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Hi, my name is Lee Sapp, your local Publisher of Seniors Blue Book of Greater Orlando.  For nearly 40 years, SBB has been the PREMIER SENIOR WEBSITE and PUBLICATION for all things Senior.

Whether you are a Senior, a Caregiver, or a senior care provider, you have found the right place.  Looking for resources, looking to promote your business, or simply looking for senior activities. Seniors Blue Book website is your ‘go-to’ source for anything and everything related to Aging Well and Caring for your senior loved ones! 

Seniors Blue Book’s print and web presence wide and diverse reach offer business opportunities that other marketing mediums are simply unable to provide.  120,000 copies are printed annually along with millions of website visits.

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Jun 30, 2024 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Seniors’ Improv

An educational program, designed specifically for seniors, that teaches improvisational acting techniques and skills to improve cognitive ability. 

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Jun 16, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Music in the Library: Going Back in Time with Shannon Rae

Vocalist Shannon Rae will perform adored classics. Hear songs youll enjoy, from the 1920s to the 1970s, to today. Participate in sing-alongs and musical games. Recommended for ages 55 and up. 

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Jun 14, 2024 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Finding Your Roots: Immigration Records

Immigration records are an incredibly rich source of information for the family historian. Learn more about your familys history by using passenger lists and naturalization records. 

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Jun 13, 2024 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

20 Unique Websites For Genealogy Research

New websites and features appear on the Internet almost daily. Come and explore these 20 unique websites that are indispensable for both beginning and experienced researchers. 

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Tee Rogers serves greater Orlando as a funeral, cremation, and cemetery pre-planning advisor with Dignity Memorial, a trusted national funeral provider with 15 locations here in Central Florida. Tees goal for every family is that there will be no financial or emotional surprises at the time of a loss.

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Darlene O'Donnell Insurance

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I am a licensed career agent with Unitedhealthcare.Ready for Medicare solutions and Retirement planning? I will be happy to sit down with you and explain your best options. My goal is to help people live healthier lives.

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Medicare & Medicaid Information 495 N Keller Rd # 200, Maitland, Florida, 32751

I am a licensed career agent with Unitedhealthcare.Ready for Medicare solutions and Retirement planning? I will be happy to sit down with you and explain your best options. My goal is to help people live healthier lives.

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Storage Services: More Than a Place for Old Furniture

Using a storage service may not be at the top of your mind when youre trying to move to a new home, busy running your business or simply organizing after the holidays. People think of storage as a place to stash unwanted furniture or boxes filled with unused items. But storage can be a solution that allows you to have space to hold your possessions and gives you peace of mind.   Storage services offer you with a temporary place to keep your possessions safe and secure whether youre moving, remodeling or just need space.  Moving to a new home or doing renovations When youre getting ready to show your home to potential buyers, storage services can give you a place to hide those personal pieces such as family photos or extra furniture. You want your home to look open, spacious and inviting, so clearing out furniture and other items temporarily can help.  Organizing your business If you own a business, or work for a company that is moving or renovating their space, extra storage can be a real asset.   Ways WayForth can help you utilize storage: Items for a college student apartment or summer break Party decorations Inventory for your home business, including boxes of supplies Getting ready for an estate or garage sale  Want more information about our comprehensive moving solutions with WayForth, including storage options, downsizing and clear-out? Contact our moving professionals today at 817-697-4478 or go to our website to learn more! 

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Alzheimer's Home Safety Tips

