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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
VA HOSPTIAL FREE VAN TRIPS: Call 642-0302
Veterans of America are collecting hygiene items for our veterans and household furniture to be used in setting up apartments for homeless veterans. I will pick up the items if you wish. Need used cars in reasonable good condition to give to needy qualified veterans. Please call Mary McColgon 813 603 4448 ex 2
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


ACCOUNTANT/CONSTRUCTION CPA
Home office seeking Construction CPA/Accountant - pay commensurate with experience – initially position would be part time but expect it to develop into full time. The Ideal Candidate Would Have 
A minimum of 5 years of experience in construction accounting and QuickBooks. Construction experience and dependability are musts.
A background check will be performed.
Interested persons should email a resume to cemrick2.beckwith.inc@gmail.com or mail to:
Beckwith Services, Inc.
P O Box 5252
Sun City Center, FL 33571
If you have any questions, please call Charlotte at 813-633-0866 and leave a message. Your call will be returned promptly.  Retirees are encouraged to apply.


ASSISTED LIVING CAREGIVERS, HOME HEALTH AIDS, LPN's, DIETARY SERVICES, FLOOR TECH, HOUSEKEEPERS
Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center offers open positions for:
Assisted Living Caregivers and Home Health Aides, LPNs- Days/ Nights, Dietary Servers, Full Time Floor Tech and Housekeeper. Please apply at the front desk if you enjoy working with seniors and are committed to providing great customer service. Please apply at the front desk if you enjoy working with seniors and are committed to providing great customer service.


BOOKKEEPER/OFFICE MANAGER 
Home office seeking experienced Construction Bookkeeper/Office Manager - pay commensurate with experience – 4 - 5 days per week.
The Ideal Candidate Would Have
A minimum of 5 years of experience in construction bookkeeping and QuickBooks. Construction bookkeeping experience is a must. Strong work ethic. Seeking someone who demonstrates initiative, is dependable, has very good organizational skills, and general office experience. A background check will be performed. 
Interested persons should email a resume to cemrick2.beckwith.inc@gmail.com or mail to:
Beckwith Services, Inc.
P O Box 5252
Sun City Center, FL 33571
If you have any questions, please call Charlotte at 813-633-0866 and leave a message. Your call will be returned promptly. Retirees are encouraged to apply.


CENSUS WORKER
Join the 2020 Census Team by applying online at 2020census.gov/jobs to take advantage of flexible hours, great pay, with paid training, and weekly pay


CERTIFIED PHARMACY TECHNICIAN NEEDED
No experience/ will train, Part time/full time, $10.50 - $12.50 per hour. Send resume to  Suncity@superiorcarepharmacy.net or contact pharmacy at (813) 511-2999


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


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 


ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN NEEDED
Global Connections to Employment (GCE) is reaching out to announce our current opening in Ruskin, FL for a EVS Technician I position.
EVS Technician I (11027) -Part Time (1 opening)
 - Evenings: M-F (5pm-9pm)
 - Salary: Above $10.19 (salary varies with experience)
 - Location: 205 N. 14th Ave S.E. Ruskin. FL
 - Dental, vision and 403b options; 10 paid holidays and PTO
Duties: The EVS Technician I will sweep, vacuum, and/or mop flooring. Empty trash cans and deposit trash in appropriate receptacles. Replace trash can liners neatly and clean trash bins and lids- inside and out. Cleaning ground level interior and exterior glass windows and doors. Dust accessible surfaces and furniture. Disinfect phones. Clean baseboards, vents and door jams. Clean restroom: sinks, counters, toilets, urinals, dispensers, etc. Re-stocking of paper products and soap. Maintain cleanliness of equipment and ensure it functions properly. Keep carts, caddies and storage/janitorial closets orderly. Report supply needs and equipment that need replacing or repairing. Spot cleaning of walls. Clean and sanitize break rooms, common areas, and kitchen areas to include: sinks, counters, microwave, refrigerator, tables, chairs, etc. Attend GCE in service training as required. Policing grounds for trash and debris. Comply with the training of chemical use: mixing, storage, and appropriate disposal. Proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and following safety guidelines.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to bend, crouch, walk, climb stairs and ladders, reach above head, sit (to drive) and lift up to 40 pounds.
Must to able to assist in lifting equipment and moving furniture when necessary
Will occasionally be required to lift or move up to 50 pounds.
Interested applicants please visit our Career Center @ www.gce.org and complete our on-line applications. Our toll free number is (866) 236-3981.


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


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


SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED
Kelly Educational Staffing offers Opportunities that make the grade. Kelly Educational Staffing® is looking for talented individuals to fill substitute teacher positions. Previous experience is preferred, along with a desire to make a difference in a child’s life.  These flexible positions can be full time or an excellent source of part-time supplemental income. 
Positions available: Substitute teachers. Perks include:  Flexible schedule, Weekly pay, Optional group-rate insurance, Service bonus plan.  Requirements: Professional references, 60 college credits, For more information about Kelly Educational Staffing, please contact your local Kelly® office today: Phone: 813.518.5999 Email: 20JM@kellyservices.com Visit hcsd.appone.com to start the registration process today!


