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WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS

MONDAYS


7:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. CLUB INFORMATION AND MORE with Jeanne Wadlin. 5 minute reports of news and information about Sun City Center's many clubs. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


8:00 - 8:45 a.m. FLEXERCISE & AEROBICS - (Two back to back classes) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Community Hall on South Pebble Beach. Attend both classes for 50 cents or join the club for just $16 per year and come to as many as you wish. From 8-8:45 am, FLEXERCISE offers a thorough, whole body series of stretches, followed by the option to use light weights and ending on the mat, for a focus on core strengthening. Bring light weights and a mat. Then, stay for the next class 8:50-9:30 am. LOW IMPACT AEROBICS is a great way to safely move and boost the heart rate. All done with fun music, in a beautiful, air conditioned space. Stop in to keep the body moving, no matter what the weather, and meet new friends. For more information, email sccflexercise@gmail.com or call Kevin at 615-962-1723 or Ann at 813-690-6614.


8:15 a.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 a.m. - THE MORNING SHOW WITH NOREEN RICKETS - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Top 40 oldies from the 50s to the 90s. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - KINGS POINT QUILTERS in Fiber Arts Rooms 1 & 2 Kings Point Clubhouse. Work on charity quilts for both veterans and hospitalized children. Work on items to be sold the profits of which help defray the cost of the charity quilt supplies. Personal projects also done at this time. Guest speakers and workshops planned throughout the year. New members always welcome. Unwanted sewing related items gladly accepted. Contact Sandy Nunn, President (813)642-8961.


9:30 - 10:00 a.m. TRIMNASTICS CLUB meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at the Dance Studio, SCC Atrium Bldg. All SCC and KP members are welcome to join. Low impact exercise (stretching / bending).


9:30 a.m. - Active Seniors Gym Walk: Choose your pace in a gymnasium (Appropriate footwear) Ruskin Senior Center - 905 6th Street SE in Ruskin; (813) 672-1107


10:00 a.m. - MONDAY "FOR TODAY" MEETING OF OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS at St. John Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 East Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center, FL. The meeting room (private entrance to meeting is on the left/north side of the building) in the choir room, to your right after entering. The only requirement for attending is a desire to change your eating behaviors and stop compulsively eating. OA is an international 12-step organization/program which addresses the emotional, spiritual (not religious) and physical needs of those desiring to stop compulsive food behaviors and stop compulsively eating. No scales, dues or fees. This meeting is open to those who have a problem with their weight, eating patterns and self-image. Please join us any Monday morning. You can learn more about OA online at http://www.oa.org/newcomers/is-oa-for-you or call Jan at 813/633-3932 


10:30 a.m. – 50-plus Basketball Pick-up games: Low-impact basketball in the gymnasium, Ruskin Senior Center - 905 6th Street SE in Ruskin; (813) 672-1107


1:15 p.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


3:30 p.m. - Qi Gong CLUB MEETS - in Dance Studio 2 located at 1203 N Pebble Beach Blvd, next to Samaritans. There is no charge for the Qi Gong class just wear loose, comfortable clothing. This is a handicap friendly class open to all levels of practice.


4:30 p.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Someone You Should Know. Join host Peg Goodenow as she introduces you to someone who lives or works in the Sun City Center area whom we think you might like to meet. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


TUESDAYS:


7:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. CLUB INFORMATION AND MORE with Jeanne Wadlin. 5 minute reports of news and information about Sun City Center's many clubs. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


8:15 a.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


8:30 a.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! - Tune in each week for encore broadcast of Saturday morning's Sensible Investing for Retirees. It's your money; hosts Dave Phillips and Eric Snyder want to help you keep it that way with sound, easy-to-understand tips and strategies. Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - THE MORNING SHOW WITH JOE KERSKA - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW!. Great music hits from the 70s and 80s. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:30 - 10:00 a.m. TRIMNASTICS CLUB meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at the Dance Studio, SCC Atrium Bldg. All SCC and KP members are welcome to join. Low impact exercise (stretching / bending).


9:30 - 10:30 a.m. LINE DANCING WITH A BALANCE! at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Do you like to dance but are worried about falling? Join our new FREE line dancing class lead by trained therapists. This weekly class will improve your balance and reduce your risk of falling. We can boot, scoot and boogie safely together and make exercise fun! For more information, call Debbie Caneen at 813-892-2990


10:00 a.m. HEALTHY LIFESTYLES MeetUp - Kings Point Sun City Center at South Clubhouse. Our Optional Walking Meetups: Your choice: walk 2 or 4 miles. Some walk faster; some walk slower. Everyone is welcome; Joanie, Suzanne and Caroline will walk with you. 


10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. MARY PETRO PROGRAM FOR FOOD AND MEDICINE at the South Shore United Church of Christ, 1501 LaJolla Ave. The Mary Petro Program is funded by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and provides financial assistance to residents for food and medicine. To qualify, residents must be full time residents of Sun City Center or Kings Point, must fill out an application and meet income guidelines, must present income verification documents and either a SCC or KP identification card. For more information, please visit our office or call 813-634-8306. If you are a new or current client of the Mary Petro Program in Sun City Center or Kings Point and have a pet cat and you are in need of cat food for your pet, please visit our Pet Pantry for assistance. The Cat Lovers Club of Sun City Center donates cat food each month to the Mary Petro Program to assist our clients.


10:30 - 11:30 a.m. UKULELE JAM SESSION! in the South Social Room in Kings Point. New players and singers are welcome. For information please call or email Paul pottstownpaul@msn.com phone: 765-277-0606


12:30 - 3:00 p.m. NEEDLE ARTS CLUB - in the Bunka/Needlework Room - Room 1 in the Arts Building on Cherry Hills Dr. Attention everyone who enjoys the Needle Arts. Here at Sun City Center we have the club for you. If you enjoy Cross Stitch, Crewel, Needlepoint or any other form of embroidery come join us on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Everyone is welcome, whether you are an expert or just would like to learn. Open to all from SCC or KP.  Contact P Moore fltrvln2@gmail.com  for more information.


1:00 - 3:00 p.m. LIFE CHALLENGES SUPPORT GROUP at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Sun City Center. Live your life fully with zest and joy! Rid yourself of depression, anxiety, frustrations with family, children, friends, life changes, health problems, finances and more. Relief comes by sharing and receiving support and making a positive plan of action. All are welcome in complete confidence and free of charge. Cheryl Lewis facilitates this group and is an effective psychotherapist. We meet every Tuesday in the first floor lounge of Sun Towers. No appointment is necessary. Sponsored by the Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.


1:00 p.m. - Bingo (No charge) Ruskin Senior Center - 905 6th Street SE in Ruskin; (813) 672-1107


1:00 - 3:30 p.m. SOUTH BAY HOSPITAL PRESENTS "LIVING HEALTHY PROGRAM" at 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573.  Discover new skills for living better with chronic diseases like: Arthritis, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Cancer, Bronchitis, Emphysema, Asthma, Epilepsy. You’ll also learn to: Work with your healthcare team, Manage symptoms, Use your medication effectively, Exercise safely and easily, Communicate better about your health with family and friends. Participants receive a FREE book and other goodies! Class Size is Limited. Registration Required! Call Chela Sipes at (813) 634-0447. 


1:15 p.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


1:30 p.m. THE SUN CITY CENTER REPUBLICAN CLUB MEETS (on 4th Tuesday of each month) Social time at 1:30 p.m., meeting begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at  St. Andrews Presbyterian Church located at 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd.


3:30 p.m. - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW WITH BILL HODGES No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


4:30 p.m. - CLUB INTERVIEW - HOSTS PAELA VARKONY, BARBARA VAN EYCKEN AND PETER SWARTZ ON 96.3 FM as they introduce you to one of the many club leaders in this community. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


WEDNESDAYS:


7:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. CLUB INFORMATION AND MORE with Jeanne Wadlin. 5 minute reports of news and information about Sun City Center's many clubs. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


8:00 - 8:45 a.m. FLEXERCISE & AEROBICS - (Two back to back classes) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Community Hall on South Pebble Beach. Attend both classes for 50 cents or join the club for just $16 per year and come to as many as you wish. From 8-8:45 am, FLEXERCISE offers a thorough, whole body series of stretches, followed by the option to use light weights and ending on the mat, for a focus on core strengthening. Bring light weights and a mat. Then, stay for the next class 8:50-9:30 am. LOW IMPACT AEROBICS is a great way to safely move and boost the heart rate. All done with fun music, in a beautiful, air conditioned space. Stop in to keep the body moving, no matter what the weather, and meet new friends. For more information, email sccflexercise@gmail.com or call Kevin at 615-962-1723 or Ann at 813-690-6614.


8:15 a.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 a.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! - The Morning Show with Tony Ford. Great oldies from the 50s to the 90s. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 a.m. – 50-plus Basketball Pick-up games: Low-impact basketball in the gymnasium, Ruskin Senior Center - 905 6th Street SE in Ruskin; (813) 672-1107


9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - LEARN TO WEAVE in the Weaving Studio in the North campus each Monday and Wednesday for 8 weeks starting 10/17 The art of weaving is taught. $75.00 cost includes lessons, yarns for a sampler and one project, membership in the club for a year and equipment fee. This is a great opportunity to try something new and get out of the heat. Sign up in the studio or call 813 642-8239


9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - THERAPEUTIC TAI CHI OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! at Sun Towers Retirement Community 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. Our therapists have advanced training in therapeutic Tai Chi for Seniors and will provide guidance in this healthy exercise. Tai Chi has been proven to increase strength and balance! This class will be offered EVERY Wednesday due to increased demand. For more information, contact Debbie Caneen at 813-634-3347


10:00 a.m. - Ruskin Gardening Club (Call for details) Ruskin Senior Center - 905 6th Street SE in Ruskin; (813) 672-1107


11:30 a.m. – ANDY’S KITCHEN FREE WEEKLY HOT LUNCH OFFERED BY METROPOLITAN MINISTRIES OF TAMPA AND ST. ANDREW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. West, Sun City Center, FL 33573. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, is partnering with Metropolitan Ministries of Tampa to help feed the hungry in our area. Are You Hungry? Come for a free hot lunch, served each Wednesday in "Andy's Kitchen". MM will prepare the meals and they will be served to all comers, no questions asked, in the church Fellowship Hall. If you would like to help with this effort, please contact Sally McLeish thru the church office P: (813) 634-1252


11:30 a.m. - SUN CITY CENTER SHRINE CLUB monthly luncheon on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Cost is $14.00 per person and is catered by Banquet Masters. Reservations are required and the first lunch is on us. However, It’s usual and customary that first time visitors come with a member and a member will be available if contact is made thru our website, or with a current member directly. We will have either entertainment or other enlightening program that wwill be of interest to the group. If someone really doesn’t know anyone they can call our club person that handles the reservations, Noble Dale Province 813-642-0807 before the Friday before the event date. For more info visit: www.sccshrineclub.com


1:15 p.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - FRONT PORCH PICKERS - LIVE MUSIC! in the Rollins Theatre, 970 Cherry Hills Drive, SunCity Center, to play country, bluegrass, traditional and gospel music.  Acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, ukulele, dobro and bass players are welcome to join the group that can number up to 45 musicians playing during the winter months.  Audience members are invited to listen and enjoy the music every Wednesday afternoon and it is free.  For additional information contact president, David Lickfeldt, 813-833-8719 or secretary, Bonnie Mullen 813-634-2397.


4:00 – 5:00 p.m. RECORDING STUDIO – OPEN ORIENTATION at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in the Hive. Interested in using the Recording Studio or discovering what we have to offer? Come to our Recording Studio Orientation to get an overview of the devices and software available for use and learn how you can reserve time in the studio. Funded in part by the Friends of the SouthShore Regional Library. Questions? Call (813) 273-3652.


4:30 p.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Someone You Should Know. Join host Peg Goodenow as she introduces you to someone who lives or works in the Sun City Center area whom we think you might like to meet. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


6:00 – 8:00 p.m. SOUTHSHORE NEEDLE PEOPLE at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 2. Join other needle people to share techniques, tips, and experiences about knitting and other fiber and fabric arts. Bring a project and ask questions. Beginners welcome! Questions? Call: (813) 273-3652.


6:00 – 8:00 p.m. MAH JONGG CLUB at the SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin in Community Room 1. Enjoy an evening of the popular table game, Mah Jongg. Beginners are welcome. Free instruction will be provided. Participants are asked to bring their own Mah Jongg card. Questions? Call: (813) 273-3652.


