OurSeniors.net https://www.ourseniors.net The Resource Directory For Our Seniors Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:00:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0 https://www.ourseniors.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/OSnetCoupleIcon-150x150.png OurSeniors.net https://www.ourseniors.net 32 32 A Worthy Cause at Christmas https://www.ourseniors.net/a-worthy-cause-at-christmas/ https://www.ourseniors.net/a-worthy-cause-at-christmas/#respond Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:00:04 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=60790 OurSeniors.net is purposed to the cause of helping seniors in every way possible. We want to be more than a directory of senior-oriented services, professionals and businesses. OurSeniors.net is a solution to the challenges of senior life and a bridge to the opportunities that senior living offers. One of those opportunities is the chance to […]

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Hogue MinistriesOurSeniors.net is purposed to the cause of helping seniors in every way possible. We want to be more than a directory of senior-oriented services, professionals and businesses. OurSeniors.net is a solution to the challenges of senior life and a bridge to the opportunities that senior living offers. One of those opportunities is the chance to help other worthy causes.

Hogue Ministries is a 501c3 (non-profit) organization that exists to help the Christian community care for foster children and to support the families who do. Hogue Ministries works to help local churches to be part of the answer to the child foster care needs of their area. They do this through providing awareness, training, resources, consultation, and support to those churches and foster parents.  OurSeniors.net is proud to partner with Stephen and Sandra Hogue of Hogue Ministries.

Stephen and Sandra have been in full-time ministry for over 20 years, involved in children, youth, and outreach ministry.  Currently, they are serving as Orphan Care Missionaries with COMPACT Family Services. They have fostered 18 children over the years and have adopted 10. They work to see churches awakened to the biblical teaching of James 1:27, “to care for the orphan in their time of need.“ At OurSeniors.net, we strive to serve the needs of seniors. Hogue Ministries strives to meet needs at the opposite end of the age spectrum, young children. Both of these are great causes.

As you can imagine, Christmas is a special time of need for this fine organization. To help meet these needs, Hogue Ministries is asking civic groups, individual donors, businesses or other organizations to help foster children this Christmas. They are collecting store gift cards to be used for this purpose. The cards are available in increments of $25.

If you would like to help this fine non-profit cause, go to the Hoguecrew.org website and follow the prompts.  Or, just click Christmas Gift Card for the Hogue Crew. You can put a smile on a foster child’s face!  God bless you and those children too!

Remember, you can contact an OurSeniors.net Advisor by phone at 866-333-2657 (se habla Español), or by using this Contact Us.  Check out our website at Ourseniors.net and take an online look at our senior living magazine, OurSeniors.net Magazine. You can view the entire OurSeniors.net Directory of Approved Vendors.

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OurSenior.net Magazine Welcomes the Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library Services https://www.ourseniors.net/oursenior-net-magazine-welcomes-the-florida-bureau-of-braille-and-talking-books-library-services/ https://www.ourseniors.net/oursenior-net-magazine-welcomes-the-florida-bureau-of-braille-and-talking-books-library-services/#respond Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:00:33 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=60798 The valuable state and federal agency is an excellent addition to the OurSeniors.net directory of Central Florida Senior services, resources and magazine. OurSeniors.net is excited to announce that the Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library Services has joined up as an approved provider of senior services. The Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking […]

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The valuable state and federal agency is an excellent addition to the OurSeniors.net directory of Central Florida Senior services, resources and magazine.

FL DOEOurSeniors.net is excited to announce that the Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library Services has joined up as an approved provider of senior services.

The Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library Services is both a state and federal agency. It is part of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, under the U.S. Library of Congress, and is administered through the Division of Blind Services, Florida Department of Education.

The Library offices are located in Daytona Beach, and services are provided to the entire state of Florida in cooperation with nine sub-regional libraries throughout the state.

The Library distributes books and magazines in both braille and audio formats to individuals who are not able to read standard print or electronic media due to visual impairment, physical disability or a certifiable reading disability such as dyslexia. Users can opt for free delivery through the U.S. Postal service or they can download the material. For those without digital players for listening, the Library also offers long-term loans of digital players for audio books and amplified headphones for users with hearing loss.

