Is it Worth it?

Is it Worth it?

Hip Hip Hooray! The sunshine state is open and ready for business. The plan for Florida's economic recovery, Phase One, is fully operational. The reopening of Florida is excellent news, but is the risk worth it? According to Nobel Prize-winning economist and professor at Columbia University, Joseph Stiglitz, "we are in a deep, deep downturn" that is expected to last six months or longer depending on how long the pandemic lasts! Governor Ron DeSantis is methodically opening the state to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and a full-scale depression. As of Monday, May 18th, the types of businesses listed below will be allowed to reopen at a 50% capacity with limited seating and six feet of social distancing: Gyms and fitness centers State parks Beaches Restaurants can now offer indoor/outdoor seating Libraries and museums limited capacity Retail stores Movie theaters, amusement parks, short-term rentals, and bars, will remain closed Though there is uncertainty about how these new orders will...
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Prepare Your Trees before Hurricanes Get to Them

Prepare Your Trees before Hurricanes Get to Them

Hurricane season officially starts in less than three weeks with projections mentioning a very active season. Even tropical storms can cause harm to your property if you do not plan now. It is important to look at the trees all around your house and make sure they are trimmed back, and any issues are addressed ahead of time. You will thank us later! We recommend calling T&D Tree Service to trim or even remove trees that are a cause for concern. They have been in the business for more than 25 years and provide a variety of services depending on the need. They have equipment like bobcat cranes that allows them to complete the job in an accurate and timely fashion. Best of all, T&D Tree Service has vowed to be the best service for seniors by serving with integrity, honestly and reliability. If you think you need T&D Tree Service as a part of your hurricane preparations, visit their profile here...
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Celebrate Your Seniors!

Celebrate Your Seniors!

Seniors raise those party hats in the air! It is Older Americans Month! This month is a time to honor the contributions of older persons to our country. Thanks to the efforts and sacrifices of past and current seniors, our country is one of the most influential nations today. Thank you for raising and continuing to build the next generation. Without your efforts, our society would not be where we are today. We are grateful and honored for everything you have all done and continue to do. Thank you. Happy Older Americans Month! Readers, if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care right away. If you have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions, shelter in place and stay away from others or crowded areas, for the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). If you...
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Are you curious about your home’s worth?

Are you curious about your home’s worth?

You may not be thinking about selling your home right now, but it’s important to know how your home’s worth has changed over time. Dulce Monahan from Adams Cameron & Co. Realtors can answer any questions you may have about your home’s worth and what you should do once you know more about it. She has assisted many seniors with planning to downsize from their family home or relocate to a community that fits any unique need. She has almost two decades of experience and is a certified Senior Real Estate Specialist. We want to make sure you have a smart and trustworthy realtor when it comes time that you are curious about your home’s worth or even relocating. That is why we recommend Dulce. If you wish to speak to her, you can reach out to her at 386-200-9114....
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RV Summer Travel!

RV Summer Travel!

OurSeniors.net would like to take a moment to thank each one of you who practiced social distancing. Thanks to your efforts, our nation was able to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Now that the future appears bright, why not plan a trip somewhere new? After weeks of being cooped up at home, give yourself the gift of travel by renting or buying a recreational vehicle (RV)! RV’s are all the rage right now and have gained immense popularity these past few years. Thanks to the development of new technology onboard RVs and a vast wave of newly retired Baby Boomers, these American treasures have made their comeback. RVs are the perfect ride for cross-country trips with your family or weekend getaways. If buying an RV seems like a hefty commitment, try renting one. Rentals are great for: Daytona & Sebring Races Football Games Bike Week Air shows Fairs Festivals Concerts Family reunions Disney’s Fort Wilderness Exploring the US and Canada The...
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Returning to Normal—What to do first?

Returning to Normal—What to do first?

With Florida already in phase one of the reopening process, businesses are putting up their “open” signs, doctors are seeing patients again and we are thinking of the ways to return to our normal schedules. It may seem overwhelming. Should we go shopping for home goods? Go get our hair trimmed? See family members and friends? Is any of this even safe to do right now? It’s important to know what to prioritize and what should be left for the future. Even though we were able to do telemedicine while in quarantine, there are things we were unable to do like get our bloodwork done. This is a great opportunity to do that and see a general practitioner about any concerns we have had these past two months. Many doctors have waiting lists, so now is the time to call them and see when they have the next time available. If you are looking for a new general practitioner or do...
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COVID-19 and the Healthcare Industry

COVID-19 and the Healthcare Industry

Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19, the healthcare industry has tried its best to adapt to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Combating the coronavirus has not been an easy feat, even with increased government funding and public support. Hospitals have continuously run out of masks, ventilators, and even essential drugs! Pharmaceutical companies are being heavily pressured to produce a vaccine, and healthcare workers have been sadly unprotected. The emergence of COVID-19 has helped American citizens wake up to the gravity of how broken our healthcare and public health system truly is. There are so many barriers preventing us from receiving the proper care we need during emergencies. Yet in every situation, there are silver linings. Thanks to this crisis, our government has finally recognized the need for change. Federal and state governments have created new policies that are protecting our public health professionals and the most vulnerable populations. Medical workers are finally being fortified, and the federal government is even providing...
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Podcasts: What are they?

Podcasts: What are they?

You may have seen a blog post or newsletter about our new podcast show and have asked yourself, “what even is a podcast and why should I spend my time listening to one?.” Podcasts have been around since the early-2000's as a way to produce radio-style shows in a format where people can listen to them on their own time and from anywhere. The first podcasts were delivered to the public on the internet with the first-known podcast named The BackStage Pass giving people the chance to hear interviews at their own leisure with well-known artists such as B.B. King and The Beach Boys. Since then, smartphones now have apps that combine all podcasts in one place for people to listen from their phones. They can be played while in the house, driving in the car or while on the computer. The purpose of them is to give people a more personalized experience and provide a convenient way to listen to...
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