2013-04-26 / Community

JASA’s Senior Center Gets Prepared


JASA’s Roy Reuther center seniors get prepared. The group assembled home first aid kits for themselves and other. JASA’s Roy Reuther center seniors get prepared. The group assembled home first aid kits for themselves and other. Seniors at Roy Reuther Senior Center had the opportunity to make their own first aid kits on Friday, March 29th. The idea first came about after FEMA for Seniors came to visit the center and spoke about preparedness and the importance of having a first aid kit in your home. The center decided to act on the idea and make their own kits.

Senior Center Director Sydney Lombardi bought all the supplies at either Costco or had the local Sand Castle pharmacy order the rest in bulk.

The seniors made the first aid kits as a group activity. Each bag contained:

A pair of disposable gloves, Band- Aids, antiseptic cream, alcohol wipes, three individually wrapped gauze pads, and a baggy with about five to six cotton balls. Printed JASA color labels were affixed to the bags and each person wrote their name on the white label section of the zip lock quart size freezer bag. It was a great activity. The seniors even made extras for those who didn’t participate or were unable to come.

Founded in 1968, JASA provides social work, recreational, health, housing, cultural and educational programs for 53,000 older adults per year — regardless of their race, religion, or ethnicity — to help sustain them in their homes and communities and to offer.

For more information visit www.jasa.-org for more information.

Anyone interested in learning more about programming and upcoming activities at JASA’s Roy Reuther Senior Center, can contact Sydney Lombardi at 718-471-3110.

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