SAFETY IN THE HOME @ KML

Press Release 2/11/19

(Kent, Connecticut) –The Kent Memorial Library and the Kent Community Fund are excited to co-sponsor a multi-faceted workshop called Tips for Maintaining Safety in the Home. Presented by the New Milford VNA, you will learn many things about safe-proofing your home, how to avoid accidents, learn about the benefits of having a Lifeline in your home, and how to maintain safety with Body Mechanics – getting out of bed properly, walking down the stairs safely, getting up from a chair safely and tips on balance and movement, etc. This information will be useful to share or prepare for a parent, relative, friend or yourself!

“In the future the New Milford VNA will be presenting clinical/health-related workshops to educate the people of the Kent Community and funded by the Kent Community Fund, Inc. Tips for Maintaining Safety in the Home is the first of many future Kent workshops and we are delighted to use the Reading Room at the Kent Memorial Library!”said Patricia Lawrence, Nursing Advisory Committee Chair, Kent Community Fund.

The Senior Shuttle, provided by the Northwest Connecticut Transit District, will offer service from the Kent Senior Center following lunch on Monday, February 25. The workshop is from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Reading Room, Kent Memorial Library. This event is free and open to the public. Please register. For more information, call 860-927-3761 or go to our online calendar at kentmemoriallibrary.org.

Watch for information on this future program Fraud Prevention. Come learn about the tools for awareness to protect personal information such as, phone, computer scams and more. on The workshop is from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25 in the Reading Room, Kent Memorial Library.

The Kent Community Fund is a non-profit organization established in 2006 “to help individuals living in Kent meet emergency needs and to support community charitable programs serving Kent residents.” The Fund provides grants for the emergency needs of individuals and families in Kent, which are paid directly to service providers or vendors – fuel companies, utility companies, etc. The Fund is available after other sources such as fuel banks, government entitlements and special programs are utilized.

The New Milford Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, established in 1918 during the worldwide flu epidemic, is a non-profit health care agency dedicated to providing quality home care, Hospice and public health services. The home care and Hospice programs are Medicare Certified and State of Connecticut licensed. They accept Medicare, Medicare, private insurance and direct payment for services. The New Milford VNA serves Danbury, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Fairfield, New Milford, Roxbury, Sherman, Southbury, Warren, Washington, and Woodbury.

The Kent Memorial Library’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and the community by providing materials, programs, and services to encourage reading, learning and imagination. The Kent Memorial Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut.