10 early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Change plays a big role in the aging process. As adults age, both their minds and bodies undergo changes. The changes associated with aging are not uniform. Some people may experience small changes as they inch toward and ultimately pass retirement age, while others may Read More …

A Right to Live / Helping Seniors of Brevard

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Where have we heard those words? We hear a lot about children: lunch programs, a tax to fund schools, the need to pay teachers more. But how many of us really know the cost of aging? Try some Read More …

Side effects of snoring include higher risk for Alzheimer’s

Snoring may seem like a pesky yet minor problem, but it can be much more serious than some people know. Although snoring is a common problem among all ages and genders, the National Sleep Foundation says that men are twice as likely to snore as Read More …

Wireless technology takes hearing aids to new levels

Hearing loss may not be something people want to contemplate, but it is more common than many people may think. Hearing deficits may occur from birth or be acquired due to injury or prolonged exposure to loud noises. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Read More …

Vision greatly affects driving ability

Driving is a multisensory experience that requires careful coordination and mastery of a wide array of skills. Understanding the rules of the road and having sufficient practice are only part of the equation. Being able to see the road and react to obstacles, signage and Read More …

Why Donate to a Nonprofit?

As we experience a reduction of government resources to fund nonprofit organizations, you will see this question asked more often. It is no secret that the Brevard County Commissioners have already set in motion a plan to phase out extremely meager public grants to nonprofits Read More …

Why Senior Leadership is Needed

Try as we might, there is always more we can do to promote the wide array of elder care services available in Brevard County. Five years ago, Helping Seniors was founded to inform, educate, and connect seniors and those who care for them to the Read More …

Night Time Medicine, Nowhere to turn

by: John Paul Abramo / Night Owl Pharmacy Healthcare is in the news everyday. Newspapers, magazines, television and social media…it’s a topic of paramount importance to Americans. It can be about health insurance , who has it and who doesn’t. It can be about Big Read More …

Finding Hope, Humor & Heart in Caregiving

Health First Offers Caregiving for Seniors Annual Conference Providing care and support for aging loved ones can be a difficult but worthwhile journey. Health First is here to help, offering its 13th Annual Caregiving for Seniors Conference scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Read More …

Developing Senior Leadership

by : Helping Seniors of Brevard    The topic of today’s column should capture the interest of every one of the 250,000 senior citizens in Brevard. Several years ago, when two prominent Brevard County Commissioners who advocated for senior needs left office, no one stepped forward Read More …

John Lodge coming to Melbourne for “10,000 Light Years” Tour on February 3rd

Best known as bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of the legendary rock group, The Moody Blues, sold over 70 million albums.  John has written such classics as “Isn’t Life Strange”, “Singer in a Rock and Roll Band”, “Ride my Seasaw” and “Slide Zone”.  1n 1977 he released his first solo Read More …

Facing the Reality of Getting Older

by : Helping Seniors of Brevard  The activities associated with Hurricane Matthew have impacted this senior citizen and I readily admit my own frailties. Before, I was never concerned with all of the side effects of the aging process but Matthew has made me rethink Read More …

Stay at Home and Stay Happy

  There’s no place like home. But sometimes, it is hard for people, especially the elderly, to remain at home, even though that is where they want to be. Without some assistance with daily tasks, many find they must leave their homes. Enter Sandra Styles, Read More …

How to get and keep your finances in order

 In 2015, analysts with the Government Accountability Office found that the average American between the ages of 55 and 64 had accrued roughly $104,000 in retirement savings, a shockingly low figure that would make it very difficult for men and women nearing retirement to maintain Read More …

100 Year Old Mrs. Ella continues checking things off her bucket list !

  Mrs. Ella Working is the oldest church member of Palm Bay Baptist Church. Ella Working turned 100 years old on December 16th, 2015. The church hosted a SURPRISE birthday party for her on Saturday, November 28th at 12:00 noon with a luncheon that followed Read More …

Common causes of poor vision

Vision loss is a common condition, as the World Health Organization notes that more than 285 million people across the globe suffer some type of visual impairment. Many people can effectively counter their vision problems with prescription lenses, but others may have a more significant Read More …

Renovations for senior safety

 As adults approach their golden years, the homes they once thought of as sanctuaries can become unsafe. Families wrestle with the decision to keep parents and grandparents in their homes or move them into assisted living facilities or other senior residences. The National Institute on Aging Read More …

Art and Antique Studio & Gallery / Highland Ave, Melbourne “Linda Schuler”

LINDA SCHULER “WANDER LUST”   ART AND ANTIQUE STUDIO & GALLERY JANUARY 1 – JANUARY 31,  2016 Ohio artist “Linda Schuler” creates art because it is simply something she must do.  It can take her back to places she’s already been or send her on a new adventure Read More …

Daytrip with Bruce Marion

One of my favorite places in Florida is New Smyrna Beach, just North of Titusville area and an easy one hour or less drive from most of Brevard County. Like our Space Coast, there is a charming beachside (A1A) and a historic mainland area each Read More …

Exercise and arthritis

Across the country, more than 50 million people are living with doctor-diagnosed arthritis. So says the Arthritis Foundation, which projects that figure will rise to 67 million by the year 2030. Simply put, arthritis is a significant problem, one that can not only affect a Read More …