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1 12, 2020

Ways to Stay Close to Grandchildren When You Are Physically Distant

2020-12-01T11:46:37-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: covid 19, Loneliness and Isolation|Tags: , , |

Probably one of the hardest things about this pandemic is being forced to quarantine away from loved ones physically.  And while wearing a mask can be tiresome, it's merely a minor inconvenience.  Whereas missing out on seeing your grandkids grow up is something altogether different.  It can be downright painful.  However, although you may be physically distanced, that doesn’t mean you have to be emotionally distanced.  Thank goodness for video chats!  But why stop there?  Why not try a few projects that can help you stay connected and have fun in the process?   FirstLantic has some ideas that can bring you and your grandkids together even while you are physically apart.   Make a scrapbook – Because everything in our life is digital these days, [...]

17 11, 2020

Five Stretches to Start the Day Off Right

2020-12-01T12:00:18-05:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Fitness, Health|Tags: , |

At some point, it happens to all of us.  It’s the day you get out of bed and feel those little aches and pains that seem to have come out of nowhere.   For most of us, the next thing we do is reach for the coffee because that’s bound to make us feel better, right?  However, before you grab the caffeine next time, try a few stretches first.  FirstLantic has five exercises that will help you feel more energized and ready to start your day. Overhead stretch Laying on your back, raise your arms directly above your head and lock your fingers.  Try to elongate your body as much as possible and take three to four deep breaths.  Repeat five times.   Knee to chest [...]

3 11, 2020

Six places to retire in Florida for 55+

2020-11-03T11:15:42-05:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Retirement|Tags: , , , , |

So, you are a retiring senior who wants to escape cold winters, and you think that Florida might be the answer.  You’re not interested in living in a big city; however, you still want to live somewhere where you can have cultural experiences along with the charm of a smaller town.  In other words, you would prefer to retire somewhere where it’s not only strip malls and tourist attractions.  Well, you’re in luck because FirstLantic has put together a list of six towns in Florida that are known for their beauty, quality of life, and mild weather.  Don’t be surprised if one of these towns captures your heart!   Winter Park Just north of the tourist attractions in Orlando is a quaint town called Winter Park.  [...]

27 10, 2020

Ten DIY Costumes for Halloween

2020-10-27T09:57:42-04:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Entertainment|Tags: , |

For a lot of people, Halloween is their favorite time of the year and the process of figuring out a costume is the best part!  But rather than going out and buying a costume this year, try creating your own.  FirstLantic (with a lot of help from Good Housekeeping) has put together some ideas for DIY costumes that you can make quickly while also standing apart from the crowd!  Believe us, if you wear any of these costumes you are bound to get a good chuckle from your friends.   1.  It’s Raining Men This one is really easy!  Cut out some photos of some cute men ie Brad Pitt, Taye Diggs, Chris Pine, George Clooney (you get the “picture” – pardon the pun) and [...]

20 10, 2020

Breast Cancer – Test your Knowledge with FirstLantic’s Quiz

2020-10-20T11:52:07-04:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: Health|Tags: , |

As many of you know, October is breast cancer awareness month.  And while strides are being made every day in research, detection, and treatment, there are still too many women and men that die from the disease every year.  In fact, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States and the first leading cause of cancer death among women globally.  So, FirstLantic has put together a short quiz on the facts and the fiction about breast cancer.  Take the quiz and test your knowledge and ensure that you have the most up to date information.   Please feel free to share – it could save someone’s life.   Answers can be found at the end of the quiz: [...]

6 10, 2020

10 Foods that Will Make You Look and Feel your Age

2020-10-06T12:46:02-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Aging, Diet|Tags: |

Let’s face it – most of us really don’t want to look precisely our age if we’re over 40.  We don't want to appear 20 years younger either, but we do want to look and feel our best.  We exercise, try to eat our vegetables (and may get an occasional Botox injection), but most of us are probably still eating foods that wreak havoc on our skin without even realizing it.  So, FirstLantic.com has identified a list of foods that could contribute to premature aging so that you can try to eliminate them from your diet entirely or at least cut back substantially.    Trust us; your skin will thank you!   Salt and salty foods: While a little salt doesn’t hurt you, overconsumption of salt [...]

22 09, 2020

10 Financial Decisions That Will Benefit You Later in Life

2020-09-22T13:48:12-04:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Health|

It’s a fact that most of us could probably be better at managing our finances.  For example, maybe you don’t need to buy that latte every day when you could just as easily make coffee at home.  That said, there are small bad decisions like the latte and there are much larger bad decisions.  This blog is about making better choices so that you don’t regret it later in life.  FirstLantic wants you to be prepared to not only enjoy your retirement but also to avoid that worry bubble hanging over your head.   Save more – We know that’s not a revolutionary concept but it’s a fact that you will have more if you save more. Many of us don’t have a lot of [...]

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