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Learn Life-Saving Skills during CPR/AED Awareness Week by quotes

Roughly 1,000 people die every day in the U.S. because they suffer a
cardiac arrest outside of the hospital. However, death from sudden cardiac arrest is not inevitable. If more people react quickly by calling 9-1-1, performing CPR, and using an Automatic External Defibrillator more lives can be saved.

The Scottsdale Fire Department is marking National CPR/AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, by encouraging residents to learn how to save the life of a loved one, coworker or stranger in cardiac arrest by using a new CPR technique called Continuous Chest Compressions. This new technique is easy, safe and does not require mouth to mouth contact.

Free 90-minute community presentations on the CCC resuscitation technique will be held:
** 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 6, at Horizon Community Center, 15444 N. 100th St.
** 9:30 TO 11 a.m. June 13 at Scottsdale Fire Headquarters, 8401 E. Indian School Road
** 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 27 at La Mirada Desert Park, 8950 E. Pinnacle Peak Road Scottsdale Fire Department staff and volunteers will teach participants to respond to a cardiac emergency including important tips for calling 911, performing chest compressions, and how to use an AED.

Advance registration is strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome. To sign up, visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/fire/CCC-CPR or call (480) 312-8000.

For a complete listing of upcoming community CPR, First Aid and Babysitter certification courses, visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/fire/CPRclasses.

Pre-registration is required for all certification courses. For more
information or to register, call (480) 312-1879.

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Help for Alzheimer’s Caregivers by azhttp

New research by The Hartford Financial Service Group in conjunction with the

MIT Age Lab and Boston University helped to develop “At the Crossroads,” a

new booklet designed to help Alzheimer caregivers make the difficult

decision on when their loved one should stop driving.



HEALTH SCREENING FRIDAY AIMS TO REDUCE FALLS BY SENIORS by azhttp

Scottsdale senior citizens are invited to free health screening from noon to3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 N. ViaLinda. The screening is part of the “2 Fit 2 Fall” campaign to reduce falls

and injuries among the elderly.

 The screening includes hearing, vision, fall risk and blood pressure checks.Speakers also will give 10-minute presentations on medication interactions,body mechanics, nutrition, in-home safety, foot care, proper footwear and

how to decrease fall risk through good balance.

 The 2 Fit 2 Fall campaign is a collaborative effort by the Scottsdale FireDepartment, the Scottsdale senior centers and Scottsdale Healthcare toeducate seniors on the steps they can take at home and in their personal

lives to reduce their risk of falling.

 As part of the effort, the Scottsdale Fire Department is launching Home SafeHome, a program where trained volunteers visit seniors’ homes to conductvisual inspections and educate homeowners on fall hazards. If homemodifications are needed, SFD can refer the resident to nonprofit

organizations.

 For more information, call Fire Department Public Information Officer PattyJo Angelini at (480) 312-1815.



September is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month by quotes
September 11, 2006, 8:59 pm
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September is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

This is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and health care providers want you to know that it’s possible for your child to have a serious vision problem without you even knowing about it. Dr. Philip Shettle, osteopathic physician, ophthalmologist, and past President of the American Osteopathic Association explains.
ANCHOR LEAD: More than 12 million children suffer from some type of vision impairment. That’s why the American Academy of Ophthalmology is declaring the month of September, “Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.” Erin McLean has more. (:59)

SCRIPT: Healthcare Now, I’m Erin McLean. This is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month and Health Care Providers want you to know that it’s possible for your child to have a serious vision problem without you even knowing about it. Dr. Philip Shettle, osteopathic physician, ophthalmologist, and past President of the American Osteopathic Association.

CUT: (Dr. Shettle) If your child is having trouble seeing the blackboard or the words in a book, performance in school can suffer. That’s why it’s important to have your child’s eyes checked.

SCRIPT: Dr. Shettle says all children, even those with no signs of vision trouble, should receive regular vision screenings and comprehensive eye examinations. But that’s not all.

CUT: (Dr. Shettle) Accidents are a major cause of preventable blindness. The best defense against eye injury is for children to wear protective eyewear during high risk activities like participating in athletics or mowing the lawn. Remember, the best medicine is preventative medicine.



CAP BASIN SPORTS COMPLEX GRAND OPENING CEREMONY IS AUG. 26 by quotes

CAP BASIN SPORTS COMPLEX GRAND OPENING CEREMONY IS AUG. 26

“Kick Up Your Cleats” is the theme for the grand opening of the CAP Basin Sports Complex, 8081 E. Princess Drive, on the northeast corner of Bell and Hayden roads.
Residents are invited to join Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross, members of the Scottsdale City Council and others for a fun-filled family celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.
A brief formal ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. followed by activities including interactive multi-sport demonstrations, raffle prizes, and more. Dress comfortably for this great outdoor event. For more information, call (480) 312-PLAY.
 



FIGHT THE WEST NILE BITE – PROTECT AGAINST MOSQUITOS by quotes

FIGHT THE WEST NILE BITE – PROTECT AGAINST MOSQUITOS
Three cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Maricopa County this summer. The cases serve as a reminder to take steps to prevent mosquito breeding and avoid mosquito bites. If you work outdoors, apply insect repellent and wear long-sleeves and pants to avoid mosquito bites. Residents are encouraged to take steps to protect their home, like draining standing water, installing screens and keeping water sources free from debris and properly working. For more information and tips, visit the city’s Web site.



SCOTTSDALE LIFEGUARD TEAM TOPS IN THE STATE by quotes

SCOTTSDALE LIFEGUARD TEAM TOPS IN THE STATE
A team of lifeguards from Scottsdale’s Cactus Aquatic Center were recently crowned Women’s Champions at the 26th annual Ultimate Lifeguard Challenge presented by the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter.
Hailey Butler, Melissa Barber, Shelby Young and Greta Cerviani out dueled competition from throughout the state July 16 at Kiwanis Wave Pool in Tempe.
The competition featured events designed to test lifeguarding and swimming skills.
For more information on Scottsdale aquatic programs, visit
http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/sports/aquatics/