The Health & Safety Resource Committee had scheduled a presentation on wills, taxes, trusts, etc. on January 28, at the Pink Palace. This event has been cancelled because of Covid-19 restrictions. This program was offered a year ago and it was well received by the residents. The program is being held in an upcoming Webinar. The presenters have been offering these for other Brunswick County Communities during the lock-down. Below is the information regarding the webinar and a link to register.
Long Term Care – The Silent Stalker – Exclusive Webinar
Back by popular demand: Join us with special guest Barbara Franklin, nationally recognized long-term care planning expert, for a replay of this important event:
– What is long-term care?
– What are the costs of care?
– What are the odds of needing care?
– What are your options?
All attendees receive complimentary Family Planning Guide.
Date/Time: Jan 6, 2021 9:00 AM (Eastern Time)
The Website Committee appreciates the understanding and patience all residents have shown while the developers of our website do a major update to the site. Technological updates are common and needed to provide the best and most up to date avenue for information. Unfortunately, these infrequent major updates can be time-consuming. Please know we are working closely with the developers to complete this process ASAP. In the meantime, if you have an immediate need for certain information you cannot find on the site, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to help. Thank you!
Have you ever received an email requesting valuable personal, confidential or financial information, threatening legal or financial harm, or from a friend or colleague asking for money?
This is a scam called “Phishing.” Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in electronic communication. Typically carried out by email spoofing or instant messaging, it often directs users to enter personal information at a fake website which matches the look and feel of the legitimate site. Once that information is submitted, your are now compromised. DO NOT “click” on any links or buttons within such an email. Go directly to the source such as a Netflix, Bank Account or other types of online accounts you may have. Also, never REPLY to the email.
For more details go to AARP Scams & Fraud
Vacation Disaster Preparation Safety Guide
This guide contains plenty of helpful information that many residents that travel abroad might find helpful. The guide could be a great addition to your planning such as:
- Helpful and actionable tips and advice about travel emergencies and disaster awareness whilst travelling or vacationing abroad and what travelers can do to prepare for and stay safe in case of an emergency.
- Key stats and figures about travel safety and natural disasters across the world, including the countries most and least at risk to calamities, different types of natural disasters, the risk of terrorism and political unrest, and examples of major and personal emergencies to prepare for.
- Practical and useful travel safety information such as emergency hotline numbers across the world, what to do in case disaster strikes, advice if you are injured or hospitalized abroad, when to contact your embassy for assistance and other helpful advice.
- A travel safety checklist to help you prepare for emergencies and links to other useful resources and information online about overseas travel safety and disaster preparedness.
Click HERE for the entire guide. Click HERE for the Useful Information page where the guide can also be found.
Brunswick County residents and property owners can dispose of the following year around.
BRUNSWICK COUNTY LANDFILL
Electronics, fluorescent bulbs & CFL’s, single stream recycling, scrap metal, appliances, propane tanks, oyster shells, tires (limit 5 per resident), used cooking oil, latex paint & cans, textiles, corrugated cardboard, household & automotive batteries, used oil, oil filters, antifreeze, fuel, smoke detectors and cellphones.
Electronics, fluorescent bulbs (4 foot or smaller) & CFL’s, single stream recycling, corrugated cardboard, scrap metal, household batteries, appliances, oyster shells (all locations except Leland), tires (Southport and Leland only, limit 5 per resident), used cooking oil, smoke detectors, textiles and cellphones.
Single-stream recycling and textiles (coming soon).
For location and hours, please visit the Brunswick County Solid Waste & Recycling website at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/solid-waste-and-recycling/.
All AED’s (defibrillators) are monitored on a monthly basis by the Health & Safety Resource Committee to assure that they are in working order. If any resident is in an area where an AED is located and hears a beeping sound coming from an AED please notify Tony Imondi email@example.com
or Rose Dodds firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Health and Safety Resource Committee:
Hospital Safety Grade: this is a score for hospitals in the United States on how safe the hospital keeps their patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. Click on this link http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and check the safety score of any hospital in the United States. On the right side of the home page, enter a City and State. If you put in Supply, NC you get a list of all the hospitals in this area.