September 8, 2020
- Air Quality Alert
- AgeWise TV: Episode 111
- News Just For You
- For Sale
- Loose Ends
1. Air Quality Alert
Air Quality: Alerts | Seattle | South Park | Puget Sound Map | PS Clean Air
King County Public Health: Wildfire smoke Basic health messages << Go Here
Take these steps to protect your health on smoky days:
1. Check the air quality forecast
2. Stay indoors as much as possible when the air quality is at unhealthy levels
3. Limit vigorous physical activity outdoors when the air quality is poor
4. Keep indoor air clean
5. If your health condition gets worse around smoke, contact your health care provider
Download a flyer with these wildfire smoke messages in multiple languages
Prepare for wildfire smoke season:
- Wildfire smoke preparedness during COVID-19 pandemic
- Consider getting an air purifier. Air purifiers with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter will reduce the number of irritating fine particles in indoor air. A HEPA filter with charcoal will help remove some of the gases from the smoke. Do not use an air purifier that produces ozone. More information: EPA's Indoor Air Filtration Factsheet (PDF)
DIY Air Filter https://pscleanair.gov/525/DIY-Air-Filter
You can use tape instead of brackets to hold furnace filter on box fan.
Merv Filter Ratings
- If you have asthma or another respiratory condition, make sure you have an inhaler or other medications that you might need. Make an asthma management plan with your healthcare provider.
- Make plans for indoor activities for kids on smoky days. Consider what your children can do if they need to stay indoors when smoke levels are "unhealthy for sensitive groups" or worse.
- Schools, camps, sports teams, and daycare providers should make plans for smoky days. Plan to postpone outdoor activities or move them indoors when smoke levels are "unhealthy for sensitive groups" or worse. Air Pollution and School Activity Guide.
The right mask and proper fit can reduce your exposure to wildfire smoke, but they don’t work for everyone. This info is also available in PDF format.
1. Wearing a mask may worsen existing medical conditions
2. Some masks offer limited protection
3. Masks must fit tightly
2. AgeWise TV: Episode 111
Sep 3, 2020 Seattle Channel
Enjoy curated content for older adults including BIMA's Art in Action tips on how to make custom wrapping paper, several short films, and gentle chair yoga instruction. This video features open captions.
In this episode:
- BIMA Art In Action From Home - Custom Wrapping Paper: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art teaching artist Danielle Gordon demonstrates making custom wrapping paper using handmade stamps.
- Short Film - The View From Inside: This film by Kathy Ross and Ann Coppel journeys through a 14-foot linoleum block printed image carved by Kathy Ross.
- Short Film - The Murals of Lake City: In this film by Akira Ohiso, Lake City resident Mark Mendez introduces the Lake City Murals Project, a project that pairs local youth with artists to create 50 murals. Film produced by the Lake City Seniors Program. lakecityseniors.org
- Short Film - Raw Ingredients: This short film looks at the raw ingredients that make Seattle cuisine unique. "Raw Ingredients" was created by Kay D. Ray for the MOHAI exhibit "Edible City." mohai.org/exhibit/edible-city-a-delicious-journey/
- A Walk Through the Washington Park Arboretum: Take a virtual garden discovery walk through the arboretum with Laura Rumpf, a Registered Horticultural Therapist. Filmed in June 2020.
- Gentle Chair Yoga: Enjoy a gentle yoga practice with Annie Stocker from Two Dog Yoga.
3. News Just For You - PDF Link
Welcome to your September 4 edition of News Just For You – a news brief from the SHAG Community Life Foundation designed to keep you safe, informed and engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this issue you’ll find:
- Timing tips for this year’s flu shot
- A list of cleaners that kill the coronavirus
- Your in-house resource for support and services
- A delicious recipe for autumn – Pumpkin Whips!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend, and stay safe out there.
-The Community Life Foundation Team
4. For Sale
Put your for sale items here in future newsletters.
Folding Computer Table for Sale $20
- Contact John 424D
5. Loose Ends
Flu Shot Clinic - B Building
Wednesday Sept-16 at 10 AM
Thursday Sept-24 at Noon
Got COVID-19 Stress?
Call Washington Listens
Enjoy another fine day at Arrowhead Gardens!