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50 F YI PLUS Don t Miss the FALL 50Plus FYI EXPO Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Magazine for Central Florida s 50 Lifestyle Are You Satisfied with the Way Florida Has Been Governed Ever Wonder What Causes Ice Cream Headaches Travel Scams Can Kill Your Trip 50 Lifestyle Profile Margery Pabst-Steinmetz Peter Burg 2014 Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal. Saturday September 27 2014 10 a.m. 2 p.m. For further information or NOTE Event at this UCF location takes place on Wednesday September 24 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. TABLE CONTENTS What do you do best What do you like to do Are those two the same If you can find the fulcrum between the two that s where you want to work. And that s what I ve achieved and that s where I want to work. OF COVER STORY 12 5 6 10 15 16 17 On the Cover Don t Miss the Fall 50Plus FYI EXPO. . . page 6-7 Are You Satisfied with the Way Florida Has Been Governed. . . page 15 Travel Scams Can Kill Your Trip . . . page 17 Ever Wonder What Causes Ice Cream Headaches . . . page 18 50 Lifestyle Profile Margery Pabst-Steinmetz Margery Pabst-Steinmetz RESOURCES 20 23 24 18 Flu You Check Out the 50Plus FYI EXPO J.J. s Spotlight Miss Jacqueline Jones Legislative Update from LWV Are You Satisfied with the Way Florida has Been Governed Humorology 101 FYI Scam Alert Travel Scams FYI HealthWise Ever Get Brain Freeze or Ice Cream Headaches Old Time Rock n Roll Lee Douglas Connections FYI Joy Crossword Puzzle 27 28 29 30 21 22 23 25 26 Business Showcase SRA 50Plus FYI Resource Directory Public Library Check It Out Senior Community Centers SRA Lead Agency and Older American Act Providers Hotlines & Helplines Support Groups Caregiver Resources SIG Special Interest Groups SHINE Free Medicare Counseling Check out our Job Board . . . See page 19 Fall 2014 Winter 2015 3 Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Hello 50Plus ers It s happening next month--from 9 30 a.m. to 2 30 p.m. October 3 (Friday) to be exact. It s the 2nd Annual 50Plus FYI EXPO hosted by The City of Winter Park at the Winter Park Community Center 721 West New England Avenue downtown Winter Park. With over 60 exhibitors this is the largest Expo for those over 50 in the Central Florida area. So come join us as we celebrate the years beyond 50 with information booths of every kind free seminars throughout the day entertainment by Jacqueline Jones the Company Players classical guitarist Fred Hodes and food trucks to tempt your taste buds. Change your life with a free hand writing analysis. Right now enjoy this issue of our 50Plus FYI Magazine featuring 50 Lifestyle Profile Margery Pabst-Steinmetz whose contributions to caregivers everywhere is a gift to our community and beyond (page 12). And enjoy our new Advice Columnist Dawn Whitestone whose first Connections FYI column is titled Joy (page 23). See you at the EXPO in the heart of downtown Winter Park. Remember we are 50Plus and Fabulous 50Plus FYI Resource Network is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to serving the resource information needs of the 50 populations throughout Central Florida. Publisher Linda Cavanaugh Executive Director 50Plus Resource Network Editor Susan Bierman Vice President Communications 50PlusFYI Resource Network Susan Editorial Contributors Inv. Barbara Fore Investigator Retired Elder Crimes and Services Seminole County Sheriff s Office Jacqueline Jones Singer Dancer Actress and Our Entertainment Muse Adrienne Katz Katz Florida League of Women Voters Board Member Orange County IT Advisor Karen Stein-Ferguson BS MBA JD 50Plus FYI Magazine Produced by 50Plus FYI Resource Network and Senior Resource Alliance Linda Cavanaugh Executive Director 50PlusFYI Resource Network Publisher Susan Bierman Vice President 50PlusFYI Resource Network Editor Web Master Paul Walters BS Cover Cover Story Photography Peter A. Burg Burg Photographix Resource Liaisons Mary Kettler Mary Sara Mooneyhan Sara Office 407-265-0534 220 Freeman Street Longwood FL 32750 50Plus FYI Magazine is printed by Checkmate Publications Inc. exclusively for the Senior Resource Alliance and the 50Plus Resource Network. No part of this publication may be reproduced without publisher s written permission. Publisher reserves the right to edit submitted materials and refuse advertising. The publisher assumes no reponsibility for errors or misprints in copy or in any customer approved advertising copy. Publisher is not liable for statements made by advertisers or writers. All information and advertising is published as a service for our readers and inclusion does not constitute endorsement by publisher or staff. 2014 4 Mailed from Senior Resource Alliance 988 Woodcock Rd. Suite 200 Orlando FL 32803 Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Attention Central Florida Residents 65 and Older Help Protect Yourself Against the Flu this Season by Getting Vaccinated Older adults are an important part of our Central Florida community. We all want to protect the health of our aging community as much as possible. Influenza (commonly known as the flu ) is a serious and potentially lifethreatening disease that can cause severe complications that can lead to hospitalization and even death. The best way to help protect against the flu is through annual vaccination. Simply get a flu shot. No matter how healthy or youthful we feel as we age our immune system weakens leaving people 65 and older more vulnerable to the flu and related complications. In fact each year in the United States nine out of 10 flu-related deaths and roughly six out of 10 flu-related hospital stays occur in people over the age of 65. This makes the flu vaccination for older adults especially crucial. The flu can make existing health conditions worse and it is especially dangerous for people with lung disease heart disease diabetes kidney disease and cancer conditions which commonly affect older adults. People with these conditions are more likely to develop complications from the flu that can result in hospitalization and even death. Nationwide 86 percent of adults 65 years of age and older have at least one chronic health condition and approximately 66 percent of Medicare beneficiaries have two or more chronic conditions putting them at increased risk of the flu and flu-related complications. The good news is adults over the age of 65 now have three vaccine options available to help protect against the flu--the traditional flu shot (which helps protect against three strains of the flu virus) a quadrivalent vaccine (which helps protect against four strains) and a higher dose vaccine that was designed specifically for adults 65 and older. By improving the production of antibodies in older adults the higher dose vaccine can provide a stronger immune response to the flu than traditional vaccines. Anti-bodies are the soldiers of the immune system that help protect us against infection when we are exposed to the virus. All flu vaccines are covered as a Medicare Part B benefit which means there is no copay for Medicare beneficiaries 65 years of age and older. Richard Birkel PhD MPA NCOA Senior Vice President for Healthy Aging and Director of NCOA s Self-Management Alliance urges older adults to be vaccinated as soon as possible. The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine as the single best way to protect yourself from the flu yet a third of people 65 and older still don t get vaccinated. As NCOA continues to educate older adults about the flu and the potential severity of the illness we hope to encourage more people to protect themselves and their loved ones by getting an annual flu shot. The Senior Resource Alliance and Orange County Commission on Aging join the National Council on Aging and urge older adults to talk to their health care provider about the dangers of the flu virus the importance of annual vaccination and available vaccine options. For more information visit Flu. Fall 2014 Winter 2015 5 50Plus FYI Resource Network Orange County Commission on Aging Seminole County Triad Senior Resource Alliance Present Visit for Exhibitors & Activities Hosted by The City of Winter Park EXPO October 3 2014 -- Friday 9 30 a.m. to 2 30 p.m. Winter Park Community Center 721 W. New England Avenue Winter Park 32789 I Agencies I Health care professionals I Housing specialists I Area service providers I Professionals who provide valuable products and services for the active 50 lifestyle Platinum Sponsor Check out latest trends Speak with Gold Sponsors Get your FLU shot at the EXPO flu Meet Jazz Legend Miss Jacqueline Jones Meet Old Time Rock n Roll Host Lee Douglas Fred P. Hodes on Classical Guitar The Company Players FREE Amaze Yourself... Handwriting Analysis FREE FREE Admission Free Parking Food Trucks FREE Cabaret Variety Show Free Seminars N Spring Summer 2014 6 Meet the Experts . . . at 50PlusFYI EXPO on October 3. AAA AARP Alzheimer s Association Binson s Home Health Care Centers Brookdale Senior Living BSJ Enterprises Caregiver Services Inc. Centre for Aging and Wellness at Florida Hospital Compassionate Heart Home Care LLC Connect Hearing Cornerstone Hospice CORT Encore at Avalon Park F.I.T.