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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
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: bcscwp.com 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
President Barry Traxler 1st Vice Pres Jim Putira 2nd Vice Pres. Vincent Germann Secretary Judi Schultz Treasurer Dick Robinson
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:
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
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
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
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