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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

United Community Church and Church College to benefit, please click the “Amazon Smile” symbol at the bottom of the Church’s webpage or go directly to


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. Dave Weber, Chapter 787 Vietnam Veterans of America. 813-215-2486 we are a 501 Tax deductible charity

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


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 <>

Residential Cleaner Riverview, FL
Full-time, Part-time, Salary: $10.00 to $14.00 /hour. If you love to clean and have fun doing it we want you on our crew! Locally owned company is expanding and we are looking for only the best cleaners! This position is m-f but we also offer the option to work weekends to earn even more!  Now accepting applications for individuals with the following 
*smart phone
*takes pride in your work
*drug free
*clean background check
*availability between 830-500 m-f one Saturday / month part time also available
*house cleaning experience
 Jennifer at 

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 

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.

Part Time help wanted: RN for Case Management for Developmentally Delayed Female with Cerebral Palsy in my Riverview (Summerfield) home.  Flexible hours/days can work a minimum of 2 to 10 hours per week. Supervising CNAs, Creating Plan of Care, doctors orders, teaching, oversee medical treatment monitor equipment, etc.  Must have active Florida License and be able to pass Background Check through APD and AHCA.  Perfect for retiree who wants to keep her hand in medical field or as a second job.  Call Tina at 813 965 1146

Part Time teacher/Activities person wanted to work with Developmentally Delayed Female with Cerebral Palsy in my Riverview (Summerfield) home.  Flexible days 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM 2 to 3 days per week.  Would like Arts/Crafts, Reading, ADLs, even light baking projects.  Perfect for Retiree or part time workers.  Must be able to pass Background check through APD and AHCA.  Call Tina 813-965-1146

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: 


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AARP SEEKING VOLUNTEERS - RESPONSIBILITIES: Actively organize, promote and conduct AARP Smart Driver classrooms. Conduct at least 3 classroom courses annually . Experience teaching, facilitating and public speaking. Training provided for more info go to

The Sun City Center Woman's Club, Inc. Arts and Crafts Committee lead by Karen Wilkinson is making no sew blankets for the Hospice House in Sun City Center. They continue making heart pillows for several medical facilities in our area and seat belt covers for the cancer center. They also made Valentines to be given to Sun City Center Meals on Wheels recipients for February.  If you live in Sun City Center or Kings Point, please join the Sun City Center Woman's Club, Inc. to have fun and help us do good things for our community and surrounding areas.  Contact Membership Chair Linda Raymond at or call 813-331-3108 for more information.

Do you have hearing aids that no longer work? DON'T THROW THEM OUT! Lyle Watson, along with the Sun City Center Men's Club is helping under privileged children and adults receive recycled hearing aids. If you have good batteries and old hearing aids that are working or not, please drrop them off into a Sertoma Florida Speech and Hearing Foundation canister stationed at several locations around Sun City Center. Canisters are blue and white with the picture of a little girl. 
Recepticals are at several locations near you:
Sun Towers Retirement Community (mail room)
SCC Chamber of Commerce
Southshore United Church of Christ
Boggs Jewelry
SCC Funerral Home
Reedmer Lutheran Church
Aston Gardens
Aston Gardens North
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
Freedom Plaza
Karen's Style/Roy's Barber
Sun City Center Library
Eye Associates 
If you have questions or would like to host a receptical at your place of business, please call Lyle at 813-633-9096. 

Reaching Out to Long-Term Care Residents
Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has advocate positions available in the Hillsborough and Manatee areas. Volunteers visit with residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult-family care homes to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect. Training and certification are provided and volunteers participate in council meetings, administrative assessments and complaint resolution in facilities.
Candidates need to:
Enjoy working with seniors and those with disabilities
Plan to volunteer 20 hours a month
Pass a background check (paid for by the Program)
Complete certification training
Communicate well
Attend a monthly meeting
If you would like to become an ombudsman and make a difference in your community, visit, search for us on Facebook or call 1-888-831-0404.

VOLUNTEER TUTORS URGENTLY NEEDED AT RUSKIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Ruskin Elementary School needs volunteers who are willing to spend an hour or more each week helping young children develop reading and/or math skills.  Prior teaching experience is not necessary.   If you are interested in volunteering and want more information, contact either: Maureen Long 813-767-5416 - Barbara Silver 301-509-8032 - 

Bi-lingual English-Creole volunteer needed for Wimauma Senior Center. We are looking for volunteer that will come 2x a week to help translate for one of our new clients. For more information and eligibility requirements please email  or apply online at: 

Collaborative Labs at St. Petersburg College, specializes in the design, facilitation and documentation of highly interactive and dynamic strategic planning sessions that can be completed in only six hours! Serving private companies, non-profits, associations, governmental and regional entities, the engaging process enables maximum participation to identify areas of consensus on a shared strategic vision and priorities. Our unique approach incorporates interactive technology, strength-based techniques, and real-time documentation to develop an actionable plan that produces tangible results. We carefully analyze each client’s needs and goals, then synthesize our findings into a custom solution that ensures consensus, team building and accountability.   Call Laurie Hill at 727-424-3429 to schedule a VIP Tour and receive a free ½ day rental of our Beach Lab!  

