Emergency Preparedness Committee CPR Class: Saturday, April 25 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at our Community Center

Remember last month’s EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS article in the Seashore News?? We announced a scheduled class for CPR/AED Certification on Saturday, April 25 in the NIGUEL SHORES clubhouse from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. What a great opportunity to learn how to use and perform life saving techniques if the need ever arises. It may be a family member in need, a neighbor, someone at the pool or the beach, or even while you’re out shopping. NEVER assume someone else will jump in to perform a potential life saving act. Know how to follow the simple steps to aid a victim. Don’t assume George will do it. The fee for being professionally trained AND certified is $45.00, payable in advance at the office.
Please register early so we can prepare for the class size with equipment and handouts.
ALSO, have you been reading all the press over the past few months about the pros and cons of children being vaccinated?
Well, it’s NOT ONLY children but the recommended vaccinations for adults include annual flu shots and, every 10 years, a Td/Tdap for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.
After 60, a shingles shot, that will very likely prevent this nasty and painful attack on your system. Other possible recommendations include vaccinations for Meningococcal, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Chickenpox. Others also include Hepatitis A and B. Don’t know if you need these or don’t think they are necessary: ASK YOUR PHYSICIAN.
While we’re at it, let’s throw another health topic at you that are gaining more attention in recent medical research: strength training for adults over 50! We know that exercise is good for us for many reasons. Just scheduling a daily walk is a no-brainer for better health, BUT many older folks would never think of weight training. It’s a proven FACT that strength training twice a week helps stave off age-related disability, preserve bone mass in women and even boost brainpower.
Again, speak to your physician or seek out a registered trainer for advice on how to get started. I heard a good start is also pushing the off button on the TV remote.
—Kent Wellbrock
Emergency Preparedness Committee Chairperson