At the Senior Social this past week Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Carolyn Lightburn, Director of Human Services, and Dale Palma, Director of the Council on Aging graciously accepted the donation of a new AED defibrillator from The Rotary Club. The Rotary, with the assistance of Everett Co-Operative Bank and Cataldo Ambulance Services, Inc. made the donation to assist in the goal of making Everett a “Heart Healthy” community.
Christopher Borges, Director of Operations for Cataldo’s Boston Division, along with Rotarians Marjorie White, of the Everett Co-Operative Bank, and Judy Lonergan stopped by the Connolly Center to present the automated external defibrillator to the City. An AED is a portable electronic device that automatically detects and treats cardiac arrhythmias and ventricular tachycardia. It has become practical to house AEDs in community settings such as the Connolly Center. In addition to the donation, Cataldo has also committed to training the entire Human Services staff in both CPR and proper AED use.
“I am so thankful to the Rotary Club and Cataldo Ambulance for this donation,” states Mayor DeMaria, “it is a great example of our community coming together towards the common goal of keeping our residents safe and healthy.”