Summer is here. If you haven’t already started planning your next camping trip, there’s no better time than now. Planning where to go, and what to do when you get there, can be a lot of fun. But leaving home without your essentials can turn any camping trip into a nightmare. Being prepared for your camping excursion can make all the difference between having a wonderful time and having your adventure turn into a disaster. Here is a list of 5 must haves for your next camping trip.Read More
As we age, we are more likely to have medical concerns, which means that wearing medical ID jewelry is often a great safety measure for seniors. However, as with people in any age group, seniors often have specific questions, concerns, and even objections about medical ID jewelry. So today, let’s talk a bit about medic alerts for seniors.Read More
June is National Safety Month. And here at Lauren’s Hope, while we treat every month like safety month, sometimes it’s important to take a step back and look for ways to increase your home safety and workplace safety, not only for you, but for the safety of your loved ones as well.Read More
Last Halloween was my daughter’s first big holiday since being diagnosed with a chocolate allergy. I was more than a little nervous about her school parties, expecting a call from the nurse at any moment. Thankfully, she navigated the events (with the help of her terrific teacher) without incident, and our trick-or-treating went off without a hitch as well.
Much of this is due to the fact that Julia, then 6, was already well aware of her allergy and comfortable self-advocating. She always asks whether foods have chocolate in them and takes the extra step to explain that it’s an important question, as she is allergic. Of course, that’s all well and good when a child self-advocates this way. But many children do not or cannot, which can make Halloween more than a little intimidating for their parents.
It's New Year's Eve! Time to celebrate with friends, enjoy a fun evening, and ring in the new year with all the promise it brings. It's also a time to keep safety in mind, in particular through the night of New Year's Eve, with many celebrants up and traveling on the roads late at night. Being that we're all about safety here at Lauren's Hope, in the spirit of a SAFE and happy New Year, we're excited to bring you our...