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Art Club's web site:
Bill and Phyllis Hodges – what’s happening in our community videos:
Camp Bayou Buzzzzz:
ClubLink - Golf , Clubhouse & Recreation Memberships: or call 813-633-1015 x115
Community Association’s Monthly Newspaper online:
Compare Hospitals: SCC Woman’s Club:
Elks Club 813.645.2089
John Bowker’s web site:
Kings Point Chorus:
Kings Point Monthly Newspaper online: 
Minibus Travel club Events.  For Schedule, Sold Out, or Cancelled:
Project Lifesaver Call 211 
RADIO STATION FM 96.3 - Sun City Center's own radio show live online! and click on Listen Live! Old Time Radio Classics featuring old radio programs from the 30s to the 60s.
Recycling Hillsborough County: 
SCC FREE Ads and Events online: or Email: to submit all items for Ads and Events
SCC Campaign against Human Trafficking  www.SCCBlueHeart.Org
Seniors vs. Crime Project of Attorney General in SCC. Report scams, etc. Call 813.634.8666
South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging: Resource Guide: 
SouthShore Library: 
Sun City Center Charitable Foundation: 
Sun City Center’s Facebook page of events: Friends of Sun City Center 
Sun City Center Emergency Squad: 
Sun City Center Hearing Loss Association Chapter:
Sun City Center's Men's Club:
Sun Towers Retirement Community: or call 813-634-3347
The Hope Fund’s website:
The Irish Connection Club:
United Community Church College, SCC Facebook Page
Collecting for Homeless Veterans moving into apartments provided by the Veterans Administration - Usable furniture and household items, hygiene items, linens, etc. Also taking donated cars which we give to Veterans in need of transportation. Chapter 787 Vietnam Veterans of America we are a 501 Tax deductible charity Mark Elliot 813 624 4550  or  Patrick Belsan 813 573 6879
Veterans Legal Service Assistance: For Vets who cannot afford legal services, contact Haley VA Legal Services Clinic at 813-318-7010 
CMSgt (USAF Ret) Milton Bell’s Links for Military\Retirees\Veterans website at
Military retirees may join the TRICARE For Life mailing list at
Military retirees\veterans may join the Retiree-Veterans mailing list at
Military retiree\veterans events schedule at


Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center offers open positions for:
Assisted Living Caregivers and Home Health Aides, LPNs- Days/ Nights, Dietary Servers, Full Time Floor Tech and Housekeeper. 
Please apply at the front desk if you enjoy working with seniors and are committed to providing great customer service. Please apply at the front desk if you enjoy working with seniors and are committed to providing great customer service.

PART-TIME CUSTODIAN, Sun City Center. Approx. 25 hours/week, as necessary, including weekends. Must be able to lift 50 lbs & use ladders under 10 ft. Must pass background check & drug test. References required. Experience a plus. Email resume/cover letter to:

Join the 2020 Census Team by applying online at to take advantage of flexible hours, great pay, with paid training, and weekly pay

The Crossing Guard Program is seeking energetic and reliable candidates for a rewarding opportunity to serve the children of Hillsborough County. This program is a part-time, split shift position which offers Florida Retirement System benefits. If you are looking for part-time employment with a highly respected law enforcement agency and a predictable schedule, this is the opportunity.Information 
Shifts: 2 Shifts per day - 6:50 a.m to 8:05 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. Days: Monday through Friday No holidays or weekends. Pay: $11.86 per hour 10 hours per week 20 hours per paycheck Uniform: You wear your own white shirt with black pants and black shoes. Equipment: We provide the safety vest, stop paddle, raincoat and whistle. Training: You will be trained for 3 days by a certified trainer. There is a 1 day mandatory yearly training. Minimum Qualifications:
Must be in good physical condition,  No criminal history,  Possess a Florida driver license or identification card,  Ability to communicate instructions in English,  Submit to drug screening and fingerprinting.  Applications available online - - Click on “Careers” Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office - Attention: Crossing Guard Program PO Box 3371 Tampa, Fl 33601
Phone: (813) 247-8141 or (813) 247-8195, Fax: (813) 242-1813 “Protecting Crossing Guard Office: (813) 247-8141

Kelly Educational Staffing offers Opportunities that make the grade. Kelly Educational Staffing® is looking for talented individuals to fill substitute teacher positions. Previous experience is preferred, along with a desire to make a difference in a child’s life.  These flexible positions can be full time or an excellent source of part-time supplemental income. 
Positions available:
• Substitute teachers
Perks include:
• Flexible schedule
• Weekly pay
• Optional group-rate insurance*
• Service bonus plan
• Professional references
• 60 college credits
For more information about Kelly Educational Staffing, please contact your local Kelly® office today: Phone: 813.518.5999 Email: Visit to start the registration process today!