THURSDAYS:


7:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. CLUB INFORMATION AND MORE with Jeanne Wadlin. 5 minute reports of news and information about Sun City Center's many clubs. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


8:15 a.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


8:30 a.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Tune in each week for Golf Car Talk and Tips, hosted by Stuart Anderson of West Coast Golf Cars in Sun City Center. Get your golf car questions answered for FREE on the air. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 a.m. - "FOR TODAY" MEETING OF OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS at the Sun City Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center, FL. The meeting room (private entrance to meeting is on the left side of the building). The only requirement for attending is a desire to change your eating behaviors and stop compulsively eating. OA is an international 12-step organization/program which addresses the emotional, spiritual (not religious) and physical needs of those desiring to stop compulsive food behaviors and stop compulsively eating. No scales, dues or fees. This meeting is open only to those who have a problem with their weight or eating patterns. Please join us any Monday morning. You can learn more about OA online at http://www.oa.org/newcomers/is-oa-for-you or call Jan at 813/633-3932


9:00 a.m. - TOPS FL 0845 - "Take Off Pounds Sensibly” in Kings Point at the South Clubhouse. The meeting room is in the right corridor of the building. The only requirement for attending is a desire to stop compulsively eating. TOPS is an international organization which has helped millions lose weight since 1948.  It’s weight-loss support that’s affordable and works. No fad diets or foods to buy. Eat what you love and lose weight with portion control and healthy weight loss tips. You weigh in, so you can track your progress. This meeting is open to all who have a problem with their weight control.  Please join us any Thursday morning. First meeting is free.  Contact Barb F. at 813-938-1046 for meeting details. You can learn more about TOPS online at www.tops.org


9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! The Morning Show with Lysa and Vern. Movie reviews, garage sale reports, community happenings and the music that defined a generation. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - KINGS POINT QUILTERS in Fiber Arts Rooms 1 & 2 Kings Point Clubhouse. Work on charity quilts for both veterans and hospitalized children. Work on items to be sold the profits of which help defray the cost of the charity quilt supplies. Personal projects also done at this time. Guest speakers and workshops planned throughout the year. New members always welcome. Unwanted sewing related items gladly accepted. Contact Sandy Nunn, President (813)642-8961.


9:30 - 10:00 a.m. TRIMNASTICS CLUB meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at the Dance Studio, SCC Atrium Bldg. All SCC and KP members are welcome to join. Low impact exercise (stretching / bending).


9:30 a.m. - LIBRARY CYBERMOBILE: Rolling library with books, videos, computer training, etc. Ruskin Senior Center - 905 6th Street SE in Ruskin; (813) 672-1107


10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. MARY PETRO PROGRAM FOR FOOD AND MEDICINE at the South Shore United Church of Christ, 1501 LaJolla Ave. The Mary Petro Program is funded by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and provides financial assistance to residents for food and medicine. To qualify, residents must be full time residents of Sun City Center or Kings Point, must fill out an application and meet income guidelines, must present income verification documents and either a SCC or KP identification card. For more information, please visit our office or call 813-634-8306. If you are a new or current client of the Mary Petro Program in Sun City Center or Kings Point and have a pet cat and you are in need of cat food for your pet, please visit our Pet Pantry for assistance. The Cat Lovers Club of Sun City Center donates cat food each month to the Mary Petro Program to assist our clients.


10:00 a.m. - The Emmaus Road Study Group meets in the conference room of SouthShore church of Christ. Our subjects are in accord with Progressive Christianity. We will soon begin discussing Honest to God,a book by John t. Robinson. All open minded people are invited to join us.


11:00 a.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! "About the Town" Dana Schroeder, CEO of the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce talks with members of the professional community about topics relevant to the South County area. Every week is a different guest and topic. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


1:00 p.m. - Bingo (No charge) Ruskin Senior Center - 905 6th Street SE in Ruskin; (813) 672-1107


1:00 - 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (Two classes) - "LET'S PUNCH OUT PARKINSON'S" ROCK STEADY BOXING MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM THE MEN'S CLUB OF SUN CITY CENTER at Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center, FL. Introducing “Rock Steady Boxing” where the mission is to empower people with Parkinson’s disease to fight back. "Of all the pills I’ve taken, Rock Steady Boxing is the finest and most effective." states Pete Stewart, RSB participant. Recent studies, most notably at Cleveland Clinic, focus on the concept of intense “forced” exercise, and have begun to suggest that certain kinds of exercise may be neuro-protective, i.e., actually slowing disease progression. Eric Allen, M.A. and certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach is our weekly instructor. Eric is a personal trainer and geriatric exercise expert certified by the IFPA, with over 17 years of experience. His company, EA FITNESS, LLC promotes  the company’s motto “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from what you can do.” If you have Parkinson’s, or are caring for someone with this disease, be sure to register for this weekly session by contacting Eric Allen at 813-321-8755 or Eric@eafitness.org  COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING AVAILABLE AT TOWERS ENTRANCE. For additional info, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


1:00 p.m. - Singles Group at the United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd, Sun CIty Center, room 11. All singles are welcome. We develop a calendar of events and review what people like to attend. This also gives singles an opportunity to meet other singles to exchange contact info and make plans to attend these events.  There is no requirement to be a member of the church,  We  have a lot of fun things  planned so interested  people can come  and  meet with us and we will be happy to provide you with this information.  Hope to see you soon. Gary - for info you can call me  813-938-5943


1:00 - 4:00 p.m. SINGLE DECK PINOCHLE CLUB meets in the Sandpiper Room North Campus. Come early for a partner. E-Mail vfahy79@gmail.com for more information or questions.


1:15 p.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


3:30 p.m. - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW WITH BILL HODGES No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


4:30 p.m. - CLUB INTERVIEW - HOSTS PAELA VARKONY, BARBARA VAN EYCKEN AND PETER SWARTZ ON 96.3 FM as they introduce you to one of the many club leaders in this community. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


6:30 - 9:00 p.m. 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. SCC Hand and Foot Club meets every Thursday of every month in the Caper Room, SCC Atrium Bldg. Come join us and learn an easy and fast card game that is lots of fun!  Beginners are welcome, come alone or bring your friends and have fun!  Hand and Foot is a variant of Canasta and is very easy to learn.  Open to all CA and KP members. For more information email scarb2rita@hotmail.com or call (207)749-1124 


6:45 - 9:45 p.m. THURSDAY NIGHT PARTNERS' BRIDGE CLUB meets weekly to play progressive bridge on Thursday evenings in the Horizon Room at the Atrium. Bring a partner and 50 cents. Open to all bridge players in Sun City Center and King's Point. For further information, contact President Anita Farney ta 813-633-4368.


FRIDAYS:


7:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. CLUB INFORMATION AND MORE with Jeanne Wadlin. 5 minute reports of news and information about Sun City Center's many clubs. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


8:00 - 8:45 a.m. FLEXERCISE & AEROBICS - (Two back to back classes) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Community Hall on South Pebble Beach. Attend both classes for 50 cents or join the club for just $16 per year and come to as many as you wish. From 8-8:45 am, FLEXERCISE offers a thorough, whole body series of stretches, followed by the option to use light weights and ending on the mat, for a focus on core strengthening. Bring light weights and a mat. Then, stay for the next class 8:50-9:30 am. LOW IMPACT AEROBICS is a great way to safely move and boost the heart rate. All done with fun music, in a beautiful, air conditioned space. Stop in to keep the body moving, no matter what the weather, and meet new friends. For more information, email sccflexercise@gmail.com or call Kevin at 615-962-1723 or Ann at 813-690-6614.


8:15 a.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! The Morning Show with Peter and Bob. Oldies from the 50s and early 60s peppered with their unique sense of humor. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - KINGS POINT QUILTERS in Fiber Arts Rooms 1 & 2 Kings Point Clubhouse. Work on charity quilts for both veterans and hospitalized children. Work on items to be sold the profits of which help defray the cost of the charity quilt supplies. Personal projects also done at this time. Guest speakers and workshops planned throughout the year. New members always welcome. Unwanted sewing related items gladly accepted. Contact Sandy Nunn, President (813)642-8961.


12:30 - 3:00 p.m. NEEDLE ARTS CLUB - in the Bunka/Needlework Room - Room 1 in the Arts Building on Cherry Hills Dr. Attention everyone who enjoys the Needle Arts. Here at Sun City Center we have the club for you. If you enjoy Cross Stitch, Crewel, Needlepoint or any other form of embroidery come join us on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Everyone is welcome, whether you are an expert or just would like to learn. Open to all from SCC or KP.  Contact P Moore fltrvln2@gmail.com  for more information.


1:00 p.m. - Chess Club (All levels welcome) Ruskin Senior Center - 905 6th Street SE in Ruskin; (813) 672-1107


1:15 p.m. - EVENTS NEWS ON SUN RADIO! - with Brenda Vavrina. 5 minute reports of things happening in and around Sun City Center. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


1:30 - 2:30 p.m. SCC Nia (Non Impact Aerobics) Club - SCC Main Campus, Dance Room 2 , 1203N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Nia ( Non Impact Aerobics) is a mind/body cardiovascular movement practice created in 1983 based on the science of the body. We do not jump or jar joints ! First class is always free. Join us for the "Joy of Movement". Questions? Call Gail, Certified Nia Black Belt Instructor @ (480) 220-1430


4:30 p.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Someone You Should Know. Join host Peg Goodenow as she introduces you to someone who lives or works in the Sun City Center area whom we think you might like to meet. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


5:00 - 8:00 p.m. COASTAL REMEDY PLAYING AT BUNKERS until Dec 15th. This is a musical duo that performs light rock, country, Motown, oldies and current tunes, and specializes in dance music! Smoking is limited to outside on the patio. (No indoor smoking). Come with your dance shoes, ready to cut a rug!


7:00 p.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Old Time Radio Classics. Each week we bring you drama, comedy, mystery, or another great program from radio yesteryear. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


SATURDAYS:


7:30 - 11:30 a.m. ARE YOU IN NEED OF FOOD? If yes, please feel welcome to come to Our Lady's Pantry for a box of groceries. We serve people in Sun City Center, Wimauma, and Balm. Everyone is treated with dignity and respect without regard to race or religion. You can find us at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Mission, which is 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 side of the campus. Hunger happens even among our neighbors. If you find yourself short of groceries, please remember that Our Lady’s Pantry can provide at least some relief for your hunger. We try to share some cereal, fruits and vegetables (including some beans and tomatoes); soup, pasta, and sauce; rice, meat, and bread — and more whenever we can. “Please don’t hesitate to come,” says Anita Bullaro, co-director of the Pantry with her husband Tom. “We look forward to meeting you one day.”


8:00 a.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Tune in for the weekly program "Ask an Attorney" with Joe Pippen. Get your legal questions answered for FREE on the air. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


9:00 a.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Sensible Investing for Retirees. It's your money; hosts Dave Phillips and Eric Snyder want to help you keep it that way with sound, easy-to-understand tips and strategies


9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Atrium Dance Studio. Jazzmatazz Dance Club instructor and choreographer, Diane LeFrancois is teaching beginning jazz classes. No previous experience is required. Classes are $5.00 per session.


10:00 a.m. - PAYANT WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP RADIO SHOW on Sun Radio 96.3 FM in Sun City Center. You may also listen by internet at WSCQFM.COM. 


10:00 a.m.- DREAM CIRCLE at 1606 Chevy Chase Dr. Tell your dream or help us with ours. A dream is told and we each own it. We say what it means if we had that dream. It helps solve life's decisions, life's problems, health and others. For more info call Carol Oschmann at 813-909-3233.


2:00 - 4:00 p.m. "THE SANDHILL CROONERS" (a band consisting of Bonnie Mullens, Jim Hunton and Harmonica Harold Davis) will be performing a free concert at the Tiller and Toilers Garden Pavilion evey Saturday (weather permitting).  The Sandhill Crooners is a unique trio singing folk, rock and country hits to a violin, 2 guitars and a harmonica.   Call 330.770.7493 for future dates at your next event.  


4:30 p.m. - CLUB INTERVIEW - HOSTS PAMELA VARKONY, BARBARA VAN EYCKEN AND PETER SWARTZ ON 96.3 FM as they introduce you to one of the many club leaders in this community. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


5:00 p.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Saturday Folk Festival. Two hours of some of the best folk music with artists like Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


7:00 p.m. - 96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOW! Saturday Night Swing. Two hours of vintage music from the 40s featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and more. No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


SUNDAYS:


96.3 FM. SUN RADIO SHOWS!


7:45 a.m. - Daybreak with Dr. Jerry Crabb. 15 minutes of Bible Study and reflection.


