Join Us for Oktoberfest – Sunday, October 3rd

Join Us for Oktoberfest – Sunday, October 3rd

Bring a friend, your family and ENJOY….

OKTOBERFEST 2021

Put on your lederhosen, grab your bier steins, and celebrate Oktoberfest!

Festivities will be hosted outside, weather permitting. Three individually wrapped meals choices will be available, provided by MY CHEF, each at a cost of $15 (utensils and water provided).

Monday, September 27th, 3:00pm is last chance to place your food orders.
Go to https://sttimothylutheran.com/events#oktoberfest for additional information and to place your food order.

We will also be collecting donations of food for the Illinois Food Bank and monetary donations for the Crop Walk.

Don’t forget to bring: a food donation, your chair, your own stein, and beverage!

Come and enjoy good food, music, and festivities!

https://sttimothylutheran.com/events#oktoberfest

Join Us for Oktoberfest – Sunday, October 3rd

Join Us for Oktoberfest – Sunday, October 3rd

Bring a friend, your family and ENJOY….

OKTOBERFEST 2021

Put on your lederhosen, grab your bier steins, and celebrate Oktoberfest!

Festivities will be hosted outside, weather permitting. Three individually wrapped meals choices will be available, provided by MY CHEF, each at a cost of $15 (utensils and water provided).

Food orders must be placed by Monday, September 27th, 3:00pm.
Go to https://sttimothylutheran.com/events#oktoberfest for additional information and to place your food order.

We will also be collecting donations of food for the Illinois Food Bank and monetary donations for the Crop Walk.

Don’t forget to bring: a food donation, your chair, your own stein, and beverage!

Come and enjoy good food, music, and festivities!

https://sttimothylutheran.com/events#oktoberfest

Weekly Health Message – Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Weekly Health Message – Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Even the smallest of falls can cause the biggest of the injuries. Let us prevent them all and spread the word on FALL PREVENTION AWARENESS WEEK (Sept 20-24)

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.  Falls threaten seniors’ safety, independence, and generate enormous economic and personal costs. 

According to CDC, each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again.

Many falls do not cause injuries. One out of five falls does cause a serious injury such as wrist, arm, ankle, and hip fractures or a head injury. These injuries can make it hard for a person to get around, do everyday activities, or live on their own. When a person is less active, they become weaker, and this increases their chances of falling.

However, falling is not an inevitable result of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, you can lower your chances of falling.

Here are some tips to prevent falling

  1. Get a physical exam each year: Some health conditions like lower body weakness, Vitamin D deficiency, difficulty in balancing may increase your risk of falling.
  2. Review all your medicines with your Doctor or Pharmacist: As you get older, the way medicines work in your body can change. Some combinations of medicines can make you sleepy or dizzy and can cause you to fall. To learn more, go to: https://go.usa.gov/xPADs
  3. Follow a regular activity program to increase your strength and balance. Strength and balance activities, done at least 3 times a week, can reduce your risk of falling. Other activities, like walking, are good for you, but don’t help prevent falls. Visit the National Institute on Aging’s website for suggestions: www.go4life.nia.nih.gov/exercises
  4. Get a medical eye exam each year: Poor vision can increase your chances of falling. Once a year, check with your eye doctor, and update your eyeglasses, if needed.
  5. Make your home safer:
    1. Remove things like books, clothes and shoes form stairs and places where you walk.
    2. Coil or tape cords and wires next to the wall and out of the way.
      Keep items you often use in cabinets you can reach easily. For items not within easy reach, always use a step stool and never use a chair.
    3. Use non-slip rubber mats or self-stick strips on the floor of the tub or shower. Consider installing grab bars for support getting in or out of the tub or shower, and up from the toilet.
    4. Improve the lighting in your home. As you get older, you need brighter lights to see well.
  6. Wear well-fitted shoes with good support to the heel, inside and outside the house.

For additional information, please visit

https://www.ncoa.org/article/get-the-facts-on-falls-prevention

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