cleland retired from the United States Army in 1980, after thirty-seven years of active service.  He enlisted at the age of seventeen and, after service as an enlisted man, was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry from the Infantry Officer Candidate School.  He has commanded all levels of Infantry units from the Rifle Squad to the Mechanized Infantry Division.  He fought as a Parachute Infantry unit commander in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.  He has been a commander, staff officer, service school instructor, State Department Officer, overseas Military Advisory Group Chief and Director of US Army Security Assistance during his military service.  General Cleland served on the Army General staff and the Joint Staff during peace and war.  He spent thirteen years overseas, six years of which were in a combat theater.

 

General Cleland was a Master Parachutist and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge in three wars.  His decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Silver Star Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters and the Purple Heart Medal with oak leaf cluster.  General Cleland was a member of the US Army Infantry Hall of Fame and served as the Honorary Colonel of his Korean War Regiment.

 

General Cleland achieved a Bachelor of General Education degree from Omaha University and a Master of Science degree in Foreign Relations from George Washington University.  He also graduated from the US Army War College.  He completed the Harvard University Program for Senior Managers in Government and was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society in History.

 

Upon retiring from the US Army, General Cleland worked as a Defense Analyst and a consultant to private industry for twenty years.  He was a resident of Melbourne, Florida.  General Cleland was active in the civilian community, serving on the boards of a number of national and local institutions.  He also served as Commodore of the Eau Gallie Yacht Club and Senior Warden of Holy Apostles Episcopal Church.

 

General Cleland was married to the former Clara Webster Kehoe of Bealeton, Virginia.  They first met during the Korean War when the then Captain Cleland was wounded and evacuated to the 1st Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (M.A.S.H.) in Chechon, Korea, where 1st Lieutenant Clara Kehoe was the Receiving Ward Nurse.  They met again eight months later when Lieutenant Kehoe was assigned to Ward 1 at Walter Reed Army Hospital where Captain Cleland was a patient.  The couple were married in 1952 and had five children. They moved to Indian River Colony Club in 2001.

 

About Indian River Colony Club –  Viera’s very first neighborhood, Indian River Colony Club was originally conceived as a retirement destination for military retirees. IRCC began to take shape in 1986, its vision to create a private country club-like environment for members.  Membership has now expanded to include non-military personnel who want the energetic, patriotic lifestyle cultivated by three decades of members. Still predominantly a haven for military veterans, IRCC maintains a culture centered on service to others. IRCC is a gated golf course community of nearly 800 homes on 453 acres in Viera, owned entirely by its membership. “The Place Patriots Call Home” enjoys 24-hour gated security, a generous maintenance package and a full complement of newly renovated and 100% debt-free country club amenities for active adults aged 55 and over, including an 18-hole, par-72 private golf course.  The patriotic neighborhood was named one of the 2018 Top 20 Golf Communities in North America by Golf Course Home Network. For more information about Indian River Colony Club, call 321-255-6000 or visit their website at www.IndianRiverColonyClub.com.

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“Keep Your Motor Running” Event Q & A with One Senior Place Director Kathi Ridner

*SPECIAL EVENT* “Keep Your Motor Running” on August 25th from 1-4pm at One Senior Place Greater Orlando

An Exclusive Q & A with Kathi Ridner, Director of One Senior Place

kymr-altamonteWhy is it important that seniors get this information now?

KR: The mere thought of discussing intimacy and sexual health is enough to make most people blush. But, while sexual health can generate embarrassment and awkwardness, it’s an integral part of our lives at every age. Quality of life is an important focus, and loss of intimacy negatively impacts this. Considering the solutions available today, loss of intimacy or a decline in sexual health is something that should be addressed, not just accepted.

 

Do you often host seminars about seniors and intimacy, especially as it is a limited-seating event?

KR: This will be our first educational seminar on this topic, but we plan to make it an annual event.

 

How popular/important is this topic for seniors?

KR: While sexual health and intimacy aren’t typically discussed at the breakfast table, this topic is as important to our well-being as heart health or proper nutrition.

