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Free Or Low-Cost Breast Cancer Screenings

Special to Seniors Today From the Department of Health, Daytona Beach website. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) encourages all women to receive regular screenings to promote early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Important advances have been made through in- creased […]

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Famous Last Words; Let’s Get A Puppy

by Barry KuKes Who doesn’t love a little puppy? That cute little face and Buddha belly. The way they walk like they are drunk and fall smiling as they roll around on the floor. How they torment the older dog in the house because all they want to do is play, play, play until suddenly […]

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Seeing The World In Black & White

Still trying to downsize and it is the most difficult thing I ever tackled. I just can’t give up the old for the new. That’s the case because of my upbringing. Oh how I wish the good ole days would re-arrive. As much as we enjoy all our acquired technology, sometimes I think we were […]

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Adding Names To Assets

People frequently want to transfer all or part of their accounts or real estate to their children relatives, or others. Generally they wish to plan for Medicaid benefits, avoid probate, or avoid taxes. Often, such transfers are mistakes. We frequently hear from people who want to reverse a transfer, only to find out it is […]

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Avoid Identity Theft

If you think identity theft is a rare occurrence, think again. It’s a serious crime that affects millions of people each year. In fact, every week, my detectives at the Volusia Sheriff’s Office respond to a variety of fraud complaints, especially crimes where someone uses victims’ name and personal information to fraudulently apply for bank […]

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Treat Your Pet To A Safe Halloween

by Darris Cooper, CPDT-KA It’s no secret that pets are like family —holiday traditions included. This Halloween bring your pups in on the spooky fun by decking them out in a scary cute costume and training them to be the most polite trick-or-treater on the block.A pet parent needs to make Halloween a howling good […]

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Banana Coconut Cream Pie

Who wouldn’t be happy if you presented them with a delicious pie you stirred up just for them. Unless you tell them—they will never know it took you just minutes to make! 1 (4-serving) package sugar-free vanilla cook-and-serve pudding mix 2⁄3 cup nonfat dry milk powder 12⁄3 cups water 1 teaspoon coconut extract 1 (6-ounce) […]

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Pets Keep You Active

by Barry KuKes Having a pet keeps you more active than if you don’t have a pet. If you have a dog, you need to let them out in your yard or take them for a walk. I see tons of seniors in my subdivision walking their dogs several times a day. If they walk […]

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What’s In The Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’ll soon have a chance to take a big step up from where you are to where you want to be. Check it out first. Looks before it leaps. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This time brings a challenge that could determine the future direction of your life. […]

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Memories Of A Lifetime

Orval Stuhr, a WWII Air Force engineer, was active in all phases of activities at the Veterans Home. He was president of the Residents Council, busy with projects led by local volunteers, and he particularly liked it when he joined a group called the Singing VETs. The men already knew most of the songs selected, […]

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