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CORONAVIRUS UPDATES


REOPENING FLORIDA (PHASE ONE)
Governor DeSantis unveiled his "Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step." plan to reopen Florida.
PHASE ONE includes:
Schools continue distance learning
Visitors may not enter nursing homes and long-term care facilities
Elective surgeries can resume at facilities that meet certain conditions
Restaurants may offer outdoor seating and indoor seating at 25% of building capacity
Restaurants must adopt appropriate social distancing measures
In-store retail businesses are allowed to operate at 25% occupancy and must abide by Centers for Disease Control and Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety guidelines.
Barbershop and Cosmetology Salons, such as hair and nail salons that follow the safety and mandatory restrictions as added by Governor's Executive Order 20-120
WHAT REMAINS CLOSED
Bars
Pubs
Nightclubs
Gyms and fitness centers
Sports venues and movie theaters


SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Vulnerable individuals should avoid close contact with people outside the home. The CDC recommends continuing social distancing while in public, avoiding groups of 10 or larger and using face coverings in public when you can’t maintain 6 feet away from others.
REDUCE YOUR RISK
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and toss used paper towels in the trash.
Wash after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Wash after touching someone.
If you don’t have soap and water, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol.
Cough and sneeze into your bent elbow or a tissue. Throw used tissues in the trash.
Health officials are recommending people wear a cloth face covering to cover their nose and mouth when in community settings. 


SUN CITY CENTER COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION - WHAT'S NEW WITH THE CA?
UPDATED - To include Basketball & Volleyball
With the stay at home order being lifted, the Board has developed a phase-in reopening plan for the facilities. 
Phase One will include the reopening of all outdoor activities listed below up to a fifty percent capacity.  
This opening will be for Community Association Members, and KP Gold Card and Freedom Plaza Card holders only. No guests will be allowed at this time.  It is recommended that you wear masks, use hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes and practice safe sanitary procedures when using the facilities as well as follow safe distancing practices. We will take all the necessary steps to sanitize outdoor facilities periodically throughout the day. We will monitor the use of facilities and advise when we feel it is safe to implement the next phase of reopening indoor space. Please note that you will be using the outdoor facilities at your own risk. If you are feeling ill or have been in a virus exposed area please refrain from using the facilities. Please govern yourself accordingly.
Phase One:
All outdoor activities can resume with up to fifty percent capacity with the practices of social distancing.  
Basketball
Volleyball
Pickleball
Tennis
Softball
Archery
Dog Park
Horseshoes
Shuffleboard
Lawn Bowling
Tillers and Toilers
Walking Trails
Outdoor Pool/Spa Area for swimming only no club usage (Community Association and Freedom Plaza card holders only)
Outdoor Pool Usage: The outdoor pool will be open 7:30am to 7pm. We have come up with a two hour window for usage sessions. One and a half hours for usage and then closing for 30 minutes for sanitizing and cleaning. Everyone must leave the pool area for the cleaning and sanitizing. This will revolve throughout the day with six sessions for your use. We have the capacity for 37 people at each session.  We ask that you please leave all pool noodles, weights,  etc. at home. You must have your current CA Membership Badge to enter.


TESTING
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No Money, No Insurance for COVID-19 Testing? No Worries; Hillsborough Public Sites are Free!
Hillsborough County has significantly expanded its free point-in-time COVID-19 testing. Any resident who wants to be tested – including people who do not have symptoms – can request an appointment. EPG members learned Monday that while some private providers are offering the tests for no cost up front, they are billing the patient’s insurance company. That’s not the case for any of the tests conducted at the four public testing sites. Call (813) 272-5900 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to make a reservation.


RESOURCES FOOD:



Finding Food Funds Low? Here’s Where to Find Help
Food Assistance for Seniors – Hillsborough County residents age 60 and older can apply for food assistance through Hillsborough County Aging Services. There is no income requirement to participate in the federally-funded program. For more information on receiving meals and to apply, call (813) 272-5250.



FOOD DELIVERY
EVERY TUESDAY FOOD DELIVERY FOR FAMILIES IN NEED - The American Ideals Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) entity, located at 1501 La Jolla Avenue (SouthShore United Church of Christ building) is partnering with Feeding Tampa Bay, also a 501(c)(3) organization to provide prepared meals to Sun City Center and neighboring communities.  Beginning Tuesday, April 21, and continuing every Tuesday thereafter (unless noted), prepared food will be delivered to this location and be available for distribution.  Pre-registration is necessary.  Call: (813) 770-4842 to reserve the number of meals you need.  You will be contacted with the time your meals will be ready.  The (AIF) is helping to bring a little bit of hope while observing social distancing.  For more information about this local organization, please see:  https://www.aif501c3.org/the-flash.


RESOURCES FOR PETS:


VETERINARY SERVICES DURING CORONAVIRUS THREAT:
As the reduction in community services starts to affect our daily lives, GMFC (Global Military Family Coalition, Inc.) thought it would be helpful to provide you information and resources on health-related topics that might be concerning you or your families. Families come in all shapes and sizes and many of you have furry, feathered, or scaled members that you consider parts of your family. 
1. Your pet is likely enjoying all the additional time you’re spending at home! Are you worried about how COVID-19 may affect them? The CDC has no evidence that your pets can carry or spread the disease but check out these CDC pages that should answer all your questions:
a. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/animals.html or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#COVID19animals
2. Even if you’re in in a “stay at home” status, veterinary services are still available across the country. Most vet clinics are asking clients to stay in their vehicles while their animals are examined or treated, and many request that you postpone elective procedures such as spays, neuters, and dental cleanings to conserve PPE (gowns, masks, gloves) for the human hospitals. Call your veterinarian if your animal is sick, needs emergency assistance, prescription refills, or your animal is due for vaccines.
a. DoD Veterinary Treatment Facilities are open but are prioritizing services to ensure the health of military working dogs to maintain readiness. Care to privately owned animals will be prioritized based on availability and need. It is recommended that you call first.
3. Lastly, if you’re lonely, this is a great time to adopt or foster a pet. Many animal shelters are full and less traffic means more vulnerable animals so ask your local shelter if you’re interested in temporary foster or adoption. Please only do so if you can continue to care for your new addition once your life returns to normal.
a. https://humanesocietytampa.org/fostering/ 813.774.4346
b. www.animalluvrs.org
If there are topics you would GMFC like us to present, or if you have any feedback at all, please feel free to post them on our Facebook page or send them to info@globalmilitaryfamilycoalition.ngo
Jean Bennett Stratis, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Global Military Family Coalition, Inc.


RESOURCES STRESS AND ANXIETY:


TELEHEALTH AT BRANDON MENTAL HEALTH 
Now offering Telehealth to new and existing clients! Brandon Mental Health provides an essential service and is continuing office appointments with recommended precautions to protect our patients and their health from the COVID-19 virus. If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or feel you might be contagious, please stay at home and call us at 813-315-8648 to reschedule. For office appointments, we will maintain the recommended social distance during all interactions. Please wait in your car and your therapist will text or call you when they are ready for you to come to their office. https://brandonmentalhealth.com/


TELEHEALTH: CALL GRACEPOINT
Adult Crisis: 813-272-2958
Children's Crisis: 813-272-2882
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay: 813-264-9955


TELEBEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Welcome to the 21st Century
Telebehavioral health, or telehealth, is the latest innovative platform in mental health services. Thera-link, one of the top telehealth providers, is the venue that the Marriage and Family Training Center utilizes to meet the needs of its clients. This platform is HIPAA compliant, confidential, and safe. The Marriage and Family Training Center's founder, William R. Cruz, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Florida. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Cruz provides individual, couple, family and group counseling. For more information and to book an appointment, go to www.mftcfl.com.


TELE-THERAPY
Edmond Dubreuil LCSW, from the Community Mental Wellness Center, Sun City Center. I would like to inform you due to the Corona Virus I now offer tele-conferencing sessions from the safety  of your home. This service is approved by your insurance provider. If you need support during these trying time please contact me and we can set up an appointment. If you are interested please call or text my at 813-777-9777 or email me at edubreuil @tampabay.rr.com.   


24 HOUR HELP LINE OFFERED BY CIGNA
Cigna is also providing free resources for all customers, clients and communities to support them during these times of high stress and anxiety. The company has opened a 24-hour toll-free help line (1-866-912-1687) to connect people directly with qualified clinicians who can provide support and guidance. Additionally, the company will offer a webinar to the general public raising awareness about tools and techniques for stress management and building resiliency, along with the ability to join telephonic mindfulness sessions. More Information can be found at www.cigna.com.  "Anxiety is understandably high as we are learning more about the spread of this disease," said Douglas Nemecek, M.D., Cigna's chief medical officer for behavioral health. "Aligned to our focus on whole-person health, we are expanding behavioral support and resources for everyone – whether they are Cigna customers or not – to help everyone stay resilient during this critical time. 


