Katie B. Hines Senior Center News and Events for Nov. 5th, 2014

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Katie B Hines Senior Center will be starting their summer schedule. Check us out if you are here vacationing or just moving here. We are located at 308 Cape Fear Blvd. Carolina Beach Phone 910-458-6609. Our  classes on Monday Senior exercise at 9:00AM Painting 11:00 to 2:00, Line Dancing 3:30PM Cards 6:30 PM. Tuesday is Bridge starting at 1:00PM. Wednesday At 9:00AM chair yoga. Thursday we have Senior exercise 9:00 AM, Quilting at 10:00AM and painting at 11:00 to 2:00. The first Saturday of each month we serve all you can eat Pancake Breakfast 7:30 to 11:00 AM , price is $6.00 Adults -Kids 8 and over $4.00 kids under 8 eats free. We also play cards every Saturday at 6:30 PM. Last Saturday is cards and bring a Covered Dish.

Nearly Half of Senior Home Accidents are Preventable, ER Doctor Survey Says

Home Instead Senior Care of the Quad Cities Offers Free Home Safety Checks and Easy Fixes to Reduce Accidents; Ensure Safety of Seniors
Nearly 20 million seniors ages 65 and older visit the emergency room each year with almost a third of the visits related to injuries*, many of which are sustained in the place seniors are meant to feel the safest: their home.
In fact, 65 percent of senior homes have at least one potential safety issue, according to adult children of seniors surveyed by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network. However, almost half of all home accidents by seniors (48 percent) can be avoided according to a recent survey of emergency room doctors.
These preventable home hazards, such as throw rugs or loose railings, can be particularly harmful, leading to falls and injuries that can impact seniors’ ability to live independently. However, the majority of seniors (85 percent) haven’t taken any steps to prepare their homes for their changing needs as they grow older.  “The home should be the safest and most comfortable place for aging seniors,” says Steve Habenicht of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving the Quad Cities, including Scott and Rock Island Counties.
“It is critical for families and seniors to invest the time in identifying the necessary home safety modifications to ensure it stays that way.” Senior home safety experts recommend that adult children of seniors take at least one day each year to perform a thorough safety check of their parents’ home.
To help families accomplish this goal and help seniors reduce the risk of injury in their own homes, the Home Instead Senior Care office serving the Quad Cities, including Scott and Rock Island Counties is offering 20 free home safety checks conducted by local senior care experts.
The safety checks will be provided at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis. “An annual safety check can help seniors avoid dangers that could threaten their independence,” said Habenicht.
“When we go into homes, we see a lot of red flags that are easily overlooked by those who are familiar with the home. Most of the time, these are relatively easy and affordable fixes’ and they could be the difference between a trip to the emergency room and staying safe at home.’
The most common issues found in seniors’ homes are tripping hazards, bathrooms without assistive equipment, such as grab bars on the shower or tub, and storage that’s too high or too low.
A free home safety checklist, online safety assessment and recommendations for inexpensive modifications that could ensure the safety of older loved ones are also available at www.makinghomesaferforseniors.com. These free safety checks and support resources are part of Home Instead Inc.’s broader Making Home Safer for Seniors program.
To request a free home safety check or the home safety checklist, please call the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 563-359-0027 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Helping You Planning for the Inevitable

The Funeral Consumer’s Alliance Coastal Carolina now has speakers available to talk to community and civic organizations as well as clubs, classes or in-service training sessions.  Our mission is to educate and advocate for choice in making funeral arrangements.  Our program is free, entertaining, and educational. Included in the talk are topics such as  What legal forms do I really need to have? Do I need “Pre-need” Insurance? What can be done with cre-mains?  What the heck is “Green Burial?”  What is a “GPL” and why is it so important?  Who enforces the “Funeral Rule?” We will explain how to plan, prepare, and pay for the inevitable and show you a wide variety of resources to help your planning process along.  For more information or to schedule the program “Planning for the Inevitable” Contact: Rebecca Taylor, President, FCACC 910-763-7149;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Visit our web site: funeralscoastalcarolina.org.

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