July 24, 2020
•Jul 16, 2020
Enjoy curated content for older adults including an outdoor art project inspired by Andy Goldsworthy, and documentary films on Alki and the Space Needle.
Have a look at Seattle's early years in this AgeWise TV episode produced by the Pike Market Senior Center. Start with the arrival of the city’s early pioneers and how they changed the lives of the Duwamish people forever. Then, take a visual journey in time with the Space Needle. Also, Bainbridge Island Art Museum offers fun ways to explore your creative side, including making natural sculptures from the comfort of home, creating a folded book, and using leaves to make beautiful watercolor prints!
II. News Just for You
July 24, 2020
See Shag's printed newsletter for more information.
Check Before Buying Sanitizer
Ethanol is a main ingredient of hand sanitizers.
FDA found some have methanol which is hazardous.
Check the FDA list at https://bit.ly/32CelKR
Spraying Away the Coronavirus
The EPA has approved two Lysol products as effective against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 when used on hard, non-porous surfaces.
Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Max Cover Disinfectant Mist.
Six Steps for Safe & Effective Disinfectant Use
List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
All products on this list meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Let's Have Some Fun
Take an online course through the Museum of Modern Art for free.
Call the Friendship Line for Crisis and Emotional Support at Institute on Aging
Accredited for people age 60 and older.
Toll-free line: 1-800-971-0016
Tips for Staying Cool
Signs of Heat Stroke
Heatstroke signs and symptoms include:
- High body temperature. A core body temperature of 104 F (40 C) or higher, obtained with a rectal thermometer, is the main sign of heatstroke.
- Altered mental state or behavior. Confusion, agitation, slurred speech, irritability, delirium, seizures and coma can all result from heatstroke.
- Alteration in sweating. In heatstroke brought on by hot weather, your skin will feel hot and dry to the touch. However, in heatstroke brought on by strenuous exercise, your skin may feel dry or slightly moist.
- Nausea and vomiting. You may feel sick to your stomach or vomit.
- Flushed skin. Your skin may turn red as your body temperature increases.
- Rapid breathing. Your breathing may become rapid and shallow.
- Racing heart rate. Your pulse may significantly increase because heat stress places a tremendous burden on your heart to help cool your body.
- Headache. Your head may throb.
If you suspect heat stroke, call your healthcare provider immediately or call 9-1-1.
Keep an eye on the weather forecasts: https://weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Seattle+WA
III. Garden Net at Arrowhead Gardens
Each Friday at 5:40 PM four of us communicate with walkie-talkies for signal and wellness checks. We chat and swap tips.
A Building: Ingrid, Annie, and Marty.
D Building: John Walling, net control
If you would like to participate, contact me and I will arrange a meeting outside to show you how to use the walkie-talkie. You will receive a loaner walkie-talkie/charger and you are free to use it as long as you want.
IV. Nighthawks by Edward Hopper
V. Some Loose Ends
West Seattle Bridge Closure Survey Deadline July 31st:
Highland Park Prioritization Ballot (Arrowhead Gardens included):
If you would like to contribute to The Gardens Gazette, please contact me.
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