The following is press release from the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge:
Huntington Hospital has developed a partnership with the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge to offer health and safety classes for the residents in La Cañada Flintridge and the surrounding the Foothill communities.
On October 19 and October 26 from 2-5pm, Huntington Hospital’s ER Nurse Manager and La Cañada resident Karen Knudsen and her team will lead two free community classes for CPR Training. This non-certification class will give individuals hands on experience with a CPR mannequin. In just a short time participants will know the basics to hands-only CPR that could save a life.
“You don’t have to be certified to save a life,” says Kevin Andrus, Huntington Hospital’s Vice President of Communications and Public Relations. “We want residents to have the basic training if they find themselves in a situation which requires CPR until medical professionals arrive,” he added.
Being the only level II trauma center in the San Gabriel Valley, Huntington Hospital has a long tradition of serving its community with excellence, compassion and respect. Partnering with the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is a natural fit. Later in the year, when flu season strikes, the hospital and the Community Center will offer a seminar on how to keep the flu out of households with demonstrations on how to properly wash hands, soaps to use, and the importance of parents changing clothes if exposed to flu germs during the work day.
The board of directors of the Community Center is thrilled with the new partnership with Huntington Hospital. “Developing relationships with strong community partners such as Huntington Hospital will benefit community members and have a direct impact on improving health in the community,” said Ara Aslanian, president of the board.
About the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge
The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1949. Originally known as the Youth House and built entirely by volunteers, today’s Community Center is home to the LCFCC Preschool, a first class ceramics program and offers a variety of programs for children, teens, adults and seniors. The Community Center is funded through tuition, grants, programs and events. For more information visit: www.cclcf.org.