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Osprey RSL Day Club – ‘the thing about Col’

There are many wonderful things about Day Clubs, but apart from friendship and fun, there are many chances for us to share and learn from the experience of others.

It is in that vein I wish to share with you the frightening experience Col had last week when his scooter overturned on Remembrance Day.

Col was travelling alone in an orderly fashion when his scooter became unbalanced and overturned on uneven ground, trapping him upside down. He was not seriously injured but was unable to free himself. Fortunately for Col he has a valuable form of protection in his S.O.S. back to base caller.

He was able to activate the button and request assistance. The attendant was able to talk him through the process and stayed on the line with him until the ambulance arrived. What a wonderful gadget.

Thankfully, Col, although very shaken, received only a few wee scratches…….and perhaps a bruised ego.

We know that most people have a Vital Call device which protects them in their home, and backyard, but this device can be activated anywhere, and we suggest that everyone make enquiries regarding supply of the S.O.S. device, particularly if you have a scooter.

Col received his through his home care provider and is extremely grateful that it was made available to him. Thank you, Col for being so willing to share your story with others and make them aware of the technology available.

Maree, Lyn and Helena were the lucky winners last week in the raffles.

Now don’t forget that next Friday we will be celebrating our 20th Birthday for our Osprey Club. Please put your glad rags on, adorn them with a bit of bling, where a smile and let us party. Leanne has some fun things planned and a guessing competition, so bring a gold coin or two. It will be a fun day.

Contact Leanne on 0413 101 518 should you want to join our Club.

Sue Gunning

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