Part time positions available with Hillsborough County at their Gibsonton and Lithia waste and landfill locations.  These position are ideal for folks looking for part-time work.  Our employee runs a window at the Scale house. When a vehicle pulls up to make a dump, our person will greet them, provide instructions and print out a ticket showing the weight of their vehicle.  The work schedule varies from 4-8 hours per shift during the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Some weeks may be as little as 1 shift and other weeks as much as 3-4 shifts.  The pay is $10.00 per hour.  If you think this opportunity may benefit your residents, please share and have them call me at 813-221-1222 or email me. Adam A. Mainzer, SHRM-CP, ASA-CSP & TSC  Adam Mainzer <>

Florida Nursing MOA - 850-488-0595 - Fl Volunteer Health Services Exemption, Volunteer needs to work with those below national poverty level (Beth El farm workers earn $3.00 per hour) Renewal fee waived. May have to take CEU’s in HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence, Medical Errors, Provide documentation 

Well established company.  Morning and afternoon/evening hours. Must be animal lover and live in the South Shore area.  Mature adults.  Must have automobile and be able to drive. Apply via email to: 



Feline Folks feed all the cats daily 365 days a year even in rain, shine or freezing weather.  
We feed at 5:00 a.m. Watch each cat eat and NEVER leave food. 
We know you are doing this for kindness to these lovely creatures but you are promoting the following problems:
     1. Attracting raccoons and other wild animals. 
     2. Attracting birds and their poop which is unhealthy and unsightly. 
     3. Attracting ants and other insects. 
     4. Leaving soggy food for feline folks to clean up to avoid the above and so residents don’t feel we are doing this. 
We are happy to have you join us or donate food. Lots to do including (or not) feeding the cats.  Feline Folks is a 501(c)3, is totally not for profit operating on donations and through the kindness of volunteers.  Currently there is a need for help feeding the community cats.  Contact us at or better yet, stop by the Meow Mixer on March 5 in the Kings Point Culinary Room in the 2020 building.  You can also visit our Facebook site - "feline Folks of Sun City Center" 

We could not be prouder of the results of our recent Empty Bowl Event  The event’s success can be attributed to the support of our phenomenal potters, sponsors, United Methodist Church and each one of you. More than 453 guests turned out for delicious soup, bread and received a beautiful bowl.  The purpose of all your hard work was to fill the empty bowls and fight hunger. As a result of this event we raised over $10,000. Special thanks to our gifted potters, artist and to Maureen for giving all her time and efforts in selling her jewelry.  Also a special thanks to Deb Bronson. Linda Ringenback, for giving items for our raffle that generated hundreds of dollars.  A huge thank you to all of you who worked so hard to make this event a success.  Kathy Vitale your knowledge and all you did a thank you would not even begin to be enough. United Methodist Church thank you for showing the love of Christ and for always supporting our community.  We are so blessed to call each of you a friend.  At this time in our life, We so appreciate that each of you are always they're when asked to help.  The event was for one purpose, to feed clothe and help children.  This is how the money will be used to fill each bowl one child at a time.

Serenity Spa and Salon is your neighborhood oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation. The Spa and Salon are located in the 2020 Centre inside the Kings Point community. The Spa and Salon offer a true day spa experience featuring manicures, pedicures, massage therapy, facials, waxing, hair and barber services. The Spa and salon are open Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Call 813-387-3475 for an appointment today! 

Community Resource Deputy Jeffery Merry, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office: As you know, the residents of Sun City Center are continually victimized by scammers. These fraudsters prey on our residents just because of their age. Con artists seek out seniors for a variety of reasons, number one being their access to money in their retirement accounts. According to the Federal Trade Commission, Romance Scams accounted for more monetary losses than any other scam in 2018. And the losses are expected to be higher in 2019, with over triple the number of cases since 2016. For those victims over 70, the median loss was over $10,000.00. These scammers find their victims on social media sites, such as FaceBook, Instagram, Plenty of Fish, Meet, just to name a few. They build trust and create the illusion of an actual relationship by chatting several times a day and crafting their stories and answers based on information obtained from the victim themselves. Then comes the request for money. The scammers often say they:
Work on an oil rig, Are in the military, Are a doctor with an international organization, They ask for money to: Pay for a plane ticket or other travel expenses. Pay for surgery or other medical expenses. Pay customs fees to retrieve something. Pay off gambling debts. Pay for a visa or other official travel documents. The scammers will ask for the money to be loaded onto gift cards, deposited into mysterious bank accounts, and purchase bitcoin. NEVER send money or gifts to someone you have not met in person. If you suspect a romance scam: Get a second opinion, Stop all payment methods, Stop all communication with the personuBlock all communication methods with the person, Report the person to the social media site, Report to the Federal Trade Commission. Report to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. 

Newly opened in our area!
The Pilates Room & Bodies In Motion Studio is a family run, boutique style Pilates and fitness studio with highly-trained certified instructors. We offer private Pilates sessions, individualized Personal Training, Yoga, Barre, Dance, Meditation, and Paint-N-Sip classes. Whether you are recovering from an injury, training for an athletic event, or trying to improve your fitness, our one-on-one sessions are geared towards each person's individual needs and goals. All classes are held in a studio setting with a limited number of people which allows for individualized attention. Our Instructors direct, coach, motivate and challenge each participant to ensure that each movement is executed correctly as they work on strength, flexibility, mobility, and balance. And you'll have fun along the way!   We also offer special events such as Paint-N-Sip classes. Cathartic release as a creative experience can also be found in our studio. Feel free to get your hands messy with our various arts and crafts. Everything is supplied, you just need to bring yourself, a beverage or wine, and your favorite people to enjoy a great night out! Contact Information for The Pilates Room & Bodies in Motion Studio: 912 N US. Highway 41 Ruskin, FL 33570. Kasey Powers: (P) 813-724-8236 Please go to our website and Instagram to learn more of what we offer. Website: Instagram: pilates_and_bodies  Registering for classes is fast and easy with our App.  App: MINDBODY Stop in to learn more about us and to reserve your spot for a complimentary class.  

As promised, the SCCCA Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) has an update to share.  At this time, the committee is finalizing a survey, to be made available to SCCCA members by mid-October.  The purpose of the survey will be to gather feedback from the community regarding current facilities and future needs over the next 5-7 years, for new projects, and replacing outdated facilities.  The group is currently also exploring various options to enable members to provide input to this survey.  The committee has provided the initial draft of this survey to the CA Board/CA Management for their review and approval. The survey currently consists of approximately 30 questions.  In preparing for the planning process, the committee has also received recommendations for buildings and outdoor amenities from the CA Management staff, and an architectural firm regarding building specs, code requirements and pricing/potential cost. These ideas and informational demographics, along with survey input from the SCCCA members, will enable Phase three of the project, and result in SCC Board decisions and a Membership vote (by March 2020).  Please watch for an upcoming announcement when the survey is released.  Your feedback is an extremely important element of this process, and to the growth of our community. 

ARE YOU A VETERAN? For up to date information regarding Veteran's issues, be sure to read this month's MOAA newsletter written by award winning Capt. Frank Kepley, USN (Ret)

IMPORTANT REQUEST FROM HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY Environmental Service Division, Public Utilities
An overflowing toilet can ruin your home in an instant!
Don't flush: 
Maxi pads & tampons/applicators
Cotton Swabs & hair
Dental floss & whitening strips
Kitty litter & condoms
Baby & Cleaning wipes
Bandages & OTC medications
FLUSHABLE WIPES CLOG PIPES! "Flushable" wipes are NOT flushable. They are THE #1 cause of sewer backups in your system. Questions? Email: and to learn more, visit

Cooking Oil Recycling Effort (C.O.R.E)
Fats, oils, and grease are a serious problem for home plumbing and Hillsborough County’s wastewater collection system
Here are few simple suggestions to help protect your neighborhood from sewage spills
Don’t flush grease or cooking oil down the sink even if you are following it with hot water or soap.
Don’t put greasy foods down the garbage disposal or drain.
Before washing, wipe of pots, pans, and dishes with paper towels and throw the towels in the garbage.
Put your used cooking oil and grease in a sturdy container with a secured lid and recycle it at one of the Cooking Oil Recycle Effort (C.O.R.E) collection locations below:
Cooking Oil Recycle Station Location near us: Southshore Regional Service Center, 410 30th Street S.E., Ruskin

Summary of NEW VA Program
The YMCA and the VA have partnered to make programs accessible to Veterans. Veterans referred by their health coach at the James a Haley Veterans Hospital are eligible to attend the Y for 12 weeks. The purpose is for them to attend the “program” on their referral sheet a minimum of two times per week. The program options include, but are not limited to: Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, Y Weight, Water Aerobics. Though the agreement is for them to come twice per week only for their program, we welcome our Veterans to come to the Y unlimited times during their 12 weeks. They MUST scan in each visit. According to the VA rules, they are only eligible for additional referrals to the program if they come at least 19 times during their 12 weeks. We track this by their gate swipes. For more info, contact James A Haley VA at 813-558-3969 and ask for Whole Health Program or visit Look Inside Whole Health for Life.

