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.

NEW MEMBER RECEPTION

Was held Friday Sept. 14th and was a great success! Thirty new members attended, new friends were made and old acquaintances renewed. They enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvre, desserts and wine. The 55+ Club’s motto is, “To sponsor and coordinate programs that provide social, entertainment and educational opportunities that will enhance the quality of life for our 55+community”.

With that in mind, Candy Allard, Line Dance Instructor, said it best, “If you can’t find something to do in this area, then you are NOT paying attention”. There’s plenty to keep
you busy! Besides the 55+ Club activities there are several other organizations you can get involved with and the Recreation Dept. offers great programs for all ages. No excuse for being bored!

2019 DUES ARE DUE

It’s that time of year again to pay your $7.00 club dues. Payments can be made at the DRS Community Center, Bingo or give your dues to any committee member. Be sure you update your contact information if needed. Members who are not paid for 2019 will be dropped from the membership roster by February. Don’t delay!

DAY TRIPS

AIR BOAT RIDE & LUNCH AT DIXIE CROSSROADS

Slide across the legendary St. John’s River on a safe, exciting & informative Air boat Eco tour given by U.S. Coast Guard Master Captains. The river is a natural paradise teeming with wildlife and native vegetation. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch (on your own) at the famous Dixie Crossroads. Date: Sat. Nov. 24th Cost: $ 65.00 Depart from the DRS Community Center 9:00am Deadline to pay is Nov. 16th.

GAYLORD PALMS RESORT ICE SHOW & LUNCH AT THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY

ICE! is back at Gaylord Palms with an all-new theme featuring the beloved classic holiday movie A Christmas Story. All hand-carved from two million pounds of ice. Lunch afterward (on your own) at the delicious Cheesecake Factory. Date: Sat. Dec. 15th Cost $57.34 (includes bus & ice ticket) Depart: from the DRS Community Center 9:00am. IMPORTANT!!!!! Deadline to pay is Nov. 15th for this trip. Reservations MUST be made one month in advance. Trip payments can be dropped off at the DRS Community Center, and checks are payable to Casino Connections. For questions contact: Ellen at 321/432-1511, Norma 321/243-5708 or Terry 321/773-7705.

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!