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 internet or listen to neighbors or family members who are not as well off as you might be. Think about the many that live on Social Security; 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 under the guise that these funds are needed to pay for the paving of roads. Everyone has a right to his own opinion as to how roads and other public 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 many helpful resources in our community. Having so many programs to serve those in need is wonderful, but it is equally important to tell everyone about the unmet needs that 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 some of the decisions I now face. Over the years I have written many columns about the need to eat healthy foods, exercise, stay mentally alert and be thoughtful of Read More …

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 the services they need to stay in their homes, which is a cheaper way to help than putting them in a nursing home.¬†Although we do have federal Read More …