8:00 a.m. - Church Service from the First Apostolic Church


9:00 a.m. - Truth for the World. Fifteen minutes of in-depth bible study


SUNDAY BRUNCHES AT SOUTH BAY!
10:00 - 2:00 p.m. South Bay Hospital Cafeteria 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573. Our Food and Nutrition Services team at the South Bay Hospital Café at the Bay will now be offering a new special Sunday Brunch service EVERY SUNDAY which will include one breakfast or lunch entrée, two sides, biscuit/roll, and a fountain drink all for $6. Coffee is complimentary. The cafeteria will close a little early on Sundays at 9am in order to accommodate this special offering for the community. We hope you can take advantage of this new service. Stay tuned for occasional themed offerings!


11:00 a.m. - Church Service from the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center


1:00 - 4:00 p.m. SINGLE DECK PINOCHLE CLUB meets in the Sandpiper Room North Campus. Come early for a partner. E-Mail vfahy79@gmail.com for more information or questions.


5:00 p.m. - Ask an Attorney, Encore Edition. A rebroadcast of the previous day's program.


No radio? Listen on your computer by visiting: http://wscqfm.com


CORONAVIRUS UPDATES


MASKS!
Hillsborough Emergency Policy Group Votes to Require Face Coverings Inside Places of Business. A majority of the members of the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group voted to require the wearing of face coverings, with certain exceptions, inside businesses that are open to the public and where employees and customers aren't able to maintain social distancing.  
*Non-profit organizations that supply goods and services are now added to the list of businesses  must require employees and customers to wear face coverings inside their place of business. 
* The age exception requiring children to wear face coverings is increased to those under the age of 8. 
* And all children under the age of 18 do not have to wear face coverings if they are participating in organized youth sports, summer camps and childcare programs. 


COVID TESTING LOCAITONS LATEST UPDATE
SUN CITY CENTER OR WIMAUMA? - NEW NUMBER! CALL 888-513-6321
Starting this week, Hillsborough County will dramatically increase the number of appointments available for residents at three County COVID-19 test sites at Community Resource Centers, expanding hours and offering weekend availability.
Three of the eight free COVID-19 test sites in Hillsborough County are at Community Resource Centers in East Tampa (Lee Davis), Plant City, and Ruskin (SouthShore). Since opening in mid-April, almost 30,000 tests have been conducted at those sites in conjunction with health care partners.
Capacity at the Lee Davis, Plant City, and SouthShore COVID-19 testing sites will increase from about 2,700 total tests per week to 9,000 tests per week. The testing expansion is made possible over the next two weeks due to the transition from volunteer medical personnel at the three sites to contracted support being temporarily provided through the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
The three community testing sites will be extending hours for scheduled appointments three days a week and will be setting aside two days a week specifically for targeted mass testing for first responders, health care workers, and other critical industries. The Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management is working directly with the identified industry employers to coordinate testing access on the dedicated days.
Emergency Management officials are assessing and developing a plan for staffing these three sites after the temporary assistance provided through the state ends.
For the next two weeks, test sites at Lee Davis and Plant City will continue testing for residents with expanded appointments and hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The test site at the SouthShore Community Resource Center in Ruskin is changing operation days for residents to Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in order to offer more weekend testing capacity.
As a reminder, all residents can make an appointment for a COVID-19 test by calling (888) 513-6321 or by registering online here.
Hillsborough County offers COVID-19 testing by appointment at eight test sites across the County from Town ‘N Country to Wimauma with daytime, evening, and weekend appointments available. Residents with appointments are welcome to come to the drive-through test site on foot or by bicycle if necessary. Homebound residents or people with no access to transportation can make an appointment for an in-home test through the call center at (888) 513-6321.
Free testing sites in Hillsborough County include the following:
Lee Davis Community Resource Center, 3402 N. 22nd St., Tampa
Plant City Community Resource Center, 307 N. Michigan Ave., Plant City
SouthShore Community Resource Center, 201 14th Ave. SE, Ruskin
Tampa Family Health Centers, 12085 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa
Suncoast Community Health Centers, 313 S. Lakewood Drive, Brandon
Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., Sun City Center
Wimauma Opportunity Center, 5128 SR 674, Wimauma
Hillsborough County’s call center, (888) 513-6321, is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
COVID-19 coronavirus testing is a collaboration among Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa, the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County, the University of South Florida, and medical groups in the region including BayCare, Tampa General Hospital, AdventHealth, HCA Healthcare – West Florida Division, Tampa Family Health Centers, Inc,  the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay/Transcare, and Suncoast Community Health Centers, Inc. Locations for some test sites have been offered by Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sun City Center and Enterprising Latinas in Wimauma.
Pre-Registration is Required: 
There is NO CHARGE for the test administered at Hillsborough County locations.
Residents are NOT REQUIRED to have health insurance to get tested.
Should a test be scheduled for you, you will be informed of time, date, and testing location during this call.
What to Bring: 
Personal vehicles MUST BE under the maximum height of 8 feet.
Limit vehicle passengers to those getting a test.
Have a photo ID with name and date of birth for all persons being tested (can be Florida driver’s license, state-issued ID, or passport).
Bring the CORRECT confirmation code provided by the call center; this can be a printed copy of the testing confirmation email received from the call center, a screenshot of the confirmation number, or the code may be provided verbally. A printed code or screenshot on the phone helps the process, but is not required.
You will be required to provide the following information:
1. Full name
2. Current address (where you are staying)
3. Best phone number to reach you in order to receive test results
What to Expect: 
You will be greeted by a health care provider in personal protective gear who will give you instructions.
A minimally invasive test will be administered.
Test results are not immediate. Most people will receive results within 10 days. After taking the test, you will be given information on what to do while you await the results.
You will receive test results via the telephone number you gave at the time of pre-screening.
Please be patient – calling back to check on your results will not expedite the process.
Testing sites are staffed by health care professionals in medical protective gear who are trained to test for COVID-19 coronavirus. Directional signage and law enforcement will help residents through the testing site in an orderly fashion. People who are experiencing a medical emergency should dial 9-1-1 immediately.


FLORIDA SURGEON GERNERAL NOTICE:
Avoid the “3 Cs” Closed Spaces, Crowded Places & Close-Contact Settings & wear a mask. More - FloridaHealth.gov 


IMPORTANT - HOW TO PROTCT YOURSELF & OTHERS (Info from CDC) now how it spreads
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
EVERYONE SHOULD
Wash your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
AVOID CLOSE CONTACT
Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home. If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.
Put distance between yourself and other people outside of your home.
Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.
Do not gather in groups.
Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
COVER YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE WITH A CLOTH FACE COVER WHEN AROUND OTHERS
You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES
If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash.
Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
CLEAN AND DISINFECT
Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectantsexternal icon will work.
MONITOR YOUR HEALTH
Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
Especially important if you are running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet.
Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.


FROM HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY:
13 THINGS YOU CAN DO ONLINE:
A list of County business you can conduct online:
As the community moves towards preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, residents are encouraged to conduct business online whenever possible. When it comes to handling business with Hillsborough County, there are several things you can do online, including  paying certain bills and registering to vote.
Here are some examples of County-related business you can do online:
1. Change your address
2. Pay Traffic Tickets
3. Pay Medical Examiner fees
4. Look up your Permit Status
5. Pay Library Fines & Fees
6. Pay your Water Bill
7. Purchase a Conservation Pass and Boat Launch Pass
8. Get your Drivers License Renewed
9. Renew Auto Tags & Car Registration
10. Register to Vote
11. Pay your Property Taxes
12. File a Homestead Exemption
13. Request to Stop or Transfer Water Service
Get Connected. Stay Alert.
For more information on COVID-19, and any other potential emergency in the region, visit HCFLGov.net/StaySafe and sign up for the HCFL Alert system. Additionally, you can follow Hillsborough County on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor for updates.


SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Vulnerable individuals should avoid close contact with people outside the home. The CDC recommends continuing social distancing while in public, avoiding groups of 10 or larger and using face coverings in public when you can’t maintain 6 feet away from others.
REDUCE YOUR RISK
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and toss used paper towels in the trash.
Wash after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Wash after touching someone.
If you don’t have soap and water, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol.
Cough and sneeze into your bent elbow or a tissue. Throw used tissues in the trash.
Health officials are recommending people wear a cloth face covering to cover their nose and mouth when in community settings. 


SOUTH BAY HOSPITAL TEMPORARY VISITOR POLICY
South Bay Hospital is implementing a new visitor policy on Thursday, June 25, 2020,  as a result of the increase in the community spread of COVID-19 in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.  No visitors will permitted for admitted patients to help ensure the safety of our patients and caregivers, and one visitor may accompany patients who are arriving for outpatient surgery and for emergency needs.  
The policy is as follows: Temporary Visitor Policy
In order to protect our patients, visitors, physicians, and caregivers from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID)
Inpatient Units – No visitors are permitted. 
Exceptions must be approved by the hospital Administrator on Call (AOC) or administration and can be made for:
end-of-life situations
labor and delivery
one visitor is allowed
post-partum unit, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and pediatrics unit
two visitors are allowed and may stay overnight
behavioral health units
a patient’s attorney of record, a state of federal representative on official duty, and end-of-life situation visitors are allowed 
EMERGENCY ROOM
One visitor is allowed per patient in the ER. 
Once a patient is admitted to the hospital, the visitor must leave as visitors are not allowed in inpatient areas.
Outpatient Procedures – One visitor is allowed per patient who is having an outpatient surgery or other outpatient procedure requiring sedation. 
Visitor must remain in the designated waiting area. If the patient is admitted as an inpatient, the visitor must leave as visitors are not allowed in inpatient areas.
Anyone under the age of 18 will not be considered for visitation unless they are the parent of a hospitalized child.
All persons authorized to enter the hospital must wear a mask at all times, including in a patient’s room and practice hand sanitization upon entering the hospital and upon entering and exiting a patient’s room. They will have their temperature taken, be screened for illness, and asked the following questions:
Have you had a fever and signs/symptoms of respiratory illness (cough, flu-like symptoms, or shortness of breath)?
Have you traveled outside the country within the last 14 days (including a cruise)?
Have you traveled by plane or train in the past 14 days? 
Have you been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 without wearing the proper protective equipment?
Are you currently being tested for COVID-19?
If you answer positive (yes) to any of the above – we will not allow entrance to the facility unless seeking emergency medical assistance.
Patients may consider using phone, Skype, or FaceTime to communicate with family and friends during this time. 


COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION COVID UPDATES: WHAT'S NEW WITH THE CA?



BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATES:


NOTICE OF RESIGNATION
Mr. Jerry Gibson, Vice President, has announced that on July 1st he received the resignation of President Sam Sudman for personal reasons effective immediately.
The Board members met today and elected Director Bob Sullivan as President to finish out Sam's term ending January 6, 2021.
We wish Sam well and thank him for his years of service to the Board and his continued dedication to the community.


NEWLY APPOINTED BOARD OF DIRECTOR:
On June 1st, the Board of Directors, in an Action without a Meeting, voted to appoint Kim Roush as a Director to fill the vacant term on the Board which will run to January 6, 2021. Kim recently was a member of the SCCCA Long-Range Planning Committee.  She and her husband are full-time residents of Sun City Center and have lived here since 2011. 
We did receive eight (8) applications to fill the interim Board vacancy.  As expected, those members stepping forward were well credentialed.  Thanks to all of them for their interest in our community. We urge them to consider submitting an application to run for one of three positions that will be open for the three-year term beginning January 6, 2021.


GENERAL UPDATES


CONNNECT TO INFORMATION WITH YOUR COMPUTER ON ZOOM!
The Apple Users Group and the Computer Club will be happy to help you get CA members devices ready for a ZOOM meeting.  The contact person will be able to answer your questions and assist you with your sign in and usage of ZOOM on your devices. Apple User Group, Ed Blecher  sccmacclub@mac.com  -  Computer Club, Bob Dealmeida  Help@scccomputerclub.org 


ENTERTAINMENT SERIES CANCELLATION NOTICE 
In an abundance of caution, the SCCCA 2020-2021 Entertainment Series is cancelled.  To ensure the health and safety of our members, both the Friday night dance series and the Sunday show series will not occur.   


