Sat, Nov 23, 10 AM – 5 PM
From Orlandosentinel.com: Celebrate the season of “Merry and Bright” with Festival of Trees at the Orlando Museum of Art. For the 33rd year the Festival of Trees, put on by Council of 101, will be benefiting the Orlando…View more
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Sat, Nov 23, 12:00 – 11:59 PM
From Mycentralfloridafamily.com: Get swept up in holiday cheer at Addition Financial Arena (formerly CFE Arena) and the University of Central Florida with the annual holiday festival, Light Up UCF. Produced by UCF Convocation…View more
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Sat, Nov 23, 11 AM – 4 PM
From Osc.org: Add some sparkle to the holiday season and see some of your favorite creatures from the Cretaceous in a whole new light with the festive Dinos In Lights show at Orlando Science Center! Join STAN…View more
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Sun, Nov 24, 2 PM
From Abbeyorlando.com: Please save the date Vintage Holiday Market at The Abbey, a fun day of local vendors for your shopping pleasure, food trucks, and lovely libations! Vendor Application…View more
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Sun, Nov 24, 3:00 – 11:59 PMIn
From Drphillipscenter.org: A dazzling musical wonderland where children and their families can sing and dance along to their favorite Disney Junior songs plus holiday classics with their favorite Disney friends, including…View more
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Sun, Nov 24, 11 AM – 7 PMIn
From Aarp.org: Visit with the same Santa you have known and loved for more than 10 years.For specific details call our Concierge Desk 407-363-3555.Meet Santa at HollyvilleView more
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Sun, Nov 24, 9 – 11 AM
From Mommypoppins.com: Special needs families can visit with Santa in a private setting for a more personal interaction before the mall opens to the public. There will also be special activities and entertainment…View more
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Orlando Repertory Theatre
1001 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL From Mycentralfloridafamily.com: Orlando REP’s 7th Annual Holiday Celebration Join us for Orlando REP’s 7th Annual Holiday Celebration. Enjoy holiday treats, an exclusive multi-item chance drawing, photos with Santa, and a…View more
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Hosted by VFW Post 2093 Community Band
Playing from 9am – 11am
This 25+ year old band is organized to support VFW Post 2093 in Orlando and is dedicated to entertaining and supporting veterans and the local community.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and his Veterans Advisory Council will host the 20th annual City of Orlando Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 9, 2019 to honor the courageous men and women of the armed forces who have fought for our nation’s freedoms.
This year’s theme will honor WWII veterans, with the parade’s five Grand Marshals all having served during WWII.
GET READY for the 2nd Annual ROCK for FOOD Music Festival. Big block party on the streets in front of the Alley and Fuel BBQ.
This year we are honoring Soldier’s Angels(www.soldiersangels.org) for the annual food drive. Soldier’s Angels helps local Veterans receive food items on an as needed basis. They help between 200-250 families each month.
LIVE MUSIC with Crashrocket, Sound Theory, My Generation and Rockit Fly!
The Concert is FREE, please bring non-perishable items to donate. We will be accepting donations inside the Alley beginning Nov 1, 2019
Last year we collected over 3700 lbs of food to be donated to families in need. Let’s make this year even better!
There are 10 x 10 vendor spots available for $30.00. We also have Supporter Packages to assist with the production of this event. You can contact Nicole Henry at email@example.com
Keep an eye on the event as more details and sponsors are announced. Click here to get to the site we found this on (407area.com). Thanks for sharing the great info about an awesome fundraiser!
Mon, Nov 11, 1 – 2 PM
From Osc.org: In honor of Veterans Day, Orlando Science Center will host a wreath laying ceremony at the Red Tails Monument made possible by Lockheed Martin an in partnership with Vision of Flight. The ceremony.
Living in Florida has its perks. There’s great weather, beautiful beaches and Senior Discounts at many of the area attractions.
We gathered a list together from sites like orlandoseniordiscount.com, senioradvisor.com and seniorcitizendiscountlist.org that lays out area attractions, businesses and restaurants that give seniors a discount.
We do suggest however that you call wherever you’re going to verify the discount. Also, if you’re a member of the military (thank you for your service) you may get a bigger or additional discount. AAA members may also get additional discounts.
Do you know of any not on our list? Please contact us and we’ll add them here and also let the folks from the other sites know as well.
SEA LIFE features more than 5000 creatures and an immersive 360-degree ocean tunnel. You can also visit the famous Madame Tussauds Orlando wax museum. If you are not afraid of heights, try The Orlando Eye, a 400 foot tall observation wheel with astounding views of Orlando.
