Continue Practicing Social Distancing Seniors!

Continue Practicing Social Distancing Seniors!

As the pandemic worsens and the virus continues to spread throughout the world, President Trump announced the extension of the official Social Distancing Guidelines until April 30th. What does this mean? Fifteen days were added to the original social distancing decree, which would have ended the same day of the announcement. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of March 29th, there were 122,653 reported cases nationwide and 4,950 in Florida. Remember: If you feel sick, please, stay home or call a doctor right away Stay away from groups of ten or more Avoid leaving your home unless it is necessary Practice excellent hygiene Do not visit nursing homes, retirement, or long-term care facilities If you are eating out use the drive-thru, home delivery or pick up Senior cases will continue to rise as more kits become available, we must brace ourselves and prepare. Continue practicing social distancing not just for yourself but for our community. Remember, each...
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Let’s Not Slow Down while we Hunker Down

Let’s Not Slow Down while we Hunker Down

Although we are isolating ourselves from each other and keeping our distance, this is not an excuse for slowing down our life or discontinuing our routine. While things have changed and our social gatherings, outings and other activities have come to a halt, we should not give up on our socializing and entertainment. We should just change it up in the meantime! There are a variety of creative ways we can socialize with friends and family during this time of social distancing. If you have not tried using Facetime (on the iPhone) or Skype, this is a great time to learn the technology and see your loved ones face-to-face. Once you have a hang of it, you can include multiple people to your conversation and set up a date and time to have a virtual get together. Whether you previously got together for dinner, happy hour, morning prayer or afternoon lunch, you can incorporate this routine to an online format to...
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Census is Back!

Census is Back!

Readers the Census, also known as the Population and Housing Census is back. This operation is a complete count of the United States population (resident and non-resident) and is officially mandated by the Constitution. The results of this project will influence policymaking for the next ten years and will be the basis for fair political representation. Households across the nation will be asked to answer a few short questions about their age, sex, and living arrangement. The information collected will help: Reapportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives Redesign congressional, state, and local district boundaries Influence the amount of funding received by state governments and local communities from the federal government First-responders understand how much help is needed during emergencies or catastrophes Serve as a population database for future national surveys Influence the building of new roads, hospitals, schools, and other public sector investments Small business owners understand how the population is changing The 2020 Census is the first of its...
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Get your Spring 2020 Edition of OurSeniors.net Magazine now!

Get your Spring 2020 Edition of OurSeniors.net Magazine now!

We are excited to announce that our Spring Edition has hit the shelves and doorsteps! We worked hard these past months to find the best recommendations for your everyday needs and provide updates on the latest news relevant to you. While you are at home and may not have access to one of our distribution centers, it may be time to subscribe to our magazine if you haven’t already! If you would like to receive a copy, call 386-200-5444 or click Subscribe....
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Welcome to the Team CMD Insurance

Welcome to the Team CMD Insurance

The team at OurSeniors.net is passionate about helping seniors in every way possible. We are always searching for the best deals and best partners for our community, like our newest partner, CMD Insurance. CMD Insurance Agency is a company dedicated to providing excellent customer service to their clients. They help you choose the best products and services available and have earned the trust of communities throughout Florida. Welcome to the team CMD Insurance! If you would like to receive a copy of the OurSeniors.net Magazine, call 386-200-5444 or click Subscribe. For information about any senior-related need, you may contact an OurSeniors.net Advisor by phone at 866-333-2657 (se habla Español), or by using Contact Us. Take an online look at our senior living magazine, OurSeniors.net Magazine. You can view the entire OurSeniors.net Directory of Approved Vendors at OurSeniors.net Approved Vendors and Partners....
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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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Find the right handyman for your everyday needs

Find the right handyman for your everyday needs

It is not easy finding the right handyman for your everyday needs. This person is coming into your home and helping with painting, fixing items in different rooms, assisting with landscaping and much more. Doing a simple Google search can be overwhelming because they are not vetted and may claim a variety of positive traits you are looking for but may be the complete opposite. How can you find someone who is reliable, trustworthy, professional and understanding through a Google search? Luckily, after doing the search ourselves, we have found the right people for our seniors. Connor’s Affordable Handyman Service is a trustworthy father-and-son shop that has been in the business for decades with experience in pressure cleaning, painting and general maintenance. Some of their recent special projects have included cutting and installing a custom countertop, building shelves for additional garage storage and installing an awning for a client’s home. They have the capabilities to provide unique service for any household...
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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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