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

WELCOME BACK GATHERING A SUCCESS!

There were over 40 in attendance at this May 26th event. Everyone received a goody bag with something to eat and something to take home. This gathering was meant as a simple social so members could visit after a long separation. Several commented, “It’s been so long since I’ve seen some of these people”! Indeed, it has and hopefully in the months that follow we will be seeing more of each other.

BINGO

The brand-new state of the art bingo machine was delivered on May 27th. It’s safely stored away until bingo begins  which is planned for Monday, September 13th at the Satellite Beach Civic Center on Cassia Blvd. This facility, where Bingo is played, has been updated and beautifully renovated! Bingo hours are 11:00am to 1:30pm, doors open at 9:30am. Plan on a free pizza lunch on the 13th. Coffee and tea will be available, bring your own snacks. Pastries will no longer be regularly served. Specific questions can be directed to Anna Fake 321/961-5771 or Terry Mellon 321/773-7705. Stay tuned for more information.

CLUB ACTIVITIES

Book Club 1st Wednesday will restart in September. Contact: Joyce 321/961-6408.

Bunco $7.00 August 13, 2021, (2nd Friday of each month) 10:00am at Bizzarro’s. Contact: Barbara: 321/773-3050.

Cards – 10:00am Wednesday at Teen Zone (in DRS complex), July & August. Contact: Barbara: 321/773-3050. If you are normally a Wednesday evening card player contact Terry 321/773-7705.

Dinner Gang – 5:00pm July 6th at Napoli and August 3rd at Pizza Vola. Contact: Barbara: 321/773-3050.

Line Dancing 1:00pm/$2 at the door. Tuesday Contact: Candy 321/779-2941. Thursday Contact: Trudy 321/223-7249.

Lunch Bunch – 12:30pm July 21 at Applebee’s on Wickham and August 18th at Grecian Gardens Café (Pineda Plaza). Contact: Barbara: 321/773-3050.

Mahjongg – 10:00am Wednesday at Teen Zone (in DRS complex), July & August. Contact: Barbara: 321/773-3050.

Bridge – 10:00am at the Teen Zone (in DRS complex), July & August. Contact: Nancy 845-389-0899.

Extended Travel March 2022, Biloxi. Contact: Jill 321/773-2080

Walking – DRS Gym Tues., Wed. & Thurs. Summer hours 7:30-8:30am from June 8th to August 5th.

Widowed Friends 1st Wednesday resumes in September.

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.

EXERCISE OPPORTUNITIES

Enjoy Exercising Outside? Did you know? There are a few FREE options for you!

Satellite Beach Sports & Recreation Park by the SB Library, 3 times around the landscaped sidewalk surrounding the park is 2 miles.

Desoto Park offers multigenerational exercise equipment and 4 times around the sidewalk surrounding the fountain is roughly a mile.

SHS School Track: Public use when school is not in session. Enter by revolving gate located off the Holland entrance drive. One time around is a quarter mile.