FUTURE CA ROOM USE UNDER COVID:
The CA Board and staff have been monitoring COVID-19 activity as reported daily by health professionals at the CDC, NIH, Florida and county health departments; we are concerned with the observed "relaxing of safety practices" that have been in place during the COVID-19 quarantine period.  Masking and social distancing, while still encouraged is being used less frequently.  Talk of a "second wave of illness", as an increase in case numbers is being seen, is on the minds of health professionals. We have decided that our community will move much more cautiously than the rest of surrounding society for the remainder of 2020 and possibly into 2021; we will NOT open the facilities for larger-group gatherings, such as seminars, dances, member-room-rentals for special events, entertainment and club gatherings at which meals are provided, catered or otherwise, and that may be attended by non-members.  We are also concerned with the return of our snowbirds and what real risks of infection that may bring. Please remember that our 11,400 +/- members are at the highest risk of developing symptoms and experiencing the extreme consequences of COVID-19 illness; our health and safety are the highest priority.  Our obligation is to prevent a health disaster.  We will continue to monitor all professional guidance daily and if indicated, we will revisit this decision and apprise you of any changes.


LAP SWIMMING IN THE OUTDOOR POOL, SCC. Per SCC CA 
Lap Pool Opening Friday, July 17th at 7:30 a.m.
Guidelines as follows:
Lap Swimmers will be limited to 4 total at a time, 
due to 50 % rule.
Inside Spa will be limited to 4 at a time, due to 50% rule.
Will be open the same hours as all other CA Facilities,  
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


MASKS - FREE! (LIPS ARE VISIBLE IN THESE CLEAR MASKS)
The Hearing Loss Association is offering free clear masks available starting Monday, July 27th at the  Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce located at 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. Please call 813-634-5111 to check for availability and/or an appointment to pick up a mask. If you have questions regarding the hard of hearing masks please contact the Chapter Leader, Eloise at 414-807-4373.


NEXT OPENING PHASE FOR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION FACILITIES
As of June 15th, 2020 we transition to opening the Community Association Designated Club Rooms listed below:
Amateur Radio, Apple Users, Art Club, Billiards, Bunka Art Stitcher’s, Ceramics, China Painters, Computer Club, DAV, Dollhouse Miniatures, History Society, Lapidary, Model Railroad, Needlecrafters, Photo Club, Potter’s Wheel, Sawdust Engineers, SCC Travel Club, Sew N sews, Shell Crafters, Stained Glass, Seniors VS Crime Office, Weavers and Woodcarvers.
In addition, the Outdoor Pool, Walking Pool and Atrium Walking Path will now operate without the session closures. The Outdoor Pool Usage Clubs (Deep Water/Shallow Water Aquasizers and Water Volleyball) can also resume.
The Fitness Center will remain as is with the two-hour sessions with one and a half hours of usage and then closure for thirty minutes for cleaning and sanitizing between sessions.
There will be continued monitoring for lesser capacity with social distancing and the suggestion of masks to be worn.
There will be no non dedicated club usage, meeting/social room usage of the facilities this time.
This is for Community Association and Freedom Plaza card holding members only, No Guests. King’s Point Gold Card holders may attend their affiliated club activities.
Hours of Operation for all facilities at this time will remain 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
On a cautionary Note: By using any Community Association Facilities you are voluntarily assuming all risks to possible exposure.


SCC RIDE IS BACK IN SERVICE
Samaritan Services and SCC Ride have started transporting services again. Residents are required to wear face coverings and have their temperature taken before being allowed in the vehicle. Please contact 813-634-9283 with any questions


VOTING UPDATE - POLL RELOCATION:
The Sun City Center Board of Directors, in working with the Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections, would like to advise that voting locations have been updated to better facilitate Golf Cart accessibility.  
Community Voting Locations Update
Precincts 909 and 925 
Redeemer Lutheran Church 
701 Valley Forge Blvd. 
Precincts 906,921 and 929
Trinity Baptist Church
702 Del Webb Blvd W




RESOURCES FOOD:




FINDING FOOD FUNDS LOW? Here’s Where to Find Help
Food Assistance for Seniors – Hillsborough County residents age 60 and older can apply for food assistance through Hillsborough County Aging Services. There is no income requirement to participate in the federally-funded program. For more information on receiving meals and to apply, call (813) 272-5250.


SILVER PLATTER PROGRAM FOR SENIORS ENROLLED IN HOME-DELIVERED MEALS PROGRAM
Hillsborough County’s Department of Aging Services has partnered with local restaurants and food trucks to offer a food delivery program to the homes of seniors enrolled in its home-delivered meals program.  One to two nights a week, the County’s Silver Platter program provides restaurant-quality meals delivered to the homes of Aging Services’ clients.  Silver Platter was recently initiated with a focus on assisting Aging Services’ seniors who live alone and in areas that are scarcely populated with restaurants.  It provides additional nutrition to seniors who are sheltering in place to avoid potential exposure to COVID-19 coronavirus. The County’s staff dietician works with the chef at each restaurant and food truck to ensure the menu items that are provided to Aging Services’ clients meet the state’s dietary guidelines. This service also offers a safety check by a delivery driver who practices social distancing when delivering each meal. The County started with 160 clients who live in the Ruskin and Wimauma area, but has since expanded Silver Platter to reach more clients throughout the County. Along with serving hot dinners to seniors, Silver Platter is designed to employ local restaurants and food trucks that have struggled during the economic challenge the nation has faced as a result of the pandemic. The program was initiated and supported by state agencies, including the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. Aging Services uses funding from the Families First Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support Silver Platter.  Aging Services is working locally with Senior Connection Center (the region’s Area Agency on Aging), Tampa Bay Food Trucks, and several local restaurants to make Silver Platter a success in Hillsborough County.  Call Aging Services for info: (813) 272-5250




RESOURCES FOR PETS:


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


VETERINARY SERVICES DURING CORONAVIRUS THREAT:
As the reduction in community services starts to affect our daily lives, GMFC (Global Military Family Coalition, Inc.) thought it would be helpful to provide you information and resources on health-related topics that might be concerning you or your families. Families come in all shapes and sizes and many of you have furry, feathered, or scaled members that you consider parts of your family. 
1. Your pet is likely enjoying all the additional time you’re spending at home! Are you worried about how COVID-19 may affect them? The CDC has no evidence that your pets can carry or spread the disease but check out these CDC pages that should answer all your questions:
a. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/animals.html or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#COVID19animals
2. Even if you’re in in a “stay at home” status, veterinary services are still available across the country. Most vet clinics are asking clients to stay in their vehicles while their animals are examined or treated, and many request that you postpone elective procedures such as spays, neuters, and dental cleanings to conserve PPE (gowns, masks, gloves) for the human hospitals. Call your veterinarian if your animal is sick, needs emergency assistance, prescription refills, or your animal is due for vaccines.
a. DoD Veterinary Treatment Facilities are open but are prioritizing services to ensure the health of military working dogs to maintain readiness. Care to privately owned animals will be prioritized based on availability and need. It is recommended that you call first.
3. Lastly, if you’re lonely, this is a great time to adopt or foster a pet. Many animal shelters are full and less traffic means more vulnerable animals so ask your local shelter if you’re interested in temporary foster or adoption. Please only do so if you can continue to care for your new addition once your life returns to normal.
a. https://humanesocietytampa.org/fostering/ 813.774.4346
b. www.animalluvrs.org
If there are topics you would GMFC like us to present, or if you have any feedback at all, please feel free to post them on our Facebook page or send them to info@globalmilitaryfamilycoalition.ngo
Jean Bennett Stratis, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Global Military Family Coalition, Inc.


RESOURCES - STRESS, ANXIETY AND HEALTH NEEDS:

211 TAMPA BAY CARES 
We're a Lifeline Connection To Anyone In Need.  Improving Lives Through The Power Of Information And Hope. Our goal is to have a community that is connected and informed regarding critical health & human service information for those who need help & those who are willing to volunteer or donate their time to local community agencies. Services include:
211 (Information And Referral Services)
Adult Emergency Financial Assistance Program (AEFAP)
Family Services Initiative (FSI)
Florida Veterans Support Line (My FL Vet)
Healthy Transitions
Help Me Grow (HMG)
Homeless Helpline
Pinellas Rapid Rehousing Collaborative
Resource Database Curation
Ride United
Sexual Assault Services Hotline
Suicide Prevention
2-1-1 Is Here 24/7 For You - Call 211 From Any Phone Or Text Your Zip Code To 898211


24 HOUR HELP LINE OFFERED BY CIGNA
Cigna is also providing free resources for all customers, clients and communities to support them during these times of high stress and anxiety. The company has opened a 24-hour toll-free help line (1-866-912-1687) to connect people directly with qualified clinicians who can provide support and guidance. Additionally, the company will offer a webinar to the general public raising awareness about tools and techniques for stress management and building resiliency, along with the ability to join telephonic mindfulness sessions. More Information can be found at www.cigna.com.  "Anxiety is understandably high as we are learning more about the spread of this disease," said Douglas Nemecek, M.D., Cigna's chief medical officer for behavioral health. "Aligned to our focus on whole-person health, we are expanding behavioral support and resources for everyone – whether they are Cigna customers or not – to help everyone stay resilient during this critical time. 


CHEW ON THIS - TALKING OVER LUNCH ABOUT OUR NEW NORMAL
"Chew On This" is a series of free workshops facilitated by BayCare Behavioral Health's Community Health Activation Team. Mental health has never been more important than now amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19. Topics change weekly but all provide a chance to talk, share, and learn strategies to improve wellness.
Registration is required for these free events: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chew-on-this-talking-over-lunch-about-our-new-normal-tickets-107712216138   #virtualsupport #chewonthis #mentalheathsupport #mentalhealth


FEELING STRESSED DURING THIS TIME OF ISOLATION? WANT SOMEONE TO TALK TO?
It’s common to feel stressed or anxious during these challenging times. Many people are experiencing increased levels of stress, fear and anxiety. The need for social distancing makes it harder to access our normal social supports. Being in contact with people who can relate to your experiences is comforting. Centerstone’s CareLine can help you learn about coping skills, find resources, and feel supported. If you or someone you know needs to talk, the team at Centerstone is available to help. 24/7 CareLine - 941-782-4300 #CstoneNeverQuits


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


MENTAL HEALTH TIPS FROM OUR VA
Mental health is taking a beating during this time of Coronavirus isolation. Listen in to learn what you can do to prevent an explosion. Troy Howell. MD, heads up the Suicide Prevention efforts in the Psychiatric Dept of the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. Dr. Howell works every day to stop suicides in our veteran population. I asked him to concentrate on the mental health effects of living with the Corona Virus not only on our vets but also on their families. Even with all of the resources being directed toward the pandemic, the psychiatric department at Haley has risen to meet the problem and you will find the ideas he presents very interesting and useful in this time of stress. Here is a link to this program just click on the link and listen in. https://www.buzzsprout.com/952243/4457765


SENIOR MENTAL HEALTH INPATIENT THERAPY
Serenity Place is the only inpatient, voluntary, acute care, and geriatric, behavioral health program in the Sarasota area. It serves patients 50 and older who need acute mental health treatment in a safe, compassionate and tranquil environment. Our 16-room behavioral health center is in a dedicated wing of the hospital to ensure confidentiality and privacy. 
Treatments offered
Our senior behavioral health treatment programs are customized for each patient and include:
Individual therapy, Group therapy, Educational groups, Loss management and relapse prevention, Group activities (such as music, dance, reminiscence and yoga), Outpatient treatment program, 
Transitions provides a safe, therapeutic, environment that encourages and promotes recovery. We offer psychotherapy and psychoeducation in partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient settings for those 18 years of age and older.
Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
PHP is designed to provide psychiatric and mental health care through active treatment . It is for patients who need a highly structured, intensive treatment approach, but do not require 24-hour supervision and care.
Our group therapy:
Meets in four groups each day with an emphasis on mental health and coping
Focuses on a variety of subjects designed to aid patients in understanding and managing their symptoms in a more effective way.
Patients receive ongoing monitoring and treatment from a psychiatrist, registered nurse and licensed therapist.
PHP is held five days a week, Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
IOP is designed to provide a higher level of outpatient mental health treatment. In our IOP:
Group members participate in three groups each day with an emphasis on mental health and coping. The groups focus on a variety of different subjects, such as coping skills, assertiveness skills, goal setting, and establishing supports. IOP is a three day per week program offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.


TELEHEALTH AT BRANDON MENTAL HEALTH 
Now offering Telehealth to new and existing clients! Brandon Mental Health provides an essential service and is continuing office appointments with recommended precautions to protect our patients and their health from the COVID-19 virus. If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or feel you might be contagious, please stay at home and call us at 813-315-8648 to reschedule. For office appointments, we will maintain the recommended social distance during all interactions. Please wait in your car and your therapist will text or call you when they are ready for you to come to their office. https://brandonmentalhealth.com/


TELEHEALTH: CALL GRACEPOINT
Adult Crisis: 813-272-2958
Children's Crisis: 813-272-2882
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay: 813-264-9955


TELEBEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Welcome to the 21st Century
Telebehavioral health, or telehealth, is the latest innovative platform in mental health services. Thera-link, one of the top telehealth providers, is the venue that the Marriage and Family Training Center utilizes to meet the needs of its clients. This platform is HIPAA compliant, confidential, and safe. The Marriage and Family Training Center's founder, William R. Cruz, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Florida. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Cruz provides individual, couple, family and group counseling. For more information and to book an appointment, go to www.mftcfl.com.


