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We do hope and pray all of our members are doing well. These have been a difficult few months. If you are in need of anything, please feel free to contact any board or committee member. We will help wherever we can or find assistance for you that fits your needs.

“In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite  regardless of party or politics.”
~ John F. Kennedy

“Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up.”
~ Ryan Reynolds


As of this writing, we are still experiencing the effects of the COVID-19 shut down. The Satellite Beach Recreation Dept., located in the DRS Community Center, had been closed and did reopened in June with some modified summer programs. They are moving forward with a modified plan. It is anticipated that they will not, resume all activities at this time for a variety of reasons, the primary of which is health concerns. This affects several 55+ programs that meet at city facilities. We know it is challenging to come up with any plan. No plans are set in stone. We anticipate having to make multiple adjustments even once programs begin. It seems a prudent decision for programs for our senior population
to resume at a later date.

The 55+ Executive Board met and voted to at least wait until September to begin any 55+ activities. That being said, we still don’t know what the situation will be by then. As they say, “best laid plans”!

Since all 55+ Club activities are still canceled or postponed we didn’t see the need to add calendars to this issue. When everything gets back to normal, we are hoping that programs will continue on the same day and time as before. We will keep you updated. You can always find past calendars on the club website at

Notes From Our Sponsors

Ally Senior LivingAlly Senior Living is here to help answer questions regarding Covid-19 and senior communities. Brevard
Senior communities are accepting new residents. These communities are monitoring and responding to
federal, state, local and regional directives. As they are vigilant and proactive this allows for new resident
move-ins. Families are not able to tour, but all communities are providing virtual tours and videos for
families. We are collaboratively working with Brevard Senior communities to accommodate residents and

We are here for you.

We remain vigilant to fulfill our mission to support our patients and families alongside the medical community during this unpredictable time. Be encouraged and stay safe.

Best Regards, Kathleen Turnquist

Many seniors love to talk about their past and sharing stories with others. Social restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic are making it more difficult seniors to get out of their houses and talk with others. The fear of getting the COVID-19 virus is real with seniors, but socialization is also critical to well being and mental health. Plan to “connect” with family and friends. Reach out to neighbors and check on each other. Don’t be shy, if you need medications, picked up, food and that very important commodity, toilet paper, ask for assistance. Schedule phone calls and if you have the ability use Face Time, skype or any other form of video conferencing. Ask, if you need instructions on any of these options. Send emails, texts and keep in touch via their favorite social media channel. With some ingenuity we can all stay connected during this difficult time.

One Senior Place in Brevard remains open. We are here to provide impartial advice and assistance if needed. We have nurses available for medication management and
advocacy. Or seniors can just call us to talk and share a story. Stay healthy.


We know you have heard them talk about this virus over and over again, but I saw this and just thought I’d share.
(using a fictitious name)

  • Sally got infected yesterday, she does not realize it and she won’t know for sure until 14 days later when she has symptoms.
  • Sally of course “thinks” she’s still healthy, but by not social distancing she may have infected 10 persons per day
  • These 10 persons think they are ok, they go on to travel, go shopping and as a result they may infect 100 persons.
  • These 100 persons think they are healthy but may be infecting 1000 persons.
  • No one knows who is ok or who can infect you

This is why we have been asked to social distance and stay at home.


Their project “The Little Free Library”, sponsored by our Book Club, is up and running. You’ll find two bookcases set up in the DRS foyer full of books for kids. Children that frequent the center are encouraged to read a book while there or take the book home. They can return it or keep it! Thank you to the Satellite Beach Women’s Club who also made this their project and donated over 130 books for the children! To donate books or find out more about the Book Club contact Joyce at 321-961-6408,


If you have not paid your 2020 dues this will be the last newsletter you receive by either email or postal mail! Your $10 dues are paid at the DRS Community Center,  Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm or at Monday Bingo. You can also mail it to 1089 So. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach, Fl. 32937. The newsletter is now being sent by email through MailChimp’s secure server and contains links to our website for additional information. Please always check your SPAM folder and add to your “Safe Sender Contact” list to ensure continued delivery of our newsletter. There will also be a sign-up form on our webpage for new members. If you no longer wish to receive the emailed newsletter, there will be an “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email. Please Unsubscribe rather than mark us as Spam to ensure the integrity of our list. If you do not have an email, your newsletter will continue to be postal mailed to you. In addition, also announcements for special
events will be sent by this process. Please help us save on postage while being environmentally friendly reducing paper use. If you DO NOT have an email, your newsletter will continue to be postal mailed to you. In addition, announcements for special events or flyers will be sent by MailChimp. Please help us save on postage while being environmentally more friendly reducing paper use. **If you DO have an email address and you HAVE NOT been receiving email announcement from the 55+ Club, its because we have an incorrect email address for you!!! Please make this correction.