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Winter Safety

Well, it’s certain that winter is here and in most states across the country, we have the weather to prove it! Along with freezing temps come snow and icy walkways, which can be extremely dangerous for our elderly friends and family members. Though falls can and do happen in the...

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FirstLight makes its Nebraska debut

After dedicating some time towards various missions travelling the world and sharing their faith, Dale and Nancy Ocken became FirstLight franchisees last month. As the premiere FirstLight franchise in the Omaha market, the Ockens’ business will service West Omaha, Fremont, Arlington, Bennington and Elkhorn. “We have seen how everything has...

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Customers come first

Many of you may not know that much of FirstLight’s focus on client satisfaction comes from my son’s experience working at the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta. Devin, 27, worked at the hotel for three years before coming on board at FirstLight. The training he received at the Ritz taught him...

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Getting involved and giving back

Lately, I’ve been noticing a trend amongst seniors in the news—they’re giving back to their local communities and helping in out-of-the-box ways. A group of pro-active seniors in Burlington, Wash., for example, are helping fight crime with the town’s new Citizens On Patrol program. “So far our volunteers have already...

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Gaming for health and happiness

Last weekend, it was announced—again—that a senior citizen bowled a perfect score on Nintendo’s Wii Bowling. But if you’ve been following your video gaming news, you know that Rhea Freeman, 85, of Houma, La. isn’t the first senior to perfect the game! Earlier this year, Dayton, Ohio resident Jack Davis,...

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Fighting off the flu

With flu season starting this weekend, doctors and health officials are reminding everyone to get the flu shot—especially seniors. Some organizations are even offering free flu shots today. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, for example, will offer free flu shots for senior citizens on Medicare or enrolled in Medicare...

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