Viera Resources

  • MEDICAL CONNECTIONS SPECIFIC TO VIERA

     

    Viera Hospital

    8745 N. Wickham Rd.
    Melbourne, FL 32940
    321.434.9000
    http://www.vierahospital.org

    Viera Hospital, a beautiful five-story, acute-care facility, opened in April of 2011. It is the newest of the four Health First hospitals. Features include

    • 24-hour Emergency department
    • 100 all-private in-patient beds
    • 12 all-private observation beds
    • Full time medical and surgical capabilities
    • Outpatient diagnostic and lab services
    • State-of-the-art technologies
    • Hurricane-hardened construction.

     

    Comprised of 120 board certified physicians representing 26 medical specialties including:

    • Cardiology
    • Dermatology
    • Endocrinology
    • Family practice
    • Internal medicine
    • Neurology
    • OB/GYN
    • Orthopedics
    • Pediatrics
    • Radiation oncology
    • Rheumatology
    • Sports medicine
    • Urology
    • Vascular surgery

    Viera VA Outpatient Clinic

    2900 Veterans Way
    Viera, FL 32940
    321.637.3788
    http://www.orlando.va.gov/locations/viera.asp

     

    The Veteran’s Administration Outpatient Clinic is the second largest healthcare footprint in Viera. The facility includes three primary care teams, comprised of physicians, nurses, administrative support personnel, mid-level practitioners, a social worker, dietician and pharmacists. Over 200 volunteers provide a wide variety of services to make the facility fully supportive of its patients. The facility has pioneered a program that allows eligible veterans in East Central Florida to receive inpatient medical care through a contract with other community hospitals in their area. Patients no longer have to be transported many miles from their home for care, but are treated locally.

     

    The complex continues to grow and it utilizes the latest in high-tech equipment and patient record keeping. Specialties include:

    • Audiology
    • Diagnostic Cardio/Pulmonary
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Immunizations
    • Laboratory
    • Mental Health
    • Prosthetics
    • Neurology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Pain management
    • Pharmacy
    • Physical therapy
    • Surgery
    • Urgent care
    • Urology
    • Women’s Health Services
    • Wound clinic

    Wuesthoff Health Systems

    1700 Wuesthoff Drive
    Viera, FL 32940
    321.255.0630
    http://www.wuesthoff.com/locations/town-square-wuesthoff-assisted-living-viera

     

    The Wuesthoff Progressive Care Center is a 114-bed skilled nursing facility providing sub-acute and extensive  rehabilitation to patients recently discharged from the hospital. The center is committed to combining traditional nursing  care with strong rehabilitative and recreational therapy programs to help the patients.

    The Transitional Care Unit uses a term approach to care for patients transitioning between a hospital stay and returning home. This includes procedures such as back, knee, and hip or fractures needing orthopedic rehabilitation and pulmonary hypoxemia and airway management disorders requiring respiratory rehabilitation. Extended services such as cancer treatment, IV therapy and would care are also available. Other services include:

    • Behavioral Health Sciences
    • Cancer Care
    • Community Programs
    • Heart Center
    • Hospice and Palliative Care
    • Orthopedic Center
    • Pediatrics
    • Rehabilitation Services
    • Same Day Surgery Centers
    • Women’s Health
    • Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center

     

    Space Coast Cancer Center

    8725 N. Wickham Rd.
    Viera, Florida 32940
    855.894-HOPE
    http://www.spacecoastcancer.com

    Serving the residents of Brevard County since 1983, Space Coast Cancer Center is one of the premier Hematology/Oncology practices in the area with locations in Titusville, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and Viera. The medical practice cares for patients with cancer and blood disorders.

    • Board certified physicians
    • Florida’s first and only practice certified for quality by the American Society of Clinical Oncology
    • State-of-the Art radiation therapy, utilizing the Varian True Beam and Trilogy Linac
    • Florida’s first and only University of Pittsburgh Medical Center via Oncology Clinical Pathways participant
    • Clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute as well as leading pharmaceutical companies.

    Florida Department of Health

    2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
    Viera, FL 32940
    321.639.5800
    http://brevard.floridahealth.gov/locations/viera-clinic.html

    The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through  integrated state, county and community efforts. The Viera Clinic offers clinical and nutrition services, including  immunizations, wellness services and infectious disease services.