“We are very pleased to join the listing of approved service providers vetted by OurSeniors,” says Kathy Acevedo, the Coordinator of Volunteer Services and Outreach at the Library. “Our Library offers a marvelous service, and our goal is to reach all Floridians eligible to receive it. This includes anyone with vision loss, a physical condition or a certifiable reading disability that keeps them from reading standard print. These individuals all qualify for our services, free of charge, and we want them to be aware of it! We know that listing with OurSeniors is going to help get the word out in the 15 central Florida counties now covered by the magazine.”

All services are completely free for any Florida adult or child who qualifies. The Library also has institutional memberships available for schools, rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities and independent living facilities, hospitals, medical practices and any other institution that regularly deals with persons who may be eligible for Library services.

Each edition of OurSeniors.net Magazine provides a current and constantly updating directory of resources for the senior population. This is a network of businesses and professionals that operate with sensitivity to the unique needs of Central Florida’s growing senior population. Not only a magazine, but a resource directory for Central Florida seniors that helps them and their families. Businesses and professionals can likewise use OurSeniors.net as a tool to connect with a rapidly-growing customer segment through association with a trusted organization.

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Planning Long-Term Care https://www.ourseniors.net/planning-long-term-care/ https://www.ourseniors.net/planning-long-term-care/#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:00:00 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=60789 Planning for long-term care costs may require significant changes to a senior’s estate plan.  For example, qualifying for Medicaid may require giving assets away now instead of waiting until death.  That makes it important to consider both aspects of planning when trying to meet the client’s needs. Elder Law planning often involves clients who need […]

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Andrew Grant
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Planning for long-term care costs may require significant changes to a senior’s estate plan.  For example, qualifying for Medicaid may require giving assets away now instead of waiting until death.  That makes it important to consider both aspects of planning when trying to meet the client’s needs. Elder Law planning often involves clients who need specialized strategies to meet their long-term care needs.

Have you or your loved one started to plan this transition? Do not leave this to chance.  Several members of The Senior Transition Pro Team can help with this planning.  Learn about the options open to you or your love one by reading the OurSeniors.net article, “The Juncture of Elder Law and Estate Planning” by Andrew C. Grant, Tax Certified Attorney.

You can discuss the particulars of your estate planning by calling 386-206-5926, Ext 126 to make an appointment with Mr. Grant.

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OurSeniors.net Magazine at your local Walmart https://www.ourseniors.net/ourseniors-net-magazine-at-your-local-walmart/ https://www.ourseniors.net/ourseniors-net-magazine-at-your-local-walmart/#respond Fri, 07 Dec 2018 22:19:58 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=60796 Locate OurSeniors.net Magazine Free at a Walmart near you. Click here for more locations.

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Fighting Age Discrimination https://www.ourseniors.net/fighting-age-discrimination/ https://www.ourseniors.net/fighting-age-discrimination/#respond Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:00:21 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=60761 Over 50 years ago, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act banned age discrimination against workers over the age of forty. Beginning in 1986, the ADEA also prohibited mandatory retirement in most sectors. Still, in 2017 a survey conducted by the AARP found that 61% of the senior workers said that they had either been the […]

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Over 50 years ago, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act banned age discrimination against workers over the age of forty. Beginning in 1986, the ADEA also prohibited mandatory retirement in most sectors. Still, in 2017 a survey conducted by the AARP found that 61% of the senior workers said that they had either been the victim of age discrimination or witnessed it in the workplace; 38% reported that age discrimination was common. The law alone has not been able to eliminate this form of bias and discrimination. Age discrimination on the job is a critical issue for seniors, because Americans are living longer and the need for dependable employment for those seniors is increasing.

Ourseniors.net exists to serve the needs of seniors in all ways possible. The challenge of age discrimination is certainly one of those needs (read our blog article, “Legal Protection for Older Employees“ by choosing the link). Several members of our Senior Transition Pro Team are especially well qualified to help with age discrimination and other legal problems involved in senior living. To learn more about any of these fine attorneys, simply click one of the links below.

