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LAMC Donates $2K For Senior Center Transportation

on June 19, 2019 - 8:00am

Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) has donated $2,000 to the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) to provide transportation to senior citizens in Los Alamos and White Rock. Gathered for the check presentation Tuesday afternoon at the senior center at 1101 Bathtub Row, from left, BESC Executive Director Bernadette Lauritzen, LAMC Chief Financial Officer Jim McGonnell, LAMC Chief Executive Officer John Whiteside, BESC Transportation Director Karen McCool and LAMC Marketing Director Liz Alvarez. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

PEEC: Dickman Details Rattlesnake Encounter Tuesday

on June 15, 2019 - 9:28am
Join local author Kyle Dickman at 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center to hear about his rattlesnake encounter. This presentation is open to the public and free to attend. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
In April of 2017, writer Kyle Dickman of Los Alamos went on a wildflower walk in Yosemite with his family, including his then 3-month-old son.
 
On that outing he was bitten by a rattlesnake. The next six hours were harrowing. After being extracted by helicopter from the canyon, he spent eight days in the hospital.
 
Join Dickman for a multimedia presentation at 7 p.m.

Grief Support Group Meets Thursdays July 11-Aug. 15

on June 14, 2019 - 7:46am

Nurses With Heart Home Care Wins Los Alamos Chamber’s 2019 New Business Of The Year Award

on June 13, 2019 - 7:10am

Nurses with Heart is the recipient of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce 2019 New Business of the Year Award. ‘It was a fabulous surprise, Nurses with Heart CEO Carolyn Moore said. ‘Our thanks go out to the Chamber and the community for their support … Los Alamos and White Rock have greeted us with open arms.’ From left, Moore, the CEO of Nurses with Heart. Moore is seen here with Elais Ponton, BS RN Chief Nursing Officer, and Cheryl Henry, Care Advisor. Courtesy photo

Grief Support Community Lecture June 27

on June 11, 2019 - 7:37am

Project Heart Start: Crash Course In Saving A Life ... Three Sessions At Fuller Lodge Saturday June 15

on June 10, 2019 - 10:38am

Scene of a Project Heart Start training session. Courtesy/New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation

LAFD News:

For the 6th year in a row, the Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) is offering a free Project Heart Start course.

The community is invited to attend one of three sessions starting at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at Fuller Lodge and learn to save a life in 30 minutes.

Because 70-80 percent of cardiac arrests occur in the home, it is important to learn CPR. Children as young as elementary school age have provided CPR that saved a family member.

LAPD also teaches a

SFCC Paramedic Program Accepting Applications

on June 10, 2019 - 9:06am

SFCC News:
  • Earn a Paramedicine Certificate in one year. Applications accepted until 5 p.m. July 31

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Community College’s Emergency Medical Services Institute is accepting Paramedic Training Program applications until 5 p.m. July 31 for the year-long certificate program that starts Oct. 14.

Applicants must be a currently licensed New Mexico Emergency Medical Technician – Basic or Intermediate and up-to-date with their certifications. The application fee is $30 and is non-refundable.

Entrance to the program is competitive.

American Red Cross New Mexico Volunteers Needed ... All Training Provided ... Open House June 18

on June 7, 2019 - 4:00pm
American Red Cross News:
 
AZTEC The American Red Cross of New Mexico will be recruiting for much needed Disaster Action Team members and disaster responders in northern New Mexico counties.
 
Our team of dedicated disaster volunteers respond to numerous house fire calls, along with displacements due to flooding and other disasters. We need community members with a passion to help others at their greatest time of need. No experience is necessary, and all training is provided.
 
An open house event is 3-6 p.m., June 18 at the Santa Fe American Red Cross office at 1213 Mercantile Court

On The Job In Los Alamos: AllerPops Founder Cliff Han

on June 7, 2019 - 9:36am
On the job in Los Alamos is AllerPops founder Cliff Shunsheng Han explaining the science behind AllerPops to Kimberly Underwood of Santa Fe Monday in his office at 1650 Trinity Dr. Suite 103. Han is a biologist who engineered the natural, prebiotic lollipops to help allergry sufferers combat the annual allergy season, he said. Learn more at http://www.allerpops.com or call 505.695.4236. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
 

Aspen Ridge Lodge Assisted Living Community Earns 2019 AHCA/NCAL Bronze National Quality Award

on June 7, 2019 - 8:47am

Aspen Ridge Lodge earns national award for quality care. Courtesy/ARL

ASPEN RIDGE News:

Aspen Ridge Lodge in Los Alamos has been recognized as a 2019 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its commitment to improving the lives of residents through quality care.

The distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program.

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