TELE-THERAPY
Edmond Dubreuil LCSW, from the Community Mental Wellness Center, Sun City Center. I would like to inform you due to the Corona Virus I now offer tele-conferencing sessions from the safety  of your home. This service is approved by your insurance provider. If you need support during these trying time please contact me and we can set up an appointment. If you are interested please call or text my at 813-777-9777 or email me at edubreuil @tampabay.rr.com.   


WEST COAST FLORIDA MENTAL WELLNESS COALITION
Like the Crisis Center, a new alliance of local agencies that helps people with mental health issues and addictions is seeing an uptick in inquiries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The nonprofit West Central Florida Mental Wellness Coalition is comprised of almost 30 hospitals, government and law enforcement agencies, health-care groups, schools, businesses, and others with interests in mental health in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk counties. It formed in 2019 so members with mental health expertise in specific areas could get a collective, big-picture view.  The Coalition is braced for a surge of inquiries, especially as people assess their circumstances as a result of the coronavirus. “Coming out the other side will be the big challenge,” says Carrie Zeisse, the Coalition’s president and CEO.  Email the Coalition at info@wcf-mwc.org.




SAFETY AND SCAMS TO BE AWARE OF:




REMINDER, DUE TO AN INCREASED NUMBER OF THEFTS, SCC residents are asked to keep their garage doors secured, to lock their car and house doors and make sure personal items are out of sight.


AVOIDING CORONAVIRUS SCAMS FROM THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU:
https://www.bbb.org/council/coronavirus/


SCAMS AGAINST VETERANS - There have been reports of individuals fraudulently posing as VA employees and who are contacting patients in an attempt to collect medical supplies and equipment, particularly items used for personal protection like rubber gloves and masks.  
VA would NEVER contact patients and ask them to return supplies and equipment after issuance of such items. If you or a Veteran you know are being targeted by this type of fraudulent activity, please contact the VA Office of the Inspector General.  You can submit a complaint 24/7 by visiting www.va.gov/oig/hotline. You can also report concerns via telephone by calling 1-800-488-8244, on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m


HCSO Community Resource Officer Deputy Jeff Merry who continues to be watching over the safety of our Sun City Center residents.  He has asked that the following scams be communicated with your staff, clients & patients:
1. Phone calls about the stimulus checks in an attempt to get the victim's bank account information.  It begins by saying they are the Treasury and they need to direct deposit the money.  
2. There are people going door to door claiming to be with Homeland Security and offering at-home testing.  This is a Medicare scam and the cons charge Medicare thousands of dollars for non existing Medicare services.  


SOMETHING TO DO WHILE SAFER-AT-HOME:


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


FROM THE FIREHOUSE CULTURAL CENTER: Until We Can Be Together
Write your experiences, your feelings to purge your COVID stress. Please send your poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction to our new on-line Creative Writing Project - The Covid-19 Pandemic. 
We believe writing helps us cope with stress, improves our mental and our physical health, and benefits both the reader and the writer through  sharing of thoughts--fearful and funny.   The on-going crisis we are currently experiencing will pass, but for now we hope you will use this outlet to get your creative juices flowing. 
So here are a few ground rules: 
1.  Submit your work to:  info@firehouseculturalcenter.org
2.  There are no word limits, but the topic must be Covid-19 related.
3.  Editing will be limited, but gratuitously colorful language will of necessity be deleted. 
The prompt to get you started is:  How I Feel about Covid-19. Editor: Ann Mohin is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, poet & playwright.  Her play, The Farm She Was, was adapted from her New York Times Notable Book &  produced at The Palace Theater in Hamilton, NY. In Washington D.C. was a publishing editor for ten years. Who divides her time between upstate New York & Florida.


VETERANS INFO AND RESOURCES:


TRANSPORTATION FOR VETERANS
Veterans Ride Free to Appointments During COVID-19
The Florida Veterans Foundation today announced its partnership with Uber to create the ‘Veterans Ride Program’ for Florida Veterans who may have limited transportation options when trying to keep essential medical appointments during coronavirus. The program will be overseen by the Foundation who has partnered with The VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) which includes all VA facilities around the state of Florida.  “This is a profound gesture on the part of Uber to recognize the importance of helping transportation disadvantaged Veterans getting to and from their appointments especially during these difficult times,” said Lew Wilson, President, Florida Veterans Foundation.  Visit www.HelpFLVets.org for a map of participating Florida VA facilities only. Veterans interested in participating in the program can contact their local VA facility in Florida to receive an Uber code.  Each trip is limited to a $25 value and the supply of free rides is limited to the first one thousand trips. The free ride codes will be issued to Veterans on a case by case basis by each local VA facility after a brief evaluation.  For Veterans who do not have an Uber app, they may dial 1-833-USE-UBER, where the rider will be paired with a live team member that confirms the trip request, provides an upfront price quote (which would be free up to $25 using the free code), and uses the same marketplace technology powering the Uber app to help find a ride. To use this feature, one will need an SMS or text-based mobile phone to receive important messages about the ETA, the driver’s license plate details, and the driver’s name. Riders continue to receive messages before and during the trip, and once it concludes, will receive a trip receipt. There is no extra charge for using this service, though carrier message and data rates may apply.
 
VETERANS UPDATE FOR SOHI/Riverview Clinic patients
From George Denby Section Chief SOHI Clinic in an update to Bill Hodges:
So far, SOHI is still open for appointments, but no one under 18 can enter the building and patients can only have one escort with them
Many of our services have stopped right now, -NO Audiology, NO Podiatry, NO Pulmonary unless scheduled or CPAP issue, NO Prosthetics, 
We have sent all of our Volunteer staff home until further notice. There are many more updates and they are changing by the minute.
God speed and be careful,
George L. Denby, Jr
Section Chief (HAS)
South Hillsborough (SOHI) VA Clinic


NO PLACE TO GO? HOW ABOUT A RADIO SHOW?
INSTRUCTIONS: HOW TO LISTEN TO VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW: HOW TO LISTEN TO A PODCAST – VETERANS CORNER RADIO PROGRAMS.
WHEN USING AN ANDRIOD PHONE OR TABLET(ANYTHING OTHER THAN IPHONE)
1. Go to the Google Play Store in your Apps, Type in to the search bar (small magnifying glass) Google Podcasts. When it comes up click on it and then install.
2. Once Google Podcasts is open on the search bar, search for Veterans Corner Radio.
3. When Veterans Corner Radio comes up in the search click on it.
4. Once it is on your screen click on the subscribe button and it will notify you of any new shows.
5. While there click on one of the shows and start listening.
WHEN USING AN IPHONE OR APPLE  TABLET
1. Apple products come preloaded with the podcast button. It is purple and looks like a bullseye and is in your apps.
2. Click on the button and a search page will appear. 
3. Type in Veterans Corner Radio and it will bring the podcast back to you. Click on the Veterans Corner Radio logo.
4. Once it is on your screen click on the subscribe button and it will notify you of any new shows.
5. While there click on one of the shows and start listening. (Send comments to Bill@billhodges.com)


CALENDAR OF EVENTS DURING COVID-19 SAFER-AT-HOME:


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


MON. JUL 27 - Virtual - Smartphone Special Interest Group (SIG)
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Computer Lab  Free
The topic of each SIG will be decided by the SIG leader and it will typically be based on the prior meeting discussions.  Members are expected to participate in the discussions.  The SIG is only for Computer Club members.  Available to CA and KP members only.


TUE. JUL 28 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES 
3:30 p.m. WSCO FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest: Clara Reynolds CEO of the Crisis Line.  If I asked you to describe what you would get if you dialed 211 on the phone, what would you say? Most people stare at me blankly when I ask that question. 211 is where you call if your life is in turmoil and you need help. 911 is for medical emergencies and 211 is for almost everything else. Anyone can call it and get free counseling, but if you are a vet when you call in, ask for a veteran to be your counselor. These folks are uniquely qualified to serve veterans and their families as they are trained to be able to open doors for you that you probably do not know exist. Whether you are a veteran or not, take a few minutes to listen to how they can help you. If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of our broadcast area, go to the station's web site on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (www.WSCOFM.com) and click on "LISTEN LIVE"


THU. JUL 30 - VETERANS CORNER RADIO SHOW - HOST - BILL HODGES  
3:30 p.m. WSCO FM 96.3 SUN RADIO, SUN CITY CENTER FL. Guest: Bruce Murphy PhD President of Centenary University Hackettstown NJ.  Bruce Murphy, PhD is a retired LC from the US Army and is now the President of Centenary University in Hackettstown NJ. The program centers on four points, thinking about going in the military right out of high school and the options. Once graduating from College using the military to pay off loans. What one can do education wise while in the military and finally the education needs to transition from the military to the civilian world. If you are thinking of any of these or have children/grandchildren that might be facing these choices please listen.  If you have no FM Radio or if you are out of the broadcast area, go to the station's website on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (www.WSCOFM.com) and click on "LISTEN LIVE"


TUE. AUG 4 - FREE WEBINAR FOR BONE HEALTH NUTRITION
10:00 a.m. Eating For Healthy Bones. A powerful free presentation covering bone health nutrition. You will learn the nutrients important for bones and food sources of these crucial nutrients. We will review the nutrition label and the components of a bone healthy diet. Understand when a supplement maybe necessary and determine gaps in your nutritional requirements.  Click the link here to register:  https://event.webinarjam.com/channel/ABHEatHealthyTGH , and you'll receive a link in your email to join this virtual event. Presented in partnership with Tampa General Hospital with support from Amgen. Part of the Healthy Bones Tampa Bay summer series presented by American Bone Health. 


FRI. AUG 7 - FUNDRAISER FOR AREA AGENCY ON AGING
7:00 p.m. on your computer. This year our annual fundraiser will be “Virtual Hearts and Hope.”  And will air LIVE on YouTube. ALL money raised goes directly to the care of our seniors and disabled adults in need.  Former Fox13 News Anchor, John Wilson, will MC our event to showcase a variety of Extraordinary Entertainment and Heartwarming stories of how we are “All in this together.”
Music Line Up:
The Angie Rey Project
Janelle Sadler and Robin Swenson
The Black Honkeys
Brother Brownlow
Ronnie Dee and the Superstars
Gumbi Ortiz
Stormbringer with Robby Steinhardt and the Music of Kansas
Tickets are only $10
Sponsorships available starting at $100
https://blspinellas.org/event-3868803
Better Living for Seniors (BLS) is a non-profit group of professionals that work hard to help those in need.


AUG. 12 - SECOND WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY FORUM Provided by the The Men’s Club of Sun City Center 
11:00 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, The Men’s Club of Sun City Center has come up with a partial remedy for the stay-at-home blues with this one hour program. The club has announced the creation of the Second Wednesday Community Forum.  This will be a virtual meeting place for ALL community residents.  Each month a local leader will be speaking and will be available to answer questions.  The schedule includes:
August 12: Deputy Jeff Merry
September 9: South Bay Hospital CEO Dan Neal
October 14: Mike Bardell, Chief of the SCC Emergency Squad.
The forum is hosted on Zoom software and is free to attend.  To join the program, residents should simply open the following link int their browser: https://zoom.us/j/98653725137 
To connect by telephone for voice-participation, dial 312 626 6799, meeting 986 537 25137. 
The login information is always available by emailing  forum@sccmensclub.com.


WED. AUG 12 - SEP 16 - PAINTING WITH WATERCOLORS - CLASSES AT THE FIREHOUSE!
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin, FL 33570. Painting with Watercolors. Instructor: Barry Good. For students at all levels. Explore: color; brush strokes from flat washes to dancing with your brushes; techniques from wet to scrubbing; and more. Includes Materials. Six Weeks, 3-hour Class per week. Tuition: $175 Future Members / Members: $150. Limited Class Size CALL 813-645-7651 to register!