-- Functional Independence Training Family Life & Long-term Care Insurance Florida Blue Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling Florida Hospital Home Care Services Florida Medicare Options Florida Neuropathy & Pain Centers Inc. Flu You--National Council on Aging Fred Hodes FTRI--Center for Independent Living Hand Writing Maven Humana MarketPoint JSA HealthCare Corp Law Offices of Dana Bowie Law offices of Kathleen Flammia Miss Jacqueline Jones National Cremation Society Neighbor s Network New York Life Nirvana Health Service Inc. Nurse Next Door Old Time Rock n Roll One Senior Place Orange County Commission on Aging Orange County Drug Free Coalition Orlando Health Center for Aging and Memory Disorder Clinic Orlando Sentinel Orlando Shakespeare Theater Partners in Healthcare P3 Medical Partners in Health Care Pookie s Pet Nutrition Preferred Care at Home Rollins center for Lifelong Learning Samaritan Hospice of Florida Senior Resource Alliance Seniors vs Crime SHINE SRA Social Security Administration Spring Hills Home Care Services Sutton Homes Memory Care Team Henderson at Keller Williams The Company Players United HealthCare Medicare Solutions VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Wellcare WellMed Whitsyms Nursing Service Gold Sponsor Whitsyms Nursing Service Caregivers Assist With These Activities of Daily Living & More Bathing & Grooming Dressing Toileting Ambulation (Walking) Preparing Meals Transfers Travel Care Assistance Eating Assistance Alzheimer s Care Skilled Nursing Services Platinum Sponsor Protect. Learn. Understand. Safeguard. Educating older adults about influenza and prevention From the National Council on Aging and Sanofi Pasteur Gold Sponsor Get your FLU shot at the EXPO flu We Provide Referral Services For Registered Nurses Licensed Practical Nurses Certified Nursing Assistants Home Health Aides Companions & Sitters NR3021078- NR30211226- NR30211316- NR30211293- NR30211382-NR30211390 407-637-8714 407-413-5803 Gold Sponsor 407-545-2570 Florida License 299994212 Upcoming EXPOS Winter Park Historical Time Line 1881 Loring Chase and Oliver Chapman purchase 600 acres of land between four lakes for 13 000. Winter Park is founded. 1882 John Ergood and Robert White Jr. rent the first building on Park Avenue and open a general merchandise store. The second floor serves as the first school town hall and Sunday school. Winter Park is established. 1884 First Congregational Church becomes the first church in Winter Park and its minister Dr. E.P. Hookerm serves as the first president of Rollins College. 1885 The Florida Congregational Association chooses Winter Park as the site of Rollins College. The Winter Park Public Library is founded in December. 1886 Seminole Hotel opens. Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church is founded as the first black church in Winter Park. 1887 Winter Park is incorporated as a town. The first mayor town council and marshal are elected which includes the town s first two black aldermen. The Winter Park Improvement Association is organized to plant trees repair sidewalks maintain parks and encourage sociability among citizens. 1889 Six-mile-long Orlando and Winter Park Railway (Dinky Line) opens from Orlando to Oviedo. 1895 Worst freeze in the town s history -- the temperature drops to 17 degrees freezing all citrus trees and crops. 1900 A volunteer fire company is formed by residents and six fire extinguishers are placed around town. 1904 Charles Hosmer Morse establishes his home in Winter Park and purchases all unsold lots from the Francis B. Knowles Estate. An eight mph speed limit is mandated for motor vehicles. 1906 Loring Chase donates three acres at the corner of New York and Webster Avenues now known as Palm Cemetery. 1912 The first telephone is installed at 1 per month. Bonds for water works and municipal electric lighting plant passes. 1914 Winter Park Country Club and Golf Course is formed and opens one year later. 1923 City of Homes slogan is chosen. 1935 The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park is founded. 1938 Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour launches its first cruise. 1940 Mead Botanical Gardens opens. 1941 Granddaughter of Charles Hosmer Morse Jeanette Geniuss McKean establishes the Morse Gallery of Art. This museum was originally located on the campus of Rollins College in what is now part of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. 1950 Langford Hotel opens. Jeannette Genius McKean and Dr. Hugh McKean adopt two peacocks and move them to Genius Drive. 1960 Hurricane Donna blows 120 mph gusts of wind. Morse Boulevard is widened and extended through Central Park. 1961 Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens opens. 1962 Train station is built and serves Amtrak. 1971 Interstate 4 is completed with three exits into Winter Park. 1975 Crealde School of Art is established. 1981 A sinkhole opens up on Denning Drive. 1984 The Emily fountain is given to the city as a gift of the 25th annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. 1998 Winter Park Mall is demolished. 2001 Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center is dedicated. 2004 New city seal and slogan City of Culture and Heritage is adopted. Hurricanes Charley Francis and Jeanne rip through Winter Park. 2007 Hannibal Square Heritage Center and Winter Park Welcome Center open. 2008 National Geographic Traveler Magazine ranks Winter Park as 38 in historic world destinations. 2009 Orange Avenue Streetscape is completed. City enters social media world with Face and Twitter accounts. 2010 Central Park renovations completed. 2011 Grand opening of new Winter Park Community Center. Downtown Historic District is placed on the National Register of Historic Places. First city flag is adopted. 2012 Lake Island Park is renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Park. City Hall is renovated. 2012 Winter Park celebrates its 125 anniversary. 2014 SunRail opens with station in downtown Winter Park. 2014 One hundredth anniversary of Winter Park Golf Course. 2014 Winter Park is named Playful City U.S.A. by Kaboom a nonprofit dedicated to saving play providing easy access to playgrounds and areas. 2014 The City of Winter Park partners with 50Plus FYI Resource Network for second annual 50Plus FYI EXPO from 9 30 a.m. to 2 30 p.m. Friday October 3 at the Winter Park Community Center New England Avenue. 8 SEE YOU at the EXPO Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Fall 2014 Winter 2015 9 J.J. s Spotlight by Miss Jacqueline Jones Singer Dancer Actress and Our Entertainment Muse Hello darlings A BIG THANK YOU to all who came to The Steinway Society s Divas in Concert August 17th. Great performances and boo-coo bucks raised Now let s get started with some delicious events this Fall Winter seasons COLLEGE PARK JAZZ FEAST October 25th. A supreme block party of music food and fun from 6 p.m. 11 p.m. Yes Miss Jones is apart of this good time. Come join the party contact Andrea at or 407-579-0023 It s Seminole Magazine s Fall winter issue features BEST RESTAURANT. Try this visit one some of the best NEW restaurants or try my pick TIBBY S NEW ORLEANS KITCHEN Darlin the dishes definately got that N awlins cookin goin on Ah yes your dining decor is best described as Naw lins meets the House of Blues. Appetite eye appeal atmosphere all are at TIBBY S Altamonte Springs 407-951-6928. A lot s happening this Fall Winter season Get ahead of the action. Start browsing multi-listings in the Orlando Weekly the Friday Calendar Section of Orlando Sentinal paper and of course in latest issue of Seminole Magazine. You techno guys and dolls no paperchase. It s web surfing time baby It s official JAZZ TASTINGS is now the homebase for Miss Jones --the 3rd Thurs. and the 4th Weds. of