OurSeniors.net https://www.ourseniors.net The Resource Directory For Our Seniors Wed, 29 Jul 2020 18:44:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://www.ourseniors.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/OSnetCoupleIcon-100x100.png OurSeniors.net https://www.ourseniors.net 32 32 RV’s are the Top Travel Experience this Summer https://www.ourseniors.net/rvs-are-the-top-travel-experience-this-summer/ https://www.ourseniors.net/rvs-are-the-top-travel-experience-this-summer/#respond Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:00:55 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=65261 With COVID-19 not slowing down, travel has been halted this summer. Our favorite spots may be closed, partially open or too risky to visit making it a tough time to go anywhere. Something we have seen more lately are RV’s. By renting or owning an RV, you can go anywhere you want within the United […]

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Giant Recreational WorldWith COVID-19 not slowing down, travel has been halted this summer. Our favorite spots may be closed, partially open or too risky to visit making it a tough time to go anywhere.

Something we have seen more lately are RV’s. By renting or owning an RV, you can go anywhere you want within the United States and bypass the risk of flying. You can take your immediate family members and don’t need to interact with anyone else if you don’t want to.

America has some of the most beautiful campgrounds and RV parks in every state that are worth exploring. Getting out into nature is good for the soul and we think now is the best time to get out and enjoy it.

Our friends at Giant Recreation World can help you with an RV rental or purchase. They have been in the business for decades and have serviced tens of thousands of happy customers over the years.

They can provide you with your ideal RV that matches all your specifications and you’ll be on your way in no time!

For more information, visit their profile here or call them at 407-794-9116.

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Searching for A Job—Part 1 https://www.ourseniors.net/searching-for-a-job-part-1/ https://www.ourseniors.net/searching-for-a-job-part-1/#respond Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:00:28 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=65258 Is retirement not everything you thought it would be? Do you not have enough income to make ends meet? If you are considering going back to work, then you are not alone. Did you know 55% of adults between 60 and 64 work part-time, and over 31% of seniors work full time? Returning to the […]

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senior on laptopIs retirement not everything you thought it would be? Do you not have enough income to make ends meet? If you are considering going back to work, then you are not alone. Did you know 55% of adults between 60 and 64 work part-time, and over 31% of seniors work full time? Returning to the workforce can be fun. You do not have to take a job you hate or focus on landing a responsibility for the money. Explore your options! You are living in the best years of your life, your golden years. Keep an open mind and research new fields or activities that excite you. Do not step back into the routine of an old job because it’s easy. Search for something enjoyable that interests you. You may be thinking, “I can’t start working again. No one will hire me because I’m old!” Well, I’m happy to inform you that the workplace is changing. Companies are evolving. By aiming to be inclusive, companies now offer flexible options, especially for seniors. Even during this pandemic, there are plenty of remote options available for retirees. Visit the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity site to find a list of senior resources, designed to help you land a job.

Word of the wise, if you already claim Social Security and haven’t reached full retirement age, some of your benefits may be withheld. You will also be subject to the Social Security Administration’s Retirement Earnings Test. Yet, working part-time can still add to your retirement income without pushing you over the earning threshold. For example, a part-time job at Target that earns $15/hour can add an extra $15,000 to your annual retirement income. If you go back to work after your full retirement age, you will not be subject to the retirement earnings test. So, if you want to get out of the house or want to earn money at home, there are plenty of excellent options. Click here to get started.

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Come to our next Brunch & Learn on Aug. 28! https://www.ourseniors.net/come-to-our-next-brunch-learn-on-aug-28/ https://www.ourseniors.net/come-to-our-next-brunch-learn-on-aug-28/#respond Thu, 30 Jul 2020 14:00:50 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=65240 We are excited to have Dr. Obeng from Obeng Family Dental to talk about the oral health care needs of seniors. As we age, we lose enamel and our teeth become discolored over time from food and lifestyle choices. It’s important to learn more about how to combat these issues, which Dr. Obeng will talk […]

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Brunch & LearnWe are excited to have Dr. Obeng from Obeng Family Dental to talk about the oral health care needs of seniors. As we age, we lose enamel and our teeth become discolored over time from food and lifestyle choices. It’s important to learn more about how to combat these issues, which Dr. Obeng will talk more about.