WED. AUG 12 - HOW HEARING LOSS EFFECTS OUR EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL WELLBEING
Online access begins at 12:15 p.m. with meeting beginning at 12:30 p.m. with one click. HLAA Florida will present one of my favorite all-time talks from the Sarasota Manatee Chapter that Dr. Lyndsey Nalu of Adept Audiology has given several times over the years on How Hearing Loss Effects Our Emotional, Physical and Social Wellbeing. This talk is always updated based on the latest & growing research on this critical topic to focus the effects which hearing loss can bring on, which may be more pronounced during this pandemic, and how to prevent them. You can join us for this online meeting by Join Zoom Meeting - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82217839641?pwd=SVhWcnhyYSt3L1ZiL3U1cHBTcWZCUT09 - Meeting ID: 822 1783 9641 - Passcode: 205686 


WED. AUG 12 - SEP 16 - PAINTING STUDIO ACRYLIC AT THE FIREHOUSE! 
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570. Painting Studio. Instructor: Dee Hood. A multi-level class for anyone who would like to explore acrylic painting. Work with re-presentational painting, abstraction and collage while improving skills with color, composition and techniques.  A fun and flexible class for all students. Six Weeks, 2.5-hour Class per week. Tuition: $175 Future Members / Members: $150 - Limited Class Size CALL 813-645-7651 to register! 


THU. AUG 13 - SAT. AUG 15 - THE POETIC PROCESS 3 DAY WORKSHOP WITH JOHN DAVIS JR. AT THE FIREHOUSE!
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the Firehouse Cultural Center 101 1st Ave NE Ruskin, FL 33570. The Poetic Process Workshop: In this exploratory, generative three-day workshop, poet John Davis Jr. will take participants through the steps of invention, brainstorming, drafting, revising, proofreading, and publishing their own poems. Topics will include: overcoming creative blocks, prewriting strategies and techniques, working from a prompt and finding your own, and polishing initial drafts for workshops and publication. Attendees will create, refine, and complete their own poems by day three of this multi-session workshop. Finished products will be suitable for submission to literary journals and similar magazines and venues. Individual space provided to allow for social distancing. Class is limited to 10. Fee: $75 Non-Members/$60 Members. Call to Reserve a Space 813-645-7651 - www.firehouseculturalcenter.org 


TUE. AUG 18 - ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP SPONSORED BY SUN TOWERS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Now in a virtual format hosted by Aging Care Advocates. Please gather on the phone to talk about your experiences, challenges, and victories. Directions to Join the Call:
Dial Conference Bridge Phone Number: 312-874-7636
At the menu, press 1 to enter the conference.
Enter the access code 01636 then press #
State your name (when prompted)
Katie Colwell Williams, MA, CMC, Director of Advocacy Services, Aging Care Advocates, Inc. Office (813) 246-4120


SAT. AUG 22 - UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS: THE TAMPA BAY HOTEL at the Firehouse Cultural Center
2:00 p.m. FOR THIS FREE EVENT at the Firehouse Cultural Center 101 1st Ave NE Ruskin. Otis Freedman “The Bishop”, Head Waiter, 1905 Tampa Bay Hotel, Henry Plant’s grandest luxury railroad resort hotel, opened in 1891 at the height of America’s Gilded Age. More than 300 employees were needed for the opulent hotel to run smoothly. Step back in time & enjoy the single-character performances that brings two turn-of–the-century Hotel staff members to life.  In partnership with the H. B. Plant Museum. Made possible by a Grant from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County & the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.  813-645-7651   


WED. SEP 9 - SECOND WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY FORUM Provided by the The Men’s Club of Sun City Center 
11:00 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, The Men’s Club of Sun City Center has come up with a partial remedy for the stay-at-home blues with this one hour program. The club has announced the creation of the Second Wednesday Community Forum.  This will be a virtual meeting place for ALL community residents.  Each month a local leader will be speaking and will be available to answer questions.  The schedule includes:
September 9: South Bay Hospital CEO Dan Neal
October 14: Mike Bardell, Chief of the SCC Emergency Squad.
The forum is hosted on Zoom software and is free to attend.  To join the program, residents should simply open the following link int their browser: https://zoom.us/j/98653725137 
To connect by telephone for voice-participation, dial 312 626 6799, meeting 986 537 25137. 
The login information is always available by emailing  forum@sccmensclub.com.


WED. OCT 14 - SECOND WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY FORUM Provided by The Men’s Club of Sun City Center 
11:00 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, The Men’s Club of Sun City Center has come up with a partial remedy for the stay-at-home blues with this one hour program. The club has announced the creation of the Second Wednesday Community Forum.  This will be a virtual meeting place for ALL community residents.  Each month a local leader will be speaking and will be available to answer questions.  The schedule includes:
October 14: Mike Bardell, Chief of the SCC Emergency Squad.
The forum is hosted on Zoom software and is free to attend.  To join the program, residents should simply open the following link int their browser: https://zoom.us/j/98653725137 
To connect by telephone for voice-participation, dial 312 626 6799, meeting 986 537 25137. 
The login information is always available by emailing  forum@sccmensclub.com.


SUN. DEC 6 - CAHT - Campaign Against Human Trafficking-SouthShore hosts PARADISE - CARIBBEAN PARTY AND SILENT AUCTION 
3:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Caloosa Golf and Country Club.  Performance by the Orange Blossoms Ukes, great appetizers, and Caribbean dancing and quality, unique items to bid on!  Questions? Please call event co-chairs Robbie Chaplin at 319-360-7025 or Bonnie Doll at 813-812-6355.  CAHT is the south shore’s anti- human trafficking and domestic violence nonprofit, which focuses on education/prevention, victim services, mentoring and scholarship activities for our most vulnerable members in our community.


SAT. DEC 12- SPRING ART & CRAFT FAIR AT ST. ANDREW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for our Spring Art & Craft Fair at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church at 1239 Del Webb W.   Over 40 tables will display wine racks, Quilted purses, sewn items, mosaics, pottery, couch pillows, painted barbeque aprons, painted visors& shoes, & more. Stop in at the bake sale and have a hotdog lunch.


TICKETS, CLASSES AND VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES 


CLASSSES:


CLASSES - CRT Offers customized individual training for the following software:  Windows 10, Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Publisher, and QuickBooks.  Classes are $20 for an hour of instruction.  Call CRT at 645-4278 to setup a time to meet with our trainer or email the trainer at suzane_qualls@crtservicesinc.com.


CLASSES - COMPUTER CLUB
12:30 - 5:00 p.m. — Tuition is payable upon registration. Sign up for your choice of class in the Computer Lab, (Atrium Building) Monday through Saturday. For additional information send email to: Mary Boyes, Education Director: mbinscc@gmail.com


TICKETS: 

GOLF CART RAFFLE - 2020 EVOLUTION TO SUPPORT THE SECURITY PATROL
Tickets prices:
$5.00 per ticket
$20.00 for 5 tickets
$50.00 for 15 tickets
$100.00 for 30 tickets
Drawing to be held December 11, 2020 at the Security Patrol Office.
Tickets may be purchased at the Security Patrol Office, 1225 N. Pebble Beach Blvd. Sun City Center, FL from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


SUN. DEC 6 - CAHT - Campaign Against Human Trafficking-SouthShore hosts PARADISE - CARIBBEAN PARTY AND SILENT AUCTION 
3:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Caloosa Golf and Country Club.  Performance by the Orange Blossoms Ukes, great appetizers, and Caribbean dancing and quality, unique items to bid on!  Questions? Please call event co-chairs Robbie Chaplin at 319-360-7025 or Bonnie Doll at 813-812-6355.  CAHT is the south shore’s anti- human trafficking and domestic violence nonprofit, which focuses on education/prevention, victim services, mentoring and scholarship activities for our most vulnerable members in our community.


FREE MUSIC LECTURE SERIES 2019 - 2020 AT THE FIREHOUSE!
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE, Ruskin FL 33570Firehouse Cultural Center. Event type: Lectures. Music lovers of all levels, explore the fascinating inner workings of the musical world. Music from cultures around the world to popular 20th Century music genres. Eight Lectures. Instructor: Dr. Lauren Murray - Tuition: FREE
Register in advance. Space is limited! Eight lectures, monthly on 2nd Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


FYI 
WEB SITES and EMAILS

Art Club's web site: www.artclubofscc.org
Bill and Phyllis Hodges – what’s happening in our community videos: http://www.hodgesvideos.com/
Camp Bayou Buzzzzz: http://campbayou.org/
ClubLink - Golf , Clubhouse & Recreation Memberships: http://www.clublink.ca or call 813-633-1015 x115
Community Association’s Monthly Newspaper online: http://www.suncitycenter.org/
Compare Hospitals: http://hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/GFWC SCC Woman’s Club: http://www.sccwomansclub.org/
Elks Club 813.645.2089
John Bowker’s web site: http://www.mysuncitycenter.org/
Kings Point Chorus: http://www.kpchorus.org
Kings Point Monthly Newspaper online: http://www.newsofkingspoint.com/ 
Minibus Travel club Events.  For Schedule, Sold Out, or Cancelled: http://www.sccminibus.org/
Project Lifesaver Call 211 
RADIO STATION FM 96.3 - Sun City Center's own radio show live online! http://wscqfm.com and click on Listen Live! Old Time Radio Classics featuring old radio programs from the 30s to the 60s.
Recycling Hillsborough County: www.HillsboroughCounty.org/Recycling 
SCC FREE Ads and Events online: http://www.suncitycenteradsandevents.com/ or Email: sccfreeads@tampabay.rr.com to submit all items for Ads and Events
SCC Campaign against Human Trafficking  www.SCCBlueHeart.Org
Seniors vs. Crime Project of Attorney General in SCC. Report scams, etc. Call 813.634.8666
South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging: http://www.mentalhealthandaging.org/ Resource Guide: https://issuu.com/timescreative/docs/southshore_com_resource?e=10555583/42988429 
SouthShore Library: http://www.southshorefriends.com/ 
Sun City Center Charitable Foundation: www.charitablefoundationscc.org 
Sun City Center’s Facebook page of events: Friends of Sun City Center https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Sun-City-Center-Florida-207242151604/ 
Sun City Center Emergency Squad: http://sccems.com 
Sun City Center Hearing Loss Association Chapter: www.hla-scc.com
Sun City Center's Men's Club: http://www.sccmensclub.org
Sun Towers Retirement Community: www.suntowersretirement.com or call 813-634-3347
The Hope Fund’s website: www.the-hope-fund.org.
The Irish Connection Club: www.sccirishconnection.com
United Community Church College, SCC Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/4LIFELEARNING?ref=hl
VA HOSPTIAL FREE VAN TRIPS: Call 642-0302
Veterans of America are collecting hygiene items for our veterans and household furniture to be used in setting up apartments for homeless veterans. I will pick up the items if you wish. Need used cars in reasonable good condition to give to needy qualified veterans. Please call Mary McColgon 813 603 4448 ex 2
Veterans Legal Service Assistance: For Vets who cannot afford legal services, contact Haley VA Legal Services Clinic at 813-318-7010 
CMSgt (USAF Ret) Milton Bell’s Links for Military\Retirees\Veterans website at www.hostmtb.org
Military retirees may join the TRICARE For Life mailing list at http://www.hostmtb.org/tfl.html
Military retirees\veterans may join the Retiree-Veterans mailing list at http://www.hostmtb.org/retvet.html
Military retiree\veterans events schedule at http://www.hostmtb.org/RADs_and_Other_Retiree-Veterans_Events.html


EMPLOYMENT AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES


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


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


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


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


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


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


DOG WALKERS NEEDED
Well established company.  Morning and afternoon/evening hours. Must be animal lover and live in the South Shore area.  Mature adults.  Must have automobile and be able to drive. Apply via email to: allpawsjustj@yahoo.com 


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


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


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


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


SUN CITY CENTER CONNECTS



VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIES:

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 www.aarp.org/volunteernow


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 campbayou@gmail.com for more information. A volunteer form can be downloaded from www.campbayou.org.


C.A.R.E.S. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ~ C.A.R.E. our local animal rescue in Ruskin is looking for volunteers and donations. C.A.R.E. is a no-kill, volunteer run, animal shelter for neglected, abused and unwanted cats and dogs in Ruskin. Volunteers are always needed at the shelter - the hours are (mornings) 7:00 am - 11:30 am or (afternoons) 11:30 am - 3:30 pm and any combination of hours in-between. Our "animal volunteers" perform a multitude of tasks throughout their day to help with finding all of our animals a forever home. Volunteers are needed seven days per week rain or shine all year long. If you have any availability, please email us at careshelter@aol.com  or call 813-645-2273


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 Info@FelineFolks.us 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, rhughes@flaquarium.org, 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 www.marymarthahouse.org.


