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Aging Gracefully Expo

Aging Gracefully Expo

Please join us for a community education even to empower you and your family to age gracefully in South Dakota.

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Community Pledge

Community Pledge

We, as a member of the business community, honor the spirit of Mitákuye Oyás’in (We are all Related) and acknowledge that we are all...

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Free Alzheimer’s and Dementia Information Day

Free Alzheimer’s and Dementia Information Day

Join us on Saturday April 30th from 9am to 3pm at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help for free seminars. Click the link below for more information Alzheimers Workshop    ...

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Tips for a Safe and Healthy Winter

Tips for a Safe and Healthy Winter

As the temperatures get colder, make sure you know how to stay warm. Wear warm winter clothes and plenty of extra layers, and listen for radio or television reports of travel advisories issued by the National Weather Service. Play it Safe Outdoors Unfortunately, we don’t have downy penguin coats to keep warm. When going outside, do not leave areas of the skin exposed to the cold. Learn to recognize the symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite. When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body’s stored energy. The result is hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. This makes hypothermia particularly dangerous because a person may not know it is happening and won’t be able to do anything about it. Victims of hypothermia are often elderly people with inadequate food, clothing, or heating, babies sleeping in cold bedrooms, and people who remain outdoors for long period. Warnings signs of hypothermia include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech, and drowsiness. If you notice any of these signs, take the person’s temperature. If it is below 95°, the situation is an emergency—get medical attention immediately. Driving in a Winter Wonderland Driving in severe winter weather can be dangerous and lead to accidents. Be sure to prepare a winter emergency kit for your car. Include blankets, a flashlight, a shovel, an ice scraper, water and snacks, and a first aid kit. Make sure your car is serviced and has a full gas tank before a storm. Consider signing up for an all-weather driving course in your area to practice winter driving skills, and know what to do if you ever become stranded in your car. Stay Warm and Save $$$ Huddling is great, but may not be enough to keep you warm when winter weather hits. Learn how to prepare your home for winter weather and save on your electricity and heating bills. Insulating walls and attics, and putting weather-strips on doors and windows keeps heat inside and maximizes warmth. Handle Heating Equipment Safely When you need to warm up, take proper precautions and review instructions before handling heating equipment and fires. Have your heating system serviced by a qualified technician every year. Make...

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New Colonial House!

New Colonial House!

Check out this great video released the Colonial House Restaurant & Bar that shows the transformation of their new space. We are proud to have been part of such a fun and amazing project. If you haven’t yet, make sure you visit their new location just a few blocks North of their old...

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