Karen’s Commentary: The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program helps people remain in their homes with services aimed at health and safety. It’s designed to help individuals who are aged, blind or disabled; limited in their ability to care for themselves; experiencing functional limitations; AND low income. Services may include shopping, laundry, necessary housekeeping, meal preparation, bathing, ambulation and some paramedical services. All services are based on individual need, not medical diagnosis. The recipient must need the assistance for at least one year, and must have MediCal. For further information, call the Department of Aging and Adult Services in Yucca Valley at 760-228-5390.
www.newharbinger.com. It’s packed with simple things you can do that make you feel better. For cold hands and feet, take a deep breath, blow it into your cupped hands, then vigorously rub your hands together. From a sitting or standing position, reach for the sky, then drop your hands to rest on your head, then shoulders, then belly, then hips, then thighs, then calves, then feet. Repeat four or five times. This really does work.
If you’re interested in Wonder Valley’s goings-on, both past and present, go to www.wondervalley.org. Ken and Teresa Sitz do a bang-up job keeping us all entertained and informed.
Handy Hint: Coca-Cola fizzes away corrosion from car battery terminals.
Thought for Today: Your kitchen sink is one of the germiest places in your home. It has about 20 times the concentration of bacteria on your kitchen floor!
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.