**Gave a donation to our Senior Living Foundation for the needy residents.
**Take care of your hearing:
Living in a Senior Living, it seems that almost 30% of the people, over the age of seventy have hearing problems. Loss of hearing is not only annoying, uncomfortable but it can lead to balance and other health problems. Here are some of the tips from experts to prevent the hearing loss:
- Check with your doctor and get help ASAP.
- If you can’t hear someone from two feet away, and that person has to shout to be heard then you have a hearing problem.
- Don’t poke into your ears, and limit the use of Q-tips etc.
- Limit your exposure to loud noise such as: heavy traffic, loud music, grinding of machines, airplanes flying overhead, loud music in your ears etc. It can lead to hearing loss, and even the permanent damage to your ears.
- Look for devices to protect your ears, and wear hearing protection when exposed to loud noise, and attending a concert etc.
- Take a break from time to time and/or walk away from prolonged exposure to loud noise.
- Protect yourself from noisy appliances, and place a pad underneath, don’t run too many appliances at the same time, and limit the volume on listening devices.
- Install carpet throughout the living space, close the windows and doors during the rush hours, and reduce the volume on TV and cell phones etc.
- As a family tradition, we use turmeric in warm vegetable oil (heat a pinch of turmeric in ½ Teaspoon oil, and heat it slightly warm) using a Q-tip, very slowly roll (do not poke) the Q-tip in circular motion, and clean out your inner ear. This will not only take out the wax but will take out all itchiness, and will make your ears healthy – check with your doctor first!
- Take a hearing test by the age 60 and then annually or as prescribed by your physician.
- As always eat healthy, go out in the fresh air and sun, and follow an exercise routine to preserve your hearing, balance, and brain.
**“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.” Author Unknown.
Peace around the world,
Sushil (Sue) Hennessy, August, 2022
Random Acts of Kindness
You don’t need money, just a little time to give mental support and be kind to all. Check on the elderly, bring their Newspaper to their door in bad weather, say hello to your neighbors when you see them, wish them happy holidays and birthdays etc. Call your parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles; talk to them to make sure they are not lonely. Thank the soldiers when you see them for keeping us safe; thank priests, police officers, teachers, health care workers, food suppliers, postal workers, newspaper persons, trash collectors for their services. Write notes to a lonely and unknown person and make his or her day. Give thanks to all those heroes who are sacrificing their lives to help others during this Pandemic. You all are Angels.