Immerse yourself in the beautiful blooms and flowering trees at Harry P. Leu Gardens. You will see roses, camellias, bromeliads, palms, philodendrons, and azaleas. You can also the tour the restored Leu House Museum located on the grounds.
Experience nature with butterflies, turtles, birds, alligators, and more while walking through the 440 acre preserve near Walt Disney World. The area features wooden boardwalks to make walking easier and short hikes for those that tire quickly.
Seniors age 55 and over receive a discount in admission that includes the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit, Shuttle Launch Experience, bus tour, IMAX 3D movies, special viewing of rocket launches, shows and exhibits, and the ability to meet an astronaut.
Take in the wildlife and views of the Everglades while walking the Anhinga Trail or kayaking on Florida Bay. You may see manatees, crocodiles, or dolphins in the water. There is plenty to do in the park including canoeing, hiking, tram tours, and boat tours.
The Orange County Regional History Center has senior discounts available and for seniors 55+ and tickets are about $7 with the discount (please contact them directly to verify this senior discount)
Titanic The Artifact Exhibition has discounts available for and tickets are around $19.95 for seniors (please contact them directly to verify this senior discount)
Wycliffe Discovery Center has senior discounts available at around $7 for seniors 65+ (please contact them directly to verify this senior discount)
Science lovers and the curious will love this interactive center with exhibit halls featuring DinoDigs, Our Planet, and Science Park. Visit the Crosby Observatory and use the refractor telescope for solar and night sky viewing. Through the telescope, the far away details of the night sky become visible, such as the planets, the rings of Saturn, the moons of Jupiter, double stars, and galaxies.
Enjoy the works of artist Earl Cunningham and special exhibitions like Pop Art, Albert Paley’s Forged Works, and a sculpture garden. You can also visit the Loch Haven Park outside of the museum that connects to other museums of art and science as well as theaters.
The museum features fine art collections. Stroll the halls enjoying works from Mary Josephine Walters, Mary Russell Smith, Sadie Barnette, William Merritt Chase, and Lavinia Fontana, among others. Upcoming collections include This Side of Modernism: American and British Artists 1890 – 1945 and Francesco de Mura: In the Light of Naples.
The center has treated over 12,000 birds of prey and released close to 5,000 back into the wild successfully. You can learn about the birds’ natural habitats and the center’s conservation efforts. While visiting, you will see birds currently in treatment that may include eagles, owls, falcons, hawks, and kites. Seniors receive a discount on admission every Friday.
Applebee’s has a 15% discounts for seniors citizens for seniors 60+ with Golden Apple Card (please contact your local Applebee’s directly to verify this senior discount)
Arby’s has a 10% discount available for senior citizens age 55+ in Florida (please contact your local Arby’s directly to verify this senior discount)
Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzel’s has a 10% discount for seniors citizens 65+ (please contact your local Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzel’s directly to verify this senior discount)
A&W All American Food has a senior citizen discounts available for seniors 55+ (please contact your local A&W All American Food directly to verify this senior discount)
Back Yard Burgers has a discount on drinks for seniors (please contact your local Back Yard Burgers directly to verify this senior discount)
Ben & Jerry’s has a 10% senior citizen discount available for seniors 60+ in Florida (please contact your local Ben & Jerry’s directly to verify this senior discount)
Thanks to the following sites for the great information:
There’s been a change in the air recently on the subject of what it means to grow old. Long gone are the attitudes of doctors who suggest slowing down as people reach mid their 30’s. Having to ‘act your age’ is a societal demand that’s being put to the test and is loosing, horribly. The major culprit in this shift is surprisingly a social media channel! Pinterest, an online service that allows you to share images through social networking has turned the stereotypes of aging on its ear!
Growing old has never been on anyone’s bucket list. People fight age. People fight time. Have you ever asked a child what they want to be when they grow up? The child will usually give you an answer like doctor, lawyer, video game designer, or even professional video game player. You can be pretty the answer will never be, ‘old’.
Because old wasn’t cool, till now. Now tattoos, grey hair with purple tints, body building Granddads, and stunning yoga GrandMums are showing the world that you’re just beginning to live at 50!
Here are some seriously savvy seniors who have taken Pinterest (and the world) by storm!
Do you know a fabulous senior who’s redefining the word, ‘old’? We’d love to hear about them and may even feature this person in one of our blogs!
Please contact us and let us know about this person and we’ll get back to you personally to learn more!
Thanks so much to the following sites for info and doing a great job at spreading the word about Seniors who inspire!
Looking out the health of the real estate market means researching a lot of data from different aspects of the market. Looking at these key factors plus your personal home and other variables – home prices are determined for the market.
Below are different criteria pertaining to Orlando for the month of August.
