Brad Simerly gives an inside view of the NS Health Department.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Brad Simerly, sanitarian for the North Shore Environmental Health Consortium, has been busy in all six participating communities, including Bayside and Fox Point, since he came to the job in December. Brad remarked, “Bayside and Fox Point is a very happening area. There are lots of choices for people, from burritos to a dog wash, to a children’s play area.” Fox Point has seven swimming pools, 17 restaurants, and nine retail food stores which are licensed and inspected by the health department. Bayside has two swimming pools, three restaurants and three retail food stores. Since January, there have been two new establishments opened, or under development. Brad’s goal is to inspect all establishments by June 30, which is the expiration …
Helping older adults live safely at home for as long as possible.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The Remembering When Fire & Fall Prevention Program was developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to help older adults live safely at home for as long as possible. Presented by North Shore Fire Department Public Education Specialist Jill K. Glanz and North Shore Health Department Registered Nurse Ann Brandstrom, this program is centered around 16 key safety messages – eight fire prevention, and eight fall prevention. According to the NFPA, at age 65 and older, adults are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires or falls, compared to the population at large. Thirty percent of people age 65 and older are involved in falls each year, the leading cause of death from …