    Florida Discount Drug Card

    866.341.8894
    http://www.floridadiscountdrugcard.com/

    Established in December 2007, the Florida Discount Drug Card can provide savings for Medicare beneficiaries who do  not have prescription drug coverage or are in the Medicare prescription drug plan coverage “gap”. There is no enrollment fee and the card can be used at all participating pharmacies. For consumers 60 and older, there is no income limit. Potential savings range from 5% to 42% on virtually all brand and generic drugs.

    Brevard County Dental Society

    1970 Michigan Ave, Ste. J4
    Cocoa, FL 32922
    321.636.1820
    www.mybcds.org

    Brevard County Dental Society members volunteer their time and resources for the Volunteer Adult Clinic which provides restorative care for adults who do not have access to dental care.

  • SPIRITUAL CONNECTIONS SPECIFIC TO VIERA

    The community named Viera means ‘faith’ in the founder’s native language. Viera residents take matters of faith very seriously and the congregations are among the largest in the area and services are well-attended.

    Temple Israel (Reform Jewish)

    7350 Lake Andrew Dr.
    Viera, FL 32940
    321.631.9494
    http://www.tiofbrevard.com

    Temple Israel is a house of prayer for all peoples and they are an inclusive, dynamic and vibrant holy community. At Temple Israel there are worship services of varying flavors, learning opportunities for everyone and social activities filled with fun and food.

    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

    5655 Stadium Parkway
    Viera, FL 32940
    321.637.9650
    http://stjohnviera.org

    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church is a very active church for all ages in the Viera area. Experiencing community, Christ and connection with Viera is their goal.

    CrossPointe Church Coast

    Meeting at Manatee ES
    321.747.7827
    http://www.crosspointecoast.com/communitygroups

     

    CrossPointe Coast is a new church plant congregation of CrossPointe Church, one of Watercrest’s partners in the Lake Nona area.

    Calvary Chapel Melbourne Viera Campus

    2852 Fellowship Place
    Viera, FL 32940
    https://www.calvaryccm.com/viera

     

    Calvary Chapel Viera is a campus of Brevard’s largest congregation with thousands of attendees. Offering something for everyone, Calvary Chapel is one church in many locations including Melbourne and Sebastian.

    Other faith congregations include:

    • Faith Viera Lutheran Church
    • Prince of Peace Anglican Church
    • The Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints
  • EXERCISE PROGRAMS SPECIFIC TO VIERA

    Pro-Health and Fitness Center

    8705 N. Wickham Rd.
    Melbourne, FL 32940
    321.434.9149
    http://www.healthfirstprohealth.org/viera

     

    Pro-Health and Fitness Viera is the newest and most spectacular addition to the Pro-Health & Fitness family. With a vast  array of the latest equipment, group fitness and aquatic classes, fitness choices are unlimited. Classes include:

     

    • Aqua Arthritis Improve range of motion and flexibility with exercises adapted for joint issues.
    • Aqua Chi-Low-impact, all-encompassing body stretch, strengthening and balance workout.
    • Aqua Core & More – Modified Aqua Fit format, designed to increase core stabilization, improve balance, and build strength. Suitable for all levels of conditioning. Drag and buoyant resistance may be added for increased intensity or to further challenge stability and balance. May include components of tai chi, yoga and Pilates.
    • Aqua Easy Does It – This class includes elements of cardio, strength and stretch. Low impact, easy to moderate intensity, equipment may be used.
    • Basic Yoga – Basic Yoga is a class that is targeted to beginning yoga participants.
    • Cardio Chair Circuit – Chair based class alternating low impact choreography and strength training in and out of the chair. Resistance tubing, weights, and small balls may be used in this class.
    • Silver Sneakers Classic – This chair based class provides total body conditioning by offering exercises for the upper and lower body designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement for activities of daily living. Resistance tubing, weights and small balls may be used in this class.
    • Sit & Stretch – Improve your flexibility and strength through a series of moves designed specifically for the very beginner or older adult. While sitting in a chair, relax and learn the technique of elongating your muscles and proper yoga breathing. Perfect for those who wish to stretch, but cannot get down and up off the floor.
    • Water Walking – Class includes different ways to walk across the pool. This is a no-impact class and will include stretching.

