For Seniors

COVID-19 Update

July 19, 2021
by TammyS | For Seniors

The United States is in a predicament right now.  Not only is COVID-19 still spreading among the unvaccinated, but we now have the Delta variant that is rapidly spreading around the world.  We cannot reach herd immunity unless 70% or more of the population have received the vaccine or have survived the virus.  This varies from disease to disease, as the more contagious a disease is, the greater the proportion of those immune to the disease must be in order to halt its spread.


Practicing Random Acts of Kindness

July 2, 2021
by TammyS | For Seniors

These have been some pretty tough months for most of us, what with the current political discourse, COVID-19 isolation, layoffs, and other stressful issues.  And, whether or not we agree or disagree on certain subjects, we can at least be kind to one another.  It takes no more effort to be kind than it does to be unkind.  Kindness is free, unlimited, and is a choice that is available to everyone to display.  You might just make someone’s day.
 


Preparing for Hurricane Season

June 15, 2021
by TammyS | For Seniors

Hurricane Season is officially here in Florida, so it is time to evaluate your needs and make a plan.  Please do not wait until the last minute.


Prescription Abbreviations

May 17, 2021
by TammyS | For Seniors

Most seniors are on some type of prescription medication, a pharmaceutical drug that legally requires a prescription to be dispensed.  It may be a medication you take for your heart, blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid, anxiety, or depression, just to name a few reasons.  Most of the time when these medicines are dispensed by the pharmacy they are explicit in the directions with regard to dosage, route of administration, frequency, etc. But, every once in a while a medical abbreviation will show up on a script that may be confusing unless you are in the medical profession.  Below is a list of the most commonly used prescription medication abbreviations.
 


How COVID 19 Has Changed the Lives of Seniors

May 5, 2021
by TammyS | For Seniors

Much has been written about COVID 19 over the past 13 months.  The effects of COVID on working people, school age children, etc., have been discussed, but this Blog will focus on how COVID has specifically impacted the lives of seniors.  


Gratitude and Thankfulness

April 19, 2021
by TammyS | For Seniors

We always focus on gratitude and thankfulness during holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc.  However, being grateful should not be limited to a few special days of the year.  It is something we should be aware of every single day and, by doing so, we can become happier.

 


Ideas for Rainy Days for Seniors

April 2, 2021
by TammyS | For Seniors

Rainy season in Florida usually begins in May and, even though it will often rain and then clear up and be sunny, we certainly have days when it rains all day long.  For most people that is not a problem and we will keep ourselves busy indoors, but for others it can be boring.  Below is a list of rainy-day activities for those times when you just cannot be outdoors.


The Reality of Grief

March 16, 2021
by TammyS | For Seniors

Grief affects each of us in different ways.  If you are losing, or have lost, someone or something that you love, be prepared for the reality that grief will drag you through.  From the common first emotion of debilitating shock to later emotions such as isolation, loneliness, and a desperate longing for the loved one that seems as though it will never go away.  As hard as it is to go through, grief is a natural and normal response to a loss that has occurred or is expected to occur.


Starting Your Day Out Right

March 1, 2021
by TammyS | For Seniors

Starting your day out right can set the tone for your entire day.  Your morning routine has a lot to do with that and research has shown that adhering to a morning routine is associated with better health.  Below are a few tips to help get your day started on a positive note.


Tips on How to Deal With Passive Aggressive People

February 16, 2021
by TammyS | For Seniors

These past COVID-19 months have been very trying times.  We have been cooped up in our homes, wear masks when we must venture out, and cannot congregate with our friends or go to social functions like we used to do in order to stay active and have fun.  And to top that off, there is the current political climate.  Most people can handle all of this and still remain polite and nice to others.  Some however, have become a little snarky.  I think we can all agree that we have know people who are rude and passive-aggressive much of the time and leave you wondering what you did to deserve the way they treat you.  Here are a few tips to deal with those type of individuals.