It's going to be a hot one out there this weekend. They're projecting mid-90s, humid, and heat index into the low 100s. So here's what we do...
Be safe and have a good weekend!
with summer sun comes the need for sunblock and sunglasses. Sunlight is good and bad for us - good source of Vitamin D, bad source with the harmful UV rays. While we take proper steps to protect our skin from sunlight, there are other ways to "lyte" up our lives this summer.
Spinach, kale and dairy foods like yogurt are good sources of calcium. Potatoes, raisins, bananas, spinach and sweet potatoes are good sources of potassium. Canned tuna, canned salmon, soup, beans, pickles, olives are good sources of sodium, as is table salt. There are many more, but be sure to make sure you keep your "lyte" up your life.
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only about 3 weeks into true summer. Today is 80 degrees, with a mild SSW breeze, low humidity and sunny skies. UV is 9 of 10
though, so wear sunscreen, sunglasses and light clothes to protect your skin and guard against heat illnesses.
Keeping cool and staying hydrated are also important steps in preventing heat illnesses. If out and about, be sure to know where the nearest public cooling station is. You’ll often find them in libraries, senior centers etc. Make sure to drink water and replenish your electrolytes. We will explore more about electrolytes on page 2. Stay cool, stay safe and enjoy the summer!
~ Golden Horizons Office Team
Mr. W's Newsletter Inspiration
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did.” ~ Attributed to Mark Twain
“Go to heaven for the climate, hell for the company.” ~ Attributed to Mark Twain
Much of his work was inspired by his career paths, including miner, river boat pilot, reporter. His lectures led him to travel the world from the shores of the Mississippi River to Europe and even Australia. He settled his family in our very own Hartford, CT, where his house is maintained as a museum. He died April 21, 1910, in Redding, CT. His pen name, Mark Twain, is derived from a river boat landsman’s call of 12 feet depth on the river; it is safe for the boat.
Caregiver of the Quarter
Q2: Diane F: When Diane joined the Golden Horizons team in February 2018, a couple of the office staff already knew her and thought she would be a great addition. She exceeded expectations. Steady and patient by nature, Diane has provided exceptional care for her clients. She is a true professional - always punctual and consistent with her shifts and communications with the office. Diane, thank you for your integrity, character, trustworthiness, hard work and dedication to your clients. You represent Golden Horizons well. Congratulations!
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
"We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States.."
Happy Independence Day from our family to yours! As we celebrate the declaration of the intention for our free country, let us honor the ideals of liberty it was founded upon. Our history is flawed because as humans we are flawed; but what this history offers us is a chance to learn from the mistakes and wrongs of the past in order to lay a better foundation for those coming after us. "Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it" as the saying goes. That doesn't have to be us. This 4th, let us rededicate ourselves as a Americans, a united people, to look at our uncensored history, with all its glory and ugly, and learn from it. Pay it forward for a better tomorrow.
Be safe and enjoy your July 4th!
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Golden Horizons Elder Care Services are registered with the State of CT as a Homemaker-Companion Agency. The well-being of the aging is their primary purpose. Your loved ones are in caring hands with Golden Horizons. Golden Horizons' offices are located in Old Saybrook, and Groton, Connecticut, USA.