HOLIDAY GATHERING

Observe Christmas and Hanukkah, Saturday December 5, 2020 at 2:00pm. Held at the Satellite Beach Civic Center, 565 Cassia Blvd., in Satellite Beach. Wear your holiday best and join us for this free gathering of friends & music during this special time of year. Simple snacks will be served, bottle water and prepackaged treats. You are welcome to bring your own. Enjoy holiday music, fellowship and receive a free goody bag compliments of several of our sponsors. Tickets are available at the DRS Community Center office, M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm, are required and are limited to allow ample space for guests to gather safely. They will be available beginning Monday November 2nd. Please bring a nonperishable food item to help support the Satellite Cares program. Current COVID-19 regulations will be followed. The 2020 club report will be available at this gathering.

CLUB UPDATES

Areas of Florida have opened up and Governor DeSantis announced we are now in Phase 3 of the COVID-19 recovery. Almost all stores and restaurants are open. Masks are required while shopping or at eating establishments upon entry. If you venture out, continue to be smart. Masks, social distancing and wash your hands regularly. You don’t need to barricade yourself in your home.

BOOK CLUB met in Sept. & Oct. and was well attended. They will meet again on Nov. 4th 12noon at the DRS Center.

FISHING GROUP will schedule fishing venues out in the open air, either at the beach or at Sebastian Inlet.

LINE DANCE held test runs in September and ten students attended the Tuesday session and fifteen students on Thursday! They will now continue to meet on their regular day and time. Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1:00pm at the DRS dance studio. You do not need to wear your mask while dancing, but please wear it upon entry or during breaks. Current COVID guidelines will be followed. Note: no line dance on Nov. 24, 26, December 22, 24, 29 & 31.

OTHER CLUB ACTIVITIES? The rest of 55+ programs will begin sometime in January of 2021. Watch for updates in the club newsletter, email notices, website, Facebook and possibly phone calls from the activity chairperson.

EXTENDED TRAVEL

Does getting away sound good to you? Even with some uncertainty, we expect to get back to some level of normal by the new year.

“New Year, New Beginning”!
The Biloxi/New Orleans bus trip from March 2020 has been rescheduled for same time, same place next year! Everyone who was signed up to go in 2020 will have first choice to register for the March 15-20, 2021 trip. There will be some extra seats so make your travel plans now! Contact Jill for questions at 321-773-2080 or JillB215@aol.com

MORE SCAMS

Information about various scams was included in a Sept. 21st email that was sent out to members. After receiving it, a club member contacted me to share a scam she has been receiving. This phony call states it is coming from an inmate at Orange County Corrections Facility! Like other phony calls “hang up”!

These scams come in many forms. Emails, phone calls, text messages and can claim to be from the US Post Office, FedEx, UPS, Social Security Administration, FPL & more. Some want you to update your personal information, some say you have a package delivery, some want you to click on a link. THROW IT AWAY, HANG UP OR DELETE!

If ever in doubt, make a phone call to the actual business or contact your local police department and they will guide you and NEVER give any personal information over the phone.

FOOD DISTRUBTION

The Satellite Beach United Methodist Church, across from Satellite High School football field on Jackson Ave., is distributing food on Tuesdays at 10:30am. It is their plan to continue to end of the year and distribution lasts until the food is gone. There are no qualifications and you are not asked your name or any personal information. You can pick up for other families in need. All are asked to stay in your car, get in line and follow the signs posted.

FREE ZOOM CLASSES:

WellCare, a Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan company will be offering free online classes via ZOOM. Currently sessions include Chair Yoga and a Healthy Cooking class. To access these programs, download ZOOM at zoom.us then open the app and click on “join meeting”, add the meeting “id and password”. Chair Yoga held Thursdays at 1pm, ID 7589620164, password WellCare. Cooking held Thursdays at 4pm, ID is 845 571 3569, password WellCare. This will send you to the class. OR go to your web browser and enter the URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/75896620164?pwd=aDhUWkFzRkVLV1ZOaXBOY1ZJzc1ZjUT09#success

Enjoy! If you are totally confused Mary D’Agostino from WellCare said you are welcome to call her at 321/543-2911.