ECHO in need of volunteers
The Emergency Care Help Organization in Brandon is opening a new facility in Riverview in September to improve their service to South County families in need of assistance. They are in need of volunteers to assist in providing food, clothing, and other supplies to families that have experienced a sudden life-altering event. If you have 3 or 5 hours, or an entire day or two that you might enjoy helping, please call (813)685-0935

Volunteers Needed at South Bay Hospital - Sun City Center, Florida - - (August 17, 2018)—South Bay Hospital is seeking volunteers for several highly visible patient experience positions throughout the hospital. If you have the desire to help others, the ability to provide exceptional service and can offer courteous communication skills, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Volunteers are needed on weekdays and hours are flexible. Customer experience is a plus. Patient experience training, background screening and orientation will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering at South Bay Hospital, please call 813-634-0187. For more information about South Bay Hospital, please call 813-634-0496 or visit 


The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. The Florida Aquarium is recruiting volunteers to assist guests at the Cownose Cove touch pool at the Manatee Viewing Center. These volunteers will receive excellent training about customer service, as well as the natural history of the animals who live in the habitat. We are hosting several information sessions about our Cownose Cove Volunteer Program at the main Aquarium in downtown Tampa, now through the month of September (Sept 4 at 6:00 p.m.; Sept 8 at 4:00 p.m.; Sept 18 at 6:00 p.m.). For more information, please contact Rebecca Hughes,, 813-367-4075.

The Sun City Center Woman's Club, Inc. meets the 3rd Thursday from September thru May at Sun City Center Community Hall, 1009 South Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center.  The social hour starts at 11:00 a.m. with a meeting, catered lunch and program to follow. The Sun City Center Woman's Club, Inc. Arts and Crafts Committee led by Sally-Anne Barclay made 537 heart pillows for the patients at South Bay Hospital, Sun Towers, Lifepath Hospice House, and a local Cardiology center. Last year they created over 1,500 pillows bringing comfort and a smile to those who received them.For further information about the Sun City Center Woman's Club, Inc., contact Membership Chair Linda Raymond at or call 813-331-3108.

Looking for ways to support young people that don’t pose transportation or scheduling hassles? We’ve got you covered. Here are 10 ways to volunteer virtually while using your experience and wisdom to help kids thrive. 
1.Help aspiring college students through the entire college admissions and financial aid application process. To become a Strive for College volunteer, you simply need to create a profile on Strive’s site, complete a background check ($40) and do a one-hour training before being connected with students interested in your support. Over 90 percent of students with Strive mentors go to a four-year institution, many being the first in their family to attend college, usually with little or no debt. Read Karen’s story. 
2.Become an online volunteer for the United Nations and use your skills for global good. They have a great online portal that allows you to search for opportunities by area (research, teaching, writing, outreach and advocacy, etc.) and join the more than 12,000 online volunteers that support them each year. Search current opportunities and see if anything sparks your interest — many of the posts listed touch on issues impacting children and youth. 
3.Provide support via text to young people in crisis by becoming a volunteer with Crisis Text Line. Volunteers commit to 200 total hours, serving a recommended 4 hours/week, and undergo a six-week, 34-hour training program to ensure they feel fully prepared to deal with issues such as self-harm, suicide, depression, bullying, and gender/sexual identity. If you’ve personally overcome mental health challenges in your own life, this virtual volunteer opportunity could be the perfect way to pass it on. Read Rainy’s story. 
4.E-mentor a high-school student from a low-income community and help close the opportunity gap with iCouldBe. Students select their mentors based on the mentor’s professional experience and what the student is interested in learning more about. The mentors go through a training and then begin supporting their student through iCouldBe’s online platform for one hour per week. The focus can be on academic success strategies, career exploration, and post-secondary educational exploration and planning. 
5.Volunteer with the American Red Cross remotely in a variety of ways. You can become a digital advocate, following Red Cross on social media, engaging in conversations and helping to spread their messages to your friends, followers and community. You can start an online fundraising campaign or use your communications skills to assist the fundraising team as they research, write and execute grants. You can also work with individuals, groups and companies to recruit blood donors and promote blood drives. Learn more here. 
6.Fight childhood hunger with Feed the Children by becoming a policy advocate, using your voice to ensure policy makers hear what’s needed to defeat hunger. Stay informed on key legislative issues and get the tools you need to effectively contact your legislators here. And if you have a unique way you’d like to use your experience to be of help, email and explain your idea. 
7.Ease an international student’s transition to America and help them improve their conversational English through weekly mentoring via video chat with Table Wisdom. This St. Louis-based social enterprise has already matched more than 90 mature adults with young people born abroad (recent immigrants and international students) and they’re currently getting ready to make many more matches beginning in the fall of 2018. It’s a great opportunity to learn about a different culture and make a new friend. Read Rey’s story. 
8.Answer phones for a suicide prevention hotline by contacting your local crisis center (scroll down to search by zip code) or learn more about how you can help someone in your life who might be in crisis by using these #BeThe1To5 action steps. You can also spread awareness of mental health issues every September, which is National Suicide Prevention Month, and encourage those in your community to donate to mental health causes. 
9.Generate additional income as an online tutor with If you have a background as a teacher, professor, adjunct, PhD student, or industry professional and want to use your areas of expertise to help students learn, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Every tutor is vetted through a rigorous screening process with subject exams, mock tutoring sessions, mentor review and third-party background check. Students range from kindergarten through college to adult learners. 
10.Provide positive encouragement to children and support their natural curiosity by joining the Granny Cloud, an online learning environment that helps children living below the poverty line in India to learn basic English and make the most of their access to the internet. While based on the ‘grandmother approach’ to emphasizes the warm, encouraging nature of the interaction, men are also welcome to join and “The Grannies” include volunteers from all walks of life. Many have retired and are passionate about working with children.

