August 17, 2011

LINC to present a seminar for Women Cancer Patients in Richmond VA

Filed under: senior living guide,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 4:08 pm

LINC will present a seminar for Women Cancer Patients, site Survivors, their families and caregivers on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 9 a.m. in the 4th floor Auditorium, the Atrium building at Johnston Willis Hospital.  The seminar will be 4 hours long and is entitlted “Women – The Financial Heart of the Home”.  Topics to be discussed are:  Financial Planning for Women, Debt Management for Women, The Legalities of Reconstruction and Lymphedema , and Live Through This:  Managing the Cancer Change-a life coaching session.

The seminar is free but registration is required by either calling 804-562-0592 ext 2 or emailing Education@cancerlinc.org.

There is free parking at the hospital.  Enter via the Atrium doorway and take the elevators to the 4th floor.  Turn left and follow the hall to the Atrium Auditorium.  Coffee and sweet rolls will be available before 9 a.m. and a box lunch will be served at noon.  The seminar will adjourn at 1 p.m.  Door prizes will also be given.

Register early.  Only  35 seats remain. If you have questions, please call 804-562-0592 ext 2.

Hope to see you there!

Sharon Caldwell, PMP
LINC
Outreach and Education Director
PO Box 73281
Richmond, VA 23235
804-562-0592 option 2
sharon.caldwell@cancerlinc.org
Website: http://www.cancerlinc.org

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Staying Independent – Home Safety Tips

Filed under: Home Health Care,senior living guide — seniorlivingguide @ 12:27 pm

Question:  I just returned home from a hospital stay for a recent fall. Thankfully I did not break any bones. My biggest fear is breaking a hip and having to leave my home.  What can I do to make my home safer?

Answer: You are wise to plan ahead to prevent another fall!  Here are some tips:

Main Living Areas: Remove throw rugs, unhealthy cords or clutter in the walkways.  Install night lights in the hallways and bathrooms. Replace any worn or torn carpet and broken railings near steps.

Bathroom: Install grab bars on the walls, pills near the toilet and shower.  Use a shower chair so you can sit while bathing.  Lower water heater temperature to 120 degrees F. to avoid burns.

Kitchen: Set utensils and food at a comfortable height to avoid reaching or standing on
a stool. Look for sharp corner counters or tables which can be padded.

Your physician can also order a home safety evaluation for you.

You also may want to consider having in-home assistance with some of the daily tasks so that you can reserve your energy for the more enjoyable things in life.  A home care company such as Comfort Keepers may be your answer.  Comfort Keepers provides assistance in your own home to those needing a little extra help.

Mark Sheets, Greater Richmond Area Comfort Keepers owner.  For more information go to www.comfortkeepers.com or call 750-1123.

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