Do Your Part—Participate in the 2020 Census!

Do Your Part—Participate in the 2020 Census!

For the first year ever, the Census Bureau will be conducting its initial surveys online. In order to streamline the process and receive information from hard-to-count households, it decided to create an online version for those who do not have a permanent home. While we are all staying home for the next few weeks, it is a great time to fill out the form. As residents of the United States, it is our civic duty to participate in the census. By doing so, it shows the government that you are counted for where you live, and it tells them how to direct approximately $675 billion around your state, county and community for the next 10 years. It is also important because it determines the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives and used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. It can affect your community by determining how much money is allocated to support teachers, special education...
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Coronavirus Update for Seniors!

Coronavirus Update for Seniors!

Seniors, there are more than 375,000 cases of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) circling the world. As of March 23, there was a minimum of 39,819 cases across every American state. However, there is no need to panic. One of the reasons why there is a spike in reported cases is due to more testing kits being handed out across the nation. This new access to packages was predicted by experts to create a rise in the confirmed number of outbreaks. We are living in historical times, and we must stay strong by uniting. If we all practice social distancing, we can stop and slow down the spread of this highly contagious virus. If you have self-quarantined, practicing excellent hygiene will help spread the virus within your home. Here are a few tips to help you prevent the spread of COVID-19 inside your home: Do not have close contact with anyone sick Stay home especially if you are sick (unless you are...
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Have You Done Your Taxes Yet?

Have You Done Your Taxes Yet?

This year, the cases for tax scams are expected to increase with every week that taxes are not filed. The more time you provide scammers to file your tax return for you, the more chance you have of not receiving it yourself. While we do not want to induce anxiety, we want you to be armed with the facts so you are not a victim this tax season. Identity theft can happen to anyone and it happens more frequently during tax season. If you have filed your taxes through a website, your chances of being scammed are even higher. When you are scammed of your tax return, it is very difficult to try to get that money back. The IRS is a very slow-moving entity with outdated systems to process requests, so it is very unlikely that you would be able to receive compensation. Additionally, you would need many hours of time and professional assistance in order to file a request...
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Best Diet for Type-2 Diabetes

Best Diet for Type-2 Diabetes

Losing weight and trying to maintain your blood sugar under control can seem unattainable. Though the journey is far from comfortable with a little grit and a positive attitude, you can achieve your weight loss goals. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, you do not have to give up your favorite foods to lose weight. By practicing moderation and eating the correct amounts at the right time will keep your blood sugar in its target range and help you drop pounds. There are plenty of programs available to support you on your journey. Here are a few programs to help guide you: The DASH Diet Mark Bittman's VB6 Diet The Mayo Clinic Diet Weight Watchers Ornish Diet/The Spectrum The Biggest Loser Diet American Diabetes Association Carbohydrate Counting The Volumetrics Diet The Mediterranean Diet However you decide to manage your weight loss journey is up to you, but always make sure you consult a doctor before you start any of...
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Get Three Months’ worth of Prescriptions with SavOn Global Meds

Get Three Months’ worth of Prescriptions with SavOn Global Meds

SavOn Global Meds sells branded and generic prescription medication sourced from overseas at a discounted price.  They find the lowest drug prices among pharmacies made in Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Turkey, and the UK. The same patented brands that are sold in the U.S. are sourced from these places and sold at a fraction of the retail cost here and often below insurance co-pays. Medications are delivered to the homes of customers, which reduces costs all around. How SavOn works is you request the medications that you are prescribed and if it is approved, the medications get shipped and sent straight to your home within three weeks and in bulk for three months. This gives peace of mind to those who do not want to visit the pharmacy during this time. For more information about SavOn Global Meds, call 561-250-8251 or 866-435-7650 or visit Savon Global Meds....
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Seniors How To: Stay Positive During Coronavirus Crisis

Seniors How To: Stay Positive During Coronavirus Crisis

Imagine turning on the TV and flipping through channels to find another report of more gloom. Well, that is precisely what is happening in the world today. The worldwide pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has created a crisis that has crashed our stock markets and quarantined our cities. Feeling scared and vulnerable during these uncertain times is normal. This downturn in our norms of living has the power to bring the spirits of the most positive friend you know down. However, focusing on these thoughts will only create more negativity, which is the last thing any of us need. Instead, let us unite as a community and use our wisdom to practice and be examples of positivity. Here are a few things you can do to counteract some of that negativity: Avoid media consumption—pick a certain amount of time per week to update yourself and stick to it Practice gratitude or meditate Send happy letters or emails to your friends...
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Brunch & Learn on March 27th is Cancelled

Brunch & Learn on March 27th is Cancelled

Due to Governor Ron DeSantis' executive order, sadly we must cancel our upcoming Brunch & Learn on March 27th. Mark your calendars for the Spring Events coming up for April, May, and June. Please note new time: 11:30 am and Golden Corral in Port Orange. We also got a Great Deal for OurSeniors which is all you can eat, drink and tax all for $9.05* gratuity not included. ...
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Seniors, Do Not Panic!

Seniors, Do Not Panic!

Is the media keeping us informed or creating mass panic? Every hour there is a discovery or latest update strategically flashing on our screens. When the news that cases of the novel coronavirus were verified in over 40 states, pandemonium broke out. Americans all over the nation jumped into a frenzy emptying supermarkets nationwide. This hysteria left many individuals without toiletries, food or water. Fear is a powerful tool and marketing tactic used by industries worldwide to sell. Do not fall victim to these tactics! Panicking will only make our situation worse and cause mass hysteria. Yes, the health risks posed by this virus have the potential of being severe for our community, but we must remain calm. By practicing social distancing and staying informed, we can reduce the spread of the virus. Through excellent hygiene and preventative care, we can fight the spread of this virus. Our community is strong, and our nation has the best medical teams in...
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Check Out our new Home page!

Check Out our new Home page!

We are constantly searching for ways to better serve members of OurSeniors.net and our first step was to change the home page for less clutter and more high-quality and relevant information for you! These small changes are the first of many to better serve you and help you get to what you want quicker and faster. Tell us what you think of the new page at info@ourseniors.net....
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A Touch of Sugar

A Touch of Sugar

Have you been recently diagnosed with diabetes? You are not alone, more than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes, and the number is steadily growing. There are two types of diabetes, type-1 diabetes and type-2 diabetes. In type-1 diabetes, the body cannot produce insulin which is a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in the blood. In type-2 diabetes, the body can not properly use insulin. The most common form of diabetes is type 2, and it usually develops in adults over age 45. The cause of type-2 diabetes is still a mystery, but it is known that genetics and factors like being overweight play a role. The good news is that both types of diabetes are manageable. By exercising and eating healthy people diagnosed with diabetes can live an extraordinary life. There are also methods like insulin therapy and other treatments, that help individuals manage their condition. In the next few weeks, we will be breaking down...
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