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Keeping Older Adults Safe in the Cold Days of Winter

While the snowy scene above can be so inviting to many, it is not to all. As we grow older, the cold of winter can affect us more severely.  Older adults can lose body heat fast – faster than when they were young.  A chill can turn into a dangerous problem before an...

Getting Ready for an Emergency – Be Prepared

The kids are just about back in school, the heat of the early summer months is behind us (at least where I live), and my favorite MLB team is hanging in there. You know what that means? It is just about September! That also means it is almost Emergency Preparedness...

Emergency Preparedness in Northern Virginia

We never know what life has in store for us, but good preparation can better our chances of coming through an event without total disruption to our health or lives. Good preparation for a disaster is possible more than ever. With so much extreme climate activity over...

Caring for the Senior You Love: Learn How to Text

Hurricane Katrina taught many hard lessons about emergency preparedness.  One of the biggest lessons we learned from the devastation, was how the communication systems – personal, local, state and federal, came to a standstill.  Land phones and cell phones were...