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Art Club's web site:
Bill and Phyllis Hodges – what’s happening in our community videos:
Camp Bayou Buzzzzz:
ClubLink - Golf , Clubhouse & Recreation Memberships: or call 813-633-1015 x115
Community Association’s Monthly Newspaper online:
Compare Hospitals: SCC Woman’s Club:
Elks Club 813.645.2089
John Bowker’s web site:
Kings Point Chorus:
Kings Point Monthly Newspaper online: 
Minibus Travel club Events.  For Schedule, Sold Out, or Cancelled:
Project Lifesaver Call 211 
RADIO STATION FM 96.3 - Sun City Center's own radio show live online! and click on Listen Live! Old Time Radio Classics featuring old radio programs from the 30s to the 60s.
Recycling Hillsborough County: 
SCC FREE Ads and Events online: or Email: to submit all items for Ads and Events
SCC Campaign against Human Trafficking  www.SCCBlueHeart.Org
Seniors vs. Crime Project of Attorney General in SCC. Report scams, etc. Call 813.634.8666
South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging: Resource Guide: 
SouthShore Library: 
Sun City Center Charitable Foundation: 
Sun City Center’s Facebook page of events: Friends of Sun City Center 
Sun City Center Emergency Squad: 
Sun City Center Hearing Loss Association Chapter:
Sun City Center's Men's Club:
Sun Towers Retirement Community: or call 813-634-3347
The Hope Fund’s website:
The Irish Connection Club:
United Community Church College, SCC Facebook Page
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
Military retirees may join the TRICARE For Life mailing list at
Military retirees\veterans may join the Retiree-Veterans mailing list at
Military retiree\veterans events schedule at


The Sun City Center Yoga Club seeks services of a Yoga Alliance Certified and insured experience yoga teacher. Please contact:  Lynne Sells at

Hours will vary 15 – 20hr per week with some weekend coverage.
Responsibilities for Janitor/Handyman, Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming them, Clean walls, windows, glass and mirrors Service, clean and supply restrooms, Clean employee kitchen, including cleaning out refrigerators as indicated, Remove waste and empty clean trash & recycling cans, Clean and dust furniture and fixtures, Replenish cleaning and maintenance supplies, Organize janitorial storage areas and keep them clean and orderly, Notify supervisors about unsafe conditions or concerning the need for repairs and/or maintenance of equipment and the building, Set up/ tear down pre-post events and classes.
Minimum Qualifications
Janitorial experience: 1 year (Preferred), Ability to observe safety and security procedures and to comply with policies, Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs., Ability to read and interpret written information; ability to write clear statements; ability to communicate orally, Must be able to do physical work and operate power equipment normally found in janitorial operations, Attention to detail, Ability to follow schedules and keep commitments, Ability to follow directions from a supervisor, Ability to demonstrate professionalism, Maintenance duties and responsibilities, Clean facilities regularly. Regularly perform maintenance jobs and light repairs. Regularly perform various landscaping tasks. Fill gaps and provide painting services.
Interested persons should respond to: – 813-645-7651

This is a part time position that can provide some extra income for someone that loves animals.  Hours are mornings and afternoons.  Great opportunity to have fun and put some extra income in your pocket. Email - 813-634-6215.

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.

No experience/ will train, Part time/full time, $10.50 - $12.50 per hour. Send resume to or contact pharmacy at (813) 511-2999

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 - - 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

Must love animals and have experence with caring for dogs and cats. Have reliable transportation and be able to work early mornings (7:30 am).  This is apart time position.  If you enjoy working with animals and live in the Sun City Center area please respond to

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

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 <>

Are you looking for a flexible opportunity that allows you to remain active within the community? Kelly Education® is looking for talented individuals to fill substitute teacher positions. These flexible positions can be full time or part-time, creating an excellent source of supplemental income. While helpful, no teaching experience necessary- only a desire to positively impact the lives of children. Perks include:  Flexible schedule, weekly pay, ability to choose when and where you work, and even a rewards programs as an extra “thank you”! Requirements: 2 professional letters of reference, a resume and have a minimum of a High School Diploma. For more information about Kelly Education, please contact our office today by emailing Please visit to start the registration process today! With your assistance, we can truly make a difference! 
Please note: Hillsborough County Schools and Kelly Education follow all COVID-19 precautions.



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

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

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

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  or call 813-645-2273

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

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

FELINE FOLKS is a 501©3, totally not for profit operating on donations and through the kindness of volunteers.  Currently there is a need for help feeding the community cats.  Contact us at or better yet, stop by the Meow Mixer.

