Holiday Safety Tips

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You know not to place lit candles near curtains and holiday decorations, not to carry large amounts of cash while mall shopping, and not to drive while on the phone. But you might not be aware of some of the lesser known safety tips that can protect you and your family from potential disasters: Candles: • Candles generate a lot of heat so allow a gap of at least 2 ft. above a lit candle • Thoroughly remove all labels

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Celebrate Hanukkah with mouth-watering latkes

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Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of #Hanukkah; the eight-day celebration centered around family, presents, candle lighting, and of course fried potato pancakes – also known as latkes. Try out our mouth-watering recipe. Ingredients: 5 potatoes 2 onions 3 eggs 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper between 1/4 to 3/4 cup all-purpose flour oil for frying (canola is recommended) Preparation: 1. Peel potatoes. Place in a bowl of cold water so they won’t turn brown. 2. When ready to prepare

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Thanksgiving Fire & Safety Tips

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Thanksgiving is a day for food, family, and football. Add to the mix a house full of excited children, over-zealously helpful adults, a 16-pound turkey that needs stuffing and hours of cooking – and it’s no surprise that Thanksgiving is also the leading day for kitchen accidents and cooking fires. With all the additional people in the kitchen carrying hot dishes, working with knives, and opening drawers and cabinets, colliding can pose a much more serious risk than just a

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Home Safety Tips for Seniors

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According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), slips and falls are the two leading causes of injuries and deaths among adults 65 and older. Each year, approximately 7500 adults, 65 and older, die from injuries sustained in a fall. Simple precautions and some easy modifications to your home can help reduce the danger of slips and falls. 1. Keep floors and stairs clear of clutter, such as newspapers, shoes, toys, and other items that you can easily trip

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Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

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The most common activities associated with Halloween are no doubt dressing up and trick-or-treating. Children, adults, babies – even cats and dogs – get dressed up; however, trick-or-treating is mostly for the children. To keep this a fun and exciting day for your child, there are a few things to be mindful of: Dress up – safely and securely When preparing the costume, only buy costumes labeled “flame resistant”, and be aware of long capes and tails that drag on

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