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Win the Jag

Greetings! The 2016 Raffle for the 1992 XJS V12, Ruby Red Jaguar is underway. Your donation of $25 for 1 ticket or $100 for 5 tickets will help us do our work of helping seniors. We were founded in 2011 with a mission of informing, educating and connecting seniors and…

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Thank You to all Birthday Well Wishers!

Joe's News on Helping Seniors of Brevard

Dear  Friends, To all who sent me best wishes on my birthday I thank you. Hard to believe that 82 years have passed by but they have.They have all been good years with the meeting of so many who have helped me in my military and civilian careers. Accomplishments are…

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Thank-you to our Media Partners!

Joe Steckler

Special thank-you to John Frederiksen and his team at Senior Scene Magazine. In addition to being the major distribution point and partner in getting 8,000-12,000 copies of our Helping Seniors newsletter distributed each month, as a center-section pull-out within the publication, Senior Scene also carries our Helping Seniors monthly column. They…

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Inbound and Outbound Information

Joe Steckler

Greetings! After retiring from my U.S. Navy career in 1988, I moved to Brevard, Florida, where I became an advocate for seniors, developing the Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation, building three dementia care centers and establishing a $2 million endowment. In  2011, I founded Helping Seniors of Brevard County, Inc., as a non-profit 501(c)(3), to assist all seniors, not…

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Someone turns 65 every 8 seconds!

Joe Steckler

Greetings! Over the next 15 years, someone will turn 65 every eight seconds – a demographic shift that will have astonishing repercussions on our health care and retirement paradigms. Where I live in Brevard County, Florida, nearly a quarter of the population is over age 65, making it the 24th…

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Home Alone?

Joe Steckler

Home Alone??? Do you remember the first “Home Alone” movie? All the pranks involved in rigging the home to prevent intruders was comical, but to those seniors who do live alone, it’s no laughing matter. Many who live by themselves find the uncertainty of each moment frightening. Fortunately, there are…

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Brevard County “Vial of Life” Program

Joe Steckler

Brevard County Fire & Rescue’s Vial of Life program is a It’s a free resource that can help save lives. The Office of EMS is proud to participate in the “Vial of Life” program.  When 911 is called, time is crucial.  Having vital medical information such as medications, medical history, allergies, and emergency contact…

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Affordable Non-Skilled In Home Care

Joe Steckler

Greetings, On 19 December, 2013 I walked my physical therapist to the front door, having completed my last back therapy session. The next thing I knew was that I was on life support in the Wuesthoff Hospital  ICU. I later learned that I had suffered a bleed on the right…

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Dr. Lee Sheldon’s “Ultimate Mouth Manual”

Joe Steckler

Are you frustrated with your teeth? Are you afraid to smile and laugh? Are you embarrassed by your smile? Do you have difficulty chewing? Are you tired of wearing contraptions in your mouth? Do you feel that there are no dental answers for you? Dr. Lee N. Sheldon’s “The Ultimate…

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New Enrollment Process for Medicaid

Joe Steckler

Dear Readers,    Shown below is the new enrollment process for Medicaid. This process became effective August 1, 2013 and must be followed if you want to be eligible for the Managed Care program. If you fail to make progress, please contact Helping Seniors at 321-473-7770. Hopefully, we can point you in the…

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Focus on Seniors – a good source!

Joe Steckler

Greetings to all, This is my introduction to the blog world – guess you could call it that.  Anyway, what I intend it to be is a source of information that will help all of us.   My intent is to get good, timely, factual and important information all so…

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Welcome to Helping Seniors News

Joe Steckler

Welcome to the Inaugural Helping Seniors of Brevard County (“HSOBC”) News column. We will do our best to get senior news to you on events, information, things happening to seniors and those who care for them. We will have no criteria for length other than it must be applicable to seniors…

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