Feline Folks is a 501©3, 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.

The Mary Petro Fund provides financial assistance and referral information to many of our low income senior residents in Sun City Center who need assistance with purchasing food and medicine or have other related quality of life needs.  We are located at 1501 LaJolla Ave in the SouthShore United Church of Christ building on the corner of LaJolla and North Pebble Beach.  If you can spare four hours per month we would love to have your help.  We are open every Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 2pm and our team of two volunteers meet, greet and assist your neighbors in need.  You can set your own schedule.  Why not visit us and see how we help others?  Please call 813-634-8306 for more information.

Volunteers are needed at the Nearly New Shop in the Sun City Center Plaza. This time of year with Sno-Birds leaving and vacations more frequent the Nearly New Shop becomes understaffed. Needed are willing workers who can put in 3 hours or more a week helping with the necessary chores and duties that make the Nearly New a successful endeavor. Interested parties can call 813-642-9099 or go to the shop which is in the rear of the Sun City Center Plaza behind the Bon Worth store. The Nearly New Shop is a project of the Sun City Center Interfaith Social Action Council and raises funds through the sale of donated goods. The shop is open for sales from 8AM - Noon on Saturdays during the summer months. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8AM - 3PM for donations.   

Volunteers are needed to assist us with the operation of our van that transports local Veterans to and from the James Haley VA Medical Center.  We need volunteers with basic telephone and computer skills to receive and process requests for rides from Veterans in the Sun City Center/Ruskin area.  The work would be carried out in your home using our telephone but your computer.  Dispatchers complete basic Excel forms and place them in the van for use by our drivers.    For more detailed information, please contact Stu Swayze, Transportation Coordinator, DAV, Chapter 110, Sun City Center. Tel: 813-642-0302. 

Volunteer tutors are needed to assist kindergarten and 1st grade students with reading at Ruskin and Wimauma Elementary Schools! PCAT Literacy Ministries, is a non-profit after-school literacy program. Our students are recommended into our programs by their teachers, as they are at risk of school failure. Without additional assistance, they might not be promoted to the next grade. Children who are not reading properly by third grade, experience poor grades and tend to drop out of High School, a situation that is magnified by poverty.  Please consider joining our after-school literacy programs at either Ruskin or Wimauma Elementary Schools.  Schedule:  Mondays-Thursdays, either from 3;00 - 4:00 or 4:00 - 5:00.  All we ask is one hour a week of your time! Contact:  Christene Worley, or 813 598-2103

NEEDED: Want to help prevent Human Trafficking of children?  ARTREACH is a program for Middle School students (those at highest risk of being trafficked) to learn about all forms of human trafficking; then collaborate to create artistic messages to teach others.  Volunteers are needed to work together with students for five 2-hour sessions, discussing what they learned and how to express it in art, writings, or skits for students to share with their peers.  Art will be displayed at school and in public places.  Call June Wallace 813-419-4053.

Community heroes needed!!! Many Floridians find the Medicare system to be daunting and there are millions of individuals who need guidance to understand their options. By volunteering for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs' SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program, you'll gain the ability to change lives for the better by empowering older adults and individuals with disabilities to be confident and in control of their health care choices. In addition to serving members in your community, the invaluable knowledge and experience you gain with SHINE can be beneficial for you, your friends and loved ones. To find out more, please visit or call 813-740-3888 and ask to speak with Kyrie-Leigh Chambliss, the SHINE Liaison. 

