Wednesday, May 22, 2013
May is National Electrical Safety Month! Learn how you can keep your home safe with this special guest post from the Electrical Safety Foundation International.
One of the most devastating experiences you can ever face, short of losing a loved one, is losing your home and all of your valuable possessions. Over the last 30 years, the number of household fires has decreased by close to half. However, they are still prevalent, and adults age 65 and over are more than twice as likely as the general population to suffer from injuries due to a home fire.
Electrical failures are the leading cause of most house fires in the U.S. But there are a few simple things you can do in your home to minimize your risk. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) offers a variety of tools on the resources for older adults section of its website to help keep you safe. To start, here are three easy to do steps you can take right away:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Eamonn Cullen will host the first Lessons Learned Garden Tour this Saturday.
Cullen learned to garden from watching his grandfather, who was head gardener at a seminary in Ireland. His garden today features plant communities compact enough for large groups and Cullen as he advances in age.
You are invited to Cullen’s garden, 1406 Delmar Lane, Southwestern Jefferson County, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th. Admission is $5, or free for JCMGA members. The tour is the first of four in the Lessons Learned season and is hosted by the Jefferson County Master Gardener Association.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
According to seniorliving.about.com, seniors need just as much sleep as younger adults, which means at least 7-9 hours per night. To help ensure you and your loved one are getting a peaceful night’s rest, try a few of these tips:
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
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