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Stay in Touch

The number of COVID-19 cases in Florida is rising. If you have a loved one living in a long-term care facility, staying connected now is more important than ever. Please make time to connect. There are plenty of ways of staying in touch with a senior through applications like FaceTime, Houseparty, and Zoom. You can call your loved one and connect them to other family members and people they love. Make it a goal to figure out new ways to reach out. Brighten your loved one’s day by showing effort and being creative.

Below is a list to help you get started.

  • Have a video chat movie night through Netflix Party.
  • Record a read-aloud for seniors who have trouble reading (extra points if the whole family helps read-aloud the story).
  • Have a virtual craft day together and mail each other the results.
  • Make them a playlist on Spotify or Apple Music with all of their favorite songs.
  • Send them greeting cards from every new place you visit.
  • Make a greeting card keepsake book and mail it.

There are so many creative ways to stay in touch. I hope this list inspires you to give at least one of them a try. Though physical restrictions should be strictly enforced, staying connected is just as important. Do not forget about your senior! Stay in touch and fill their life with never-ending love. Take care.

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 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.

There’s a Resurgence

The number of COVID-19 cases in Florida is higher than ever! If you have a loved one living in a long-term care facility, it will be a while before you can visit them in-person. Though a barrier and a pandemic are between you, there are still plenty of ways to connect. Brighten your loved one’s day by showing effort and searching for creative ways to connect.

Below are a few suggestions to help you get your creative juices flowing:

  • Create a physical or virtual photobook to update your loved one the family’s recent activities (click here to create a free photobook).
  • Schedule a window visit by setting up a time with the facility, where you will “meet” and stand outside the facility’s window while your loved one stands/sits safely on the other side of that window).
  • Send handwritten cards through the mail from everyone in your family (click here for a short example).
  • Chat through apps like Facebook Messenger, House Party, or Zoom.
  • Drop off a care-package (include items like a Netflix/Amazon/Disney+ movie subscription, personal hygiene items, or books/magazines).
  • Call them regularly or even set up a chain call (a call with a group of family members all on the same line).

These are only a few of the countless things you can try to keep an active connection between you and your loved one. Remember, physical restrictions should be strictly enforced to save hundreds of seniors’ lives, but do not forget about your senior! Continue practicing social distancing and remain emotionally close to the people you love. Take care.

Readers, 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 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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The Anti-inflammatory Diet

Did you know that your diet could be making you sick and age faster? According to a study reported by the US National Library of Medicine, the food you eat has an impact on the amount of inflammation your body produces. Foods like processed sugars, artificial trans-fat, and refined carbohydrates cause the release of inflammatory messengers which increase the risk of:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Asthma
  • Early aging
  • And other chronic conditions.

If you want to lose weight and lower your risk of disease, we have excellent news. All you have to do is change your diet! Studies show that by changing your diet to include a high number of antioxidants, you can give your body a healthy boost. Give the Mediterranean diet a try or add anti-inflammatory options to your daily routine like:

  • Berries
  • Broccoli
  • Fatty fish like salmon or herring
  • Green tea
  • Grapes
  • Leafy greens, like kale and spinach
  • Peppers
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocados

A combination of the options above will give you the best result! But remember it is up to you to implement the tips. Take a moment and review your diet; there may be room for improvement!

Readers, 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 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.

Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day

Our team at OurSeniors.net would like to take a moment to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful men who are fathers or shared a paternal bond with a child. Those who have taken the time to raise, nurture, and love their children. Whether you are an old dad, a grandfather, a father-in-law, or a stepdad, your sacrifices and actions will serve as an example for your children and their children. We honor you today and every day. We hope you enjoy your special day with the people you love. Happy Father’s Day!

Mental Health Monday

Taking care of your mental health during these unprecedented times is a priority! Everywhere we look, there is news about protests, a pandemic, or a recession. To thrive, as Florida continues to re-open, we must make time to take care of our health. One of the best ways to do just that is by taking a mental health day!

A mental health day will help you:

  • Unwind
  • Reset your perspective
  • Evaluate your life
  • Control your emotions
  • Relax
  • Rest

Try taking a break from the negative news cycle for just one day. Remember, a mental health day can look different for everyone. There are no right or wrong ways of doing it. Take the day as an open-ended opportunity and relax. Your only goal is to be happy and engaged in whatever it is you are doing! So please take a moment, unwind and prioritize yourself. You deserve it!

If you or someone you love are in search of a confidential and anonymous source of information for treatment facilities in the United States, click here to find evidence-based programs that provide:

  • medication
  • therapy
  • family and peer support
  • assistance with education
  • employment
  • other mental health services

Readers, 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 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.

COVID-19 Care Plan

As Florida continues to re-open, COVID-19 is continuously spreading throughout the United States. Due to the severe risk that the virus poses on the health of seniors, it is critical to have a care plan ready in case of a severe complication. You may be wondering, “what is a care plan?” A care plan is a summary that includes an individual’s health conditions and current treatments. The document should be easy to access, read, and express clearly the individual’s views, preferences, and needs. This resource can help reduce the number of hospitalizations and improve medical management, especially for seniors living in long-term care facilities.

Care plans can include:

  • A summary of your health conditions
  • Medications
  • Healthcare providers
  • Emergency contacts
  • End-of-life care options

Usually, people complete their care plans with their doctors, a family member, or even a home nurse aide. However, the summary should be carefully reviewed and approved by the individual who is going through the process of care. Being prepared and developing a care plan is critical during these uncertain times. But remember these plans can be updated annually or anytime there is a change in your health. Stay prepared and stay positive, seniors. We will all get through this together.

If you would like some guidance on how to complete a care plan click here.

Readers, 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 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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Do You Honor your Elders?

Have you ever thought about the kind of lifestyle you want to live once you reach old age? Most people hope for a peaceful and fun life filled with family and friends. Sadly, one in five Americans reports feeling lonely or socially isolated, according to the Health Resources & Services Administration. This loneliness and social isolation are even more severe among seniors, with over 43% reporting this phenomenon regularly. Loneliness is lethal; feeling alone has been proven to be even more dangerous than obesity or smoking a pack a day! Imagine living your golden years isolated, after all the years you dedicated to your friends and family. This month dedicate time to a senior that you care about. Now is the perfect time to show you respect for your elders. Older citizens should be celebrated and honored for the contributions they have made to build our beautiful nation. This week take some time to honor the elders in your life by giving them a call or sending them a care package. A little thoughtfulness and kindness can go a long way.

Readers, 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 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.

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.