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Monday
Apr182016

3 Ways to Save Money on Your Electric Bill

by Tammy Liscomb, Weatherization Program Assistant

Each month we will be posting Weatherization Tips to help our customers keep warm, cool and healthy at home. This month, I am sharing three easy ways to save money on your electric bill. 

 

  1. Unplug all your appliances and turn off all appliances including computers and monitors when not using them.
  2. Remember to turn off lights when you leave a room!
  3. Install a motion sensor for your lights outside.

 

This is just a start on your family's journey to save money. Stay tuned each month for more Weatherization Tips from Community Action of Southern Kentucky's Weatherization Department.

 

 

Wednesday
Mar302016

2016 Charity Golf Classic

Presents the 10th Annual Charity Golf Classic on May 26, 2016 at Riverview Golf Course in Bowling Green, KY.  

We hope you will join us either by sponsoring the event or registering to golf!

Click here to register your team!

Thank you to our Partners in Action:

Agents of Change: 

Dr. Don and Becky Butler

American Legion Post 23

Poverty Warriors:

 

 Community Supporters:

 

 

Tuesday
Mar292016

CASOKY Seeks Board Members

Do you want to make a positive difference in your community? Community Action of Southern Kentucky needs individuals who will be a voice for the citizens of Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Logan, and Simpson counties as volunteer members of the Agency’s Board of Directors.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a resident of the county he/she represents, and be able to travel to Bowling Green to attend Board meetings. Agency employees or their immediate family members are not eligible to apply.

For more information, contact Melissa Weaver at (270) 782-3162 or by email, mweaver@casoky.org. You can also download the full news release here.

Monday
Mar282016

Is Your Preschooler Getting Enough Sleep?

by Carol Belcher

Children are spending more & more time on the couch, in the house, and on some type of electronic device. There is a recent research study that indicated that children today are 4 times less active than their grandparents when they were children. Inactivity and overuse of electronics can result in sleep disturbances, irritability, and inhibited ability to focus.

Are parents reporting that their child is having trouble sleeping, concentrating, or is slow to get up in the morning? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends the following sleep needs for young children:

  • 1-3 years old 12-14 hours per day
  • 3-4 years old 10-11 hours per day

Further, the AAP recommends that children ages 3-18 be limited to 2 hours of electronic entertainment per day. When children are looking at electronic screens, they should wait at least 1 full hour before going to bed so that their young brains have sufficient time to slow down and settle down.

Children's brains are more sensitive to environmental influences than adults. Here are some signs that children are not getting good, restorative sleep.

  • Complaints of not being able to get to sleep
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Poor memory, poor focus
  • Difficulty retaining learned skills or information
  • Hard to wake up
  • Irritability and meltdowns 

What is your child's bedtime routine? How much time does your child spend on electronics at home?

Depending on your answers, what may look like an emerging behavioral issue may actually be a result of not enough restorative sleep or simply not enough hours of sleep. Make sure your child is getting the recommended amount of sleep!

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