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WEB SITES and EMAILS

Art Club's web site: www.artclubofscc.org

Bill and Phyllis Hodges – what’s happening in our community videos: http://www.hodgesvideos.com/

Camp Bayou Buzzzzz: http://campbayou.org/

ClubLink - Golf , Clubhouse & Recreation Memberships: http://www.clublink.ca or call 813-633-1015 x115

Community Association’s Monthly Newspaper online: http://www.suncitycenter.org/

Compare Hospitals: http://hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/GFWC SCC Woman’s Club: http://www.sccwomansclub.org/

Elks Club 813.645.2089

John Bowker’s web site: http://www.mysuncitycenter.org/

Kings Point Chorus: http://www.kpchorus.org

Kings Point Monthly Newspaper online: http://www.newsofkingspoint.com/

Minibus Travel club Events.  For Schedule, Sold Out, or Cancelled: http://www.sccminibus.org/

Project Lifesaver Call 211

RADIO STATION FM 96.3 - Sun City Center's own radio show live online! http://wscqfm.com and click on Listen Live! Old Time Radio Classics featuring old radio programs from the 30s to the 60s.

Recycling Hillsborough County: www.HillsboroughCounty.org/Recycling

SCC FREE Ads and Events online: http://www.suncitycenteradsandevents.com/ or Email: sccfreeads@tampabay.rr.com 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: http://www.mentalhealthandaging.org/ Resource Guide: https://issuu.com/timescreative/docs/southshore_com_resource?e=10555583/42988429

SouthShore Library: http://www.southshorefriends.com/

Sun City Center Charitable Foundation: www.charitablefoundationscc.org

Sun City Center’s Facebook page of events: Friends of Sun City Center https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Sun-City-Center-Florida-207242151604/

Sun City Center Emergency Squad: http://sccems.com

Sun City Center Hearing Loss Association Chapter: www.hla-scc.com

Sun City Center's Men's Club: http://www.sccmensclub.org

Sun Towers Retirement Community: www.suntowersretirement.com or call 813-634-3347

The Hope Fund’s website: www.the-hope-fund.org.

The Irish Connection Club: www.sccirishconnection.com

United Community Church College, SCC Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/4LIFELEARNING?ref=hl

United Community Church and Church College to benefit, please click the “Amazon Smile” symbol at the bottom of the Church’s webpage www.uccsuncitycenter.org. or go directly to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-1161580.

VA HOSPTIAL FREE VAN TRIPS: Call 642-0302

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 www.hostmtb.org

Military retirees may join the TRICARE For Life mailing list at http://www.hostmtb.org/tfl.html

Military retirees\veterans may join the Retiree-Veterans mailing list at http://www.hostmtb.org/retvet.html

Military retiree\veterans events schedule at http://www.hostmtb.org/RADs_and_Other_Retiree-Veterans_Events.html

EMPLOYMENT AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
 

HELP WANTED - Looking for experienced legal assistant/paralegal with background in Florida probate. Hours are flexible and hourly rate commensurate with skill set. Office is in Sun City Center. Please email resume to Trisinc@aol.com


Apollo Beach law firm seeks full or part time legal secretary/paralegal. Must have very good keyboarding/word processing skills, knowledge of legal practices, legal terminology, docketing, calendaring, scheduling hearings, e-filing and formats for legal documents. Focus is on probate, estate planning and real property with some litigation. Minimum 2 years experience required. Send resume to damon@glisson1.net with “resume” in the tag line. 


Are you a retired CPA with construction experience that would be interested in a part-time job assisting our small business? If so, please call Charlotte at 813-633-0866, to discuss. If you need to leave a message, your call will be returned promptly.


Sales Coordinator at Little Harbor Resort Needed 
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Handles all administrative duties required by the Sales managers in order to provide superior services to our guests. Has a passion for hospitality sales and service and looking to grow career within Sales and Marketing department. 
Contact Information: Little Harbor Resort, 536 Bahia Beach Blvd, Ruskin, FL 33570. (813) 922-6167 jrosales@littleharborflorida.com, http://staylittleharbor.com 


Custodian : ****NEW EMAIL ADDRESS*** Immediate Opening for Part Time custodian for Janitorial / Maintenance duties in Sun City Center. The ideal candidate will bring to the organization, dedication, self-management, organizational skills and will be able to both accept direction and take initiative to work independently. Must be a team player and be able to effectively communicate in writing, verbally and via email in a professional and courteous manner. Job responsibilities include open & close the premises, vacuuming, mopping, high and low dusting, restroom cleaning and trash/debris removal, minor maintenance and other duties as assigned. Must be a very detail-oriented person. Previous experience in janitorial work a plus. Must be willing to work some weekends. Must be able to pass a routine criminal/background check including drug test. References will be contacted. All workers must have a neat appearance, and most importantly, be honest, dependable and punctual. Non-smoker preferred. Please email resume with cover letter stating why you would be the ideal candidate to: jgdiehl48@gmail.com


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. 


