OurSeniors.net https://www.ourseniors.net The Resource Directory For Our Seniors Thu, 26 Mar 2020 13:13:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://www.ourseniors.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/OSnetCoupleIcon-100x100.png OurSeniors.net https://www.ourseniors.net 32 32 Let’s Not Slow Down while we Hunker Down https://www.ourseniors.net/lets-not-slow-down-while-we-hunker-down/ https://www.ourseniors.net/lets-not-slow-down-while-we-hunker-down/#respond Sat, 04 Apr 2020 14:00:17 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=64542 Although we are isolating ourselves from each other and keeping our distance, this is not an excuse for slowing down our life or discontinuing our routine. While things have changed and our social gatherings, outings and other activities have come to a halt, we should not give up on our socializing and entertainment. We should […]

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Weight trainingAlthough we are isolating ourselves from each other and keeping our distance, this is not an excuse for slowing down our life or discontinuing our routine. While things have changed and our social gatherings, outings and other activities have come to a halt, we should not give up on our socializing and entertainment. We should just change it up in the meantime!

There are a variety of creative ways we can socialize with friends and family during this time of social distancing. If you have not tried using Facetime (on the iPhone) or Skype, this is a great time to learn the technology and see your loved ones face-to-face. Once you have a hang of it, you can include multiple people to your conversation and set up a date and time to have a virtual get together. Whether you previously got together for dinner, happy hour, morning prayer or afternoon lunch, you can incorporate this routine to an online format to feel that sense of your life continuing rather than pausing.

During this time, exercising is more important than ever. It helps reduce stress levels, keeps immunity up, releases endorphins for happiness and prolongs health for the long run. Some of us may be blessed with a nearby park, a pleasant neighborhood with a sidewalk or a beach nearby to go on walks, but others may not be as fortunate and have to make do with materials at home. A few beneficial tools worth investing in are online fitness classes, fitness equipment such as a treadmill, stationary bike or rowing machine, and fitness accessories such as a yoga mat, neoprene dumbbells, resistance bands or a fitness ball. We recommended doing research on these items to determine what is best for you to use.

While more of us are at home, gyms across the nation are providing services for people online to continue their fitness routine. A few free fitness classes that we think you will love are below.

  • The YMCA has launched on-demand videos for a variety of workouts with Active Older Adults classes available to view. If you have always wanted to try a bootcamp or tai chi class, this is your opportunity to step out of your comfort zone!
  • Fitness company, Peloton is offering a 90-day free trial which includes 20+ live classes per day and thousands on-demand with everything from walking and meditation to strength-training and more. If you enjoy it, you can purchase a digital membership for $12.99/month.
  • If you enjoy yoga, CorePower Yoga is offering free access to a limited collection of classes. Beginners should look for videos labeled with a “C1” on it as each video depends on your level.
  • Those with minimal exercise equipment will love Blink Fitness classes that are live-streamed on Facebook at 8 a.m. EST because workout challenges can be done with household items.
  • Planet Fitness is hosting “Home Work-Ins” on Facebook for anyone to join in at 7 p.m. EST daily. For those unable to attend, the YouTube channel has the videos on-demand after the broadcast is over.

We hope this information is useful for you and promise to continue providing tips on how to make use of this time at home. OurSeniors.net magazine strives to be your biggest resource for all things senior living!

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Census is Back! https://www.ourseniors.net/census-is-back/ https://www.ourseniors.net/census-is-back/#respond Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:00:29 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=64545 Readers the Census, also known as the Population and Housing Census is back. This operation is a complete count of the United States population (resident and non-resident) and is officially mandated by the Constitution. The results of this project will influence policymaking for the next ten years and will be the basis for fair political […]

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US Census 2020Readers the Census, also known as the Population and Housing Census is back. This operation is a complete count of the United States population (resident and non-resident) and is officially mandated by the Constitution. The results of this project will influence policymaking for the next ten years and will be the basis for fair political representation. Households across the nation will be asked to answer a few short questions about their age, sex, and living arrangement.

