January 2020 – Case Managers

January 2020 – Case Managers

Feeling Depressed?  Worried About a Friend?

The winter months can be a difficult time, especially in this part of the country.  Shorter days, sometimes without sunshine combined with the cold weather can be terrible on our mental health. That in combination with experiencing a life change such as moving, facing health issues or losing a loved one can be unbearable.

If you are feeling sad and cannot shake it – this could be a sign of depression. If you are struggling with depression or know someone who is, please know you can reach out to Becky and me at the Senior Center.  Aside from a friendly face to talk to, we can assist you in getting connected with a specialist or resources to support you.

It is also a great time of year to recognize how far being kind can go. If you find yourself feeling pretty good at this time of year, you may want to consider what you could do to help others.  Whether it be greeting people with a smile and kind words, inviting a neighbor for coffee or volunteering for the Friendly Caller program at the Senior Center, please know the little things you do, matter.

What is Friendly Caller? It is just as it sounds, making a call to a senior who is homebound can make all the difference in the world and may be a rewarding experience for you as well.

If you are interested, let Becky or I know.

~ Julie

Scammers are always looking for new ways to trick people into believing that they are legitimate. They can be very convincing and often use scare tactics to prey on their victims. The U.S Government (IRS, Social Security Office, jury duty, etc.) or any law enforcement agency will not call and threaten or harass you. Never provide personal information such as your social security number to anyone who calls you. You might think that you would never fall for someone’s scam, but anyone can become a victim.   Remember:

  • Do not answer the phone unless you know the caller. If you don’t recognize the phone number, let it go to voicemail.
  • Do not believe any email claiming to be your bank or other financial institution saying that your account was compromised. It can sound very convincing. Contact your financial institution if you would like,  but never reply. Never send money in any form to any unknown person requesting that you do.
  • Do not believe any call/email claiming you have won a prize, trip, have unclaimed money or won the lottery; it’s a scam. (Bummer, I know).

I am super excited for 2020; I am expecting my first grandchild (a girl) in April & can’t wait. I hope that your 2020 is filled with good health and happiness.

~ Becky

Security at every level of an airport is ridiculous…until you get to the baggage claim. Then it’s just like, take whatever bag you want.     Unknown