Giving the Gift of Life: Have you ever considered organ donation, or thought about the potential impact on the lives of our friends and neighbors? On Wednesday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Richard Jones of Lyme will present an overview of the modern era of organ transplant. Dr. Jones will discuss options including live donation and “swaps.” He will be joined by local donors and recipients who will relate their own poignant stories. There will be time for questions. The program will be held at the Lyme Public Hall, 249 Hamburg Road (Route 156) in Lyme. The event is free and open to the public.
On Monday, Feb. 27, at 1:00 p.m., at the Lymes’ Senior Center, the center will offer a free training session in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), which will be led by two local emergency medical technicians (EMTs), Colleen Atkinson and Doug LoPresti. The training session will explain how to recognize when someone is experiencing cardiac arrest and how to use this type of defibrillator. The EMTs will also demonstrate how to use hands-only CPR integrated with the use of an AED while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. The program is free and open to the public. To register for the free event, please call the senior center at 860-434-4127.