The information collected will help:

  • Reapportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Redesign congressional, state, and local district boundaries
  • Influence the amount of funding received by state governments and local communities from the federal government
  • First-responders understand how much help is needed during emergencies or catastrophes
  • Serve as a population database for future national surveys
  • Influence the building of new roads, hospitals, schools, and other public sector investments
  • Small business owners understand how the population is changing

The 2020 Census is the first of its kind to allow every U.S. household to respond online; however, paper forms are still available. You can also complete your survey over the phone by calling 1-844-330-2020. The Census is critical and only rolls around every ten years, so make sure you take it. Everyone’s voice deserves to be represented, do not miss out on your chance to be advocated for.

To fill out the 2020 Census online, click here.

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For information about any senior-related need, you may contact an OurSeniors.net Advisor by phone at 866-333-2657 (se habla Español), or by using Contact Us. Take an online look at our senior living magazine, OurSeniors.net Magazine. You can view the entire OurSeniors.net Directory of Approved Vendors at OurSeniors.net Approved Vendors and Partners.

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Get your Spring 2020 Edition of OurSeniors.net Magazine now! https://www.ourseniors.net/get-your-spring-2020-edition-of-ourseniors-net-magazine-now/ https://www.ourseniors.net/get-your-spring-2020-edition-of-ourseniors-net-magazine-now/#respond Thu, 02 Apr 2020 14:00:07 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=64563 We are excited to announce that our Spring Edition has hit the shelves and doorsteps! We worked hard these past months to find the best recommendations for your everyday needs and provide updates on the latest news relevant to you. While you are at home and may not have access to one of our distribution […]

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OurSeniors.net MagazineWe are excited to announce that our Spring Edition has hit the shelves and doorsteps! We worked hard these past months to find the best recommendations for your everyday needs and provide updates on the latest news relevant to you.

While you are at home and may not have access to one of our distribution centers, it may be time to subscribe to our magazine if you haven’t already! If you would like to receive a copy, call 386-200-5444 or click Subscribe.

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Welcome to the Team CMD Insurance https://www.ourseniors.net/welcome-to-the-team-cmd-insurance/ https://www.ourseniors.net/welcome-to-the-team-cmd-insurance/#respond Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:00:27 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=64544 The team at OurSeniors.net is passionate about helping seniors in every way possible. We are always searching for the best deals and best partners for our community, like our newest partner, CMD Insurance. CMD Insurance Agency is a company dedicated to providing excellent customer service to their clients. They help you choose the best products […]

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CMD InsuranceThe team at OurSeniors.net is passionate about helping seniors in every way possible. We are always searching for the best deals and best partners for our community, like our newest partner, CMD Insurance. CMD Insurance Agency is a company dedicated to providing excellent customer service to their clients. They help you choose the best products and services available and have earned the trust of communities throughout Florida. Welcome to the team CMD Insurance!

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For information about any senior-related need, you may contact an OurSeniors.net Advisor by phone at 866-333-2657 (se habla Español), or by using Contact Us. Take an online look at our senior living magazine, OurSeniors.net Magazine. You can view the entire OurSeniors.net Directory of Approved Vendors at OurSeniors.net Approved Vendors and Partners.

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Do Your Part—Participate in the 2020 Census! https://www.ourseniors.net/do-your-part-participate-in-the-2020-census/ https://www.ourseniors.net/do-your-part-participate-in-the-2020-census/#respond Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:00:12 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=64541 For the first year ever, the Census Bureau will be conducting its initial surveys online. In order to streamline the process and receive information from hard-to-count households, it decided to create an online version for those who do not have a permanent home. While we are all staying home for the next few weeks, it […]

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US Census 2020For the first year ever, the Census Bureau will be conducting its initial surveys online. In order to streamline the process and receive information from hard-to-count households, it decided to create an online version for those who do not have a permanent home. While we are all staying home for the next few weeks, it is a great time to fill out the form.

