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July — Disaster Preparedness: Storms/Hot Weather

Most Americans who have never dealt with a natural disaster or major emergency, believe that emergency preparedness is only a concern for those who live in areas prone to severe storms. The reality is that most communities, regardless of location, could be impacted by weather-related storms. Knowing what to do before, during, and after a storm can make the difference between life and death for yourself, your family, and those around you.

The summer months often bring hot weather; excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events including floods. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat, generally 10 degrees or more above average, often combined with excessive humidity. Be aware of both the heat index and temperature. The heat index is the temperature the body feels when the effects of heat and humidity are combined. Exposure to direct sunlight can increase the heat index by as much as 15° F.

Monthly Q & A

Report Ranks Massachusetts 6th Healthiest for Seniors:
Is MA a healthy state for seniors?

Yes. According to a new national study, Massachusetts ranks 6th in the nation as healthiest for seniors. Vermont came in 1st, and New Hampshire, 2nd. Connecticut ranked 10th, Maine, 11th, and Rhode Island, 14th. According to the United Health Foundation’s “America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report,” the New England states were one of the healthiest regions in the nation.

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Seniors March Against Elder Abuse in Brockton

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Senior Day at Brockton Rox

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Massachusetts Council for Adult Foster Care

The Massachusetts Council for Adult Foster Care recently launched a new website, www.massafc.org.

Sponsor a Senior

Our Nutrition Program is seeking individuals who are willing to Sponsor a Senior. Your monetary donation will help ensure that an elder in need will receive a daily, well-balanced meal.

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Use our online form to Sponsor a Senior.