Seniors Protect Yourself from The Coronavirus

Seniors Protect Yourself from The Coronavirus

A new virus called the Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV has erupted and claimed the lives of 81 people. This virus was first detected in China and has infected almost 3,000 Chinese citizens and citizens in 12 other countries. Since January 21, five people have been identified as positive carriers of the virus in the United States, and there are still 73 people pending investigation, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The pneumonia-like illness linked to SARS is now spreading from person-to-person, yet it is not clear how easily. The World Health Organization has yet to declare the outbreak as a global emergency but keeping yourself safe is critical as the death tolls rise and the virus spreads. How to keep yourself safe and reduce the risk of infection: Wash your hands often with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds Disinfect and clean your home and common areas (doorknobs, cabinets) Try not to touch your eyes, nose,...
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Brunch and Learn, March 20!

Brunch and Learn, March 20!

Mark your calendars for our Brunch and Learn on March 20! Our special guest, Wendy Mara, Esq. will be talking about estate planning, which is a topic that we all can learn a bit more about, especially from an esteemed professional. Wendy Mara 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 for residents in the Ormond Beach, Deland and Palm Coast areas. The Brunch and Learn will take place at Golden Corral from 10 a.m. to noon at 225 Cypress Edge Dr. Palm Coast, FL 32164. Please RSVP by calling 386-259-6722 or registering online here....
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Brunch and Learn

Brunch and Learn

Can you believe it, it is almost time for another of our famous Brunch and Learns on February 21! Our upcoming speaker is the one and only Kathy Searle Acevedo from the Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library. Ms. Acevedo is an advocate for people with visual, physical, and reading disabilities. Listen to her talk about the Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library, which is the most extensive library of its kind, with a collection of over 2.4 million items in Braille and audio format. If you are a Florida resident who is unable to use standard print due to a visual, physical, or reading disability or know someone who is, join us. What an incredible topic and resource for our community! Books are a great way to gain knowledge and to escape into a new world. This Brunch and Learn will take place at the Golden Corral on 225 Cypress Edge Dr., Palm Coast, FL...
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Tax Season is Here, Let Brett Porter Help You!

Tax Season is Here, Let Brett Porter Help You!

Tax season is here, which might induce some anxiety or procrastination. We know that taxes are never a fun way to spend time because it’s difficult, confusing and frustrating no matter how many times you do it. Certain websites are supposed to make it easier, but there is nothing like face-to-face contact with someone who truly cares about getting your taxes done swiftly and correctly. That is why we recommend Brett Porter, E.A. 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 his profile out...
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BAM! Balance and Motion

BAM! Balance and Motion

Attention all seniors! Do not let the winter slow you down, get up, and whip that body into shape. Aging may be a natural part of life, but do not slow down and let it take over. Did you know that after 30, you begin to lose between 3% to 5% of muscle per decade, according to Harvard Health? This loss of tissue increases the risks of falls and injuries like a broken hip or collarbone. Keeping your body active and limber is critical. So, if you want to stay strong or if you set fitness goals for 2020, keep the momentum going and join senior fitness specialist Artie G. for BAM! BAM, a class for balance and motion, helps seniors develop balance, coordination, and core strength. In 45 minutes, you will increase your flexibility and range of motion through a very gentle and supportive class. Head on over to BAM, at Palm Coast’s Community Center this Thursday, February 6,...
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A local realtor who can accommodate your every need!

A local realtor who can accommodate your every need!

Did you know there are realtors who can be a certified Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)? This certification means that a realtor has completed coursework on topics that relate specifically to seniors, such as reverse mortgages, the federal Housing for Older Persons Act and how retirement impacts real estate decisions. These individuals are also knowledgeable about the type of homes that seniors are looking for at this point in their lives and what is meaningful and valuable to them. Dulce Monahan from Adams Cameron & Co. Realtors has an SRES certification and has been a realtor for more than 18 years. She has assisted many seniors with downsizing from their family home and relocating to more convenient communities that match their unique needs. Her areas of service include Ormond Beach, both mainland and the beach-side communities, to Port Orange. If you are thinking about relocating out of or to the area and wish to speak to Dulce, you can reach out to...
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Suffering from Hearing Loss?

Suffering from Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is a normal part of aging and affects about 37.5 million Americans, according to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. So, if you have hearing loss do not worry; there are options. ClearCaptions provides a real-time phone captioning service for free! If a physician has medically recognized you as hearing-impaired, then you qualify. Real-time phone captioning allows you to see every word said on a call without ever placing your ear to the phone. ClearCaptions is user and budget-friendly! They have been vetted by our team at OurSeniors.net and can be found in our Directory of Approved Vendors. Through their recognized service, they honor the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and continuously support the needs of our community. This service is paid for by Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act and is administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Hearing loss and phone use have never coincided, but thanks to modern technology, equal...
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