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 anngarrison66@gmail.com


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 ombudsman.myflorida.com, 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 (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Florida Department of Elder Affairs' seeks community heroes!!! Many Floridians find the Medicare system to be daunting and there are millions of individuals who need guidance to understand their options. By volunteering for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs' SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program, you'll gain the ability to change lives for the better by empowering older adults and individuals with disabilities to be confident and in control of their health care choices. In addition to serving members in your community, the invaluable knowledge and experience you gain with SHINE can be beneficial for you, your friends and loved ones. To find out more, please visit www.floridashine.org or call 813-740-3888 and ask to speak with Kyrie-Leigh Chambliss, the SHINE Liaison. 


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 SouthBayHospital.com. 


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 office@mentalhealthandaging.org


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 sumrluv21@aol.com or call 813-331-3108 for more information.


RUSKIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SEEKING VOLUNTEER TUTORS - URGENTLY NEEDED - Ruskin Elementary School needs volunteers who are willing to spend an hour or more each week helping young children develop reading and/or math skills.  Prior teaching experience is not necessary.   If you are interested in volunteering and want more information, contact either: Maureen Long 813-767-5416 - melongieee@gmail.com. Barbara Silver 301-509-8032 - codie0408@msn.com 


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: https://www.volunteermatch.org/ 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 brewingtona@HCFLGOV.net  or apply online at: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1583617405 


RESIDENT COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About People)


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


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


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


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


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


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


CONTRACTOR LICENSING?
Permit Reports: https://webapps.hillsboroughcounty.org/pgm/resources/onlineservices/permits/
Contractor Licensing - Hillsborough County: https://webapps.hillsboroughcounty.org/pgm/resources/onlineservices/contractors/
Contractor Licensing: https://www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp
Proof of Coverage: https://apps8.fldfs.com/proofofcoverage/Search.aspx


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


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


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


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


EMERGENCY SQUAD! HOW TO SUPPORT THE SQUAD!
SUN CITY CENTER EMERGENCY SQUAD MEMBERS RECIPE BOOK! Sun City Center Emergency Squad 300 Recipe Cookbook. Recipes submitted by Squad Members ON SALE NOW!!! Come by the Squad at 720 Ray Watson Drive. Get Free Blood Pressure Readings or even borrow a wheelchair at no cost - BUY one or more Cookbooks!!!! $10 each or 6 books for $50 Suggested Donation.  Great Wedding Shower Gift or Christmas Present! 


FOOD DELIVERY
EVERY TUESDAY FOOD DELIVERY FOR FAMILIES IN NEED - The American Ideals Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) entity, located at 1501 La Jolla Avenue (SouthShore United Church of Christ building) is partnering with Feeding Tampa Bay, also a 501(c)(3) organization to provide prepared meals to Sun City Center and neighboring communities.  Beginning Tuesday, April 21, and continuing every Tuesday thereafter (unless noted), prepared food will be delivered to this location and be available for distribution.  Pre-registration is necessary.  Call: (813) 770-4842 to reserve the number of meals you need.  You will be contacted with the time your meals will be ready.  The (AIF) is helping to bring a little bit of hope while observing social distancing.  For more information about this local organization, please see:  https://www.aif501c3.org/the-flash.


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


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


GOLF CART ALLOWED ROADWAYS: Golf carts are to never to drive on SR 674 or 301 except to cross over to the other side.  Designated Crossing allowed at Kings Blvd/Valley Forge, Winn Dixie/Plaza, N/S Pebble Beach Blvd., El Rancho Dr./Stonham Dr., and crossover 301 to Walmart off E. Del Webb. Golf carts should use the same roadway and lanes used by other motorized vehicles.  Sensors in the roadway will be activated by the weight of the cart and driver and cause the traffic signal to change.


HONOR FLIGHT: First Hand Account by Sun City Center Resident, Bob Black: http://www.tampabay.com/news/military/veterans/Sun-City-Center-veteran-finds-honor-in-remembrance_168539486 


LAMPLIGHTERS: The SCC Lamplighters goal is to make Sun City Center a safer and brighter place to live. If your street lamp at the foot of your driveway is burned out, they will come and replace it!  There is no charge for their labor; if the homeowner can pay for a replacement bulb, they will ask you to do so, but if you cannot pay for it, they will supply it at no cost. How wonderful it would be to look down a street in Sun City Center and see those quiet lights at every driveway.  Sound good?  Call 813-505-5927 and they will make an appointment to come to your home to replace the bulb.  


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


THE OLDIES BUT GOODIES DANCE CLUB
The Oldies but Goodies Dance Club has been advised that the Community Hall will not be open for any further OBG dances this year because of COVID 19 virus precautions. The club will carry over all paid 2020 subscriptions into 2021 and will resume dances as soon as it is allowed. Any questions contact Joanne at 813-728-1147 or email  jjlatenite@aol.com  You may also check out our website : sccoldiesbutgoodiesdanceclub.com or join us on Face Book Https://facebook.com/OldiesButGoodiesDanceClub.


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


PICKLEBALL - easy to play, quick to learn, and lots of fun for all ages. Sun City Center Pickleball Club welcomes everyone interested in playing. Courts are located behind the Community Hall in the Sun City Center Sports Complex off of South Pebble Beach Blvd. Those interested in learning can check the court bulletin boards for who to contact about lessons. You must be a current member of the Community Association to play on the courts. However, becoming a member in the SCC Pickleball Club provides you with full benefits including many fun-filled social events, lively tournament play, and members-only court time. Learn more about SCC Pickleball Club through our website SCC Pickleball Club Home Page


RADIO STATION - LOCAL SOUTHSHORE: Have You Heard? SouthShore has its own radio station! WPHX 101.9 "The Phoenix" The Firehouse Cultural Center is excited to announce a brand new project that promises to bring an innovative sound to SouthShore-WPHX 101.9 FM radio! We’ve completed installation of our antennae that broadcasts a signal throughout the community, and can even be heard as far as the Skyway Bridge. WPHX is in the formative stages of becoming one of the only local, listener-supported radio stations in the country that is connected to a cultural center. The Phoenix will provide a variety of arts, music, education and information programming to connect our community. We need your input and ideas! You can also follow our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/wphx1019 or sign up to receive station updates at www.wphx1019.org. Tune in to 101.9 FM and hear the sounds of SouthShore! Firehouse Cultural Center | 813-645-7651 info@firehouseculturalcenter.org | www.firehouseculturalcenter.org 


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


SENIORS VS CRIMES - HAVE YOU BEEN SCAMMED? HAVE FAULTY HOME REPAIRS? BEEN TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF?
If so, contact Seniors VS Crimes at 813-634-8666. Seniors VS Crimes is a special project of the Florida Attorney General’s Office. 940-D Cherry Hills Drive. (Pelican Room - former Photo Club Room) in the Old Town Hall Building. SENIORS vs CRIME is an advocate organization supported by the Florida Attorney General to protect seniors. They work closely work with our Resource Deputy and the HCSO and provide a tremendous service to our community.There is NO COST to use this service. Staffed by volunteers. Call for more information or to make an appointment.


SHINE MEDICARE COUNSELING
Free, unbiased help IS available! Turning 65 and getting ready for Medicare? Be prepared! Being uninformed of your Medicare benefits and options can result in delays in your coverage, financial penalties, and higher health care costs. To learn more, speak with a local Medicare counselor provided to you by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ SHINE Program. The SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program provides free, unbiased, and personalized Medicare counseling assistance. For more information, contact the Florida Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337, or visit www.floridashine.org.


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


SOUTH SHORE COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND AGING CREATING SUPPORT NETWORK FOR GROUP LEADERS in the South Shore Area. If you run a support group and would like to be listed at no cost under the support group section in our annual community resource guide, please send your information to Office@MentalHealthAndAging.org. In your email, please include the information you would like listed in the resource guide (example: Name of Organization, meeting day and time, email, phone number, location and brief description of the support group).


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM For Those in Need of Financial Assistance
Did you know that the St. Vincent de Paul Society offers assistance to those in our community who have fallen on difficult times? Every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are on hand to help those who are in need of financial assistance. All information is kept confidential. For more information, please call (813) 385-6110. Prince of Peace Catholic Church is located at 702 Valley Forge Boulevard in Sun City Center. For more information on our parish community, please visit: www.popcc.org


SUN CITY CENTER LIONS CLUB 
Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the Sandpiper Grille, 1702 South Pebble Beach Boulevard.  Meeting begins at 11:00 a.m.  For more information please contact President Gloria Rodzielowicz - 419-4187 or the McGovern's - 633-4202.
The Lions get questions as to where someone may drop off used eyeglasses.  Here is an up-to-date list of where used eyeglasses may be dropped off in the Sun City Center area.  Eyeglasses are sorted, cleaned, refurbished, and distributed to those in need, after a proper eye exam.
Angel's Attic -- 1424 East College Avenue, Ruskin, FL
Aston Gardens at Sun City Center -- 2421 Emerald Lakes Drive, Sun City Center
Aston Gardens at Courtyards -- 1311 Aston Gardens Court, Sun City Center
Boggs Jewelers -- 4852 Sun City Center Boulevard (King's Crossing Shopping Center), Sun City Center
Coastal Eye Institute -- 1515 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center
Elks Lodge -- 1630 South US Highway 41, Ruskin
Eye Associates of SCC -- 3884 Sun City Center Boulevard (next to Burger King, Sun City Center
Freedom Plaza -- 813 Freedom Plaza Circle, Sun City Center
Kauffman Eye Institute - Just Specs -- 4002 Sun City Center Boulevard, Suite 103, Sun City Center
Optimart -- 3830 Sun City Center Boulevard, #E1, Sun City Center
Plaza Barber Shop -- 908 North Pebble Beach Boulevard, Sun City Center
Publix, 4854 Sun City Center Boulevard, Sun City Center
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Drive, Sun City Center
Sam's Club, 10385 Big Bend Road, Riverview, FL
SCC Cataract & Eye Center, 1701 Rickenbacker Drive, #102, Sun City Center 
SCC Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center
SCC Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Drive, Sun City Center
SCC Library, 916 North Pebble Beach Boulevard, Sun City Center
SCC Security Patrol, 1225 North Pebble Beach Boulevard, Sun City Center
Sunhill Optical, 1647 Sun City Center Plaza, Suite 103, Sun City Center
Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center
Walmart, 4928 Route 674, Wimauma, FL
Winn-Dixie, 4445 Sun City Center Boulevard, Sun City Center


SUN CITY CENTER WOMAN'S CLUB NEW MEMBERS
Looking for a fun club that loves to support projects in our community and surrounding areas? The Sun City Woman's Club, Inc. meets on the third Thursday from Sept. thru May at the SCC Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Blvd.  We have a social hour, meeting, catered lunch and program. Some of our activities are Arts and Crafts, Conservation, Education, International Outreach, Public Issues, Meals on Wheels, Book Club, Bonco, and Birthday Lunches. For more information, email Linda Raymond Membership Chair at sumrluv21@aol.com or call 813-331-3108  


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


VA CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM - Caring for those who care
Caregivers play an important role in the health and well-being of Veterans, and caring for a wounded, ill, or injured Veteran is not easy work. Without family caregivers, many of these Veterans could not remain close to family and in their communities.  VA knows that family caregivers who care for Veterans in their own homes have been putting Veterans first since the founding of our nation. That’s why VA’s Caregiver Support Program provides training and education to enhance the caregiver’s role. The program focus is to improve the care-giver’s understanding of the impact their work has on the health and well-being of the Veteran they care for and their families as well as how their work affects them, too.  Caregivers who participate in VA’s Caregiver Support Program tell us that the program has helped them feel more confident in their role, that it has made them even more proficient in supporting the Veteran they care for in treatment and rehabilitation.  To learn more about the VA Caregiver Support Program, visit the Caregiver Website or call the Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274. You can also contact your local Caregiver Support Coordinator located at every VA medi-cal center across the United States. 


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


VETERANS, DISABLED AMERICAN DAV CHAPTER 110 has two main services or programs.  
One is to provide no cost transportation to ambulatory veterans who have medical appointments at the James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa.  Transportation is provided up to five days a week depending upon the veterans’ needs.  The other service is to provide veterans or their spouses/families with information on services and benefits that they may be eligible for.  That service includes the filing or assistance with filing the various VA claim forms, as well as helping them navigate the VA system.  The Chapter Service Officers are available from 10AM to 2PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  To make an appointment, call 813-331-3871.  Walk-ins are welcome.  We are located at 1002 Cherry Hills Drive.  If you need a ride to the James A. Haley VA Hospital, please call 813-642-0302 a week before you need a ride to ensure a seat on the van.  The van starts its pick-up service about 6:45AM and usually returns to Sun City Center between 11:30-12:30.  When scheduling your appointments at the hospital let your scheduler know that you are riding the DAV van and they will try to schedule your appointment so that you may avail yourself of the van service. DAV van (drivers and dispatchers) and Chapter Service Officers staff are all volunteers with no charges to the veterans.  Monetary donations and volunteer help are always welcome and greatly appreciated.  Everything received goes 100% to support the two DAV programs mentioned above in Sun City Center.  


