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  • Friendship Flyer Wickham Park Senior Center

    “There are no strangers here, only friends you have yet to meet!”

    Mission Statement Our Mission is to provide a congenial and happy environment for

    seniors to enjoy activities, meet new friends, and attend educational programs. Furthermore, to provide a resource for

    obtaining assistance and guidance in times of need.

    2785 Leisure Dr. Melbourne, FL


    November 2017

    My Dear Friends,

    This will be the last opportunity we will have to chat for a while. Today, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 was

    the first day of the rest of my life. This morning, in the Center, I had a complete breakdown, shouting and crying. Thank God I finally came to my senses. This was not the first time this has happened.

    I am not ashamed or embarrassed by the situation. Every year, thousands of Seniors go through similar

    situations, suicidal thoughts and depression. The main thing I have learned over the years is that there is ONLY one way to face a problem, directly and quickly.

    With that in mind, I have taken a six month leave of absence from WPSC. For that period I will have no contact with anyone at the Center. I must sever the ties in order to regroup. I will be undergoing mental, physical and spiritual therapy, so that I

    may get my body, mind and soul back to a healthy state. I ask you, my friends to pray for me during this time. God bless and may God continue to bless America. Love, Barry

    On behalf of all of the WPSC members, I would like to thank Barry for his servant leadership, and the many valuable contributions he has made to the Center over the years. We recognize and appreciate the sacrifices he has made to help make our Center a better place for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers will be with him during this difficult time. J. Putria

    From Where I Sit

    Volunteer of the Month: Dorene Cesa I was born and raised in Yonkers, NY. We lived in a row house built by the Alexander Smith Carpet Company for it’s employees. After putting myself through college, I went to work as an elementary school teacher. First as a kindergarten teacher, and ending my career as fifth grade teacher in the Yonkers Public School System.

    Later, when my three children, Christopher, Jennifer and Jessica were born, I directed my work and energy to raising my family and became involved in my own children’s schools. I worked on both the parent and teacher side of the PTA. I raised funds, served as class mother and was actively involved in all aspects of education. In May 1995, I was awarded the Jenkins Award for Integrity and Commitment to Teaching. I was nicknamed “The Commish” by my fellow teachers, because I ran the football pool every year, and of course March Madness.

    In 2003, Gene and I sold our home in Bronxville, NY and moved to our beloved condo in Cocoa Beach. After losing Gene in 2008, I became involved in the Senior Center when it opened in 2009. I must tell you it became my second family. I’ve met and loved so many wonderful people.

    Besides being a director, I am also involved with the Space Coast Honor Flight. If any of you are veterans of WWII, Korean or Vietnam Wars, and haven't been to Washington DC to see the different memorials...Please see me.

    I also started a group here called, “We Just Want to Have Fun-Singles Only”. We’ve done some fun things, Horseback Riding, Miniature Golf, and visited Navy Seal Museum and of course gone on the Gambling Ship. In my spare time, I like to travel. In the past two years I have gone to Ireland, China, Australia and New Zealand. Visiting my seven grandsons of course is my to priority. No boys, just girls.

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    Website: Phone: (321) 255-4494

    Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am –4:30 pm

    Sat 8:30 am—12 noon Newcomer To our

    If you would like a tour of the Senior Center, please stop by during business hours. Our desk volunteers will be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

    Wickham Park Senior Center

    Park Sen

    President Barry Traxler 1st Vice Pres Jim Putira 2nd Vice Pres. Vincent Germann Secretary Judi Schultz Treasurer Dick Robinson

    Dick RRoR

    Computer Tech John Efird Computer Assist. Vacant Computer Assist Peter Gaul Sunshine JoAnn Efird

    Editor Linda Graff Deadline for copy submission to the newsletter is the 15th of each month. E -Mail Copy to:

    New Members

    Annual Dues Notice

    There will be a slight increase in the cost of annual dues to help cover the

    cost of maintaining the Senior Center and all of the activities we love.

