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SOMETHING TO DO EVERY DAY! NEED SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO? HOW ABOUT A CALL FROM A FRIEND?
Seniors in Service offers free TelePals program for area seniors. Imagine living alone and having no one to talk with, no one with whom you can share your thoughts and feelings, no one even to validate your existence. Seniors in Service started a program called TelePals to address these issues by having volunteers call to check in and connect in real time over the phone. “Just having another human being say, ‘Hey, you matter,” can make such a difference for isolated, homebound seniors,” said Robin Ingles, Seniors in Service CEO. “Helping seniors age with dignity, particularly low-income elders, demands urgent attention, and now with COVID-19, it’s even more complex. “It’s easy to underestimate the danger of isolation,” she continued. “Loneliness in seniors eclipses obesity and even smoking in factors contributing to rapid decline”. TelePals was made possible by $20,000 in grants Seniors in Service received from the United Way, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Community Foundation of Pinellas. The new program also got a boost when it promoted a match campaign sponsored by Suncoast Credit Union that brought in an additional $12,000 in public donations. “I got a call from a woman in Sun City Center several years ago who told me her greatest fear was she would pass in the night and no one would know to take care of her dog,” recalled Wilma Norton, vice president of community connections for the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, to illustrate the feelings of those without connection. “Isolation in seniors was already an issue before COVID-19, and the pandemic has compounded it.
“Anything we can do to help combat this issue is incredibly impactful,” she said.
The free program is working. Thus far, about 100 seniors have signed up to receive calls and about 150 volunteers have raised their hands to make calls. Riverview resident Carmen Bennett has been hearing from a woman named Lauren for the past three or four weeks, she said. “I very much appreciate her calling me,” she said. “I just love her. We have very good, two-way conversations.”  Bennett, 79, feels the TelePals program is of great benefit to her. “It helps those of us who live alone to have someone to talk to. I look forward to her call every Tuesday.”  According to the Seniors in Service website, volunteer callers are trained to ask considerate questions, communicate cheerfully about interests, check on the client’s well-being and refer concerns to expert resources. And they often get as much out of it as the people they contact. Ed Datz became a TeleVolunteer five weeks ago and currently has one TeleClient. The retired executive said he volunteered because he wants to spend his time doing things that do some good. “There’s a crisis for seniors in terms of loneliness, alienation and a need to connect,” said Datz, 70. That’s always been true but now more than ever. “I thought, ‘Wow, these people need to be called." The homebound man Datz presently calls is 83 years old. “We just shoot the breeze,” he said. “We talk about his life, his marriage, his kids…things like that. “He’s always so grateful for my call.” Datz said being a TeleVolunteer takes little time and yields big results. “It really does changes lives,” he said. For information on becoming a TeleClient or to sign up as a TeleVolunteer, visit www.telepalnow.org or call Lily Q. at 813-932-5228, ext. 292. A free sex-offender check will be made online by Seniors in Service to protect both parties. Copied from Observer News, written by Lois Kindle


NEARLY NEW STORE OPEN AGAIN! 
Nearly New Store has RE-OPENED! Come Shop!  The Nearly New Store in the Sun City Center Plaza (Behind Bon Worth Store) is now open on Saturdays thru August from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon, and By Appointment (813) 642-9099) as a Personal Shopping Experience (suggested donation of $5.00) on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays for 30-minute periods from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (limit 4 people in the store during one time period).  Newly New has implemented FL and CDC Guideline practices, including cleaning procedures and directional signs and dividers to limit and control the flow of foot traffic on Saturdays.  Our volunteers are wearing face masks and gloves, and hand sanitizer is readily available.  We ask that you wear a face mask to shop and that children remain home.  Small denominations of dollar bills ($20 dollar bills, tens and ones) are welcome in order to quickly complete a transaction.   Cash donations are especially welcome during this special time as the Interfaith Social Action Council of Sun City Center continues to use Nearly New proceeds for 2020 college scholarships and grants for education, health or human services projects.  Thank you for shopping, donating, and supporting Interfaith and its Nearly New Store.  1515A Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center, FL 33573 – (813) 642-9099


TUE.  JUN 30  -  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 veteran’s advocate in every sense of the word. He was the prime mover in creating the SCC Veterans Memorial. Learn 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 who are thinking about creating a memorial in your area, this broadcast will give you a multitude of ideas for how you can proceed to 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"


