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 on the various online resources to help during this Covid-19 precautionary period.
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.
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RESOURCES FOR SENIORS
From the Desk of Kim Bernrad, Helping Seniors Education Specialist:
The following is a list of Food Pantries in our county with contact information and hours of operation:
Daily Bread- 805 East Fee Ave Melbourne
Hours: Meal Service Daily 11a-1:30p
Saint Vincent De Paul- Our Lady of Grace Food Pantry
300 Malabar Rd. Temporarily Closed, BUT they are doing home visits and dropping off food @ the door. Please speak slowly and state your name, phone number, and address. Someone will get back with you, may not be the same day.
Saint Vincent De Paul @ Holy Name of Jesus
3050 N. Hwy A1A
Open- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9a-11a for Beachside Community Residents
Closed- Wednesday & Sunday
East Coast Christian Center
680 N. Courtenay Pkwy
Food Pantry Open- Tuesday and Thursday 9a-11a and 6p-8p
North Brevard Charities Sharing Center
4475 S. Hopkins Ave
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 11a-2p
Thrift Store is Temporarily Closed
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church- must be a resident of Northern Brevard, please have ID
2073 Garden St
Call for information (321) 267-4323
Saint Paul’s Anglican Church
7200 N. Wickham Rd
Open Tuesday 3p-6p
Catholic Charities of Central Florida
5145 N. Cocoa Blvd
All Clinics are closed until further notice.
Phones at clinics are being answered for triage, prescription refills, and referrals.
Food Pantry is open Tuesday- Friday 9a-11:30a (Closed Saturday-Monday)
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.”