Category Archives: Resource

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT ZON BEACHSIDE ASSISTED LIVING

Zon has been a 55+ sponsor before their facility was open! They have generously sponsored our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and their advertisement contribution helps defray the cost of our newsletter.

Construction will begin soon on their new addition. This will include 25 new assisted living and 6 memory care apartments, chapel, theater, large multipurpose room, an oasis, senior resource center and a therapy gym.

Guest speakers visit each month. The volunteer therapy dog teams are by far their favorite. They make personal visits to each room! Outings include, weekly shopping and
scenic bus rides to many fun & educational places. The parks and beaches are the favorites.

Monthly holiday meals are held and they invite everyone to Family Nights and decorate the dining room. If there is no holiday that month, they create a cultural theme that is carried through with other activities. Each month they have a big birthday celebration for those with birthdays, with entertainment and cake for all.

Besides basic programming, each Sunday live music or shows are offered in the main dining room and each Thursday in Memory Care. Weekly exercise, dance and tai chi, Prize and Dime BINGO, 2 church services plus a prayer circle are offered.

Zon has had been chosen as the Outreach destination of several local groups, such as Indian Harbour Beach Garden Club, who bring in guest speakers. Kindercare joined with
Zon in an Inter-generational program. Satellite Beach Football Team visits to “hang out” with residents, playing games and enjoy snacks together. Zon has strong affiliations with
local churches and are looking to expand this network once their Chapel is built!

Laverne Johnson who was an original member of the 55+ Club is now a resident of Zon. She tells us ““Zon is a wonderful place to be and I couldn’t have picked a better place to live”. Those who remember Laverne would know she speaks her truth!

Their passive health monitoring system will be integrated into the new addition. These are: infrared camera and motion sensors that monitor walking; a mattress pad that monitors pulse, respiration and sleep patterns.

Zon’s future is very bright. Schedule a tour to see if they are the right new home for you or your loved one.

Zon Beachside Assisted Living Residents 2018

NON PERISHABLE FOOD COLLECTION FOR SATELLITE CARES

Satellite Cares has been involved with fund raising and donations to provide holiday assistance to some of the less fortunate residents of the city of Satellite Beach. Paramedic, Melanie Drake tells us, “We have been doing this for more than a decade. We try to provide holiday meals and toys for families who might not otherwise have anything to mark the holidays. We are only able to accomplish this by receiving donations from various organizations and support from the community. We hope to be able to assist many families in 2018. Monetary donations or gift cards are also gratefully accepted! A food collection box will be located at the DRS Center beginning Nov. 1st.

EXTENDED TRIPS

COSTA RICA – Join us for a 9 day trip this spring to Tropical Costa Rica starting on April 25, 2019. Cost is $2,799 per person based on double occupancy. Space is limited so call Jill at 773-2080, Jillb215@aol.com to reserve your space. More information available on flyer located at DRS Community Center.

TRAVEL MEETING – Dreams can come true…find out how! Join Collette Travel on Nov. 1, 2018 at 12:30pm for an informative travel meeting and luncheon at the DRS Community Center. Please RSVP to 321/773-6458. Come explore new horizons!

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Wednesday Evening Cards and Games: Did you know that pool and ping pong are available also?! Come join them, and bring a snack to share. On Wednesday, Nov. 21st bring food to share for a Thanksgiving meal before playing. Book club will sponsor a wrapped book exchange at their Dec. 5th meeting.

BOARD ELECTIONS 2019

The time to elect the 2019 Executive Board of the 55+ Club is approaching. The list of candidates and the ballot for you to fill out and return will be included in the November/December newsletter. Instructions on where and how to return this ballot will also be included and explained.

Application deadline has been extended to October 1st. Should you have any questions you can contact Betsy Haff 321/960-0956,
Nomination Chairperson.