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Ft Myers, Community News World War II Veterans Celebrate 74 Years of Marriage

George and Alfreda Barabaree both served the United States in World War II and years later their love for their country formed a strong bond that led to a marriage lasting 74 years.

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Senior Health, Senior Activities Benefits of Aquatic Therapy for Those Living with Dementia in Florida

By now, everyone knows that regular exercise is crucial to maintaining good health and well-being as we age. Numerous studies show that seniors who make physical activity part of their weekly routine are both healthier and happier. And what’s not to love? Exercise prevents disease, improves mental health, decreases falls, provides social engagement, and increases cognitive function.

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Ft Myers, Community News Birthday Cake for Ray and Thelma

It’s time to wish the best of birthdays to Barrington Terrace of Ft. Myers residents Raymond ‘Ray’ Drumm and Thelma Sweeting, and thank them for their family’s service.

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Ft Myers, Community News, Coronavirus Maintenance worker earns ‘Ghostbuster’ nickname

Tom Winspear is a big believer in the idea that if you’re going to do a job, you need to put your all into it. 

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Senior Activities, Senior Safety 5 Senior-Friendly Fourth of July Events Near Fort Myers

The Fourth of July fireworks and parade may be canceled this year, but Fort Myers seniors can still have a blast this Independence Day.  Because social distancing is still the best way to stay safe this summer, we’ve created a list of ideas for activities you can enjoy at home.

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Senior Safety Staying Cool in Fort Myers: Know the Signs of Heat Exhaustion in Seniors

With endless outdoor recreation opportunities in and around Fort Myers, there is always a reason to go outside and play. But seniors need to take extra care in the Florida heat because they are at higher risk for heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion.

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Senior Health Learning About Fort Myers' Lex Roulston, Survivor of a Quintuple Coronary Artery Bypass

Improving your heart health should be a goal for everyone, regardless of age. Did you know that every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack? One common cause of heart attacks is blockages in the arteries that supply blood to the heart. According to the American Heart Association, one of the most effective ways to treat and manage the blockage of blood to the heart muscle is coronary artery bypass surgery. 

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Resources for Senior Citizens 4 Senior Transportation Services in Fort Myers, FL

For seniors who don’t drive or have a friend or loved one nearby to help them get to and from doctor’s appointments, meet up with friends, or even go to the store to buy groceries, getting around can be frustrating. But these day-to-day activities and commitments must be done, and so seniors in the Fort Myers area need to know what their options are for safe, reliable transportation. 

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Active Senior Living, Activities for Seniors 6 Senior-Friendly Activities Near Fort Myers

Early spring in Florida is the perfect time for seniors to get out and explore before the heat and afternoon rains of the summer set in. Fort Myers in particular has a lot to offer local seniors. With its wide variety of recreation and entertainment options, Fort Myers has something for everyone.

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Resources for Senior Citizens What to Know About the Lee County Council on Aging

There are almost 16,000 seniors living in the Fort Myers, Florida, area, and at some point most of these residents or their loved ones will start looking for age-related support and resources. Easy access to these resources is a primary contributor to successful senior independence, but locating those resources can be challenging. 

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