For family caregivers, one of the top priorities when caring for a loved one with Alzheimers is to maintain a safe home environment. With changes in cognition, activities or routines that were once second nature may pose a safety risk for a loved one with dementia. To help family caregivers assess home safety for an older adult with dementia, the leaders in Florida home care at American, Advocate and Whitsyms In-Home Care outline a room-by-room Alzheimers home safety check. While not all of these adjustments need to be made immediately following a dementia diagnosis, its important to re-evaluate and adjust following behavioral or ability changes.General Safety Inside the HomePost your home address and emergency numbers in several places throughout the home and near landline telephones.Install carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms in or near the kitchen and all sleeping areas. Check their functioning and install new batteries every six months.Install locks on all outside doors and windows. Consider installing an extra lock on outside doors that are located out of direct view, either higher up on the door, or down low.Install alarms or set a whole-house security system to chime when doors or windows are opened.Hide a spare house key outside in case your loved one with Alzheimer's disease locks you out of the house.Be sure that stairways have at least one secure handrail. Interior stairways should be carpeted or have safety grip strips.Keep all medications (prescription and over the counter) locked. Ensure that all prescription medications are in original containers with safety lids and clearly labeled with the person's name, name of the drug, drug strength, dosage frequency, and expiration date. Regularly dispose of expired medications.Reduce or eliminate clutter, which can create confusion and danger.Remove firearms and other weapons from the home or lock them up. Install safety locks on guns or remove ammunition and firing pins.Install night lights throughout the home in hallways, the bathroom, bedrooms, kitchen and other areas where the senior might need to navigate at night.Remove throw rugs from the home as these may lead to an increased risk of falls.General Safety Outside of the HouseKeep walkways clear of debris, hoses, and other objects that may cause the person to trip. Make certain walkways are even, fix any loose bricks, and install pathway lighting.Keep steps free from debris and install handrails.Mark the edges of steps with non-slip reflective tape.Consider installing a ramp when navigating the stairs becomes difficult.If your home has a swimming pool, restrict access with a sturdy fence and locked gate. Consider installing an alarm that sounds when motion is detected in the water.Install adequate outside lighting. Motion sensors that turn lights turn on and off automatically are especially helpful.Post a "NO SOLICITING" sign on the front gate or door.KitchenInstall safety latches on storage cabinets and drawers designated for breakable or dangerous items.Lock away all household cleaning products, scissors, knives, matches, blades, small appliances, and anything valuable.Install safety knobs on the stove.Consider disconnecting the garbage disposal. People with Alzheimer's may place objects or their own hands in the disposal.BathroomPlace nonskid adhesive strips or mats in the tub and shower.Use a shower stool and a hand-held shower head to make bathing easier.Install grab bars in the tub/shower.Set the water heater at 120F to avoid scalding.Remove small electrical appliances from the bathroom and cover electrical outlets.Remove or disable the lock from the bathroom door to prevent the person with dementia from getting locked inside.Install a raised toilet seat with handrails or grab bars beside the toilet.Remove cleaning products or lock them away.BedroomAnticipate the reasons a person with dementia may need to get out of bed, such as thirst, hunger, going to the bathroom, pain, and/or restlessness. Try to meet these needs ahead of time to reduce the number of times the person may feel the need to get out of bed.Use transfer or mobility aids to ensure safety for both you and your loved one.Use monitoring devices to alert for any sounds that may indicate a fall or other need for help. These devices can also be effective in bathrooms.If using a hospital-type bed with rails and/or wheels, read the Food and Drug Administration's safety information.Living RoomReplace torn carpet.Place the remote controls for the DVD player, television, and stereo system out of sight.Keep cigarette lighters and matches out of reach.Be certain that walkways are clear of electrical cords as well as clutter.Place decals at eye level on picture windows, sliding glass doors, or furniture with large glass panels to identify the glass pane.A great way to help ensure safety and promote dignity and an appropriate amount of independence for a loved one with dementia is to partner with a referred care provider from American, Advocate or Whitsyms In-Home Care. Each care provider we refer has specialized training and is able to provide customized care to meet a variety of needs, as well as encourage engagement in memory care activities. Additionally, referred care providers offer family caregivers support and respite so that they can step away for self-care.Contact us any time to learn more about specialized Alzheimers and dementia in-home care for older adults by clicking the link to the location nearest you below:American In-Home Care  Serving North, Central, and West Coast of FloridaAdvocate In-Home Care  Serving Southeast and Southwest FloridaWhitsyms In-Home Care  Serving Southeast and Southwest Florida

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Why You Should Age in Place: 4 Benefits of In-Home Care

According to a study from the AARP, 82% of seniors prefer to stay in their homes as they age, with the remaining 9% wishing to relocate to assisted living, and 4% preferring to move in with a relative. Although wanting to age in place is the clear preference among seniors, 2 in 10 people over the age of 70 recognize that they need assistance with tasks of daily living. The benefits of in-home care are that it bridges the gap between seniors preference for the comforts of home, with their need for a helping hand or basic medical care.1. One-on-one careQuality, one-on-one care from certified home care providers is the backbone of aging in place. Home health care providers know from experience that no two seniors are alike, and they can tailor their caregiving to suit the needs of every individual. Whether its something as easy as knowing how to prepare a favorite dish at the end of a long day or as nuanced as patiently comforting sundowning seniors with dementia, one-on-one care always puts seniors needs and comforts first.2. Fewer visits to the doctorAccording to a study conducted by Home Instead Senior Care, seniors who receive in-home care required 25% percent fewer in-office doctor visits over the course of a year as compared to seniors who do not receive in-home care. This finding holds true for patients with conditions that are worse than [those of] others of the same age, including those with arthritis and heart disease. For patients with dementia, the results are particularly pronounced: Dementia patients with in-home care visited the doctor an average of 10.2 times per year, compared to 19.2 annual visits for those without.A second study shows that home health care professionals may be effective in preventing unplanned hospital admissions with targeted interventions, making these results extend past doctors' visits to more serious health situations as well. These results suggest a higher quality of life and fewer medical bills for seniors who choose to age in place.3. Faster recoveryA 2005 and 2006 study by the same lead author found that adults with acute conditions who were treated with hospital-at-home care had a shorter recovery time, fewer complications, and ended up with a lighter medical bill. Hospital-at-home care was also associated with greater satisfaction for both patients and their family members.4. Peace of mindFor family members struggling to decide the best course of action for their senior loved one, in-home care provides peace of mind. Knowing that your parents or loved one is being cared for in a safe, comfortable environment alleviates the stress of searching for alternatives. In-home care also makes it easy for family members to communicate directly with caregivers and see their family members more often, without the restriction of visitor hours, making it easier to maintain connections with loved ones as they age.If your loved one needs help performing daily tasks or needs basic medical assistance, consider bringing a qualified care provider into your home. American In-Home Care always refers qualified, screened, care providers that are compassionate and ready to help. Contact us at 1-844-505-0004 to schedule your free in-home consultation to discuss which care options are right for you and your family.

