Our favorite event of the year – Turkey Rod Run!

Our favorite event of the year – Turkey Rod Run!

Taking place at the Daytona International Speedway, Daytona’s Annual Turkey Rod Run features more than 5,000 collector cars on display and more than 1,500 that are ready for sale or trade. The show brings everything from restored classics to foreign and domestic exotics. This is the largest classic car show and swap meet in the United States and has been running since 1974. Taking place from Nov. 25-28, 2021, admission is $15 per person for a day pass from Thursday through Saturday and $10 for a Sunday pass. Kids get in free! There is also free spectator parking outside of the speedway. The family-friendly event has something for everyone whether you would like to spectate and look through thousands of cars or talk to car owners to learn more about the cars’ history. The Swap Meet area is fun for finding memorabilia. The Kid Zone is perfect for the little ones to run around in a supervised space. Also, don't forget to make...
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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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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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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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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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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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Celebrate Labor Day with These Fun Ideas

Celebrate Labor Day with These Fun Ideas

The long Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, which is a great time to get together with friends and family. Here are a few ideas of fun things to bring to any gathering that are sure to surprise everyone. Mini hot dogs burgers – The most traditional summer foods as we know them are hot dogs and hamburgers, but sometimes they’re just too much for us to eat. Make them into fun-sized hotdog burger for people to enjoy and kids will love them too! Grilled veggie skewers – Going to the healthier side, these skewers are both good for you and delicious. When you grill veggies, they are always tastier! Watermelon sangria – This refreshing and easy-to-make sangria will be something everyone enjoys. Put it all in a hollowed-out watermelon for an extra festive vibe! S’more’s brownies – What dessert just screams “summer”? S’mores of course! Since Labor Day marks the end of summer, why not give everyone the gift of these s’more's...
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Labor Day – Why do we celebrate it?

Labor Day – Why do we celebrate it?

Labor Day was first celebrated in the far-off state of Oregon, way back in 1887. This was during a time when people were working 60 hours a week in difficult conditions. Labor unions pushed for less hours and began with a street parade to show a unified  Today, it pays tribute to American workers and all their achievements. OurSeniors.net salutes the men and women who worked so hard to make our nation strong, prosperous and free. Every person in Florida and throughout the United States has benefited from the productive energy of the seniors who have contributed so much to our nation, its defense and its economy. Relax, have a cook-out, watch a football game and enjoy this Labor Day!...
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Here are a few ideas for staying fit in the summer

Here are a few ideas for staying fit in the summer

Staying in shape can be difficult especially during the summer months if you enjoy outdoor workouts and activities. If you didn't already know, seniors that are 65 and older technically should be getting to 2.5 hours of moderately based aerobic exercise every week. This could be anything from walking, swimming, or light jogging. If you do more than a light jog or any type of cardio you would need about 1 hour and 15 minutes to satisfy that standard of wellness. Strength training can and should easily be on your weekly agenda. You should be doing at least two days of strength training out of a regular week. If you do any form of strength training consistently you can help to prevent bone loss and this even allows you to build new bones. Doing these forms of exercise such as weight training can help to prevent and alleviate osteoporosis as well. This goes for tons of other health-related issues. There are other...
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Here are a few steps you should take before traveling

Here are a few steps you should take before traveling

We live in a beautiful world that is worth exploring, and as seniors, many individuals have more time than ever to travel. With children gone and retirement from work, now is the perfect time to plan for a new adventure! Is there a beach you have always wanted to visit? Maybe you would like to see a family member who lives outside the country? There is no better time than the present, so start planning. Traveling is more comfortable and exciting with a good plan. Here are a few tips to help. Contact TSA and apply for a TSA Notification Card for faster wait times  This is for individuals with health conditions, disabilities or a medical device that may affect the screening process. Inquire about senior discounts wherever you book a flight or stay  Many places have senior discounts, which are between 10-15% off. Typically, they are held during weekdays since weekend nights are the most booked and therefore, most expensive. Purchase travel insurance A great...
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