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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!

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Remember them during the holidays!

The holidays are meant to be shared with family and friends. Including elders throughout the holidays makes the season even more joyful. This holiday season visit a loved one living in a long-term care facility. Plan a family outing to a nursing home or invite a senior family member over for dinner. Seniors love visits from their friends and families. Including elders throughout the holidays makes the season even more joyful. A little mindfulness can go a long way. Coordinate a meal plan that is senior-friendly or homemade treats like muffins or cupcakes. Having a senior over can also be very helpful. Offer them options on what to help with and avoid assuming what their limitations may be. Inclusion helps seniors stay healthy and stress-free! The holidays can be a painful reminder of the people and places a senior might miss, but by being mindful, you can help them curb the holiday blues. We hope you enjoy this winter 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.

Giving Tuesday

OurSeniors.org is a 501 c 3 and depends on its supporters to continue serving seniors, especially those in Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, etc.

Please take the time today on Giving Tuesday and donate here: https://www.ourseniors.org/product/donate/

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a holiday filled with love and gratitude. Though this time is dedicated to friends and family, it can be a stressful time for seniors. Many seniors are far from home, are unable to travel, or have dietary restrictions. Keep your elder in mind this season! Set aside some time to see them! Visit your elders, especially those who live in nursing homes, and bring as many people as you can! Seniors love visits from their friends and families during the holidays! To switch things up, bring treats like muffins or casseroles! Coordinate and meal plan with guest’s senior-friendly, low-sodium dishes, or a healthy turkey meal. Being grateful and mindful of others makes the holidays even more special. The holidays can be a painful reminder of the people and places a senior might miss. Make sure you make time and include them this Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy this holiday season from our team at OurSeniors.org. Happy Thanksgiving!

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.

climate change

Seniors Going Green!

Deforestation is spreading, temperatures are rising, and our climate is changing. “Save the earth” is more than buzzwords, it is a global crisis. Climate-warming is due to human activities over the past century, according to NASA. More than 97 percent of the world’s leading scientists agree! Seniors have the power to impact the future by making a few eco-friendly changes. There are about 52 million retired Americans who are 65 and older! The U.S. Census Bureau expects that number to almost double by 2060! Seniors living in nursing homes can impact the world, there is time to change! A few lifestyle modifications will make your space more sustainable and energy efficient.

How to be a little greener in a nursing home:

  • Start a small herb garden indoors or outdoors
  • Use reusable plates, cups, and cutlery
  • Buy a metal straw or do not use straws
  • Let in some fresh air and open your windows or ask for them to be open
  • Encourage staff and residents to recycle
  • Think about your water usage
  • Eat less meat

Every small step towards sustainability is a giant win for future generations! All our seniors can make a positive impact on the environment by adapting any of these tips. Taking care of your environment has positive effects on you as well. Lead the way for seniors and be an example in your community!

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.

Veterans Day Dinner at Golden Corral in Palm Coast

Today, we want to say Thank You to all our veterans!

If you live in the Palm Coast area, Golden Corral in Palm Coast is hosting an event starting at 11 a.m. with a free dinner buffet for veterans from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The team from OurSeniors.net Magazine will be outside of Golden Corral in Palm Coast to meet you and show our appreciation. The address is 225 Cypress Edge Drive, Palm Coast, FL 32164. For more information, visit the event website.

We look forward to meeting you!

Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day!

We at OurSeniors.org would like to take a moment to thank all the men and women who have served and are serving in the U.S. military. We are forever grateful for all the veterans who have protected the liberties of this great nation. This Veterans Day, honor a veteran in your life by celebrating at the Golden Corral, located at 225 Cypress Edge Dr, Palm Coast. Golden Corral is offering a discount dinner buffet for just $11.99! Use the offer code: OurSeniorsDiscounts to take advantage of this offer which is only valid in the Palm Coast location until Dec 31st, 2019. This coupon can be found in the OurSeniorsDiscounts.net supplement in the OurSeniors.net Magazine. Be sure to thank the veterans of this nation, who have sacrificed so much for all of us.

OurSeniors.org was created to serve the needs of our older generation and is dedicated to helping provide valuable social visits for residents of long-term care facilities. We are on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to the lives of seniors by donating or volunteering to visit a facility.

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The Qualities of a Great Nursing Home

Long-term care facilities have become a popular option for seniors in recent years. According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of Americans over the age of 65 is projected to double from 52 million to 95 million! The housing market has responded to this new demand by creating various options for long-term care, yet the most popular and traditional option is still nursing homes. Nursing homes provide constant care to their residents and are great options for seniors who suffer from chronic physical or mental disabilities. Choosing the right nursing home for yourself or your loved one can be a difficult decision to make. There are plenty of options, but how do you differentiate between the good ones and the great?

Signs of a great nursing home:

  • Respect and kindness for their residents
  • Irresistible, delicious and healthy food
  • Invigorating activities
  • Welcoming visitor policies
  • Aligned values
  • Safe neighborhood
  • Attentive staff
  • Clean and decorated facility
  • Comfortable and home-like
  • Extra amenities

Make sure you visit the contending facilities and thoroughly research their history! There are many ways to spot a great nursing home and these are only some flags to watch for while searching! Our team at OurSeniors.org understands that making a lifestyle change is difficult for our community of seniors and their families. We hope you find this information useful and that your transition is a smooth one. To find out if a facility is regulated by AHCA visit FloridaHealthFinder.gov.

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.

Brunch and Learn

A Successful Brunch and Learn Oct 25th

Thanks to everyone that continues to support us, especially Edible Arrangements, Murray Insurance, Florida Dept of Education-DBS and to photographer Jon Keith!