 

What makes this event unique from regular seminars hosted by One Senior Place?

KR: One Senior Place has always focused on education, resources and information to help people as they age. We educate, empower and equip retirees to live their best life. While we’ve not covered this topic previously, it’s focus and goals are the same as our other seminars.

 

As there are three different speakers, will men and women be separated for each discussion or will it be told to the attendees as a whole?

KR: Our featured speakers are going to provide information that is helpful for both men and women, regardless of the topic and content. Intimacy involves trust, caring and support- it’s important for attendees to have a full understanding of what their partner may be experiencing, so this will be a mixed audience.

 

What do you hope attendees will get out of this event?

KR: We hope that our attendees will leave with a renewed sense of vigor, and zest for a life well lived!

 

What would you like to tell seniors who are interested in attending but may be intimidated by the topic?

KR: Our presenters will be sharing information in an honest and open format, so there is nothing to feel intimidated about.

 

Photo above: Flyer for “Keep Your Motor Running” event. Please click for more information.

“Keep Your Motor Running” Event Q & A with One Senior Place Director Kathi Ridner

*SPECIAL EVENT* “Keep Your Motor Running” on August 18th from 2-5pm

An Exclusive Q & A with Kathi Ridner, Director of One Senior Place

OSP_AD-SrScene-AUG2017-F2 (2)Why is it important that seniors get this information now?

KR: The mere thought of discussing intimacy and sexual health is enough to make most people blush.  But, while sexual health can generate embarrassment and awkwardness, it’s an integral part of our lives at every age.  Quality of life is an important focus, and loss of intimacy negatively impacts this.  Considering the solutions available today, loss of intimacy or a decline in sexual health is something that should be addressed, not just accepted.

 

Do you often host seminars about seniors and intimacy, especially as it is a limited-seating event?

KR: This will be our first educational seminar on this topic, but we plan to make it an annual event.

 

How popular/important is this topic for seniors?

KR: While sexual health and intimacy aren’t typically discussed at the breakfast table,  this topic is as important to our well-being as heart health or proper nutrition.

 

What makes this event unique from regular seminars hosted by One Senior Place?

KR: One Senior Place has always focused on education, resources and information to help people as they age.  We educate, empower and equip retirees to live their best life.  While we’ve not covered this topic previously, it’s focus and goals are the same as our other seminars.

 

As there are three different speakers, will men and women be separated for each discussion or will it be told to the attendees as a whole?

KR: Our featured speakers are going to provide information that is helpful for both men and women, regardless of the topic and content.  Intimacy involves trust, caring and support- it’s important for attendees to have a full understanding of what their partner may be experiencing, so this will be a mixed audience.

 

What do you hope attendees will get out of this event?

KR: We hope that our attendees will leave with a renewed sense of vigor, and zest for a life well lived!

 

What would you like to tell seniors who are interested in attending but may be intimidated by the topic?

KR: Our presenters will be sharing information in an honest and open format, so there is nothing to feel intimidated about.

 

Photo above: Flyer for “Keep Your Motor Running” event.  Please click for more information.

Are You ‘Safe at Home and On the Go?’

Are You ‘Safe at Home and On the Go?’

Seminar focuses on falls and wearable medic alert devices

Seniors await entrance to One Senior Place(VIERA, FL)  March 27, 2017 –  Senior Partner In-Home Care at One Senior Place continues its Safe at Home seminar series with a discussion of how wearable medic alert devices can help seniors age successfully at home. Safe at Home and On the Go will be presented from 2:00 to 3:00 PM on Monday, April 10 at the 8085 Spyglass Hill Road marketplace for senior resources.  For older seniors residing alone at home, a simple fall can have devastating consequeces!  Facilitated by Tylor Delgado of Philips Lifeline,  Safe at Home and On the Go will explain the importance of Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) for seniors.  Delgado will demonstrate three medic alert devices, including the standard wearable version, a mobile unit and a device that automatically detects falls and does not require manual activation.  Attendees are encouraged to call (321) 751-6771 and RSVP to Safe at Home and On the Go to reserve seating.  The Safe at Home series is designed to provide information and resources that will help seniors 70 and above successfully remain at home.  Philips Lifeline has served over 7.5 million people and is the #1 medical alert device, allowing seniors to call for help from any place in their homes or practically anywhere they travel. Lifeline’s AutoAlert system features advanced automatic fall detection technology that will call for assistance if the wearer is unable to do so.  A new topic will be explored the second Monday of each month at 2:00 PM.  For more information about Senior Partner In-Home Care at One Senior Place, visit their website at www.SeniorPartnerCare.com or call (321) 751-6771.

