A Message from the Office
As I sit here contemplating what to say, I’m looking out my window at a breathtakingly beautiful day - sunny with a few white, puffy clouds floating along, deep blue sky, a hint of a breeze, and the hint of turning colors. I can’t believe the summer is over, yet I am excited for the classic signs of autumn - agricultural fairs, pumpkin spice lattes, corn mazes, warm sweaters, the vibrant foliage. We are at the change of another season.
As we change seasons, I am often reminded of seasons in our lives. We see many milestones and many changes over the course of our lives. Yet certain things remain constant - love, faithfulness, integrity, honesty. Good values don’t shift and they provide a foundation upon which to conduct good work and good business. These are core values for us at Golden Horizons. So while the seasons change, we want to reaffirm that our values and our commitment to you does not. Happy Fall!
~ Golden Horizons Office Team
Caregiver of the Month: Larry G.
mile, Larry! Congratulations!
Mr. W's Newsletter Inspiration
“One is rich in proportion to things left alone.” ~ Jeremy Tailor
Special Announcement - New Sections
- Mrs. K, September 1
- Mrs. R, September 15
- Mrs. D, September 19
Happy Birthday to all our caregivers with birthdays in September. You make all the difference in our company. May this next year be filled with love, light and many blessings. Happy Birthday:
- Amy,September 5 - Laura, September 21
- Tonja, September 8 - Elizabeth, September 24
- Jackie, September 10 - Heather, September 27
- Ping, September 11 - Gloria, September 28
- Katherine, September 12 - Monique, September 29
- Caitlin, September 18 - Mary, September 29
- Minnie, September 18 - Jackie, September 30
We all know the havoc that Mother Nature can wreak - earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, blizzards droughts etc. We also know the havoc we can wreak on ourselves by not taking care of bodies - not eating healthy, not exercising, smoking, drinking too much, not getting enough sleep. Sometimes, emergencies arise due to events and circumstances beyond our control - fires, cars won’t start, we trip while hiking and hurt ourselves. We never know when any of these situations may arise, but there is one thing they all have in common - we can be prepared. Here are some tips:
In Your Home:
- Install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and regularly check that they are working. This will be vital in the event of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Maintain fire extinguishers in your home; easy-to-use and up-to-date.
- Make sure you have an emergency plan in place - where to meet outside the house, exit strategy, a fully equipped emergency kit in an easy-to-reach location - fresh batteries, flares, flashlights, portable radios, bottled water, food, first aid kits.
- Keep the car keys in easy reach in case you have to get out fast.
- Keep a list of emergency contacts, medications you’re taking, medical history etc. on you for emergencies.
- Stay up-to-date with CPR and first aid certifications.
In Your Car:
- At all times, keep jumper cables, a spare tire, tools to change a tire, extra water
(for drinking or for adding to the car), nonperishable food items, flares, a seat belt
cutter etc. These items are good to keep in your car year round.
- In the winter, keep the above items plus: a small shovel, nonperishable food stuffs
like nuts, dried fruits, hard candies for energy, water, extra blankets, extra warm
clothes, scrapers, snow treads for your tires etc. Be prepared!
Source: National Safety Council, www.nsc.org