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    Trish Christofferson
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  1. View this email in your browser Boquete Health and Hospice Community Outreach In May and June Boquete Health and Hospice provided outstanding educational presentations to the Boquete community. BHH offers our sincere thanks and appreciation to Dotty Davis who was our special speaker at our May 9th fundraising event. A good time was enjoyed by all. Money raised will help pay for our oxygen concentrator which we loan free of charge to members in our community. Boquete Health and Hospice Offers CPR Training BHHF's first ever CPR class was a success! Thank you to all involved, including the energetic students, who without you, there would not have been a class. Woohoo! The July 11th CPR class is full. We have opened up another class August 8th, 2pm, after the general meeting for more hospice volunteers. Please sign up ASAP. Whatever space is not filled, we will begin reaching out to the people who signed up at the Health Fair last October. Morning classes are in the works for the 4th Thursday of August, September and October. Stay tuned. Great job Instructors, Leslie, Merl and Babbie. Linda/CPR Coordinator The First Blood Drive in Chiriqui Was a Great Achievement Thank You Boquete! We collected 47 pints which will help 141 patients Boquete Health & Hospice extends A Gracious THANK YOU To our blood donors, volunteers, Matching Fund donors, and our community partners who supported this first ever Blood Drive in Boquete. Of course, the real winners are the patients in need of blood. We are thrilled to report that 47 pints of blood were collected. Since each blood donation can help save three lives, 141 people are potentially impacted. Thank you, Boquete! Your support is truly appreciated by the blood recipients, their loved ones and all of us involved in this life saving initiative. Need help? Just call 507 6781-8250 (8am-8pm) For Blood - 507 6590-2000 (8am-8pm) Click on TeleMetro link to view the TV clip broadcast to all of Panama: http://www.telemetro.com/nacionales/Realizan-jornada-donacion-sangre-Boquete_3_1255104491.html#.XQd-Dohxly4.email It's a Matter of Heart On May 28th at the BCP Tuesday Talks, Charlotte Lintz reviewed the symptoms of a heart attack, that most of us are familiar with, as well as the non-classical symptoms for women, diabetics, and the elderly. Those include shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, mild chest pain, nausea, vomiting, & epigastric pain. In Boquete, if you think you or someone you are with, are having a heart attack, call your emergency number. Most of us are not fluent in Spanish, especially in an emergency situation, so Rodney Direct is an invaluable service. He will call Dr. Boya’s ambulance or the Bomberos for you. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms chew a regular aspirin and lie down near the unlocked entrance door. If you don’t have access to emergency services, then drive yourself to your nearest neighbor who can drive you to the nearest hospital. Take a friend, they may have to do CPR! Do not take NTG unless it has been prescribed for you. No one in Boquete is equipped to take care of heart attack. Go to the emergency room at a hospital in David. They have all the latest medications & equipment. A serious problem many physicians see here in Boquete, is new residents dropping dead, or suffering from complications of chronic problems. Do Not Stop Your Medications! Your health problems do not suddenly stop just because you retire! Many people just stop their medications after moving here, then develop heart attacks, heart failure, kidney problems, or uncontrolled diabetes or hypertension. All of the physicians I know in town will be happy to work with you to wean down your medications, if your chronic health problems improve. Do not try it alone. You don’t want to die or increase the damage to your body at the beginning of your new life! Boquete Health and Hospice's Next Presentation in our Healthy Living Series: Tuesday, July 30 – Meditation for Health and Happiness. Meditation was once considered just a spiritual practice, commonly associated with Buddhism. Over the past 20 years the universal practicality of a meditative practice has become a studied technique for health and happiness. Today medical doctors and psychologists regularly prescribe meditation as a positive treatment for many physical and psychological issues. This presentation will cover the identified positive effects of meditation as noted in the medical literature, a brief overview of various meditative practices prescribed in modern medicine and a brief, audience participation demonstration. Come find a practical, free process to greater health and happiness. Merl Will-Wallace has a Masters degree in mental health counseling and over twenty years of counseling experience. Merl personally utilizes a regular meditative practice and has taught meditation in private and group therapy sessions for many years. Our Mission Our mission is to provide palliative care for the terminally ill in order that they may experience death with dignity and limited pain; to inform and promote community health; and, to support people with health and wellness needs by providing information, equipment and volunteer services. To Make a Donation BHHF functions with donations provided by the community. If you are interested in supporting the work we do, please make a donation. To make a financial contribution by check or cash contact Merl Will-Wallace,our treasurer,at dharma49@icloud.com to arrange a time and place to pick up your donation. You can also click here to make an online Paypal donation. For more information visit our website: http://www.boquetehealth.org We also have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/boqueteheartshandsandhelp/?ref=bookmarks Please Like our page and share the contents with your family and friends. Confidentiality All patient information shared with any Boquete Health and Hospice volunteer is kept in the strictest confidence. To Contact Us Hospice/Health: (507) 6781-9250 Blood Donor Program: (507)-6590-2000 Email: boquetehospice@gmail.com Email: boquetehealth@gmail.com
