A Message from the Office
difference between life and death.
September marks the height of hurricane season in the Atlantic, thus it is appropriate that September is also National Preparedness Month (NPM). NPM is an annual campaign lead jointly by FEMA and Department of Homeland Security (through Ready.gov) to promote
family and community emergency preparedness. 2019’s theme is “Prepared, Not Scared”. There are weekly themes as well: Sept 1-7, Save Early for Disaster Costs; Sept 8-14, Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters; Sept 15-21, Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters; Sept
22-30, Get Involved in Your Community’s Preparedness. Campaign hashtags are #BeReady, #PreparedNotScared.
Being prepared for an emergency is vital, it can mean the difference between life and death. Some tips: Make an emergency fund to prepare financially, check your insurance coverage, make an emergency plan in case of fire or natural disaster, sign up for local emergency alerts and warnings, create a document with phone
numbers for local emergency personel and national resources, put emergency kits together for your home and vehicle - extra water, hard candy, flashlights and batteries, non-perishable food items, first aid kits, extra clothes and blankets etc. The NPM provides a variety of resources, including emergency checklists. You can find this information https://www.ready.gov/september.
Don’t let our gorgeous weather fool you; it always pays to be prepared. ~ Golden Horizons Office Team
Mr. W's Newsletter Inspiration
"Knowledge is power.” ~ Attributed to Sir Francis Bacon
Cultural Tidbit: Sir Francis Bacon (January 22, 1561-April 9, 1626) was a famous English noble, philosopher and statesman. He is best known as the father of empiricism, a theory that says knowledge only comes through the five senses - inductive reasoning and observation of nature.His work was foundational to the Scientific Method.
Bacon exercised influence in many areas. He started his career as a
September Birthdays in Golden Horizons
- Linda C. September 6 - Laura J, September 21
- Tanya B, September 8 - Maria B, September 23
- Trudy H, September 13 - Mary G, September 29
- Minnie F, September 18 - Jackie M, September 30
Other September Happenings
Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) - September 23, 2019, is the 12th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day, lead by the National Council on Aging. It is a campaign aiming to raise awareness, nationwide, on how to prevent injuries due to falls among the elder population. In 2018, national, state and local events and media reached some 154.7 million people. The Connecticut Falls Prevention Coalition is in development through the State Department of Aging, and will be participating locally. For more information, visit the National Council of Aging’s website at
National Assisted Living Week (NALW) - NALW is an annual initiative, started by National Center for Assisted Living in 1995, to celebrate and raise awareness for the role of assisted living in the lives of our elders and disabled. Each year, there is a main theme, and assisted living communites across the country are encouraged to hold events and create opportunities to raise awareness and demonstrate the role of assisted living in long-term care. The theme for 2019 is “A Spark of Creativity”, and will specifically explore art therapy and how it benefits seniors, such as improving
cognition, motor skills, self-esteem, emotional health, self-awareness, socializing etc. For more information, visit
National Grandparents Day - Many Western cultures, including the US, are centered around ideals like the ability to work and individualism. They are youth-centric, marginalizing the aging population. In other cultures - Asian, Indian, Native American, Mediterranean, Latin - elders are honored and respected for the their wisdom; they are integral in the family units. Western societies should, and are, beginning to learn from our counter-part cultures. September 8, 2019, is National Grandparents Day. It provides us the perfect opportunity to demonstrate a renewed commitment to the elders in our lives. Visit https://grandparentsday.org for “Grand” ideas.