This year Royal Life Saving NSW was delighted to receive a grant from the NSW government to celebrate Seniors Festival. The grant was used to run Lifesaving Refresher courses for regionally based Seniors over the age of 60 throughout the month of February. Across the month, over 90 seniors in regional NSW were taken through a lifesaving refresher course going through current drowning statistics, CPR and AED (Defibrillator) awareness training.
Six free sessions were run across the Hunter and Illawarra Regions in partnership with local pools and libraries.
We would like to thank the NSW government, our regional RLS offices and the following partners who helped make these courses possible.
· Balance Health Club
· Tomaree Aquatic Centre
· The Forum Sports and Aquatic Centre
· Wollongong Library
· Dapto Library
· Corrimal Library
This grant was a great kick-starter for this Seniors Lifesaving Refresher program, and we hope to continue this program across NSW more broadly in the near future.
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