     

    Wickham Park Senior Center

    2785 Leisure Way
    Melbourne, FL 32935
    321.255.4494
    http://bcscwp.com/

     

    BoneWalkers Plus System – A graduated series of osteoporosis/joint-safe, all over exercise, modified for each individual. Derived from yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, ballet and everyday living, many moves are approved by the NOF (National Osteoporosis Foundation). Fun, memory-based titled exercises are travel-ready and include modifications for shoulder, wrist, knee, balance and memory. Wednesdays; 9:30 – 10:30. Cost: $5.

    Healthy Steps: The Ledbed method – a medically based therapeutic-dance program. For cancer survivors and those with chronic illness including:

    • Fibromyalgia
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Dance and Healing
    • Internationally known program designed by two physicians and a dancer
    • Recognized by the National Lymphedema Network and National Cancer Organizations
    • Movements designed to facilitate lymphatic circulation, range of motion and balance
    • Published studies support effectiveness

    Dances and lessons at Wickham Park Senior Center on Friday nights. Senior citizens receive discounts.

    One Senior Place Brevard

    8085 Spyglass Hill Road
    Melbourne, FL 32940
    321.751.6771
    http://oneseniorplace.com/brevard-calendar

    A weekly Strength & Flexibility Exercise class called “Senior Strength”. A combination of strength, flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning exercises designed to increase agility, mobility, stability, balance and coordination. Thursday at 8:30 am.

  • SERVICES AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS IN THE VIERA AREA

     

    SHINE

    Wuesthoff Homecare
    8060 Spyglass Hill Road
    Viera, FL 32940
    321.752.1511
    shineviera@gmail.com

     

    SHINE is an award-winning, statewide volunteer program that provides free, unbiased counseling and information for people on Medicare, their families and caregivers. SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is administered in Brevard County by the Senior Resource Alliance in Orlando. Counseling is available on Medicare, Medigap (Supplemental Insurance), HMOs, Medicaid, Prescription Drug Plans, and Long-Term Care Insurance. All counseling is first-come, first-served.  Bring a list of all medications or Rx bottles, insurance card, and Medicare card. Please call as many of your questions can be answered without your having to travel.  Appointments can be made.

    Meals on Wheels

    3600 W. King St.
    Cocoa, FL 32926
    321.639.8770
    http://agingmattersbrevard.org/service/meals-on-wheels

    Meals on Wheels allows senior adults to remain living on their own even when they are no longer able to prepare hot, nutritional meals. Trained volunteers visit each weekday around noon, providing Brevard seniors with a hot meal, a  friendly visit, and safety check. They can refer participants to additional services and can even initiate an emergency response if necessary.

    Seniors Transerve

    3600 W. King St.
    Cocoa, FL 32926
    321.806.3729
    http://agingmattersbrevard.org/service/senior-transerve

    Senior TranServe allows the elderly to maintain their independence and quality of life by nabling them to get to medical appointments, shop for groceries, and visit loved ones. Seniors must be 60 years of age or better, ambulatory and capable of entering and exiting a vehicle by themselves. A seven-day advance notice is required for all requests.

    Seniors Assistance Program

    3600 W. King St.
    Cocoa, FL 32926
    http://agingmattersbrevard.org/service/seniors-assistance-program

    The Seniors Assistance Program provides short-term supportive services to seniors, age 60 and over. Services include housing improvement, short-term homemaking and personal care, and legal advice and assistance.

    Housing Improvement services focus on environmental modifications to improve accessibility, safety, and security of the home. Background checked handymen install grab bars, build access ramps, and perform other minor home repairs. To be eligible, individuals must be 60 years of age or older and own their home. For additional information, call 321.631.2744.

    Short-Term Homemaking and Personal Care Services are provided for individuals who have experienced an illness or injury that leaves them in need of assistance for a short time while they recuperate. Home care aides may help with housekeeping duties such as vacuuming, cleaning the bathroom and doing laundry. They may also run errands, prepare light meals, and provide non-medical personal care. For additional information, call 321.806.3802.

    Brevard County Legal Aid provides Legal Advice and Assistance on civil matters to Brevard County Seniors. Services are limited. For more information, call 321.631.2500.

