Join us for our FIRST virtual Brunch & Learn

Join us for our FIRST virtual Brunch & Learn

We are very excited to announce that our very first VIRTUAL Brunch & Learn is taking place on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. While we have had gatherings in the various counties for quite some time, we wanted to open these events to a broader audience. Whether you live one county over or hundreds of miles away, you can now join us from the comfort of your own home! This Brunch & Learn will feature Anas Benjelloun from ClearCaptions to talk about the free telephone captioning services provided for seniors who are hard of hearing. Whether you suffer from hearing loss or your loved one is having trouble speaking on the phone, this service is great to know about as it's free to those who qualify. If you are interested in joining, click “Interested” on our Facebook Event Page!...
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Here is what you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine

Here is what you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccines (there are several types) are probably the most important senior-related topic of this new year. Illnesses caused by the coronavirus are especially dangerous for seniors, often resulting in more acute symptoms, longer recovery times and more frequent hospitalizations. Worst of all, the death rate increases sharply with age, particularly after 65. These facts make immunization all the more important to seniors. In addition to protecting life and physical health, effective immunization can lead to a dramatic improvement in the quality of life for many seniors. If social-distancing guidelines have been followed, seniors have missed important events for months; family dinners, birthday parties, weddings, hugs from children and grandchildren have all been missed. Residents of assisted living facilities or other seniors-only communities may have been totally isolated. All in all, the vaccines promise a brighter future. Unfortunately, a good deal of misinformation has come to light about these vaccines. Some seniors are hesitating about immunization and this could be a...
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A Reminder to Start on Your Taxes with Help from Brett Porter

A Reminder to Start on Your Taxes with Help from Brett Porter

Tax season has just started, and we want to remind you to start thinking about doing your taxes now before it’s too late. While you may think you have plenty of time, April will be here before you know it. Unfortunately, taxes are not as simple as they used to be which means it takes more time to sit down and do them. To alleviate some of the difficulty, we recommend meeting with one of our Approved Vendors. Brett Porter, E.A., is a full-service accounting firm in Port Orange, providing tax preparation and bookkeeping services to the greater Volusia County area (Ormond Beach to Edgewater, Deland to Daytona). Brett is an enrolled agent with the IRS, so he can assist on your behalf without the price tag of similar services from H.R. Block or Liberty Tax. If you think you need Brett Porter for your tax needs, you can call his office at 386-210-7229 and tell them OurSeniors.net sent you! You can also check...
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Amazing Senior: Juan Armando Montes

Amazing Senior: Juan Armando Montes

There aren’t many Americans who can say they have jumped out of airplanes to fight for America’s freedom. Not only that, but to have served in the Army for almost 30 years, fought in combat as a Ranger and went from being a private to retiring as a full-bird Colonel. A true hero, Col. Juan Armando Montes was born to be a military man and destined to command hundreds of troops. Born in Cuba on October 27, 1936, Juan grew up with a hardworking father and loving mother. His father, Juan Sr., worked in many lines of business while getting his education, such as moving storage, owning a shark fishing industry and other jobs. Juan’s parents pushed him to be a scholar as well, and he eventually graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from La Luz College in Havana, Cuba. He later obtained his Civil/Criminal Law Juris Doctor from Saint Thomas Villanova Catholic University, also in Havana. Although he was...
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Happy New Year from the team at OurSeniors.net Magazine!

Happy New Year from the team at OurSeniors.net Magazine!

This year was something that none of us ever expected. We never experienced a nation-wide shutdown or pandemic. Our lives changed in a variety of ways and life took on a whole new meaning. While it may seem like 2020 was the worst year, a few great things did happen. We took more time to relax and enjoy the little things in life. People took hygiene more seriously. Everyone took a step back from their hectic lives to be with loved ones. The stress of the holidays took a backseat as many of us just stayed home. Health became the biggest priority for everyone. As we reflect on the past year, we are excited for the year ahead as we bring in a fresh perspective. We wish you a Happy New Year and a great 2021 full of peace, happiness and prosperity!...
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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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