100 Unlicensed Contractors Arrested!

100 Unlicensed Contractors Arrested!

Breaking news! Over 100 people were arrested in Tampa, Florida, for selling unqualified contracting services. The "Operation House Hunters" in Hillsborough County focused on catching criminals who were taking advantage of the growing housing market. The fraudulent freelancers would advertise through social media platforms like Facebook or would post ads on Craigslist, even on their cars. These "contractors" would perform unlicensed work that could endanger the lives of their targets. Eight repeat offenders were arrested during the nine-month search, one of them a man with a history of burglary and another a registered sex offender. Seniors who are hoping to save money on home repairs must be extra vigilant of where they spend their hard-earned money. Having a reliable resource like OurSeniors.net Approved Vendors Directory ensures you are receiving high-quality work from trusted professionals. Protect yourself from criminals by utilizing our list. Each vendor vetted by our team has our community's best interest at heart. For information about any senior-related need,...
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Sign This Petition Supporting A Necessary Change in the Silver Alert Law

Sign This Petition Supporting A Necessary Change in the Silver Alert Law

Did you know that the Silver Alert law in Florida has a criterion that the missing senior must have been traveling by motor vehicle? If we think about the many ways that a person can be abducted, you can see why this is a very narrow criterion. People travel by foot all the time and can be abducted in a variety of situations. A situation has happened recently where a woman with dementia was walking through a plaza by herself and the sheriff’s department said that only a 1.5-mile radius would be searched because the woman was not in a vehicle. It is believed that she got into a car with a stranger for a ride and she has not been heard from since. This situation is very serious and should have been escalated throughout the state of Florida. Join Cary A. Baker in this petition to escalate the matter to the Governor and state senate to get the Silver Alert law...
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Valentine’s Day gifts under $20!

Valentine’s Day gifts under $20!

It is almost Valentine's day! Have you planned something special for your loved one? Since spending social security checks has never been easier, our team put together a list to help our lovebirds stay within their budget. These gifts are great for friends, family, and couples. With just a $20 bill and some thoughtfulness, you can make a lasting impression on someone you love this Valentine's day. Valentine’s Day gifts $20 and under: Tile Mate Tracker (never lose your keys again!) Portable Jewelry box Custom Photo Keychain (A cute reminder of your love or pal) Handmade Bath Bombs (For a luxurious and relaxing bath) Love Language the card game (For couples who want to know each other better) Glass and stainless-steel teapot (Perfect for teatime) Rose quartz beauty roller (For beautiful and healthy skin, it even comes with a gift!) Therapeutic body massage oil (Great for aching hands and feet) Kate Spade Thermal Mug RFID-protected leather bifold wallet Amazing Friend...
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26 Things for $20 That Seniors Cannot Live Without

26 Things for $20 That Seniors Cannot Live Without

Life can be expensive and spending social security checks has never been easier. There are medical bills, mortgages, and insurance to pay, but have you ever thought about how often you use a $20 bill? Thanks to inflation, the number of items we can buy with $20 has lowered significantly. There are still plenty of great appliances under $20 seniors can purchase that are necessities and budget-friendly! Here are 26 things for $20: A travel steamer for wrinkled clothes Universal lid with drinking straw for mugs, glasses, and cups Laptop cooler A 2-pack outlet with a power perch for electronics A rechargeable ergonomic mouse for devices Wifi plugs that ensure your appliances are off A 2-pack of short sleeve shirts for exercising A sleek magnetic cable organizer Infusion water bottle for flavored water Webcam covers for your devices Waterproof, Bluetooth headphones Water-resistant color-coded pill organizer with days and time slots Carbon-microfiber cleaning tool that sanitizes all of your screens A screen...
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AARP Smart Driver Course

AARP Smart Driver Course

Want to save money on your car insurance? Then take AARP's Smart Driver Course. AARP's Smart Driver Course is a course designed to refresh the skills of drivers over 55. Seniors who live in the state of Florida can receive a three-year discount on their car insurance premiums for taking the course! The course is online or in a classroom and the program helps individuals learn at their own pace. Those who enroll have 60 days to complete the course. The course highlights: Research-based safe driving strategies The effects of medication while driving Preventive tactics to reduce driver distractions Proper use of new technology found in modern cars Expert driving techniques State-specific rules and regulations Directions on the proper use of car safety features Advice for communicating with a loved one who may need to limit or stop driving For seniors who live in Orlando, AARP is offering a Smart Driving Course tomorrow. The classes will be in the Oak Room at...
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What You Need to Know about HR3 and HB19

