Adults 65 and older are involved in more car accidents per mile driven than those in nearly all other age groups. Winter is an especially important time to be vigilant when driving because road conditions and weather may not be optimal.
Precautions to Take:
“Winterize” your car before the bad weather hits! This means having the antifreeze, tires, and windshield wipers checked and changed if necessary.
Remember your cell phone when you drive in bad weather, and always let someone know where you are going and when you should be expected back.
Avoid driving on icy roads, and be especially careful driving on overpasses or bridges. Consider alternate routes, even if it means driving a longer distance, if the more direct route is less safe. Often bigger roads are cleared of snow better than smaller roads.
Stock your car with basic emergency supplies such as:
• First aid kid
• Extra warm clothes
• Jumper cables
• Windshield scraper
• Rock salt or a bag of sand or cat litter (in case your wheels get stuck)
• Water and dried food or canned food (with can opener!)
• Map (if traveling in new areas)
GENERATIONS’ ANGELWORX OPPORTUNITY
Generations is looking for a part-time Volunteer Coordinator for our AngelWorx Program. If you are a “people-person” and enjoy coordinating projects and individuals, then our agency might be the perfect fit for you! Generations serves the six-county area of Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Knox, Martin and Pike, and service delivery area could vary. For more information, please visit www.vinu.edu. The job posting is listed under the employment tab under Human Resources.
PECANS FOR SALE
Generations’ Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is, once again, selling pecans for all of your holiday baking needs! These pecans are fresh from Georgia from the most recent pecan crop. Prices are $10 per bag with your choice of either a 16 oz. bag of small pieces, or a 12 oz. bag of halves. Money raised from these sales support projects that benefit our local community such as Children’s Vision Screening, Little Elves Workshops, Love-A-Bears, Pet Pad Program, etc.
To purchase pecans, please contact Patti Dreiman at 1-800-742-9002 or come by our office on the 3rd floor of the Young Building at 1019 N. 4th St., Room 311.
Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability, is a program of Vincennes University’s Community Services Division. Our agency connects individuals and caregivers to community resources and options for long-term care and in-home services. For more information, call 1-800-742-9002 or 812-888-5880 or visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org.