RESIDENT COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About People)



AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION FROM SUN CITY CENTER: DRIVERS TO AIRPORT AND NEARBY COMMUNITY - Below list is not an endorsement of any driver - your due diligence in confirming insurance coverage is required
Driver Bernard Katz, 410-693-0683. Town car, able to handle chairs, light personal scooters that fold; at no additional charge. Resident of Kings Point available almost any time except Friday nights. Grocery pickup, local transport etc. Also to medical facilities including waiting for outpatient surgery
Vinny's Transportation (813) 500-7007
Bill Kay 954-881-5559
Execucar Reservations: (800) 410-4444
Kings Point limo serves the greater area. Bill Swift card says” Serving all of Florida” 813-634-1357 - cell is 813-817-7696. Veteran owned and AAA Recommended
Rhonda Menendez, anytime or holidays, Cell 813-624-2513 - Rhonda33569@verizob.net
Red Bus Phone: (727) 743-9020   Facebook: @Redbuspickup  Website: redbuspickup.com
Dan Strickman (919)- 345-9435 


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


CAMP BAYOU: Camp Bayou has started a video series so folks can get a glimpse of all Camp Bayou has to offer... with plenty of space to maintain social distancing. Check out the Camp Bayou YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/campbayou


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


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


COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE ONLINE: Need resources in South Shore? Visit The South Shore Coalition For Mental Health and Aging's Community Resource Guide at: http://www.magazinevolume.com/33102OP/page_1.html


CONTRACTOR LICENSING?
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


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


DAV - THE SUN CITY CENTER DAV VAN OPERATIONS RESUME
Please continue to schedule early morning appointments at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center and/or Clinics and schedule a ride by contacting the DISPATCHER at 813-642-0302. ALL riders must bring and wear a mask and comply with the social distancing standards set by the VA by following the instructions of the Van Driver. Due to social distancing requirements, the Van will only be able to transport 3 passengers per trip so request a ride as soon as your appointment is confirmed.”


ELA NON-PROFIT THRIFT STORE officially opened at 14920 Balm Wimauma Road.  Hours of Operation:  Thursday and Friday 10 am to 2 pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm.  Proceeds go to pay for reading tutoring for students who are reading below grade level.  Donations accepted daily and can be left at the front of the thrift store.  Come by and check out all the inventory: clothes, household items, small furniture, toys, jewelry, shoes, hats, belts and much more.  For questions, call 813-833-2436.


EMERGENCY SQUAD OF SUN CITY CENTER MONTHLY UPDATE
Would you like to know what’s happening at the Squad? If so, be sure to sign up to receive their new monthly publication spearheaded by Robin Watt. Please email Robin to be added to the list of recipients at PR@scc-ems.us 


EMERGENCY SQUAD! HOW TO SUPPORT THE 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! 


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.


FOOD AND MEDICINE ASSISTANCE - MARY PETRO FOOD AND MEDICINE FUND
The Mary Petro Food and Medicine Fund assists full- time residents of Sun City Center and Kings Point with food and medicine/medical needs. To qualify for assistance, clients must have an income less than $20,000 per year for singles and less than $25,000 for couples.  The Mary Petro Food and Medicine Fund Office is located at the Sun City Center United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd W, and is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Applications are available at the Mary Petro Office and the United Methodist Church Office. For questions please call 813-634-8306. 


FRIENDS OF THE CENTER 4LIFELEARNING
The Center 4LifeLearning (formerly Community Church College) has cancelled the 2020 Fall semester classes.  We want to ensure safety for all who support the Center and attend our classes and trips.  We plan to begin the Spring Semester classes around mid-January 2021.    The catalog for the Spring Semester will be available the beginning December and can be picked up at the United Methodist Church and various popular locales around town. Trips will be offered when firm dates can be safely scheduled and include Myakka State Park followed by lunch at Linger Lodge; Windsor Rose Tea Room and shopping in Mount Dora; dinner at the Columbia Restaurant and entertainment by the Flamenco Dancers and many other exciting choices.  Participants are transported by luxury bus coach to each event and all venues are providing the Center with a copy of their sanitizing procedures. We are always looking for new instructors.  Most classes run 6 weeks for 1 ½ hours.  Instructors may choose the number of weeks they would like to teach. The most requested classes are for subjects such as Apple iPhones and iPads, Languages, Travel, Health, Fitness, etc., however, we are open to all suggestions.  If you would like to share your expertise or have questions, please contact the Center at 813-634-8607 or via email at ctr4lifelearning@gmail.com.  The Center 4LifeLearning is located in the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd, West. 


GOLF CART ALLOWED ROADWAYS: 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.


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 


LAMPLIGHTERS: The SCC Lamplighters 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.  


NEARLY NEW STORE OPEN!
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 am to 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 am to 1 pm (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.  Donations are accepted Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm.  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


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.


