CPR / AED and First Aid Training Now Being Offered
Living here with so many Seniors, it is quite possible that someone nearby will have a heart attack at any time. And, we all would like to have someone close by who knows what to do in an emergency! That’s why Vernon Chong, MD, a former Director with the Lincoln Hills Foundation worked hard to get Red Cross CPR classes here at a low cost. He began in 2011 and by 2013 he was successful in arranging for the Lincoln Hills Foundation to subsidize the classes so that the Seniors pay $10, or $20 if they want certification in both CPR/AED and First Aid. Certified Red Cross instructor Richard Murray began the classes and he continues to this day. He also trains the Homeowners Association staff at both Lodges and the softball players.
This program has been very successful since the Association provides no-charge space for the classes and the Lincoln Hills Foundation pays the balance and enrolls the students. There have been over 400 residents trained as of June 2018. The training takes place in OC Lodge and includes CPR for adults, children, and infants, training in AED’s (Defibrillators), current first aid techniques, including the Heimlich Maneuver (which saved a Homeowner’s Association staff members life in July, 2018). The instructor also discusses legal aspects of helping someone. The class lasts a little over 3 hours. There are videos, a manual, and practice. (there is NO test!). And it’s a lot of fun!
Several lives have been saved by residents who have received this training. You may even save the life of your own loved one.
CPR / AED / First Aid Training Class Dates:
- September 6 (Thursday)
- 2019 Dates TBA