Have time & talent to spare? Volunteers needed at Firehouse Cultural Center! Donate your time & talent for Events or Office Support. Call the Firehouse Cultural Center and ask for Frances 813-645-7651 

Opportunity! Receive the reward of helping your neighbor with as little as 5 hours per week. Need something rewarding to occupy your time? Visit the Sun City Center Emergency Squad today. Learn about the different ways you can contribute! Medical background is not a requirement. Like to cook? Enjoy puttering around the house with projects? Knowledgeable about vehicle maintenance? Want to wash an Emergency Vehicle or greet new faces as a Receptionist? Have computer knowledge that you would like to share? These are all opportunities for you to contribute to “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”.  For more info, call 813-633-1411 today and ask for Marilyn Navaro or email 

VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR HELP WITH SPECIAL EVENTS AT MARY & MARTHA HOUSE. Calling all year-round and seasonal residents. Looking for a place to volunteer your skills and talents?  Come help us out right here in Ruskin at Mary and Martha House. We are especially looking for volunteers with Event Planning experience to help the agency with its fund-raising efforts.   If you have experience with non-profit organizations as a Team Leader, Fund-raiser or Event Planner please consider joining our volunteers.  Mary & Martha House provides emergency and transitional housing and support services to homeless women, victims of domestic violence and their dependent children and serves all of  Hillsborough County. We encourage and help them to realize that their life is not over, it has just begun. The need is great and we cannot do this without the help of the community.  Please consider donating your time to help support our mission. For more information on volunteering call 645-7874 or visit our website at

Volunteer Opportunity: Recording Secretary for the Charitable Foundation - Want to be a SCC volunteer with minimal time commitment?  Here is a “ground floor” opportunity to have a positive impact for the residents of  SCC — for the following prestigious, not-for-profit SCC organization; meets locally, once a month, third Monday at Sun Towers Retirement Community from  2-3:30; responsible for taking minutes of monthly Board meeting;  Call Paul Wheat at 813-634-7777 to learn more and to apply. 

We are looking for volunteers who have a penchant for mental health/brain issues and are interested in: participating in the South Shore or Tampa NAMI advisory board which meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in the Royal room of the atrium in Sun City Center. Legislative advocacy on mental health/brain issues. Being trained to answer our Resource and Referral line, being trained to be a member of our Speakers Bureau to talk about NAMI and mental health issues to houses of worship and other community groups, helping to develop our County Walk/Strut for this coming October, office help. Our training for the Speakers bureau and the Resource and Referral line will be monthly. If you have any interest please call 914-469-2323 or 813-634-6747 Karen. 

Love the outdoors? Love interacting with kids? Love spreading knowledge and skills to others? Then you might just love volunteering at Camp Bayou! Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center is currently seeking additional instructors for our K-12 Nature Programs. Training provided. Volunteers are mainly needed Thursday and Friday, from 10 to noon, throughout the year. Call 813-641-8545 or email for more information. A volunteer form can be downloaded from

Volunteers needed to assist the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging. If you possess clerical skills and want to contribute to a great organization, please contact Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990

Our Lady’s Pantry - Can you help feed our neighbors? By sharing your time? “It requires a considerable effort to run Our Lady's Pantry," says Anita Bullaro, co-director of Our Lady’s Pantry, along with her husband Tom. "We could never do this work without our many helpers. Volunteers come when they can, and leave whenever they wish. No formal commitment is required. If you would like some more information about helping out, just stop in some Tuesday, Friday, or Saturday morning.” You can find us immediately south of Sun City Center Blvd., on U.S. Highway 301, in Wimauma. We are in back of the classroom building on the far right-hand corner of the Mission Center. We welcome donations of unexpired, non-perishable, nutritious food. Kindly bring your donations to the Pantry whenever it is open. "Every little bit helps," says Anita. We purchase most of our food for $.18 a pound at Feeding America, a regional food bank in Tampa Bay. Feeding America, however, supports more than 100 other food pantries in Central Florida. Sometimes there's not enough food to go around. On those occasions, we must purchase food at current market prices, considerably draining our resources. If you can help, kindly send a check to Our Lady’s Pantry — Food, c/o Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Migrant Mission, 16650 U.S. Highway South; Wimauma, Fl. 33598. Thank you for your help. 


Saturday and Evening Mammogram Appointments Now Available! Now you can conveniently schedule your mammogram at our Center for Breast Health on Evenings and Saturdays!!!
Call 866-463-7002 to schedule today.  
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
2nd Monday of every month - 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
4th Saturday of every month - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
4016 Sun City Center Blvd. • Sun City Center, FL 33573 - • (866) 463-7002

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
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).

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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 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.


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 at to learn more about how to submit your volunteer application - 3/30/17

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