For The Vista
Vials of Life are having an impact inside the Fairfield Glade Rotary.
A couple members of the Club received a Vial of Life during recent a recent meeting at Druid Hills.
The Vial of Life is designed for recording pertinent medical information and essential details that will aid caregivers, emergency response teams, and hospital personnel in providing appropriate medical treatment during unexpected health-related events.
For example, if a person suffers a medical emergency that requires an ambulance, the responding medical team will have immediate access to important medical information when it is needed most – during the first few minutes of critical illness or accident.
This free-of-charge program provides a Vial for your home and one for your automobile.
Last week, Fairfield Glade Rotary’s newest member Bobby Smith along with Rotary President Bob Henderson received their Vial of Life.
The FGRS mission is to promote, develop and support human and social services that enhance the quality of life of our community’s residents.The Vial of Life is one of the programs.
This public charity was formed in October 2008 by a group of concerned residents to address the human and social needs of our community, especially those of our more senior residents.
FGRS responds to identified needs for services such as safety and security, transportation, health and wellness, home-delivered meals, and other community needs.
Other projects include the “Caring Connections” program that provides information about Home Health Care and related services, to help in coordinating these services; “Home Delivered Meals” program, recently started, to provide nutritious and affordable meals to meet our most vulnerable residents’ needs.
Meanwhile, Robert (Bobby) and Sharon Smith were welcomed to the community. Smith joins us in Fairfield Glade after he retired from the Cincinnati, OH fire department with 36 years of active service. Bobby and Sharon have three sons, Greg, Rob, and Dave who will no doubt enjoy visiting their parents at their new home on Dorchester Golf Club.
Bobby is a proud Navy vet who enjoys volunteering in the community.
At her recent talk to Rotary, Joan Fredericks of Fairfield Glade Resident Services held up a Rotary Four-Way Test coffee cup and said the Club was an inspiration to continue the efforts of volunteers of FGRS.