Welcome Jan/Feb New Members

Patricia Cassese
Michelle Crown
Wanell Donnelli
Joanne Fletcher
Alberta Flowers
Charles Fry
Yvonne Gargagliano
Linda Gow
Karen & Michael Hamman
Ronald Hess
Jenny & John Kissane
Francisco Manoja-Serra
Elaine Mazzoni
Louise Muffly
Christine Myers
Fenella Padrino
Elida Quintanilla
Joseph Recor
Eleanor Romero
Thelma Toomey
Rose Veltri
Laverne Wade
Delayne Wells
Irene Weaver
Donna Worthington
Barbara Zuffa


From the desk of Debbie Fischer,
SRES® Broker/Owner

You may be thinking about downsizing or exploring various 55+ communities in this area but the thought of it all is overwhelming. Looking around your home you think, “where do I even begin?”
What do I part with, what do I need, what furniture will fit if you downsize, packing, unpacking All of this becomes very stressful and is an enormous task.

A Senior Real Estate Specialist can assist you every step of the way. This is a Realtor who has undergone additional training to orchestrate the often-complex move of the 55+ client. This elite group of SRES® designees represents less than 2% of all Realtors, according to the National Allocation of Realtors®. A SRES® offers FREE consultations to understand
the differences in various 55+ living communities, CCRC, Assisted Living and Memory Care facilities. We discuss paying for senior living costs, VA Aid & Attendance, Medicaid Waiver program, interest only bridge loans to cover costs PRIOR to the home being sold or buying your new home without a mortgage payment. Our professional network offers you a One-Stop solution for all your real estate needs from contract to the closing table. Our network includes: Senior Real Estate Specialists, Elder Law Attorney, Estate Sales, packing & sorting, Senior Move Manager, moving
company and space design & measuring furniture for your new location.
To schedule a FREE consultation call me, Debbie Fischer, at 321/298-5562 or stop by our office located at ONE SENIOR PLACE, 8085 Spyglass Hill Rd. in Viera.


Mark your calendar for Thursday April 25, 2019 at 11:00AM for this Spring event which will be held at the DRS Community Center. See fashions by Bon Worth, enjoy a fun game, delicious lunch and door prizes. Tickets are $5.00 and will go on sale March 11th. Tickets will be available from the SB Recreation office, at Bingo and from some committee chairpersons.


We are pleased to inform you that the 55+ Club has started a new Gardeners Group. Along with other ideas, the group has secured a 4×8 raised garden plot at The Logos Community Garden, built on the grounds of Desoto Park by the racquetball courts. A community garden is a collaborative green space in which the participants share in both
the maintenance and the rewards.

On Feb. 11th, five members that we knew were interested met for an informal meeting to discuss the direction of this group and to share ideas. It was decided that the group would meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 11:00am at the DRS Community Center. We know that there must be many more gardeners out there! Please contact Gene O’Connell at 321/773- 4647 jomagelo@aol.com to find out more information on how to join and ask questions. Please share this information with other 55+ members who might be interested or prospective future members.


The 55+ Club is in need of chairpersons to assist with: Day Travel and Walking. You would not be alone, as there are always many members who are willing to assist. Day Travel – work with local travel agencies to decide on trips, dates and assist during trip. Your trip is FREE! Walking – We are in need of a couple more people to be assigned a key. Those who have keys take turns unlocking/locking the gym when done. This can be a team effort and not just one person. Please consider helping! Call to ask questions and get more details. Don’t allow these programs to be discontinued! Eventually that may be what will happen! If you can assist with any of the above, please contact Chairperson, Joyce Scafidi, 321/961-6408 or roysjoyce@aol.com


Members of the 55+ Club celebrated Valentine’s day in style with wonderful food catered by Zon Beachside. Quite a spread with pork and chicken and roasted vegetables and the desserts, wow! They really out did themselves. Janet Whiskers brought us up to date with the progress of their new addition, it’s a state -of -the -art facility unlike anything
else in this area.

Jane Check and Elaine Lewis won $20 a piece when they both answered the most questions correctly in the Valentines Trivia quiz. Their high score was 6 out of 11, perhaps everyone should brush up on the Valentines facts! Thank you to Zon Beachside for a wonderful day and to their residents who sent warm greetings to our members in personalized cards. (Submitted by, Jill Blakeway)