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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
731 W Skippack Pike  Blue Bell  PA 19422
Phone:  610-277-4060
Office:  215-643-3200
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Survey: Vacationers Stress to De-Stress

August 18, 2015 12:15 am

Vacations are supposed to be relaxing – right? According to a recent Wyndham Hotel Group survey, the process of planning a vacation can trigger stress greater than that induced when visiting in-laws. Yikes!

The most stressful aspect of vacation planning, the survey found, is staying within budget. While nearly all respondents feel they need a vacation, most believe an overseas vacation is out of reach.

The survey also assessed the relationship between parents and children on vacation, finding families that take just one or two vacations a year fight less than those that don’t. At home, a third of parents talk to their children more via mobile devices than face-to-face; on vacation, three-quarters of parents use their mobile devices less, proving a getaway to be the ultimate cell phone dead spot.

Source: Wyndham Rewards

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10 Pool Safety Tips

August 18, 2015 12:15 am

Safety is crucial in and near water, especially around pools. Whether you plan to splash down in a community pool or enjoy your pool at home, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) strongly advisers pool users to follow these guidelines to prevent accident or injury.

1. Learn how to swim and teach your child how to swim.

2. Install a four-foot or taller fence around the entire perimeter of the pool and use self-closing and self-latching gates. Ask your neighbors to do the same at their pools.

3. Never leave a child unattended in or near a pool or spa, and always watch your children closely around all bodies of water.

4. Designate a “Water Watcher” to supervise children in the pool or spa. This person should not be reading, texting, using a smartphone or be otherwise distracted. Adults can take turns being a Water Watcher.

5. If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first.

6. Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapments.

7. Ensure any public pool and spa you use has drain covers that comply with federal safety requirements. If you are unsure, ask the pool manager if the facility complies with the “VGB Act.”

8. Learn how to perform CPR on children and adults, and update those skills regularly.

9. Install and use a lockable safety cover on your spa.

10. Have lifesaving equipment such as a life ring, float or fiberglass reaching pole available and accessible.

Source: CPSC.gov

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