What's New at BayCare
BayCare Laboratories offers Lab2Door, a convenience that brings lab services to you. Your lab tests can be drawn in the comfort of your own home or office by our highly trained team of certified phlebotomists who’ll then deliver your tests to one of our local labs. This service is ideal for:
People with limited transportation options
People who use wheelchairs or walkers
Those with limited free time
Adults caring for someone who requires lab services
For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit

Recycle your old Cells or Smartphones and keep the landfills green.  Center 4LifeLearning is collecting old phones. The school works directly with a firm that takes the phones and finds homes for them and/or disposes of them to produce useful recycling materials.  Drop Off Any Type of Wireless Phone.  We are also accepting old Android and/or iPads to recycle. Equipment may be dropped off at the Center 4LifeLearning office at 1210 West Del Webb, Sun City Center, FL

If you have been diagnosed or are uncertain of symptoms possibly relating to Parkinson's Disease, please visit this link for very useful information: 

The South Bay Hospital Center for Breast Health is expanding its schedule for providing mammograms to include:
     8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
     8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month
     8 a.m. - Noon on the 4th Saturday of every month
You must have a physician’s prescription, and then call 866-463-7002 to schedule a mammogram.  The Center for Breast Health is at the South Bay Hospital, 4016 Sun City Center Blvd.  

The South Bay Genealogical Society is going on summer hiatus and will not meet for its regular meetings until September.  SBGS will still have our volunteers to assist anyone with their genealogy during the summer and for the rest of the year on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am until noon at the SouthShore Regional Library in the Genealogy Center.    

Center 4LifeLearning (Formerly Community Church College)
Open for Business. We are now in our new office at the United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Web Blvd. West, Sun City Center. Our new and updated website is ready for exploring.  The work has begun on our Fall Semester and planning is under way for our trips. We have already booked some of our most popular venues and many are still in the planning stage. See the below trips on our website at 
* Mount Dora Craft Fair 
* 50 Years of Rock and Roll 
* 112 Years of Broadway
Trips may be purchased on the website with a credit card. Order forms can be printed from the forms page by clicking “Trip Order Form” and just mail it in with your check. Please use the above 2 methods, when possible Our office hours are not consistent at this time. Please refrain from going to the church office. If you need to pick up an order form, they will be available in the Narthex on a table to the left.  Remember the best way to be notified of School activities is to be part of our email database.  Be the first to get updates. Tell your family and friends to go to and provide an email address or subscribe at the bottom of this page. Your email address is for the sole purpose of the school and will not be shared with any organization including our church.  Share with Friends and Family.  

Bladder Control - new office offering solutions:
Confident Me Health Care Centers at 1050 E Brandon Blvd. Brandon ,Fl 33511 Is  offering a new non-invasive  solution to bladder control and will begin seeing  patients in  June.  Offering free consultations for new patients for the month of June. Call or email to set an appointment. or call 1-833-leaknot 1-833-532-5668.

We are CATE. We know that recovery is complicated. We share our strength to encourage confidence and elevate expectations of a rewarding life. Community connections build trust. Our judgment-free space provides a safe place to socialize and/or explore our services. We educate by providing paths to educational opportunities, classes, and information to those in recovery and the community. You are not alone. We offer self-care meetings for those in recovery and their loved ones, as well as referrals for special services and job-placement assistance. CONTACT US (813) 773-7175, 5942 Frond Way, Apollo Beach FL 33572 - - Twitter: @2CATEorg - Facebook: CATE Foundation 

You may be causing yourself to lose out on a potential incentive! Did you know website services such as "A Place for Mom", "", "Senior Advisor" or services such as "Care Patrol" charge the facility what is equal to the first month’s rent? Searching online for reviews locks your information in as their lead once you enter your contact information. How likely do you think the facility will be to offer you a potential discount if they must pay for the website referral too? Not likely I'm afraid. The solution is simple! Just email or call each community you are considering and ask for a brochure to be mailed to you. NOW go online and search for reviews. You will still receive the valuable information you seek and possibly save on a future incentive toward your new retirement home. Questions? Call 813-892-2990

