Speaking of preparations, September is National Preparedness Month. Whether it is an escape plan in the event of re, an survival kit to be kept in your car if it breaks down in winter, or an emergency card with medical information and contacts in case you are in an accident or suffer a health emergency, being prepared can be the difference in any situation.
This month, we will be exploring various emergency and medical situations, focusing on information, education and tips on how to prepare for, prevent, and handle these scenarios. National Preparedness Month will be our theme, and other awareness months to fall under our explorations will include Cholesterol Education Month, Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Prostate Cancer
Awareness Month, Sepsis Awareness Month, Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, Pain Awareness Month, Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month to name a few.
Enjoy the end of your summer and the beginning of your autumn, and be prepared to gain a lot of information on being prepared.
~ Golden Horizons Office Team
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- Mrs. K, September 1
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- Mrs. C, September 27
- Mrs. H, September 30
- Brenda M, September 6
- Jackie D, September 10
- Ping H, September 11
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- Caitlin R, September 18
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- Laura J, September 21
- Maria B, September 23
- Heather M, September 27
- Mary G, September 29
- Jackie M, September 30
Prep Time Puzzle
National Preparedness Month
Each year, the campaign explores several forms of preparedness as weekly themes during the month. This year, the themes are as follows:
1. September 1-8 - Make and Practice Your Plan - Make a plan for your family in case of emergency at home (ie. fire). Be sure all family members know it - what to do, where to meet - and practice so everyone knows it by heart.
2. September 9-15 - Learn Life Saving Skills - Do you know CPR? Do you know how to install smoke alarms and check their batteries? Do you know how to help someone having a seizure. Learning and maintaining such skills can help you be prepared in case you find yourself in a life or death situation (ie. someone not breathing).
3. September 16-22 - Check Your Coverage - We’ve all heard the term insurance. It is an arrangement with a company to provide financial protection in case of unforeseen emergency situations that would otherwise throw our lives into chaos. We all have car insurance, home owners insurance, life insurance etc. Check your coverage.
4. September 23-30 - Save For an Emergency - Financial planning on our own is important as well. Establishing an emergency fund for little things that come up can make all the difference. Purchasing items to put an emergency kit together - batteries, water bottles, flashlights, nonperishable food stuffs, blankets etc. Invest in your safety.
As stated above, preparedness comes in many forms. In our office message, we mentioned several other awareness campaigns that take place in September. We will canvas a few more here, and expand upon more on our blog over
the course of the month:
1. National Cholesterol Education Month - According to stastitics, 102 million Americans have cholesterol 200mg/DL or above, 35 million are above 240mg/DL. Optimum levels are under 170mg/DL. High cholesterol can put one at risk for heart disease or other heart related issues. Get tested.
2. National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - September launches the “Step Up for Blue” campaign to fund prostate cancer research to fund a cure. The prostate gland produces and secretes a uid that protects and nourishes sperm. Every 3 minutes, a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer. If detected early, it is completely treatable. Get tested!
3. National Pain Awareness Month - Sepsis is our body’s extreme reaction to an infection that has persisted. When we get an infection, if it isn’t treated properly, our body will into a septic state, potentially causing tissue and organ damage, even death. Get your cuts, scrapes, injuries and wounds treated properly right away!