COLD WEATHER ALERT: Your Health, Your Home

When temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can be a challenge.  Learn how to prepare for winter storms, prevent cold-related health problems, and protect yourself during all stages of a winter storm.

Your Health

Serious health problems can result from prolonged exposure to the cold, such as hypothermia and frostbite.

HYPOTHERMIA FOCUS:
Hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, is a dangerous condition that can occur when a person is exposed to extremely cold temperatures.  Stay safe this winter by learning more about hypothermia, including who is most at risk, signs and symptoms, and what to do if someone develops hypothermia.

 

What is Hypothermia?
Hypothermia is caused by prolonged exposures to very cold temperatures.  When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it’s produced.  Lengthy exposures will eventually use up your body’s stored energy, which leads to lower body temperature.
Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well.  This makes hypothermia especially dangerous, because a person may not know that it’s happening and won’t be able to do anything about it.
While hypothermia is most likely at very cold temperatures, it can occur even at cool temperatures (above 40°F) if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water.

 

Who’s Most at Risk?
Victims of hypothermia are often:
Older adults with inadequate food, clothing, or heating
Babies sleeping in cold bedrooms
People who remain outdoors for long periods—the homeless, hikers, hunters, etc.
People who drink alcohol or use illicit drugs.
Recognizing Hypothermia

Warnings signs of hypothermia:

Adults:
shivering, exhaustion
confusion, fumbling hands
memory loss, slurred speech drowsiness

Infants:
Bright red, cold skin.
Very low energy.
Don’t Wait- Take Action
If you notice any of these signs, take the person’s temperature.  If it is below 95° F, the situation is an emergency—get medical attention immediately.

 

If medical care is not available, begin warming the person, as follows:
Get the victim into a warm room or shelter.
If the victim has on any wet clothing, remove it.
Warm the center of the body first—chest, neck, head, and groin—using an electric blanket, if available.  You can also use skin-to-skin contact under loose, dry layers of blankets, clothing, towels, or sheets.
Warm beverages can help increase body temperature, but do not give alcoholic beverages.  Do not try to give beverages to an unconscious person.
After body temperature has increased, keep the person dry and wrapped in a warm blanket, including the head and neck.
Get medical attention as soon as possible.
A person with severe hypothermia may be unconscious and may not seem to have a pulse or to be breathing.  In this case, handle the victim gently, and get emergency assistance immediately.

CPR should ALWAYS be provided (even in the grimmest situations).  CPR should continue while the victim is being warmed until the victim responds or medical aid becomes available.  In some cases, hypothermia victims who appear to be dead can be successfully resuscitated.

 

Be Prepared

Taking a first aid and emergency resuscitation (CPR) course is a good way to prepare for cold-weather health problems.  Knowing what to do is an important part of protecting your health and the health of others.  The Henrico Fire Department offers CPR and first aid courses to county residents.  Contact: 804.501.4900, for more information.

Taking preventive action is your best defense against having to deal with extreme cold-weather conditions.  By preparing your home and car in advance for winter emergencies, and by observing safety precautions during times of extremely cold weather, you can reduce the risk of weather-related health problems.

Content source: National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)

Stay tuned for more information about your health.  Next up: Frostbite: risks and how to treat.

Innsbrook Next is NOW!

New Retail Addition At The Corner Of Dominion Blvd. And Broad Street Rd.  & New Nuckols Rd. Traffic Pattern

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Community Growth: New Retail Center at the Dominion Shoppes

The Innsbrook retail community is growing on Broad Street Rd.  at the entrance to Innsbrook.  Construction is now complete at the former Texaco and jewelry store locations.  This site, approximately 2.5 acres, was demolished and cleared to make room for a 12,300 square foot retail center.  The parcel is just west, adjacent to the Innsbrook Shoppes.  The name for the retail center is The Dominion Shoppes, located at 4101 Dominion Boulevard, on the corner where Dominion Boulevard and Broad Street intersect.  According to a Richmond news source, Richmond-based Cushman and Wakefield Thalhimer represented the buyer in purchase of the property and leasing.