FEELING STRESSED DURING THIS TIME OF ISOLATION? WANT SOMEONE TO TALK TO?
It’s common to feel stressed or anxious during these challenging times. Many people are experiencing increased levels of stress, fear and anxiety. The need for social distancing makes it harder to access our normal social supports. Being in contact with people who can relate to your experiences is comforting. Centerstone’s CareLine can help you learn about coping skills, find resources, and feel supported. If you or someone you know needs to talk, the team at Centerstone is available to help. 24/7 CareLine - 941-782-4300 #CstoneNeverQuits


RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:



HELP FOR HELPING!
If you are part of a non-profit organization helping seniors in Sun City Center, there are funds available to assist you.
The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay wants to know how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting our Sun City Center nonprofits and matching donors with those financial needs. To share your need or to contribute, go to www.cftampabay.org/response


SAFETY AND SCAMS TO BE AWARE OF:


REMINDER, DUE TO AN INCREASED NUMBER OF THEFTS, SCC residents are asked to keep their garage doors secured, to lock their car and house doors and make sure personal items are out of sight.


AVOIDING CORONAVIRUS SCAMS FROM THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU:
https://www.bbb.org/council/coronavirus/


SCAMS AGAINST VETERANS - There have been reports of individuals fraudulently posing as VA employees and who are contacting patients in an attempt to collect medical supplies and equipment, particularly items used for personal protection like rubber gloves and masks.  
VA would NEVER contact patients and ask them to return supplies and equipment after issuance of such items. If you or a Veteran you know are being targeted by this type of fraudulent activity, please contact the VA Office of the Inspector General.  You can submit a complaint 24/7 by visiting www.va.gov/oig/hotline. You can also report concerns via telephone by calling 1-800-488-8244, on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m


CSO Community Resource Officer Deputy Jeff Merry who continues to be watching over the safety of our Sun City Center residents.  He has asked that the following scams be communicated with your staff, clients & patients:
1. Phone calls about the stimulus checks in an attempt to get the victim's bank account information.  It begins by saying they are the Treasury and they need to direct deposit the money.  
2. There are people going door to door claiming to be with Homeland Security and offering at-home testing.  This is a Medicare scam and the cons charge Medicare thousands of dollars for non existing Medicare services.  


SOMETHING TO DO WHILE SAFER-AT-HOME:


FROM THE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER: Until We Can Be Together
Write your experiences, your feelings to purge your COVID stress. Please send your poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction to our new on-line Creative Writing Project - The Covid-19 Pandemic. 
We believe writing helps us cope with stress, improves our mental and our physical health, and benefits both the reader and the writer through  sharing of thoughts--fearful and funny.   The on-going crisis we are currently experiencing will pass, but for now we hope you will use this outlet to get your creative juices flowing. 
So here are a few ground rules: 
1.  Submit your work to:  info@firehouseculturalcenter.org
2.  There are no word limits, but the topic must be Covid-19 related.
3.  Editing will be limited, but gratuitously colorful language will of necessity be deleted. 
The prompt to get you started is:  How I Feel about Covid-19. Editor: Ann Mohin is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, poet & playwright.  Her play, The Farm She Was, was adapted from her New York Times Notable Book &  produced at The Palace Theater in Hamilton, NY. In Washington D.C. was a publishing editor for ten years. Who divides her time between upstate New York & Florida.


VETERANS INFO AND RESOURCES:


VETERANS UPDATE FOR SOHI/Riverview Clinic patients
From George Denby Section Chief SOHI Clinic in an update to Bill Hodges:
So far, SOHI is still open for appointments, but no one under 18 can enter the building and patients can only have one escort with them
Many of our services have stopped right now, -NO Audiology, NO Podiatry, NO Pulmonary unless scheduled or CPAP issue, NO Prosthetics, 
We have sent all of our Volunteer staff home until further notice. There are many more updates and they are changing by the minute.
God speed and be careful,
George L. Denby, Jr
Section Chief (HAS)
South Hillsborough (SOHI) VA Clinic


NO PLACE TO GO? HOW ABOUT A RADIO SHOW?