What You Need to Know about HR3 and HB19

Some of you may have heard about the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act that works to establish fair price negotiations for prescription drugs, among other things. This bill, which has been passed by the House of Representatives, is waiting for Congressional approval. If passed, this would allow Medicare to negotiate drug costs with pharmaceutical companies for 250 drugs per year. Medicare Part D beneficiaries would save hundreds of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. While this bill is sitting in Congress, Gov. Ron DeSantis (FL) has created a new bill, HB 19, which is a state-backed program to import reduced-cost drugs from Canada. The idea is not to negotiate prices but to find alternative drugs to those popular and overpriced drugs that are frequently used. Those similar drugs are much lower in cost, which would save patients hundreds of dollars in costs. We are hopeful that this bill will pass with Gov. Ron DeSantis working closely with the White House...
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Traveling Seniors

Traveling Seniors

We live in a beautiful world that is worth exploring, and as seniors, many individuals have more time than ever to travel. With children gone and retirement from work, now is the perfect time to plan for a new adventure! Is there a beach you have always wanted to visit? Maybe you would like to see a family member who lives outside the country? There is no better time than the present, so start planning. Traveling is more comfortable and exciting with a good plan. Here are a few tips to help. Contact TSA and apply for a TSA Notification Card for faster wait times. Inquire about senior discounts wherever you book a flight or stay Purchase Travel Insurance. Travel during the Off-Season. Shop for flights Monday – Wednesday. Find pet care accommodation early. Pack all of your medication in a carry on. Wear comfortable clothes while traveling. Find Senior travel groups or clubs. Make sure your Primary Care Physician...
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Still Driving?

Still Driving?

Most people in the U.S. enjoy a drive around town or across the country. More than 40 million adults over the age of 65 have a drivers license according to U.S. Consumer Reports. Driving can be both exhilarating and peaceful, but there comes a time when we all must understand when it is time to hand over the keys. Signs that it might be time to stop driving: You have trouble reading road signs You accidentally drift into other lanes Health care providers have suggested you stop driving Family members have suggested you should stop driving Law enforcement has suggested you should stop driving Familiar places seem foreign Your medications make you drowsy and tired Our team at OurSeniors.net is dedicated to supporting and empowering our community of seniors. We are also dedicated to educating our readers on not only health topics but safety as well. Being a safe driver is important. Take the time to listen to the signs. Age does...
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Senior Goals for 2020

Senior Goals for 2020

We hope all of our seniors had a wonderful Christmas! Though Christmas has passed, the holiday season is not over yet; New Year's Day is around the corner. This decade is coming to a close, and soon it will be 2020! Change is on its way. Have you taken the time to reflect on your list of goals for the upcoming year? Setting goals for your future, regardless of age, is healthy for the soul. Reflection and goal setting are intimately tied to our emotions. They can inspire us and encourage us, irrespective of the amount of progress we have made towards them. According to Psychology Today, having goals is connected with heightened well-being. However, there are healthy and unhealthy ways to set goals. Here are a few tips to help you set goals before the start of the new year: Make your goals specific Align your goals with your values Write them down Please make sure they are realistic Aim...
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Holiday Drinking and Driving

Holiday Drinking and Driving

The holidays are a colorful season brimming with laughter, joy, and plenty of spirits. Alcoholic drinks like eggnog or ciders are as traditional as lighting a Christmas tree! But did you know that for the past five years, between the week of Christmas and New Year's Day, about 300 people have lost their lives yearly in crashes involving a drunk driver? According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2016 more than 780 people died in December, from drunk-driving-related accidents. The National Institute on Aging reported that the risk is higher for adults age 55 and up even without alcohol. This season let us all do our part by celebrating responsibly. Drinking even small amounts of alcohol can impair a person's coordination and reaction time. If you are planning on attending holiday parties, avoid alcohol or moderate how much you drink. Designate a sober driver or take a cab home. Whatever you do, do not drink and drive! Our team...
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