VHA invites residents to its workshop on personal emergency preparedness

After informing Villagers how to stay safe in public places, in its recent Active Shooter program, the VHA will offer another in its series of public workshops, this on personal emergency readiness at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at  La Hacienda Recreation Center.

“Our program, ‘Staying Alive: Everyday and Emergency Preparedness in The Villages, describes some of readily-available community initiatives designed to keep residents safe and introduce ways to respond or prevent emergency situations.  Presentations include how to register on ‘first responders’ data bases; information on home safety and fire inspections; and how to request daily phone calls that check on seniors’ health status,” said Joan Testa, The VHA’s north area vice president. 

The program is offered to all Villages residents without charge.

The workshop features representatives of the Sumter County’s Sheriff’s and Emergency Management offices, Smart 911, and The Villages’ Community Watch and Public Safety Department.

“Registration is not required, but because of the high interest in these programs, the public is advised to arrive early,” said Testa. 

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