DOG WALKERS NEEDED
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: allpawsjustj@yahoo.com 


Seeking a part-time employee for an Apollo Beach small business.  The position will NOT be full time.  Position requires a person who is very detailed oriented, computer literate, who can multi-task and be patient with customers.  Currently, the position is for 16 hrs, 8 hrs Thursdays and Fridays.  Please send email with resume to cms33572@aol.com


Kelly Educational Staffing needs your expertise! Looking for a meaningful way to spend your day? We are looking for outstanding individuals to bring knowledge into the classrooms of Hillsborough County. Being a Substitute Teacher allows for flexible schedules that you create and is a great way to stay active! If you have a minimum of 30 college credits or higher and are looking for some adventure, please call us at 813-519-5999, option 4.


RESIDENT COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About People)



STAYING HYDRATED CAN HELP YOU AVOID A FALL!
It’s almost summertime when the heat and humidity really zap the energy out of us. It’s very important to stay hydrated for many reasons when it gets hot, but one important reason is that it can reduce your risk of falling. It becomes even more important as we age because our sense of thirst diminishes as we get older. We no longer sense how thirsty we are until we are at a critical point.  It’s an unfortunate part of aging that some of our senses diminish or decrease as we age. We probably notice our vision getting worse, especially if we get our eyes checked regularly. It generally becomes obvious, at least to those who love us, that our hearing isn’t what it used to be.  But there isn’t much that tells us that our “thirst meter” isn’t functioning as well as it should. Let me explain why this is important. Water makes up a large percentage of our body. It’s necessary to keep our “engine” running smoothly. If you think of your body as you would your car – the food you eat is the fuel – the gasoline. But the water you drink is like the oil that’s necessary to make all the parts of the engine work smoothly without friction. All of the organs in your body need water to fully function as they should.  But also remember this – your blood volume is primarily determined by the amount of fluid you drink. And when you don’t drink enough water, you blood volume can become too low and your blood pressure may also drop, which leads to dizziness – which frequently leads to a fall.  I think many people understand that water retention can increase blood pressure, especially those who have heart failure. Their doctors may put them on a prescription diuretic or restricted fluid intake diet. If this is the case for you, then make sure you get all the fluids you are allowed, but stay within those restrictions. And tell your doctor of any dizziness you feel, especially upon standing. This is often a sign that you may be dehydrated.  
Here are a few other tips to help you determine if you need to drink more water:
• Your urine is a dark yellow – it should be a pale yellow color, not concentrated. Vitamins and other medications may change the color, also.
• Your skin becomes less resilient: if you pinch the back of your hand and hold the fold of skin between your fingers for several seconds, it should relax in place quickly when you release. If it takes several seconds to “go flat,” you are may be dehydrated.
• Mental or physical fatigue: even slight dehydration can cause a healthy person fatigue. But it can make a healthy senior appear very confused, and sometimes cause a misdiagnosis of dementia if they are taken to the hospital.
Here are a few other tips to “keep your engine running smoothly!” Milk, juice and water all count fully in your daily water intake. You should aim for 5 to 7 eight ounce glasses  per day (unless told otherwise by your doctor.) Caffeinated drinks – coffee, tea and sodas – also count. Recent revisions in nutrition guides now allow and count caffeinated drinks towards your fluid intake goal. Decaffeinated drinks count the same as water or milk. Remember it’s summertime and the heat’s been brutal thus far! Make sure you drink enough fluids to stay healthy-- heat exhaustion and heat stroke hit everyone hard during the summer time, but particularly affect seniors. Have a nice glass of ice water and make a toast to good health!  Robin Watt, EMT, Sun City Emergency Squad, Sun City Center Fall Prevention Coalition.


