Aging Matters Plans 7th Annual Passport to Wines Around the World
By Space Coast Daily // December 6, 2013
Event Set For April 12
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Aging Matters in Brevard will present the 7th Annual Passport to Wines Around the World, hosted by Miller & Hurt Financial Group, on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Space Coast Convention Center Holiday Inn, 301 Tucker Lane in Cocoa at 6:00 pm.
The evening promises to be filled with tempting hors d’oeuvres, select wines, enjoyable entertainment, balloon pops, live auction and much more. This signature fundraiser was launched in 2008 by Miller & Hurt Financial Group to benefit the programs of Aging Matters in Brevard.
Established in 1965, Aging Matters in Brevard is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and maintain independence and maximize quality of life for the citizens of Brevard County, particularly the elderly and disabled. One of our primary programs, The Brevard Community Kitchen, serves over 2,000 meals a day to the frailest of our citizen’s including both elders and at-risk children.
Proceeds from this event will help provide care for over 6,800 seniors so they can receive the finest in comprehensive and coordinated services preserving the very culture that we value so much – a safe and healthy community.
Last year event proceeds impacted seniors in the following meaningful ways:
• Provided 222,677 hot nutritious meals to 1,633 homebound seniors through Meals on Wheels
• Improved home accessibility, safety and security for 1,574 seniors
• Senior TranServe volunteers traveled over 49,588 miles transporting 197 non-driving seniors
• RSVP volunteers provided 71,913 hours of service at community agencies
• Home and Community Based Services provided 785 seniors and 68 caregivers with in-home services including homemakers, personal care, respite, housekeeping and alarm systems
Tony Hurt of Miller & Hurt shared, “Rich and I are pleased to have created, initiated and championed the Passport to Wines. The event has grown considerably and is something we are very proud of. We consider it an honor to give back to the community that has given so much to us.”
Aging Matters in Brevard is recognized by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Area Agency on Aging as the Lead Agency for senior services in Brevard County. Aging Matters in Brevard services are funded by federal, state, and local grants (Eligibility requirements may apply). Private pay services are also available. Aging Matters in Brevard offers a wide variety of services to enable seniors to live safely and independently in their own homes.