WED. JUL 1 - AARP FRAUD WATCH: OPERATION PROTECT VETERANS
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Virtual presentaion: Con artists steal billions from Americans every year.  It is especially troublesome when scams target America’s veterans who have served our nation so admirably. That’s why the AARP Fraud Watch Network officially launched Operation Protect Veterans to help you fight back!  We are providing tools and resources to help you spot and avoid scams that target veterans. Our recent research on consumer fraud and military veterans found that not only are veterans explicitly targeted by scams, they fall victim twice as often as the general public.  Join us for a virtual presentation where you will learn helpful tips to better protect your finances, benefits and identity. Pre-registration is required.  A link to the Zoom session will be sent to you by email the morning of the event.  Contact: AARP Florida - Email: amatovina@aarp.org


THU. JUL 2 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m. WSCO FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest: Troy Howell. MD Suicide Prevention. Psychiatric Dept James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. Dr. Howell works every day to stop suicides in our veterans population. I asked him to concentrate on the mental health effects of living with the Corona Virus not only on our vets but also on their families. Even with all of the resources being directed toward the pandemic the psychiatric department at Haley have risen to meet the problem and you will find the ideas he presents very interesting and useful in this time of stress. 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"


TUE. JUL 7 – Pepermint 10 Workshop 
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Virtual - GoToMeeting $5 Members   $10 Non-Members
Pepermint is an alternative to Windows.  This class is for anyone who has Peppermint on their computer and wants to learn of its capabilities.  This class will cover many of its basic features.  Available to CA and KP members only.


TUE. JUL 7 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES 
3:30 p.m. WSCO FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest: James “Bill” Oxford National Commander American Legion.  Commander James Oxford or Bill as he prefers to be called talked about the start of this second hundred years for the American legion. He also talked a little about the golden past of the American Legion but focuses on the bright future he sees for its members. You are going to like this man and enjoy what he has to say. Learn from its leader how the Legion is more relevant than ever and is a driving force for veterans and their families.  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. JUL 8 - HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA – Florida State Association (includes all Chapters including SCC) 
12:30 p.m. Educational Webinar Meeting via ZOOM at www.zoom.us   Your ADA Rights During COVID-19  Speaker: Marc Dubin, Esq. CEO & Founder ADA Expertise  www.ADAExpertise.com  M. Dubin was one of the first attorneys hired by the Justice Dept to enforce the ADA.  He was responsible for many of their major investigations and cases from 1992 to 2005 before founding his company.  Goals: Learn about your communication rights at the hospital, restaurants, salons, and in the community as communication can be more difficult with people wearing masks.  THIS IS a FREE MEETING BUT YOU MUST REGISTER at:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsc0yqqTguEtZlgH8wP07fk1o3Lh0Y30cD  Please include questions for speaker when registering. Session will be supported by CART (Captions).  If you need ASL or other accommodations, contact Debbe Hagner at: Debbe.hagner@gmail.com or by text at: 727-271-0770  


WED. JUL 8 - THE COMPUTER CLUB MONTHLY MEETING - Virtual
7:00 p.m., Phil Sorrentino will present “Music on your computer” where he will discuss digital music and show you how you can convert your music collection, so you can enjoy all those musical memories. The music that you enjoy on your records, tape cassettes and CDs can be converted to .mp3 files that you can play on your computer or smartphone.  The Computer Club Lab is open with limited activities.  Some classes will be held in the lab and some classes will be held as Virtual classes using GoToMeeting teleconferencing software.  Registered students will receive an email with instructions, the day before the class.  Sign up for classes can be done on-line.  Student must be a member in good standing at Sun City Center or Kings Point.  Tuition is payable upon registration.  For additional information email: Pauline Baker, Education Director at paulinebaker864@gmail.com


THU. JUL 9 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES 
3:30 p.m. WSCO FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest: Chad Chronister Sheriff Hillsborough County Florida.  Sheriff Chronister is a trail blazer in the repair of lives corrupted by war. He is deeply committed to helping veterans who come into contact with the law return to being useful citizens. Listen while he shares information on the new veteran’s section of the jail and how it is centered on helping the vet, in conjunction with other agencies, to return to a productive life. 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"


