Senior Life Newspaper March 2010 : Page 3

Symbol of hope rescued from rubble in Haitian church Art of Fashion the GFWC Viera Womanʼs Clubʼs 6th annual Spring Fashion Show to benefit Brevard County Education 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010 Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place 200 Rialto Place, Melbourne 321-768-0200 ESTATE PLANNING BOOKLET How To: Maintain Control Avoid Probate, Conflicts, Taxes Plan for Health & Financial Needs SENIOR LIFE King Quillen Matthew Roy, Mary Ann Loafman, Jim Loafman and Tricia Roy, Feb. 6, 2010, in Indialantic, Fla., hold a painting pulled from a destroyed Les Palmes, Haiti, church in January 2010. BY KING QUILLEN Before her January journey to Haiti, Mary Ann Loafman would not speculate about the destruction she would find. Back in Indialantic in February, tears flowed easier than words when she and other Hearts Out to Haiti mission members described the destruction they had seen. The Holy Name of Jesus team visited what remained of two mountain parishes it supports, Les Palmes and Morne a Chandelle. The road to the third, Durissy, was impassable, but its priest relayed information. “It was a war zone,” Loafman said. Her husband, Jim, called the destruction “overwhelming.” About 64,000 people lived in the three agricul- tural parishes. When the magnitude-7 earthquake hit, many were in the fields, so were relatively safe. But churches, chapels and at least 8,000 homes were destroyed. One cultural treasure did survive. From the rubble of the Les Palmes church, parishioners pulled a sign of faith and a symbol of hope, a painting that had hung by the altar for 25 years. They donated the painting for mission members to use in earthquake relief fundraising. During the mission, team members worked in the villages and also purchased bulk supplies of beans and rice to help support the villagers while crops mature. The Loafmans will return for a longer stay in March to coordinate future missions, establish temporary housing and organize work on perma- nent homes. They hope to help their villages regain some sense of normalcy. “Especially for the children,” Mary Ann Loafman said. “The children have been so shocked. There’s no joy in their eyes.” Hearts Out to Haiti wish list For information, call Wanda Cordelli at 321-777-0158 or Angela Romano at 321-724-1388. * Afour-wheel-drive diesel truck to haul supplies to the three mountain villages, end- ing $500-a-day rental charges. * Tents to sleep four or more, tarps, blankets (not com- forters that use precious cargo space) and sheets. * Money. The team uses dona- tions to buy food and other supplies in Haiti, avoiding shipping fees and supporting the local economy. To donate, go to www.hnj.org or make checks payable to HNJ – Hearts Out to Haiti and mail to Holy Name of Jesus Church, 3050 N. State Road A1A, Indialantic, FL 32903. 8040 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne Board Certified in Ophthalmology www.spacecoastboomersandseniors.com I o ch f e i y chan Answer t  1. Does your home provide the best environment for your physiical needs?  2.A. Are you isolated from friends and familly? 3. I Five Simple Questions to Assess Your Situation sy er these F ve S s Do you feel your home has physical challenges? s Do you feel you are isolated from friends and family? e Five Siimp eQplle Questions to a yourh homep .D youfe 5. D you h e pro idet e b ng youh ea e t eb te fford quates ons to assess the sit ation ron  3. Is there a problem finding/affording workers to take care of maintenance?nce?  4. Do you feel you have adequate security?  5. Do you have access to needed care? s Are you having trouble finding/affording workers to take care of maintenance? e youi olat df omf iendsa df e a problemfi to ne y? g work re? s to t s Do you feel you have inadequate security? s Are you having trouble accessing needed care? If youa qu question ch you answered yestooneormor ons, it m y be t me for a h Senior Place from 9am–3pm. Located off I-95, it1 1at88085 change. Visit us etusevery Thu or Pl Exit 191 at 8505 SpyglassHill Rd. in Viera. e f om9 m–3pm 5S sH lR .inV ay at One d o I-9 yes to one or more it may be time for a healthy y Thursday atO  32 32    y N  321-794-9001 Cathy Nichols 321-514-0882 82  re of m e situation: tf r y t foryourp ph c ln ne Is your home TOO much for you? Maybe it’s time for a HEALTHY change! Voted One Of The Top Doctors and Top Ophthalmologists In America. www.DrHo.cc • Cataract Surgery • Laser • Pediatric • Glaucoma • Diabetes 321-757-7272 321-757-9205 FREDERICK HO, MD 23 ATLANTIC EYE MD Using: Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Surrogates By Attorney TRUMAN SCARBOROUGH 239 Harrison St., Titusville, FL Complimentary Copy Phone 321-267-4770 21 Years Excellence in Ophthalmology SENIOR LIFE • MARCH 2010 3

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