First Aid and CPR Classes
We offer American Heart Association First Aid and CPR/AED certification classes. Fees are $30 for the CPR/AED and $50 for the First Aid/CPR Combo class. Please note that this is Heartsaver certification and not Healthcare Provider. Each class is at:
Jan 25th – CPR & 1st Aid Combo 8am-2pm
Feb 25th – CPR 6pm – 9pm
April 8th – CPR 6pm – 9pm
May 31th – CPR & 1st Aid Combo 8am-2pm
June 23rd – CPR 6pm – 9pm
*Fall class are pending to be scheduled
#1 Register online CLICK HERE
#2 Pay (if you chose to pay online)
Community Emergency Response Teams
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
Register online CLICK HERE
Safe Sitter teaches adolescent babysitters how to handle crises, how to keep their charges secure, and how to nurture and guide a young child. In short, Safe Sitter babysitters help children stay safe and sound while their parents are away. In the process, these 11-to 13-year-olds emerge as more confident, responsible and compassionate teens and adults. Their instructors thrive on making a difference in the lives of these adolescents and the children in their care. And their sponsoring Safe Sitter site enjoys the benefits of developing a positive relationship with its community’s youth and families.
If you would like further information please contact The Maple Valley Community Center at(425) 432-1272 or visit the community center website.
Car Seat Info:
Car Seat Checks are available through Auburn Regional Medical Center the second Thursday of every month.
Auburn Regional Medical Center
202 North Division Street
Auburn WA 98001
for additional resources and information, visit http://www.nhtsa.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm
Preventing Falls Among Seniors
Falls are not just the result of getting older. Many falls can be prevented. Falls are usually caused by a number of things. By changing some of these things, you can lower your chances of falling.
You can reduce your chances of falling by doing these things:
- Begin a regular exercise program.
Exercise is one of the most important ways to reduce your chances of falling. It makes you stronger and helps you feel better. Exercises that improve balance and coordination (like Tai Chi) are the most helpful.Lack of exercise leads to weakness and increases your chances of falling.Ask your doctor or health care worker about the best type of exercise program for you.
- Make your home safer.
About half of all falls happen at home. To make your home safer:
- Remove things you can trip over (such as papers, books, clothes, and shoes) from stairs and places where you walk.
- Remove small throw rugs or use double-sided tape to keep the rugs from slipping.
- Keep items you use often in cabinets you can reach easily without using a step stool.
- Have grab bars put in next to your toilet and in the tub or shower.
- Use non-slip mats in the bathtub and on shower floors.
- Improve the lighting in your home. As you get older, you need brighter lights to see well. Lamp shades or frosted bulbs can reduce glare.
- Have handrails and lights put in on all staircases.
- Wear shoes that give good support and have thin non-slip soles. Avoid wearing slippers and athletic shoes with deep treads.
3. Have your health care provider review your medicines.
Have your doctor or pharmacist look at all the medicines you take (including ones that don’t need prescriptions such as cold medicines). As you get older, the way some medicines work in your body can change. Some medicines, or combinations of medicines, can make you drowsy or light-headed which can lead to a fall.
4. Have your vision checked.
Have your eyes checked by an eye doctor. You may be wearing the wrong glasses or have a condition such as glaucoma or cataracts that limits your vision. Poor vision can increase your chances of falling.