It’s hard to believe that April is finally here, the saying “April showers bring May flowers” is holding true. Although we look forward to warmer weather, we are thankful for the rain. Warm weather, rain, flowers, these things remind me spring is here, the season of rebirth and new life. Spring to me represents hope and reminds me to stay positive and thankful in all
~ Lisa Gradzewicz, President
Spring has arrived and Easter is around the corner. I’m excited for warmer weather, flowers, easter egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, jelly beans. Most importantly, I look forward to the family time that such a holiday affords. Family is one of things I treasure most in life...Speaking of family, we have a new member of the Golden Horizons family:
thoughts. Remember that as caregivers, it is so important to take care of ourselves, as well as our clients. I’m giving everyone homework for the month of April…. Find some time to spend on yourself, and go OUTSIDE! ~ Sarah White, Director of Client Services
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“The only way to be popular in life is to be mediocre.”
People lose money every year to phone scams, from a few dollars to whole life savings. Elderly persons are sometimes especially preyed upon. Callers may offer free prizes, low risk investments, pose as someone from a company you trust, or any other number of ways to get you to trust them. Their goal is to get your money. They don’t want to give you time to think about what they are pitching. Some will make small talk with you, others will pressure you to say yes and/or reveal or confirm your personal information. Anyone is a target and we have to be on our guard.
If you receive a call, ask yourself /them questions like: “If it’s free, why are they asking me to pay?”, What’s the hurry?”, Why am I “confirming” my account information, or giving it out?”, If you suspect a scam caller, report the call and the number to the Federal Trade Commission, call the police and NEVER give out your personal information. Keep your money and identity safe.
Sources: “East Lyme Police Warn About Phone Scam With Scammer
Posing As U.S. Marshal”, Heather Burian, www.nbcconnecticut.com;
”Phone Scams”, Consumer Information, www.consumer.ftc.gov.
stir up a lot of dust and other situations necessitating an
assessment of our safety. Here are some tips:
- Smoke Alarms: Make sure they are working. They should be tested each month, and have a fresh battery once a year. If they make a chirping sound, replace the battery. Place one alarm in each bedroom and common area and each level of the home.
- Carbon Monoxide Alarms: Safety precautions are the same as smoke alarms. Each CO Alarm should be located in a central area outside each bedroom and on each level of the home.
- When dusting/vaccuuming wear a mask to reduce your breathing in all the dust stirred up.
- Review your family safety plan in the event of fire, flood or other emergency. Make sure your first aid kit and emergency kits are stocked and updated.
Source: “Spring: A Great Time to Review Your Safety Checklist”,
National Safety Council, www.nsc.org
1. Sweet brown treats
2. “April Showers bring May ________”
4. “________Equinox”: Scientific term for first day of spring
5. Color of grass
6. Delivers colored eggs
7. Yellow marshmallow birds
10. Looking for colored round items
13. 5th Month of the year
15. Gentle rains
1. Baby hens
3. To blossom
8. 4th Month of the year
9. Dyed eliptical objects
11. Gentle wind
12. Baby sheep
14. JellyBelly are the most famous
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