    Community Care for the Elderly

    3600 W. King St.
    Cocoa, FL 32926
    800.963.5337
    http://agingmattersbrevard.org/service/home-and-community-based-services

    Community Care for the Elderly provides case management services to frail seniors age 60 and over including development of an individualized care plan and assistance in selecting community based support services. These services may include:

    • Adult day care
    • Chore
    • Companion
    • Consumable medical supplies
    • Incontinence supplies
    • Medical equipment
    • Nutritional supplements
    • Ointments
    • Gloves
    • Emergency alert response
    • Home delivered meals
    • Homemaker
    • Personal care
    • Transportation
    • Respite

    Home Care for the Elderly

    3600 W. King St.
    Cocoa, FL  32926
    800.963.5337
    http://agingmattersbrevard.org/service/home-and-community-based-services

    Home Care for the Elderly supports caring for frail elders in their home through the provision of a small financial subsidy to a caregiver to pay for such items as incontinence supplies, medications, nutritional supplements and other services to help maintain the individual at home. Individuals must be 60 or over, at risk of nursing home placement, and have income levels that qualify them for assistance under Medicaid guidelines. Case management is provided when needed.

    Shared Cost Program

    3600 W. King St.
    Cocoa, FL 32926
    321.806.3802
    http://agingmattersbrevard.org/service/home-and-community-based-services

    The Shared Cost Program prevents or delays inappropriate or premature institutional placement, allowing seniors 60 and older to remain at home for as long as possible. Seniors share in the cost of services based on their income and monthly expenses increasing their accessibility to services.

    The Shared Cost Program targets seniors who are unable to qualify for state funded programs due to long waiting lists or  specific eligibility requirements. To qualify eligible seniors must have two limitations in their activities of daily living and  have no capable caregiver.

    An initial assessment, case management, and ongoing homemaking, personal care, and emergency alert response  systems are the primary program services. Adult day care and in-home respite services may also be included.  Senior recuperating from an acute illness participate in the program only as long as services are required. This particular help  can make the difference in getting well or returning to the hospital.

    An in-home assessment and financial eligibility determination are required. Seniors participating in the Shared Cost Program desperately want to remain at home. With a little help they can.

    Community Home Services

    3600 W. King St.
    Cocoa, FL 32926
    321.639.6652
    http://agingmattersbrevard.org/service/home-and-community-based-services

    Trained, caring, and compassionate Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Care Aides provide assistance directly to seniors in their home enabling them to maintain their independence avoiding premature institutionalization. Services are designed for individuals who can handle their personal needs but may desire some assistance with everyday household tasks such as laundry, meal preparation, or light housekeeping. Caregiver respite relief is available by Certified Nursing Assistants or Home Care Aides. A companionship service helps prevent social isolation and loneliness. Home Care Aides provide the friendly visit. This service does not provide medical care.

    A personalized care plan is designed to meet the senior’s schedule and needs. There is no long-term contract or commitment. All aides are members of the Aging Matters in Brevard agency and are Level II background checked and are covered by workmen’s compensation service. Call the above number for service rates. The program is licensed by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, license #229484 and provides homemaker and companion services  throughout Brevard County.

    Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation

    4676 N. Wickham Rd.
    Melbourne, FL 32935
    321.253.4430
    http://www.brevardalzheimers.org/index.html

    Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

    The Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation, Inc. provides Non-Emergency, door-to-door, advance reservation, shared ride-transportation services on a space available, and first- come, first served basis, throughout most of Brevard County, for qualifying life-sustainingtrips. Transportation services are available for qualifying appointments from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

    Qualifying life-sustaining trips are defined as:

    • Medical or dental appointments
    • Physical therapy
    • Hearing or eye appointments
    • Wound care treatment
    • Behavioral health counseling
    • Pharmacy trips for medication
    • Grocery shopping
    • Other vital health services
      Transportation may be provided to or from:
    • Residence
    • Day care facility
    • Nursing home
    • Hospice facility
    • Assisted living facility
    • Licensed family care home

    An annual fee of $99.00 must be paid in advance of receiving transportation services. In addition to the annual fee, a fee is also required on a per trip basis.

    Volunteers in Motion

    401 S. Varr Avenue
    Cocoa, FL 32926
    321.635.7999
    http://www.ridescat.com/forms/volunteers-in-motion-information-application

    The award-winning Volunteers in Motion program helps seniors live independently by offering life sustaining transportation to medical appointments, pharmacies and grocery stores.