PARKINSON'S DISEASE INFORMATION OFFERED BY THE MEN'S CLUB OF SUN CITY CENTER
If you have been diagnosed or are uncertain of symptoms possibly relating to Parkinson's Disease, please visit this link for very useful information: www.sccmensclub.org/july_2019.pdf 


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


RADIO STATION - LOCAL SOUTHSHORE: 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 


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


SENIORS VS CRIMES - 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. 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 and provide a tremendous service to our community.There is NO COST to use this service. Staffed by volunteers. Call for more information or to make an appointment.


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.


SOUTH BAY HOSPITAL CENTER FOR BREAST HEALTH OFFERING EXTENDED HOURS!
MAMMOGRAMS WEEKENDS & EVENINGS
The South Bay Hospital Center for Breast Health is expanding its schedule for providing mammograms to include:
     8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
     8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month
     8 a.m. - Noon on the 4th Saturday of every month
You must have a physician’s prescription, and then call 866-463-7002 to schedule a mammogram.  The Center for Breast Health is at the South Bay Hospital, 4016 Sun City Center Blvd.  


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 Office@MentalHealthAndAging.org. 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).


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


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


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  


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


VA CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM - Caring for those who care
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. 


VA CLAIMS DECISIONS FAST!
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. 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.


VETERANS, DISABLED AMERICAN DAV CHAPTER 110 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.  


VETERANS WITH HEPATITIS C
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


VETERAN MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
For up to date information regarding Veteran's issues, be sure to read this month's MOAA newsletter written by award winning Capt. Frank Kepley, USN (Ret) https://moaafl.org/chapters/SCCMOAA/documents/Newsletters/Aug2020.pdf


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


FURRY COMPANION COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About Pets)



C.A.R.E.S  MESSAGE:
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


C.A.R.E.S. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ~ 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 email us at careshelter@aol.com  or call 813-645-2273


CAT DEPOT MESSAGE:
Prepare a plan for your cat’s future
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 is committed to assist cat owners with a plan that will honor their cats for life.
For more information about the Lifetime Care Program, please email Claudia Harden, Director of Communications (claudiah@catdepot.org), or call (941) 366-2404.


FELINE FOLKS MESSAGE TO HAVE A PLAN!
Have a plan when rehoming your pet is necessary…“He was my friend and my companion, and giving him up was very difficult for me”  
It is very difficult when life changes cause people to move into facilities that will not allow pets.  Feline Folks is sensitive to this.  We try to help but that is not the best option. The pet owner MUST plan for the unexpected.  As veterinary Dr. Jones says, have a plan, it will be a real source of comfort.  Some options include:  Consider adoption by friend or family, Talk to a veterinarian, Allow for a smooth transition by helping the pet get settled in the new home by building trust and becoming familiar with the new environment.  Rehomed pets aren’t gone forever.  The new owner might be able to periodically visit the original owner with the pet. It is recommended that every pet owner have a plan.  Like a will, it is good to periodically revisit the plan. 
Feline Folks is a 501©3, totally not for profit operating on donations and through the kindness of volunteers.  Currently there is a need for help feeding the community cats.  Contact us at Info@FelineFolks.us or better yet, stop by the Meow Mixer or information table.  Feline Folks is a not-for-profit all volunteer job that feeds and cares for the community cats.  For information email info@felinefolks.us  You can also visit our Facebook site - "Feline Folks of Sun City Center"


FELINE FOLKS MESSAGE:
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


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


HAVING A PLAN FOR YOUR PET
Have a plan when rehoming your pet is necessary…
“He was my friend and my companion, and giving him up was very difficult for me”  
It is very difficult when life changes cause people to move into facilities that will not allow pets.  Feline Folks is sensitive to this.  We try to help but that is not the best option. The pet owner MUST plan for the unexpected.  As veterinary Dr. Jones says, have a plan, it will be a real source of comfort.  
Some options include: Consider adoption by friend or family, Talk to a veterinarian, Allow for a smooth transition by helping the pet get settled in the new home by building trust and becoming familiar with the new environment. 
Rehomed pets aren’t gone forever.  The new owner might be able to periodically visit the original owner with the pet. Talk to the facility where you will be moving.  Debbie Caneen of Sun Towers states that it is possible they will accept your pet. It is recommended that every pet owner have a plan.  Like a will, it is good to periodically revisit the plan.
Feline Folks is a 501©3, totally not for profit operating on donations and through the kindness of volunteers.  During these challenging times Feline Folks is still feeding, neutering, vaccinating and fostering many cats.  We operate from the kindness of your donation.  Please consider donating by sending a check to P.O. Box 6294, SCC, FL 33571-6294
Contact us at Info@FelineFolks.us  Feline Folks is a not-for-profit all volunteer job that feeds and cares for the community cats.  For information email info@felinefolks.us  -  You can also visit our Facebook site - "Feline Folks of Sun City Center"


KITTIE CORRAL'S featured kittie is called "Oreo" because she is black on top of her body and white on the bottom with a "splash" of black on her nose.  This tiny little girl is just 9 weeks young and is looking for a FOREVER home and kitten or young adult playmate.  With so much energy, she will entertain you while you are interacting with her!  All kitties available for adoption can be seen on the website kittiecorral.org.



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