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

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

MANATEE VIEWING CENTER: The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. The Florida Aquarium is recruiting volunteers to assist guests at the Cownose Cove touch pool at the Manatee Viewing Center. These volunteers will receive excellent training about customer service, as well as the natural history of the animals who live in the habitat. We host information sessions about our Cownose Cove Volunteer Program at the main Aquarium. For more information, please contact Rebecca Hughes,, 813-367-4075.

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

MARY PETRO FUND provides financial assistance and referral information to many of our low income senior residents in Sun City Center who need assistance with purchasing food and medicine or have other related quality of life needs.  We are located at United Methodist Church and meet in room #12. If you can spare four hours per month we would love to have your help.  We are open every Tuesday and Thursday between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and our team of two volunteers meet, greet and assist your neighbors in need.  You can set your own schedule.  Why not visit us and see how we help others?  Please call 813-634-8306 for more information.

MENTORING - Campaign Against Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence, known as CAHT, has a volunteer mentoring program headed by CAHT board member, Deborah Petrocelli.  The program partners with other organizations in the area, such as schools, churches, food pantries and youth organizations offering tutoring, life- skill coaching, counseling and plain old “we care about you” messages and services.  Some of our mentor volunteers have developed close relationships with their students, helping them as they advance through the school systems, career planning, and supporting their families’ struggles with the financial changes caused by the COVID19 epidemic.  Bonnie Doll, CAHT volunteer and board member, and Lennard High School graduate Larissa Saldano, are one of the successful mentoring teams. They have developed a rewarding relationship where Larissa knows she can reach out to Bonnie at any time, even enjoying a lunch out. “Larissa is also one of this year’s CAHT scholarship winners, which will help her continue her dream of becoming a nurse,” states Bonnie Doll.  This year CAHT awarded 7 scholarships to aspiring graduates.  If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Debbie Petrocelli at 813-922-4580.  CAHT is a 501(c)(3) organization located in Sun City Center. Our mission is to prevent the spread of human trafficking and domestic violence in the south shore area through funding, prevention/education programs for all ages, mentoring, and a safe shelter program that removes individuals or families out of harm’s way.  For more information contact  President Annie Garrison at 813-938-5660 or

NEARLY NEW SHOP IN SUN CITY CENTER: Volunteers are needed at the Nearly New Shop in the Sun City Center Plaza. This time of year with Sno-Birds leaving and vacations more frequent the Nearly New Shop becomes understaffed. Needed are willing workers who can put in 3 hours or more a week helping with the necessary chores and duties that make the Nearly New a successful endeavor. Interested parties can call 813-642-9099. The shop is located in the rear of the Sun City Center Plaza behind the Bon Worth store. The Nearly New Shop is a project of the Sun City Center Interfaith Social Action Council and raises funds through the sale of donated goods. Prior to Covid-19. hours for the shop: Confirm open hours for sales from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon on Saturdays during the summer months. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for donations.   

OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM: Reaching Out to Long-Term Care Residents - Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has advocate positions available in the Hillsborough and Manatee areas. Volunteers visit with residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult-family care homes to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect. Training and certification are provided and volunteers participate in council meetings, administrative assessments and complaint resolution in facilities. If you would like to become an ombudsman and make a difference in your community, visit, search for us on Facebook or call 1-888-831-0404.

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

SHINE Program (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is currently recruiting volunteers to help Medicare beneficiaries in all five counties of our Planning and Service area. SHINE is a free, unbiased Medicare and health insurance, counseling, and assistance program whose specially trained volunteers assist seniors in making informed health care decisions.
As a SHINE volunteer, you serve your community by performing at least one of the following functions – provide Medicare and health insurance information, counseling, and assistance, deliver educational presentations or speeches, distribute educational and promotional materials in your community, provide training and leadership to other volunteers, or assist with general program support.  
The Senior Connection Center supports its volunteers through a network of paid staff and volunteer local coordinators. The Department of Elder Affairs provides training and technical assistance.  Volunteers also receive local mentoring and support from the Senior Connection Center.  We also have opportunities in the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Task Force. SMP’s mission is to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report suspected health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. Volunteer Basic Training is currently being offered virtually through ZOOM in early 2021 and throughout the year.  
The rewards for volunteer service are plentiful. Since the Program’s inception in 1992, SHINE volunteers have helped Florida elders and their caregivers save millions of dollars, and they have brought peace of mind to those who needed guidance in understanding and accessing health insurance options. To inquire about volunteer opportunities or to request SHINE services in your community, contact the Elder Helpline at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) or visit us online at

SOUTH BAY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS - The South Bay Genealogical Society is going on summer hiatus and will not meet for its regular meetings until September.  SBGS will still have our volunteers to assist anyone with their genealogy during the summer and for the rest of the year on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am until noon at the SouthShore Regional Library in the Genealogy Center.    