WANT A $$$DISCOUNT WHEN MOVING TO INDEPENDENT OR ASSISTED LIVING?
You may be causing yourself to lose out on a potential incentive! Did you know website services such as "A Place for Mom", "Caring.com", "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: http://www.tampabay.com/news/military/veterans/Sun-City-Center-veteran-finds-honor-in-remembrance_168539486 


WANT YOUR HOA TO RECEIVE $5,000 GRANT TO IMPROVE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? 
Hillsborough county is offering grants:
Things to Consider
We urge neighborhood leaders to think creatively when brainstorming about projects and types of community involvement. The review committee favors applications with matching funds or that involve other forms of leveraged community support.  
The following types of projects will be favorably considered:
Children's programs (e.g., neighborhood-operated programs that benefit children within the association)
Neighborhood identity (e.g., brochures, signs, festivals, and education of neighborhood history)
Neighborhood leadership training and development
Start-up funds for specific neighborhood projects (e.g., newsletters, Internet sites)
Crime Watch (e.g., communication systems with law enforcement)
Publicity of special events (e.g., community cleanups)
Beautification (we will only consider Florida-Friendly planting)
Social events that bring neighbors together (block party, youth event, art, holiday party)
For more info: http://hcflgov.net/en/residents/property-owners-and-renters/homeowners-and-neighborhoods/action-folder/apply-for-neighborhood-mini-grant 


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 - Rhonda33569@verizob.net
Larry Tennant - 813-938-5369 - email  larrytennant@live.com


PEACE OF MIND HOME WATCH  Shan Henderson (813) 724-4949  Have peace of mind knowing your home will be regularly inspected, inside & out, while you are away.  Many extra services available for absentee home owners.  INSURED, REGISTERED & BBB ACCREDITED


The Nearly New Shop begins the summer schedule on Saturday, June 2. Sales will be on Saturdays only from 8 AM - Noon. The Nearly New is located in the Sun City Center Plaza behind the Bon Worth store. Donations can be delivered to the shop as usual 8AM-3PM Monday-Friday. Please consider volunteering a few hours a week at the Nearly New Shop.


The Deputy Sheriff’s office is closed but the Deputy, Jeff Merry, is still very active in town.  Jeff’s associate, Debbie, who had been managing that office, found the long commute from her home each day just too much and the County Sheriff’s Office found her another site similar to ours just a few miles from her home so she jumped at it.  Replacements for Debbie have been interviewed so we expect to see the office reopened shortly.  Meantime, if you need to speak with the Deputy, call 813-242-5515


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 www.floridashine.org.


SUN CITY CENTER WOMAN'S CLUB NEW MEMBERS
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 sumrluv21@aol.com 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 our mental health volunteer Karla Shuman founder of Guidance On All Levels-GOALS at goalevels@gmail.com. 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).


COMMUNITY CHURCH COLLEGE ANNOUNCEMENT
There will be no open Registration Day for the Fall 2018 Semester.  The college will have a new registration process this fall for Classes and Trips. Trips and Limited classes (Classes indicated by an *after class name) will be sold on a first come basis by date ordered.  We cannot guarantee additional buses for Trips or class sizes based on the Instructor’s requirements.  Depending on waiting list numbers, we will attempt to make every effort not to disappoint anyone.  If you are placed on a waiting list, you will be notified and your money will be refunded if your order cannot be processed.  Registration process will begin when trips/classes are announced via the college email blasts, catalog or local media: 
Mail Order Forms will be available on the website. http://www.4lifelearning.org/mail-order-forms.html - Forms are available at the college office and in a clear plastic container outside the college office. Catalogs will be available approximately 9-1-2018. There will be a mail order form in the back of catalog. If possible, please make a copy of your receipt prior to mailing or returning your form. Website: You can order classes and trips using a credit card. For credit card orders, you will receive a receipt from PayPal. Due to limited staff at the college, we request using the above process.  College Staff are always available to answer your questions and assist you with forms. Questions can be answered and email can be provided on http://www.4lifelearning.org/contact.html or calling 813-634-8607 


PHOTOS FROM GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT'S VISIT HONORING OUR VETERANS
To view photos, just copy this link and paste into your browser: https://flgov.smugmug.com/GovernorRickScott/January-2018/1-23-2018-Sun-City-Veterans-Medal-Ceremony 


Ray’s baseball tickets for veterans.
Free Rays Baseball at the Tropicana in St. Petersburg. As a vet you are eligible for two free Tampa Bay Rays tickets for Seven selected Monday night home games  plus three more bonus games as part of their Salute to Service. It's fun and they are good seats --usually on the Third Base Line not too far back. Here's the website to sign up  https://www.mlb.com/rays/tickets/specials/military. Check it out!


