The West Union Senior Club will have their carry-in dinner/meeting on Friday, February 9th at Noon at the Senior Center. Any senior 55+ is welcome to attend, just please bring in a dish or a dessert to share and join in for some fun, good food and most importantly, fellowship! They hope to see you there.
Our Agency has been receiving many calls asking if AARP is doing tax preparation in our area. At this time, there is no known local location of AARP personnel making tax appointments. After checking with ABCAP in Winchester, Ohio, there is a business entity scheduling appointments for tax preparation at their location. This year it is through Micro Enterprises and the Agency Program is conducted by Ohio Benefit Bank. Those seniors interested in receiving assistance for tax preparation must contact the Georgetown ABCAP office to schedule appointments for the ABCAP office in Winchester. Please call 1-800-553-7393 Ext. 238 to schedule those appointments.
From Steady U Ohio website: This Valentine’s Day, tell your loved one: “Don’t fall for me!”
Love is in the air, but hidden falls risks may be underfoot for someone you love. You could celebrate this time of love and devotion with just flowers or a box of chocolates. Or you could help the people you care about most prevent falls and fall-related injuries. Valentine’s day provides a great opportunity to talk about falls prevention in a fun way, while showing how deeply you care.
The STEADY U Ohio initiative suggests discussing these falls risk factors with older loved ones:
Fear of falling – Being afraid of falling can cause your loved ones to change their behavior in ways that actually increase their risk of falling.
Chronic conditions – Medications for chronic conditions common in older adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and pain, can make them dizzy or drowsy.
Nutrition-If your loved ones aren’t eating a balanced diet rich in vital nutrients, they may not have the strength they need to stay on their feet or avoid injury if they do fall.
Hydration – If your loved ones aren’t getting enough non-alcoholic liquids to drink, they may experience dizziness and instability.
Assistive devices – Canes and walkers can help some older adults significantly reduce their risk of falling, but only if properly adjusted and used appropriately.
Environmental hazards – Inadequate lighting, clutter, rugs, pets and floors in need of repair are some of the most common fall risks in the home.
Visit www.steadyu.ohio.gov for more tips and resources to prevent falls.
State HEAP applications are available at our agency for the 2017-2018 winter season. We have an aide to assist any senior 60+ with filling out the applications for State assistance only. If you haven’t received your application and have applied in previous years or if this is your first time applying, our Agency has current applications available. Please call Teresa at 937-544-3979 Ext. 4 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.
JUST A THOUGHT: “Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.” ~Kay Knudsen