every month Also September 24th I m celerating my birthday at JAZZ TASTINGS We ll be singing and swingin from 7 30 to 11 30 p.m. Join us the best wines beers fun food and service tied up with melodic ribbons from Miss Jones to you JAZZ TASTINGS Maitland 407-661-1190. Til next iss darlin remember take time to relax and tell your special someones that you love them. Onward & Upward Jacqueline Miss Jacqueline Jones is a Diva Extraordinaire She has entertained in Russia as diplomat entertainer for the Forum for US Soviet Dialogue The North Sea Jazz Festival three-month tour of Tokyo Japan New York Chicago California Vegas Canada Atlantic City New Orleans and USO Tours in the U.S. and overseas. A survivor of major surgery in 2000 Miss Jones returned to the perfomance arena in the lead role of the Mickey Carroll musical production Mother J and the World Church and in a one woman show written especially for her by Ellen Jones called A Little Moonlight Celebrating Billie Holiday. Miss Jones was honored by Universal Studios as Queen of Mardi Gras in 2001-2 Women s Summit Award 2001 Grand Divas 2002-2003 of The Central Florida Jazz Society and SCAC Artist of the Year 2009-2010. E-mail Miss Jones at missjackiejones or visit her Web site at N Don t miss our 50Plus FYI Expo hosted by The City of Winter Park on Friday October 3. I want to see you there 10 Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Fall 2014 Winter 2015 11 50 Lifestyle Profile by Susan Bierman Photographs by Peter Burg Margery Pabst-Steinmetz tells the story of her parents who grew up in the Depression. They were a farm family raising milk and beef cows chickens pigs and corn in Aurora Illinois outside of Chicago. Her father also worked off the farm as a painter to bring in funds. They made every penny count Margie says. She remembers her Mom using pieces of aluminum foil to wrap food to save in the refrigerator and then carefully smoothing it out so it could be used again. They saved their pennies. In doing so they set Margie on her course for life. They took their carefully saved pennies and bought a piano for her. They were generous and caring and taught her the importance of giving back. She loved that piano and the music she played so much that for some time she wanted to become a concert pianist. It takes a great deal of dedication she says. Art and [in my case] piano gives a child a lot of poise. It s a great skill to have. She goes on to say that this background helped her become a confident speaker for many organizations and causes. She states that some who promote sciences and business to the exclusion of art don t understand the relationship of the two to the whole brain theory in terms of knowledge and capabilities. She received a B.A. in English from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon Iowa and a Masters degree in English and Linguistics with a minor in music--a nod to her love of piano--from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. After college she taught English briefly for five years in the Norfolk Virginia school system. She taught her English students through innovative techniques like putting Hamlet on trial. It forced her students to learn and to think. Her teaching method was so innovative the head of the Norfolk school system promoted her after five years and at the young age of 30 she became coordinator of all arts programs in Norfolk. It was a daunting task for a young woman 12 Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Margery Pabst-Steinmetz who supervised women who had been teachers for twenty or more years. Some of them didn t take lightly to the fact that she asked them to try innovative techniques. After four years she and husband Mark whom she had married in 1968 moved from Norfolk. His business in mergers and acquisitions took them on a journey that saw them live in 14 different places from Minnesota to Texas to Florida. They lived in Bermuda and across the ocean in Paris and finally ten years in London. Mark s business took them all over and as Margie says He was really good at it. In 1979 she began to look for something to do that would compliment her husband s work. Okay she thought what can I do with an English degree that is portable and you can move all over-- it didn t matter where you lived. And at that point I met a man Cabot Jaffee who actually was from Orlando. He ran a leadership development firm that sold and did the training for leadership programs for the Fortune 500. And guess what he hired me So now I ve taken skills like how to listen how to write how to communicate how to get along with people and I m now applying that to adult education in corporations. It worked so well that I eventually formed my own company and had my own clients. It was a breeze to make that transition from working with children to working with adults. The same skills are used. Her first company was called MLP (her initials) Enterprises. She did leadership work all over the United States. When first her parents became ill and then Mark became ill over a fiveyear period from 2000 to 2005 she stopped working because she was taking care of them. When she came out of that experience after losing her husband in 2005 she decided to write a book on caregiving Enrich Your Caregiving Journey. That book launched everything that she is doing now. It launched the website. It really helped to solidify my Foundation the Pabst Foundation which primarily works with Arts and Wellness. It launched everything I ve been doing for the last ten years she continues. Her Foundation grants money to people who are doing Alzheimer s poetry and links in with her website where she helps caregivers find free resources. I m a visual person. Let me draw something for you she says. She draws a circle and a larger circle surrounding it. In the center she lists experiences. She moves out to the second circle and lists skills and interests. These she defines as philan- thropic national personal and professional. She lists her philanthropic arm as including the Alzheimer s Poetry Project the Caregivers Tool Kit and the Atlantic Center for the Arts which has a community component for outreach to older americans and local arts organizations. Her national involvement is the National Center for Creative Aging where she is the president-elect of the organization s board. The NCCA is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging and to developing programs that build on this understanding. NCCA focuses its efforts within three target Fall 2014 Winter 2015 13 areas Health and Wellness Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement. Her professional activities include her website which gives caregivers personal resources for their wellbeing. And her latest innovation is called the Caregiver s Tool Kit. The Tool Kit is not a physical tool kit but a website that will give caregivers a place to go. There s precious little for the family caregiver personally-- how to reduce stress how to get on top of this job how to feel empowered--those kinds of issues--emotional stability Margie observes. The Caregiver s Tool Kit is meant to focus on reduction of stress. It s meant to provide activities that a caregiver can do with their loved one. One of the big needs caregivers have is finding activities to do besides sitting in front of the television set. The Tool Kit is meant to give people ideas of things they can do with their loved one using all of the arts--visual dance music poetry. Once you suggest this to somebody they say Of course I can do that. But caregivers don t have the time to think of stuff. The Kit is meant to give them a lot of things that somebody else has thought of. So the idea is to give caregivers something that they feel is going to be productive for their loved ones--to help them reduce stress and to help them find time for themselves. A Tool Kit can then be given to a professional caregiver or an aunt or an uncle or relative if they spend time with the person while giving the caregiver some away downtime. This Tool Kit is going to be Internet based. It will have a component where caregivers can go online with a confidential password. They can make comments for other caregivers on ideas they have. It will become a caregiver s exchange online. Isn t this cool According to Margie UCF researchers can track which exercises are most useful and track caregiver comments 14 as to which ones work best in terms of stimulating the brain or calming a person down among other things. Central Florida is