One Senior Place Book Club Welcomes Everyone | News

BREVARD COUNTY — Bibliophiles everywhere can’t get enough of curling up with a good book and losing themselves forever in the pages of a good story. Reading for pleasure usually begins early in life and, once found, remains a joy throughout. However, as a solitary sport, reading can be quite isolating. Thus, book clubs were born out of the need to share one’s thoughts, ideas and enthusiasm.

As you age, the need for companionship and connection remains strong, and for literature lovers, a book club is a great option to consider. Fortunately, One Senior Place (OSP) is happy to provide.

Many of you are familiar with all that One Senior Place offers to the senior community, which has grown exponentially alongside the general population growth in Brevard County. Alternatively, treat yourself to an afternoon visit to One Senior Place, the “one-stop resource office and shopping mall for all types of senior products and services.” They will be happy to receive you.

OSP provides seniors with information, advice, referrals and more. With ongoing events covering just about every medical and social need seniors need, it has become the go-to directory center. One of the ongoing activities and events of a more social nature is their book club.

“Presented by The Legacy Club, our book club is a way to get seniors interested in reading and discussing books,” said Barbara Fradkin, Director of OSP. Considering that World Book Day is April 23, this might be the best time to attend a meeting.

The One Senior Place Book Club meets every Thursday from 1-2 p.m. at their library premises at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road, Melbourne. They are currently reading Stephen White’s Dry Ice, with preliminary discussions ongoing. This story is a detective novel filled with psychological intrigue when a psychopath escapes from a psychiatric hospital to seek revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment.

However, be aware that the book club at One Senior Place reads all sorts of genres, both fiction and non-fiction, so there will always be something to please even the most discerning reader. The Book Club is also open to everyone, regardless of age or gender. This shade provides a delightful opportunity for adult children to bond with their parents through a shared hobby they both enjoy.

“We’ve even started hosting author conferences through the Cape Canaveral Pen Women’s Club to encourage deeper engagement and add an element of interest,” Fradkin said.

If you would like to participate in the Book Club, all you have to do is introduce yourself.

“We invite anyone who loves to read to join our book club,” Ms. Fradkin continued, “It’s a great way to get together with friends, make new friends and discuss interesting books in multiple genres.”

For more information about OSP and the book club, please visit call One Senior Place at 321-751-6771.

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