Seniors and Hearing Loss

Seniors and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting senior adults. Approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have some difficulty hearing. Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor's advice, to respond to warnings, and to hear doorbells and alarms. It can also make it hard to enjoy talking with friends and family. Partial or complete deafness can be crippling in one important area: telephone conversations. This can be a major problem, even a great danger, to seniors who depend on telephone communication for everyday tasks. One of the OurSeniors.net Family of Approved Vendors and partners has a solution to this problem. ClearCaptions is an FCC-certified telephone captioning provider whose service is paid for through the Americans with Disabilities Act. ClearCaptions offers real-time phone captioning that allows you to see a text version of every word said during a...
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The OurSeniors.net Family of Approved Vendors and Partners

The OurSeniors.net Family of Approved Vendors and Partners

The OurSeniors Family is very proud of all its programs and services. All of them are intended to serve the needs of seniors in some way. Services like OurSeniors.net Brunch and Learn events, the OurSeniorsDiscounts.net special offers, our social media at OurSeniors.net on Facebook and numerous other efforts are all aimed at the 55+ adult and senior market. One of the most important efforts we put forward is the OurSeniors.net Family of Approved Vendors and Partners. Each of these professionals, service providers and business owners has been carefully vetted and screened to conform to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. They have all demonstrated a special sensitivity to serving the needs of the senior market, our seniors. The next time you need any product or service, turn to the OurSeniors.net Approved Vendors and Partners. Are you looking for a senior placement advisor? Look no farther than Senior Placement Advisors in our directory. Need an auto mechanic? Try Auto Repair & Maintenance. The...
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Meet ClearCaptions, a Solution to Telephone Communication Challenges

Meet ClearCaptions, a Solution to Telephone Communication Challenges

Hearing loss is one of the challenges that confronts many seniors. In many circumstances, there are ways to overcome this problem, but telephone conversations remain a difficult issue. A member of the OurSeniors.net Family, ClearCaptions, may have the solution to your telephone needs. If you are experiencing hearing loss that inhibits your phone use, you may qualify to receive a ClearCaptions phone at no cost to you. This device offers real-time phone captioning that allows you to see every word said on the call. ClearCaptions is certified by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) as a certified telephone captioning provider. This captioning service is paid for through funds from the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is no cost to qualified individuals whose hearing loss inhibits their phone use, so check this out. You can contact ClearCaptions by phone at 386-210-9844. If you have difficulty doing this yourself because of hearing impairment, have a friend do it or go to the ClearCaptions page...
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For Tech Savvy Seniors – Chromebook or Traditional Laptop?

For Tech Savvy Seniors – Chromebook or Traditional Laptop?

The truth is that seniors as a group have been the slowest adaptors of technology. We are all familiar with the stereotype of the 12-year-old child showing their grandparent how to use a smart phone or tablet, but this is less and less true. Today’s seniors are becoming increasingly familiar with and dependent on technology. Sometimes we think this is a bad thing, but regardless of what we want, it is unavoidable. Technology is just too pervasive (and too useful) for seniors to ignore. From time to time, the OurSeniors.net blog will try to bite off a small piece of the larger technology puzzle and digest it for you in a few paragraphs. Our first bite will be the subject of Chromebooks, or “How Do you choose between a Chromebook and a Traditional Laptop?” If you are thinking of a new computer, this is something you should consider. Both laptops (Windows or Apple) and Chromebooks have advantages and disadvantages. The attractiveness of...
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Plan Life Care

Plan Life Care

Live-in care is a popular alternative to Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities that brings skilled help into the comfort of your own home. Home caregivers empower and comfort their clients with help doing everyday tasks.  Plan Life Care is a local full-service home healthcare organization that is ready to help with a tailor-made plan for all of your in-home care needs.  Plan Life Care provides excellent and affordable part-time, full-time, and live-in caregivers in both Volusia and Flagler Counties. A part-time home caregiver allows you or your loved one to keep the maximum amount of independence while getting the help they need when they need it.  An in-home caregiver can be made available for a few hours or more to provide companionship as well as assist with housework, washing clothes, and cooking or helping with meal preparation.  They can be there when you need them after coming home from the hospital as well as to collect your prescriptions from the...
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Real Estate and Seniors

Real Estate and Seniors

Transitioning into a safe and secure senior lifestyle often involves buying and selling real-estate. For seniors, this can be a trying, even traumatic time. They may be leaving a home they have known and loved for many years or trying to choose a new residence based on limited personal knowledge. The OurSeniors.net Senior Transition Pro Team has a member who is perfectly suited to helping with senior real estate transactions. Barbara Andersen has over 30 years of experience, with the professional knowledge and personal talent to serve all her clients’ real estate requirements. Not simply a competent real estate expert, Barbara is a “people person.” Her clients review her saying, “She is not only our Realtor in Florida, SHE IS OUR DEAR FRIEND " or, “…it was like having a family member working for us.” Take a look at Barbara’s bio in the Pro Team Page and then call her for your real estate needs at 386-267-6284....
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Still a Basic Need

Still a Basic Need

If there is one thing that seniors, 55+ adults, young adults and even teenagers have in common, it is the need for dependable transportation. Keeping your car in top-running shape is a priority for all ages. Andre’s Auto Repair in Ormond Beach, Florida performs quality car repair and maintenance, a locally owned shop that truly believes in delivering customer satisfaction. From an oil change to an engine replacement, you can always count on Andre’s for expert and honest advice. Andre’s Automotive employs Certified ASE (automotive service excellence) Technicians, equipped to handle all automotive repairs. Best of all, Andre’s Automotive is one of the trusted and vetted members of the OurSeniors.net Approved Vendors Program. You can be assured that they are a senior-friendly business. You can visit their page on the OurSeniors.net Family website for more information. Just click here for Andre’s Auto Repair. Reach them by phone at 386-210-9004. Here are driving directions: Andre’s Automotive Driving Directions....
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Seniors, Keep Moving!

Seniors, Keep Moving!

Regular physical activity benefits people of any age, and seniors are no exception. In fact, physical activity is essential for healthy aging. Seniors not only gain health benefits from regular physical activity, they will also see improved mental and psychological health. It is never too late to start being physically active. When you do, it makes it easier to perform the routine activities of daily life, including simple things like getting out of a chair or moving around the house. Physical activity helps to preserve mobility, maintain independence and delay the onset of major disability. Exercise can improve physical function in adults of any age, including adults who are overweight and even those who are frail. Seniors are a varied group, but studies show that the senior population is the least physically active of any age group, and most older adults spend a significant proportion of their day being sedentary. This inactivity contributes to chronic medical problems like, type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease,...
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Seniors Staying Active

Seniors Staying Active

We know that one of the keys to good senior health is remaining active and engaged with the people and the community around you. The entire OurSeniors.net Family is dedicated to making that goal easier to achieve. We are so fortunate to have our Partners, who help us so greatly. One of those OurSeniors Partners is the City of Daytona Beach Leisure Services Department, with its four recreation centers: the Peggy Schnebly Recreation Center, the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center, the Yvonne Scarlett Golden Center and the John Dickerson Community Center.  They all provide programs and activities for all ages, especially for our seniors. At Schnebly Recreation Center, you can find exercise classes aimed at seniors, monthly luncheon & field trips, a fitness room, game room, quilting, arts & crafts, and even more indoor activities. They have outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, and two new pickle ball courts for everyone’s enjoyment! Here are two senior-friendly programs going on right now at the...
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