going to be a model for how to implement this program nationally as it is rolled out. On Thursday October 2 the Second Annual Arts and Wellness Symposium Building A Community of Support will take place at UCF. This event represents a pivotal moment in Central Florida communities as stakeholders from across the nation and community convene to provide awareness experience and information about how each of us can plan for and look forward to a future rich in potential and inspiration as we age care for others and build a community of support of which we can be proud. Dr. Jose Fernandez Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at UCF will host the event. Margie s personal component is her marriage to Chuck Steinmetz. He gets it she says. He s been a caregiver for an extended amount of time. And so we click. He s also a philanthropist and that whole issue of giving back. It makes you happy in older life too--that giving back. She and her late husband Mark met Chuck and his late wife Lynne at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach. They met again through the Orlando Philharmonic. Mark and Chuck played golf together and Margie and Lynne sat on the Orlando Philharmonic Board together. Life found Chuck and Margie together after both had been through sad times and had lost their mates. They married this past April. She puts it this way What do you do best What do you like to do Are those two the same If you can find the fulcrum between the two that s where you want to work. And that s what I ve achieved and that s where I want to work. N Fall 2014 Winter 2015 League of Women Voters of Florida by Adrienne E. Katz Katz Orange County League of Women Voters Legislative Update Have your representatives supported issues that are important to you Our form of democracy only can work when citizens participate. That means You Voting is about matters impacting your daily world says Charley Williams Voter Services Chair for the Florida League. Roads schools courts justice safety and water quality it doesn t get more local than this. 2014 elections will give voters the opportunity to replace or retain Governor Rick Scott all Florida Congressional representatives as well as the State Cabinet (Attorney General Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Agriculture). Florida Legislature (Senate and House of Representatives) members whose terms expire will also appear on your ballot along with names of opposing candidates. This election offers voters their choice of city and county officials as well as local referendums. Three proposed Florida Constitutional Amendments are on the ballot. The Florida League of Women Voters wants to make sure every voter is prepared for the Tuesday November 4 election. Florida offers three ways to vote by mail early and Election Day. The last day to request an absentee ballot be mailed to your residence is October 29 at 5 p.m. Voters choosing to vote by mail can track their ballot online via their Supervisor s website. After submitting your absentee ballot call your Supervisor of Elections or go online to see if your ballot has been received and marked accepted by your Supervisor s office said Deirdre Macnab State LWV President. Early voting starts in all 67 Florida counties on Friday October 24 and ends Saturday November 1. Voters who need to update their voter registration record (change of address or name) can do so by contacting their local Supervisor of Elections. Voter registration deadline is October 6 2014. As part of its mission to educate voters the League also offers nonpartisan voter guides in 15 Florida counties. These guides along with contact information for each Supervisor of Elections office can be accessed at Floridians can check voter status online as well as find locations and hours for early voting available in both English and Spanish at and via an app for Android. Election Day is the last day to vote. Don t miss a single election. Be Ready Bring acceptable photo ID that has your signature to vote in person. Floridians can call the League s voter service hotline at 1-855-FLVOTER with election-related questions or for details. We will continue to fight for League priorities of Fair Districts expanding healthcare protecting the environment and providing adequate funding for public education in future Legislative sessions. Proposed Amendments require 60 percent of voters approval The Florida League has been active in bringing Florida Constitutional Amendment 1 Water and Land Legacy to the 2014 ballot and is wholeheartedly endorsing it. It requires no new taxes. It mandates the critical cleanup of Florida s springs and protection against future pollu- Are You Satisfied with the Way Florida Has Been Governed tion. The League believes our drinking water as well as our recreational freshwater needs depend on our stewardship. We continue to work with concerned citizens across the state to pass this proposed Amendment. Amendment 2 proposes that marijuana become legal to prescribe by medical doctors for treatment of certain medical diseases and conditions. The Florida League has not studied this issue and has not taken a stand on this Amendment. Amendment 3 proposed by the Florida Legislature seeks to change the Florida Constitution regarding Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial Vacancies. This Amendment would enable the Florida governor elected in 2014 to appoint four (a majority) new Florida Supreme Court Justices upon their retirement. The League has voted to oppose Amendment 3. What can you do Become an INFORMED VOTER Vote for representatives who will vote for your interests. Log on to to register to receive action alerts. The League does NOT endorse political candidates or parties at any level. However we passionately advocate for issues that we have thoroughly studied and determined to be important to our citizens. League of Women Voters speakers can come to your organizations to discuss the issues and to register voters. Contact us at www.lwvocspeakersbureau The website for the League of Women Voters of Orange County is and for Seminole County it is N Fall 2014 Winter 2015 15 Humorology 101 HA HA 1 An engineer dies and goes to hell. He s hot and miserable so he decides to take action. The A C has been busted for a long time so he fixes it. Things cool down quickly. The moving walkway motor jammed so he unjams it. People can get from place to place more easily. The TV was grainy and unclear so he fixes the connection to the Satellite dish and now they get hundreds of HD channels although they still cannot watch Breaking Bad on AMC. One day God decides to look down on Hell to see how his grand design is working out and notices that everyone is happy and enjoying umbrella drinks. He asks the Devil what s up The Devil says Things are great down here since you sent us an engineer. What says God. An engineer I did not send you one of those. That must have been a mistake. Send him upstairs immediately. The Devil responds No way. We want to keep our engineer. We like him. God demands If you don t send him to me immediately I ll sue The Devil laughs. Where are you going to get a lawyer N Fall 2014 Winter 2015 40th Annual Golden Age Games November 8th 15th 2014 Sponsored by City of Sanford Recreation Department Archery Basketball Shooting Bowling Golf Horseshoes Swimming Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field And more EVENTS For more information contact Sanford Senior Center Go to the website or Kim.Eltonhead Advance to the Florida State Games in December. Contact for state game information. (407) 688-5129 16 FYI Scam Alert by Retired Investigator Barbara Fore ECPP FCP FCPP Elder Crimes and Services Seminole County Sheriff s Office Travel Scams Whether you re dealing with an independent agent or a large international franchise most sellers of travel do everything possible to provide you with professional service and an enjoyable travel experience. In contrast unethical sellers of travel cheat the public and create problems for travelers and agents. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is responsible for protecting consumers from unethical sellers of travel. This is done by requiring all non-exempt sellers of travel to register each year and include their registration number in all advertisements and contracts. Advance Payment Travel SCAM--After answering an advertisement or filling out a card to enter a drawing the victim is contacted and informed that he has won a free luxury vacation or a free cruise. The only requirement is that you pay the taxes port charges or some other fee. The scammer will want to immediately charge this fee to your credit card or he will ask for your bank account number in order to debit the amount directly from your account. They may even offer to send an overnight delivery service to your home to pick up the payment. Don t give them anything. If you re told that you ve won a free trip or travel package Florida law stipulates that you cannot be charged anything other than the cost associated with getting your prize to you. Vacation Rental SCAM--This scam is usually perpetrated through websites that offer classified advertising. The victim finds an incredible deal on a vacation rental property and is told by the scammer that all he needs is a deposit (typically by wire transfer). When the victim arrives for his vacation getaway the property may not even exist. If it does exist the accommodations may be far less desirable than what was portrayed in pictures on the website or the victim may find out that the scammer isn t even the owner and had no authority to rent the property out. High-Pressure Timeshare Purchase SCAM--There are two different scenarios with this scam. In the first victims are promised a valuable free gift for simply attending a timeshare sales presentation. To obtain the gift the victim must pay a fee for delivery or processing. If the gift ever actually arrives it will typically be worth less than the delivery processing fee that had to be paid. In the second scenario the victim is offered a free weekend at a timeshare resort in exchange for sitting through a high-pressure sales presentation. After taking advantage of the free weekend at the resort and enduring the sales presentation without purchasing a timeshare the victim is contacted again four or five years later by the same company. The caller informs him that he never fulfilled his contractual requirement to listen to a second timeshare sales presentation within three years and thus now owes a substantial amount of money for the free weekend he spent. He is then told that if he would be willing to make an immediate 250 payment the company won t pursue legal action and ruin his good credit. Protect Yourself I Find out if the seller of travel is registered with FDACS and if any complaints have been filed against it. I Never give out credit card or checking account numbers over the phone unless you initiated the call and are certain of the company s credentials. I Read the entire contract thoroughly ask question and do not sign it if you have doubts about anything. I If it sounds too good to be true it probably is Source Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Have you been scammed Call Seniors VS Crime a program of the Florida Attorney Genreal s Office. For more information on Seniors vs Crime call 407-571-8462 or 1-800-203-3099 (Brevard Orange and Seminole N counties) 407-846-8532 ext. 230 (Osceola County) or e-mail to seniorvscrime Fall 2014 Winter 2015 17 FYI HealthWise Ever Get Brain Freeze or Ice Cream Headache Brain freeze also known as an ice-cream headache cold-stimulus headache or sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia is a kind of short-term headache typically linked to the rapid consumption of ice-cream ice pops or very cold drinks. Ice cream headaches are brief stabbing headaches that can happen when you eat or drink something cold. Ice pops slushy frozen drinks ice cream and other cold foods and drinks can have the same brain-freeze effect. But there s good news. Most ice cream headaches are gone in the time it would take you to say their medical name -- headache attributed to ingestion or inhalation of a cold stimulus. Ice cream headach symptoms include Sharp stabbing pain in the forehead Pain that peaks about 30 to 60 seconds after it begins Pain that rarely lasts longer than five minutes Ice cream headaches are caused by cold material moving across the roof of your mouth and the back of your throat as happens when you eat ice cream quickly or gulp a cold drink. Scientists are still unsure about the exact mechanism that causes this pain. One theory suggests that the cold food or drink may temporarily alter blood flow in your brain causing a brief headache -- dialation of blood vessels in the head. Some researchers suspect that the pain is referred from your mouth to your head via the trigeminal nerve which delivers sensory information from the face and mouth to the brain. Ice cream headaches can affect anyone. But you may be more susceptible to ice cream headaches or have more-severe ice cream headaches if you re prone to migraines. The headaches may also be more common among people with a history of head injuries. Ice cream headaches don t need treatment. Typically the pain quickly disappears after the cold food or drink is swallowed. To help prevent ice cream headaches try eating cold foods and drinking cold beverages slowly or eating them with a spoon The only way to definitely avoid getting an ice cream headache is to avoid the cold food or drinks that cause them. Trivia The term ice-cream headache has been in use since January 31 1937 when it was contained in a journal entry by Rebecca Timbres and published in the 1939 book We didn t ask Utopia a Quaker family in Soviet Russia. Source Mayo Clinic and The British Medical Journal 18 N Fall 2014 Winter 2015 50Plus FYI Job Board We are looking for Public Relations Specialists to assist with advertising and sponsorship sales for the 50Plus FYI--EXPO this magazine SRA 50PlusFYI Resource Directory our website promotions and various projects that benefit the the 50 community of Central Florida. 50Plus FYI Resource Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization responsible for cataloging resource information and making it available to the 50 community. Our ad sponsor packages combine both hard copy and online space giving the client the best of both medias. This is a great opportunity to use your experience in ad sales to crossover into the age of digital media without leaving hard copy behind. We are looking for knowledgeable caring and sales-savvy individuals who see the value in working WITH (not for) our organization to better inform older adults here in Central Florida. 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Our intent is to ensure that these great artists performers and song writers are not forgotten. Hey 50Plus ers Check It Out Everything Rock n Roll I FREE Podcast & Archives http tc 2668 I FREE Blog I FREE Website Remember the Legends and Pioneers of Rock n Roll. Follow Lee s column in the 50Plus FYI e-ZiNE. Check out Lee s column in the 50Plus FYI e-ZiNE. In each issue Lee presents the saga of one of Rock n Roll s legends. Meet Lee at the next 50Plus FYI EXPO at the Winter Park Community Center at 721 W. New England Avenue in Winter Park. See the back cover for details. N 20 Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Business SHOWCASE ROBERT BRYANT FUNERAL & CREMATION CHAPEL Serving you with a Simple Alternative FLYER GotDrugs2014HIGH RES.tif Protect. Learn. Understand. Safeguard. Educating older adults about influenza and prevention From the National Council on Aging and Sanofi Pasteur flu Red Fish Get your FLU shot at the EXPO 321 E. 