SOMETIMES SEPTEMBER SURPRISES US AND IT IS HOTTER THAN WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. HERE ARE SOME TIPS FOR STAYING COOL IN THE INDIAN SUMMER HEAT.
1. Reduce strenuous activities
2. Keep hydrating – drink 4-8 glasses of water a day even if not thirsty
3. Avoid too much sun and use sun-block when outdoors, even on cloudy days
4. Wear cool, loose, light-colored clothing
5. When planning activities outdoors, choose shady, cool locations
6. Enjoy cool treats such as ice creams, popsicles and other cool, refreshing treats
7. Hot weather can accelerate dehydration for those taking some medications. Check with your pharmacist or doctor to see if your medications may have this side effect and if so, take extra precautions.
8. Seniors on low-carb diets should drink extra fluids – extra proteins in these diets may cause the body to heat up more quickly.
9. Have neighbors, etc. keep an eye on seniors’ safety during heat spells. Make sure they have relevant contact numbers handy at all times.
10. If you see signs of heat exhaustion or dehydration such as weakness, nausea, no or heavy sweating, rapid pulse and/or fainting, move immediately to the nearest cool shaded area, provide ventilation and hydrants, and seek medical attention.
SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL FALLS PREVENTION MONTH
Spring Creek Senior Partners will be offering programming throughout the year on Preventing Falls.
EVENT: FALLS PREVENTION:
Strong Today, Falls Free Tomorrow
Monday, September 22nd @ 1:30 p.m. Spring Creek Senior Partners
Judith Lussier, PA-C and Kathleen Mangiaracina, PA-C
Trauma Coordinators, Dept. of Surgical Services
Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn
SEPTEMBER IS ALSO PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Getting your prostate checked may not be on your mind, but keeping up with annual exams is vital to your health. There are no early symptoms from prostate cancer – the symptoms only develop late, so, it’s important to actually get your PSA (level) checked.” How often is an individual decision and depends on whether you’re in a high-risk group or a low-risk group. For more information, you can always call or visit Spring Creek Senior Partners and talk to one of our staff.
FLU SEASON WILL BE HERE SOONER THAN YOU THINK – FLU VACCINES
Start preparing for the winter months and the flu. Once again, we are offering FLU VACCINES in collaboration with STELLA PHARMACY. They will be onsite providing flu vaccines on September 16th and September 23rd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Spring Creek Senior Partners Office. Please call 718/348.7620 to schedule an appointment.
SPRING CREEK SENIOR PARTNERS IS
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
If you have a few hours, are in fair physical health and would like to give some time back to the community, we are looking for you!
Call 718/348.7620 for more information.
FreeSNAP [formerly food stamps] Screening
September 8, October 6, November 10 and December 8
SPRING CREEK SENIOR PARTNERS
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. … Call 718/348.7620 to sign up for a time slot!
Tuesdays 10 a.m. Indoor Walking Group
Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. Blood Pressure Monitoring
Wednesdays 3 p.m. English/Russian Classes
Thursdays 10 a.m. Indoor Walking Group
Fridays 10:30 a.m. Dancercise
Fridays 11 a.m. Gardening Club