On Saturday, April 25, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., there will be a community parade of emergency vehicles and first responders traveling a heart-shaped parade route through Lyme, Salem and East Haddam to honor and thank all essential workers. To see the flyer outlining the parade route and social-distancing rules to follow, click here.
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.