Message From Our President
An old Chinese proverb goes, “To listen well, is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true I often think my listening skills need improvement. And I defi- nitely could use some knowledge and tips on communicatingwith those who are hard of hearing. Probably most of us could, and those who suffer from hearing loss might agree.
Because of its importance to older adults, better communication with the hearing impaired is the topic for this quarter’s education session. On Wednesday, May 4, we will have the opportunity to learn about improving verbal communications with the hearing impaired, strategies for minimizing misunderstandings, tips on identifying hearing loss, and strengthening listening skills. The program will be conducted byDr. Barbara McLendon, an audiologist with 20 years of experience. She is the ownerof The Hearing Center of Chestertown. The event is not to diagnose hearing loss orto discuss assistive devices but rather to increase our awareness and improve our skills. We would like attendance to include those who serve the public, such as restaurant servers and store salespeople. Please plan to attend and bring your Communication With The Hearing Impaired - May 4, 1:30 to 2:30 pm Upstairs in the Chestertown Town Hall, 118 N. Cross Street Each state, including Maryland,has the power to acquire title toproperty for which there is noowner, “abandoned property,” Saturday Morning At The Market
A rainy day at the market in Fountain Park is crowded with farmers and producersof locally-grown foods, plants and flowers raising up their tarpaulins and rain gear.
Customers anxious to purchase the goods trickle in during the early morning, and eventually the sun shines on the beautiful displays and the arriving crowd.
considered inactive after sixmonths of no activity, dormant Owen McCoy, manager of the market, told us about the emer- gence of the Saturday Farmers’ Market back in 1982. It started with four to six farmers from Kent and Queen Anne’s counties, and now numbers over twenty. Owen is a farmer himself, and has cows, pigs, and sheep, and grows figs and many plants The Market was recently cited as the Best Farm Market in Maryland, and is open on Saturday mornings from April until December. Remember to visit the HomePorts HomePorts is a non-profit 501(c)3 membership alliance providing access to a wide range of services designed to offer mature adults what they need to remain in their own homes. Membership is available to those over 55 in Kent County and the adjacent area in Queen Anne's HomePorts, Inc.
P.O. Box 114Chestertown, MD 21620 Welcome Spring .But NOT Springtime Allergies!
Spring brings budding flowers and leafing trees, and for millions of people who have spring-time allergies (also called hay fever and allergic rhinitis), spring can bring misery. These tipsfrom the Mayo Clinic experts may help you limit those bothersome symptoms of sneezing,congestion, itchy eyes and runny nose.
Reduce your exposure to the things that trigger your allergy Several types of nonprescription medications can help ease allergy symptoms. Ask your physician or pharmacist whichis best for you.
Stay indoors on dry, windy days. Go outside after a good rain, which clears pollen from the air.
Oral Antihistamines. Antihistamines help relieve sneez- Delegate lawn mowing, and other gardening chores ing, itching, runny nose and watery eyes. Examples in- clude Claritin and Zyrtec. Older drugs like Benadryl and Remove outside clothes and shower to rinse pollen Chlor-Trimeton are effective, but can make you drowsy.
Don't hang laundry outside - pollen can stick to sheets • Decongestants. Oral decongestants such as Sudafed pro- vide relief from nasal stuffiness. Decongestants also comein nasal sprays such as Afrin and Vicks Sinex. Only use Wear a dust mask if you do outside chores.
nasal sprays for short-term relief. Long-term use can Check your local TV station, radio, newspaper, or the If pollen is high, begin allergy medications before your • Cromolyn Spray. Nasalcrom can ease allergy symptoms, but it can take up to a week of several sprays a day to start Close doors and windows at night or whenever pollen • Combination Medications. Some allergy medications Avoid outdoor activity in the early morning when pollen combine an antihistamine and decongestant. Examples are the oral medication Actifed, and the nasal spray Claritin-D.
10. Use the air conditioning in your house and car.
11. If you have forced air heating or air conditioning, use
If your seasonal allergies are very bad, consult your high-efficiency filters and follow regular maintenance physician for other treatment options.
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