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Please join Family First Senior Care in the Walk to Defeat ALS on October 13, 2012 at Mirabeau Park in Spokane Valley. The check-in time is 10 am and the walk starts at 11 am. If you would like to join FFSC’s team, please call Chris at 999-1726. Also visit their site: ALS Walk Spokane for more information.
So why do people participate in this walk and many others like it around the country? Simple, the Walk to Defeat ALS empowers patients, friends, families, and the business community to fight back against a disease that leaves many feeling powerless.
After 9/11, the lives of many were forever changed. The day after the shock and pain of the events still pierce deep into the thoughts and souls of everyone, especially those directly connected to the event.
We should never forget the men and women who passed on that date and their families who bravely go forward without their loved ones and the rescuers and first responders who spent days searching for survivors!
If you are looking or know someone who is
looking to become a caregiver, please apply at http://www.familyfirstseniorcare.com/employee_opp.php.
Our application process will take you about 10-15 minutes to complete. That’s it! We look forward to reviewing your application.
Family First Senior Care Team
Spokane Valley Partners provides many services including food and clothing assistance to those in need. With that in mind, we at Family First Senior Care will be collecting clothing donations throughout the month of September. If you have any gently used clothing you would like to donate, please bring it in to the office and we will make sure Spokane Valley Partners receives any and all donations.
This is a great way for us to give back to the community and those you are in need and we thank you in advance for your support! For more information, please call Family First Senior Care at 509-326-5525.
The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.
In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.
Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From them developed the movement to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.
Info provided by: http://www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/laborday
Please join Family First Senior Care at the 1st Annual Inland Northwest Hope for Parkinson’s Conference. This event is an educational conference for Parkinson patients, families, caregivers and friends. The event will be at the Northern Quest Casino on August 25th from 9a-4p with check-in at 8:30am.
If you are in need of more information concerning this event or how to purchase tickets, please call Family First Senior Care at 509-326-5525.
With the three-day weekend almost upon on this, I wanted to reflect less on picnics, camping and bbqs and more about what Memorial Day represents.
This holiday to remember the sacifices made by those men and women who have served their county allowing the rest of us to enjoy the extra time off from work.
So with that in mind, here are five ideas on how to give back to those who had given so much:
1. Attend a local Memorial Day event where you live.
2. Educate your children about the holiday itself and what it means.
3. Donate to a local organization supporting U.S. troops and their families.
4. Take part in the National Moment of Remembrance on the 28th.
5. If you see a U.S. service member, tell them thanks for their service to our country.
Research has shown that physical activity decreases pain, improves function and delays disability. Make sure you get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least 5 days a week.
Watch Your Weight
The prevalence of arthritis increases with body weight. Research suggests keeping a healthy weight reduces the risk of developing arthritis and may decrease disease progression. A loss of just 11 pounds can decrease the occurrence of new knee injuries and the weight loss can help reduce pain and disability as well.
See Your Doctor
Early diagnosis and appropriate management is important, especially for inflammatory types of arthritis. For example, early use of disease-modifying drugs can affect the course of rheumatoid arthritis. If you have symptoms of arthritis, see your doctor and begin appropriate management of your condition.
Protect Your Joints
Joint injury can lead to osteoarthritis. People who experience sports or occupational injuries or have jobs with repetitive motions like repeated knee bending have more osteoarthritis. Avoid joint injury to reduce your risk of developing osteoarthritis.
Join Family First Senior Care in supporting Meals on Wheels of Spokane. Simply hop on over to www.facebook.com/FamilyFirstSeniorCare and like us! For every new Facebook friend, Family First will donate $.50 to Meals on Wheels of Spokane.
Donations will occur up to 400 new Facebook friends!