Thanksgiving is next week, here are some great ideas!

Thanksgiving is next week, here are some great ideas!

Thanksgiving is just a few days away. Whether you have your signature dish that you make every year or use the same decorations from previous years, it is always good to seek out other ideas to keep things fresh. It’s always fun to try something different or just add in a new item to try. We have a few ideas below for you to consider for your festivities this year! From Barbara’s cookbook: Ambrosia Salad 1 16 oz can of Mandarin oranges 1 20oz can pineapple chunks 1 20oz can fruit cocktail 1 cup coconut 1 cup miniature marshmallows 1 pint sour cream Combine all ingredients and leave in fridge overnight. Apple Cider Chicken 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp butter 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt and freshly ground pepper ½ vidalia onion, chopped 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced into ¼-inch wedges 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp dry thyme 2 bay leaves 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 1 ½  cups apple cider Heat oil and 1 Tbsp butter in skillet over medium high heat. Season the chicken with...
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The fight against diabetes starts with awareness

The fight against diabetes starts with awareness

More than 100 million Americans have a high risk of developing diabetes or already have been diagnosed with the condition. Due to such a high number of the population being exposed to the early development of the disease, you may already know someone that has it or you may have received the diagnosis yourself. There are various things that you may not have known about the condition itself. Did you know that you can have diabetes or even prediabetes and not know it? Increasing awareness is of growing importance because diabetes when uncontrolled can affect different aspects of your health. You may not have known that diabetes can affect your dental and skin health. Your digestive health is also at stake because the condition can damage the nerves that control how food moves throughout your intestines. You may also be at significant risk for a stroke, high cholesterol, or heart disease because of the condition and if you weren't already aware, high...
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Happy Veterans Day to our Nation’s Heroes

Happy Veterans Day to our Nation’s Heroes

Happy Veterans Day from our team at OurSeniors.net! We are grateful to the men and women who have proudly served in the U.S. military. Our team would also like to thank the soldiers who are currently serving our nation. As many of us may know, Veterans Day started when World War I ended and fighting ceased with an armistice between Allied nations and Germany. It happened on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Although it initially was meant to honor those veterans of World War I, it turned into an observance day for all those who have fought toward the effort of peace during war. OurSeniors.net has found it important throughout the years to ensure our veterans are always honored and taken care of. What we like to do is team up with organizations that focus on veterans’ services so our senior veterans know what benefits can be provided to them....
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Cooking every day can be complicated, meal delivery services are not

Cooking every day can be complicated, meal delivery services are not

One of the biggest challenges faced by many seniors is the task of daily meal preparation. It is not uncommon to find a senior who has resorted to eating breakfast cereal or some other very basic food at every meal. Planning, shopping for, storing and preparing a balanced meal can be a complicated task, even for seniors who are physically up to the job. Sometimes, this seems so troublesome that seniors simply give up and skip regular meals. If you or a senior loved one has difficulty getting “three squares” a day, a meal delivery service may be a solution. Senior meal delivery or food delivery services may help to fill in gaps in nutrition and save preparation time, making it possible for a senior to remain at home. If you are thinking about this possibility for yourself or a loved one, here are some things to keep in mind: Think about the budget. The costs of these services vary from basically...
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How to Phase-In Healthy Visits with Relatives and Friends

How to Phase-In Healthy Visits with Relatives and Friends

In the early weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a lot of conflicting information that created a lot of confusion about safety. Many people know about the benefits of spending time outdoors, but there was a sudden urgency from warnings suggesting that people should stay indoors for safety. As the months passed, we learned precisely how to change habits to stay safe and help stop the spread of the disease which quickly impacted thousands of Americans. Nearly two years since the pandemic arrived in the U.S., people are returning to normalcy. However, there are still numerous questions about phasing in specific activities such as visiting relatives and friends. We will address some of those questions here. According to the Centers for the Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s okay for people that are fully vaccinated to return to do most of the activities they were not able to do at the height of the pandemic. This includes visiting friends and family....
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Majestic Gardens provides a High-quality Living Experience

