This Veterans Day, EAC Network pauses to honor those fearless, proud, and courageous individuals who served (and serve) our country with honor. Such a person is Hal Knapp, an EAC Network In-Home Respite Services Volunteer who served his country with distinction.
More than 18 million American adults, or 7.5 percent of the adult population, are unable to walk a quarter mile or find it very difficult to do so, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many with mobility issues are seniors. But losing mobility doesn’t mean you should stop living life.
One summer danger that can be incredibly serious – and potentially deadly – is heatstroke. The elderly must pay closer attention to what their bodies are telling them and take extra precautions when out in the sun, as they are much more likely to develop heatstroke. Here’s a quick primer on heatstroke and how you or your loved one can prevent it.
Every year, the Alzheimer’s Society recognizes dementia, its effects, and what we can do about it. Unless dementia has directly affected your life or the life of a loved one, you may not be familiar with the disease. We provide many programs that serve Seniors & the Incapacitated, and so many of our clients are affected by, or working to relieve the pain and frustration of, dementia. Today, in honor of Dementia Awareness Week, we’ll go over what you need to know about dementia.
Our Senior Centers provide participants with a hot lunch as well as fun activities like Zumba, bingo, board games, karaoke, and crafts. Occasionally, we have generous volunteers who team up with our Senior Centers to host a special craft, which is exactly what a team from PSEG Long Island did recently. PSEG has a long history of community outreach, and we’re always pleased to have their cheerful, supportive volunteers.
Twice a week, seniors who participate in the program receive their meals for the week. They no longer have to worry about rides to the grocery store. They won’t need to wonder whether they have the budget for groceries this week. And they no longer need to cook, worry about injuring themselves while cooking, or worry they won’t have the strength to cook.