To Our Health
CPR, AED and Heimlich Maneuver Training / Refresher Course
Every 2nd Friday at 1:00 pm
If you missed the CERT training on CPR, AED (Automatic External Defibrillation) and Heimlich Maneuver or you want to take a refresher course, you can just show up on any 2nd Friday at 1 pm in the Colony Cottage Rec Center. Attendance limit: 30.
Contact: Wayne W. Ward (352) 674-2948 Business or (352) 391-9102 Home or email: email@example.com to be sure you have a spot in the class.
NOTE: Even if you don't initiate CPR, the person initiating CPR definitely
needs others' help until the Fire Dept. gets there. Because it is so tiring,
people applying CPR should only do it for 1-2 minutes before someone else
must take over. Mouth-to-mouth artificial respiration is no longer a part of CPR.
AED (Automatic External Defibrillation) machines in The Village of Palo Alto
If anyone would like to lead a project to purchase AED (Automatic External Defibrillation) machines for multiple locations within the Village of Palo Alto, please
Contact: Wayne W. Ward (352) 674-2948 Business or (352) 391-9102 Home or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In the event of an emergency
In the event of an emergency be sure to immediately call 9-1-1. When you call 911, answer the dispatcher’s questions (it will not delay the response!), do not hang up until either the 911 dispatcher or on-scene police or fire personnel direct you to hang up. If you call from a cell phone, it takes 5-6 rings before you call is answered…do not hang up…wait until answered and then tell them your location. Community Watch is a non-emergency service whose primary function is to observe and report.
Source: Welcome Wednesday - May 2017
Severe Weather and Other Disaster Response Activities
Emergency management and services related to preparation for severe weather and other disaster response activities are handled by the county in which you live. Each has programs designed to notify residents of important information.
To sign up for the notifications contact the county you live in or go to their links:
- Lake County - Emergency Management: (352) 343-9420 or visit:
- Marion County - Emergency Management: (352) 732-8181 or visit
- Sumter County—Emergency Management: (352) 689-4400 or visit
VHA Golf Cart Safety Program
In the recent Villages Homeowners Association (VHA) Newsletter, they invite everyone to attend either the VHA Golf Cart Safety Program that’s held on the third Wednesday Morning each month at 9:00AM at Colony Cottage Recreation Center or the Golf cart Safety Program at the Life Long Learning College. You’ll learn a lot and also be safer in your golf cart. Join VHA as a life member at only $60 per household.
Best Practices for Automobiles on Roundabouts
See this Roundabout Best Practices or download 'A Guide to Navigating Roundabouts in Sumter County, Florida' (pdf) from districtgov.org.
Healthy Alternatives Life is Good!
* Golf (Executive (walk it as weather and health permit) and
Championship) - GolfTheVillages.com, The Villages Golf Events
* Aerobics Classes / Clubs - Low Impact Aerobics, Water
Aerobics, Aerobic Walking, Deep Water Aerobics
* Bowling - Spanish Springs Lanes and Fiesta Bowl
* Bone Builder classes
* Tennis or Pickleball
* Dance - Dance on the Squares; Dance Classes / Clubs - Zumba,
Clogging, Hula, Jazz, Shaka Crew Dance Co., Pattern Partner,
++; Dance Clubs - Square Dance, Ballroom Dance ++
* Yoga / Meditation classes / Clubs
* Classes Offered by The Villages Recreation (shuffleboard,
bocce, pickleball ++) - this month's calendar
* Drill Teams - Cheerleaders, Twirlers and Drum Corp ++
* Exercise equipment - Check out the new Paradise Park
outdoor exercise equipment (between the Archery and
* Finding-new-interest clubs (most very reasonable or free) -
exercise, foreign language, kayaking, gardening, genealogy,
cards (bridge...), hiking, hula hoop, music / bands / orchestras,
dominos (Mexican Train...), ++
The Enrichment Academy
Fee based extra-curriculum courses - Categories of Learning:
- Writing - Language
- History - Art
- Dance - Science
As they say... exercise with great care and it's a good idea to check with your Doctor before starting an exercise program.
Exercise on your own or with friends. Friends encourage us...