‘Seniorpalooza’ Wellness Festival Attracts Hundreds

By  //  January 28, 2013

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Annual Event Held at BCC Pavilion

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Hundreds of local consumers attended the Brevard Association of Human Services (BAHS) Seniorpalooza Health and Wellness Festival at the Brevard Community College – Melbourne Pavilion.

“We had at least 200 attendees register for door prizes during the first hour,” said Todd Werkeiser, BAHS President.

Jenna Restivo, left, and Rose Cavaliere of Comforts of Home Care enjoy the festivities during the the Brevard Association of Human Services Seniorpalooza Health and Wellness Festival at the Brevard Community College – Melbourne Pavilion. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

“Attendees enjoyed live music, a Food Truck roundup, and door prizes throughout the afternoon,” said Werkeiser.

A variety of local vendors had informational booths at the event, including VITAS, Health First, Gentiva, ASEA, and Aging Matters in Brevard. Home health and non-medical home care companies in attendance included Age Advantage, Comforts of Home Care,  Home Instead, Life Cycle Support and Seniors Helping Seniors.

Representatives from JD Bowen Financial Group, TD Ban and Regions Bank answered financial and tax season questions. Volunteers from the Brevard County Animal Shelter brought friendly canines available for adoption. Those in attendance included BAHS board members Kathleen Cummins, Todd Werkeiser, Michael Gardner, Darren Scully and Julie Reilly.

Also in attendance were Liana Hotusing of VITAS, Caroline Olmos of the Retirement Senior Volunteer Program, Troy Denault of Brookdale Senior Living, Jennifer Helin of Seniors Helping Seniors and BAHS Volunteer John Treiste.

Suncoast Omni’s Sherri Predojev with Uyen Close of Melbourne Terrace during the Brevard Association of Human Services (BAHS) Seniorpalooza Health and Wellness Festival at the Brevard Community College – Melbourne Pavilion. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

Sponsors included Consulate Health Care, Health First, MPAC, Comforts of Home Care, Jacoby and Brimo and Gentiva.

Brevard Association of Human Services (BAHS) is a networking organization of professionals within the human services industry.  The group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 11:30am – 1:00pm,  and focuses on education and networking.

The mission and goals fof BAHS are to improve the quality of healthcare provided to the residents of Brevard County.

According to the BAHS mission statement on http://bahsbuzz.org, “With all of the buzz surrounding the state of the healthcare industry in Washington, BAHS has been proactive in utilizing the simple ideals and values that built this great nation…working together and taking responsibility for our own situation. BAHS is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization that is free to join, doesn’t rely on any outside funding, and through its membership, its networking luncheons, and local community fundraising events, it helps to support many of our local area programs that make a difference in the lives of those in the community that we serve.”

For more information about the Brevard Association of Human Services log on to  BahsBuzz.org


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