SENIOR CITIZEN ALL POINTS BULLETIN
September 09, 2012
Summer is over and the cool nights are on their way. For all of you with wood stoves this would be a good time to have them inspected to make sure they are safe. There are several reputable chimney sweeps in the area. From what I have heard it’s a good idea to get a few prices. There are a few local guys that are considerably cheaper than others.
Let’s hope this October does not bring us the snow storm of last Snowtober!! Some of the power companies faced steep fines for their slow response last year. This year they promise they have a better plan in place. I don’t know about you but, let’s hope we do not have to see their plan in action.
I know I've mentioned having an emergency storm radio in the past nevertheless, I feel it's important to talk about it again. A NOAA weather radio will provide you with possible life saving information. This is a radio that broadcasts the National Weather Service weather reports. Here is the link to NOAA www.noaa.gov
At my last senior lunch in September, I spoke to the seniors about having a representative from the Mass Registry of Motor vehicles come by and talk about their driver’s licenses. I know it’s a sensitive subject and all families contemplate when to have “the talk” with their elderly parents. The representative from the registry does a good job with informing seniors about this issue. She also brings informational brochures that are packed full of information. One of them can be found on line at http://www.thehartford.com/advance50/family-conversations-with-older-drivers . They do not make the link very friendly, I ended up just going to thehardford.com and searching elderly drivers. I hope to have a representative come visit us at one of our lunches.
I hope everyone had a fun summer and let’s hope we have an uneventful winter.