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Please check with each library to obtain schedule adjustments class availability fees and requirements. L The Orange County Library System (407-835-7323) or 407-835-7480. L The Osceola County Library System (407-742-8888) Kissimmee Hart Memorial 211 E. Dakin Ave. Poinciana 101 N. Doverplum Ave. Buenaventura Lakes 405 Buenaventura Blvd. West Osceola 6070 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy. Kenansville 1154 S. Canoe Creek Rd. (Kenansville) Narcoosee 2700 N Narcoossee Rd. (St Cloud) Veterans Memorial 810 13th St. (St. Cloud) L The Seminole County Library System (407-665-1500) Homebound Mail Service is available to Seminole County residents who have completed Homebound Mail Service application at libraries homebound.aspx or by calling your local branch. Cataloged print materials and audio books may be borrowed. The library reserves the right to determine if an item is eligible for sending through the mail. Check with library or Web site for details of this new program. L The Winter Park Public Library System (407-623-3300) Call for schedule of Lifelong Learning Institute Programs. Program details at institute or 407-623 3279. Note Most programs are free but some have fees. Please call each library to verify costs schedules locations and additional programs being offered. Connections FYI Joy by Dawn Whitestone Welcome to the inaugural edition of Connections FYI with our focus on Joy This column will be a regular feature in the 50Plus FYI Magazine and watch for the launch of our advice column Ask the Connections Coach online in the next edition of 50Plus FYI e-ZiNE. My mission is to connect YOU with whom and what is most important to you. In the process I hope to delight inspire inform and at times surprise you. Sometimes like today I will give you a simple activity or assignment. Other times I will respond to YOU. So be sure to connect with me through e-mail at ConnectionsCoach Ask questions send feedback let me know what helps you and what doesn t. Finally connect with me at the 50-Plus FYI Expo where I will do what I can to help you make the important connections in your life family and work. Today we ll look at a simple quick way to connect with joy. Are you ready Let s go Take just a moment and think of someone you appreciate. Picture that person in your mind doing what it was that brought them to mind. Close your eyes if it helps. Take a deep breath and let yourself feel that experience again. Are you smiling What else are you feeling Did your shoulders relax Did your stomach knots untie just a little Did you perhaps even laugh I m chuckling right now just thinking about you enjoying this moment Appreciation is an easy and quick way to connect to joy. Try this every day for a month and see if you don t find yourself smiling and enjoying life more than you used to. For more connections sign up for the FREE 50Plus FYI e-ZiNE ( It will include everything from resources to the latest legislative activity and where to get the best discounts. Dawn Whitestone is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Coach with a passion for connecting people. Dawn has appeared as a guest expert on television and radio and enjoys speaking to groups. To learn more check out her website at Fall 2014 Winter 2015 See you at the EXPO on Friday October 3 Library Systems in Central Florida Altamonte Springs City Public Library.....407-571-8830 information library.asp 281 Maitland Ave. Altamonte Springs FL 32701 Maitland Public Library ..............................407-647-7700 501 S. Maitland Ave. Maitland FL 32751 Orange County Public Library....................407-835-7323 101 E. Central Boulevard Orlando FL 32801 Osceola County Public Library ..................407-742-8888 211 E. Dakin Avenue Kissimmee FL 34741 Seminole County Public Library................407-665-1500 libraries 215 N. Oxford Casselberry FL 32707 Winter Park Public Library.........................407-623-3300 460 E. New England Ave. Winter Park FL 32789 23 Stay Informed CROSSWORD PUZZLE FREE Everything from legislative activities to best area discounts 50PlusFYI e-ZINE Our Digital Magazine Created for the 50 Community by the 50 Community right here in Central Florida Sign up FREE at ACROSS 1. Latin American dance 7. Search blindly 12. Antenna 13. Suppuration 14. For a bride 15. Person proficient in the arts 16. Greek goddess of the dawn 17. Style 19. 7th letter of the Greek alphabet 20. Ridge of rock 22. Get 23. Sealed document 24. Whine 26. Passageway 27. Incline head 28. Vulgar ill-bred fellow 29. Parrot 32. Hold fast 35. Second son of Adam and Eve 36. Block up 37. Immediately following 39. And not 40. Uneven surface 42. Shelter 43. Having a tail 45. Fall 2014 50Plus FYI Resource Network Puzzle Software provided by 47. 48. 49. 50. Bearlike Wedges together Proficient Cylindrical 24 DOWN 1. Pole thrown by Scotish athletes 2. Men of courage 3. Got up 4. Spanish hero 5. Dutch name of The Hague 6. Supposed 7. Circular course 8. Decay 9. Willows 10. Seed-bearing organ of a flower 11. Plantation 13. Constituent 18. Naught 21. Ultimate 23. Broaden 25. 26. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 36. 38. 40. 41. 44. 46. puzzle solution. See page 28 for Pledge Exclamation of surprise Solid Woman s loose gown On board Moderate to deep red Eccentric shaft Illuminate again Free from an obligation Person reared in a large city Rigid Curved Christmas Edge Sailor Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Senior Community Centers BREVARD COUNTY Greater Palm Bay Senior Center 1275 Culver Drive NE Palm Bay FL 32907 321-724-1338 Martin Andersen Senior Center 1025 S. Florida Ave. Rockledge FL 32955 321-631-7549 North Brevard Senior Center 909 Lane Ave. Titusville FL 32789 321-268-2333 npr nbsc Wickham Park Senior Center 2785 Leisure Way Melbourne FL 32935 321-255-4494 ORANGE COUNTY Fran Carlton Senior Center 1 North Forest Avenue Apopka FL 32703-4307 407-703-1741 departments recreation recreational-facility-locations francarlton-center.html Beardall Senior Center (City of Orlando) 800 S. Delaney Ave. Orlando FL 32801 407-246-4440 recreation beardall-senior-center L. Claudia Allen Senior Center (City of Orlando) 1840 Mable Butler Boulevard 407-246-4461 Orlando FL 32801 recreation claudia-allen-senior-center Maitland Senior Center 345 S. Maitland Ave. Maitland FL 32751 407-539-6251 Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex (Orange County Parks and Recreation) 99 East Marks St. Orlando FL 32803 407-254-1066 Renaissance Senior Center at South Econ Community Park (Orange County Parks and Recreation) 3800 South Econlockhatchee Trail Orlando FL 32829 407-254-9070 Thomas Ison Senior Center 1701 Adair Street Ocoee FL 34761 407-905-3180 ext. 5301 407-592-4498 Departments PR SeniorPrograms.htm Winter Garden Jessie Brock Community Center 310 North Dillard Street Winter Garden FL 34787 407-656-4155 resident recreation brock OSCEOLA COUNTY Osceola Council on Aging Barney E. Veal Center 700 Generation Point Kissimmee FL 34744 407-846-8532 St. Cloud Senior Center 3101 17th St. St. Cloud FL 34769 407-957-7392 SEMINOLE COUNTY Altamonte Springs Eastmonte Civic Center 830 Magnolia Dr. Altamonte Springs FL 32701 407-571-8813 Altamonte Springs Westmonte Park 624 Bills Ln. Altamonte Springs FL 32714 407-571-8740 Therapeutic Pool 407-571-8735 for class schedule Casselberry Recreation Center 200 N. Triplet Dr. Casselberry FL 32707 407-262-7700 x1575 Lake Mary Senior Center Municipal Building P.O. Box 958445 911 Wallace Ct. Lake Mary FL 32746 407-585-1466 lake-mary-seniorcenter Longwood Community Building Senior Activities 200 W. Warren Avenue Longwood FL 32750 407-260-3484 Riverside Park Senior Activities Oviedo Parks and Recreation 1600 Lockwood Blvd. Oviedo FL 32765 407-971-5591 Sanford Senior Center 401 E. Seminole Blvd. Sanford FL 32771 407-688-5129 Winter Springs Senior Center 400 N. Edgemon Ave. Winter Springs FL 32708 407-327-6554 http Please check with each center to obtain schedule of classes class availability fees requirements and class locations. Check out each Web site for the most up to date information. 50 Resources & Service Providers Important Fall 2014 Winter 2015 25 50 Resources & Service Providers d b a Senior Resource Alliance and the Aging and Disability Resource Center The Area Agency on Aging of Central Florida Inc. BREVARD COUNTY Aging Matters in Brevard Inc. 3600 W. King St. Cocoa FL 32926 321-639-8770 Mission To promote and maintain independence and maximize the quality of life for the citizens of Brevard County particularly the elderly and disabled. Programs Brevard Community Kitchen Meals on Wheels Caregiver Support Program Community Home Services Seniors at Lunch Seniors Assistance Program Shared Cost Program Transerve (transportation) Community Care for the Elderly and Disabled Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Lead Agency and Older American Act Providers 988 Woodcock Rd Suite 200 Orlando FL 32803 407-514-1800 Programs Meals on Wheels Neighborhood Lunch Program Case Management Home Improvement Guardianship Stepping Stone Medical Equipment Bank Homemaker and Personal Care Respite Companionship Volunteer Services medical appointments shopping etc. Home home repairs chore and homemaking services Home weatherization Top Hat Catering Brevard Alzheimer s Foundation Inc. 4676 N. Wickham Road Melbourne FL 32935 321-253-4430 Mission To provide quality community and facility based services to frail adults and caregivers. An emphasis is placed on Alzheimer s or Dementia Related Diseases (ADRD) through care management adult day care transportation and home-based services. Programs Daycare In-Home Respite ORANGE COUNTY Senior s First 5395 L. B. McLeod Road Orlando FL 32811 407-292-0177 