  2. Thank You Boquete! We collected 47 pints which will help 141 patients. Boquete Health & Hospice extends A Gracious THANK YOU To our blood donors, volunteers, Matching Fund donors, and our community partners who supported this first ever Blood Drive in Boquete. Of course, the real winners are the patients in need of blood. We are thrilled to report that 47 pints of blood were collected. Since each blood donation can help save three lives, 141 people are potentially impacted. Thank you, Boquete! Your support is truly appreciated by the blood recipients, their loved ones and all of us involved in this life saving initiative. Need help? Just call 507 6781-8250 (8am-8pm) For Blood - 507 6590-2000 (8am-8pm) To view on the TeleMetro video clip click on the link below:
  3. Save Lives Donate Blood Now! View This Life Saving Video World Blood Donor Day is June 15th Donate at the Animales Event Center 7am to 1pm Located across from Super Centro Ivans Sign Up to Donate Blood For Information about donating blood click here See more Information» You Want to Give but You Can't Because of Age etc. Now you can give, join our Blood Donor Matching Fund, set a $ amount that you will give for each pint of blood donated by someone else on June 15 at Animales Event Center See how to join » Haga clic aqui para obtener informaciión sobre las donacion de sangre Haga clic agui Learn About Boquete Health and Hopsice visit us click here » Cand Hospice Our mailing address is: info@boquetehealth
  4. Good day Boquete!! Still looking for donors for the Blood Drive on June 15th. We will be accepting blood donations at the Amigos de Animales Event center from 7 am to 1 pm. Please contact Anne Maxwell for information or to pre-register. (evesham100@hotmail.com) Thank you!
  5. * Can't donate blood? Help out by clicking here -> http://boquetehealthandhospice.org/blood_drive_fund.html
  6. Even if you are ineligible to donate blood, you can support the blood drive program.
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    A reminder for the event in English.
  8. Don't miss this important community health presentation!
  9. This is the Hospital Regional questionnaire for blood donors. Please peruse it if you are planning on donating blood at our blood drive on June 15th.
  10. To all who will be donating blood on June 15th: *It is very important to pre-register ASAP by providing name/email/ phone number to Anne Maxwell, evesham100@hotmail.com or Carmen Restrepo (bilingual), carmendebotero@gmail.com/6670-4940. Donors will be contacted to chose a one hour timeframe for arrival to donate blood. This will allow us to provide the best service to our generous donors. Walk-ins will certainly not be turned away. The actual registration form can be filled out upon arrival. *A copy of passport, cedula, or Resident ID is required to register to donate. Unfortunately, no exceptions can be made. I will share this reminder again as we get closer to June 15th. *The health questionnaire will be posted again for people to review. It will give an idea of what types of health issues could prevent someone from donating blood. Should anyone have a medical question, please feel free to email me and I will do my best to answer it. A physician will be reviewing the questionnaire with donors and it is their decision regarding eligibility to donate. *The age range for donation is 18-65. *If transportation or childcare is an issue, please let us know and we do everything possible to provide assistance. There will be an area for children to engage in a couple of activities. *For individuals unable to donate blood but still interested in contributing to the Blood Drive, we would greatly appreciate a few volunteers to help out, as well as donations of bottled water, orange juice, cookies, saltines, peanut butter sandwiches, small plastic cups, small paper plates, napkins, trash bags and toilet paper. I truly appreciate all of your assistance. Have a great day.
  11. Help us celebrate World Blood Donor Day at the Amigos de Animales Event Center on June 15 from 7 am to 1 pm!
  12. Greetings! By way of introduction, my name is Anne Maxwell and I have been a nurse for 40 years. I am currently a volunteer for Boquete Health and Hospice. The organization, in partnership with Hospital Regional and The Rotary Clubs of David and Boquete is hosting the FIRST EVER blood drive in this community. Please join us in supporting this event on Saturday, June 15th at the Ruby McKenzie Clinic from 7:00am-1:00pm. All blood donations deemed to be acceptable will be banked as "credits" for future use by anyone in the community at no charge. Our Mission Statement: To save more lives by improving the availability of blood to all members of the community. It is my hope that you will take the time to share this information with your family and friends, encouraging them to donate blood. The age group for donation is 18-65. Should anyone want to register to donate blood or have any questions, please contact me via email at evesham100@hotmail.com (especially for medical inquiries) or Carmen Restrepo (bi-lingual) at carmendebotero@gmail.com/6670-4940. Choose to make a difference by donating blood and spreading the word about this life saving cause. Thank you. Regards, Members of the Blood Donation Initiative Team Boquete Health and Hospice
  13. "Don’t be shy ....Come join us! This promises to be a fun event with special treats and goodies. Not to worry.....No embarrassing sharing! 36 already registered - only 10 spots remaining.”
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