HONOR FLIGHT: First Hand Account by Sun City Center Resident, Bob Black: 

LOCAL SUN CITY CENTER DRIVERS TO AIRPORT AND NEARBY COMMUNITY - Below list is not an endorsement of any driver - your due diligence in confirming insurance coverage is required
Driver Bernard Katz, 410-693-0683. Town car, able to handle chairs, light personal scooters that fold; at no additional charge. Resident of Kings Point available almost any time except Friday nights. Grocery pickup, local transport etc. Also to medical facilities including waiting for outpatient surgery
Vinny's Transportation (813) 500-7007
Bill Kay 954-881-5559
Execucar Reservations: (800) 410-4444
Kings Point limo serves the greater area. Bill Swift card says” Serving all of Florida” 813-634-1357 - cell is 813-817-7696. Veteran owned and AAA Recommended
Rhonda Menendez, anytime or holidays, Cell 813-624-2513 -
Larry Tennant - 813-938-5369 - email
Red Bus Phone: (727) 743-9020   Facebook: @Redbuspickup  Website:

SHINE Medicare Counseling- Free, unbiased help IS available!
Turning 65 and getting ready for Medicare? Be prepared! Being uninformed of your Medicare benefits and options can result in delays in your coverage, financial penalties, and higher health care costs. To learn more, speak with a local Medicare counselor provided to you by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ SHINE Program. The SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program provides free, unbiased, and personalized Medicare counseling assistance. For more information, contact the Florida Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337, or visit

Looking for a fun club that loves to support projects in our community and surrounding areas? The Sun City Woman's Club, Inc. meets on the third Thursday from Sept. thru May at the SCC Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Blvd.  We have a social hour, meeting, catered lunch and program. Some of our activities are Arts and Crafts, Conservation, Education, International Outreach, Public Issues, Meals on Wheels, Book Club, Bonco, and Birthday Lunches. For more information, email Linda Raymond Membership Chair at or call 813-331-3108  

THE SOUTH SHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING CREATING SUPPORT NETWORK FOR GROUP LEADERS in the South Shore Area. If you run a support group and would like to be listed at no cost under the support group section in our annual community resource guide, please send your information to In your email, please include the information you would like listed in the resource guide (example: Name of Organization, meeting day and time, email, phone number, location and brief description of the support group).

To view photos, just copy this link and paste into your browser: 

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church invites you to our church services scheduled as follows: Joy and Praise Service 9:00 a.m. - Traditional Service 10:20 a.m. 

SUN CITY CENTER EMERGENCY SQUAD MEMBERS RECIPE BOOK! Sun City Center Emergency Squad 300 Recipe Cookbook. Recipes submitted by Squad Members ON SALE NOW!!! Come by the Squad at 720 Ray Watson Drive. Get Free Blood Pressure Readings or even borrow a wheelchair at no cost - BUY one or more Cookbooks!!!! $10 each or 6 books for $50 Suggested Donation.  Great Wedding Shower Gift or Christmas Present! 

Since you last filed a VA disability claim, VA has improved the claim process by launching the Decision Ready Claims (DRC) Program.
When you file a DRC, you can get a decision on your claim in 30 days or less by working with an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO). Your VSO will help you gather and submit all relevant and required evidence so your claim is ready for VA to make a decision when you submit it.
You can now file a DRC for the following claim types:
•        Direct Service Connection Claims
•        Presumptive Service Connection Claims
•        Secondary Service Connection Claims
•        Increased Disability Claims
•        Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Claims
•        Pre-Discharge Claims
Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to get a faster claim decision. Learn more about the DRC Program, including eligibility requirements, what medical evidence you need to submit, and how to find an accredited VSO at 

If you are a military veteran, dependent, or survivor and want to know more about the wide range of benefits and programs that are available to you, Hillsborough County Consumer & Veterans Services can help and there is never a fee. For information, go to, or call (813) 635-8316. Disabled Veterans can reach our local DAV at 633-0346.

Golf carts are to never to drive on SR 674 or 301 except to cross over to the other side.  Designated Crossing allowed at Kings Blvd/Valley Forge, Winn Dixie/Plaza, N/S Pebble Beach Blvd., El Rancho Dr./Stonham Dr., and crossover 301 to Walmart off E. Del Webb. Golf carts should use the same roadway and lanes used by other motorized vehicles.  Sensors in the roadway will be activated by the weight of the cart and driver and cause the traffic signal to change.

