FROM THE DESK OF:
Deb Maguire, Director of Health Services
Can you believe it’s June already?! We’re fast approaching the halfway point of 2022. That time of year that makes you stop and gasp, “Wasn’t it Christmas just yesterday?” As we prepare to say goodbye to May and welcome in June, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the mid-year.
In June we welcome Summer and this means everyone is wanting to be outdoors doing their gardening, planting flowers, or simply sitting outside soaking in the sun. Taking care of your skin and protecting it from the sun is important at any age, but older adults are especially vulnerable to the sun’s strong ultraviolet rays. As we age, our skin can become thinner and more sensitive to sun exposure. Skin cancer is also a concern, with one in five Americans developing skin cancer by age 70, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Fortunately, there are several steps you can take right now to shield yourself from skin damage and keep your skin healthy for the summer.
Follow these simple tips for a summer skincare regimen that’s right for you.
- Be sure to stay hydrated.
- Apply sunscreen often.
- Stay in the shade as much as possible.
- Moisturize every day.
- Keep the bugs away.
Doing these five simple things will keep your skin looking healthy and free from any sunburns or skin infections helping you enjoy the best days of summer.
In Our Community
NOW HIRING FOR COMPASSIONATE CAREGIVERS
We are always looking for caregivers who truly love what they do. Our caregivers are the heart of what we do, and we think of them as family. Join our team and make a difference in the life of someone in your community today!
Katelyn Ropers, Site Coordinator
How do you spend your time outside of work?
“I like to spend time with my two daughters and husband outside. We enjoy going boating, going for walks, and going to sporting events.”
Are you bingeing any shows?
“I just binged watched Queen Charlotte of the Bridgerton Series and rewatched Game of Thrones.”
If you could snap your fingers and become an expert in something what would it be?
“I would like to be an expert in finance or be a doctor.”
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
“Always wanting to learn something new every day.”
What do you do to turn things around when having a bad day?
“If it is not going to matter in 5 days or 5 years, then I need to let it go as I cannot change the situation.”
Do you have a hidden talent?
“I am a photographer & real estate agent!”
If you had to pick one age to be forever, what age would you choose?
Why did you choose Caring Friends?
“I believe that everyone deserves to stay at home as long as possible in their lifetime. Caring Friends offers that one-to-one time with the client, along with working as a team to give the best support and love to the client.”