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Happy New Year

Happy New Year from the team at OurSeniors.net Magazine!

This year was something that none of us ever expected. We never experienced a nation-wide shutdown or pandemic. Our lives changed in a variety of ways and life took on a whole new meaning.

While it may seem like 2020 was the worst year, a few great things did happen.

  • We took more time to relax and enjoy the little things in life.
  • People took hygiene more seriously.
  • Everyone took a step back from their hectic lives to be with loved ones.
  • The stress of the holidays took a backseat as many of us just stayed home.
  • Health became the biggest priority for everyone.

As we reflect on the past year, we are excited for the year ahead as we bring in a fresh perspective.

We wish you a Happy New Year and a great 2021 full of peace, happiness and prosperity!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the team at OurSeniors.net Magazine

We want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday from all of us!

Thank you for your support this year as a reader of the magazine. It has been a year that no one could have ever expected, but we are happy that things are already looking better for next year. We have so many things to be grateful for and we feel blessed to have readers like you that make this all worthwhile!

Our Winter Edition will be hitting the stands and doorsteps very soon, so if you aren’t set up to get it at home, you can get it at any one of our locations. This edition is jam packed with inspirational stories, health advice and much more, so be sure to get your copy when it comes out!

Also, make sure you are following us on Facebook or LinkedIn for more updates as the new year comes. We have lots going on that you won’t want to miss.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Let’s Take a Moment to Remember the Attack on Pearl Harbor Today

Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is a reminder of the tragedy that happened this day in 1941. Franklin D. Roosevelt said it was “a date which will live in infamy” as the surprise attack by the Japanese Imperial Army caused more than 2,000 people to be killed. Four very important U.S. Navy battleships sank, and four others were damaged along with hundreds of aircraft destroyed or damaged.

We would like to remember those who lost their lives, their families and those who lived through the tragedy. It is important to never forget this day as it marked an important event in history that changed the lives of many as it also led to declaring war on Japan and entering WW2.

Educate your family members and anyone from younger generations as they may not know the importance of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Point out to them how government buildings and most places that have an American Flag fly them at half-mast out of respect. History must be remembered!

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Happy Thanksgiving from the OurSeniors.net staff

The OurSeniors.net staff want to wish you a happy holiday.

While we are still living in a time of social distancing and being extra careful, we hope you are able to connect with family and friends. This is a time to be thankful for all that we have, even during difficult times. Living in America means we are better off than many others around the world, and that is something to be happy about.

Here are a few of our recent articles about gathering safely during the holidays, nonprofits that need your help during this difficult time, ways to connect with loved ones virtually, and an easy last-minute dessert recipe you can make to bring cheer to yourself or loved ones!

Turkey Rod Run

It’s Turkey Rod Run Time!

Hey its that time of year! It’s the Turkey Rod Run!

For more information see here.

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Happy Veterans Day to our nation’s heroes

Today is Veterans Day and OurSeniors.net Magazine would like to honor our team members and readers who are veterans.

As many of us may know, Veterans Day was when World War I ended and fighting ceased with an armistice between Allied nations and Germany. It happened on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Although it initially was meant to honor those veterans of World War I, it turned into an observance day for all those who have fought toward the effort of peace during war.

OurSeniors.net has found it important throughout the years to ensure our veterans are always honored and taken care of. What we like to do is team up with organizations that focus on veterans’ services so our senior veterans know what benefits can be provided to them.

Thank you, gentlemen, for your photo representing Army, Navy and Air Force and thank you for your service!

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Still Time to Vote!

There is still time get out and vote. Even our young seniors are voting!

Happy Columbus Day

Happy Columbus Day from OurSeniors.net!

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Is It That Bad?

This year has been tough on everyone: the young and the old, the rich and the poor. The stock market crashed, people have fought over toilet paper (out of all things), and millions have been forced to quarantine at home. There was no way of predicting the catastrophic damage COVID-19 would have on the world, but here we are. Even with all the gloom and doom around us, there are still plenty of reasons to be grateful. If you are sitting reading this, then you have a right to be thankful. You are alive, breathing, and able to enjoy another day with the people you love. You have a roof over your head, access to the internet, and functioning eyes. You are blessed. There are people all over the world living in slums worried about this new deadly virus and whether they will have enough food to eat tomorrow. When you think things are in bad shape, others are suffering too. Do your best to find gratitude for the space that you’re in and the opportunity you have to make tomorrow better. Reach out to the people you love, send gifts to your loved ones living in assisted living facilities. But most importantly, tell the people that you genuinely care for that you love them. Now more than ever, keeping up with our communication and letting others know that they matter can help relieve some of the pain we are all living in. Do your part, be grateful, and take advantage of the day. Not all of them are promised. So, keep on showing up for your seniors, and please continue practicing gratitude. This crisis will be over soon enough.

If you have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions, shelter in place and stay away from others or busy areas. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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.

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How to Become a Great Gift Giver

Want to brighten up a senior’s day? Send them a personalized gift this Summer! Research shows that giving a good gift can improve your relationship. Since so many people are long-distance now due to Covid-19, nothing screams “I love you” like a gift. But what if you’re terrible at giving gifts? How can you be sure you’ll pick out something your senior will love? Below are a few sure ways you can become an expert at gift-giving:

  • Think longer term—how much value is the receiver going to derive from your gift over time?
  • Pay attention to the things they buy for themselves.
  • Figure out what you have in common with your loved one and buy a gift based on shared interests (pick out something you would like).
  • Pay attention during talks and take notes.
  • Discreetly ask them what they want (it’s not taboo).
  • Be straightforward, and don’t overthink it.
  • Ask a nurse within the facility for help.
  • Go for quality over price. Your loved one will not like it more based on the price alone.

Whatever you get your senior is up to you; make sure it comes from the heart. Receiving a surprise gift from the person you love is one of the best ways to make a senior feel special truly. So please give it some thought or ask for help. Regardless of what you choose to give your loved one, I’m sure they will deeply appreciate it. It’s the little things that matter most! So do your part and keep on showing up for your seniors. This crisis will be over soon enough.

If you have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions, shelter in place and stay away from others or busy areas. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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.