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Councilwoman Schipske to Present VIAL OF L.I.F.E.
(LONG BEACH, CA; August 14, 2012) – Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske will present the VIAL OF L.I.F.E. health program to the El Dorado Park Estates Homeowners Association’s (EDPEHOA) annual Music in Lilly Park event on Sunday, August 19th at 4 p.m.
Program at EDPE’s Annual Music in Lilly Park Event
The VIAL OF L.I.F.E. program provides a way to gather important medical information in a convenient, easy to find location (the refrigerator) so that emergency responders will be able to quickly access a patient’s information and give assistance more efficiently.
“It’s free. It’s simple, and it works,” declared Councilwoman Schipske, “In an emergency, every second counts, and having all of your important medical information in one easy to find place can mean the difference between life and death.”
The VIAL OF L.I.F.E. kit is contained in a tall pill bottle (vial), and includes a medical form, an instruction sheet including locations where kits are distributed, a magnet for the refrigerator and a sticker for the front door. Users complete the medical form and place it back inside the vial. The vial is then placed inside the refrigerator on the top shelf of the door, and the sticker or magnet is placed on the refrigerator door so that paramedics and emergency responders will quickly be able to find the information.
Long Beach residents will be able to participate in the VIAL of L.I.F.E program (which is an acronym for Lifesaving Information for Emergencies) thanks to the efforts of Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske in partnership with Long Beach Memorial Miller Childrens Hospital, Walmart, Seaside Printing, the Long Beach Firefighters Association Local 327, and Long Beach Cares.
VIAL OF L.I.F.E. for Long Beach kits are available at Councilwoman Schipske’s Neighborhood Office at 2760 Studebaker; the 4th Street Senior Center at 1150 E. 4th Street; Long Beach Health & Human Services Department at 2525 Grand Ave.; Walmart Pharmacy Counters at 151 E. 5th Street (downtown) and
at 7250 Carson Boulevard (Towncenter); St. Mary Medical Center’s Senior Health Services at 1055 Linden Avenue; and at Long Beach Memorial Hospital’s Senior Health Services Department at 2801 Atlantic Avenue. Long Beach Firefighters and Paramedics also carry them on their vehicles.
Over 4,000 kits have already been distributed to Long Beach residents since the program was launched in May of this year.
For more information, go on line to: www.lbvialoflife.com or contact the Office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 562 570-6932.
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