SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT

Hansen’s Handyman Services From large to small, we do it all! Hansen’s Handyman Services is a small Christian family owned and operated company specializing in home maintenance and repairs since 2007.

“Big Greg” has been in the home industry for more than 25+ years. He and his wife Rosemarie relocated their family to Florida from New York in 2005. Greg is a master craftsman who is always ready for a challenge, he stands behind his work and is hard working and dependable. Greg is a man whom you can trust to provide you with quality workmanship.

“Little Greg” grew up going on calls with his father and helping him do home repairs. He is the second oldest son in the Hansen family. In 2012, Gregory joined his father full time in the family business.

Annmarie is the voice that you hear on the other end of the phone when you call. She is the youngest child and the only Hansen daughter. She is married to a US Marine serving in Jacksonville, SC. While studying to receive her BS degree, Annmarie answers the phone
and schedules appointments for Hansen’s Handyman Services.

If you are looking for a handyman in Brevard County, call Hansen’s. Greg will tell you that “we know the importance of finding a reputable company which does quality work. Your home is important to you and it is important to US!.” For your FREE estimate call 321/302-9441. Thank you Hansen’s Handyman Services for being a long time sponsor of the 55+ Club! Email: hansenshandyman@aol.com; Website: www.Hansenshandyman.com.

Submitted by, Louise Stevenson

FASHION SHOW

The April 26th Spring Fashion Show was a great success! Seventy members and guests were in attendance and enjoyed a delicious  luncheon from long time sponsor Courtenay Springs Village. Thank you Courtenay Springs, Staff Debbie Williams and Chef Brian Kelley for your assistance and delicious food!

Additional thank you’s to Sharon Calvert from Bon Worth for the lovely fashions, accessories & door prize donation; to Barbara Stuckey from Premiere Jewelry and for her display of jewelry and donation. Both Bon Worth and Premiere brought a large selection of clothing and jewelry and our members shopped right there and then! To our models Trudy, Sandy, Ellen, Evelyn & Trish from Bon Worth who stepped in to model! You did a great job! A special thank you to Susie and her kitchen staff; Trudy and her decorating team and everyone who helped set up/take down and contributed to make this event fun and successful!

Submitted by, Louise Stevenson

TRAVEL- LET’S GO COUNTRY!

A group of 55+ Club members & friends traveled to Nashville’s Country Music World! Our group was a unique representation from Germany, Japan, Korea, England, Norway, Italy and yes, there were some Americans on board although probably only one native Floridian! Our bus driver was from Puerto Rico, a delightful gentleman who started the adventure as a shy, unassuming fellow but gradually came out of his shell which was necessary for him to hold his own with our bunch of 55+ers. Our guided tour of Nashville introduced us to “Honky Tonk Row”, Opryland Hotel and the Delta Flatboats: for a short time we were in another world.

No trip to Nashville is complete without a visit to the Grand Ole Opry, an experience in itself then a tour of backstage at the Opry House. We could just visualize the big stars relaxing in their dressing rooms before going on stage. Enjoyed great entertainment, country style of course, plentiful buffets and toe tapping music. A tour of Belle Meade Plantation a Thoroughbred breeding establishment, very appropriate timing with the Kentucky Derby approaching. The people of Nashville are friendly, happy, & fun loving; they opened their hearts to us and made us feel welcome.

Returning we stopped at the Cummer Museum in Jacksonville, an interesting place with beautiful gardens. If you are ever up that way, stop in, you will enjoy it, great gift shop too! We wrapped up another wonderful trip, we made new friends and enjoyed old ones. As we go back to our regular lives we all have some special memories and stories to share. Come with us next time, we’d love to have you.

DAY TRIPS

On May 22nd the 55+ Day Travel Group enjoyed a trip to the Isle of Capri Casino. The bus picked them up at the DRS Community Center in the morning and they returned by early evening. Like to travel? Trips for July & August are not sponsored by the our club, however, Casino Connections will still offer day trips for those months. Every Friday there will be a trip to Isle of Capri. Club members are welcome to join these excursions and should call Ellen at 321/432-1511 to find out more information and to sign up.

NEWS ABOUT INDOOR WALKING

Walking Chairperson, Myrna Jenkins unfortunately had broken her arm while on vacation and upon her return, it was necessary to cancel walking during the summer. However, Myrna is on the mend and will resume walking in the gym on August 14th from 8:00- 9:00am. All that being said, if you are enjoying any of the programs that the club has to offer, please help us and take the initiative when assistance is needed. Walking could have continued during the summer if members had stepped up to assist. Don’t sit back and assume someone else will do it!