National Handwashing Awareness Week

National Handwashing Awareness Week

Did you know that the simple act of washing our hands has prevented the spread of diseases since the 1840s? When Dr. Semmelweis in Austria noticed that patients were dying at alarming rates at his hospital, he decided to conduct an experiment that required the student doctors to wash their hands after touching deceased patients before treating living ones. Mortality went from about 12 percent down to 2 percent, which caused a chain reaction of doctors to adopt this method. Without realizing it, you may have saved someone’s life or prevented them from getting sick by performing this simple act throughout your life. Unfortunately, not many people realize how important it is to do this every day and at different times throughout the day. Therefore, National Handwashing Awareness Week was implemented. This week, Dec 1-7, the observance is meant to remind people of all ages about washing their hands, when to do it and how to do it correctly. The Henry the...
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Join us for our next Brunch & Learn on December 13!

Join us for our next Brunch & Learn on December 13!

Join us to understand and meet some of our Approved Vendors and all of the services that OurSeniors.net provides for seniors in Florida. She is the Territory Account Manager, so she will be able to answer any questions you have about things like the new subscription service, how the coupon book works, and how vendors are vetted to become one of our “Approved Vendors”. The Brunch & Learn will take place at Golden Corral, 225 Cyprus Edge Drive, Palm Coast, FL 32164. By visiting the Brunch and Learn you can enter to win an Edible Arrangement during the event, so come and listen to Janette Falcon talk about all things OurSeniors.net! Simply RSVP here. We look forward to seeing you!...
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Holiday Blues (continued)

Holiday Blues (continued)

Two days ago, our team at Ourseniors.net wrote a blog about the holiday blues and its possible causes. Today we would like to dive in a little deeper into the subject. The holiday blues or seasonal affective disorder affects about 14% of Americans, according to a paper published by the US National Library of Medicine. These feelings of sadness are incredibly challenging during the holiday season, which comes coupled with social pressures. These holiday blues are especially detrimental to seniors who are isolated or who suffer from chronic illnesses. Symptoms of seasonal depression: Trouble concentrating Constant rumination Loss of interest in activities Sleepier than usual The holiday blues can severely diminish the quality of life of seniors. If you are suffering from seasonal depression, know that you are not alone. There are ways to manage this onset of sadness without medication. Ways seniors can manage the holiday blues: Get a full night's sleep Do not overeat Say no to overscheduling Do something you...
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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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Wendy Mara Law, an Elder and Family Law Specialist

Wendy Mara Law, an Elder and Family Law Specialist

Finding the right lawyer to represent you or your loved ones is a difficult decision. You want someone that will listen to you and understand your needs during this stage in your life. Our Approved Vendor, Wendy Mara Law, has been a specialist in elder and family law for 10 years in the areas of probate, family law, estate planning, guardianship, and business matters. We think her practice is right for you with her track record of reducing stress for families and delivering high-quality legal services to residents in the Ormond Beach, Deland and Palm Coast areas. Outside of her practice, Ms. Mara is a volunteer for Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida where she donates her time to provide pro bono legal assistance to low income individuals. Mara Law, P.A. locations include: 389 Palm Coast Parkway SW Suite 4 Palm Coast, FL 32137 Downtown Executive Center of DeLand 120 S Woodland Blvd DeLand, FL 32720 555 W. Granada Blvd. Suite B5 Ormond Beach, FL 32174-9490  To make an initial...
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Holiday Blues

Holiday Blues

The end of fall marks the beginning of the holiday season. The holidays can be a joyful yet lonely time, especially for seniors. During the winter season the holidays can provoke a real syndrome called the holiday blues. The holiday blues are a feeling of overwhelming sorrow, introspection, and solitude. It steals the joys of the holiday season and can have long term effects on an individual. Possible causes of holiday blues involve: Tiredness Delusional expectations Tension Over-commercialization Financial anxiety Distance from family and friends According to a survey published by the American Psychological Association, 38 percent of people felt a rise in stress, anxiety, and depression levels between the weeks of Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. The holiday blues typically dissipate a week or two after the holiday season and should not be confused for depression, which can be long-lasting. Seniors are especially susceptible to this phenomenon. If you would like to learn more about the holiday blues, visit our...
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A One Family Practice is here for you

A One Family Practice is here for you

Looking for a primary care physician in the Daytona Beach area? Are you looking for a doctor that accepts Medicare or certain HMO and PPO insurances? If so, our Approved Vendor, A One Family Practice, is the perfect place to go. The practice is run by Dr. Kashyap Patel, MD and Dr. Savitha B. Kasturi, DO, who are both certified in Family Medicine and have been serving the Volusia County area for more than 15 years. A One Family Practice has three locations listed below: 312 W New York Ave Deland, Florida 32720 325 Clyde Morris Blvd, Suite 340 Ormond Beach, FL 322 Big Tree Road South Daytona, FL To make an appointment, call 386-200-4982 and tell them OurSeniors.net sent you!...
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Substance Abuse Among Seniors

Substance Abuse Among Seniors

Did you know that alcohol and drug abuse is high among seniors? More than 49 percent of older adults were reported as at-risk drinkers by The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 85 percent of seniors who suffer from a chronic health condition are even more susceptible to substance abuse. Signs that a loved one may be suffering from substance abuse issues: A sudden disinterest in activities Lack of energy/motivation Weight loss/gain Red eyes Uncared-for appearance Changes in behavior Sudden strain in relationships with family and friends Abrupt money issues The National Council on Aging reports that senior alcohol and drug abuse is expected to double to five million by 2020. This number is even higher for seniors who have a mental disorder. When diagnosed with a disease of lifetime alcohol abuse, seniors are three times more likely to have a mental disorder. The National Institute on Drugs reports that seniors who suffer from substance abuse may have...
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