 

Senior Partner In-Home Care Director of Partnership Development, Alexandra Larson explains how a PERS can be a true lifeline in the event of a fall.

 

“A medic alert device can be a lifesaver for a senior who falls, particularly in the bath or shower, where falls are most common,” said Larson.  “We’ll look at devices that can detect your fall and automatically call for assistance if you’re unable to push the button.  The ability to get help quickly and independently is key to remaining safe at home.”

 

Senior Partner In-Home Care at One Senior Place has provided in-home care and respite to thousands of seniors and their families since 1998, specializing in assistance with activities of daily living, transportation, meal preparation and more. A variety of services by Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides are customized to meet client needs and  are available 24 hours a day. More information is available by scheduling a free same-day in-home consultation, by visiting www.SeniorPartnerCare.com or by calling (321) 751-6771 in Brevard County, Florida.

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Photo  (attached) Seniors await entrance to a seminar at One Senior Place. A seminar exploring medic alert devices will be held Monday, April 10. To RSVP, call 321-751-6771.   photo courtesy One Senior Place.

 

(Video) Customers and Caregivers Share Their Philips Lifeline Experiences https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHKZXcaJLVU

(Video) How Philips Lifeline works  https://youtu.be/oiRYzEEgCWI

 

About One Senior Place– Now in its 11th year, One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging, is a marketplace of resources and provider of information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their family caregivers in Central and East Central Florida.  Completely unique, One Senior Place at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road in Viera is a one-stop information hub and mini-mall “revolutionizing the way America shops for elder care and services.”  One Senior Place is home to a wide variety of senior-focused businesses, a resource library and is the site of educational seminars and presentations for seniors.  In 2008, One Senior Place was named Florida’s Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  In Brevard, they were honored as  Business of the Year by the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce.  A second location, One Senior Place Orlando, opened in Altamonte Springs in December of 2011.  More information about One Senior Place and One Senior Place Orlando can be found on the company website at www.OneSeniorPlace.com or by calling 321-751-6771.

Surfside Playhouse Presents ‘The Rainmaker’

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 For More Information Call:

Artistic Director, Bryan Bergeron

321.394.1956  info@SurfsidePlayhouse.org

 

Romantic Comedy ‘The Rainmaker’ in Cocoa Beach

Endearing American Classic at Surfside Playhouse Jan. 13-29  

 

(COCOA BEACH, FL) January 2, 2017 –   A 1954 hit on Broadway, a 1956 film with Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn and a frequent regional theater favorite, The Rainmaker is a lively two-act romantic comedy with broad humor and heartfelt dialogue that explores the human need for the miraculous and the power of self-image. In the N. Richard Nash play set during the Great Depression “Dust Bowl” of the 1930′s, the farm of a Texas rancher is starved for water and his spinster daughter, Lizzie, is starved for love. Then glib, handsome Bill Starbuck comes to town with a promise to bring rain. The result is superb Central Florida entertainment. The Rainmaker at the Surfside Playhouse in Cocoa Beach will run for three weekends, January 13 through 29, under the direction of Bryan Bergeron.  The seven starring performers are Sarah Roberts, Scott Sutherland, Dusty Ray, David Bondy, Matthew Davis, Matthew Hall and Michael J. Fiore.  Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 PM, Sunday shows are at 2:00 PM.  Adult tickets to all shows are $25, Senior/Student/Military $22.  Tickets are available at the door or through the theatre website at www.SurfsidePlayhouse.org.  The 250-seat Surfside Playhouse, “where the beach meets the stage,” is west on South Fifth Street from Highway A1A and located at 301 Ramp Road, at the northwest corner of Brevard Avenue and Ramp Road.  For more information about The Rainmaker, call 321-783-3127.

