A growing problem

A growing problem

Obesity is a growing problem (no pun intended) for Americans of all ages, and seniors are not an exception. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 35% of adults aged 65 and over were obese in the period 2007–2010. These numbers have almost certainly increased in the past decade.Medical obesity is more than a cosmetic problem, inconvenience or social impairment. It is a serious threat to a senior’s health, making it more likely for them to become a victim of heart disease, diabetes, joint problems or even depression. If you have struggled with weight and have failed on diet, exercise or other programs, weight loss surgery might be an option.Medical experts and the insurance industry now recognize that bariatric surgery procedures like the gastric bypass can actually save medical costs. Medicare patients may very well be covered for weight loss surgery in many situations. Only a complete evaluation by a qualified physician can determine this. You can find out...
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Let’s Look Ahead

Let’s Look Ahead

Nothing is more important to seniors than Social Security and Medicare, the two most popular programs run by our government. With that in mind, let’s look ahead to some changes coming to those programs in 2019.For Social Security Benefits, there will be an increase of 2.8% in 2019.  This is the most significant cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in several years. According to the AARP, the average single Social Security recipient will receive a benefit of $1,461 per month in 2019.  This affects household income for about one in five Americans, including Social Security beneficiaries, disabled veterans and federal retirees.For Medicare Part A (in hospital expenses), here are the changes: About 99 % of Medicare beneficiaries pay no Part A premium at all, since they have at least 40 quarters of Medicare-covered employment. The Part A inpatient hospital deductible will be $1,364 in 2019, an increase of $24 from 2018.  Additional costs are incurred after 60 hospital days.For Medicare Part B (doctor...
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OurSeniors.net will find the best quality care for our seniors

OurSeniors.net will find the best quality care for our seniors

OurSeniors.net has grown to become a complete directory of products, professionals and services aimed at serving the needs of seniors and their love ones.  We provide a platform for our network of senior life transition professionals, the Senior Transition Pro Team. The OurSeniors.net Senior Directory makes trusted businesses and services available to seniors throughout our growing service area. Our printed and online publication, OurSeniors.net Magazine is now distributed to and read by thousands of seniors and their families.All of that is great, but at OurSeniors.net, we will always remember that we began life by trying to find the best quality senior assisted living, 55+ living and memory care living for our seniors. That is still a big part of our mission. Through our partnership with professional organizations like Community Senior Advisors  and outstanding senior living facilities such as Grace Manor Assisted Living and Market Street Memory Care Residences we continue to serve this need.If you are thinking of senior assisted...
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Seniors own the ‘net’ too!

Seniors own the ‘net’ too!

It’s true that younger people use tools like the social media, Google and Bing more than seniors do, but Social media is not just for kids! A Pew Research Group report issued in May 2017 found that 34% of Americans aged 65+ are now users of social media and 67% of all seniors use the internet. Among seniors aged 65-70, social media, smart phone and internet use closely resembled that of young people. That is why OurSeniors.net has such a strong presence on the net at:net on Facebook. net on Google +. Our own website at net.Check them all!...
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Legal Protection for Older Employees

Legal Protection for Older Employees

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed a very important piece of legislation – the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). Now that law is “middle aged,” but it is more important than ever to millions of senior Americans.The ADEA banned age discrimination against workers over the age of forty, and also specifically prohibited discrimination in hiring, promotions, wages, and termination of employment and layoffs. Beginning in 1986, the ADEA also prohibited mandatory retirement in most sectors. The ADEA applies to businesses that employ a minimum of twenty workers on a regular basis within a calendar year.Unfortunately, many older workers still feel that they are the victims of subtle (and sometimes overt) discrimination. This situation continues today, even though seniors make up a larger and larger portion of the American workforce. In 2017, seniors and Baby Boomers (aged 50+) comprised about 25% of the total workforce and that share is projected to reach 35% of all workers by...
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Get ready for the 45th Annual Daytona Turkey Run

Get ready for the 45th Annual Daytona Turkey Run

Do you remember the first car you ever drove? How about the first car you ever bought? Most of us have fond memories of those milestone days. Learning to drive and buying a car are rites of passage for teenagers and young adults, so it is not surprising that seeing these cars brings on some nostalgic memories for many folks.The Daytona Turkey Run is a senior-friendly event that has something to offer for every member of the family. The casual spectator might wander throughout the 5000 cars on display and notice some familiar sights. Show entrants are often known to share the story behind their automobile, sometimes with a photo album tour! They could be the original owner, or they may have bought it later and made some modifications, or even restored it. Another spectator who is a car enthusiast, might head over to the Swap Meet area to look for parts or other memorabilia related to their own specific...
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Looking for a new career?

Looking for a new career?

Do you know someone who is looking for a new career, a new direction? There is no field of employment that is growing faster than healthcare. Blossoms Workforce Academy in DeLand can teach the skills you need to enter the ever-growing healthcare field. Located in DeLand, Blossoms is the area’s premier training academy for careers such as Assisted Living Administrator, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Alzheimer’s Care Level 1 and 2 and ServSafe Food Management.Find out about these opportunities at Blossoms Workforce Academy or by phoning 833-888-7348. Have a great day, and check out all of the Ourseniors.net Approved Vendors on the OurSeniors.net Directory of trusted, senior-friendly service providers and businesses....
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