We are working with the Tom Wilson of the AIDS Project of Worcester to provide
Narcan training in the smaller communities of North Worcester County. Check back for dates, times and places as we set
them up. Questions? Need more information? 978-928-3834
Narcan Training open to the community- Westminster Fire Department, Westminster , Ma
First Church, Sterling , Ma 6:30 pm
Hi all, it is your fearless leader again...well maybe not so fearless...anyway...
Reminder--our bylaws require participation in one activity
per year...at a fair or at a training ..If you take an online training, send in a copy of the certificate for credit.
Still have 200 + with incomplete MaResponds application
30-40% completes... and I would encourage others to sign in and start a page if you haven't done so already...
March 22 Mark your Calendars!! Williams Restaurant, Gardner...6pm
Cost $10 for meal...Quarantine and Isolation - Impact on the Community Registration required. Email back
or call 978-928-3834 We are inviting Board of Health and Selectmen ...hopefully they send representatives
as this is as much for them as for us...
21- CERT of Hubbardston is planning a Saturday Workshop Program....They presently have 8 workshops planned with the
option for each person to participate in 4 plus . Open to CERT teams, MRC, officials at the Hubbardston Elementary
May- The program
will be fun-- EDS...sounds boring but ages ago I participated in a fun way to learn it and I found the whole program!
This will allow to meet all of our goals for this year- A good way to finish out the year with a no deep
thinking, easy and fun program.
****I am in need of up of at least 3 people to assist with a class On February 20th...Williams Restaurant in Gardner has 30
employees that the owner would like to get through some mandated Board of Health requirements.....I would like to set up stations
...1. Hands on CPR 2. Choking ...Heimlich maneuver 3. signs and symptoms of stroke 4. intro to AED
They can come through with a checklist and a quiz to complete to get their participation certificate.... This would
be at 9:15 am on Tuesday the 20th...Please check your calendars...
We are getting requests for Emerg. Prep. Bingo by home health agencies and we are starting
to get requests for staff presentations as well...Nice!! Many of you work for VNAs and Home Health Agencies...if there
is chitchat about emerg prep training/presentation, see if you can put in a word about your group called the Wachusett MRC!
We are getting requests as Flu season winds up to peak this
month for the flu - Wachusett Regional School District invited us to provide the program to 4 elementary
schools and Hubbardston has extended an invitation too. ...I have not seen a map so red showing high rates throughout
the nation...and the estimates of efficacy of the vaccine has been from 10-35% ..The children seem most vulnerable although
our vice president was down for the count these past two weeks...Fortunately PJ is feeling better and back to work.
If your elementary school is interested, tell them to give us a call.
I keep tossing back and forth all kinds of ideas for Public Health Week ..first
week of April...last year we sent a poster and door hangers on the topic of walking...I have spoken to a few libraries for
feedback and it was positive. So would like to something similar, I have been playing with the topic related
to healthy habits but not getting too far so please send ideas or pictures of something you have seen...Also looking
for theme for summer...skin care, asthma, diabetes? or special needs emerg prep? Remember that
every idea is valid and every person's contribution is wanted and needed!!
Healthy Relationships: Stay Safe with the Ones You Love 6:00 p.m. Bigelow Free Public Library 54 Walnut St., Clinton This program is a part of Health Literacy at
the Library. YWCA is here for you. Join us in conversations around the importance of building healthy relationships amongst
intimate partnerships, personal empowerment, and advocating for oneself. Refreshments will be served. Children and walk-ins
Thank you all!!!
Wachusett MRC Honored
We have been honored with an award from the Mount Wachusett Community College as Community Partner
of the Year.
who have worked with us the past year nominated our program for this award and we wish to thank them for their support and
you and we are honored.
Wachusett MRC, P.O. Box 555, Hubbardston, MA 01452, Wachusettmrc@juno.com