July/August 2012 Vol. 1 Issue 4
Local company supports our homeless youth Local youth who once faced homelessness will soon enjoy their apartment homes filled with new furnishings, kitchen appliances and bathroom amenities, all generously donated to the county’s new Transitional Age Youth (TAY) One Stop Center by the Ashley Furniture Homestore in Colton. In April the community joined the County Department of Behavioral Health in celebrating the opening of an expanded drop-in center in San Bernardino City. The TAY Center provides a safe environment for local young men and women between the ages of 18 and 24, who are released from foster care, group homes and the juvenile justice system. Within its walls, young adults who suffer from mental and/or emotional distress receive the support that enables them to set goals and succeed in life. A highlight of the TAY Center’s expansion is its transitional living program that provides housing for young adults who are either working, in school or both and have no other place to call home. The program also offers the residents living skills support, assistance with employment, education, behavioral and primary health care services. Many Ashley Furniture stores actively support “the continued growth, development and enrichment of their communities,” according to the company website. Our local Homestore has donated to many local organizations in need and are a true community partner.
Summer’s here! Keep cool, stay safe Summer is a time to spend with family enjoying the outdoors; however, as an emergency physician, I always prepare for the different types of injuries and illness the season brings. Heat illness occurs when your body does not cool properly. The body's main way to cool is through perspiration. With the extreme heat the body can lose its ability to stay cool and the condition can be fatal. For tips on avoiding heat illness, turn to page 3!
-- Jose Marin TAY Center coordinator Robert Dodson kicks back on a donated couch.
For more information about the offerings at the TAY Center, call (909) 387-7194. For more information about the Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Colton visit the website at www.ashleyfurniturehomestore.com and click on the stores or call (909) 433-5303.
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Keeping everyone safe, especially kids, is as easy as A-B-C Active Adult Supervision. Adults, NEVER leave children alone in or near a pool or spa. Staying within arm’s length is the safest d istance to keep your infants and toddlers safe. Barriers. Ensure that your pool and spa barriers are four feet or taller, and that your precious little ones cannot reach gate locks or latches. Classes and Preparation. Enrolling your child (ages 1-‐4) in swimming classes may lower h is or her risk of drowning. Even with lessons, ALWAYS teach them never to swim alone. Here are some other water safety tips to help ensure a safe summer:
Keep a cordless phone nearby the pool in case of an emergency. Use life jackets when in or near the water or participating in water sport activities. Do not let children operate any type of watercraft meant for adult use. Swim only in designated areas and avoid diving into natural bodies of water. Know how to p erform CPR, as it can save a life.
Let’s make this summer fun and safe! To find a local CPR class go visit www.ie-redcross.org or call (909) 888-1481 -‐-‐ Carissa Cambare
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Fire safety that hits close to home
ü Stay in an air-conditioned home or public place; electric fans do not help much in extreme weather. ü Check often on individuals who are most prone to heat illness, like seniors and the chronically ill. ü Stay hydrated, drink lots of fluids; avoid alcohol and caffeine. ü Don’t exercise in the peak heat of the day and drink even more fluids during exercise. ü Apply high quality sunscreen every hour. Sunburn can ruin your day and increase your risk of skin cancer. ü Never leave a child or pet in a car. In three to five minutes, the inside of a car can reach temperatures that can kill. Following these guidelines and other precautionary measures will help you and your family enjoy San Bernardino County’s wonderful weather responsibly and with care, avoid any unexpected trips to the ER.