The Brunch & Learn will take place at Peach Valley Café located at 3813 S. Nova Rd., Port Orange, FL 32129.

You can RSVP by calling 386-259-6722 or filling out our form here.

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How to be Truly Happy and Cope with Hearing Loss https://www.ourseniors.net/how-to-be-truly-happy-and-cope-with-hearing-loss/ https://www.ourseniors.net/how-to-be-truly-happy-and-cope-with-hearing-loss/#respond Wed, 29 Jul 2020 14:00:22 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=65246 Have you ever had this happen to you? You’re talking to a new friend, getting to know them, and you miss what they’re saying for a second. Naturally, you ask them to repeat themselves,. But then it happens again and again! Eventually, you are sweating, staring and nodding awkwardly in hopes that they never notice. […]

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Have you ever had this happen to you? You’re talking to a new friend, getting to know them, and you miss what they’re saying for a second. Naturally, you ask them to repeat themselves,. But then it happens again and again! Eventually, you are sweating, staring and nodding awkwardly in hopes that they never notice.

If you’ve been losing your sense of hearing, you know how significant an impact this has on your life. Hearing loss doesn’t only affect you physically, it affects you emotionally. You can feel helpless, depressed, and even angry! I want to let you know that what you’re feeling is ok. The reactions you’re having are normal. But if you’re going to transition from frustrated to a happy senior lifestyle, you will have to face these feelings.

How to Start

Stop Hiding Your Feelings

Hearing loss can feel like you’ve lost an essential part of yourself, and the truth is you have. Denying or sugar-coating this profound loss will not help with your grief, you must accept it. Talk to your friends, your family, or a therapist. There is no shame in sharing and vocalizing your pain; it is the best way to help you let go of what you once had. Develop a support system that will help you in your senior transition. Vent, and explain to them your new needs.

Know Your Options

Become an avid learner and local senior expert in hearing loss! The task may seem daunting, but the more you know about your new standard, the more control you will feel. This knowledge will lower your anxiety and help you feel better. If you want to shorten the learning curve, get help from a licensed audiologist or an otolaryngologist. These specialists can help you learn about new treatments, support groups, and medical check-ups.

Make Communication Easier

Communicating with perfect hearing is hard and even more so without. But you still must learn to adapt to your new normal and work around it.

When you’re talking to someone:

  • Try to eliminate background noise by turning down TV’s or music.
  • Before talking to someone, call out their name.
  • Always speak slowly and clearly.
  • Avoid raising your voice, it distorts the sound of your words.
  • When speaking to someone always face them
  • Do your best to talk in areas that are well lit, quiet, and calm.

Getting used to hearing loss is impossible overnight, but you will overcome it by facing your new reality! If you want to ease your senior transition, contact ClearCaptions for a free captioning service. ClearCaptions is a certified captioning service funded by Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act and an Approved Vendor. Their facility provides over the phone real-time captioning, which helps seniors with trouble hearing relax during calls!

To learn more about ClearCaptions, click here or call 386-210-9844.

If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care immediately. If you have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions, shelter in place and stay away from others or crowded areas. For the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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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 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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Check out the OurSeniors Team! https://www.ourseniors.net/check-out-the-ourseniors-team/ https://www.ourseniors.net/check-out-the-ourseniors-team/#respond Tue, 28 Jul 2020 14:00:35 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=65239 With the help of a dedicated team of professionals, the OurSeniors Team is able to tackle any task seniors face, such as home relocation, asset protection, healthcare plan optimization and more. The OurSeniors Team knows how difficult it is to navigate the unsteady waters of growing older especially during the pandemic. Those who don’t have […]

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OurSeniorsTeam.netWith the help of a dedicated team of professionals, the OurSeniors Team is able to tackle any task seniors face, such as home relocation, asset protection, healthcare plan optimization and more.

The OurSeniors Team knows how difficult it is to navigate the unsteady waters of growing older especially during the pandemic. Those who don’t have family members nearby or someone to help them can feel especially alone and overwhelmed.

The team was created with all this in mind to lend a helping hand and help seniors live out their golden years with confidence.

For more information, the team can be reached at 386-204-4500.