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Auctions vs. Estate Sales: Which is Best For You?

Selling your items is a big commitment, but you can get cash for your things. There are a lot of options out there, but this article will focus on three separate ways to get your possessions sold: Online sales Auction salesEstate sales Online SalesFrom Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist to Next Door and Ebay, there are a variety of ways you can sell everything from furniture to clothing. You have to do the work which includes posting your items with photos and a description, setting a price and dealing with questions from interested buyers. This takes some time and you should be cautious about who you are meeting if you agree to sell something to a stranger.  Auction SalesAuctions sales are an easy way for someone else to do the work for you. You can choose to have an auctioneer come to your home and hold a sale on your property if you have enough possessions. The advantage to using an auction house is that they have experience with what is popular and sells well. Plus, people follow certain auction houses which can bring an automatic audience for the sale.  Estate SalesEstate sales are a way to clear almost everything out of a home. Typically, estate sales are used when someone needs to move out quickly or after a death of the homeowner. Estate sale professionals can charge you several different ways such as one price for the entire sale or a portion of the proceeds. Make sure you understand all the terms upfront and look for someone who is bonded and insured since people will be on your property.  WayForth can help you or a family member with our comprehensive moving solutions including downsizing, space planning, packing and moving, and unpacking, and settling in your set-up in a new home, contact our moving professionals today at 817-697-4478 or go to our website to learn more! 

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Local Business Videos

Best Ways to Pay for Senior Living & Live Worry Free - #1: Private Pay

The cost of senior living in Florida may be more affordable than you expect. Our expert senior advisors will teach you insider secrets and strategies to pay for senior living and live the stress-free life you've been dreaming of. In this video, we discuss one of the most common ways to pay for senior living: private pay. This includes personal savings, retirement income, budgeting, and financial management (stocks, bonds, 401k, IRA, mutual funds, and others). For more ways to pay for assisted living, watch the rest of our series and download our FREE e-book "8 Ways to Pay for Assisted Living & Memory Care" - https://bit.ly/8WaysToPay -------------------------------------------- If you're looking for senior living options or in-home care, contact us! We help seniors get the care they deserve to start enjoying their golden years. Call us: (800) 969-7176 Email us: info@floridaseniorconsulting.com Website: https://floridaseniorconsulting.com/

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Best Ways to Pay for Senior Living & Live Worry Free - #4: Medicare & Medicaid

The cost of senior living in Florida may be more affordable than you expect. Our expert senior advisors will teach you insider secrets and strategies to pay for senior living and live the stress-free life you've been dreaming of. In this video, we discuss another way to pay for senior living: Medicare and Medicaid. For more ways to pay for assisted living, watch the rest of our series and download our FREE e-book "8 Ways to Pay for Assisted Living & Memory Care" - https://bit.ly/8WaysToPay If you're looking for senior living options or in-home care, contact us! We help seniors get the care they deserve to start enjoying their golden years. Call us: (800) 969-7176 Email us: info@floridaseniorconsulting.com Website: https://floridaseniorconsulting.com/

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Best Ways to Pay for Senior Living & Live Worry Free - #3: Pensions

The cost of senior living in Florida may be more affordable than you expect. Our expert senior advisors will teach you insider secrets and strategies to pay for senior living and live the stress-free life you've been dreaming of. In this video, we discuss another way to pay for senior living: pensions. For more ways to pay for assisted living, watch the rest of our series and download our FREE e-book "8 Ways to Pay for Assisted Living & Memory Care" - https://bit.ly/8WaysToPay If you're looking for senior living options or in-home care, contact us! We help seniors get the care they deserve to start enjoying their golden years. Call us: (800) 969-7176 Email us: info@floridaseniorconsulting.com Website: https://floridaseniorconsulting.com/

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Why Reverse Mortgages?

Maria Casado, explains why she decided to become a Reverse Mortgage Specialist - and what the media won't tell you about them.Maria Casado, Reverse Mortgage SpecialistNMLS# 1913708 | (305) 707-5626 maria.casado@reverseloansolutions.comReverse Loan Solutions, powered by AmerifundCompany NMLS# 347051 | Licensed in 24 states!

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