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Beating heart of community

NewsJoanne EisemannComment

MAY 2018 | Wendy Laing

SPONSORED BY Government funding, the Western Tiers Community Club has recently taken possession of an Automated External Defibrillator worth $1,900.

An AED, as it is known, is an electrical device that provides a shock to the heart in the event of a cardiac arrest to hopefully start the heart beating again in the correct rhythm.

It is estimated that up to seven out of ten people who suffer a cardiac arrest could survive if they were treated with a defibrillator within the first five minutes of their arrest.

The President of the Western Tiers Community Club, Mr Barry Westwood said he hoped it would be on standby only but would be used if an emergency arose.

The club has now celebrated 45 years of operation in its current site at 33a Parsonage Street and, for most of that time, was known as the Deloraine Senior Citizens Club. But in October 2014, in order to attract a greater use by a wider section of the community, it was renamed the Western Tiers Community Club.

Whilst still providing activities for seniors, there is a variety of events on offer suitable for all ages. These include monthly teas, musical entertainment, Tai Chi, bingo, card afternoons, indoor bowls and trivia afternoons.

The venue is also available to hire for private functions.

For enquiries about what the Community Club has to offer, or to make a booking for an event, please ring President Barry Westwood on 6362 2243 or call into the club on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm.

Photo | Mike Moores