August is National Immunization Awareness Month
We all need shots (vaccines) to help protect us from serious diseases. This protection is called immunization.

Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, and pneumonia. It’s important to know which shots you need and when to get them.

Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu vaccine every year. Other types of shots work best at specific ages or life stages.

Talk to your doctor or nurse to make sure that everyone in your family gets the shots they need.

For more information, click here.
Don't Wait, Vaccinate!
Immunization Schedule By Age Group
10 Fall Hazards For Older Adults
1. Throw Rugs
2. Clutter
3. Steps That Are Too Steep or Too Long
4. Poor Lighting (Too Dim or Too Bright)
5. Pets
6. Unstable Chairs or Tables
7. Extension Cords Across Walkways
8. Toilet Seat Too Low
9. Sloping Driveway
10. Cracks in Sidewalk

For more information on how to make your home safe, click here.
Content Credit: AARP
Summer Corn Salad Recipe
6 ears corn, husked and cleaned
3 large tomatoes, diced
1 large onion, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons white vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook corn in boiling water for 7 to 10 minutes, or until desired tenderness. Drain, cool, and cut kernels off the cob with a sharp knife. In a large bowl, toss together the corn, tomatoes, onion, basil, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Chill until serving.

Content Credit: All Recipes
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Visiting Nurses of the Lower Valley
is Hiring: RN + LPN Per Diem Positions

Registered Nurses and Licensed Practicing Nurses to work per diem week days. Must be a graduate of an accredited or approved school of nursing, licensed to practice in the state of CT, have a minimum of one year med-surg clinical experience. Home health care/OASIS experience preferred. Please submit resume to

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