As you may have seen on the news, the weather this summer has provided conditions that create and spread fires in many areas. At the Seniors Outreach, these reports have sparked a conversation about senior’s and fire safety. Here are some helpful fire safety tips we would like to share.

Research has shown that if a fire breaks out in a building, senior citizens are twice as likely to perish in a fire as compared to the average young adult. The first step towards preventing this from happen

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Did you know…that as a senior in the region of Kneehill County, the non-profit, charitable society, Seniors Outreach, could play a real part in improving your life and situation? Here are some suggestions for the use of their services.

• Have someone (a Caring Visitor) come and visit you; in this way, providing companionship or a buddy for your favorite activity-- whether it’s shopping, playing games, reading together, or even going for walks.

• Have a Handyman/Handywoman

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Most Seniors want to stay active and engaged in their life and the pursuits that they enjoy. What is of concern to them is how they relate to their community. It becomes too easy to be relegated or to set oneself aside once we hit that magic ‘retirement’ age. We are there, so we often tell ourselves to just grin and bear it. What still is of concern to us, however, is that we cannot let go of the thought that we are still an important part of our community.

One of the key ingredients

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It is officially summer! The sun is shining and bringing the heat! We hope that you are enjoying the outdoors with family and friends and participating in the many activities that summer has to offer. Whether you are working in your garden, having a backyard BBQ or laying poolside, too much time in the sun can lead to problems like sunburn and dehydration. Please stay hydrated and protect yourself by wearing appropriate clothing and applying sunscreen!

You may be able to escape the heat by sitti

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