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FUN FACTS ABOUT AUGUST:
1. The birthstone in August is the peridot or sardonyx; the flower is the gladiolus or poppy.
2. August is named after Augustus, first Emperor of Rome who chose it as it was the month of his greatest triumphs. He died in August AD14.
3. It is National Family Fun month, Peach month, Golf month, Picnic month & Romance Awareness month.
4. Friendship Day is the first Sunday in August.


If your home needs some repairs or modifications, Golden Years Home Maintenance & Modifications for Seniors may be able to help you. From installing grab bars or changing light bulbs, to replacing your bath tub with a walk in or barrier free shower they can help. If you are interested please let us at RADC know. We will get you their contact information or put them in touch with you.

Home Safety Tips for Seniors and Caregivers
• Consider a medical alert or a buddy system.
• Keep a fire extinguisher and smoke detector on every floor.
• Always get up slowly after sitting or lying down. Take your time, and make sure you have your balance.
• Wear proper fitting shoes with low heels.
• Use a correctly measured walking aid.
• Remove or tack down all scatter rugs.
• Remove electrical or telephone cords from traffic areas.
• Avoid using slippery wax on floors.
• Wipe up spills promptly.
• Have sturdy rails for all stairs inside and outside the house, or, if necessary, purchase a stairlift.
• Use only non-glare 100 watt or greater incandescent bulbs (or the fluorescent equivalents).
• Make sure that all stair cases have good lighting with switches at top and bottom.
• Staircase steps should have a non-slip surface.
• Leave a light on in your bathroom at night.
• Use recommended bath aids, securely installed on the walls of the bath/shower stall and on the sides of the toilet.
• Skid-proof the tub and make sure the bath mat has a non-slip bottom.
• To avoid scalds, turn water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
• Mark cold and hot faucets clearly.
• Use door locks that can be opened from both sides.
• If possible, bathe only when help is available. Keep floors clean and uncluttered.
• Illuminate work areas.
• Mark "on" and "off" positions on appliances clearly and with bright colors.
• Store sharp knives in a rack.
• Use a kettle with an automatic shut off.
• Store heavier objects at waist level.
• Store hazardous items separate from food.
• Avoid wearing long, loose clothing when cooking over the stove.
• Make sure food is rotated regularly. Check expiration dates.

FUN FACTS ABOUT AUGUST:
1. The birthstone in August is the peridot or sardonyx; the flower is the gladiolus or poppy.
2. August is named after Augustus, first Emperor of Rome who chose it as it was the month of his greatest triumphs. He died in August AD14.
3. It is National Family Fun month, Peach month, Golf month, Picnic month & Romance Awareness month.
4. Friendship Day is the first Sunday in August.


If your home needs some repairs or modifications, Golden Years Home Maintenance & Modifications for Seniors may be able to help you. From installing grab bars or changing light bulbs, to replacing your bath tub with a walk in or barrier free shower they can help. If you are interested please let us at RADC know. We will get you their contact information or put them in touch with you.

Home Safety Tips for Seniors and Caregivers
• Consider a medical alert or a buddy system.
• Keep a fire extinguisher and smoke detector on every floor.
• Always get up slowly after sitting or lying down. Take your time, and make sure you have your balance.
• Wear proper fitting shoes with low heels.
• Use a correctly measured walking aid.
• Remove or tack down all scatter rugs.
• Remove electrical or telephone cords from traffic areas.
• Avoid using slippery wax on floors.
• Wipe up spills promptly.
• Have sturdy rails for all stairs inside and outside the house, or, if necessary, purchase a stairlift.
• Use only non-glare 100 watt or greater incandescent bulbs (or the fluorescent equivalents).
• Make sure that all stair cases have good lighting with switches at top and bottom.
• Staircase steps should have a non-slip surface.
• Leave a light on in your bathroom at night.
• Use recommended bath aids, securely installed on the walls of the bath/shower stall and on the sides of the toilet.
• Skid-proof the tub and make sure the bath mat has a non-slip bottom.
• To avoid scalds, turn water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
• Mark cold and hot faucets clearly.
• Use door locks that can be opened from both sides.
• If possible, bathe only when help is available. Keep floors clean and uncluttered.
• Illuminate work areas.
• Mark "on" and "off" positions on appliances clearly and with bright colors.
• Store sharp knives in a rack.
• Use a kettle with an automatic shut off.
• Store heavier objects at waist level.
• Store hazardous items separate from food.
• Avoid wearing long, loose clothing when cooking over the stove.
• Make sure food is rotated regularly. Check expiration dates.

Craig Fulmer
President, Board of Directors

Rest in Peace.
Every memory, and every tear,
is a celebration of a life well lived,
and a friend well loved.

Craig Fulmer
President, Board of Directors

Rest in Peace.
Every memory, and every tear,
is a celebration of a life well lived,
and a friend well loved.

 

 

RADC is proud to announce that they have received Comprehensive Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission.

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RADC is proud to announce that they have received Comprehensive Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission.

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Riverview Adult Day Center  •  2715 East Jackson Blvd., Elkhart-IN 46516  •  (574) 293-6886
A Non-Denominational Outreach Mission of Trinity United Methodist Church

Riverview Adult Day Center  •  2715 East Jackson Blvd., Elkhart-IN 46516  •  (574) 293-6886
A Non-Denominational Outreach Mission of Trinity United Methodist Church