Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

The Palm Beach Relocation Guide is Palm Beach County's most respected relocation publication and is a MUST for anyone considering visiting, moving to, living in, or just wants to learn more about the Palm Beaches.

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P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E . C O M 191 CHILDREN AND SAFETY When children are in an unfamiliar environ- ment, they can easily forget basic safety rules. The following are always a good reminder: • Keep close to a parent, and take an adult's hand in crowded areas. • Carry personal identification and phone numbers to contact parents at all times. • Know where to meet in case families become separated. • Review street crossing safety guidelines. • Make sure children understand how to get help safely if they get lost. MEDICAL AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS It is a fact that moving places additional stress on individuals and consequently, they are more vulnerable to accidents or illness, not to mention unexpected flare-ups of chronic health conditions. If an emergency occurs, every second counts; therefore, as a precaution, locate hospitals, pharmacies and physicians that will meet your family's needs before an emergency arises. Learn the procedures, telephone numbers and access codes for emergency care and always carry medical identification with you. Also, in an emergency, you may forget your new telephone number and/or address so before an emergency arises, program them into your cell phone and place written notes near each telephone in your home, as well as basic directions to your residence. Directions will not only be useful for family members in the early days at your new home, but they will also assist babysitters and visiting relatives. EMBRACE THE MOVE Whether or not you have children, or you are married, single or retired, relocating to a new community can ultimately become a wonderful and enriching experience. The suggestions in this article have worked for many relocating families, and they can also help your family become comfortable in your new home. As an aside, when people learn that I've moved 19 times, the response is often "What place did you like best?" My answer is always the same: "Where my family was." I wish you all the best! About the Author | Beverly D. Roman founded BR Anchor Publishing in 1990 and has written more than 30 international and domestic relocation books. Two of her books won the Employee Relocation Coun- s Achievement Award for Special Purpose Programs. Her international newsletter has supported corporations and the military in over 140 countries for more than18 years. Beverly served from 2002-2004 as founding chair- person for Families in Global Transition, Inc. (FIGT) an organization that focuses on the most critical issues associated with international cultural transitions. Contact her at, 904.641.1140 or visit HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON ® WEST PALM BE ACH 2455 Metrocentre Blvd. | West Palm Beach, FL 33407 YOUR HOME away from home Full Kitchen in all Suites Welcome Home Reception Including Beer & Wine Monday - Thursday Dogs Welcome! Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet 7 Days a Week Within 6 miles of over150 of the finest restaurants and several exceptional shopping districts! Conveniently located near downtown West Palm Beach and only 8 miles from the Beach! 2455 Metrocentre Blvd. | West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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