Author: Brian Goff

FLU VACCINE: Is it time for one?

Now’s the time to get your flu shot. The flu shot is covered for people with Medicare from providers that accept Medicare or your Medicare plan. You can safely get a flu vaccine at your doctor’s office, pharmacy, or other local provider.  The flu can be very serious for people who are 65 years and older. A flu shot is your best protection from getting and spreading the virus. Getting the shot can help you stay healthy and, if you do...

Aroostook County Dry Wells

During this time of severe drought, some folks may be experiencing wells going dry.  It is not a good idea to dump water into wells for a number of reasons, a few of which are that the water would simply leak out into the surrounding ground, and what didn’t might actually contaminate the well.  Citizens who may be experiencing low water levels in wells are also encouraged to take the following steps: Avoid filling wells by a water hauler or...

Information on how you & your family can be Prepared for an Emergency!

Sometimes, you can make it easy for bad luck to find you. Look around your house and yard for things that could trip you up. Replace that burned out light bulb on your porch. Clear those newspapers away from the wood stove. Get the clutter off the stairs. Test those smoke and carbon monoxide alarms (or install them). Make your own luck today. https://www.maine.gov/mema/maine-prepares

It’s Hot Outside! – Remember: “Check the Backseat”

Learn How to Avoid Heat-related Illnesses and Death The human body is normally able to regulate its temperature through sweating, until it is exposed to more heat than it can handle. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can escalate rapidly, leading to delirium, organ damage and even death. In 2018, 162 people died in the U.S. from exposure to excessive heat, according to Injury Facts. People most at risk include: Infants and young children, especially if left in hot cars People 65 and...