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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 5B JUST FOR THE Be Healthier. Live Longer and Look Better! Portola Medical & Dental Clinic 480 First Avenue Podola (530) 832 6600 Graeagle Medical Clinic 7597 Hwy 89 Graeagle (530) 836-1122 Loyalton Medical Clinic 725 Third Street Loyalton (530) ,993 1231 Indian Valley Medical Clinic 176 Hot Springs Rd Greenville (530} 284-6116 Skillled Nursing Care Loyalton (530) 993 t225 Portola (530) 832-6546 Eastern Plumas ltealth Care "l'eotde I lelp.iag Peot)le." Main Hospital Campus 500 First Avenue Portola, CA 96122 (530) 832-6500 or (800) 571-EPHC • Comprehensive In & Outpatient Services - Including Furl Service Lab, X-ray, Mammog- raphy, Ultrasound, CT, Respiratory Therapy and Outpatient Procedures • 24-Hour Emergency Room • ACtS Ambulance (carl 911) • Manual Therapy • Sports Medicine • Neck/Back Care Most Insurances accepted -- including Blue Cross and Blue Shield Greenville 284-1666 284-1667 (Fax) "Providing personalized care since 1990" Most insurances accepted • Cardiac Rehabilitation • Orthopedics Quincy 283-0311 283-0314 (Fax) PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Felker, M.ET, "We Get Results"  • Orthopedic, Sports, Pediatric & Aquatic Therapy • Home Health • General & Cardiac Rehabilitation Most Insurances Accepted QUINCY GRAEAGLE 78 Central Ave., #2 8989 Hwy. 89, Bldg. 36 #1 530-283-2202 530-836-1178 530-283-2204 (FAX) i ! .... [ fneca Hos )ital and Long Term Care  i! 258-2151 258-2158 ! 130 Brentwood Dr  Lake Almanor Clinic t;, 1 ...... ,,,.., i,', 199 Re nolds Road 258-4256 ,,,, .......... ;#. i Chester Michael W. Barton, D.D.S. General Dentistry 836-2223 Route 89 • Graeagle FAMILY DENTAL CARE Mountain Physical Therapy Joaquin A. (Butch) Vargas, eT MTC MS Offering: Industrial Physical Therapy Sports Physical Therapy General Rehabilitation • Manual Therapy Outpatient Orthopedics 39 Years Experience! Call for an appointment today/ Mon-Tue-Thur 8arn-5pm 283-2291 20 Crescent St., Quincy Safety tips for seniors: reducing risk, increasing peace of mind If you're just entering retirement, chances are you have many years of good health and independence ahead. But the normal aging process still brings limitations that we all need to prepare for-- such as slower reaction times and declining vision -- which can lead to accidents and injuries. Many accidents are preventable though, and you can take simple measures to enhance your safety as you age. In your home Falls are one of the greatest age- related risks inside the home. One in three adults older than 65 falls each year, and the risk of injury rises with age, according to the National Safety Council. Many falls are caused by hazards that are easy to avoid if you know what to look for. To prevent tripping, eliminate clutter on floors, remove throw rugs or tack them down with double-sided tape, and make sure electrical and phone cords are kept out of the way. You might need to rearrange some of your furniture as well, to ensure that there are unobstructed pathways into and out of every room. In the bathroom, use a nonslip rubber mat or stick nonslip adhesive strips to the bottom of the bathtub or shower. You may also want to consider installing grab bars. Keep a night light on in the bathroom at night, and remove any obstacles in the path from the bedroom to the bathroom. If your house has stairs, make sure they have good lighting (with light switches at both the top and bottom of the staircase) and sturdy handrails (preferably on both sides). Attaching nonslip rubber treads is a good idea if the steps are potentially slippery. The kitchen presents a slightly different set of potential hazards. To reduce the risk that you'll cut or burn yourself, make sure there is bright, nonglare lighting over all food preparation areas. Also, it's better to store sharp knives in a knife block or rack rather than loose in a drawer. And make sure any hazardous substances (such as cleaning supplies) are welt marked and stored in a place where they're unlikely to be misidentified or come in contact with food. Outdoors To make your yard safer, replace or repair any broken or loose paving stones and clear the walkways of overgrown branches or any other potential tripping hazards. Make sure all handrails are firm and secure. Mark the edges of steps with reflective tape and check that there is enough light to see obstacles at night. You might want to consider a timer or motion-detector light near the front door so you don't have to fumble with your keys in the dark. And, just in case, make sure your house number is visible and lighted so emergency personnel can find it quickly. In the car To increase your safety on the road, have your vision and hearing checked every year, and, if you need them, wear your glasses or hearing aid when driving. KnowEour limitjons and avoid situations that make you uncomfortable -- for example, you may decide to avoid driving at night or on extremely busy roads. Have your car checked regularly by a trusted mechanic to make sure it stays in good working order, and keep a cellphone with you so you're prepared in case of an emergency, which can't be emphasized enough. It's good to have a cellphone on hand for any type of emergency  not just in the car. Knowing that you can call for help at any time provides great peace of mind, and a cellphone doesn't need to be complicated or expensive. Most accidents don't just happen. If you follow these simple safety tips, you'll decrease your risk of injury and increase your chances of enjoying a long, happy retirement in the comfort of your own home. SIERRA FAMILY DENTISTRY, INC. New patients welcomed STEWART A. GATELY, D.D.S. FAMILY, GENERAL COSMETIC DENTISTRY • TMJ TREATMENT ADULT & CHILD ORTHODONTICS • TEETH WHITENING ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES TO CORRECT BITE PROBLEMS IMPLANTS TO STABILIZE LOOSE DENTURES & PARTIALS PREVENTATIVE TREATMENT PROMOTING HEALTHY GUMS ORAL SURGERY • CONSCIOUS SEDATION Most major insurance plans accepted Payment plans available 352 Lawrence Street Phone: (530) 283-3947 Quincy, CA 95971 Fax: (530) 283-2126 Serving Plumas County for 21+ years ....... /i! ..... Family DentistrY I Periodontics Oral Implantology I Periodontal Prosthesis i Michael W. Herndon, D.D.S Amsterdam Fellow 431 W. Main Street • Quincy CA 95971 530-283-1119 FAX: 530-283-2319 Gregory Sawyer, DDS. Family Dentistry, Orthodontics & Oertified invisalign Provider (530) 283-2811 2034 East Main Street Quincy, CA 95971 (across from Polka Dot, East Quincy) OPEN M0N - FRI 8am - 4:30pm Evening appointments available If you would like to advertise on this page, contact your advertising representative today! Portola or Graeagle Jennifer or Roger 832-4648 Holly, Marc or Sherri 283-0800 Chester or Greenville Cheri or Val 258-3115 If you advertise on this page and would like to submit a story, contact Sherri at 283-0800. 15ruee H. Lee, O.O.5. Family Dentistry All phases of General Dentistry including Orthodontics • Crowns & Bridges • Partials/Dentures Extractions • Cosmetic Dentistry • Bleaching Periodontics • Root Canals • Dental implants to anchor loose dentures or replace missing teeth Now Accepting New Patients 181 S. Gulling St., Porola 530-832-4461 • Fax 530-832-4409 Gentle effective 9 family dentistry Emily S. Luscri, DDS New patients, children & emergencies welcome (530) 283-1119 call today for a consultation 431 W. Main Street, Quincy i