24 Jun July 2020 – Case Managers
Be Safe in the Sun!
Who doesn’t love a sunny day? The beach, park or fishing at the lake…these are all fun activities and can be done safely when it comes to the sun with a little planning. Things like wearing sunscreen and clothes that protect from the sun will help. Planning the time of day for your activity and making sure there is shade available can make all the difference. Don’t forget your head! As our hair thins, it is easier for the sun to reach our scalps! Ideally wear a hat or head covering or apply sunscreen to exposed scalp. Scalp sunburns hurt!
According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by age 70 and more than 2 people in the U.S. die EVERY SINGLE HOUR from skin cancer. The sun isn’t all bad of course. It warms our planet, helps our gardens grow and provides us the ability to produce Vitamin D naturally. Vitamin D has many health benefits and may even help lower the risk for some cancers.
Some More Sunny Facts:
- Ultraviolet (UV) rays are in the middle of this spectrum and have more energy than visible light, but not as much as x-rays. There are also different types based on how much energy they have.
- UV rays are strongest between 10 am – 4 pm.
- Though cloud cover may offer a little protection, UV rays can easily get through clouds.
- UV rays can reflect off of surfaces like water, sand, snow or pavement and will increase UV exposure.
- The UV Index can be helpful for planning as it tells us how strong the UV light is in our area on any given day. The scale is from 1 to 11 or even higher. The higher the number equals a higher risk of exposure.
- Having 5 or more sunburns in your lifetime doubles your risk for melanoma (skin cancer)!
- Regular daily use of an SPF 15 or higher sunscreen reduces the risk of developing skin cancer by 40%.
I miss all of you so much and can’t wait until our doors are open wide again! Thanks for hanging in there and please
call if you or someone you know in Verona needs something!
Be well, Julie
Who’s inspired you?
Maybe it was a high school teacher who believed that you could do it and because of them, you did. Or maybe you know someone experiencing debilitating limitations, but it never changes their kind heart.
Maybe it was a crossing guard who braved the WI weather ensuring that the kids could safely cross the street, giving the passerby’s a friendly wave that they looked forward to on their morning commute.
Be Inspired ~
At age 23, Tina Fey was working at a YMCA.
At age 23, Oprah was fired from her first reporting job.
At age 24, Stephen King was working as a janitor and living in a trailer.
At age 27, Vincent Van Gogh failed as a missionary and decided to go to art school.
At age 30, Harrison Ford was a carpenter.
At age 30, Martha Stewart was a stockbroker.
Julia Child released her first cookbook at age 39, and got her own cooking show at age 51.
Vera Wang failed to make the Olympic figure skating team, didn’t get the Editor-in-Chief position at Vogue and designed her first dress at age 40.
Stan Lee didn’t release his first big comic book until he was 40.
Samuel L. Jackson didn’t get his first movie role until he was 46.
Morgan Freeman landed his first MAJOR movie role at age 52.
Kathryn Bigelow only reached international success when she made The Hurt Locker at age 57.
Grandma Moses didn’t begin her painting career until age 76.
Louise Bourgeois didn’t become a famous artist until she was 78.
Tell your story, share your ideas, inspiring others will inspire you too!
- Get artsy! Paint, repurpose an old piece of furniture. Create!
- Learn something new…a new language, take up an instrument or take a dance class.
- Share your knowledge –become a tutor at a local school, write a blog or write a book!
- Everyone of us has something to offer!
Whatever your dream is, it is not too late to achieve it, even if you don’t know what your dream is yet.
Never tell yourself you’re too old to make it.
Never tell yourself you missed your chance.
Never tell yourself that you aren’t good enough.
You can do it. Whatever it is.
My inspiration is 2 months old!