A Safe and Happy New Year
As the end of the year approaches, I want to take few moments to look back at all we have accomplished since we opened our doors just seven short months ago.
- Our At Home community now includes 88 members who enjoy our programs, home visits and other services.
- More than 60 volunteers provide services such as helping members with computers, driving them to doctor appointments, organizing dine-abouts and working in our office.
- 40 restaurants, stores and service providers are offering discounts to our members through our Community Associates program.
- Our October Opera-in-Concert program succeeded in raising our profile in the community -- and also raised money for our programs!
- Our bi-monthly Wednesday programs offer outstanding speakers on programs ranging from health and wellness to becoming a Broadway producer.
Most importantly, we are making a difference in the lives of our members and their families. As the daughter of one member wrote,
Your program has taken the stress from me. I am a nicer person. The value of the program extends far beyond the elderly client to his/her family and to the greater community in which that family functions...You are making a significiant difference in many lives.
I love being part of At Home on the Sound and look forward to each day, knowing I will be inspired by the enthusiasm of our volunteers and the appreciation of our members. Thank you for letting me be part of this wonderful community.
What's Ahead: Home Safety
All At Home on the Sound Wednesday events will be held at Sts. John and Paul Church, Rectory Meeting Room. Please park in the lower parking lot, accessible from Weaver Street (enter through the stone pillars marked 280) or from Cooper Lane.
From Falls to Fires: Injuries in the Home in Older Adults
Wednesday- January 5, 2011- 3:30-5:30
Dr. Amy R. Ehrlich is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her research interests include geriatrics medical education and burn prevention in older adults. She will review the risk factors for the most common injuries for older adults. Come hear what you can do to remain safe and independent in your home.
REFRESHMENTS: 3:30, program at 4.
Members of At Home may bring a guest to enjoy the festivities.
If you have questions abut managing your finances, mark your calendar for Tuesday and Wednesday, December 14-15. That's when Westchester County and United Way are offering a FREE Financial Helpline.
Just call 2-1-1 from 4-8 p.m. and your call will be answered by a reliable expert.
What to shred
Identity theft can be a big problem, so take precautions before you throw away papers with personal information.
Protect yourself by shredding anything that has a signature, account number, social security number, or medical or legal information. If you don't have a shredder, be sure to tear these papers into several pieces.