    Project R.E.L.I.E.F.

    Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation
    4676 N. Wickham Rd.
    Melbourne, FL 32935
    321.253.4430
    http://www.brevardalzheimers.org/programs-relief.html

    The RELIEF program provides free in-home companionship to frail, homebound elders aged sixty and over. Trained volunteers visit your loved one once a week in your home and provide friendship and companionship. The goal of the RELIEF program is to provide family caregivers a much needed break at no cost.

    Project RELIEF helps you:

    • By giving you a much needed break
    • Assists in preventing isolation, depression and burnout
    • Assists in reducing stress and anxiety
    • Maintains/Restores your energy and health

    The Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation has been under contract with the State of Florida to administer and provide services under “Project RELIEF” since 1997.

  • SUPPORT AND SOCIAL GROUPS SPECIFIC TO VIERA

    Alzheimer’s Association of Central and North Florida
    800.272.9300

    https://www.alz.org/cnfl/in_my_community_support.asp

    The Alzheimer’s Association of Central and North Florida is proud to offer over 50 support groups throughout this area including support groups in Brevard County. Groups are facilitated by trained volunteers and offer a variety of topics.

    Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation, Inc.

    4676 North Wickham Rd.
    Melbourne, FL 32935
    321.253.4430
    http://www.brevardalzheimers.org/index.html

     

    The Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation provides quality community and facility based services to frail adults and caregivers. An emphasis is placed on Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia though care management, adult day care, transportation and home-based services.

    Programs include:

    • Alzheimer’s education
    • Alzheimer’s counseling
    • Alzheimer’s training
    • Alzheimer’s support groups
    • Alzheimer’s community education
    • Resource library
    • Wanderer’s identification program

    One Senior Place

    8085 Spyglass Hill Road
    Melbourne, FL 32940
    321.751.6771
    http://oneseniorplace.com/brevard-calendar

    If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, join the Living with Loss support group. Find support, understanding and caring at this open and free to the community meeting. Hosted by One Senior Place every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, for more information contact Reverend Donna Carey at 321.752.2534.

    Brevard Users Group (BUG) Computer Class is personal computer support group meeting the first Monday of each month. The group offers the basics of learning Windows based computers in a relaxed environment. For more information, email president@bugclub.org

    One Senior Club is an active club serving the Viera area. The club offers a wide variety of activities, card and board games and much more. Coffee is provided but bring your own brown bag lunch to enjoy. Annual membership dues are  $15/person.

    Compass Research Memory Screenings

    Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation, Inc.
    4676 N. Wickham Rd.
    Melbourne, FL 32935
    321.253.4430 ext. 108
    http://www.brevardalzheimers.org/programs-memory.html

    Free memory screenings are held once a month. The screenings are conducted by a Cognitive and Behavioral Solutions expert who specializes in Neuro pre-screening coordination. The coordinator has a Master’s degree from University of Central Florida in Mental Health Counseling. She is supported by a team of physicians and specialist at Compass Research Institute. During your free screen, you will learn about the current research for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia related diseases.

    Art Gallery of Viera

    2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111
    Viera, FL 32940
    321.504.4343
    http://www.artgalleryofviera.com

    The Art Gallery of Viera offers over 14 classes for adults each week.

    Brevard County Veterans Service Office

    2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
    Building 2, Suite 102
    Viera, FL 32940
    321.633.2012
    http://www.veteranownedbusiness.com/business/14265/brevard-county-veterans-service-office

    The Brevard County Veterans Service Office assists veterans and their dependents in preparing claims for benefits or privileges to which they may be entitled as administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Wickham Park Senior Center

    2785 Leisure Way
    Melbourne, FL 32935
    321.255.4494
    http://bcscwp.com

    Wickham Park Senior Center provides ways to enrich, expand and maintain an active lifestyle while having fun, making friends and learning new things. Experience:

    • How to use a computer
    • Dance
    • Fun ways to exercise
    • Shuffleboard
    • Field trips
    • Bingo
    • Duplicate bridge
    • Novice bridge
    • Bridge classes
    • China paint
    • Knit
    • Crochet
    • Sew

    Enjoy the library and reading room. Annual membership is $15.