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

SOUTH SHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING: Seeking volunteers to contribute to several initiatives: Memory Screenings, creation of "Wraparound for Seniors" and gathering of data for our annual Community Resource guide. Want to stay behind the scenes and assist? A bit of clerical skill is all we need. Interested? Please call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990 or email us at

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

SUN CITY CENTER WOMAN'S CLUB: The Sun City Center Woman's Club, Inc. meets the 3rd Thursday from September thru May at Sun City Center Community Hall, 1009 South Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center.  The social hour starts at 11:00 a.m. with a meeting, catered lunch and program to follow. The Sun City Center Woman's Club, Inc. offers many opportunities for volunteering in our community alongside other caring ladies.  If you live in Sun City Center or Kings Point, please join the Sun City Center Woman's Club, Inc. to have fun and help us do good things for our community and surrounding areas.  Contact Membership Chair Linda Raymond at or call 813-331-3108 for more information.

VOLUNTEER MATCH TO BE CONNECTED WITH OPPORTUNITIES: Not sure what to do? Get notifications of opportunities. For email updates with new opportunities to connect near you, visit: and select your areas of interest. It's easy! Have an opening for participants? Post your opening! 

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


AARP TAX HELP UPDATE: The Tax Assistance You Need, Delivered Safely
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides in-person and remote tax assistance free of charge to anyone, with a special focus on taxpayers who are 50 or older or who  have low to moderate income. Tax-Aide volunteers are located nationwide, and are trained and IRS-certified every year to make sure they know about and understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code. Tax help is provided in safe environments using a variety of methods based on a number of factors, including where you are located, COVID-19 spread, and volunteer availability. The webpage will be updated in early February with new features to make it easier for taxpayers to request tax help. Email: - Toll-free Nationwide: 888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277) Toll-free TTY: 877-434-7598
Appointments No Longer Required at Two More
Hillsborough COVID-19 Testing Locations
COVID-19 coronavirus Update No. 276

Thousands die and millions are injured every year because of a medication. So, we act on medication injuries & deaths as an urgent, solvable public health issue.
Safest Drug is a non-profit organization with a mission to prevent and alleviate medication illness, disability and death in the United States. Learn more about our work and support actions to end medication harms.
Are you on 5 or more medications and Suspect an Adverse Drug Reaction or have a new sign or symptom after taking a new Medication in the last 6-12 months?
Participation Involves:
General information questionnaire
Weekly Phone calls
Weekly Screenings for a period of one month
You May Qualify if you:
Are 18 or older and
Taking 5 or more medications
Suspect an ADR or would like to be screened for an ADR
Started a new medication in the last 6-12 months
Potential Benefits:
Identify an ADR
Learn how to recognise early signs and symptoms of an ADR
Prevent a new ADR and improve health outcomes. For More Information: Please contact Marina Entin at - We strive for Medication use without harm at

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 -
Red Bus Phone: (727) 743-9020   Facebook: @Redbuspickup  Website:
Dan Strickman (919)- 345-9435 

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 

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:

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

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

COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE ONLINE: Need resources in South Shore? Visit The South Shore Coalition For Mental Health and Aging's Community Resource Guide at:

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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 

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.

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 

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! 

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:

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. 

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  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: 

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.  

LIFELINE - The Men’s Club of Sun City Center provides Philips Lifeline Personal Emergency Response System as a community service to residents of greater Sun City Center.  Our equipment is purchased from Philips, the leader in medical alert systems.  The subscriber pays a small monthly fee — the Men’s Club trained volunteers provide free installation and service calls. Subscribers wear a waterproof “Personal Help Button” either on a neck cord or on a wristband.  When the button is pushed or AutoAlert signal sent, help is summoned immediately.  The may also receive service by pressing the button. GoSafe is the newest system available and can be used anywhere in the country where AT&T cell service is available.  This system uses 6 different technologies to locate the subscriber, has built in fall detection, is waterproof and the wearer can talk with the Philips Response Associate using the GoSafe button. For more information, call the Men’s Club Lifeline office at (813) 633-7091, email us at  or drop us a line at 1002 Cherry Hills Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573.

