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SPOTLIGHT: STOP BY & SAY HI

Satellite Beach Police Department Volunteers

Satellite Beach Police Department
volunteer celebrates Ginny Shugars
95th Birthday.

This program provides weekly companionship, friendship, support, and basic resources to our city residents. The only requirement is to live in the city limits of the City of Satellite Beach. Residents can be any age or background. Referrals can be a friend, family member, or a neighbor. Resident may need companionship, be a caregiver, a shut-in, a cancer patient, lost a loved one or perhaps have no immediate family close by.

Visits can last from 15 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the resident. Some chat a little and some chat a lot! Barbara Holland from the SB Police Dept. states “Our residents deserve to stay plugged in with their community. Volunteers
share current crime trends, happenings in the city, events, new businesses in SB, current scams or just sit and  reminisce.”

Barbara goes on to say, “One member is legally blind and can’t always read her mail or recipes, our volunteers read her mail or newspapers to her and maybe rewrite a recipe so she can read it.” Volunteers can and have changed light bulbs
or pick up treats and flowers to celebrate special days. “During the pandemic, one member, would sit outside to visit with our volunteers. There was no shade where she sat. Our volunteer bought an umbrella for the resident to have, so they could spend more time visiting in the shade.”

“One member made a lunch every Thursday for our two volunteers who visited them, this was their chance to entertain and show their gratitude, they looked forward to this visit every week.”

Stop by and say Hi works hand in hand with the SB Fire Dept. Community Medic Program, Volunteers in Motion, and the SB United Methodist Church Nomads, to help keep the residents safe, healthy and get any home repairs made that might be needed, rides to doctor appointments, grocery runs etc.

A resident may need a tree cut down, a fence repaired etc., we reach out  to the SBUMC NOMADS, and they take care of that need. Volunteers in motion provides rides for the Stop by and Say Hi members to doctors, hair appointments and grocery stores. They are always in need of VOLUNTEERS for this program! It requires a 2-to-3-hour same day commitment, once a week.

For more information, please contact Barbara Holland at the Satellite Beach Police Department, phone number: (321) 773-4400. Ex.507 or bholland@satellitebeach.org

UNUSED MEDICATIONS

A few times a year local take back programs are held where you can take your unused medications for disposal. If you rather not wait for those opportunities, Indian Harbour Police Dept. has a secure drop off container in their lobby for this purpose? Unused pharmaceutical drugs can be disposed in this container any time.

CLUB ACTIVITIES

We want you to know that we are adding a few more activities that will be starting up to our list. Below is the current list as of now. Contacts are listed on front page.
• Book Club Wednesday at DRS May 5th 12noon.
• Dinner Gang – begins May 4th at 5:00pm at Pappagallo’s. RSVP to Barbara
• Line Dancing at the DRS Tuesday and Thursdays at 1:00pm
• Lunch Bunch – May 19th 12:30pm at Coasters on patio. RSVP to Barbara
• Mahjongg – begins May 5th at 10:00am and will meet at the Teen Zone.
• Bridge – begins May 5th at 10:00am and will meet at the Teen Zone.
• Extended Travel March 2022.
• Walking – DRS Gym Tues. 8-9am and Wed. & Thurs. 8-9:30am.
• Summer hours 7:30-8:30am from June 8th to August 5th.
• Widowed Friends Wednesday at the DRS May 5th 1:00pm.

TWO BEACHSIDE PUBLICATIONS SPOTLIGHT 55+ CLUB

A very nice article about our 55+ Club was written and appears in these April editions of Beachside Living and Indialantic Neighbors magazines. We would like to thank Christie Lynes, Owner of Beachside Connections LLC and Publisher of the magazines for her generosity in spotlighting our organization free of charge in her publications. We welcome opportunities to increase awareness of the 55+ Club.

 

BOTTLE CAPS

If you are drowning in bottle caps that you have been saving you can contact Louise S. at 321/202-7337 or  louinthesun1@gmail.com and we will arrange a drop off. There still is not a place for drop off but the two programs taking caps are still collecting them. The IRL project to help filter the lagoon water and purchasing benches for local elementary schools. Please be sure all caps are clean!