INSTRUCTIONS: HOW TO LISTEN TO VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW: HOW TO LISTEN TO A PODCAST – VETERANS CORNER RADIO PROGRAMS.
WHEN USING AN ANDRIOD PHONE OR TABLET(ANYTHING OTHER THAN IPHONE)
1. Go to the Google Play Store in your Apps, Type in to the search bar (small magnifying glass) Google Podcasts. When it comes up click on it and then install.
2. Once Google Podcasts is open on the search bar, search for Veterans Corner Radio.
3. When Veterans Corner Radio comes up in the search click on it.
4. Once it is on your screen click on the subscribe button and it will notify you of any new shows.
5. While there click on one of the shows and start listening.
WHEN USING AN IPHONE OR APPLE  TABLET
1. Apple products come preloaded with the podcast button. It is purple and looks like a bullseye and is in your apps.
2. Click on the button and a search page will appear. 
3. Type in Veterans Corner Radio and it will bring the podcast back to you. Click on the Veterans Corner Radio logo.
4. Once it is on your screen click on the subscribe button and it will notify you of any new shows.
5. While there click on one of the shows and start listening. (Send comments to Bill@billhodges.com)

CALENDAR OF EVENTS DURING COVID-19 SAFER-AT-HOME:



MON. MAY 11 - EMERGENCY SQUAD OF SUN CITY CENTER MONTHLY UPDATE
Would you like to know what’s happening at the Squad?  Be sure to sign up to receive their new monthly publication, out later this month. . Please email Robin Watt to be added to the list of recipients at PR@scc-ems.us 


MON. MAY 11 - AARP FLORIDA WELLNESS MONDAYS! MEDITATION SERIES
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Virtual Event Online. Contact: AARP FL -  Email: VRasmussen@aarp.org. As part of AARP South Florida's Wellness Mondays. We will host a four, part 30-minute, online sessions that introduce mindfulness-based practices and easily accessible techniques. This is part 2. But dont worry if you missed the first one. These session are designed for anyone to join in! While the specifics of each session may adjust to accommodate feedback, the general structure and subject matter will be as follows: 
May 11 - Session 2 - The power of perspective 
May 18 - Session 3 - Habits, consumption and balance 
May 25 - Session 4 - Moving forward and continuation of practice 
All sessions begin at 1:00 p.m. Please be sure to register by visiting AARP: https://local.aarp.org/aarp-event/aarp-florida-wellness-mondays-meditation-series-part-2-051120-d4nw22tpf43.html Once registered, a link will be shared on the day of event for you to log in. 


EVERY TUESDAY FOOD DELIVERY FOR FAMILIES IN NEED
The American Ideals Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) entity, located at 1501 La Jolla Avenue (SouthShore United Church of Christ building) is partnering with Feeding Tampa Bay, also a 501(c)(3) organization to provide prepared meals to Sun City Center and neighboring communities.  Beginning Tuesday, April 21, and continuing every Tuesday thereafter (unless noted), prepared food will be delivered to this location and be available for distribution.  Pre-registration is necessary.  Call: (813) 770-4842 to reserve the number of meals you need.  You will be contacted with the time your meals will be ready.  The (AIF) is helping to bring a little bit of hope while observing social distancing.  For more information about this local organization, please see:  https://www.aif501c3.org/the-flash.


TUE. MAY 12 - AARP FLORIDA COFFEE, CARGIVING AND CONVERSATION: ETHICAL WILLS, FL
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon Virtual Event Online. Contact: AARP FL.  Email: LSpencer@aarp.org. Ethical Wills offer a way to convey to those you love, your life-lessons, values, wisdom and blessings.  During this unprecedented time of staying close to home, you might find creating an ethical will a meaningful way to spend your time.  Learn why and how to gather the information needed to develop your ethical will, hear examples of ethical wills, consider the fundamental questions of who you wish to hear the ethical will, when, and how, and you are well on your way.  Rev. Candace McKibben is the Director of Faith Outreach at Big Bend Hospice where she has served for fifteen years.  She pastors the Tallahassee Fellowship Church and writes a weekly column for the Tallahassee Democrat that appears in the Saturday Faith Section.  She is involved in endeavors to improve our life together as community. To register, visit: https://local.aarp.org/aarp-event/aarp-fl-coffee-caregiving-and-conversation-ethical-wills-fl-51220-wnnff3flths.html 


THU. MAY 12 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m. WSCO FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest:  Dr. Charles Slonim, Chief of Ophthalmology James A Haley VA Hospital.  Dr. Slonim as Chief of Ophthalmology (Part 1) at James A Haley Veterans Hospital is responsible for one of the largest and busiest optical centers in the world. In this program he gives us an overview of some of the things they offer along with recent changes that have added to the effectiveness of this great facility.  If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station's web site on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (www.WSCOFM.com) and click on "LISTEN LIVE"


THU. MAY 14 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m. WSCO FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest:  Kelly Kowall President & Founder, My Warriors Place.  Kelly Kowall is a Gold Star mother and when she lost her son in combat she took it upon herself to make a safe place for returning veterans and their families. Hear how she got started and how you can help with this mission. There are a lot of veterans help organizations but few like My Warriors Place. Not one person get paid for working there, everyone is a volunteer and 96 to 98% of all donations go directly to help the vets. That is phenomenal. Listen in.  If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station's web site on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (www.WSCOFM.com) and click on "LISTEN LIVE"


THU. MAY 14 - PREPARE TO CARE: UNDERSTANDING THE COST OF CAREGIVING - AARP VIRTUAL EVENT ONLINE
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. online. If you had to suddenly care for a loved one, would you be ready?  You never know when you could find yourself in charge of a loved one’s care. Hear the story of Jessica Allen, who suddenly became a caregiver when her husband lost his legs in Afghanistan. Learn how to find the resources you need to prepare yourself financially and legally when it comes to health, housing and the future. You can also hear some insights on to keep from feeling overwhelmed during this time of isolation. Register by visiting: https://local.aarp.org/aarp-event/prepare-to-care-understanding-the-cost-of-caregiving-7p-et-or-7p-pt-68np3wb4hyh.html 


SUN. MAY 17 - THE OLDIES BUT GOODIES DANCE CLUB
Providing the ban on Community Events has been lifted, at 6:00 p.m. doors will open for members and 6:30 pm. for guests. The band will be playing 7:00- 10:00 p.m. at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.  The cost is free for members and $6.00 per person for guests. No advance ticket is needed, pay at the door but guests not in the CA will need to purchase a $2.00 CA (Community Association) Club Usage Pass prior to the dance. Kings Point residents will need a CA member to sponsor them to get a pass. Out of area guests must be a sponsored by a CA member to purchase a Guest Pass. The CA office is open Mon-Fri 8-3pm and is located at, 1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. SCC, 33573. Guest Passes may be purchased in advance for all OBG dances.  Guests who are in the CA, please bring your CA ID to the dance. The Oldies but Goodies Dance Club will be dancing and enjoying the music of Good Stuff.  Put on your dancing shoes and come join us.  BYOB and snacks, the club will provide ice, water, cups and napkins on each table.  Any questions contact Joanne at 813-728-1147 or email  jjlatenite@aol.com  You may also check out our website : sccoldiesbutgoodiesdanceclub.com or join us on Face Book Https://facebook.com/OldiesButGoodiesDanceClub.


MON. MAY 18 - AARP FLORIDA WELLNESS MONDAYS! MEDITATION SERIES
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Virtual Event Online. Contact: AARP FL -  Email: VRasmussen@aarp.org. As part of AARP South Florida's Wellness Mondays. We will host a four, part 30-minute, online sessions that introduce mindfulness-based practices and easily accessible techniques. This is part 2. But dont worry if you missed the first one. These session are designed for anyone to join in! While the specifics of each session may adjust to accommodate feedback, the general structure and subject matter will be as follows: 
May 18 - Session 3 - Habits, consumption and balance 
May 25 - Session 4 - Moving forward and continuation of practice 
All sessions begin at 1:00 p.m. Please be sure to register by visiting AARP: https://local.aarp.org/aarp-event/aarp-florida-wellness-mondays-meditation-series-part-2-051120-d4nw22tpf43.html Once registered, a link will be shared on the day of event for you to log in. 


MON. MAY 18 - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 BUT WILL BE RESCHEDULED SO STAY TUNED! PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Our speaker this month will be Aida Von Schirach, PharmD, Senior Medical Science Liaison, MSL - Central Region. This presentation describes the symptoms of Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension and non-pharmacological  approaches to help patients with NOH.  Shari Leiterman, Wellness Strategist will be bringing resources for a more vivacious lifestyle. With Holistic Wellness Solutions, Shari is a Plant Based Chef, Coach with Specialized Foods and offers Vegan Consultation. Shari works with clients of all ages and health challenges, taking a Holistic synergistic approach to bringing balance, nutrition and fitness for individuals and groups. Jennipher Lenoir, COTA with Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy Department will be available to address questions and concerns. With the influx of many newly diagnosed group members, the request for seasoned members to assist is needed and appreciated! If you have had success with any treatment you have tried, please come to share! If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group! COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT ENTRANCE For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


TUE. MAY 19 - AARP FLORIDA COFFEE, CAREGIVING & CONVERSATION: Advance Directives; Florida
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon Virtual Event Online. Contact: AARP FL.  Email: LSpencer@aarp.org. Grab a cup of coffee and join us for a weekly webinar to hear from a variety of guest speakers.   This series will bring a different topic each week. We also want to hear from YOU!  During the call, you will be able to connect with others from across the state, let us know what is important to you and what information or resources you might need. Advance Directives by Amanda Singleton, Managing Attorney, Singleton Legal, PLLC. Living will, health care proxy, health care power of attorney – what are all of these and why are they critical for caregivers and families? Join attorney and caregiver advocate Amanda Singleton as she explains advance directives and why they are so important for caregivers. Disclaimer: Consult your financial/tax advisor or lawyer for advice involving your personal situation. To register: https://local.aarp.org/aarp-event/aarp-fl-coffee-caregiving-conversation-advance-directives-florida-51920-p2ngy597vfl.html


TUE. MAY 19 - HLAA SUN CITY CENTER CHAPTER - ASK THE AUDIOLOGIST
12:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to:
Get answers to your questions about your hearing loss, hearing aids or hearing problems
Get a second opinion on a lingering issue
Learn how to get more out of your clinic visits 
Educational & Social Support Webinar Meeting via ZOOM @ www.zoom.us - Join us from home over lunch for a fun, healthy discussion. Dr. DesErmia specializes in diagnostic audiology and the following areas: Hearing Aid Consultations & Fittings, Tinnitus Treatment, Custom Earmolds & Protection,  Accessories, Counseling and Support. She provides full support for Adults & Pediatrics. REGISTER for the FREE online Session at: Debbe.hagner@gmail.com - Add questions for speaker when registering. Session supported by CART (captioning) For Zoom Support, contact Debbe Hagner by Text: 727-271-0770


TUE. MAY 19 -  VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m. WSCO FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest:  Dr. Charles Slonim , Chief of Ophthalmology James A Haley VA Hospital.  Dr. Charles Slonim (Part 2) Dr. Slonim describes the types of eye disease we might as aging vets encounter and their symptoms. The scary part is there may be no symptoms so getting checkups is important. If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station's web site on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (www.WSCOFM.com) and click on "LISTEN LIVE"


WED. MAY 20 - AARP FLORIDA CYBER SECURITY
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Virtual Event Online. Contact: AARP Florida. Email: amatovina@aarp.org. Cyber Security - How to Stay Connected & Protected. Online fraud is a serious and growing threat. The AARP Fraud Watch Network will arm you with the tools you need to spot and avoid online fraud and scams to protect yourself and your family. In this 30- minute session, you’ll learn six steps you can take to keep your information personal and secure when online.  We’ll follow up with 30 minutes of Q&A and encourage participants to share their stories so others know what to watch for. To register: https://local.aarp.org/aarp-event/aarp-fl-cyber-security-fl-052020-r7nxg3kc9hs.html


THU. MAY 21 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m. WSCO FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest:  Suzette Maynard Supervisory Medical Administration Specialist Health Admin. Service James A Haley VA.  Ms. Maynard discusses the readiness of the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and the ways one can still access their services. The corona19 virus has been like the 100 year flood that everyone know might happen at any time but few are prepared for it when it comes. The medical and administrative staff of the VA are ready for the flood and have a variety of protocol in place that you will find interesting. Listen in while she shares those updates. Please keep in mind that all of Mays broadcasts were taped prior to the end of April and the information is subject to change, but this is a start.   If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station's web site on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (www.WSCOFM.com) and click on "LISTEN LIVE"


MON. MAY 25 - CANCELLED - MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
Due to the ongoing pandemic the annual Memorial Day Ceremony, sponsored by the Combined Military Veterans Organizations of Sun City Center, scheduled for May 25th, 2020 at the Kings Point Veterans Theater has been cancelled.  The annual ceremony will be held again next year, May 2021 and the deceased veterans listed for the Living Flag Tribute for both 2020 and 2021 will be remembered.  