The Dominion Shoppes tenants mix includes California-based Blaze Pizza, a build-your-own artisan pizza shop; Noodles and Company, a restaurant serving up a variety of noodle dishes, pastas, salads, and more; a drive-thru Starbucks; Whitley’s Peanut Factory; as well as American Family Care, an urgent care and accessible primary care walk-in clinic.  This new development, featuring the addition of exciting new retail space into the Innsbrook tenant mix, is now open and ready for business!


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Growing Innsbrook for Your Growing Needs: New Traffic Pattern on Nuckols Road

 

The Innsbrook Owners Association met recently with Henrico County traffic officials and finalized plans for road expansion in Innsbrook.  The road work will help to accommodate the retail and residential expansion that is currently going on and will be a part of the next phase of Innsbrook development.  Signs are already visible on Nuckols road on the northbound side where work will begin later this month to ease rush hour traffic flow.  Work will be restricted to non-rush hour time periods of 9 a.m.  and 3:30 p.m., daily, Monday through Friday. Work is expected to be completed by year’s end.

Innsbrook Has the Place for Your Event


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If you have an event, then Innsbrook has a place for it! From fundraisers to corporate outings, Innsbrook Facility Rentals offers a wide array of venues that can be suitable for your event.  The Innsbrook Foundation is a non-profit organization with a highly responsible team of volunteers and staff that would enhance and ensure the event runs smoothly.  Countless successful organizations and events have taken place in Innsbrook such as Color Me Rad 5k and Innsbrook After Hours.

Interested in renting a space in Innsbrook? 

Check out this Facility Rentals Brochure for more information on areas and pricing

Contact us: events@innsbrook.com ; (804) 217-8804

 

Join Us for Innsbrook’s Monthly Wellness Forums

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It’s time to put your New Year’s resolutions to work!

It’ time to put your New Year’s resolutions to work! Join us for Innsbrook’s monthly wellness forums.  Every month, The Wellness Committee presents a series of speakers and topics.  Innsbrook Wellness Committee provides an avenue of information by promoting fitness, nutrition and educational opportunities, all in the spirit of wellness.  Use your lunch break to gain valuable knowledge on how to take better care of yourself.  It’s the people that make Innsbrook such a wonderful community and we want the people of Innsbrook to be both happy and healthy.  Visit our wellness forum every second Thursday of the month to hear from experts on an array of health-related topics and enjoy a light lunch.  Did we mention it’s free to the public?

4600 Cox Rd., Salon A

Click HERE To See The Full Schedule

Join iCONNECT

 

Innsbrook Connect

 

iCONNECT is the community of Innsbrook.  iCONNECT members are engaged citizens and professionals looking to be involved in the Innsbrook community.  As an iCONNECT member you are plugged into the numerous events occurring in the park year-round and given unique opportunities to connect with others in the community.  Click on the link below to learn more and register.

I-Connect brochure 2017

 

I-Connect Application 2017

Thank you Shaw Contract!

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Thank you Shaw Contract for your generous donation of exquisite flooring and carpet to the Innsbrook Foundation.  Our recent renovation was made possible because of community support from several community-conscious corporations.  We appreciate your contribution.

Shaw Contract believes that innovative design can change the way we live, work, think, and create.  And, indeed, Shaw Contract has made an enduring impact on the Innsbrook Foundation and the hundreds of people who visit our offices each year for meetings, programs, trainings and partnership.

As a global design leader, we appreciate Shaw Contract for commercial flooring that is engineered for beauty, durability, and cradle-to-cradle sustainability.

Helpful Safety Tips

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 Helpful safety tips as you live work and play in Innsbrook

 

1- Stay alert and be aware of what’s going on around you.

