October 5, 2022, 2:34PM

Congregate Meals


The Senior Centers are actively taking precautions to keep a clean and safe environment from COVID.

Enjoy attending your local Senior Center for Congregate Meals, Events, Activities, and more.

Click the Senior Center link above for information about the center in your area.

October 5, 2022, 2:17PM

PREPARING FOR WINTER


How to Protect Yourself from Winter Weather

IF YOU ARE UNDER A WINTER STORM WARNING, FIND SHELTER RIGHT AWAY

Know your winter weather terms:

Winter Storm Warning

Issued when hazardous winter weather in the form of heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet is imminent or occurring. Winter Storm Warnings are usually issued 12 to 24 hours before the event is expected to begin.

Winter Storm Watch

Alerts the public to the possibility of a blizzard, heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet. Winter Storm Watches are usually issued 12 to 48 hours before the beginning of a Winter Storm.

Winter Weather Advisory

Issued for accumulations of snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet which will cause significant inconveniences and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.

Know Your Risk for Winter Storms

Pay attention to weather reports and warnings of freezing weather and winter storms. Listen for emergency information and alerts. Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.

Preparing for Winter Weather

Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking and weather stripping. Learn how to keep pipes from freezing. Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups. Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Remember the needs of your pets. Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights. If you are unable to afford your heating costs, weatherization or energy-related home repairs, contact the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for help.

In Case of Emergency

Be prepared for winter weather at home, at work and in your car. Create an emergency supply kit for your car. Include jumper cables, sand, a flashlight, warm clothes, blankets, bottled water and non-perishable snacks. Keep a full tank of gas.

Store your emergency supply's in an easy-to-carry container, like a duffel bag. Your kit should include:

  • Canned or non-perishable food items for 3-7 days.
  • One gallon of water per day per person for consumption.
  • Battery powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries.
  • 10″ crescent wrench to turn off gas/water lines.
  • First Aid Kit, prescriptions, sanitary hygiene products and diapers if needed, paper towels, toilet paper, candles and matches, pet food etc.
  • Clothes, shoes, and blankets or sleeping bags.
  • A bucket for sanitary use, can opener, ax, hammer, shovel, screwdrivers, etc.
  • Phone list and extra cash
  • Toys and books for children