Here are 6 signs you or your senior loved one should look out for:
It could be a knock on the door, a phone call, or a piece of mail you weren’t expecting. For example, you didn’t think you owed the IRS or a debt collection agency money, but they called claiming you could be in trouble if you don’t pay.
A scammer might warn that if you don’t respond immediately your prize winnings will be lost or that a relative or friend is in trouble in a foreign country. If something prompts immediate action, be cautious.
Scammers often pose as banks, health care providers and government officials asking for identifying personal or financial information. Anytime someone asks you for this information, be suspicious!
You may be asked to wire money or purchase pre-paid debit cards. This is the easiest way for scam artists to get their hands on your money, and it’s almost impossible to get it back once it has been sent. Don’t do it!
By asking you to keep a transaction secret, scammers know you won’t have to respond to questions from family and friends who might see through the scam. Check with someone you trust before acting.
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Remember this simple mantra to help you detect and avoid scams. It’s always better to be cautious than to be a victim.
Hang up the phone if the caller:
Asks you to wire money or buy a prepaid card
Says you have won a prize or a gift but you need to pay fees or taxes first
Asks you to visit websites or download software
Asks for usernames, passwords, account numbers, or your home address
Says the offer is only good for today
Asks you to keep the call a secret
If you or a loved one spot any of these signs of scams against seniors, make sure to follow these prevention tips and just hang up the phone!
You can file a complaint with the Florida Deptartment of Justice by doing the following.
Print and mail your complaint form
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Office of Attorney General
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In accordance with 28 CFR 35.107, person(s) wishing to file a complaint or grievance against the Office of the Attorney General for denial of access to services to the public, as defined by 28 CFR 35.130, may do so through the Office of the Inspector General by using the on-line contact form, selecting Inspector General, and following the contact link or by calling the Office of Citizen Services at 850-414-3990.
We’re all getting older. Some of us are already there. On a broader scale, humans have been getting older since the beginning of time, yet, in all that time no one has been able to invent a system that helps us do so gracefully, confidently, and with the resources, we need to help us along the way.
It’s not taught in school. There are no social expectations for how seniors should live. There are safeguards – owning a home with no mortgage, having a plush retirement fund, company-sponsored 401k’s and/or being able to retire passed the federal requirement age (usually 66) are there for the financial side, but there’s so much more to that needs to be planned.
Seniors are at a vulnerable stage of life. They often face multiple health concerns and loss of physical and cognitive function. More than ever, seniors need the support and love of family members.
Seniors often have difficulty expressing their needs, desires, and preferences, so they must have someone to advocate for them. And who is more qualified for that than the people who know them better than anyone else in the world?
Even if your family chooses to involve outside help in providing your loved one’s elder care — an in-home care agency, an assisted living community or a nursing home — you need to be involved. You can communicate to the professional caregivers your loved one’s likes and dislikes, habits, routines, concerns and all the other things that make them an individual. Without your help and involvement, their senior care may fall short of what they deserve.
Today, 80 percent of older Americans prefer to stay at home as they age. This means families are more directly involved than ever in their loved ones’ senior care. So, it is more important than ever that families be involved in the planning stage together. No single individual can adequately handle the responsibilities of caregiving alone — certainly not on top of other work, family and community responsibilities.
In most families, there is usually one sibling who, based on proximity to the aging parent, becomes the chief caregiver. Deciding who that person will be is a good topic for the first conversation with aging parents. Parents, of course, need to be involved in every step of the decision-making process, so they can maintain as much control of their lives as possible.
But no matter who is the chief caregiver, all siblings need to share the responsibility in some way. This could involve home maintenance, managing bill paying and finances, or taking care of insurance and medical claim issues.
Also, do not forget the importance of frequent visitation. As you brighten your parents’ day, you can monitor their health and mental status and share concerns you have with their professional caregiver. You may find that their elder care plan needs to be modified to address changing circumstances.
In choosing the most appropriate care for a senior loved one, there are a number of decisions to make and questions to ask.
To help find the senior care solution most appropriate for your parents, you may consider having their physician conduct an evaluation.
You may also consider options that match your parent’s unique traits and temperament. For instance, is your parent typically a thinker or a socializer? Thinkers desire space and privacy. They prefer independence, reading and working quietly alone. On the other hand, socializers are energized by people. They enjoy interactions with others and become lonely without regular interaction.
Also, consider your parents past living experiences. Are they accustomed to owning a home where they have acquired many valued items? If so, they may find it difficult to leave. Or, are they accustomed to an apartment or condo? This setting may make it easier to adjust to smaller living areas with others nearby.
Choosing the best senior care option is a difficult decision. Involving family members helps ensure that you consider all factors and choose the best possible solution for your loved one.