I recently learned about an amazing organization that supports caregivers of injured veterans. Check out their website below to get connected!
Hearts of Valor supports caregivers by offering free services, including retreats and support groups, to improve the lives of the people who are caring for wounded warriors. To join, a member must meet the following criteria:
The Public Administrator’s office was previously in possession of 10 veteran burial flags. The veterans that had passed away were wards of Clay County, and there was no family at the funeral to accept the flags. The Public Administrator’s office accepted the flags.
I researched and found out that the flags could be donated to a National Veterans Cemetery. We are better honoring our veterans by donating all 10 burial flags to the National Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. The flags will be honored and flown on holidays, instead of collecting dust in our office.
Last month, I attended a very interesting (and free) presentation from Dr. Rizzo of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies at iWerx Co-working Office Space and Entrepreneurial Development Center in North Kansas City. Dr. Rizzo explained how virtual reality headsets and computer programs can be used as a tool for mental health wellness and physical rehabilitation. He first started utilizing this technology with veterans who suffered from PTSD.
Click the link below to check out some of Dr. Rizzo’s interesting projects.
Click the link below for information on iWerx. iWerx has many free events and informational resources. If you are interested in virtual reality and healthcare, make sure to talk to iWerx about local businesses that are developing this technology.
Public Administrator – Clay County Missouri
Do not forget to check on your elderly and disabled neighbors during the cold winter weather! I have seen Facebook posts and have heard stories of furnaces going out or water pipes freezing during these frigid temperatures. This could be deadly for someone who is elderly or disabled and lives alone. If you are concerned about someone during these cold temperatures, report their information to the Adult Abuse Hotline by calling 1-800-392-0210 or call your local police station.
Check out the below Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services site for information on the warning signs of hypothermia.
Check out the below CDC site for more information on preparing for winter weather and staying safe.
Stay safe and warm!