What is Killing us on Orcas Island?
How can you help the Orcas Fire Department in keeping you safe? Join the Orcas Island Senior Center on Wednesday, May 17 at 1 p.m. for a free presentation by Patrick Shepler, Orcas Battalion Chief and paramedic and firefighter. As Shepler says, EMS Paramedics need to be jacks-of-all-trades but masters of the four major causes of death on Orcas and nation-wide. Come hear about those four perils and how you can help the emergency responders help you. Recognizing these life-threatening emergencies is a critical step in getting the most effective response possible.
What is hospice? Who is hospice? How can hospice help me and my loved ones? Join the Orcas Island Senior Center on Friday, May 19 at 1 p.m. for an opportunity to learn what this specialized care is about, and the many ways it can help. Come hear how hospice services can improve the quality of everyday life and in many cases even extend it.
Presented by Hospice of the Northwest, they will discuss hospice’s holistic approach, separate myth from truth, clarify eligibility requirements and coverage, and explore the many layers of this special health care benefit. Bring your questions.
The presenters from Hospice of the Northwest will be Dana Brothers, Community Outreach Communications Program Manager, and Dorian King, Community Outreach and Education Liaison. This presentation is free. Sign up at the Senior Center front desk or by calling 376-2677.