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  • Thank You to our 2014 Sponsors!

    Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the 7th Annual Passport to Wines Around the World, Aging Matters in Brevard’s signature fundraiser! Your sponsorship helped raise significant funds to support the programming we deliver to seniors throughout Brevard County. More than 400 guest, volunteers, and staff attended this year’s event, which was held on April 12 at the Space Coast Convention Center. Guests enjoyed select wines, hors d’oeuvres, a live auction, balloon pops, live music, a raffle drawing, and a special appearance by the “Cuyler Singers.” It was a fun filled evening and helped not only to raise money, but to raise agency visibility and make more people aware of the work we do.

    MASTER SOMMELIER

    Carroll Distributing Company

    ADVANCED SOMMELIER

    FLORIDA TODAY

     SILVER CERTIFIED SOMMELIER

    Allender & Allender, P.A.  Elder Law AttorneysBeach Organics Skin Care,  Beckman-Williamson Funeral Homes,  Christine Sylvester,  Miller & Hurt Financial Group, Inc. (Host)US Food Service

     CERTIFIED SOMMELIER

    Brandt Ronat + CompanyCarePlus Health Plans,  Community Bank of the South,  Crest CleanersFlorida Power & Light,  Dr. Pat Manning & Dr. Penny Storm,  Merrill Lynch Wealth Management,  Vitas Innovative Hospice

    SOMMELIER

    Actell Elderly Care, All One Family Senior Day Program & Assisted Living Facilities, Artemis, Arty Pagan Insurance Agency, Inc., Bluewater Creative Group, The Broome Law Firm, P.A., Carr, Riggs & Ingram, Cindy and Don Flachmeier, Community Credit Union, Courtenay Springs Village Facebook , Craig Technologies, Florida Eye Associates Facebook, Florida Wine & Spirits, Gatto’s Tires & Auto Service, Island Lincoln, Thomas J. Kasica CPA P.A., Kuykendall Gardner Risk and Insurance Brokers, Lassiter Ware Insurance, The Lay Family, Pat and Mary Grace Murphy, Mutual of America, Bob Sukolsky, CLU Northwestern Mutual, Phillips Development and Design, Pike Products, Inc. “Space Shirts,” Precision Fabrication, River’s Edge Adult Day Care, Inc., Ron Norris Buick GMC, SCB Marketing, Spearman Management, Inc., Taylor & Lockard, P.A.

    Rockwell Collins Delivers Meals to Homebound Seniors

    Twenty-two teams of Rockwell Collins employees and their families delivered 150 meals to home bound seniors on Saturday, April 27, 2014 in South Brevard County.  Aging Matters in Brevard says, “THANK YOU” Rockwell Collins!

    Power to Care Day

    Forty-five FPL employees delivered 153 meals to home bound seniors on Saturday, March 8, 2014 in South Brevard County.  Spokesperson, Sandy Sanderson said FPL employees were deployed throughout Brevard County at various charities.  Aging Matters in Brevard says, “THANK YOU” FPL!

    The 2014 FCOA Advocacy Brochure – Now Available

    The Florida Council on Aging (FCOA) is committed to serving Florida’s diverse aging interests through education, information-sharing and advocacy. Click the link below to see:

    The 2014 FCOA Advocacy Brochure

    Founded in 1955, the Florida Council on  Aging is Florida’s only statewide association representing virtually all aging interests and many different disciplines.

    Bright House ~ 12 Days of Giving

    Thank you for voting during Bright House Networks 12 Days of Giving!  Your votes made this gift to Aging Matters in Brevard a reality.

    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Holiday Season!

    Proceeds from this event will support the Meals on Wheels Program, Seniors at Lunch, In-home personal care, the Sunflower House, Caregiver Support and Respite Care, Transportation, and volunteer recruitment; All services help seniors remain living in their own homes, thus avoiding long-term care placement.

     

    “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”  –Winston Churchill

    Rockledge Police Department Launch New Initiatives to Assist Deterring Crime

    The Rockledge Police Department announces two new events to assist in deterring crime and keep our citizens safe:

    Please be vigilant, be involved and be safe; report the suspicious activity of others in a timely manner. Remember, No call is too small.


    Rockledge Police Department
    “Serving the Citizens of the City of Rockledge”

    Boeing Employees Deliver Saturday Meals to Homebound During Global Month of Service

    Boeing Volunteers deliver meals to homebound on July 13, 2013

    Thank you Boeing Corporation! Boeing employees gathered and delivered meals in North Brevard to the homebound through the Saturday Meals on Wheels program on July 13 (shown here) and again in Central Brevard on July 20.

    Boeing’s participation was a part of their Global Month of Service designed to engage their employees to volunteer as One Boeing for the month. The annual observance also serves as a focal point for the many activities that Boeing employees engage in year-round by volunteering as part of company efforts and in their personal lives to build better communities.

    “Boeing welcomes the opportunity to partner with the dedicated and passionate staff of Aging Matters in Brevard to help those in our community who need special assistance,” said Mark Jager, Boeing Florida Operations Site Director. “Our annual Global Month of Service serves as a great reminder for all of us on how important it is to give back to the communities where we are fortunate to work and live.”

    Aging Matters in Brevard Hosts CarFit Vehicle Checks and Supply Drive Drop off Point for Homeless Vets

    COCOA, FL – Senior TranServe, a program of Aging Matters in Brevard, in partnership with Volunteers in Motion (Space Coast Area Transit) will conduct a CarFit Event from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Wednesday, September 11 at Martin Andersen Senior Center, 1025 Florida Ave., Rockledge, FL 32955.

    CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles fit them. A team of trained technicians work with each participant to ensure that the vehicle is fitted for maximum comfort and safety.  The check takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

    Interested drivers may join in on the day of the event without an appointment; however, appointments may be scheduled by calling (321) 806-3729. All participants receive a gift bag with information on community resources available to them.

    During the event, and until 3:00 PM, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Aging Matters in Brevard will be collecting supplies for homeless veterans. Items being collected include: towels, wash cloths, socks, underwear, t-shirts, hygiene items, canned goods, backpacks, bike patch kits, bike locks, tents, and tarps. Items will be distributed at the upcoming Stand Down.

    One of their primary programs, Senior TranServe, provides transportation to over 200 non-driving seniors and Vets Driving Vets provides transportation to low-income, non-driving veterans of all ages.

    For additional information, please call (321) 806-3729.

    Aging Matters in Brevard Hosts Guest Speaker, Brevard County Sherriff Wayne Ivey

    Sheriff Wayne Ivey - Brevard County

    Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey

    COCOA, FL – The Sunflower House, a service of Aging Matters in Brevard, will host guest speaker, Brevard County Sherriff Wayne Ivey. Sherriff Ivey will present “Self Defense Through Mental Preparedness.” His topic will help you think ahead and be mindful of what to watch for so you do not become a victim of a violent attack.

    Sheriff Ivey has been a Law Enforcement Officer for over three decades. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

    Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. He firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.

    • MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
    • 1:00 PM
    • SUNFLOWER HOUSE  (located in the Merritt Square Mall near JCPenney)

    For questions or further information, please call 321-452-4341. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons needing special accommodations to participate in this presentation should contact Connie Jones at 321-806-3716 at least 7 days prior to the meeting.

     

    Help Us Get Wheels for Meals!

    Help Us Get Wheels for Meals!

    No doubt you have heard of Meals on Wheels, the meal delivery service provided by Aging Matters in Brevard.  What you may not have heard is that that we are in desperate need of a new box truck to deliver meals prepared at the Brevard Community Kitchen to centers where they are picked up by volunteers that deliver them to eligible homebound seniors.

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