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History Of St Valentines Day

Special to Seniors Today Though many believe that Valentine’s Day was started by card companies, this popular festival of love and romances traces its origin to ancient Roman festivals. Feast Of Lupercalia—traces back to the ancient Roman Empire. In Rome of ancient times, people observed a holiday on February 14th to honor Juno —the Queen […]

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Daytona Beach Symphony Society

The Daytona Beach Symphony Society continues its 72nd season with a performance of Rossini’s The Barber Of Seville at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 3 at the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach. The performance is presented by Teatro Lirico D’Europa who have visited the Peabody many times. Conducting will be Jason Tramm with […]

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Fostering A Shelter Animal

Although some animal shelter intake numbers have declined recently, many still struggle to reduce their intake. The shelters that are experiencing a decrease in stray and owner-surrendered animals attribute the reduction to spay/neuter initiatives, adoption programs, foster programs, TNR programs for feral cats, and other life-saving programs. Contrary to popular belief, many breeds of dogs […]

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Florida Power & Light Sponsors Senior Santa

Special to Seniors Today Our community is so generous in donating toys for children who may not have a Christmas. Businesses and even some of our County Agencies organize toy drop-offs to help hundreds of children in our area. Did you know there are folks that do the same for seniors? This year Florida Power […]

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Too Good To Be True . . .

It’s a brand-new year and the crooks who prey on the most vulnerable people—our seniors—are working hard to find new, more creative ways to trick unsuspecting people into sharing their private financial information, causing them to lose their hard-earned money. This week I want to remind everyone of the big red flags to watch for […]

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Changes… Every Seven Years…

That’s a comment often heard and seems to be so. It was amazing to watch as the trees come down and new homes, buildings, storage units, businesses, the local mall, and the outlet mall consumed so much space on the northern end of Williamson and Clyde Morris Boulevard and all surrounding areas. A few years […]

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New Pet For Christmas?

It was Christmas Eve, 1967, and I was ten years old and anxiously waiting for Santa to arrive. Yes, it is a bit old to still believe in Santa, but to this day, at the ripe old age of sixty-six, I still believe. Maybe not in the physical essence of a jolly man with rosy […]

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Scammers Never Sleep Practice Savvy Crime Prevention in 2024

As we greet 2024, it’s important to remind readers about the many kinds of fraud that can befall people of all ages, and how you can prevent becoming a crime victim in this brand-new year. Just as 2023 was winding down, our office received a complaint from a male West Volusia resident who said he […]

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Year 2024 Medicaid Allowances

Full-time nursing care is a financial burden. If medical and financial eligibility standards are met, Medicaid assistance may be available. This article deals with the financial requirements. Certain threshold figures are adjusted annually. As of January 1, 2024, a single person applying for assistance must have less than $2,000.00 in countable assets. If the applicant […]

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Older Than Dirt…

Sometimes you receive something that is so catchy, you want to share it. For example, in this article, the young man said to his mother: “What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?” Her answer was: “We didn’t have fast food when I was growing up. All the food was slow. We […]

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