Change Your Clock – Change Your Batteries!

When you change your clocks, do not forget to replace your smoke alarm and CO detector batteries.  Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3, 2013.  For more safety tips, visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) at http://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/Multimedia/?vid=61711.

View the news release here:  www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/News-Releases/2014/CPSC-Urges-Consumers-to-Replace-Batteries-in-Smoke-and-CO-Alarms-When-Turning-Clocks-Back-/.

Carnegie Village to hold Alzheimer’s Fundraiser

September 14, 2013:  Bikes, Bingo & Babybacks in Belton, Missouri
Enjoy a 120-mile scenic tour from Belton to Weston with four bingo stops along the way.  The ride will end with a BBQ lunch at The Farmer’s House.  Pre-registration cost is $30 for rider & $25 for passenger and includes a T-shirt, breakfast, one bingo card and BBQ lunch.  Online registration is available at http://bikesbingoandbabybacks.ezregister.com/

For more information, please contact Gina Hodges, LNHA, Carnegie Village Assisted Living, 103 Bernard Drive, Belton, Missouri, 64012, Telephone 816-322-8444.  

Each year, individuals and organizations such as civic groups, social clubs, restaurants and businesses raise thousands of dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association – Heart of America Chapter.  To learn more about DIY fundraisers, please visit http://www.alz.org/kansascity/in_my_community_13212.asp

Long-Term Care Emergency Preparedness Report 2012/2013

The Section for Long-Term Care Regulation (SLCR) conducted the fifth annual Emergency Preparedness Survey of all licensed long-term care homes in Missouri.  SLCR received 538 completed surveys and would like to thank the homes that responded.  For the first time, SLCR also conducted an Emergency Generator Survey that asked specific questions regarding a home’s electrical generator capacity.  819 long-term care homes completed this survey.  SLCR welcomes any questions concerning the surveys or emergency preparedness planning at 573-522-1333.  The new report is available on our website, please visit http://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/providerinfo.php.

Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles Challenge

Governor Nixon and the First Lady are encouraging all Missourians to get outside and take advantage of the incredible resources found here in the Show-Me State by joining the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles Challenge.

Whether you run, walk, bike, paddle, or roll, everyone can participate.  The initiative is an opportunity to promote Missouri’s outdoor heritage, improve your health and have fun with family and friends.

  • Missouri has been named the “Best Trails State” by American Trails, a national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of the nation’s hiking, biking and riding trails.
  • The national award is presented every two years to the state that has made tremendous contributions to promote and improve their trails system.
  • Missouri State Parks offers almost 1,000 miles of managed trails.
  • Missouri is also the home of the Katy Trail, the longest developed rail-trail in the nation.

Starting on June 1, 2013, the Department of Health and Seniors Services and the Governor’s Office are challenging Missourians to complete “100 Missouri Miles” of physical activity by the end of the year.  Just visit the challenge website at www.100missourimiles.com to get started!  The website includes an official registry, a mileage tracker, health tips (including for seniors) a directory of trails (and their length) and an event calendar of upcoming outdoor Missouri events.