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The 6 Nutrients You Need to Quickly Boost Your Eye Health https://www.ourseniors.net/the-6-nutrients-you-need-to-quickly-boost-your-eye-health/ https://www.ourseniors.net/the-6-nutrients-you-need-to-quickly-boost-your-eye-health/#respond Mon, 27 Jul 2020 14:00:15 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=65245 Imagine you’re driving and then suddenly everything goes dark. You slam on the breaks and raise your hands to your face. You see nothing. No shadows, no outlines, just nothing. Scary right? Losing your eyesight, whether gradually or suddenly, is terrifying. Your vision keeps your mind sharp, safe, and aware of your surroundings. Without your […]

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Medical ArtsOptical ServicesImagine you’re driving and then suddenly everything goes dark. You slam on the breaks and raise your hands to your face. You see nothing. No shadows, no outlines, just nothing. Scary right? Losing your eyesight, whether gradually or suddenly, is terrifying. Your vision keeps your mind sharp, safe, and aware of your surroundings. Without your sight, life would be so different.

Our eyes are so important, but most of us take them for granted. Did you know, nearly 4.2 million Americans over 40 are visually impaired? Another 24.4 million Americans suffer from cataracts?! Eye diseases/complications are mostly preventable, yet few adults prioritize their eye health! If you’re wondering, “How can I take care of my eyes?” keep reading the senior resource below.

Six nutrients that will optimize your eye health:

  • Eat food high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids and say goodbye to artificial tears! It improves the production of oil film by the meibomian glands on the edge of your eyelid.
  • Get more Vitamin C! It supports the health of blood vessels in the eye and lowers the risk of cataracts.
  • Take Lutein and Zeaxanthin found in leafy greens. Lutein and Zeaxanthin have anti-inflammatory properties that filter harmful high-energy light and improve/prevent age-related vision loss and blindness.
  • Take more Vitamin E. It protects your eyes from damage caused by free radicals, which break down healthy eye tissue.
  • Have more sweet potatoes, which are rich in Vitamin A. Vitamin A clears the outside covering of your eye (cornea) and supports vision during low light conditions.
  • Hire a “helper molecule” like Zinc! This trace mineral transports vitamin A from the liver to the retina.

If you want to maintain and improve your senior lifestyle and eye health, nourish yourself. What you eat will affect your general health but, most importantly, your eyes. These nutrients will protect, optimize, and reduce the risk of developing age-related eye diseases. Many eye problems/diseases are preventable and treatable if caught early. Visit an optometrist and schedule a dilated eye exam to check for common eye issues. If you need a new eyewear set or have some general questions about your eye health, contact our Approved Vendor, Medical Arts Optical Services. Located in Daytona Beach, this highly rated vision center goes above and beyond for the senior community.

Schedule your eye check-up or call them at 386-200-9101.

You can also find them at:

  • Halifax Hospital Professional Center
    311 N Clyde Morris Blvd #40
    Daytona Beach, FL

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Take a Staycation at Sun Viking Lodge in Daytona Beach! https://www.ourseniors.net/take-a-staycation-at-sun-viking-lodge-in-daytona-beach/ https://www.ourseniors.net/take-a-staycation-at-sun-viking-lodge-in-daytona-beach/#respond Sat, 25 Jul 2020 14:00:11 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=65219 Now is the perfect time to take a staycation while hotel rates are low. People are not as likely to travel and hotels are taking precautions to ensure every area is cleaned properly and up to standard. It’s important to stay safe and free of risk during this time, but it’s also important to put […]

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Sun Viking LodgeNow is the perfect time to take a staycation while hotel rates are low. People are not as likely to travel and hotels are taking precautions to ensure every area is cleaned properly and up to standard.

It’s important to stay safe and free of risk during this time, but it’s also important to put our mental health and happiness as a priority. A weekend getaway with sunshine and relaxation is a great way to lift our spirits.

We recommend visiting Sun Viking Lodge in Daytona Beach because it’s a family-friendly hotel with beach-side activities and pools to enjoy. Seniors that are members of OurSeniors.net receive a first-visit discount of 20% off with promotion code “OCEAN.” Seniors will receive 25% off all return visits.

Learn more about the Sun Viking Lodge on our profile at OurSeniors.net Sun Viking Lodge or call 866-417-3676.