Mission Seniors First enhances the quality of life for Central Florida senior citizens by maintaining their independence and dignity through nutrition home improvement and support services which assist seniors in need. OSCEOLA COUNTY Osceola County Council on Aging Barney E. Veal Center 700 Generation Point Kissimmee FL 34744 407-846-8532 Mission To provide services to enable independence and self-sufficiency for seniors disabled aduts and disadvantaged families. Programs Adult Day Health Center Case Management Community Services In Home Services Guardian Housing Nutrition Senior Center and Transportation Transportation Weatherization ORANGE SEMINOLE COUNTIES Share the Care 1524 Formosa Avenue Winter Park FL 32789 (407) 423-5311 Mission To provide services and support to family caregivers enabling them to maintain their family member at home and delay or eliminate the need for institutional care. Programs Licensed Adult Day Care (See complete list at Web site.) Informed Families The Florida Family Partnership 803 Sweetwater Island Circle Longwood FL 32779 (407) 865-7701 Mission To provide grandparent relative support group education referral and assistance Programs Grandparent Relative Support SEMINOLE COUNTY Meals on Wheels Etc. 2801 S. Financial Court Sanford Florida 32773 407-333-8877 Mission To provide a number of vital programs that help seniors remain in their own homes and local communities so they can continue to live their lives with as much independence as possible. Programs Nutrition home -delivered meals and congregate meals Transportation to congregate dining The Senior Resource Alliance Provides older adults and their families easy access to information services and resources. Improves the quality of life and work for older adults and their families through education counseling and health promotion programs. Administers state and federal funds for senior services. Conducts otreach and partnership development to expand services. 26 Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Go to for latest updates of this page. AARP 1-866-595-7678 (FL) 1-888-687-2277 (National) AARP Foundation Senior Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities 1-800-342-0823 Aging Matters Brevard 321-639-8770 AIDS Information Hotline 1-800-352-2437 Al-Anon Alateen 1-800-292-6489 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Hotline Helpline 1-800-662-4357 Alzheimers & Dementia Resource Center 407-843-1910 Alzheimer s and Related Disorders Center 1-800-272-3900 Alzheimer s Association Central and North Florida Chapter 1-800-272-3900 American Council of the Blind 1-800-424-8666 American Diabetes Association 1-800-342-2383 407-660-1926 American Heart Association 407-843-1330 1-800-242-8721 American Liver Association 212-668-1000 American Lung Association of Central Florida 1-800-586-4872 407-425-5864 American Red Cross (24 7) 407-894-4141 American Stroke Association 1-800-275-0448 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 1-800-514-0301 (Voice) 1-800-514-0383 (TTY) Arthritis Foundation 1-800-850-9455 Arthritis Foundation Office 407-208-1766 Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America 1-800-727-8462 Cancer Information Service National Cancer Institute 1-800-422-6237 Caregiver Action Network 1-800-896-3650 Center for Disease Control & Prevention 1-800-232-4636 Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation 1-800-225-0292 Community Services Council of Brevard 321-639-8770 Consumer Fraud Hotline 1-800-848-3792 Cornerstone Hospice (Kissimmee) 407-846-1231 1-800-559-4345 Cornerstone Hospice (Orlando) 407-206-2273 1-800-679-6088 Crimeline 1-800-423-TIPS (8477) Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 407-339-2978 Disability Rights Florida 1-800-342-0823 Domestic Violence Hotline (Salvation Army Brevard) 321-631-2764 Domestic Violence Hotline (Harbor House of Central Florida) 407-886-2856 Domestic Violence Hotline (Help Now of Osceola) 407-847-8562 Domestic Violence Hotline (Safehouse of Seminole) 407-330-3933 Elder Abuse Hotline FL Abuse Hotline 1-800-962-2873 Elder Helpline 1-800-963-5337 Family HealthLine (Department of Health) 1-800-451-2229 FL Agency for Healthcare Administration 1-888-419-3456 FL Council on Compulsive Gambling 888-236-4848 407-865-6200 FL Dept. of Children and Families (DCF) Adult Protective Services (APS) 1-800-962-2873 FL Dept of Vehicle Safety Hotline 1-800-424-9393 FL Division of Consumer Services 1-800-435-7352 FL Office of Insurance Regulation 1-800-342-2762 FL Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-500-1119 FL Office of Insurance Regulation 1-850-413-3140 FL Senior Legal Helpline 1-888-895-7873 Fraud Alert Hotline Attorney General Pam Bondi 1-866-966-7226 Grief Line Lifeline of Central Florida 407-425-2624 (provides support group info) Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida 1-800-293-6527 Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Talking Books Library 1-800-226-6075 Lighthouse Central Florida 407-898-2483 Meals on Wheels Etc. 407-333-8877 Medicare 1-800-633-4227 Medicare (Complaints) 1-800-844-0795 National Association of the Deaf 301-587-1788 (Voice) National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 National Federation of the Blind 407-898-6024 National Hospice Organization Hotline 1-800-658-8898 National Institute on Aging (Info Center) 1-800-222-2225 National Osteoporosis Foundation 1-800-231-4222 National Parkinson Foundation 1-800-433-7022 National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) 1-800-346-2742 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800- 273-8255 Osceola County Council on Aging 407-846-8532 Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center 1-800-624-2663 Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222 Senior Medicare Patrol Medicare Fraud Report LIne 1-866-357-6677 Seniors First 407-292-0177 SHINE (SRA) 407-514-1800 Social Security 1-800-772-1213 Stepping Stone (Senior First) Medical Equipment Bank 407-649-4100 Veterans Affairs Telephone Assistance Service 1-800-827-1000 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Hotline 1-800-638-2772 Vocational Rehabilitation Helps 1-800-451-4327 N Hotlines & Helplines 50 Resources & Service Providers Fall 2014 Winter 2015 27 Go to for latest updates of this page. Eating Disorders Anonymous 407-595-4331 Longwood 321-247-8382- Orlando 407-834-3966 Elder Care Locator 1-800-677-1116 Families Anonymous 407-869-0491 Families Ministering to Famalies 407-831-1212 Fibromyalgia Cyber Support Group of Central Florida essie510 Florida Hospital Diabetes Support Group 407-303-2822 opt3 Fresh Start Recovery Programs 407-293-3822 Grief 407-265-2306 Grief Recovery 407-303-6822 Grief Support Group 407-831-1212 ext. 223 Griefshare a support group for people experiencing grief or loss 407-365-3408 407-571-2100 321-947-5436 HALOS Healing After a Loved Ones Suicide 407-947-8683 Help Now Program for Domestic Violence Prevention 407-847-8562 Hepatitis C 407-665-3019 Herpes Support Group 407-263-5347 Home Caregiver Support Group 407-843-1910 ext 312 Hope and Help Center of Central Florida 407-645-2577 Hospice of the Comforter General and Specific Support Groups 407-682-0808 Journey Into Hope and Healing 407) 998-5660 Joyful Again 386-717-4452 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Support Group 407-898-0733 L.I.F.T. New Beginnings for Widows and Widowers 1-800-344-6489 Lupus Support Group 407-295-8500 M.A.D.D. 407-831-6233 Mended Heart Support Group 407-303-1526 NarAnon 407-834-7495 (407) 323-7585 407-236-9400 Narcotics Anonymous 407-425-5157 Ostomy Association of Greater Orlando 407-748.