Here Are Things You Should Know as We Go Into 2022

Here Are Things You Should Know as We Go Into 2022

Happy New Year! With a new year comes the chance for new beginnings and since a new year often comes with change, we wanted to provide you with a few things to expect. So, what will life be like in 2022? What will the future hold for us as a society and what changes can we expect to see? We have compiled some of the most important shifts that are going to happen in the next year. From housing markets, climate control, employment rates, stocks, and cryptocurrency- there is a lot to look forward to and to be aware of!  These are all topics you should know about if you want your business or retirement plan to be successful., and if you just want to know what changes you can expect to happen that may affect you. Make sure to read until the end to find out useful information about what’s coming up this year! The Shift to Remote Work One of the...
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Why and Where are People Moving to Florida During the Pandemic?

Why and Where are People Moving to Florida During the Pandemic?

Have you noticed any new construction in your Florida city, town or neighborhood? Most people have! Building cranes and new construction sites seem to be everywhere in the state. If you have the feeling that Florida is a “growth zone,” you are dead right. In the 2020 Census, Florida passed New York as the nation’s 3 rd largest state. The pandemic years of 2020 and 2021 have done nothing to slow Florida’s growth; in fact, that trend has accelerated. Other states looked on with envy as the population influx into the Sunshine State continued. The current growth estimate (December 2021) tells us that an average of 1,100 new people move into Florida each day. Over the next year, Florida will add almost the equivalent of a new Seminole County. This would be impressive under any circumstance, but it is especially so given the fact that total U.S. growth is the slowest since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Why does Florida continue to attract so many new people? Some of the...
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Our Seniors

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Our Seniors

With Christmas right on the Horizon, don’t forget to do the things that make you feel wonderful inside! Now is the time to share the things that you find fun or enjoyable with others, to spread holiday cheer, and put smiles on the faces of those that you love, or even a stranger. In this post, we’re going to share ways that you can enjoy the upcoming holiday and ease your worries about celebrating during the pandemic while providing you with ways to do so safely. It's the time of year when families gather around to celebrate with one another. But during COVID-19, this can be difficult for seniors who may not be able to join their families or friends in person for the holidays. We're here to tell you, while this may be the norm, for now, it won't always be this way. Now is the time to celebrate what we have, and nothing can take the holiday spirit from...
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Strength Training for Seniors

Strength Training for Seniors

Good nutrition, proper rest and medical care are all recognized as important elements of senior health. Social media and marketing professionals do an outstanding job of targeting seniors with information (and misinformation) about food, drugs, Medicare plans, and sleep aids. There is another essential element for maintaining good senior health that is not heavily advertised. Regular physical exercise is a key to maintaining seniors’ good health. Participating in regular strengthening exercise promotes emotional and mental health as well as physical wellbeing. It can be of benefit in managing medical conditions often seen in seniors including arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease and back pain. Beyond all of that, strength training will make daily living a far more enjoyable experience. Climbing stairs, carrying groceries, or simply rising from a chair unaided are tasks that younger people do without a thought. As we age, these simple abilities can become more and more of a challenge, but regular strength exercises can keep seniors independent, mobile and healthy. It is a common misconception that “bodybuilding” or muscle-building exercises are exclusively...
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Covid-19 and Real Treatments that Work

Covid-19 and Real Treatments that Work

  In nearly two years since the first cases appeared in the U.S., we have learned a lot about the effects Covid-19 may have on our bodies. Symptoms of the virus may appear 2-14 days after exposure. The most common of these symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. A lot of this sounds familiar because many symptoms of Coronavirus are no different than those of a cold or flu. If you are asymptomatic or experience minor symptoms. You may choose to self-care in quarantine. The CDC recommends the treatments: Don’t exert yourself. Get plenty of rest and stay hydrated. Drinking water throughout the day is important, and there are plenty of other fluids you can find (low-sodium and low-sugar) that replenish nutrients you may have lost because of a decreased appetite. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to...
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These are all the ways God’s word is binding

These are all the ways God’s word is binding

| Written by Andrew Wommack | When God speaks, His words are binding—they’re like an unbreakable contract. He always says exactly what He means, He never lies, and He never says, “Whoops, I’ve changed My mind.” This entire universe is held together by the power of God’s words. It was His word that created the earth and every living thing on it, and by His words, He created Adam and Eve. He didn’t make them or any part of this world with His hands; He spoke it all into existence.  Then, after creating all of this, He said, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Genesis 1:28 He gave absolute dominion to Adam and Eve. He took His power—His right to rule and control the earth—and gave it to physical human beings. In a sense, He excluded...
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December 7 is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 7 is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

As you may know, 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....
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There are more Medicare Enrollment Periods than you might think

There are more Medicare Enrollment Periods than you might think

Medicare’s Enrollment Periods Unlike the health insurance you may have had before turning 65, Medicare has multiple “enrollment periods.” Each of these windows is designed for people in a specific situation. You may be new to Medicare, changing residences or trying out an Advantage plan to see how you like it. There is likely to be a defined window, an “Enrollment Period,” for every situation that you encounter. Well-intended as they are, Medicare’s various enrollment periods can confuse many people. This can lead to missed deadlines, late-enrollment penalties, periods without any insurance coverage or paying higher premium rates to buy the policy you want. You can avoid Medicare snags by understanding the enrollment periods and knowing if you qualify for them. Below is a summary of the Medicare enrollment periods you may encounter.   The Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) Seniors who are enrolling in Medicare for the first time usually do so during their Initial Enrollment Period (see below for the exceptions). This seven-month window includes...
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The Dangers of Dehydration in the Fall Months

The Dangers of Dehydration in the Fall Months

When it comes to proper hydration in people, most believe that we should be concerned with the summer months when temperatures can spike to over 100 degrees. The risks of dehydration are particularly high for infants and seniors. Each year there are warnings from several resources encouraging people to stay hydrated during the summer to avoid some serious health problems. Unfortunately, many people aren’t aware that the fall months of September, October and November, when temperatures can still reach the upper 80s, can be just as dangerous for anyone that does not maintain proper hydration. This is especially true for seniors. As we age, our bodies' ability to retain fluid decreases. Our bodies require more fluid intake to function properly but the ability to conserve water is greatly reduced. Many seniors also experience a lessened ability to sense thirst, which means we need to be more aware of the amount of water we intake each day. Health Risks Caused by Dehydration There can...
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What You Need to Consider Before rejoining Community Events

What You Need to Consider Before rejoining Community Events

Seniors that stay socially active experience several benefits that enrich their lives, including better cognitive function, boosted immune system, and improved mental and physical health. Social activities, however, have been a challenge in the last year and a half because of Covid-19 quarantine protocols. This has time has been particularly difficult for seniors because quarantine has brought feelings of isolation, frustration, and stress among thousands. As more people are vaccinated and local rules and regulations regarding social distancing and group gatherings are lifted, seniors are encouraged to re-enter their communities and ways that are healthy to them and others. Restarting community events such as group exercise classes, walking clubs, book clubs, gardening clubs and art classes are all fun ways to reunite with neighbors and safely boost mental and physical health. What You Need to Consider Before Restarting Community Events Consider the level of risk when preparing for or attending a community event. While many people have been fully vaccinated, there are still...
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