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

If you have been diagnosed or are uncertain of symptoms possibly relating to Parkinson's Disease, please visit this link for very useful information: 

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, or sign up to receive station updates at Tune in to 101.9 FM and hear the sounds of SouthShore! Firehouse Cultural Center | 813-645-7651 | 

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, 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. 

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.

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

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 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:

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

Looking for a fun club that loves to support projects in our community and surrounding areas? The Sun City Woman's Club, Inc. meets on the third Thursday from Sept. thru May at the SCC Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Blvd.  We have a social hour, meeting, catered lunch and program. Some of our activities are Arts and Crafts, Conservation, Education, International Outreach, Public Issues, Meals on Wheels, Book Club, Bonco, and Birthday Lunches. For more information, email Linda Raymond Membership Chair at or call 813-331-3108  

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: and to learn more, visit

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. 

Since you last filed a VA disability claim, VA has improved the claim process by launching the Decision Ready Claims (DRC) Program.
When you file a DRC, you can get a decision on your claim in 30 days or less by working with an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO). Your VSO will help you gather and submit all relevant and required evidence so your claim is ready for VA to make a decision when you submit it.
You can now file a DRC for the following claim types: Direct Service Connection Claims, Presumptive Service Connection Claims, Secondary Service Connection Claims, Increased Disability Claims, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Claims, Pre-Discharge Claims. Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to get a faster claim decision. Learn more about the DRC Program, including eligibility requirements, what medical evidence you need to submit, and how to find an accredited VSO at If you are a military veteran, dependent, or survivor and want to know more about the wide range of benefits and programs that are available to you, Hillsborough County Consumer & Veterans Services can help and there is never a fee. For information, go to, or call (813) 635-8316. Disabled Veterans can reach our local DAV at 633-0346.

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.  

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: - JASON W. DANGEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER (00PA), U.S. ARMY VETERAN

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)
Hillsborough County’s Yellow Dot program gives you a voice if you are seriously injured in a vehicle or experience a medical emergency while driving. You may be disoriented, in shock, or unconscious and cannot communicate when help arrives. A round Yellow Dot sticker on the driver’s side of the rear window alerts rescue personnel that vital personal and medical information is on a form in the glove compartment. The Form identifies who you are, your current medications, medical history and any conditions that affect your ability to communicate. This information is confidential in nature and helps rescue personnel in determining your treatment. The information you provide can help save your life. The sticker is placed on the driver’s side of the rear window and the filled-out form, with your attached photo, is placed in the glove compartment. More information and instructions are available on-line at and enter “Yellow Dot” in the Search Box. Presently, Yellow Dot stickers and forms are not available at County Fire Rescue Stations. You can send an email to  and Fire Rescue Headquarters will mail these materials to you.  You can also call Ferris Garrett (813-841-0532) for information and he has Yellow Dot Stickers & Information Cards available. If you are interested email him at: with your name and mailing address and Yellow Dot materials will be mailed you. In the Email, please note if you have another vehicle and if there is a second driver or a frequent passenger in your vehicle(s), for example, a Spouse, other relative, or friend.  Your yellow Dot materials will include a second Sticker and/or additional Information Card(s) to be filled out by another driver or passenger, to be stored in the glove compartment with your Card.  These same guidelines would also apply if you send your email request to Fire Rescue Hq.

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.


Kittie Corral offers a MEET AND GREET at your convenience!  Rather than going to a pet store, we will come to YOUR home with a kittie or two of your choice!!!  All it takes is a phone call and we will do the rest!  From Devon Rex mixes to Lilac Seal Point Siamese, and everything in between, we are sure that we have a kittie that is just right for you!  Take a look at our website page for all the kitties who are available for adoption!   Our adoption fees have been reduced through the end of the year and all medical expenses have been paid for already!  Have a PAWSOME day and we look forward to hearing from you!! Angelite Bragg, Founder & President, Kittie Corral 813-634-5873 or 813-731-6303

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  or call 813-645-2273

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 (, or call (941) 366-2404.

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 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  You can also visit our Facebook site - "Feline Folks of Sun City Center"

Feline Folks is a group of caring volunteers having taken on the charge of the community cats of Kings Point, the Towers and other locations around Sun City Center. Daily, the group feeds the cats, assures they are spayed/neutered, and receive proper medical treatments. These efforts requires volunteers to: Feeders, training, food and support are provided free of charge. Transporters to drive the cats to Tampa for medical care. To learn more about this, contact, visit our web site  1/25/18

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 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" 

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  Feline Folks is a not-for-profit all volunteer job that feeds and cares for the community cats.  For information email  -  You can also visit our Facebook site - "Feline Folks of Sun City Center"

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