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How to Help a Hungry Senior Today? https://www.ourseniors.net/how-to-help-a-hungry-senior-today/ https://www.ourseniors.net/how-to-help-a-hungry-senior-today/#respond Fri, 24 Jul 2020 14:00:26 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=65216 Did you know that more than 8.6 million Americans go hungry every day? There are hundreds of seniors living paycheck to paycheck without enough money to put food on the table. What’s even worse is that as the senior population continues to grow, food insecurity among adults is increasing. In 2016 alone, 8% of senior […]

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Did you know that more than 8.6 million Americans go hungry every day? There are hundreds of seniors living paycheck to paycheck without enough money to put food on the table. What’s even worse is that as the senior population continues to grow, food insecurity among adults is increasing. In 2016 alone, 8% of senior households lacked basic food. The fourth age population is doubling, so it’s getting even more severe. You may be wondering, “What can I do to help?” If you know a senior who needs help, have them reach out to the Senior SNAP Initiative. The Senior SNAP Initiative is a national program that supports community-based organizations that assist older adults in applying/enrolling in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

If the idea of SNAP seems off-putting to you here are a few benefits to change your mind:

  • SNAP improves health outcomes, especially in seniors, who are more likely to suffer from chronic illnesses.
  • For every $1 in SNAP benefits, $1.73 is generated in the local economic activity, this program stimulates the economy.
  • Every $1 billion in SNAP benefits creates 8,900 full-time jobs.

Being aware of all these options and the benefits that seniors could be eligible for is only one step in the battle against senior hunger. There are more than 5.2 million seniors who qualify for SNAP and do not participate. If you are one of those three out of five eligible seniors, reach out. The program was created for you. Do not suffer alone. If you know someone who could benefit from this program, spread the word. During these times of crisis, banding together has the power of saving someone’s life.

To apply for the SNAP program click here.

If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care immediately. If you have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions, shelter in place and stay away from others or crowded areas. For the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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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 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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Don’t Forget to Register to Vote! https://www.ourseniors.net/dont-forget-to-register-to-vote/ https://www.ourseniors.net/dont-forget-to-register-to-vote/#respond Thu, 23 Jul 2020 14:00:04 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=65218 This year is an extremely important election. Don’t kick yourself later for forgetting to register to vote now. You have until 29 days before the election to get yourself registered or apply for an absentee ballot. You can go to RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov to sign up. All your need is your ID and social security number to […]

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cast your voteThis year is an extremely important election. Don’t kick yourself later for forgetting to register to vote now.

You have until 29 days before the election to get yourself registered or apply for an absentee ballot. You can go to RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov to sign up. All your need is your ID and social security number to apply.

Let this be your reminder to register now before you forget!

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Myth busters: The Risks of Wearing a Mask https://www.ourseniors.net/myth-busters-the-risks-of-wearing-a-mask/ https://www.ourseniors.net/myth-busters-the-risks-of-wearing-a-mask/#respond Wed, 22 Jul 2020 14:00:23 +0000 https://www.ourseniors.net/?p=65215 Cases of COVID-19 are skyrocketing once again. Due to the resurgence of cases, our team would like to remind our readers to please wear a mask! Many people are refusing to wear masks due to the myth that they cause CO2 intoxication or oxygen deficiency. But these myths are FALSE! When worn correctly, wearing a […]

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covid-19Cases of COVID-19 are skyrocketing once again. Due to the resurgence of cases, our team would like to remind our readers to please wear a mask! Many people are refusing to wear masks due to the myth that they cause CO2 intoxication or oxygen deficiency. But these myths are FALSE! When worn correctly, wearing a medical cover for a long time DOES NOT cause CO2 poisoning or oxygen deficiency. Do your part and wear a mask! Encourage your family and friends to do the same. The more people we have wearing masks, the faster we can slow down this virus’ spread once again. Yes, the face coverings are uncomfortable, but we can potentially save 1000’s of lives by wearing them. Help us slow down the spread and flatten the curve. We must stick together and do our part. Your actions have the power to affect the lives of hundreds. So, what are you going to do?

To learn more about how to wear a mask properly, click here.

If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care immediately. If you have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions, shelter in place and stay away from others or crowded areas. For the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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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 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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