BREVARD COUNTY — Without a doubt, One Senior Place is a valuable resource to the community, and for 15 years, it has provided advice, care and on-site services to seniors and their families.
After a year of isolation, more and more seniors are venturing out now that vaccinations have become available to the public.
One Senior Place will offer a week of outdoor events with informational sessions, live entertainment and a movie.
An RSVP is required to secure a spot at each event, as limited seating will be available. All events are free. The event will run from May 11 to May 14 at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Melbourne.
Tuesday, May 11 at 11:30 a.m. will feature “Ask the Doctor: I’m Vaccinated, Now What?” a lunch-n-learn event with Dr. Peterson with VITAS Healthcare. It will be followed by a presentation at 2 p.m. by Oceans Realty to discuss the hot housing market with “Sold in a Second.”
Wednesday, May 12 at 11 a.m. will feature chefs from nine senior living communities who will serve a variety of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres for “A Taste of Senior Living.”
Thursday, May 13 at noon will feature Harbor City Harmonizers, a barbershop quartet, and a serving of ice cream sundaes. Following this serenade, “Casablanca” will be screened at 2 p.m. and popcorn will be available.
“With people getting vaccinated and coming out of their homes, we felt it was important to welcome them back with some transitional events,” said Barbara Fradkin, director of One Senior Place. “Having this event outside makes everyone feel more comfortable and gives them healthy space to socialize and see more people, without feeling closed inside a room.”
Ms. Fradkin added that the center may begin to increase numbers for its indoor presentations soon as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently revised its guidance for fully vaccinated people.
“One Senior Place has a great reputation in the community,” Ms. Fradkin said. “We have helped many, many hundreds of families over the past 15 years and word gets around. Everyone who works in One Senior Place has the same focus: to help seniors and their families understand and cope with the issues associated with getting older.
“We want to ensure that every senior has the best quality of life possible as they age,” she continued. “If we can help just one senior each day achieve their goals for a better life, then we are doing a great job.”
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About One Senior Place– Now in its 14th 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 OneSeniorPlace.com or by calling 321-751-6771. View their video at https://youtu.be/RxFCCL0wnRY.