• Keep Your Focus on Safety This Summer

    June is National Safety Month. With that in mind, here are three areas where you can up your safety quotient. (Visit the NSC website for more information and downloadable resources.) Emergency Preparedness Whether caused by a natural disaster, health issue or an accident, emergencies can happen at any time. And even with 9-1-1, there’s still […]

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    • Traveling by Air with Pets

      According to the U. S. Department of Transportation, over 2 million pets and animals are transported by air each year in the United States. There are federal and airline policies on how the animal must be transported. Here are top tips from government agencies, airline representatives and pet owners on how to prepare your pet […]

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      • Hurricanes: Lessons from Katrina

        By Tom D’Antoni, guest columnist We know by now that the Katrina disaster was storm-driven, but the flood was caused by faulty levees. Since the water left town, the people in New Orleans have learned more than they wanted to know about dealing with insurance companies. Here are their stories. Choose the Right Insurance Jazz […]

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        • Choosing a Vet

          The best time to choose a vet is before you actually need one. Even better, meet with a vet before getting a new pet – a vet can recommend certain animals or even breeds that might best match your lifestyle. Here are some tips from vets and pet owners on how to find the right […]

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          • Flash Flooding: Preparation and Survival

            As pleasant as a rainfall can be, it can quickly turn into a dangerous flooding situation. Four Ways to Be Prepared Learn if your home or place of business is in a flood-prone area. Designate a meeting place ahead of time in case of evacuation and have essential survival items handy. Have an emergency plan […]

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            • Finding Pet-Friendly Hotels

              Choosing a hotel is a hard task with many factors to consider – its proximity to the attraction, the view the rooms offer, the presence of a swimming pool? – but it can be even harder for those wishing to bring their pets. To make hotel-hunting easier and your next hotel stay happier, we talked […]

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              • Hospice and Other Caregiving Resources

                If you or a loved one needs hospice or other caregiving help, these resources can provide information, advice and assistance. AARP–Medicare Resource Center Information on managed care, private insurance and Medicaid. The information is useful for all ages interested in learning more about health care coverage. The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a […]

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                • When a Hurricane Watch or Warning Is Issued

                  Hurricane season officially starts June 1. Here’s what to know and do when a hurricane watch or warning is issued. WHN TIP – Get the FEMA App: Download the free FEMA Alert App to get severe weather alerts, maps of disaster resources and other helpful information in case of natural disasters. Information is in English […]

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                  • Mobility Issues? Here’s How to Make Your House Safer

                    Are you or a family member dealing with unexpected mobility problem from an injury, stroke, aging or other cause? Here are some basic improvements that will make your home safer and easier to navigate under the circumstances. WHN TIP – Hire an Expert. While some of the changes can be done by a homeowner, others […]

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                    • About Passports and Visas

                      If you’re planning a trip outside the United States and don’t have a passport, better start the application process ASAP. According to the U.S. Department of State, there has been increasingly strong demand for U.S. passports in recent years, which means that putting it off until last minute might result in a delay or cancellation […]

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