SAT. JUL 11 - CLEAN COMEDY AT THE FIREHOUSE!
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. Tim “The Dairy Farmer”’s CD “Farm Raised” was recorded the last time he was at the Firehouse!  Tim Moffett is an agricultural comedian, speaker and farmer. Tim speaks and performs comedy at agriculture conventions, corporate events and business meetings. He has performed at agribusiness meetings, dealer banquets, agricultural conferences, top producer seminars, farmer appreciations, Cattlemen’s Associations, or any other type of event across the U.S. and Canada. Special Guest BC Murphy, a previous Firehouse performer will be performing as well! Seating is limited. Call the Firehouse for reservations, 813-645-7651.  Become a FCC Member and SAVE!   info@FirehouseCulturalCenter.org


SUN. JUL 12 - THE OLDIES BUT GOODIES DANCE CLUB
The Oldies but Goodies Dance Club has been advised that the Community Hall will not be open for any further OBG dances this year because of COVID 19 virus precautions. The club will carry over all paid 2020 subscriptions into 2021 and will resume dances as soon as it is allowed. 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. JUL 13 - VIRTUAL - EXCEL FOR BEGINNERS
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab  $10 Members   $15 Non-Members
This is an introductory class to Excel.  It begins with definitions and uses in-class activities such as data entry, operators and operations, and cell data manipulations.  The “Introduction to Computers” class is a prerequisite.  Available to CA and KP members only.


TUE. JUL 14 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES 
3:30 p.m. WSCO FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest:  Congressman  Gus Bilirakis, U.S. Representative for Florida's 12th congressional district. Congressman Gus Bilirakis gets things done in Congress because he knows how to build alliances. His efforts for veterans’ issues are legendary. In this broadcast we discuss among other issues funding of HR886 National Veterans Treatment Courts, HR4086 the Burn Pit bill which is so important to the many veterans afflicted with lung problems and other issues relating to their time around burn pits. Another issue near and dear to him is the Adaptive Living bill so important for disabled vets who need assistance in making their homes livable with their afflictions. All in all, lots of great information 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"


FRI. JUL 15 - BUYING A COMPUTER
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Virtual - GoToMeeting - $5 Members   $10 Non-Members
This class will discuss the major components of a computer such as the disk, memory, processor, monitor and software in order to make you an educated computer buyer.  Available to CA and KP members only.


THU. JUL 16 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES 
3:30 p.m. WSCO FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest:  Charlie Brown, President of the Valencia Lakes Veterans Club. How to set up a VA van service. Valencia Lakes is a community in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and they have worked to establish a free van service for veterans who need to go to our VA clinic. Listener will learn what it takes to set up such a van service and for those in the local area they will learn how the service will work and when it will 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"


FRI. JUL 17 - OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET - DISPOSE OF EXPIRED MEDICATIONS
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center. Bring Your EXPIRED or UNUSED MEDICATIONS and HELP SAVE HILLSBOROUGH WATERWAYS
Expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications from households should never be disposed of by flushing them down the toilet or a drain.  Although this method of disposal prevents accidental ingestion, it can cause contamination of Florida’s aquatic environment because wastewater treatment systems are not designed to remove many of these medications.  Florida Dept of Environmental Safety. For more information, please contact Kristi Campbell at Home Instead Senior Care 813-684-1972 


SUN. JUL 19 - GRAMMY NOMINATED SAXOPHONIST RETURNING TO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SUN CITY CENTER
3:00 p.m. at The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. West, where we are proud to welcome back nationally known and Grammy-nominated saxophone artist Eirinn Abu. Eirinn Abu is a gifted soprano saxophone artist in the mold of Kenny G. Yet, he has his own style and endeavors to touch people’s souls with his inspirational music. Abu is a producer and recording artist in his own right, but has shared the recording studio and stage with musical icons such as The Miami Sound Machine and Dolly Parton.  Abu can be heard accompanying Parton on her classic recording of I’ll Always Love You. Abu’s own album,  A Time For Us was a 2015 Grammy nominee for Best Contemporary Instrumental album. Abu will also be playing in the church’s Sunday morning traditional worship services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. While UMCSCC is excited about re-opening for church services, it is aware of safety measures needed to protect people. Concert goers are encouraged to bring and wear masks, and CDC recommended social distancing guidelines will be followed. With that in mind, only the first 175 people will be admitted into the sanctuary, in recognition of a 25% capacity guideline.  A donation of only $10 is requested at the door on the day of the concert.  For additional information about this and other concerts at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, please contact Kevin Goodenow, Concert Series Coordinator, at 813-362-0956.  To learn more about the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, please visit our website at www.sccumc.com. 