As residents of the United States, it is our civic duty to participate in the census. By doing so, it shows the government that you are counted for where you live, and it tells them how to direct approximately $675 billion around your state, county and community for the next 10 years. It is also important because it determines the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives and used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. It can affect your community by determining how much money is allocated to support teachers, special education as well as programs to support rural areas, prevent child abuse and provide housing assistance for older adults.

You may have already received the initial invitation to respond online and by phone. If your household has not responded by the end of April, a census taker will follow up in person from May 13-July 31. This is usually the case for those who are out of the country or are not responding for personal reasons.

People who are not responding for personal reasons may believe that the census can be used by the government to track people who are not citizens of the United States, but this is not the case as all forms are confidential and the Census Bureau is not a government entity.

For more information on the 2020 Census, visit https://2020census.gov/.

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Coronavirus Update for Seniors! https://www.ourseniors.net/coronavirus-update-for-seniors/ https://www.ourseniors.net/coronavirus-update-for-seniors/#respond Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:00:20 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=64543 Seniors, there are more than 375,000 cases of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) circling the world. As of March 23, there was a minimum of 39,819 cases across every American state. However, there is no need to panic. One of the reasons why there is a spike in reported cases is due to more testing kits […]

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coronavirusSeniors, there are more than 375,000 cases of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) circling the world. As of March 23, there was a minimum of 39,819 cases across every American state. However, there is no need to panic. One of the reasons why there is a spike in reported cases is due to more testing kits being handed out across the nation. This new access to packages was predicted by experts to create a rise in the confirmed number of outbreaks. We are living in historical times, and we must stay strong by uniting. If we all practice social distancing, we can stop and slow down the spread of this highly contagious virus. If you have self-quarantined, practicing excellent hygiene will help spread the virus within your home.

Here are a few tips to help you prevent the spread of COVID-19 inside your home:

  • Do not have close contact with anyone sick
  • Stay home especially if you are sick (unless you are getting medical care)
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue
  • Actively clean surfaces and objects like tables, doorknobs, and light switches, with detergent and water

There is a 14-day incubation period for COVID-19, but people usually see effects within five days. So, stay inside and stay informed. You may have come in contact with the virus and could be a carrier who spreads it to someone else. If we all do our part, we can beat this pandemic and avoid massive losses in our community. Stay away from constant updates of the virus and continue cultivating a healthy senior lifestyle indoors!

Readers, if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care right away. If you have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions, stay away from crowded areas or places. These guidelines were provided by both the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. There is no need to panic but stay informed.

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Find the right handyman for your everyday needs https://www.ourseniors.net/find-the-right-handyman-for-your-everyday-needs/ https://www.ourseniors.net/find-the-right-handyman-for-your-everyday-needs/#respond Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:00:59 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=64460 It is not easy finding the right handyman for your everyday needs. This person is coming into your home and helping with painting, fixing items in different rooms, assisting with landscaping and much more. Doing a simple Google search can be overwhelming because they are not vetted and may claim a variety of positive traits […]

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It is not easy finding the right handyman for your everyday needs. This person is coming into your home and helping with painting, fixing items in different rooms, assisting with landscaping and much more. Doing a simple Google search can be overwhelming because they are not vetted and may claim a variety of positive traits you are looking for but may be the complete opposite. How can you find someone who is reliable, trustworthy, professional and understanding through a Google search?

Luckily, after doing the search ourselves, we have found the right people for our seniors. Connor’s Affordable Handyman Service is a trustworthy father-and-son shop that has been in the business for decades with experience in pressure cleaning, painting and general maintenance. Some of their recent special projects have included cutting and installing a custom countertop, building shelves for additional garage storage and installing an awning for a client’s home. They have the capabilities to provide unique service for any household need. Call Connor’s at 386-204-4500 for your free estimate!

Check out their profile on OurSeniors.net and see some of their best before and after photos. You can also check out their Facebook page for more information on recent projects.

