Is it getting more difficult to hear people on the phone?

Is it getting more difficult to hear people on the phone?

As we age, hearing becomes more difficult, especially over the phone. It is exhausting to ask someone to keep repeating themselves. Sometimes, having phone conversations doesn’t seem worth it, so its forgotten all together. Thankfully, those days can be over if you qualify for ClearCaptions. It’s is a certified captioning service through the FCC with equipment funded through Title IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It works like closed captioning works on television programs with subtitles where the captions are provided in real-time. Qualified individuals with certification from a healthcare professional are eligible for the free service as they must have a clear issue with hearing and speaking over the telephone. Seniors who get the service can have it on their cell phone or as a landline installation. A specialist assists with installing it and provides a tutorial on how to use it with ongoing customer support provided after installation. To get started, all that needs to be done is to...
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Local Businesses are Still Suffering – It’s Our Duty to Help

Local Businesses are Still Suffering – It’s Our Duty to Help

Although the pandemic seems like it’s almost over, its effects are still very prevalent. Local businesses such as restaurants, shops, spas and many others are still having issues with less patrons coming in and smaller staff to help. All around the U.S., businesses are suffering from multiple issues from supply chain to staffing and much more. The best way we can help is to go out and support them. While certain restaurants may not have the impeccable service it used to, understand that they are trying to stay afloat. If a market or store doesn’t have certain items in stock, understand that it may be a supply chain issue. The pandemic caused a variety of issues for business owners, but that does not mean we should abandon them. Go out this weekend and remember to shop small! If you're in the Volusia County area, a few spots we love are: DB Pickles, Peach Valley Café, Valdiano ’s Pizza, and Culver’s....
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Brunch & Learn will be back in person soon!

Brunch & Learn will be back in person soon!

Have you heard? We are bringing back our Brunch & Learn to in-person meetings very soon. During the pandemic, we decided to go virtual but with vaccinations up in the senior community and a willingness to gather again, we have decided to bring it back. For now, you can watch our videos on YouTube to see past Brunch & Learn events. Please keep checking back for updates as we secure a venue and speakers for upcoming events!...
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Celebrate Fourth of July with these fun Ideas!

Celebrate Fourth of July with these fun Ideas!

The Fourth of July is just a few days away! This is our favorite time of year because we can proudly celebrate this wonderful nation we live in. We have a few ideas to help make things a bit more festive. If you already have your patriotic attire, decorations and flags, you are halfway there. Here are a few more fun things you can make or buy to bring to any party or simply enjoy for yourself: Publix cakes or cookies – if you don’t want to bake, Publix always goes “all out” when it comes to themed baked goods. For example, this pull away cake made of cupcakes. American Flag Caprese Salad – this is unlike anything you have every seen before; a Caprese salad decorated like the American Flag. Just add some toothpicks, so people can assemble them and enjoy. Rocket cocktail – inspired by the classic popsicle, this cocktail only needs 3 ingredients and crushed ice. Not only does it taste just...
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This General Practitioner has 4 offices in Florida

This General Practitioner has 4 offices in Florida

Are you new to the Volusia County area or looking for a new primary care physician? Our Approved Vendor, A One Family Practice, is run by Dr. Kashyap Patel, MD and Dr. Savitha B. Kasturi, DO, who are both certified in Family Medicine and have been serving the Volusia County area for more than 15 years. Their offices are located at: 312 W New York Ave Deland, Florida 32720 325 Clyde Morris Blvd, Suite 340 Ormond Beach, FL 322 Big Tree Road South Daytona, FL 25 Palm Harbor Village Way, #2 Palm Coast, FL Run by Dr. Kashyap Patel, MD and Dr. Savitha B. Kasturi, DO, the office focuses on primary care with both doctors certified in Family Medicine. If you are looking for a new primary care doctor, we recommend the doctors at A One Family Practice. They accept Medicare and most HMO and PPO insurances in the area such as Humana, Florida Hospital, Florida Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Welmed, Cigna and Aetna. To make an...
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Father’s Day is June 20, how will you celebrate?

Father’s Day is June 20, how will you celebrate?

  Fathers are a very important part of everyone’s life. A father is meant to be a provider and protector. Whether or not they are present in a child’s life has a big impact.  Studies have shown that when a father is a part of a child’s life, that child has a better IQ and has less of a risk of behavioral problems during teenage and adult years. For those families without a father around, there is good news. Father figures in general whether it’s a grandfather, uncle, or another supportive man, can make up for situations when a father is not around. The most important aspect is that there is someone, in addition to a mother or mother figure, that is supportive and adds a male perspective to a child’s development. This Father’s Day, it’s important to take time to celebrate the fathers and father figures in our lives both alive and deceased. Having a barbeque or being outside in the...
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Are you ready for hurricane season?

Are you ready for hurricane season?

Hurricane season is around the corner. Whether you're new to Florida or have been living in the state your entire life, it is always good to have a refresher on what to do to prepare. Here are a few things we thing seniors should know ahead of time: Plan an evacuation route (ahead of time) - Search for local shelters and your state’s Department of Transportation or Office of Emergency Management website to find evacuation routes. Sign up for local alerts - Having alerts about the closeness of the hurricane to your area can benefit for evacuation purposes and preparing for the next steps. Stock up on non-perishables - Since hurricanes cause power outages for weeks, it’s difficult to keep perishable items long enough to sustain the days after. Non-perishables are an important food source that last long after the hurricane hits land. Stock up on emergency supplies - These are: a first aid kit and medicine to last weeks...
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