MON. JUL 20 - PENDING COVID-19 REGULATION FOR VISITORS IN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES - 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. 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


TUE. JUL 21 & THU. JUL 23 -  Virtual - Android Smartphones & Tablets
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab  $5 Members   $10 Non-Members
This class consists of two sessions, The Device and Apps.  This class will demonstrate how you can use these devices to check your email, share your pictures, watch a movie, and read a book.  Available to CA and KP members only.


TUE. JUL 21 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP SPONSORED BY SUN TOWERS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Now in a virtual format hosted by Aging Care Advocates. Please gather on the phone to talk about your experiences, challenges, and victories. Directions to Join the Call:
Dial Conference Bridge Phone Number: 312-874-7636
At the menu, press 1 to enter the conference.
Enter the access code 01636 then press #
State your name (when prompted)
Katie Colwell Williams, MA, CMC, Director of Advocacy Services, Aging Care Advocates, Inc. Office (813) 246-4120


TUE. JUL 21 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES 
3:30 p.m. WSCO FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest:  Danny Burgess, Dir. of the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs.  Director Danny Burgess is a man who never stops working for veterans. He allowed me to intrude on his Memorial Day family time to record this program. He outlines the new initiatives that his department has instituted and explained how others have been updated. Florida is the most veteran friendly state in the USA and if you will listen in, you will learn why and how important what they offer is to you.   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. JUL 23 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST- BILL HODGES
3:30 p.m. WSCO FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest : William Doc Schmitz veterans Of Foreign Wars (VFW) Commander-in-Chief.  Veterans Of Foreign Wars (VFW) Commander-in-Chief. William J. “Doc” Schmitz takes office during a time of great momentum for the organization, it reached a milestone achievement of more than $8.3 billion in benefits and compensation collected from the VA on behalf of veterans, and fought for the successful passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. Through donations and corporate partnerships, the VFW has also surpassed $11 million in financial grants and $6.5 million in scholarships awarded to veterans, and is celebrating 100 years of its National Veterans Service and National Legislative Service programs which advocate for the best possible quality of life solutions and benefits on behalf of America’s veterans, service members and military families. You are going to enjoy hearing from him and hearing about the next 100 years.  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. JUL 27 - Virtual - Smartphone Special Interest Group (SIG)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab  Free
The topic of each SIG will be decided by the SIG leader and it will typically be based on the prior meeting discussions.  Members are expected to participate in the discussions.  The SIG is only for Computer Club members.  Available to CA and KP members only.


TUE. JUL 28 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES 
3:30 p.m. WSCO FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest: Clara Reynolds CEO of the Crisis Line.  If I asked you to describe what you would get if you dialed 211 on the phone, what would you say? Most people stare at me blankly when I ask that question. 211 is where you call if your life is in turmoil and you need help. 911 is for medical emergencies and 211 is for almost everything else. Anyone can call it and get free counseling, but if you are a vet when you call in, ask for a veteran to be your counselor. These folks are uniquely qualified to serve veterans and their families as they are trained to be able to open doors for you that you probably do not know exist. Whether you are a veteran or not, take a few minutes to listen to how they can help you. 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. JUL 30 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES  
3:30 p.m. WSCO FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest: Bruce Murphy PhD President of Centenary University Hackettstown NJ.  Bruce Murphy, PhD is a retired LC from the US Army and is now the President of Centenary University in Hackettstown NJ. The program centers on four points, thinking about going in the military right out of high school and the options. Once graduating from College using the military to pay off loans. What one can do education wise while in the military and finally the education needs to transition from the military to the civilian world. If you are thinking of any of these or have children/grandchildren that might be facing these choices please listen.  If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of the broadcast area, go to the station's website on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (www.WSCOFM.com) and click on "LISTEN LIVE"


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.