Podcasts are great! Here are a few to know

Podcasts are great! Here are a few to know

September 30 is International Podcast Day, so we wanted to highlight a few that we enjoy. If you have never heard of a podcast or you want to learn more, read below! Podcasts have been around since the early-2000's as a way to produce radio-style shows in a format where people can listen to them on their own time and from anywhere. The first podcasts were delivered to the public on the internet with the first-known podcast named The BackStage Pass giving people the chance to hear interviews at their own leisure with well-known artists such as B.B. King and The Beach Boys. Since then, smartphones now have apps that combine all podcasts in one place for people to listen from their phones. They can be played while in the house, driving in the car or while on the computer. The purpose of them is to give people a more personalized experience and provide a convenient way to listen to the...
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How often should you clean out your refrigerator?

How often should you clean out your refrigerator?

When we clean our home, the last thing we think about is our refrigerator. It’s hidden, and there’s typically food in it at all times, making it hard to take the time to empty it for cleaning. What many of us may not know is that bacteria can linger in there from things leaking or spilling. There are also temperature zones within the fridge where bacteria can grow faster than others. Areas such as the doors that are exposed to warmer temperatures when opened are more prone to bacteria growth. This means it's important to consider when to clean it out and make sure the items inside are not making you sick. So, how often should you clean out your fridge? At least every 3-4 months. This is a great timeframe to take a look at any spoiled food, ensure your items are stored properly, and, of course, wipe it down and clean it from top to bottom. A great way to...
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Tips for getting better sleep

Tips for getting better sleep

Many people believe that seniors need less sleep than younger people. In fact, most people need about the same amount of sleep time in their senior years as they did as young adults, although there is some variation in the exact number of hours. Sleep studies vary some, but the consensus is that from 7 to 8 hours of sleep time is the healthy norm for adults. For a variety of reasons, many seniors get less sleep than they need and this can have serious consequences. Sleep deprivation in seniors can be debilitating, and it may be more common than it is in younger people. Health issues, anxiety and some medications can all be involved as well as changes in normal sleep patterns that some seniors try to ignore. As adults age, it is normal for the body's internal clock to alter, resetting to earlier wakening and falling asleep times. If the senior attempts to continue the late-night habits of younger...
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It’s the First Day of Fall! Make Your Home Look Festive

Today marks the first day in fall and although we live in Florida and do not experience the season as fully as our northern neighbors, there are plenty of ways to get into the fall spirit. From table settings to outdoor decorations, you can turn your home into an inviting and cozy space. Add pumpkin motifs Nothing screams fall quite like pumpkins do. Whether you already have pumpkin decorations or you want to find new ones to match modern styles, make sure you have all different sizes and colors. For chic home décor, Pottery Barn has beautiful pumpkin décor with neutral colors or cost-effective options are available at Target. Swap flowers for dried grass or leaves Wispy grasses make a home look more like fall with their brown and more neutral colors as opposed to the pops of colors that summer flowers bring to the home. These are some great ideas to start, but you can easily go to the beach and grab...
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When should you stop driving?

When should you stop driving?

It’s no decrease that as we age, our ability to do certain things starts to decrease. So, the thought of; “When Should I Stop Driving” may have crossed your mind at some point. As we age we may experience a decrease in our vision, our hearing may be impaired and our motor skills and reflexes might also slow in comparison to what they were. Another concern is that any health conditions that we possess may be worsening or may pose a general threat to operating motorized vehicles at all. It's never what anyone wants to hear but it's something that everyone will have to think about at some point. As we age we will also experience a reduction in our strength as well as our coordination and flexibility. The important thing is to think about all relatable factors in conjunction with the general safety precautions you would have to take to control a car. Remember that everyone ages and everyone ages differently...
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How to know the signs of atrial fibrillation

How to know the signs of atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and rapid heart rate that causes poor blood flow. Making sure that people are more aware of the symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation can help with early diagnosis and early diagnosis means quick access to treatment which in turn will reduce the risk of stroke. Atrial fibrillation decreases your heart pumping ability. The irregularity that it causes decreases the efficiency of your heart and if it occurs over long periods, it could weaken the heart and cause heart failure. This is exactly why it's so vital for not only seniors but everyone to be aware of. AFib or Paroxysmal AFib does not often cause serious problems but it's always highly recommended to see your doctor at any point that you might have a concern about your episodes or to call 911 if you are not able to get to the hospital in the incident that you cannot wait to see your primary care physician. Your physician may often...
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Enjoy an OurSeniors discount at Culver’s Restaurants

Enjoy an OurSeniors discount at Culver’s Restaurants

Culver’s Restaurant in Daytona Beach and Port Orange are both honoring a discount with OurSeniorsDiscounts.net, which will get you $1 off any regular value basket, $2 off any dinner and $1 off any regular concrete mixer. All you need to do is present the coupon when you visit the restaurant! Culver’s is a great place to take the grandkids since they have a great menu of burgers, chicken tenders, cod, shrimp, salads and dinners. They make a fresh frozen custard with vanilla chocolate and a different flavor daily. The little ones will always want to eat with the grandparents if they come here! You can check out the full menu here: https://www.culvers.com/menu-and-nutrition. For more information about the discount, visit https://www.ourseniorsdiscounts.net/coupons/restaurants/.  ...
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These are the best pets for seniors

These are the best pets for seniors

You may be thinking about getting a pet or rather, you want one but you aren't sure what pet may be best for you. After all, there are a lot of things to take into consideration. The types of animals that you do and don't like, how much attention you're willing to give, where you live, and if pets are even allowed, and if so what types meet the breed policies. You also have to think about your mobility and how much space you have and even give your allergies a bit of thought if you have any. There are a lot of factors to consider before getting a pet but don't worry about a thing. Here we will lay out the top pets for seniors and we'll go into useful detail for some as well. Keep reading to uncover what pet could be your new companion. Dogs Dogs are great and they make for wonderful furry companions and emotional support animals. Most...
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Making sure your joints are in the correct position

Making sure your joints are in the correct position

| Article provided by Fitworks Perfect Posture | Did you know that you have 360 joints, 640 muscles, and 206 bones in your body?  A lot is going on inside of you that gives you the ability to look, see, taste, smell, touch, and move around so you can experience all the wonderful things in life AND look fabulous while doing so! It all must be in perfect balance to allow this to occur. But what if something happens to cause an imbalance? What if one or more joints are no longer in their proper position? What happens then? And how do you even know if this has happened to your body? A misalignment may impair your range of motion and severe issues can affect your quality of life. There may be signs that your spine is misaligned, along with pain around several joints in the body. Hip pain will present with tight muscles on the hip and low back approximately two inches right or left...
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Remembering 9/11, 20 years later

Remembering 9/11, 20 years later

“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.”- Virgil Those are the words etched on the walls of the September 11 Memorial Museum in steel recovered from the Twin Towers. Twenty years ago, our nation suffered a horrific attack in New York City at the World Trade Center site and at the Pentagon, on September 11, 2001. In a terror attack aimed at the symbols of America’s power and prosperity, 2,977 people were killed and over 6,000 were injured. There were no survivors on the hijacked planes and only 20 survivors were pulled out of the flaming rubble. The tragedy is one of the largest losses of life due to a foreign attack on American soil, as well as the greatest loss of rescue personnel (in one incident) in American history. There was nothing more shocking than that dark day in history. Everyone remembers exactly where they were and how they felt that day. It was a heartbreaking time but...
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