Wednesday – April 1st 2020 – Join us for this update while all Covid-19 precautions are in effect as Kerry Fink, Helping Seniors of Brevard, updates on today’s vlog with Kim Bernard, Helping Seniors Education Specialist, who provides updates on the Senior Information Helpline and services available during this time.
Join us for Helping Seniors Update – a special outreach of the Helping Seniors of Brevard organization – designed to keep you up-to-date on services and happenings in Brevard County. Join Helping Seniors Media & Marketing Director Kerry Fink for this ongoing conversation about all things Seniors.
More News & Information
RESOURCES FOR SENIORS
Resource Center for Disability Solutions – (321) 633-6011
571 Haverty Ct Suite w in Rockledge
- Transportation available Monday-Friday from 8a-4:30p
- Need a Ride Program: for Medical Appointments
- For Legal Service appointments
- For Grocery Shopping
Seniors Helping Seniors – (321) 722-2999
1103 W. Hibiscus Blvd, Suite 400
-Still open normal hours
Trying to do essential visits, meal preparation, grocery shopping done first which is really the most important right now.
Also keeping an eye on their caregivers making sure they don’t get sick.
Providing training on COVID-19 virus
Just caring for everyone they can
Avid Home Care, LLC – Fully open – Located at 2425 N. Courtenay Pkwy Ste. 10
Service areas include Brevard County, Orange County, Osceola and Seminole
Accent Care Home Health – Business as usual. (321) 259-3733
They provide Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers.
2401 W Eau Gallie Blvd Ste 6 Melbourne
Helping Seniors Car Raffle – “UPDATES REGARDING HELPING SENIORS CAR RAFFLE & HELPING SENIORS OPERATIONS”
Quite the week and quite the month! Just like you, we’re keeping up with news, watching what’s happening in our country/world and then, within the last few days, we’ve gone from our normal routine to stepping up to assist Seniors over the next period when social distancing is the most recommended way that we keep our Seniors safe.
Given the situation facing all of us, here’s what to expect from Helping Seniors as we move forward in this unprecedented time:
We have made the decision to postpone the Helping Seniors Car Raffle Grand Drawing event from its originally scheduled April 25th date. The landscape is changing daily, even hourly, and at this time it wouldn’t be prudent to forecast a new Grand Drawing date just yet but rest assured that our President Joe Steckler is working with American Muscle Car Museum Owner Mark Pieloch – and this is event is at the top of the reschedule date list as soon as we get approval from government officials that it is safe to do so.
Ticket sales remain open during this time – both online and also by telephone at 321-473-7770 – and the Helping Seniors Car Raffle Grand Drawing will take place, as planned, at the American Muscle Car Museum, at a to-be-determined date as soon as reasonably practical following lifting of government restrictions on larger gatherings. We pledge to update you no later than every 10 days regarding the status for this event.
Meanwhile, on our service as a non-profit organization, dedicated to operating the County’s Senior Information Helpline (now entering its 10th year of service) and providing outbound information services to Seniors in Brevard through print, TV, and Radio, we continue our services, actually, at an accelerated pace.
Our Senior Information Helpline (321-473-7770) remains open during this time and we have implemented contingencies to ensure we are able to continue to provide support and information to Seniors and their families in our area.
In addition, our Radio and TV broadcasts continue as scheduled, as do our print and digital outbound information efforts and our team is organizing a Senior Information update service via Social Media that you will be hearing more about during this week.
We thank you for your continued trust and support of Helping Seniors of Brevard – one thing this health crisis has made abundantly clear is that we need to really look after our Seniors and ensure their protection and safety during this time. Thank you for your interest and support in Helping Seniors of Brevard.”
Medication Refills: The Florida Division of Emergency Management has information on 30-day medication refills during declared disaster events:
Symptom Checker: The CDC has released a symptom checker they are calling Clara. Please click the link below to access it:
National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners: As the nation faces the challenges of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the safest and optimal way to have group gatherings is live online. In an effort to make sure that providers across the country do not suffer an interruption in their educational and professional certification goals, NCCDP is now offering, for an indefinite period of time, both their Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Seminar and the Certified Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Certified Trainer Course (CADDCT) live online. All sessions currently offered will be online until further notice.
Registrations for the Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Seminar can be accessed at:
Registrations to become a trainer (CADDCT) can be accessed at:
https://www.nccdp.org/train.htm and click on “CADDCT registration click here”
For all other online certifications such as: CDCM Certified Dementia Care Manager; CDSGF Certified Dementia Support Group Facilitator; CPCHCP Certified Personal Care Home Care Professional; First Responder and Correctional Personal Training; see NCCDP.org and click certificationsuTube channel.