Caring for those who care – VA Caregiver Support Program values your commitment 
Caregivers play an important role in the health and well-being of Veterans, and caring for a wounded, ill, or injured Veteran is not easy work. Without family caregivers, many of these Veterans could not remain close to family and in their communities.
VA knows that family caregivers who care for Veterans in their own homes have been putting Veterans first since the founding of our nation. That’s why VA’s Caregiver Support Program provides training and education to enhance the caregiver’s role. The program focus is to improve the care-giver’s understanding of the impact their work has on the health and well-being of the Veteran they care for and their families as well as how their work affects them, too.
Caregivers who participate in VA’s Caregiver Support Program tell us that the program has helped them feel more confident in their role, that it has made them even more proficient in supporting the Veteran they care for in treatment and rehabilitation.
To learn more about the VA Caregiver Support Program, visit the Caregiver Website or call the Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274. You can also contact your local Caregiver Support Coordinator located at every VA medi-cal center across the United States.

Please pass on this important information about hepatitis C with Veterans you interface with on a daily basis. We have the latest treatment options available for Veterans that essentially cure the disease. Your help with sharing this information would be greatly appreciated. For additional information, please contact me. 
To read a Bay Pines Veteran's success story with hepatitis treatment, visit: 
(O) (727) 398-6661, EXT. 15031 | (M) (727) 798-1531 | (F) (727) 398-9442

The Sun City Center Lions Club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the Sandpiper Grille, 1702 South Pebble Beach Boulevard.  Meeting begins at 11:00 a.m.  For more information please contact President Gloria Rodzielowicz - 419-4187 or the McGovern's - 633-4202.
The Lions get questions as to where someone may drop off used eyeglasses.  Here is an up-to-date list of where used eyeglasses may be dropped off in the Sun City Center area.  Eyeglasses are sorted, cleaned, refurbished, and distributed to those in need, after a proper eye exam.
Angel's Attic -- 1424 East College Avenue, Ruskin, FL
Aston Gardens at Sun City Center -- 2421 Emerald Lakes Drive, Sun City Center
Aston Gardens at Courtyards -- 1311 Aston Gardens Court, Sun City Center
Boggs Jewelers -- 4852 Sun City Center Boulevard (King's Crossing Shopping Center), Sun City Center
Coastal Eye Institute -- 1515 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center
Elks Lodge -- 1630 South US Highway 41, Ruskin
Eye Associates of SCC -- 3884 Sun City Center Boulevard (next to Burger King, Sun City Center
Freedom Plaza -- 813 Freedom Plaza Circle, Sun City Center
Kauffman Eye Institute - Just Specs -- 4002 Sun City Center Boulevard, Suite 103, Sun City Center
Optimart -- 3830 Sun City Center Boulevard, #E1, Sun City Center
Plaza Barber Shop -- 908 North Pebble Beach Boulevard, Sun City Center
Publix, 4854 Sun City Center Boulevard, Sun City Center
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Drive, Sun City Center
Sam's Club, 10385 Big Bend Road, Riverview, FL
SCC Cataract & Eye Center, 1701 Rickenbacker Drive, #102, Sun City Center 
SCC Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center
SCC Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center
SCC Library, 916 North Pebble Beach Boulevard, Sun City Center
SCC Security Patrol, 1225 North Pebble Beach Boulevard, Sun City Center
Sunhill Optical, 1647 Sun City Center Plaza, Suite 103, Sun City Center
Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center
Walmart, 4928 Route 674, Wimauma, FL
Winn-Dixie, 4445 Sun City Center Boulevard, Sun City Center

SHINE provides free, unbiased and confidential counseling through a dedicated network of volunteers, empowering Florida seniors to make informed decisions.  We help older adults and individuals with disabilities, including their caregivers and loved ones, with Medicare through education, counseling, and assistance.  The SHINE Program is operated locally through the Senior Connection Center, the local Aging and Disability Resource Center in our community. Call 1-800-96-ELDER or visit for more information.

The Caregiver Symposium for Brain Health, sponsored by Sun Towers Retirement Community has now been uploaded to the Caregiver Collaberation Channel for you to view. Use this link to youtube: 

The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center Updates Times of Services:
9:00 AM Traditional Service, Sanctuary
10:00 AM Contemporary Service, Life Enrichment Center
11:00 AM Traditional Service, Sanctuary
4:00 PM Hispanic Service, Life Enrichment Center
FREE Service right before Nursery Available for all services…

SCC Lamplighters: There is a new group in town and I couldn’t be happier to wish them success in a project that epitomizes the spirit of the Sun City Center lifestyle. They call themselves the SCC Lamplighters and their goal is to make Sun City Center a safer and brighter place to live. If your street lamp at the foot of your driveway is burned out, they will come and replace it!  There is no charge for their labor; if the homeowner can pay for a replacement bulb, they will ask you to do so, but if you cannot pay for it, they will supply it at no cost. How wonderful it would be to look down a street in Sun City Center and see those quiet lights at every driveway.  Sound good?  Call 813-505-5927 and they will make an appointment to come to your home to replace the bulb.  

From John Bowker and worthy of sharing: There is a club in town I have never helped publicize.  Back some 5 years ago a group of people who love to fish found each other and organized a monthly schedule of meetings.  They often have guest speakers, fish fries twice a year (yes, their own fish!), along with trips out into the salt water and to the Skyway Fishing Pier and more. More information at:   Their webpage is   or you can call Bob Preston at 813-404-5507. 

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The Disabled American Veterans, DAV Chapter 110 of Sun City Center has two main services or programs.  
One is to provide no cost transportation to ambulatory veterans who have medical appointments at the James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa.  Transportation is provided up to five days a week depending upon the veterans’ needs.  The other service is to provide veterans or their spouses/families with information on services and benefits that they may be eligible for.  That service includes the filing or assistance with filing the various VA claim forms, as well as helping them navigate the VA system.  The Chapter Service Officers are available from 10AM to 2PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  To make an appointment, call 813-331-3871.  Walk-ins are welcome.  We are located at 1002 Cherry Hills Drive.  If you need a ride to the James A. Haley VA Hospital, please call 813-642-0302 a week before you need a ride to ensure a seat on the van.  The van starts its pick-up service about 6:45AM and usually returns to Sun City Center between 11:30-12:30.  When scheduling your appointments at the hospital let your scheduler know that you are riding the DAV van and they will try to schedule your appointment so that you may avail yourself of the van service. DAV van (drivers and dispatchers) and Chapter Service Officers staff are all volunteers with no charges to the veterans.  Monetary donations and volunteer help are always welcome and greatly appreciated.  Everything received goes 100% to support the two DAV programs mentioned above in Sun City Center.  

Hillsborough County residents can receive free one-on-one financial guidance on basic personal finance topics from Florida Master Money Mentors. Mentors can meet with you here in town at a convenient time for you to provide guidance on how to develop a spending and savings plan, manage debt, build a good credit history, and achieve financial goals. The mentor will provide continued guidance for as long as you need to learn the basics of financial management.  Any Hillsborough County resident interested in meeting with a Florida Master Money Mentor can call Lisa Leslie at (813) 744-5519, ext. 54143. 

The Community Association is providing space for the SENIORS vs CRIME Organization as they are losing their present location. They will be relocating to 940-D Cherry Hills Drive. (Pelican Room - former Photo Club Room) in the Old Town Hall Building. SENIORS vs CRIME is an advocate organization supported by the Florida Attorney General to protect seniors. They work closely work with our Resource Deputy and the HCSO. They provide a tremendous service to our community.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM For Those in Need of Financial Assistance
Did you know that the St. Vincent de Paul Society offers assistance to those in our community who have fallen on difficult times? Every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are on hand to help those who are in need of financial assistance. All information is kept confidential. For more information, please call (813) 385-6110. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Boulevard in Sun City Center. For more information on our parish community, please visit:

PICKLEBALL - easy to play, quick to learn, and lots of fun for all ages. Sun City Center Pickleball Club welcomes everyone interested in playing. Courts are located behind the Community Hall in the Sun City Center Sports Complex off of South Pebble Beach Blvd. Those interested in learning can check the court bulletin boards for who to contact about lessons. You must be a current member of the Community Association to play on the courts. However, becoming a member in the SCC Pickleball Club provides you with full benefits including many fun-filled social events, lively tournament play, and members-only court time. Learn more about SCC Pickleball Club through our website SCC Pickleball Club Home Page

Have you been paying premiums for long term care coverage and are not sure if you qualify for benefits based on the verbiage in your policy? Would you like it translated?  If you have a copy of your policy and would like to have a skilled Attorney review it on your behalf, don’t wait… Contact:  Steven M. Dunn, P.A. 1135 Kane Concourse, 5th Floor. Miami, Florida 33154. (O) 305-868-1400 - (F) 305-868-1409 - (Toll Free) 1-888-576-9076

Need resources in South Shore? Visit The South Shore Coalition For Mental Health and Aging's Community Resource Guide at:

AMAZON Funding for the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging! Just visit Once there, chose: South Shore Coalition For Mental Health & Aging Inc, Location: Sun City Ctr, FL and this organization will receive a .05% of the sale from your purchase! Thank you for your help! 

