Senior Resources

Senior Help Line – 211

Risks of falling:
  • Medication use
  • Inattention or preoccupation
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Illness
  • Cluttered walkways
  • Lack of handrails
  • Improper Footwear
  • Small Pet under foot
  • Raised thresholds

AARP Driver Safety Adults 50 years and older

Cars have changed, so have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50-plus have never looked back since they got their first driver’s license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. To locate a classroom course visit aarp.org/findacourse. Course times, dates and locations will be listed along with a phone number to call to register. Or call toll-free to 888-AARP-NOW (888-227-7669). To register for the online course, visit www.aarpdriversafety.org. After completing the course you’ll receive a certificate of completion that can be presented to your insurance agent for a possible reduction in your auto insurance premiums.

ELMORE Program:

Elderly mortgage assistance program for seniors having difficulty making payments on property tax and insurance payment. Call Marty Hindsley 321/777-8313 or martinhindsley@yahoo.com

Florida Tech Spring Presentations

Florida Tech offers several interesting and educational programs throughout the year. Check out their website.
Go to this http://www.fit.edu/lifelong-scholar-society/events.php or call 321/674-8382 or email pdpregistration@fit.edu

I didn’t receive my newsletter!

A few calls have come in of this nature. Please note that this newsletter is sent via bulk mail (3rd class postage). Sometimes, not always, your newsletter may not get delivered. Not to fret! Just contact me, Louise @ 321-202-7337. I will double check your address and I’ll be happy to mail you a copy or you can pick one up at the SB Recreation office. Remember, newsletters are bi monthly, so you will not receive a copy every month.

Legacy Club

This is a free program created by Brevard Public Schools for members of the Brevard community 55 and older. The program allows free or reduced admission to sporting and theater events at Brevard Public Schools during the school year; and access to a lecture and learning series too. For more information or to join go to www.brevardschools.org or call 321/633-1000

Project Lifesaver:

This is a program designed to track and locate lost individuals. The program is designed specifically for families living with Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Down Syndrome, Autism, and related disorders. Project Lifesaver provides individuals with a personalized radio transmitter bracelet. When an individual is reported as missing, trained law enforcement can locate the audible transmitter signal using state-of-the-art tracking receivers. Application are available through TRIAD by calling 211-Brevard at 321/632-6688 or by downloading an application at BrevardTriad.org. The cost of the bracelet is $290 and required an additional $100 per year to cover the cost of monthly battery replacement. Payment plans are also available. Sponsored bracelets may be available at no cost to qualifying clients.

SATELLITE BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Satellite Beach is known for their volunteers who want to make a difference and give back to the community. Our existing police volunteer presence and support have provided a solid contribution to our quality of life. Because of our volunteers, we are able to provide a wider range of services to our residents and extend Police visibility as the volunteers patrol the neighborhoods. COPS also assist with city special events. In order to be a volunteer you must successfully pass a background check and be able to donate 2 hours a week. If you are interested, submit a completed volunteer application and contact Linda Harlow at (321) 773-4400 for an appointment.

STOP BY & SAY HI PROGRAM

The Satellite Beach Police Department Volunteer Program provides a beneficial program titled “Stop By & Say Hi” where our volunteers literally do just that with our City residents. We provide companionship and become a friend who is close by. Our compassionate volunteers provide laughter, brighten a day, and let our residents know they are not forgotten and that we care in Satellite Beach. We also offer basic resources and support. The program is free of charge and confidential. There are no requirements except that they must live in the City limits of Satellite Beach. The resident can be of any age or background and can be someone who would enjoy having someone to talk to while they reminisce about the good old days. We encourage you to recommend someone you know to Linda Harlow atlharlow@satellitebeach.org or call the Satellite Beach Police Department: (321) 773-4400. A referral form is located at City Hall or the SB Police Station. It is also available online
at www.satellitebeachfl.org.

VOLUNTEERS IN MOTION

The Volunteers in Motion Program began in 1996 and helps seniors live independently by offering life sustaining transportation to medical appointments, pharmacies and to the grocery store. This service is coordinated by Space Coast Area Transit. Volunteers in Motion will provide specialized vans which will accommodate mobility devices in support of our Satellite Beach’s Community Paramedic, Stop By & Say Hi Program and Neighbor Helping Neighbor residents. This is an exciting new opportunity for the City of Satellite Beach residents who participate in one of these programs so that transportation will be available. Neighbor Helping Neighbor previously offered transportation to doctor appointments, light housekeeping or handyman services. The services that were provided through this program, other than transportation, will now be coordinated through Ms. Melanie Drake with the Community Paramedic Program. All transportation will now be done through Volunteers in Motion.