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Hospital Inpatient or Outpatient? Know the Difference!

Did you know that even if you stay in a hospital overnight, you might still be considered an “outpatient?” Your hospital status (whether the hospital considers you an “inpatient” or “outpatient”) affects how much you pay for hospital services (like X-rays, drugs, and lab tests) and may also affect whether Medicare will cover care you Read more…

Your Decisions Matter

From posting remembrances on Facebook to celebrating the legacies of family members at creative memorial services, today’s seniors are beginning to transform the way death is viewed and to accept it as a natural and normal part of the life cycle. Barriers still exist, however, when it comes to having family conversations and documenting personal Read more…

Can a Senior Center Improve Your Health?

How important is social support as a person ages? This may seem like an easy question to answer. Most people would not choose isolation and loneliness versus spending time with friends and loved ones. However, can lack of social support really hinder a person’s overall quality of life? In a word, yes. Lack of social Read more…

Is A Senior Center Right For You?

What do you think of when someone says the words “senior center”? Do you picture a bunch of old people (much older than you, of course) sitting around talking about the old days? If so, it’s time to adjust your vision. Today’s senior centers, including the 8 that comprise westshoreseniors.org, are vibrant, lively, active places Read more…

Great Things are Afoot: Specifically, 4,000 Pairs!

Most of us take socks for granted.  After all, they have been in existence since the 8th Century.  The earliest socks were originally fashioned with matted animal fur and some type of rope.  By the 10th Century, they were hand-woven thus very time-consuming to make, and considered a luxury item. Fast forward to our present Read more…

Welcome to Westshore Seniors!

Welcome to westshoreseniors.org! The creation of this web site has been a dream of the 8 senior centers represented, in collaboration with our technical partner, Center for Aging in the Digital World, for the past two years. It was our goal to provide a “one-shop-stop” experience for anyone looking for senior center information on the Read more…

Future BLOG post

Tips, tips, and more tips! Wanna’ know search tips on how to use this website? Coming up! What’s the difference between the big “Google-esque” main search bar on the home page versus the little search box on the upper-right area? What’s the difference between “Programs” vs “Social Services”? We’ll demystify these and other curiosities … Read more…