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History of Veterans Day

Posted on: November 10 2014

Armistead salutes our Veterans! from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to...

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Exercise and Fitness as You Age

Posted on: October 27 2014

Exercise Plans to Get Fit and Stay Fit as You Get Older

from HELPGUIDE.org As you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Exercise can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. And not only is exercise good for your body, it’s also good for your mind, mood, and memory. Whether you are generally healthy or are managing an illness, there are plenty of ways to get more active, improve confidence, and boost your fitness.<...

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October is Fire Prevention Month

Posted on: October 13 2014

From the American Red Cross About Fire Safety and Prevention Did you know that if a fire starts in your home, you may have just two minutes to escape? The most effective way to protect yourself and your home from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards. 60 percent of house fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms. During a home fire, working smoke alarms and a fire escape plan that has been practiced regularly can save lives. Fire Safety Tips If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL for help....

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Falls and Older Adults

Posted on: October 06 2014

From NIH Senior Health

 About Falls Risk Increases With Age

Many people have a friend or relative who has fallen. The person may have slipped while walking or felt dizzy when standing up from a chair and fallen. Maybe you've fallen yourself. If you or an older person you know has fallen, you're not alone. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year. The risk of falling -- and fall-related problems -- rises with age.

Falls Lead to Fractures, Trauma

Each year, more than 1.6 million older U...

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Talking with your Doctor

Posted on: September 29 2014

from NIH Senior Health   Planning Your Doctor Visit A Partnership

How well you and your doctor talk to each other is one of the most important parts of getting good health care. Unfortunately, talking with your doctor isn't always easy. In the past, the doctor typically took the lead and the patient followed. Today, a good patient-doctor relationship is a partnership. You and your doctor can work as a team. Creating a basic plan before you go to the doctor can help you make the most of your visit. The tips in this chapter will make it...

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Before Winter Storms & Extreme Cold

Posted on: September 22 2014

As temperatures take a dramatic dip in September, we're reminded of the impending winter coming soon. Here are some helpful tips from FEMA: To prepare for a winter storm you should do the following:

Before winter approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit: Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency for a complete list of recommended products. Sand to improve traction. Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment. Sufficient heating fuel. You may become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources may be cut...

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September is National Preparedness Month

Posted on: September 15 2014

From FEMA:

During National Preparedness Month FEMA asks you, your family, community and workplace to take action by planning a National PrepareAthon! Day on or around September 30th. They recommend using digital media tools as a way to promote National Preparedness Month, September 1-30th.

What you can do to promote National Preparedness Month: Check out the How to Get Involved in NPM Quick Guide Download the 2014 National Preparedness Month Digital Engagement Toolkit Share NPM messages on Social Media View and share the new Ready Campaign Public Service Announcements Join the National Preparedness Community and download the...

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