Poll: Would you use the services of a Senior Day Care Facility located nearby?
Preventing Caregiver Burnout: Proposed Adult Day Care Center Seeks Information from the Public (“Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion”—WebMD) SUN CITY CENTER, Jan. 29—Two Sun City Center residents have been trying to get a senior adult day care center started in the area. They need to know how many people would use this non-profit Center. Marcia Doscher, a retired teacher and geriatric social worker and currently a vol-unteer Ombudsman for the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs and her part-ner, long-time Sun City Center resident and newspaperman, Bob Black have been re-searching the project and the need for close to two years. “This program is for the caregiver as much as it is for the loved one,” Doscher explains. “If the caregiver does not get some relief on a regular basis from caring for an Alzheimer’s or dementia patient, that caregiver is at risk for major physical and men-tal decline before the patient.” Doscher says, “We know, according to state regulations, we would have to hire professionals and we know we need 45 square feet of space for every client. And, this would not be a free service. Chances are the costs would be $10 to $12 an hour with veterans getting major assistance from the Veteran’s Administration.” “We have talked with Hillsborough County which used to have a specialized sen-ior day care center in Ruskin which has been closed. The County has four other senior care centers, one in Brandon, one in Plant City and two in Tampa and it is not planning to open any others,” Doscher said. Last year, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, South Shore Council, fol-lowing a survey done by the University of South Florida, issued a report saying, “A clear need was expressed to establish an adult day care facility to support caregivers. Such a facility would include respite services along with programs and activities suitable to those residents who might become ‘shut-in’ or isolated from the community…” “Everyone we have talked to,” says Doscher, “Hillsborough County, Sun City Center Community Association, Kings Point and various churches—tell us we need an estimate of how many people would use this Center.” “If you are a caregiver please let us know if you would use the Center,” Doscher said. To provide us with a quick tally, please complete the simple poll below. For more details, call Doscher at 813-469-5768 or email her at marciadoscher36@gmail.com or Bob Black, 813-633-1101 or email him at rgblack@verizon.net.


Important Request:
Are you a senior resident of South County and want your voice to be heard? Hillsborough County’s Department of Aging Services is mobilizing committed and involved persons to discuss older adult specific concerns. Have a say in issues which impact older adults in South County by joining this active, grassroots group which would meet quarterly at various locations in South County. Attend meetings with guest speakers from the County or other agencies; attend and or present at quarterly Aging Council meetings; and be a liaison to the Aging Council who are appointed by the County Commissioners. Use this platform to influence change and create awareness of the challenges faced by older adults in South County. Interested?  Contact, Kimberley Trusty-Doughty, General Manager, Aging Services at 813-744-5867 or doughtyk@hillsboroughcounty.org


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. 


SUPPORT THE EMERGENCY SQUAD!
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! 


FASTER VA CLAIMS DECISIONS!
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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/drc.asp. 


It’s time to ensure you are prepared to file for all Florida homestead exemptions for which you qualify.
The exemption listed below is very often not known or is misunderstood. Other than the exemption granted Florida veterans with a permanent and total disability, this is the most valuable exemption. If you qualify start now to obtain the requisite letter from the VA. Florida Statutes 196.082 – Discounts for disabled veterans Current as of: 2016 - Check for updates - Other versions (1) Each veteran who is age 65 or older and is partially or totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property that the veteran owns and resides in if:
(a) The disability was combat-related; and
(b) The veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. 
(2) The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteran’s permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. (3) To qualify for the discount granted under this section, an applicant
must submit to the county property appraiser by March 1:
(a) An official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs which states the percentage of the veteran’s service-connected disability and evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat-related;
(b) A copy of the veteran’s honorable discharge; and
(c) Proof of age as of January 1 of the year to which the discount will apply.
Go to: http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=371864#{"issue_id":371864,"page":0} pages 9-10 for a discussion on Florida’s Veteran Tax Exemptions.


NEW WHEELCHAIR VAN FOR THE SQUAD! Interfaith Council Provides Grant for Purchase of New Wheelchair Van for the Emergency Squad. Since 1971, The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center has assisted the people of Sun City Center.  In order to achieve their plan to raise funds, they established the Nearly New Shop.  As the community grew, they relocated the Shop from Wimauma to Sun City Center.  All houses of worship are eligible to join the Interfaith Council which has grown to nine churches through 2015. The Emergency Squad is most appreciative of the Interfaith Council in their assistance with a $10,000 grant toward the purchase of a 2017 Ford Transit Van equipped as a wheelchair van that enables the squad to transport wheel-chair bound residents of Sun City Center to their medical appointments at no cost to the resident.  A resident only needs to telephone the squad to arrange an appointment for this service. 


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 HCFLGov.net/Veterans, or call (813) 635-8316. Disabled Veterans can reach our local DAV at 633-0346.


