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Do you have questions about the Coronavirus?
 Visit this New York Times article "The Coronavirus Outbreak"  and scroll down to Frequently Asked Questions.

https://www.nytimes.com/news-event/coronavirus?action=click&pgtype=Article&state=default&module=styln-coronavirus-world&variant=show&region=BELOW_MAIN_CONTENT&context=storyline_faq

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Chronic Pain:  What it is and How Proper Testing Helps
This is a very comprehensive article on chronic pain from the J Flowers Health Institute  https://jflowershealth.com/chronic-pain/The article covers the following:
  • Overview of Chronic Pain
  • What is Chronic Pain?
  • What Makes Pain Chronic?
  • What Causes Chronic Pain?
  • Who Suffers Chronic Pain?
  • How is Chronic Pain Diagnosed?
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Why is Proper Testing the Key to Treatment?
There are many different groups that suffer from chronic pain: 
  • Veterans have the highest rate of chronic pain
  • Seniors make up the largest group who live with chronic pain
  • Athletes get injured and are forced to deal with chronic pain
It's now more important, to a larger number of people, to get chronic pain properly diagnosed and treated.For more information visit the J Flowers Health Institute, 4400 Post Oak Parkway
 Suite 2180
 Houston, TX 77027   Phone: 713.783.6655
 Fax: 713.787.1206
 Email: info@jflowershealth.com
   

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The COVID-19 crisis is changing quickly. Long term care services, employment and other community businesses are closing or changing how they provide supports. The survival coalition needs your input to help inform the state how to best respond to the unique needs of people who need support to stay in their homes.

If you are a person with a disability or family member, please take this Survival Coalition survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVID-WI

 
Organizations, provider agency, people with disabilities, and families please help us gather this important information by sharing with your networks and on social media right away.

We need many people to respond across the state as quickly as possible. This will help us in the days and weeks ahead as we move into the next phase and help our long-term care system adjust to individual's changing situations and be responsive to a changing workforce landscape.

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Free access to the ObjectiveEd distance learning system for students with visual impairmentshttps://www.objectiveed.com/distance
Here's a quick video that explains how the system works:
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 In the interest of public safety and welfare, Wisconsin is urging ALL voters to vote by mail for the April 7, 2020 election.

You must be registered to vote to vote by mail.  If you are not registered,
March 30 is the deadline to Register to Vote. Go online at myVote.
To vote by mail, You must request a ballot before 5pm April 2.  You can go
  • Online at myVote.
  • Or send a request for a mail in Absentee ballot via email to your local village, town or city.
  • Submit an Absentee Ballot Application by mail.
Copy of photo ID is required if not previously submitted.

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What's New at NHU / 2020 New! Spring Flower Fundraiser - Order now!
« on: March 26, 2020, 12:00:39 PM »
2020 New! Spring Flower Fundraiser - Order now!Beautiful Flowers, Plants, Seeds and seed mats - Spring Planting- Summer BloomingOrder early for early delivery.
On-line now thru Friday May 1, 2020.

For more information and to order directly from Flower Power -
go to https://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/index.php/marketplace/seller/profile/shop/newhorizons

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News / 2020 - Preventing Corona Virus Infection articles
« on: March 26, 2020, 11:40:33 AM »
Preventing Coronavirus Infection Article from https://serendipstudio.org/exchange/bioactivities/coronavirus
The best article we've seen about what to do and not do to prevent coronavirus infection is available at https://www.inquirer.com/health/face-masks-hand-washing-coronavirus-protection-20200302.html.

More In-depth Article about What People Should Do - Scientific American blog post
A more in-depth article about what people should do is available at https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/preparing-for-coronavirus-to-strike-the-u-s/.


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It's normal to be concerned and anxious during these problematic times.  Doing something to take your mind off of any problem can reduce stress and generally make us feel better.


I found a list compiled by Forbes and meant for those age 55+ but relevant to all ages.  The list is very helpful in allowing us to find ways to take our minds off events even though we are confined to tight quarters.  If this list doesn't help and you are really down, consult your doctor, and remember there is always social media, phone, text, and email in which we can all still communicate.


Remember, smile, you are still healthy
and if you are not healthy
smile, because you will get healthy.

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Health and Care / Re: Share: Maintaing a Great Sleep Schedule
« on: March 03, 2020, 12:20:56 PM »
Sleep is crucial to maintaining mental and physical health, but as we age, new factors come into play that may be preventing us from getting a proper night's rest.  A brand new guide detailing tips and tricks to get a better night's sleep.

