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Resources for Senior Citizens 10 Helpful Services for Seniors in Fort Myers, FL

Every chapter of life presents unique challenges. The senior years are no different. A lifetime of experience has made you wiser and smarter than ever before. Your interests may have expanded into new pursuits, and you may find that family matters more than ever. Mobility concerns and safety issues can also spring up with age, making it more difficult to enjoy your retirement. These helpful services for seniors in Fort Myers, Florida, can help bridge the gap between what you want to do and what you can do.

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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.

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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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