THE SALVATION ARMY DONATION BOX 
Drug and alcohol abuse affects everyone in our community. The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARCs) form the largest network of rehabilitation programs in the nation, helping men and women overcome these serious life problems. The Salvation Army ARC in Tampa operates a 163-bed, six to twelve month program at no cost to participants. We generate all operating funds through the resale of donated items in our five Salvation Army Tampa Family Stores, including the Brandon Family Store on Adamo Drive. Critical to the ARC's success are neighborhood Donation Boxes. We need locations with good public visibility and convenient access. These serve as spots for people to bring donations of gently-used clothing and small household goods. In addition, they help increase local traffic for area businesses and promote their community support to recycle. The Donation Box is approximately 6’5” tall and 4’8” wide which would require one outside parking space. If you can establish one of the Donation Boxes at your place of business, be assured there is a no risk guarantee. Please try us out, and, if you experience any problems, you can ask us to remove promptly the Donation Box. To order a Donation Box to help repair broken lives, call Richard Hodder at 813-972-0471 x59079.


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: https://www.baypines.va.gov/BAYPINES/features/20161012.asp 
JASON W. DANGEL
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER (00PA), U.S. ARMY VETERAN
BAY PINES VA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (516)
(O) (727) 398-6661, EXT. 15031 | (M) (727) 798-1531 | (F) (727) 398-9442
WWW.BAYPINES.VA.GOV | WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/VABAYPINES | WWW.TWITTER.COM/VABAYPINES


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 www.floridashine.org 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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSVQ1vPPk_mTW5gZCXYnv0A 


EMERGING CRIME INFORMATION: DECEPTION BUGLARIES
Deception burglaries and home improvement scams occur year-round, but are known to increase when the weather gets warmer. These criminals are on the move and typically travel together in pairs.  They will pose as utility workers, contractors, landscapers, or any other profession that commonly deals with homes.   One suspect will distract the homeowner, while the other suspect secretly enters the home to search for valuables and cash.  You can stay ahead of the scam by following these simple tips:
Be aware of strangers coming to your door to offer home repairs or lawn maintenance
Avoid letting strangers inside your home to conduct security or utility inspections
Ask to see employment verification and credentials for anyone claiming to be with a local utility company
Be leery of maintenance visits that you did not previously schedule  


The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center Updates Times of Services:
8:00 AM Contemporary Service, Life Enrichment Center
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:  castawayanglersFL@gmail.com   Their webpage is www.castawayanglersclubfl.org   or you can call Bob Preston at 813-404-5507. 


NEED A LICENSED CONTRACTOR?
Permit Reports: https://webapps.hillsboroughcounty.org/pgm/resources/onlineservices/permits/
Contractor Licensing - Hillsborough County: https://webapps.hillsboroughcounty.org/pgm/resources/onlineservices/contractors/
Contractor Licensing: https://www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp
Proof of Coverage: https://apps8.fldfs.com/proofofcoverage/Search.aspx


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. 


SENIORS vs CRIME
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: www.popcc.org


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: https://issuu.com/timescreative/docs/2016_southshore


AMAZON Funding for the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging! Just visit http://smile.amazon.com/ 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, www.facebook.com/wphx1019 or sign up to receive station updates at www.wphx1019.org. Tune in to 101.9 FM and hear the sounds of SouthShore! Firehouse Cultural Center | 813-645-7651 info@firehouseculturalcenter.org | www.firehouseculturalcenter.org 


Community Church College Email Notifications - The Community Church College (www.4lifelearning.org), 1501 La Jolla Ave, Sun City Center, Florida, has begun a new service for our community.  In our efforts to make everyone aware of the college activities, class schedules and trips, we have started a college email lists. The email list is only used for college purposes. All emails will have the recipients email in the blind copy address, so no one sees anyone else’s email address.  To be added, send your email to communitychurchcollege@gmail.com. Any time you wish to unsubscribe to our mailings there will be an unsubscribe link in the emails.


HAVE YOU BEEN SCAMMED? HAVE FAULTY HOME REPAIRS? BEEN TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF?
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.



FURRY COMPANION COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About Pets)


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 email Shelley Thayer, Executive Director, or call (941) 366-2404. 


CAT CARE when owners are away/traveling. Basic visit: $10 Kings Point, $15 Sun City Center. Bonded & insured. Call 813-633-6183 or go to www.catcomfortscc.com 9/25/17


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 www.CatLoversClub.org 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 info@felinefolks.us, visit our web site www.felinefolks.us.  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 http://www.careshelter.org/Volunteers to learn more about how to submit your volunteer application - 3/30/17






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