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Living Alone

Living alone is a great source of independence, but it can also come with a lot of work. I have a few tips to help you keep yourself on top of things and make your home for senior-safe.

1. Organize – Have a special place for all your essential items. Know where your list of phone numbers is, your wallet, medical cards, appointment cards and medications. Having a set area for each will help keep you organized so no appointments are missed and all medications are taken on time.

2. Have a Back Up System – This system does not have to be all that complex. Keep back up supplies in your house in case the power goes out or a storm leaves you stuck in-doors or a couple days. Things to always have ready: batteries, candles, matches, flashlights, canned foods, paper products, bottled water and maintain a well stocked freezer. These will give you and your family peace of mind in case anything happens.

3. Connect in your Community – Make it part of your routine to stop by the local senior center. Learn about different events going on and socialize with some new friends. You don’t have to end up spending all day every day there, but it is a great resource for seniors to use. Also, get to know your neighbors. Again, you don’t have to always interact with them or become best friends, but getting used to the daily routines around you can be helpful to you as well. If you ever need some sort of assistance, you know you can call Miss Kelly next door to watch Spot if you are going to get groceries or help carry those groceries in if she sees you struggling.

4. Make your Home Safe – Have a security system in your house that you are comfortable using. Replace mats in the bathroom with ones that have grips or even that extra railing so that both sides of the staircase are covered. Purchase an emergency bracelet and pendent to wear around your wrist and neck. The medical bracelet will help if you get lost or fall in a public place. The pendant can help you alert emergency services if you have fallen in your home and cannot get up. Also, have a system with family if they live nearby. Call them if you are going out and make sure you call back when you return home. This way, if they try to contact you and there is no answer, they will know that you simply stepped out for a carton of milk.

Fine Arts Leage of Cary’s 10th Annual Senior Show

Paint PaletteLooking to express yourself? The Fine Arts League of Cary is hosting its 10th annual Senior Show at the Cary Senior Center from August 28th to September 21st, 2012. This show exhibits the fine art work of local seniors aged 55 and over. Two-dimensional work only, excluding photographs. The requirement for maximum size is 18 x 24 inches. Receiving will take place on August 28th and the reception and awards ceremony will be held on August 31st. The show will be judged by Luana Luconi Winner and the show Chairman is Don Hamilton. The winner of the show will receive $300. Entry forms are available at the Cary Senior Center.

The Cary Senior Center is located at 120 Maury O’Dell Place in Cary, North Carolina.

To contact the Senior Center, please call (919) 469-4081. To contact Don Hamilton, please call (919) 535-8942.

For more information about the Fine Arts League of Cary, please click here.

National Doughnut Day!

doughnut via veganyumyumAs many people were surprised to find out, the first Friday of June (which is today!) is National Doughnut Day. Treat yourself to a free or discounted doughnut meal at various locations in the area. For example, if you stop by participating Krispy Kreme locations, you can get a free doughnut- no charge, any kind you want! Other locations such as Dunkin’ Donuts are offering specials when a drink or specific meal is purchased. So go ahead, enjoy a day and enjoy a free doughnut. Happy June!

The nearest doughnut/breakfast locations are as follows:

Krispy Kreme
549 North Person Street
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 833-3682 (call to see if they are participating in the free offer)

Dunkin’ Donuts
2740 NC Hwy 55 #100
Cary, NC 27519
(919) 303-4334

Dunkin’ Donuts
3511 Kildaire Farm Rd,
Cary, NC 27518
(919) 367-9949

Dunkin’ Donuts
800 Perry Rd,
Apex, NC 27502
(919) 303-5800

Dunkin’ Donuts
3750 Davis Dr,
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 469-4788

Dunkin’ Donuts
2316 Hillsborough St,
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 838-5277

For a full list of locations, please click here.