• Prescriptions: Prepare Your Medicine Cabinet for an Emergency

    Many people depend on daily medications. Nearly half of Americans take at least one prescription medication; 1 in 4 take three or more. A large-scale natural disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency could make it difficult to find an open pharmacy let alone get a prescription filled. You and your family may need to rely on a prepared emergency supply. If,…Read more

  • Healthy Aging Month: Aging Is Not for Sissies

    “Getting old isn’t for the faint of heart.” - Mae West  It can be easy to lose sight of the adventure and joy involved in the journey of aging. The process of getting older - while a seemingly endless barrel of jokes for birthday card companies - is packed with experiences that empower deeper reflection, pursuit of personal…Read more

  • Tips for Building an Emergency Preparedness Kit

    To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag. A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items: Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation) Food (at…Read more

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