The Lee’s Summit Health Education Advisory Board will offer a free, hands-only cardio-pulmonary resucitation, or CPR, on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Gamber Community Center, 4 S.E. Independence Ave.
Experienced volunteers will provide CPR instruction, which also includes a brief video and hands-on chest compression practice with mannequins.
Participants — who can choose from one of three, 45-minute sessions that begin at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. — will receive a certificate and free T-shirt, while supplies last.
To register, visit LSparks.net or call 816-969-1500. Space is limited for the classes, which have been conducted since 2015 and have trained more than 800 volunteers.
There are no age restrictions and the class does not qualify participants for CPR Certification.
City receives bronze stature as Community for All Ages
Lee’s Summit has earned distinction as a Community for All Ages, a program that recognizes cities making an effort to respond positively to the surge in the number of elderly among the population.
Presented by the Mid-America Regional Council’s KC Communities for All Ages, Lee’s Summit received Bronze recognition, signifying awareness of the issues and requiring a resolution or commitment from city government to use materials developed by the program and attend workshops to assess the city age-friendliness and make the community even more welcoming for all age groups.
The Communities for All Ages program, which first was presented in May 2015, was developed by the First Suburbs Coalition and KC Communities for All Ages.
Mission, Kan., and Kearney, Mo., also were recognized this year on Jan. 25 during the First Suburbs Colation meeting.
Visit www.kccfaa.org for more information about the Community for All Ages program.
Bob Glaser chosen as ‘Hometown Hero’
Bob Glaser, community development partner for CommunityAmerica, received recognition as a Hometown Hero through a campaign sponsored by the city of Lee’s Summit and The Wolf (WDAF-106.5 FM), which recognizes community members who make a difference for others.
Mike Maksin nominated Glaser, a longtime Lee’s Summit resident, for his distinguished community service, including volunteer work and leadership with numerous charitable organizations in Kansas City. Glaser also has served as a business mentor for other Lee’s Summit entrepreneurs.
“Bob Glaser is a true business leader and visionary in our community,” Maksin said. “You will not meet a more generous and giving individual than Bob.”
To nominate someone as a Hometown Hero, visit 1065TheWolf.com before March 16 and submit your nomination. The station will select one individual from among those submitted each Thursday during the morning show from 5:30 to 9 a.m.