Majestic Gardens provides a High-quality Living Experience

Majestic Gardens is a 16-bed assisted living facility under the supervision of a medical doctor, Dr. Regina Asihene, who is also the president of the facility. Her mission is to provide residents with a unique living experience tailored to his or her specific needs whether it be specialized, long-term care or a short-term solution. Staff members, some of which are trained nurses, are available at any hour and all the residents’ daily tasks such as laundry and housekeeping are taken care of. Health services like lab tests and physical exams are provided on-site making it a convenient choice for those who need constant medical attention. Residents living at Majestic Gardens do not need to worry about anything other than staying healthy, active, and social. Using a holistic point of view, the staff works to provide a high level of excellence by prioritizing not just health, but happiness and quality of life. Staff members are experienced in setting up entertainment activities such...
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What Does Medicare Part B NOT Cover?

What Does Medicare Part B NOT Cover?

Medicare has opened its Open Enrollment Period and will take place through December 7. Every year at this time, it is wise to reevaluate your Medicare coverage, making certain that it still suits your needs. Those needs can change, and insurance coverage should change with them. Many seniors reach Medicare age having few health problems, taking few medications, and requiring no special care at all. As they age, this situation may alter, so it is wise to think about health insurance needs. In 2020, The Kaiser Family Foundation (a non-profit organization that tracks healthcare issues) reported that 61 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries still preferred to remain on Original Medicare Parts A and B. This means that almost 39 million seniors were receiving Part B benefits that year. Medicare Parts A and B remain pillars of senior health care in the United States, and this coverage is well suited to many people.  However, while Part B is good insurance, it is...
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Here are some last minute Halloween costume ideas

Here are some last minute Halloween costume ideas

Are you ready for Halloween? Halloween is a fun time for people of all ages. It is the time of year when dressing up as a vampire is socially acceptable! In case you have not had the time to buy a costume or would prefer something that is easy to put together, here are a few senior costumes ideas: A witch (black dress, a black hat and some lace black gloves) Crazy cat lady (a bathrobe with pinned stuffed toy cats) The Queen of England (fancy hat, small purse, coat or party dress, a crown, jewelry) Colonel Sanders (white suit, black string tie, cane, glasses) A pirate or gypsy (a scarf wrapped around the head, a puffy white blouse, and gold hoops) An artist (black pants, black sweatshirt, beret, cardboard painted with color swatches and a paintbrush) Swap roles and dress up as a child Halloween is for everybody especially seniors enjoying their golden years! Step into your spooky side, have some...
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This Approved Vendor Specializes in Improving Posture

This Approved Vendor Specializes in Improving Posture

If doing simple tasks like walking, household chores, sitting or standing is a cause for pain or discomfort, you may have poor posture. As we age, gravity takes a toll on how we position our bodies and our muscles and tendons end up paying the price. Our Approved Vendor, Fitworks Perfect Posture, works with clients to get to the root issue of their pain. Stretching and muscle strengthen are some key methods they use after a full evaluation. Instead of popping things back into place like a chiropractor does, the team at Fitworks Perfect Posture uses natural methods and multiple sessions to fix the problem in the long term. Say goodbye to pain medications and expensive medical bills and say hello to a pain-free life! They are located in Debary, Florida and taking new clients virtually. Call Fitworks for a free virtual evaluation at 407-604-7070....
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Key tips for ensuring your passwords are secure

Key tips for ensuring your passwords are secure

The advice sometimes seems pious and boring - “Practice Password Security” or “Use Strong Passwords.” It is hard to go for long browsing the internet without seeing some form of this advice. The reason is simple: lost, stolen or hacked passwords are the cause of misery ranging from false postings on sites like Facebook to large-scale economic loss and even identity theft. This can start a chain of events that takes months or years to correct. While the strength of your passwords is an important issue, many security breaches occur because of device loss. Lock all the devices that have your password information (require a password to open them). This advice applies to fixed-position devices like desktop computers, but especially to mobile devices that are carried with you. If your cell phone, tablet or laptop computer is stolen or lost, the person who comes into possession of this device may have access to your password-protected accounts. Think about this- if your...
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