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Family Involvement

Family involvement is vital at every age. A family provides the love and support an individual needs to thrive. Having strong family ties are especially crucial for seniors living in nursing homes. Seniors who have good relationships with their families are more likely to have a longer and heightened quality of life as they age. An individual’s family can provide emotional support and healthy social interactions. Families serve as advocates for seniors by ensuring that their loved one is receiving quality care. Having a loved one in a nursing home can lessen a caregiver’s tasks, but not their responsibilities. If you have a loved one living in a long-term care facility, improve their experiences by visiting and being involved. Your elders will not be here forever, and showing them, you care right now, in the present, is one of the most meaningful ways you can impact their lives. Make time for your seniors today.

OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this winter season from our team at OurSeniors.org.

MLK Day

Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day

We at OurSeniors.net would like to wish you a happy Martin Luther King Jr Day.

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Elder Abuse Protection

Living in long-term care facilities is rewarding but also has its many challenges. One of the darker difficulties that many seniors face in long-term care is elder abuse. According to the National Council of Aging, about five million senior Americans face elder abuse yearly! That is a scary thought but thankfully, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that protective factors like community and relationship levels can reduce the risk of perpetuating abuse or neglect. One great protective factor is having an attorney. Attorneys who specialize in elder law can be your representatives in legal matters. They defend your rights. Everyone needs professional help from time to time, especially our seniors. Luckily some people dedicate their lives to becoming experts in fields like elder law. Consider hiring an attorney to protect your assets, rights and loved ones.

OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this holiday season from our team at OurSeniors.org

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Book Clubs

Reading is one of life’s simple pleasures. Every good book opens the door to a new life. Books help pass the time and can even be enjoyed as a group. If you are a senior or have a loved one living in a nursing home, why not start a book club? Book clubs are a great way to learn about different cultures and an excellent way to make new friends.

Benefits of starting a book club:

  • Keeps the mind sharp and limber
  • Exercises public speaking
  • Opportunity to try healthy and new snacks
  • Learning
  • Increases your social activity
  • Reduces the risk of dementia

Reading has many benefits. You can even start an intergenerational book club with adults of all ages! The club will make a great platform to share ideas and new ways of thinking! Give it a try and enjoy the wonderful rewards of reading!

OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this holiday season from our team at OurSeniors.org.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

We hope this year is a joyful and healthy year for all of you! May this new decade be filled with adventure, dreams and victories. We hope you sway into this new year with a pep in your step. Remember, even though your elders may not live with you, they can still participate during this festive time. Host New Year’s Eve activities like creating a family time capsule or a resolution challenge. Christmas may be over, but the holiday season is still going. Seniors living in long-term care facilities would enjoy fun visits from their families. Our team at OurSeniors.net wishes you and your family the greatest gift of all, happiness and love! Enjoy the rest of the holiday season and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this holiday season from our team at OurSeniors.org. Happy Holidays!

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Thank you all

Thank you to all that participated in surprising Our Seniors at Sandalwood Rehab. Great job by Hogue Ministry and Ourseniors.net and Photographer Jon Keith.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

It is finally Christmas! Seniors, children, and adults of all ages have been waiting for this time of year. We hope this Christmas is a joyful and enjoyable time for you! May this season bring you fond memories, plenty of hot chocolate, and fun. Remember, even though your elders may not live with you, they can still participate during this festive time. Have a Christmas breakfast with your loved one or bring them a gift at their home. Spread the Christmas cheer and gratitude. Seniors living in long-term care facilities would enjoy a visit from their families on Christmas day. Our team at OurSeniors.net wishes you and your family the greatest gift of all, happiness and love! Enjoy the day and have yourself a merry little Christmas.

OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this holiday season from our team at OurSeniors.org. Happy Holidays!

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Decorating Senior Facilities

Decorating for the holidays is traditional and festive. Seniors living in nursing homes do not have as much space or materials to decorate during the holidays, but with a little help and imagination, there is nothing a senior cannot do.

Budget-friendly decorating tips for seniors:

  • Collect pinecones and make pinecone wreaths!
  • Paint pinecones white or glue on glitter
  • Use construction paper to make holiday chains
  • Cut our snowflakes with construction paper
  • Knit stockings to hang around the facility
  • Cut out words like Joy in Red or green and tape them on the walls or windows
  • Use pinecones as a centerpiece
  • Fill bowls with sugar-free peppermint
  • Make a tree shape with Christmas lights

The holidays are here, and it is not too late to decorate! Making decorations yourself makes the holidays more meaningful. Any of the listed activities are great for groups and visitors. Invite other seniors to join in on the fun. Enjoy the season and make your home sparkle with joy.

OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this holiday season from our team at OurSeniors.org. Happy Holidays!

OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility.

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Winter Season Senior Activities

As the weather gets colder and the holidays draw nearer people become less active. The National Institute of Aging recommends seniors to participate in 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity daily. Physical activity is essential for healthy aging. Most chronic diseases can be delayed and prevented through regular exercise. Daily physical activity keeps the body healthy and the mind clear, but with temperatures dropping and the risk of hypothermia rising, what is a senior to do?

Here are seven activities that will keep seniors active all winter:

  1. Yoga indoors
  2. Grow and tend an indoor garden
  3. Dancing
  4. Walking A.K.A. holiday window shopping
  5. Aqua Pilates in the community pool
  6. Light Fitness videos like Tai chi
  7. Host a cooking class with your favorite dish

Stay active this winter! According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, not enough older adults are physically active. More than 28% of adults over the age of 50 are inactive. Follow one of these tips and move your body. All adults should strive to remain active throughout their lives, especially seniors.

OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this holiday season from our team at OurSeniors.org. Happy Holidays!

OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility.

Pearl Harbor

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Do you remember what happened on this day in 1941? Not many people do, which is why we want to remind you and others to never forget what happened at Pearl Harbor. To observe this day, many government buildings and residences fly the American flag at half-mast to show respect.

This was a dreadful day in American history that Franklin D. Roosevelt said was “a date which will live in infamy.” This surprise attack by the Japanese Imperial Army caused more than 2,000 people to be killed, 1,000 were injured and many aircraft and battleships were lost.

We ask you to never forget this day and to educate your loved ones and friends who are unfamiliar with what happened. Freedom is not FREE!