    Future Dues will be $20 per year/ Per person starting in January 2018

    Louise Andsager Deana Booth Diane Butler Dorene Cesa Loni Watters

    Pamela Page Angie Brown Lynn Higginbotham Mary Ellen Reeves

    Help Wanted!

    The Wickham Park Senior Center computer staff is in need of two additional volunteers for about six hours a week.

    If you have some experience with Windows 10 computer hardware and software, networking, and printers and can assist — we can use your help. We can also use the assistance of someone with some Microsoft Access knowledge to maintain and update the Senior Center membership database.

    If interested, contact John at 735-8191 or email

    Abdulwahab Alkadi Kathy Krug

    Janet Au o Pete LaMonica

    Ralph Bixler Charles Leech

    Jim Blain Bonnie Leech

    Carolyn Brown Ann Marks

    Fred Colon Paul Mar n

    Constance DiNatale Dorothy Taylor

    Francoise Duffy Darnely Wendt

    Normma Gius ani Joyce Wharton

    Roy Krask Edmund K. Zahn

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    Sueue’e’s Line Dance Classeses

    Sorry for the short break in line dance classes. I was

    zapped very quickly by a very serious illness that

    held me in the hospital the past eight days! Both

    classes will resume in two weeks - November 7!

    Thank you for your many prayers. My precious

    dance family is just that - a very important part of

    my family. Two surgeries, s"nts, five days in ICU,

    and my Doctor says, those students will wait on you.

    Please come back.


    We dance for Fun, Health, and


    Come join us!

    Beginner Class- 4:15-5:15 Tuesday.

    Advanced 5:30-6:30 every Tuesday.

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    Wickham Wanderers Travel Club News

    Vizcaya Museum & Gardens Visit what’s been described as the finest private house ever built in America, John Deering’s winter home created in 1910, now a National Historic Landmark. Tour The Ancient Spanish

    Monastery in North Miami, one of the oldest buildings in the Western Hemisphere. Lunch at Vizcaya Café. $125.00 pp

    Join the Pathfinders to Enjoy “Million Dollar Quartet” Riverside Theater, Vero Beach Travel back to December 4, 1956 in this Tony Award-winning musical, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought together Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins for one of the most memorable nights in music. Matinee show, with Orchestra seating. Lunch at Mrs. Mac’s Fillin’ Station, all taxes, tips and driver’s gratuity. $125 pp

    Tarpon Springs & Clearwater Back by Popular Demand Tarpon Springs Sponge boat cruise, see a diver in a traditional diving suit harvest a live sponge from the river, admission to Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home to Winter & Hope, stars of the Dolphin Tale movies. Greek lunch at Hellas Restaurant. $103.00 pp

    Destination Pensacola Includes: Round trip motorcoach, 2 nights hotel, 4 meals. Visits to: Museum of Florida History, National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum, Quietwater Beach Boardwalk. Admission to Maclay Gardens State Park. Driver’s gratuity, Taxes & Tips for included features. $369 pp double/$499 single

    Singing Christmas Trees– Waiting List

    Traveling solo? We invite you to join our warm and welcoming group for fun and friendship!

    Travel Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 9AM to 4PM Phone: 321-255-4494 then ask for the Travel Office

    Wickham Wanderers join Joyce’s Journeys Sit back, relax and let Joyce take care of the details!

    Panama Canal Cruise – March 2nd to 20th, 2018

    Ireland in Depth – May 6th to May 20th, 2018 .

    Rhine River Cruise – August 29th to September 10th, 2018 _________________________________________________________________________________________

    Wickham Wanderers are invited to join the Pathfinders

    December 5-6 - St. Augustine Holiday “Nights of Lights” 2 Day Tour—$397pp A Value-Packed, Fun Adventure with Exclusive Pathfinder Amenities & Mystery Bonuses!

    Brochures Available at the Travel Office

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    Wickham Wanderers Trip to Pigeon Forge

    Windows Workshops …ARE BACK!

    Classes are (approximately) every other Monday beginning at 1:00 PM in room 117 of the Wickham Park Senior Center. Cost is $6 for members and $7 f