Ft Myers, Community News Former Journalist and WWII Veteran Turns 104
Very few people get to be 104. But even fewer people get to have the life that Robert Giles Achorn has lived. Reading his resume and his accomplishments is almost like reading what three or four people get to do in a single lifetime.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.