Have You Heard? SouthShore has its own radio station! WPHX 101.9 "The Phoenix" The Firehouse Cultural Center is excited to announce a brand new project that promises to bring an innovative sound to SouthShore-WPHX 101.9 FM radio! We’ve completed installation of our antennae that broadcasts a signal throughout the community, and can even be heard as far as the Skyway Bridge. WPHX is in the formative stages of becoming one of the only local, listener-supported radio stations in the country that is connected to a cultural center. The Phoenix will provide a variety of arts, music, education and information programming to connect our community. We need your input and ideas! You can also follow our Facebook page, or sign up to receive station updates at Tune in to 101.9 FM and hear the sounds of SouthShore! Firehouse Cultural Center | 813-645-7651 | 

If so, contact Seniors VS Crimes at 813-634-8666. Seniors VS Crimes is a special project of the Florida Attorney General’s Office. There is NO COST to use this service. Staffed by volunteers. Call for more information or to make an appointment.


Kittie Corral's Featured Kittie of the Month is "Buddy"
Buddy is a Lilac Seal Point Siamese mix who was rescued from severely abusive circumstances.  He has been examined, vetted, and neutered and is STRICTLY an INSIDE kittie.  Please call for details on our Senior Specials and details to adopt Buddy.  You can also visit our website at

Ensure a Continued Safe and Loving Environment for Your Pet When You Are Gone!  Pets play an important role in our daily lives, keeping us company and giving us unconditional love. But, as we age, many of us believe that there always is a tomorrow - that we will be able to care for ourselves and our beloved pets. We assume that neighbors, family or friends will step up to the plate to care for our pets should we be unable to do so. However, in the confusion that accompanies a person’s unexpected illness, accident or death, pets may be overlooked.  The best way to assure that your wishes regarding the future care of your pets are fulfilled is to draw up a formal written arrangement, such as a will, trust or bequest, that specifically states the individual care needed for each animal. Seek out the advice and help of a professional who can assist in the preparation of legal documents.  Cat Depot has made a commitment to assist responsible pet owners with a plan that will honor their cats for life. Bequests have been made to Cat Depot, and relinquished cats have been adopted into alternate loving environments. Pet owners can feel confident knowing that the felines they love will be taken care of well after they are gone.  For more information about the Lifetime Care Program, please call (941) 366-2404. 8/13/18

Cat Lovers Club of SCC needs help to Fill the Tuna Chest. Please help fill the hearts of struggling seniors, disabled and low-income pet owners with a donation of wet & dry cat food, kitty treats and kitty litter. Cat Lovers Club donations are accepted at the following locations: Boggs Jewelers, and Sun City Center Security Patrol. If you prefer, you can make a cash donation directly to “Feed the Tuna Chest”. Please send your donation to Cat Lovers Club, PO Box 5772, Sun City Center, FL 33571-5772 and mark your donation “Feed the Tuna Chest” fund or go to our website for more information. As always thank you for your donation and for thinking of the cats.  1/25/18

Feline Folks is a group of caring volunteers having taken on the charge of the community cats of Kings Point, the Towers and other locations around Sun City Center. Daily, the group feeds the cats, assures they are spayed/neutered, and receive proper medical treatments. These efforts requires volunteers to: Feeders, training, food and support are provided free of charge. Transporters to drive the cats to Tampa for medical care. To learn more about this, contact, visit our web site  1/25/18

FUR-EVER HOMES NEEDED – if you are thinking of adding a fur member to your family, please consider adopting one of the precious dogs/cats from CARE. The shelter is open Tues – Sat from 10am – 3pm. Thank you for your support. The shelter is located minutes from our community at 1528 27th St. S.E.., Ruskin, FL 33570. (813) 645-2273 - 3/30/17

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT C.A.R.E.S. ~ C.A.R.E. our local animal rescue in Ruskin is looking for volunteers and donations. C.A.R.E. is a no-kill, volunteer run, animal shelter for neglected, abused and unwanted cats and dogs in Ruskin. Volunteers are always needed at the shelter - the hours are (mornings) 7:00 am - 11:30 am or (afternoons) 11:30 am - 3:30 pm and any combination of hours in-between. Our "animal volunteers" perform a multitude of tasks throughout their day to help with finding all of our animals a forever home. Volunteers are needed seven days per week rain or shine all year long. If you have any availability, please visit the CARE website to learn more about how to submit your volunteer application 

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