Lifesavers in Training

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, and 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 CPR/AED and First Aid. The Red Cross sent Richard Murray to instruct the classes and he continues to this day. He also trains our Staff at both Lodges and the softball players. The last two classes in 2018 are July 24 and Sept. 6.

This program has been very successful with the Association giving space for the classes and the Lincoln Hills Foundation paying the balance and enrolling 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), in current first aid, and in the Heimlich Maneuver. The instructor also discusses legal aspects of helping someone. The class lasts a little over 3 hours. There are videos, a manual, and practice. (No test!). And it’s a lot of fun!

The Lincoln Hills Foundation is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 charity and between 2003 and 2017 has granted over $390,000 to help seniors in  the Lincoln area.  To find out more, visit our website:

Several lives have been saved by residents who have received this training. You could even save a loved one. Sign up for the class. There are applications at OC Lodge in the files, and on our website  Or email for more information.


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