The guide covers:

    Why quality sleep is more important than hours slept
    Sleep patterns and what they mean
    How to establish a relaxing sleep environment
    Proper diet and exercise for better sleep
    And much more!
You can explore the guide for yourself here:  https://purple.com/blog/senior-sleep-guide




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"The most healthy thing is to be true to your own self, but also, that you have a right to express what you see and what you feel and what you think. To be bold."


Alice Walker, October 2010


You have a right to self-expression and to be who you want to be. Freedom of speech extends to all people. Be bold in your individuality and make a statement. There is no one like you, and there will never be another like you. Remember to be yourself and be proud of who you are.

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If you don't ask...
The answer is always no
If you don't go after what you want...
You will never have it
If you don't step forward...
You're always in the same spot


By: Unknown




This quote reminds me of the importance of trying. Nothing will come to you during your lifetime unless you attempt to reach a goal. It can be difficult at times to keep your spirits high as there are many failures that can come along with success. Reenergize yourself by helping others and feed off their success to motivate you in your journey. Just when it seems like it will never work, dig deeper and try to succeed. This may be the time you reach your goal.

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We want to remind everyone that it is time to reserve your Wisconsin State Park Accessible Cabin for the 2020 camping season!


The accessible cabins in Wisconsin State Parks feature numerous accessible amenities, ensuring that all people with disabilities can freely use the cabin and the park's amenities without fear of hidden barriers.  Features include a fully accessible bathroom and kitchen and an accessible sleeping porch. People in wheelchairs can move freely about the cabin from the entrance ramps, doorways, under counter space and the roll-in shower. All fixtures and controls are accessible, including the faucets, toilet, door and cabinet handles and light switches. The Wisconsin State Parks will take reservations for the 2020 camping season for the Accessible Cabins postmarked on or after January 10th, but not before!  Plan now for your camping trip.  For more information or a reservation application, or visit the website below.  Mail or deliver your completed Cabin Reservation Request Form to the state park/forest where you wish to reserve a cabin. Disabled applicants must identify themselves (or one of their camping party) on the application form. The addresses are listed on the form. Please make sure the envelope is marked "Cabin Reservation".

Cabins are located at:
 
Buckhorn State Park (Necedah, WI) 608-565-2789
Harrington Beach State Park (Belgium, WI) 262-285-3015
High Cliff State Park on Lake Winnebago, 920-989-1106
Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit (Eagle, WI) 262-594-6200
Mirror Lake State Park (Baraboo, WI) 608-254-2333
J.M. Kohler-Terry Andrae State Park (Sheboygan, WI) (920) 451-4080
Potawatomi State Park (Sturgeon Bay, WI) 920-746-2890
Richard Bong State Recreation Area Accessible Cabin (Kansasville, WI)(262) 878-5600
   

For more information, visit  http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/camping/cabin.html

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This Article from Consumer Champion discusses several factors about online scams targeting senior citizens. They look at the best way you can avoid these scams and the best way to protect yourselffrom them. They discuss the various types of scams, how  to protect yourself, how to be more aware of scams and how to avoid being scammed and how to report a scam.Here is the link:
 https://consumer-champion.org/resources/common-scams-targeting-seniors/

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The United Nations was formed for Development, Human Rights, Peace and Security for all people around the world. 
One of the goals of the UN is to "Leave no one behind." 

This is their goal for 2030 and to take the needed steps forward they have enacted the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  Visit https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-3-december.html

This year, the focus of the International Day is the link between the empowerment of people living with disability, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the UN's blueprint for a better future for people and the planet).Through the Strategy, the United Nations system reaffirms that the full and complete realization of the human rights of all persons with disabilities is an inalienable, integral and indivisible part of all human rights and fundamental freedoms. 

"When we  secure the rights of people with disabilities," said Mr. Guterres, "we move closer to achieving the central promise of the 2030 Agenda.
The UN chief re-affirmed the commitment of the United Nations "to work with people with disabilities to build a sustainable, inclusive and transformative future in which everyone can realize their potential."

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Thought for the Month! / November 2019 - Be Thankful .....
« on: December 02, 2019, 12:56:39 PM »
Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired ad weary
Because it means you've made a difference.


It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATTETUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.

Author Unknown



This is a great reminder that being thankful is a year-round endeavor and can help you, your friends and anyone around you. Being thankful and having a positive attitude not only makes for a happier you it may lead to people helping you in ways, and to extents, that you may not ever have imagined.

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