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Crown Point to Host CASA 101

Does the idea of being a positive influence in the life of a foster child make you eager to learn more? Have you been looking for an opportunity to volunteer and make a difference in the community? Join Crown Point Health Suites for “CASA 101”, a way to learn more about CASA of the South Plains, on Thursday, March 5, noon to 1 p.m., at Crown Point Health Suites, 6640 Iola Ave. Lunch is free for attendees who RSVP to Michelle Stephens, mstephens@crownpointhealth.com or 806.780.7000.

CASA of the South Plains empowers community members to serve as volunteer advocates that speak for the well-being of abused and neglected children in the foster care system. CASA representatives will share information about the continuing need for advocates due to the growing problem of neglect and child abuse in the South Plains and on how you can make a difference.

To learn how to become a CASA advocate, visit www.casaofthesouthplains.org or call 806.763.2272.

AARP Driving Course, September 16, 9 a.m.

Lubbock Parks & Recreation offers a four-hour AARP driving safety course every third Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Lubbock Senior Center, 2001 19th Street. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Ages 50+. For more information, call 806.767.2710 or visit the AARP website.

With the upcoming summer months, it’s more important than ever to be aware of our body and make an effort to stay hydrated. About 60% of our body is water. As we age, the amount of body water decreases. So even a small change in fluid intake can make an impact on your overall health the way you feel every day

Tips to avoid dehydration:

  1. Drink (6 – 8 glasses) of fluids per day (unless medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, rule out this amount). Identify medications that may cause fluid loss, e.g., diuretics (water pills).
  1. Eat your Water:
  • Cucumbers – With 95 %water content, a cup of cucumber slices is nearly as thirst-quenching as a glass of water.
  • Watermelon – 92% water (hence the name), watermelon is also a good source of vitamin C.
  • Strawberries – Strawberries are 91% water and pack a punch with vitamin C & folate.
  • Salad Greens – Part of the reason that two cups of salad greens has fewer than 15 calories is that greens are more than 90% water. They are also packed with nutrients, such as folate, vitamin C, fiber and beta carotene, which helps keep your eyes and skin healthy.
  • Yogurt – Regular plain yogurt is 85 to 88% water and you’ll be getting some good-for-you probiotics.
  1. If you’re bored with water, spice it up with mint, lemons, limes, berries, or flavored drops. Sparking water with zero calories can be a fun option.
  1. An easy way to sneak in your water is to drink it with all meals. Drink frequently during the daytime, rather than drinking large amounts at one time. Also, you may want to drink most of your water early on in the day, if you deal with incontinence issues.
  1. Substitute one caffeinated beverage (tea, coffee, soda) a day with a glass of water. Even better, replace soda completely with water and you could lose a few pounds over the year.
  1. BYOB. Bring a bottle of water with you while doing activities, sitting by your night stand, on the TV tray.

Besides the obvious use of a tennis ball — for moving your opponent around the tennis court — you may also think of using it to play fetch with your dog. But do you know that you can use tennis balls for many beneficial exercises, such as grip strengthening, foot massage, trigger point release, or juggling to improve your hand-eye coordination?

Click here for 10 fitness uses of a tennis ball that don’t involve a tennis court.

Selfie Contest Time! We’re looking for fun photos of our Crown Point team at work, interacting with each other, interacting with our guests, demonstrating Crown Point customer service and having fun at work! How to enter the contest:

1. Snap a photo of yourself and your co-workers with your phone or camera.

2. Send it to Michelle Stephens: text 806.239.5094 or mstephens@crownpointhealth.com

3. The best photos submitted will win a prize. The better the photos, the better the prize!

4. Be creative and have fun!!

Disclaimer: By sending in your photo, you agree to have your photo used on Crown Point’s Facebook page and other marketing materials.  All guests sign a HIPAA consent form upon admission, allowing us to take their photos. If you take a photo with a guest, please ask them first if it is OK to use their photo in marketing. If they say “no”, respect their wishes and please do not take their photo! Do not use guest photos in your personal social media, as this is a HIPAA violation.

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