Safety Tips

December 2019 Newsletter

Safety Tips
Six Winter safety tops for Seniors and their Caregivers

1. Avoid slipping on ice; Icy, snowy roads and sidewalks make it easy to slip and fall. Unfortunately, falls are a common occurrence for senior citizens, be SAFE!!

2. Dress for warmth; Cold temperatures can lead to frostbite and hypothermia. If you must go out, wear warm socks, a heavy coat, a warm hat, gloves and a scarf.

3. Fight wintertime depression; Because it can be difficult and dangerous to get around, many seniors have less contact with others. Stay connected with friends & family.

4. Prepare for power outages; Winter storms can lead to power outages. Make sure you have easy access to flashlights, blankets and plenty of non-perishable foods.

5. Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning; Using a fireplace or gas heater can lead to car-bon monoxide poisoning. Make sure you have a detector and plenty of batteries.

6. Eat a varied diet; Because people spend more time indoors and may eat a smaller variety of foods, dieticians recommend, vitamin D, grains and seafood.

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Senior Center Bits

    Swipe Cards for the New Year
    As the new year begins we need all members to have their swipe cards available to enter the building. If you have not had your picture taken for your new ID card, please see some-one in the front office.

    Special Member Services
    Transportation: DAILY - Please call the center before 8:00 a.m. to be added to each day’s pick-up list.

    Prescription Refills and Medical Appointments: Contact the front desk to make arrangements. 48 hours notice is required for appointments-members only.

    Homebound Meals
    We deliver up to (7) nutritious meals a week. We deliver three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) to eligible individuals who live within the Seaford zip code. If you or someone you know is eligible for Nanticoke Senior Center’s Homebound Meal Program, call us at 629-4939. We accept Medicaid & Private Insurance.

    US Census 2020
    What is a census and why is it important? Once a decade, the next Census is 2020. America comes together to count every resident in the United States. The Census provides the basis for reap-portioning Congressional seats, redistricting billions of dollars in federal funding to support your state, county, and community’s vital programs.

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