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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day     
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HHW Collection is held at Francis Wyman Elementary School                   

  BVRC volunteer Paul Groulx monitors the line of cars
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BVRC volunteer Alex Malcomson helps to line up cars                     BVRC Volunteer Bernie Heath removes a
propane tank from a resident's car

BVRC Quarterly Meetings

   
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During the March 9, 2016 meeting, Jose Rudy Vargas, Jr, Rehabilitation Director of Care One Lexington, conducted a presentation on caring for those with mobility issues                   Rich Walzer - Training subcommittee and the Volunteer Recruitment & Retention subcommittee - reports to volunteers about upcoming trainings and recruitment events
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BVRC volunteer Carolyn Abruzzo is discussing plans for the newly formed Public Outreach & Education subcommittee             At the September 2015 meeting, Lt. Glen Mills of the Burlington Police Department gave a presentation on Terrorism Activities and Reporting Suspicious Activity
     
Burlington Board of Health Annual Flu Clinic - 10/24/15   
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Volunteer Tim McCoy conducts "just-in-time" training for radio use during the flu clinic Director of Public Health Susan Lumenello consults with BVRC volunteers Kendra Crosby and Amy Warfield working on flu vaccine inventory control
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 Volunteer Kathy Delesky is ready to dispense flu vaccine BVRC volunteers July Peckham and Mary DeChiara are the final clinic station - Check-out and Forms Collection
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 BVRC Executive Committee Chair Sandra Voltero and volunteer Shirley Moreno staff the display table for volunteer recruitment  
   
BVRC Blood Pressure Screening - Council on Aging  The BVRC COA Blood Pressure Screening is held the third Thursday of each month if a volunteer is available.  Contact the BOH office to confirm upcoming date.
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 BVRC Volunteer Carolyn Abruzzo checking blood pressure of a resident at the COA BP screening                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Public Heath Nurse Roberta Gullage speakes with BVRC volunteers Lucy Vargese and Karamjit Kalsi while volunteer Heidi Mover checks resident's blood pressure
   
 Lahey Clinic Emergency Preparedness Drill - September 2015  
 l  Lahey conducted a drill to test their Emergency Response Plan. BVRC volunteers were "victims" from a multiple car accident with a tanker truck on the highway where they were contaminated with diesel fuel. Diesel fuel was simulated by putting some chocolate syrup on the scrubs for the decontamination team to wash off. The hospital's decontamination team (Emergency Dept. Nurses) "showered" volunteers in Lahey's outdoor, fully curtained shower. 
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 Volunteers wait in line to be "decontaminated"  Decontamination Unit
   
BVRC Volunteer Training Burlington Volunteer Reserve Corps offers volunteers training opportunities.  Below are photos from a recent AED training that was held 
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 Volunteer Jean Berardi with AED instructor.  Marie Saia seated, waiting to practice  Volunteer Margaret Henderson (l) with volunteer Lola Lombardo (r)
   
 Health Fair - May 2016
The Burlington Board of Health in collaboration with the Burlington Council on Aging hosted their second annual Burlington Community Health Fair at Burlington High School.
 The event was geared toward all ages and provided an excellent opportunity for residents to discover the health and wellness services available in their community. There were free health screenings, physical activity demonstrations, raffle prizes, and more.  BVRC volunteers helped the BOH staff the event.
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 BVRC volunteers Lucy Bramanti, Mary DeChiara and Pat McDermott greet visitors to the Health Fair BVRC volunteers Margaret Henderson and Lola Lombardo staff a table with information on the Burlington Volunteer Reserve Corps
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There were several fitness demonstrations at the Health Fair this year.  A poster listed the schedule.  In the background, a demonstration is in progress. BVRC volunteer Anna Risman at the Blood Pressure Screening table

 
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BVRC Volunteers Carolyn Abruzzo and Heidi Mover demonstrate "Hands-only CPR"


BOH intern Rebecca Namayrwie with her presentation at the Health Fair.  Rebecca worked with BOH staff for her spring semester to help plan the Health Fair and to create this presentation.