September Is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. The 2019 theme is Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters. Hurricane Dorian has already given us a terrible example of what can happen.

Here are some ideas…

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National Grandparents Day Is September 8

In 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation, declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day.

To honor our nation’s grandparents, the U.S. Census Bureau
presents statistics about their role…

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Detroit Zoo to Meet 100% Renewable Energy Goal

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) took a major step forward on its “Green Journey” recently, announcing that the Detroit Zoo will be powered by 100% Michigan-made renewable energy through DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower program.

This move will offset 7,425 metric tons of carbon dioxide,
which is equivalent to…

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September Is National Wilderness Month

Summer may be about over, but the beautiful autumn is about to begin. When the weather turns brisk and the leaves start to turn, many people find that they want to be outdoors, in America’s great wilderness areas.

This is why September is National Wilderness Month.

From a 2016…

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Spending Time with Pets Provides Benefits for Older Adults

Social Isolation is becoming an increasingly common issue, with 1 in 5 Americans reporting they feel lonely. Sadly, seniors are especially vulnerable to these feelings.

In fact, 43 percent say they experience loneliness
regularly. A new survey of adults age 65 and older by Home Instead, Inc…

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