Special Thanks to Officer Mack with the Petersburg Police Department for his exceptional presentation at our August Coffee Chat and for the valuable information he shared to help keep us safe in the event of an active shooting in our community or workplace.
He explained, that having a plan in place for an active shooting situation could be the key to survival. Develop a plan in your place of business and practice it on a regular basis. He described the three main points this plan should contain:
Run– if you can get out of harm’s way safely, do so immediately and encourage others to leave with you. Call 911 after you are safely away from the situation.
Hide– if you cannot get out, find a place to hide, turn off lights, lock the door and quiet cell phone ringers to make the room look deserted, conceal yourself behind furniture and block the door if possible.
Fight– fight the shooter only as a last resort, work with others and act with aggression using any means available to disarm the shooter and do whatever you can to survive.
Active Shooter Training
Learn what to do and how to protect yourself if an active shooting takes place in your workplace or community.
When: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Where: Crater Community Hospice
RSVP – Patti Cox 804-840-6454
Crater Community Hospice would like to thank Jay White, Ed. D, CDP, Gerontologist for his presentation on Social Connectivity and Aging. He taught us how important it is for individuals to stay socially connected as they age.
What do YOU look forward to EVERY day?
Make sure you are engaged in meaningful activities
Maintain friendships and make new friends
Find out what is new with family members
Don’t be afraid to reach out for emotional support or lend it
Don’t be afraid to reach out for help with activities of daily living (or offer to help someone else)
Consider participating in a community of faith or volunteer your time for a cause you enjoy
Social Connectivity and Aging
We will discuss the risks for social isolation and loneliness for older adults and how individuals can remain healthy and connected in mind, body and spirit across the lifespan
When: Thursday, July 6, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Crater Community Hospice, 3916 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, VA 23805
Crater Community Hospice would like to thank Dr. Phillip Duncan for speaking at our June Coffee Chat. Dr. Duncan spoke with us about “Heart Smart Living” and provided resources to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Maintaining healthy levels of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar were some of the key factors in his presentation. He explained that reducing our salt intake and the amount of processed foods we consume is also important.
Dr. Duncan also suggested that we add more exercise and activity to our daily lifestyles. Strive to exercise every day and find what works best for us as individuals. Walking is a great source of exercise and can be done anywhere and at varied ability levels, walking indoors or outside, walking on a treadmill and even walking in place, with a goal of 15,000 steps per day.
The CCH July Coffee Chat will be held on Thursday, July 6th from 8:00-9:00 am and will feature Jay White, Gerontologist as our guest speaker. He will speak with us about “Social Connectivity and Aging.” We will discuss the risks of social isolation and loneliness for older adults and how individuals can remain healthy and connected in mind, body and spirit across the lifespan.
We hope you can join us!
Crater Community Hospice Thrift Shop has a
two fold mission. All the proceeds from the
shop sales go to provide outstanding hospice
care to our patients in the Petersburg and
tri-city areas. We strive to offer high quality,
affordable merchandise to the community.
We also accept donations from those who
no longer want items they no longer need.
Join us! Several job openings with Crater Community Hospice