Monday, March 25, 2013
The Shoppe Around the Corner, which was located at 1015 Omaha Circle in old downtown Palm Harbor, closed recently after an 8-year-run.
Senior citizens will soon be dining at the former location of the non-profit retail store, The Shoppe Around the Corner in old downtown Palm Harbor. The retail store was operated by Neighborly Care Network and sold new home decor items, housewares, soaps, lotions and much more. Proceeds from the store went to the Neighborly Care Network, which has been providing health and wellness programs to seniors and their families for 45 years. The organization also operates Meals on Wheels. The Shoppe Around the Corner, which was located at 1015 Omaha Circle, closed recently after an 8-year-run. "Retail's not doing that great. Some retails can make it through the lean times," said Neighborly Care Network's Sandy Narron, of the store. Crews were …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths and the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma, according to the Centers for Disease and Prevention.
Palm Harbor Fire Rescue will be hosting free classes to help educate seniors about the importance of exercising and staying active to prevent falls. Statistics from the Centers for Disease and Prevention's Center for Injury Prevention and Control show how dangerous falls can be to senior citizens- The free "A Matter of Balance" classes will be held on the following Mondays from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Palm Room of the Palm Harbor Library- Session One: Session Two: You can register for the classes at this link to the Events Calendar on the Palm Harbor Library's website Want the news delivered to your email box every morning? Subscribe to the Palm Harbor Patch newsletter. It's free and we don't give out your email address. Sign up here.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The FDA says a dangerous supplement called Reumofan Plus has been renamed "WOW". The agency says some distributors have placed "WOW" labels over bottles of Reumofan Plus.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Thanks to the Food and Drug Administration for passing this information along. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public that a product distributed and sold under the name 'WOW' is really just another product in disguise, one that can cause serious harm. Earlier in 2012, FDA twice warned the public about taking Reumofan Plus—marketed as a "natural" dietary supplement for the treatment of many conditions, including arthritis and bone cancer—because, in reality, it contains undeclared active ingredients found in prescription drugs that should only be used under the supervision of a health care professional. Brad Pace, regulatory counsel at FDA's Health Fraud and Consumer Outreach Branch, says some distributors have …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Attending holiday gatherings, helping others, and conversations are ways to help fight the blues, according to a local senior care expert.
The holidays are usually expected to be filled with happiness, friendliness, fellowship and harmony, but for many seniors it is far cry from reality. For many, feelings of sadness, loneliness and isolation are their holiday companions. There are many different factors that can contribute to seniors being at particular risk of suffering from the "holiday blues," including: To help make the holidays more enjoyable for seniors, The American Geriatrics Society recently published a list of activities to help cope with the holiday blues. Seniors are encouraged to: Many older people don’t realize they are depressed or blue. If you suspect that an older loved one, or someone you know, is depressed, there are some things you can do to help: It is …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Eight talented seniors took the stage in the first annual Senior Idol contest at The Centre on Friday, Nov. 9.
Who knew so many people enjoy karaoke? Many of the participants in The Centre's recent Senior Idol competition said they love to sing and practice belting out the tunes at local karaoke bars. Eight talented seniors took the stage in the first annual contest on Friday, Nov. 9. Diane Starr won the competition with her performance of "Don't it Make My Brown Eyes Blue," the country song made famous by Crystal Gayle. Senior Idol Contestants included- Judges included Suncoast Animal League's Executive Director Rick Chaboudy, Chick-fil-A Marketing Director Kelli Snow and Palm Harbor Patch Editor Sunde Farquhar. Bay News 9 Web Anchor/Reporter Anne Imanuel hosted the competition.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Do you have what it takes to be Palm Harbor's first Senior Idol? Tryouts for the show are October 15.
Psst... know anyone who's 50 or over who's a great singer? You might want to encourage them to tryout for Palm Harbor's first "Senior Idol" competition. CSA Palm Harbor Parks & Recreation is presenting its first annual Senior Idol”this fall at The Centre of Palm Harbor. Contestants will compete in front of local celebrity judges with the audience voting in the competition. Ten contestants will be selected from an audition process on October, 15. “It’s a great show and we’re really excited to bring it to Palm Harbor,” says Mathew Eberius, the show’s coordinator. Eberius, who spent several years at another recreation agency, had helped produce several successful talent competitions in north Pinellas. This is his first in Palm Harbor. “There’…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, AAA promotes Roadwise Rx to help seniors understand how medications may affect their ability to drive safely.
More than 80 percent of drivers age 65 and older regularly take medications, yet only half have talked to a medical professional about possible safety issues related to driving. With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, AAA promotes Roadwise Rx to help seniors understand how medications may affect their ability to drive safely. Developed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Roadwise Rx is an online tool that details common side effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications. The tool generates personalized feedback on how medications, herbal supplements and foods, and their interactions with each other, can impact safety behind the wheel. Drivers are encouraged to discuss the confidential results with their doctor or …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
A property tax exemption up to $50,000 is available for qualified senior citizens in Palm Harbor.
The deadline for Palm Harbor senior citizens to apply for a property tax exemption of up to $50,000 is approaching soon. The Pinellas County Property Appraiser's Office says the deadline to apply is March, 1. 2012. This exemption does not automatically renew like the homestead exemption does, so citizens who received this benefit last year must reapply again this year. You can renew by mail. A renewal form was sent at the end of January. The amount of the property tax exemption varies by taxing district and is based on the total household income received in 2011. Applicants will qualify if: You can apply at any of the Property Appraiser’s offices’ four locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. When you apply, bring: More …