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The last day to sign up for the Dec 7th Brunch and Learn https://www.ourseniors.net/the-last-day-to-sign-up-for-the-dec-7th-brunch-and-learn/ https://www.ourseniors.net/the-last-day-to-sign-up-for-the-dec-7th-brunch-and-learn/#respond Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:00:24 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=60782 Join us for our next Brunch and Learn, Friday December 7th, 2018 at 10am. Sign up here.

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OurSeniors.net Welcomes Dr. Sandeep Patel, D.D.S. and My Daytona Dental https://www.ourseniors.net/ourseniors-net-welcomes-dr-sandeep-patel-d-d-s-and-my-daytona-dental/ https://www.ourseniors.net/ourseniors-net-welcomes-dr-sandeep-patel-d-d-s-and-my-daytona-dental/#respond Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:00:07 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=60793 OurSeniors.net is honored to welcome Dr. Sandeep Patel and the staff at My Daytona Dental to our family of senior-oriented businesses and professional organizations. Dr. Patel has a special calling and talent for serving seniors. Quality dental care is one of the most important needs in seniors’ lives. Dr. Patel is a native Floridian who […]

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Dr. Sandeep Patel, D.D.S.
Dr. Sandeep Patel, D.D.S.

OurSeniors.net is honored to welcome Dr. Sandeep Patel and the staff at My Daytona Dental to our family of senior-oriented businesses and professional organizations. Dr. Patel has a special calling and talent for serving seniors. Quality dental care is one of the most important needs in seniors’ lives.

Dr. Patel is a native Floridian who graduated from the University of Miami, then went to New York University. He remained in New York to continue his education, and returned to Florida in 2011, where he began his current practice, My Daytona Dental.

Dr. Patel is a leader in his profession and his community. He has served on local Association and Advisory Boards, donates time and services to the Halifax Urban Ministries, and the “Give Kids A Smile” program. He supports the Seabreeze High School, and mentors’ pre-dental students.

In 2017, Dr. Patel was honored by the Daytona News-Journal’s Volusia-Flagler Business Report and with the Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. These accomplishments and awards serve as verification of Dr. Patel’s abilities and talents as a dentist. However, most new patients do not rely on this type of credentials when choosing a dentist.

Many patients choose a dentist based solely on the location of an office, or on the most recent coupon to arrive in the mail. Dr. Patel strives to present patients with a better option for choosing a dental professional: he strives to provide great care at a great value. Dental care can be costly, and Dr. Patel is dedicated to saving the patient as much expense as possible. For procedures that are not covered by insurance, payment plans can be arranged to suit patient needs.

My Daytona Dental understands the dental health requirements of senior patients.  Dr. Patel is a general practice dentist, and his training in Advanced Implant Dentistry makes him especially qualified to help seniors. Dr. Patel takes time to counsel patients and educate them about their options. Crowns, bridges, implants or full dentures are all possibilities for some patients.  Implants are the best solution for some dental problems, but not all. Dr. Patel and his staff educate seniors, clarify their choices in treatment. and help them decide on the best individualized course of treatment.

My Daytona Dental is centrally located in Daytona Beach for easy access from Ormond, Port Orange and the beaches. The office, at 624 S. Ridgewood Ave., Suite B in Daytona Beach can be reached by phone at 386-200-5103.

The OurSeniors.net family of senior-friendly service, product and professional providers continues to grow! Today, we welcome Dr. Sandeep Patel, D.D.S., and the professionals at My Daytona Dental. Like all of the OurSeniors.net family, they are eager to meet the needs of seniors in all ways.

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Only one more day to sign up for the Dec 7th Brunch and Learn https://www.ourseniors.net/only-one-more-day-to-sign-up-for-the-dec-7th-brunch-and-learn/ https://www.ourseniors.net/only-one-more-day-to-sign-up-for-the-dec-7th-brunch-and-learn/#respond Wed, 05 Dec 2018 16:00:37 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=60783 Join us for our next Brunch and Learn, Friday December 7th, 2018 at 10am. Sign up here.