VETERANS WITH HEPATITIS C
Please pass on this important information about hepatitis C with Veterans you interface with on a daily basis. We have the latest treatment options available for Veterans that essentially cure the disease. Your help with sharing this information would be greatly appreciated. For additional information, please contact me. To read a Bay Pines Veteran's success story with hepatitis treatment, visit: https://www.baypines.va.gov/BAYPINES/features/20161012.asp - JASON W. DANGEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER (00PA), U.S. ARMY VETERAN
BAY PINES VA HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (516) (O) (727) 398-6661, EXT. 15031 | (M) (727) 798-1531 | (F) (727) 398-9442 WWW.BAYPINES.VA.GOV | WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/VABAYPINES | WWW.TWITTER.COM/VABAYPINES


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


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


FURRY COMPANION COMMUNITY RESOURCES (All About Pets)


C.A.R.E.S  MESSAGE:
FUR-EVER HOMES NEEDED – if you are thinking of adding a fur member to your family, please consider adopting one of the precious dogs/cats from CARE. The shelter is open Tues – Sat from 10am – 3pm. Thank you for your support. The shelter is located minutes from our community at 1528 27th St. S.E.., Ruskin, FL 33570. (813) 645-2273 - 3/30/17


C.A.R.E.S. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ~ C.A.R.E. our local animal rescue in Ruskin is looking for volunteers and donations. C.A.R.E. is a no-kill, volunteer run, animal shelter for neglected, abused and unwanted cats and dogs in Ruskin. Volunteers are always needed at the shelter - the hours are (mornings) 7:00 am - 11:30 am or (afternoons) 11:30 am - 3:30 pm and any combination of hours in-between. Our "animal volunteers" perform a multitude of tasks throughout their day to help with finding all of our animals a forever home. Volunteers are needed seven days per week rain or shine all year long. If you have any availability, please email us at careshelter@aol.com  or call 813-645-2273


CAT DEPOT MESSAGE:
Prepare a plan for your cat’s future
The best way to assure that your wishes regarding the future care of your pets are fulfilled is to draw up a formal written arrangement, such as a will, trust or bequest, that specifically states the individual care needed for each animal. Seek out the advice and help of a professional who can assist in the preparation of legal documents.  Cat Depot is committed to assist cat owners with a plan that will honor their cats for life.
For more information about the Lifetime Care Program, please email Claudia Harden, Director of Communications (claudiah@catdepot.org), or call (941) 366-2404.


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


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


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


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


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




REAL ESTATE FOR SALE OR RENT OR WANT TO RENT






INSTRUCTIONS for Submitting For Sale Ads: Ads MUST contain a price. Maximum 6 lines. Please include entire content of ad when requesting removal. Place ads or remove by email to: sccfreeads@tampabay.rr.com 


CONDO FOR RENT: 1 Bedroom, 1 ½ Bath, Kings Point Andover B Condo. Partially furnished, washer/dryer, dishwasher.  Tile Floors, bedroom carpeted.  Carport.  Includes (basic cable/internet, water/sewer, amenities)  Non-smokers only! One Certified Companion Pet OK.  Bucolic Lake View from Enclosed Lanai. Annual Rental, 12-month lease, $925/mo.  CALL: 813-546-7220 


HOME FOR RENT: UNFURNISHED 2/2/+2 car garage upgraded Sahara model on quiet cul de sac at 1003 Athens Way. $1600 per month. Owner pays 2 HOA fees, Renter pays water, cable, electric.  This move in ready home offers 1875 sq feet, paver drive, walkway & lanai, leaded glass entry door. You will be wowed the minute you enter with large living room, separate dining area with granite bar and wine refrigerator. Kitchen offers granite counter tops, tiled backsplash, new appliances, 20" diagonal tiled floor. Both bedrooms are spacious with full glass roman shower in master. New A/C in 2018, Replumbed, & New Electric Panel, hurricane insulated garage door & lots of storage in garage, Hurricane shutters on all windows & doors, new double pane windows, upgraded tile, new Culligan water softener, Landscape lighting around the whole house, and crown molding to name a few. Tastefully decorated in neutral colors. Call 585 315-1740. 


HOME FOR RENT: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, enclosed Lanai, central air/heat pump, attached 2 car garage. About 1727 sqft. Unfurnished, but includes all modern kitchen appliances, washer/dryer, dishwasher. Wood Laminate Floors. Recently remodeled kitchen, both bathrooms, flooring, freshly painted. Renter pays SCC Community Assn annual member fee, utilities, and lawn. No local HOA fee. Non-smokers. Small Pet considered. Water well connected to lawn irrigation system (saves $50/mo. water bill). 1818 Ft. Duquesna Drive, off Del Webb West. Annual Rental, 12-month lease, $1,475/mo. CALL: 813-293-9005.


OFFICE FOR LEASE - APOLLO BEACH: Having a hard time finding affordable private office space? Look no further... you found it. $250 per month. Great location in Apollo Beach. Lots of parking, shops and businesses nearby. Small Office -- approx. 12 X 9 Ft   Office has carpet and blinds. If interested, please reply with your name, contact info and what type of business you have. 703-200-1319 


SELL YOUR HOME WITHOUT Sales Fees:
Your FSBO Home For Sale by Owner Services AT ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE We offer the following Assistance to our FSBO Clients: Home Value Analysis, Open House Flyer, Listing the Home in Local FSBO Sites, Preparation of Purchase Agreement, Inspection Coordination, Mortgage (if needed) for Buyers, Closing, All other documentation required, Gary Cipriani, Sales Executive, Tampa Bay Southshore Office, P.O. Box 5979, Sun City Center, FL 33573. (813) 521-1629 garcipriani@nationstitle.com or pickleballcip@gmail.com - www.nationstitle.com.  All we ask is that you select Nations Title Company as the Title Company 


SELL YOUR HOME DISCOUNTED FEES:
SELLING YOUR SCC OR KINGS POINT HOME? 1% flat fee MLS listing with FULL REALTOR SERVICE! (including Realtor.com) 1% Selling Fee! Save $$$I don't get paid unless your home sells. BUYING A SCC HOME? Call me, and 50% of my commission will be paid to you directly at closing! 18 years of Experience - Full details on website - Sun City Center Specialist - Denise Anderson - Realtor & SCC resident - call/text 941.284.4612 - hrhdenise@hotmail.com - www.iloveSCC.com - Charles Rutenberg Realty


FOR SALE ADS AND FREE ITEMS


AUTOS AND ACCESSORIES


CAR FOR SALE - 2016 Honda Accord, 2 door coupe, PRISTINE CONDITION.  1 Owner, 34,300 original miles, all maintenance records.  White with ivory interior.  $15,500.  If interested please call 813-633-6884


WHEELCHAIR VAN FOR SALE IN APOLLO BEACH:  2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring V6 Braun Entervan Handicap Mobility Van.  Side entry power wheelchair ramp with EZ Lock latch system and q-straint system installed.  Low Mileage, < 46.000. Engine, transmission, brakes, tires in great shape. Inside clean, garage kept, good condition.  Please contact Rene Kenyon with inquiries 813-376-8963.  Asking Price:  $18,000 OBO.


SNOW TIRE CHAINS
4 Brand New Peerless Tire Emergency Strap Chains for 2 wheels for Snow Ice Car Truck in 2 set Packages Heavy Duty Straps and Chains. Both chain sets sell for $100 total - selling both sets for $25     Fred     317-409-6543


MORE ITEMS TO BUY & SELL


DINING ROOM TABLE & 4 MATCHING CAPTAINS CHAIRS. Antique white finish, vintage style leaf and grape design. Heavy metal frame, beveled glass top. Suitable for Florida Room, screen room or patio.$375. 352-459-8582. Leave message and will call back 


EVENT FLYERS CREATED FOR YOUR EVENT For SCC Clubs and Associations event flyers
To all Club and Association heads, I am offering SCC clubs and Associations who need event flyers designed, created and printed, for posting on bulletin boards. I work from home, have many years experience and offer reasonable prices.  Contact:  Salvina,  Event Grafic Designer,   syloettecreation@aol.com, 813-633-5924. SYLOETTE CREATIONS


GOLFING EQUIPMENT: 
KING COBRA SS 350 7.5 DEGREE DRIVER ALDILA HM 60 Grams Mid Kick Graphite TOUR Shaft STIFF with HEAD COVER & NEW GRIP approximately 45 inches long, WELL KEPT Driver  - $55   317-409-6543
19 Degree RH HYBRID - Knight One Shot Fairway Hybrid right hand COPPER TUNGSTEN WEIGHTING 19 degree Graphite NEW GRIP Intermediate Flex (40 1/2 inches long) in excellent condition  - $15    317-409-6543


HEADBOARD - King size headboard with bed frame. $200.00  813-633-6574 (scc) Beautiful sculpted light walnut finish in excellent condition.  Steel frame includes all hardware. Knock down frame has rollers and hinged connectors for easy moving and cleaning. 


HP LASERJETE PRINTER TONER
BRAND NEW C3906A LASER Toner Cartridge IN SEALED BOX for HP LaserJet 5L & 6L & Laserjet 3100/3150 series, CANON LBP & Laserclass series $10  Fred  317-409-6543


OUTDOOR PATIO FURNITURE: Umbrella table, 40" x 66" rectangle with framed, obscure glass top. 4 matching chairs, Hunter green and white. All of durable, high quality cast aluminum. $300.00.  813-633-1297 


RECIPE BOOKS !ON SALE NOW! SUN CITY CENTER EMERGENCY SQUAD MEMBERS 
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! 

WANTED - LOST - FOUND

AARP 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 www.aarp.org/volunteernow


BOULDERS FOR LANDSCAPING. Any kind any color. Max. size 3'x3'x3'. I will remove and haul them away and not leave a mess.  Please call Dean Menier in Sun City Center  239-910-7486


CLIP POSTAGE STAMPS from your mail. Make a Difference!
This includes:
Cancelled postmarked stamps, Printed stamps, Non-Profit stamps, Any stamps! Who for? They are sent to the ALLIANCE STAMP MINISTRY to be sold overseas. They have been collecting stamps for over 30 years and have raised over a million dollars!!!! Why? To support scholarship and educational programs in South America. What to do? Just cut off the part of the envelope with the stamp or just provide the whole envelope. Do not trim the stamp any closer than an inch if you trim them. When they prepare the stamps for sale, they will trim and process as needed. 
Please give/send them to:
Beverly Gaussiran
811 Freedom Plaza Circle, #306
Sun City Center, FL 33573
407 339-1907


GOLD, SILVER, COINS & STAMPS. Paying 60%. David Kramer 813-837-5986 Resident of SCC


HYGIENE ITEMS BEING COLLECTED: American Legion Auxiliary , Post 248 is 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. We check the cars for safety and insures the recipient is a qualified veteran. Tax deductible and a help to men and women who need a car to get to work. Also need old cell phones for veterans. Mary McColgan, 603 4448 ex 2 


MISSION STYLE FURNITURE WANTED sofa table or entry table, bookcase. Will pay fair price. Call Debbie 813-892-2990


RELIABLE VEHICLE FOR SUN CITY CENTER RESIDENT - Seeking affordable, dependable vehicle. This female resident must have SUV or Van type vehicle for work requirements. To connect, call Debbie Caneen 813-892-2990


SELL ME YOUR CAR - Fast Fair Friendly, I come To You - Same Day, Trusted Over 25 Years - Sell Car Boat, RV Hassle Free Call 813-586-0950 Today


SMALL WORLD MUSICAL WALL CLOCK WANTED. Call Jim (813) 634-6387


SURFLINK 2 or Paradigm accessories wanted to make my Starkey muse 2400 hearing aids work with my tv and phone. The Audibel brand uses the same parts. The parts need to be 900 mghz. (All surf link and paradigm products are). Please let me know what you have. Thanks for helping out! Email or call Dean Menier, Sun City Center Resident 239 910 7486 - thedeanmenier@gmail.com


NOTICE: ADS AND EVENTS IS PRODUCED BY DEBBIE CANEEN, DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS OF SUN TOWERS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY.  


SEND ALL EVENTS TO BE PUBLISHED BY E-MAIL TO SCCFreeAds@tampabay.rr.com.













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