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Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day

Have a happy and great Memorial Day.

Make Your Mark!

Seniors raise those party hats in the air! It is Older Americans Month! This month is a time to honor the contributions of older persons to our country. Thanks to the efforts and sacrifices of past and current seniors, our country is one of the most influential nations today. Thank you for raising and continuing to build the next generation. Without your efforts, our society would not be where we are today. We are grateful and honored for everything you have all done and continue to do. Thank you. The theme of this year’s Older American Month is “Make Your Mark!” The idea was selected to inspire and celebrate all the beautiful contributions that seniors have made to our communities. “Make Your Mark!” also spotlights the difference everyone can make in the lives of seniors. By supporting caregivers and honoring older adults, we strengthen our communities. Our team would like to invite you to make a mark this May in the life of an older adult. Send them a care package, flowers or write them a letter. A little thought goes a long way.

Readers, if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care right away. 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) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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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Happy Older Americans Month!

Our team at OurSeniors.net would like to take a moment to honor all the women who have raised and continue to build the next generation during Older Americans Month. We recognize your contributions, and we celebrate the marks you have created. Without your sacrifices and efforts, our society would not be where we are today. Thank you to all of our elders.

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.

Connection Through Technology!

It has been weeks since seniors have been at home isolated from their loved ones. Though phase one of Florida’s reopening plan has initiated, senior citizens in long-term care facilities are still not allowed to have any visitors for their safety. If you or a loved one currently find yourself in this position, do not fret. This crisis will be over before you know it. In the meantime, take advantage of the surrounding technology to connect with the outside world. Applications like FaceTime, Houseparty, and Zoom provide seniors plenty of ways to maintain an active and creative social life. So, give it a try! Call your friends and call your family. You can even set up themed parties or workout together over the app. Being social is a two-way street, so make it a goal to reach out and connect with at least one person once a day. When life gives you lemons, make some lemonade.

Readers, if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care right away. 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) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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.

Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day

We sincerely wish you a happy Mother’s Day.

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Buying Happiness!

Have you ever heard the phrase “money can’t buy happiness?” If you have, then you probably believed it, but the truth is that we can! If you have ever felt happier after buying your friend a drink or your loved one a gift, then you bought yourself some happiness! When we spend our money on others, not only do we increase their happiness, we skyrocket ours. According to a study published by Nature Communications, being generous increases our happiness. When we use our money in ways that are kind to others, we are investing in our happiness and strengthening social connections. Whether you can use $5 or $300 for a gesture, the simple act of being generous will bring you happiness. So, give it a try and spread some kindness around. If you have a loved one living in a nursing home, why not show them some love with a bag of goodies! The bag can be filled with anything like books, snacks, or chocolate. The most important part is the gesture. Remember your seniors, especially now when you cannot visit them! Show them you care with a goodie bag; it will brighten your day and theirs as well.

Readers, if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care right away. 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) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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.

FaceTime Virtual Happy Hour!

The news has been full of gloom these past few weeks as we prepped for the peak week of this pandemic. Though staying up to date with the status of the COVID-19 crisis is advisable, it is also extremely toxic for your mental health. Instead of checking the news, take some time to connect with your loved ones. Connecting with friends and family offers several mental health benefits like:

  • Increased feelings of belonging
  • Purpose
  • Higher levels of happiness
  • Lower levels of stress
  • Better self-worth
  • Higher confidence is
  • Help you live longer
  • Better physical health

There are plenty of ways to host a virtual party through apps. The most popular apps for a virtual happy hour right now are FaceTime or Houseparty! Whichever app you use to connect is up to you; the most important thing is that you connect! Remember to call your loved ones living in a nursing home now more than ever they need your support and a lot of love.

Readers, if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care right away. 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) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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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Goodie Bags!

These past few weeks have been a difficult time for our nation. Our economy has slowed down, and our communities have been isolated. This new version of coronavirus has spread fear around the world. Due to the nature of this virus, seniors and individuals with pre-existing conditions have been isolated for weeks. Isolation can cause depression and lower an individual’s immune system. If you have a loved one living in a nursing home, help combat depression by brightening your loved one’s day with some goodies. Everyone loves a surprise goodie bag! You can even have friends and relatives’ chip in or offer ideas.

Here are a few examples of some great goodie options:

  • New books
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Favorite snacks
  • A new set of PJs’
  • New plants
  • A box filled with items for their favorite hobby

Remember, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is still recommending people not to visit nursing homes or assisted long term care facilities. Remember to call your loved one’s care facility before sending out a package so they can prepare for any deliveries.

Readers, if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care right away. 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) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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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Free Phone Service!

Have you been having trouble connecting with your family during this crisis? Is hearing them over the phone nearly impossible? During these difficult times staying connected is more important than ever. If you or a loved one are living in a nursing home and have difficulty talking on the phone, there is a solution. ClearCaptions an Approved Vendor of the OurSeniors.net family, that can provide you or your loved one FREE caption services. ClearCaptions provides a real-time phone Teletext service, completely free to individuals who suffer from hearing loss! You may be wondering how this service is paid for, well it is fully funded by Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act through a fund administered by the Federal Communications Commission. To qualify for the free service, a healthcare professional such as an audiologist must provide a certification of hearing loss and the need for the captioning service. This program is offered to individuals in nursing homes as well so take advantage of this service. ClearCaptions is a great solution to a huge communication challenge faced by many seniors.

Long gone are the days when we wished that phone conversations had subtitles, modern technology has now made that dream a reality.

You can contact ClearCaptions by phone at 386-210-9844 or click here to learn more.

For more information, visit the ClearCaptions profile here or call 386-210-9844. You can also listen to our podcast describing this free service.

Readers, if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care right away. If you have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions, shelter in place and stay away from others or popular places. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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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Stretch it Out!

Have you ever heard of cabin fever? Cabin fever is a common reaction that happens after a very long period of isolation within a structure. As the Coronavirus crisis worsens, seniors must protect themselves by staying inside, but such long periods of isolation can take a toll on a person’s psyche. If you or a loved one is living in a nursing home, maintaining your distance from others is critical, but keeping your body active is just as important. There are many ways to stay active indoors to avoid developing cabin fever. There are programs like Silver Sneakers, which is a health and fitness program designed for adults 65+ that are offering seniors virtual on-demand classes. Apps like MindBody, partner with Silver Sneakers certified gyms to provide LIVE virtual courses for seniors. More than 80 people can connect in a class at a time, and it helps relieve some of the need for social interaction! Virtual classes on Youtube are also a great free option! There are plenty of ways for you to be social and active while staying safe. Remember, exercise releases endorphins, a hormone that relieves stress and pain like a natural opioid! Stay safe and stretch that body out!

Readers, if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care right away. If you have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions, stay away from crowded areas or places. These guidelines were provided by both the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. There is no need to panic but stay informed.

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.