MON. MAY 25 - AARP FLORIDA WELLNESS MONDAYS! MEDITATION SERIES
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Virtual Event Online. Contact: AARP FL -  Email: VRasmussen@aarp.org. As part of AARP South Florida's Wellness Mondays. We will host a four, part 30-minute, online sessions that introduce mindfulness-based practices and easily accessible techniques. This is part 2. But dont worry if you missed the first one. These session are designed for anyone to join in! While the specifics of each session may adjust to accommodate feedback, the general structure and subject matter will be as follows: 
May 25 - Session 4 - Moving forward and continuation of practice 
All sessions begin at 1:00 p.m. Please be sure to register by visiting AARP: https://local.aarp.org/aarp-event/aarp-florida-wellness-mondays-meditation-series-part-2-051120-d4nw22tpf43.html Once registered, a link will be shared on the day of event for you to log in. 


TUE. MAY 26 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST- BILL HODGES3:30 p.m. WSCO FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest: Roy Sevalia  Whole Health Services 
James A Haley VA Hospital.  Mr. Sevalia will discuss the VA’s push to keep us healthy rather than reacting to illnesses. In recent years some of the VA Health Services money has been judiciously applied to defeating illness by helping VA patients to make healthy choices and now the program has been extended to the entire family. Tune in to see how this proactive health care program might help you and your spouse.  If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station's web site on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (www.WSCOFM.com) and click on "LISTEN LIVE"


THU. MAY 28 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m. WSCO FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest:  Walt Cawein Chairman Veterans Memorial .  Walt is a veterans advocate in every sense of the word and he was the prime mover in creating our Veterans Memorial. Learn about how the memorial came into existence and how you can honor a vet by becoming part of the project. For those outside of our area that are thinking about creating a memorial in your area this broadcast will give you a multitude of ideas for how you can proceed and create something special.  If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station's web site on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (www.WSCOFM.com) and click on "LISTEN LIVE"


MON. JUN 15 - PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP OF SUN CITY CENTER - MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SCC
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Drive. Join Us for Taking “ON” Parkinson’s Disease, A Live Educational Event. When it comes to living with Parkinson’s disease, knowledge really is power. Attending an event—either in person or online—is a great way to learn more about how you can take on Parkinson’s (while making some friends along the way). 
Learn about Parkinson’s disease and how to manage it from a leading healthcare provider. Explore a treatment option for Parkinson’s. Hear an inspiring story from a person affected by Parkinson’s. Get resources and tools for talking to your doctor.  Connect with others in the Parkinson’s community. We look forward to your participation!  Shari Leiterman, Wellness Strategist will be bringing resources for a more vivacious lifestyle. With Holistic Wellness Solutions, Shari is a Plant Based Chef, Coach with Specialized Foods and offers Vegan Consultation. Shari works with clients of all ages and health challenges, taking a Holistic synergistic approach to bringing balance, nutrition and fitness for individuals and groups. Jennipher Lenoir, COTA with Sun Towers Outpatient Therapy Department will be available to address questions and concerns. With the influx of many newly diagnosed group members, the request for seasoned members to assist is needed and appreciated! If you have had success with any treatment you have tried, please come to share! If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to attend this support group! COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT ENTRANCE For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


SUN. DEC 6 - CAHT - Campaign Against Human Trafficking-SouthShore hosts PARADISE - CARIBBEAN PARTY AND SILENT AUCTION 
3:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Caloosa Golf and Country Club.  Performance by the Orange Blossoms Ukes, great appetizers, and Caribbean dancing and quality, unique items to bid on!  Questions? Please call event co-chairs Robbie Chaplin at 319-360-7025 or Bonnie Doll at 813-812-6355.  CAHT is the south shore’s anti- human trafficking and domestic violence nonprofit, which focuses on education/prevention, victim services, mentoring and scholarship activities for our most vulnerable members in our community.


SAT. DEC 12- SPRING ART & CRAFT FAIR AT ST. ANDREW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for our Spring Art & Craft Fair at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church at 1239 Del Webb W.   Over 40 tables will display wine racks, Quilted purses, sewn items, mosaics, pottery, couch pillows, painted barbeque aprons, painted visors& shoes, & more. Stop in at the bake sale and have a hotdog lunch.