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. Read More …

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 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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …