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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.

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.