November Is...

National Caregivers Appreciation Month :

Caring for the Caregiver with two holding hands in the center making a heart- Each year, more than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend, spending an average of 20 hours per week providing care. (National Family Caregivers Association)

Family caregivers are the foundation of long-term care nationwide. November is recognized as National Caregiver Appreciation Month, a month-long tribute to recognize those individuals providing caregiving support to a family member or loved one. Find out how you can get involved and show support for a caregiver you know. A little support will go a long way. (myarmyonesource.com)

This month we recognize and honor those that are responsible for the daily care of others. These are a few tips for you to get involved and help out a caregiver - Offer a few hours of respite time so they can spend time with friends or simply relax; Decorate their home for the holidays or offer to address envelopes for their holiday cards; Try to lighten their spirits with a funny movie or audio book; Prepare a holiday dinner for a caregiving family.

 

 

Find a good book (or audiobook or dvd or cd!) in our online catalog. Check our online calendar for a program of interest to you at YOUR Library.

Child Safety Protection Month:

The word SAFETY with a bunch of small children peaking out from behind the word- The goal is to create awareness about the potential dangers children face in everyday situations and to use this new knowledge to prevent any dangers.

According to the National Network of Child Care, here’s a few child safety tips and facts that you need to know about, such as:

  • Some foods are difficult to chew such as hot dogs, hard candies and nuts and cause 40% of all childhood choking deaths.
  • Using child safety seats in the rear of the car, not the front seat.
  • Keeping small children away from workout equipment.
  • Putting outlet covers on outlets.

Have a safe Child Safety Protection Month!

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