 

Artistic Director for the Surfside Players, Bryan Bergeron believes The Rainmaker plucks at every emotion.

 

“The Curry men in this play obsess more about marrying off plain 29-year old Lizzie than they do about their dying cattle,” said Bergeron.  ”Our Rainmaker cast will have you laughing, crying and everything in between as you realize, ‘sometimes you just gotta believe’.”

 

In continuous operation since 1963, the Surfside Playhouse is home to the Surfside Players and presents a full season of self-produced shows and community performances each year. Auditions for the March 2017 production of South Pacific will be held January 15-16. For more information, visit the theatre website at www.SurfsidePlayhouse.org or call 321-783-3127.

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PHOTO ATTACHED –Artistic Director Bryan Bergeron posts show information on the Surfside Playhouse marquee. The Rainmaker opens Friday, January 13 in Cocoa Beach.  Call 321-783-3127 for tickets and show times.  Photo courtesy of surfside playhouse. 

 

ABOUT THE DUST BOWL –  The Dust Bowl was the name given to the Great Plains region devastated by drought in 1930s Depression-ridden America. The 150,000-square-mile area, encompassing the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles and neighboring sections of Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico, has little rainfall, light soil, and high winds, a potentially destructive combination. When drought struck from 1934 to 1937, the soil lacked the stronger root system of grass as an anchor, so the winds easily picked up the loose topsoil and swirled it into dense dust clouds, called “black blizzards.” Recurrent dust storms wreaked havoc, choking cattle and pasture lands and driving 60 percent of the population from the region. Most of these “exodusters” went to agricultural areas first and then to cities, especially in the Far West. More on History.com, http://www.history.com/topics/dust-bowl 

 

ABOUT THE RAINMAKER – Lizzie Curry (Sarah Roberts) is stuck on an impoverished farm in the middle of a paralyzing drought in the West. Her father (Scott Sutherland) and brothers (Dusty Ray, David Bondy), to her extreme annoyance, obsess more about marrying her off before she becomes an “old maid” than they do about their dying cattle. With no sign of relief from the dry heat, suddenly, from out of nowhere, appears a picaresque, sweet-talking man (Matthew Hall) with quite the sales pitch. Claiming to be a “rainmaker,” the man promises to bring rain within 24 hours, for $100 paid in advance. It’s a silly idea, but the rainmaker is so refreshing and persistent that the family finally consents, engaging in bizarre rituals like banging on big brass drums to rattle the sky. Yet the rainmaker, who came to make easy money, lets his guard down when he sees a side of Lizzie that she refuses to recognize in herself.

 

THE CAST

Sarah Roberts as Lizzie Curry

Scott Sutherland as H.C. Curry

Dusty Ray as Noah Curry

David Bondy as Jim Curry

Matthew Davis as Deputy File

Matthew Hall as Bill Starbuck

Michael J. Fiore as Sheriff Thomas

 

ABOUT THE SURFSIDE PLAYERS AND THE SURFSIDE PLAYHOUSE The Surfside Playhouse is a community theatre dedicated to the performing arts through productions, presentations, education and outreach.  The 250-seat theatre has been in continuous operation since 1963, presenting a full schedule of shows each season, ranging from light-hearted comedies to lilting musicals and riveting dramas.  The Surfside Players extend a warm welcome to aspiring thespians, seasoned performers, and to anyone with a love for the Theatre.  Surfside Players, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization sponsored in part by the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, Brevard Business News, the Margaret Heins Foundation and the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners through the Brevard Cultural Alliance.  For more information about the current season of the Surfside Players at the Surfside Playhouse, visit http://www.surfsideplayhouse.org/, like their Facebook page or call 321.783.3127.

 

 

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