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Have You Done Your Taxes Yet? https://www.ourseniors.net/have-you-done-your-taxes-yet-copy-8/ https://www.ourseniors.net/have-you-done-your-taxes-yet-copy-8/#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:00:54 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=63953 This year, the cases for tax scams are expected to increase with every week that taxes are not filed. The more time you provide scammers to file your tax return for you, the more chance you have of not receiving it yourself. While we do not want to induce anxiety, we want you to be […]

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Brett PorterThis year, the cases for tax scams are expected to increase with every week that taxes are not filed. The more time you provide scammers to file your tax return for you, the more chance you have of not receiving it yourself. While we do not want to induce anxiety, we want you to be armed with the facts so you are not a victim this tax season.

Identity theft can happen to anyone and it happens more frequently during tax season. If you have filed your taxes through a website, your chances of being scammed are even higher. When you are scammed of your tax return, it is very difficult to try to get that money back. The IRS is a very slow-moving entity with outdated systems to process requests, so it is very unlikely that you would be able to receive compensation. Additionally, you would need many hours of time and professional assistance in order to file a request for the IRS Pin Number that is required to move forward, so you are not a victim after the first time.

We want to make sure that none of our seniors are victims of tax fraud. That is why we recommend hiring Brett Porter, E.A. to do your taxes. His accounting firm is located in Port Orange and provides 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!

To make the situation even better, Brett Porter, E.A. is offering a special service for OurSeniors.net Magazine subscribers! For just $100, the service includes retirement income, social security income, wages, interest income and dividend income all done as a package for your convenience.

We are very excited about this special promotion and we think you should highly consider it! Not only should you file early, but you should file as carefully as possible as the IRS cannot process any mistakes. We are all human and make mistakes, but you do not want one mistake to keep you from receiving your much-deserved tax return as soon as possible!

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 here.

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Best Diet for Type-2 Diabetes https://www.ourseniors.net/best-diet-for-type-2-diabetes/ https://www.ourseniors.net/best-diet-for-type-2-diabetes/#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:00:22 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=64474 Losing weight and trying to maintain your blood sugar under control can seem unattainable. Though the journey is far from comfortable with a little grit and a positive attitude, you can achieve your weight loss goals. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, you do not have to give up your favorite foods […]

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DiabetesLosing weight and trying to maintain your blood sugar under control can seem unattainable. Though the journey is far from comfortable with a little grit and a positive attitude, you can achieve your weight loss goals. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, you do not have to give up your favorite foods to lose weight. By practicing moderation and eating the correct amounts at the right time will keep your blood sugar in its target range and help you drop pounds. There are plenty of programs available to support you on your journey.

Here are a few programs to help guide you:

However you decide to manage your weight loss journey is up to you, but always make sure you consult a doctor before you start any of the listed programs. By balancing your fat, carb, and protein intake, you can live a healthy senior lifestyle. Stay educated and pick the best plan for your weight loss journey!

If you would like to see if you are at risk of diabetes, click here.

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Get Three Months’ worth of Prescriptions with SavOn Global Meds https://www.ourseniors.net/get-three-months-worth-of-prescriptions-with-savon-global-meds/ https://www.ourseniors.net/get-three-months-worth-of-prescriptions-with-savon-global-meds/#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2020 14:00:55 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=64459 SavOn Global Meds sells branded and generic prescription medication sourced from overseas at a discounted price.  They find the lowest drug prices among pharmacies made in Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Turkey, and the UK. The same patented brands that are sold in the U.S. are sourced from these places and sold at a fraction […]

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SavOn Global MedsSavOn Global Meds sells branded and generic prescription medication sourced from overseas at a discounted price.  They find the lowest drug prices among pharmacies made in Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Turkey, and the UK. The same patented brands that are sold in the U.S. are sourced from these places and sold at a fraction of the retail cost here and often below insurance co-pays. Medications are delivered to the homes of customers, which reduces costs all around.

How SavOn works is you request the medications that you are prescribed and if it is approved, the medications get shipped and sent straight to your home within three weeks and in bulk for three months. This gives peace of mind to those who do not want to visit the pharmacy during this time.

For more information about SavOn Global Meds, call 561-250-8251 or 866-435-7650 or visit Savon Global Meds.

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