Staying Safe from Online Scammers

Staying Safe from Online Scammers

Internet usage among seniors is at an all-time high with more than half of the population using it to plan travel, find information, connect with family and friends, and much more. While it can be a great source of joy, it also comes with risks for those who are not careful. Scammers are lurking on websites, social media pages and other online outlets with the intention of taking advantage of everyday users. Since today marks the last day of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we decided to bring awareness to ways you can stay safe online. The Department of Homeland Security has created a checklist of simple actions you can do to stay safe from online scammers that we want to share with you: Choose a strong password with eight characters using a combination of numbers, letters and symbols that means something to you If you use social networking sites, make sure you limit how much personal information you provide and...
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Last Minute Senior Costumes

Last Minute Senior Costumes

Are you ready for Halloween tomorrow? Halloween is a fun time for people of all ages. It is the time of year when dressing up as a vampire is socially acceptable! In case you have not had the time to buy a costume or would prefer something that is easy to put together, here are a few senior costumes ideas: A witch (black dress, a black hat and some lace black gloves) Crazy cat lady (a bathrobe with pinned stuffed toy cats) The Queen of England (fancy hat, small purse, coat or party dress, a crown, jewelry) Colonel Sanders (white suit, black string tie, cane, glasses) A pirate or gypsy (a scarf wrapped around the head, a puffy white blouse, and gold hoops) An artist (black pants, black sweatshirt, beret, cardboard painted with color swatches and a paintbrush) Swap roles and dress up as a child Halloween is for everybody especially seniors enjoying their golden years! Step into your spooky side,...
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Golden Corral coupon from OurSeniorsDiscounts

Golden Corral coupon from OurSeniorsDiscounts

The Golden Corral in Palm Coast is offering a discounted dinner buffet for only $11.99 when you use offer code: OurSeniorsDiscounts. This offer is valid until Dec 31st, 2019, and is only available at the Golden Corral located at 225 cypres Edge Dr, Palm Coast. You can find this coupon in the OurSeniorsDiscounts.net supplement in the OurSeniors.net Magazine....
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Advocate for Veterans

Advocate for Veterans

If you are or know a veteran who is finding it difficult to make Veteran Aid (VA) and Medicare work together, Advocate for Veterans can help. Advocate Health Advisors has a team of experts dedicated to veterans to ensure that the complex process is made easier and more affordable. A company founded by veterans, Advocate Health Advisors knows first-hand about the difficulties that come with the process, so they are fully equipped and able to show anyone who needs to know how to make it work for them. Specific capabilities include assisting with VA benefits enrollment, finding a VA facility, discovering VA resources as well as assistance with Medicare for those who have turned 65, are relocating to a new area or are looking for a new plan for after retirement. For more information, visit Advocate for Veterans on Facebook or Advocate for Veterans. If you wish to call Advocate for Veterans, dial 904 295-1358 and tell them OurSeniors.net sent you!...
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Combat Alzheimer’s Disease with The Mediterranean Diet

Combat Alzheimer’s Disease with The Mediterranean Diet

A healthy diet is necessary for individuals in all stages of life. A balanced diet optimizes and fuels the body throughout the long hours of the day. Diet becomes even more important as a person ages, especially after the onset of a disease like Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that devastates memory and thinking skills according to the National Institute of Aging (NIA). The slow but progressive disease is the most common cause of dementia and is usually detected in seniors. Though the disease is irreversible, it is important to maintain a healthy diet to combat its onset or progression. So, what do you eat to combat Alzheimer’s disease? According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers have found that a Mediterranean diet slows down changes in the brain which leads to Alzheimer’s disease. The Mediterranean diet is a blend of traditional Mediterranean-style cooking with healthy eating recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Components of the Mediterranean diet: ...
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Maintaining Oral Health

Maintaining Oral Health

A few days ago, our team at OurSeniors.net explained the oral health risks that seniors are exposed too as they age. These risks include gum disease, tooth loss, and oral cancer. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in five American adults who are 65 or older have lost all their natural teeth! According to the CDC, cancer of the mouth primarily affects adults over the age of 62. What can a person do to protect themselves from oral health decline as they age? They must set up a habitual oral health care routine. Steps for a healthy and pearly smile: Brush teeth with fluoride toothpaste thoroughly, twice a day Floss three times a day between meals Drink fluoridated water Have an annual dentist exam Avoid tobacco at all cost Limit alcoholic drinks For seniors who have diabetes, there is a greater risk of developing gum disease, so maintaining control over the disease will insure better gum health. Those...
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Oral Health

Oral Health

Did you know that people over the age of 65 have a higher risk of developing oral health diseases? As individuals advance in age, there is a decline in oral health due to medications for chronic diseases, lifestyle behaviors, and genetics. This decline affects overall health according to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) summary of the Surgeon General’s Report. More than 25 percent of adults over the age of 65 have implants or dentures according to the CDC. Oral Health problems for seniors include: Gum disease Tooth loss Oral cancer Tooth decay Dry mouth caused by chronic disease medications Most adults lost their health or dental coverage after retirement and must rely on Medicare to cover most if not all their health costs. Unfortunately, Medicare coverage does not include a visit routine visits to the dentist. Seniors who do not have insurance, are economically underprivileged, disabled, immobile and who live in nursing homes are more likely to suffer from...
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