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Poppy Day Honors Military Past & Present

Special to Seniors Today Memorial Day is approach- ing, and this year there is something simple that every- one can do to honor past and present military personnel—wear or display a red poppy. The simple red poppy flower has symbolized military sacrifice since World War I, but National Poppy Day (the Friday before Memorial Day) […]

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Seniors Center

Special to Seniors Today In Florida, approximately 250 senior centers are operated by a variety of organizations, including private, non-profit organizations, municipal governments, county governments, and other types of organizations. Senior centers are community facilities focused on providing a broad spectrum of services suited to the diverse needs and interests of independent older persons. Volusia  […]

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Pup Won’t Behave

by Barry KuKes Dear Barry, “My 11-month-old dog Maya does great with my husband and me, but she is aggressive to people and other animals, especially when walking her on a leash. We have started using a beep-vibrate collar as a training tool, but are there other methods that might be more effective?” Perplexed in […]

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Prenuptial Agreements

For many individuals who are either older and marrying for the first time or contemplating a subsequent marriage, a prenuptial agreement may be an important issue to discuss before you marry in order to determine how assets would be distributed upon a divorce or upon your death. So how do you go about addressing this […]

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Help Us Recruit 911 Telecommunicators —1 Of World’s Most Important Jobs

Today I bring an especially important message to area seniors: The Volusia Sheriff’s Office has job openings for 911 public safety telecommunicators and I need you to help us get the word out by talking with your working-age family members about this opportunity. Telecommunicators are the folks at our Sheriff’s Communications Center who answer citizens’ […]

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Elder Protection Programs

Special to Seniors Today Elder abuse refers to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act causing harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. Abuse, neglect, exploitation, or fraud can happen anywhere, anytime, and often affects the most vulnerable members of our community. The DOEA Elder Abuse Prevention Program supports programs and services […]

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We Salute Mary Martinez And Hope To Offer Assistance

Special to Seniors Today As we celebrate Older American’s month in May we also celebrate some special people who have been devoted to serving our Seniors. One of these very special people is Mary Martinez, Wellness Coordinator with Florida Health Care Plans. Almost two years ago, Mary took a brief leave of absence to give […]

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An In-Depth Look A Lines & Wrinkles

by Lorri Leigh ‘Seniors Today’ welcomes Lorri Leigh as a new staff writer. Aging facial features had me worried. I‘ve decided that it’s much easier to count decades rather than birthdays. It stops the yearly reminders that I’m getting older. Traveling at break-neck speed toward my sixth decade, I’m taking a closer look at the […]

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Life Stories…

Many writers believe that special stories are in all of us, just waiting for the moment to come alive when the pen is finally put to paper. It provides inspiration for writers to develop a fantastic novel or share their personal life stories. Storytelling is an essential part of human nature. We use stories to […]

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Older Americans Month

Special to Seniors Today Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities—as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so too is how they age and how they choose to do it—and there is no right way. That’s why the theme for […]

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