-0119 patrickgessel Overeaters Anonymous 407-977-2792 Parkinson Outreach Program 407-303-5295 National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Orlando support group 407-253-1900 PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) 407-236-9177 Rebounders VITAS 407) 875-0028 Recovery International Self Help Mental Health 407-660-2003 Samaritan Care Hospice 407-514-1300 T.O.P.S. Take Off Pounds Sensibly 407-936-4380 407-542-6020 Transplant Support Group 407-303-7278 or 407-303-3274 Victims of Violent Crimes Support Group 407-254-7000 Victims Service Center of Orange & Osceola Counties 407-254-9415 Widows Widowers 407-423-3441 ext1159 Support Groups 50 Resources & Service Providers Alcoholics Anonymous 407-260-5408 Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Greater Orlando (NAMIGO) 407-253-1900 Alzheimer & Dementia Resource Center-- Support Groups 407-843-1910 Alzheimer-dementia Support Group (Atria) 1-800-272-3900 Alzheimer s Association Support Groups 1-800-272-3900 Alzheimer s Caregivers Support Group Oakmonte Village 407-732-5800 Amputee Support Group Orlando 407-359-5500 407-836-2680 Bereaved Survivors of Homicide Support Group 407-254-7248 Bi-polar Support Kissimmee 407-846-0023 Breast Cancer Support Group 407-303-5715 (FL Hospital) Care for the Caregiver Support Group Miller Center (FL Hospital) 407-303-5999 Caregivers Support Group FL Hospital 407-897-5715 Central Florida Concerns of Police Survivors Inc (C.O.P.S.) 321-436-8500 Central Florida Stroke Club 407-222-8494 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group (FL Hospital) 407-303-5715 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cyber Support Group of Central Florida essie510 Codependents Anonymous (ALANON) 407-896-4929 407-265-7334 407-201-6462 (Spanish) Compassionate Friends Apopka Chapter 407-209-9980 Heart of Florida Chapter 407-900-9823 Cornerstone Hospice-Orlando 407-206-2273 352-343-1341 (Main Office Lake Co.) Diabetes Support Group 407-303-7276 407-303-2822 (Florida Hospital) 407-237-6330 (South Seminole Hospital) Divorce 407-571-2100 Divorce Care 407-339-3817 To add a support group fax info to (407) 332-6669 or e-mail ReachUs N Answers to Puzzle on page 24 28 Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Special Interest Groups -- SIG Go to for latest updates of this page. Central Florida Recorder Society orlandoconsort Central Florida Romance Writers Central Florida Rose Society info (407) 858-0599 Central Florida Stained Glass Guild Central Florida Stamp Club (407) 889-0528 Central Florida Walkers Central Florida Watercolor Society Central Florida Woodworkers Guild Embroiderers Guild of America Inc. Central Florida Chapter (407) 877-1011 Florida Cabin Fever Quilters Guild Florida Fossil Hunters (407) 699-9274 Florida Marine Historical Archeological Society (407) 290-8474 Florida Native Plant Society (Cuplet Fern Chapter) Seminole County (352) 658-3677 Florida Native Plant Society (Tarflower Chapter) Orange County Florida State Genealogical Society Florida Writers Association Grand Slam Duplicate Bridge Club Greater Orlando Cribbage Club OrlandoCribbage Hoedowners Square Dance Club (407) 273-2561 International Songwriters Guild Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando Lake Monroe Amateur Radio Society (407) 443-9077 AARP 55 Alive Mature Driving Program 1-888-227-7669 African Violet Society of America American Sewing Guild orlando Beach Boppers of Orlando (407)-695-4360 Bromeliad Society of Central Florida lisasbromeliads (323) 558-3223 Casselberry Chess & Checkers Club (407) 388-0636 Central Florida Accordian Club 1-866-455-2322 Central Florida Anthropological Society kagidusko (321) 948-3994 Central Florida Bonsai Club Central Florida Button Club (386) 761-1801 rlaama Central Florida Cavers of the National Speleological Society (407) 644-9444 Central Florida Chapter of the Coca Cola Collectors Club Pat at centralflcccc Central Florida Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (407) 656-0559 Central Florida Computer Society Central Florida Genealogical Society Central Florida HO Railroad Modelers (407) 365-1917 Central Florida Metal Detecting Club (407) 323-2954 or (386)-428-3401 Central Florida Offshore Anglers Central Florida Orchid Society (407) 889-5421 Central Florida Pleasure Divers Central Florida Porcelain Artists (407) 359-8919 Central Florida Quilters Guild florida MUGOO (Macintosh Users Group of Orlando) National Scrabble Association Club No. 438 (407) 331-5008 New York City Transit Retirees Of Florida (NYCTROF) smilechapter6 Newcomers of Central Florida ( 407) 677-5447 Omega Subterranean Society (407) 293-1739 Orlando Area Historical Rose Society (407) 629-1956 Orange Audubon Society (407) 886-2925) Orlando Chess and Game Club (407) 248-0818 Orlando International Folk Dance Club 407-275-6247 Orange County Retired Educators Association (407) 677-0446 Organic Growers (321) 228-4310 Outdoors and Active Inc. (407) 263-8300 Oviedo Historical Society (407) 366-4242 Pirates Square Dance Club Rug Hookcrafters Guild Northeast Florida Chapter Sanford Seminole Art Association (407) 323-4458 Scribes of Central Florida Chapter Sierra Club Central Florida Chapter (407) 481-4398 Seminole Audubon Society 407-323-4506 SeniorsNOW Computer Learing Center (407) 318-3256 Tropical Fruit Club of Central Florida Weavers of Orlando gilbert2330 50 Resources & Service Providers To add your special interest group e-mail ReachUs or call us at 407-265-0534. Check out Fall 2014 Winter 2015 29 SHINE Offers FREE Medicare Counseling FREE unbiased counseling on Medicare Medigap HMO Medicaid Prescription Drug Plans and Long-Term Care Insurance is available at the following locations. All counseling is first-come first-served. Bring a list of all your medications or Rx bottles insurance card and red white and blue Medicare card. All dates are subject to change Please call locations to confirm SHINE will be available. Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is October 15 to December 7 2014. Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church 2nd Wednesday of each month 421 S. Pennsylvania Avenue Winter Park FL 32789 407-514-1823 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lake Mary Senior Center 3rd Thursday of the month 911 Wallace Avenue Lake Mary FL 32746 407-585-1466 1 30 p.m. to 3 00 p.m. Orange County Beardall Senior Center 1st Tuesday of each month 800 Delaney Avenue Orlando FL 32805 407-246-4440 12 30 p.m. to 2 30 p.m. East Orange Community Center Building C 3rd Tuesday of each month 12050 E. Colonial Drive Orlando FL 32826 407-254-9610 10 00 a.m. to 12 00 p.m. Taft Community Center 1st Monday of each month 9450 S. Orange Avenue Orlando FL 32824 407-514-1823 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Health Central Hospital Bradford Room (Garden Level) 3rd Monday of each month 10000 W. Colonial Drive Ocoee FL 34761 407-514-1823 10 00 a.m. to 12 00 p.m. Barney E. Veal All Generation Center 700 Generation Point Kissimmee FL 34744 407-846-8532 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 10 00 a.m. to 12 00 p.m. Hart Memorial Central Library Room 104 211 East Dakin Avenue Kissimmee FL 34741 407-742-8888 Osceola County Maitland Senior Center In partnership with Seminole County SHINE 345 S. Maitland Ave. Maitland FL 32751 407-514-1823 2nd Friday of each month 10 00 a.m. to 12 00 Noon Sanford Senior Center 1st Thursday of the month 401 E. Seminole Blvd Sanford FL 32771 407-688-5129 1st Thursday of each month 1 30 p.m. John H. Bridges Community Center Building D 3rd Wednesday (Open for AEP Sept-Dec ONLY) 445 W. 13th Street Apopka FL 32703 407-254-9413 10 00am 12 00pm St. Cloud Senior Center 3101 17th Street St. Cloud FL 34769 407-957-7392 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 10 00 am to 12 00 pm. Wekiva Longwood Library 2nd Monday of the month 245 N. Hunt Club Blvd. Longwood FL 32779 407-665-1670 2nd Monday of each month 1 30 p.m. L. Claudia Allen Senior Center 2nd Tuesday of each month 1840 Mable Butler Avenue Orlando FL 32805 407-246-4461 10 00 a.m. to 12 00 p.m. Seminole County Casselberry Recreational Center 2nd Monday of the month 200 North Triplet Lake Road Casselberry FL 32707 407-262-7700 ext 1575 1 30 p.m. Winter Springs Senior Center 3rd Monday of the month 400 North Edgemon Avenue Winter Springs FL 32708 407-327-6554 1 30 p.m. Maitland Senior Center In partnership with Seminole County SHINE 345 S. Maitland Ave. Maitland FL 32751 407-514-1823 2nd Friday of each month 10 00 a.m. to 12 00 Noon Request a presentation Call 407-514-1800 To request a presentation schedule an appointment or verify dates and times of counselor availability please contact the individual locations above. 50Plus FYI Resource Network Orange County Commission on Aging Seminole County Triad Senior Resource Alliance Present Visit for Exhibitors & Activities Hosted by The City of Winter Park EXPO October 3 2014 -- Friday 9 30 a.m. to 2 30 p.m. Winter Park Community Center 721 W. New England Avenue Winter Park 32789 Check out latest trends Speak with I Agencies I Health care professionals I Housing specialists I Area service providers I Professionals who provide valuable products and services for the active 50 lifestyle Platinum Sponsor Gold Sponsors Get your FLU shot at the EXPO flu Meet Jazz Legend Miss Jacqueline Jones Meet Old Time Rock n Roll Host Lee Douglas Fred P. 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