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Reaching Seniors and Boomers “Online” https://www.ourseniors.net/reaching-seniors-and-boomers-online/ https://www.ourseniors.net/reaching-seniors-and-boomers-online/#respond Wed, 05 Dec 2018 15:00:26 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=60762 There are misconceptions about every generation, including today’s seniors and the “Baby Boom Generation.”  Those boomers (roughly, people born between 1946 and 1964) are now in the range of 55 to 75 years old. One of the misconceptions about today’s seniors is that they are uniformly backward when it comes to technology, especially online or […]

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senior lifestyleThere are misconceptions about every generation, including today’s seniors and the “Baby Boom Generation.”  Those boomers (roughly, people born between 1946 and 1964) are now in the range of 55 to 75 years old.

One of the misconceptions about today’s seniors is that they are uniformly backward when it comes to technology, especially online or internet technology. There is a popular stereotype of a young child trying to teach grandma or grandpa how to use a smart phone or a tablet and having difficulty. In this stereotype, the “older generation” just does not get it; they are stuck in a world of landline phones and transistor radios. Most stereotypes are wrong to some degree, but this one is increasingly inaccurate and damaging, especially to the business, professional and service-oriented people who need to reach seniors.

Leaders at the top end of internet marketing, including social media marketing, have recognized this fact, and they are working to overcome the damaging stereotype. These ideas may not be flattering to boomers themselves, but they are an economic threat to business and professional people who fail to reach this market. Politicians have long known that boomers are where the votes are; marketers need to learn that boomers are also where the bucks are. Today’s seniors and boomers are watching YouTube, browsing the internet and using social media!

Here are some observations from a recent study by Google, certainly an expert in on line marketing.

  • Increasingly, the internet is seen as a major part of senior living. For seniors, the internet outpaces TV and print media by a substantial margin. It is the seniors’ top source for gathering information on topics of interest. An advertiser who wants to reach the senior lifestyle market must be present on many digital platforms. Online video, websites like net or OurSeniors.net Magazine and social networks build upon each other.
  • A majority of seniors/boomers use social networking sites; more than half of them are following a group or organization on a social platform. The most used social platform is Facebook, despite its recent setbacks. See net on Facebook and OurSeniors.net on Google +.
  • Seniors and boomers watch online video! More than 50% report that senior living includes online viewing. YouTube is the preferred site with 82% of senior video watchers using it. Online advertising is extremely effective in appealing to this group as seen by actions taken as a result of watching online video.
  • Yes, boomers/seniors view the internet on their PCs, but a growing number are doing so on smartphones and tablets. They are far more sophisticated at this than many marketers imagine; multi-screen use is common with over 75% of mobile device owners reporting that they use two or more devices simultaneously.
  • The search function is the most common online information-gathering resource for boomers. Search results drive a variety of actions, including shopping decisions, viewing choices and information sources. Trust and familiarity with sites like net or OurSeniors.net on Facebook are equally important in influencing behavior.
  • The senior audience is involved in a variety of US causes and government-related issues surrounding senior advocacy. Seniors are especially interests in senior lifestyle issues like Social Security and Medicare. Online media platforms generate strong awareness, as well as actions like content sharing and online donations.

At OurSeniors.net, our mission is to help meet the needs of seniors in every way possible. In doing this, we also provide senior-friendly business, professional and service organizations a way to reach this critically important market. Through our senior living resource magazine, OurSeniors.net Magazine, our website at OurSeniors.net, our senior lifestyle and senior living features and articles, we serve both the senior community and the people who depend on seniors to support their organization.

Reach out to the senior/boomer community in your town or service area. You can contact an OurSeniors.net Advisor by phone at 866-333-2657 (se habla Español), or by using Contact Us.

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The next Brunch & Learn is on Dec 7th https://www.ourseniors.net/the-next-brunch-learn-is-on-dec-7th/ https://www.ourseniors.net/the-next-brunch-learn-is-on-dec-7th/#respond Tue, 04 Dec 2018 16:00:07 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=60781 Join us for our next Brunch and Learn, Friday December 7th, 2018 at 10am. Sign up here.

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