During the summer months, we should take extra precautions to prevent fire breakouts. Do you know that a small fire can develop into a major disaster within minutes? It’s a devastating fact! Now is a good time for summer cleaning around the house and yard. Unlike spring cleaning, summer cleaning involves getting rid of combustible items that can easily ignite a fire. Examples include stacks of old newspapers, old paint or paint thinners, furniture polish and especially dry brush in or around your property. Also, take the time to educate yourself and family members about potential hazardous materials kept around the house. Proper storage and disposal of these items can help prevent a fire. As the temperature rises, the hedges or plants around your home may also dry out, presenting a potential fire threat. Be proactive—remember to trim and water your plants regularly. Additionally, it is important to have smoke alarms installed throughout your home. Test your alarms routinely and replace their batteries at least once a year. A home fire drill every six months is a great way to ensure that your family is always prepared. Get the children involved as you map out escape plans and identify who to call in case of emergency. It is better to be over prepared, than not to be prepared at all! For more information on fire safety and prevention, contact the San Bernardino County Fire Department at (909) 387-5974 or visit www.sbcfire.org. -- Erlinda Magbanua
-- Dr. Rodney Borger, Chair, ARMC Emergency Department
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ust a friendly reminder, fireworks are illegal in unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County. If you live in Bloomington or Muscoy, where fireworks are prohibited, and choose to use fireworks on your property you could face fines up to $1,250 for the first offense. “Safe and Sane” fireworks ONLY are still permitted in the cities of Colton and Rialto, and in specified locations of Fontana and San Bernardino. If you live in a city where fireworks are allowed, here are a few safety tips to keep in mind: ü Do not allow children to use fireworks without adult supervision. ü Always read and follow directions specified on the label. ü Always have water and a fire extinguisher nearby. -- Chris Mardis For more safety information contact www.sbcfire.org or (909) 387-5950
Vol. 1 Issue 4
Upcoming Events Fireworks Extravaganza July 4 @ 7:05PM (Inland E mpire 66ers vs. RC Quakes) San Manuel Stadium, 280 S. E Street, San Bernardino
Boat Parade at Lake Gregory July 8 @ 7:00PM Lake Gregory Regional Park 24171 Lake Drive, Crestline
City of Colton 125 th July 21 @ 12:00PM Birthday Celebration Colton High School 777 West Valley Blvd., Colton
Bloomington Bloomington Branch Library, 10145 Orchard St. Mon-‐Tue 12-‐8PM, W ed, Fri 11AM-‐6PM, Sat 11AM-‐5PM
Fontana Arts Festival July 28 @ 5:00PM Fontana Park 15556 Summit Ave., Fontana
Bloomington Senior Center, 18317 Valley Blvd. Mon-‐Fri 8AM-‐1PM
National Night Out August 7 @ 5:00PM Downtown Rialto
Hutton Community Center, 660 Colton Ave. Mon-‐Fri 8AM-‐2PM
Fontana Jessie Turner Health & Fitness Community Center, 8353 Sierra Ave. Mon-‐Fri 6AM-‐10PM, Sat 6AM-‐8PM, Sun 8AM-‐6PM
Fontana Lewis Library & Technology Center, 8437 Sierra Ave. Mon,Tue, Thu-‐Sat 10AM-‐6PM, W ed 10AM-‐8PM, Sun 12PM-‐5PM
George White Senior Center, 8565 S. Nuevo Ave. Mon-‐Fri 8AM-‐1PM
Rialto Carter Branch Library, 2630 N. Linden Ave Mon-‐Thu 3PM-‐8PM, Sat 9AM-‐5PM
Rialto Senior Center, 1411 S. Riverside Ave. Mon-‐Wed 10AM-‐6PM, Thu-‐Fri 10AM-‐6PM Sat 9AM-‐5PM
Contact us at (909) 387-‐4565 Email: email@example.com Website: www.sbcounty.gov/gonzales
San Bernardino Fifth Street Senior Center, 600 W. 5th St. Mon-‐Thu 8AM-‐4PM
Ruben Campos Community Center, 1717 W. 5th St. Mon-‐Fri 9AM-‐5PM, Sat 10AM-‐4PM
Rudy C. Hernandez Community Center, 222 N. Lugo Ave. Mon-‐Thu 9AM-‐8PM
Home of Neighborly Service, 839 N. Mt. Vernon Ave. Mon-‐Fri 8:30AM-‐12PM
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Published on Jul 26, 2012
Published on Jul 26, 2012
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