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Be Heart Safe

Baby Chewable Aspirin (81mg) as an immediate response for Heart Attack for a conscious patient.

A conscious patient on a call to a 911 for a heart attack. Will be asked if they have no allergy to aspirin to take 4-6 Baby Chewable Aspirin 81mg immediately.

I do stress Chewable as so important as it starts blood flow immediately.

Next if the patient is unconscious an AED is mandated immediately .I.E. Automated External Defibrillator.

Problem – We don’t have one which are found in all public places. I.E. Gyms-YMCA-Churches-Malls-Doctor’s Offices-Dentist’s Offices

Due to the remote location of our Church. A Medical Response Team could take 10-15 minutes. Too Late!!!

All we have for the unconscious patient is CPR – a limited choice.

A Defibrillator – AED costs $1200. To save a life easy to use by anyone.

I have recommended to the Board and the President that we purchase an AED.

Heart Attacks kill more women each year worldwide then all Cancers combined.

Judith and I have recently graduated from the Citrus County EMS Academy as well as the Sheriff’s Academy. Judith and I are both certified in CPR- AED-First Aide.

Heart Attacks are common especially in our county due to all of the retired people that settle here.

We propose an immediate Fund Raiser of $50. per member or what they can afford, to purchase an AED for the safety and security of all our members, friends and guests.

— Respectfully Submitted, Joseph C. Verdi

Protect Vulnerable Patients
with a Scent Kit

The Scent Kit is very important for all Alchemized Patients, Dementia Patients or Traumatic Brain Injury Patients. They can save a life. The Scent Kit makes it, so that they are able to find a lost person. The Police department then are able to use the person’s scent for the Police dogs to locate that missing person.

They are available at no charge at the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, Florida.

by Find-M’Friends, inc.
kit is called “Out of Harms Way Kit”
www.findmfriends.com.

— Judith Englert

  1. Remove contents from box.
  2. Open jar.
  3. Put on gloves provided in box.
  4. Open sterile pad, wipe skin of neck, chest and arms.
  5. Place scent pad in jar and seal lid.
  6. Place security tape on lid.
  7. Not a guarantee to find a lost loved one, but provides K-9 Team a pure scent to use for search and lives time.

AARP Tax Preparation

Free tax preparation, done by IRS certified tax counselors, is available at the Dunnellon Library on Saturdays from 10:30-2:30 and at the Dunnellon American Legion on Hwy. 41 on Wednesdays.

You can make an appointment by stopping by the Dunnellon Library reference desk; walk in appointments are available at both sites on a first come-first serve basis. You do not have to be a member of AARP, nor do you have to be a senior citizen. You do have to bring your social security card (Medicare card with SS# is acceptable, as is a Social Security statement), photo ID,
2016’s tax return, and all your tax documents for 2017. Absolutely free, highly recommended!
— Kerry Erickson

Social Service Help Line

Wellcare a health insurance company, has set up a help line for social services.
If you need assistance, call
1-866-775-2192

Citizens for Informed Teens

In 2012, the General Assembly of the UUA chose “Reproductive Justice” to be the issue that all UU congregations would be encouraged to study. Although a new issue was chosen in 2016, a small group from our congregation has continued to focus on reproductive justice. We are the committee we call “Citizens for Informed Teens”. Our mission is to ensure that babies are born to committed and prepared parents. To make
that mission a reality, we have been raising awareness of the lack of comprehensive sex education in our Citrus County schools.
 
We have made presentations to health care professionals, school personnel, and many civic organizations. What we need now is for some of you to join us. We need your ideas, your passion and your
willingness to work toward a worthy goal. If you think this is something you might like to become involved in, let one of us know, Linda Myers, Sheila Woods or Joan Burnett. We will invite you to our next meeting and familiarize you with the work we have done and what we hope to do in the future. There is still much that can be accomplished.
 
— Joan Birnett

Barry Pendry’s Booklist

Barry Pendry, friend of the NCUU fellowship, gave a most encouraging talk about New Year’s resolutions and personal renewal. Various authors, Dr. Pendry suggests, make resolutions that: enhance our self-worth, relate to a positive future self, create an area of focus, relate to ourselves and others in ways to stepwise free the mind and spirit as in mindfulness- meditation and through the Unitarian Universalist seeking spiritual community.

Here is a copy of his Booklist:

One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer

The History of New Year’s Resolutions by Sarah Pruitt

The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton

Inspirience by Richard Haight