Senior Living Today

March 1, 2023

Start your genealogy journey 

Genealogy fascinates much of the general public. The number of people learning more about their families and heritage through genealogy increases year to year. According to, genealogy is the second only to gardening as the most popular hobby in the United States. People explore genealogy for many
Driving App
March 1, 2023

Apps that can make driving safer and easier 

It’s hard to go anywhere without using or coming into contact with technology. For drivers, that includes their vehicles, which have come a long way since the Ford Motor Company’s Model T was first introduced more than a century ago. Devices and driving are now undeniably intertwined. Preoccupation
, Senior Living Today
July 13, 2022

Social media: It’s not just for kids anymore

Perhaps due to the popularity of social media among a generation of young people who grew up with it, platforms such as Instagram and Facebook are often associated with people born in the 21st century. However, a 2018 study from the Pew Institute found that 65 percent of
, Senior Living Today
June 10, 2021

Staying Connected by Joe Steckler President, Helping Seniors of Brevard

Helping Seniors is introducing a new program called Staying Connected to reduce isolation in Brevard’s elderly population. The idea for the program comes from work we did at the Alzheimer’s Foundation in the late 1990’s. Each day, two volunteers from AARP called 20 people who lived alone to
, Senior Living Today
November 24, 2020

Who Doesn’t Love ‘Vintage’?

by Susan Custis / Vintage Fusion Suntree, Florida Once was, if you heard folks deep in conversation about the best vintage they’d be talking about bottles of wine. Wines that carry a vintage year were produced from grapes from a single year, hence ‘single vintage’. Now days, folks
, Senior Living Today
January 11, 2019

When Savings Run Out

  by Joe Steckler / President, Helping Seniors of Brevard For several weeks I have been the acting Information Specialist for Helping Seniors. I have answered the phone, listened to callers, and tried to resolve problems. The hardest ones are those requiring financial help and lodging. In my opinion,
, Senior Living Today
October 9, 2018

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 undergo changes that
, Senior Living Today
September 30, 2018

How seniors can safely stay behind the wheel

 A greater sense of independence is often cited as the reason so many young people anxiously await the day they earn their drivers’ licenses. But the connection between driving and independence is not lost on seniors, either. Aging can take its toll on drivers, prompting such drivers’ families
, Senior Living Today
April 14, 2018

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 research on the
, Senior Living Today
February 6, 2018

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 women, and snoring
, Senior Living Today
February 5, 2018

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 Communication Disorders says
, Senior Living Today
February 4, 2018

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 women, and snoring
, Senior Living Today
February 2, 2018

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 more is crucial.
, Senior Living Today
August 1, 2017

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 under the guise
, Senior Living Today
April 18, 2017

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 many helpful resources
, Senior Living Today
April 17, 2017

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 Pharma and price
, Senior Living Today
March 14, 2017

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, March 18, at
, Senior Living Today
March 6, 2017

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 to fill the
, Senior Living Today
January 18, 2017

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 album “Natural Avenue”,
, Senior Living Today
December 6, 2016

Life is a Journey: Be sure to Plan

If I had the opportunity to have one great wish extended to me it would be to share with you the many wonderful and often heart rendering stories I have heard from people over the course of my life. Living is a journey, a journey filled with many
, Senior Living Today
November 7, 2016

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 some of the
, Senior Living Today
October 10, 2016

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, LLC, non-medical elderly
, Senior Living Today
July 11, 2016

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 their quality of
, Senior Living Today
June 6, 2016

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 the opening celebration.
, Senior Living Today
February 10, 2016

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 issue, such as
, Senior Living Today
February 8, 2016

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 says that families
, Senior Living Today
January 3, 2016

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 depending on what
, Senior Living Today
December 29, 2015

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 separated by the
, Senior Living Today
December 5, 2015

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 person’s quality of
December 4, 2015

Building a Senior Provider Network

by: Helping Seniors of Brevard In several counties in Ohio, the citizens have passed tax levies on property to help fund services to seniors. While I am not proposing a tax levy at this time, we should start thinking about how to help seniors who cannot pay for
, Senior Living Today
July 7, 2015

“Seniors and the Dark Ages”

by: Joe Steckler Dear Friends, The title seems ominous, does it not? Many years ago when I was a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, the time after we returned from Christmas leave was called the “Dark Ages.” Nothing much was happening, there was nothing to brag about, nothing
, Senior Living Today
May 6, 2015

“Issues as We Get Older”

by: Joe Steckler Dear Friends, I recently read an article about the ethics and morality of Medicaid planning. Those of you who follow me on radio and television know I am no stranger to discussing Medicaid planning, just as I am not afraid to discuss the inadequacies of elder
, Senior Living Today
February 16, 2015

Navigating The Eldercare System

by: Joe Steckler Dear Friends, Having worked the Florida elder care system for the past 25 years, I recently conducted a self-test of the system. The disastrous results of that action prompted me to write this article, which I shall send to the authorities. I believe we have responsibility.
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