Friday, March 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
|Photo courtesy of the p2 Collaborative of WNY, inc.|
Well then continue reading to learn more about the P2 Collaborative of Western New York, Inc. and the American Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter’s FREE Living Healthy workshops in Western New York!
Our workshops are taught by specially-trained volunteer leaders -- some of whom have health conditions themselves – and cover new topics each week while providing participants with opportunities for interaction and group problem solving.
Workshop participants will:
- Find better ways of dealing with pain and fatigue
- Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
- Learn the appropriate use of medications
- Improve nutrition
- Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
- Understand new treatment choices
- Feel better about life
Workshops will be held on Tuesdays from 4pm-6:30pm on the following days:
· April 12
· April 19
· April 26
· May 3
· May 10
· May 17
For more information, please call 716-878-2371.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
|Photo courtesy of Channel 6 News, Tulsa, OK|
As I’m sure you heard in the news, on January 8th of this year, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot and wounded. Luckily, her intern had learned basic life saving skills at his high school so he knew just what to do after the Congresswoman was injured.
|Photo courtesy of RCSL NPRC blog|
In honor of Red Cross Month and Congresswoman Giffords, the Greater Buffalo Chapter will be offering two free, one-hour Citizens CPR training programs on Thursday, March 31st from 6-8pm here at the Chapter at 786 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo.
|Photo courtesy of AEDtalk.com|
Monday, March 21, 2011
It’s the familiar motto of the Boy Scouts of America: “Be Prepared.” And it's one that we often harp on here at the American Red Cross. That's why this past Saturday we partnered with the Scouts of West Seneca to open a shelter during a state-wide Disaster Drill.
50 Boy Scouts helped by posing as "victims" in the West Seneca Shelter, while 55 other shelters were opened across the state my American Red Cross Chapters. This drill, while helping our local Boy Scouts hone their incredible acting skills by allowing them to have injuries and other medical problems, allowed volunteers to gain expereience opening shelters and also helped us find areas in our disaster response plans that we need to improve so that when there is a disaster our response will be more effective.
While the "victims" and volunteers were working the shelter in West Seneca, the Chapter here in Buffalo was serving as the Emergency Operations Center, coordinating with regional Red Cross Chapters to make sure that the sheltering efforts across Western New York were running smoothly and fit the needs of the community.
If you’d like to Join Us as a member of our Disaster Action Team and help us respond to local emergencies and help set up shelters during wide-spread disasters, please contact Mary Walls, Volunteer Coordinator, at 878-2140, or firstname.lastname@example.org.