Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the team at OurSeniors.net Magazine

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the team at OurSeniors.net Magazine

We want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday from all of us! Thank you for your support this year as a reader of the magazine. It has been a year that no one could have ever expected, but we are happy that things are already looking better for next year. We have so many things to be grateful for and we feel blessed to have readers like you that make this all worthwhile! Our Winter Edition will be hitting the stands and doorsteps very soon, so if you aren’t set up to get it at home, you can get it at any one of our locations. This edition is jam packed with inspirational stories, health advice and much more, so be sure to get your copy when it comes out! Also, make sure you are following us on Facebook or LinkedIn for more updates as the new year comes. We have lots going on that you won’t want to...
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A cookie recipe that is sure to make spirits bright

A cookie recipe that is sure to make spirits bright

Christmas is just a few days away, which means most people are shopping for last-minute gifts, traveling to see loved ones, or simply staying home. No matter what your plan is, we think this cookie recipe is a great way to try something new, make something fun and colorful, and a way to make someone else's day brighter too. These cookies are a great gift for the sweet tooth in your life and anyone who enjoys a good holiday treat! Ingredients: 1 cup - Butter Softened 1 cup - Confectioners Sugar 1 Egg 1 ½ tsp – Vanilla Extract 2 ¼ cups - Flour (all purpose) mixed with a dash of salt 2 cans - Candied Cherries (green and red) halved 1 cup - Pecans Directions: In a small bowl of mixer, cream butter until fluffy. Gradually add sugar- beating until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and mix well. Stir in cherries and pecans, cover airtight and chill for 1 hour. Divide dough in thirds,...
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Get a Free 30 Minute Consultation with Lawyer, Wendy Mara

Get a Free 30 Minute Consultation with Lawyer, Wendy Mara

Some people are lucky enough to have a lawyer in their family that provides free advice on different family matters. As we get older, having a lawyer we can trust is important because issues come up that require an expert whether it be estate planning, family law or guardianship. Our friend and Approved Vendor, Wendy Mara J.D., M.B.A is a trusted attorney in the Volusia County area. Right now, she is providing a free 30-minute consultation for OurSeniors.net readers as she understands the high costs associated with meeting an attorney. Don’t let the thought of getting an attorney for your personal matters worry you related to family or elder law. Mrs. Mara is happy to assist with any issue small or large. Just call her office at 386-313-0113....
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Tips for Managing Your Home When Moving into Assisted Living

Tips for Managing Your Home When Moving into Assisted Living

Moving into an assisted living community is a beneficial decision for many seniors. If you notice common signs that you may need some support with your day-to-day routine, assisted living can help you maintain your independence and enjoy a higher quality of life. Before making the big move, take some time to research and tour different assisted living facilities. Learn about the atmosphere, staff, and amenities offered at different places. It's also important to consider the cost before making your selection. Regardless of where you live, give yourself time to review facilities, both in-person and online, so you can find the perfect fit. If it's time to move into assisted living, you must also decide what to do with the family home. Do you sell it? Rent it out? Give it to a family member? There are pros and cons to every option. Here are some things to consider before moving out of your home. Cashing in by Selling Your Home Before selling your...
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A One Family Practice has a new office location

A One Family Practice has a new office location

A One Family Practice has announced the addition of a new location, which now means they have a total of four offices. The new location is 25 Palm Harbor Village Way, #2 Palm Coast, FL, which means they can serve patients in the Palm Coast area in addition to Deland, Ormond Beach and South Daytona. They are also accepting new patients. The other three locations are: 312 W New York Ave Deland, Florida 32720 325 Clyde Morris Blvd, Suite 340 Ormond Beach, FL 322 Big Tree Road South Daytona, FL Run by Dr. Kashyap Patel, MD and Dr. Savitha B. Kasturi, DO, the office focuses on primary care with both doctors certified in Family Medicine. If you are looking for a new primary care doctor, we recommend the doctors at A One Family Practice. To make an appointment, call 386-200-4982. Be sure to check out the video Dr. Patel talks about Kidney Disease to Seniors....
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How to travel safely during the holidays

How to travel safely during the holidays

While it is not recommended to travel this year to visit family and friends over the holidays, there are ways we can leave the home safely to see loved ones. It may feel stressful to think about traveling, getting last-minute gifts, and making sure you have everything you need, but we have a few ideas to help you stay safe and healthy wherever you are going. Traveling by car Many people have opted to travel by car this year to visit family members. It is one of the safest ways to go from one place to the other as you are not being exposed to other people in the vehicle. Driving between one and five hours can be done in a single day without needing to stop somewhere overnight, so this is a great option for visiting people within a shorter distance. If the drive is more than five hours, it is best to stop overnight as you risk being fatigued, and...
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Let’s Take a Moment to Remember the Attack on Pearl Harbor Today

Let’s Take a Moment to Remember the Attack on Pearl Harbor Today

Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is a reminder of the tragedy that happened this day in 1941. Franklin D. Roosevelt said it was “a date which will live in infamy” as the surprise attack by the Japanese Imperial Army caused more than 2,000 people to be killed. Four very important U.S. Navy battleships sank, and four others were damaged along with hundreds of aircraft destroyed or damaged. We would like to remember those who lost their lives, their families and those who lived through the tragedy. It is important to never forget this day as it marked an important event in history that changed the lives of many as it also led to declaring war on Japan and entering WW2. Educate your family members and anyone from younger generations as they may not know the importance of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Point out to them how government buildings and most places that have an American Flag fly them at...
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Have you heard of “call captioning”? It may be what you need

Have you heard of “call captioning”? It may be what you need

As we age, hearing becomes more difficult, especially over the phone. It is exhausting to ask someone to keep repeating themselves. Sometimes, having phone conversations doesn’t seem worth it and many even give up. Thankfully, those days can be over if you qualify for ClearCaptions. ClearCaptions is a certified captioning service through the FCC with equipment funded through Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It works like closed captioning works on television programs with subtitles where the captions are provided in real-time. Qualified individuals with certification from a healthcare professional are eligible for the free service as they must have a clear issue with hearing and speaking over the telephone. Seniors who get the service can have it on their cell phone or as a landline installation. A specialist assists with installing it and provides a tutorial on how to use it with ongoing customer support provided after installation. To get started, all that needs to be done is to...
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