  • 2 – Park in a well-lighted space, and be sure to lock the car, close the windows, and hide valuables.
  • 3 – Avoid carrying large amounts of cash; pay with a check or credit card whenever possible.
  • 4 – Deter pickpockets and purse-snatchers.  Don’t overburden yourself with packages.  Be extra careful with purses and wallets.  Carry a purse close to your body, not dangling by the straps.  Put a wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket.
  • 5 – Shopping with kids? Teach them to go to a store clerk or security guard if you get separated.
  • 6 – Track deliveries online and confirm delivery has occurred.  You can sign up for email notifications to track your packages from initial shipment to its arrival.  Switch delivery location to work where it can be received by someone or see if the post office or store the product is being shipped from can hold the package for pick up.
  • 7 – Avoid becoming an easy by not leaving boxes for new electronics and other items in the open for garbage pick-up.  Instead, break down any boxes you are throwing out, put them in garbage bags and place them inside a trash can.

 

 

APEXercise Day

Apex Systems, a staffing and services company headquartered in Glen Allen, participated in their first large-scale wellness event on Friday, November 4 at 3:30 PM.  T he APEXercise Day event brought together Apex’s nearly 350 local employees at the Innsbrook volleyball courts adjacent to Markel.

APEXercise Day is part of the company’s wellness initiative designed to promote overall employee and family health and wellness through awareness, education, encouragement of healthy behaviors, and better choices.  In addition to comprehensive benefit options, Apex has built a corporate gym, brought on a full-time trainer, added an indoor walking track, and increased on-site healthy food options.

“Studies show companies that focus on wellness have a happier and healthier workforce,” said Buddy Omohundro, Chief Services Officer.  “We know our employees are some of the hardest working in the busines
s, and we are committed to supporting their efforts to balance their work life and health needs.”

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Summer Cornhole League & Bocce Ball League

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It’s game time.  

This season, the Innsbrook Shoppes are teaming up with BeSocial Richmond yet again for a Monday night cornhole league, Tuesday night cornhole league, and a Thursday night bocce ball league. Let’s get active! Get social! Be social! Need help forming a team? Looking to join one? Post on the BeSocial Richmond or Innsbrook Shoppes Facebooks. We can’t get enough cornhole.  For more info and to register for the leagues, check out www.BeSocialRichmond.com.

 

For Spring, our leagues will be structured a little differently and it is all about giving you OPTIONS!

  1. All teams are co-ed and have a minimum of 6 players with 4 people playing each week.  This is great if you travel or can’t commit to an 8-week schedule.
  2. You, your co-workers and friends can form your team of 6+ players
  3. You and a friend or two can sign up and be connected with others who don’t have a full team.
  4. You can sign up as a Free Agent and will be connected with a team looking to bolster their roster.

 

For complete details visit BeSocialRichmond.com

 

Hurley’s Monday Co-ed Cornhole League

Monday Co-ed Cornhole League in the Innsbrook Shoppes Courtyard of Fun

  • June 20 – August 8
  • 6:30 P.M.  – 8:30 P.M.  
  • Innsbrook Shoppes Courtyard

Information & Registration at BeSocialRichmond.com/Leagues/Cornhole/Info

 

Capital Ale House Tuesday Co-ed Cornhole League

Tuesday Co-ed Cornhole League in the Innsbrook Shoppes Courtyard of Fun

  • June 21 – August 9
  • 6:30 P.M.  – 8:30 P.M.  
  • Innsbrook Shoppes Courtyard
  • Registration Open May 3 – May 27

Information & Registration at BeSocialRichmond.com/Leagues/Cornhole/Info

 

Thursday Co-ed Bocce Ball League

  • June 23 – August 11
  • 6:30 P.M.  – 8:30 P.M.  
  • Innsbrook Shoppes Courtyard
  • Registration Open May 3 – May 27

Information & Registration at besocialrichmond.com/Leagues/BocceBall/Info

Come on out to the Innsbrook Shoppes and Get Active, Get Social, Be Social!

 

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